1931 Trade Directory, Co. Limerick

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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Mrs. B. CaseySarsfield StreetGrocerKilmallock
Mrs. B. CaseySarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs. B. O'KeefeLord Edward streetConfectionerKilmallock
Mrs. B. O'KeefeLord Edward streetTobacconist & GrocerKilmallock
Mrs. C. DwaneSarsfield StreetGrocerKilmallock
Mrs. C. HannanWolfe Tone streetTobacconist, Wine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs. C. HannanWolfe Tone streetUndertakerKilmallock
Mrs. CarrollSarsfield StreetTobacconist & GrocerKilmallock
Mrs. E. O'ConnellSarsfield StreetTobacconist & GrocerKilmallock
Mrs. GaffneyLord Edward streetMilliner & DressmakerKilmallock
Mrs. HartnettSarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs. HoganSheares streetGrocerKilmallock
Mrs. J. Collins ( prop Finns rest.)62 William stConfectionersLimerick City
Mrs. J. TwoneyMain streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Mrs. L. O'FlynnSarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs. MaloneSarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs. MullinsSarsfield StreetTobacconistKilmallock
Mrs. O'SullivanWolfe Tone streetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Mrs.CatherineCotterThe SquareBakerAbbeyfeale
Munster & Leinster BankThe SquareBanksAbbeyfeale
Munster & Leinster Bank LtdLord Edward streetBankKilmallock
N. Fine42 O'Connell stJewellers, WatchmakersLimerick City
N. ShanahanMain streetSpirit & Wine DealerAbbeyfeale
National Bank LtdSarsfield StreetBankKilmallock
National Bank Ltd. The SquareBanksAbbeyfeale
Nellie LeahyNew StreetDraperAbbeyfeale
Niall S. Gaffney86 O'Connell stSolicitorsLimerick City
Nora FlynnMain streetDressmakerAbbeyfeale
Norah Foley57 Thomas stConfectionersLimerick City
O'ByrneSarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
O'Connell BrothersThe SquareBoot makersAbbeyfeale
O'ConnellsNew StreetChina DealersAbbeyfeale
O'ConnellsNew StreetFancy Goods WarehouseAbbeyfeale
O'Flanagan's HotelSarsfield StreetHotelKilmallock
P. A. Carroll , M.R.C.V.S.Avondale, CorballyVeterinary SurgeonsLimerick City
P. BuglerAnnacottyCattle DealersLimerick City
P. Carey26 Up Cecil stFurniture RemoversLimerick City
P. DowneyMain streetTailorAbbeyfeale
P. F. ByrneChurch streetDraperAbbeyfeale
P. G. Collins11 Glentworth stSolicitorsLimerick City
P. HayesWilliam streetBuilders' IronmongeryLimerick City
P. Hayes & Co.9 William stHardware MerchantsLimerick City
P. HeelanLord Edward streetDraperKilmallock
P. Hurley & SonsMungret streetCorn MerchantLimerick City
P. J. LyonsNew StreetBoot WarehouseAbbeyfeale
P. J. LyonsNew StreetDraperAbbeyfeale
P. J. McCarthySarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
P. Kelly5 Parnell stVictuallerLimerick City
P. Liston108 George stChemistsLimerick City
P. McDermottThe SquareHairdresserAbbeyfeale
P. O'BrienSarsfield StreetBlacksmithKilmallock
P.D. Cleary & sonLord Edward streetAuctioneerKilmallock
P.F., M.D. Graham72 O'Connell stPhysicians & SurgeonsLimerick City
P.J. M'CarthySarsfield StreetGrocerKilmallock
P.J. McCarthySarsfield StreetConfectionerKilmallock
P.V. LyonsCentral HotelAuctioneerKilmallock
Patk. Carey17 Davis stCarriersLimerick City
Patrick BrowneThe SquareBakerAbbeyfeale
Patrick Carey26 Up. Cecil stPotato MerchantsLimerick City
Patrick CollinsMain streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Patrick Flynn & SonsMain streetPainters & DecoratorsAbbeyfeale
Patrick MacCarthyMain streetBookseller & StationerAbbeyfeale
Patrick McCarthyMain streetTobacconistAbbeyfeale
Patrick McEneryMain streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Patrick O'BrienSarsfield StreetWine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Patrick Ryan & SonsNew StreetBoot makersAbbeyfeale
Patrick V. LyonsLyons' Central HotelConfectionerKilmallock
Patrick V. LyonsLyons' Central HotelTobacconist, Wine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Philip EnrightChurch streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Picture House-CinemaKilmallock
Provincial Bank of Ireland, LtdLord Edward streetBankKilmallock
Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ltd.Main streetBanksAbbeyfeale
R. A. MacAulayThe SquareSolicitorAbbeyfeale
R. B. Woulfe Rexall Pharmacy, New streetChemistsAbbeyfeale
R. Evans , F.B.A.O'Connell streetOpticiansLimerick City
R. FoxSarsfield StreetSolicitorKilmallock
R. WalshConvent streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Richard GodleyAbbeyfealeCorn & Flour MerchantAbbeyfeale
Richard GodleyAbbeyfealeTobacconistAbbeyfeale
Richard GodleyBridge streetHardware MerchantAbbeyfeale
Richard HynesHigh streetCoach BuildersLimerick City
S. J. DaltonThe SquareDentistAbbeyfeale
S.B. Walsh & SonRailwayCoal MerchantKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetBoot WarehouseKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetChina DealerKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetConfectionerKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetCycle AgentKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetGrocerKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetIronmongerKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetMotor Engineers & GaragesKilmallock
S.B. Walsh & SonSarsfield StreetTobacconistKilmallock
Samuel Cooper73 Henry stMotor Engineers & GaragesLimerick City
See Leverett Frye112 O'Connell stGrocersLimerick City
Stephen CampionLord Edward streetVictuallerKilmallock
Sutton's Ltd.Station (Railway)Coal MerchantKilmallock
T. Auchmuty6 William stChina & Glass merchantsLimerick City
T. Auchmuty6 William stHardware MerchantsLimerick City
T. C. Carroll & Sons122 O'Connell stBooksellers & StationersLimerick City
T. CarrollSarsfield StreetVeterinary SurgeonKilmallock
T. Couba & SonsLord Edward streetHardware MerchantKilmallock
T. Couba & SonsStation roadButter & Egg MerchantKilmallock
T. Donovan29 O'Connell stTailorsLimerick City
T. HarnettNew StreetGrocerAbbeyfeale
T. Hassett9 O'Connell stBuilders' IronmongeryLimerick City
T. Hassett9 O'Connell stIronmongersLimerick City
T. J. O'ConnellChurch streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
T. O'B. Kelly98 O'Connell stSolicitorsLimerick City
T. ScannellChapel streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
T., M.B. Foley6 Upper Hartstonge st.Physicians & SurgeonsLimerick City
T.J. CarrollLord Edward streetChemistKilmallock
T.M. Callanan , B.A., B.D.S.80 O'Connell stDentistsLimerick City
Thomas Atwell5 Glentworth stSolicitorsLimerick City
Thomas CampionSarsfield StreetGrocerKilmallock
Thomas CampionSarsfield StreetTobacconist, Wine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Thomas FitzgeraldMain streetSpirit & Wine DealerAbbeyfeale
Thomas HannanWolfe Tone streetGrocerKilmallock
Thomas O'ConnorMain streetVictuallerAbbeyfeale
Thomas O'DonoghueMain streetSpirit & Wine DealerAbbeyfeale
Thomas O'RourkeLord Edward streetGrocerKilmallock
Thomas O'RourkeLord Edward streetTobacconist, Wine & Spirit MerchantKilmallock
Thomas RyanMain streetBoot makersAbbeyfeale
Thomas ScannellChurch streetCorn & Flour MerchantAbbeyfeale
Timothy DowneyChurch streetVictuallerAbbeyfeale
W. A. Fogarty , M.D.67 George stPhysicians & SurgeonsLimerick City
W. B. Fitt46 O'Connell St.Auctioneers & ValuersLimerick City
W. Christy58 O'Connell stMotor Engineers & GaragesLimerick City
W. ChristyO'Connell streetCoach BuildersLimerick City
W. Clifford-SmithNorth Esk.ArchitectLimerick City
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetBoot WarehouseAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetCoal MerchantsAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetCorn & Flour MerchantAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetDraperAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetIronmongerAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetMiller (saw & Grinding mills only)Abbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetSpirit & Wine DealerAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorMain streetUndertakerAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorThe SquareHardware MerchantAbbeyfeale
W. D. O'ConnorsMain streetMillinerAbbeyfeale
W. O'ByrneSarsfield StreetBoot MakerKilmallock
W. Reidy , M.R.C.V.S.Lyons' Central HotelVeterinary SurgeonKilmallock
W. T. MannThe SquareGrocerAbbeyfeale
W.E.H DowlingLes Charmilles, North StrandDentistsLimerick City
West End HotelThe SquareHotelAbbeyfeale
William Lloyd106 George stWine & Spirit MerchantsLimerick City
William R. CollinsMain streetGrocerAbbeyfeale
Wingfield Sheares streetPainter & DecoratorKilmallock
Wm. Clarke & Son60 William stTobacco ManufacturersLimerick City
Wm. O'ConnellNew StreetButter & Egg MerchantsAbbeyfeale
Z. M. Ledger & Sons27 O'Connell stBooksellers & StationersLimerick City

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.