Slater’s Commercial Directory of Ireland 1846



Post Office:

Thomas F. Morris, Post Master: Letters from Dublin and Loughrea arrive every morning at half-past ten, and are dispatched every afternoon at ten minutes past two. Letters from Galway arrive every forenoon at twenty minutes before eleven, and are dispatched every afternoon at two. Letters from Limerick and Ennis arrive every afternoon at two, and are dispatched every forenoon at a quarter before eleven

Nobility, Gentry and Clergy

Alexander Arthur, Esq Mary Ville

Antesell Thomas, Esq, Ashfield

Bell Mr Robert, Bridge Street

Berry Miss Honoria, Bank Place

Blaquier Edward Esq, Rendifin

Burke John Esq, Lisbrien

Burke Redmond Esq, Annagh

Butler Captain Francis, Cregg

Butler Captain Walter, Ballygagan

Butler William Esq, Bonehow

Carrick Patrick Esq, Ballyglee Castle

Daly James Esq, Castle Daly

Eagan Miss, Market Square

French the Right Rev Doctor R.C. Bishop of Kilmacdaugh, Market Square

Galway Edward Esq, Doon

Gilbraith James Esq, Cappard

Gort the Right Hon. Lord Viscount Loughcooter Castle

Glynn Mr Patrick, Market Square

Gregory Robert Esq, Cool Park

Hewson Mr John F., Bank Place

Hunt Edmund L., J.P., Bridge Street

Kelly Andrew Esq, Rose Vile

Kelly Rev. Martin, Market Square

Killikelly the Misses, Church Street

Kirwan the Very Rev. Anthony La Touche (dean of Kilmacdaugh), Deanery House

Kirwan Edward Esq, Ballyturin

Lahiff Henry Esq, Cloon

Lahiff James Esq, Bridge Street

Lahiff Captain Thomas, Russan

Lopdell John Esq, Derryowen

McCook Mrs, River View

McNevin Daniel Esq, Rose Park

Mahon Giles Esq, Gort

Mahon James Esq, Northampton

Nagle Rev Michael P.P., Gort

Nelly Rev Michael, Market Square

Nolan John Esq, New Park

O’Donnell John T., Queen Street

O’Hara John Esq, Raheen

O’Shaughnessy Rev Michael, Market Street

Robinson Rev Robert D., Bridge Street

Rosengrave Mr Walter, Market Sq

Tully Rev Patrick, R.C.C., Gort

Woods Thomas Esq, Woodshawn

Professional Persons

Bell Robert, Land Agent, Bridge St

Boland Thos., Apothecary, Bank Place

Cunniffe Hyacinth, Apothecary, Market Square

Eyre Edward, Attorney, Bridget St

Gill Terence, Apothecary, Bridge St

McNevin Daniel, Attorney, Barrack Street

Mulville William, A.M. Physician and Surgeon, Bridge Street


Dublin Banking Company, Bank Place, Mr A. L. Simkins, Manager


Forrest Mary, Mail Coach Hotel (and post house), Market Square

Glynn Patrick (and posting house and billiard rooms), Market Square

Inns and Public Houses

Byrne Michael, George’s St

Conroy James, Market Square

Ford Timothy, Bridge St

Gill John, Market Square

Keane Denis, George St

Kelly Michael, Bridge St

Kennedy James, George St

Lally Eliza, Bridge St

Quinn John, Market Square

Shopkeepers and Traders

Boland Denis, grocer and spirit dealer, Market Square

Boland John, Iron and Timber Dealer, Bank Place

Browne John, Provision Dealer, Crow Lane

Burke Patrick, Linen and Woollen Draper, Market Square

Carroll Patrick, Earthenware Dealer, Market Square

Casey Patrick, Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Conry Ann, Linen Draper, Bridge St

Costello Michael, Provision Dealer, Crow Lane

Cunniffe Mary, Grocer, Barrack St

Dermody John, Confectioner, Bridge St

Dogan Peter, Shopkeeper, Bridge St

Dolan Michael, Hatter, Bank Place

Fallon Patrick, Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Ford Morris, Shoemaker, Barrack St

Gill Michael, Shopkeeper, Bridge St

Glasby Mary, Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Glynn Eliza, Hardware dealer, Market Square

Glynn Jane, Shopkeeper, Market Square

Glynn Morty, feather and hide dealer, Bridge St

Glynn Patrick, Shopkeeper, George Street

Glynn Patrick, Linen and Woollen Draper, Market Square

Hardman Anne, Shopkeeper, Bridge St

Hawkins Michl., Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Hynes Anthony, Shopkeeper, Market Sq

Hynes Bridget, Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Hynes Denis, Cabinet Maker, Church St

Hynes Michl., Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Hynes Anthony, Shopkeeper, Market Sq

Hynes Bridget, Shopkeeper, Crowe Lane

Hynes Denis, Cabinet maker, Church St

Hynes Michl., Shopkeeper, Crow Lane

Jordon George, Tailor, Bank Place

Jordon Thos., Boot &c. maker, Crow Lane

Kean Michael, Linen Draper, Bridge St

Keane Denis, Provision Dealer, George St

Kelly Festus, Pawn Broker, Queen St

Kimmy Martin, Earthenware Dealer, Market Square

Lennord Edward, Nail Maker, Crow Lane

Lourie David, Grocer and Hardware Dealer, Market Square

McInerney James, Baker, Market Sq

McNamara John, Baker, Market Sq

McNamara Thomas, Leather Cutter, Market Square

Mahon James, Baker, Market Sq

Mangan John, Miller and Baker, Bridge St

Moloney Mary, Wine and Spirit Dealer, Market Square

Morris Thomas, Grocer, Bridge St

Nelly Bridget, hardware dealer, Market Square

Nelly Jno., Haberdasher and toy dealer, Market Square

Nestor Cath., Shopkeeper, Market Sq

O’Loughlin Timothy, Tallow Chandler, Market Square

O’Shaughnessy Anne, Grocer, Market Square

Pigot Gerald, Nail Maker, George’s St

Pollard Anne, Grocer, Market Square

Regan William, Baker, Market Square

Ryder Michael, Leather Cutter, Market Square

Stenson Peter, Saddler, Bridge Street

Tully Patrick, Shopkeeper, Barrack Street

Wallace Andrew, Linen and Woollen Draper, Bridge Street

Walsh Laurence, Painter, George’s St

Warde Bryan, Tailor, Barrack St

Place of Worship (and their Ministers)

Parish Church, Kilmacdaugh, The Very Rev. Anthony La Touche Kirwan, Dean, Deanery House; Rev Robert D. Robinson, Curate Bridge St

Roman Catholic Chapel, Reverend Michael Nagle, Parish Priest; Reverend Patrick Sully, Curate

Public Institutions etc

Barrack (Constabulary), Barrack St., Godfery Hill, Sub-Inspector, Church St

Barrack (Military), Barrack St., Captain Allin Shambre, Barrack Master

Billiard Room, Market Square, Patrick Glynn, Proprietor

Bridewell, Bridge St, Edward Kelly, Keeper

Court House, Market Square, Mrs Galvin, Keeper

Phoenix Fire Insurance Office, Bridge St, Thomas Morris, Agent

Stamp Office, Bridge St, Thomas F. Morris, Distributor

Temperance Reading Room, Market Square, Michael Kelly, Keeper

Union Workhouse, George St, Patrick Fallon, Master; James Slater, Clerk of the Union, Bridge Street

Coaches and Cars

To Ballinasloe: a car from Michael Kean’s, every morning at twenty minutes past nine; goes through Loughrea and arrives in time for the canal boat to Dublin

To Galway: the Royal Mail (from Limerick), calls at Michael Kean’s every afternoon at two, goes through Oranmore

To Limerick: the Royal Mail (from Galway), calls at Michael Kean’s every morning at twenty minutes before eleven

To Loughrea: a mail car from Forrest’s Hotel every afternoon a quarter past two

To New Quay: a mail car from Forrest’s Hotel, every afternoon at two

This page was added on 27/03/2018.

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  • I feel as though i belong here, though up till last year i was unaware of Gort, till i traced my Family tree back to here. To see information about the town, The people living here and what Gort was like in 1850`s has been so interesting and then reading i saw a link and clicked on it and there was a map Showing Gort and Athenry., my late partner used to sing “the Hills of Athenry”, so now i know where that is too. I hope all of you there are Keeping Safe and well,, and though i have not found my ancestors on the census does not mean they were not there,, as there were many blanks on the pages.

    By Margaret France (08/01/2021)

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