Cranna, 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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Cranna is a rural post office in the barony of Owney and Arra, 6 miles, Irish, south-west of Nenagh. The land of the district is of medium quality, and is used for pasture and tillage. The Kilmastulla River, running at a short distance from the post office, is good for trout.

Grocers & Spirits: Ml. Hurley, Bushfield; Jas. M‘Grath, Burges; Ml. Ryan (grocer only), Shallee

Post. M.: Miss A. Powell

Protest. Orphanage: Miss Farrell

School Nl.: Miss J. Stapleton


Egan, Ptk., Kilnecranna

Fennessy, Thomas, Gortnaskehy

Gleeson, Cornelius, Garryclogher

Gleeson, John, Downamona

Glesson, Mrs. M., Shallee

Going, John C., Castlecranna

King, Capt. Thomas, Shalee

M‘Keogh, John, Kilnecranna

Ryan, John, jun., Curraghmore

Ryan, John, Gortnaskehy

Ryan, John, Curraheen

Ryan, Ptk., Curraghmore

Ryan, Patrick, Ryninch U

Sheehy, John, Gortnaskehy

Talbot, Mrs. E., Bushfield House

White, Edwd., Greenhall