Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bandon Directories - Guys and Slaters

We have just added to our website www.bandon-genealogy.com the Slaters 1870 directory and Guys 1883 postal directories for Bandon and the surrounding areas.

We are currently working on a summary of the Book entitled 'A Short Topographical and Statistical account of the Bandon Union' by W. Spillar 1844 as well as a summary of Townsends work entitled 'A statistical Survey of the County of Cork' 1815. Whilst these two works don't give us extensive details about individual families, they provide a very valuable insight into life in Bandon and the surrounding area in the two timeframes, namely 1815 and 1844. For example we learn from these two works that emigration around these dates was primarily due to the collapse of the weaving industry from 1826 onwards.

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