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Pigot's Directory of Stranorlar, Co. Donegal, Ireland 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

 

***ORIGINAL SPELLING HAS BEEN RETAINED***

 

STRANORLAR

Stranorlar is a small post, market and fair town in the county of Donegal, one hundred and two miles north-west of Dublin, twenty-two and a half miles north-east of Ballyshannon, eight north by east of Letterkenny and ten and a half west by south of Strabane. It is pleasantly situated on the banks of the Fin and within half mile of the smart village of Ballybofey. Over the river is a neat stone bridge of three arches. Adjoining the town is Drumboe Castle and Demesne, the residence of Sir Samuel Hayes, bart. The castle is a fine stately building of the modern order, and the wood of this domain gives a relief to the neighbouring country, which is bleak for many surrounding miles. The places of worship are a small church, a Catholic chapel, and two dissenting meeting houses; there are also a dispensary and a public school. This improving town has a weekly market on Saturday and fairs are held on the 28th March, the last Wednesday in May, old Midsummer day, old Lammas day, old Michaelmas day, and the last Wednesday in November. The population is about 700.

Post Office – Postmaster: Mr. Samuel Brown. The Dublin Mail arrives from Donegal at eleven every night and is despatched at twelve at noon. Office hours from seven in the morning till eleven at night.

 

NOBILITY, GENTRY AND CLERGY

Surname Firstname Position

BUTT

Rev.

rector

FULTON

Rev. ------

Drumbo

HAYES

Sir Samuel, bart.

Drumbo-castle

KERRIGAN

Hugh, Esq.

 

MANSFIELD

Capt., Donegal militia

Gillygordon

O’DOHERTY

Rev. Michael, P. P.

 

STEWART

Henry, Esq.

Nursery

STYLES

Sir Chas., bart.

Cloghan

STEELE

Rev. James

 


 

MERCHANTS, TRADESMEN &c.

PROFESSIONAL GENTLEMEN

Surname Firstname Position

BELL

Thomas,

M. D.

McCAUSLAND

John

surgeon


 

SHOPKEEPERS, TRADERS &c.

Surname Firstname Position
BOYDE Misses haberdashers
BOYDE Oliver boot & shoemaker
BIRN John baker
FERGUSON James publican
GIBBONS Chas. publican
GREER James woollen draper
GREER James publican & innkeeper
GUNNING John grocer
McCORMICK James grocer & hotelkeeper
McDONNELL Nancy grocer
McGARNAHAN Benson teacher
McMANAMON Wm. publican
MILLER Anthony cloth dealer
SPENCE Francis nurseryman
STEEN Thomas publican
MAGEE Robt. parish clerk

 

No coach passes through this town, nor is there any nearer than Strabane, ten and a half miles distant.

There are no regular Carriers but Cars can be hired for the conveyance of goods to any part of the kingdom.