People have lived in the area of Thomas St. for over a 1000 years. For much of this time it has been the heart and lungs of Dublin city. Countless people have grown, lived and died here - this project is designed to trace the people of Dublin who lived on Thomas St.
This post is written in preparation for Cong 2015 (www.congregation.ie) which takes place in Mayo on 27th & 28th of November. It represents the work of John Tierney of Eachtra & Bernie Goldbach of LIT.
On the 20th October 1884 the death of Cornelius McTie was registered in Kilrush Workhouse. Listed as a widower and pensioner Cornelius died of pneumonia at the age of 65 years. He had been transmitted from Dublin with the aid of the Mendicity Institution in June 1882.
(Thanks to Cindy Wood & Paddy Waldron for finding the death certificate for Cornelius).
I met Mr Tony Buckley last week. He is a retired butcher and an active local historian working with the Robert Emmet Community Development Project in Usher St in the Liberties of Dublin. During our chat Tony told us something of being a butcher in Dublin city.