Fethard Directory - 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 libraryireland.com, 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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Auctioneers: Michael Coffey, John O’Halloran, J. H. Sadleir

Bakers: Ml. Coffey, Patrick Coffey, Ml. McCarthy, Mrs. Mary McCarthy, John Mockler, John O’Shea, Mrs. C. L. Slattery

Bank, Munster and Leinster: Rt. Crilly, mgr.; Rt. D. Triphook, act.

Church, Catholic: Augustinian Abbey, Very Rev. James A. Anderson, O.S.A.; Ven. Archdeacon Danl. Ryan, D.D., P.P.; Rev. Edward Scott, C.C.: Rev. Edmond Burke, C.C.

Church of Ireland: Ven. Archdeacon J. A. Long, A.M., Rector

Church Presbyterian: Rev. Jas. Wilson

Coal Merchants, Druggists, &c., marked thus [†] sell timber: T. A. Kenrick†, John Richardson

Creameries: Ml. Coffey, Wm. Dwyer

Dispensary: Dr. Wm. Crean

Drapers: Misses M. & S. Landers, Ml. McCarthy, Miss M. Maher, Thos. Mockler, Mrs. Mt. Murphy, Thos. O’Donnell, Edm. O’Shea

Emigration agents: T. A. Kenrick, J. Richardson

Flour, see also grocers: John Byrne, Ml. Landers

Grocers; marked thus [*] retail spirits: thus [†] hardware; thus [‡] seeds: Thos. Ahearn,* Lee Byrne,*‡, Mrs. A. Carew*, Ml. Coffey‡, Patk. Coffey, Mrs. Mary Connolly, Dd. Cunningham, Ptk. Gearon, Mrs. Keating*, Thos. A. Kenrick†‡, M. Lonergan*, J. McCarthy*‡, Ml. McCarthy*, Mrs. M. McCarthy*, J. Mockler, T. Mockler, Miss Mt. Murphy, Jas. O’Connell*, Walter O’Donnell (leather), Jno. O’Shea*, J. Richardson*†, J. Schofield*, Mrs. C. L. Slattery, Miss Susan A. Stokes*, W. Walsh

Hotels: Miss Susan A. Stokes, Misses Mary & Catherine Mockler

Loan Fund: Ven. Archdeacon Ryan, Hon. Sec.

Military station: 1 troop 15th Hussars

National League: R. Burke, sec.

News agent: Mrs. C. L. Slattery, John Wall

Petty Sessions, every second Monday in each month, Thomas Mockler, clerk

Physicians: W. Crean, T. O’Connell

Post cars and hearses: A. Duggan, Michael McCarthy, Miss S. A. Stokes

Post Mistress: Miss E. Smyth

Railway: Ml. Donohue, S.M.

R. I. C.: F. Phillips, Sergeant

Saddlers: J. Fitzgerald, D. O’Shea

Saw mill: Mrs. Mary McCarthy

Schools: Convent, Presentation; Parochial, Mrs. Long; Patrician Brothers, St. Patrick’s Monastery, Rev. Bro. A. Byrne, Superior

Spirit retailers, see also grocers and hotels: James Curran, Mrs. F. Maher

Town Commissioners: P. J. McCarthy, Chairman; Dr. Wm. Crean, Jerh. McCarthy, J. Tehan, Thos. O’Donnell, Ml. Coffey. Ed. Dwyer, J. Flynn, Thos. Heffernan, H. B. Sayers, Ml. Daniel, Patk. Maher, Thos. Ahearn, Ml. Murphy, Town Clerk; Michael Bowe, receiver of rents; Michael Donovan, Town Sergeant

Victuallers: Ed. Connors, Dd. Cunningham, P. Maher, R. Maher


Anglim, Mrs., L’moynan

Barton, Sl. H., Grove

Bourke, Michl., Garraun

Bourke, Patk., Cloran New

Britton, John, Ballyhomuck

Burgess, Mrs., Burke st

Burke, Edm., Grove

Byrne, Jas., Colman Cramptmore

Byrne, John, Claremore

Byrne, Mrs., Carrigbawn

Cantwell, Denis, Cappaghmore

Cantwell, Simon, Drumdeel

Cantwell, Patrick, Loughcapple

Carew, Richard, Grangebeg

Carroll, Clement J., Rocklow

Carroll, Patrick, Milltown Britton

Chadwick, Austin C., Colman Abbey

Cleary, Mrs. Mt., Knockelly

Coffey, Mrs., Killerk north

Coffey, Thomas, Brodeen

Cooke, Robert, Kiltinan Castle

Comerford, Thomas, Rathkenny

Connell, Mrs. E., Carrigbawn

Connell, Matt., Crampcastle

Connell, Thos., Cathaganstown

Connors, Jerome, Ballyvadin

Connors, John, Magorban

Croake, Michael, Rathkenny

Cooney, Michael, Arbourhill

Cullins, Thomas, Kiltinan

Cummins, Edw., Everardsgrange

Cummins, Geo., Everardsgrange

Cummins, Thos., Garronkyle

Daniel, Corns., Slainstown N

Daniel, Michl., Killusty N

Daniel, Patk., Barretsgrange

Dillon, Rich., Tinnakilly

Doheny, John, Crampscastle

Dolan, Patk., Ballybough

Donnell, John, Ballyvadin

Donnell, Thos., Ballyvadin

Duggan, Jerome, Walshbog

Duhy, Matt., Grangebeg

Dwyer, John, Corbally

Elvert, Cornelius, Farranshea

Feehan, James, Cloran Old

Fitzgerald, Alex., Knockelly

Flaherty, James, Killusty N

Flynn, John, Glengaddy

Gleeson, James, Curraheen

Guinan, James, Kilkennybeg

Hackett, James, Fethard

Hackett, John, Knockanglass

Hall, Edmond, Magowry

Hallinan, Thos., Rathsallagh

Hanrahan, Ml., St. Johnstown

Hanrahan, Richard, Barretstown

Hayden, J., St. Johnstown

Hayden, John, Parsonshill

Hayes, J., Coolmoynefennell

Hayes, J. W., Coolmoynefennell

Hayes, Ml., Coolmoynefennell

Heffernan, Edm., Knockelly

Heffernan, Martin, St. Johnstown

Heffernan, Michael, Coolanure

Heffernan, Patrick, Rathkenny

Heffernan, Patrick, Cooleigh

Holohan, Michael, Castleblake

Hoolahan, John, Ballinard

Keane, Thomas, Cappaghmore

Keane, Thomas, Clarebeg

Kendrick, James, Knockelly

Kendrick, John, Knockelly

Kickham, Ml., Friarsgrange

Landy, Wm., Redcity

Langley, John, Rathmooly

Langley, Matt., Knockinglass

Lonergan, P. J. (M. Lonergan)

Maher, James, Kiltinan

Meagher, Mrs. K., Cloneen

Meagher, Wm., Tober

Meehan, Thomas, Lismortagh

Mockler, J., jun., Cramptmore

Moran, M., Ballinattin lower

Murphy, J., Curraghscarteen

Nagle, Patrick, Killusty north

Neill, Martin, Killerk north

O’Brien, Edward, Ballyhomuck

O’Brien, Edward, Bannixtown

O’Brien, George, Milestown

O’Connell, James, Killavalla

O’Connor, Mrs., Knockelly

O’Donnell, James, Curraghscarteen

O’Donnell, Michael, Bannixtown

O’Donnell, Pierce, Grangebeg

O’Donnell, John, Kuockanglass

O’Halloran, Patrick, Grangebeg

O’Shea, Patrick, Moor st

Quigley, Michael, Kilbreedy

Quinlan, Frank, Colman Hennessy

Quinn, James, Magowry

Quinn, Patrick, Walshbog

Ryall, Rd., Buffana

St. John, James, Crampscastle

Scanlan, Denis, Kilnagranagh

Scully, Darby (J.P.), Silverfort

Shea, Edm., Baptistgrange

Shea, Mrs., Milestown

Shea, Miss, Coleman

Shea, Michael, Cloran Old

Shea, Nicholas, Cloran Old

Skehan, John, Ballyhomuck

Shortall, Matthew, Rathsallagh

Skehan, Walter, Cooleagh

Skehan, William, Coolbawn

Slattery, Edm., Ballyvaden

Slattery, William, Jossestown

Sparrow, Allen, St. Johnstown

Stokes, Edm., jun., Magowry

Sullivan, Cornelius, Grangebarry

Tennant, William, Ballinard

Tobin, Patrick, Lismoynane

Tobin, Patrick, St. Johnstown

Tobin, Thomas, Ballylusky

Toppin, Nicholas, Tullamain

Toppin, William, Buffana

Walsh, James, Newtown

Walsh, Jeremiah, Tullamain

Walshe, John, Saucestown

Walshe, J., Baptistgrange

Walsh, Ml., Gen. Burke st

Walsh, Mrs. M., Main st

Walshe, Ptk., Barretstown

Walton, John, Rathkenny