by ehistoryadmin on August 1, 2014

LEINSTER EXPRESS 21 November 1846

Circulation of the Leinster Express

The Parliamentary Returns have afforded the most conclusive testimony of the circulation of the EXPRESS. The issue of Stamps for one year ending June 30, 1840, may be summed up as follows:

Quarter ended          September    30, 1839,        ~          10000

Do.      To                    December     31, 1839,        ~          12500

Do.      To                    March            31, 1840         ~          10540

Do.      To                    June              30, 1840         ~          10000


                                                            Total for one year     43040

Being EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SEVEN copies of each publication which circulate —–

In the Queen’s County                 ~                      245

Kildare                                               ~                      157

King’s County                                  ~                      116

Dublin                                                 ~                      113

Carlow                                                ~                        33

Tipperary                                          ~                        30

Wicklow                                             ~                        23

Kilkenny                                            ~                        20

Meath                                                 ~                        14

England, the Continent,              ~                        26

and the Colonies.

Miscellaneous, comprising       ~                        50

34 post towns in Ireland,

Reading Rooms,Hotels,& c.,                                 ______


When it is considered that each number is read on an average by ten persons, and again circulates amongst the connexions of each subscriber in other counties, it must appear obvious that THE MOST EFFECTIVE PUBLICITY IS AFFORDED TO ADVERTISEMENTS! As regards the circuit which the Express commands through the nine Baronies in the Queen’s County, the following is from the subscription list:

Barony of Culienagh, (Abbeyleix and Ballinakill post)             42

Portnehinch, (Portarlington, Ballybrittas, & Emo)                    40

Ossory, (Rathdowney and Borris-in-Ossory)                               38

Maryborough West, (Mountrath)                                                     35

Maryborough East, (Maryborough)                                                34

Tinnehinch, (Mountmelick, and Clonaslee)                                  28

Stradbally, (Stradbally)                                                                        17

Slievemarigwe,                                                                                           7

Ballyadams,                                                                                                  4




MARYBORO’, – The Leinster Express office, H.W.Talbot proprietor.

NAAS, – The Leinster Express office, R.Sherlock.

PARSONSTOWN, – J.Shields, Bookseller, Printer, & C.

CARLOW, – J.Lahee,

            The LEINSTER EXPRESS is published in MARY BOROUGH, NAAS, PARSONSTOWN, and CARLOW, every Saturday morning. Subscription, 25s a year in advance.

            At any time news of urgent importance may be received, SUBSCRIBERS shall be put in possession of the earliest intelligence, by means of an extra edition, FREE OF CHARGE!


London, – C. Mitchell & Co., Red Lion Court, Fleet-street; W.

Barker, SS, Fleet-street; Clarke and Lewis, Crown Court, Threadseedle street.

Dublin, – J. K. Johnston and Co., 1, Eden-quay, and their Agents throughout Ireland.

Athy, – S. Conolly.

Mountmelick, – T. Cleary.

Mountrath, – James Delany.

Portarlington, – M. Carroll, Post Office

Abbeyleix, – W. H. Whitehead

Tullamoore, – Richard Willis

Kennitiy, – W. Kelly

Newbridge, – J. Crampton

Ballinasloe, – Thomas French, Bookseller, Printer

Roscrea, – E. Shortt, Post Office.


Re-typed by Lydia Potts


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