Now available: Thom's Irish Almanac and Official Directory for 1845 - 1900
Directories are an excellent resource, supplying information not readily available elsewhere; they are often the only source that actually states someone’s exact occupation. A will may describe them as a merchant, whereas the directory will identify them as an ironmonger, grocer or wine merchant etc. Precise address and parish of residence are also commonly given. The only classes absent from these directories are the most disadvantaged: small tenant-farmers, landless labourers and servants.
Giving you an insight into life in Ireland in past times, these Irish directories contain a tremendous amount of information regarding the local day-to-day activities and services for those residing in the Emerald Isles. Included are postal and coach times, lists of local government and church officers, festivals and fairs, state of the weather, rising and setting of the sun, time of high-water, the highways between the towns of Ireland.[End of announcement written by Origins.net]
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