1931 Trade Directory, Co. Wicklow

Directories set out to record the ‘principal inhabitants’ of a community, particularly those in trade or the professions. Directories were put together by individuals and publishers for commercial purposes at intervals during the late 18th and 19th centuries. Here is the 1931 Trade Directory, exclusive to From-Ireland.net:

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NameAddressOccupationTown
Hinds T. K.8 Goldsmith terCycle Manufacturers & AgentsBray
HolyroodEsplanadeHotelsBray
Home & Colonial Tea StoresQuinsboro roadProvision MerchantsBray
Hopkins Alfred87 Lower Main stGrocersArklow
Howard ThomasBeechview terraceConfectionerGreystones
Hoyne's HotelMain stHotelsArklow
Hughes Patrick87 Lower Main stGrocersArklow
Johnston R. E.56 FerrybankMotor EngineersArklow
Johnston Wm. S.Arno', Florence rd.DentistsBray
Johnston, Mooney & O'Brien5a Quinsboro rdConfectionersBray
Jones Arthur & SonDelganyAuctioneerGreystones
Jones Arthur & SonTrafalgar roadHouse AgentsGreystones
Jordan J.115a Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Kavanagh Brothers61 Main stCarriersArklow
Kavanagh Brothers61 Main stContractorsArklow
Kavanagh Brothers61 Main stMotor EngineersArklow
Kavanagh D. J.3 Main stDrapersArklow
Kavanagh Matthew J.Bridge streetCycle AgentsArklow
Kavanagh Matthew J.Bridge streetMotor EngineersArklow
Kavanagh Thomas6 Upper Main stGrocersArklow
Kavanagh ThomasUpper Main stShip OwnersArklow
Kavanagh ThomasUpper Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsArklow
Kavanagh William61 Main stBuildersArklow
Kearon & TyrellSouth QuayCoal ImportersArklow
Kearon & TyrellSouth QuayShip ChandlersArklow
Kearon & TyrellSouth QuayShip OwnersArklow
Kearon & Tyrell Messrs.South QuayHardware MerchantsArklow
Kearon & Tyrell Messrs.South QuayIronmongersArklow
Kearon & Tyrell Messrs.South QuayOil & Colour MerchantsArklow
Kearon RichardThe GreenBlacksmithsArklow
Kearon WilliamRound roadBlacksmithsArklow
Kearons John12 Fair GreenGrocersArklow
Keating LaurenceVictoria placeBuilding ContractorsGreystones
Keenan Edmund J.8 Eglinton rdPhysicians & SurgeonsBray
Keenan John2 Dargle rdBuildersBray
Kelly P.Castle streetBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Keogh Jos.Wexford roadMotor EngineersArklow
Keogh JosephWexford roadCycle AgentsArklow
Killick John24 Florence rdPhotographerBray
King JohnFerrybankBuildersArklow
King JohnFerrybankContractorsArklow
Kinsella J.25 Florence rdAuctioneersBray
KinwarraEsplanadeHotelsBray
Lacy'sEsplanadeHotelsBray
Lafutage Mrs.Albert WalkRestaurantsBray
Larkin see Railway hotelTrafalgar roadHotelsGreystones
Lavwlla Mr.3 Main stDentists (Visiting)Arklow
Lawless Bros.Hudson't terraceBlacksmithsBray
Lawless MissEden roadPoulterer & GreengrocerGreystones
Lawless's Hotel (McKeon, M.J.)Trafalgar roadHotelsGreystones
Lawlor J. J.29 Main stTailors, Clothiers & outfittersBray
Lee Brothers23 Proby's rowYacht & Boat BuildersArklow
Lee Edward & Co. Ltd.Quinsboro' roadDrapersBray
Lewis see Central hotelTrafalgar roadHotelsGreystones
Lipton Ltd.6 Quinsboro rdGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Lipton's Ltd.Quinsboro roadProvision MerchantsBray
Luggar Edward L.87 Main stStationers & NewsagentsBray
Lyons's Café 5 Albert WalkRestaurantsBray
Mackey A. E.12 Castle stCycle Manufacturers & AgentsBray
Magee James M.17 Quinsboro rdSolicitorsBray
Magee see Wood &Quinsboro roadRestaurantsBray
Maguire JohnDelganyBootmakersGreystones
Maguire JohnDelganyDrapersGreystones
M'Cann Miss96 Main stStationers & NewsagentsBray
M'Caull Mrs.50 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
McBride Michael2 Bridge stTailorsArklow
McCabe's85 Main stFishmonger & PoultererBray
McCormick J. E.12 Quinsboro rdCoal MerchantsBray
McDonagh Charles W.25-27 Main stDrapersBray
McDonald A.84 Main stPlumbers & GasfittersBray
McElveen J.Castle streetGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
McFarland A.Delgany roadGrocersGreystones
McFarland W. H.28 Main stProvision MerchantsBray
McFarland W. H.Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
McGinn P.46 Main stProvision MerchantsBray
McGowan AlexanderSouth QuayContractorsArklow
McGowan see Hall &South QuayUndertakersArklow
McKenzie T. & SonTrafalgar roadGrocersGreystones
McKeon see Lawless's hotelDelganyHotelsGreystones
McLoughlin M. A.57 FerrybankGrocersArklow
McLoughlin M. A.57 FerrybankWine & Spirit MerchantsArklow
McLoughney E., Miss99 Main stConfectionersBray
McMahon John11 Goldsmith tceElectrical FittingsBray
McMahon Miss5 Athol tceDrapersBray
McPartland see Delgany HotelTrafalgar roadHotelsGreystones
M'Donough C. W.The Arcade, Church roadDrapersGreystones
Meckin W. J.93-94 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Mernagh A. T.Medical Hall, Main stVeterinary SurgeonArklow
M'Guirke's7 Main stTailors, Clothiers & outfittersBray
Miller Thos. & Co.6 Main stCoal MerchantsBray
Molton John18 Lower Main stBootmakersArklow
Mooney see Johnston &5a Quinsboro rdConfectionersBray
Moore G. P.Portland roadDentistGreystones
Moore J. J. & Co.Beechview terraceHouse AgentsGreystones
Moore J. J. & Co.Beechview terraceStationersGreystones
Moore Patrick25A Main stChina & Glass DealersArklow
Moore Patrick25A Main stGrocersArklow
Moran Lawrence7 Quinsboro rdWine & Spirit MerchantsBray
Moran LawrenceQuinsboro roadGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Moran M.28 Upper Main stSaddlersArklow
Mullen Brothers103 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Munster & Leinster Bank Ltd.Main stBanksArklow
Murphy A. N.Station roadTobacconistsBray
Murphy C., Mrs.55 Main stRestaurantsArklow
Murphy D., Mrs.55 Main stStationersArklow
Murphy J. J.Novara avenueSolicitorsBray
Murphy Mrs.55 Main stConfectionersArklow
Murphy S. M., Mrs.33 Main stDrapersArklow
Murray Michael J.38 Main stButchersArklow
Murray Michael J.38 Main stGrocersArklow
Murray Michael J.38 Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsArklow
Murray RobertGweedore, Church roadPlumberGreystones
Neill A., Mrs.11 Quinsboro rdJewellersBray
New Daniel19 Main stConfectionersArklow
New Daniel19 Main stSculptorsArklow
New Thomas10 Upper Main stSculptorsArklow
New WilliamCemeterySculptorsArklow
Noctor Mrs.Dublin roadGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Nolan P. J. & Sons48 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Northern Bank Ltd.Quinsboro' roadBanksBray
Nuzum Edward41 Main stButchersArklow
O'Brien & Sons23 Chapel GroundTailorsArklow
O'Brien James103 Main stHairdressersBray
O'Brien Mrs.93 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
O'Brien P.Albert WalkGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
O'Brien Patrick16 Lr. Main stTailorsArklow
O'Brien see Johnston &5a Quinsboro rdConfectionersBray
O'Carroll Gerrard J.114 Main stBoot & Clothing MerchantBray
O'Connell Patrick51 Main stGrocersArklow
O'Connell PatrickMain stButchersArklow
O'Connor A.Quinsboro roadGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
O'Connor AndrewThe Perfect'. 14 Quinsboro rd.DairiesBray
O'Connor J.25 Upper Main stSaddlersArklow
O'Connor M. J. & Co.FerrybankSolicitorsArklow
O'Donohue Miss7 Albert walkDrapersBray
O'Flagherty P.Castle streetStationers & NewsagentsBray
O'Leary Daniel H.7 St. Mary's tceSolicitorsArklow
O'Neill DanielFerrybankBakersArklow
O'Rafferty FelixLower Main stGrocersArklow
O'Rafferty FelixLower Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsArklow
O'Rafferty Joseph31 Main stGrocersArklow
O'Rafferty Joseph31 Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsArklow
O'Rafferty Thomas J.Vale roadGrocersArklow
O'Reilly & Co.19 Quinsboro rdGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
O'Toole E., Mrs.48 Main stConfectionersArklow
O'Toole E., Mrs.48 Main stRestaurantsArklow
O'Toole F. H.Albert WalkHairdressersBray
O'Toole Laurence44 Main stCoal ImportersArklow
O'Toole Laurence44 Main stGrocersArklow
O'Toole Laurence44 Main stShip OwnersArklow
O'Toole Miss35 Main stConfectionersBray
O'Toole Thomas48 Main stBuildersArklow
O'Toole Thomas48 Main stCarriersArklow
O'Toole Thomas48 Main stContractorsArklow
O'Toole W.37 Main stDrapersBray
Pennick & Co.Up. Kendelston, DelganyNurseryman, Seedsman, Etc.Greystones
Penston E., Mrs.2 Main stStationersArklow
Pepper G. L., MissWinder place, Church roadStationersGreystones
Perrer G. L., MissWinder place, Church roadTobacconistGreystones
Pierce A., Mrs.49 Main stGrocersArklow
Pierce J. & M.Upper Main stGrocersArklow
Pierce James11 Main stGrocersArklow
Plunkett J.8 Albert WalkPlumbers & GasfittersBray
Porter F. & L.Trafalgar roadDrapersGreystones
Purefoy ThomasSt. Helen's, Somerby roadSolicitorsGreystones
Pyne Patrick26 FerrybankBootmakersArklow
Quinn DenisMayfield House, Newtown VevayDairiesBray
Railway Commercial & Family Hotel64 Main stHotelsArklow
Railway Hotel (Larkin, P.)Church roadHotelsGreystones
Raverty H.Herbert roadPhysicians & SurgeonsBray
Raverty's Medical Hall110 Main stChemists & PharmacistsBray
Reid Miss95 Main stBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Reilly & Co., Mssrs.Quinsboro roadGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Reilly Bros.Quinsboro roadGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Reilly J. J.104 Main stConfectionersBray
Richardson Bartholomew Thomas2 Park Tce, FerrybankElectrical EngineersArklow
River Plate Meat Co.19 Main stVictuallersBray
Robinson see Hayes &4 Athol tceChemists & PharmacistsBray
Roche JohnWexford roadGrocersArklow
Roche William10 Upper Main stBakersArklow
Royal Bank of IrelandDelgany roadBanksGreystones
Royal Bank of Ireland Ltd.107 Main stBanksBray
Royal HotelQuinsboro roadHotelsBray
Ryan BrothersDublin roadWine & Spirit MerchantsBray
Ryan J. W.78 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Ryan John W.79 Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsBray
Ryan R. E.32 Main stIronmongersBray
Scally Michael97 Main stWine & Spirit MerchantsBray
Scott E.3 Main stDrapersBray
Scott E.3 Main stTailors, Clothiers & outfittersBray
Scott E. M., Mrs.105 Main stTobacconistsBray
Scott E. M., Mrs.106 Main stStationers & NewsagentsBray
Scott E. M., Mrs.The Emporium, 106 Main stConfectionersBray
Scott J. E.Commercial Buildings, Church roadChemistGreystones
Scraggs T.105 Main stMotor Engineers & GaragesBray
Seapatrick Private Hotel (Bewley, Mrs.)Church roadHotelsGreystones
SeaverageEsplanadeHotelsBray
Shackleton see Hannegan &2 Quinsboro' rdDrapersBray
Sharp MissFlorence roadStationers & NewsagentsBray
Sheehan & EvansMain stCoal ImportersArklow
Sheehan Michael58 Main stGrocersArklow
Shera J.15 Duncairn tceBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Slator Mrs.23 Florence stFlorists & FruiterersBray
Smith J. J.5 Lower Main stDrapersArklow
Smith Wm.Castle streetBlacksmithsBray
St. Bernard's Private HotelEsplanadeHotelsBray
Stella Maris HotelEsplanadeHotelsBray
Stokes Thomas15 Lower Main stPainters & DecoratorsArklow
StrandEsplanadeHotelsBray
Stringer Thos.FerrybankBootmakersArklow
Stuart John33 Main stGrocers & Spirit DealersBray
Stuart JohnMain stBootmakersArklow
Sutton J.2 Adelaide tceBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Swastika Laundry Ltd. 9 Main stLaundriesBray
Tansey Bros.6 Athol tceDrapersBray
Taylor W.Quinsboro roadPhysicians & SurgeonsBray
The Hotel (Guinan, Vincent)Trafalgar roadHotelsGreystones
Thompkins J.Wexford roadMotor EngineersArklow
Timmins John10 FerrybankGrocersArklow
Toole W.35 Main stDairiesBray
Trainor O.-Wine & Spirit MerchantsBray
Travers Arthur32 Main stButchersArklow
Turner MissesQuinsboro' roadDrapersBray
TylersQuinsboro' roadBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Tyrell John & Sons46 Lower Main stYacht & Boat BuildersArklow
Tyrell John & SonsSouth QuayShip OwnersArklow
Tyrell MichaelUpper Main stShip OwnersArklow
Tyrell PeterUpper Main stShip OwnersArklow
Tyrell see Kearon &South QuayCoal ImportersArklow
Vance & Co.92 Main stChemists & PharmacistsBray
Victoria Strand HotelEsplanadeHotelsBray
Waldron Thomas88 Main stBoot & Shoe MakersBray
Walker Thomas40 Upper Main stBakersArklow
Wallace Bros. Ltd.2 Albert walkCoal MerchantsBray
Walsh OwenSouth QuayPlumberArklow
Waterhouse John H.Killarney HousePhysicians & SurgeonsBray
Wedick J.TinahashGrocersArklow
Wicklow & Wexford HotelSunnybank, Darge rdHotelsBray
Wilde George15 Main stStationers & NewsagentsBray
Wilde George15 Main stTobacconistsBray
Wolohan John1 Bridge stHairdressersArklow
Wood & Magee Quinsboro roadRestaurantsBray

In Ireland, many of the towns had a square, and around the square were houses (homes) with one or two shops or business’s. The streets of the town all went from that square. Most towns had a ‘Main street’ – some called it a High street, and it was usually on that main street that the majority of shops and businesses were located. Shops had one or two large windows depending on the size of the shop. Many Public houses had a grocery section. You walked in the door and the grocery section was at the front of the shop with the pub at the back – usually a wooden division separating both. The Grocer or Publican may have had a field or more behind the building, cows were milked and the milk was sold to those who would bring in their ‘Jimmy’ cans. Most business men/people had more than one occupation. The Publican as described above was also the Grocer and if he sold milk then he could also be described as a Dairy man. As you go through this list of names you will see that many.

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