Ireland 1820 Wilson’s Directory

Discover your Dublin ancestors that are listed in the 1820 Wilson’s directory. Find out their occupation and address. Explore the County for the names of prominent people, tradesmen, people who held office, clergy and local businesses.

Each record comprises a transcript of the original directory. Each record will include a combination of the following information about your ancestor:

  • First name(s)
  • Last name
  • Year
  • Occupation
  • Address
  • County
  • Source website link

The first true trade directories for Ireland were those published by Peter Wilson for Dublin, starting in 1751 and continuing until 1837, with a break 1754-1759.

At the beginning, the information supplied in the directories consisted of alphabetical lists of merchants and traders, supplying name, address and occupation. In early years these were not comprehensive lists however, they grew steadily over the decades.