Priesthaggard - Wexford Guide and Directory, 1885

About “Wexford County Guide and Directory,” 1885

George Henry Bassett produced 7 Irish county directories in the 1880s: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Kilkenny, Louth, Tipperary and Wexford. Each provides useful history of the respective counties as well as lists of office holders, farmers, traders, and other residents of the individual cities, towns and villages.

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The directories are naturally an invaluable resource for those tracing family history. However, there are a few points to bear in mind.

  1. This online version of Bassett’s Wexford County Guide and Directory is designed primarily as a genealogical research tool and therefore the numerous advertisements in the original book, many full page, and quite a few illustrated, have been excluded.
  2. The text has been proofed with due care, but with large bodies of text typographical errors are inevitably bound to occur.
  3. Be aware that there were often inconsistencies in spelling surnames in the 19th century and also that many forenames are abbreviated in Bassett’s directories.

With respect to the last point, surnames which today begin with the “Mc” prefix, for example, were often formerly spelt as “M‘,”. For a list of some of the more common forename abbreviations used in the directory, see Forename Abbreviations.

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(Good Salmon and Trout Fishing.)

PRIESTHAGGARD, in the barony of Shelburne, is about six miles from New Ross. It is the postal centre for a district which takes in the handsomely situated village of Campile. The houses are slated, and in fair repair, and the lands of the surrounding country are good for pasture and tillage. Excellent fishing, trout and salmon, is found in the Suir and Barrow, not far distant. Dunbrody Abbey is within a short walk.



Rev. Loughlin Druhan, P.P.

Rev. Peter Doyle, C.C.

Rev. Murtagh Sullivan, C.C.



Rev. Matthew Palliser, Rector


Mary Fortune



Dr. J. W. Boyd, New Ross


David Cullinan, sergeant



Laurence Mullins, Master


James Doyle, John Kenny, James Whelan, Lr. Murphy


(Who do not sell spirits.)

J. Kenny, Fr. Larkin, J. Murphy, James Whelan


(Who sell spirits.)

Thos. Colfer, Matt. Hart, B. Molloy, Michael Shea


John Kenny, Laurence Murphy


John Kenny, Laurence Murphy


James A. O’Shea


Barrett, Capt. S., Kilmannock

Barron, P., Ballykeerogue

Bryan, Patrick, Aclamon

Busher, Madoc, Ballyverogue

Busher, Peter, Nash

Buttle, James, Fisherstown

Breen, Michael, Oldcourt

Byrne, R., Great Island

Condon, John, Whitechurch

Colfer, John, Killesk

Colleton, N., Ballykeeroguemore

Connor, James, Ballyverogue

Connors, Denis, Drillestown

Doyle, William, Ballinteskin

Finn, Laurence, Ballykerogue

Finn, Thomas, Knockea

Flanagan, Thomas, Coolahern

Fleming, James, Greatisland

Forristal, James, Whitechurch

Fortune, Joseph, Priesthaggard

Furlong, John, Great Island

Gaffney, Laurence, Aclare

Gifford, Nicholas, Ballysop

Glascott, W. M., Poulmaloe

Griffin, John, Ballykelly

Hanlon, James, Ballykelly

Hanlon, P., Burraghduff

Hunt, Michael, Dunganstown

Kavanagh, Arthur, Aclamon

Kent, George, Great Island

Kent, James, Aclare

Kent, T., Ballykeeroguemore

Larkin, Francis, Horeswood

Ling, John, Oldcourt

Lyng, James, Aclamon

M‘Namara, John, Tinnock

M‘Farlane, D., Ballykeeroguebeg

Mernagh, Patrick, Ballymaclare

Molloy, James, Dunganstown

Molloy, James, Oldcourt

Molloy, Patrick, Ballykelly

Moran, Michael, Aclare

Murray, James, Killesk

Murray, Nicholas, Kilmokea

Murray, Patrick, Killesk

Nolan, James, Dugganstown

Neill, Thomas, Great Island

Neill, Richard

Power, John, Oldcourt

Power, Joseph, Aclamon

Power, Patrick, Poulmaloe

Quinn, John, Tinnock

Shea, Martin, Horeswood

Sinnott, John, Ballykeerogue

Stafford, James, Ballyedock

Sullivan, Richard

Walsh, James, Aclare

Walsh, John, Aclare

Warren, Samuel, Whitechurch

Wyse, Andrew, Aughclare

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