Grossbritannien (G.B) - Briefe 1843
GREAT BRITAIN USED IN IRELAND envelope from CARLOW (25.8.1843 c.d.s) send to Borris/Goresbridge (26.8.43) were the Penny Red was torn off and cancelled by "GORESBRIDGE PENNY POST" handstamp, and redirected to Enniscorthy/Wexford county with 1d paid in cash, on reverse seven c.d.s including Ross (28.8.43). A very unusual and fine, penny red, cover. Ex T.E Field collection.
description from Lewis´s Topographical Directory of Ireland, 1837:
BORRIS, or BORRIS-IDRONE, a village, in the parish of CLONAGOOSE, barony IDRONE EAST, county of CARLOW, and province of LEINSTER, 3 miles (S. E) from Goresbridge; containing 671 inhabitants.
This place is situated near the river Barrow, on the road from Carlow to Ross: it has a patent for a market on Friday, which is not held, and a penny post to Goresbridge.
Borris House, the noble seat of the late T. Kavanagh,Esq is situated in all extensive and richly wooded demesne, and commands fine views terminated on the south-east by the imposing range of the Blackstairs mountains. This mansion, which externally exhibits the appearance of an English baronial residence of the 16th century, while every advantage of convenience and splendour is secured within, has been for ages the chief residence of the posterity of Donald Kavanagh, natural son of Mac Murrough, last King of Leinster, whose name and authority he subsequently assumed.