Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)
Index to Carlow Traders
Old Carlow Industries
Carlow Town Trade in the 1830s
From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837
From its advantageous situation on the Barrow, affording a facility of communication with the ports of Ross, Waterford, and Dublin, the town has become the principal mart for the agricultural produce of the well-cultivated districts around it, and carries on an extensive trade in corn and butter; the latter is of a very superior quality, and meets with a ready sale in the London market.
The trade down the river has, within the last 14 years, greatly increased, while that upwards has diminished, in consequence of the heavy tolls demanded on the canal conveyance to the metropolis. The quantity of corn and flour sent hence to Waterford and other ports for exportation has, within that period, advanced from 2000 to 15,000 quarters; and the quantity of butter weighed in the market and in private stores is at present not less than 35,000 firkins.
The river Barrow is navigable from Athy, where the Grand Canal from Dublin joins it, and thence to its confluence with the river Suir below Waterford; boats consequently pass from this place to Dublin, Ross, and Waterford; there is a lock on the river, and good quays have been constructed for the accommodation of vessels employed in the trade. This is the head-quarters of the southern district of the revenue police, and there are sub-stations at Newtownbarry, Freshford, and Gore's-bridge: there is also a chief constabulary police station in the town.
The market-days are Monday and
Thursday; and fairs are held on May 4th, June 22nd, Aug. 26th, and Nov.
8th. The revenue of the post-office, according to the latest return to
Parliament, amounted to £1395. 1s. 6 d.
|Barrow Milling Co|
|CARLOW TRADERS c1934|
|Cold Rolling Mills|
|GOVERNEY'S BOOT FACTORY|
|HOTELS & INNS|
|INNS OF CARLOW|
|Razor Blade Factory|
|RITZ CINEMA & BALLROOM|
|sponsors of CARLOVIANA|
|Yellow Lion in BURRIN Street|
|White Star Laundry|