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Tuam Herald, Saturday, Mar 13, 1909 Tuam, Co Galway

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    Tuam Herald, Saturday, Mar 13, 1909 Tuam, Co Galway Costable J costello, R I C, Galway, who was recently transferred to Oranmore on special duty, has been
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      Tuam Herald, Saturday, Mar 13, 1909
      Tuam, Co Galway

      Costable J costello, R I C, Galway, who was recently transferred to Oranmore
      on special duty, has been granted a first-class favourable record for
      courageous conduct, and a third-class record, with £1, for good police duty

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      Mr. Henry Doran, Mr. F T C Gahan, and Mr Mitchell, of the Congested Districts
      Board, last week accompanied by the Rev P Canon Lyons, P P, V F, Castlebar,
      met a number of the tenants on the Kilmaine estate at Snugboro, and discussed
      with them the best means by which the Brewaster farm might be divided up.
      Alternative offers of holdings and plots were made, and the tenants were given
      until Thursday to decide as to which offer the majority of them were willing to
      accept.

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      The M G W Railway have a staff of men at work covering in the up platform of
      Claremorris station, and it is also thought that they will carry out a similar
      improvement at the down platform.

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      His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam administered the Sacrament of Confirmation
      to over 400 children in Claremorris last week. He preached a very useful
      sermon exhorting the people to listen to the preachers and to stand faithfully by
      the Church. He complained of some papers in Dublin which were trying to
      undermine the faith and morals of the people; also of the excessive use of bad cheap
      tea, which was one of the causes why the asylums were full. He also
      complained of bickering, disputes, and wrangling in public life, and said that
      Irishmen were not fit to get Home Rule as they had not that patience and moderation
      so necessary for the proper control of public business. On Friday evening the
      first great solemnity of this mission took place in honour of the Most Holy
      Sacrament of the Blessed Eucharist.

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      Mr. Timothy Gilmartin, son of the late Mr Richard Gilmartin, of New York, is
      at present on a visit to his uncle, Mr Michael Gilmartin, Rinshiona,
      Castelebar, father of the Very Rev Dr Gilmartin, Vice-President of Maynooth College.
      Mr Gilmartin is an American born, but always looked forward to a visit to the
      land of his ancestors. He arrived in Castlebar on Wednesday week, and has
      since been visiting numerous relatives, including his cousin, Mr Joseph
      Gilmartin, R.D.C. He speaks highly of the Irish in America, and takes a deep interest
      in the great struggle of the Irish people for their independence. He is a
      staunch supporter of the Irish Revival Movement.

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      Athlone is one of the few places in Ireland where, we are told, a castle
      (caislen or caistel) was erected in pre Norman times. The Four Masters, in the
      year 1120, say" "The Castle of Athlone and the bridge were erected by Turlough
      O'Connor, in the summer of this year, i.e., the summer of the drought." The
      other per-Norman Castles, as far as known, were at Balliasloe, Galway, and
      Collooney, all erected in 1124; Cuileanntrach (unidentitified), demolished in 1155;
      Tuam erected in 1164; and Ferns, demolished in 1166. What sort of structures
      these pre-Norman castles were we are nowhere directly told, but we may
      perhaps, infer that the one at Athlone, at any rate, was of wood, as it "burned by a
      thunderbolt" two years later.

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      A process-server named Kilroe was forced to beat a hasty retreat from the
      Kelly-Manon estate at Mount Talbot last week where he attended for the purpose of
      serving processes. The local police assisted in protecting a bailiff while
      engaged in the same duty on the Potts next day. There was no disturbance.

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      With the passing of the Queen's College, now University College, Galway,
      there has also passed away a prominent figure in the College, an old soldier of
      the Queen, in the person of the Assistant in Natural History, Sergeant Brady.
      For upwards of twenty years Sergeant Brady has been known to visitors to the
      museums, and especially to students, for his knowledge and never-failing
      courtesy. Formerly he served in the 88th for over twenty years, largely in India;
      the effects of his various campaigns, the heat of the Indian plains and the cold
      of the Himalays could be seen inhis soldier's physique and unmistakeable
      bearing. He was taken ill a few weeks ago, but returned to his duty; which,
      however, he had to relinquish, and went home to die. He died on Thursday, the
      25th February.

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      In Dunmore last week a horse the property of Mr P Donlon, Carramane, Dunmore,
      taking fright dashed through the town and made its way into the wholesale and
      retail store of Mr. C J Kennedy, Co C, whose premises were well filled with
      customers at the time. No panic ensued, though some had marvellous escapes.
      Two of Mr. Kennedy's customers, Messrs. Rodger Kelly and James Mitchell,
      pounced upon the animal and succeeded, after some careful handling in removing him.
      Credit is also due to Constable Summers, R I C, for his promptitude and pluck
      in cooling down the wild animal.


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