Find your ancestors in Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland (1846)

Isaac Slater took over publication of Pigot’s directories, and this was his first 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. It has almost twice as much detail as its predecessor (published in 1824), with 103,674 names and 783 pages. The book is organised into four sections, by province, with additional details for the four main cities (Dublin, Cork, Limerick and Belfast).

All personal and place names in these publications are searchable. Search results give an individuals name and the town or postal district they were recorded for. This is linked to a scan of the original page of the publication that usually contains more precise address information and occupations.

Search tip: places are grouped together into districts named after the main town. When searching this data users should be aware of this, and always look at the image to see the specific address of the individual. For example the village of Ferns in County Wexford is grouped with the town of Enniscorthy 10 miles away.