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Omagh - Pigot's Directory, 1824
Extracted from Pigot & Co.’s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory

Transcribed, compiled and submitted by Len Swindley, Melbourne, Australia
len_swindley[at]hotmail.com



OMAGH

The shire and assize town of Tyrone is pleasantly situated at the confluence of the Drumraw and Common; it is 96 miles north-north-west of Dublin, 7 south-south-east of Newtownstewart 14 south-south-east of Strabane, 6 from Lowrystown, 6 west by north of Sixmilecross and 7 by west of Gortin In the year 1743 this town was consumed by fire, and soon afterwards rebuilt in a superior manner. It now consists of one principal street with a few avenues breaching from it. In the 15th century a Franciscan monastery was erected here, but not a vestige of it remains. At the lower end of the town the scattered ruins of an old castle, supposed to have been built about the year 1400 are still visible. At the north-east entrance of the town stands the church, a neat stone edifice, which has lately been much enlarged, and ornamented by a high spire, which causes a very pleasing effect. The present rector is the Rev Robert Burrows, Dean of Cork. Omagh possesses two meetinghouses for Presbyterians, one for Methodists and a Roman Catholic chapel. The county gaol, erected about 30 years ago, has a castellated front; it is however much too small, and a large addition in now erecting, which will be finished in 1825 and render it a commodious, ornamental and secure building; attached to the gaol is a lunatic asylum. Fronting the Main Street is the court house, an elegant piece of architecture finished two years ago; in the front are four massy pillars, in the Doric order, at the top are his majesty’s arms, cut in solid stone, also a good clock in front is of essential service to the town. Near the centre of the Main Street stands the county infirmary, a neat and convenient building, under the inspection of Surgeon Thomas Maxwell. Omagh has a free school supported partly by subscription and partly by a small sum allowed by the society for discountenancing vice, and a small barrack for two companies of foot. The market which is supplied by all kinds of provisions and linen is held on Saturday. The fairs are January 12th, the second Thursday in February (old style), April 5th, the second Thursday in May (old style), the second Thursday after 24th June, August 5th, the second Thursday in August (old style), October 2nd, November 3rd and the second Thursday in November (old style). The population in1821 was 1864.

 

POST OFFICE: Main Street.

Post Master: Mr Hamilton WALLACE. The Dublin Mail is despatched at half past twelve at noon, and arrives at one in the afternoon. The Derry and North West Mails arrive at one in the afternoon, and are immediately despatched with the Dublin Mail. A by-mail from Fintona arrives at twelve at noon. Letters for England go by the Dublin Mail, and those for Scotland by the Dublin Mail to Aughnacloy, and then by a cross-post to meet the Belfast Mail.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY & CLERGY

BLESSINGTON the Earl of, Rash

BUCHANAN George, Esq., Gortmore

BURROWS Rev. Robert, rector and dean of Cork

CAMPBELL Alex., Esq., Lisanelly

CRIGAN Rev. Claudius, Mountpleasant

CROSBIE Rev. John Litton, curate

CUTHBERTSON Rev. Samuel, Cravanagh

GALBRAITH James, Esq., county treasurer, Gortmore

GALBRAITH James, Esq., Roscary

GALBRAITH John, Esq., Greenmount

GALBRAITH Samuel, Esq., New-grove

GILKEY Rev. David, Aughnamoyle

HAMILTON Robert, Esq.

KING Rev. Gilbert, Lower Langfield

MAXWELL Marshall, Esq.

McCAFFREY Rev. Charles, Ballygowans

ORR Joseph, Esq. Mill-bank

ORMSBY Rev. James W., Ergans

PILKINGTON Rev. Joseph, Langfield

SCOTT Charles, Esq. Stroughry

SMYLY Robert, Esq.

SPILLER John, Esq., clerk of the peace for the county of Tyrone, and 2 Dominick Street, Dublin

STACK Rev. Thomas, chaplain and inspector of the county gaol

STEWART Mervin, Esq., Mullaghmore

WILSON Daniel, Esq., magistrate

WILSON James, Esq., Gortmore

 

MERCHANTS, TRADERS ETC

 

PROFESSIONAL GENTLEMEN

CATHER William, surgeon

HAMILTON James, attorney

HAMILTON John, surgeon

HARKIN Michael, M.D.

McCONKEY William, surgeon

McKENNY John, governor of the city gaol

McMAHON Bernard, M.D.

MAXWELL Thomas, surgeon to the county infirmary

SCOTT Charles, attorney

SPROWL James, surgeon

STEVENSON John, surgeon and apothecary

WHITE David, attorney

WHITE James, surgeon

 

ACADEMIES

McKOWN Miss Margaret (ladies’ day)

HARTON Miss Maria (children’s day)

 

BAKERS

BRADLEY George

ELLIOTT William

McANALLEY Henry

McFARLAND John

 

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS

CATSTREE Richard

FITZSIMONS James

McCLENAHAN James

McCRORY John

 

BREWERS

FALLS, HUGHES & Co.

 

BUILDER

BUCHANAN John

 

GROCERS

ALCORN Nathaniel

BUCHANAN Robert

CALDWELL John (& bookseller)

CARSON Joseph

CATHER Gabriel (& leather dealer)

CLARKE Ephraim

DEVLIN Edward

JOHNSTON Hugh

JOHNSTON John

KERR William

KYLE James

LOVE James

McCAUSLAND William

McCAVILL Patrick

McCREERY William

MEAHAN Francis

WALLACE Robert

WILLIAMS Arthur

 

HARDWARE DEALERS & IRONMONGERS

CATHER John

HUSTON James

 

INNKEEPERS

GREER David, White Hart

HARKIN David, Abercorn Arms

 

MERCHANTS

GALLAGHER Patrick

LITTLE John, Gortmore

 

MILLINERS

BUCHANAN Mary

HAMILTON Mary

ROBSON Jane

SPROWL Ann

WHITE Diana

 

PRINTERS, STATIONERS & BOOKSELLERS

COLLINS Thomas

ROBINSON John

 

PUBLICANS

BARNHILL John

BROWN James

CAMPBELL John

CONWAY Arthur, Black Lion

CONNOLLY Charles, Gortmore

CUNNINGHAM Isabella, Bridge Street

DALY Patrick

ELLISON John, Mountjoy Arms

HACKETT John, Gortmore

HOLMES Robert

JOHNSON James

KELLY John

LAW Daniel, Stewart Arms

LOVE John

McALEER John

McCREERY Robert

McGINN Bridget

McGRATH Catherine

McKINNEY Andrew

M SOARLEY Peter, Gortmore

MALLON John, Gortmore

MONTIETH John, Belmore Arms

MORRIS Bernard (& leather cutter)

O’BRIEN Hugh, White Swan

O’KANE James

ORR Matthew, King’s Arms

STARS Henry

TIERNEY Thomas

YOUNG William, Harp

 

SADDLE & HARNESS MAKERS

ARMSTRONG James

McCAFFREY Henry

MOSGROVE Charles

 

TAILORS

DEVLIN Hugh

McCLEARY Hugh

O’HARA Edward

SHERRY Charles

 

TALLOW CHANDLERS

McCREARY William

McCUTCHEON Oliver

WATCH & CLOCKMAKERS

DUNCAN Fleming

McNALLY Charles

MILLER David

 

WOOLLEN DRAPERS

ANDREWS David

FOX Peter

GRAYSON John

GREER James

GREER Thomas

KELLY Peter

McKNIGHT Joseph

MOSS Edward

ROGERS Patrick

SMITH George

 

MISCELLANEOUS

McKENNA Edward, haberdasher

HARTON John, parish clerk

 

STAMP OFFICE: Main Street

BUCHANAN George, Esq., Distributor



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