Dundrum, Cashel - 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 155 in 1881—Trout-fishing.

Dundrum, in the parish of Ballintemple, and barony of Kilnamanagh, lower, is a station on the Great Southern Railway, 6 miles, Irish, north-west of Cashel, and a like distance from the town of Tipperary. Dundrum is a beautifully situated village, bordered by the richly planted demesne of the Earl de Montalt. It is the head of a police district. A good farming country surrounds it, and the farmers devote a great deal of attention to butter-making. Oats and potatoes are the principal crops. The black river, running through the demesne, is good for brown trout.

Baker: James A. Madden

Catholic Ch.: Rev. James Callanan, P.P.; Rev. John Hennessy, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. J. H. Wilson

Dispensary: Dr. Thos. Crowe

Draper: John Crowe; see also grocers

Grocers; marked thus [*] sells spirits, thus [†] draper: Ml. Brown* Knockvella, Wm. Dwyer, Miss M. Levison†, James A. Madden*, Mrs. M. A. Sealy, Denis Tierney

Hotel: James A. Madden

Petty Sessions, 2nd Monday every month: Geo. Slyne, Clerk

Post M.: Mrs. M. A. Sealy

Railway: Ptk. Kelly, S.M.

R.I.C.: Owen Wynne, D.I., Paul Kingston, H.C.

School NI.: Cornls. Kennedy, Mrs. Kennedy


Allison, Geo., Farranavulla

Arthur, Nichls., Coolacussane

Butler, Mrs. Julia, Dundrum

Carew, Wm., Rossbeg

Carew, Wm., Carrow

Carey, Michael, Kilmore U

Carmody, Jerh., Clonkelly

DeMontalt, Earl (L.L.) Dundrum

Dwyer, Cornls., Carrow

Dwyer, John, Clonkelly

Friday, John, Maudmount

Greene, Clement (J.P.) Green park

Grene, James, Cappamurragh

Hogan, Thomas, Coolacussane

Howard, John, Gortarush U

Howard, John, Kilpatrick

Howard, Robert, jun., Kilpatrick

Howard, Samuel, Ballintemple

Levison, John, Garryduff

Luby, Edwd., Coolacussane

Keeffe, Patk., Kilmore U

Kelly, Michl., Coolacussane

Quirke, Michl., Coolacussane

Ryan, Connor, Carrowkeale

Ryan, Daniel, Carrow

Ryan, Denis, Clonkelly

Ryan, Jas., Carrowkeale

Ryan, Jos., Carrow

Ryan, Lce., Bishopswood

Slattery, Mce., Coolacussane

Stapleton, Wm., Clonkelly

Taylor, Geo. jun., Carrigeen

Taylor, Geo., Gortarush U

Taylor, Robt., Gortussa