A Little Bit of Ireland



  A respectable market and post town, partly in the parish of Creagh, barony of Moycarnon, county of Roscommon, but chiefly in the parish of Kilcloony, barony of Clonmacnowen, county of Galway, 91 miles w. from Dublin, 45 e. from Galway, 25 n.w. from Parsonstown, and 15 s.w. from Athlone; eligibly and pleasantly situated on the river Suck which divides the town into two unequal parts, of which the larger is in the county of Galway. The passage over the river is accomplished by a succession of bridges and causeways resting on sixteen arches, and extending five hundred yards. The streets are well paved and gas lighted, and the principal shops and hotels are, in like manner, illuminated. The houses have a neat and comfortable aspect, most of them being whitewashed annually. Among the prominent business branches are the corn mills on the river, an extensive coach factory, one for farming implements, some breweries, and tan yards. There are two banking establishments, and the same number of hotels, for families and commercial gentlemen, viz.-Craig's in Main-street and Gill's in Dunlo-street. In 1828 was opened a branch from the Grand Canal, which has proved a great benefit to the town. Petty sessions are held every Wednesday and Saturday, in a court-house attached to the bridewell. There are several valuable public institutions which belong to Ballinasloe, and are well supported by the inhabitants and other means-a list of them is appended to the directory of the town. The lunatic asylum for the province of Connaught and the union workhouse are well regulated establishments-the former was built in 1843, of an expense of more than 27,000; the latter in 1811, at a cost of 9,600. A farming society for bestowing premiums, a loan fund, a dispensary, and two free schools are established and well sustained. A new agricultural hall is now being erected, which promises to be commodious and ornamental. The annual meetings of the agricultural society are held here at the large October fair, and the Ballinasloe Horticultural Society for the province of Connaught, holds its meetings in March. It was founded in 1833, under the patronage of the Earl of Clancarty. The seat of the nobleman, Garbally Park, is in the immediate vicinity of the town. The mansion, which is situated in a well-wooded demesne, was re-built in 1819, and contains a fine collection of paintings. The public are indulged with free access both to the house and the grounds.
     The church is a beautiful stone edifice, erected in 1843, by the ecclesiastical commissioners, and situated on an eminence on the west on the west side of the town, upon the site of a former structure. It constitutes a rectory and vicarage, including the united parishes of Creagh, Kilcloony, and Taughmaconnell. There are places of worship for Roman Catholics, Presbyterians and Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. The market days are Wednesday and Saturday, the latter being  the principal. Fairs May 7th, July 4th and October 4th to the 10th; this last is considered the largest in Ireland, for farming stock, all kinds of manufactured goods and wool. The average number of black cattle brought to this mart for sale is 12,000, and of sheep 90,000. The town contained, in 1841, 4,934 inhabitants.

     POST OFFICE, Main street, Richard Carroll, Post Master.- Letters from Dublin and all parts of England arrive morning at a quarter past six, and are despatched thereto evening at a quarter before seven.-Letters from Castlebar and Westport arrive even, at half-past 6 & are despatched thereto morn. at half-past six.
     Letters from Galway, arrive every evening at a quarter before seven, and are despatched thereto every morning at a quarter past six. - Letters from Limerick, Cork and the South arrive every evening at six, and are despatched thereto every morning at twenty-two minutes before seven.



See Linen Drapers & Haberdashers

Adamson Robert, Esq, Sallymount Boyd William (and provision
     merchant), Main st

Family, Commercial and Posting
(See also Public Houses)

Antisell Monsell, Esq, Cloncarren Curley Peter, Dunlo st Craig John H., Main st
Ash Edward, Esq. Nutfield Egan Bartholomew, Society st Gill Joshua, Main st
Banfield Mr. Andrew, Back street Hawkins Thomas, Dunlo st


Barrett Mrs. Charlotte, Drulo st Hynes Sarah, Society st Barrett John, Society st
Barrett Maurice, Esq. Mount Victory M'Daniel Daniel, Society st Fawcett Isaac, (and timber and coal
     merchant), Main st and Dunlo st
Blake Patrick, Esq., Gortnamolia Molony William, Dunlo st


Browne Arhtur esq, Kilbegly Nugent James, Market square Blackstock Thomas, Society st
Burke James, Esq, Mount Sandford Shaughnessy Mary, Main st Graydon Thomas Hughes, Society st
Burke William, Esq., Mackney Shaughnessy Michael, Dunlo st


Caufield Timothy, Esq, Dunlo st Sheil John, Main st Caulfield Maria, Dunlo st
Clancarty, the Right Hon. the Earl of
     Garbally House
Wakefield David, Main st Queale John, Dunlo st
Colahan, Mr. James, Dunlo st Wakefield Nathaniel, Market square


Crampton Rev John, Dunlo hill


Bowman Archibald, Society st
Diggs Delaware, Esq, Chillam Cottage BANK OF IRELAND, Main st. (Draws on the bank of England) Mr. James Bell, manager. Egan Timothy, Dunlo st
Eyre Thomas Stratford, Esq,
     Eyrewood Hall
NATIONAL BANK OF IRELAND. Society street (Draws on Barnetts', Hoare, & Co. London) Mr. John Barnett Vize, manager Flattery Daniel, Dunlo st
Freer Major, Dunlo st


Flattery Hugh Mulloy, Main st
Gascoine Captain ___, Mackney Berrane Patrick, Market-square Sharpe Joseph (and provision merchant)
     Society st
Groom Rev. Thomas, Kiltormer Connor Thomas, Hobson's lane


Hannegan Rev. James, Sumerset Glebe Nicholson John, Hobson's lane Harney Patrick, Creagh
Johnstone Captain___, Seven


Hood John, the Green
Kelly Charles, Esq. Kelly's Grove French Thomas, (and circulating 
     library)   Main st
Horsman John Eyre, Deer park
Kelly Francis, M.D., Clymore


Lancaster John, Fort William
Kelly Hugh, Esq., Wood Mount Abbott John, Harbour lane M'Donogh Walter, Lovel & Main st
Kelly, Mrs.___, Castle Park Brown John, Dunlo hill


Lancaster Thomas, Esq. Fort William Colgan James, Dunlo hill Goode Ann, Main st
Lawrence Walter, Esq. Belleviea Keele William, Society st Mullen Harriet, Main st
Lorcan Timothy, Esq, Craugh Mohony John, Main st Tierney Margaret, Main st
Lynch James, Esq., Lancaster Park


Trench Ann, Dunlo hill
Lynch  Owen, Esq. Wood Park Boyd William, Main st


M'Donogh Walter, Esq., Lovill Monk Andrew, Main st

Carroll Thomas, Dunlo st

Maher John, Esq., Killernan

In the Shambles, Market Square

Hynes William, Dunlo st
Martin, the Misses, the Green Barrett James            Ferns John Moclare Peter, Main st
Masters Stephen, Esq,Cregan Barrett Patrick          Haverty John


Mitchell Handcock, Esq., Shannon
Burke John               M'Cann Patrick Colahan William, Main st
Monsell John, Esq, Kiltormer Burke Michael          M'Donagh Tim Harrison Thomas, Society st
O'Brien Mr. John, Main st Conry Michael          Small James Heise William, Society st
O'Shaughnessy Mrs.___, Birch Grove Corcoran James        Smith James Horne Andrew, Main st
Pilkington John, Esq., Castle House Craig John                 Rafferty Peter O'Loughlin James, Dunlo st
Potts Henry T, Esq, Correen Farrell James             Taylor William


Powell Capt. Robert, the Green


Ross & Murray (& lead merchants),
     Dunlo st
Prendergast John Kelly, Esq, Kiltormer Clarke Michael, Dunlo hill


Rock Mrs. Maregaret, Dunlo st Martin Patrick, Hobson's lane Carroll Patrick, Society st
St. George William, Esq. Clonburn Rourke Joseph, Back street Duffy Margaret, Main st
Seymore Thos. Esq, Ballymore Castle Tully John, Dunlo hill Hynes Sarah, Society st
Shadwell Thos. Esq. St Edmonds


M'Carthy Andrew, Church hill
Trench Hon. Robert, Killgorrive Cochlan Mary, Society st Mullery Thomas, Market square
Trench Wm Eyre, Esq. Lismanny M'Daniel Daniel, Society st Usher James, Main st
Trench Rear Admiral William Le Poer,
     Main street
Meara Thomas, Main st


Tully John, Esq., Saralea


Burke Edward, Society st


Briscoe Patrick, Main st Claffy Charles, Main st
Atkinson Ellen (boarding & day),
     Church hill
Gallagher James, Main st Coffy Martin, Main st
Coates Margaret, Church lane

Farming Society Buildings.
Thomas Cochrane, proprietor

Connor William, Harbour lane
Irwin John, Church hill


Finn Jane, Main st
Lord Clancarty's Free School, Dunlo
     hill-Geo. Gordon, master
Fawcett Isaac, Main st and Dunlo st Flattery Daniel, Dunlo st
National School, Back lane-Thos.
     M'Keigue, master
Farrell Edward, Brackana Flattery Hugh, Main st



Garvey Patrick, Society st
Carroll Thomas, Church lane Barrett John (and wine merchant),
     Society st
Hogan Michael, Society st
Clarke Michael, Dunlo hill Browne Thomas, Society st Lahey Michael, Dunlo st


Connolly John (and tobacconist),
     Society st
Manning John, Dunlo st
Blake Edward, Society st Curley Peter, Dunlo st M'Donough James, Main st
Keogh Malachi, River st and 2 North
     Cumberland, Dublin
Derry Michael, Dunlo st Mullery Edward, Dunlo st
M'Donogh Peter, Dunlo st, and 16
     Holles st, Dublin
Hyde Thos. (& notary public), Main st O'Grady John, Main st
Wallace William, River st Lahey William, Dunlo st Rafferty Michael, Market square


Mahar John, Main st Sharpe Simon, Main st
Hyde Thomas (and notary), Main st Sharpe Ann, Main st Shannon John, Society st
O'Grady John, Main st Sharpe Robert, Main st Usher Mary, Society st
Wakefield David, Main st Walsh Charles, Dunlo st
Young John, Main st


M'Nevin John, Main st
Maguire Edward, Main st
Maguire James, Dunlo st



Neill Bridget, nail-maker, River st UNION AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY'S HALL (Branch of Royal Agricultural Society for Ireland), Society street-Thomas H. Graydon, Esq., secretary.
Colahan William, Main st Norton Michael, organist and teacher
     of music, Church lane
UNION WORKHOUSE, the Green - John Gill, clerk to the board of guardians; Robert Wood Carleton, governor; Margaret Curry, matron.
Burke Dominic, Dunlo st Page Thomas, mason, Dunlo hill


Harrison Thomas, Society st Rorke John, commissioner of affidavits
     Dunlo st
To Dublin, the Royal Mail (from Galway), calls at Craig's Hotel, every evening at a quarter before seven-and a Coach, from Gill's Hotel, every morning (Sunday excepted), at eight, both go through Athlone, Moate, Kilbeggan, Beggars Bridge,  Kinnegad, Clonard, Innfield, Kilcock, Maynooth & Leixlip.
Heise William, Society st

And Their Ministers.

To Athlone, a Car, every afternoon (Sunday excepted), at three.
O'Laughlin James, Dunlo st ESTABLISHED CHURCH, Church-hill-
Rev. John Cotton Walker, rector and vicar. Parsonage: Rev. John Crampton, Dunlo hill, and Rev. William Gerrard, curates.
To Birr, a Car, every morning a quarter before seven; goes through Eyrecourt and Banagher.


ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, Market square-Rev. Laurence Dillon, parish priest, Dunlo st; Rev. Thos. Coen and Rev. Ferdinand Whyte, Dunlo st, curates. To Galway, the Royal Mail (from Dublin) calls at Craig's Hotel, every morning at a quarter past six-and a Car, every morning at ten, both go through Loughrea.
Connolly John, Main st WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL-Church lane, ministers various. To Westport and Castlebar, the Royal Mail, from Craig's Hotel, every morning at half-past six-and a Car, every morning at ten; both go through Tuam and Hollymount.
Halligan William, Back st PRIMITIVE METHODIST CHAPEL. Back street-ministers various.

From the Grand Canal Harbour

King James, Dunlo hill


To Dublin, and all places on the Shannon, and on the line of the Grand Canal and the West-the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company's Boat, and Thomas Berry and Company's Boats, three times a week.
Madden Peter, Main st BILLIARD ROOM, Dunlo st.-John Staunton, proprietor. To Dublin and all places on the line of the Grand Canal, a Fly Boat (for passengers and parcels) every afternoon at three.
Perrin William, Church hill CONSTABULARY BARRACK, Society st.-Patrick Sweeney, sub-inspector.


COURT HOUSE and Bridewell, the Green- Edmund Alexander Douglas, Esquire, stipendary magistrate; John Lynch, clerk of petty sessions; Richard Skerritt, governor of Bridewell.
Duffy Margaret, Main st DISPENSARY, Church lane-Thomas Harrison, M.D., medical attendant.
Lahey William, Dunlo st GRAND CANAL OFFICE, Grand Canal harbour-Major Alexr. Freer, collector.


HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (Connaught), Society st., Thomas Graydon, Esq. Secretary.
Caulfield Maria, Dunlo st LOAN FUND SOCIETY, Castle Mills- Thomas Lancaster, Esq. , treasurer
Connolly John, Society st LUNATIC ASYLUM (Connaught District), top of Church street-John Butler M'Kernan, Esq. governor; William Heise, M.D., Medical attendant.
Moclare Patrick, River st


Allt Eliza (and trimming), Dunlo st
Tyrrell Maria, Dunlo st


Brady Edward, watch maker,Dunlo st
Bryan Henry, eating house, Dunlo st
Carr Thomas, painter and glazier,
     Dunlo st
Carter Lewis, letter carrier, Church
Connaughton Thomas, slater, Dunlo
Cunningham Peter, whitesmith, Dunlo
Desmond Daniel, mail coach contractor
     River street
Gunning William, tin-plate worker,
     Society street
Herns Michael, feather dealer, Dunlo
Kempster James, county surveyor,
    Society st
Killeen Margt, toy dealer, Main st
Killery Patrick, temperance house,
     River street
Lynch John, clerk in the petty sessions,
     Dunlo hill
M'Govern Thomas, confectioner, Main
Madden Francis, nurseryman, Main st

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