Belturbet, County Cavan

From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910

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Seventy-three and a quarter miles from Belfast.
Market Town and Urban District, on the River Erne.
Has a Railway Station and a Post Office, with all Departments.
Population (Census 1901), 1,587
Market Day—Thursday


—Main St.—P. J. Keating, Postmaster.
Mails arrive from England, Dublin, &c., at 9-40 a.m. and 6-30 p.m.; Belfast and Scotch arrive at 11-10 a.m. Mails are despatched to all parts at 1-30 p.m. There is a mid-day despatch to Ballyconnell, Ballinamore, Bawnboy, and Swanlinbar at 12-55 p.m. There are four deliveries every day.


Church of Ireland, Church street—Rev. J. M'C. Jackson, rector; Rev. Mr. Porteus, curate
Presbyterian Church—Rev. W. Egar, The Manse
Methodist Church—Rev. Mr. Johnstone, The Manse, Kilcunny, Belturbet
Roman Catholic Church—Rev. J. Brady, P.P.; Rev. Father O'Reilly


Military Barracks—Unoccupied
Soldiers' Home—Lady Superintendent, Miss F. Fitzgerald
Registrar for Births, Deaths, and Marriages—P. J. Soraghan, M.D., J.P., Belturbet; assistant registrar, James Briesland, Belturbet
Town Hall—H. Leonard, J.P., chairman of Town Commissioners. Petty Sessions held on every alternate Saturday in Town Hall. Magistrates who attend—Mr. Howe, J.P.; Samuel Saunderson, D.L.; Rev. E. B. Whyte Venables, J. W. Johnston, J.P.; J. Yaw, J.P.; Colonel Clifford, J.P.; P. J. Soraghan, J.P.; Fane Vernon, D.L., J.P.; T. A. Maxwell, J.P.; T. Hamilton, J.P.; William Wilson, J.P.; Frank Jermyn, J.P.; Jos. O'Reilly, J.P.; Thomas F. Berry, clerk
Orange Hall, Deanery street—J. Stewart, caretaker
Convent of Mercy—Superioress, Rev. Mother Magdalene
Masonic Hall, Church street—J. Warner, caretaker
Medical Officer of Health—P. J. Soraghan; ex-sanitary officer, E. Reilly; S.S. officer, W. H. Morton
School Attendance Officer—E. Reilly
Fire Engine (worked by hand)—sergeant in charge—Mr. J. Dolan, Town Hall
Bank of Ireland—C. W. O'Donnell, manager
Ulster Bank (branch)—Robt. Walker, manager
National School No. 1—J. M. Clarke, teacher
National School No. 2—Mr. Armstrong, teacher
National School, Staghall—P. Brady, teacher
Dispensary, Church street—P. J. Soraghan, M.D., J.P.
Royal Irish Constabulary Station—J. Fitzgerald, D.I.; Sergeant, J. Alien, and seven constables
Coroner—James Magauran, J.P., Swanlinbar


There are two railway stations in the town—one is the Great Northern Railway Co., at which there arc ten trains daily; and the other is the Cavan, Leitrim, and Roscommon Railway. A light railway, ' opened from Belturbet to Drumrod, via Ballyconnell, Ballinamore, and Mohill joins the M.G.W. Railway, at Dromod for Dublin, and thence on to the new coal mines at Arigna.

The mail cars leave the Post Office, Belturbet, at 6-15 a.m. for Ballyconnell, Swanlinbar, Killeshandra, Carrigallen, &c., and the cars return with the mails every evening at 6-15 in time to despatch the mails for Clones and Belfast. The mails are sent by a post car from the Post Office every evening at 7-20.


Atkinson, Rev. S., Erne Vale
Becking, Rev., Drumlane Rectory
Bell, Mary J., publican, Bridge street
Berry, T. J., C.P.S,, Riversdale
Beyburn, George, grocer, The Diamond
Bogue, James, Holborn hill
Boland, T., grocer, The Diamond
Braddy, Rev. P., P.P., Drumlane
Breisland, James, press correspondent, Bridge street
Breisland, W., watchmaker, Bridge street
Bullock, Thomas, & Sons, auctioneers, Killyrick house
Bullock, W., Aughlane house
Burnett, W., draper, The Diamond
Carney, P.
Clifford, General C. B., J.P., Carn cottage
Cockings, C., merchant, Butler street
Connolly, P., saddler, Main street
Dolan, J., fruit stores, Holborn hill
Dolan, T., grocer and newsagent, Bridge st.
Donaldson, J., watchmaker, Holborn hill
Donaldson, Thomas, tailor
Elliott, R., C.E., The Cottage
Farrelly, P., publican, Butler street
Fitzgerald, M., M.D., Newtownbutler
Fitzpatrick, John, coachbuilder, The Lawn
Fitzpatrick, John, victualler, The Diamond
Fitzpatrick, Peter, merchant, Butler street
Fitzsimmons, James, grocer and boarding-house, Butler street
Flood, J., grocer and baker, Bridge street
Fry, Rev.. Clover hill
Gilesnan, Thomas, solicitor, Carrick hill
Gillick, Mrs., grocer and wine merchant, The Diamond
Gleeson, J. J., agent Prudential Assurance Company
Gordon, cycle mechanic, Bridge street
Gordon, Rev. H., Cranaghan Rectory
Graham, W. R., Railway Hotel
Greenan, Wm., blacksmith, Creeney
Gregg, Miss, Flora villa
Hamilton, Terence, draper, Butler street
Harkins, P., newsagent
Harman, William, painter, Kinaghmore
Dolan, J., fruit stores, Holborn hill
Horgan, J., egg merchant
Jackson, Mr., cashier Bank of Ireland, Holborn hill
Jackson, Venerable Archdeacon, B.D., The Rectory
Jermyn, Frank, J.P., Corleggy
Jermyn, F., cooper and butter and egg merchant, Kilcunny
Jermyn, James, Dernalash
Johnston, George, & Co., drapers, Bridge st.
Johnston, J. W., J.P., merchant, Newtownbutler
Johnstone, R. E. S., & M'Creedy, solicitors, The Lawn
Kane, W., barber, Holborn hill
Kennedy, P., The Lawn
Kerr, William, Ardlougher
King, Rev. A. E., B.D., Kildallen Rectory
Lanesborough, Right Hon. The Earl of, Lanesborough lodge
Leonard Bros., drapers, The Diamond
Leonard, H., publican, Bridge street
Ludlow, William, Corne
Lunn, John, marine dealer, Holborn hill
Lynch, A., publican, Holborn hill
Lynn, H., cashier Ulster Bank, Sugar Loaf
Lytle, Robert, Corleggy
Martin, Mrs. C., The Manor
Maxwell, T. A., draper, grocer, and hardware merchant, Butler street
Maynes, William, cartmaker, Kilcunny
Mee, Henry, & Sons, publicans
Morton, Henry, & Co., sawmills and manufacturers of mineral waters, Glen Erne, Kilcunny
Murphy, John, publican, Butler street
M'Alister, P., blacksmith, Kilcunny
M'Ardle, Edward, carowner, Butler street
M'Clean, Alex., builder
M'Donnell, B.
M'Gauhern, Mrs., Temperance Hotel
M'Govern, H., publican, Lower Bridge st.
M'Gowan, J., draper
M'Grath, P., newsagent and china merchant, The Diamond
M'Guigan, Patrick, pork merchant, Holborn hill
M'Lean, James, builder, Kilcunny
M'Mahon, Mrs., Bridge street
M'Murtry, C. (of Adairs, Belfast), watchmaker, Bridge street
M'Naughton, A., druggist, Bridge street
M'Vey, J., tailor, Holborn hill
M'Vitty, John, lodging-house, Butler street
O'Reilly, E., publican, Castle hill
Porter, William, clog manufacturer, Bridge street
Pratt, Joseph, carpenter, Holborn hill
Quinn Bros., drapers, Butler street
Quinn, P., blacksmith, Kilcunny
Reeves, Benjamin, shoemaker, Holborn hill
Reilly, James, publican, Kilcunny
Reilly, John, cranemaster
Reilly, Owen, publican, The Diamond
Reilly, P., W.D.C., P.L.G., Chapel road
Richards, William, Chapel road
Richmond, Jeffrey, publican, Butler street
Robson, J., chemists, Butler street
Rudden, publican
Ryan, E., stationmaster
Saunderson, Samuel, D.L., Clover hill
Saunderson, Hon. Mrs., Castle Saunderson
Seagrave, J., publican, Kilcunny
Shaw, Miss M. E., ladies' school, The Lawn
Sheridan, Miss, Ashgrove
Sheilds, Mrs., grocer, Holborn hill
Small, H., publican, The Diamond
Small, John, jun., Lawn hotel
Small, Mrs., The Lawn
Small, Patrick, victualler
Smyth, P., barber, Holborn hill
Soroghan, P. J., M.D., Drug hall
Storey, Mrs., Stag hall
Strain, Alex., grocer, hardware, and chemist
Sullivan, O., cooper, Bridge street
Tinneny, T., carpenter, Holborn hill
Tully, F., publican
Vasey, M., publican
Vernon, Fane, D.L., Erne hill and Dublin
Wilson, William, J.P., Milton
Winslow, W., The Cottage, Kilcunny
Woodhouse, Thomas, grocer, Lower Bridge street
Yaw, John, J.P., Kilcunny

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