Roscrea Directory - Book of County Tipperary, 1889

About “The Book of County Tipperary,” 1889

George Henry Bassett produced 7 Irish county directories in the 1880s: Antrim, Armagh, Down, Kilkenny, Louth, Tipperary and Wexford. Each provides useful history of the respective counties as well as lists of office holders, farmers, traders, and other residents of the individual cities, towns and villages.

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  1. This online version is designed primarily as a genealogical research tool and therefore the numerous advertisements in the original book, many full page, and quite a few illustrated, have been excluded.
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  3. Be aware that there were often inconsistencies in spelling surnames in the 19th century and also that many forenames are abbreviated in Bassett’s directories.

With respect to the last point, surnames which today begin with the “Mc” prefix, for example, were often formerly spelt as “M‘,”. For a list of some of the more common forename abbreviations used in the directory, see Forename Abbreviations.

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BUSINESS BRANCHES, PROFESSIONS, PUBLIC BODIES, &c., &c.

[Arranged Alphabetically. Names of persons not found here should be sought in the Roscrea Alphabetical Directory, and in the County Directory, page 53.]

AUCTIONEERS.

Mason, J. P., Abbey st

O’Brien, John, Castle st

Tierney, Denis, Abbey st

BAKERS.

See also Grocers.

Maher, Jno., Limerick st

BANKS.

Bank of Ireland, Castle st.: B. Maziere Prentice, agent; Geo. Green, sub-agt.; J. J. Loughlin, cashier

National, Castle st.: Jos. Keatinge mgr.; V. J. Turner, actt.; Jno. R. Fitzgerald, teller

BOOTS AND SHOES.

Dann, Hy., Main st

Rudd, Wm., Main st

Ryan, Thos. M., Square

BUTTER AND EGGS.

[*] Butter only.

Bourke, Jos., Limerick st

*Dwyer, Jos., Main st

Hawley, Rody, Limerick st

M‘Carthy, Ml., Limerick st

M‘Mahon, Jno., Main st

*Sheckleton, Mrs., Dungar

CATTLE DEALERS.

Cahill, Jno., Mall

Cahill, Ptk., Rosemary st

Dooly, Dl., Main st

Dwyer, Jas., Main st

Dwyer, Jas., Rosemary st

Dwyer, Jos., Pintown

Dwyer, Wm., Main st

Lowry, Edw., White park

O’Connell, Ptk., Anngrove

CHANDLER MANFTRG.

Large, John, Main st

CHURCHES.

Catholic, Abbey street: Rev. Edm. O’Leary, P.P.; Rev. John M‘Inerney, C.C.; Rev. Edw. Flynn, C.C.; Rev. Jas. Halpin, C.C.

Church of Id., Church st.: Ven. Rd. B. Jones, Rector; J. J. Walker, curate

Methodist, Mall: Rev. Gabriel Clark, minister

COAL.

See also Grocers and Hardware.

Smallman, Francis, Church sq

CONFECTIONERS.

Atkinson, Jas., Main st

White, Miss C., Rosemary st

CORN.

Bergin, John, Fancroft

Hawley, Rody, Limerick st

Read, Geo. & Co., Maltings

DISPENSARY.

Gaol rd.: Dr. B. C. Powell, M.O.

DRAPERS.

Acres, Miss H. E., Castle st

Duggan, Misses A. F. & M., Main st

Egan, Dl. & Co., Main st

Hayes, Thos., Castle st

M‘Mahon, Ml., Castle st

O’Brien, Jno., Main st

Rhodes, Sl. & Sons, Main st

Treanor. Wm., The Square

EMMIGRATION AGENT.

Madden, Ml., Main st

FISHMONGER AND FRUITERER.

Traynor, Tce., Main st

GAS.

Works, Abbey st.: Jno. Holway, proptr.; Edw. Ellis, mgr.; 7/6 per 1,000 feet

GROCERS.

Marked thus [*] have retail spirit licenses; thus [w] wholesale spirit licenses; thus [†] hardware; thus [‡] seeds; thus [‖] coal; thus [t] timber; thus [b] bakers

Atkinson, Jas., Main st

Benn, Thos., Rosemary sq

Bourke, Jos., Limerick st

*Breen, B. & J., Rosemary st

*Chadwick, Rd., Main st

b*Corcoran, Jno., Main st

Dooley, Wm., Rosemary sq

Duffy, Thos., Limerick st

*wFanning, Martin, Limerick st

*wFawcett, Geo., Main st

*Guilmartin, Mrs. Bt., Rosemary

*‡Hawley, Rody, Limerick st

*Healy, Ptk., Rosemount

*‡bHoulihan, Jno., Square

Hunt, Wm., The Valley

bJackson, Jno., Main st

bJoyce, Edward, Grove st

*KelIy, Mrs. C., Main st

*†‡‖tKirwan, Mrs., Square

M‘Mahon, Ml., Castle st

*Madden, Ml., Rosemary sq

*Madden, Ml., Main st

*Maher, D1., Grove st

*Maher, Miss J., Main st

Maher, Mrs. A., Main st

*bMaher, Stn., Rosemary sq

*‖O’Brien, John, Castle st

*Quinlan, Ptk., Grove st

*bQuinn, Jas., Main st

bRhodes, Thos., Rosemary sq

*Ryan, Mrs. W., Castle st

*Sheehan, Mrs. Bt., Rosemary sq

Smith, Aquila J., Rosemary sq

†‡‖tSmith, H. M. & W., Castle st

bSplint, Miss P., Castle st

Thompson, Eaton, Main st

*Tierney, Denis, Abbey st

*White, John, Castle st

White, Miss C., Rosemary sq

HARDWARE, COAL, TIMBER AND SEEDS.

See also Grocers.

Dunne, J. & T., Main st

HOTEL PROPTRS.

Berry, James, Main st

Houlihan, Jno., Square

Madden, Ml., Rosemary sq

Quinn, Mrs., Castle st

INLAND REVENUE.

Ptk. Moloney, officer

LAND AGENTS.

See Rent Agents.

LOAN FUND.

Rosemary st: No. 1—Jno. Jackson, managing clerk; No. 2—Jos. Bourke, managing clerk

MALTSTERS.

Read, Geo. & Co., Valley

MEDICAL HALL.

Somers, Dr. Jas. L., Castle st

MERCHANT TAILOR.

Guilfoyle, Jno., Rosemary st

MILITARY.

Barracks, Castle st.

Wm. Gleeson, Barrack Sergt.

MILLERS.

Rudd, Wm. J., Abbey st

Stanley, Rd., Valley

MINERAL WATER MANFTR.

Fanning, Martin, Limerick st

MONUMENT MAKERS.

Bracken, Jno., Abbey st

M‘Namara, Jno., Carroll’s row

NEWS AGENTS.

Madden, Ml., Main st

Smith, Aquila J., Rosemary sq

NEWSPAPER.

Midland Counties Advertiser, Thurs., John Wright, prop., Main st

PAINTERS.

Harold, John, Gaol st

McMahon, Ml., Castle st

Ryan, Jas., Rosemary st

PAWNBROKERS.

Kirwan, Mrs. K., Limerick st

Malone, Fr. T., Rosemary st

PETTY SESSIONS.

Every Monday, Geo. Wm. Acres, clerk.

PHYSICIANS.

Powell, Blacker C., Mt. Dudley

Somers, Jas. L., Castle st

POST OFFICE.

Castle st., Geo. Wm. Acres, P.M.; Robert A. Acres, chief clerk

PRINTER.

Wright, Jno., Main st

PROVISIONS.

M‘Carthy, Ml., Limerick st

Maher, D1., Castle st

Maher, Mrs. L., Rosemary st

Menton, Mrs. L., Castle st

RAILWAY.

Edward Pepper, S.M.

RENT AGENTS.

Bridge, Hy., Dungar park

Eaton, Rd., St. Cronan’s

Smallman, Fr., Church sq

Smith, Sidney E., Ashbury

R.I. CONSTABULARY.

Barrack, Main st.: E. M. P. Wynne, D.I.; Oliver Judge, H.C.

SADDLERS.

Goldrick, Jno.. Barrack hill

Hunt, Thos., Rosemary sqr

Sheehan, Ml., Barrack hill

SAW MILL AND NATIVE TIMBER.

Whelan, Rd., Church st

SCHOOLS.

Church of Ireland, Parish (Parkmore) Gaol road, Roht. Hevyll-Rafter

Ladies’ Hibernian School, Gaol road, Miss L. Denison

Ladies’ Intermediate School, Valley, The Misses Hughes

Ladies’, Sacred Heart Convent, Air Hill

National Schools (male) Gaol road: Martin Clarkson, Ptk. Coghlan, Ptk. Kenna, Jno. O’Regan; Female, Sacred Heart Convent, Air Hill

SOLICITORS.

Bridge, Wm. P., Beech Walk

Eaton, Rd. B., St. Cronan’s

Harty, Ml., Castle st

Menton, Wm. Jos., Castle st

SPIRIT RETAILERS.

See also Grocers.

Bowe, Miss C. A., Castle st

Butler, Mrs. Bt., Rosemary st

Day, Jos., Rosemary st

Healy, Mrs. Bt., Limerick st

Kavanagh, Jno., Rosemary sq

Larkin, Martin, Main st

M‘Mahon, Jno., Main st

M‘Namara, Mrs. My., Main st

Maher, Mrs. J., Main st

Maher, Mrs. L., Rosemary st

Meara, Mrs. Mt., Main st

Murray, Patk., Main st

Ryan, Patk., Limerick st

Ryan, Ty., Limerick st

Shanahan, Mrs. My., Green st

Sharpe Jos., Limerick st

STATIONERS, &c.

Berry, Jas., Main st

Cooke, S. A. & Co., Main st

Dooley, Wm., Rosemary sq.

Madden, Ml., Main st

Quinn, Jas., Main st

TANNER.

Smallman, Joshua, The Mall

UNION.

Thomas Dooley, clerk; Robt. White, master; Miss Elizabeth Proctor, matron; Blacker C. Powell, medical officer; Rev. Edm. O’Leary, P.P., Catholic Chaplain; Rev. Henry Fry, C. I. do

Elected Guardians:—Gerald Ryall, Glenacurragh, Parsonstown; Rd. T. Croasdaile, Wingfield, Shinrone; Ml. Quaney, Grange, Ballybrophy; Jos. Dwyer, Pintown, Roscrea; Lce. T. Kelly, Ballymeelish Park, Ballybrophy; Martin Delaney, Borris-in-Ossory; Sidney E. Smith, Ashbury, Roscrea; Ptk. Egan, Crumlin Big, Moneygall; Louis S. Maher, Boolarea House, Roscrea; Jno. O’Brien, Castle st., do; Jos. Armitage, Toora, Shinrone; Wm. Mitchell, Castle Fleming, Errill, Ballybrophy; Wm. B. Wells, Ballycormack, Moneygall; Ptk. Delany, Dunkerrin, Roscrea; Denis Delaney, Barrawinga, Errill, Ballybrophy; Wm. Jackson, Golden Grove, Roscrea; Geo. Mitchell, Mount Butler, do; Wm. J. Menton, Castle st., do; Martin Meagher, Loughan, Dunkerrin; Denis Kennedy, Clonoonagh, Roscrea; Dl. Sweeny, Garron, Ballybrophy; T. R. Ely, Ballaghmore Castle, Roscrea; Ptk. Connor, Anne Grove, do; Jno. H. Hodgins, Dangin, do; Jos. Rudd, Rathsaran, Errill, Ballybrophy; Hy. P. Bridge, Dungar Park, Roscrea; Thos. Jackson, Clover Hill, do; Vizer Bridge, Ivy Nook, do; Arthur N. Webb, Prospect, Shinrone; Rd. A. Burriss, Ballintemple, Cloughjordan; Jas. Davis, The Lane, Cappalahan, Roscrea

Ex-Officio Guardians—For addresses not given here, see Magistrates in County Directory—Maunsell Andrews, Rathenny, Cloughjordan; Guy N. Atkinson, Cangort, Shinrone; Wm. H. Atkinson, Cangort, Shinrone; Edw. R. Birch, Wm. P. Bobbett, Hansfield House, Clonsilla, co. Dublin; Lord Castletown of Upper Ossory, Lisduff, Errill, Ballybrophy; Captain A. J. Carden, Barnane, Templemore; Rd. W. Cradock, Jonathan C. Darby, Thos. Donovan, Jerh. Dunne, Aghaboe House, Ballacolla; Geo. Frend, Toler R. Garvey, Wm. Gibson, Jos. Griffith, Hy. V. Jackson, Geo. Lidwill, Hy. J. Lloyd, Lloydsborough, Templemore; G. Austin Medlen, Low Lands, Roscrea; Geo. J. Minchin, Count J. O’Byrne, J. Plunkett-M‘Fadden, Ballybrophy House, Ballybrophy; Turner O. Reade, Rbt. Roe, Johnstone T. Stoney, Emel Castle, Cloughjordan; R. H. Stubber, Moyne, Durrow; A. F. C. Tollemache, Ballincor, Roscrea; Wm. T. Trench, W. P. H. L. Vaughan, Chas. White, Erkindale, Rathdowney; Hy. C. White, Charleville, Roscrea

Wm. P. H. Lloyd-Vaughan, Chairman; Jos. Griffith, V.C.; Hy. P. Bridge, D.V.C.

Board meets every Thursday

VICTUALLERS.

Dooly, Dl., Main st

Dooly, Jno., Rosemary st

Dwyer, Ty, Castle st

Egan, Jno., Castle st

Holbrook, Wm., Limerick st

WATCHMAKER.

M‘Evoy, Peter, Main st

WOOL MERCHANTS.

O’Brien, John, Main st

Smallman, Joshua, Castle st

WOOLLEN WEAVERS.

Clarkson, Ptk., Grove st

Ryan, Jas., Bunker’s Hill

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