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Slater's National Commercial Directory of Ireland
1846
Kanturk
Co. Cork

Updated 6 Nov 2002

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Is a market town, partly in the parish of Kilbrin, but chiefly in that of Clonfert, barony of Duhallow, county of Cork, 163 miles S.W. from Dublin, 24 N.W. from Cork, 23 N. from Macroom, 16 S.W. from Doneraile, and 10 W. from Mallow; seated on the banks of the Allua and Dallna, whose streams flow through the town. Kanturk, which is irregularly built, consists of several small streets, chiefly diverging from the centre, together with a new one called Egmont-place, which terminates towards the north, where is situated an elegant and commodious hotel, surrounded by a plantation. Many of the old houses have been rebuilt and other improvements effected under the auspices of the late Earl of Egmont.

In the vicinity, on the river Dallna, are the extensive corn mills of the Messrs. BARRY and Mr. WILLIAM LENDER--the latter, Gurteen Mills, situated about two miles from the town. An immense business is done by these two establishments, which are of great advantage to the neighbouring farmers, by affording a ready market for their corn, which they were previously obliged to send to Cork.

A branch of the Bank of Ireland is established here. The sessions house and bridewell are substantial and commodious buildings; the former has a handsome front of hewn stone; the latter is upon a large scale, adapted for the convenient classification of the prisoners. Petty sessions are held every Saturday, and general sessions in June and December.

The parish church is a small neat structure, with a square embattled tower, surmounted by pinnacles. The Roman Catholic chapel is cruciform, commodious within and neat externally. The chapel yard is tastefully planted, and affords a pleasant promenade; it is entered by a very handsome gateway, formed of pillars of hewn stone, surmounted with richly crocketed pinnacles, the work of a native artist, the late Tobias Vanstou. A free school, under the superintendence of the Board of Education, and a dispensary, are the principal charities. Not far distant are the remains of a castle, begun in the reign of Elizabeth by an Irish chieftan named Carty M'Donogh; the policy of the queen would not however, suffer him to finish it; for, when he was on the point of roofing the building, her orders compelled him to relinquish his intention. It occupies the four sides of a quadrangle, one hundred and twenty feet in length by eighty in breadth, being three stories high, and flanked, at each angle, by a square tower of four stories, exhibiting, perhaps, the most perfect remains of the Elizabethan style of architecture now extant.

The market is held on Saturday, and is abundantly supplied with all kinds of provisions. Fairs, March 17th, May 4th, July 4th, September 29th, November 3rd, and December 11th, for cattle &c. The population of the town, according to the returns made in 1841, was 4,388.

POST OFFICE, Egmont place, Benjamin Savage, Post Master. Letters from Dublin and all parts (except Newmarket) arrive (by mail cart from Buttevant) every afternoon at half-past three, and are despatched every morning at half-past eight. Letters from Newmarket (County Cork) arrive (by foot post) every morning at quarter past eight, and are despatched every afternoon at twenty minutes before four.

GENTRY AND CLERGY
Allen, William, Esq., Liscongill
Barry, Rev. Michael, Strand st.
Callaghan, Mrs. Ann, Main st.
Freeman, Edward, Esq., Castlecor
Leader, Nicholas, Esq., Nashville
Leahy, Daniel, Esq., Rosacon
Leahy, Richard, Esq., Subultar
Lloyd, Gilbert, Esq., Mill View
Morton, Rev. James, Egmont place
Nash, Denis, Esq., Loansome Lodge
Nash, Michael, Esq., Baunonlugh
O Callaghan, Callaghan, Esq., Watergate lane
O Callaghan, Denis, Esq., Granavarig
O Callaghan, Rich., Esq., Killeenbeagh
O Hea, Rev., Michael, c.c., Strand st.
Orpin, Rev. John Emanuel, Glebe Hill
Philpot, John, Esq., Clonribbon
Philpot, William, Esq., Clonribbon
Power, John, Esq., Roskeen
Reardon, Edward, Esq., Marybrook
Reardon, John, Esq., Gurteenard
Ryan, Very Rev. Jas. P.P., Egmont place
Sherman, Thomas, Esq., the Square

ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS
Callaghan, Thomas, Blue Pool
Carroll, William, Chapel lane
Curran, Richard, Chapel lane
Nagle, Charles, Chapel lane
O Connell, James, Chapel lane
O Connell, Owen, Grenane
O Leary, Denis, Watergate lane
NATIONAL SCHOOL, Strand st., Wm. Cooke, master;
Miss Nash, mistress

AGENTS
Barrett, Patrick (soap), Strand st.
Quinn, Patrick (flour), Strand st.

APOTHECARIES
Layng, William, Main st.
Rahill, John, Egmont place
Sidley, Anthony Kyrle, Main st.

ATTORNEYS
Allen, George Wellesly, Strand st.
Barstable, Charles, Egmont place
Barstable, Daniel, Strand st.
Daly, Charles John, Egmont place & 24 Lower Gloucester st., Dublin
Gilchrist, George, Egmont place
O Callaghan, Thaddeus, Egmont place
Wrixon, Edward, Egmont place

AUCTIONEERS
Foot, George, Peacock lane
Shehan, Patrick, Egmont place

BAKERS
Archdeacon, John, Peacock lane
Clifford, Cornelius, Main st.
Fitzpatrick, John, Egmont place
Murphy, Cornelius, Main st.
O Shaughnessey, John, Peacock lane
Treacy, John, Main st.
Wallace, Thomas, Peacock lane

BANK
Bank of Ireland (Branch), Egmont place (draws on the parent
Bank, Dublin, and the several branches in Ireland)- Mr. James Palmer, manager

BLACKSMITHS & FARRIERS
Buckley, Daniel, Strand st.
Buckley, James, Peacock lane
Buckley, William, Peacock lane
Falvey, Peter, Greenane
Kennelly, Jeremiah, Peacock lane
Kennelly, Patrick, Peacock lane
Savage, John, Chapel lane

BOOT AND SHOE MAKERS
Barr, James, Peacock lane
Callaghan, Owen, Chapel lane
Charless, William, Chapel lane
Fetherston, John, Strand st.
Mullane, John, Peacock lane

BUTCHERS
Conway, Thomas, Shambles
Downey, William, Strand st.
M'Carthy, Edmund, Shambles

CARPENTERS
Baker, James, Mallow road
Curran, Peter, Chapel lane
Keating, Richard, Mallow road
Kelly, John, Blue pool
O Callaghan, Cornelius, Main st.
Sullivan, John, Peacock lane

COACH & CAR PROPRIETORS
MacCartle, Robert, Egmont place

COAL DEALERS
Archdeacon, John, Peacock lane
Donovan, Patrick, Peacock lane
O Callaghan, John, the Square
O Connell, David, Main st.

COOPERS
Connell, Denis, Peacock lane
M'Glynn, Thaddeus, Peacock lane
Tarrant, Michael, Chapel lane

CORN MERCHANTS
Barry & Brothers, Kanturk Mills
Leader, William, Gurteen Mills

DYERS
Daly, Patrick, Strand st.
Williams, Thomas Brady, Egmont place

EARTHENWARE DEALERS
Savage, Mary, Egmont place
Waters, Johanna, Egmont place

FIRE, &c. OFFICE AGENTS
Brittania (Life), Edward Wrixon, Egmont place
Manchester, James Palmer, Egmont place
Standard (Life), Thaddeus O Callaghan, Egmont place

GROCERS AND DEALERS IN SUNDRIES
Bourke, John, Main st.
Burton, Francis, Main st.
Callaghan, Cornelius, Main st.
Crawford, Kennedy (and seed merchant), the Square
Finn, James, Main st.
Mullane, Philip, Main st.
Murphy, Bridget, Egmont st.
O Brien, William, Main st.
O Connell, David, Main st.
O Connor, Cornelius, Main st.
Quinne, Thaddeus, Main st.
Savage, Benjamin, Egmont place
Torpy, Jane (& library), Main st.

HARDWAREMEN
Archdeacon, John, Peacock lane
Curtayne, Johanna, Main st.

HOTEL
Tierney Arms (family, commercial and posting)
George Connor, Egmont place

LEATHER SELLERS
Collins, Daniel, Peacock lane
Finn, James, Main st.
Lloyd & Leahy, Strand st.
Treacy, John, Main st.

LINEN & WOOLLEN DRAPRS [sic]
M'Carthy, Charles, Egmont place
Mahony, Eliza, Egmont place
O Callaghan, Roger Cornelius & Co., the Square
Treacy, John, Main st.
Vaughan, Ellen, Strand st.
Welply, Thomas, Egmont st.

MILLERS
Barry & Brothers, Kanturk Mills
Leader, William, Gurteen Mills

MILLINERS & DRESSMAKERS
Buckley, Johanna, Strand st.
Collins, Catherine, Peacock lane
Fetherston, Patience (and straw bonnet maker), Strand st.

NAIL MAKERS
Allen, James, Peacock lane
Bourke, Richard, Watergate lane
Kelleher, Hugh, Blue pool
O Callaghan, Cornelius, Egmont place
O Daly, Patrick, Chapel lane

PAINTERS AND GLAZIERS
Hannan, William, Blue pool
Hennessey, Michael, (& paper hanger), Egmont place
Kirby, Cornelius, Blue pool
Pigott, John, Peacock lane
Tierney, James, Peacock lane

PAWNBROKERS
Dowling, Richd. Bourke, Egmont place
Murphy, Grace, Egmont place

PHYSICIANS & SURGEONS
Ahearn, Thomas, M.D., Egmont place
Barry, Gerard Patrick, M.D., the Park
Cahill, Michael, M.D., the Square

PUBLIC HOUSES
Archdeacon, John, Peacock lane
Burton, Francis, Main st.
Collins, Jeremiah, Mallow road
Collins, Margaret, Mallow road
Connor, Margaret, Peacock lane
Duggan, John, Egmont place
Lyons, Catherine, Main st.
Murphy, Bridget, Egmont place
Murphy, Cornelius, Main st.
Murphy, Jeremiah, Strand st.
O Brien, Jeremiah, Strand st.
O Connor, Timothy, Strand st.
O Keeffe, Cornelius, Strand st.
Pigott, Daniel, Egmont place
Ryan, William, Egmont place
Sheehan, Michael, Main st.
Sullivan, John, Strand st.

SADDLERS
Baker, John, Mallow road
Corbett, Peter, Strand st.
Donovan, John, Mallow road
Worthington, Henry, Mallow road

SPIRIT DEALERS
Bourke, John, Main st.
Crawford, Kennedy, the Square
Finn, James, Main st.
Keller, Hugh, Strand st.
O Brien, William, Main st.
O Connell, David, Main st.
Savage, Benjamin, Egmont place
Smith, Daniel, Main st.

STONE MASONS & BUILDERS
Fitzgerald, William, Blue pool
Lyons, David, Strand st.

TAILORS
Daly, Benjamin, Mallow road
Daly, Cornelius, Chapel lane
Lyons, James, Chapel lane
Murphy, Jeremiah, Strand st.
Murphy, John, Peacock lane
Savage, Benjamin, Peacock lane

TANNERS AND CURRIERS
Donovan, Patrick, Mallow road
Lloyd & Leahy, Strand st.

TOBACCO MANUFACTURERS
Keller, Hugh (and tallow chandler), Strand st.
M'Carthy, Charles (and snuff), Main st.

WHEELWRIGHTS
Coakley, Caleb, Mallow road
Healy, John, Chapel lane
Morgan, Richard, Mallow road
Morgan, Thomas, Mallow road
Mullane, Thomas, Chapel lane
Sullivan, John, Mallow road

MISCELLANEOUS
Power, John, land surveyor, Main st.
Seymour, George, wool comber, Strand st.

PLACES OF WORSHIP
And their Ministers
Established Church, foot of Strand street, Rev. James Morton,
Perpetual curate, Egmont place
Roman Catholic Chapel, Chapel lane, Very Rev. James Ryan, parish priest and vicar-general,
Egmont place; Rev. Michael O Hea & Rev. Michael Barry, curates, Strand street

PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS, & c.
UNION WORKHOUSE, Peacock lane

Clerk to the Board of Guardians--Thaddeus O Callaghan, Egmont place
Attending Physician--Gerard Patrick Barry, the Park
Master--Patrick Savage
Matron--Catherine Savage

CONSTABULARY STATION, Main street--
George Wade, sub-inspector, Strand st.
DISPENSARY, the Square--
Gerard Patrick Barry, attending physician and surgeon.

News Room--Strand street--Charles M'Carthy,
treasurer and secretary, Egmont place
Stamp Office--Egmont place--Benjamin Savage, distributor

CARS--To Buttevant, a Mail Car, from Robert MacCartle's Office;
Egmont place, every morning at half-past eight.
To Cork--a car from Robt. MacCartle's Office, every morning (Sunday
Excepted) at six--and one at half-past six.
To Mallow--a Car, from Francis Burton's Tavern, Main street, every morning
(Sunday excepted) at six.


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