Carrigatoher, Nenagh - 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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Carrigatoher is a rural post office, 3 miles, Irish, south by west, from Nenagh on the road to Limerick. Some of the land of the neighborhood is fair for pasture and tillage.

Catholic Ch.: Burges, see Newtown

Grocer and Spirit: J. M‘Donnell

Post M.: Con O’Brien

R.I.C.: Sergt. Carr

School NI.: J. M‘Mahon, Mrs. M‘Mahon


Brien, Denis, Dromin

Brien, Ml., Carrigatogher

Bonfield, Jno., Gortmore

Bourke, —, Carrigal

Conroy, Patk., Barbaha

Dwyer, A., Carrigatogher H

Finch, F. H., Clareen

Fogarty, John, Clareen

Fogarty, Mathew, Kilcoleman

Fogarty, M., sen., Kilcoleman

Gleeson, Jas., jun., Patrick’s well

Gleeson, John, Ballyhiskey

Hurley, John, Carrigmadden

Hogan, Mn., Carrigatogher A

Hogan, Martin, Gortmore

Keayes, Christopher, Gortmore

Looby, Timothy, Dromin

Maher, Patrick, Gortmore

Powell, Caleb, Gortmore

Reidy, M., Carrigatogher A

Ryan, Patrick, Carrigal

Ryan, Patrick, Gortmore

Ryan, Mrs., Carrigatogher

Slattery, Wm., Ballywilliam

Woods, Pat, Ballywilliam