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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.

Hacketstown 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 (Irish: Baile Haicéid, IPA:[ˈbˠalʲəˈhaceːdʲ]), historically known as Ballydrohid (Irish: Baile an Droichead), is a small town in County Carlow, Ireland, near the border with County Wicklow. It is located on the R747 regional road at its junction with the R727. The River Derreen flows westwards just north of the town and the River Derry rises just south of the town.
History In the early thirteenth century, an Anglo-Norman castle was built on the site where St Brigid's Church sits now.
In the seventeenth century the wealthy Chetham family from New Moston, Lancashire, England acquired lands here. Although they lived mainly in England, a Chetham daughter married into the powerful Irish Loftus family.
Hacketstown was the scene of two battles during the 1798 rebellion Hacketstown has a national school and secondary school, Coláiste Eoin. There is a Roman Catholic church, St Bridget's, and a Church of Ireland chapel, St John's.
William Presley, an ancestor of Elvis Presley, was a resident of the town before emigrating to America over 200 years ago.
In 2011, the US town of Hackettstown, New Jersey, declared a sister city relationship with Hacketstown.  
People from Hacketstown   Kevin Barry Kathleen Barry Moloney Mary O'Toole

Source of this item: Wikipedia
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