Ballagh, Cashel - 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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Ballagh is a small village in the parish of Clonoulty, barony of Kilnamanagh, lower, 6 miles, Irish, north by west from Cashel, and three-quarters of a mile from the Gooldscross railway station. The land of the district is good, and for the most part is used for grazing. Butter-making is the main reliance of the farmers. There is an old castle at Ballagh, about 30 feet high, and in good preservation.

Grocer: Johanna Mihan

Groceries and Spirits: John Fahey, John Floran, Ty. O’Keeffe

Post M.: Patrick Mihan

School, National, M. Ryan, Ballagh; Daniel Daly, Glenough


Armstrong, James, Ballagh

Cuthbert, Jos., Clone

Draper, James, Monroe

Dwyer, Mrs. Honora, Ballagh

Dwyer, Mrs. Mary, Gurteen

Dwyer, Thomas, Ballagh

Fahey, Mrs. Margt., Ballagh

Fennell, Fleury, Ballagh

Fryday, Mrs. E., Ballagh

Gleeson, Mrs. Mary, Ballagh

Johnston, John, Clone

Ryan, Edward, Shravaralla

Ryan, George, Skehane

Ryan, John, Shravaralla

Ryan, John (Kendy), Shravaralla

Ryan, Matt, Ballagh

Ryan, Mrs. Ellen, Kilmore

Scott, Robt., Balendromeen

Simpson, Allan, Clone

Simpson, James, Shravaralla