Omagh, County Tyrone

From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910

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66 3/4 miles from Belfast by Rail. County Town and Military Depot.—-A considerable business centre. Market Day, Saturday. Fair day, first Tuesday of each month. Population, 4,789. Weekly half-holiday, Wednesday from 2 p.m.

POST OFFICE and Post Office Savings Bank, High street—W. R. Todd, post-master. Outward mails—Lislap, Mountfield, Mountjoy, Seskinore, Tattyreagh, Clanabogan, Relaghdorey, Reylagh, Lislea, Dunwish, Cloghog, Mullaghmore, Garvaghy, Mountfield, Correnary, and Knockmoyle, 5-55 a.m. Derry, Newtownstewart, Strabane, Letterkenny, 9 a.m. Enniskillen, Dromore, Fintona, Ballinamallard, and Bundoran, 11-55 a.m. Belfast 12-50 p.m; extra stamp, 12-55 p.m. Letters registered up till 12-40 p.m. Derry, 1-20 p.m.; extra stamp 1-25 p.m. Enniskillen, 3-10 p.m. Dublin, English day mail, 3-45 p.m.; extra stamp, 3-50 p.m. Letters registered up till 3-30 p.m. Derry, Newtownstewart, and Strabane—Letters, 3-45 p.m.; extra stamp, 3-50. Letters registered up till 3-30 p.m. Parcels received up till 3-30 p.m. Enniskillen, 5-40 p.m. Belfast and Scotch, 5-40 p.m. Dublin night mail, England, Scotland, Belfast, Beragh, &c, 10-25 p.m. Derry, Strabane, Letterkenny, Newtownstewart, Enniskillen, and Bundoran line, 12-30 a.m. Letters registered and parcels received up till 8 p.m.


Church of Ireland—Parish Church, Church street, Rev. Richard Babington; Cappagh Parish Church, Rev. G. K. Moriarty, A.M., rector; Clanabogan, Rev. T. M. Benson; Edenderry, Rev. M. F. Moriarty, A.M., rector; Lislimnaghan, Rev. R. M'Quade, M.A.; Mountfield, Rev. Andrew Noblett, B.A., rector; Drumragh, Rev. R. Babington, rector

First Presbyterian Church, Dublin Road—Rev. A. Macafee; 2nd, John street, Rev. H. W. Morrow, B.A.; First Ballynahatty Presbyterian Church, Rev. G. Brown, B.A.; Creevan Presbyterian Church, Rev. J. A. Clarke, B.A.; Edenderry Presbyterian Church, Rev. J. Dysart; Gillygooley Presbyterian Church, Rev. A. Carmichael; Mountjoy Presbyterian Church, Rev. S. Marshall, B.A.; Seskinore Presbyterian Church, Rev. W. J. M'Askie, A.M.

Gospel Hall, Dublin road

Methodist Church—Rev. Thomas Knox

Roman Catholic Church, Church street—Right Rev. Monsignor O'Doherty, P.P., V.F.; Rev. D. F. M'Crea and Rev. C. M'Faul, curates; Killyclogher, Rev. J. O'Kane, P.P.; Rev. F. Fox, Rev. J. Convery

Banks—Bank of Ireland—Campsie—M. J. M'Watters, agent. Provincial Bank, High street—A. Sproull, manager. Ulster Banking Company, Limited, High street—J. A. Davidson, manager

Gas Works—J. Downie, manager

Junction Railway Station—J. Irvine, station- master

Emigration Agents—John G. R. Porter, J. & R. Watterson, Daniel Hackett, Chas. Donegan, James Wilson

District Superintendent's Office, G.N.R.—W. A. Scott, district superintendent; O. R. Morris, clerk


Samuel Alcorn, Colonel M. Brown, Major Buchanan, D. A. Clements, Viscount Corry, D.L.; John Devlin, Michael Devlin, Lieutenant-Colonel R. H. Ellis, R. Harvey, W. J. Harvey, Lieutenant-Colonel H. Irvine, William Johnston, T. Johnston, W. H. Kyle, H. Kirk, P. M'Aleer, John Matthews', Andrew M'Farland, Major J. K. M'Clintock, D.L.; Robert M'Kelvey, Samuel M'Keown, George Murnaghan, M.P.; A. Nethery, M. O'Kane, J. G. R. Porter, L. J. Scott, G. Y. Smyth, Robert Sproule, Andrew Sproule, J. J. Todd, M.R.C. S.E.; D. Hackett, Captain Galbraith, Captain Gosselin, R.M.; John Gormley, Michael Lynch, James M'Geown. Petty sessions and town court every second Monday at 10-30 and 11 a.m. Major R. Millar, clerk


Tyrone County Council—His Grace the Duke of Abercorn, K.G., chairman; Geo. Murnaghan, M.P., vice-chairman; Messrs. W. Coote, William Early, solicitor; J. A. Quinn, solicitor; B. Doogan, A. Moutray, D.L.; H. Duff, H. Adair, J.P.; W. H. Darragh, J.P.; S. Eaton, J.P.; H. M'Cann, J. Mat- thews, J.P.; J. M. Boyle, J.P.; T. O'Kane, C. Clarke, J. Doris, J.P.; H. Owens, J.P.; Lieutenant-Colonel R. T. G. Lowry, D.L.; E. T. Herdman, D.L.; P. M'Menemin, J.P. Chairmen of District Councils—Messrs. Hezlett H. Scott, J.P.; J. B. Gunning-Moore, D.L.; George M'Ilroy, J.P.; Hunt W. Chambre, Daniel M'Sorly, George Murnaghan, M.P.; W. W. Barnhill, barrister-at-law. Co-opted Members—Messrs. William T. Millar, J.P., and James Lyons

Urban Council—North Ward—Joseph Anderson, James Cadden, William Henderson, King Houston, Thomas Johnston, Hugh Kirk, William E. Orr. South Ward—Michael Devlin, Michael Lynch, Henry M'Gale, Michael Mullan, F. J. O'Connor, Thomas O'Kane. West Ward—John Devlin, A. E. Donnelly, Thomas M'Carron, Jas. M'Gillion, P. J. M'Glinchey, John Hughes; rate collector, J. Whaley; town surveyor, M. Andrews, B.E.; W. J. Corker, clerk

Fire Brigade—There are two lines of 3-inch hose stored in Urban Council's chambers, under the control of James M'Mahon, night watchman. When the alarm is given the Urban Council employees and volunteers turn out. Soldiers from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers' depot, with their engine, have rendered very effective service at past fires

Omagh School Attendance Committee—Right Rev. Monsignor O'Doherty, P.P., V.F. (chairman); Rev. A. M'Afee (vice-chairman), Rev. R. Babington, Rev. T. Knox, Messrs. J. Devlin, M. Mullan, T. M'Carron, J. M'Cadden, P. J. M'Glinchey. P. J. M'Loughlin, George's street, secretary

Omagh Rural School Attendance Committee—Rev. J. O'Kane, P.P., chairman; C. R. Hill, secretary Omagh Cemetery Committee—Messrs. Geo. Murnaghan, M.P. (chairman); J. Gormley, T. M'Carron, M. Stewart, J. Deery, F. Elkin, A. Donnelly, J. M'Gillion, J. Cadden, W. Henderson, D. M'Crossan, M. Reid, T. O'Kane. P. Gormley, secretary

Union Workhouse—Thirty-nine electoral divisions. Board meets on Saturdays. George Murnaghan, M.P., Lisonelly house, Omagh, chairman; P. Muldoon, Dromore, vice-chairman; J. Gormley, Correnary, deputy-vice-chairman; J. Kelly, master; Miss M. Donnelly, matron; Mrs. M. Daly, midwife; Hans B. Fleming, M.D., surgeon; William Cathcart, clerk and returning officer

District Lunatic Asylum—Resident physician, George E. Carre, M.B.; assistant resident physician, Dr. P. O'Doherty; visiting physician, E. C. Thompson, M.B.; clerk, R. J. Creery; storekeeper, H. Colhoun; matron, Miss M'Farland. Chaplains—Protestant, Rev. M. F. Moriarty; Presbyterian, Rev. J. A. Clarke; Methodist, Rev. T. Knox; Roman Catholic, Rev. J. O'Kane, P.P.

Infirmary—-Treasurer, A. Sproull; surgeon, E. C. Thompson, M.B.; apothecary and registrar, T. J. M'Adam; lady superintendent, Miss Hayes; house steward, Wm. Rodgers

Dispensary, James street—J. J. Todd, surgeon. Open every Tuesday and Friday from 12 to 2 o'clock

Dispensary—Medical officers—Dr. Todd, J.P., Omagh No. 1; Dr. Hunter, Carrickmore, Omagh No. 2; Dr. Hamilton, Dromore; Dr. Love, Drumquin; Dr. Duncan, Fintona; Dr. Bradley, Gortin; Dr. Leitch, Sixmilecross

Excise Office—Post Office, High street—Supervisor, H. Murphy

Quarter Sessions are held at Cookstown, Dungannon, Strabane, Clogher, and Omagh

Local Registration of Title—J. Toner, registrar

Registrar of Birth sand Deaths—Dr. Todd, J.P., James street

Marriage Registration Office—Richard Graham, Campsie road

Courthouse, High street—Mrs. M. A. Wright, keeper

Petty Sessions Office, Courthouse—Major Rowley A. Miller, clerk

Constabulary Station—W. J. Millar, county inspector; B. Conlon, district inspector

Hotels—White Hart, High street, E. Barker; Military Arms, Mrs. Montgomery; Royal Arms, High street, John G. R. Porter; Arundel Hotel, John street, Mrs. O'Morris

Newspapers—"Tyrone Constitution" (Friday), T. Johnston, proprietor and publisher; and "Ulster Herald" (Thursday)

Loretto Convent, Brook street—Mother Superioress, Miss Keegan

County Court Judge—His Honour Judge Todd, K.C.

Clerk of Crown and Peace—James Toner Crown Solicitor—James Riordan, 54 Dawson street Dublin

Sessional Crown Solicitor—R. H. Carson

Omagh Technical Educational Committee—J. Mulholland, secretary

Omagh Cafe, Market street—Manageress, Miss Bradley. Victoria Cafe, Market street—Miss Fenton


Convent Female School, Brook street—Head teacher, Sister Columba
Omagh Academy—H. A. Perdue, principal
Ladies' School, Market street—The Misses Adams, principals
Convent Boarding Schools and Omagh Convent National School—Loretto Sisters
Christian Brothers' School, Mount St. Columba—Bro. Murphy, teacher
Omagh District Model School, Mountjoy road—J. Mulholland, head teacher. Female—Miss Mains, head teacher. Infant—Miss Hewlett, head teacher
Omagh Technical School, High street—L. Bradley, director
Inspectors of National Schools—J. A. Coyne, M.A., head inspector; L. O'Reilly, B.A., assistant inspector


27th Regimental District Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers—Major Wilding (commanding), Lieutenant and Quartermaster O'Dare


Ancient Order of Hibernians—Two divisions meet at Castle street, Omagh

Omagh Centre N.W.I. Work Guild—President, Her Grace the Duchess of Abercorn

Gaelic League—Joseph Devlin, secretary, Market street Tyrone Football League (White Cup Competition)—J. Kelly, secretary

Independent Order of Good Templars—R. Waddell, secretary

Masonic Lodges—No. 332 (Concord) meets in Masonic Hall, White Hart Hotel, first Thursday evening of each month—J. M'Watters, secretary. No. 350 (Cappagh) meets in Masonic Hall, White Hart Hotel, third Wednesday evening of each month—J. Galbraith, secretary. No. 334 (St. John's) meets in White Hart Hotel second Friday of each Month—J. Cadden, secretary

Tyrone County Club—Colonel H. Irvine, J.P., sub-sheriff, secretary, Courthouse, Omagh

Omagh Literary and Scientific Association, Courthouse—Meetings held weekly; newsroom open daily

Omagh Y.W.C.A.— President, Mrs. Dickie; secretary, Mrs. Morrow

Tyrone Golf Club—T. Crawford, secretary Omagh Methodist Band of Hope and Temperance Society

Omagh Young Men's Christian Association—President, John G. R. Porter, J.P.; hon. secretary, J. M'Crindle; treasurer, J. K. M'Connell

Irish National Forresters' Benefit Society—Branch No. 167 of above society meets at Abbey street

New Ireland Club, Castle street—R. P. Thornton, secretary

Omagh Rifle Club—W. Roulston, secretary

Church Lads' Brigade meets during winter on every Tuesday evening at 8 in St. Columba's Hall

Girl's Friendly Society, St. Columb's Branch

Post Office Rifle Club—W. Whisker, secretary

L.O.L. No". 850 (No Surrender), L.O.L. No. 937 (Omagh True Blues), R.B. Preceptory No. 185 (Omagh)

Omagh Boys' Brigade meets in Royal Horse Bazaar every Tuesday evening at 7-30 during winter

St. Columb's Men's Club, John street—W. T. Higgins, secretary

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