Tipperary County Directory - 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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[See also Towns and Villages.]

Arranged Alphabetically.


Leinster Circuit—South Riding at Clonmel, North Riding at Nenagh.

Crown Solicitor—George Bolton, 161 Rathgar road, Dublin


North Riding.

Eliogarty—Geo. S. Jackson, Templemore

Ikerrin—John J. Smith, Roscrea

Kilnemanagh Up.—Jno.Wallace, Glentane, Thurles

Lower Ormond—Hy. N. Davidge, Nenagh

Upper Ormond—Richd. E. Bayly, Debsborough, Nenagh

Owney and Arra—Heber Koe, The Lodge, Portroe, Nenagh

South Riding.

Clanwilliam—Captain John Warburton, Cahervillahow, Golden

Iffa and Offa East—Edmond Kennedy, Derrygrath, Clonmel

Iffa and Offa West—Thos. G. Phillips, Parkville, Clonmel

Kilnemanagh Lr.—Ml. Sadleir, Dundrum, Cashel

Middlethird—John H. Sadleir, Fethard, Tip

Slievardagh—Jos. C. Higgins, Clonmel


[For Names of Clergymen see Towns and Villages.]

Province of Cashel.

Comprises the Archdiocese of Cashel, and diocese of Emly, with the Suffragan diocese of Cork, Killaloe, Kerry, Limerick, Waterford and Lismore, Cloyne, Ross and Kilfenora

Archbishop—Most Rev. Thos. W. Croke, D.D., Thurles

Parishes in Co. Tipperary under Cashel: Annacarty, Ballinahinch, Ballingarry, Bansha, Borrisoleigh, Cappawhite, Cashel, Clerihan, Clonoulty, Donoskeigh, Drangan, Drom, Emly, Fethard and Killusty, Golden, Gurtnahoe, Holycross, Killenaule, Lattin and Cullen, Loughmore, Moycarkey, Moyne, Mullinahone, New Inn, Newport, Templemore, Tipperary, Ulla and Solohead

Diocese of Killaloe.

Comprises portions of Clare, King’s Co., Galway, Limerick, Queen’s Co. and Tipperary

Bishop—Most Rev. Michael Flannery, D.D.

Coadjutor Bishop—Most Rev. James Ryan, D.D., Killaloe

Parishes in County Tipperary: Borrisokane, Cloghprior and Monsea, Cloughjordan, Kyle and Knock, Lorrha and Dorrha, Nenagh, Roscrea, Silvermines, Toomevara

Diocese of Waterford.

Comprises Waterford and part of County Tipperary


Parishes in County Tipperary: Ardfinnan, Ballyporeen, Cahir, Carrick-on-Suir, Clogheen, Clonmel, Newcastle


[For Names of Clergymen see Towns and Villages.]

United Dioceses of Cashel and Emly, Waterford and Lismore

Bishop—Right Rev. Maurice Fitzgerald Day, D.D., Waterford

Parishes in County Tipperary: Athassel, Ballintemple, Ballysheehan, Borrisoleigh, Clonoulty, Donohill and Toom, Fethard, Kilcooly and Fennor, Kilfifthmone, Killenaule, Killoscully, Kilvennon, Lismallin and Ballingarry, Mogorban, Moyaliffe, Newport, St. John the Baptist, Cashel, Templemore, Templemichael, Templeneiry, Templeree, Templetuohy, Thurles and Loughmore, Tipperary

Diocese of Emly.

Parish in County Tipperary: Cullen

Diocese of Lismore.

Parishes in County Tipperary: Ardfinnan and Tubrid, Cahir, Carrick-on-Suir, Kilronan, Lisronagh, St. Mary’s, Clonmel and Innishonagh, Shanralan, Tullamelan

Dioceses of Killaloe, Kilfenora, Clonfert, Kilmacduagh

Bishop—Right Rev.Wm. Bennett Chester, D.D., Killaloe

Parishes in County Tipperary: Aghancon, Aghnameadle, Ballingarry (Roscrea), Ballymackey, Ballinaclough, Borrisokane, Castletown-arra & Youghal-arra, Cloughjordan, Corbally, Kilmastulla, Lorrha, Monsea, Nenagh, Roscrea, Templederry, Templeharry, Terryglass


for administering Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland.

Cahir—Ml. Bowen, Jn. Moran

Carrick-on-Suir—James P. Kennedy, James F. M. O’Sullivan, Charles H. Peare Cashel—John Davis White

Clogheen—Geoffrey Prendergast

Clonmel—Wm. M. Casey, David J. Clancy, Charles Fitzgerald, Jos. C. Higgins, Michael O’Donnell, Francis P. Tydd

Nenagh—Fred W. Day, Charles C. Foley

Roscrea—Geo. Wm. Acres, Wm. J. Menton

Templemore—John Connolly

Thurles—Stephen W. Boyton

Tipperary—Richard Carew, J. O’Grady England, Hy. A. Kerin, Wm. Parr, James Taylor


perpetual for taking acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women in Ireland

Clonmel—Wm. Clarke, Francis E. Tydd

Nenagh—Charles C. Foley

Thurles—Arnold J. Power


Clonmel—John Shee, J. P., Abbeyview, Clonmel

Nenagh—Michael Gleeson, Solicitor, Peter street, Nenagh

Thurles—John Cormack, Bachelors’ hall, Ballycahill, Thurles

Tipperary—Dr. Ptk. T. Morressy


Judge and Chairman of Quarter Sessions—Wm. Anderson, Q.C., 55 Upper Mount st., Dublin

Registrar—Weldon C. Molony, 19 Upper Mount st., Dublin

Sessional Crown Solicitor—Walter Nolan, Castle st., Cahir

Sessions held at Cashel, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Thurles, Tipperary


See Cashel Directory.


South Riding—


North Riding—Andrew H. Crawford, Nenagh

Assistant Surveyors—Robert Gill, John Alcock, Edward Fitzpatrick, Timothy Beary, Edward Head, Patrick Ormond, Robert P. Gill, Thomas Ormond


Managers Provincial Bank, Clonmel and Nenagh


Clerk—Thomas Boyd, 3 Jervis place, Clonmel

Deputy Clerks—Hy. N. Lowe, 2 Prince Edward’s place, Clonmel, Chas. S. Honner, Nenagh


See also Magistrates marked thus [*]

Riall, William A., Nelson st., Clonmel

Toler, Hector R. G., Durrow Abbey, Tullamore


The County Tipperary rivers are under the jurisdiction of the Limerick and Waterford Conservators

Limerick: Board meets fortnightly at Court-house, Limerick, John Bindon Alton, secretary

Waterford: Board meets monthly—last Thursday—at 17 Beresford street, for finance purposes, and quarterly at the Court-house, Waterford, for general business; J. H. Jones, secretary


Secretary—John P. Bayly, Ballinaclough, Nenagh

Solicitors—North Riding, Geo. Bolton, 161 Rathgar road, Dublin; South Riding, Francis P. Tydd, Clonmel


Earl de Montalt, Dundrum, Cashel


Thomas Lalor, Cregg House, Carrick-on-Suir


See Clonmel Directory.


See Clonmel Directory.


Marked thus [*] are Deputy Lieutenants.

Armstrong, Capt. Edward M. Moyaliffe, Thurles

Atkinson, James N., Ashley park, Nenagh

*Bagwell, Richard, Marlfield, Clonmel

Barnes, John, Ballyglasheen, Kilsheelan, Clonmel

*Barton, Samuel Henry, Grove, Fethard, and 15 Lansdowne place, Cheltenham

Bassett, George Wm., Sunville, Limerick and Maryville, Birdhill, Tipperary

Bayly, Edward C., Killough Castle, Holycross, Thurles

*Bayly, Capt. John, Debsborough, Nenagh

Bennett, Wm. H. M., Glenefy, Galbally, Tipperary

Birch, Edward Robert, Birchgrove, Roscrea

Blair, Jas. T. Wick, Scotland

Bruce, Major Wm. T., Lesseragh, Coolbawn, Roscrea

Buckley, Nathl., Galtee Castle, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Butler, Lord James A. W., Ballyknockane Lodge, Ballypatrick, Clonmel

*Butler, Thomas, Ballycarron, Golden, Cashel

Byrne, William, Glenconnor House, Clonmel

*Cambie, Thomas L., Killoran House, Moyne, Templemore

Cantwell, Edward, Parnell street, Clonmel

Carden, Capt. Andrew J. Barnane, Templemore

*Carden, Sir John C., Bart., Templemore Abbey, Templemore

Carden, Rd. G., Fishmoyne, Borrisoleigh, Templemore

Carrol, Capt. Wm. H., Lissenhall, Nenagh

Carroll, Clement J., Rocklow, Fethard, Clonmel

Christian, Major Geo. A., Outrath House, Cahir

Clark, Chas. N., Graiguenoe park, Holycross, Thurles

Clarke, Dd., Bushy park, B’okane

Cooke, Geo. R., Fort William, Borrisoleigh, Templemore

Cooke, Jno. D., Brownstown, Thurles

*Cooke, Rt., Kiltinan Castle, Fethard, Clonmel

Cooper, Capt. Austin, Killinure Castle, Cashel

Cormack, Dl., 48 Grosvenor road, Rathmines, Dublin

Cradock, Major Rd. Wm., Greenhills, Moneygall, Roscrea

D’Alton, John E., Ballygriffin, Golden, Cashel

Dancer, A., 3 St. Joseph’s terrace, Sandford road, Dublin

Darby, J. C., Leap Castle, Roscrea

*Dawson, Capt. Geo. K. S. Massy, Ballinacourté, Tipperary

De La Poer, Count Ed. de P., Gurteen le Poer, Kilsheelan, Clonmel

De Moleyns, Thos., Q.C., 14 Longford ter., Monkstown, Dublin

Dobbyn, Jas., Bank pl., Tipperary

*Donoughmore, Earl of, Knocklofty, Clonmel, and 52 South Audley street, London, W

Donovan, Thos., The Hills, Roscrea

Doolan, Edmond, Santa Cruse, Carrigahorig, Roscrea

Dowley, James M., Bank pl. Tip

*Dunalley, Lord, Kilboy, Nenagh

Dwyer, John de B., Ballyquirk Castle, Carrigahorig, Roscrea

Errington, Sir Geo., Bart., 16 Albany, Piccadilly, London, W

*Esmonde, Jas., Drominagh, Ballinderry, Roscrea

*Eustace, Henry, Goermanstown, Toomevara, Nenagh

Falkiner, Richd. H., Mount Falcon, Borrisokane

Fennell, John G., Cottage, Cahir

Fennell, Llewellyn, Clashapooka, Clogheen

Finch, Chas. S., Kilcolman, Nenagh

Finch, Geo. M., Bloomfield Lodge, Newport, Limerick

Fitzgerald, Chas. C., 29 Northumberland road, Dublin

Ffytche, Lt.-Gen. Albert, Reform Club, London, S. W.

Foley, C. C., Summerhill, Nenagh

Fox, Lt. Jas. G. H.

Frend, George, Silverhills, Cloughjordan

Gabbett, Major Chas. E. D., Redmondstown House, Clonmel

Gabbett, John, Castle Lake, Six-Mile-Bridge, Co. Clare

Garvey, Toler R., Thornvale, Moneygall, Roscrea

*Gibson, Capt. Wm., Rockforest, Roscrea

Going, Owen L. M., Liskeveen House, Littleton, Thurles

Going, Rt. E., Traverston, Nenagh

Gough, Percy, Salisbury, Clonmel

*Gough, Viscount, St. Helen’s, Booterstown, Co. Dublin

Grant, Lt.-Col. Geo. F., United Service Club, Dublin

Grene, Clement J., Green park, Dundrum, Cashel

Griffith, Jos., Aghsmear, Roscrea

Grubb, Henry S., Clashleigh, Clogheen, Cahir

Guiry, Jerome J., Pepperstown, Fethard, Clonmel

Guiry, Patk. V., Lakefield, Clonmel

Hackett, Edw. C., Gladstone st, Clonmel

Hackett, Lt.-Col. Simpson, Moore park, Parsonstown

Hanly, William P., Cottage, Thurles

Hartford, Augustus, Portarlington

Hartigan, Mchl. J. (V.S.), Deer park, Cashel

Headech, John R.. Johnstown park, Puckane, Nenagh

Hemphill, Chas. H, Q.C., 23 Merrion square, south, Dublin

Herbert, Walter, Ballylynch, Carrick-on-Suir

Heuston, S., Rathmines, Dublin

Hickie, Lt.-Col. Jas. F., Slevoir, Terryglass, Roscrea

Hickie, Lt.-Col. R. O., Clonacody House, Fethard, Clonmel

Higgins, D. H., Anne st., Clonmel

Holmes, Wm. Bassett Traherne, St. David’s, Nenagh

Hunt, Vere, High pk, Cappawhite, Tipperary

Jackson, H. V., Inane, Roscrea

Kellett, Lt.-Col. R. O., Clonacody House, Fethard, Clonmel

Kennedy, Edwd., Coolamona park, Cloughjordan

Knox, F., Brittas Castle, Thurles

Knox, Lt.-Col. W., Brittas Castle, Thurles

Koe, John H. P., The Lodge, Portroe, Nenagh

*Lalor, T., Cregg, Carrick-on-Suir

*Langley, Geo., Coalbrook, New Birmingham, Thurles

Langley, H., Archerstown, Thurles

*Langley, Henry, 31 Queen’s Gate ter., S. Kensington, London, W

Langley, Major John N., Knockanure, Ballynonty, Thurles

Langley, Matthew, Knockinglass, Killenaule, Thurles

Lidwill, Major George, Dromard, Templemore

Lismore, Viscount, Shanbally Castle, Clogheen, Cahir

Lloyd, Capt. Evelyn F. L., Cranagh Castle, Templemore

Lloyd, Capt. Hy. J., Lloydsboro’, Templemore

*Low, Francis W., Spring House, Tipperary

Mansergh, Lt.-Col. Dl. J., Ardmayle, Cashel

Mansergh, Maj. Jno. C., 1 Harcourt terrace, Dublin

*Mansergh, Lt,-Col. John S., Hanover sqr. Club, London, W.

Massy, Francis H., Suir Castle, Golden, Cashel

Massy, Major Henry W., Grantstown, Tipperary

Massy, Capt. H. F., Newcourt, Bray

Massy, John, Kingswell House, Tipperary

Massy, Major-Gen. Wm, G. D. (c.b) Grantstown, Tipperary

Maude, Maurice C., Lenigan park, Enniskillen

Minchin, Falkner J., Annagh, Coolbawn, Roscrea

Minchin, Geo. J., Busherstown, Dunkerrin, Roscrea

*Moore, Count Arthur J., Mooresfort, Tipperary

*Moore, Capt. Stephen, Barne, Clonmel

Morris, Michl., Clonmore House, Piltown

Morton, Capt. Matthew Villiers S., Little Island, Clonmel

Mulcahy, John, The Mall, Cahir

Mulcahy, John R., Rossmore, Newcastle, Clonmel

Murphy, W., Ballynamona, Cashel

Murray, Henry J., Phillipstown House, Cappawhite, Tipperary

O’Brien, Denis B., Ardfort House, Thurles

O’Byrne, Count John, Corville House, Roscrea

O’Donnell, Richd., The Cottage, Carrick-on-Suir

O’Flanagan, Jos. J., Old Court, Terryglass, Roscrea

O’Leary, Jas.,.Cooneen, Latteragh, Templemore

O’Mahony, Thos. K., The Wilderness, Clonmel

O’Meara, John, Somerset House, Lorrha, Roscrea

Ormonde, Marquess of, The Castle, Kilkenny

Otway-Ruthven, Wm. C. Bm., Castle Otway, Templederry, Templemore

Parker, Anthony, Castlelough, Killaloe, Limerick

Payne, Arthur J., B’walter, Cashel

Pennefather, Rd. L., Marlow, Clonoulty, Cashel

*Perry, Lt. Saml. Woodroofe, Clonmel

*Phillips, Rich., Gaile Ho., Cashel

Poe, Arthur, Harley park, Callan

*Poe, Henry H., Rectory, Tenby, South Wales

Power, John H., Mount Richard, Carrick-on-Suir

Power, Rich., Ballydavid House, Littleton, Thurles

Prendergast, Lt.-Col. James A., Llandaff Lodge, Thurles

Prendergast, R. K., Ardfinnan Castle, Ardfinane, Cahir

Quin, Lt. Thos. A., Bellevue place, Clonmel

Rea, Lt. Langford, Mountain Lodge, Mitchelstown, Co. Cork

Read, Turner O., Dungar, Roscrea

Reeves, Rt. E., Kilgarvan House, Ballinderry, Roscrea

Riggs-Miller, Thos. J., Tyone House, Nenagh

Robbins, Natl. E., Sunville, Golden, Cashel

Rochfort, Lt. Wm., Cahir House, Cahir

Roe, Rt., Lorne park, Roscrea

Rosse, Earl of, Birr Castle, Parsonstown

Russell, Dr. Vernon Wm., Rock Abbey, Cashel

Ryan, Chas. A., Ballymakeogh, Newport, Limerick

Ryan, Dr. Chas. E., Glenlara, Tipperary

*Ryan, Geo. E., Inch Ho., Thurles

*Ryan-Lenigan, Lt.-Col. J. V., Castle Fogarty, Thurles

Ryan, Valentine, Chadville, Cappawhite, Tipperary

Ryan, Wm., Ballymakeogh, Newport, Limerick

Saunders, Capt. Edwd. H., Killavalla, Borrisokane

Scott, Hugh, Kilbeg, Cappawhite, Tipperary

Scully, Darby, Silverfort, Fethard, Clonmel

Sheppard, Capt. Henry, Clifton, Shinrone, Roscrea

Shine, Rodolphus H.,Camass park, Cashel

Smithwick, Jno., Shanbally, Ballymackey, Nenagh

Smithwick, Wm., Youghall House, Nenagh

Somers, Dr. Jas. L., Castle st, Roscrea

Springfield, Thos. O., Anner Castle, Clonmel

St. Albans, Duke of, Newtown Anner, Clonmel

Stoney, Capt. Thos. B., Portland, Roscrea

Stuart, Hny. J.R.V., Castletown, Carrick-on-Suir

Tanner, Major Thos. K.D., 4 Athy st., Carlow

Taylor, Edwin, Parsons Green, Clogheen, Cahir

Tennent, W. W., Ballinard Castle, Fethard, Clonmel

Tottenham, Francis L., London

Townsend, Horatio H., Cordangan Manor, Tipperary

*Trant, Lt.-Col. Fitzgibbon, Dovea, Thurles

Trant, Fred. I., Arraghslea, Kilshane, Tipperary

*Trench, Capt. the Hon. Cosby G., Sopwell Hall, Cloughjordan

Trench, Hny. B., Cangort park, Shinrone, Roscrea

Trench, Wm. T., Loughton, Moneygall, Roscrea

Tuthill, Chas. E., Landsdowne Ho, Portroe, Nenagh

Twiss, Dr. Hastings, Birdhill, Limerick

Vaughan, Wm. P. H. L., Golden Grove, Roscrea

*Waldron, Capt. Patrick J., Helen park, Killenaule, Thurles

Waller, John F., 4 Montpellier square, London, S.W.

Waller, Robert J., Summerville, Nenagh

Waller, Wm. Thomas, Prior park, Carney, Roscrea

Walsh, P., Fanningstown, Piltown

Walshe, F. Weldon, Belline, Pilt’n

Webb, Charles D. H., Woodville, Templemore

Webb, James N., Knocktoran Ho., Knocklong, Co. Limerick

White, Hy. C., Charleville, Roscrea

Whitfield, Geo., Modreeny, Cloughjordan

Wolfe, Theobald R., Rockford, Nenagh

Young, Robert W., Clonsingle Ho., Newport, Limerick


Clonmel—Hon. Col. Shapland F. Carew, River House

Nenagh—Major Holt Waring, Bayly Farm

Tipperary—Albert G. Meldon, Grenane House


District Registrars under 7 and 8 Vic., cap. 81 (1844).

Borrisokane—Wm. Woods

Carrick-on-Suir—Wm. Peare

Cashel—John D. White

Clogheen—John R. Lonergan

Clonmel—Wm. Clarke

Nenagh—J. Houston Sheehan

Roscrea—Thomas Dooly

Thurles—Stephen W. Boyton

Tipperary—James Taylor


North Division—Patrick J. O'Brien (N.), Nenagh; South—John O’Connor (N.), Cork; East—Thomas J. Condon (N.), Clonmel; Mid.—Thomas Mayne (N.), 5 William’s pk., Rathmines, Dublin


Clonmel, 18th Regimental District

Hon. Henry Parnell, C.B., Annerville, Clonmel, Colonel Commanding. Capt. W. Jolliffe, Adjutant; Lt.-Col. C. H. Hignett, Staff Paymaster; Lt. W. Griffiths, Quarter Master

Cahir Headquarters, 15th Huss.

Military Stations: Fethard, Templemore and Tipperary


Clonmel—Major W. H. Goldney, R.E., Division Officer.


Head-Quarters Clonmel

5th Brigade South Irish Division, Royal Artillery (late Tipperary Artillery)—Danl. J. Mansergh, Lt. Col. Commanding; Capt. C. A. Ryan, R.A., Adjutant; Isaac Land, R.A., Quarter Master

4th Batt. Royal Irish Regt. (late North Tip. Light Infantry)—Viscount Lismore, Hon. Col.; Richard A. Cooper, Lt. Col. Commanding; Capt. W. Jolliffe, Adjutant; Lt. W. Griffiths, Quarter Master








Registrar North Riding—Henry Begley, Limerick

Registrar South Riding—Chas. Ambrose, l.l.d., Waterford


[Established 1836.]

Chairman—Lord Dunalley, Kilboy, Nenagh

Hon. Treasurer—Rt. Hemphill, Clonmel

Hon. Secretary—Richd. Bagwell, D.L., Marlfield, Clonmel


Great Southern and Western, Head Office, Dublin.

Manager: Robert G. Colhoun, Kingsbridge, Dublin; Engineer-in-Chief, Kennett Bayley, Dublin

Waterford and Limerick, Head Office, Waterford.

Manager: John Roberts, Limerick; Engineer-in-Chief, James Tighe, Waterford


County Inspectors—South Riding, Saml. H. Stephens, Clonmel; North Riding—Thos. Ross, Nenagh


High Sheriff—Lt.-Col. Fitzgibbon Trant, D.L., Dovea, Thurles

Sub-Sheriff—Arnold J. Power, Sol., Gaol st, Thurles

Returning Officer—Thomas F. O’Connell, 28 Bachelor’s walk, Dublin