Aherlow, Tipperary - 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.

To enjoy the rich variety of advertisements, confirm accuracy of the entries, or have a printed record of a family member, obtain an original or facsimile copy of The Book of County Tipperary.

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Aherlow is a small village in the parish of Clonbeg, barony of Clanwilliam, 3 miles, Irish, from Tipperary. Aherlow is in the beautiful glen of the same name, between the Galtee mountains. Galtymore, the highest peak, 3,015 feet, has a flat rock on the top, called “Dawson’s Table.” The owner of the glen district is Captain Dawson. There are also three small lakes about half way up the mountain, and the water scheme for Tipperary proposes the tapping of one of these. The land of the valley is good for pasture. Good trout-fishing is to be had in the river running through it.

Catholic Ch.: Very Rev. Canon Ryan, P.P., V.F.; Rev. Edw. Hanly, C.C.; Rev. F. Cullen, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. W. Greybourne

Post Mr.: Denis Ginivan

School Nl.: Mn. Laffin, Wm. Buckley, Ml. Finnan

Spirit retailers: Martin Leary, Kennedy O’Brien, Miss A. Reardon (grocer)


Bourke, Richard, Rossbog

Dawson, G.K.S.M. (J.P.), B’nacourt

Frewin, Robert, Gortavoher, E

Givens, Matthew, Mackanagh

Heneberry, Garrett, Lyre

Hennessey, Ty., Lisvarrinane

Hennessy, Wm., Gortavoher W.

Hennessy, Laurence, Lisvarrinane

Holmes, Richard, Toureen

Kiely, Jh., Streamhill

Keily, Laurence, Longford

Keily, Patrick, Lyre

Keily, Wm., Longford

Kielly, Wm., Longford

Kiely, W. M., Longford

Noonan, Denis, Moneynaboola

Norris, Wm., Mackenagh Lr.

O’Neill, Ty., Moneynaboola

Ryan, John, Rossbog