Fermanagh Gold Introduction

Slater's Directory describes Pettigoe as follows. 

A small market town, it is partly in the Parish of Drumkeeran, barony of Lurg, County of Fermanagh but chiefly in the Parish of Templecarne, barony of Tirhugh, County of Donegal, 121 miles N. W. from Dublin, 20 N.W. from Enniskillen, 11 N.W. from Lowtherstown (i.e. Irvinestown), 18 S.W. of Donegal (Town), rather more than the same distance N. E. from Ballyshannon and 5 ½ N.N.W. of Kesh, seated on a small stream that divides the counties of Donegal and Fermanagh, about a mile north of the nearest part of Lower Lough Erne. Its vicinity is romantic and picturesque, and from the more elevated lands a fine panoramic view is obtained of Lough Erne and a more distant one of Donegal Bay. There is little trade belonging to the place besides that connected with the markets and fairs which are generally well attended. 

Petty Sessions are held on the last Friday, monthly, in an apartment over the Market House. 

The places of worship are the parish church, a neat modern building; a Roman Catholic chapel, a Presbyterian meeting-house, and a chapel each for Wesleyan and Primitive Methodists. A dispensary, and Parochial and National Schools are the benevolent institutions. The market is held on Monday, and the fairs on the 20th of every month. Population of the town, in 1851 766? 

Post Office
Thomas Read, Post Master Letters from all parts arrive (from Enniskillen) every morning at ten, and are despatched at half past two in the afternoon. 

Gentry and Clergy
Alexander Acheson, Esq., Grouse Lodge, 
Colonel Hugh Barton, Waterfoot, 
Foillett Barton Esq., J. P., Clonelly, 
Rev. James Cary, Pettigo, 
Rev. John Donaldson, Pettigo, 
Rev. John Farrar, Pettigo, 
Mr. George Marshall, (Surgeon), Pettigo, 
Rev. Charles W. Maude, Pettigo, 
Mrs Mary Nelson, Pettigo, 
Rev. Neil Ryan, Aghafy. 

National School 
John McAffery, Master, 
Parochial School John Murray, Master. 

Spirit & Porter Dealers
Thomas Flood, 
Denis Gallagher (& car proprietor), 
Hazlett Hamilton (Hotel keeper and posting house), 
James Hamilton, 
Phoebe Holmes, 
Roger Mc Hugh, 
Jane Swanston, 
Thomas Swanston. 

Shopkeepers & Traders
Thomas Cashore, blacksmith, 
Peter Dogherty, tailor, 
William Ellis, carpenter, 
Francis Freeborn, grocer, 
John Gorman, butcher, 
Hazlett Hamilton, grocer, draper and ironmonger, 
James Hamilton, grocer and ironmonger, 
Henry Irvine, baker. 


Submitted by John Cunningham