Newry, County Down

From the Belfast and Ulster Towns Directory for 1910

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43 miles from Belfast by rail. Parliamentary borough. A thriving market town. Parish and urban district. Has railway station and post office, with all departments. An important port for the exportation of cattle and all kinds of agricultural produce to Liverpool. Its industries are brewing, tanning, ropemaking, &c. Newry returns one member (Mr. J. J. Mooney) to Parliament. Area of parish, 22,361 acres; parish population, 19,007; parliamentary borough, 13,623; town population, 12,405.

Markets—Grain and pork, Needham street, P. M'Donald, clerk; butter and egg, Market street, J. P. Convery, clerk; hay and straw, Mary street, E. Kelly, clerk; fowl and potato, Needham place, B. O'Hare, clerk; flax, King street, T. Gallagher, assistant town clerk and clerk of markets. Market days—Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Fairs—First Monday of each month

POST OFFICE, Hill street—Postmaster and stamp distributor, Thomas Bernard Keefe. Sugar Island Branch Office— Miss M'Conville, postmistress. William Street Branch Office—Miss Bond, postmistress. Telegraph Office, Edward Street Station—Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for railway and public business; post office official in charge. Telephone Exchange Office, Kildare street—Miss White

Member for the Borough—J. J. Mooney, Esq., Killiney, Co. Dublin

Half Holiday, every Wednesday. General Holiday, last Monday in July


Down and Armagh—The Right Hon. the Earl of Kilmorey, K.P., Mourne park, Kilkeel; R. G. Bull, R.M., Newry; Captain Roger Hall, D.L., Narrow-water; P. G. Hamilton-Carvill; Henry Thomson, D.L.; John Q. Henry, Kilkeel; A. Wilson, Newry; J. L. Devenish-Meares, Newry; Thomas O'Hare, Bessbrook; B. A. Palmer, M.D., J.P., Millvale House, Newry; Robert Dempster, and T. W. Richardson, Bessbrook

Armagh—Major Maxwell A. Close, D.L., Drumbanagher Castle; Lieut.-Colonel Alexander, Poyntzpass; Dr. W. R. Macdermott, Poyntzpass; Captain J. E. Harden, Drumbanagher; H. S. Close, J.P.; John HarJand, Bessbrook; W. J. Robb, Drumhoney House, Whitecross; John Mallon, Meigh, Newry; Thomas W. Brooks, Forkhill; J. Johnston, Carrickbroad, Forkhill; Major-General Hart-Synnot, Ballymoyer, Newtownhamilton; James M'Geeney, Carrickrovaddy, Newtownhamilton; P. G. Shaw, Tullyvallen, Newtownhamilton; David Craig, Camlymacullagh, Newtownhamilton; Edward Blacker, Dorsey, Cullyhanna; W. Davies, Moyallon; Heber A. Magennis, J.P., Iveagh House, Poyntzpass; Edward Kinney, J.P., Killeen House, Newry; A. M'Elvaine, Union Lodge, Scarva

Down—H. Loughran, Newry; A. M'Cann, Newry; J. J. M'Arevey, Newry.; C. S. O'Hare, Newry; D. Martin, Newry; F. O'Hagan, Newry; R. J. Anderson, M.A., M.D., Beechhill, Newry; Luke Cranny, Ringclare, Donaghmore; J. Edgar Connor, Newry and Warrenpoint; Joseph Mayne, Warrenpoint; W. J. M'Comish, Warrenpoint; John J. F. Green, B.A., C.E., Warrenpoint; A. F. Campbell, Warrenpoint; A. J. Turretin, Newtown, Rostrevor; Sir John Ross-of-Bladensburg, K.C.B., Rostrevor; Colonel Edmund J. T. Ross-of-Bladensburg, Rostrevor; W. J. Watson, C.E., Rostrevor; J. W. Warburton, Rostrevor; Captain James O'Neill, Killowen; C. E. T. Leslie, Killowen; Hon. A. S. G. Canning, Rostrevor; Major A. Nugent, Killowen; Samuel Gordon, Mountkearney, Newry; M. J. M'Cartan, M.D., Rostrevor; Edward Greer, Col-a-More, Dalkey; John Toman, Rathfriland; J. M. M'Clenehan, Rathfriland; S. Paxton-Cowan; R. Swann-Corbett, Lisnacreevey, Rathfriland; Alex. Heron, M.D., Greenfield, Rathfriland; John M'Kay, Cabra Towers, Newry; J. T. M'Loughlin, Lenish, Rathfriland; A. Stewart, Tieragorey, Rathfriland; Robt. M'Dowell, Edengarry, Rathfriland; W. M'Dowell, Edengarry, Rathfriland; W. Ronan, Kinghill, Rathfriland; Edward Lowry, Ballykeel, Kinghill, Rathfriland; Thomas Bartley, Kilkeel; Alex. Gordon, Kilkeel; John Orr, Kilkeel; John Gordon, Annalong; H. B. Hawkshaw, Annalong; Arthur M'Evoy, Drumiller; W. H. B. Moorhead, Carnmeen, Newry; John Kean, M.D., Newry; Geo. R. Armstrong, Newry; Robert Thompson, Mourne; Patrick Cranny, Lisnatierney; John Thompson Glassdrummond, Kilkeel; T. Marmion Grange, Kilkeel; G. B. Morgan, Warrenpoint; Francis Radford, Rostrevor


Carey & Harris, Marcus square; John Cowan, Needham place; Fisher & Fisher, Needham place; W. H. Fowler Trevor hill; A. Gartlan, Needham place; S. Glenny, Needham place; Wm. Johnson, Marcus square; Hunter Moore, Hill street; R. A. Murran, & Son, Trevor hill; O'Hare & O'Hagan, Hill street; Small & Co., Hill street; Wray & Donnelly, Hill street


S. E. Martin, M.D., Downshire road; F C. Crossle, M.B., Trevor hill; B. Beamish, M.D., Trevor hill; H. W. Smartt, M.D., Trevor hill; J. M'Avoy, M.D., Abbey yard; Eugene Grant, Needham place; J. Kean, Needham place; Thomas Cronin, Corry square; C. S. P. Flood

Urban District Council—Thomas P. Ledlie, J. Auterson, Hill street; T. P. Willis, Chas. A. Mark, Wm. F. Redmond, Terence Ruddy, Dr. J. Kean, P. J. O'Hagan, J. M'Evoy, H. I. M'Conville, F. O'Hagan, jun.; H. M'Caffrey, P. M'Caffrey, R. N. Devenish-Meares, P. Lambe, John Brown, J. T. Cardwell,

D. Neary, and P. Crilly

Town Clerk—William Cronin Rate Collector—James M'Cann Town Surveyor—C. Blaney

Gas Works—B. Gibson, manager; J. Watt, secretary; Terence Rice, collector

Old Age Pension Committee (Urban Council)—J. P. Convery, cleric


Church of Ireland—St. Mary's Parish Church, Hill street—Incumbent, Rev. Samuel Smartt, A.M., vicar of Newry. Morning service, 10 a.m. (military) and 11-30; evening service at 7 o'clock

St. Patrick's Church—Incumbent, Rev. William Moore, B.D. Morning service at 11-30; evening service at 7 o'clock

Presbyterian Church—Sandys st.—Minister, Rev. W. G. Strahan, M.A. Downshire Road—Minister, Rev. D. D. Boyle. Morning service at 11-30; evening service at 6-30 o'clock

Reformed Presbyterian Church, Riverside Rev. T. B. M'Farlane, Manse, Rockview, Church street

Methodist Church, Sandys street—Minister, Rev. G. Linahan, superintendent (Newry). Morning service at Newry at 11-30; evening service at 7 o'clock

Unitarian Church, Needham place—Minister—Rev. G. J. Slipper. Morning service at 12 o'clock noon; evening service at 6 o'clock

Parochial House, Hill street—Most Rev. Henry O'Neill, D.D., Ardmaine; Rev. Joseph, Doyle, Adm.; Dr. Toman, C.C.; Rev. Daniel Grant, Rev. T. M'Grath, Rev. J. Fitzpatrick, Rev. Daniel V. O'Hagan Roman Catholic Church, Chapel street

Dominican Church, Queen street—Rev. D. B. Falvey, O.P.; Rev. Jas. M. Moore, prior; Rev. J. M'Gonin. O.P.; Rev. J. F. Powell, O.P.

Salvation Army Hall, Trevor hill—11 a.m. and 3 and 7 p.m.


Union Workhouse (Counties Down and Armagh)—Twenty-seven electoral divisions. Dispensary doctors—Henry W. Smartt, M.D., and Eugene Grant, Newry; Theodore Bell, Warrenpoint; B. A. Palmer, Mullaglass; Samuel Mills, Donaghmore; J. M. Elliott, Rathfriland; W. R. M'Dermott, Poyntzpass; T. O'Riordan, Meigh; R. M'Potts, Forkhill; G. M. Irvine, Mountmorris; John O'Callaghan, Camlough. Medical officer of workhouse—S. E. Martin, M.D. Chaplains—Rev. Henry Todd, M.A., Church of Ireland; Rev. James Mulligan, Presbyterian. Clerk—William R. Bell. Solicitor—Alexander Gartlan. Master—T. J. Greenan. Matron—Mrs. J. Wauchope. Board sits at noon every Saturday, in the boardroom

Coroners for Newry Division—Armagh, John Francis Small, solicitor, Newry; Down, A. Herron, M.D., J.P., Rathfriland

Customs—Newry—Collector, receiver of wrecks, superintendent of mercantile marine, W. Woolven, Customs warehouse, Merchants' Quay, Canal Quay, Monaghan street

Surveyor of Income-tax—H. G. Cole; clerk, Wm, Orr, jun.

Inland Revenue Officer—Mr. O'Donnell, office, Custom House; office, Dromalane road

Consuls—Wm. F. Redmond, Norway, Sweden, and Denmark; J. Stokes, Germany and France

Veterinary Portal Inspection—W. C. M. Smith, portal inspector; Terence Magee and Wm. Barker, licensing officers

Newry Branch of the Royal National Life-boat Institution

Registrars of Births and Deaths—Newry, H. W. Smartt, M.D.; Eugene Grant, and James Thompson. Superintendent registrar, Wm. R. Bell, clerk of the union; assistant clerk of the union, Joseph P. Bell

County Surveyor—Newry, P. C. Cowan, M.I.C.E.

Assistant County Surveyor—J. M. Whiteside, Downpatrick

Newry Port and Harbour Trust—Secretary, G. R. Armstrong; engineer, James Barton, C.E.; cashier. F. M'Coy; harbour master, J. M'Veigh; inland inspector, J. R. Monaghan; trustees, T. Irwin (chairman), Arthur M'Cann, J.P. (vice-chairman); John Carvill, Thomas P. Ledlie, Felix O'Hagan, jun.; Robt. Sands, John Treanor, Samuel Duncan, Thomas P. Willis, John J. M'Areavey, J.P.; Hugh M'Caffrey, Henry Loughran, J.P.; Bernard Hanratty, Robt. Long, James J. Shannon, Hugh J. M'Convelle, Frank Fisher

Quinn Charity—Offices, Trevor hill; George R. Armstrong, secretary

Great Northern Railway Co.—Stationmaster (Edward street), John Kinghan; Dublin bridge station, J. Maginnis, stationmaster

Dundalk, Newry, and Greenore Railway Company—R. Humphreys, manager. Stationmaster, W. E. Matthews, Bridge street

Bessbrook and Newry Electric Tram Co.—Edward street terminus

Notaries, Public—Hunter Moore, solicitor, Needham place, and John Fisher, Needham place

Commissioners for Improvement of Carlingford Lough—Office, Newsroom, Hill street and Greenore. Secretary—James Thompson

Commissioners for Taking Affidavits for the Supreme Court of Judicature—Robert H. Doherty, Marcus square; and Robt. Erskine, petty sessions clerk

Commissioner for Taking Acknowledgments of Married Women to Deeds—R. H. Doherty, town clerk

Admiralty Commissioner and Coroner for the Southern Division of County Armagh—John Francis Small, solicitor, Hill street

Petty Sessions office for Newry and Ballybot, Hill street—Robert Erskine, clerk

Newry Fever Hospital, Rathfriland road—Secretary, R. A. Mullan; treasurer, George R. Johnston, Bank of Ireland; physician, B. Beamish, M.D., Trevor hill; J. Gordon Biggs, hon. dental surgeon; Miss Von Steiglitz, matron

Bessbrook and Newry Electric Railway Company—Robert Caven, manager

Newry Volunteer Fire Brigade—J. Magivern, captain

Town Inspector and Sub-Sanitary Officer—James Connolly, Caulfield place. Sub-Town Inspector, M. Corr, The Mall

The Magistrates' Office, Hill street, is open every morning; and a Borough Court for the disposal of cases under the Towns Improvement Act, sits every Friday at 11-30 o'clock a.m., at the Courthouse, Trevor hill. Robert H. Doherty, clerk; M. Walsh, summons server

A petty sessions court is held in the Court house, Trevor hill, every Wednesday, a 10-30 a.m.—Robert Erskine, clerk

District Inspector R.I.C., Wm. Irwin; Head-Constable Clegg, Canal street; Sergeant M'Namara, Hyde market; Sergeant Boyd, Church street; Sergeant Connell, Canal street

Newry Presbyterian Young Men's Mutual Improvement Association, Hill street. Meets every Thursday evening during session in the Young Men's Institute, Hill street, at 8 o'clock

Newry Technical School—Committee of Management—Chairman, John J. M'Arevey, J.P.; councillors, Arthur M'Cann, J.P.; W. F. Redmond, J.P.; John Treanor, Hugh M'Cafferty, Robert Long, Rev. William Moore, B.D.; Bernard Hanratty, P. Connolly, co-opted; John Stokes, Thomas Irwin, S. E. Martin, M.A., M.D.; T. J. Moran, R. A. Ridges, James Morgan, J. H. Russell, T. P. Ledlie, H. Loughran, J.P.; T. M'Cann, John M'Evoy, T. P. Willis; honorary secretary, J. H. Russell; principal and organiser, E. Holden; teachers, Miss Teresa M. Kelly, domestic subjects; Miss Minnie Nagle, art mistress; Miss M. Lavery, dressmaking; Mr. W. H. Hennessy, book-keeping and business routine; John Saunderson, teacher of shorthand; mathematics, T. E. Scanlon, B.A.; French instructress, Mrs. Cronin, Dromalane; engineering and allied subjects, D. P. Grubb, B.Sc, A.R.S.M..; honorary lecturer on ambulance and first aid to the injured, Dr. S. E. Martin, M.A.

Young Men's Institute, Reading-room, Hill street

Commercial Newsroom, Hill street

Protestant Reading-room, Downshire road—Honorary secretary, William Orr

Y.M.C.A., Mr. Eakin's Hall, Hill street

Catholic Club, Mill st.—Patrick M'Donald, secretary; P. Lamb, treasurer

Working Men's Reading-room, The Mall

The Newry Rowing Club, Green Bank—Secretaries, Fred. Ferris and P. J. Boden

Newry Total Abstinence Society—John Haldane, secretary

Pioneer Temperance League, St. Colman's Hall—Rev. T. M'Grath, director; F. Gallagher, secretary

Masonic Hall, Downshire road—S. Dobbin, caretaker

I.N. Foresters, Mitchell Memorial Hall, Needham place—Secretary, J. M'Court

A.O.H. Hall, The Mall—P. M'Donald, secretary

Hotels—Victoria Hotel, Hill street; Imperial Hotel, Marcus square—Proprietors, The Victoria Hotel, Ltd. White Cross Hotel, Margaret street, Alexander M'Comish, proprietor. Newry Hotel, Corry square, Mrs. Heaney, proprietress. Temperance Hotel, Sugar Island, Miss Perry, proprietress


Bank of Ireland, Trevor Hill—George R. Johnston, agent; Herbert Reginald Fleming, cashier
Northern Bank, Trevor Hill—J. A. Newell manager; W. T. M'Murray, cashier
Belfast Bank, Hill street—R. J. Eccles manager; Wm. H. Colman, cashier; accountant, J. Dickson
Provincial Bank, Hill street—J. H. Porter, manager; accountant, J. V. Chambers: cashier, J. L Gordon; clerk, J. H. Muirhead


Intermediate School—Headmaster, William Stoops, B.A.; Miss Warnock, modern languages; Miss Lyons, pupil teacher

St. Colman's College, Violet hill—President, Rev. Hugh O'Reilly

Newry Model School—Boys' school—H. T. Scott, headmaster; G. T. Haslam, assistant. Girls' School—Miss J. Black, principal; Mrs. Rainey, assistant. Infant School—Miss M. Armstrong, Miss E. Lockhart

Newry Municipal Technical School—Principal, E. Holden

Ballybot National School—Mr. Purdy, principal; Miss M'Burney, assistant

Corrinshego National School—Miss Lunham

Rockvale National School—Mrs. Hunter

St. Patrick's National School—Principal, Miss E. M'Bride

Sheeptown National School—Miss Kinghan, principal

Windsor Hill Schools—Male—Principal, W. A. and L. Wilson. Female—Principal and assistant, The Misses Wright

Christian Brothers' Schools—Rev. Bros. M. A. Dempsey (superior), J. Quinn, J. Walsh, — Lyng, J. M. O'Donnell, P. A. Gallagher, P. T. Murray

Violet Hill College—Rev. Hugh O'Reilly, president; Rev. M. Gallogly, professor

Sewing and Lace, National Kindergarten, Cookery, and Young Ladies' School; also Night School for Working Girls— Conducted by Sisters of Mercy, Canal street and Catherine street, Rev. Mother Philip, superioress

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