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Carlow Town Trade in the 1830s

From A Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 1837

From its advantageous situation on the Barrow, affording a facility of communication with the ports of Ross, Waterford, and Dublin, the town has become the principal mart for the agricultural produce of the well-cultivated districts around it, and carries on an extensive trade in corn and butter; the latter is of a very superior quality, and meets with a ready sale in the London market.

The trade down the river has, within the last 14 years, greatly increased, while that upwards has diminished, in consequence of the heavy tolls demanded on the canal conveyance to the metropolis. The quantity of corn and flour sent hence to Waterford and other ports for exportation has, within that period, advanced from 2000 to 15,000 quarters; and the quantity of butter weighed in the market and in private stores is at present not less than 35,000 firkins.

The river Barrow is navigable from Athy, where the Grand Canal from Dublin joins it, and thence to its confluence with the river Suir below Waterford; boats consequently pass from this place to Dublin, Ross, and Waterford; there is a lock on the river, and good quays have been constructed for the accommodation of vessels employed in the trade. This is the head-quarters of the southern district of the revenue police, and there are sub-stations at Newtownbarry, Freshford, and Gore's-bridge: there is also a chief constabulary police station in the town.

The market-days are Monday and Thursday; and fairs are held on May 4th, June 22nd, Aug. 26th, and Nov. 8th. The revenue of the post-office, according to the latest return to Parliament, amounted to £1395. 1s. 6d.

TRADERS
ALBERT MORRIS Hadden's
Barrow Milling Co HOTELS & INNS
BACKERS International Achievers
BRAUN IT&GWU
Butter Trade INNS OF CARLOW
Cannery Factory Joshua Watson’s
CARLOW TRADERS c1934 L&N SHOP
CARLOW RAILWAYS MOUNT WOLSELEY
Carpenter Bros ROYAL HOTEL
CORCORAN'S FACTORY Razor Blade Factory
CROFTON HOTEL RITZ CINEMA & BALLROOM
CROTTY'S BAKERY sponsors of CARLOVIANA
COLISEUM CINEMA SUGAR FACTORY
CARLOW PEOPLE Statham Ltd
Cold Rolling Mills Thompson Engineering
DOyle's of the Shamrock THE IRISHMAN'S
DrummonDS WORKMAN's CLUB
ELECTRICITY Yellow Lion inn
FIRE BRIGADE WATERWORKS
GOVERNEY'S White Star Laundry
GAS WORKS  
CARLOW PAST & PRESENT
PAT PURCELL PAPERS
PHOTOS NEWS
CARLOW PHOTOS CARLOW NEWS
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