Tag Archives: Kilkenny

Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846

The expanded version of Slater’s National Commercial Directory of Ireland began in 1846 and was published intermittently for the rest of the century.[1] It was very much the successor to Pigot’s Commercial Directory of Ireland which began publication in the … Continue reading

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Murder and Imprisonment 1835-1866

As many of you with the name know, Buggy is rare. Despite this, the name appears in reports, articles and newspapers in relation to appearing in court and serving time in prison. Three such examples are outlined below. The House … Continue reading

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Thom’s Directory of Ireland 1852

Directories began to appear in Ireland in the 18th Century. Two of the first include Peter Wilson’s in Dublin in 1751 and Ferrar’s Directory of Limerick in 1769. By the mid 19th century all-Ireland directories were in publication. One of … Continue reading

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Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory 1884

The following entries come from Kilkenny City and County Guide and Directory. It was compiled by George Henry Bassett and published in 1884 by Sealy, Bryers and Walker in Dublin. Fifteen men with the Buggy name are listed below. They … Continue reading

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William Smith O’Brien Petitions 1848-1849

William Smith O’Brien was the leader of an unsuccessful Young Ireland rebellion in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary in 1848. After his capture, Smith O’Brien was tried, found guilty and sentenced to death. His death sentence resulted in widespread revulsion across Ireland … Continue reading

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‘Information Wanted’ Ads in Boston Pilot 1831-1921

A prominent feature of 19th century immigration to the US from Ireland was chain migration, where family members would come over one at a time as enough money was saved up in Ireland, or sent from the US as a … Continue reading

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Old Paulstown Stories blog

I have built up a considerable amount of genealogical and historical research about the village of Paulstown in county Kilkenny, Ireland. This was where I grew up before moving to the US. Today, I have begun a new blog, Old … Continue reading

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