Find your ancestors in Guy's Directory of Munster 1893

This edition of Francis Guy’s postal directory of the province of Munster is a very detailed and fulsome list of inhabitants of the province. As one of the only detailed directories for Munster during this time period, it is a significant resource for researching your Irish ancestors.

There are over 110,000 names in this record set and each includes both a transcript and an image. While the amount of available information varies, most transcripts include the following:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Street/town
  • County

Images often include additional information, such as your ancestor’s occupation and address.

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Munster encompasses six counties: Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary, and Waterford. The breakdown of names per county is shown below:

  • Clare: 8,500 names
  • Cork city and county: 47,000 names
  • Kerry: 10,500 names
  • Limerick city and county: 17,000 names
  • Tipperary: 17,500 names
  • Waterford city and county: 9,500 names

The book is divided into sections for each of the six counties in the province. Each section provides a history and topography of the area and lists the county’s administrative officers, judges, police, lawyers, and court officials. Also included are lists of doctors, teachers and schools, staff working in the county and city establishments, the poor law unions, and the various churches and religious bodies of the area. Additionally, a full postal and trade directory is provided for each village or town in the county. The three provincial cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford also include the same degree of detailed information.


These records were sourced from Eneclann.