G.G.Grandfather Patrick Gordon.

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  1. Hugh Mccoy

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    My G.G.Grandfather Patrick Gordon was born in Enniskillen Fermanagh in 1830s.Before he moved in to the clothing trade he drove horse drawn coaches/mailcars to Dublin and other major centres. It all went into decline with the coming of the railroad.Is there anywhere i could find out about the history of this occupation and routes of coaches.
     
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    Have you tried the An Post Museum and Archive? :)
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    http://www.anpost.ie/AnPost/History+and+Heritage/Home/
     
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    Thank you.Will do.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    Have sent you a link to mail coach routes in Dublin. The link is very long so have sent it by private message.
    As an example:
    Enniskillen Mail Coach:
    Starts from this office every evening at forty minutes after 7'oclock, passing through, Dunshaughlin, Navan, Kells, Viginia, Cavan, Newton-Butler, Lineskea, Maguires Bridge and thence to Enniskille.
    From 'The Travellers New Guide to Dublin'
    Sorry, that should be 'The Travellers New Guide Through Ireland'. Google Book
    The book is dated earlier than you wanted but I can't see the routes changing much in that time.
     
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    Archie's Mum Always digging up clues

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    A play around on Google found, entering 'Ireland mail coaches'
    The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland.
    Road Service from Enniskillen 1834.
    Four horse mail coach left Enniskillen, destination Dublin, departed at 6pm. It was a 12 hour journey of 80 miles.
    Fare was 1 pound inside and 15 shillings outside.
     
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    Thank you very much for all this information.
     

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