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Ballygawley Directory - 1880


Ballygawley, a nice little village in Co. Tyrone, the property of Sir John Stewart, Bart. 11 miles from Dungannon Railway Station. It contains a brewery & distillery, and a corn mill ; 1 mile from the town is the Lisdourt Spinning Mill and Flax Mill. A monthly fair is held the 2nd Friday of the month and a market is every Friday throughout the year where you can find for sale potatoes, oats, butter, etc. Petty Sessions are the 3rd Tuesday of each month - John Macartney, clerk.


Post Office - Miss Sarah Stuart Postmistress.

Letters from Dublin and Belfast, etc., arrive at 7.10 a.m. and 4 p.m., and are despatched at 9.10 a.m. and 6.20 p.m. Telegraph office is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Places of Worship 

Church of Ireland - Rev. T. Adderley incumbent
Presbyterian Church - Rev. D. G. Smyth
Protestant Hall - C. Bailie caretaker
Roman Catholic Chapel two miles from town


Public Institutions

Town Hall
Constabulary Station - Sergeant Magowan and four men
Dispensary - Open each Tuesday & Saturday - Andrew McMaster, M.D.
No. 1 National School - Teacher Mr. Byrne
No. 2 National School - Teacher Mr. Elliott


Clergy, Gentry, etc. 

Adderley Rev. T. Knockonney House
Byrn Rev. Mr. C.C.
Crossli James Jr. J.P. Annahoe House
Crosslie James Sr. barony constable
Fitzpatrick Lawrence distiller
Kieran J. Excise Officer
Mann The Misses Ballygawley
Mann Colonel Dunmoyle Lodge
Moutray Anketell J.P. Mountpleasant
Moutray Edmund J.P. Riversdale, Glencull
Moutray Rev. J. J. Favor Royal
Moutray Rev. J. M., LL.D.Richmond Glebe
Murphey F. Supervisor of Inland Revenue
McCrory Rev. Mr. C.C.
McMaster A., M.D. Ballygawley
Phillips Mrs. Grange
Riddle Rev. T. J. Manse Ballyreigh
Skelly Mr. the Baptist minister
Smyth Rev. D. G. The Manse
Stewart Sir J. M Bart. Ballygawley Park


Trades, etc.

Ashfield Miss Mary dress maker

Brown Mrs. S. grocer

Brownlee Edward nailer

Busbey William dealer

Cairns William G. spirit dealer

Cairns Miss M. milliner & woollen draper

Campbell Charles sewed muslin agent & grocer

Carney Thomas grocer & spirit dealer and hardware merchant

Daley Edward grocer

Devers Samuel spirit dealer

Dickey Eliza grocer & dress maker

Droogan F. grocer and spirit dealer

Elliott John grocer spirit dealer & leather merchant

Ewins Robert boot & shoe maker

Ewins Samuel blacksmith

Farrell, Peter boot & shoe maker

Fitzpatrick, P. grocer & spirit dealer

Gervan J. S. & Co. bakers

Loughran F., blacksmith

Mullin Alexander grocer,spirit dealer and leather merchant

Mullin James saddler

Mullin Neill tailor

Murphy J. watch maker

Murphy Patrick grocer

MacFarlane George miller

McDowell Alexander whitesmith

McDowell D. grocer

McDowell E. blacksmith

McMinn S. grocer and spirit dealer

McMinn Matthew carpenter & coach builder

McMenimen Denis delf & hardware merchant

O'Neill James grocer

O'Neill F. spirit dealer

Simpson Stewart carpenter

Stewart Arms Hotel - J. S. Gervan Proprietor

Stuart Miss M. A. milliner & draper

Thompson Charles spirit dealer and grocer

Trainor F. grocer and baker

Turner Thomas draper

Williamson William, tailor


Conveyances A mail car leaves Ballygawley every morning at 7 a.m. for Aughnacloy ; returns to Ballygawley at 9 a.m. for Dungannon ; returns from Dungannon at 1.30 p.m.; arrives in Ballygawley at 4 p.m., with the Dublin and Belfast day mail, and proceeds to Aughnacloy with same - J. S. Gervan, contractor.