During The Famine many Irish people had their passage paid by landlords to travel to America, Canada and further afield. Lists of these emigrants can be very useful as they often give a townland of origin. Many Buggy’s can trace their origins back to Kilkenny and the Castlecomer area in particular. Below are the names that appear in the papers for the Wandesforde estate in Castlecomer.
Name Number in family Year Townland
William Buggy 9 1847 Castlecomer
James Buggy 8 1847 Skehana
 Lyng Tom. 1984. Castlecomer Commections. Kilkenny: Castlecomer Historical Society. pp.420-421.