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Census Reports 1851-1911: County Waterford Census Reports 1851-1911: County Waterford

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ISBN: 1-84630-534-9

Government census taking began in the early nineteenth century in Ireland. The first, and partial, census was carried out in 1813. This was followed in 1821 with the first complete countrywide census on 28 May. A new census was taken every 10 years after this date, up to 1911. The census for 1921 was never carried out because of the disarray caused by the War of Independence. Censuses for what is now the Republic of Ireland began in 1926.

The aim of the census was to understand the size and make-up of the Irish population to better inform government policy. As a consequence the range of questions asked, and information gathered, in each of the census returns 1821-1911 varied. In general they got progressively more detailed as new issues were felt important enough to analyse statistically.

The majority of Irish census returns from the nineteenth century were destroyed. The 1861-91 census returns were officially destroyed in their entirety, partly because of paper shortages at the outbreak of the World War in 1914. Earlier returns (1813-51) were mostly destroyed with the destruction of the Public Record Office at the outset of the Civil War in 1922.

But the statistical results from all these census returns were compiled into tables and printed for circulation among civil servants and politicians. From 1851 to 1911 these statistical tables and accompanying analysis were printed in a volume for each county for each year. It is these county reports that are reproduced here on CD-ROM or digital download.

Initially these tables recorded the numbers, ages and gender of the population by townland, civil parish and barony. These figures are important as they describe the changing circumstances of each district in Ireland and provide contextual information for family and social history. The reports usually list the change in population over the previous 10 years, so at a glance you can see the impact of the Famine in the 1851 reports. From 1871 the information gathered increased dramatically, and tables of statistics concerning "conjugal condition" (i.e. marital status), occupation, location of birth, disability, religious profession, education, emigration and foreigners appear.

The reports are far more than dry statistical tables. With this information the experience and composition of a townland can be tracked over the decades. Families and individuals were part of a wider townland community, and knowing that history can help researchers assess the social environment of a family. This provides essential background and context for any family history.

This collection of official census reports for County Waterford includes the following years: 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1911. Together these reports come to 617 pages. 


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Census Reports: County Waterford 1851 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1851 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-528-4
Download the 1851 Census Report for County Waterford containing 37 pages (4,303KB)

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Census Reports: County Waterford 1861 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1861 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-529-2
Download the 1861 Census Report for County Waterford containing 38 pages (4,676KB)

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Census Reports: County Waterford 1871 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1871 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-530-6
Download the 1871 Census Report for County Waterford containing 129 pages (12,287KB)

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Census Reports: County Waterford 1881 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1881 (DOWNLOAD)

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Download the 1881 Census Report for County Waterford containing 130 pages (13,684KB)

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Census Reports: County Waterford 1891 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1891 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-532-2
Download the 1891 Census Report for County Waterford containing 129 pages (13,465KB)

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Census Reports: County Waterford 1911 (DOWNLOAD) Census Reports: County Waterford 1911 (DOWNLOAD)

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ISBN: 1-84630-533-0
Download the 1911 Census Report for County Waterford containing 154 pages (13,576KB)

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Waterford City Grand Jury Presentments, Spring 1846 DOWNLOAD Waterford City Grand Jury Presentments, Spring 1846 DOWNLOAD

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ISBN: 1-84630-177-7

"An account of Presentments made by the Grand Jury of the Borough of Waterford at the new Guild Hall, in said borough, on Tuesday the 3rd day of March 1846" is a reckoning for the local government of the borough, and records the financial and other actions of the grand jury (named). The issues addressed include charities, coroners inquests, deserted children (22 children and their nurses named), salaries of borough officials, the district lunatic asylum, police, jails, road repairs, income, and all the various proposals and decisions of the Grand Jury taken at the Spring assizes 1846. It is a fascinating insight into the operation of local government by the Grand Jury system which pre-dated the city council, and will appeal to anyone who has an interest in the history of Waterford city.

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Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Munster section Pigot's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1824, Munster section

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ISBN: 1-84630-030-4

This is one of earliest full commercial directories of Ireland, and includes over 220 urban centres throughout the island. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, tradesmen, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. There is a description of each Province and town as well. This was Pigot's much-expanded second edition (the previous version dated 1820) and is now extremely rare.

This title includes the Introductory sections, and the Munster section only. 
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Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837) Samuel Lewis, Topographical Dictionary of Ireland, 3 vols (1st Edition, 1837)

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ISBN: 1-84630-000-2
Lewis's Topographical Dictionary of Ireland is the first detailed study of its kind for Ireland. It was published in 1837, before the Famine (1845-50), so it is very important for historians and genealogists of the early nineteenth century.

Lewis gives details about every parish, town and village in Ireland, including numbers of inhabitants, the economy, history, topography, religion and parish structures, administration and courts, schools, and much more. He also gives the names of the principal inhabitants (generally landlords, merchants and professionals).

This Dictionary is in four parts:

· Preface & Subscribers

· Volume 1: A-G

· Volume 2: H-Z

· Volume 3: Maps

The Maps are in full colour, making this source one of the most important for research on Ireland. 


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Shearman's Directory of Waterford, Kilkenny & the southeast 1839 Shearman's Directory of Waterford, Kilkenny & the southeast 1839

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ISBN: 1-84630-014-2
Number of Pages: 297
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This is an incredibly rare book, and one of the earliest local directories published in Ireland. It contains a full list of city and borough officials for the places covered, as well as covering education, religion, public and private institutions, trades directory, alphabetical directory, as well as a lot of other useful information, such as a calendar of fairs, tides, postal services, etc.

The places covered are:

Waterford, Kilkenny, Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, New Ross, Carlow and Tramore (which was added after the title page had been printed).

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Harvey's Waterford Almanac and Directory for 1866 Harvey's Waterford Almanac and Directory for 1866

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ISBN: 1-84630-023-1
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This was the first directory of the city of Waterford published by Thomas Harvey. It includes a detailed alphabetical directory of inhabitants within the city, as well as a full trades directory. The almanac provides a lot of additional local information, including a Calendar of important local events for 1866, lists of officers of the state and the corporation of Waterford, local Members of Parliament, and details of all the fairs and markets held in the county and the adjacent counties of Kilkenny, Tipperary and Wexford.

At the start of the book is a map of Waterford city, and at the end are many advertisements for local merchants and tradesmen, making this an essential resource for the study of Waterford and its inhabitants in the mid-nineteenth century.

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Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867 Henry & Coughlan's General Directory of Cork & Munster, 1867

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ISBN: 1-84630-009-6
Number of Pages: 637
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This book really contains two publications. The first is the general directory for Cork city. This important publications includes an alphabetical directory, street directory and trades and professions directory for the city, as well as full lists of administrative offices, and public and private institutions. This is followed by Wynne's Directory of the province of Munster, which covers every county. Each county section starts with a list of administrative and judicial officers, after which there is a full trade directory for each town.

This extremely rare book also includes some illustrations of Cork as well as a vast number of illustrated advertisements.

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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1846, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-005-3

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland. Slater took over Pigot's important publication of commercial directories of Ireland, and this was the first instalment. It has almost twice as much detail as its predecessor (published in 1824), and is now an extremely rare item.

This title includes the Introductory sections, and the Munster, Cork & Limerick sections only. 
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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1870: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-126-2

For those familiar with the study of Irish history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's are a vital research tool. Each town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station together with population statistics derived from the 1861 Census of Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description. The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial and public institutions.

This publication reproduces just the Province of Munster and cities of Cork and Limerick sections of Slater's 1870 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900 and an essential research tool for the study of Irish genealogy and history. 
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Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1881, Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-036-3

This superb book includes a full commercial directory for the entire country. Organised by Province, and then town, it lists all the principal office holders, gentry, professionals, trades, hotels, schools, public institutions, churches, and even pubs for each town in Ireland.

This is the third edition of Slaters, for the year 1881, and contains 1,580 pages of information including a large-scale map of Ireland.

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Guy's Directory of Munster 1893 Guy's Directory of Munster 1893

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ISBN: 1-84630-063-0

Francis Guy postal directory of the province of Munster is an exceptionally important book. It is one of the few detailed directories for Munster from this period, and records over 140,000 names in 1,183 pages. There is a section for each county, beginning with a history and description of the county, followed by administrative office holders, judiciary, religions and clerics, fairs, markets, banks, education, legal, medical, institutions, newspapers, poor law unions, county and city establishments. This is followed by a full postal directory for every village and town in the county. This directory is structured by profession, and is similar to a trades directory, except that it also includes a full directory of farmers in the locality. The list for each place also includes all administrative officials and institutions (schools, churches, etc.) for that area. Each name also gives an address and profession. This is followed by a full alphabetical directory for the county that lists name, profession and address for each person. The county sections that include a city area (i.e. Cork, Limerick and Waterford) have parallel postal directories and alphabetical directories for those cities as well as the county. Each county section finishes with some statistics, and also includes a number of unique illustrations.

The following list gives the number of pages and names recorded for each county:

Clare: 102 pages, 12,000 names

Cork city and county: 508 pages, 60,000 names

Kerry: 122 pages, 12,000 names

Limerick city and county: 174 pages, 22,000 names

Tipperary: 164 pages, 20,000 names

Waterford city and county: 113 pages, 14,000 names 


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The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893) The Agricultural Labourer: Ireland: Part 2 (1893)

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ISBN: 1-84630-132-7
Number of Pages: 137
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Published by HMSO from evidence given to both house of Parliament in February 1893 by Assistant Commissioner W. O. O'Brien, the full title of this publication gives some idea as to its nature and scope:

'Royal Commission on Labour: The Agricultural Labourer. Vol. IV. Ireland, Part II, Reports by Mr. W. P. O'Brien C.B., (Assistant Commissioner) upon certain selected districts in counties Carlow, Cork, Clare, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, King's, Limerick, Queen's, Tipperary, Waterford, Wexford and Wicklow'.

In fact, the information presented in the 138 Report was taken from the Commissions Surveys of eleven Poor Law Unions, namely Kenmare, Kanturk, Nass, Ennistymon, Cashel, Wexford, Lismore, Thomastown, Kilmallock, Mountmellick and Carlow and is one of a number of similar reports into the state of agricultural labourers that taken together are the most comprehensive survey of the condition of agricultural labourers undertaken; the Commission undertook inquiries into 41 aspects of the lives of Irish labourers. This evidence was derived from a plethora of sources, which give both this and the Commissions conclusions great validity. Amongst the sources from which evidence was garnered were secretaries of local labour leagues, land agents, independent witnesses, Poor Law Union Guardians, parish priests as well as personal interviews by the Commissioner and his agents. These interviews included visiting labourers' cottages in each of the subdistricts of the unions surveyed and much of the firsthand evidence gathered revealed the depressing conditions experienced by the rural and urban labourer alike.

The scope of the Commission's inquiry was as far-reaching as were its final conclusions. The specific areas of inquiry were as follows: supply of labourer; immigration; conditions of engagement; terms of engagement; hours of labour and meal times; Sunday work; wages and earnings; piece work; mode of payment; prerequisites and allowances; wages earned and other employments; estimated annual earnings; diet of labourers and their families; cottage accommodation; suggested amendments to Labourer's Acts as well as a plethora of evidence as to way and means of improving labourers wages, housing and conditions; garden allotments, cultivation plots and allotments for town labourers; live stock, bee industry, cow runs and pastures; benefit societies, trade unions, relations between employer and employee; general condition of town and agricultural labourers; age and size of families and the effect of early marriages and large families.

In short, the Commission probed into every conceivable aspect of labourer's lives and probably extended its scope beyond its original remit by inquiring into the conditions and circumstances of town labourers, miners and women labourers both town and country. Taken as a whole the 1893 Royal Commission on Labour provides provides some of the best social, economic and historical data available for the labouring classes of Ireland towards the end of the 19th century and will be a useful time for academics and those simply interested in the socio-economic conditions experienced by much of the population of Ireland in the 1890s.

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Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland 1894: Munster, Cork & Limerick Sections

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ISBN: 1-84630-103-3

This publication reproduces just the Province of Munster & cities of Cork and Limerick sections of Slater's 1894 Royal National Directory of Ireland. This directory is one of only nine national directories for Ireland published prior to 1900. Apart from the fulsome coverage given-over to Ireland's major cities, Slater's also provides information on the principal private and commercial residents (including farmers) of the larger towns and villages. As a fully searchable CD-Rom, the publication of Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland is an essential research aid that must grace the shelves of anybody interested in the people and institutions of Ireland. 
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