THE TUAM HERALD, TUAM, CO GALWAY
SATURDAY, JULY 3, 1909
Great Western Railway
Rosslare & Fishguard
Route to and From
G.W.R. Turbine Steamer "St. Patrick"
Magnificently appointed turbine steamers
Sea passage 2 ¾ Hours
Tuam dep. --------- 4:10 p.m. London dep. 8.45 a.m. 8.45
Cardiff arr. 7.0 p.m. 6.9 a.m. Cardiff dep. 11.40A.M. 11.40
London arr. 9.55 a.m 9.5 p.m. Tuam arr. --------
1.53 p.m. .
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 ½ 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
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