A Little Bit of Ireland


     A Port town, and fair town in the county of Galway, and province of Connaught, is eighty-four miles west by south of Dublin, eighteen south-east of Tuam, and twenty east by south of Galway. The town is pleasantly situated on the banks of a beautiful lake, which is five miles in circumference, and extends over a surface of not less than 1220 acres. This lake is said to be supplied by seven distinct springs, called the seven sisters. Loughrea was formerly garrisoned and the remains of its walls are yet visible. A new church was erected here in 1821, which is a handsome edifice with a fine steeple; and the Catholic chapel is a good slated building. Here are also the remains of an old castle, and a monastery for Carmelite or white friars, said to have been erected by Richard de Burgh, Earl of Ulster, in the year 1300; and adjoining to it a very neat chapel. The other public buildings are the two barracks, one for cavalry the other for infantry; the linen hall; and the court house erected in 1821, in which the sessions are held twice a year, and a court for the recovery of debts once a week. The charitable institutions are a dispensary, and several schools for the education of the poor. On the north side of the town is a delightful gravel walk overshadowed by lofty trees; it is the promenade of the place, and for its beauty not exceeded by any in this part of the kingdom. Loughrea is the property of the Earl of Clanrickard, who resides at Portumna. The government of the town is vested in a seneschal. There are no manufactories, but an extensive market is held on Thursday, and another for meat on Saturday. The fairs are on the 11th of February, the 25th and 26th of May, the 20th of August and the 5th of December. Population near 8000.
 POSTOFFICE, Church Lane-Postmaster, Mr. Thos. Clutterbuck. The mail is sent to Dublin daily
at two in the afternoon by the Galway mail, and returns daily at twelve. The Gort and Ennis
mails arrive at eleven, and are despatched at a quarter past twelve by horse. Office hours
from seven in the morning till eleven at night.
                                               GENTRY AND CLERGY
Blake Peter, esq, Corbally            D'Arcy John esq, Kiltolla           Macklin Wm, esq.
Bricknell J.J, esq, J.P.              D'Arcy Robt. Esq. Woodville         McDermott ___, esq, Ramore
Brown Denis, esq.                     Dolphin Henry Joseph, esq.,         McHugo Walter, esq. Grousehill
Butler Major                               Summer-hill                    McNevin Daniel esq.
Burke Sir John, Marble-hill           Donahan M, esq., Ballydonelan       Medicott Rev. Saml.
Burke John, esq, Clareville           Galvin Rev. Peter P.C.              Morgan Chas., esq, Monksfield
Burke J.H., esq St Clerans            Gannon Rev. M, Convent              Persse Burton, esq, Persse Lodge
Burke Wm. Esq, Ballydugan             Hemsworth Capt. Bridge              Persse Robt, esq, Roxborough
Coen Rev. Thomas                      Hemsworth Wm. esq.                  Persse Rt. Parsons, esq, Castleboy
Daly Arthur Henry, esq, Ballydavid    Herne Edmund, esq, Hernsbrook       Pierse, Capt. Barrack
Daly Dominick, seq, Mount Pleasant    Joynt Captain                       Pigott Captain
Daly Hyacinth, esq, Bride-st          Kelly John, esq, Carrow             Power Dav. B. esq, Cottage
Daly James, esq, M.P. Dunsandle       Kelly Pat, esq, Hollyhill           Rathbone Richd. Esq, Ballymore
Daly Malachy, esq. Mount Pleasant     Kilkelly Daniel, esq. Lisedneta     Silk Edmund, esq, Seneschal, Church-lane
Daly Malachy esq, Kaford              Kilkenny John, esq.                 Smith James, esq.
Daly Thos., esq                       Kilkinton Rev. J., Riverville       Smith John, esq.
                                      Lambert James, esq, Creggaelara     Usher ____, esq, Eastwell

             APOTHECARIES                 BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURERS     Kelly Mary, Main-st
Clorin Eliza, Main-st                 Connolly John, Barrack-st           Kerrigan Thos, Main-st
Joyes -----, Main-st                  Lynch James, Church-lane            Oghan Mary, Main-st
O'Farrill Thos. Main-st               Madden John, Church-lane            Whyte John, Main-st
                                      Oliver Wm., Bride-st
              ATTORNEYS               Young James, Main-st                            HABERDASHERS
Dolphin Hen. J. Summer-hill                                               Carr Bell, Main-st
       & 39 Capel-st, Dublin                         BREWER               Broderick Sylvester, Main-st
McNiven Danl. & middle Garden-        Egan Wm.
     st. Dublin                                                                       IRONMONGERS
Ridge Jos. Henry, Bride-st                       CABINET MAKERS           Coghlan James, Main-st
Walsh Thos. Main-st.                  Coward Pat, Barrack-st              Cowan Jeremiah, Main-st
                                      Cunniff Thos. Main-st               Hickey James, Main-st
                BAKERS                                                    Madden John, Main-st
Armstong Guy, Main-st                         EARTHENWARE DEALERS         Whyte John, Main-st
Calnan Mames, Main-st                 Davey Catherine, Main-st
Donohoe Michael, Main-st              Finnerty Ann, Main st                         LEATHER SELLERS
Greene Wm., Main-st                                                       Glennan John, Main-st
Patterson Cath., Main-st              GROCERS                             Keating Michael, Main-st
Thompson John, Main-st                Coglan James, Main-st               Lynch John, Main-st
                                      Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st          Whyte John, Main-st
              BOOKSELLER              Cunniff Christopher, Main-st
Richardson P.B. (and printers),       Daly John, Main-st
     Main-st                          Dorgan Thos. Main-st
                                      Fahy Lawrence, Main-st

      LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS       Murphy Wm., Main-st                 Fahy Lawrence, Main-st
Clarke Thos., Church-lane             O'Shaughnessy Mich., Bride-st       Whyte John, Main-st
Coglan James, Main-st                 Pendergast Thos., Main-st
Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st            Roland Miles, Bridge                           MISCELLANEOUS
Daly John, Main-st                    Sammon John, Main-st                Clarke Denis, timber merchant, Barrack-st
Fahy Laurence, Main-st                Strong Pat, Main-st                 Davy Margt., drug dealer, Main-st
Fahy Thos, Main-st                                                        Mahon Andrew, confectioner, Church-lane
Mulkern Thos., Main-st                    SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS     Smith Saml., nailor, Main-st
Whelan James, Main-st                 Cloran Edmund, Main-st              White Pat.,hat manufacturer
                                      Shadwell, John, Main-st
        PAINTERS AND GLAZIERS                                                        EXCISE OFFICE
Brown John, Barrack-st                              TAILORS                           Main-Street
Flaherty John, Barrack-st             Daly John, Abbey-lane               Mr. Michael Burke, collector
Larkin Simon, Barrack-st              Kelly Barthow., Bride-st            Mr. Michael Mulleny, pro-collector
Morrissy Thos., Bride-st              Lyons Dennis, Church-lane
                                      Mulkern Owen, Main-st                           STAMP OFFICE
              PHYSICIANS                                                  Mr. Wm. Kelly, distributor
Lynch Wm, Main-st                               TALLOW CHANDLERS
Mahony Jos, Barrack-st                Bohan Catherine, Barrack-st                       COACHES
McDonnell Walter, Main-st             Dolan John, Main-st                 DUBLIN- The Mail from the Coach-
Shadwell Thos. Barrack-st             Maher Michael, Main-st              office, Main-street, through Ballina
                                                                          sloe, Athlone moat & Kinnegard, daily at
              PUBLICANS                              TANNER               two.
Carroll James                         Lynch John, Main-st                 BELMOUNT, The Canal Coach, from
Clarke Wm.                                                                the Hotel, Barrack-street, on Tues-
Costello James, Barrack-st                   TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS        days, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at
Cunniff John, Main-st                 Cheevers Pat, Main-st               ten; and returns on Mondays, Wed-
Deely Denis, Main-st                  Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st          nesdays, and Fridays, at half-past 3.
Dolphin Michael, Barrack-st           Mulkern, Wm., Main-st               GALWAY- The Mail, from the Coach-
Dolphin John, Main-st                                                     office, Main-st., daily at quarter be-
Dunn Edmund, Main-st                              WATCH MAKERS            fore twelve.
Fahy Wm., Main-st                     Larkin Denis, Main-st               GALWAY-The Canal Coach, from the
Hardy Elliott, Main-st                Nolan John, Main-st                 Hotel, Barrack-st. on Mondays, Wed-
Lawler Eliza, Main-st                                                     nesdays and Fridays and returns on
Mahon John, Main-st                        WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS      Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Molony John                           Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st
Morrissy Thos, Bride-st
Mulkern Anthony, Main-st
Mullin Lawrence, Main-st

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