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Extracts from Slater's Directory of Ireland 1894
Co Carlow

Bagenalstown. Co Carlow

BAGNALSTOWN (or BAGENALSTOWN) is a municipal town in the parish of Dunleckny, East Idrone barony, co. Carlow, head of a petty sessional division and of a dispensary district in Carlow union, Protestant diocese of Leighlin, Catholic diocese of Kildare, 66 miles by rail south-west from Dublin, about 2 south from Leighlin Bridge, on the river Barrow, 8 and half miles south from Carlow, with a junction station on the Great Southern and Western railway of the line to Kilkenny, connecting with the Waterford and Central Ireland railway.

It has been improving in trade for several years past, and is now a place of considerable business in corn and flour, several large mills being within it and in the neighbourhood. Near the town are extensive quarries of granite, marble and limestone. Mr. Newton and Mr. Bagenal, the proprietors of the town, have greatly improved it, and especially the sessionís house, with its Ionic portico.

Ward's is an excellent family and commercial hotel. The Protestant church is a handsome building: with a pinnacle tower. The Catholic Church is also an ornament to the town; and there is one for Wesleyans. There are three National schools here, one of which is conducted by the nuns of the Presentation Convent, and there are also a Christian Brothers' school and a school for infants; a well-supported fever hospital and a dispensary.

The contiguous mansion of Dunleckny, which has been modernized, was the ancient seat of the Bagnals or Bagenals, who settled in this county about the middle of the 16th century. Fairs are held on the first Monday after first Wednesday in each month. The area of the township comprises 427 acres; the population in 1891 was 1,920

POST, MONEY ORDER & TELEGRAPH OFFICE & SAVINGS BANK ó Letters arrive from all parts, Athy & Carlow, at 9.18 a.m.; from Dublin at 3. p.m. & from Kilkenny at 4.18 p.m. & from all places at midnight; &dispatched to Kilkenny & Waterford at 9 am & 3 pm. & midnight. A general dispatch to all places at 4 p.m. & at mid-night

TOWN COMMISSIONERS. Board room, Regent Street. Sittings first Monday in every month, Chairman, William Ward J.P. Charles Thorp, Patrick J. Kehoe, Michael Connolly, Joseph O'Neill, John J. Kennedy, Patrick Byrne, John Keating & Patrick McDonald Town Clerk, John B. Warren Barony Cess Collector (for ldrone East), Henry Burgess, Ballycormack house

Robert R. Kennedy S.M. Grosvenor house, Carlow NATIONAL :ó
Philip Jocelyn Newton D.L. Dunleckny manor ProtestantóRobert G. Jackson, master
Captain Arthur Henley, Eastwood The Sisters (Presentation), teachers
Colonel Philip D. Vigors, Hollsden  
Ward William CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' (De la Salle),
Quarter Sessions are held four times a year, & petty sessions every second Friday at the Court house," Richard Lewis, clerk The Christian Brothers, teachers
The Petty Sessional district comprises 41,265 acres,
containing 124 Townlands the population in 1891 was 8,342 INFANTS' (Protestant), Margaret James, mistress
Constabulary Barracks, William T. Croghlan, district inspector; 
Timothy Murphy, head constable PRESENTATION CONVENT, Mrs. Brenan,  Superioress
Dispensary Medical Officer & Registrar,
William Delany L.B.C.P. & S.I Fever Hospital Railway Station, James G. Porter, station master
William S. Willcocks M.A To DUBLIN, NEW Ross & WATERFORD.
CATHOLIC, The Very Rev. Edward William Bourke P.P., V.F.; Rev. Michael Norris & Rev. Thomas Dowling, curates Barrow Navigation Co. John Keating, local agent
WESLEYAN, Barratt Street  
CONVENT OF THE PRESENTATION Sisterhood 15 Mrs Brenan Superioress  Private Residents.
Keating John, Regent street
Private Residents. Kidd Frederick, Long range
Bourke The Very Rev. Edward W. P.P V.F. The Vicarage, Station road Newton Philip Jocelyn J.P., D.L., Dunleckney manor
Brown Frank, B. Norris Rev. Michael c.c. The Parade
Burroughs Miss F. The Poplars Persse Mrs. Anne J. Bagnalstown house
Croghlan William T. The Bungalow Pownall Rev. Dr. W. L. D.C.L. The Rectory, Whitehall
Corsthwait Samuel, The Lodge Stawell J. Cooper, Regent street
Delany William, Kilree street Thorp Charles Henley
Dowling Rev. Thomas c.c. The Parade Ward William J.P
Fitzmaurice George, Wyckham Waters John
Flood Miss Henrietta, Viewmount house, Whitehall Willeocks Rev. Canon William S. M.A. Dunleckney glebe
Flood Mrs. Viewmount  house, Whitehall  
Henley Captain Arthur J.P. Eastwood  
Commercial Commercial Cont
Aylward William, carpenter, Church st Lee Henry, watch maker, Main street
Bank of Ireland (branch) ; head office, Dublin; Leeson E. & Son, butchers, Main street
 draws on the Bank of England, London; Lynch Thomas, grocer, Regent street
 John Waters, agent; Magrath John & Son, grocers &, ironmongers, Market square
H. F. Wisdom, sub-agent Maher James, provision dir. Whitehall
Bibby John, woollen draper, Regent st Maher Joseph, fruiterer, Kilree street
Brennan Elizabeth, milliner, Kilree st Mara Michael, spirit dealer, Barratt st
Brennan John, boot maker, Regent st McArdle Thos. provision dir. Market sq
Brennan Patrick, tailor, Regent street McCormack Patrick, baker, Main street
Broder Margaret M. draper & milliner, Kilree street McDonald John, tailor, Kilree street
Brown & Crosthwait, corn merchants & millers, Lodge mills McDonald Michael, pawn broker. Main st
Browne Annie, spirit dealer. Regent st McDonald Patrick, baker, Market sq
Byrne Andrew, grocer, Main street McGrath Daniel J. chemist, Main street
Byrne James W. grocer, Market square McGrath Mary F. Grocer , draper. Main st
Byrne Patrick, stone mason, Kilcarrig st McNally Maria, householder, Kilree st
Carlow & Island Hounds (Robert F. Watson, master) McSweeney John, hairdresser, Kilree st
Carroll Michael, blacksmith, Whitehall Medler William, blacksmith, Whitehall
Catholic Young Men's Society (Rev. Thomas Dowling, sec) Morrison John, builder, Kilree street
Clowery Thos. Car proprietor, Kilree st Morrison Richard, builder, Church rd
Connolly Margaret, house holder. Kilree st Murphy James, carpenter, Whitehall
Connolly Michael, grocer, Main street Murphy John, grocer & traveller, High st
Connor William, tailor, Whitehall Murphy John, grocer, Whitehall
Cummins Jas. carpenter, Royal Oak rd Murphy John, tailor, Regent street
Cunningham Jn. potato dir .Kilcarrig st Murphy John, tailor, Royal Oak road
Curran Mary, dress maker, Whitehall Murphy Robert J. flour &c. dir. High st
Curry Thomas, boot & shoe dealer &c. Main st Murray William, toll keeper, Market sq
Delany Wm. L.E.C.P.I. surgeon. Kilree st Nolan John, provision dealer, High st
Donald Thomas, grocer, Main street Nolan Patrick, butcher, High street
Doran Mary, draper, Main street Norton & Hannon, maltsters; & at Milford
Dowling Thos. cattle dealer & butcher Church st O'Callaghan & Co. grocers & hardware dealers, Main street
Doyle Brothers, plasterers, Station rd O'Connell Ellen, boot & shoe dealer, Main street
Doyle Edward. stone mason. Royal Oak rd O'Neill Joseph & Sons, tobacco manufacturers&
Doyle Maria, dress maker, Pump street O'Reilly James P. grocer, High street
Doyle Patrick, saddler, Kilree street Peacock Rt. mill manager, Royal Oak road
Farrell James, provision dir. Regent st Penman Edward, nail ma. Kilcarrig St
Farrell Johanna, provision dir. Main st Phelan M. & Son, grocers & drapers, Market square
Farrell John, provision dealer, Main st Power Patrick, plumber, Church street
Fenelon Edward, grocer, Station road Protestant Literary Society (J. Cooper Stawell, sec)
Fenelon Margaret. laundress, Royal Oak rd Quinn Ellen, provision dealer, Main st
Fitzpatrick Jane, stationer &c. Kilree st Rice Thomas, boot maker, Fair green
Gas Works (James W. Lee, manager) Rielly Patrick, hardware dealer, Main st
Gilmore & Co. drapers &c. Main street Rowe Richard. F. provision dir. Market sq
Harding Mary, dress maker, Whitehall Ryan Jas. provision dealer, Regent st
Hayes Edward, Slater, Kilcarrig street Ryan Michael, grocer, Kilree street
Higgins William, draper, Kilree street Salter Fanny & Margaret, householders, Regent street
Hogan Anne, stationer &c. Main street Scott Thomas J. relieving officer, Royal Oak road
Joyce Daniel, flour &c. dealer, Kilree st Shaughnessy Andrew. carpenter, Whitehall
Kavanagh Martin, grocer & shipping agent, Kilcarrig street Shaughnessy Edward. carpenter, Whitehall
Keating Patrick, cooper, Kilcarrig St Shaughnessy Joseph. Wheel wt. Kilcarrig st
Kehoe Paul & Son, grocers & drapers, High st Stawell J. Cooper, surgeon, Regent st
Kelly Edward J. watch maker. Main st Stokes Gerald, painter, High street
Kelly Henry J. baker & draper. Market sq Stokes Mary, dress maker, High street
Kelly John, boot maker, Fair green Sullivan Mary A. dress ma. Royal Oak rd
Kelly Patrick, blacksmith, Kilcarrig st Tallow chandlers. Market sq
Kennedy John J. grocer & hardware dealer, Kilree street Thorp Charles Henley, solicitor; & at 18 Middle Gardiner street, Dublin
Kennedy John, tinplate worker, High st Walsh Michael, tailor, Regent street
Kidd Frederick M.R.C.V.S Veterinary Surgeon, Long range Ward Samuel, hotel propr. & grocer &e
Kinsella Anne, draper, Kilree street Ward Wm. corn merchant & maltsters
Kinsella Ellen, provision dealer, Regent Waters John, agent for the Liverpool, London & Globe Insurance Co. Bank of Ireland
Lacey Martin, blacksmith, Barrow lane Wisdom Howard F. bank sub-agent, Regent street
Laffin Mary E. dress maker, Long range Young Robert, saddler, Regent Street
Lahiff Elizabeth, spirit dealer. Whitehall  

End of extracts from Slater's Directory of Ireland 1894

Transcribed by Terry Curran c2008


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