Thurles 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, PUBLIC BODIES, &c., &c.

AUCTIONEERS.

Bronan, John, Cleaclie

Dempsey, Jerh.. West Gate

Mockler, John G. Mall

BAKERS.

See also Grocers.

Quinn, Mrs. Ellen, Quarry st

Torpey, John, Quarry st

BANKS.

Bank of Ireland, Main st, Rt. MacBeth, agt.; Bjn. Lucas, sub-agt

National, Mall, Chas. M‘Collum, mgr.; Gerald Hanrahan, acct

BOOTS AND SHOES.

See also Drapers.

Gooney, Denis, Main st

Hovsha Bros., The Mall

Moroney, Ptk., Main st

BUTTER MT.

Johnston, J. L., Main st

CATTLE DEALERS.

See also Victuallers.

Burke, Wm., Quarry st

Cormack, Con., Quarry st

Ryan, Edw., Quarry st

CHURCHES.

Catholic Cathedral, Most Rev. Thos. W. Croke, Archbishop; Rev. Thos. Kennelly. Adm.; Rev. Nichs. Rafferty, C.C.; Rev. John T. Ryan, C.C.

Rev. Geo. P. Doggett, O.S.F.

Church of Id., Rev. C. S. Cooke, Rector; Rev. J. S. Newell, Curate

Methodist (Circuit)

COAL.

Connolly, Ptk., West Gate

Hayes, B. (Mrs. Hayes), Main st

Murphy, John, Gaol st

COLLEGE, ST. PATRICK’S.

See Schools.

CONFECTIONERY.

Cantwell, Mrs. Bt., Main st

Griffith, John, The Bridge

M‘Grath, Edw., West Gate

Quinn, Miss, Main st

CORKS.

Purcell, Francis, New st

Purcell, Jas., New st

CORN.

Burke, Fredk., New st

Dunne, Jas., Mall

Dunne, Ptk., Stradavoher

Dunne, Stn., West Gate

Dwyer, Jas., Main st

Hayes, Benjamin, Main st

(Mrs. A. Hayes)

Smee, Robt., Main st

Smee, Stn., Pike st

DISPENSARY.

Dr. John Russell, M.O.

DRAPERS.

Corcoran, Ml. New st

Fogarty Bros., Main st

Gooney, Miss M., Main st

Kirwin, Miss Mt., Main st

M‘Bride, Peter, Main st

M‘Cormack, Edw., Main st

Maher, Wm., West Gate

Molony, Cornls., Main st

Moloney, Jas. K., Main st

O’Flanagan, Edw., Main st

Ryan, Dl. H., Main st

Ryan, Jno. D., Square

Woodburn, Geo. A., Main st

EMIGRATION AGENTS.

Fogarty Bros., Main st

Ryan, Ptk., Main st

FLOUR AND MEAL.

See also Grocers and Bakers.

Ryan, Mrs. Mary, New st

GAS.

Works, Stradavoher, 6/6 per 1,000 feet: James Ryan, proprietor

GROCERS.

Marked thus [*] sell spirits; thus [†] hardware; thus [‡] seeds; thus [‖] timber; thus [b] are bakers.

*Bergin, John, Main st

*Booth, Jas., Friar st

*Brereton, Wm., New st

*Burke, Fredk., New st

Byrne, Miss. Mt., New st

*Callanan, Andrew, West Gate

*Campion, Ptk., Cathedral st

*Carew, Cornls., Friar st

*Carroll, Wm., Main st

*Cass, Edw., Main st

Coady, Jas., Friar st

*†‡‖Coman, Ml., Main st

*Connolly, Ptk., Friar st

Connors, Wm., New st

*Cummins, Rd., Main st

*Davy, Edward, Main st

*Delalunty, Wm., Cathedral st

*Dempsey, Jerh., West Gate

*†Dillon, Ml., Main st

Dunne, Jas., Mall

*Dunne, Stephen, Mall

*Dunne, Thos., Friar st

*†‡Dwan, Wm., Square

*Dwyer, John, Main and Bridge st

*Dwyer, Ml., Main st

Fanning, Thos., New st

*†‖Finn, Ptk., Main st

*Fogarty, Jas., West Gate

*Hackett, John, West Gate

Hanrahan, Wm., Cathedral st

*Harney, Mrs. C.. Main st

*Hayes, Miss L. J., Main st

†Johnston, J. L., Main st

*Kennedy, Miss H., West Gate

*Kennedy, Mrs. Mary, New st

*Kennedy, Thos., Friar st

*Kennedy, Timothy, Main st

bKeogh, Miss Alice, Friar st

*Kirwin, Mrs. Mt. Main st

*M‘Grath, Edw., West Gate

*M‘Grath, Ptk., West Gate

bM‘Namara, Cornls., Friar st

*Maher, Matthew, West Gate

Maher, Miss. My., West Gate

*Maher, Wm., Square

†‡‖Molloy, Joseph, Main st

Mullany, John, Friar st

Mullany, John, Main st

Mullany, Mrs. E., Pike st

*Murphy, Mrs. C., Cathedral st

*O’Brien, John, Main st

O’Connor, John, Cathedral st

*O’Loughlin, Thos., Main st

†‡Power, Richard, Cathedral st

*Quill, James, West Gate

Quinlan, John, Main st

Quinn, Mrs. E., Quarry st

*Ryan, Edw., Square

*†‡Ryan, Hh., West Gate

*Ryan, John, Main st

*†‖Ryan, Martin M., Main st

*Ryan, Mrs. Bt., Cathedral st

*†Ryan, Ptk., Main st

*Ryan, Thos., Main st

*St. John, Wm., Cathedral st

*Shelly, Mrs. Mt., Main st

*Shelly, Timothy, Cathedral st

*Smith, Mrs. My., Friar st

*Stokes, John, Cathedral st

HARDWARE.

See Grocers.

HOTEL PROPTRS.

Hayes, Miss L. J., Main st

Ryan, Thomas, Main st

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION.

Davy, Edwd., Main st

Delahunty, Wm., Cathedral st

Fay, Mrs. My., Friar st

Fogarty, Mrs. My., Main st

MEDICAL HALL.

Jackman, Dr. R. H., Main st

MILLERS.

Brady, Ml., Archerstown

Broomfield, Geo., Turtulla

Byrne, Ptk., Manor

Leahy, Thos., Tubberadora

MINERAL WATER MFTR.

Kirwan, Rd., New st

MONUMENTS.

M‘Guire and Slattery, Church le

NATIONAL LEAGUE.

NEWS AGENTS.

O’Brien, John, Main st

Ryan, Ptk., Market House

Shanahan, E., Main st

PAWNBROKERS.

O’Flanagan, Edwd., Main st

O’Mahony, Danl., Main st

PETTY SESSIONS.

Every Saturday, Stephen W. Boyton, clerk

PHYSICIANS.

Barry, Ml. J., Turtulla Ho

Hayes, Pierce, Friar st

Jackman, Rd. H., Alverno

Russell, John, Square

POST OFFICE.

The Square: E. Sherlock, P.M.

PRINTER (TYPO.)

Shanahan, E., Main st

PROVISIONS.

See also Grocers.

Butler, Mrs. Bt., Stradavoher

Johnston, J. L., Main st

Rooney, Pat, West Gate

RAILWAY.

Ml. Coffey, Station Master

R.I. CONSTABULARY.

Henry Wills, D.I., J. Doherty, H.C.

SADDLERS.

Conway, Jas., Main st

Dunne, Jas., West Gate

Freher, Owen, Main st

SAW MILL.

Hewson, Geo., Beakstown

SCHOOLS.

Christian Bros., Gaol st., Rev. Bro. Thos. J. Nugent, superior

College, St. Patrick’s, Very Rev. Arthur Ryan, President; Rev. Lce. Hayes, D.D., Vice President; Rev. Jas. Ryan, Bursar. Professors: Rev. Lce. Hayes, D.D., Rev. Innocent Ryan, Rev. Thos. Power, Rev. Jerh. Crowe, Rev. Rd. Mullins, Maximillian Scherer.

Industrial School, Presentation Convent. Ladies’: Ursuline Convent

National Schools, Mall, Jas. Crotty, Mrs. E. Crotty.

Presentation Convent, School for poor children, Ursuline Convent

SEEDS.

See Grocers and Wool Merchts.

SOLICITORS.

Coppinger, Stn. W., Cathedral st

Harney, Edwd., Friar st

Irwin, W. H., Gaol st

Morgan, Allan J., Gaol st

Pennefather, Thos. B., Gaol st

Power, Arnold, Gaol st

Ryan, Joseph, Cathedral st

SPIRIT RETAILERS.

See also Grocers and Hotels.

Cantwell, Patk., Mall

Delahunty, Wm., Cathedral st

Dwyer, Mrs. E., Quarry st

Maher, Patk., Cathedral st

O’Brien, Miss My., Main st

Toomy, Miss Bt., Cathedral st

STAMP DISTRIBUTOR.

Shanahan, E., Main st

STATIONER.

Shanahan, E., Main st

TANNERY.

Hayes, Thos., Friar st

TOWN COMMISSIONERS.

Hugh Ryan, Chairman; Cornelius M‘Namara, Benjamin Jackman, E. Shanahan, Patrick Mearn, Thomas O’Loughlin, Joseph Molloy, Stephen Dunne, Edward M‘Grath, Jeremiah Dempsey, Benjn. L. Cooke, Town Clerk and Executive Sanitary Officer; Dr. John Russell, M. O. H.; John Ryan, Sanitary Sub-Officer; Jos. Ryan, Solicitor; Pat Darmody, Collector.

UNION.

John J. Coppinger, Clerk; Patk. Russell, Master; Mrs. Mary Russell, Matron; Dr. John Russell, Med. Offcr.; Rev. Thos. Fennelly, Adm., Catholic Chaplain; Rev. Caesar S. Cooke, C.I., do.

Elected Guardians—Denis Finn, Ballinahow, Ballycahill, Thurles; Martin Delaney, Horse and Jockey, Thurles; Patk. Finn, Castlequarter, Borrisoleigh; Ml. Ryan, Rorardstown, Templemore; Jno. Cormack, Graneira, Upperchurch, Thurles; Jno. Burke, Ross Cottage, Thurles; Edm. Kinane, Gortnahallagh, Borrisoleigh; Patk. Butler, Beakstown, Holycross, Thurles; Lce. Butler, Annefield, Dovea, Thurles; Jno. McGrath, Kilkillabara, Loughmore, Templemore; Dl. Hayes, Ballyerke, Two-mile-Borris, Thurles; Jno. Fennelly, Castletown, Moyne, Templemore; Jas. Harney, Whitefield, Loughmore, Templemore; Ml. Dwyer, Moyaliffe, Thurles; Ml. Ryan, Coolaculla, Moyne, Templemore; Thos. Cooney, Lisduff, Thurles; Jno. Connolly, Templemore; Jerome J. Cussen, Templemore; D. E. Byrne, Lissanure, Templetuohy; Thomas Collier, Templetuohy; Patk. Mockler, Thurles; Stephen Dunne, do.; Roderick Dwan, do.; Fredk. Burke, do.; Dl. Hayes, Leigh, Two-mile-Borris.

Ex-Officio Guardians—For addresses, see Magistrates in County Directory—C. D. H. Webb, Thos. L. Cambie, Rd. Power, Denis B. O’Brien, Lieut.-Col. Knox, Col. Prendergast, Geo. E. Ryan, Hy. Langley, Jno. D. Cooke, Capt. Armstrong, Sir John Carden, Bart., V. W. Russell, Charles N. Clarke, William Gibson, H. J. Lloyd, W. P. Hanley, Owen M. Going, Clement Green, Emlyn F. Lloyd, Robt. Roe, Geo. E. Cooke. Fitzroy Knox, Col. J. Ryan Lenigan, Richd. G. Carden.

Frederick Burke, Chairman; Thos. Collier, V. C.; Dudley E. Byrne, D. V. C.

Board meets every Tuesday.

VICTUALLERS.

[*] Cattle Shippers

*Blake, Mrs. J., West gate

*Byrne, Jas., Main st

Houlahan, John, Main st

Maher, Wm., Square

WATCHMAKER.

McCullagh, Geo., Main st

WOOL.

[*] Also Leather and Seeds.

Dwyer, James, Main st

*Hayes, B. (Mrs. Hayes), Main st

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