Galway - 1824 Directory of Loughrea *********************************************** Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives Galway Index Copyright ************************************************ File contributed by: Cathy Joynt Labath email@example.com 1824 DIRECTORY OF LOUGHREA Pigot'S Directory 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 Bricknell J.J, esq, J.P. Brown Denis, esq. Butler Major Burke Sir John, Marble-hill Burke John, esq, Clareville Burke J.H., esq St Clerans Burke Wm. Esq, Ballydugan Coen Rev. Thomas Daly Arthur Henry, esq, Ballydavid Daly Dominick, seq, Mount Pleasant Daly Hyacinth, esq, Bride-st Daly James, esq, M.P. Dunsandle Daly Malachy, esq. Mount Pleasant Daly Malachy esq, Kaford Daly Thos., esq D'Arcy John esq, Kiltolla D'Arcy Robt. Esq. Woodville Dolphin Henry Joseph, esq., Summer-hill Donahan M, esq., Ballydonelan Galvin Rev. Peter P.C. Gannon Rev. M, Convent Hemsworth Capt. Bridge Hemsworth Wm. esq. Herne Edmund, esq, Hernsbrook Joynt Captain Kelly John, esq, Carrow Kelly Pat, esq, Hollyhill Kilkelly Daniel, esq. Lisedneta Kilkenny John, esq. Kilkinton Rev. J., Riverville Lambert James, esq, Creggaelara Macklin Wm, esq. McDermott ___, esq, Ramore McHugo Walter, esq. Grousehill McNevin Daniel esq. Medicott Rev. Saml. Morgan Chas., esq, Monksfield Persse Burton, esq, Persse Lodge Persse Robt, esq, Roxborough Persse Rt. Parsons, esq, Castleboy Pierse, Capt. Barrack Pigott Captain Power Dav. B. esq, Cottage Rathbone Richd. Esq, Ballymore Silk Edmund, esq, Seneschal, Church-lane Smith James, esq. Smith John, esq. Usher ____, esq, Eastwell APOTHECARIES Clorin Eliza, Main-st Joyes -----, Main-st O'Farrill Thos. Main-st ATTORNEYS Dolphin Hen. J. Summer-hill & 39 Capel-st, Dublin McNiven Danl. & middle Garden- st. Dublin Ridge Jos. Henry, Bride-st Walsh Thos. Main-st. BAKERS Armstong Guy, Main-st Calnan Mames, Main-st Donohoe Michael, Main-st Greene Wm., Main-st Patterson Cath., Main-st Thompson John, Main-st BOOKSELLER Richardson P.B. (and printers), Main-st BOOT AND SHOE MANUFACTURERS Connolly John, Barrack-st Lynch James, Church-lane Madden John, Church-lane Oliver Wm., Bride-st Young James, Main-st BREWER Egan Wm. CABINET MAKERS Coward Pat, Barrack-st Cunniff Thos. Main-st EARTHENWARE DEALERS Davey Catherine, Main-st Finnerty Ann, Main st GROCERS Coglan James, Main-st Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st Cunniff Christopher, Main-st Daly John, Main-st Dorgan Thos. Main-st Fahy Lawrence, Main-st Kelly Mary, Main-st Kerrigan Thos, Main-st Oghan Mary, Main-st Whyte John, Main-st HABERDASHERS Carr Bell, Main-st Broderick Sylvester, Main-st IRONMONGERS Coghlan James, Main-st Cowan Jeremiah, Main-st Hickey James, Main-st Madden John, Main-st Whyte John, Main-st LEATHER SELLERS Glennan John, Main-st Keating Michael, Main-st Lynch John, Main-st Whyte John, Main-st LINEN AND WOOLLEN DRAPERS Clarke Thos., Church-lane Coglan James, Main-st Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st Daly John, Main-st Fahy Laurence, Main-st Fahy Thos, Main-st Mulkern Thos., Main-st Whelan James, Main-st PAINTERS AND GLAZIERS Brown John, Barrack-st Flaherty John, Barrack-st Larkin Simon, Barrack-st Morrissy Thos., Bride-st PHYSICIANS Lynch Wm, Main-st Mahony Jos, Barrack-st McDonnell Walter, Main-st Shadwell Thos. Barrack-st PUBLICANS Carroll James Clarke Wm. Costello James, Barrack-st Cunniff John, Main-st Deely Denis, Main-st Dolphin Michael, Barrack-st Dolphin John, Main-st Dunn Edmund, Main-st Fahy Wm., Main-st Hardy Elliott, Main-st Lawler Eliza, Main-st Mahon John, Main-st Molony John Morrissy Thos, Bride-st Mulkern Anthony, Main-st Mullin Lawrence, Main-st Murphy Wm., Main-st O'Shaughnessy Mich., Bride-st Pendergast Thos., Main-st Roland Miles, Bridge Sammon John, Main-st Strong Pat, Main-st SADDLERS AND HARNESS MAKERS Cloran Edmund, Main-st Shadwell, John, Main-st TAILORS Daly John, Abbey-lane Kelly Barthow., Bride-st Lyons Dennis, Church-lane Mulkern Owen, Main-st TALLOW CHANDLERS Bohan Catherine, Barrack-st Dolan John, Main-st Maher Michael, Main-st TANNER Lynch John, Main-st TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS Cheevers Pat, Main-st Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st Mulkern, Wm., Main-st WATCH MAKERS Larkin Denis, Main-st Nolan John, Main-st WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANTS Corcoran Humphrey, Main-st Fahy Lawrence, Main-st Whyte John, Main-st MISCELLANEOUS Clarke Denis, timber merchant, Barrack-st Davy Margt., drug dealer, Main-st Mahon Andrew, confectioner, Church-lane Smith Saml., nailor, Main-st White Pat.,hat manufacturer EXCISE OFFICE Main-Street Mr. Michael Burke, collector Mr. Michael Mulleny, pro-collector STAMP OFFICE Mr. Wm. Kelly, distributor COACHES DUBLIN- The Mail from the Coach- office, Main-street, through Ballina sloe, Athlone moat & Kinnegard, daily at two. BELMOUNT, The Canal Coach, from the Hotel, Barrack-street, on Tues- days, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at ten; and returns on Mondays, Wed- nesdays, and Fridays, at half-past 3. GALWAY- The Mail, from the Coach- office, Main-st., daily at quarter be- fore twelve. GALWAY-The Canal Coach, from the Hotel, Barrack-st. on Mondays, Wed- nesdays and Fridays and returns on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.