From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910
OMAGH, CO. TYRONE.
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.
PLACES OF WORSHIP
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
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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