Discover your ancestors who were listed in Thom’s Irish Almanac & Official Directory 1884. Explore the county and borough directories, in addition to law, medical, university, ecclesiastical, banking, government offices, and postal directories, which may reveal your relative's address and occupation.
Each record comprises a transcript and image of the original almanac. The amount of information listed varies, but the records usually include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:
• First name(s)
• Last name
The record set comprises over 114,000 records from 32 counties in Ireland.
At almost 2,000 pages, Thom’s Irish Almanac & Official Directory 1884 contains a huge amount of information about Ireland, the government in general, and Dublin city and county in particular. The almanac includes British, foreign, and colonial directories, parliamentary directory, peerage, baronetage and knightage directory, naval and military directory, statistics of Great Britain and Ireland, government offices directory, university, scientific and medical directory, law directory, ecclesiastical directory, banking and postal directory. For the majority of researchers, the really important components of this publication are the county and borough directories, as well as the superb Post Office Directory of Dublin county and city which includes a street by street directory of Dublin city.
Alexander Thom was born in Moray, Scotland, in 1801. At the age of 20, he moved to Ireland to help his father, Walter, to manage the Dublin Journal. Following his father’s death in 1824, Thom obtained the contract for printing for the post office in Ireland, via the influence of Sir Robert Peel. In 1838, he got the contract for the printing of all royal commissions in Ireland and started the Irish Almanac and Official Directory in 1844, which emerged as a leader in its field. In 1852, he included the Dublin Street Directory for the first time.