1931 Trade Directory, Co. Roscommon

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
Denby T. E.Church streetMotor EngineersBallaghaderreen
Devine T. J.St. Patrick's St.PublicansBoyle
Devine ThomasSt. Patrick's St.GrocersBoyle
Dillon LukeThe SquareGrocersBallaghaderreen
Dodd J.Main streetGrocersBoyle
Doherty JohnSt. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Doherty M.Market streetEgg MerchantsBallaghaderreen
Dolan Ml.Main StreetBuildersCastlerea
Donnellan Bros.Main StreetDrapersCastlerea
Donnellan Bros.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Donnellan Bros.-Motor EngineersCastlerea
Donnellan P.,*-Physicians & SurgeonsCastlerea
Dooney P.Market streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Dowling Chris.St. Patrick's St.Egg MerchantsCastlerea
Dowling Chris.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Dowling JasSt. Patrick's St.BakersCastlerea
Dowling Jas.St. Patrick's St.Egg MerchantsCastlerea
Dowling JoeSt. Patrick's St.ConfectionersCastlerea
Downey A.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Doyle PatkMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Dring MissSt. Patrick's St.DressmakersBoyle
Drury & BarrettBoyleAuctioneersBoyle
Drury A.Main streetConfectionersBallaghaderreen
Drury MichaelCrescentPublicansBoyle
Duffs & Co.Main streetCycle AgentsBallaghaderreen
Duffs & Co.The SquareDrapersBallaghaderreen
Duffs & Co.The SquareGrocersBallaghaderreen
Duffs & Co.The SquareIronmongersBallaghaderreen
Duffy P.New streetSaddlersBallaghaderreen
Duffy P. J.New streetPhysicians & SurgeonsBallaghaderreen
Dunne Mrs.Main StreetFruiterersCastlerea
Dunne T. J.St. Patrick's St.AuctioneersBoyle
Dyar PatkMain StreetBakersCastlerea
Dyar PatkMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Dyer J.St. Patrick's St.TailorsBoyle
Egan Thos.Main StreetTailorsCastlerea
Egan's Shoeing ForgeMain StreetBlacksmithsCastlerea
Fahy JasMain StreetMotor EngineersCastlerea
Fahy PatrickMain StreetBakersCastlerea
Fannon & SilkeCastlereaAuctioneers & ValuersCastlerea
Fannon T.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Farrell JamesBridge streetButchersBoyle
Farrell James-Mill OwnersCastlerea
Farrell Jas.Bridge streetVictuallersBoyle
Farrell MichaelChurch streetSolicitorsBallaghaderreen
Farrell, McDonnellMain StreetSolicitorsCastlerea
Feely JamesThe GreenPublicansBoyle
Feeney GeraldMain streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Feeney JamesMain streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Feeney LukeMarket streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Fiely P. & SonsGreat MeadowSculptorsBoyle
Finn P. J.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Finnegan Domk.Main StreetEgg MerchantsCastlerea
Finnegan Domk.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Fitzgerald JamesStation roadConfectionersBallaghaderreen
Fitzgerald JamesStation roadStationersBallaghaderreen
Fitzgerald's Temperance HotelStation roadHotelsBallaghaderreen
Flanagan A. E., L.P.S.Main StreetChemistsCastlerea
Flannery & Co.Green streetIronmongersBoyle
Flannery & Co.Main streetCycle AgentsBallaghaderreen
Flannery & Co.Main streetDrapersBallaghaderreen
Flannery & Co.Main streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Flannery & Co.Main streetIronmongersBallaghaderreen
Flannery & Co.The GreenGrocersBoyle
Flannery & Co.The GreenPublicansBoyle
Flannery JamesMain streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Flannery JohnMain streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Flannery M.Main streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Flannery ThomasNew streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Fleming P., L.R.C.S.I. & S.I-Physicians & SurgeonsCastlerea
Fleming W.St. Patrick's St.PublicansCastlerea
Fleming Wm.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Flynn JohnDemesneTailorsCastlerea
Flynn M.Pound streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Flynn M. F.New streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Flynn M. J.New streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Flynn Mrs.St. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Ford R. I., Rev. (Canon)-ClergymenCastlerea
Forde FrancisMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Forde JohnMain streetSolicitorsBoyle
Forde Mrs.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Frain M. J.Church streetDrapersBallaghaderreen
Frain Mrs.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Frineran Edwd.Main StreetBakersCastlerea
Gailey John, Rev.The ManseReligious DenominationsBoyle
Gallaghan J.Main StreetBakersCastlerea
Gallagher JohnBarrack streetButchersBallaghaderreen
Galvin Mrs.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Gara D.Main streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Gara D.Main streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
GarlandBridge streetSaddlersBoyle
Gaughan A.New streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Gavacan M.St. Patrick's St.GrocersBoyle
Gavacan Mrs.St. Patrick's St.PublicansBoyle
Gaynor HughMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Gillan Mrs.Elphin streetDressmakersBoyle
Glavey Bros.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Glavey J. F., Dr.-Physicians & SurgeonsCastlerea
Gordon & SonThe SquareDrapersBallaghaderreen
Gordon & SonThe SquareGrocersBallaghaderreen
Gordon J. P.The SquarePublicansBallaghaderreen
Graham R.Main streetStationersBallaghaderreen
Gray JohnMain StreetBlacksmithsCastlerea
Greene J.St. Patrick's St.PublicansBoyle
Grogan SarahMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Hallinan FrancisMain StreetVictuallersCastlerea
Hanily M. J.Main StreetDrapersCastlerea
Hanily M. J.Main StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Hanley J.Barrack streetBlacksmithsBallaghaderreen
Hanley J.Main streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Hanley P. J.St. Patrick's St.DrapersCastlerea
Hans R., M.R.C.V.S.Termon HouseAuctioneersBoyle
Hans RobertBridge streetVeterinary SurgeonsBoyle
Hanson A. J.St. Patrick's St.VictuallersCastlerea
Hanson JohnMain StreetAuctioneers & ValuersCastlerea
Harte M., Rev. Canon, P.P.-ClergymenCastlerea
Harvey CharlesMain StreetAuctioneers & ValuersCastlerea
Haugh M.Main StreetTailorsCastlerea
Hawthorn Ml.St. Patrick's St.Monumental WorksCastlerea
Hayes E. J.Main StreetChemistsCastlerea
Heran JamesSt. Patrick's St.GrocersBoyle
Heran JamesThe Palace BarPublicansBoyle
Hever JamesBridge streetPublicansBoyle
Hever M. J.*Bridge streetHotelsBoyle
Heydon R. J.**-Civic GuardsBoyle
Hibernian BankMain streetBanksBallaghaderreen
Hosford J. ***-BanksBoyle
Hunt T.New streetDrapersBallaghaderreen
James J.-BanksBoyle
Johnston M.Main streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Johnston WilliamMain streetDrapersBoyle
Judge M.Main streetDrapersBoyle
Kane A., Mrs.New streetConfectionersBallaghaderreen
Keamp M., Mrs.Bridge streetGrocersBoyle
Keane A., Mrs.Main streetGrocersBallaghaderreen
Keane E. J.St. Patrick's St.SolicitorsCastlerea
Keane M.New streetPublicansBallaghaderreen
Kearns T.Green streetTailorsBoyle
Keating M. J.Main streetChemistsBallaghaderreen
Keavey Mary (Mrs.)Bridge streetConfectionerBoyle
Keenan M.Church streetStationersBallaghaderreen
Keenan MichaelChurch streetConfectionersBallaghaderreen
Keilty UnaMain streetDrapersBoyle
Kelly A.Main StreetBooksellersCastlerea
Kelly J.BallintobberGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Kelly M.Elphin streetPeace CommissionersBoyle
Kelly MissMain StreetGrocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Kelly Mrs.Main StreetDrapersCastlerea
Kelly PeterSt. Patrick's St.Grocers & Spirit DealersCastlerea
Kennedy AndrewMain StreetMonumental WorksCastlerea

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.