1931 Trade Directory, Co. Sligo

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:

M'Gann Mark-Wine & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Mitchell T.Castle streetProvision MerchantsSligo Town
Monson G. W.Market streetCabinet MakersSligo Town
Monson HenryO'Connell streetCabinet MakersSligo Town
Monson Henry T.O'Connell streetUndertakersSligo Town
Moran P. J.Stephen streetPhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
Mostyn T.High streetIronmongersSligo Town
Mostyn ThomasHigh streetCutlersSligo Town
Mostyn ThomasHigh streetLeather MerchantsSligo Town
Mostyn ThomasHigh streetSeed & Agric.Implement MerchantsSligo Town
Motor & Cycle Depot Market streetCycle AgentsSligo Town
Mullaney BrothersO'Connell streetDrapersSligo Town
Mullaney BrothersO'Connell streetMilliners, Dressmakers etc.Sligo Town
Mullaney BrothersO'Connell streetTailorsSligo Town
Mullen Joseph & SonsHigh streetBuildersSligo Town
Mullen Joseph & SonsHigh streetElectrical EngineersSligo Town
Mullen M.Wolf Tone streetCycle AgentsBallymote
Mullen MichaelWolf Tone streetBuildersBallymote
Mullen's Private HotelWine streetHotelsSligo Town
Mulligan C. J.Castle streetOil & Colour DistributorsSligo Town
Mulligan M.Calry Bar, The MallGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Mulligan Mrs.Quay streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Munster & Leinster, Ltd-BanksBallymote
Murphy P. J.John streetDentistsSligo Town
Murphy T.Grattan streetSaddlers & Harness MakersSligo Town
Murray & Sons-Coach BuildersBallymote
Murray Mrs.O'Connell streetStationers & NewsagentsBallymote
Murray S., Mrs.NewtownGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Murrow B.Albert streetLand & Estate AgentsSligo Town
Nairn & McGowanWine streetCycle AgentsSligo Town
Nairn P.Holborn streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Nelson F.Castle streetIronmongersSligo Town
Nelson F.Castle streetShooting & Fishing Tackle AgentsSligo Town
Nelson FrancisCastle streetWatch MakersSligo Town
Nelson Francis & SonCastle streetCutlersSligo Town
Nevin MichaelHigh streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Newsom & Sons, Ltd-Sugar MerchantsSligo Town
Newson (sic) & Sons, LtdThe QuayTea, Wine & Spirit MerchantsSligo Town
Noone J.O'Connell streetFruiterersSligo Town
Noone JohnO'Connell streetConfectionersSligo Town
Noone JohnO'Connell streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Noone JohnO'Connell streetTea, Wine & Spirit MerchantsSligo Town
North Hotel The MallHotelsSligo Town
O'Brien P. J.O'Connell streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
O'Connell & BurnsWater laneCabinet MakersSligo Town
O'Connell & BurnsWater laneUndertakersSligo Town
O'Connell'sThomas streetConfectionersSligo Town
O'Connell'sThomas streetFruiterersSligo Town
O'Connell'sThomas streetTobacconistsSligo Town
O'Connor BrothersO'Connell streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
O'Connor BrothersO'Connell streetTea, Wine & Spirit MerchantsSligo Town
O'Connor P.High streetCycle AgentsSligo Town
O'Connor P.High streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchantsSligo Town
O'Connor P. J., L.D.S.Wine streetDentistsSligo Town
O'Doherty J.Stephen streetSolicitorsSligo Town
O'Doherty Mrs.The MallGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
O'Donnell G.Imperial HotelPhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
O'Donovan-Coal MerchantsSligo Town
O'Dowd M.Wine streetPlumbersSligo Town
O'Dowd MissesLord Edward streetFancy Goods DealersBallymote
O'Dowd P. F.Teeling streetDrapersBallymote
O'Dowd P. F.Teeling streetEmigration AgentsBallymote
O'Dowds MissesLord Edward streetBooksellersBallymote
O'Dowds MissesLord Edward streetStationers & NewsagentsBallymote
O'Hara & Co.Quay streetPlumbersSligo Town
O'Hara JohnHigh streetButchersSligo Town
O'Hara John C.Wolfe Tone streetCivil Engineers & SurveyorsSligo Town
O'Hara M.Wine streetButchersSligo Town
O'Hara ThomasGrattan streetButchersSligo Town
O'Hart P.ForthillPhysician & SurgeonBallymote
O'Reilly BrothersHolborn streetBakersSligo Town
O'Rorke J.Charles streetPhotographersSligo Town
O'Rourke K.Thomas streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
O'Rourke P.The Stag's Head, O'Connell stTea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Orr J. T. H.Young's Medical HallOpticiansSligo Town
Palmer JohnWolfe Tone streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Palmer W. R.O'Connell streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Paul BrothersThe QuayFlour MerchantsSligo Town
Pebbles William D.Sligo IndependentNewspapersSligo Town
Peebles William D.Grattan streetPrintersSligo Town
Peebles William D.Grattan streetStationers, Booksellers etcSligo Town
Pettigrew R. & SonsQuay streetBacon CurersSligo Town
Pettigrew Robert & SonsQuay streetProvision MerchantsSligo Town
Phibbs-SolicitorsSligo Town
Phibb's Private HotelLord Edward streetHotelsSligo Town
Phibbs W. Talbot, LL.D.Teeling streetSolicitorsSligo Town
Phillips BediliaMarket streetGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Picture Theatre-CinemasSligo Town
Pollexfen W. & G. T., LtdBallisodare MillsMillersSligo Town
Price C.CommonsBooksellersBallymote
Quigley Thos.O'Connell streetGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Quinn J. P.Albert LineCivil Engineers & SurveyorsSligo Town
Quinn J. S., M.B.Wine streetPhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
Quinn P. M.Albert roadPhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
Quinton Herbert, L.D.S.Wine streetDentistsSligo Town
Ramsay's HotelBridge streetHotelsSligo Town
Rank JosephThe QuayFlour MerchantsSligo Town
Rees W. M.Agent**Flour MerchantsSligo Town
Regan ThomasChurch streetBuildersBallymote
Regan ThomasChurch streetCoach BuildersBallymote
Regan Thos.Church streetIronmongersBallymote
Regan Thos.Church streetOil & Colour MerchantsBallymote
Regan Thos.Church streetPaintersBallymote
Reynolds HarryHigh streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Robinson R. G. & J. D.Stephen streetLand & Estate AgentsSligo Town
Roche J. H., & SonHigh streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Roche J. H., & Son, M.I.A.A.High streetAuctioneers & ValuersSligo Town
Rogers -AuctioneersBallymote
Rogers J. J.Market streetGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Rogers J. J.Market streetLeather merchantsBallymote
Rogers M. A., Mrs.O'Connell streetEgg MerchantsBallymote
Rogers M. A., Mrs.O'Connell streetGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Rogers M. A., Mrs.O'Connell streetIronmongersBallymote
Rogers W.O'Connell streetBooksellersBallymote
Rooney P. J.High streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Rose Hill Nursing HomeRose HillHospitalsSligo Town
Rouse Thomas, M.D.Wine streetPhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
Ryan -HairdressersSligo Town
Ryan Charles F.Central HotelOpticiansSligo Town
Ryan F.John streetCycle AgentsSligo Town
Scanlon J.Bridge streetMonumental WorksSligo Town
Scanlon JamesBridge streetBuildersSligo Town
Scanlon JamesHigh streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Scanlon P.Cairns ViewMonumental WorksSligo Town
Scanlon P.The Market YardMonumental WorksSligo Town
Scanlon T.Market streetTailorsSligo Town
Scully T.Rock HouseGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Scully Thos.The Rock HouseWine & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Sharkey Mary, MissMarket streetLeather merchantsBallymote
Sharkey MissesMarket streetFancy Goods DealersBallymote
Sheerin-Provision MerchantsSligo Town
Sheerin M.Wolf Tone streetBooksellersBallymote
Shell Mex (Dublin) Ltd.Finisklin roadOil DistributorsSligo Town
Sinclair James & Co.O'Connell streetButter MerchantsSligo Town
Sligo ChampionWine streetNewspapersSligo Town
Sligo Drug Co. Ltd.Wine streetChemists & DruggistsSligo Town
Sligo IndependentGrattan streetNewspapersSligo Town
Sligo School of ShorthandO'Connell streetSchools & CollegesSligo Town
Sligo Stationary DepotMarket streetPrintersSligo Town
Sligo Stationary DepotMarket streetStationers, Booksellers etcSligo Town
Sligo Steam Nav. Co. Ltd.Union streetSolicitorsSligo Town
Sligo Wood & Iron Co.O'Connell streetCutlersSligo Town
Sligo Wood & Iron Co.O'Connell streetIronmongersSligo Town
Sligo Wood & Iron Co. O'Connell streetOil & Colour DistributorsSligo Town
Smith BartonStephen streetCutlersSligo Town
Smith BartonStephen streetShooting & Fishing Tackle AgentsSligo Town
Smith C.Main streetGrocers & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Smith C.Main streetLeather merchantsBallymote
Spillers & BakerUnion PlaceFlour MerchantsSligo Town
St. Patrick's HotelSandhillHotelsSligo Town
StephensonO'Connell streetDrapersSligo Town
Summerhill College-Schools & CollegesSligo Town
Swan H. J.Weston HousePhysicians & SurgeonsSligo Town
Swan Hotel Strand Hill HotelsSligo Town
Tarrant JohnTeeling streetSolicitorsSligo Town
Taylor Richard KerrCastlebaldwinEgg MerchantsBallymote
The Cinema-CinemaBallymote
The Grammar School-Schools & CollegesSligo Town
The High School-Schools & CollegesSligo Town
The Model School-Schools & CollegesSligo Town
The Pavillion-CinemasSligo Town
The Smokers' OwnGrattan streetTobacconistsSligo Town
Tighe J. & E. J.High streetBakersSligo Town
Tighe J. & E. J.High streetConfectionersSligo Town
Tighe J. & E. J.High streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Tighe T.Main streetWine & Spirit MerchantsBallymote
Togher J.Stephen streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Toher Thomas P.Stephen streetChemists & DruggistsSligo Town
Tolan W. J.Quay streetCement ImportersSligo Town
Tolan W. J.**Agent**Sugar MerchantsSligo Town
Toner Mrs.Market streetHairdressersSligo Town
Torney Bros., Ltd.The MarketFruiterersSligo Town
Tresnan Thos.Grattan streetBuildersBallymote
Tunny J.Pound streetBootmakersSligo Town
Tyler John & Son Ltd.Castle streetBootmakersSligo Town
Tymon JohnTeeling streetChina & Glass DealersBallymote
Ulster Bank Ltd-BanksBallymote
Ursuline Convent-Schools & CollegesSligo Town
Victoria HotelRosses PointHotelsSligo Town
Victoria Hotel Strand Hill HotelsSligo Town
Wallace & SonsHigh streetBill PostersSligo Town
Wallace & SonsHigh streetCarriers & RemoversSligo Town
Walsh Jos.Church ViewTailorsBallymote
Walsh M.O'Connell streetBootmakerBallymote
Walters J.Holborn streetBootmakersSligo Town
Ward AnnieTeeling streetBooksellersBallymote
Ward AnnieTeeling streetFancy Goods DealersBallymote
Ward Mary, Mrs.Teeling streetStationers & NewsagentsBallymote
Watters J.Holborn streetGrocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Waverly HotelStrand HillHotelsSligo Town
Wehrly BrothersO'Connell streetWatch MakersSligo Town
Wesern Wholesale Co. (sic)Wine st. & Adelaide st.Provision MerchantsSligo Town
Western HotelQuay streetHotelsSligo Town
Western Wholesale Co.Wine st. & Adelaide st.Grocers, Tea, Wine & Spirit MerchtsSligo Town
Whyte B.John streetStationers, Booksellers etcSligo Town
Whyte B.John streetTobacconistsSligo Town
Williams BrothersTeeling streetMotor EngineersSligo Town
Williams KimCastle streetButchersSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F.Castle streetBootmakersSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F.Castle streetCutlersSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F.Castle streetIronmongersSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F.Castle streetLeather MerchantsSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F.Castle streetMotor EngineersSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F., Ltd.Castle streetCycle AgentsSligo Town
Woods W. A. & A. F., Ltd.Castle streetSeed & Agric. Implement MerchtsSligo Town
Woolworth F. W. & Co. Ltd.O'Connell streetFancy Goods StoresSligo Town
Woolworth F. W., & Co. LtdO'Connell streetStationers, Booksellers etcSligo Town
Young's Medical Hall O'Connell streetChemists & DruggistsSligo Town

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.