The Surname Coffee (Coffey) in County Mayo Townlands of Slater's 1846 Commercial Directory of Ireland

The following information was acquired from the CD book Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846. It is part of the Trinity college of Dublin Library Collection. This CD ROM is available through Archive CD Books Ireland and is part of their Archive CD Books Project. This CD Book covers many of the Major Townlands of Ireland. Each Townland listed has a brief description of its attributes, a listing of the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy, Major Public Office Holders, Schools, Churches, Professionals, Trades, Hotels, Post Offices, Available Coach Routes, Public Institutions and a variety of other miscellaneous information.

The Towns in County Mayo that are covered in this Book CD are Ballina, Ballinrobe, Castlebar, Claremorris, Killala, Newport, Swineford and Westport.

The Surname Coffee (Coffey) was documented in the Townlands of Ballina and Westport. Mathew Coffey was listed under the Linen and Woollen (sic) Drapers and Haberdashers category in Ballina (Corcorans and Brennans- my Irish Surnames were in this Townland as well) and Martin Coffy was a Civil Engineer in the Townland of Westport.

Name Town/Street Job Description or Title
Coffey, Mathew Knox Street, Ballina Linen and Woollen (sic) Drapers and Haberdashers
Coffy, Martin Castlebar Street, Westport Civil Engineer


(Slater, 1846, 2005, p. 105, 145).