Larne, County Antrim

From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910

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24 ½ miles from Belfast, Seaport and Market Town, has a good harbour, and Steamers leave daily for Stranraer, which is the shortest sea passage between Ireland and Great Britain.
Market Day, Wednesday.
Population, estimated (1909), 8,700


—Wm. G. Brownlees, Postmaster.

Open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 8 to 10 a.m. Outgoing Mails for Cairncastle, Glenarm, and towns on the coast, 7-35 a.m.; Belfast, Dublin, and North of Ireland generally, 7-15 a.m.; Belfast, 9-45 a.m.; Glenarm and Carnlough, 11-5 a.m.; Dublin (day mail), England, South of Ireland, Belfast, &c, 12-30 p.m.; Glenarm and Carnlough, 4-20 p.m.; England and Scotland via Stranraer and foreign, 6-40 p.m.; Dublin (night mail), England, Scotland, Belfast, &c, 5-40 and 7-5 p.m.; Sundays—England, Scotland, and Ireland general (via Belfast), 5-30 p.m. Incoming Mails—There are four deliveries during the day, commencing at 8-10 a.m., 9-30 a.m., 2-0 p.m., and 6-30 p.m. On Sunday one delivery, which commences at 8-40 a.m. Parcels are despatched at 7-20 a.m., 12-30 p.m.. and 5-40 p.m.; except on Sundays, and a special parcel mail is despatched for England, Scotland and foreign via Stranraer, 6-40 p.m. Telegraph business Week-days, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 8-30 to 10 a.m.

Barnhill Sub-Office—Mrs. Law, Postmistress
Larne Harbour Post Office—Hugh O'Brien, Postmaster


Church of Ireland—Larne and Inver, Rev. A. Boyd, M.A., rector.
Glynn—Rev. R. C. Oulton, B.D., incumbent.
Cairncastle and Kilwaughter—Rev. C. H. L. Buchanan
Presbyterian Church—First—Rev. John Lyle Donaghy, minister.
Gardenmore(Pound street)—Rev. David H. Hanson, B.A., minister.
Raloo—Rev. Ewing Gilfillan, minister.
Magheramorne—Rev. J. T. Doherty.
Cairncastle—Rev. S. B. Clarke, M.A., minister
Reformed Presbyterian Meeting-house—Rev. W. J. Pollock, B.A.
Unitarian Church—Rev. Jas. Kennedy, minister.
Cairncastle—Rev. Eustace Thompson, minister.
Raloo—Rev. John M'Cleery, minister
Independent Church—Rev. R. Millar
Methodist Church—Rev. Hugh M. Watson
Roman Catholic Church—Rev. J. M'Allister, P.P.; Rev. P. Rafferty, C.C.


John Macaulay, D. L., England; William Chaine, D.L., Cairncastle; J. W. Smith, Duneira, Larne; H. Morgan Byrne, Barrister-at-Law, Ashton Lodge, Castleknock, Dublin; Colonel M'Neill, The Corran, Larne Harbour; John Heggarty, Clonlee villa, Larne; W. T. Doran, Belfast; Thomas Milligan, Islandmagee; Edward Magill, Willowbrook; Bernard M'Cafferty, Drains; Felix Mulvenna, Main Street; James Morrow, Larne; William Holmes, R.M., Ballymena
Clerk of Town Court—W. G. Younge
Clerk of Petty Sessions—D. N. Wiles, The Crannie
Urban District Council—William M'E. Carson Charles Davison, John Drummond Dr. Samuel W. Hill, John Kirkwood, Charles L. MacKean, Samuel Magill, Thomas M'Connell, Chairman; James M'Neill, Charles O'Boyle, Paul Picken, Dr. William Shaw, James Sutherland, Alexander Woodside; Town Clerk. W. G. Younge


BELFAST BANKING COMPANY (Branch)—J. L. Joyce, manager; F. Smith, cashier; R. D. Townley, accountant
Northern Banking Company—W. Young, manager; A. V. Browne, cashier
Ulster Bank, Ltd.—James Morrow, J.P., manager; R. T. Smith, cashier; M. Flood, assistant


Larne and Inver National School—Principal, William J. Kennedy, B.A.; assistants, J. Barklie, Miss E. M'Manus, Miss O'Brien

Larne Grammar School—Head master, Jas. M'Quillan, M.A.; assistants, H. B. Dudley, T. W. Turnbull

Larne National Schools—Boys' department—Principal, A. Stewart; Miss M. Rocke, assistant. Girls' department—Principal, Miss Earls. Infant department—Miss Moore

Larne National School (No. 2)—Principal, F. Wright; assistants, Miss M'Kee and Miss Gilliand

North End National Schools—The M'Kenna Memorial—Principal, Thomas Clearkin; assistants, Mr. Cassidy, Mr. Connolly, and Mr. M'Shane. St. Mary's—Principal, Mother Superior and Sisters of Charity

Olderfleet National School, Curran street—Principal, Edward Young; assistant, Mr. M'Cullagh

Private Schools—Misses Alexander, Glenarm road; Miss Mackinlay, Barnhill terrace

Parochial National School—Principal, Andrew Johnston; assistants, Miss Brittain and Miss Graham

Larne Union—Board sits every Wednesday; 13 electoral divisions; valuation, 1906, 132,547 5s.; six guardians co-opted; 31 elected guardians. Chairman, Camp- bell W. Tweed, Cairncastle; vice-chairman, Colonel Duncan M'Neill, J.P.; treasurer, Belfast Banking Co., Larne; clerk, S. M. Wallace. Chaplains—Church of Ireland, vacant; Presbyterian, Rev. J. L. Donaghy; Roman Catholic, Rev. John M'Allister, P.P.; Medical officer, John Moore Killen, M.D.; master, Malcolm Fleming; matron, Mrs. Fleming; schoolmistress, Miss Martha B. Craig; porter, D. Higgins; relieving officers, Fullerton M'William (Larne), Robert M'Gowan (Glenarm), and Thomas G. Feeney (Carrickfergus). Elected Guardians for Larne Division—Col. Duncan M'Neill, J.P., Larne; Thos. M'Connell, Larne; John Drummond, Larne; P. Crawford, Larne; A. Jenkins, Larne

Commissioners for taking Affidavits—W. G. Younge, town clerk; D. N. Wiles, The Crannie; and James B. Cuthbert, Pound street

Civil Bill Officer—Edward Cuthbert, Meeting-house street

Dispensary, Larne Union—Open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11 to 1 o'clock; medical officer, Dr. John Moore Killen

Poor-rate Collector—Stewart Shannon, Office, Town Hall

Registrar of Births and Deaths—Dr. John Moore Killen; deputy registrar, John M'Ninch, Dunluce street; office, Larne dispensary

Registrar of Marriages—Samuel M. Wallace; deputy, Rev. S. Maguire, office, Point street

Principal Coast Officer, Deputy Receiver of Wreck, and Deputy Supt. Mercantile Marine—John Millar, Larne Harbour. The district extends from the south-east bank of Glendun River, Cushendun Bay, to Blackhead, Islandmagee

Collector of Income-tax—John H. Blair, 27 Donegall place, Belfast

Harbour Master—Captain John Blair

Royal Irish Constabulary Station, Barnhill—District inspector, C. J. Lilly, Larne; head-constable, J. M'Hugh; 4 sergeants and 11 constables

Inspector of Weights and Measures—Sergt. Armstrong

Rural District Council—Council meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month, immediately after the meeting of the Guardians—Chairman, C. W. Tweed, J.P.; vice-chairman, R. P. Lusk; clerk, S. M. Wallace. Valuation of Rural District, 1906, 104,096 2s. 0d.

Larne Golf Club—President, Colonel J. M. M'Calmont, M.P.; captain, Mr. John Gault, Larne; vice-captain, Mr. Bass Capper; honorary treasurer, Mr. W. Young; honorary secretary, J. F. Cousins, Bay road, Larne

Larne School Attendance Committee—Saml. Magill (chairman), Rev. J. L. Donaghy (vice-chairman), Rev. J. M'Alister, P.P.; Rev. P. Rafferty, C.C.; Rev. James Kennedy; secretary, W. G. Younge; Samuel Hannah, attendance officer

Larne Technical Instruction Committee— Councillors—Dr. A. W. Hill, Samuel M'Mullan, Thomas M'Connell, Charles L. Mackean, Paul Picken, James M'Neill. Co-opted members—Samuel Magill, John Gault (vice-chairman), James Sutherland (chairman), T. L. Price, W. G. Younge

Smiley Cottage Hospital—Trustees, William Eccles, chairman; William N. Brown, J. W. M'Ninch, James Coey, treasurer; Charles L. Mackean, hon. secretary

Larne Hockey Club—Secretary, R. H. Common; captain and hon. treasurer, J. A. Haslett

Larne Gas Company, Limited—Works, Main street. Directors (elected annually)—D. N. Wiles, chairman; John Drummond, James Ferris, P. Crawford, Hugh Nelson and William Nelson; Alex. Erskine, secretary; R. Henderson, manager

Larne Markets Company, Limited—Opened 1864. Board meets second Monday of every month. Directors, P. M'Gregor, chairman; M. Crawford, Colonel M'Neill, J.P.; J. Fullerton, J. Drummond, D. N. Wiles, M. Roberts, and W. G. Dale; N. Carson, secretary and clerk of scales; auditor, S. Carson

Markets and Fairs—Pork, butter, eggs, potatoes, &c, on every Wednesday; grain on Tuesdays and Thursdays; straw every Thursday; cattle second Thursday of each month; fairs, July 31 and December 1

Newsroom—M'Garel Town Hall; managed by a committee elected annually; chairman, Samuel Magill; honorary secretary, Thos. Mayne; joint treasurers, A. V. Browne and D. Fullerton

Free Library Committee—Councillors—Dr. Wm. Shaw, S. Magill, Charles L. Mackean, John Drummond, Charles O'Boyle, Paul Picken. Ratepayers— Chairman, James M'Quillan, M.A.; John Gault; vice-chairman, George R. Hutton; George Barton; Thomas Clearkin, hon. secretary

M'Garel Buildings—Overlooking the town and lough; erected at a cost of 8,000 by the late Mr. M'Garel. They provide a home for ten families, who must have been residents of the County Antrim. The trustees are—John Macauley J.P., D.L.; Colonel M'Neill, J.P.; George M'Ferran, J.P.; John W. Smith, J.P.; and Wm. Chaine, D.L., secretary. Meets every three months; superintendent, Samuel Hanna

Larne District Nursing Society—Honorary secretary, Mrs. Hanson; hon. treasurer, Mrs. A. Fisher; lady superintendent, Miss Coey

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