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  Slater's Directory of Ireland 1846 - Clonakilty

Slaters Commercial Directory 1846 - Clonakilty

 

Clonakilty, or Cloughnakelty, is a considerable market town (formerly a parliamentary borough), in the parish of Kilgarriffe, barony of East Carbery, county of Cork, 190 miles s.w. from Dublin, 33 s.w. from Cork, 12-1/2 s. by w. from Bandon, and 24 w. from Kinsale, seated at the head of Sandy bay, on the road between the last named town and Skibbereen The town, anciently called Tough-MGilti, is recorded to have had a corporation at an early period, for, in the archives of Cork there is a petition from the portreeve corporation of Clonakilty, dated July, 1605; it, however, certainly owes its chief importance to the family of Boyle, Sir Richard Boyle, first Earl of Cork, having obtained from James 1, in 1613, a charter of incorporation for the burgesses of Clonakilty. The town was in a flourishing state previous to the year 1611, when during the insurrection at the period it was partly burned, and was the scene of sad carnage. The present town consists of several wide and spacious streets, containing well-built houses. The Square, a fine open area, is much admired for its pleasant site and healthy recreation it affords. The harbour is only fit for small vessels, the channel being narrow and having at the entrance a bar, over which vessels of heavy tonnage can only pass at spring tides; large vessels, therefore, discharge their cargoes at Ring, a suburban village, about a mile below the town. The linen manufacturer for a considerable period was the staple trade of the place and it is still of some importance, the loom furnishing employment to several industrious hands; but the corn trade, at the present day takes precedence of all other branches, and employs the capital of many respectable merchants and several mill-owners; amongst the latter the mills of Messrs. Allin and Co. are extensive. There is also a large brewery, belonging to Messrs. Deasy and Co.; and a branch of the National Bank is opened here. These establishments, together with some boat building yards at Ring, and an active retail trade, from the commercial interest of Clonakilty. The government of the town is vested in the local magistrates, who hold general sessions of the peace in July, and petty sessions every Thursday. A manorial court, under the Earl of Shannon, is held by the seneschal, Henry Franks, Esq. every third Wednesday monthly, for the recovery of debts under 40s. The county court-house is a neat edifice of hewn stone, ornamented with a pediment and cornice; connected with it is a bridewell both erected at the expense of the county.

The parish church of Kilgarriffe is rather a handsome structure, with a square tower at the west end, and contains a good organ. It was built in 1818m at an expense of upwards of 1,300 towards which the Earl of Shannon and the Rev. H. Townsend were liberal contributors. It is situated to the north of Main-street on a pleasant elevation. A spacious Catholic chapel, and one for Wesleyan Methodists, are the other places of worship. The charitable institutions comprise chiefly a valuable dispensary, a benevolent society, a school of industry for girls of Protestant and Catholic parents, and a free school for boys. About a mile north of the town is a tolerably perfect Druidical temple, some of the stones of which are nearly as large as those of Stonehenge, in England. The market which is held on Friday, is well attended. Fairs, April 5th, June 30thm October 10, and November 12th. The parish of Kilgarriffe contained in 1841, 6,432 inhabitants, and the town of Clonakilty 3,993 of that number.

 

Post Office, Sovereign street, Clonakilty, Dinah OConnor, Post Mistress. Letters from Dublin, the North of Ireland and from England arrive every day at a quarter past twelve and evening at half-past seven, and are despatched every morning at half-past five and noon at twelve. Letters from Bantry, Skibbereen and the West arrive and are despatched daily about half-past twelve.

 

Gentry and Clergy

Allin Thos. Esq. Shannon Vale House

Austin Henry, Esq. South Ring

Austin William, Esq. Fortune Hill

Beamish Henry, Esq. Dunmore

Beamish Richd. Esq. Shannon square

Beamish Rev. Thos. Shannon square

Becher Mrs. Mary, Shannon square

Becher Michl. Ailin, Esq. Ballyduvane

Constable Rev. Henry, Strand

Deasy Thomas, Esq. Shannon square

Driscoll Mrs. Eliza, Barrack st

Gallwey Daniel, Esq. Kilkerin House

Gillman Herbert, Esq. the Strand

Hungerford Becher, Esq. Comas

Hungerford George, Esq. Clogheen

Hungerford Richard, Esq. Youghal Cottage

Hungerford Thomas, Esq. the Island

Hungerford Wm. Esq. Shannon sq

Johnson Rev. Wm. Shannon square

Lucas Thomas, Esq. Richfordstown

MCarthy Rev. Philip, c.c. Sovereign st

MCarthy Mr William, Shannon square

Madden Rev. Morgan, c.c. Sovereign st

Masters Samuel, Esq. Strand

Quarry Rev. John, Shannon square

Smyth Rev. Godfrey, Lisnabrina

Somerville Mrs. Letitia, Shannon sq

Spiller Henry, Esq. the Strand

Stewart Rev. Henry Wilson, Lower Tannies

Stowers Captain Robert, Shannon square

Sweeney James, Esq. Shannon sq

Townsend John, Esq. Shannon sq

Townsend Rev. Somerset, Kilnagross

Toye Winspear, Esq. Shannon sq

Walsh the Very Rev. David, p.p. and v.g. Sovereign street

 

Academies and Schools

Anglin Timothy, Sovereign st

Carney Jno. (boarding), Shannon sq

Catholic School (boys), Sovereign st Daniel ODonoghue, master

Catholic School (girls), the Square Ann White, mistress

Protestant School, the Square Joshua Phipps, master; Ann Phipps, mistress

Trenor Edward Boyton (classical), Shannon square

 

Apothecaries

Justice Thomas Bolton, Main st

Starkie Charles Henry, Mill st

 

Attorneys

Bennett Francis, the Strand

Donovan Daniel, Sovereign st

Fleming Richd. Somerville, Shannon square and 91 Abbey st, Dublin

Wright Thomas Richard, Shannon square and 4 Essex bridge, Dublin

 

Bakers

Callanan John, Barrack st

Canty Timothy, George st

Holland Richard, Main st

Irwin Maxwell, Main st

MCarthy Cornelius, Sovereign st

Moore Joseph (and confectioner), Main street

ODriscoll Timothy, Mill st

ORegan Ann, Mill street

Walsh William, Main st

 

Bank

National Bank of Ireland (Branch), Shannon square (draws on Barnetts, Hoare & Co. London, and the Parent Bank, Dublin) Mr. John OHea, manager

 

Blacksmiths

Coghlan Cornelius, Barrack st

Donovan Denis, Ring

Driscoll John, Lamb st

Murray John, Mill st

 

Boat Builders

Manahan Daniel, Ring

Manahan Patrick, Ring

 

Boot & Shoe Makers

Bateman John, George st

Bateman Thomas, Main st

Callanan John, Mill st

Clarke John, Sovereign st

Clarke William, George st

Coughlan John, Mill st

Crowly Edward, George st

Donovan Daniel, Mill st

Donovan Richard, Barrack st

Donovan Richard, Sovereign st

Eedy John, New Boyle st

Hegarty Jeremiah, Mill st

Hennessy Richard, Sovereign st

Holland Richard, Sovereign st

Holtsbaurn William, Sovereign st

MCarthy Florence, Barrack st

MNamara James, George st

Nagle Edward, Barrack st

Nagle John, Barrack st

Phipps James, George st

Phipps William, Mill st

Sheehy Timothy, Mill st

Sullivan Timothy, Mill st

Wolfe Robert, Barrack st

 

Brewers

Deasy Thomas & Co. (& malsters), Clonakilty Brewery

 

Butchers

Hurly Timothy, George st

Mahony Cornelius, the Sqaure

Mahony Cornelius, Sovereign st

 

Carpenters

Anglin Robert, Sovereign st

Donovan Patrick, Mill st

Hart John, Mill st

Herlihy John, Mill st

Leary Daniel, Sovereign st

Shea John, Lamb st

Spillane John (& builder), Sovereign st

Sullivan Joseph, George st

 

Coal Merchants

Lucas Jasper, Ring

Murray Timothy, Main st

Toohig James, Main st

 

Coopers

Callanan Jeremiah, Patrick st

Callanan John, Mill st

Callanan Patrick, Mill st

Driscoll Cornelius, Mill st

Lucas George, Mill st

 

Corn Merchants

Allin & Co. (and millers) Mille Ville, and Shannon Vale

Bagley Richard, Chapel lane

Herrick Edward Henry, Strand

Lucas Jasper, Ring

Organ John, Strand

Toohig James, Main st

 

Dyers

Collins Jane, Sovereign st

Collins William, Barrack st

Driscoll Jeremiah, Sovereign st

ODonovan Cornelius, Sovereign st

Spillane Patrick, Sovereign st

 

Earthenware Dealers

Murray John, Main st

Murray Timothy, Main st

Sealy James, Barrack st

 

Fire, &c. Office Agents

Imperial (fire), and British Commercial (life), Justice Thomas Bolton, Main street

Standard (life), Wright Thomas Richard, Shannon square

 

Grocers

(see also Shopkeepers, &c)

Callanan John, Barrack st

Collins Jane, Sovereign st

Falvey Robert, Sovereign st

Fitzpatrick John, Main st

Lynch Jeremiah, Sovereign st

MCarthy Eugene, Mill st

MCarthy Jeremiah, Mill st

Molony Timothy, Main st

Murray John, Main st

Murray Timothy, Sovereign st

OConnor Dinah, Sovereign st

ODonoghue Timothy, Mill st

ODriscoll Mary, Mill st

ORegan Ann, Mill st

Thornton Joseph, Main st

Toohig James, Main st

Welply John, Main st

 

Haberdashers

See Linen Drapers & Haberdashers

 

Hat Manufacturers

Crowly James, Sovereign st

Driscoll Denis, Sovereign st

Pierce Thomas, Sovereign st

 

Inns and Hotels

(see also Public Houses)

Canniffe Hotel, Denis Canniffe, Sovereign st

Crowlys Hotel, Cornelius Crowly, Sovereign st

Royal Arms Hotel, John Spillane, Sovereign st

 

Ironmongers and Hard-waremen

Bateman Charles, Main st

Bennett Dorah Ann, Sovereign st

Bennett Jonathan, Main st

Murray John, Main st

ODriscoll Mary, Mill st

OSullivan Denis, Mill st

 

Leather Sellers

Bateman William, Mill st

Coghlan John, Mill st

OHara John, Mill st

 

Linen & Woollen Drapers and Haberdashers

Desmond & OSullivan, Mill st

Donovan Michael, Main st

Fitzpatrick John, Main st

Hegarty Catherine, Main st

Molony John, Main st

OSullivan Michl. Sovereign st

Phillips John (& tea agent) Sovereign st

Tresilian Ellen, Main st

Welply Daniel, Mill st, and at Main street Skibbereen

 

Linen Weavers

Donovan James, Lamb st

Donovan John, Lamb st

End William, Lamb st

Mahony Patrick, Lamb st

 

Maltsters

Deasy Thomas & Co. (& brewers), Clonakilty Brewery

 

Millers

Allin & Co. Shannon Vale Mills & Mill Ville Mills, Clonakilty

 

Milliners & Dressmakers

Leary Eleanor, Sovereign st

OHara Hannah, New Boyle st

Scott Susannah, Sovereign st

 

Music Teachers

Moarne Gerald Francis, Sovereign st

OLeary Arthur, Chapel st

 

Nail Makers

Coghlan Denis, Mill st

Collins John, Sovereign st

Crowly James, Mill st

Dannt James, Mill st

Fitzpatrick Thomas, Sovereign st

Goggin James, Mill st

Lee Florence, Lamb st

MCarthy Alexander, Lamb st

MCarthy John, Lamb st

MCarthy Timothy, Mill st

MNamara Jeremiah, George st

 

Painters and Glaziers

Bevin John, Barrack st

Hart John, Mill st

Spiller John (& paper hanger) Mill st

 

Pawnbrokers

Bennett William, Mill st

Waugh Andrew & Richard, Mill st and Sovereign st

 

Physicians & Surgeons

Beamish George, Ballyvackey

Ffolliott William, Shannon square

Gillman James Francis, Shannon sq

OHea Matthew, the Cottage

OHea Patrick, Barrack st

 

Public Houses

Barry David, Mill st

Callahan Jeremiah, Sovereign st

Collins Denis, Ring

Connor John, Ring

Deasy Denis, Mill st

Deasy Patrick, Mill st

Desmond Denis, Mill st

Donovan Richard, Sovereign st

Donovan William, Mill st

Driscoll Denis, Ring

Fitzpatrick Mary, Mill st

Hart James, Sovereign st

Hourihane William, Sovereign st

Hunt James, Mill st

Leary Andrew, Sovereign st

Long Daniel, Mill st

MCarthy Mary, Ring

MCarthy Timothy, Lamb st

Mahony Cornelius, Mill st

Mahony Timothy, Mill st

Murray Timothy, Main st

ODriscoll Michael, Mill st

OLeary Denis, Barrack st

Sheehy Maurice, Mill st

Spillane John, Barrack st

Sullivan Eugene, Barrack st

Wycherley Mary, George st

 

Saddlers

Cotter James, Sovereign st

Cunningham Garrett, Barrack st

Cunningham William, Sovereign st

Denton William, Sovereign st

 

Salt Merchants & Dealers

Murray Timothy, Main st

Toohig James, Main st

 

Shopkeepers & Dealers in Sundries

Broderick Jeremiah, Mill st

Donovan Michael, Mill st

Driscoll Johanna, Main st

Needham Johanna, Main st

Powell Adam, George st

Sealy James, Barrack st

 

Spirit Dealers

Driscoll Daniel, Sovereign st

Falvey Robert, Sovereign st

MCarthy Cornelius, Sovereign st

MCarthy Jeremiah, Mill st

ORegan Ellen, Mill st

Toohig James, Main st

 

Stationers

Murray Timothy, Sovereign st

Spiller John, Mill st

 

Stone Masons

Broderick Jeremiah, Mill st

Crowly John, Sovereign st

Hurly Daniel, Lamb st

 

Straw Bonnet Makers

OHara Eliza, New Boyle st

Reigan Francis, Barrack st

 

Surgeons

See Physicians and Surgeons

 

Tailors

Collins Patrick, Mill st

Deasy Jeremiah, Mill st

Molony Patrick, Sovereign st

Molony Timothy, Sovereign st

 

Tallow Chandlers

Noonan Margaret, Main st

Thornton Joseph, Main st

Toohig James, Main st

 

Timber Merchants

Driscoll Daniel, Sovereign st

Murray John, Main st

OSullivan Denis, Mill st

 

Tobacco Manufacturers

Noonan Margaret, Main st

Toohig James, Main st

 

Trimming & Smallware Dealers

Driscoll Johanna, Main st

Gillman David, Mill st

 

Wool Combers

Driscoll Jeremiah, Sovereign st

Warren Mary, Main st

Warren Michael, Sovereign st

 

Woollen Drapers

See Linen & Woollen Drapers, &c

 

Miscellaneous

Bazley Richard, surveyor, Sovereign st

Constabulary Station, George st Alexander Grant, sub-inspector, Shannon square, Francis Flynn, head constable

Crowly Paul, turner, Lamb st

Driscoll Daniel, oil and colourman, Sovereign street

Hayes Timothy, cabinet maker, Sovereign street

Mahony Timothy, coach agent, Mill st

Mountjoy William, watch and clock maker, New Boyle street

Rourke Michael, brazier, Lamb st

Stamp Office, Mill st John Spiller, distributer

Sullivan Eugene, auctioneer, Barrack st

Teranks Henry, linen merchant, the Strand

 

Places of Worship and their Ministers

Establish Church Rev. William Johnson, Shannon square, Rev. Henry Constable, curate, Strand

Roman Catholic Chapel, Sovereign street Very Rev. David Walsh, parish priest and vicar-general, Rev. Morgan Madden and Rev. Philip MCarthy, curates

Wesleyan Methodist Chapel ministers various

 

Coaches

To Bantry, the Royal Mail (from Cork) calls at the Mail Coach Office, every day and a quarter past twelve; goes through Bandon.

To Cork, the Royal Main (from Bantry), calls at the Mail Coach Office, every day at a quarter before one - & a Coach, from the Mail Coach Office, every night at five, both go through Bandon