The Tuam Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1909, Part 2
- The Tuam Herald, Saturday, April 3, 1909
Tuam, Co Galway
PITHY PARS. - Personal Parochial Provincial and Particular (Cont'd)
A marriage was celebrated during last week in Claremorris, a record of which
is not likely to appear in the fashionable pars of a society journal. The
marriage was contracted between two inmates of the Claremorris Workhouse, aged 84
and 79 respectively.
One evening last week a man named Martin O'Connor, a carpenter by occupation,
and a native of Spiodal, was discovered lying on the roadside at Errismore, a
short distance from Clifden, in an unconscious state. Having been removed to
a neighbouring house, it was there found by medical inspection that he had
been suffering from a fracture of the skull. Medical aid was unavailing, as the
man did not recover consciousness, and died the following morning. The
deceased was well known in Galway, where he had a large connection. He belonged to
a most respectable family.
The sum of £100 has been granted out of the public funds to the father of the
late Constable Goldrick.
A marriage has been arrange between Captain Aglionby, 3rd Battalion Connaught
Rangers, and Colonial Civil Service, and Joyce Williams Wynn, daughter of the
late Joseph Godman, of Park Hatch, and Mrs. Godman, 55 Lowndes Square, London.
At Ballinasloe Asylum a serious outbreak of fever, which has been traced to
the supply of milk received from a contractor one of the members of whose
family has been down with the disease, has broken out among the Asylum staff.
Another female attendant was also stricken with the disease.
Some very important records and appeals - or where not important at least
interesting - were heard at Mayo Assizes last week. In the appeal brought by Mr.
Loftus, Ballina, against the decision of the County Court Judge awarding Miss
O'Connell, £55 compensation for disturbance under the Town Tenants' Act. Mr.
Justice Johnson reduced the amount of the decree to £10 without costs.
Under the patronage of the Governors and Committee of the Mayo County
Infirmary, in connection with an effort which is being made to equip thoroughly a
surgical ward, and otherwise to add to the facilities for the treatment and
comfort of the patients in that useful institution, it has been decided, in order
to raise funds for this very praiseworthy project, to organise a concert and
ball in Castlebar for the nights of Tuesday and Wednesday, 13th and 14th April
Salmon netting is now carried on actively on the Moy at Ballina and in the
upper waters and with fair results, considering the full state of the river and
that it is yet early in the season.
Angling opened well last week on the Moy, the water in fairly good order.
Jim Hearns after an hour's try succeeded in getting into a springer, which gave
play for about half an hour before he succeeded in getting him to net - a
beautifully made fish, weighing 11 lbs. Master Ivan Garvey hooked what must have
been a 30 lb. Salmon. The monster was hooked in the stream close by the weirs
and played hard for over three hours, and as a final he took the centre arch
of the bridge in a run, and before Master Garvey could get him well in hand
again he broke his hold, and was free once more. During the struggle the bridge
was crowded with spectators, and every one felt sore at the young angler
losing his prize after such a long contest.
The death is much regretted in Co Mayo of Dr T Griffin, M A, M D, Louisburgh,
who has passed away at the age of 62 years. He was much esteemed, both in
his professional capacity and as a magistrate, and as a medical practitioner his
ability was appreciated beyond his own districts. There is much sympathy
with Mrs. Griffin and family in their bereavement.
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
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