Clerihan, Clonmel - 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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Clerihan is a village of about 100 population, in the barony of Iffa and Offa East, 4 miles, Irish, north of Clonmel, its nearest railway station. The land of the district is good for pasture and tillage. Oats and potatoes are the principal crops. Sir John B. Gough’s private residence has an entrance at the head of the village. In the townland of Mullaghmoney, parish of Newchapel, the O'Doherty’s, an important family, once owned a strong castle. Clerihan’s population has reduced more than half in fifty years, and its annual fair, Sept. 30, is no longer held.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Jas. O’Connell, P.P.; Rev. Ml. Duggan, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. Jno. Gaggin

Dispensary: Dr. R. R. O’Brien

Grocers: marked thus [*] retail spirits: Mrs. E. Dunne*, Miss H. Going, Ml. Tobin*

Natnl. League: Denis Hunt, sec.

Post Master: E. M‘Grath

R.I.C.: J. Norris, sergt

Schl. Natl.: Ptk. Hackett, Mrs. My. Mulcahy

Spirit rtlr.: Thos. Griffith

Victualler: D. Flannery


Ahearne, D., Ballyveelish N

Bates, Edward, Clerihan

Bates, Mrs., Ballybeg

Bates, Thos., Ballyhimikin

Brien, Patk., Shanbally

Burke, Ml., Ballytarsna

Burke, Thos., jun., Donaghmore

Cooney, Edmond, Ballyveelish

Darcy, Thomas, Ballyclerahan

Flannery, James, Lavally U

Fleming, Stphn., Chancellorstown L

Flynn, Giles, Chancellorstown L

Gough, Gen. Sir J. B.,Knockeevan

Hanly, Patrick, Moorstown

Hanrahan, John, Giantsgrave

Hayden, Mrs. C., Graigue

Heffernan, Ed., Mocklerstown

Heffernan, Jno., Mocklerstown

Henneberry, Mrs., Chancellorstown

Henneberry, P., Chancellorstown

Hogan, John, Ballincor, C

Hunt, John, Lavally L

Keating, John, Donaghmore

Lane, Rev. R. (C.C.), Donaghmore

Larkin, Mrs., Ballycornane

Lonergan, Ml., Chancellorstown

Lyons, John, Newchapel

McCraith, Denis, Shanballyard

Mockler, Rev. H. (C.C.),B’clerahan

Mockler, Mrs. Mt., Ballinlough

O’Donnell, Cornelius, Seskin

O’Donnell, Pierce, Seskin

Prendergast, J., Chancellorstown

Ryan, Jer.. Ballyclerahan

Slattery, Edm., Ballyclerahan

Slattery, James, Ballyclerahan

Slattery, John, Ballyclerahan

Waters, Miss B., Coleman