This pages differs from my 1836 R.C. parish listing in a number of ways. I have not tried to list the counties that the closest post town is found in and I have not tried to compare this listing either with the 1836 listing or the 1931 listing.
I have however, included extra information on the Diocese as found in the 1846 Roman Catholic Directory on convents and nunneries or academies if mentioned – or, as it is put in the directory – ‘The State of Religion’.
|Parish||Parish Priest||Curate||Post town|
|EnniscorthyEnniscorthy||Keating,James, Dr. Bishop||Codd,Nicholas||EnniscorthyEnniscorthy|
|Enniscorthy||Keating, James, Dr. Bishop||Murphy, William||Enniscorthy|
|Adamstown||Keating, James, Dr. Bishop||Parle, James||New Ross|
|Adamstown||Ryan, Patrick||Keating, JOhn||New Ross|
|Annacurra & Killaveny||Ryan, Patrick||Prendergast, P.||Tinnehely|
|Annacurra & Killaveny||Hore, Thomas||Pierce, Nicholas||Tinnehely|
|Ballindaggin||Hore, Thomas||Keating, J.||Enniscorthy|
|Ballindaggin||Dunne, John||Doyle, Patrick||Enniscorthy|
|Ballygarret||Dunne, John||Roche, Wm.||Gorey|
|Bannow||Stafford, Thos.||Murphy, James||Taghmon|
|Blackwater||Corish, Peter||Moran, M.||Wexford|
|Bree||Hore, David||Doyle, John||Enniscorthy|
|Camolin||Devereux, P.||Scallan, John||Camolin|
|Camolin||Purcell, Wm., Ad.||O’Brien, John||Camolin|
|Castlebridge||Purcell, Wm., Ad.||Keating, John||Wexford|
|Castlebridge||Whitty, George||Doran, Miles||Wexford|
|Crossabeg||Whitty, George||Furlong, Nichol.||Kyle|
|Cushintown||Furlong, Nichl.||Brennan, Loftus||New Ross|
|Cushintown||Connick, Wm.||Clancy, Thomas||New Ross|
|Davidstown||Connick, Wm.||Rickard, John||Enniscorthy|
|Ferns||Prendergast, Fr.||Colfer, John||Ferns|
|Ferns||Roche, James||Meyler, Bernard||Ferns|
|Glynn||Roche, James||Brownrigg, Abm.||Wexford|
|Glynn||Murphy, Patrick||Rossiter, (??)||Wexford|
|Gorey||Murphy, Patrick||Foley, (??)||Gorey|
|Gorey||Hore, Denis||Murphy, Wm.||Gorey|
|Hook||Hore, Denis||Doyle, Edward||Fethard|
|Hook||Murphy, George||Codd, William||Fethard|
|Kilanirin||Murphy, George||Dunne, John||Gorey|
|Killegny||Doyle, Peter||O’Toole, Garrett||Enniscorthy|
|Killegny||Furlong, Thos.||Dunne, Peter||Enniscorthy|
|Kilmore||Furlong, Thos.||Rossiter, Patrick||Bridgetown|
|Kilmore||Walsh, James||Kavenagh, John||Bridgetown|
|Kilrush||Walsh, James||Meyler, Philip||Newtownbarry Carnew|
|Lady Island||French, James||Prendergast, P.||Broadway|
|Litter||Walsh, Patrick||Busher, Thomas||Oulart|
|Mayglass & Ballimore||Sinnott, James||Sinnott, Walter||Wexford|
|Monageer||Kavanagh, Jas.||Cullen, J.||Enniscorthy|
|New Ross||Doyle, Edward||Kent, David||New Ross|
|New Ross||Brennan, Wm.||Chapman, G.||New Ross|
|Newtownbarry||Brennan, Wm.||Murphy, Patrick||Newtownbarry|
|Newtownbarry||Walsh, James||Barry, Richard||Newtownbarry|
|Oilgate||Walsh, James||Wafer, Francis||Enniscorthy|
|Oulart||Petit, Clement||Doyle, John||Oulart|
|Piercetown||O’Farrell, Tim.||Connick, Thomas||Wexford|
|Rathangan||Codd, Nicholas||Keating, Patrick||Wexford|
|Rathangan||Cullen, Philip||Barry, Peter||Wexford|
|Suttons & Horsewood||Cullen, Philip||Barry, John||Preisthaggard|
|Taghmon||Mitten, Michael||Morris, J.||Taghmon|
|Taghmon||Scallan, John||Warren, Patrick||Taghmon|
|Tagoat||Scallan, John||Hogan, J.||Wexford|
|Tintern||Roe, Walter||Fanning, James||New Ross|
|Tintern||Barden, Andrew, Ven. Archd.||Marshall, Patrick||New Ross|
|Tintern||Barden, Andrew, Ven. Archd.||Keating, James||New Ross|
|Tomacork||Barden, Andrew, Ven. Archd.||Kavanagh, Edw.||Carnew|
|Tomacork||Murphy, Michl.||Cavanagh, Danl.||Carnew|
|Wexford||Murphy, Michl.||Sheridan, Thos.||Wexford|
Ferns Diocese 1846
Other information on Diocese: schools etc
Right Rev. Dr. James Keating, Bishop, Enniscorthy
Venerable Chapter of Ferns
Dean: Very Rev. Patrick Murphy, P.P., Glynn
Precentor: Very Rev. Miles Murphy, P.P. and V.G., Wexford
Chancellor: Rev. E. Doyle, P.P., Monageer
Treasurer: Rev. John Sinnott, President, St. Peter’s College
Archdeacon: Ven. Andrew Barden, P.P., Tintern
Canon Doctoralis: Rev. John Scallan, P.P., Taghmon
Canon Theologic: Rev. Denis Hore
Canon Lectoralis: Rev. Thomas Furlong, P.P., Killegny
Canon Poentitiarus: Rev. Clement Petit, P.P., Oilgate
Kilrane: Rev. Peter Corish, P.P. Bannow
Fethard: Rev. Michl. Murphy, P.P., Tomacork
Edermine: Rev. Walter Rowe, P.P., Tagoat
Taghmon: Rev. James Walsh, P.P., Newtownbarry
Kilrush: Rev. James Roache, P.P., Ferns
Tombe: Rev. Geo. Whitty, P.P., Castlebridge
Clone: Rev. Thomas Stafford, P.P. Ballygarrett
Whitechurch: Rev. James French, P.P., Kilrush
Crosspatrick: Rev. Nicholas Codd, P.P., Piercestown
Coolstuff: Rev. Wm. Brennan, P.P., New Ross
State of Religion
Presentation Convent, Enniscorthy
Superioress: Mrs. Rossiter, under the jurisdiction of the Right Rev. Dr. Keating, bishop of the diocese.
Professed: 4 ; 1 Lay Sister.
Carmelite Convent, New Ross
Superioress: Mrs. Sutton
Professed: 10; Postulant 1; Lay Sisters 3.
There is a very numerous poor school attached to this establishment, where the poor females of the town and neighbouring parishes are gratuitously instructed.
Presentation Convent, Wexford
Superioress: Mrs. Frayne.
Professed 3 and 1 Postulant
Franciscan Convent, Wexford
Guardian: Very Rev. George Murphy
Rev. Clement Reville, Rev. Mr. Cosgrave and Rev. Mr. Heron
Augustinian Convent, Ross
Prior: Very Rev. James Crane
Rev. John Furlong, Rev. F. Doyle, Rev. Martin Crane, Rev. Pat Crane, Rev. Mr. Touhy
Augustinian Convent, Grantstown
Prior: Very Rev. R. Doyle
Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Wexford
Superioress: Mrs. Mary Teresa Kelly
The religious have the care of the orphan house and poor female school
Convent of Our Lady of Loretto, Gorey – attached to the beautiful new church.
Superioress: Mrs. Somers.
Professed: 2, Received 2; Postulants 3.
Under the patronage and immediate inspection of the Right Rev. Dr. Keating.
President: Rev. John Sinnott
Professors of Classics: Rev. L. Kirwan, W. Moran and J. Sinnott
The system of education in St. Peter’s College comprises Logic and Mathematics, the Greek, Latin, Italian and French languages, Navigation, Mensuration, and all the usual branches of English literature
The students of this establishment are prepared with the classical knowledge requisite to enter the College of Maynooth, or the University of Dublin. Particular attention is paid to such young gentlemen as wish to aquire the qualifications necessary for the counting house. The College is situated on an eminence near the town, and is convenient for sea-bathing.
Terms: £25 per annum, to be paid quarterly in advance. No extra charge for Italian or French. Writing and Stationery £3. No entrance fee required. Each boarder to bring two pairs of sheets and four towels.
Total for the diocese: Bishop 1 ; Parish Priests 35 ; Curates 59 ; Chapels 100 ; Colleges 1; Convents 3 ; Nunneries 6
There has lately been added to the nunnery (at the Church of St. Michael, another large poor school, 65 feet by 28, principally built by Sir Thomas Esmonde. For the last 12 months the convent has been occupied by nine sisters in religion, including two lay sisters of the order of Loretto, from Rathfarnham, and is under the rev. Mother Mrs. Somers. These pious and accomplished ladies have the care of the children, more than 200 of whom daily receive all the blessings of a pure and perfect education.
In the ensuing spring this number will be greatly increased.
Those religious also have a boarding school (premium £25 per annum) in which many young ladies from that and the neighbouring county receive a religious and enlightened education, with a superior knowledge of music, French, Italian and other essential and ornamental accomplishments.