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"Post office, parish of O'DORNEY, 5½ miles from Tralee. The parish has a population of 1,619, the village 250. This place takes its name from the ancient abbey of O'Dorney founded here in 1154 for Cistercian monks. Parish of KILLAHAN (pop. 1,040) served from this poat office. Land of variable quality, portion consists of mountain and bog."

Postal address - Abbeydorney , Tralee
Tralee 5½ miles nearest money order and telegraph office.
Postmistress - Miss Ellen Mahony

Conveyances - Abbeydorney a station on Limerick and Kerry ry; trains five times a day.
Stationmaster - John Horgan

Poor Law - Union of Tralee; Dispensary and Registartion district of Ardfert.

Petty Sessions Court of O'Dorney - fortnightly, on Friday. Pop. of dist. 9,599. quar, Sess, dist. of tralee.
Clerk Petty Sess. - John B Rice

Constabulary district of Tralee. In charge of abbeydorney station-
Sergeant Patrick Murrihy

Fair - O'Dorney, 1 Dec., Tuesday after 1st Jan., and another a fortnight after.

Clergy, Gentry, etc.

Brosnahan Rev Thomas H, PP
Pierce Rev Patrick, CC
Rice George T, Rathkenny
Rice John B, CPS
Watson David, Ballysheen
Woods John, Ballysheen


National - Head teachers - male, Martin Finn; Female, Mary Anne Nelan


Harty Thomas, grocer and vintner
Lovett Jacob, grocer and vintner
[Description(s) from Guy's postal Directory of Munster (1886)]

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