Seamus Mac Conamara

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There is a plaque on the North Street Block nearest High Street celebrating the life of one Seamus Mac Conmara (McNamara) who was born near there (7 North Street) at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Seamus was first and foremost a surgeon. He graduated from Queens University Belfast in 1931. He wrote in Irish (one of the very few of the twentieth century so to do) a number of successful novels, notably ‘The Stranger’. He suffered from ill health and died in 1936 at the age of twenty seven years.

His father, a sergeant in the RIC, owned two businesses in North Street, a tobacconists and a draper’s shop. Seamus is the son of this James by his second wife Johanna (nee Lacey). There was also a daughter from this marriage who married into the Murtaghs of Kilmorey Street.

Market Street then

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Streets of Yesteryear

 

1913  Market Square

 

1        Michael Turley

3        John McGivern

7        Edward Markey

9        Michael Warner     

13      Vincent Murney

6        Joseph Manley

8        Rose O’Donnell

 

Market Street

 

3        Louis Spencer

5        Catherine Lundy

2        Edward Convery, Shoes

4        Margaret Hughes

6        Peter Hughes

8        Joseph Hughes

16      Edward Donnelly

18      Bridget Mallon

26      Anthony Fitzpatrick

28      Bernard O’Callaghan, Grocer

 

Chapel Entry

 

37      Mary Graham

39      Mary Gallagher

36      Thomas Donnelly

38      Josephine Morgan

20      James Patterson

24      James Patterson

24      Fred McEvoy

26      Elizabeth Mooney

34      Mary Morgan

36      Alex McKinley

48      Mary Fearon

44      Margaret Henry

46      Susan Connor

 

Downshire Court, off Lower Water St

 

1        Patrick Fegan

3        Robert Fitzpatrick

5        Rose McKenna

7        Josephine O’Hanlon

2        Thomas McKevitt

6        Margaret Morgan

 

 

Monaghan Street 1901

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RESIDENTS  OF 

MONAGHAN  STREET

  – 1901

 

            Use                            Family            Name               family

 

1          Pub                               Yes               Annie McConville     12

2          Printing Office

3          Pub

4          Shop

5          Pub                              Yes               John Savage              3

6          Shop   

7          Shop                            Yes       James Gordon                 7

8          Rectifying Distillery 

9          Customs Bonded Store

10        Private House               Yes                John Thompson        7

11        Private House               Yes               James Mark              3

12        Private House               Yes               Mary Magennis         6

13        Pub                              Yes               Joseph O’Kean         7

14        Private House               Yes               Mary McKevit          7

15        Shop                            Yes              Agnes Gilow               3

16         Private House              Yes         Catherine Egan                4

17        Private House              Yes              William Bell                 5

18        Private House                Yes            Alex Mahood              6

19        Manufactory                

20        Private House              Yes          Charles Pollock               2

                                                Yes          Margaret Donnelly          5

21        Private House               Yes          Minnie Buchanan            2

22        Shop                            Yes         Peter Feehan                  10

23        Private house                Yes         William Lee  3

24        Private House               Yes         Edward Crilly                  3

                                                Yes         Michael McCoy              2

25        Private House               Yes        Thomas Gallogly               2

26        Shop                            Yes       William Barron                  2

27        Pub                              Yes        Ino McKnight 6

28        Private House               Yes      Wilfred Squire  4

29        Private House               Yes       James McMahon               3

30        Private House               Yes       Hugh McKay                    4

31        Private House               Yes      John Loughran  5

32        Private House               Yes      Sam McCauley 8

33        Private House               Yes      John Kavanagh 7

34        Private House               Yes      Ino Treanor                        6

35        Private House               Yes      Hugh Flanagan  2

 

RESIDENTS  OF 

MONAGHAN  STREET

– 1901

No.          Use                  Family?     Name                        family

 

36        Private House         Yes         Mary Farrell                          4

37        Private House         Yes         Owen Kelly                           3

38        Private House         Yes         Mary McCloskey                  3

39        Shop                      Yes         Robert Robinson          4

40        Private House         Yes         John Power                           9

41        Private House         Yes         Margaret Gorman                  2

42        Private House        Yes         Peter Campbell                      5

43        Private House         Yes         Anne O’Neill                         4

44        Private House         Yes         Michael McCoy                    3

45        Private House                        Unoccupied        

46        Private House         Yes         Patrick Sharkey                     4

47        Private House         Yes         John Calderwell                     1

48        Private House         Yes         John Fields                            6

49        Private House         Yes         Patrick Hunter                       10

50        Private House         Yes         James Mulgrew                     3

51        Private House         Yes         Joseph Sinclair                       5

52        Private House         Yes         Essie Black                            11

53        Rectifying Distillery

54        Customs Bonding Store

55        Pub                        Yes         Walter Savage                       7

56        Private House         Yes         Eliza Bell                               4

57        Private House         Yes         Mary O’Callaghan                 5

58        Shop

59        Shop

60        Shop

61        Pub                        Yes         Michael McArdle                  4

62        Private House         Yes         Michael McCoy                    5

 

(No further records ..)

North Street 1913

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Streets of Yesteryear

 

1913    

North St

Upper

 

4          John Bailie

5          R Shanaghan

7          Edward Doorley

8          Mary Gamble

9          J McNamara

11         Edward Mullen

11a       J Fitzpatrick

12         P Fitzpatrick

13         T McManus

15         M A Martin

18         Richard Sloan

17         William Little

19         M McGuigan

21         Michael McParland

22         Owen O’Hanlon

24         M Hamill

25         B Campbell

26         Mary Rafferty

27         Fred H Gordon

27         Samuel Gordon

30         Maurice Boland

31         M A McKeown

32         Joseph Moore

34         Thomas Ruddy

39         Frank O’Hare

42         James McAnulty

43         A Rafferty

44         J Quinn

45         Stephen Boyle

46         William McAnulty

48         A McConville

50         J McKeown

54         John Treanor

56         William Collins

58         John Grey

 

North St Lower

 

2          William Rafferty

4          Susan McGurk

5          T P Ledlie & Co

7          Stewart Lockhart

8          Sarah Treanor

9          Margaret Abrahamson

10         Ellen Gartlan

12         Alex Donnelly

13         Mary Gamble

14         Mary Marron

15         W J Tweedie

16         Patrick McAlinden

17         Edward Tracey

19         Patrick McAleavey

21         M J Milligan

23         Bernard Kearney

27         Margaret McMahon

29         Francis Cunningham

31         Rose A McConville

33         David O’Neill

34         James Falloon

35         James McGroarty

36         William Baxter

38         Patrick McAlinden

39         James Marshall

40         Charles Brown

42         John Murphy

43         Patrick Grant

44         James Hollywood           

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