Poulmucka, 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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poulmucka is a rural post-office in the barony of Iffa and Offa, west, 4½ miles, Irish, north-west from Clonmel. The land of the district has a limestone basis, and is excellent for pasture and tillage. Oats, wheat and potatoes are the principal crops. Dairying is carried on extensively. At Moorestown, on the farm of Mr. Edward Kennedy, there is a ruined castle, and on the farm of Mr. Luke Hally, a Danish fort of considerable size.

Church of Id.: Woodroofe, Rev. Canon Devenish.

Grocer & Spirit: P. Duggan

Post M.: Rd. Spearman

R.I.C.: Segt. O’Neill


Barrett, Mrs. E., Knocknaboher

Brien, Daniel, Kilmolash lower

Burke, Edm., Jamestown

Burke, J., Knocknaquill

Burke, William, Moorstown

Cantwell, Wm., Jamestown

Cashin, Edmond, Kilmolash lr

Fahy, Patrick, Currenstown

Fleming, Ml., Rathkeevan

Gorman, Edm., Rathkeevan

Gorman, Ml., Lavally lower

Grubb, Alex., Moorstown

Hanrahan, John, Barne

Hally, Luke, Graigue

Heffernan, James, Derrygrath

Keily, John, Jamestown

Kennedy, Edmond, Derrygrath

Kiely, Danl., Woodroofe

Kiely, John, Woodroofe

Lonergan, Ml., Knocknaboho

McGrath, Laurence, Kilmolash lr

Maher, James, Mullaghnoney

Manning, James, Ballingeary

Morrissey, Mrs. C., Ballingeary

O’Connor, John, Carrickconeen

O’Donnell, Michael, Clonmore

O’Donnell, Edward, Graigue

O’Donnell, William, Ballyclerahan

Perry, Samuel (D.L.), Woodroofe

Pilkington, Frank, Westgrove

Purcell, John, Moorstown

Quirke, James, Ballingeary

Quinn, Thos., Knocknaquill

Smith, John, Donegal

Smith, William, Barona