IRELAND OLD NEWS



THE TUAM HERALD, TUAM, CO GALWAY
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909
----------
Great Western Railway
The New
Rosslare & Fishguard
Route to and From
England

G.W.R. Turbine Steamer "St. Patrick"
Magnificently appointed turbine steamers
Sea passage 2 Hours

Tuam    dep ----    4.10 pm   London  dep  8.45 am  8.45 pm Cardiff arr 7.0  pm 6.9  am   Cardiff dep 11.40 am 11.40 pm
London  arr 9.55 am 9.5  pm   Tuam    arr. ------  1.53 pm      

Full particulars upon application to Mr. E J O'B Croker, or Mr W E Williams, 5 Lower Sackville Street, Dublin; Mr A W Parks, Adelphi Wharf, Waterford; Mr A G Dodd, 95 Patrick Street, Cork; Mr J A O'Kelly, 123 George Street, Limerick; Mr W J Francis, Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny; Mr R O'Toole, 10 Commercial Quay, Wexford; Mr Costello, Rosslare Harbour; or to Mr J Morris, Superintendent of the Line, Paddington Station, London, W.

James C. INGLIS, General Manager
----------

PITHY PARS. --- Personal, Parochial Provincial and Particular

----------

Lord and Lady Clonbrock, the Earl of Westmeath, and Lord Killanin, attended Lord Lansdowne's reception on the King's Birthday on Thursday.

----------

At the Blackrock College Sports on Tuesday, a Tuam boy, H St. J. Blake, youngest son of Mrs Charles Blake, of the Bridge House, won several first class distinctions.  He competed successfully in the high jump, the handball tournament, and got the silver medal in the lawn tennis competition.

----------

We understand that Dr G H Pethybridge the eminent and erudite Professor of the Royal College of Science, Dublin, has just commenced, in Clifden and the West of Ireland, some important investigations into different diseases that affect the potato crop.

----------

We understand some otter hounds are about to visit the classic grounds of Galway, also the rivers thereof, the object in view being the pursuit of the wily otter.  We are glad of it - that is to say we are glad to hear it. There is no dearth of otters in Galway.  Anyway the visitors will be welcome, and they have good sport.

----------

The Mayfly has been well "up" this summer in most of the Irish districts where the Mayfly or greendrake is used.  Sport with the Mayfly has been specially good in the Oughterard locality where handsome baskets of large trout have been got.  The Galway river shows up well to.  Large quantities of trout have lately been sent from that district and neighbourhood to the English market, and we are pleased to be able to say that all the fish were caught by fair angling means and not netted or caught by "ottering."  We learn that in one fortnight 882 lbs of trout fairly caught were sent to England and that this made up a total of 4 tons for a period extending a little over four months.  This looks healthy indeed and is pleasant reading.  Another large pike was got at Oughterard lately too by a local angler trolling.  It measured forty-five inches from snout to end of tail, was twenty-four inches in girth and weighed thirty-four pounds.  Good luck Oughterard, go on and prosper Oughterard !

----------

Two distinguished Mayo men at present hold high rank in Maynooth College.   We refer to Very T P Gilmartin, D D, who is Vice-President of the College, and Very Rev P Morrisroe, D D, who is Hon Treasurer of the Union.  The former is a native of Castlebar, and the latter of Charlestown.

----------

At the King's Scholarship Examination held at Tuam during Easter week, Miss M J Kelly, daughter of Mrs Kelly, Manulla N S, took a high place in the first division, thereby entitling her to a place, at her choice of two Training Colleges, for the coming session.  This is very creditable indeed, as the competition was so very keen, and the programme very difficult.

----------

Rev M Bourke, who has been promoted to the pastoral charges of Turlough parish, entered upon his new duties, and received a cordial welcome from his parishioners, amongst whom he had laboured as curate for many years, and on this account his Grace, the Archbishop did not deem it necessary to have any Induction ceremony.  Arrangements are being made for the presentation to Father Bourke of an illuminated address, and a substantial gift, but the people, in their perseverance, decided to show some token of the high regard and esteem in which they hold him.

----------

Rev W J M'Evilly (?), who has been translated from Keelogues to Turlough, has gone to reside in his new house.

----------

Dr Robert Henry Kirwan, who has been for some time Assistant Medical Officer at Castlebar District Asylum, has received an important appointment in Leeds Asylum.  Since he was appointed to the position of assistant at the Castlebar Asylum, on the well-deserved promotion of Dr F C Ellison to the Resident Medical Superintendentship, he gained the entire confidence of the Committee, and proved himself to be a conscientious and hard working official, the keen interest he took in the welfare of the poor insane won for him the gratitude of those afflicted creatures who will lose in him a kind friend.  We wish Dr Kirwan success in his new sphere.  Dr. Kirwan is a Dunmore man, second son of Thomas Kirwan, Esq, of Merton House, Dunmore, and of Miss ffrench Mullen, daughter of the late Lawrence Mullen, Esq, of Ardmullen, Tuam.

----------

Amongst those ordained to priesthood by his Grace the Archbishop of Dublin, at Maynooth on Sunday, was Rev John Heneghan, son of Mr Walter Heneghan, Louisburgh.  We tender Father Heneghan and his respected parents our hearty congratulations.

THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 10, 1909
TUAM, CO GALWAY, IRELAND

PITY PARS. --- Personal, Parochial Provincial and Particular

----------

We are officially informed that a Hospice, under the control of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, will be opened and ready for the reception of infirm clergy, at Moyne Park, Ballyglenin, Co. Galway, on Thursday, the 30th September next.  This institution, beautifully situated in an immense demesne, will be in charge of the Fathers of the Order of St. Camillus de Lellis, who had to fly from their noble work in France during the recent persecution of the clergy in that country.

----------

On the recommendation of the Right Hon Lord Clonbrock, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Galway, Sir James O'Donohoe, Knight, has been appointed to the Commission of the Peace for the Galway Petty Session District.

----------

Hi Holiness Pope Pius X has been pleased to appoint the Most Rev Dr MacCormack titular Archbishop of Nisibim (?) in the East.  The dignity has been eminently merited by sincerity of character and lifelong unselfish devotion to duty.

----------

The annual excursion still absorbs the minds of the Athenry people, and things have progressed considerably during the last week.  Queenstown and back will be the days outing, and probably 500 people will leave Athenry and the surrounding districts on the last Sunday in July.

----------

Widespread regret was evident in Athenry on hearing of the melancholy death of Captain Quinlan, brother of the popular medical officer, Dr. Quinlan.  Only last summer Captain Quinlan visited Athenry, spending a few weeks with his brother at Cahegoyan Park, and during his short visit to Athenry he made a host of friends.

----------

Galway Race  __(?), which will be held on the 22nd inst, under L.A.R. __(?) rules, promise to be a splendid success.  There are 6 events on the programme, and crews from Dublin and elsewhere will compete.

----------

In the National Cyclists Union 24 hours cycle race held at Stadium, Mr Bishop, using a Rudge-Whitworth Cycle, rode 515 miles, 1,436 yards, beating the previous record by 37 miles.  On the nine that finished in this race, the winner, third fourth and 6th men rode Rudge-Whitworth Cycles.

----------

Don't forget the Tuam Races.  Tuesday, 13th July, six events, 130 entries, special trains, cheap fares.  Great southern and western railway, Tuam Races

----------

On Tuesday, 13th July, a Special Train will leave Limerick for Tuam at 9.20 a.m., returning at 6 p.m.  Excursion tickets will be issued from Sligo and intermediate Stations by 8.45 a.m. train available for return by special train leaving Tuam at 6.20 p.m.  For particulars see posters.

C. H. Dent, General Manager, Dublin, July, '09.

----------

Sinn Fein  -- Tuam Branch

A public meeting will be held in the Town Hall, Tuam, on Thursday evening next, 15th inst., at 8 o'clock, p.m., for the purpose of taking steps to organise the Tuam Branch of the National Council for the coming year.  Mr Seaghan MacDiarmada, Sinn Fein Organiser, will attend and address the meeting.  Nationalists cordially invited.

THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909
TUAM, CO GALWAY, IRELAND

MARRIED

KELLY and POWER --- July 2nd, 1909, at St. Richard and Hubert Catholic Church, Haydon, Droitwich, Worcestershire, by Rev. Clement Gortwaltz, (with Nuptial Mass), assisted by Rev. Jopseph Dospital; Droitwich; Rev. P. Coleman, P. P., Ballyforan, and Rev. P. J. Shanagher, P. P., Ahascragh; D. J. Kelly, Dysart, Co Roscommon, to Frances Lucy, eldest daughter of William Power, T. C. (late H. M. Customs), dingle Villa, Droitwich.

DIED

SLOYAN --- On Thursday morning, of the effects of measles, James Joseph, aged 10 months, only son of Mr Thomas Sloyan, Bishop street, Tuam.  Interment took place at Claretuam.  Deep sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Sloyan on the loss of their dear little boy as evinced by the large and representative funeral that. [cut off from scan]

PITHY PARS - Personal, Parochial, Provincial and Particular

----------

We notice in the "Financial Times" to hand that our townsman, James Blake Concanon, Esq, presided as chairman of the Anglo Argentine Tramway Co., held in London last week, and announced to the shareholders a very satisfactory state of progress in that financially large and well conducted undertaking.

----------

Mr Eraut of the Galway Grammar School has been appointed a member of the governing body of University College, Galway.  Mr Eraut is an experienced and successful educationalist.  He is son-in-law of our neighbour, Charles D. O'Rorke, Esq, of Clonberne Park.

----------

The solemn profession of Miss Agnes Walsh (in religion, Sister Mary Dymphna) has taken place at the Presentation Convent, Tuam.  The ceremony was performed by the Most Rev Dr Healy, Archbishop of Tuam, assisted by the Most Rev Dr Higgins, president of St Jarlath's College.  Miss Walsh is the daughter of Mr James Walsh, builder and contractor, Westport.

----------

Quite recently Mr John Moran, B E, son of Mr James Moran, Ballysteen, Co Limerick, was appointed County Surveyor, of East Galway.  The Rathkeale Guardians at their meeting last week passed a resolution congratulating Mr Moran and the Galway Co Council in electing a County Limerick man.  The resolution was moved by Mr John Fitzgibbon, J P, seconded by Mr John Hewson, and supported in a graceful speech by Mr T B Naughton, Clerk of the Union.

----------

An Irish class, which is free to visitors and others wishing to avail themselves of it, has been commenced by the Gaelic Organiser, Mr FitzHenry, in the Industrial School, Salthill, the Superior of the Christian Brothers' having kindly placed the class-room at his disposal for the purpose.
----------

Though hailing from the Black North, twenty-five years' residence amongst the people of Galway have convinced the Rev Dr Clarke that folks in this part of the country are good people to live amongst.  Dr Clarke likes Galway, and the people of Galway like Dr Clarke.  During his twenty-five years in the city he has gained for himself the popularity and respect of the citizens.  Besides being minister of the Presbyterian congregation in Galway, he has held other important offices in the Church, and at recent General Assembly he was unanimously nominated to the office of Moderator.  Last year he was appointed a member of the Governing Body of the Galway College, as well as a Commissioner of National Education.  He is also a member of the city Technical Committee, attends its meetings regularly, and takes the keenest interest in its work.

----------

Mr. Joseph A Glynn, B A, The Chairman of the Galway County Council, was born in Gort in 1869, and was educated at Blackrock College, Co Dublin, where he gained prizes and Exhibitions in the Intermediate Examinations.  In December, 1886, he was apprenticed to Mr Henry Concanon, solicitor, Tuam, and during his apprenticeship he took out his degree of B A in the Royal University as a private student.  He gained the gold medal of the Solicitors' Apprentices Debating Society for composition, and a special certificate for oratory.  At the final examination for solicitors' apprentices in October, 1891, he took third place and a special certificate for distinguished answering.  In the same year he obtained one of the highest distinctions in the Royal University, the Chancellor's large gold medal for English prose condensation, the subject of the essay being "Edmund Burke."  Mr. Glynn  started practice in Gort in 1892, and was married in 1894.  In November, 1895, on the death of the late Francis J MacCormack, of Tuam, Mr Glynn purchased the latter's house practice, and went to live in Tuam, where he has since resided.  In 1899 he was elected County Councillor for Headford, which constituency he has since represented, and in 1902 he was elected Chairman of the County Council.  Mr Glynn has been closely identified with National politics, and was offered the representation of North Galway on the death of Mr Thomas Higgins, an honour which he felt compelled to decline owing to his professional work.  He enjoys a large practice at his profession being specially identified with land sales.  Mr Glynn is also a prominent Gaelic Leaguer, and an antiquarian being one of the county secretaries of the Royal Society of the Galway Archaeological Society.  Mr Glynn has been in great request as a lecturer, and his papers on Irish historical subjects have had wide circulation. The Catholic Truth Society published a pamphlet of his, entitled "The Irish Brigade."  Other interesting papers were "A day in an Ancient Irish Abbey," published in the "Irish Rosary," and "Life in Ancient Ireland."

----------

A gun accident occurred in the vicinity of Cortoon, the victim being a married man name John Carty.  While shooting he was crossing a loosely-built wall, which fell before him.  The gun went off and the shot lodged in his hip.  He was conveyed to the Workhouse, where he lies in a serious condition.

----------

As an instance of the manner is which the Budget proposals will affect licensed traders, the case of Tuam may be instanced.  In Tuam there are at present about forty-eight licenses paying a duty of about 288 a year.  This figure, if the new licence duty be put on, will be raised to about 480, an increase of 193, representing a capitalised value at 4 per cent of 4,790.

Mr Joseph L Dunne has been appointed Town Surveyor for Ballinasloe, at the salary of per year, in the room of Mr J Hardiman, resigned, Mr Dunne for the last few months performed the duties of temporary Surveyor for the East Riding of Galway.

----------

MATTERS OF MOMENT

----------

There are several candidates for seat in Tuam District Council, vacated by Mr John Patterson, viz., Mr Oliver Ellis, Kinnickinnella; Mr Phillips, Carraculleen; Mr John O'Connor, Carrapadden, and though last not least, Mr Martin Connelly, president U I L Branch, Barnaderg, and a well known veteran in the National cause.  Mr Connelly, we understand, is to be put forward by the Nationalist party of the Board, and it is the general opinion that he will be coopted by a considerable majority.

----------

That Tuesday's race meeting has proved a record success financially cannot be gainsaid considering that the turnstile registered over 4,000 as having passed --- 1,000 of them to the grand stand enclosure paying 7s 6d each.

----------

Feis Uibh Maine, held at Mountbellew on Saturday and Sunday last was a great success.  The Very Rev Canon Fallon presided.  Eloquent speeches in Irish were delivered by Dr Henry, Mr Patrick O'Malley, and other speakers of the vernacular.

----------

Another Race Meeting, we understand, will be held at Parkmore this year, on 2nd September.

----------

The Town Commissioners are advertising for the third time for a contractor to repair the Town Clerk's office, having received but one tender and that almost double the estimated cost of the work.  All tradesmen in the town masons, carpenters, slaters, plasterers, glaziers, painters evidently have their hands full of work.  This speaks well for the progress of the town.  Everywhere about there are indications of improvement.

----------

A man named Keegan, a native of Cloondarone, Tuam, died recently in America, unmarried and intestate, leaving 4,000 which his brother, Michael Keegan, and three sisters, at Cloondarone, received a few days ago in equal shares, 1,000 each.

----------

On an adjacent townland, Killelane, a woman named Mary Fury and her daughter came in, not long since, for a windfall from Australia, close upon 2,000, left by her brother who died unmarried and without making a will.  The deceased left Killelane in the early sixties shortly after the clearance of half that village.  If he had remained at "St. Helena" a name given to a quagmire bordering on the tillage land, on which he and a few others were allowed to locate themselves, probably he would have died a pauper.

----------

Land Sub-Commissioners Messrs R H Sheil (chairman), and Edward Mitchell, with Deputy Registrar, Mr R H P Ringwood, sat in the Courthouse, Tuam on Thursday, to hear some applications (8) listed from the Tuam Union.  Messrs Concanon and Hosty appeared in the cases.

----------

A very regrettable accident occurred the race evening at Toft's swinging boats at the Potato Market.  A young man of the town was precipitated to the ground from one of the boats sustaining thereby a fracture of the knee necessitating his removal to a Dublin hospital for surgical treatment.

----------

Michael Walsh and his daughter, residing near the village of Abbey, were arrested on Sunday last by Sergeant Hanrahan, of Barnaderg, for the larceny of 14, 15s, the property of one Martin Curley, of same locality, and committed to Galway gaol on Monday on remand till 20th inst.

----------

The Tuam Town Clerk has received the following note from a Mount Bellew Bill Porter: "Send me 2s due  to me for putting up bills of the Tuam Races.  I think I am worthy of it.  If I have not it before Tuesday I will summons you at once, so don't cause any trouble."  Considering the big proceeds of the turnstiles on Tuesday the Race C. should be in opulence to relieve the Town Clerk of this urgent demand.

----------

At a special Court held on Wednesday before Mr H P Sheil, R M, three tramps were prosecuted.  One, giving his name and address as John O'Connor, of Limerick, brought up by Sergeant Cain for being drunk and incapable, was fined 1s and costs; and two women, prosecuted by Cons. Conefry for begging in the public streets, giving their respective names and addresses as Ellen Brannigan, Monaghan, and Margaret Warde, Ballinasloe, were sentenced to seven days' imprisonment.

----------

The St. Jarlath Branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society gratefully acknowledge the sum of  5 toward their fund from Mr Patrick O'Brien, Merchant, Dublin Road, Tuam.

----------

James J. Corbett, the famous Irish-American pugilist: - the only boxer that ever beat John L. Sullivan - passed through Tuam on Monday en route for Claremorris.  By the way, these two erstwhile champions are connected with Tuam district.  Corbett is nephew of the late Town Clerk, Francis Corbett; and 'John L' is married to a Corofin woman.

----------

Toft's Hobbies have a roaring week of it in town.  Coppers are shied in almost continuously, so that the boats should hardly contain them.  Youngsters "beg, borrow, or steal" to have their ride and swing.

----------

Mr John C. MacDonnell was born on the 12th January, 1850, at Ballygar, Co Galway, where his father was a merchant farmer.  Educated in the first instance at the local National School, Mr MacDonnell went to Summerhill College in 1874.  Having finished his course there he returned to Ballygar.  Subsequently he went to Dublin to study the law, but he was suddenly recalled owing to the illness of his late father.  He remained at home assisting his eldest brother at the business.  Mr MacDonnell took an active part in politics at the starting of the Land League, attending meeting every week in Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath and Longford.  When the Land League was suppressed, and the National League sprang up he acted as secretary of the latter, and he was one of the most active promoters of the Plan of Campaign.  He took part in several operations under the Plan in Galway and Roscommon with successful results.  The Baggott and Pollock estates, which were bought over by the Estates Commissioners for distribution, show the good effect the agitation has brought about.  In April, 1888, he married Miss Margaret Ferguson, of Windfield Lodge, Mountbellew, and niece of the famous Dominican preacher, Father Tom Burke.  Mr MacDonnell was for some years a member of the Mountbellew Board of Guardians and in 1891 he came to live in Galway.  He became a member of the Galway Board of Guardians the following year, and has remained so ever since.  Out of the sixty-eight members now comprising the Board, only two were members when Mr MacDonnell first became a member.  Mr MacDonnell has been a member of the Galway Board of Guardians since the Local Government Act came into operation.  He is Vice-Chairman of Co. Council; Chairmane of the Finance and Proposal Committees; Chairman of the County Hospital Board; Deputy Vice-Chairman of the Ballinasloe Asylum Committee; vice-Chairman of the Technical Committee and of the Galway Board of Guardians; representative for Galway on General Council of County Councils; a member of the Executive Committee of the General Council; and representative for Connacht on the Standing Committee of Technical Instruction.  He was one of the first to take an active part in connection with the Woollen Factory, in which he is a considerable shareholder, and no one worked harder than he to make the Technical Congress a success.

THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1909
TUAM, CO GALWAY, IRELAND


DIED

On 17th July, at 15 Queensborough Terrace, Hyde Park, London, Isabella, younger daughter of the late General Thorndike, R A, and cousin of Mrs Richard J Kelly, 10 Mountjoy Square, Dublin.

RISHWORTH --- At Ballymote House, Tuam, Hannah, dearly-beloved wife of John Rishworth.  Funeral on Tuesday to St Mary's Cathedral, Tuam, at 4 p.m.

McDONOGH --- On Monday, 19th inst., at hi residence, Cloonmoylan, Kilconly, a member of an old and respected stock, to the very deep regret of all who knew him.  [Account of funeral I our next]. --- R.I.P.

----------

PITHY PARS. - Personal, Parochial, Provincial and Particular

----------

In the Archdiocese of Tuam his Grace has made the following additional clerical changes: Rev James Heaney, C C Achill, has been transferred to Headford; Rev Father Egan, of Portsmouth, England, has been appointed C C A cill [Achill ?]; Rev Edward Higgins, C C, Headford, has been transferred to Glennamaddy; Rev James Kilgarriff C C, Glennamaddy, has been transferred to Aughamore; Rev Father Brett, C C, Aughamore, has been transferred to Ballinlough.

----------

A correspondent says - Pleasure has been felt and expressed in and around Ballinrobe by the transfer to that town of Father Prendergast, C C, one of the most popular and beloved clergymen in the Archdiocese of Tuam.  The rev gentleman, who comes of a good old Catholic Claremorris family, laboured on the mission in Glasgow for six years.  Recently he got a call to his native diocese, and was sent to minister in Keelogues, but his many spirited qualities will now have a larger field for operation in the extensive parish of Ballinrobe.  His advent to the latter town has been hailed with the greatest delight for all who know him recognize in him the ideal type of the Irish Soggarth.

----------

The great annual excursion, from Athenry to Queenstown and back for 3s 6d, has been arranged for Sunday, 1st August.  The special fast excursion leaves Athenry at 8:30 a.m., and will leave Queenstown, on the return journey, at 11 o'clock p.p.

----------

Last Sunday night two farmers' houses near the village of Lisheenavalla, in the Athenry district, were visited by a large party of armed men, and several shots were fired through the doors and windows.  Some of the inmates had narrow escapes.  When will these dastardly outrages cease?  By the way what are all the police doing when this can go on under their very noses?

----------

The population of the County of Galway is close upon 230,000, while that of the City is reckoned at 13,000.  The county comprises within an area of over a million and a half acres, a number of towns of some importance as centres of population, as well as the City of Galway, which is the Capital of Connacht.  Having regard to these facts, the condition of things disclosed at the Galway Summer Assizes should be a matter of no small satisfaction to the people of Galway.  The Grand Jury found true bills in the ten cases presented to them; but at least six of these cases were of little more importance than the trivial offences usually heard and decided at the local Petty Sessions Courts.

----------

At Westport Convent of Mercy Miss Delia Donovan, daughter of Mr and Mrs Donovan, Tuam, was professed a Sister of the Order of Mercy, taken in religion the name of Sister Julianna.  The ceremony was performed by the Very Rev Canon Macken, Adm, Tuam, and Very Rev Canon Canton, P P, Athenry.  The newly professed nun has another sister also a nun, in religion, Sister Collect, Achill.

----------

An aged woman, named Mary Murphy, was at the Ballinsloe [Ballinasloe ?] Petty Sessions, sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour for altering her age on her marriage certificate.  It appeared from the evidence that she obtained her marriage certificate, which showed her to be 20 at the time of her marriage, leaving her at the present date 61 year, but she changed the 20 to 30, thereby making her age 71.

----------

Last week a heifer belonging to a man named Conroy, who resides at Carna, Connemara, was hacked to pieces.  The outrage occurred on the Tyronne estate, near Headford, on which Mr Conroy has some grazing.

----------

The population of Headford is about six hundred.  It is about the quietest spot in Ireland.  Religious divisions or bickerings are unknown.  No maflicking [?] here on "Twelfth," or rooting up of paving stones; yet the town has to support three times the usual number of policemen.  These men are simply amusing themselves by playing handball at one of the disused houses, or else trying to catch fish with walking-sticks.  Now, this extra cost (at least 900 yearly) could be more usefully spent in works of a reproductive character.  This sum would start a small woollen industry, large numbers of sheep being reared in the locality.

----------

We regretfully have to announce the death of Mrs O'Heney, the wife of Mr John J O'Heney, of the National Bank, Clifden, which occurred at her residence, the Quay House, Clifden, on 15th inst.  Her remains were conveyed on 16th inst, by train for interment in the family burial ground at Ballina, Co Mayo.  She was a daughter of the late Mr James O'Connor, of that town, uncle to Mr George O'Connor, R M, Ennis, Co Clare.  Both he and her husband were held in the highest esteem by the people of Clifden district, as was evinced by the large cortege which accompanied her remains to the 7:30 a.m. train on 16th inst.  The massive oak coffin , which was richly mounted, was covered with a great profusion of beautiful wreaths.

----------

Mr T Kirwan, Clerk of the Petty Sessions District of Dunmore, whose retirement in consequence of his having reached the Civil Service age limit, was in the ordinary course to have dated from the end of last month, has been, it is stated, granted another year's tenure of office as a result of a petition to his authorities signed a number of magistrates in the district.  Mr Kirwan has already proved himself an exceedingly capable and courteous official, and he enjoys the esteem and respect of the people of the district, who will be delighted to learn of this latest favour accorded him by his authorities.
----------

Daylight Sailings, Dublin (North Wall) to Liverpool; - We understand that the sailing of the Daylight steamer between Dublin and Liverpool by the City of Dublin Steam Packet Company will next month be daily instead of on Tuesdays and Thursdays only, if at present.

----------

We understand that several cases in which persons were dissallowed pensions in Dunmore on the grounds of age have been inquired into by the committee, with the result that according to the census of '81 the parties have been found to be the age, and have their book returned.  There are a large number of candidates for the position of Clerk to the Du_____ (?) and Miltown Pension Committee, recently left vacant by the death of Mr J F Sheridan.  The names of the candidates mentioned are Miss Kennedy, daughter of Mr C J Kennedy, C C M Redington, C Kelly, J J Mooney, W Cassserly, E Blake, and J Sheridan.  The appointment is to take place at the next monthly meeting.

----------

The police in Galway have been notified that on Saturday night the house of a farmer named Cormican, who resides in the County Galway, was fired into, but no personal injury was received, as, fortunately, the inmates were in bed.  The alleged cause of the outrage is said to be in reference to the sale of some land, for which Cormican is negotiating the purchase.

----------

The Hospice, under the control of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, for the reception of infirm clergy, will be opened at Moyne Park, Ballyqlunin, Co Galway, on Thursday, the 30th September next.  The Institution will be in charge of the Fathers of the Order of St Camillus de Lellis.

----------
Submitted by: Jim
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
http://www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa

 


Ireland Home Page
County Galway

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All rights to the pages found within this site are retained by the original submitter of the information. Pages may be printed or copied for personal use only. They may NOT be reproduced in any form in whole or in part by any individual or organization for profit.