Market Towns in Ireland – 1865

Market towns in each county of Ireland, with population in 1861 and market days, from Thom’s Directory 1865 (pages 34 & 35)

extract of this section in Thom’s 1865 directory

Quick-links : Antrim, Armagh, Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Down, Dublin, Fermanagh, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, King’s, Leitrim, Limerick, Londonderry, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Queen’s, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Tyrone, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow


Antrim (town) 2,138, Tuesday and Thursday.
Ballycastle 1,626, every third Tuesday.
Ballymena 6,774, Saturday. Pork market on Tuesday, and Corn market on Wednesday in each week.
Ballymoney 2,603, First and third Thursday in each month. Corn market every Monday and Friday.
Bushmills 1,049, every Tuesday.
Belfast 120,544, every Friday.
Crum1in 459, First Mon. in each month.
Carrickfergus 4,028, every Saturday.
Larne 2,766, every Wednesday.
Lisburn 7,503, every Tuesday.
Portglenone, 833, every Tuesday.
Randalstown, 640, every Wednesday.



Armagh (city) 8,801, every Tuesday.
Ballybought, every Tues., Thurs. and Sat.
Keady 1,566, every Friday.
Crossrmaglen, 635, every Friday.
Lurgan 7,772, every Thursday.
Markethill 1,164, every Friday.
Newtownhamilton 1,130, every Sat.
Portadown 5,528, every Saturday.
Tanderagee 1,183, every Wednesday.


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Bagnalstown 2,047, every Saturday.
Carlow (town) 8,742, every Monday and Thurs.
Hacketstown 819, every Thursday.
Tullow 2,383, every Saturday.



Arva 664, every Friday.
Ballyconnell 374, every Friday.
Ballyheelan every Wed., for Grain only from Sept. to April.
Ballyjamesduff 786, every Tuesday.
Bailieborough 1,139, every Monday.
Bellananagh 607, every Saturday.
Belturbet 1,789, every Thursday.
Cavan (town) 3,209, every Monday, Grain market. Every Tuesday, general market.
Cootehill 1,994, every Friday.
Killeshandra 856, every Wednesday.
Kilnaleek 335, every Thursday.
Kingscourt 1,020, every Tuesday.
Mullagh 326, every Friday.
Shercock 378, every Wednesday.
Stradone 139, every Monday.
Swanlinbar 436, every Saturday.
Virginia 812, every Thursday.


Ballyvaughan 403, every Thursday.
Carrigaholt 589, every second Monday.
Corofin, 741, every Wednesdu.y.
Ennis 7,175, every Saturday.
Ennistimon, 1,450, every Saturday.
Kilfenora 343, every Wednesday, from 1st June to lst March, for butter only.
Kilkee 1,856, daily, during the Summer.
Killaloe 1,677, every Tuesday, between Christmas and Easter.
Kilrush 4,593, every Saturday.
Labashreeda 399, every Thursday, from 20th May to 20th March, for butter.
Miltown Malbay 1,330, every Thursday.
Tulla 1,198, every Thurs, from Christmas to April.

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Bandon 6,243, every Sat. and Wed.
Bantry 2,438, every Saturday.
Charleville, E.R., 2,468, every Saturday. Pig markets, the day before each fair.
Clonakilty W.R. 3,108, every Friday.
Cloyne E.R. 1,434, every Thursday.
Cork (city), 80,121, every day.
Dunmanway W.R., 2,068, every Tuesday and Saturday.
Doneraile E.R. 1,475, every Saturday.
Fermoy E.R. 8,705, every Saturday.
Kanturk E.R. 2,286, every Saturday.
Kinsale E.R. 4,850, every Friday, for
Macroom W.R. 3,289, every Saturday.
Mallow E.R. 4,841, every Tues. and Fri.
Midleton E.R. 3,401, every Saturday.
Millstreet W.R. 1,440, every Friday.
Mltchelstown E.R. 2,922, every Thurs.
Rosscarbery W.R. 803, every Wed.
Queenstown E.R. 8,717, every Sat.
Skibbereen W.R 3,711, every Saturday.
Youghal E.R. 6,514, every Wed. and Sat.

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Ardara 754, every Tuesday.
Ballybofey 928, every Thursday.
Ballyliffin 135, every Tuesday and Fri.
Ballyshannon 3,197, every Saturday.
Buncrana 685, every Tuesday and Fri.
Carndonagh, 645, every Monday.
Castlefin Monday.
Donegal (town) 1,511, every Saturday.
Dunfanaghy 657, every Saturday.
Kilmacrenan 190, First of each month.
Letterkcnny 2,165, every Friday.
Milford 366, twenty-third of each mouth.
Moville 897, every Thursday.
Pettigoe 426, every Monday.
Ramelton 1,434, every Tuesday.
Raphoe 1,214, every Saturday.


Ballynahinch 1,066, every Thursday.
Banbridge 4,033, every Mon. and Tues.
Castlewellan 746, every Monday.
Downpatrick 3,692, every Saturday.
Dromara 272, every Friday.
Dromnre 2,531. every Saturday.
Gilford, every Friday.
Hillsborough 1,247, every Wednesday.
Kilkeel 1,145, every Wednesday.
Newry 12,188, every Tues., Thur., & Sat.
Newtownards 9,543, every Saturday.
Portaferry 1,960, every Saturday.
Rathfriland 1,916, every Wednesday.
Saintfield 824, every Monday.


Balbriggan 2,258, every Monday, for grain only
Dublin (city) 254,808, every Tuesday and Friday for grain; every Thursday for cattle.

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Belleek 223, every Friday, for six months for Butter and Oats only.
Ederney 306, every Thursday.
Enniskillen 5,820, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Irvinestown 958, every Wednesday.
Lack, every Friday.
Lisnaskea 878, every Saturday.
Maguiresbridge 679, every Wednesday.
Newtownbutler 530, every Tuesday.


Ahascragh E.R. 1578, every Friday.
Ballinasloe 3,911, every Wed and Sat.
Ballygar 542, every Thursday.
Ballymoe 241, every Friday.
Clifden 1,434, every Saturday.
Creggs 177, every Wednesday.
Dummore 651, every Thursday, and during Winter, Monday also.
Eyrecourt 968, every Tuesday.
Galway (borough) 16,967, every Wed. and Sat.
Glenamaddy 160, every Wednesday.
Gort 2,102, every Saturday, and 17 Mar.
Headford 993, every Tuesday.
Killimor 358, every Wednesday.
Kinvarra 980, every Wednesday.
Loughrea 3,074, every Thursday.
Monivea 196, every Thursday.
Mountbellew-bridge 175, every Tuesday.
Oughterard 896, every Thursday.
Portumna 1,160, every Saturday.
Tuam 4,565, every Wednesday and Sat.
Woodford 325, every Saturday.

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Ballylongford 990, corn market every day during the season. Butter market every Thursday.
Cahirciveen 1,802, every Wed. and Sat.
Dingle 2,260, every Saturday.
Kenmare 1,200, every Friday.
Killarney 5,204, every Saturday.
Killorglin 1,099, every Thursday.
Listowel 2,273, every Wednesday and Saturday, and corn market every Fri.
Milltown 685, every Monday.
Tarbert 857, corn market every day during the season.
Tralee 10,309, every Saturday.


Athy 4,124, every Tuesday.
Ballymore-Eustace 674, every Wed.
Kilcock 873, every Wednesday.
Kilcullen 965, every Saturday.
Kildare (town) 1,399, every Thursday.
Monasterevan 908, every Saturday.
Naas 2,966, every Monday and Thurs.
Rathaugan 738, every Monday.
Robertstown 380, every Wednesday.


Callan 2,33l,every Tues, Thur., and Sat.
Castlecomer 1,435, a butter market only every Thursday during Summer.
Graig 1,320, every Monday and Thurs.
Kiikenny (city) 14,174, every Wed. and Sat.


Banagher 1,426, every Friday.
Clara 915, every Wednesday.
Cloghan 315, every Monday.
Edenderry 1,661, every Saturday.
Ferbane 445. every Thursday.
Frankford 850, every Saturday.
Parsonstown 5,401, every Saturday.
Philipstown 918, every Thursday.
Tullamore 4,797, every Tuesday and Sat.

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Ballinamore 624, every Tuesday.
Carrick-on-Shannon 1,587, every Thur.
Carrigallen 392, every Monday.
Drumkeeran 426, every Wednesday.
Drumshanbo 493, every Friday.
Jamestown 174, every Saturday.
Kiityclogher 427, every Friday.
Manorhamilton 1,168, every Thursday.
Mohill 1,123, every Thursday.
Newtowngore every Friday, commencing in Sept. and ending in March.


Askeaton 1,637, every Tuesday.
Ballingarry 1,032, every Tues. and Fri.
Bruff 1,430, every Friday.
Glin 999 every Saturday.
Kilfinane 1,274, every Tuesday.
Limerick (city) 44,448, every Wed. and Sat. Cattle market, Friday.
Newcastle 2,452, every Saturday.
Rathkeale 2,751, every Thursday.

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Castledawson 636, every Saturday.
Coleraine 5,631, every Mon. Wed.
Draperstown 467, every Wednesday.
Dungiven 845, every Saturday.
Garvagh 798, every Friday.
Kilrea 924, every Wednesday.
Londonderry (city) 211,875, every Wednesday and Saturday. Flax market, Thursday. General market for black cattle and sheep every Wednesday.
Maghera 1,137, every Tuesday and Friday.
Magherafelt, 1,293, every Thursday.
Moneymore, 729, Monday, a corn market.
Newtownlimavady, 2,732, Monday, flax, butter, &c. ; Tuesday and Friday, grain.
Readhead, every Monday.
Swatteragh, every Wednesday.


Ballymahon 1,130, every Thursday.
Drumlish 380, every Tues from Oct. to Mar. inclusive, none during the summer.
Edgeworthstown, 860, every Tuesday.
Granard, 1,671, every Monday.
Longford (town) 4,872, every Wed. and Sat.


Ardee 2,550, every Tuesday.
Carlingford, every Saturday.
Dundalk 10,360 every Monday.

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Balla 407, every Tuesday.
Ballaghadereen, 1,583, every Friday.
Ballina 5,419, every Monday.
Ballindine, 318, every Friday
Ballinroobe, 2,506, every Monday.
Ballycastle 412, every Wednesday.
Ballyglass every Friday.
Ballyhaunis 608, every Tuesday.
Ballyvarry, every Wednesday.
Belmullet, 907, every Saturday.
Castlebar 3,022, every Saturday.
Claremorris 1,323, every Wednesday.
Cong, every Friday.
Crosmolina 1,110, every Thursday.
Foxford 562, every Thursday.
Hollymount 416, every Saturday.
Kilkelly 213, every Saturday.
Killala 942, every Saturday.
Kiltimagh 849, every Thursday.
Lousiburgh 661, ever Monday.
Newport Pratt 964, every Tuesday.
Newtowndillon 162, every Wednesday.
Shrule 422, every Thursday.
Swineford 1,58, every Tuesday.
Westport 3,819, every Thursday.


Athboy 982, every Thursday.
Drogheda 14,740, every Saturday.
Kells 3,224, every Saturday.
Navan, every Wednesday.
Oldcastle 979, every Monday.
Trim 2,158, every Saturday.

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Ballybay 1,658, every Saturday.
Carrickmacross 2,063, every Thursday.
Castleblayney 1,822, every Wednesday.
Clonea 2,390 every Thursday
Monaghan (town) 3,910, every Monday.
Newbliss 434, every Wednesday.
Rockcorry 208, every Wednesday.


Abbeyleix 1,352, every Saturday.
Ballinakill, 914, every Tuesday.
Durrow 869, every Friday.
Maryborough 2,935, every Thursday.
Mountmellick 3,062, every Sat. & Wed.
Mountrath 2,086, every Saturday.
Portarlington 2,581, every Wednesday.
Stradbally 1,303, every Saturday.

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Athlone 6,227, every Tuesday and Sat.
Ballinlough 149, every Friday.
Ballyfarnan 338, every Thursday.
Boyle 3,098, every Monday.
Castlerea, 1,446, every Saturday.
Elphin 1,007, every Wednesday.
Frenchpark 416, every Thursday. ‘
Keadue 215, every Monday.
Roosky 289, every Wednesday.
Roscommon (town) 2,619, every Saturday.
Strokestown 975, every Friday.


Aclare 197, every Saturday.
Ballymote 1,268, every Thursday.
Bellaghy 283, every Wednesday.
Easky 330, every Wednesday.
Sligo (town) 10,693, every Tues. Fri. and Sat.
Tobercurry, 842, every Monday.


Borrisokane N.R. 1,034, every Wed.
Borrisoleigh N.R. 907, every Monday.
Cahir S.R. 2,977, every Friday.
Carrick-on-Suir S.R., 5,059, every Sat.
Cashel S.R. 4,374, every Wed. and Sat.
Clogheen S.R. 1,347, generally on Sat.
Cloghjordan N.R. 781, every Friday.
Clonmel S.R. 11,774, every Tues. & Sat.
Mullinahone S.R. 974, every Monday.
Nenagh N.R. 6,284, every Thursday.
Newport N.R. 1,102, Patent names Friday, no market held.
Roscrea N.R. 3,725, every Thursday.
Templemore N.R. 4,137, every Wed.
Thurles, N.R., 4,866, every Tues. and Sat.
Tipperary (town) S.R. 5,872, every Thur. & Sat.

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Augher 494, every Monday.
Aughnacloy 1,532, every Wednesday.
Ballygawley 680, every Friday.
Beragh 732, every Wednesday.
Caledon 825, every Thursday and Sat.
Castlederg 637, every Friday.
Coaiisland 661, every Tuesday and Fri.
Cookstown 3,257. every Saturday, general market. Tuesday grain only.
Clogher 389, every Saturday.
Dromore 579, every Monday.
Drumquin 410, every Thursday.
Dungannon 3,984, every Mon. and Thurs.
Fintona 1,410, every Friday.
Fivemiletown 616, every Friday.
Gortin 365, every Wednesday.
Moy 698, every Friday.
Newtownsaville, every Tuesday.
Newtownstewart 1,232, every Monday.
Omagh 3,662, every Saturday.
Pomeroy 614, every Tuesday.
Sixmileeross 416, every Monday.
Stewartstown,1,041, every Wednesday.
Strabane 4,911, every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Flax every Wed.
Termonrock 126, every Friday.
Trillick 412, every Saturday.


Bunmahon 914, every second or third Sat, as the miners receive their wages.
Dungarvan 5,888, every Saturday.
Portlaw 3,852. every Saturday.
Tallow 1,629, every Thursday.
Waterford (city) 23,202, every Wed. and Sat., general market. Mon. 5: Thurs., pigs.


Ballinacarrigy 512, every Wednesday.
Castlepollard 1,013, every Wednesday.
Castletowndelvin 326, every Friday.
Clonmellon 550, every Tuesday.
Finea 177, every Friday.
Kilbeggan 1,283, every Saturday.
Killucan 184, every Tuesday.
Moate 1,960, every Thursday.
Mullingar 5,426, every Thursday.


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Enniscorthy 5,369, every Thurs. and Sat.
Gorey 2,673, every Saturday.
New Ross 6,567, every Wed. and Sat.
Newtownbarry 1,097, every Saturday.
Taghmon 815, every Monday.
Wexford (town) 11,812, every Wed. and Sat.



Arklow 4,760, every Thursday.
Baltiuglass 1,304, every Friday.
Blessington 460, every Thursday.
Bray 4,182, every Tuesday and Saturday.
Carnew 918, every Thursday.
Donard 303, every Saturday.
Dunlavin 658, every Wednesday.
Enniskerry 374, every Wednesday.
Ovoca, every Saturday.
Rathdrum 1,371, every Thursday.
Tinahely 510, every Wednesday.
Wicklow (town) 3,448, every Saturday.

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* E.R./N.R./S.R./W.R. = East/North/South/West Riding