Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

23 June, 1855  


The improvement noticed last week, says the Belfast Mercury, still continues in linens, both brown and white, but particularly in the former. Damasks and diapers were in good demand during the week, and in the Lurgan market on Thursday an advance of a halfpenny per yard was experienced. The exports for Lurgan to England 1348 packages thread and linen, to Scotland 138 packages ditto, and to other ports 18 packages. Yarns are steady; 233 bales were exported during the fortnight. The demand for flax is generally active, and prices in the markets of Armagh, Monaghan, and Cavan, are from 6s. 6d. to 10s. 6d. per stone of 16 lbs. For milled, and 5s. 6d. to 7s. for hand-scutched.


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