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SLATER's Directory - Gilford (1881)

Extracted from: SLATER'S Royal National Commercial Directory of Ireland (published. in Manchester, 1881)

GILFORD is a post town, in the parish of TULLYLISH, barony of Lower Iveagh, county of Down, 84 miles N. from Dublin, 14 N. from Newry, 10 S.W. from Dromore, the same distance from Moira, 5 S. from Warrentown, and the like distance N.W. from Banbridge; pleasantly situated at the eastern verge of the county, on the river Bann, and on the road to Tanderagee and Portadown. The town lies on both sides of the river (crossed by a stone bridge of two arches), and is the joint property of J. W. McMaster and Benjamin Dickson, Esquires ; it is deeply interested in the linen manufacture, and is famous for its bleach grounds and the beautiful country by which they are surrounded. within these few years its importance has been very considerably increased by the firm of Dunbar, McMaster & Co. whose establishment affords employment to a large number of persons ; the Banford Bleach Works Company have also extensive grounds in the vicinity of Gilford, and the corn mills of George Mullin & Co. are conducted on a liberal scale.

The canal from Lough Neagh to Newry passes within half a mile of the town, and on its banks at that part are a wharf and warehouses. Gilford possesses railway communication by means of the Dublin line, which has a station at MADDEN BRIDGE, one mile distant. Petty sessions are held on the last Wednesday in every month ; and a constabulary police station is in the town. Gilford gives the inferior title of Baron to the Earl of Clanwilliam.

The places of worship are the parish church of Tullylish, a plain stone building, an Episcopal chapel, a handsome structure, two Presbyterian chapels, one for Wesleyan Methodists, and two Roman Catholic churches.

There are several schools in Gilford and its immediate neighbourhood, all well supported from the patronage of the linen merchants and manufacturers - but in a special manner are the National schools at Dumbarton, owing to the liberality of John McMaster, Esq.

A chalybeate spring rises in the neighbourhood, whose waters are said to possess the same propeties as those of Pyrmount. The market is held on Friday.

Population of the town in 1861, 2,892, and in 1871, 2,720.

POST OFFICE, GILFORD.
John H. Hunter, Post Master.
Letters arrive from Dublin, Belfast, England, and Scotland at a quarter-past two morning ; from England, Dublin, Belfast and South of Ireland at eleven morning ; and from Scotland, Belfast, and North of Ireland at half-past four afternoon.
Letters are despatched to Scotland, Belfast, and North of Ireland at ten morning ; to England, Scotland, North and South of Ireland at a quarter-past three afternoon ; and to England, Scotland, Belfast, Dublin, North and South of Ireland, and all parts at twenty minutes past ten evening.
Money Order and Telegraph Office and Savings Bank.

NOBILITY, GENTRY & CLERGY.
Alexander Robert Quinn, Esq., J.P., Acton House
Bell Benjamin Esq., Drumart House
Bell Mrs. E., Tullylish
Clark Mr. J. W. Mill Park, Laurencetown
Close Charles Maxwell, Esq., J.P. D.L., Drumbanagher House
Delvin Rev. Henry, Tullylish
Dickson Benjamin, Esq. J.P. The Castle, Gilford
Doyle Rev. John, Gilford
Gordon Rev. William, The Manse, Gilford
Harding Rev. Jonathan, B.A., Gilford
Hardy Mr. Frederick, Moyallon
Haughton Thomas Esq., J.P. Banford House, Gilford
Innis C. H. esq. J.P. D.L., Drumantine
Jameson Rev. Paul L., Acton
Kane Rev. Richard R., The Rectory, Tullylish
Leech William Esq., Glenhouse, Gilford
McCreight William, Esq., Derryallen
Mackay Mrs. - - Mount Pleasant
McMaster Dunbar Hugh, Esq., J.P. Dumbarton House
Mandeville Viscount, J.P., Drumlin House, Gilford
Mercier William T. Esq., Moyallon
Morrison Rev. John, the Manse, Tullylish
Mullin George, Esq., Mount Pleasant, Gilford
O'Brien Capt. Charles William, Park View
O'Brien John S. Esq., J.P. Park View
O'Hagan Rev. Barnard, Tullylish
Pim George C. Esq., Moyallon
Purdon Mrs. Sarah, Stromore
Richardson John G. Esq. Moyallon House
Thompson Mrs. Bridget, Gilford
Uprichard Henry A. Esq., J.P., Laurencetown House
Uprichard William, Esq., Bannvale, Gilford
Watson Mrs. M. A., Stromore House

SCHOOLS.
INFANTS' SCHOOL
Dunbarton - Caroline Martin, mistress
NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Acton - Margaret J. Watson, mistress
Drumnaleg - Robert A. Johnston, master
Dumbarton - Hugh Martin, master; Eliza Boyd, mistress
Gilford - John J. Elliott, master; Jane McPherson, mistress
Laurencetown - James Meenagh, master; Louisa McMahon, mistress
Moyallon - Archd. Connor, master

AGENTS-MISCELLANEOUS.
Hunter John N. (emigration), Gilford
McBrinn Andrew (emigration), Gilford

APOTHECARIES.
See Surgeons and Apothecaries.

ATTORNEYS.
See Solicitors.

BAKERS.
Duffy Margaret, Gilford
Whiteside William, Gilford

BANKS.
BELFAST BANKING CO. (Branch), Gilford - open on Fridays from eleven till two - Samuel Macauley, manager
NORTHERN BANKING CO. (Branch), Gilford - open on Fridays from twelve till two - Robert Harper, manager

BLACKSMITHS.
Conlon Hugh, Acton
Cullins Owen, Acton
Donaldson John, Knocknagor
Hartis Charles, Gilford
Livingston Thomas, Gilford

BLEACHERS.
Banford Bleach Works Co. Gilford
Dunbar, McMaster & Co. Gilford
Uprichard J. T. & H. Laurencetown

BOOKSELLERS & STATIONERS.
Lappin Patrick, Gilford

BOOT & SHOE MAKERS.
Brown Charles, Gilford
Sayers Henry J. Gilford
Shielock Henry, Gilford
Stokes James, Gilford

BRAZIERS & TINSMITHS.
Barr Patrick, Gilford

BUTCHERS.
Burns Frank, Gilford
Kinley James, Gilford
Kinley Moses, Gilford

CARPENTERS.
Davison James, Gilford
Mathews John, Acton
Meredith Robert, Springfield
Quinn Patrick, Gilford
Stewart Joseph, Gilford

CORN MILLERS.
Coburn John, Derryallen
Magee James, Point Mills, Laurencetown
Mercier William & Samuel, Moyallon
Mullin George & Co. GLEN MILLS & MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS, Gilford

EARTHENWARE DEALERS.
Gaskin Ellen, Gilford
Hillen Isaac, Gilford

FIRE, & OFFICE AGENTS.
CALEDONIAN (fire) - John H. Hunter, Gilford
CROWN (life) - Samuel H. Flynn, Laurencetown
ENGLISH & SCOTTISH LAW (life) - John H. Hunter, Gilford
PHOENIX (fire) - James Dork, Gilford
PRUDENTIAL (life) - William Lewis, Gilford
ROYAL - William Leech, Glenhouse, Gilford
STAR (life) - Samuel T. Mercier, Gilford

FLAX MERCHANTS & DEALERS.

FLAX SCUTCHERS.
Magee James, Laurencetown

FLAX SPINNERS.
Dunbar, McMaster & Co. Dunbarton & at Greenwich, New York, and 6 Donegall Square. Belfast

FUNERAL UNDERTAKERS.
McConnell Joseph, Gilford

GROCERS.
Allen Jane, Gilford
Andrews John, Gilford
Cochrane Hugh, Gilford
Co-operative Society, Gilford
Donds Sarah, Gilford
Duffy Margaret, Gilford
Farrell Joseph, Laurencetown
Fox Terence, Gilford
Hanvey Charles, Laurencetown
Hunter Robert, Gilford
Jones Francis, Gilford
Joyce Henry, Gilford
Kelso William, Acton
Lynch Henry, Laurencetown
McBrinn Andrew, Gilford
McGuiness Margaret, Laurencetown
Magee James, Point Mills, Laurencetown
Maguire John, Gilford
Phillips Elizabeth, Gilford
Phillips James, Gilford
Russell Robert, Gilford
Savage John, Laurencetown
Simpson John, Gilford
Whiteside William, Gilford
Wilson David, Gilford

HOTELS.
(See also Spirit and Porter Dealers.)
Clanwilliam Arms, John Maguire, Gilford
Madden Inn, Joseph Davison, Madden Station

IRON & TIMBER MERCHANTS.
McConnell Joseph, Gilford

IRONMONGERS & HARDWAREMEN.
Barr Patrick, Gilford
Cochrane Hugh, Gilford
Co-Operative Society, Gilford
Joyce Henry, Gilford
McArdle Francis, Gilford
McBrinn Andrew, Gilford

LEATHER SELLERS.
Sayers Henry J. Gilford

LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPERS & HABEREDASHERS.
Co-Operative Society, Gilford
Currans William J. Gilford
Getgood William, Gilford
Hughes James, Gilford
Hunter John H. Gilford
Livingston George, Gilford
McConnell Hugh, Gilford
Redmond Elizabeth, Gilford

LINEN MANUFACTURERS.
Blane Christopher, Ballydugan
Brennan Richard & Son, Woodview, Knocknagor
Campbell Bernard, Laurencetown
Dunbar, McMaster & Co. Dunbarton & at Greenwich, New York, and 6 Donegall Square, Belfast
Hazlebank Weaving Co. Laurencetown
Hunter John, Gilford
McCrory William & Sons, Ballydugan
Uprichard J. T. & H. Laurencetown

LINEN MERCHANTS.
Dunbar, McMaster & Co. Dunbarton & at Greenwich, New York, and 6 Donegall Square, Belfast
Uprichard J. T. & H. Laurencetown

LOAN SOCIETIES.
McConnell Hugh, Gilford

MARINE STORE DEALERS.

MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS.
Currans William J. Gilford
Getgood William, Gilford
Graham Rachael, Gilford
Hughes Sarah, Gilford
Livingston George, Gilford
Redmond Elizabeth, Gilford

NAIL MAKERS.
Maginniss John, Gilford
Thompson James, Gilford

PAINTERS, PLUMBERS & GLAZIERS.
Barr Patrick, Gilford
Kirk Joseph, Gilford

PAWNBROKERS.
Dork James, Gilford

SADDLERS & HARNESS MAKERS.
Hughes James, Gilford

SEED & MANURE MERCHANTS.
McBrinn Andrew, Gilford
Phillips James, Gilford

SOLICTORS.

SPIRIT & PORTER DEALERS.
(See also Hotels.)
Allen Jane, Gilford
Andrews John, Gilford
Davison Jospeh, Madden
Duffy Margaret, Gilford
Farrell Joseph, Laurencetown
Fox Terence, Gilford
Kerr Andrew, Laurencetown
Levingston Ross, Gilford
McConnell Joseph, Gilford
McGuiness Margaret, Laurencetown
Maguire John, Gilford
Phillips Elizabeth, Gilford
Phillips James, Gilford
Simpson John, Gilford
Thompson Bridget, Gilford

SURGEONS & APOTHECARIES.
Chambers William, M.D. Laurencetown
McBride Henry M.D. Gilford

TAILORS.
Muldrew John, Gilford
Muldrew Samuel, Gilford
Murray Edward, Gilford

WINE & SPIRIT MERCHANTS.
McBrinn Andrew, Gilford

WOOLLEN DRAPERS.
See Linen and Woollen Drapers.

MISCELLANEOUS.
Adair Robert, iron founder, Mullintur
Hughes James, toy & fancy dealer, Gilford
McArdle Francis, furniture broker, Gilford
McBride Henry M.D. chairman of Town Commissioners, Gilford
McCausland Robert, manager, Gilford
Maguire John, clerk of petty sessions, Gilford

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, OFFICES, & PLACES OF WORSHIP AND THEIR MINISTERS.
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCHES:
Gilford - Rev. Jonathan Harding, B.A. vicar
Tullylish - Rev. Richard R. Kane, rector
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES:
Gilford Rev. Bernard O'Hagan P.P.; Rev. Henry Devlin, C.C. & Rev. John Doyle, C.C.
Laurencetown - Ministers same as at Gilford
Tullylish - Rev. Bernard O'Hagan, P.P.; Rev. Henry Devlin, C.C.
FRIENDS' MEETING HOUSE, Moyallon
PRESBYTERIAN MEETING HOUSES:
Gilford - Rev. William Gordon
Laurencetown - Rev. John Morrison
Tullylish - Rev. John Morrison
METHODIST (Primitive) CHAPELS
Gilford - Rev. Alexander Elliott, & Rev. David P. Capper

REGISTRARS OF BIRTHS, DEATHS AND MARRIAGES.
Gilford - William Dobbin M.D.
Dispensary, Gilford - William Dobbin, M.D. medical officer
Fever Hospital, Dunbarton - H. McBride M.D. physician
Police Barracks :
Gilford - James Hammond, constable
Laurencetown - James Buchanan, constable
Town Commissioners' Office, Gilford, Henry McBride, M.D. chairman ; John Maguire, clerk

CARS To MADDEN STATION
Cars from Tanderagee & Gilford await the arrival and attend the departure of every train

CONVEYANCE BY RAILWAY, ON THE DUBLIN & BELFAST JUNCTION LINE.
Station, at LAURENCETOWN - Patrick Farrell, station master
Station, at MADDEN - one mile from the town - James Livingston, station master


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