Cullen, 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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  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.

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Population 242 in 1881.

Cullen in the parish of same name, barony of Clanwilliam, is 5 miles, Irish, west by north from Tipperary. Oola, County Limerick, is the nearest railway station. It once had a market and two cattle fairs. Now a pig fair only is held. For date see fairs at back of book. From 1749 a great many gold objects were found in the bog of Cullen. See page 33. The land of the district is good for dairying.

Catholic Ch.: See Lattin

Grocers: Marked thus [*] sell spirits: Jno. Finnan,* Miss A. Hogan,* Matt Hogan (Hardware and Drapery), Denis Quinlan*

Post M.: Jos. Reynolds

R.I.C.: Sergt. J. Molloy

School Nl.: Matt Hogan, Mrs. H. Hogan


Batters, Patrick, Longstone

Breen, Michael, Boherduff

Burns, John, Ballynulty

Burns, Lawrence, Garryheakin

Burns, Michael, Ballynulty

Cleary, Joseph, Rathduff

Conway, Dl., Ballybrenoge

Conway, John, Miltown

Corbett, John, Ballynulty

Cussin, Jerh., Illaunmeen

Doherty, Ml., Ballynulty

Dwyer. Ml., Kilcornan

Fitzgerald, George, Miltown

Gleeson, Marks, Ballynulty

Griffin, Mrs. H., Miltown

Hannin, Cornelius, Miltown

Hogan, Michael, Kilcornan

Horan, James, Ballynulty

Horan, Thomas, Rathduff

Hourigan, Wm., Ballynulty

Humphries, John, sen., Kilcornan

Kearney, Le., Longstone

Keating, Edmond, Cullen

Keogh, Denis, Garryheakin

King, John, Ballynulty

M‘Carthy, Ml., Longstone

Nihill, Thos., Boherduff

O’Brien, William, Longstone

O’Donnell, Denis, Kilcornan

Rafferty, John, Gortakilleen

Rafferty, Patrick, Gortakilleen

Ramsay, Rev. James, Cullen

Reardon, Roger, Ballyrobbin

Ryan, Denis, Gortnabarna

Ryan, John, Kilcornan

Ryan, Laurence, Kilcornan

Ryan, Patrick, Kilcornan

Ryan, Ty., Gortnabarna

Smythe, Rev. Hy., Ballybrenoge

Treacy, Edmond, Ballynulty

Whelan, John, Fortyacres