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THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 24, 1909
TUAM, CO GALWAY
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
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
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.
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
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