Kilcommon, 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, 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.

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Kilcommon is a village of twenty houses, in the parish of Templebeg, 16 miles north from Tipperary, and 10 miles south by east from Nenagh, the nearest railway station. The district is hilly, but good for pasture. During the season, May to December, a butter market is held every Monday. More than half the houses are thatched. A river running through the parish is very good for brown trout.

Catholic Church: Rev. Wm. J. McKeogh, P.P.; Rev. P. Graham, C.C.; Rev. G. C. Grace, C.C.

Dispensary: Dr. Jos. Power

Grocers: Jas. Doherty, James Hayes, Mrs. K. Ryan, W. Ryan

Grocers and Spirit Retailers: Mrs. My. Carroll, Mrs. C. M‘Cormack, Denis Ryan

Post M.: Jas. Doherty

R.I.C.: Sergt. Jh. Regan

School, Nl.: Fr. Banon, Jos. Dwyer, Ellen Clarke, My. Kevin


Barane, Mrs., Foiln’adrough

Butler, Mrs., Inchavarra

Casey, Mrs., Cuonmore

Casey, Mrs., Cummer

Casey, Mrs., Cuonmore

Doherty, Mrs., Inch

Hanly, Jas., Ruska

Hanly, Wm., Ruska

Hayes, Mrs., Croughafoil

Hughes, Mrs., Logbrack

Hunt, Vere, D. W., Cummermore

McCormack, Jno., Loughisle

McGrath, Jas., Loughisle

Malloney, Jeremiah, Loughile

Molony, Pat, Knocknabansha

Quinlan, Mrs., Foilnermore

Ryan, Jno., Loughisle

Ryan, Ml., Ruska

Ryan, Miss, Banquet Hill

Ryan, Mrs., Cummerbeg

Ryan, Mrs., Foilvahonomara

Ryan, Mrs., Kilcommon

Ryan, Mrs., Knocknakilla

Ryan, Mrs., Meanvee

Ryan, Owen, Shanballyedmond

Ryan, Patk., Knocknakilla

Ryan, Thomas, Kilcommon

Ryan, William, Knocknakilla

Ryan, Wm., Kilcommon

Ryan, Wm., Loughisle

Scanlan, Patk., Ruska

Scanlan, Ty., Loughisle

Scanlan, Wm., Loughisle

Slattery, Mrs., Loughisle