Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland
was published in Manchester and London in 1870 and encompasses almost
1,200 pages of text and more than 120,000 names.
contained in the Directory is subdivided into provinces and further
subdivided into counties with entire sections given over to the cities
of Belfast and Dublin. Each county and city is introduced by a brief
social and political history as well as topographical and geographical
For those familiar with the study of Irish
history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's
are a vital research tool. The principal value of Slater's Royal
National Directory of Ireland for 1870 lies in the fact that only a
handful of truly national Irish directories are available.
Directory contains national lists for the principal gentlemen's seats
and their incumbents, the villages, towns and other places mentioned
together with a national list of advertisers appearing throughout the
publication, which might prove of particular interest to some readers.
town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its
geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station
together with population statistics derived from the 1861 Census of
Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description.
The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private
residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural
activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial
and public institutions.
For the cities of Dublin,
Belfast, Cork and Galway, Slater's Directory is as fulsome in its
detail as Thom's Dublin City and County Directory is for the capital
and its suburbs, which in the case of Galway and Cork is of particular
importance as these major cities have attracted few complete
directories. Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Galway are provided with
complete street directories as well as lists of gentlemen, nobility,
merchants and traders. Like Thom's, Slater's provides a list of trades
and those engaged in them as well as the principal private and public
This version contains all four provinces and
all other pages appearing in the two volumes. The provincial sections
can be purchased seperately, to reduce the cost to you. Containing high quality scanned images of the whole of the original book, this CD
is searchable, and bookmarked for easy navigation. Pages can be
enlarged and printed out if required.