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Business in Fethard 1846

From Slater’s Directory of 1846

Or Fethard-Tip, as it is sometimes written – the she adjunct a contraction to distinguish it from the Fethard in the Co. of Wexford. Is a market town and parish, in the barony of Middlethird, Co of Tipperary, 99 miles S.W from Dublin, 33. W from Waterford, 49 S.E. by E from Limerick, 61 N.E. from Cork and about the same distance S. from Killenaule. The town which is small and irregularly built, is situated in a fertile part of the country, and previous to the union was a parliamentary borough, returning two members to the Irish parliament. Though now in point of size, but an inconsiderable town, it was formerly one of consequence and great strength, being encircled by walls and the four entrances to the town were guarded by gates and towers three of which are still standing. The garrison stood a siege in the time of Cromwell and the articles of treaty and capitulation are now in the possession of William Barton Esq. of Grove. To whom the principal part of the place belongs.
There is no prominent branch of business carried on here, the corn trade appears to be the principal and there are two or three mills for grinding that articles, one of which the abbey mill is extensive. The timber and coal trade is also one of importance here.
The town was formerly governed by a regular corporation, embodied by a character of James I it is now under the late Municipal Act governed by a body of commissioners who are possessed of a corporate property.
Petty sessions are held once a fortnight in an ancient building in the Main Street. The Cavalry barracks is a handsome building and forms a string object on entering the town.

The parish church of the Holy Trinity is old but commodious and handsome. It comprises the remaining aisle of an ancient structure of which the chancel is in ruins. It is in the decorated English style with a venerable tower. The Roman Catholic Chapel of the Holy Trinity is a spacious modern Structure. The beautiful old abbey formerly belonging to the Augustinian Friars has been fitted up as a chapel; lately a new front to it has been completed and it now presents a handsome appearance.
The Presbyterians have also a place of worship. The Protestant parish schoolhouse is a neat building, having two airy schoolrooms, one each for boys and girls. With comfortable apartments for the Master.
A national school for both sexes in Chapel lane and a valuable dispensary are the other principal charitable institutions. The market, which is held on Saturday, is not so well attended as might be expected from the fertility of the surrounding country.

The Chartered fairs are April 20th, the Friday before the next Trinity Sunday, September the 7th and November the 21st.
There are likewise fairs on the last Wednesday monthly unless the day should interfere with that on which the chartered fairs may fall. They are all chiefly for cattle – the November fair is a large one for fat stock. The parish of Fethard contained, in 1841, 4410 inhabitants and the town 3,915 of that number.

Business in Fethard 1846

Henry Sayers (land & general) Main Street,
James Sayers (for Bianconi’s cars) Main Street.

Michael Carew, Main Street.
Margaret Fennessy, Main Street,
Thomas Graham, Main Street,
Thomas Kennedy, Main Street,
Richard Kinna, (and Spirit Dealer) Moor Street,
Thomas Mullins, Main Street,
John Needham, Main Street,
Patrick Neville, (and Flour Dealer) Main Street,
Anne Walsh, Main Street.

Patrick Divan, Kerry Street,
Patrick Gunn, Fethard,
Denis Lonergan, Watergate Bridge,
William Lonergan, Main Street,
Michael O’Riordan, Kerry Street,

William Archer Byrne, Main Street,
James Hewitson, Main Street,
Samuel Hezlitt, Main Street,

Boot and Shoe Makers,
Thomas Byrne, Moor Street,
John Cummins, Main Street,
Michael Cummins, Chapel Lane,
Edmund Curran, Main Street,
Robert Frazer, Main Street,
Richard Gleeson, Chapel Lane,
Thomas Hanley, Moor Street,
Patrick Heafey, Main Street,
John McCarthy, Moor Street,
Patrick McGrath, Moor Street,
John Maher, Moor Street,
Thomas Maher, Moore Sreet
Edmund Mullaley, Chapel Lane,
Thomas Scott, Main Street,
Catherine Smyth, (and Spirit Dealer), Main Street.

William Bowe, Barrack Street,
Michael Burke, Chapel Lane,
James Maher, Moor Street,
John Maher, (and chandler) Main Street,
Richard Maher, Moor Street,

Carpenters and Wheelwrights,
Michael Carew, Main Street,
John Guidery, Moor Street,
James Loughlan,
John Loughlan,
Philip Loughlan,
Timothy O’Connor, Moor Street,
Richard Walsh, Moor Street,

Thomas Daniels,
Patrick Heffernan, Main Street,
Thomas Parker, Chapel Lane,

Corn Merchants,
Lawrence Byrne, Main Street,
John Daniels,
Mary O’Meagher, late John O’Meagher (and coal and timber) Main Street,
Wilson, Charles (and coal and timber) Main Street,

Grocers and Spirit Dealers,
Lawrence Byrne, Main Street.
Andrew Coffey, Main Street,
Thomas Smyth Dwyer, Moor Street,
John Holmes, Main Street,
John McCarthy,Main Street,
James Murray, (Land Steward) Main Street,
Edward O’Connor, Main Street,
Mary O’Meagher, Main Street,
Mathew James - Sayers, Main Street,
Thomas Shea, Moor Street,
Mary Walsh, Moor Street,

Inns and Public Houses,
William Byrne, Main Street,
Ellen Connell, Main Street.
Patrick Flannery, Main street
Bridget Gleeson, Main Street,
William Hogan, (and Undertaker) Main Street,
Thomas Mullins, Main Street,
Johanna Murphy, Main Street
Michael Murphy, Watergate Street,
James O’Brien, Main Street,
Bridget Ryan, Moor Street,
Richard Shea, Moor Street,
Henry Smyth, Moor Street,
Patrick Stokes, Stoke’s Hotel (and Excise Office) Main Street,
Nancy Tobin, Main Street,

Leather Sellers,
James Feehan, Main Street,
Mary Fitzgerald, Main Street,

Linen and Woollen Drapers,
William Cummins, Moore Street,
Ellen Darragan, Main Street,
Ellen Delahunty, Moor Street,
Margeret Fennessy, Main Street,
Ann Henderson, ( and confectioner) Main Street,
Thomas Kennedy, (and Mason) Main Street,
Robert McClelland (and Ironmongers) Main Street,
William Maher (and spirit dealer) Main Street.
Grace and Matilda Ryves, Moor Street,
Edward Walsh, (and Bacon Merchant) Main Street,
Michael Walsh, Moor Street,

Millers and Cornflour Merchants,
Robert Harvey, Abbey Mills,
Jeremiah Shea, Main Street,
John Wilson, Manor Mills.

Milliners and Dressmakers,
Mary Corcoran, Main Street,
Mary Daniels, Main Street,
Ann Gabriel, (and bootseller) Moor Street,
Catherine O’Neill, Main Street,
Mary Ryan, Moor Street,
Margaret Sayers, Moor Street,
Margaret Wyley, Moor Street,

Painters and Glaziers,
Edward Burke, Main Street,
Roger Herr, Main Street,

Physicians and Surgeons,
Francis Carlton Burges, M.D. Moor Street,
John O’Flynn, Moore Street,
George Ryall, M.D. Main Street,

Shopkeeprs and dealers in Sundries
Charles Ash, Fethard.
Margaret Doran, Moore Street.
Jas Feehan, Main Street.
Mary Fitzgerald, Main Street.
Margaret Fogharty, Main street
John Norris, Parish Clerk, Main Street.
Willian O’brienChapel Lane
Bridget Ryan, Moore street

Post office
Patrick Stokes, post master, main street.

Slaters and Plasterers,
John Cahill, Main Street,
James Green, Moor Street,
John Green, Moor Street,

Cornelius Callaghan, Moor Street,
Patrick Kendrick, Main Street,
William Shea, Moor Street,
Nicholas Wall, Chapel Lane,
Thomas Leahy, Main Street,

James Corcoran, (Builder) Main Street,
Thomas Corcoran (Sawyer) Fethard
William English, (Cabinet Maker)
Patrick Fitzgerald, (Tanner) Main Street,
Hanrahan and Collins, (Wood Turners) Valley,
John herr, (Process Server) Main Street,
Edward Howell, (Saddler) Moor Street,
Martin Landers, (Tinman) Kerry Street,
Michael Luther, (Hairdresser) Main Street,
John McCarthy (clothes Dealer)
Thomas Maher, (Ironmonger and hardware dealer)) Main Street,
William Power, (Pork Dealer) Main Street,
Martin Riley, (Culm Dealer) Valley,
Thomas Sayers,(Watch and Clock Makers) Main Street,
Thomas Sayers(junior) Dealer in Glass,China,Fishing Tackle and Gunpowder, Main St.
Henry Schofield, (Tallow Chandler and Tobbacco) Main Street,
James Smyth, (Clerk of Petty Sessions) Main Street,

Places of Worship,
Holy Trinity, (Protestant) Parish Church,
Holy Trinity, Catholic Chapel, Main Street,
Augustianian Chapel, the Abbey
Presbyterian Chapel, Moor Street,

Public Institutions,
Barracks, (Cavalry) Main Street, Captain S Zobel, barrack master
Constabulary Office, Main Street, John Garvin Constable, Main Street
Dispensary, Fethard, Mr. George Ryall, M.D, dispensary house, Main Street;
Apothecary, Samuel Hezlitt
Excise Office, at Stokes Hotel, John Pridham Graddon,excise officer

Transport Cars,
To CASHEL, a Mail car from Stokes Hotel calling at Mr. James Sayers every morning at nine thirty, and returns at one-pm
To CLONMEL a mail care from Stokes’ hotel, Main Street every noon at one – and one every morning (Sunday excepted,) at nine and returns every evening at six.

To DUNGARVEN, a car from Killanaule calls at Stokes Hotel every morning(Sunday exc) at eight o’clock and returns every afternoon at half past four, goes through Clonmel

To KILLENAULE, a car (from Dungarvan) calls at Stokes’ hotel Main Street, every afternoon ( Sunday Excepted) at half past four.

Academies and Schools,
Robert Blundell- Main Street,
Ann Brennan- Moor Street,
Thomas Fitzsimmons- Watergate,
National School- Chapel Lane, Philip Dwyer-Master,
Parochial School (Protestant) John O’Sullivan, Master. Jane O’Sullivan, Mistress.

Gentry and Clergy,
William Barton Esq. Grove,
Charles Blackmore Esq. Rathcool,
Robert Cook Esq, Kiltinan Castle,
Mrs.Jane Douglas, Moor Street,
Rev. Robert Ferris, Spitalfields,
Benjamin Friend Esq, Rocklow.
George Gough, Esq. Ardsalla.
Rev. Peter Griffin, Friary,
Jacob Matthew Esq. Mobarnan,
Rev. Thomas Laffin, Main Street,
William H. Latham, Abbey,
Thomas Lindsey Esq., Ballenard Castle,
Rev. Michael Laffin, Archdeacon P.P. Main St.
James Millet Esq. St Johns-Town.
Miss Susannah Millet, Moor St.
Mr. John Ryall, (Attorney) Moor St.
Sadlier, Esq. Lakefield,
Jacob Villiers Sankey Esq. Coolemore,
Rev. Henry Woodward,(rector) Glebe House,
Rev. Thomas Woodward, (curate) Glebe House,
Richard Wright Esq. Main St.
Rev. Thomas Maher, Main Street
John Maher Esq. Tullamaine Castle,
Rev. James Lonergan, Friary,
Captain St. Zobell Barrack. House.


This site is maintained by Joe Kenny, Rocklow Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary, Ireland.