Enniscorthy  County Wexford


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Enniscorthy like this:

Enniscorthy, town and township with ry. sta., St Mary's and Templeshannon pars., mid. co. Wexford, on river Slaney, 77 miles S. of Dublin, 251 ac., pop. 5666; 3 Banks, 2 newspapers. Market-days, Thursday and Saturday. A great trade in provisions, corn, and flour is carried on. There are several tanneries and a large brewery. The old castle, in the centre of the town, is the property of the Earl of Portsmouth. Vinegar Hill, in the immediate vicinity, was the scene of a skirmish in 1798. The Slaney is navigable for barges, and abounds in salmon and trout.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Enniscorthy, in and County Wexford | Map and description, A Vision of Ireland through Time.


Date accessed: 15th June 2024

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