Ballinamore, Co Leitrim – Pigots Directory 1824

Ballinamore is a market and post town situated on the bunks of
a small river in the county of Leitrim, 73 miles north west of
Dublin, 9 north of Mohill, 8 from Cloon, 7 south west of
Cashcarrigan, 7 from Carrigallen, and 9 south west of
Ballyconnel. A considerable corn-mill has lately been erected
here by Mr. Charles Sharpley, and there are also two extensivc
tan-yards, which employ many of the mhabltanta. The church
is a small but neat edifice, possessing neither spire nor steeple;
and the Catholic chapel is a spacious stone building. Here is a session
house where civil suits only are decided twice a year. The
market, which is held on Tuesday, is remarkably well supplied. Its
two fairs are on the 12th of May and the 12th of November. The
population is about 800.

Post Office – Post Master, Mr. Charles Hamilton. The Dublin mail arrives
at half past eleven in the morning, and is despatched as half-past one
in the afternoon. The Killyshandra mail arrives and departs with the Dublin mail.
Letters for England and Scotland go with the Dublin mail.

Ballinamore, Co_Leitrim - Pigots Directory 1824

Ballinamore, Co_Leitrim – Pigots Directory 1824

Gentry and Clergy

Charles Gerrard , esq. Bushill
John Lawder, esq. Mough
Lieutenant Wm. H. H. P. Lawder, Mough
Alexander Norris, esq. Milford
James O’Connor, esq. chief constable of police
Gaptaim Acheson O’Brien, Whiterock
Lieutenant Wm. H. P. Penrose, Curramahon
Alexander Percy, esq. Kilrush
George Percy, esq. Garradice
Rev. Francis Percy, Drumdartin
Major John Percy, Garradice
Wm. Percy esq. Garradice
John Roycroft, esq. Rose-hill
Wm. Shanly esq., Willyfield

Merchants and Tradesmen

Professional Gentlemen

Charles Hamilton, apothecary
Henry Mawdsley, Gauger

Charles Sharpley
Wm. Walsh

Shopkeepers. Trader etc
Richard Connolly, baker
John Foster, baker & woolen draper
Robert Jones, baker
David Knott, tobacconist
John Lattimer, earthenware dealer
Wm. Lattimur, calico dealer
Patrick McLoughlin , linen and woollen draper
Thomas McPharlan Thomas, grocer
Arthur Noble, grocer & tobacconist
Charles Sharples, tanner
Wm. Walsh, tanner


Patrick Delace
Bernard Dolan
Michael Dowd
James McCue
Bernard McGovern
Robert Park
Miles Sweeney
David Thompson, (innkeeper)

Coach : No Coaches pass through this place, but the Royal Mail from Sligo runs through Drumsna, l4 miles distant, every day at half-past three in the afternoon for Dublin, and returns at 20 minutes past ten in the morning for Sligo.

Goods may be forwarded to any destination by means of hired cars.

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