1931 Trade Directory, Co. Donegal

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
Doherty BernardChapel streetBootmakers & RepairersCarndonagh
Doherty Bridget, Mrs.Bank PlaceCoal MerchantCarndonagh
Doherty C., MissMain streetWine & Spirit MerchantsLetterkenny
Doherty DanielWest endCattle, etc., DealersBuncrana
Doherty DanielWest endGrocersBuncrana
Doherty E.DiamondVictuallersCarndonagh
Doherty EdwardChapel streetPainters & DecoratorsCarndonagh
Doherty Elizabeth, Mrs.DiamondGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty G.DiamondGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty HenryMain streetCycle AgentsBuncrana
Doherty HenryMain streetMotor Engineer & GarageBuncrana
Doherty J.New roadButter & Egg MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty J.Pound streetCycle AgentsCarndonagh
Doherty J. H.Main streetFish Merchants, etc.Buncrana
Doherty JamesWest endSpirit & Wine DealersBuncrana
Doherty JohnBridge HotelSpirit DealersBundoran
Doherty JohnWest EndGrocersBundoran
Doherty John H.Main streetVictuallersBuncrana
Doherty JosephMain streetCoal MerchantsBuncrana
Doherty Mary, MissHotelGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty N. J.Malin streetCycle AgentsCarndonagh
Doherty NeilDiamondBooksellers & StationersCarndonagh
Doherty NeilDiamondHardware MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty NeilDiamondIronmongersCarndonagh
Doherty P.Main streetWine & Spirit MerchantsLetterkenny
Doherty P. J.DiamondDrapersCarndonagh
Doherty P. J.DiamondGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Doherty P. J.DiamondTobacconistsCarndonagh
Doherty P., Mrs.Central Bar, Main streetPosting EstablishmentsLetterkenny
Doherty PatrickBridge streetConfectionersCarndonagh
Doherty PatrickBridge streetFruiterersCarndonagh
Doherty PatrickBridge streetMotor Engineers & GaragesCarndonagh
Doherty PatrickBridge streetPainters & DecoratorsCarndonagh
Doherty PatrickRoyal HotelSpirit DealersBundoran
Doherty Patrick, J.P.Main streetAuctioneerBuncrana
Doherty PhilipPound streetBootmakers & RepairersCarndonagh
Doherty William-GrocersBuncrana
Doherty Wm.Main streetCoal MerchantsBuncrana
Doherty Wm.Main streetHardware MerchantsBuncrana
Donagher F.Market SquareGrocersBallyshannon
Donaghey MissesPort roadDrapersLetterkenny
Donaghy JimMain streetPainters & DecoratorsBuncrana
Donaghy M. E.Main streetBooksellers & StationersBuncrana
Donaghy MissCastle avenueMilliners & DressmakersBuncrana
Donegal Democrat'East PortNewspapersBallyshannon
Donegal Shirt Co. Main streetShirt ManufacturersBuncrana
Donegal Vindicator'East PortNewspapersBallyshannon
Donoghue T.Bridge EndBoot Makers & WarehousesBallyshannon
Donoghue T.Bridge EndDrapersBallyshannon
Dorrian F.Bishop streetSpirit DealersBallyshannon
Drain JamesOldtownTailorsLetterkenny
Duffy P.College streetBoot Makers & WarehousesBallyshannon
Duggan S., Mrs.Malin streetDrapersCarndonagh
Dundas J.East PortSanitary EngineersBallyshannon
Eason & Son, Ltd.Bookstall, Railway stationBooksellers & StationersBundoran
Eason & Son, Ltd.Main streetBooksellers & StationersBuncrana
Eason & Sons, Ltd.Railway StationBooksellers & StationersLetterkenny
Elder Matilda, mrs.DiamondTobacconistsCarndonagh
Elders Mrs.DiamondGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Evans Mrs.Main streetSpirit DealersBallyshannon
Ewing J.Main streetVictuallersLetterkenny
Farren CharlesPound streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Farren Charles E.Main streetChemistsBuncrana
Farren K.-Spirit & Wine DealersBuncrana
Farren MissMalin streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Faulkner J.Malin streetChina & Glass DealersCarndonagh
Faulkner M.Main streetMilliners & DressmakersBuncrana
Feely B.West EndDrapersBundoran
Feely B., MissWest EndMilliner & DressmakerBundoran
Feely MissWest EndBoot Makers & WarehousesBundoran
Fleming S. H., & SonsBallyboeMotor Engineers & GaragesLetterkenny
Flood R. F., Dr.BraemarPhysician & SurgeonBundoran
Friel DanielWest endUndertakersBuncrana
Fullerton E.Main streetSaddlerBuncrana
Fullerton EdwardMain streetFish Merchants, etc.Buncrana
Fullerton S., MissMain streetConfectionersLetterkenny
Fullerton S., MissMain streetTobbaconistsLetterkenny
Gaelic HotelWest EndHotelsBundoran
Gailey A. J.The ArcadeDrapersLetterkenny
Gallagher D. A.-Spirit & Wine DealersBuncrana
Gallagher F.Main streetHairdressersLetterkenny
Gallagher J.Bath streetVictuallersBallyshannon
Gallagher J. J.Main streetConfectionersLetterkenny
Gallagher JohnMain streetBakersLetterkenny
Gallagher John-Spirit & Wine DealersBuncrana
Gallagher John J.Chapel streetHairdresserCarndonagh
Gallagher MissMarket streetDrapersBallyshannon
Gallagher Mrs.Main streetWine & Spirit MerchantsLetterkenny
Gallagher P.East EndVictuallersBundoran
Gallagher W.The MallPhysicians & SurgeonsBallyshannon
Gallagher WilliamMain streetGrocersLetterkenny
Gallagher's Temperance HotelMain streetHotelsLetterkenny
GallogheyWest PortWatchmakers & JewellersBallyshannon
Gavigan J.Market streetCattle DealersBallyshannon
Gavigan M.Market streetGrocersBallyshannon
Gibbons J.Market streetFish MerchantsBallyshannon
Gibbons J.Market streetMotor Engineers & GaragesBallyshannon
Gibbons T.Corner HouseSaddlersLetterkenny
Gibbons WilliamMain streetGrocersBuncrana
Gilbridge JohnEast EndCycle AgentBundoran
Gillespie E.College streetBoot Makers & WarehousesBallyshannon
Gillespie E.Malin streetCycle AgentsCarndonagh
Gillespie J.Market YardPaintersBallyshannon
Gillespie J. (Weighmaster)Market YardMarketsBallyshannon
Gillespie J. W.DiamondBootmakers & RepairersCarndonagh
Gillespie W. J.DiamondMotor Engineers & GaragesCarndonagh
Given MissMalin streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Gordon JamesThe RockPhysicians & SurgeonsBallyshannon
Gorman JohnEast EndGrocersBundoran
Gorman JohnWest EndPosting EstablishmentsBundoran
Gorman MichaelWest EndPosting EstablishmentsBundoran
Gorman ThomasCentral HotelSpirit DealersBundoran
Gorman ThomasThe Bundoran Motor GarageMotor Engineers & GaragesBundoran
Graham FrancisMain streetCycle AgentsBallyshannon
Graham FrancisMain streetMotor Engineers & GaragesBallyshannon
Grant A. B., & Co.Swilly roadShirt ManufacturersBuncrana
Grant BrothersWalker's laneSnuff & Tobacco ManufacturersBuncrana
Grant BrothersWalker's laneTobacconistsBuncrana
Grant CharlesMain streetCycle AgentsBuncrana
Grant D.Main streetGrocersBuncrana
Grant M.West PortCycle AgentsBallyshannon
Grant MissPound streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Great North. Railway HotelBundoranHotelsBundoran
Grehan Mrs.Main streetMilliners & DressmakersBallyshannon
Grehan T.Main streetMotor Engineers & GaragesBallyshannon
Hamilton HotelMain streetHotelsBundoran
Hamilton IrvineMain streetBoot Makers & WarehousesBundoran
Hamilton IrvineMain streetChina & Glass DealersBundoran
Hamilton IrvineMain streetDrapersBundoran
Hamilton Thomas A.Main streetSpirit DealersBundoran
Hannah SamuelBishop streetButter & Egg MerchantsBallyshannon
Harkin J.Lower Main streetBuildersLetterkenny
Harkin Mrs.Lower Main streetDrapersLetterkenny
Harris J.Main streetHardware MerchantsLetterkenny
Harris JamesMain streetGrocersLetterkenny
Harris JohnMain streetGrocersLetterkenny
Harte JohnMain streetGreen Grocers & Fruit MerchantsBundoran
Harte LouisThe East End GarageMotor Engineers & GaragesBundoran
Hayes J.Main streetButter & Egg MerchantsLetterkenny
Hazlett R.Main streetDrapersBundoran
Hegarty JohnMain streetFish Merchants, etc.Buncrana
Hegarty PatrickMain streetButter & Egg MerchantsBuncrana
Hegarty PatrickMain streetChina & Glass DealerBuncrana
Hegarty PatrickMain streetGrocersBuncrana
Henderson SamuelBridge streetUndertakerCarndonagh
Hibernian Bank Ltd.Main streetBanksLetterkenny
Hibernian Bank Ltd.Main streetBanksBuncrana
Hirl BrothersMalin streetBootmakers & RepairersCarndonagh
Hirrell PatrickMalin streetMotor Engineers & GaragesCarndonagh
Hogan L.Church streetConfectionersBuncrana
Horobin A.Market squareFruiterersLetterkenny
Houston D.Government terracePosting EstablishmentsLetterkenny
Hughes ThomasStrand HotelGrocersBundoran
Hutton JamesMain streetSpirit & Wine DealersBuncrana
Imperial HotelMain streetHotelsBallyshannon
Irwin & CroalMain streetAuctioneersBallyshannon
Jackson AlexanderMain streetGrocersBuncrana
Johnson E.EnniskillenButter & Egg MerchantsBallyshannon
Johnston R.Main streetBuildersLetterkenny
Johnston T. W.Main streetDentistsBallyshannon
Johnston ThomasMain streetConfectionersBundoran
Johnstone J. D.BallyraineBuildersLetterkenny
Kavanagh J.-GrocersBuncrana
Kavanagh JohnMain streetCattle, etc., DealersBuncrana
Kearney Bessie, MissPound streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Kearney P. X.Main streetVeterinary SurgeonBundoran
Kearns JamesEast EndVictuallersBundoran
Kearns JamesThe Grafton StoresChina & Glass DealersLetterkenny
Kelly BrothersMain streetVictuallersLetterkenny
Kelly C.MillsCoal MerchantsLetterkenny
Kelly C. J.Main streetWatchmakers & JewellersBallyshannon
Kelly CassieMain streetMilliners & DressmakersBuncrana
Kelly CharlesMillsMillerLetterkenny
Kelly D.High roadSaddlersLetterkenny
Kelly E.Market streetSpirit DealersBallyshannon
Kelly JackMarket squareGrocersBuncrana
Kelly JamesBallyloskeyBuilderCarndonagh
Kelly P.Malin streetGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Kelly PatrickMalin streetMotor Engineers & GaragesCarndonagh
Kelly PatrickMalin streetTobacconistsCarndonagh
Kelly S. A.Townsend streetGrocersBuncrana
Kelso George A.Main streetAuctioneersLetterkenny
Kennedy J.Government terraceTailorsLetterkenny
Kennedy R.St. Columba's terraceBuildersLetterkenny
Kerrigan MissHamilton terraceGrocersBundoran
Kerrigan W.Market streetSpirit DealersBallyshannon
Knipe William H.Main streetMerchant TailorLetterkenny
Lake of ShadowsShore roadHotelsBuncrana
Lanigan BrothersDiamondChina & Glass DealersCarndonagh
Lanigan JamesDiamondDrapersCarndonagh
Lanigan JamesDiamondGrocers, Wine & Spirit MerchantsCarndonagh
Laughlin W.Main streetGrocersLetterkenny
Lee ThomasMain streetBoot Makers & WarehousesBuncrana
Lipsett James, Mrs.Castle streetGrocersBallyshannon
Lipsett R., & Co.Main streetAuctioneersBallyshannon
Lipsett R., & Co.Main streetSteamship AgentsBallyshannon
Lipsitt A. H.Main streetCattle DealersBallyshannon
Lisbellaw Co.-Wool MerchantsBuncrana
Lockington & Co., Ltd.Main streetCoal MerchantsBundoran
Logan & Co.St. Helens, BuncranaCoal MerchantsBuncrana

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.