Slater's Royal National and Commercial Directory of Ireland, 1870
Slater's Directory is subdivided into provinces and further subdivided into counties with entire sections given over to the cities of Belfast and Dublin. Each county and city is introduced by a brief social and political history as well as topographical and geographical descriptions.
For those familiar with the study of Irish history and in particular Irish genealogy, directories such as Slater's are a vital research tool. The principal value of Slater's Royal National Directory of Ireland for 1870 lies in the fact that only a handful of truly national Irish directories are available.
The Directory contains national lists for the principal gentlemen's seats and their incumbents, the villages, towns and other places mentioned together with a national list of advertisers appearing throughout the publication, which might prove of particular interest to some readers.