Fermanagh Gold Introduction
 
INTRODUCTION TO EDERNEY
Lowe's Directory 1880

Ederney is a thriving village on the principal roads from Enniskillen to Castlederg, and from Ballyshannon to Omagh, nearly midway between those towns.  It is 5 miles from Irvinestown, and 2 from Kesh, at each of which there is a Railway Station.  It has now a population of about 400. 

The Market is held every Thursday, and Fairs on the 17th of each month.  There is a very fine Townhall, Masonic Lodge Room, Constabulary Barrack, Post Office, Scotch Mill worked by Steam, and Market Place.  Water is supplied by fountains placed in the street.  

The houses are mostly slated, and the town lying among trees has a comfortable and picturesque appearnace.  The Northern Bank has a sub-office  here, which is open every Thursday.  There are two Schools, under the National Board of Education. There is also a Dispensary, attended by J. B. Graham, M.D., T.C.D, and L.R.C.S.I.

Clergymen (Church of Ireland) Rev. E. M. Weir, Incumbent, Magheraculmoney. Roman Catholic - Rev. John O'Reilly, P.P.; Rev. Peter Meigan. Administration; Rev. John Maguire, G.C.

TRADERS:

BUILDER
John Ellis & Son.
HARDWARE, &c
John Maguire
Wm. Murphy
CARPENTER
Daniel Hicks.
LEATHER CUTTERS
John Maguire
Wm Murphy
DRAPER
Thos. Drewrey
Miss Knox
Wm. Maguire
John Maguire
F.S. M'Morrow
MILLINERY
Mrs Maguire
Miss Murphy
Miss Knox
Miss Drewery
Mrs M'Morrow
William Frith
James Graham
Hugh Gallagher
  
DRESSMAKERS
Miss Monaghan
Mrs Reid
PUBLICANS
Francis Gallagher
Wm. Irvine
Bernard Maguire
Wm. Reilly
  
GROCERS
James Barret
Thomas Knox
James Mulhern
Miss Tiernan

TAILORS
James Judge
Wm. Harvey