Ireland Old News
|CORK.The New National Schools at
Blarney.Recently, in the presence of a large and fashionable company, the inscription stone
of the Blarney new national schools was laid by Lady Colthurst. The building is of brick and masonry,
being 120 feet long by 40 broad, and contains four school rooms, two male and two female, to
accommodate 250 boys and the same number of girls. For the ceremony of placing in the inscription
stone the walls of the building were decorated with bunting, and besides the visitors, all the school
children, whose attire and neatness were striking and most creditable, were in attendance. On the
stone was inscribed the words "Blarney, Colthurst National Schools, 1897." The schools will be
completed in a short period, and, with its new church and new schools, Blarney will hardly be
excelled in its educational and religious equipment by any place of its size and population.
Present were : Father Lynch, Sir George and Lady Colthurst, Master Colthurst, Miss Parkins, Mr. and Mrs. E. Mahony, Master Mahony, Mr. Arthur Mahony, Mr. R. U. F. Townsend, Mr. G. W. F. Townsend, Miss Townsend, Dr. J. Forde, Harvard College, Massachusetts ; Miss Donovan, Dublin ; Miss Hayes, Dublin ; Mr. D. Forde, builder ; Mr. and Mrs. E. Cotter, Mrs. Nunan, Mr. George Smyth, Mr. R. B. Healy, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Ahern, Mr. R. Forest, Mr. J. Corcoran, Miss Hayes, Blarney ; Mr. J. Forde, Mrs. D. Harrington, Mr. R. Casey, clerk of works ; Mrs. Casey, Mr. J. Wiseman and others.
Father Lynch expressed his pleasure and gratification to see Lady Colthurst among them. He referred eulogistically to the Colthurst family, and hoped the name would last as long as the inscription stone. Mr. Forde, builder, presented Lady Colthurst with a silver trowel, having a picture of Blarney Castle, the handle prettily carved in maple wood taken from the Colthurst demesne, and, in doing so, gave expression to the satisfaction it afforded him to perform such a duty. If would be useless for him to speak of the character of the Colthurst family for it was well known. Lady Colthurst acknowledged the kind expressions towards her family, and then laid the inscription stone.
The Lanark Era
At Poland, Nov. 13th, Moses Paul, aged 91 years. Born in Antrim Cty, Ireland, where he grew to manhood, marrying Miss Sarah McCullough, of the same county. Eight years after their marriage they sailed to Canada, losing two of their children during the crossing. Settling near Poland, where two more of their children died. The surviving family are: Daniel, in BC; James, at Poland; William, on the homestead; Nancy (Mrs. John Campbell) in Minnesota; Mrs. Paul, his wife died six years ago. He was a weaver by trade, which he continued here as a winter occupation. He had returned to Ireland for a visit once after settling here. He was a Postmaster at Poland for a number of years. Burial in Poland cemetery.
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