Templemore 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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The directories are naturally an invaluable resource for those tracing family history. The Book of County Tipperary is the first of these to be made available on libraryireland.com, with its own search page. However, there are a few points to bear in mind.

  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.
  2. The text has been proofed with due care, but with large bodies of text typographical errors are inevitably bound to occur.
  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, &c., &c.

[See also Templemore Alphabetical Directory, and the County Directory, page 53.]

AUCTIONEERS.

Cussen Jerome J., George st

Walsh, John, Main st

BAKERS.

See Grocers.

BANKS.

National, Main st., Edwd. T. Brady, mgr.; John Lloyd Hamilton, acct.; T. G. Webb, teller

Provincial, Bank st.,R. N. Somerville, mgr.; A. M. Leslie, act & teller

BOOTS AND SHOES.

Delahunty, Rd., George st

Grey, Edwd., George st

Murphy, Thos., George st

BUILDERS.

Also Monument Makers.

Bracken, Jos., Church st

Cussen, Rt., George st

CHINA AND GLASS.

See also Grocers.

Whittaker, Miss E. Main st

CHURCHES.

Catholic: Very Rev. Canon Wm. Meagher, P.P.; Rev. Ptk. O’Keeffe, C.C.: Rev. Ty. Heffernan, C.C.; Rev. Jas. Hickey, C.C.

Church of Id., Church st.: Rev. Geo. P. White, Rector.

Methodist, Main st.: Rev. Wm. Caldwell.

COACH BUILDER.

Burke, Thos., Main st

COAL.

See Grocers.

CONFECTIONER.

Dunne, Miss Bt., Main st

DISPENSARY.

Main st., Dr. Gerald Mitchell

DRAPERS.

Cussen & Co., George st

Fogarty Bros., George st

Meagher, Miss Mt., George st

Moffat, Robert, George st

EMIGRATION AGENTS.

Cussen & Co., George st

Doyle, P., Main st

O’Mullane, F. Talevera pl

Ryan, John, Main st

FISHING TACKLE.

Harkness, Wm. J., George st

Hilliard, John, Bank st

GROCERS.

Marked thus (*) sell spirits thus (†) hardware, thus (‡) seeds, thus (‖) coal, thus (t) timber, thus (d) drugs, thus (b) are bakers, thus (f) fruiterer, thus (l) leather.

Armstrong, Evans, Main st

*Bannon, John, Main st

Bracken, P., Church st

*Bradbury, Mrs. Anne, George st

Brennan, James, Main st

*Brown, Wm. Hy., George st

dBurns, Alex., George st

*Cahill, Miss Johanna, George st

*Cavanagh, John, Main st

*Clancy, Miss Mary, George st

*†‡‖Collier, John, Main st

*†‡Comerford, Thos., George st

*Costello, Mrs. My., Main st

*†‖bDelany, Jas., Main st

*Fennelly, Mrs. J., George st

*Fogarty, Mrs. Ellen, Barrack st

*Fogarty, Miss H., George st

fbGeoghegan, R., Main st

Harney, Mrs. Bt., Main st

Hickie, Miss N., Church st

*†‡‖Kelly, Jas., Main st

Kelly, Mrs. B., Main st

*bKiely, Thos., George st

*Kirwan, Miss Mary A., George st

*Lacy, Mrs. Bt., Main st

*Laffan, Mrs. M. K., Main st

*Laffan, Mrs. Mary, Main st

*bMackey, John, George st

*bMaher, Anthony, Main st

*Maher, Mrs. E., Main st

*Maher, Ptk., Barrack st

*Martin, Thos., Main st

*†‡‖Meagher, Dl., George st

*lMorkan, Mrs. J., Main st

*†‡bMorkan, Thos., George st

*†‡‖bMullaly, Edwd., Main st

*Nesbitt, Mrs. M. A., Main st

*tNesbitt, Thos., Bank st

*†O’Mullane, Francis, Talavera pl

lQuinn, John, Main st

†Rudd, Sl., George and Main sts

*Ryan, John, Main st

*bRyan, Mrs. Ellen, George st

*Ryan, Mrs. E., Main st

*†‡Ryan, Wm., George st

†‡‖lSearson, Fredk., George st

*Shortt, Chas. H., Main st

*Small, Mary,

*Talbot, Denis, George st

bThompson, Jno., Main st

*bTreacy, Ml., Main st

bWright, Mrs. Cath., George st

GUNSMITH.

Harkness, Wm. J., George st

HARDWARE.

See Grocers.

HOTEL PROPTRS.

O’Connell, Mrs. My., Main st

Townley, John, George st

MEDICAL HALL.

Mitchell, Dr. G., George st

MILITARY.

See also Co. Directory.

66th Regt., 2nd Batt. Royal Berkshire, Lt.-Col. T. S. Sinclair, Capt. R. Bray, Adjutant; Lt. C. Smith, Qr, Mr.; Dr. Exham, Surgeon.

NATIONAL LEAGUE.

D. Talbot, sec.

NEWS AGENTS.

(*) Daily papers.

*Dwan, Ptk., Main st

Kelly, James, Main st

Meagher, Miss Mt., George st

*Rudd, Sl., George and Main sts

Talbot, Denis, George st

PAINTER.

Casey, John, George st

PAWNBROKER.

Ryan, Miss J., Main st

PETTY SESSIONS.

Every Wednesday; Stn. W. Boyton, Clerk

PHOTOGRAPHER.

Grey, Thos., George st

PHYSICIANS.

Birr, M., The Mall

Fennelly, William, The Mall

Mitchell, Gerald, Richmond

POST OFFICE.

Main st: Mrs. Alice Condon, P.M.

PROVISIONS.

See also Grocers.

Flynn, Mrs. E., Main st

RAILWAY.

A Dunbar, Station Master

R.I. CONSTABULARY.

Barrack, Main and Mary sts.: John Cosgrove, D.I.; John Griffin, H.C.

SCHOOLS.

Industrial School, Sisters of Mercy

National Schools, Males, Main st; Ptk. Owens, B.A.; Jas. Casey, Timothy Ryan; Females, Convt.

Parochial School (C.I.): Miss Fanny Alcock

SPIRIT RETAILERS.

See also Grocers.

Baldwin, Mrs. My., Barrack st

Bolger, Mrs. My., Church st

Cussen, Rt., George st

Dunne, Miss Bt., Main st

Hartigan, Mrs. My., Barrack st

Lanigan, Mrs. My., Main st

Lynch, Ptk., Barrack st

Mahony, Jas., George st

Ryan, Mrs. Mt., Main st

Treacey, Edward, Main st

Treacey, Miss N., Mary st

TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION.

P. Owens, B.A., Chairman; Jno. Shelly, sec. and treas.

TOWN COMMISSIONERS.

Wm. Ryan, Chairman; Thos. Comerford, Jerome J. Cussen, Thos. Kiely, Jas. Mahony, Stn. Fogarty, Thos. Clancy, Michael Treacy, Jno. Collier, Jno. Bannon, Ptk. Meagher, Dl. Meagher, Jno. W alsh, James Delany, Jno. Connolly

John Casey, Clerk; Michael Meagher, Sanitary Sub-Officer and Rate Collector; Gerald Mitchell, Medical Officer of Health

VETERINARY SURGEON.

Mahony, Jas., Main st

VICTUALLERS.

[*] Cattle Shippers.

*Casey, Wm., George st

*Davoren, Jerh., Bank st

Maher, Martin, Main st

WATCHMAKER.

McCullagh, Geo., Main st

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