Portumna in 1849

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Post Office: Old Street, Margaret Manahan, Post Mistress. Letters from various parts arrive (from Roscrea, by mail car), every morning at half-past nine, and are despatched thereto every afternoon at three. Letters from other parts arrive (from Eyrecourt, by mail car) every forenoon at a quarter before eleven, and are despatched thereto every afternoon at ten minutes past two. Nobility, Clergy and Gentry Armstrong Rev Thomas, Rectory House Avonmore Lord Viscount, Belle Isle Bindon Captain John R, Old St Brereton Thomas Esq, (Stipendiary Magistrate), Old St Burke Mrs Badelia, Clandagoff Burke Rev Thomas RCC the Chapel Clanricarde the Most Noble the Marquess of Portumna Castle Cowen Rev Thomas, Woodford Davis Mr John, Thornfield Derry Rev William CC, the Chapel Dolphin Rev D Esq, Corr Donelan Mr John, Old St Doolan Mr Thomas, Fairy Hill Featherston Cuthbert Esq, Derryhiney Freer Mr Thomas, Clonmoilan Grace Robert Esq, Earlston Kelly Edward Esq, Killeen McDonogh, Mrs Mary, Glenallan Monoghan Mr Michael Esq, Heath Lawn Nugent the Hon Anthony, the Palace Nugent Arthur Esq, Crane O’Kelly Ambrose Esq, JP, Gurtney Palmer Samuel Esq, Palmerstown Riverston the Hon Lord, Flower hill Ryan Rev Thomas, PP, the Chapel Professional Persons Clarke Thos, master of parochial school Harrison Miss, Ladies School, Old St Heron John MD, Surgeon Skerrit Robert MD and surgeon Inns and Public Houses Carty Stephen, Old St Holeran Hugh, Old St Howard Sarah, Old St Taylor William, (and posting house), New St Shopkeepers and Traders Bethel George, shopkeeper, Old St Burke Thos, Baker, New St Carey Michael, Temperance house Clarke John S, Corn Dealer, New St Clarke Richard, Shoemaker, Old St Cleary Patrick, Pawnbroker, Old St Clune Thomas, Butcher, Cross St Coghlan Ann, Dressmaker, New St Coghlan Jos, Haberdasher, New St Conniry Michael, Linen Draper, Old St Connor Jeremiah, Butcher, Old St Culleen Daniel, Baker, New St Cunningham Jno, Tobacconist, New St Cunningham Patrick, Tobacconist and Woollen Draper, New St Diamond Patrick, Leather Seller, Old St Fallon Patrick, Grocer and Draper, New St Farrell Anthony, rag and feather dealer, New St Farrell Patrick, Leather Seller, Old St Fell Laurence, Leather Seller, Old St Gleeson Timothy, Harness Maker, Cross St Going Edward, Shopkeeper and boat owner, New St Gougher Robert, Nail Maker, Old St Gougher William, Shopkeeper, New St Hanlon Thos, Boot and Shoemaker, New St Hanrahan James, Tailor, Old St Hawksley John, Gunsmith, Old St Healy John, Butcher, Old St Hennessy John, Musical Instrument Maker, Old St Higgisson Mark, earthenware dealer, Old St Howard John, Carpenter, New St Hynes Denis, Shopkeeper, Old St Hynes Frances, Shoemaker, Old St Kelly Edward, Tailor, Cross St Kelly John, Collector for Shannon Commissioners, Shannon bridge Kelly Patrick, Provision Dealer, Cross St Kennedy Patrick, Grocer, Old St Kennedy Robert, Shopkeeper, Old St Larkin Daniel, Shopkeeper, Cross St Maher William, Provision Dealer, Old St Marshall John J, ironmonger, Old St Martin John, Farmer, New St Martin William, Shopkeeper, New St Monahan John, Corn Dealer, Old St Mullen Honoria, Shopkeeper, New St Naughton Jas, provision dir, Cross St Nowlan Jno, Carpenter, Old St Palmer Samuel, Corn Merchant and Miller, Palmerstown Mills Quirk John, Shopkeeper, Old St Rush Michael, Shopkeeper, Old St Sullivan Ellen, Linen Draper, New St Sullivan Michl, Woollen Draper, New St Tierney Peter, Baker, New St Waldron Richard, Boot and Shoemaker Places of Worship And their Ministers Portumna Church, New St, Rev John Armstrong, Rector, Rectory House; Rev Thomas Cowen, Curate, Woodford; William Bethell, Clerk, New St Roman Catholic Chapel, Reverend Thomas Ryan, Parish Priest; Rev Thomas Burke and Rev William Derry, Curates Public Institutions Barrack (Constabulary), New Street, Captain John R. Bindon, Sub-Inspector, Old Street; John Roberts, Head Constable Barrack (Military), Old Street, Patrick Brazell, Barrack Master Dispensary, Old St, John Heron, MD, Physician and Surgeon Petty Sessions House, Cross Street, Thomas Clarke, Clerk, Old St Stamp Office, Old St, John Cunningham, Distributor Cars To Eyrecourt – a mail car from Taylor’s Hotel, New Street, every afternoon at two To Killaloe – the Lady Burgoyne, every afternoon at one; meets the Nonsuch for Limerick To Shannon Harbour – the Gazelle every afternoon at one; meets the night packet for Dublin, calling on its way at Banagher Boats for goods from the Harbour To Limerick, and also to Dublin & intermediate places, Edward Goings Boats at certain periods