Ballylooby, Cahir - 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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  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.
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Ballylooby is a village of 14 houses, in the barony of Iffa and Offa, west, 4 miles, Irish, south by west from Cahir, on the road to Clogheen. The land of the surrounding country is good. Oats and potatoes are the principal crops, but the greater part of the farms are devoted to pasture for dairy purposes, dry stock, etc. A small stream, running through the village, is good for brown trout.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Rt. Foran, P.P., Rev. Dd. J. O’Connor, C.C.

Church of Id., Tubrid—Rev. W. T. Butler

Grocers: Jas. Keating, John O’Brien, Terence O’Brien, Wm. Sheehy

Post M.: Miss Bt. Keating

R.I.C.: J. Gaffney

School Nl.: James Hannon, Miss Susan M. Keating

Spirits: Mgt. Casey, J. Keating


Barrett, Dl., Poulaculleare

Barrett, Jno., Poulaculleare

Connors, Mrs. Mt., Burgess

Devereaux, Thos., West Burgess

Flinn, John, Parkaderreen

Heffernan, Rd., Curraghatoor

Hogan, Denis, Burgess Mansion

Keating, Mrs. E., Scartana

Keating Ptk., Knockane

Keating, Robert, Scartana

Lonergan, Mrs. C., Kilroe

Lonergan, Philip, Curraghatoor

McGrath, John, Cloheenafishoge

McGrath, Mrs. Mt.. Rehill

McGrath, Mrs. My., Kilroe

McGrath, M., Whitechurch

Magrath, Patk., Cloheenafishoge

Maher, Michael, Rehill

Mahony, Michael, Burgess New

Morrissey, John, Burgess Mansion

Morrissey, Patrick, Kilcoran

Morrissey, Rd., Kilcoran

Mullaney, Ml., Burgess Mansion

O’Brien, John, Kilroe

O’Brien, James, Derravoher

O’Brien, Ptk., jun., Kilroe

O’Brien, Thos., Parkaderreen

O’Donnell, Rd., Ballyallavoe

Prendergast, Jas., Curraghatoor

Prendergast, Wm., Burgess

Sheehan, James, Kilcoran

Sheehan, John, Kilcoran

Sheehan, Morgan, Kilcoran

Sheehy, Edward, Poulavalla

Tobin, Michael, Rehill

Tobin, Thomas, Moanroe

Whelan, Ml., Burgess Mansion

Whelan, Thomas, Derravoher

Whelan, William, Derravoher

Wilkinson, Mrs. E., Knockanegurm