Question: Family tradition states my ancestor's father was a dentist in Dublin, Ireland in the 1840's. Her name was Bridge Noland, and her father was a Thomas according to her death record. Can you help be confirm if there was such a dentist?
Answer: I am happy to report that an 1842 directory for Dublin, Ireland does list dentists. In fact this very same directory has a Thomas Noland living at 121 Abbey Street, Upper in Dublin. To see this page go online to: http://www.failteromhat.com/dublin/medical/dentist.pdf The directory is located on the popular Irish genealogical website www.failteromhat.com is Pettigrew and Oulton's Dublin Almanac 1842.