Porter's Guide and Directory
for North County Dublin

Index to Porter's Directory 1912


Blanchardstown is a very pleasant village in the Barony of Castleknock, about five miles from the General Post Office, Dublin. Population about 150. The principal industries are the Flour Mills of Mrs. Delany, the manufacture of rugs, stair carpets, mats and altar surroundings at Lester's Mills, and the making (wholesale) of bakers' and confectioners' fats at the Margarine Works. The village is remarkably clean and well arranged. There is an excellent National School, also a Post Office, a Constabulary Station and Public Telephone Call Office. Petty Sessions are held every alternate Monday. The Railway Station is about a quarter of a mile from the village. The Catholic Church is a very neat edifice, with three altars, gallery and very fine organ. The Church is capable of accommodating about 600 worshippers. The Very Rev. Stephen Fennell, P.P., and Rev. John Healy, C.C., are the officiating clergy.

MAGISTRATES ATTENDING PETTY SESSIONS - William Bobbett, Patrick Donegan, R.W.Rathborne, John Hone Willan, Gavin Low, Edmund Mooney, Joseph Mooney, H. St. George. Held on the 9th of January and fortnightly after. Clerk, G. A. Malley, Chapelizod.

R.I. CONSTABULARY - Michael Harrison and 4 constables.

ST. BRIGID'S NATIONAL SCHOOL - New school, built in 1891. Average attendance about 120. Mrs. Mary Jane McDonnell, Principal; Miss Mary McDonnell, 1st Assistant; Mrs. Margt. McDonnell, 2nd assistant.

POST OFFICE - Money Order, Telegrams, Savings Bank, Annuities, Parcel Express, Miss Donohoe, Postmistress.

Blanchardstown Residents
Boyland, Raymond J., Draftsman
Bradley, J., Station Master
Brien, William, Shoeing and General Smith and Repairer of Agricultural Implements
British Margarine Co., Ltd., Manufacturers of Bakers' and Confectioners' Fats (wholesale), and at 10 St. Helen's Place, London, E.C. Thos. E. Checkfield, Manager

Carr, William, Farmer
Checksfield, Thomas E., Castleknock
Corcoran, Thomas, Spirit Merchant and Farmer
Cullen, John, Horse Dealer
Cunard, Alexander, Corduff House

Delany, Joseph, Ltd., Millers and Corn Merchants, and at 119 to 122 Thomas Street, Dublin
Donnelly, Miss Mary M., Vintner and Farmer
Donohoe, Patrick, Sand Contractor and Provision Dealer
Donohoe, Miss Margt., Grocer and Provision Dealer

Doyle, Bernard, Grocer E
Ellis, Miss Mary, Shopkeeper

Fennell, Very Rev. Stephen, P.P., The Presbytery

Grogan, Mrs., Corduff

Healy, Rev. John, C.C., Blanchardstown
Hoey, Henry

Lester, C.S., Manufacturer of Rugs, Mats, Stair Carpets and Altar Surrounds, Avon Carpet Works, Telegrams: Lester, Blanchardstown

Maguire, Michael, Famer, Coolmine
McDonnell, Michael, National Teacher, Moy Mell
Moore, Thomas, J.P., Ashtown
Murphy, Wm., Famer, Corduff

O'Neill, Mrs. Mary, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Blanchardstown House

Quin, John, Carpenter, Corduff Cottage

Rahill, Michael, Wine and Spirit Merchanrt, Farmer, Coal and Provision Merchant, Phoenix Park House

Thornton, Robt., Spring Lawn

Index to Porter's Directory 1912

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