Drangan, Callan - 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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Population 151 in 1881.

Drangan, in the parish of same name, barony of Middlethird, is 8 miles, Irish, south-west of Callan, and 4 miles south-east of Killenaule. It has a handsome Catholic church and a Convent of Mercy. The land of the district is good. Much of it is used for dairy cows.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Ml. M‘Grath, P.P.: Rev. J. H. Power, C.C.

Dispensary: Dr. W. K. Heffernan

Drapers: Miss Bt. Cusack, Mrs. E. McCarthy

Grocers and Bakers: Miss J. O’Connor, Ml. Russell

Grocers and Spirits: Miss Bt. Cusack, Jno. Feely, Jno. Morris

Nl. League: M. Cusack, sec.

Post M.: Phil Slattery

R.I.C.: Sergt. Wm. O’Connor

School, Nl.: Jas. Drew


Anglin, Edw., Rathkenny

Anglin, John, Tullowcussane

Bradshaw, Wm., L’moynan

Bradshaw, Wm., Corbally

Britton, Patrick, Ballynennon

Britton, Patrick, Ballynennon

Bryan, Arthur, Priesttown

Burke, James, Priesttown

Cahill, Thomas, Cloghateana

Callahan, Ml., C’heen

Carey, Danis, B’lusky

Clancy, Lce., B’lusky

Connolly, Patrick, Kyle

Cormack, John, sen., Shanakyle

Crehan, Miss, Rathkenny

Croke, Edw., Rathkenny

Croke, Jas., Rathkenny

Cunningham, Jno., L’moynan

Cunny, Edmond, Cloghateana

Donovan, Denis, jun., Knockurragh

Duggan, Thos., Magowry

Fitzgerald, James, Crohane U

Fowley, Mrs. L’moynan

Puncheon, Edw., Magowry

Gleeson, Jno., C’heen

Guinan, Mrs. H., B’lusky

Hall, Edw., Magowry

Hayden, Edw., Magowry

Hayden, Mrs. M., Corbally

Horan, Andrew, Knockurragh

Hughes, R. H., Ballyrichard

Hughes, Thomas, Clonyhea

Kelly, J., Lismalin

Kenny, John, B’lusky

Kennedy, Patrick, Cloughateana

McCormack, Jno., B’lusky

McCormack, Rd., B’lusky

Maher, John, Moanvurrin

Mullaly, Mn., Knockroe

Mullally, Michael, Moyne

O’Brien, Hugh, Moanvurrin

Perkins, Mrs., C’heen

Power, Wm., jr., T’sane

Power, Wm.. sen., T’sane

Quinn, Jas., Magowry

Ronayne, Wm., Newtowndrangan

Scanlan, Jno., B’lusky

Shea, Thomas, Crohane Upper

Smith, John, Magowry

Smith, Mrs., B’lusky

Stokes, Edw., Magowry

Tobin, James, Prospect

Tobin, Thos., Kilkennybeg

Tobin, William, Crohane U

Whelan, Ml. Magowry

Whelan, Mrs. Mt., Corbally