From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910
18 miles from Belfast.
Population about 200.
POST OFFICE, TELEGRAPH & SAVINGS BANK.
- Samuel Green, Postmaster. One delivery of letters at 6 a.m.; one collection at 6 p.m.
Postmen - Charles Totton, John Hull & Robert M'Connell.
PLACES OF WORSHIP.
Parochial Hall - Rev. Douglas Scott
Orange Hall - Caretaker, Robert M'Connell
Methodist Church - Rev. Massay.
Victoria National - James Brownlee, principal
Magistrate - Augustus Turtle, Esq., J.P.
Dispensary Doctor - W. W. Duff, M.D. Medical Officer and Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages; J. Horner, Deputy and Assistant Registrar
Police Barracks - J. Gilpin, sergeant in charge
Craigmore Home and Methodist Boys' Orphanage - Matron, Miss B. Gordon; Treasurer, T. F. Shillington, Esq., J.P., 152 Albertbridge road, Belfast
Arnold, Robert, farmer
Best, W. E., The Cairn, inspector Irish Land Commission
Bolton, G., schoolmaster
Clark, John, saddler
Clarke, Thomas, general merchant
Close, John, publican and farmer
Fletcher, E., publican and grocer
Garrett, Lewis, farmer
Green, Samuel, general merchant
Hewitt, James, weaver
Hull, John, shoemaker
Horner, Daniel, Lagan Navigation Co., No. 19 Lock
Johnston, W. J., stonemason
Knox, James, retired farmer, Wender Home
Knox, James, blacksmith
Lewis, John, farmer
Major, George, grocer
Maze, John, farmer
M'Clelland, Mark, quarry owner, Rock house
M'Keown, John, publican and car owner
M'Keown, Mrs. Samuel, general merchant
M'Keown, Thomas, farmer
Park, S., farmer
Totton, Charles, sexton Aghalee Graveyard
Tuton, T., farmer
Weir, Wm., Lagan Navigation Co., No. 18 Lock
In Popular Rhymes and Sayings of Ireland (first published in 1924) John J. Marshall examines the origin of a variety of rhymes and sayings that were at one time in vogue around different parts of the country, including those which he recalled from his own childhood in County Tyrone. Numerous riddles, games and charms are recounted, as well as the traditions of the ‘Wren Boys’ and Christmas Rhymers. Other chapters describe the war cries of prominent Irish septs and the names by which Ireland has been personified in literature over the centuries.
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