On April 30, 1826 The Acadian Recorder newspaper of Halifax Nova Scotia reported the death of a "Dennis Connors, tailor, 76 Abbeyfail? Wexford" on April 27, 1826. This would make his birth around 1750.
This was recorded in a book about the Irish who were buried in the 1st Catholic Church in Halifax St. Peter's which was replaced by St. Mary's Basilica. The poor whose families could not afford to move their remains from the cemeteries, were 'paved over' and are now under the parking lot. The records have all gone missing as well except for the notations compiled in Terence Punch and other's books on the Irish in Nova Scotia. The question mark may have been from his transcription or they were not sure in original article.
The only Abbeyfail I could find is in County Kerry and an Abbeyfeale in Limerick which looks like there are the same location? While searching Wexford city with google steetview I ran into the old abbey there on abbey road then I also looked up what a "fail" is:
"Inis Fáil It is from this stone the Tuatha Dé Danann metonymically named Ireland Inis Fáil (inis meaning island), and from this 'Fál' became an ancient name for Ireland. Fál in Irish Gaelic means hedge or enclosure. In this respect, therefore, Lia Fáil came to mean 'Stone of Ireland'. Inisfail appears as a synonym for Erin in some Irish romantic and nationalist poetry in English in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; Aubrey Thomas de Vere's 1863 poem Inisfail is an example. The term Fianna Fáil ("the Fianna, warriors, or army of Ireland"; sometimes rendered "the soldiers of destiny") has been used as a sobriquet for the Irish Volunteers; on the cap badge of the Irish Army; in the opening line of the Irish-language version of the Irish national anthem; and as the name of the Fianna Fáil political party, one of the main parties in the Republic of Ireland"
Has anyone heard of an old area in the 1700's in Wexford area called 'Abbeyfail' ?