1931 Trade Directory, Co. Kerry

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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Chapman J.Railway streetHairdresserCahirciveen
Chute E. F.Henry streetOpticiansKenmare
Chute E. F., M.P.S.I.Henry streetChemistsKenmare
Chute JohnHenry streetOpticiansKenmare
Chute John, M.P.S.I.Henry streetChemistsKenmare
Chute Patrick J.Henry streetDentistsKenmare
Clifford MichaelChurch streetConfectionersCahirciveen
Clifford MichaelMain streetBakersCahirciveen
Clifford RobertHenry streetBakersKenmare
Clifford TimothyNewmarket streetSaddlers & Harness MakersCahirciveen
Clifford WilliamHenry streetGrocersKenmare
Clifford WilliamHenry streetSpirit DealersKenmare
Coakley DenisChurch streetDrapersCahirciveen
Coffey Kate., Mrs.Main streetChina DealersKenmare
Coffey Kate., Mrs.Main streetGrocersKenmare
Coffey Tessie, Mrs.Church streetGrocersCahirciveen
Connell Railway Hotel Garage-Motor Engineers & GaragesCahirciveen
Connor ThomasHenry streetGrocersKenmare
Convent of Poor Clares -Lace MakersKenmare
Cooper J.Dykegate streetDentistsDingle
Corbett M. K., MissMain streetHotelsKenmare
Corcoran PatrickChurch streetSaddlers & Harness MakersCahirciveen
Corcoran WilliamNew streetCycle AgentsCahirciveen
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.Main streetBoot WarehousesKenmare
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.Main streetConfectionersKenmare
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.Main streetDrapersKenmare
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.Main streetGrocersKenmare
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.Main streetHardware MerchantsKenmare
Corkery D., O'Brien & Co.-SawmilllsKenmare
Corkery Daniel, O'Brien & Co.Main streetChina DealersKenmare
Courtenay (sic) GeorgeMain streetWool MerchantsKenmare
Courtney G.Main streetVictuallersKenmare
Cremin Denis J.Henry streetShipping AgentsKenmare
Cremin Denis J. & SonsHenry streetBoot WarehousesKenmare
Cremin Denis J. & SonsHenry streetDrapersKenmare
Crowley, Hanley & Co.Henry streetButter & Egg MerchantsKenmare
Crowley, Hanley & Co.Shelbourne streetMotor Engineers & GaragesKenmare
Curran CatherineChurch streetGrocersCahirciveen
Curran John JosephMain streetConfectionersCahirciveen
Curran MaryChurch streetSpirit DealersCahirciveen
Curran MaryMain streetBoot WarehousesDingle
Curran MaryMain streetButter & Egg MerchantsDingle
Curran MaryMain streetCorn MerchantsDingle
Curran MaryMain streetGrocersDingle
Curran MaryMain streetVintnersDingle
Curran MaryMain streetWool MerchantsDingle
Curran Mary, Mrs.Main streetHardware MerchantsDingle
Curran Mary, Mrs.Main streetIronmongersDingle
Curran P.The MallVictuallersDingle
Dagg William S., Dr.John streetVeterinary SurgeonDingle
DalyMain streetHairdresserKenmare
Daly DanielChurch streetGrocersCahirciveen
Daly DenisMain streetAuctioneerCahirciveen
Daly DenisMain streetFish MerchantsCahirciveen
Daly JohnMain streetGrocersCahirciveen
Daly John J.Main streetBakersCahirciveen
Devane MargaretStrand streetChina DealersDingle
Devane MargaretStrand streetGrocersDingle
Devane P.Green streetStationers & NewsagentsDingle
Devane PatrickGreen streetCoal MerchantsDingle
Devane PatrickGreen streetGrocersDingle
Donovan E., Mrs.Henry streetGrocersKenmare
Donovan Mrs.The SquareDrapersKenmare
Dowd ThomasJohn streetVintnersDingle
Downing C.The MallSolicitorsDingle
Downing EugeneHenry streetDrapersKenmare
Downing JohnThe SquareButter & Egg MerchantsKenmare
Downing MauriceHenry streetSpirit DealersKenmare
Dromey Hanna, Mrs.Main streetSpirit DealersCahirciveen
Eason & SonRailway BookstallNewsagentsCahirciveen
Egan-Boot WarehousesKenmare
Evans KateMain streetDrapersDingle
Evans KateMain streetVintnersDingle
Falvey Elizabeth J.Henry streetGrocersKenmare
Falvey Elizabeth J.Henry streetSpirit DealersKenmare
Falvey StephenMain streetUndertakersDingle
Feerriter (sic) JohnMain streetTailorsDingle
Ferguson FrancisMain streetDentistCahirciveen
Firzgerald MauriceSpa roadVintnersDingle
Fitzgerald J. B. & Co.Bridge streetMineral Water Factory & BottlingCahirciveen
Fitzgerald MauriceMain streetDrapersCahirciveen
Fitzgerald MauriceRoyal Hotel, Main stPosting EstablishmentsCahirciveen
Fitzgerald's Hotel Main streetHotelsCahirciveen
Flahive J.Strand streetUndertakersDingle
Flahive MichaelBridge streetUndertakersDingle
Flynn Lissie, MissHenry streetSpirit DealersKenmare
Galvin-Boot WarehousesKenmare
Galvin ThomasJohn streetGrocersDingle
Galvin ThomasJohn streetSteamship AgentsDingle
Galvin ThomasJohn streetVintnersDingle
Golden DanielNewmarket streetGrocersCahirciveen
Golden TimothyNewmarket streetSpirit DealersCahirciveen
Gould Jerh.Green streetVictuallersDingle
Gould JohnUp. Main streetVictuallersDingle
Grandfield Ml.John streetBootmakersDingle
Greaney JohnGreen streetBakersDingle
Great Southern Hotel-HotelsKenmare
Griffin DanielMain streetVintnersDingle
Griffin MichaelMain streetChina DealersDingle

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.