Hollyford, 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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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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Hollyford is a village of 10 houses on the Anglesea line between Tipperary and Nenagh, 10 miles, Irish, north of the former, and 12 miles south by east of the latter. The land of the district is hilly, and much of it is not good. A small stream running through is well stocked with brown trout.

Catholic Ch.: see Kilcommon

Draper: Thos. Ryan

Grocer; Lce. Ryan

Grocers and Spirit Retailers: W. Hayes, Chas. Lysaght, Martin Lysaght, Thos. Ryan

Post M.: Chas. Lysaght

R.I.C.: Sergt. J. Treacy

School, Nl.: James Lamb, Mrs. A. Lamb


Allis, Mrs. C., L’creena

Butler, Thomas, Blackstairs

Carey, Michael, Lackanacreena

Dwyer, Edmond, Bagagha

Dwyer, Mrs. Bt., Bagagha

Dwyer, Timothy, Foilaclug

McHugh, Myles, F’duff

Mulcahy, Edmond, Glenpaudeen

Mulcahy, Patrick, Moheragh

O’Ryan, Thomas D., Losset

Quirke, James, Clonmurragha

Ryan, Daniel, Curraheen

Ryan, Jeremiah, Knockjack

Ryan, Mrs. B., Knockjack

Ryan, Mrs. C., Gurth

Ryan, Mrs. Mt., Foilaclug

Russell, W., Curraheen

Stapleton, M., Glenpaudeen

Stapleton, Thos., Piperhill