Kilsheelan, Clonmel - Book of County Tipperary, 1889

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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 [9?]48 in 1881.—Trout and Salmon Fishing.

Kilsheelan is a station on the Waterford and Limerick Railway, 6 miles, English, east of Clonmel, and 7¾ miles west of Carrick-on-Suir. It is a parish in the barony of Iffa and Offa, east, beautifully situated on the river Suir. The land of the district is good for pasture and tillage. There are two square castles in the immediate neighbourhood; one at Ballyglasheen, within sight, is on the property of Lord Clonmell, and the second, Poulakerry, is owned by Mr. Rd. O’Donnell, J.P., Carrick-on-Suir. The Waterford county border is separated from Kilsheelan by the river crossed here by a substantial stone bridge. Near it there is a quay for the discharge of goods despatched by boat from Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir and Waterford. At the verge of the river, close to the bridge, there is an ancient moat. It is now quite bare, but down to fifteen years ago, had a good covering of trees. The ruin of an old church between the village and the river, is one of the striking objects seen from passing trains. The salmon and trout-fishing are good at this point of the Suir, but leave has to be obtained in order to wet a line.

Bakers: J. Finglas, W. Nagle, M. Prendergast

Catholic Ch.: Rev P. Spratt, P.P.; Rev. Philip Dunphy, C.C.

Dispensary: Dr. T. K. White

Grocers marked [*] retail spirits: Edm. Daly, John Finglas,* Wm. Neagle,* Ml. Prendergast, John Torpy*

National League:

Post Master: Ml. Donovan

R.I.C.: Geo. Stanley, Sergt.

School, Natl.: Wm. Griffith, Miss K. Callanan


Ahearne, Denis, Ballynevin

Barnes, J., Ballyglasheenbeg

Barnes, J., Ballyglasheen Little

Brennan, Edmond, Seskin

Brien, William, Seskin

Burke, R., Cloughcarrigeen W

Burke, William, Ballyrohan

Cahill, W. Lisnatubrid

Cantwell, Richard, Clonwalsh

Cantwell, Walter, Clonwalsh

Cooney, John, Ballyboe

Cullen, Patrick, Ballynaraha

Foley, John, Ballynoran

Hannigan, Rich., Seskin

Hunt, James, Killaloan L

Landy, Philip P., Ballydine

Landy, Philip, jun., Ballydine

Landy, Philip, Ptk., Ballydine

Larkin, Thomas, Seskin

Mandeville, F. H., Ballydine E

Moloughney, M., Ballyknockin

Nugent, William, Ballydine

O’Donnell, Cornelius, Seskin

O’Donnell, Pierce, Seskin

Power, James, Ballynaraha

Power, Pierse, Priorstown

Prendergast, James, Ballynaraha

Quinlan, Patk., Manganstown

Rocket, Jas., Eustaceland

Slattery, John, Ballydine

Stokes, Patrick, Poulakerry

Stokes, William, Priorstown

Tobin, Ml., Butlerstown

Tobin, Ml., Kylanoreashy

Walsh, Patrick, Kilsheelan