From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910
BALLYSHANNON, CO. DONEGAL
Forty-seven miles from Derry
Market Town and Seaport on the Erne.
Has a Railway Station and Post Office, with Money Order and Telegraph Departments.
Noted for its Salmon Fisheries, and carries on an extensive trade in Timber, Grain, &c
Market Days—Thursday and Saturday
Fair Days—Second day of each month.
If date falls on Sunday, the fair is held on following Monday
—H. Mitchell, postmaster
Town Commissioners—The town is under the control of Town Commissioners, elected under the Towns Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854. The names are as follows:—Michael Maguire (chairman), Michael Gillen, C. J. Kelly, P. M'Gurran, Andrew Anderson, Michael Flanagan, J. M'Keown, J. Mohoan, Edward Stephens, Sproule Myles, M. Gavigan, John Daly; Edward Lynch, clerk
Harbour Commissioners—Henry Stubbs, D.L., Danby, Ballyshannon (chairman); Robert Crawford, J.P., Stonewold; Michael Maguire, Ballyshannon; James D. Condon, M.D., J.P., Ballyshannon; Sproule Myles, William Neely, Robert Neely, Edward Stephens, and J. Swan; Edward Lynch, secretary
Local Magistrates—Thomas J. Atkinson, D.L.; C. J. Tredennick, Camlin Castle; Robert Crawford, Stonewold; J. D. Condon, M.D.; Henry Stubbs, D.L., Danby; A. N. Reid, James A. Hamilton, Bundoran; Dr. Flood, Bundoran; Michael Cassidy, Erne View; Henry Coane, Higginstown; W. M'Vitty, Bundoran; Patrick Conlan, Bundoran; John Daly, Thomas M'Intyre, Major White, and Dr. J. Gordon, Ballyshannon
Public Officers—Commissioners for taking Affidavits in the Superior Courts of Common Law and High Court of Chancery in Ireland—R. A. Hamilton, Robert Myles, Ralph H. Reid, solicitor; T. Orr, solicitor. Coroner—Mr. Boyle, solicitor, Ballybofey. Petty Sessions Clerk—Robert Myles. Sub-Stamp Distributor—Hugh Mitchell, postmaster. Churchwardens—Alfred Stubbs and Andrew Anderson
Constabulary—District Inspector Vere Gregory
Literary Institutions—Mall News Room—H. Allingham, president; Finlay N. M'Cready, secretary
Reading Room—The Mall .
Clergy—Church of Ireland, Rev. William Hardy Holmes, LL.D.; Rev. A. Leeper, curate.
Presbyterian, Rev. Jackson Wright.
Methodist, Rev. J. Rooney.
Roman Catholic, Very Rev. B. Kelly, P.P., V.F.; Rev. C. Cunnningham, C.C.; Rev. J. O. Daly, C.C.; Rev. Joseph F. Rodgers, C.C.
Solicitors—Dane & Todd, Main street; P. M. Gallagher, Michael Maguire, R. H..Reid, Main street; Alfred Stubbs, LL.B.,. The Mall; Lewis R. Lipsett, LL.D. Main street; Thomas Orr, Mall; W. Ramage, The Mall
Chemist and Dentist—J. M'Clelland, Main street; Condon's Medical Hall, East Port
Auctioneers—Robert Lipsett & Co., Main street; Joseph Sweeney, Market street; James M'Nulty, Messrs. Moore & Anderson, Charles Furey, Nixon Anderson
Bank Agents—Belfast, Ernest Pentland; Provincial, Hugh Allingham
Emigration Agents—R. Lipsett & Co., P. M'Nally, stationmaster, G. N. Railway
Hotels—Commercial, J. Sweeny; Railway, P. M'Gloin; Temperance, — Graham, Main street; Royal, Henderson & Co.; M'Gurran's, Market street; Imperial Hotel, T. Evans
Newspapers—The Vindicator, John M'Adam, proprietor, published weekly
Registrar of Marriages—J. B. Chism
Physicians and Surgeons—J. D. Condon, J.P.; A. Flood, Bundoran Lodge; Fredk. W. Condon, F.R.C.S.I.; J. Gordon, M.B., F.R.C.S.I.
Bakers—George White, The Barrack; Robert Lipsett & Co., Dan M'Nulty, R. Davis, J. Gillespie, Miss M'Gowan
Builders and Carpenters—Jas. Monahan, J. Monahan, jun.; Michael M'Intyre, Wm. & David Coleman, John Kelly, G. Cummings, Peter M'lntyre, Brown Bros., A. Nelson, D. M'Mullan, J. M'Intyre, J. Kildea, Joe Kildea, M. Gallagher, R. Anderson, A. deary, P. Courtney, A. Galbraith
Boot and Shoe Shops—Chas. Campbell, E. Stephens, Peter Campbell, James Moohan, John Daly, Robert Sweeny, T. Munday, Messrs. Nyhan & Co., J. Sadd, J. M'Gonigle, James M'Gonigle
Boot and Shoemakers—P. M'Nulty, R. M'Dermott, J. Gallagher, E. Gillespie, P. Dolan, W. Stephens, Patrick Lally, J. Burns
Butchers—P. Holland, M. Cassidy, W. Gallagher, Campbell & Co., John Anderson
Butter and Egg Merchants—Michael Gavigan, James Moohan, William Johnston, Samuel Hanna
Car and Cart Maker—A. Nelson
Coal Merchants—J. Myles, W. Neely, E. Stephens, R. Lipsett & Co.
China and Glass Warehouses—B. P. Stephens Castle street; D. V. Stephens, Main st.; Mrs. Clarke, John Gillespie
Drapers—Robert Sweeny, Edward Stephern, M. Flanagan, Jeffrey White & Co., J. Daly, J. Stephens, J. Moohan, J. M'Gonigle, Terence Munday, B. J. Nyhan & Co., James M'Gonigle
Fishing Tackle Makers—Michael Rogan & Sons
Grocers and Provision Dealers—John Rice, Daniel M'Nulty, Michael Gavigan, Miss M'Gowan, James M'Nulty, Mrs. James Lipsett, J. Myles & Co., C. Nelson, Patrick Lyttle, W. Ward, Anderson Bros., Robert Anderson & Co., William Patterson, W. B. Currie, D. Vaughan, Miss M. A. Mullin
Hardware Merchants—J. Myles & Co., P. B. Stephens, W. Neely
House Painters and Decorators—Reynolds Bros., G. Keenan, F. Daly, J. & A. M'Dougall, J. Gillespie
Hide Dealers and Marine Store Keepers—P. M'Gloin, John Anderson, Campbell & Co., Michael Cassidy, John Cain
Leather Cutters—Charles Campbell, James Moohan, P. Campbell, J. Daly
Manures and Seeds—J. Myles & Co., Anderson Bros.
Masons—Peter Keon, Patrick Keon, J. Downey, Brown Bros., J. Daly, D. Doherty
Millers—Campbell Bros., Abbey Mills; Wm. Neely, Erne Mill
Newsagents—D. Vaughan, Miss M'Quade, Miss M'Creadie
Posting Establishments—John Sweeney, Commercial Hotel; P. M'Gloin, Railway Hotel; W. Melly, Hugh Barren, Bartley Loughlin, W. J. Henderson, F. Melly, D. Taylor, P. Connolly, T. Munday, T. Connolly
Printers—John M'Adam, Vindicator Office, The Port; Edward Byrne, Market street
Publicans—Patrick M'Gloin, John Kerrigan, Michael Cassidy, Charles M'Gloin, Mrs. M'Ginley, J. M'Phelim, H. Mulrine, Miss M'Keown, J. Ivers Kelly, P. M'Gurran (2), E. Mulhern, J. Sweeney, Mrs. Breslin, James Cassidy, B. J. Nyhan & Co., Patrick Kerrigan, W. Ward, M. M'Gonigle, P. Mulrine, J. J. Woods, J. M'Ardle, W. M'Menamin, E. Sweeny, E. Kelly
Smiths—John M'Shee, P. Lyons, M. Moloney, James M'Cabe
Stationers—P. B. Stephens, Miss Johnston, Miss M'Creadie, Ferinand M'Fadden, Miss M'Intyre
Saddlers—T. Mullan, J. Gillen
Tailors—W. Coane, E. Kelly, John Higgins, Mall; E. Dugan, J. Cleary
Timber Dealers—J. Myles, William Neely
Undertakers—Edward Stephens, H. Lipsett
Watchmakers—Charles Kelly, Main street; C. Gallogley, Market street
Kilbarron National School—Teachers, S. Freckelton, male; Miss I. White, female
Ballyshannon Boys' National School—J. Doherty, teacher; M. Quigley, assistant
Mullinashea National School—Miss Watson, teacher
Carrickboy National School—Teachers, D. Nyhan, male; Miss Gillespie, female
Ballyshannon Catholic Club—Rev. B. Kelly, P.P., president; Rev. J. O'Daly, vice-president; D. V. Stephens, P. H. Daly, secretariesInsurance Agents—J. M'Ardle, Irish Provident; T. Crowell, Prudential
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