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Dungarvan  County Waterford

 

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

Dungarvan.-- mkt. town, seaport, par., and township, S. co. Waterford, on river Colligan and Dungarvan Harbour, 29 miles SW. of Waterford and 141 miles SW. of Dublin by rail -- par., 9413 ac., pop. 7145; township (partly also in Kilrush par.), 1357 ac., pop. 6306; 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. ...


The town owes much of its prosperity to the Duke of Devonshire, the lord of the manor. Its trade depends almost entirely on agricultural produce; grain, cattle, and provisions are exported. At N. point of entrance to harb. is a lighthouse, with fixed light seen 10 miles. D. returned 1 member to Parl. until 1885.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: https://www.visionofireland.org/place/28173

Date accessed: 21st February 2024


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