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Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street), Broadstone and Britain Street Little residents in 1893

From the 1893 Thoms directory a list of residents and business on Brunswick Street (now Pearse Street), Broadstone and Britain Street Little.

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An 1893 list of Shops, Homes and Businesses on Dublins Grafton Street

From 1893 a list of premises on Dublin’s Grafton Street.
There are some fantastically descriptive entries
10 Mitchell & Son, confectioners to Her Majesty, Prince of Wales, Prince Edward of Saxe-Weimar, and the Lord Lieutenant, refreshment and dining rooms, 98l

Then there are words no longer in common use such as peruke and portmanteau
11 Perry, Geo. & Co. (limited) trunk and portmanteau makers,
22 Laird, James, hairdresser, patent peruke maker, and perfumer

Items such as sealskin jackets
62 Joyce, Thomas furrier,importer and manufacturer of sealskin jackets and mantle warehouse

Then what business names do I recognize….
Hodges Figgis & Co are there as are James J Fox , Tobacco and cigar merchant.
Switzer & Co limited occupy numbers 88 and 88 1/2 as well as 91,92 and 93.

The Street has a good number of ‘ pharmaceutical chemists, druggists’ and some time, ‘oil and colour merchants’


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Details of Tipperary in 1893

Which reads…
TIPPERARY, an inland county in Munster province. Boundaries: N., Galway and King’s ; E., King’s, Queen’s and Kilkenny ; S. Waterford,. W., Cork, Limerick, Clare, and Galway. Greatest length, N. and 5., 70 miles greatest breadth, K. and W., 40 miles; comprising an area of 1,061,731 acres ; of which 244,426 are under tillage, 621,364 in pasture’ 21,620 in plantations, 160,720 waste, bog, mountain, &c., and 13,601 under water. The surface rises into tlie mountains of Knockmeledown, the Galtees, and Slievenaman in the S., the group of which Keeperhill is the principal in the W., and into the Slievardagh hills, E. The ,soil of the level country is a rich calcareous loam, of extraordinary fertility, particularly in the tract called the Golden Vale, extending from Limerick to the confines of Kilkenny county.; ‘and in the centre • of which is Tipperary town, and in another similar tract of level ground, in the Ormond baronies. The Suir and Nore rise in the Devil’s Bit mountain, near Templemore; the former, for the greater part of its course, running through the county; the Shannon forms part of its western boundary., The subsoil is clay-slate in the mountain districts, and limestone in the more level tracts,–which form part of the great central plain of Ireland, and include some branches of the Bog of Allen.:! ‘The mineral productions are coal, copper, and lead in large quantities has lately been discovered at Silvermines ; also excellent lire-clay; ‘slates of a good quality are extensively raised near Killaloe copper at Hollyford and lead at Shallee are found most abundantly; the lead is rich in silver. The occupations . are almost wholly agricultural. The produce is principally corn ; wheat is grown in large quantities and of superior quality; dairies are numerous, affording an export of large quantities of butter. Flour and meal are also largely manufactured and exported. The woollen trade, which flourished in the southern part, is nearly extinct. The county is divided into 2 ridings, N. and S., each consisting of 6 baronies, and contains 193 parishes and 3,253 townlands, havin a population in 1891 -of 173,188—males, 86,807; females, 86,381 (Roman Catholics, 162,871 ; Protestant Episcopalians, 9,126; Presbyterians’ 468; Methodists, 558; others, 165) ; or 33,140 families, inhabiting 32,019 houses ; also 2,590 uninhabited, and 64 building. It is in the dioceses of Cashel, Killaloe, and ‘Lismore.
Towns having more than 500 inhabitants in 1891 are
Clonmel (53 being in co. Waterford), . . 8,480
Carrick-on-Suir (1,057 being in co Waterford),5,608
Nenagh, . . . 4,722
Tipperary, . . . 6,391
Thurles, . . 4,511
Fethard, 1,607.
Cashel, . . 3,216
Clogheen, .915,
Roscrea, . . 2,568
Newport, 774.
Templomore, . 2,433
Killenaule 647,
Caher, . . 2,046
Borrisoleigh, 665
Mullinahone, 593
Borrisokane, . 666
Cloughjordan, 558
Cappagh, . 532

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An 1892 list of High Sherrifs by County

An 1892 list of High Sherrifs by County

Having put it through OCR software it comes out as…

HIGH SHERIFFS—Dublin Castle, 17th Novomber, 1892.
Names of Gentlemen returned by the Judges of Assize to serve the Office of High Sheriff in 1803.
ANTRIM. Staples, Alexander, esq Portglonone House, Portglenone., Rathmore, Dunmurry. Jones M’Cance, esq., Larkfield, Dunmurry.
ARMAGH. G Synott esq. Lurganagh, Whitecross.,Laurel Vale, Tandragee. Off Esq.,Cranagill, Loughgall.
CARRICKFERGUS CO. TOWN. J Craig, Carlton Hall, Carlton-on-Trent, Notts. Bowman esq , Larne. county Antrim. Smyth esq, , Prospect, Carrickfergus.
CARLOW. hastings Weld, esq., Raheenbaun, Kildavin. J Eustace esq, Castlemore, Tullow. ,Westly Hall Dare esq, Newtownbarry House, Ferns.

CAVAN. Patrick Smith esq, Bellamont Forest, Cootehill. Joseph Pratt, Cabra Castle, Kingscourt. well Jamas Boyle, esq., Tullyvin House, Tullyvin.
CLARE. George O’Callaghan Westropp, Coolreagh, Bodyke. Deane O’Grady Roche, esq., Aghade Lodge, Tullow, county Carlow.
Gore, Derrymore, O’Callaghan’s Mills, county Clare.
CORK. Captain Frabcis William Woodley, Leades House, Aghinagh. Reginald Bence Jones, esq., Lissalane, Clonakilty. Henry Lindsay Young, esq., Leemount, Carrigrohon, Cork.
DONEGAL. Thomas J. Atkinson, esq., D.L., Cavan Garden, Ballyshannon. Robert Crawford, esq., Stonewold, Ballyshannon
Henry C Hart, esq., Carrablagh, Portsalon, Letterkenny.
DOWN, John Dunville, esq., Redburn, Hollywood. Arthur Charles Innes Cross, esq., D.L., Dromantine, Newry. William Liddell, esq., Banogue, Donacloney, county Down.
DUBLIN COUNTY. Denis R. O’Callaghan, esq., Brackenstown Houso, Swords. Joshua Joseph Pim, esq., Cabinteely House, Cabinteely.
john G. Nutting, esq., Gortmore, Dundrum.
FERMANAGH. Archibald Collum, esq., 54, Leoson-park, Dublin. Patrick Joseph Conway, req., ‘The Dublin-road, Tuam, county Gal-way, and Gortoral, Swanlinbar. John Brian Frith, jun., esq., The Cross, Enniskillen.
GALWAY COUNTY. Francis J Graham, esq., Ballinakill, Letterfrack . Major Richard Galbraith, Cappard, Loughrea. William Pearse, esq., Roxborough, Loughrea.
GALWAY TOWN. Thomas Jesson, esq., Fort Eyre, Galway. Robert Holmes, esq., Brookwood, Galway. John J. Cheevers, esq., D.L., Killyan, Ballinasloe.
KERRY. The, Viscount Castlerosse, Killarney House, Killarney. Roland George Allanson Winn, req., Glenbeigh Towers, Glenbeigh John McGillycuddy, esq., Aghadoe House, Killarney.
KILDARE. Captain R. Claude Cane, St. Wolstan’s, Celbridge. Hans Hendrick Aylmer, req., Kerdiffstown, Naas. ,Lord Walter Fitzgerald, Kilkea Castle, Mageney.
KILKENNY. The Hon. Richard Bellow, Jenkinstown Park. Colonel Somerset Butler, Kilmurry, Thomastown. The Hon. Henry Edmund Butler, Edge Hall, Leeds.
KING’S COUNTY. I lector Roliert Graham Toler, req.. DL., Durrow Abbey, Tullamore. Frederick P. Bennett, req., Thomastown Park, Parsonstown. James Pen-y Goodbody, esq., Inchinore House, Clara.
LEITRIM. Joseph Henry Beresford Clements, req., Lough Lynn, Dromod. William Rowley, req., Brockley, London. Merrick Lloyd, esq.’ Croghan louse, Croghan, Boyle.
LIMERICK COUNTY. Henry Ormsby floes, req., Ballyclough, Limerick. James O’Grady Delmege, esq., Castle Park, Limerick. Mojor-General Thomas Lloyd, noecinnont, Ratlikettle.
LONDONDERRY CITY AND COUNTY. Sir William Miller, Lonciondorry. Hugh Andorson, esq., Tier Tara, Coleraine. B. 11. M’Corkell, esq., Richmond, Londonderry.
LONGFORD. Molyneux Shuldham, esq., nowerfield House, Port-ate \\art and Sleigh Home. Ballymahon. Edward Randal Skeffington Smyth, req., Mount Henry, Portarling. Ws, Quern’s County. The Hon. E. Pakenham, Pakenham Hall, Caetlepollard, county Westmeath.
LOUTH. M. Pall. Lynch, req., Belrobin, Dundalk. Jolla Dobbin Bell, esq., Killen, Dundalk. Henry Chester, esq., Williamstown, Castlobellingliam. MAYO. Ormsby II. Miller, esq., Blindwell, Foxhill, Than, Edwin Thom. °Donnell, esq., Newport Douse, Newport, county Mayo. General Saunders Knox-Gore, Ardmoil, Torquay, Dovonshiro, and Belleek Manor, Bonilla.
MEATH. Thomas Boylan, req., Hilltown, Drogheda. Francis Blackburn°, esq., Tankardstown, Slane. Captain lilvadalc C. Singleton, Ardclare, Drumcourath.
MONAGHAN. Captain Candy, Rossmore, Monaghan. Joines esq., Glasslough. John Bolton, req., Castle Ring, Louth.
QUEENCOUNTY. u Ion Trout Abbotstown, Cm:del:nook, Standish O’Grady John Parker Hutchinson, esq., Timoney Park, Queen’s County. Charles Joseph Blake, esq., Heath Ilinne, Mmyborough. Rosso:quo:I. Major Michael Burke, Carrowroo Park, Roscommon. Edwin Hughes, esq., Merton Hall, Hollywood. J. ‘Merrick Lloyd, esq., Cwghan Douse, Boyle. Sum, Captain George Gothin, Holywell, Simon Cullen, esq., Rathedmonci,Sligo. Alexander She, rsq., Camphill, Collooney. TIPPERARY. Captain Austin Cooper, Itillinure Castle, Cashel. Captain John Bayly, Debsboro’, Nenagh. Standish O’Giody Parkor Hutchinson, esq., Timoney, Roscrea. Tenures. Colonel W. Hutcheson Poe, Cll., Ashburton House, Putney Heath, London. Emerson C. Herdnian, req., Carricklea House, Strabane. Francis Porter Gunning, req., Notting-hill, Belfast.
WATERFORD COUNTY. Charles Nugent Humble, esq., Cloncoalcsaine, Dungarvan. Charles Edward Denny, esq., Mary Park, Waterford. C. P. Bolton, esq., Brook Lodge, Waterford.
WESTMEATH. William Evans, esq., Gillardstown, Killucon. William E. Wilson, esq., Daramona, Itathowen. Major Edward Murphy, 105, Victotia4street, London.
WEXFORD. Walter Mac5furrough Kavanagh, esq., Kellittatown, Carlow. N. N. Cookman, 0011., Monad, House, Enniscorthy. John Ilawk. Cornock, .4., Cromwellsfort, Wexford.
WICKLOW. Fletcher Moore, esq., The Manor, Kilbride. Captain O’Neal Segrave, Kiltinion, county Wicklow. George Crampton, eaq., Ballyhoolo House, Granges..

Booterstown 1893 – ‘Ample accomodation is afforded for sea bathing by the Railway Company’

Details of Booterstown in 1893. Some choce lines in the description including ‘Ample accomodation is afforded for sea bathing by the Railway Company’ .
We learn of a thing called a Dorcas Society ,trains come every 30 minutes and have descriptions of the Churches.
The roads covered include Booterstown Avenue ( which has a Metropolitan Police Station , is home to a ‘plain and fancy baker’), Dark Avenue, Cross Avenue, Feltham Terrace, Gardiners Row, Somerville Terrace, Paradise Row

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Average Price of Agricultural Produce for the years 1887,1888,1889,1890 and 1891

Here we have the Average Price of Agricultural Produce for the years 1887,1888,1889,1890 and 1891 as collected by the Irish Land Commission. Prices are on a Provincial and an Island basis.
Produce includes Barley, Wheat, Oats, Hay, Potatoes, Butter as well as both Cattle and Sheep.

Average Price for ‘Fat Cattle’ and ‘Fat Sheep’ Dublin 1891 and 1892

Average Price for ‘Fat Cattle’ and ‘Fat Sheep’

This shows the average price paid by Irish Land Commission for ‘Fat Cattle’ and ‘Fat Sheep’ sold in the Dublin Market in 1891 and 1892.

Blackrock in 1893

The Summary of Blackrock from 1893. We also have the Town Commissioners listed for the Blackrock Ward, Monkstown Ward and Booterstown Ward.

Some entries have aside from their profession are also listed as ‘car owner’. Post boxes and collection times are listed too.

Anglesea Avenue and Avoca Avenue

Which Reads
BLACKROCK (Township). BLACKROCK, a maritime town, in Monkstown and Booterstown parishes, partly in Dublin barony, but chiefly in that of Rathdown, county of Dublin, five miles S.E. from the General Post Office, Dublin, comprising an area of 110 acres. Population in 1881, 8,975. It is pleasantly situated on the south shore of Dublin bay, and on the great thoroughfare by railway and road to Kingstown and Bray, and consists of one main and several minor streets and avenues. Its buildings are the Town Hall, Protestant Episcopal Chapel, Methodist Chapel, Roman Catholic Chapel, Dominican Convent, and Carmelite Nunnery. There is a bzanch of the Rathdown Dispensary, a Police Station, and National Schools. Commodious Baths have been erected by a Company, and the con-venience afforded by locomotive conveyance, every half hour, renders it a place of great resort to all classes chiefly for sea bathing. The Towns Improvement Act has been adopted, the district embracing Blackrock, Monkstown, Williamstown, Booterstown, &c. The area of the township is 1,078 statute acres ; the rateable valuation of property for taxation being £47,783. The population in 1891 was 8,380. Tramcars arrive from and start to Dublin every 15 minutes. There is a Postal Telegraph at the Post Office, 24 Main-st.
BLACEROCK WARD. Colclough, J. E. esq. i.e Goodbody, J. esq. Hazley, John, esq. M’Cormick, S. S. esq. J.P. Magrath, Thomas, esq. Maple, F. esq. J.P. Mitchell, W. M. esq. R.rt.A. Wilkinson, W. J. esq. P.L.G. Wright, William, esq.
MONKSTOWN WARD. Betham, Cecil W. esq. P.L.G. Browne, Colonel D. E. D.L. J.P. Crowe, M. F. esq. J.P. Drew, Thomas, esq. R.H.A. Hartigan, W. II. esq. B L. ICough, Ed. H. B. esq.( Vice- Chairman) Pim, Greenwood, esq. Sweeny, James, esq. Wigham, John R. esq. i.e. (Chairman)
Canning, James, esq. Glennon, Joseph, esq. Kelly, E. M. esq. barrister Marchbank, R. esq. Robinson, J. J. esq. (Dep. Vice-CIO Spain, W. If. esq.
Secretary and Executive Sanitary Officer, Robert Finlay Heron, esq. M.A.—Surveyor, J. T. Kough, esq., m.t c.E Law Agent, 3. M. Williamson, esq. — Rate Collector, J. W. Campbell. Consulting Sanitary Officer, G. C. Armstrong, esq. M.D.—Medical Officer of Health, Joseph W. Boyce, esq. Sub- Sanitary Officer—John Guy. Dublin, Wicklow, and Wexford Railway Station—Thomas Kavanagh, station master.
Anglesea-avenue. Off Carysfort-avenue. 1 Dolan, Patrick, 2 Dowling, Mr. James, 3 Cottle, Mrs. 4 Campbell, Miss, 5 Vacant, 6 Vacant, 171. 7 Yorke, Miss, 8 Morgan, H. M. solicitor, 9 Jackson, II. 3. W. esq. 10 Vacant, 11 Grundy, Mr. C. 12 Heath, Mr. James, 18/. 221. 21/. 201. 221. 10s. 22/. 22/. 23/. 2 v. 171. 241. Avoca-avenue. Boxer, Alex. F. R.N. Inspector of Irish Lighthouses, St. Leonard’s, 721. Clarke, John, solicitor, Ileadford cottage, 26/. Cleburne, Mrs., Mellville, 37/. Cleburne, J. C.E. Melville Deverell, Mrs. St. Helens 37l. Draper, Mrs. Eleanor, Nahant, 451. Droug/it, lien. Albert Mathew,retired Indian captain R.N. 451. Elvery, Mrs. Grenagh 381. Franks, John Hamilton, esq. secre-tary Irish Land Com. Dalriada—office, 26 Up. Merrion-street, 61l. Hanlon, George, esq. Nabant Jones, R. E. Follett, MA. T.C.D. Rose Mount, 361. Murphy, J as. es q. Altadore, 441. Murphy, John, seq. Avondale Nicholl, Thos. J. esq.—Ovoca lodge, 45/. Patterson, Geo. esq. Greenwood, t48/. Pollock, James F. M.A. M.D. T.C.D. F.R Q.C.P.I. Ovoca house 581 Salmon, Wm. esq. The cottage, Treffry, Henry W. esq. Lonsdale Watson, Lancelot Geo. esq., sec. City of Dublin Steam Packet Co. Newstead, 55/.

County Roscommon in 1893

From 1983 details of Roscommon.

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Loughlinstown (includes Shanganagh and Shankill) in 1893

The short entry for Loughlinstown.
Aside from the residence of Henry Watss, esq, Q.C. Loghlinstown also had the Rathdown Union Workhouse. Shanganagh and Shankill are covered also.

Which reads…
LOUGHLINSTOWN—See also BALLYBRACIC. LOUGHLINSTOWN, a small village, partly in Killiney and Rathmicbael parishes, Rathdown barony, Dublin county, 81 miles S.S.E. from Dublin, containing a few straggling houses and cabins, to the left of which is Loughlinstown House, the residence of Henry West, esq. Q.c. On crossing Loughlinstown green, to the right, on the brow of the hill, stands the Rathdown Union Workhouse, very prettily and most salubriously situated on a site of eight acres, erected in 1811 at an expense of £6,000. The village of Loughlinstown forms part of the Township of Killiney and Ballybrack.
Domvill, Major, 1.P. Loughlinstown house Geale, Edward, esq. Beech grove, Gil. SUB- POST OFFICE—Patrick Gorman, sub-postmaster Reilly, Michael, grocer
Shanganagh. i’ureraeiaderof Shanganagh, see Bray, Byrne, James, Shanganagh hotel Caldbeck, William E. esq. Eaton Brae Cullen, Miss, Millhouse Cunningham, Mr. P. De Montmorency, lion. Francis R. Wilrnont Hemphill, Charles, esq. Q. C. Clifton lodge Humphries, Mrs. Mona Joyce, Thomas, esq. Lisearton Kelly, John, egg. Clarebeg Lawless, Mr. L. J. Abingdon
Lawson, Mrs. Clontra Lefroy, Captain, Aubrey M`Call, John. esq. Donley court M’Cormick, Mrs. Florence ville M’Donnell, William D. esq. A.M. barrister, Barnclose house Middleton, A. H. esq. Athgoe park Murdoch, Robert, esq. Shanganagh park, 1571. 10s. O’Byrne, VT. Los-can, esq. Home #attison, Henry, esq. Druid lodge, and Baureigh, Mountrath, 521. Robinson, Mrs. Llanmaur house Reeves, Miss, Barnclose house B. I. C. Police Station — Constable Thomas Kennedy in charge Scott, Colonel ‘Topton, Locksley Simmonds, Miss, Cromlech Sullivan, Captain, It. a. Pare-na-silla Towson, Mr. John, Hacketsland
For remainder of Shankiii, see Bray. Burton, Miss, The Glebe, 151.
Byrne, John T. esq. Ckerrywood, 108/. Carr, Mrs. Cath. farmer, Woodford DeBurgh, Alfred, esq. Gort-na-naen Dix, Theory T. esq. Ferndale, 301. 15s. Grehan, Mr. Thomas, Mullinastill Hatfield, Thomas, esq. Sylvanmount Houghton, John T. esq. Ballybride Joyce, T. esq. Lisearton Meredith, Frederick W. esq. Rath.. michael lodge, 371. Middleton, A. Ii. esq. The Cottage Middleton, Thomas, B. esq. Maryland Murray, Jno. esq. Sha.nkill house, 901. Orpen, John, esq. Emerald, 371. O’Shea, E. A. esq. Glenwood 521. 5e. Quain, Richard, esq. Lordello Reeves, Richard, esq. Rosendael Riall, Capt. R.N. Chantilly, 1181. 10s. Rowan-Hamilton, Mrs. Catherine, Shanganagh castle Searight, G. E. esq. Springfield, 48/. les Shankill castle—vacant