Directory: 1846 Slater'S Directory Of Ireland - Rathkeale *********************************************** Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives Limerick Index Copyright ************************************************ File contributed by: Cathy Labath firstname.lastname@example.org 1846 SLATER'S DIRECTORY OF IRELAND - RATHKEALE RATHKEALE, A Market and parish, in the barony of Lower Connello, county of Limerick, is 120 miles s.w. from Dublin, 53 n.n.w. from Cork, and 17 s.w. by w. from Limerick; situated between the last named town and Newcastle, on the banks of the river Deel. it was formerly a corporation town, and of more importance than it now is, at least in the annals of turbulence and war, having obstinately and successfully resisted various assaults of the English army during the rebellion, which desolated this island in the reign of Elizabeth. At a very early age a priory for Augustinian canons, under the invocation of the Virgin Mary, was founded here by a person of the name of Harvey. The town consists principally of one long and wide street, extending from east to west, with some respectable houses and a few good shops. The court-house, in the Square, is a neat stone building, and the bridewell, a substantial one, beneath it. Petty sessions are held every alternate Thursday, and quarter sessions in January, April, July and October. Agriculture is the prevailing occupation of the inhabitants, the trade of the town is entirely of a character connected therewith, corn being the principal, but even that comparatively trifling; there are two flour mills, one of which is on a large scale. The places of worship are the established church, dedicated to the Holy Trinity, erected upon an acclivity at the west end of the town, and a Roman Catholic chapel, in Thomas-street, both handsome structures, the former has a lofty embattled tower with crocketted pinnacles. The surrounding country is highly interesting, presenting a number of rich and varied prospects, embellished with flourishing plantations and many seats of the gentry. A prominent object in the landscape is Matras or Matrix Castle, which stands about a mile from the town, in a fine situation, on the banks of the Deel, commanding extensive views of the country, including the Shannon river, and the Clare and Tipperary mountains. It was besieged by Cromwell, but received little injury at his hands, and within these few years it has been put in a state of complete repair. The markets, which are well supplied, are held on Thursday and Saturday. Fairs January 6th, February 7th, March 10th, April 4th, June 19th, July 17th, August 25th, September 18th, October 14th and November 18th. The population of the parish, in 1841, was 8,293, inclusive of 4,201 inhabitants of the town. POST OFFICE, Main street, John Hammond, Post Master.-Letters from all parts of Ireland and England arrive (from Dublin) every forenoon at eleven, and are despatched every afternoon at twenty minutes past one. GENTRY AND CLERGY Peppard Robt, Esq. Cappagh House BAKERS Bateman Miss Bridget, Main st. Reardon Jeremiah, Esq. Rathkeale Commons Cangney Patrick, Main st Blennerhasset Gerald, Esq. Riddlestown. Royse John, Esq. Ballintreddita. Culhane Thomas, Main st Bouchier Mr. Henry, Fort Henry Royse Robert, Esq., the Square Ryan Richard, Main st Bouchier Rev. Jas.Hy, Castle Glebe Royse Robert, Esq, Ballinvitrick Sheehy John, Main st Browne Mr. Francis, Mount Suthell Royse Thomas Henry, Esq. Nantenan- House BANK. Browne Mr. Henry, Danes Fort Smyth Richard Croker, Esq. Ballylin National Bank of Ireland (Branch of ), Main st-(drawn on Barnetts', Hoare & Co., London.) Browne Mr. Pierce, Brownsville Smyth Richard D, Esq.SmithfieldHouse BLACKSMITHS Browne Wm. P., Esq, Wilton hill Stephenson Mr. Henry, Rock View Fennell Thomas, Main st Condon Mr. James, Seart Stephenson Mr. John, Curraheen M'Mahon Bryan, Pound lane Condon Mr. James, Well Mount Studdert Jonathan, Esq. Elm Hill M'Namara Michael, Main st Condon Mr. Richard, Kilscannel Synan Rev. Daniel, C.C., Thomas st. Miller George, the Bridge Creagh George, Esq. Waterville Warburton Venerable Archdeacon Charles, Ballywilliam Glebe O'Shea Patrick, Well lane D'Arcy Conyers, Esq, Kilscannel ACADEMIES & SCHOOLS White John, the Bridge Delmage Tobias, Esq. Court Lodge Butler Bridget, Roche st BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS Delmage Capt. Julius Rathkeale Cotge. Conway Timothy, Well lane Donovan James, Main st Evans Mr. William John, Main st. Donovan John, the Square Donovan Patrick, New road Ferguson Mrs. Mary, Abbey View Casey Fergus, Thomas st Hallinan Jonathan, Main st Fitzgerald Gerald Browne, esq. Ballinvira Miller John (classical) Thomas st Higgins John, Main st Gould George Ignatius, Esq., P.P. National School, Thomas st. Joseph Casey, master, Anne Cloyne, mistress Malony John, Main st Greaves Richard D., Esq., Farnaglanna O'Neill Rev.__, Thomas st Raynard Christopher, Main st Hazard Rev. Edward, Main st. O'Neill Ellen, Main st Stark William, Main st Hewson Mrs. Arabella, Main st. APOTHECARIES BUTCHERS Hewson John, Esq., Enniscousch Collins Michael, Main st Carey James, Main st Hogan the Very Rev. Thomas, P.P. and V.G. Thomas street Fitzgibbon John, Main st Carey John, Main st Irwin Mr. Henry, Cappagh House O'Hanlon Phillip, Main st Creagan John, Well lane Leake William Esq, Rathkeale Abbey ATTORNEYS Dillon John, Well lane Lloyd Thomas, Esq. J.P. and deputy- lieut of the county, Beach House. Delmage Julius, Main st Dore John, Main st Massey Hugh, Esq., Stoneville Ferguson Robert, the Square Kennedy Cornelius, Main st Massey Jas. Fitzgerald, Esq. Cloughanarid M'Coy Mortimer, Abbey View Kennedy Michael, Main st Maunsell George Meares, Esq. Bally- william Ruttle Daniel, Main street Roche James, Main st Nunan Rev. Richd. C.C. Thomas st Smyth Charles, Main st Roche Michael, Main st O'Neill Rev._, Thomas st Sullivan James, Main st Peppard John, Esq. Rockfield Tower Whittaker George, Main st ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CABINET MAKERS Herbert Ellen, Main st SURGEONS Morgan George, Main st Moylan John, Main st O'Loghlen Terence, Main st Norman Henry, Main st O'Connell Thomas, Main st Patterson Charles, M.D., Main st CARPENTERS Quaid Martin, Main st TAILORS Dore Cornelius, Thomas st Roche William, Main st Fitzgerald James, Main st Hickey Denis, Main st MILLERS Meehan Michael, Well lane Johnson James, New Road Brown John, Castlematrix Mills Taylor Richard, Main st Johnson James, New Road Enright Timothy, Main st White Edward, Pound lane Miller John, Main st MILLINERS & DRESS MAKERS. TALLOW CHANDLERS Moran John, Pound lane Casey Mary, Thomas st Fitzgibbon Daniel, Main st CLOTHES DEALERS Downes Eliza, Thomas st Lynch John, Main st Russell George, Main st Flaherty Johanna, New road M'Donnell John, Main st Worrall Jacob, Main st Gleeson Mary, Main st TOBACCONISTS COOPERS Ives Celia, Thomas st Fitzgibbon James, Main st Connor James, Main st O'Neill Catherine, Main st Fitzgerald Robert, Main st Hayes, James, Main st NAIL MAKERS M'Donnell John, Main st O'Connor Daniel, Main st Griffin Patrick, Well lane Spillane John, Main st O'Connor Michael, Main st Griffin Richard, Well lane WHEELWRIGHTS. CORN MERCHANTS Hughes James, the Square Burns Patrick, New road Brown, John, Castlematrix Mills Hughes Richard, New road Costelloe Edward, Main st Brown Patrick, Well lane M'Daniel John, Main st Ginna James, Main st Dartnell William, Main st Smyth William, Main st Holland Thomas, New road Enright Timothy, the Square OIL AND COLOURMEN Madigan John, Main st M'Carthy Charles, the Square Collins Michael, Main st WOOLLEN DRAPERS. See Linen and Woollen Drapers. FLOUR FACTORS Costelloe John, Main st MISCELLANEOUS Burns James, Main st Fitzgibbon John, Main st Creagh John, cutler, Well lane Dartnell William, Main st O'Hanlan Phillip, Main st Creagh Patrick, blacksmith, Well lane Enright Timothy, Main st PAINTERS AND GLAZIERS Corneal Christopher, gunsmith, Thomas street Ives Cornelius, Main st Clanpett George, the Square Fahy John, printer, Main st Walsh John, Main st M'Donnell Edward, Main st Gerons Margt., bible depository, Main street GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES O'Hanlan Phillip, Main st Hall John, clerk to magistrates, Main st Cowhery Timothy, Main st PAWNBROKERS Hanranan Fergus, skinner, Main st Fitzgibbon Philip, Main st Gill Bridget, the Square Lowell Uriah, earthenware dealer, Well lane Hall John, Main st Latchford John, Main st O'Hanlon Phillip, timber and slate merchant, Main st Hogan Maurice, Main st Ruttle James, the Square O'Neill Michael, stone mason, Main st Madigan Denis, Main st PUBLIC HOUSES O'Shaugnessy Rd., wool-comber, Main street Mangan Thomas, Main st Costelloe Thomas, Well lane Peacock Thomas Austin, supervisor of excise, Thoams street Moran Ellen, Main st Downes Henry, Main st Redmond Wm, temperance coffee-house, Main st Morony Matthew, Main st Fitzgibbon Gerald, Well lane Rose George, excise office, Thomas st Mulcahy William, Main st Gallery Ellen, Main st Twiss Alexander, watch maker and confectioner, Main st O'Donohue Michael, Main st Greene Roger, Main st PLACES OF WORSHIP And their Ministers O'Donovan James, Main st Keating John, Main st ESTABLISHED CHURCH-the Bridge.- The Venerable Charles Warburton, archdeacon, Ballywilliam Glebe, Rev. Edward Hazard, curate, Main-street. O'Shaughnessy Richard, Main st Lyons Michael, Main st ROMAN CATHOLIC CHAPEL, Thomas st., Rev. Thomas Hogan, parish priest and vicar-general, Thomas st., Rev. Daniel Synan & Rev. Richard Nunan, curate, Thomas street. Power John, Main st Mulligan Michael, Well lane PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, &c. Stokes John, Main st Magee George, Main st CONSTABULARY STATION, Main-street- Thomas Smith, sub-inspector. HABERDASHERS See Linen Drapers & Haberdashers Magner Patrick, Main st UNION WORKHOUSE. Rahtkeale-William Bourke, master, Martha Bourke, mistress, John Ball, clerk to the board of guardians. Main st. HOTELS (See also Public Houses) Moran Denis, Main st COACHES AND CARS. King's Arms, Wm. Mulcahy, Main st O'Regan Patrick, Well lane TO LIMERICK, the Royal Mail (from Tralee), calls at the Post Office, every afternoon at twenty minutes past one-and Cars from the King's Arms Hotel every morning (Sunday excepted) at six and half-past seven. Lawrence's Hotel, Peter Lawrence, the Square SADDLERS AND COLLARMAKERS TO NEWCASTLE, a Car from the King's Arms, every evening (Sunday excepted) at seven. TO TRALEE, the Royal Mail (from Limerick) calls at the Post Office, every forenoon at eleven. IRONMONGERS AND HARDWARE DEALERS Hegerty Daniel, Main st Bridgeman James, Main st Seery Michael, Main st Culhane Edmund, Main st SPIRIT DEALERS O'Flahavan Maurice, Main st Cowhey Timothy, Main st O'Regan Patrick, Well lane Hogan Maurice, Main st LEATHER CUTTERS. Mangan Thomas, Main st Hayes Stephen, Well lane Mulcahy William, Main st Morony Matthew, Main st O'Donohue Michael, Main st O'Donnell Stephen, Main st O'Donovan James, Main st LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS AND HABERDASHERS O'Shaughnessy Richard, Main st Corcoran Cornelius, Main st Power John, Main st Costelloe John (& general merchant), Main st STRAW HAT MAKERS Dore Cornelius, Main st Casey Catherine, Main st Cummins Ellen, Main st Hallinan Catherine, Main st M'Namara Honoria, Main st O'Neill Catherine, Main st.