Archive for October, 2012

Limerick Directory

Pigot & Co’s Provincial Directory of Ireland 1824:

Page 289

Sadlers and Harness makers

Margaret Sheehan – 5 Patrick Street, Limerick

Page 290

Tallow Chandlers and Soap boilers

Patrick Sheahan – 124 George’s Street, Limerick


Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846


John Sheehan, Upper William Street

Soap & candle manufr:

Patrick Sheahan  , 124 George st

Linen & woollen drapers and haberdashers:

William Sheehan  – William street



Flax Growers 1796

Irish Linen Board published a list of nearly 60,000 individuals in 1796

Extract from the list of Flax growers of County Limerick 1796:

Sheehan          Daniel              Ballynamona           Limerick

Sheehan          John                Kilcullane            Limerick


Limerick Surnames

In a Top 100 league table of Surnames of 19th Century Limerick:  The top three were Ryan, O’Brien, and Fitzgerald.

Sheehan came in 14th with 321 households !

Source:  Compiled for article ‘The Surnames of County Limerick’ by Chris O’Mahony in Irish Roots, 1998, No. 4. Based on the Index to Griffith’s Primary Valuation for Limerick 1850 to 1852.


Irish Genealogy

October 29, 2012 1 comment

A source of Irish Genealogy – you can search online church records for free !

There are not records for all counties yet but details are available for Carlow, Cork, Dublin, and Kerry…

The earliest online marriage record for a Sheehan I could find in was A.D. 1695 !
Area –  DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation –  ST. AUDOEN
Marriage of  DENESS SHEEHAN of  N/R and         ELISABETH LEE of  N/R on         8   July    1695

Earliest Baptism:

Area –  DUBLIN (COI) , Parish/Church/Congregation –  ST. MARY

Baptism of  ROB SHEEN of  N/R        on  2  November    1719


Thomas Sheehan has been Professor of Religious Studies at Stanford since 1999