The Post Office Annual Directory and Calendar for 1843 and 1858 went live today containing a vast amount of useful information for anyone looking for their 19th Century Dublin ancestors.
The directories list all the government, military, religious, educational, medical, legal and police establishments as well as lists of the nobility, gentry, merchants and traders of the city spread over 650 and 700 pages respectively.
As we like to do when new records are released we had a browse and found multiple entries for Issac Butt, founder of the Home Rule Movement in Ireland, when he was a practising barrister in Dublin. Born in Finn Valley, County Donegal Butt moved to Dublin at the age of fifteen to attend Trinity College. His experiences during the famine led him to change his political persuasion from Unionist to Nationalist and the foundation of the Home Rule League.
As a barrister and member of the gentry there is multiple entries for Butt in the directory, you can see two below: