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Hacketstown 1824

Merchants, Tradesmen &c.
according to PIGOT and Co.'s Provincial Directory of 1824.
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St John the Baptist
The Mill at Hacketstown

Hacketstown - 1824
according to PIGOT and Co.'s Provincial Directory of 1824.

Is a village in an angle of the county of Carlow and barony of Rathvilly, thirty-two miles south of Dublin, seven miles from Tullow, and fourteen from Carlow. This place was furiously attacked by the rebels on the 25th May 1798, but successfully defended by the yeomanry and a small party of the Antrim militia. Hacketstown is pleasantly built on a eminence; the church in particular, stands on a commanding situation, and is a neat stone building, to which a handsome tower was added in 1820. A Catholic chapel, now building will, when finished, be a spacious handsome edifice. Here are twelve fairs in the year viz: on the 13th of January, the 12th of March, 13th of April, the 4th of May, the 13th of July, 21st of August, the 18th September, the 16th of October, the 21st December; the other three fairs are held in February, June, and November, but the day for holding them changes yearly. The population according to the last census, was 1000.

Building a Land League hut for the evicted tenants at Hacketstown Co Carlow
Page from the Illustrated London News dated 1881

POST OFFICE. - Post Master, Mr. Edward Boyd. The Mail is conveyed by horse to Baltinglass on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at two; and returns on the same days, at forty minutes past eight. The office is open from seven till eleven.  


Brownrig John, esq.
Dawson Rev. Chap.
Dolan Rev. Patrick
Dooley Rev. Thos.
Furlong Thos. esq.
Hosier .Jas. esq.
Poe Rev Jas.
Vanston Wm. esq.
Westby Edw. esq.



Boe Phillip - tailor
Boyde Edw - Innkeeper
Brady John - apothecary
Broham Matthew - baker
Condel  Jas - grocer
Doyle Pat - publican
Doyle Pat - baker
Furlong Edw - Apothecary
Furlong Thos - tobacco manufacturer and grocer
Jackson Peter - grocer
Jones Francis - cloth dealer
Kelly Thos - publican
Lamb Thos - shoemaker
Lamb Wm - lather-cutter
Neil Lawrence -  publican
Nicholson Wm - leather-cutter
Noblit Thos - hotel-keeper and grocer
Norton Saml - grocer
Riley Michl - tailor
Stewart Robt - shoemaker
Strahan Wm - carpenter
Tooie Thos - publican
White John - tanner


Goods are conveyed to and from Dublin by Cars hired for the purpose.


Hacketstown Hosiery Industry c1936

Shortly after his arrival in Hacketstown almost a year ago, Mr. B. Walsh, B.Sc. Principal of the Vocational School commenced experiments in an endeavour to provide permanent remunerative employment locally for some of his students when they would have completed their studies at the Vocational School.

The success which has greeted his persistent efforts in spite of numberless difficulties, is now apparent to all who have seen his team of girls busily engaged producing men's socks with expert skill. Although they have been engaged at this work for several months past, and although the highest praise was forthcoming on all sides from those who had used their products, yet it is only now that the promoter of the infant industry is perfectly satisfied with the acme of perfection accomplished, and he has placed, a wide range of excellent men's socks at the disposal of the general public at competitive prices.

Only first-class wool is used, while a special feature which will be welcomed by housewives in particular is that the heels are specially reinforced. The local business people have heartily co-operated in helping along the venture and have acquired ample stocks to satisfy the needs of the most critical. It is to be hoped that neighbouring towns will assist the industry in a similar manner, and thus help to establish it on a firm and permanent basis. Boys' and men's golf hose are also being produced, and will shortly be on sale. Mr. Walsh is certainly to be congratulated on his initiative and foresight in embarking on this scheme, which marks another milestone in the annals of Vocational Education.

Source - Nationalist & Leinster Times, 18/7/1936.

Hacketstown 1934

Department of Justice: Fine Gael meeting at Hacketstown, Co. Carlow

Assault and malicious damage, 1 March 1934

Department of Justice, JUS 8/2

Source: National Archives


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