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A professional obstetrician. Assisted women in childbirth.
Supplier or maker of military clothing and accessories.
A senior member of a town council who would have been selected by the elected members themselves rather than by popular vote, or a council member elected by voters.
A keeper of bees.
One who is employed in any of the industrial arts; a mechanic, handicraftsman, artificer.
Seller of sheet music.
Tanner i.e. tans (cures) animal hides into leather.
Carries or conveys goods in a cart.
A candle maker, or someone who would sell groceries or provisions to ships.
Travelling Bible or religious books and pamphlets salesman.
Set the type ready for printing.
Maker of wooden barrels.
Someone who cuts the bark of the cork tree into cylindrical pieces to be used in casks or bottles.
Person who sells fruit or vegetables (sometimes fish or other commodities) from a street stand, barrow or cart.
Curled Hair Merchant
A dealer in horse-hair stuffing used in upholstery.
One who gathers, or deals in, eggs (or Poultry).
Cleaned and prepared feathers for sale.
Fabric worker who shrinks, beats and presses the cloth.
Foreman i.e. in charge of a gang of men.
A dealer in drapery goods of various types, such as laces, silks, trimmings, etc.
Set and maintained the pins in a Hackle (metal plate with rows of pointed needles used to blend or straighten hair or flax).
rows or sculls small boat (in docks or rivers), in which he acts as unlicensed pilot, or does odd jobs.
Seller of small wares.
One who applies a hard brilliant coat of any of several varnishes to objects.
A tradesman who has served his trade apprenticeship and mastered his craft, not bound to serve a master, but originally hired by the day.
A man who would put out or turn on, the gas street-lights.
A textile worker involved in the finishing process of the cloth prior to packing.
Person who shaped shoes on a last (the mould of the human foot made of wood and used to shape footwear).
A labourer building canals, roads or railways.
A bird catcher.
Logistics of working with packet boats were medium-sized boats designed for domestic mail, passenger, and freight transportation. Note City of Dublin Steam Packet Company.
Philosophical Instrument Maker
A person who made scientific instruments e.g. kaleidoscope
Studied the conformation of the skull to decipher mental faculties and traits of character.
Hammers in pins, spikes, pegs or needles in component parts of textile machinery.
Someone who rivets, i.e. metal plates on a ship.
Person who made, repaired, and maintained cutting tools and saw blade. Also maintained and aligned mechanical parts of a range of production machines.
One who made or sold candles.
Tans (cures) animal hides into leather.
A person who trims a ship by re-arranging its cargo to distribute the weight properly.
Cleaner of cloth goods.
A maker of wheels for carts etc.
Someone who managed the hounds in a hunt.
A metal worker who finishes and polishes metals; in particular tin plate and galvanized iron.
Whitewashed the walls of cottages and other buildings.
Someone who transferred the yarn from bobbins onto cheeses or into balls ready for weaving. Also, in the mines someone who operated the pulley or winch.
A-Z OF IRISH CENSUS OCCUPATIONS
As you research your Irish ancestors you may come across some occupations that you have not heard of before. All the jobs listed below can be found on the 1901 Irish Census. To discover
how to search by occupation you can view this How To video. Finally if you would like to add another unusual occupation you can fill out the form here.
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