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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Carlow Toll-Roads

Toll Road Timeline

1729 Setting up of the Turnpike Trusts under legislation by George II.

1731 The Turnpike Act of George II was passed. It enabled the making of a toll road from Kilcullen via Carlow to Kilkenny. In the same year the toll road from Kilcullen to Kilkenny was separated into two parts from Kilcullen-Carlow and Carlow-Kilkenny.

1751 Enabling Turnpike Act of George II for a toll road from Athy to Leighlinbridge.

1808 Carlow-Castlecomer (new) enabled by an Act George III

1812 Carlow-Kilkenny-Clonmel enabled by an Act George III

1819 Road opened between Athy and Castlecomer.

1829 Act 10 of George IV authorises the making of a road from Dublin through Blessington and Baltinglass to a point near the town of Carlow.

1831 New turnpike road between Baltinglass and Carlow authorised to open.

1856 Inquiry by a special Royal Commission into Toll roads.

1857 Turnpikes Abolition Act.

Source: Ask about Ireland.

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