Shop/Premises Occupiers

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Premises Occupiers, Past and Present

Most Clonmellians can remember recent occupants of the shops in our main streets, and might well be interested in earlier occupants and the businesses/trades they carried on. Such information is provided for O’Connell Street, Gladstone Street, Parnell Street., Mitchel Street and Irishtown.

The street names themselves reveal quite a lot about the town’s occupants and its allegiances too, through the name changes that have been imposed over the years.



My thanks to Eamonn Crowley of for all the information on the shops/premises in the streest above. This information will be added over the next few weeks, so bear with me.


Please note feedback is always welcome.


{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tom o leary June 21, 2023 at 5:57 pm

Would anyone have a picture of irishtown Auto centre when there was a house built there after the house there was a forge there owned by rankings if anyone have a picture could the please get in touch


2 Deirdre Dempsey November 30, 2020 at 7:45 pm

I am from Clonmel and was friends with Helen Sharkey whose father owned the jewellers in Gladstone Street. Are you related?

DeirdreDempsey ( nee Burke )


3 Neil Sharkey May 21, 2020 at 9:02 am

James Sharkey my grandfather was in occupation of 44 Gladstone St as a Watchmaker and Jewellers business from 1895 to 1959 when it was sold to P F Quirke.

Neil Sharkey Headford Co Galway


4 Lucy Regan February 2, 2022 at 7:33 pm

Hi, my mother is Rose Regan (nee Bulfin) and was trying to get in touch with her father’s side of the family, her aunt Bridie. She had been in touch with a Neil Sharkey, but lost the contact details. Can you help?


5 Neil Sharkey March 18, 2022 at 10:21 am

Happy too hear from you.


6 ANDREA AMATI February 2, 2023 at 9:36 pm

Hi Neil,
I have had a pocket watch with an Omega movement for a few weeks, the dial has your grandfather’s name on it… James Sharkey and the name of the town Clonmel.
I’d be fascinated to know the history of this watch, which as the movement’s serial number dates back to 1912. After 110 years it’s still doing its job.

Greetings from Italy



7 John C Power February 20, 2015 at 9:55 am

I’m from Clonmel and lived in 39 Irishtown where my mother Margaret Power was the licencee from about 1944 till about 1957. My grandparents lived in 73 Irishtown from the early 1920’s and their son William (my father ) succeeded them and my brother Maurice Joe now lives there.


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