Thom’s Directory of Ireland 1852

Directories began to appear in Ireland in the 18th Century. Two of the first include Peter Wilson’s in Dublin in 1751 and Ferrar’s Directory of Limerick in 1769. By the mid 19th century all-Ireland directories were in publication. One of the best knows is the work of Alexander Thom which is still published to this day. Thom’s Irish Almanac and Official Directory first appeared in the early 1840s. These two listings are taken from the 1852 publication and are the only mention of the Buggy name.[1] One is for a priest in Clonaslee, Co. Offaly and the other is for the Clerk and Returning Officer of Castlecomer Union in Co. Kilkenny.


[1] Thom, Alexander. Irish Almanac and Official Directory With the Post Dublin City and County Directory for 1852. Dublin: Alexander Thom

About these ads
This entry was posted in Directories, Ireland and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s