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
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
McKOWN Miss Margaret (ladies’ day)
HARTON Miss Maria (children’s day)
BOOT & SHOE MAKERS
FALLS, HUGHES & Co.
CALDWELL John (& bookseller)
CATHER Gabriel (& leather dealer)
HARDWARE DEALERS & IRONMONGERS
GREER David, White Hart
HARKIN David, Abercorn Arms
LITTLE John, Gortmore
PRINTERS, STATIONERS & BOOKSELLERS
CONWAY Arthur, Black Lion
CONNOLLY Charles, Gortmore
CUNNINGHAM Isabella, Bridge Street
ELLISON John, Mountjoy Arms
HACKETT John, Gortmore
LAW Daniel, Stewart Arms
M SOARLEY Peter, Gortmore
MALLON John, Gortmore
MONTIETH John, Belmore Arms
MORRIS Bernard (& leather cutter)
O’BRIEN Hugh, White Swan
ORR Matthew, King’s Arms
YOUNG William, Harp
SADDLE & HARNESS MAKERS
WATCH & CLOCKMAKERS
McKENNA Edward, haberdasher
HARTON John, parish clerk
STAMP OFFICE: Main Street
BUCHANAN George, Esq., Distributor