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CHAPEL STREET 1901

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Shopkeepers:
Robert Buchanan (55). He was described as selling “boots and shoes”. He was married to Mary Ann (53) who was born in Co Fermanagh.

Mary Carney (34). Catherine Gilraine (33) was her shop assistant.

Louis Feehily (34). Interestingly, his 2 year-old daughter Agnes Clare was born in Scotland.

Mary Ford (47). Her children are recorded as Kate (23), Mary A (17), Patrick (16), Francis (14), Eliza Jane (12) and Bee Teresa (10).


John McGreal (47). His wife was Mary Ann and they had five children: Michael (15), Mary Ellen (13), Patrick Joseph (11), Maggy (?) and Elizabeth (4).

Peter McHugh (43). His wife was wife Bridget (32). They had two children, Michael (10) and Margaret (6).

Honora Rogan. She was described as a “draper and grocer”. Living with her were her daughters May (28), Maggie (16) and Anne (13) and her sons Michael (26) and Frank (19).


Farmer:
Four people were described as farmers or farm labourers. They were John Cullen (60), Bridget Gallagher, a widow, (45), Stephen McGolrick (60) and Myles McKenna (65).


Clergy:
James Dolan (60) was recorded as “RC parish priest”.


Blacksmith:
The blacksmith was Patrick Flynn (21).


Postman:
Patrick Ford (16), son of shopkeeper Mary Ford, was described as a “rural postman”.


Dressmaker:
Kate Ford (23), a daughter of shopkeeper Mary Ford, was a dressmaker. So too was Anne Woods (62). Kate Gallagher (26) recorded as a “visitor” staying with Honora Rogan, draper and grocer, was also described as a dressmaker.


Others:
Common Carrier
: Michael Devitt (33)

Lodging Housekeeper: Mary Flynn (98) had a lodging house. She had two lodgers on the night of the census, James Ward from Co Mayo and Francis McNamarah from Co Carlow.

Mail Car Driver: Patrick Kelly (40) who lived with his sister Ellen (36).

Umbrella Repairer: Francis McNamarah, a lodger with Mary Flynn, was described as an “umbrella repairer”.


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