This is the 5th edition of Slater’s Irish directories and appeared in two volumes in 1894. It contains almost 3,000 pages of text, a detailed map, and 346,589 names.
Information contained in the Directory is subdivided into provinces and further subdivided into towns/districts with entire sections given over to the cities of Belfast and Dublin, and extended sub-sections for the cities of Cork, Limerick and Galway. Each county and city is introduced by a brief social and political history as well as topographical and geographical descriptions.
This is the most comprehensive edition of Slater’s ever published for Ireland, as for the first time in comprehensively covered all farmers.
Each town and village contained in the Directory is introduced by its geographical location in relation to its nearest railway station together with population statistics derived from the 1891 Census of Ireland as well as a brief geographical and topographical description. The Directory provides the names and addresses of the principal private residents, together with those engaged in commercial and agricultural activity as well as the presence and location of religious, commercial and public institutions.
For the cities of Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway, Slater's Directory is as fulsome in its detail as Thom's Dublin City and County Directory is for the capital and its suburbs, which in the case of Galway is of particular importance as it has no directories. Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Limerick and Galway are provided with complete street directories as well as lists of gentlemen, nobility, merchants and traders. Like Thom's, Slater's provides a list of trades and those engaged in them as well as the principal private and public institutions.
All personal and place names in these publications are searchable. Search results give an individuals name and the town or postal district they were recorded for. This is linked to a scan of the original page of the publication that usually contains more precise address information and occupations.