Ardcroney, Roscrea - 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, 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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Ardcroney is a rural post office, in the parish of same name, barony of Lower Ormond, 14 miles, English, west by south, from Roscrea, by rail via Cloughjordan, the nearest railway station.It is 4 miles west of Cloughjordan by road, and a like distance south of Borrisokane. Some of the land of the district is good for grazing, and some for tillage. Ardcroney and Ballyluskey Castles are in the parish.

Catholic Ch.: Cloughjordan Priests

Church of Id., Congor, Rev. Sl. Hyde, Borrisokane

Grocer: Sl. Hogan

Groceries & Spirits: Jno. Ryan

Post M.: Ml. Smyth

School, Nl.: Ml. & Maria Smyth


D’Arcy, Dl., Ardcroney

D’Arcy, Mrs., Clashatean

Doheny, Patrick, Ardcroney

Donald, Robert, Clairmount

Falkner, Thomas, Willsborough

Gaynor, John, Graigue

Gleeson, Mrs. K., Mohernenagh

Hogan, Mrs., Ardcroney

Hogan, Mrs., Ballythomas

Kenna, John, Whitestone

Kenna, Philip, Ballyluskey

Kenna, Philip B., Ballyluskey

Kenna, Timothy, Lisgariff

Kennedy, Mrs. Julia, Ardcroney

Kennedy, Mrs. M., Ardcroney

Moloughney, Edw., Graigue L

Moloughney, John, Upper Graigue

Mulcahy, John, Ardcroney

Quigley, Miss K., Ardcroney

Ryan, Denis, Ardcroney

Ryan, Ml., Ardcroney

Ryan, William, Derrinasling

Spain, Michael, Gortadalaun

Spain, Michael, Ballyrickard

Spain, Ml., Ringroe