O’Connell Street Shops

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General Information

O’Connell Street, formerly Main Street, has been the centre of Clonmel since the town’s foundation.

As Clonmel was a garrison town, and a thriving market town for a large hinterland, the businesses located there provided the wide range of goods demanded by the population.

Wine importers, Straw Bonnet Makers, Milliners, Tanners, Haberdashers – Clonmel had them all, and much more.

Sources for the information provided range from the oldest source – Slaters’ directory 1846, to Thoms Directories, 1898 & 1935, to photographs, personal memories and the phone book.

If you wonder where premises numbered 87 to 115 are located, read on…

In present day Clonmel, O’Connell Street numbers range from 1 to 86. The entries on the relevant page are taken from Slaters Directory, 1846, and show shop numbers running from 1 to 115. Seemingly, in the intervening years, several adjacent shops have been merged together, with the numbering scheme altered accordingly, thus accounting for the reduced total today.

I have shown the 1846 entries of shop owners, from numbers 1 to 86, as occupants of the present-day shops numbered 1- 86, although they may not have been in the same premises then as the same shop number today. This page is an extra, showing the occupants of numbers 87 to 115.

 

1-26 O’Connell Street

This part of the street begins on the south side of the street, close to the Main Guard. It runs westwards, and reaches as far as Bridge Street.

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27-44 O’Connell Street

This part of the street begins on the south side of the street, at the Bridge Street junction. It continues as far as the West Gate.

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44A-59 O’Connell Street

This part of the street begins on the north side of the street, at the West Gate, then continues as far as Mary Street.

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60-86 O’Connell Street

This part of the street begins on the north side of the street, at the Mary Street junction, then continues as far as the Main Guard.

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87-114 O’Connell Street??

In present day Clonmel, O’Connell Street numbers range from 1 to 86.

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