Kilross, 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.

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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Kilross is a village of twelve houses, in the parish of a Clonbeg, barony of Clanwilliam, 4¾ miles, Irish, west by south from Tipperary. Emly, 4 miles, is the nearest railway station. Count Moore is the landlord. The land of the district is good for pasture.

Catholic Ch.: Galbally

C.I.: Do.

Grocers: Marked thus [*] sells spirits: Jas. Bourke, A. Cunningham, P. Hayes*, Thos. O’Donnell

Post Mr.: Thos. Kirby

R.I.C.: Sergt. Ml. Brereton

School, National: D. Moroney, Miss Mt. O’Mara


Blackburn, Philip, Ballycranna

Carroll, James, Ballywire

Carroll, Patrick, Kilross

Condon, Jno., Knock’malough

Condon, Wm., Ballynamrossagh

Conroy, John, Ballywire

Darmody, James, Kilross

Dwyer, Patk., Knock’malough

Gahey, Ml., Ballycranna

Harknett, John, Kilross

Hennessy, Gerald, Kilross

Heelan, Robert, Ballycranna

Hennessy, Peter, Moanour

Hennessy, Wm., Ballycranna

McCormack, Ml., Knock’malough

Massy, Jno. B., Ballywire

Moloney, Jno., Knock’malough

Moroney, Matt., Kilross

Mullins, Edward, Ballycranna

O’Neill, Malachi, Kilross

Power, James, Mooresfort

Russell, John, Kilross

Ryan, John, Moanour

Walsh, Robt., Kilross

Wilkinson, Wm., Moanour