Porter's Guide and Directory
for North County Dublin

Index to Porter's Directory 1912

Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Kilbarrack

Baldoyle is an interesting village in the Barony of Coolock, seven miles from the General Post Office, Dublin, with an area of about 1,300 acres, about half a mile from Sutton station, situated on a narrow creek of the isthmus which connects Howth with the mainland. In 1389 Sir William de Windsor is stated to have convened a Parliament here to levy taxes on the inhabitants. The only building of any importance in the village is the Catholic Church, a neat structure built in the cruciform style, with three altars. This church was built by the local fishermen, who themselves carried the stones wherewith to build it from quarries at a considerable distance in 1880. Immediately opposite the Church is a very fine Celtic Cross erected to the memory of the former P.P. of the parish. The Convent is also a fine building, occupied by the sisters of Charity, who teach the Girls' and Infant Schools. This institution was founded in 1869. The present Superioress is Mrs. Mary Ryan. Religious community 12; average attendance at schools about 170. The Nuns visit the sick poor and give special religious instruction to the children. There is an advanced boys' school under the capable control of Mr. Patrick Doyle, with an average attendance of 55. The Irish Christian Brothers have a Preparatory novitiate school, founded in 1885, for the preparation of candidates for the Brotherhood from 15 to 25 years, being the most suitable ages for candidates. Irish is taught. Religious community, 7. Rev. Bro. T. B. McMahon, Superior.

Baldoyle Races are celebrated throughout the world. Meetings are held on New Year's Day, Shrove Tuesday, St. Patrick's Day and following day, Whit Monday and Tuesday, Bank Holiday in August, and one meeting in September. R. McK. Waters is the principal proprietor.

Portmarnock is about 1 1/2 miles distant, it is a pleasant residential district. There are 2 golf links in the neighbourhood, and the bricks and tiles made there have acquired, under the capable management of Mr. Mathieson, a national reputation.

RIVERSIDE GOLF CLUB, PORTMARNOCK - Thomas O'Connor, Professional. W.L. O'Neill, Hon. Secretary. Nine holes. Same terms as Skerries, but 2s. 6d. on holidays. About 125 members. Convenient to the sea and half mile from station, amidst beautiful surroundings.

Kilbarrack is a small residential district on the shores of Dublin Bay, about 1 1/2 miles from Baldoyle.

Baldoyle and Portmarnock Residents
Arnold, Joseph, Car proprietor

Beehan, Sergt., D.M.P., 4 Sea View Terrace
Bayfield, M., Electrical Engineer, Sea View Terrace
Birmingham, J., Talevera House
Browne, Mrs. Sarah, Confectioner
Byrne, Thos., Bootmaker, Main Street

Carrick, Rev. Robt., P.P., The Presbytery
Christian Brothers' Novitiate, Rev. Bro. T.B.McMahon, Superior
Connolly, Mrs. Ellen, Family Grocer and Provision Dealer
Convent of the Sisters of Charity
Conway, Charles, L.R.C.P.S.I., Physician and Surgeon, Medical Officer Baldoyle Dispensary
Cosgrave, Michael, Dairyman and Car Proprietor

Daly, Mrs., Moyne Lodge
Daly, John, Sergt., R.I.C. barracks
Daly, P., The Grange
Daly, Wm., Grange Lodge
Donohoe, John, Corballis, Kinsealy
Doyle, Daniel, Boat Owner
Doyle, John, Grocer and Spirit Merchant and at Beresford Place, Dublin
Doyle, Patrick, Head Master, Baldoyle National School
Duff, Mrs. Isabella, Vintner and Grocer, Back Street

Fitzmaurice, Miss M., Court Hill
Fitzsimons, John, Stapolin
Flood, Michael, 6 Sea View Terrace
French, Mattew, Shoeing and General Smith, New Road

Gill, Christopher, Grange
Gill, Joseph, Farmer
Gill, Thos., Farmer
Gleeson, Richard A., Turf Lodge

Keating, Michael, Sutton Gate
Kelly, James, Farmer, Carrickhill
Kelly, John, Ard Greinan
Kelly, Joseph, Kinsealy
Kelly, Martin, Ard Greinan
Kennedy, J., Donaghies

Le Broquay, Louis, New Grove
Leeson, Richard A., Joiner and Builder, Superintendent of Baldoyle Racecourse
Leonard, J., Farmer
Lyons, P., Carpenter, Builder and Contractor, Baldoyle

McFarlane, Joseph, The Mall
Markey, Miss, Sub-Postmistress
Martin, Michael, ex_R.I.C. Sergt., Sea View Terrace
Mathieson, Robert, Manager of the Portmarnock Brick and Tile Works
Murphy, Rev. Anthony, C.C.

Nahmer, Mrs., Drumnigh

O'Neill, Fergus, Drumeigh, Kinsealy
O'Neill, Joseph, Kinsealey Hall
O'Neill, Laurence, Portmarnock
O'Neill, P.J., County Councillor, Kinsealy
O'Reilly, Miss, Baldoyle Cottage

Pike, Christopher, Fruit Merchant, Kinsealy Plunkett, Thomas, Portmarnock House Portmarnock Brick Works, Baldoyle - Manufacturers of the best red facing and moulded bricks
Angles, Terra Cotta Tiles, String Courses, etc., Robert Mathieson, Manager.

Ryan, Fergus, Back Street
Rice, Miss, Grange Abbey

Thunder, Patrick, Labourer

Walker, Captain F. O., Sea View Terrace
Waters, R. McK., Managing Director and Secretary to the Baldoyle Racecourse Co.
Wedon, James, Farmer
Weldon, Miss
Weldon, T. and Co., Coal Proprietors, and at Howth
Whelan, Miss, Bridge House, Portmarnock
Willan, Miss, St. John's
Willan, Percy, Carrick Hill
Wolfe, James Sweetman, 5 Sea View Terrace
Wolfe, Robt., Clerk, Sea View Terrace

Kilbarrack Residents
Arnold, Mrs.
Calvert, J.
Collen, David
Dunne, Christopher
Floody, Thomas
Loftus, James
McKenna, Mrs. C., Kilbarrack Lodge

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