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|Davis||Thomas||60||Male||Head of Family||R Catholic|
The Coach House
From Ardpatrick (1978) by Fr John Fleming:
“As you journey towards the dark presence of Blackrock you meet, shortly before turning right towards the Greenwood, the home of the Misses Davis. Looking today like any ordinary farm house in the area, it gives no indication that in the days of the stage coaches it was the stopping place for the stage coach from Cork to Limerick. The very condition of the road also gives little evidence of the fact that less than two hundred years ago the road from Limerick, through Kilmallock and Ardpatrick was in fact one of the main roads to Cork.”
Following this excerpt is an advertisement from the Limerick Chronicle of Saturday, 4th August 1802 –
Cork, Fermoy and Limerick
Carrying Three Inside and one
Will start from the Mail-Coach Office, Cork on Monday 16th August, continue running every second day to Limerick and return the following day.
Fare from Cork to Fermoy
Inside £0-6-6 Outside £0-4-4
Ditto to Castle-Oliver
Inside £0-15-2 Outside £0-8-8
Ditto to Bruff
Inside £1-2-9 Outside £0-13-0
Ditto to Limerick
Inside £1-9-3 Outside £0-16-3
Twenty pounds luggage to be allowed each Passenger, and above that weight 2d per lb.
Other particulars may be known by application at the MAILCOACH OFFICE in Cork, Fermoy and Limerick.
We, the proprietors of the above carriages beg leave to assure the public that every exertion in our power will be made to render the Cork, Fermoy and Limerick Diligence the most comfortable and respectable Establishment of the kind in the United Kingdom,
George Johnson, Fermoy
George Russell, Limerick.”