Mullinahone, Callan - Book of County Tipperary, 1889

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Population 733 in 1881.—Trout-fishing.

Mullinahonene, in the parish of Kilvemnon, barony of Middlethird, is 4½ miles, Irish, south-west of Callan, 7 miles north-east of Fethard, and 13 miles north-east of Clonmel. A large portion of the land of the district is good for pasture and tillage. Most of the farmers make a feature of keeping dairy cows. There are remains of ancient churches in Modeshill, Kilvemnon, and Isertkiernan. Of these one is supposed to have been a monastery. Portions of Killaghy and Constable castles continue to exist. The northern slope of Slievenamon mountain is within 3 miles, Irish, of Mullinahone. There was a rebel encampment on this in 1848. William Smith O’Brien visited Mullinahone in July of that year, on the eve of the rising at the Commons. See page 19. Mr. Charles J. Kickham, the poet, known in connection with the Fenian movement of 1865–6, was a native of this town. His remains were interred in the Catholic church-yard here, 1882, and a monument to his memory subscribed for by admirers in Ireland, England and America.

Bakers: W. Brett, E. Crotty, P. Crotty, T. Redmond, T. Vaughan

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Philip Ryan, P.P.; Rev. John Cahill, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. Richd. P. Young

Bootmakers: John Alexander, Ptk. Lyons, W. P. Lyons

Coach builder: John Fox

Coal: P. Bourke

Corn: John Brett, P. Bourke

Creamery: Jas. Cahill

Dispensary: Dr. Cornls. Maloney

Drapers: Jas. Croke, Miss M. Croke, Ml. Croke, Miss Minnie Naughten

Flour and Meal: see also Grocers—Jno. Brett, John St. John

Grocers: Patk. Bourke, Walter Brett. Ml. Croke, Miss My. Croke, Pat Crotty, Miss O’Shea, Jno. Kickham, Thos. Redmond

Grocers and Spirits: Wm. Crotty, Miss Bt. Kickham, Jno. O’Brien, Thos. O’Brien, Mrs. Jane Tobin

Hardware and Timber: John Kickham, John O’Brien

Hotels: John O’Brien, Mrs. J. Tobin

Miller: James Brady

National League: N. K. Sheehan, sec.

Petty Sessions, 4th Friday every month: A. J. Cooke, clerk

Post M.: John O’Brien

R.I.C.: Sergt. C. Clare

Saddler: Thomas O’Shea

School, Nl.: John Ryan

Spirit retailers—see also Grocers: James Croke, John Barnwell Victualler: Wm. Morrissy


Brien, Patrick, Ballylanigan

Britton, Patrick, Ballydonnell

Bryan, Frederick, Gurteen

Bryan, Thomas, Kylotlea

Carey, James, Clonagoose

Carroll, William, Gurteen P

Cody, James, Gurteen P

Cody, Thomas, P’capple W

Comerford, Laurence, Clashbeg

Connors, William, Cappoge

Croke, Thomas, Clashbeg

Cuddihy, John, Islands

Dillon, Mrs. B., Killaghy

Egan, James, Ballydonnell

Kennelly, Richd., Ballyduggan

Gleeson, Martin, Kilvemnon

Gardiner, Edm., P’capple W

Green, Michael, Mullinahone

Hackett, Mrs. M., Compsy Cot

Hawe, Mw., Ballycullen

Hodgins, Thos., Ballydonnell

Kennedy, Thos., sen., P’capple W

Kickham, Edmond, Kilvemnon

Kickham, T. P., Fethard street

McElroy, James, Raheen

Maher, John, Ballydonnell

Marnell, Walter, Beeverstown

Mockler, Daniel, Beeverstown

Mullaly, Miss, B’waters

Mullaly, Mrs. E., Bellevue

Mullally, Patrick, Jamestown

Mullally, Thomas, Lismalin

Murray, Mrs. M., B’david

Naughton, Thomas R., Killaghy

O’Brien, Thomas, C’garrane

O’Connor, Thomas, Mullinahone

O’Neill, Mrs. Bt., B’david

Phelan, Edmond, Modeshill S

Phelan, Mrs. Mt., Modeshill

Power, Edmond, C’garrane

Purcell. Mrs. Mt., Modeshill

Roynane, Jas., Modeshill

Scully, Michael,Modeshill, Ayre

Stokes, Mrs. A., B’donnell

Tobin. William, Kyleatlea

Tyrrell, Patrick, Ballyduggan

Vaughan, John, Ballyvoneen

Vaughan, Patrick, Capoge

Walshe, John, Clonagoose

Whelan, Richard, Ballycullen