Pigots Directory, 1824 - Navan

The river Boyne, joined by a rapid stream called the Black Water, runs through the town, the two parts of which communicate by two good stone bridges.  On the banks of the river, and adjacent to the town, is fine demesne of John Ruxtan, Esq.; opposite to this are the extensive flax mills of Francis Blundell, and not far distant is a paper mill.  The chief business of this place is in corn and flour, and this is carried on to a considerable extent.  Indeed few inland towns are better situated for the flour trade than Navan, for it is well supplied with water, and the transport of goods is much facilitated by the canal, which opens a ready communication with Drogheda.  The church is a very beautiful edifice, lately erected, and furnished with at very fine organ.  The Catholic chapel is also at spacious building; its entrance and garden are worthy of the stranger’s notice.  Navan also possesses a county infirmary and fever-house ; a court-house, and an extensive Catholic seminary, conducted by the Rev. Eugene O’Reilly. The town is governed by a portreeve, in the person of the Rev. T. D. Hamilton. The market days are Wednesday and Saturday, and fairs are held on Easter Monday, June 4th, September l3th, and December 6th.  The population is computed to be upwards of 4,500.

Post OfficePost Mistress, Miss Ann Shore. The Dublin mail is despatched at half-past one in the night, and arrives at half-past twelve at night by the Enniskillen mail.  The north mail goes to Drogheda at three in the afternoon, and returns at ten in the forenoon. Office hours from eight in the morning till ten at night.
Gentry and Clergy
Lord Bishop Alexander of Meath, Ardbraccan
Rev. Patrick Barry
Rev. Philip Barry, Boyne-hill
Francis Blundell, esq. Flax-mills
Rev. George Brabazon, Pains-town
Rev. Michael Branagan, Boermeen
J. W. Charlton, Captain of Meath Militia, Curraghtown
Cristopher Cusack, esq. Ratholdron Castle
W. Dillon esq., Kilcarn
Rev. Michael Egan
Thos. Everard esq., Randalstown
John Fay, esq., Blackwater-mills
Richard Fay, esq. Blackwater-mills
Rev. Edward Gargan
John Paine Garnett, esq. Archhall
John Gerrard, esq., Netterville (Gibstown)
Thos. Gerrard esq., Liscarten
James Goggin, esq. Bellmount
Rev. T. D. Hamilton portreeve of Navan
John Henderson, Lieutenant and Adjutant in the 10th Royal Veteran Battalion
Captain Lambart, Causes-town
P. Ponsonby Metge , esq. Athlumny
Patrick Murphy, esq. Boyneville
Rev. Eugene O’Reilly
Hon. & Rev. Packenham, Ardbraccan
Right Rev. Plnnket R. C. Bishop of Meath
A. H. C. Pollock esq. Mountainstown
John Pollock, esq. Mountainstown
Patrick Reilly, esq. Ballybeg
John Ross, esq., Ardsalla
Hugh Rothwell, esq. Kingstown
Thos. Russell esq. Dollardstown
John Ruxtan, esq. Black-castle
Richard Ruxtan, esq. Black-castle
Sir M. Sumerville (M. P.) Flemingtown
General Taylor , Dowestown
Rev. Robt. Thompson, Athlumny
Wm. Thompson esq. Oatland
John Wade, esq.
Rev. H.M. Noble Waller, Allenstown
J. F. White esq. Nevinstown


Merchants, Tradesmen &c.


Cantrell & Murdock (for ladies)
Rev. Eugene O’Reilly (for Roman Catholic gentlemen)


Michael Coddington
Henry Hazelwood, Square
Patrick Nicholls, Ludlow-street
John Timmon, Square


William Ford
Matthew Reilly
William Wilkins, Dunmoe


William Johnson, Ludlow-street


Patrick Clarke, Trim-gate
James Harold, Water-gate
James Morgan, Water-gate
John Pierce, Water-gate

Boot and Shoe Makers

Francis Langan, Trim-gate
Thomas Morgan, Square
Joseph Smart, Ludlow-street
Joseph Tankard, Square

Grocers and Spirit Dealers

Edward Brady, Square
George Brady, Square
Christopher Casey, Square
James Duff, square
Mary Duff, Square
Pat. Martin (grocer only) Square
Catherine Metge, Square


John Brady, (Ludlow Arms) Ludlow-street
Cath. Halpen (Black Lion) Square


Maria Gibney, Square
William Campbell, Square

Leather Sellers

William Campbell, Square
John Donnelly, Water-gate
Dixie Navagh, Water-gate
John Tuke, Water-gate

Linen and Woollen Drapers

James Brady, Square
Maria Gibney, Square
Catherine Metge, Square
James O’Neill, Trim-gate
Mary Smith, Water-gate


Francis Blundell, Flax-mills
Michael John McDonnell, (paper manufacturer)

Millers and Corn Merchants


Lawrence Delany, Boyne-mills
James Morgan, Square
Patrick Murphay, Ludlow-street

Painters and Glaziers

Patrick Cruise, Bridge
Patrick Magovern, Trim-gate
James Monaghan, Square
Terence Monaghen, Trim-gate


John Browne, (and surgeon to the Count Infirmary) Ludlow-street
Henry Fisher (and surgeon)
Peter Gilroy, Leigh’s-brook
Christopher O’Brien, Ludlow-st


George Brady, Square
Wm. Campbell Square
James Cunningham
John Donnelly, Water-gate
Jane Flinn, Ludlow-street
John Flinn, Water-gate
Thomas Gerrerd, water-gate
James Gugra, Water-gate
Thomas Keegan, Square
Bryan Meigan, Bridge
John Nuitty, Square
Dennis Nulty, Water-gate
Edward Reilly, Trim-gate
Wm. Reilly Ludlow-street
Andrew Rgan, Square
Patrick Sherlock, Square

Saddlers and Harness Makers

Thomas Morran, Square
Wm. Reilly Square


Philip Farrelly, Square
James Kelly, Square

Tallow Chanders

James Almer, Water-gate
Christopher Casey, Square
John Casey, (and soap boiler) Trim-gate
Patrick Sherlock, Square


Dixie Navagh, Water-gate
John Tuke, Water-gate


Robert Russell, Water-gale

Wine Merchants

George Brady, Square.
Wm. Campbell, Square
Christopher Casey, Square
James Duff, Square


Wm. Betaghg, dyer, Trim-gate
Geo. Callaghan, earthenware dealer, square
Mary Derham, confectioner, Ludlow-street
Peter Farrall, flour dealer, Square

Stamp Office – Ludlow Street, Patrick Nicholls, esq. distributor to the county

Coaches &c.

Enniskillen mail goes to Dublin a half past one in the night. and the mail for Enniskillen at the same hour from the office in Ludlow street

Cavan Day Coach passes for Dublin at half past twelve, and returns for Cavan, daily, at half-past eleven in the morning – Office Ludlow-street.

Clones and Cootehill Day Coach, for Dublin, through Navan, at one, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and returns for Clones on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.

Day’s Car, fur Dublin, leaves Mr. Campbell’s, in the Square, daily, at halfpast ten in the morning, and returns at three in the afternoon, proceeding immediately to Kells.

Drogheda Mail Car, for Drogheda, goes daily, at a quarter past three, from the Post Office, and returns at ten in the


Cars are daily pausing to and from Dublin, through Navan, and goods are conveyed to Drogheda and the adjacent places, by the canal.

People and Businesses in the town of Navan

as recorded by Pigot's Directory in 1824

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