Pigot’s Directory 1824 – Newmarket

An abstract from Pigot and Co.’s Provincial Directory which was published in 1824:

“In the county of Cork, is a small irregularly built town, distant 122 miles south west of Dublin, and 30 north west of Cork. The Church is a neat building, but has nothing else to recommend it to particular notice; and the Roman Catholic chapel is of considerable size. The barracks are calculated for two companies of foot. Free schools it is understood, are about to be erected by R.R. Aldworth, esq. whose magnificent mansion is the principal ornament that Newmarket or its vicinity can boast of. There is no market, but fairs are held on the 8th of June, the 8th of September, the 10th of October, and the 21st of November. “