A Little Bit of Ireland
PIGOT'S DIRECTORY OF IRELAND, 1824
|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