Ballynahinch, Limerick - 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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Ballynahinch is a village of about 10 houses, in the parish of Kilcomenty, barony of Owney and Arra, 11 miles, Irish, north-east of Limerick, and 3 miles east by north from the Birdhill railway station. The land of the district, which is hilly, is used chiefly for grazing.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. J. McGrath, P.P.; Rev. Edwd. Hellan, C.C.

Grocer: Wm. Purdon

Groceries and Spirits: Mrs. My. Ryan

Post M.: Wm. Purdon

School. Nl.: Wm. and Mrs. Bt. Herbert


Brien, Patrick, Rossfinch

Coffey, Ptk., Bally’hinch

Grace, Michael, Killalane

Healy, Mrs. M., Rossfinch

McKeogh, Jeremiah, Garraun

Meara, Thomas, Ballycahane

Ryan, James, Farneigh

Ryan, Martin, Rossfinch

Ryan, Michael, Rosslinch

Sullivan, Michael, Rossfinch

Waters, Christopher, Farneigh

Young, Benjm., Killalane

Young, Benjamin, Munnia