From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910
WHITEHEAD, CO. ANTRIM
Fifteen miles from Belfast. A well-known and popular seaside resort. Beautifully situated on the County Antrim coast. Population 1,500
—Joseph C. Montgomery, Postmaster.
Arrival of mails—7-10, 7-30, 10-30 a.m., and 1-0, 3-40, 6-10 p.m. (to Belfast) and 5-25 p.m. (English, Scotch and Foreign to Larne). Despatch—7-30 a.m., 1-0, 5-25 (to Larne), and 6-10 p.m. (to Belfast)
Northern Banking Co., Ltd.—Attendance at Ballycarry on Monday and Thursday—J. W. Nethery, manager
Ratepayers' Association—President, William Martin, M.B., J.P.; hon. sec., John Fleming, B.A., Chester avenue; hon. treasurer, J. W. Nethery, Bank house
Coastguard Station—Station Officer, W. J. Collins; boatmen, W. Gore, S. Hollis, Charles Peaks, W. Farrant, and A. Wilson
R.I.C.—Sergeant Lester; Constables Seery, Black, Burrows, and Timony
Local Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths—Charles Dundee, M.D., Ballycarry
National School—Teachers, Wm. H. Martin, Mrs. Martin, Miss Mayne, and Miss Wylie
Private School conducted by Miss MacEwan, Mount Oregan
Railway Home of Rest—Matron, Miss Collins, 2 Mervue
Grosvenor Hall Holiday Home for Women (in connection with Central Mission, Belfast), Windsor avenue
Midland Railway Company, Ltd. (N.C.C.)—Joseph Montgomery, stationmaster
County Antrim Yacht Club—Commodore, Colonel J. M. M'Calmont, M.P.; vice-commodore, Col. D. M Neill; rere-commodore, Captain John Auld; captain, Robert Todd; hon. treasurer, John Wylie, B.A.; hon. sec., H. Magill, Ulster cabin
Gentlemen's Golf Club—President, Colonel J. M. M'Calmont, M.P.; vice-presidents, William Martin, M.B., J.P., and James' Cowie; captain, John M'Gladdery; hon. secretary, George Allen, B.A., 2 Mafeking villas; hon. treasurer, Wm. J. Turtle, Innisfallen
Ladies' Golf Club—Mrs. J. M'Gladdery, Stalheim, captain; Miss M'Ferran, Gardner villas, hon. secretary; Mrs. Nethery, Bank house, hon. treasurer
Recreation Society—Andrew Mitchell, chairman; T. H. Dickson, hon. treasurer; George Vance, hon. secretary
Business Houses Half-holiday every Wednes- day, from 1-0 p.m., from 1st October until 31st May. Annual Holiday usually first week in September
PLACES OF WORSHIP
Church of Ireland—St. Patrick's Church—Sabbath services at 11-30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sabbath school, 3 p.m. Services in the Parish Church, Islandmagee, every Sabbath at 3-30 p.m. Rev. J. Hamilton Bennett, A.B., vicar, Kilroot house
Presbyterian Church—Sabbath services, 11-30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sabbath school, 4 p.m. Minister, Rev. D. B. Knox, 1 Willowbrook
Chester Avenue Church (in connection with 2nd Islandmagee congregation)—Services at 11-30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Sabbath school at 4 p.m.
Methodist Church—Sabbath services, 11-30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Minister, Rev. R. Cole, 2 Kimberley villas
Roman Catholic Church—Sabbath services at 10-30 a.m. Rev. F. Henry, P.P., Carrickfergus; Rev. J. M'Bride, C.C., Eirene, Whitehead
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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