Puckane, Nenagh - 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 libraryireland.com, 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.

To enjoy the rich variety of advertisements, confirm accuracy of the entries, or have a printed record of a family member, obtain an original or facsimile copy of The Book of County Tipperary.

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Puckane is a village of thirteen houses, nearly all thatched, in the parish of Killodiernan, barony of Lower Ormond, 4½ miles, Irish, north of Nenagh. A part of the land of the district is light, but has a limestone basis, and is good for sheep. There are ruins of an ancient church at Johnstown Park, and of Knigh, Urra, and Annagh castles, in the locality.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Patrick Flannery, P.P.; Rev. John O’Mally, C.C.

Church of Id.: Rev. Frederick Samuels

Dispensary: Dr. Rt. L. Morton

Grocer: Jno. Kennedy

Groceries and Spirits: Thos. Francis, Jno. Gavin

Post M.: Jno. Kennedy

R.I.C.: Sergt. R. Mullins

School, Nl.: Wm. Haugh, Mrs. A. Griffin


Cleary, Wm., Johnstown

Courtenay, Ml., Knigh

Darcy, Daniel, Kildangan

D’Arcy, Mrs. Bt., Killdangan

Delany, Miss My., Ballyhogan

Dwyer, Philip, Knigh

Dwyer, Philip, Frolick

Gleeson, John, Johnstown

Gleeson, Ml., Killodangan

Gleeson, Patrick, Ballyhogan

Gleeson, Stephen, Urra

Grace, John, Ballyanny L

Harty, John, Knigh

Headech, J. R. (J.P.), Johnstown pk

Headech, Jno., Johnstown Park

Hogan, Cornelius, Urra

Hogan, Mrs. Bt., Larkin’s Hill

Kingsley, Mrs., Riverview

Love, John, Annagh

Lynch, Jno., Knockanacarten

Magrath, Patrick, Killard

O’Brien, Michael, Ballyhogan

O’Connell, John, Ballycolleton

Rochford, Thos., Ballyanny L

Ryan, Mrs. A., Urra

Slattery, Hugh, Kiladangan

Slattery, John, Blackfort

Starr, Wm., Claree

Studdert, Mrs. E., Lodge

Tuohy, Lce., Cameron

Tuohy, Michael, Annagh

Webb, W. T., Ballycraggan