Littleton, Thurles - 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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  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.
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Population 157 in 1881.—Trout-fishing

Littleton, in the parish of Two Mile Borris, barony of Eliogarty, is 4 miles south-east of Thurles. The land of the district is used chiefly for tillage Barley, Oats, potatoes, and turnips are the principal crops. In the district there are ruins of Ballybeg castle, the old church of Ballymoreen, and the remains of a large Danish fort at Ballydavid.

Catholic Churches at Moycarkey and Two-Mile-Borris: Rev. Edw. O’Kane, C.C.; Rev. Nichl. Duggan, C.C., reside at Littleton

Church of Id.: Ven. Archdeacon John O’Connor

Dispensary: Dr. Ml. J. Barry

Grocer: Thos. Stapleton

Grocer and Spirits: Mrs. My. Boyleson, Ml. St. John

Post M.: Jno. Alcock

R.I.C.: Sergt. J. Boylan

School, Nl.: Mrs. My. Commons


Brennan, James, Ballybeg

Burke, James, Rathcunikeen

Burke, Ptk., Rathcunikeen

Cantwell, Anthony, Ballyerke

Cantwell, Mrs. Ptk., Ballybeg

Carey, James, Coolcroo

Carrigan, James, Rahinch

Delaney, Daniel, Rahinch

Donnelly, Thos., Ballynamona

Doran, John, Galbooly

Going, O. L. M. (J.P.), Liskeveen

Murphy, Mrs., Ballymoreen

Phelan, Martin, Galbooly

Power, Rd. (J.P.), Ballydavid Ho

Ryan, John, Ballydavid

Ryan, Thomas, Galbooly

Wallace, George, Liskaveen