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Extracts from Slater's Directory of Ireland 1894
Co Carlow

Rathvilly & Myshall


RATHVILLY is a parish containing 22 Townlands, and a village in the barony of its name, co. Carlow, with a station on the Great Southern and Western railway, head of a dispensary district in union of Baltinglass, Protestant diocese of Leighlin, Catholic diocese of Kildare, 31 miles south of Dublin, 6 from Tullow and 4 from Baltinglass. Lisnavagh is the seat of Lord Rathdonnell. The Protestant church is a plain building, with a lofty spire ; and there is also a commodious Catholic church. The area of the parish comprises 9,212 acres ; the population in 1891 was 1,633 : t u e a r e a °f *-ae village comprises 3 acres ; the population in 1891 was 350.

POST OFFICE, MONEY ORDERS & TELEGRAPH OFFICE & SAVINGS BANK Patrick Geraghty, postmaster. Deliveries, 7.20 & 10.35 a.m. ; dispatches, 4 & 6.10 p.m. Letters should be addressed Rathvilly S.O. co. Carlow

Dispensary District Medical Officer & Registrar, Thomas Kidd L.R.C.S.I

Constabulary Station, James McKeown, sergeant

CHURCH OF IRELAND — Rev. Samuel Quinton B.A. rector; Rev. Clement Bassett, curate CATHOLIC—Rev. John Phelan P.P.; Rev. Richard Byrne & Rev. James Mooney, curates

SCHOOLS NATIONAL—Edward O'Toole, master PARISH—J. C. Long, master

Railway Station, Thomas Smith, station master


Private Residents. Commercial
Adair John A. J.P. Beechy park Adair John A. land agent
Bassett Rev. Clement Cleary James, blacksmith
Burgess William, Tobinstown Doyle Thomas, carpenter
Byrne Rev. Richard C.C. Fanning James, grocer & spirit dealer
Kennedy Gilbert, Lisnevagh Harmond John, boot maker, Tynoek
Kidd Thomas F.R.C.S Kehoe Michael, carpenter, Knockavar
Malone William, Mount Lucas Kelly Maurice, butcher
Phelan Rev. John PP Kidd Thomas F.R.C.S. surgeon
Quinton Rev. Samuel Lawler Joseph, grocer, glass & china dealer
Rathdonnell Lord D.L. Lisnavagh Lawson Johanna, grocer & spirit dealer
Salter Peter, Knocknagan Ryan John, spirit dealer, Tobinstown
Salter William, Ballybit Smyth & Byrne, millers
Caple John, Tobinstown
Deering John, Knockavar
Deering Mary, Patrick's Well
Finnigan Patrick, Rahandan
Hendry Alice, Cromwell's ford
Jackson John J. Knockboy
Kehoe Garretf, Mount Neill
Malone William, Mount Lucas 
Nolan Ellen, Mount Kelly
Nolan Michael, Knockavar
Power Edward, Knockboy
Salter Peter, Knocknugan
Salter William, Ballybit


MYSHALL, a village and parish in Co. Carlow, partly in the barony of Idrone East, but chiefly in that of Forth, the head of a petty sessional division and of a dispensary district in the union of Carlow, Protestant diocese of Leighlin and Catholic diocese of Kildare, 7 miles east-south-east from Bagnalstown station on the Great Southern and Western and the Dublin, Wicklow and Wexford railways, 8 miles east-south-east from Leighlin Bridge, on the road from Newtown Barry to Bagnalstown, on the north side of the river Burrin. A portion of the parish is mountainous, Kilbranish being 1,335 feet high. Myshall House is the seat of John Cornwall Brady Esq. J.P. For Protestant purposes the parish is joined to that of Fenagh. Petty sessions are held every fourth Wednesday and road sessions four times in the year. Fairs are held on May 10th and September 14th. The area of the parish comprises 9,472 acres; the population in 1891 was 1135. The area and population of the village are included in those of the townland it stands on.

 POST OFFICE.—John Murphy, postmaster. Letters through Bagnalstown, arrive at 8.15 a.m. & i-55 p.m. & are dispatched at 9.30 a.m. & 6 s p.m. ; Sundays, 10 a.m. only. Nearest money order office at Fenagh & telegraph office at Newtown Barry.

The Petty Sessional district comprise 211,529 acres, containing 62 Townlands the population in 1891 was 2,671 A court is held every fourth Wednesday

Dispensary Medical Officer & Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages,
William Francis Fryer M.D.; attends Myshall every Wednesday
Constabulary Station, John Williamson, sergeant in charge


John C. Brady, Myshall house Rev. Theodore F. Matthews, curate in charge
Andrew Nolan, Hollybrook CATHOLIC Rev. Richard O'Brien P.P.
William F. Nolan, Ballinrush Rev. William Maher C.C.
Robert R. Kennedy, Carlow National School, Thaddeus Ryan, master ; Mary O'Neill, mistress
Clerk, Daniel Fitzpatrick  
Private Residents. Commercial
Brady John Cornwall J.P Myshall house Byrne Patrick, hardware & coal dealer
Maher Rev. William C.C 11 Corrigan William, grocer
Matthew Rev. Theodore F. Myshall Glebe house I ' Kavanagh Michael, grocer
Nolan Andrew J.P. Hollybrook Kealy Catherine, grocer
Nolan William F. J.P. Ballinrush house Nolan Teresa, draper
O'Brien Rev. Richard P.P. Parochial house  
Brien Thomas Gorman James
Brophy James Gorman Michael
Brophy Johanna Kehoe Lily
Brophy John Kelly Michael
Brophy Peter Kennedy Christopher
Byrne John Lynch John
Clowery Thomas McCIean Daniel
dowry John Murphy Arthur
Collier William Murphy James
Corrigan Henry Murphy Michael
Corrigan Mary Nolan Andrew J.P
Corrigan Robert Nolan Ann
Cummins Patrick Nolan Catherine
Darcy Thomas Nolan Hugh
Dawson James Nolan James
Doyle Mary Nolan Joseph
Dunne Patrick Nolan Margaret
Fenlon Bridget Nolan Michael
Finlan Marcella Nolan Wm. F. J.P
Finlan Mary O'Connell Matilda
Finland James Rourke Michael
  Toole Laurence

Transcribed by Terry Curran c2008

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