Riverstown, Parsonstown - 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.

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Riverstown is a pleasantly situated village, in the parish of Loughkeen, barony of Lower Ormond, less than a mile from Parsonstown. The land of the district is good. Barley and potatoes are the principal crops.

Catholic Ch.: Rev. Dr. Bugler, P.P.; Rev. F. Sheehan, Rev. F. O’Halloran, Rev. F. M‘Namara, C.CS

Church of Id.: Rev. Canon Rd. P. Homan

Grocer: Ml. Loughnane

Grocers & Spirits: Martin Cashin, Ptk. Walsh

Post M.: Miss C. Dooley

School, Nl.: Miss A. Gough

Spirits: Mrs. Mt. Short


Burke, John, Cronekill

Burke, John, Ballagh

Burke, Martin, Lackagh

Burke, Thomas, Ballykinash

Carroll, Dalton, Arraghbeg

Carroll, Mrs. Margt., Arraghbeg

Cruess, Samuel R., Lacka

Hackett, Geo., Riverstown

Hackett, Rt. H., Riverstown

Hoolihan, Wm., Clonfinane

L’Estrange, Guy, Carrig

Loughnane, Andrew, Killeen

Loughnane, Mrs. Anne, R’town

Marshall, Wm. K., Barrone Court

O’Brien, Miss Nora, R’town

Reddan, John, Faddenbeg

Scully, Michael, Arraghbeg

Smith, Michael, Tinlough

Smith, Richard P., Ivy Hall

Spain, Michael, Ballykinash

Sullivan, Jas., Derrinlieragh

Sullivan, John, Clohaskin

Sullivan, Thomas, Ballagh

Tierney, Daniel, Killeen