Clonbrick, Tipperary - 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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Clonbrick is a rural post office in the parish of Sollohedbeg, barony of Clanwilliam, 5½ miles, Irish, west by north from Tipperary, and 3 miles from Oola, on the Waterford and Limerick Railway, the nearest station. The land of the district is good for pasture. Mr. Valentine Ryan is the principal landlord.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. T. O’Dwyer, P.P., Rev. Martin Ryan, C.C.

Grocers: Edm. Browne, Thos. Dwyer, Wm. Gavin

Post M.: Wm. Gavin

School Nl.: Ml. Bourke, Bt. Bourke


Breen, John, jun., Ayle N

Breen, Patrick, Ayle

Butler, Rd., Knockfelah

Crowe, Edm., Cutteen

Crowe, Thos., Cutteen

Dee, Mrs., Lisnakella

Dwyer, James, Ayle

Dwyer, Mrs., Clonbrick

English, Wm., Coolnamona

Gavin, Michael, Clonbrick

Hogan, Lce., Ballykiveen

Kelly, John, Knockphelagh

M‘Cormack, Miss M., Clonbrick

Maher, Mrs., Coolnamona

Marnane. Wm., Knockfelah

Neille, Dl., Ballykiveen N

Neille, Wm., sen., Ballykiveen N

O’Brien, Richard, Clonbrick

O’Brien, Wm., Seskin

O’Neill, Jno., Cloughue

Quinlan, Mrs., Clonbrick

Real, Patrick, Knockphelagh

Ryan, John, Drumwood

Ryan, Mrs., Seskin

Ryan, Richard, Ayle

Ryan, Valentine, Longford