MUNICIPAL TOWNS, For
Town Commissioners of Parliamentary Boroughs and Towns
An inland town in the county of Carlow, pleasantly
situated on the river Barrow, the sessions-house,
with its handsome building, occupying an elevated
site, is a remarkable object. There is a Protestant
church, Methodist chapel, and Roman Catholic Church
in the town, and several flour mills and extensive
malting concerns in the neighbourhood. Many hands
are employed in and around the town in quarrying and
dressing granite blocks and sandstone flags, which
are readily conveyed to various parts by the Barrow
Here is the junction of the Irish
South-Eastern, the Carlow branch of the Great
Southern, and the Bagenalstown and Wexford lines of
Railway, Fairs are held on the Monday before the
second Wednesday in each month, and there is a large
market weekly, chiefly for wool, corn and butter.
Town revenue, 1882, £215; expenditure, £194.
Population in was 1871, 2,309; and in 1881 it was
Chas .J. Magra Chairman.
Captain Walter B. Persse.
Philip Jocelyn Hewton, D.L., J.P.
Patrick J. Kehoe.
Town Clerk, John B. "Warren.
Auditor, Courtenay Croker, esq., Local Govt.
George Charles Mulock, esq.
BANK AND MANAGER.
Bank of Ireland,
John Waiters, esq.
REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, DEATHS, AND MARRIAGES.
Carlow, an inland
county in Leinster province, Boundaries: N.,
.Kildare and Wicklow; E., Wicklow and Wexford- S
Wexford. W, Kilkenny and Queen's. ‘Greatest length,
N. and S., 29 miles; greatest breadth, E and W
.,20J;' comprising an area of 221,344 acres of which
193,649 are arable, 2,933 in plantation, 4 6S8 under
bog’ and marsh, 10,901 under barren mountain land,
8,705 under roads, fences, &c., and 498 under water.
The surface is generally level, except the baronies
which adjoin the county Wicklow, and which partake
of its hilly character.
On the western side of the
river Barrow the colliery range extends from N. to
S. through the barony of Idrone West, some of the
hills rising to the height of 1,000 feet above the
level of the sea, which, being in some places wooded
and cultivated to the top, form a beautiful
landscape. On the eastern, side a succession of
fertile table-land extends to Borris, and on the
S.E. is Mount Leinster, attaining a height of
The Slaney flows through the county, as
also the Barrow, which skirts it on the w.; the
northern part separating it from the Queen's County,
the middle part, from its own barony of, Idrone
West, and the southern part, from the county of
Kilkenny. The sinking of the river Burren, by the
Board; of Works, has contributed much to the value
of the alluvial soils of the interior of the county.
The staple trade is in corn, flour, meal, butter,
and provisions, which are exported in large
The county is
divided into 7 baronies, 35-civil parishes, 12 parts
of parishes, and 597 townlands, having a population
in 1881 of 46,668, or 9,196 families, inhabiting
8,846 houses; also 534 uninhabited, and 6 building.
The county is in
Leighlin diocese. The principal town is the county
town and Parliamentary borough of Carlow, population
in 1881, 7,185, of which 1,287 is in Queen's County;
other towns, exceeding 500 in population in 1881:-
Bagnalstown 2,141, Tullow 1,977, Leighlinbridge 835,
Hacketstown 721, Borris 617.
The county returns 3
members to Parliament — 2 for the county at large,
constituency, 1883-84, 2,219, with 9 polling places,
and 1 for Carlow borough, constituency, 291. The
Assizes are held at Carlow, and Quarter Sessions at
Carlow, Bagenalstown, and Tullow. There are 7 Petty
Sessions' Court districts, or parts of districts, in
the county. There is no Poor Law Union wholly within
the county, but Carlow contains portions of the five
unions of Carlow, Baltinglass, Enniscorthy, New
Boss, and Shillelagh.
The constabulary force of the
county consists of 4 officers and 114 men. The
county is within the Dublin military district, and
forms part of No. 66 Sub-District, in conjunction
with the cos. Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow. The
Brigade Depot is at Naas, in the co. Kildare. 'The
county contains 1 Barrack Station for Cavalry and
Infantry at Carlow.
BIRTHS, and DEATHS REGISTERED - (10 years),
1871-1881. 2,176 Marriages; 12,066 Births;,9,494
Number of persons in
the county who could read and write, 26,506; who,
could read only, 7,080; the remainder, 13.020, being
unable to react or write. Persons who speak Irish
only11; Irish and English, 192. Number of Superior
Schools, 9, attended by 418 pupils, of whom 300 were
Roman Catholics and CO Protestants. Number of
Primary Schools, 82, attended by 6,480 pupils, of
whom 5,720 were Roman Catholics and 705 Protestants.
Population under 7 years of age, 6,861; males,
3,443; females, 3,421.
Parliament for the County
GRAY, Esq. upper, Dublin. (1880), (Lord Mayor of
Dublin, 1880), Pembroke House, 34, Mount-street
MACFAULANE, esq. (1880), 62, Portland-place,
London, W.; Dorset Cottage, Fulham, S.W.; Reform
and Devonshire Clubs, London, S.W.
(Deputy Lieutenants and
Magistrates marked thus * have served the office of
High Sheriff in this County)
Clayton, M.A, M.R.I.A. (J.P. co. Kildare),
Browne's Hill, Carlow; Kildare-street Club,
Dublin; Carlton Club, London, S.W.
Right Hon. Henry, P.C., J.P. for cos. Carlow and
Wexford (was M.P. for, Carlo 1857-80), Oak Park,
Carlow Coolbawn, Enniscorthy; Carlton Club,
London, S.W. Kildare-street and Sackville-street
Charles William Cuffe, Bart. (late Lieut. 1st
Dragoon Guards), Pollerton House, Carlow;
Carlton and Army and Navy Clubs, S.W. ;
Kildare-street, Club, Dublin.
Thomas Pierce, Bart., Ballintemple, Tullow;
Kildare-st. Club, Dublin; Junior Carlton Club,
Jocelyn, Dunleckney Manor, Bagenalstown;
Kildare-street Club, Dublin.
Horace William Noel, B.A. (Cantab.), (J.P, for
the Queen's Co.), Clogrennan, Carlow; Carlton
Club, London, S.W.
Sir Clement J., Bart. (J.P. cos. Wexford and
Wicklow), called to the bar at the Middle
Temple, I860, and to the Irish bar, 1863 ; Mount
Wolseley, Tullow; Kildare-street Club, Dublin;
St. Stephen's Club, London, S.W.
Judge and Chairman of Quarter Sessions.
WILLIAM. F. DARLEY,
LL.D., Q.C., Esq. (J.P. co. Dublin), 18,
Fitzwilliam-square, Dublin; Fernhill, Kilgobbin, co.
Dublin; University Club, Dublin.
Alcock. Edward Vigors, MA. (T.D.C.), (called to
the bar, 1834), Ballynoe, Ardattin, Tullow.
Alexander, George (J.P. Co. Down), Eringale,
Bagenal Beauchamp Fredrick. , Benekerry House,
Borrer, Dawson, Altamont, Tullow
Bradley, John Cornwall, Myshall.
Browne, Joseph Swan, Knocklow, Tullow
*Browne, Robert Clayton, M.A. (T.C.D.), D.L.
(J.P. co Kildare), Browne’s Hill; Kildare St
Club Dublin; (Carlton Club), London, S.W.
Browne, Wm. Clayton, M.R.I.A, Sandbrook,
'Tullow; Kildare-st. Club, Dublin: (Carlton
Club), London, S.W.
*Bruen, The Right Hon. Henry, P.C., D.I., J.P.
for: co, Wexford (was MP for Co. Carlow,
1857-80); Oak Park, Carlow; Coolbawn,
Enniscorthy; Carlton Club, London, S.W.;
Kildare-street: and Sackville street Clubs,
Burtchaell, Richard Rothe, Brandondale, Graigue
Burton, Sir Chas, Wm. Cuffe, Batt., D.L. (late
Lieut. 1st Dragoon Guards), Pollerton House,
Carlow; Carlton, Army and Navy Clubs,
S.W; Kildare-street, Club, Dublin
Butler, James Thomas, Castlecomer, and Newtown,
*Butler, James Thomas Pierce, bart., D.L. (late
Lieut, 56th and 24th Foot, and Major Carlow
Militia) Ballintemple, Tullow; Kildare-street
Club, Dublin; Junior Carlton Club, London, S.W.
Cogan, Rt Hon. Win. Henry Ford, M.A. (T.C.D.),
p:c. (J.P. cos. Wicklow and Kildare, and D.L. co
Kildare; M.P. for Co Kildare, 1852-80; called to
the bar, 1845, Tinode, co Wicklow; 93, St
Stephen’s green, south Dublin; Reform Club,
London, S.W..; Kildare street, United Services
and St. Mullin’s House, Graigue, Co Kilkenny.
Conolly, Eugene, St. Mullin’s House, Graigue, co
Dennis, Edward Albert, B.A. (T. C. D.), J.P. co.
Wicklow), Eadestown, Baltinglass
Dennis Meade Caulfield, M.A. (T.C.D.), J.P. Co
Kerry and Wicklow), Fortgranita, Baltinglass,
and Dromin, Ballybunion, -Listowel.
Dennis, Lieut.-Colonel Morley Stratford Tynte,
M.A. (T.C.D.), (Retired list), Barraderry House,
Kiltegan Duckett, Charles Edward Henry, Rutland,
co, Carlow Duckett, Charles Edward Henry,
Rutland, co Carlow Duckett, Stewart Jas. Chas.,
Russellstown-pk. Carlow Duckett, William (J.P.
co Kildare), Duckett Grove, Carlow;
Kildare-street Club, Dublin; Conservative Club,
L.L, .D. (T.C.D.), (J.P. co. Wexford),
Huntingdon Castle, Clonegal; Albany, Monkstown,
co Dublin ; Hanover-square Club, London, S.W,
Castlemore, Tullow; Carlton Club), S.W.;
Sackville-street Club, Dublin
Fishbourne, Gordon Finch, Fonthill, Carlow
Fitzmaurice, Arthur, Kelvin Grove, Carlow
Forbes-Gordon, Captain Arthur Newton, Rathwade,
Gray, John Francis, Upton, Ferragh
*Henley, Captain Arthur, Eastwood, Bagnalstown
Kavanagh, Walter MacMorrough, Lieut. Royal South
Down Militia, Borris House, Borris
Kelly, William P. Lieut. Reserve of Officers,
late B.A, (J.P. co. Kilkenny), Mount Brandon,
Graigue, co. Kilkenny
*Keogh, Colonel John Henry. Comm, Carlow Rifles
(late Capt.,30th Foot), Kilbride, Tullow
*Lecky, John Frederick, Lenham Lodge, Milford,
Carlow Kildare-street Club, Dublin
McCllintock, Arthur, Rathwindow, Leighlinbridge
McCllintock-Bunbury, The Hon. John, Moyle,
*Newton, Philip Charles (late Capt. Carlow
Rifles). Mount Leinster, Borris.
*Newton, Philip Jocelyn, D.L, Dunleckney Manor,
Bagenalstown; Kildare street Club, Dublin
Newton, Phillips, Ballinglen, Rathdrum, co.
O’Meara, Thomas, M.B., Carlow
Persse, Walter Blakeney, Bagenalstown House,
Pike, Robert Leokey, Kilnook, Tullow
Rathdonnell, Right Hon. Lord (late Lieut Scots
Greys) Lisnavagh; Tullow; Drumcar, Dunleer,
Carlton and Naval and Military Clubs London, S.
W; Kildare-street Club, Dublin.
*Rochfort, Horace William Noel, B.A, (Cantab.)
D.L. (J.P. Queens Co.), Clogrennan, Carlow;
Carlton London, S.W.
Stopford, Hon. Edward Sydney, Borris; Carlton
Club, London, S.W.
Sweetman, Michael Fitzhenry, Cournellan, Borris
Tanner, Major Kearns Deane, 4 Athy-street,
Vigors, Col. Philip Doyne, Malcolmville,
Vigors, Thos. Mercer, Cliffe, Burgage,
Wolseley, Major Sir Clement James, bart., D.L.
(J.P. cos. Wexford and Wicklow), (called to the
bar, at the Middle Temple, 1860. and to the
Irish bar, 1863), Mount Wolseley, Tullow;
Kildare-street Club, Dublin, St. Stephen's Club,
Appointed under 6 Wm. IV ,cap. 13 Hutchinson, Major
A. R. Carlow.
Clerk of the
Crown and Peace, William Johnston, esq. (187C),
Registrar to the
County Court Judge, Gr. A. Leech, esq., 17 Upper
Temple street, Dublin
Thomas Gerrard, esq. (1868), 25,
Solicitor, Charles Thorp, esq. (1876),
Bagenalstown; 60, Lower Dominick-street, Dublin.
Robert Gray Watson (1863) j Ballydarton,
Secretary to the
Grand Jury, James Butlev, esq. (1854), Ballybar
Edward T. Quilton, esq., M.A., Straw
Hall.—office, Court House, Carlow
Surveyor's Assistants, John Keppel, Carlow;
Edward Leonard Jameson, esq., Carlow.
Returning Officer, William Alexander, Esq, 182
Great Brunswick-street, Dublin
Patrick B. Kehoe, esq., Leighlinbridge.
BARONY CESS COLLECTORS.
Kepple, Roslee, Fennagh.
William Agar, Janeville, Fennagh.
Mark Scaulan, Leighlinbridge.
Mallon, Harroldstown, Tullow.
John Doyle, Ballyling, Borris,
Distributer, The Collector of Inland Revenue,
Robert G. Annesley, Esq., Carlow
George C. Mulock, esq.
Courts and Polling' Places.
Area In Acres,
John B. Warren,
(Polling Place only)
(Polling Place only)
Monday each Quarter.)
Sir Thomas P.
Browne, esq., D.L.
Sir Chas. W.C.
Burton, bt, JP.
Rev. W. S. King, Dean of Leighlin.
(1882), Carlow. For the Counties of Carlow
BOARD OF GOVERNORS.
(Meet second Friday in each. Month)
Horace W. N.
Rochfort, Esq., D.L., J.P.
Browne, Esq. .D.L.
Burton, esq., J.P.
Henry Bruen, Esq., D.L.
Bishop Walsh, D.D.
Newton, Esq., D.L.
Fitzgerald, Esq., J.P.
Sir Thomas P.
Butler, Bart., J.P.
Burton, Bart., 3.v.
Very Rev. Jas.
RHt. Hon. W. H.
F. Cogan, P.c.
F. M. Carroll, Esq., J.P.
Baron de Robeck, J.P.
Hardy Eustace, Esq., J.P.
Superintendent, Thomas P, 0'Meara, M.B.,
Consulting Physician, Chas. W. McDowoll, M.D.,
Robert E. McDowell.
Ireland Chaplain, Rev. W. Smyth King.
Rev. James Byrne.
Poor law Union.
Carlow Union -
(partly in Co.
Carlow and Queen's Co.), population 1881, 41,
120; 45 Electoral Divisions.
£150,199 The Board of Guardians meets on
Thomas P. Butler, Bart., D I, J.F. Ballintemple,
Right Hon. Henry Bruen, D.H., J.P., Oak Park,
Chairman, John Frederick Lecky, Esq., J.P.
Lenham Lodge, Carlow.
Bank of Ireland, Carlow.
Returning Officer, Edward L. Jameson.
Matron, James Kerr and Elizabeth Kerr.
Ireland, Very Rev William Smyth King, Dean of
Catholic, Rev. Patrick Cosgrave.
Edward A. Rawson, L.R.C.S.I, L.M. L.S.
of the Bagnalstown Fever Hospital, Fras. P.
Colgan, L.K.Q.C.P.I., L.R.C.S.I
of the Tullow Fever Hospital, Joseph J. Nolan,
Officers, James Codd, Tullow; Richard Lewis,
Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths, and
Jameson, esq., Clerk of the Union.
Districts, Population in 1851, Medical Officer,
Registrars of Births, Deaths, and Marriages.
4,385, Robert T. A. O'Callaghan, M.D.
Reg. B.D. & M.
and Newtown, 5,09l, Richard E. H. Bolton.
Richard B. Carey, L.K.Q.C.P.I., L.R.C.S.I
Carlow , 11,171,
Charles W. McDowell, M.D., F.R.C.S.I
Myshall, 4,966, Wm. F. Fryer, M.D.
4,022, Richard R. Phillips L.R.C.S.I
Henry Kidd, L.K.Q.C.P.I., L.R.C.S.I
James Codd, Keg,
the PUBLIC HEALTH Act, 1878
Officer, Edward A. Rawson, Esq., Medical
Officer of Carlow Fever Hospital and Workhouse.
Sanitary Officer, Clerk of the Union.
Med. Officers of
Health, Dispensary Medical Officers.
Sub-Officers,, Thomas Collins, Carlow; James
and Henry Shewbridge, Bagnalstown.
local Government Board Officers.
Frederick MacCabe, Esq.
Courtenay Croker, Esq.
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