This database is an index to the names appearing in Wilson’s Dublin Directory, which forms part of the 1775 edition of The Treble Almanac. The Almanac was an annual publication published in the years 1787 to 1837 and combined, as its name suggests, three separate directories:
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- John Watson Stewart’s Almanac, which noted a wide variety of information relating to Ireland, encompassing details about mail and stage coach timetables, establishment lists for the army and navy, schools etc;
- The English Court Registry, listing royalty, nobility, parliamentarians, military and naval lists, the civil establishment and judiciary lists and etc;
- Wilson’s Dublin Directory. This is by far the most useful of the three, including a very comprehensive list of Dublin’s barristers, attorneys, medical practitioners, merchants, pawnbrokers, grocers, shoemakers, tanners, upholsters, auctioneers, brewers, painters, ironmongers, drapers, butchers, bakers, tailors etc. It also includes a list of the capital city’s streets, lanes and alleyways.
The database notes for each entry the name of the person, their occupation, street address and provides a link to a map taken from the Statistical Survey of the County Dublin, (Dublin, 1802). It comprises over 3,600 entries. It is compiled by the Society’s webmaster, Nick Reddan, who is based in Australia.