Lurgan Business Directory 1927
MacDonald’s Irish Directory And Gazetteer
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LURGAN is a linen and cambric manufacturing town in the north-east of County Armagh, situated twenty miles S.W. from the City of Belfast, on the line of the Great Northern Railway, and a mile and a half south from Lough Neagh. The population of Lurgan at the last census was 12,553, an increase of 783, or 7.0 per cent, over previous census, annual value of rateable property amounts to £30,081 0s 0d. and the township is annually increasing. Brownlow House and terrace grounds, formerly the seat of Lord Lurgan. were purchased by the Orangemen of Lurgan and district some years ago while the demesne (some 500 acres in extent), which was formerly in the hands of the Lurgan Real Property Company, has now been practically all disposed of, with the exception of a few acres in Windsor Avenue retained for building ground. The Town Council some years ago acquired 73 acres of the choices part of the demesne immediately adjacent to the town and opposite Brownlow House, for the purpose of a public park for the town. This has been laid out at very considerable expense and was formerly opened by the then Lord Lieutenant on the 31st of July 1909. The Council has also secured the 63 acres of ornamental lake bordering on the park, and this is used for fishing and similar purposes, while some three years ago the Council purchased a further three acres of land bordering on the lake for the purpose of providing a carriage drive. In the public park the following sports ground are laid out:- One Association football ground, one Rugby ground, one cricket crease, one bowling green, one tennis ground (4 courts). Lurgan may be said to be the cradle of the Irish linen cambric industry, and to the success and skill of its inhabitants and of the surrounding villages in the fine linen and damask manufacture, and in recent years the handkerchief hemstitching and finishing business, is to be attributed the progress of the town. In all there are 22 factories in the town. These employ roughly 3,000 female hands and about 1,100 male hands; but a very large percentage of these - over 60 per cent - have been unemployed or on part time employment since July, 1921. There is very little unemployment now, and there is a keen demand by managers for operatives. The Labour Exchange have applications for over 200 vacancies, the new register shows a large increase in the voting strength within the urban area. This now contains 6,001 Parliamentary voters and 5,931 Parliamentary and Local government electors. Lurgan has also two fine golf courses, Woodville, situated on the Lough Road, and the Lurgan Golf Club in the Demesne.

Booth, Norman, & Co.Institute Chambers; also at Belfast; incorporated accountants and auditors.
Phone Nos. Lurgan, 35; Belfast, 4787.
Crawford, W. H., & Co.William Street
Crothers, F. W.William Street
Cunningham, G.High Street
McGreavy, James38 Church Place
Malcolmson & Co.Market Street
Thompson, Robert, & Son12 William Street; also house furnishers.
Daly & SonsNorth Street
Campbell, -Castle Lane
Hall, J. J.Avenue Road
Waverley Home BakeryProprietor, W. J. Lloyd, 64 Queen Street; plain and fancy bakers and confectioners;
specialists in wedding and birthday cakes.
Bank of IrelandW. Johnston, Agent. Phone No. 125.
Belfast Banking Co., Ltd.High Street; Alexander Minnis, Manager.
Northern Banking Co., Ltd.Market Street; G. A. Alister, Manager; (sub offices at Moira, Aghalee, Friday)
Ulster Bank Ltd.Market Street.
Jordan, J.Edward Street
McIlhargey, MissesEdward Street
McKeown, Mrs.Church Place
Magill, E.23 William Street
Culbert, B.Edward Street
Ferguson, E.Church Place
Foster, A.Market Street
Gilpin, T. H.49 Market Street
Houston, R.North Street
Irwin, Jas.Market Street
Lavery, E.Edward Street
Livingstone, T.Union Street
Mitchell, M.High Street
Patton & Co.Market Street
Gilpin, T. H.49 Market Street; wholesale and retail boot and leather merchant.
Lurgan Box Making Co.Queen Street, W. Best, Proprietor.
Burns, Wm.George's Street
Cummins, J.Union Street
Holland, JosephUnion Street; also at Belfast.
Jough, J.Hill Street
McDowell & FitzsimmonsWindsor Avenue
Sweeney, J.Edward Street
Johnston, W., Son & Co.3, 12, and 14 High Street; also plumber, timber merchant, and whiting, oil, and putty manufacturer.
Casey, H.William Street
Hobbs, J.18 Queen Street
Lavery, J.Market Street
McCusker, P.49 Church Place
McGuigan, H.Edward Street
Ruddell, G.5 Market Street
Watson, F.Avenue Road
Black, J. (M.P.S.I.)56 Church Place; dispensing chemist. Phone No. 36.
Ferguson, F. A.High Street
Kerr, Robert (L.P.S.I., F.C.O.)The Central Pharmacy
Mann, A. W.Market Street
Boston, J. R.Church Place
Somerville, J., & SonsHigh Street
Green, E.Silverwood
Hewitt, AdamWilliam Street (opposite Railway Station). Phone No. 73, Lurgan.
Adair, Wm.Windsor Avenue
Bell, F.Windsor Avenue
Cafolla, J.33 Church Place
Cunningham & Co.68 High Street; wholesale.
Dewart, Mrs.43 Market Street
Fitzpatrick, Miss K.Edward Street
McArdle, MissNorth Street
McCusker, J.44 High Street
McIlhatton, MissWilliam Street
Stevenson, MissMarket Street
Waverley Home BakeryProprietor, W. J. Lloyd, 64 Queen Street; also plain and fancy baker.
Hamill, J.Edward Street
Bleakley, S.High Street
Percy, James H.High Street; also general repairer.
Page, RobertQueen Street
Sullivan, A.35 William Street
Gilmore, E., & CoHigh Street
McIntyre, MissChurch Place
Best, E. W.19 Queen Street
Fraser, D. R.4 Market Street
Matthews, P.5 Church Walk
Calvert, D.15 Market Street
Clarke, W. T.Market Street
Dougherty, F., & Co.Market Street
Gardiner, James24 Market Street
Gilchrist, J., & Sons, Ltd.51 Market Street
Herbert, A.North Street
Herbert, Joseph, & Son16 and 18 North Street; also house furnishers. Phone No. 85. Established 1883.
Levin, Robert-
McCarter, J.Market Street
McConville, P.North Street
McFall, M.Union Street
Menary Bros.44 Market Street
Ramsey, ThomasMarket Street
Reid, Miss17 Market Street
Uprichard, J.Market Street
"Wards"30 Market Street; ladies' and gent's outfitters. Phone No. 33
Johnson, MissNorth Street
O'Reilly, Mrs. L.Edward Street
Shaw, MissWilliam Street
Ballance & Co.10 and 12 High Street
McKeown & Co.Market Street
Dobbin, O.Edward Street
Magee, P.Edward Street
Dewart, Mrs.43 Market Street
Duffy, John9 William Street
Kelly, A.William Street
Turner, W. J.60 Church Place

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