Mobarnan, Clonmel - 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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Mobarnan is a rural post-office in the barony of Middlethird, 10 miles, Irish, north of Clonmel. 4 miles, Irish, from Fethard, and 1 mile, Irish, from Farranaleen, on the Southern Railway. The land is good for dairying and tillage. Oats and potatoes are the principal crops. The old castle of Kilconnell is in the district.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. F. Jones, P.P.; Rev. F. Dwan, C.C.; Rev. F. Fennelly, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. Mr. Kennedy

Grocers: Wm. Condon, Philip Connell, Jno. Despard, Margt. O’Connor, Bart. Sullivan

Post Master: Dd. O’Meara

Schools, Natl.: Mr. Henneberry, Miss Dempsey


Ashmore, Jas., Derryluskan

Bergin, Mrs., Mogorban

Breen, Denis, Arbourhill

Davin, Mrs., Ballyvaden

Donaldson, James, Mobarnan

Fitzgerald, Jno., Mogorban

Frend, Col. G., Ardsallagh

Fitzgerald, Thos., Clonbrogall

Hackett, Miss H., Kilsallagh

Hackett, Miss M., Kilsallagh

Hannigan, Edmond, Rathbritt

Hannigan, John, Rathbritt

Heffernan, Jas., Ballyvaden

Herrick, Edmond, Curraghtarsna

Kelly, Daniel, Curraghtarsna

Kelly, John, Curraghtarsna

Hughes, J. Wm., Annsgift

Maher, Jas., Currascarteen

Martley, Mrs., Coolmoyne

Meara, Aw., Ballyvaden

Meara, Wm., Ballyvaden

Murphy, Jas., Clonbrogan

Murphy, Thos., Clonbrogan

Murphy, William, Foulkstown

Phillips, Jno. J., Beechmount

Purtill, Charles, jun., Kilconnell

Skehan, Jeremiah, Curraghtarsna

Skehan, Walter, Clonbrogan

Slattery, Edm., Ballyvaden

Slattery, Ptk., Ballyvaden

Walshe, John, Kilsallagh