Porter's Guide and Directory
for North County Dublin

Index to Porter's Directory 1912


Lucan is a pleasant little town in the Barony of Newcastle, seven miles from Dublin. It forms the southern terminus of the Dublin and Lucan Tramway. Area about 1,100 acres. Population, 850. The families of Colthurst-Vesey and Shackleton are the principal owners. The town is remarkably well and neatly built, being delightfully situated on the banks of the Liffey amidst the most delightful scenery. The neighbourhood is extremely interesting. There are many well-arranged villa residences adjoining. The leading industries are the mills of Messrs. Shackleton and the woollen factory of Messrs. Hill, both of which have acquired a high national reputation. The Lucan Hydropathic Spa Co. Ltd. have built a truly magnificent hotel and sanatorium, which is under the present management fast becoming one of the most fashionable resorts of the upper ten of Irish society. A short distance from the town are the well-known and much-frequented Salmon Leap and Liffey Waterfalls. The public buildings are a handsome and capacious Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland (a neat structure with a tower and belfry), a Dispensary, Lending Library, Rectory, National Schools, and a Parochial Hall. There is a Petty Sessions Court held every alternate Monday. George O'Malley, Chapelizod is clerk.
LUCAN HYDRO AND SPA HOTEL - Miss Smith, Manageress
LUCAN CHURCH OF IRELAND - Rev. W.H. Gilman, Incumbent
CATHOLIC CHURCH - Rev. W. Hanley, C.C.
PRESENTATION CONVENT - Mrs. Joyce, Superioress
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH - Rev. Andrew Gailey, Minister
METHODIST CHURCH - Rev. Edward de Courcy
POST OFFICE - Miss Selina Gibson, Postmistress
ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY - R.O. Taylor, District Inspector
NATIONAL SCHOOL - Matthew Rice, Headmaster
CHURCH OF IRELAND SCHOOL - R. Magahy, Headmaster

There are two excellent golf clubs in the immediate neighbourhood. The Hermitage Club was founded in 1905. It is undoubtedly one of the most beautifully arranged links in the kingdom. It has 400 members.

HERMITAGE GOLF CLUB (CO. DUBLIN) - Founded 1905. An 18-hole inland course. Lucan Electric Tramcar at gates. From Dublin leave the Phoenix Park Gate, Kingsbridge, by electric tram. Journey about half an hour. Tram vouchers can be obtained.
Secretary - M.E. White, Hermitage Links, Lucan, County Dublin, Telephone: 19 Lucan
Captain - R.T. Blackburne
Professional - T. Shannon
Membership fees - Entrance: Men 3 3s.; Ladies, 2 2s.. Annual Subscription: Men 3 3s., Ladies 1 11s. 6d..
Membership - Men, 200; Ladies, 97.
Visitors' fees - 1s. 6d. per day, except Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, when 2s. 6d. is charged.
Bogey - 75. Records - (A.) L.O. Munn, 79; (P.) James Barrett, 72.
Sunday play allowed. Affiliated to Golfing Union of Ireland.

Lucan Residents
Abraham, G.F., Esker
Alexander, George, Back Weston, Leixlip
Andrews, Miss F., 4 Vesey Terrace
Atkinson, R., Ballyowen Cottage

Barr, Andrew, Ahaderrig
Barr, James, Hermitage Park
Barr, The Misses, Round House
Barr, P.M., Lally House
Barr, Patrick, Dodsburgh
Barry, The Hon. Mrs., Willsbrook
Barry, Mrs., Bridge House, National Telephone Exchange
Barry, Mrs., confectioner, Main Street
Beard, Miss, River View
Beattie, J., Grange Castle
Behan, Thos., Finstown Cottage
Bellamy, Ernest
Bennett, Wm. Wolfe, Chemist and Druggist, Medical Hall
Berry, Arthur, Esker Lodge
Blackburn, P., Garden Cottage
Blake, E.M., The Crescent
Bobbett, John, Cooldrinagh House
Bolger, John, The Mall
Bourke, Jeremiah, Lautoka, Ballydowd and Phoenix Park Hotel
Branch of the Royal Bank of Ireland; open on Mondays and Fridays
Brennan, Mrs., Allenwood
Brooks, Terence, St.Catherine's, Leixlip
Bryan, Tobias, Ballyowen Castle
Buggins, William, Yellow Walls, Market Gardener
Bunn, William, Ballyowen Castle
Burke, Mrs. Ellen, Nurse
Burke, Miss, Private Hotel and Boarding Establishment, Lismore House
Butler, Mr., Grange Cottage

Casey, Mrs., Esker
Clarke, Mrs., Esker House
Clery, James, Ballydowd
Colthurst-Vesey, Captain, Lucan House
County Dublin Golf Links
Coyle, A.E., Ballygowan House
Cromer, Mrs., The Mall
Cromer, John, Builder and contractor, The Mall
Crosby, Robert, Fairview
Cunningham, J.C., Ordnance Survey, The Crescent

De Courcy, Rev. Edward, Epworth
Dempsey, Miss, confectioner
Dempsey, Sergt., ex-R.I.C.
Dowd, Joseph, Grocer and Beer Seller
Doyle, Joseph, Beaumont
Dunne, Constable, Vesey Cottage

Exley, George, Painter and Decorator

Fahy, Miss, Vintner
Fegan, Mrs. Alice, Wine and Spirit Merchant, and Cyclist's Rest. Thomas Deignan, Manager
Fraser, Wm., Farmer, Cooldrinagh
Freeman, W., Mill House

Gaffney, Joseph, Westmantown Park
Gahan, Miss Mary, Restaurant and Private Hotel, Main Street
Gailey, Rev. Andrew, Presbyterian Minister
Gardner, Mrs., The Crescent
Gardner, Miss, 3 Vesey Terrace
Gibson, Miss Selina, Postmistress
Gibney, Hugh, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Vesey Arms
Gilman, Rev. W.H., Incumbent of Lucan
Giltrap, C., Grocer and General Stores
Giltrap, Henry, Victualler
Giltrap, Samuel, Grocer
Giltrap, S.C., Glenwood
Gledhill, E.
Graham, Miss, dressmaker

Hale, W.S., The Hall
Hampson, Daniel, M.D., Physician and Surgeon
Hanley, Rev. Wm., C.C.
Harrison, S.C.D., The Mall
Hawe, Sergt. H., Ivy Cottage
Hayden, James, Esker South
Hendrick, John K.
Hermitage Golf Club. M.E. White, Esq., Secretary; T. Shannon, Professional
Hill and Sons, Woollen Manufacturers
Hughes, Thos., Caretaker, Esker Cemetery

Jackson, John, The Mall

Keating, Mrs. Mary
Keefe, Patrick, Esker South
Knapp, Arthur, M.D., Physician and Surgeon, The Crescent

Lematy, Henry, Bootmaker
Leonard, James, Beech Park
Leonard, Wm., Steward, St. Edmondsbury
Lucan Co-operative Stores. Martin Whelan, Manager, Main Street
Lucan Hydro Spa Hotel. Miss Smith, Manageress
Lucan National School, Matthew Ricem, Headmaster; Mr.Hanley, Assistant
Lynch, Edward, Kishogue

McCall, John, Grocer and Tobacconist
McEvoy, Bryan, Grocer and Victualler
McEvoy, Thomas, Postman
Malone, Mrs. Edward, Hillsborough
Meade, Michael, Grocer and Vintner, 12th Lock
Meath, R., Woodville
Mockler, F., Ounavarra
Montague, Mrs., E., Refreshment Rooms
Mooney, John, Dodsboro
Mooney, P., Ardeen
Moore, George, Ballydowd
Moore, Joseph, Ballydowd
Murray, Michael, Ballygaddy

Nash, Charles, Finnestown House
Nash, Richard, Finnestown House

O'Brien, Hickson, The Crescent
O'Brien, Tobias, Beer Seller, Ballygaddy
Oldham, Richard, Ballydowd
O'Loughlin, J., Ballydowd
O'Mahony, James, Dealer
O'Rourke, Wm., Wine and Spirit Merchant, Ballydowd
O'Toole, R., Ardgarth

Palmer, Miss, The Grange
Peevors, James, Car Proprietor
Philips, John, Head Constable
Post Office, Miss Gibson, Postmistress

Quigley, Mrs., Lucan Hill

Rice, Matthew, Headmaster, National School, No.1
Rutherford, Dr. C., St. Edmondsbury
Ryan, William, Family Grocer, Tea, Wine and Spirit Merchant, Royal Arms Hotel

Scallan, John T., The Crescent
Shackleton, George, Anna Liffey Mills
Shackleton, Geo. and Sons, Flour and Corn Millers, Anna Liffey Mills
Shackleton, John, Anna Liffey Mills
Shackleton, Wm., Canonbrook
Shannon, Thomas, Professional Golfer and Golf Club Manufacturer, Hermitage Golf Links
Sherlock, Mrs., General Dealer
Smith, John, Bootmaker, Main Street
Smith, Miss, Manageress, Spa Hotel
Smith, Samuel, Professional Golfer, Spa Golf Links, Lucan
Sneddin, James, Greenvale
Stewart, Rev., The Crescent

Tandy, Mrs. Brigid, Annadale
Taylor, J.A., District Inspector, The Crescent
Timmins, J., Richview
Tuthill, Captain J.F., J.P., Esker

Vesey Arms Inn, Hugh Gibney, Proprietor
Vesey-Colthurst, Captain, J.P., Lucan House

Warren, Herbert B., Lucan Lodge
White, Wm.Grove, A.B., LL.B., St. Helen's
Wood, Miss E., The Chalet
Wookey, Fred., J.P., Weston Lodge

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