TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1909
TUAM, CO GALWAY
DEATH OF THE VERY REV. FATHER CONSIDINE, P.P.
We deeply regret to record the death at the parochial residence, St. Mary's.
Ardrahan, of the Very Rev. Thomas Considine, P.P., which occurred on Monday.
The deceased clergyman was a most zealous, active and good-working pastor, and
the splendid church of Ardrahan, the parochial house there and grounds and
the efficient schools in the parish testify to his worth and are enduring
monument of his energy and high conception of duty. He was a most popular man with
all classes and greatly esteemed, being singularly kind hearted and well
disposed. For some years he had been in failing health and was unable to continue
to give that whole-hearted and thorough zeal to his work which always
distinguished him. The Diocese of Galway loses in him a most excellent and good
priest whose death is universally and deservedly regretted. The obsequies and
funeral on Thursday testified to that universal esteem. R.I.P.
DEATH OF MR. EDMOND O'BRIEN, TURLOUGHMORE.
We regretfully chronicle the death at Coarse Park, Turloughmore, on Thursday,
26th ult., of Mr. Edmond O'Brien, Brother of Mr. Patrick O'Brien, merchant,
of Tuam, in the eighty-first year of his life, to the deep sorrow of a large
circle of friends. The funeral to Lackagh on Saturday was the largest witnessed
in that district for a very long time.
Chief mourners Messrs. Patrick, Edmond, and Michael O'Brien (sons) ; Mary
Kate and Delia O'Brien (daughters) ; Joseph, Michael, and John O'Brien, John
Connell, John Tieerney, Patrick Kennedy (nephews); Owen Creaven and Thomas Meagher
The last prayers of the Church were recited at the graveside by Rev. James
Rev. John Fallon, P.P., Knock, has been promoted as Canon and P.P. of
Mountbellew; Rev. J. Corcoran, C.C., Newport, to be P.P. of Knock. The parish of
Turlough, vacant by the death of Rev. T. Walsh, P.P., has been divided into two,
to one of which Rev. Father O'Flaherty, C.C., Castlebar, is appointed P.P.,
and Rev M. Burke, C.C., as P.P. of the other.
POST OFFICE CLERKSHIP
At a recent examination of candidates for Post Office Clerkships (?) Master
Patrick Murphy, youngest son of Sir John Murphy, Toll Farmer, Ruam, secured
first place in ten and has got a call to Tuam Post Office where he is located for
duty. The good Christian Brothers, under whose watch Master Murphy was
prepared, are to be congratulated on the result.
PITHY PARS. - Personal, Parochial, Provincial and Particular
Mr. Cairns, C.E., has been entrusted with the preparation of plan and
specification for a Town Hall in Swinford, to be built for a local limited company.
Rev. Mr. Hannay, who uses the nom de plume "George A. Birmingham," has
written another novel, said to be on lines similar to those of "Spanish Gold," which
will be published by Messrs. Methnen during summer. It will be entitled "The
Secret Charge," and will tell of comic adventures connected with an anarchist
who settles on the west coast of Ireland in order that he may be able to
manufacture his explosives in peace.
The Ball in aid of the Co. Galway Stall at the Dublin Hospital Bazaar
arranged to take place on Monday was unavoidably postponed.
The posting premises held by the late Mr. Dominick Burke, Galway, has been
purchased by Mr. Mark McGrath, of the Commercial Hotel, Eyre Street, who intends
carrying on the posting business in an up-to-date manner.
A sad drowning fatality occurred on Thursday last at Creggduff, about eight
miles from Galway. A man named Thomas Small, who had for some time past
suffered from depression, was found drowned in a deep drain a short distance from
his own home. An inquest was held on Friday, and a verdict of suicide while
temporarily insane was returned.
In a case at Castlerea Quarter Session , in which a local trader, Mr. J.
McDermott, sued a small farmer named James McNeill, for 21p 11s 4 d, principal and
interest due on a foot of a promissory note, Judge Wakely, having spent four
hours examining plaintiff's books, said between 1898 and the present date
McNeill got, between goods, cash lent, etc, 67p 15s 7d, and he paid in cash 107p
5s 4d. What was against McNeill was not goods nor cash, but interest and
compound interest, and, in his Honor's opinion, the man had been grossly defrauded
and bilked. The action was dismissed on the merits.
His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam administered Confirmation in the Parish
Church., Louisburgh, on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in Clare Island on the
Mr. Thomas Brennan has just completed a steam draw plate oven, after the
patents of Thompson and Co., Edinburgh, which is certainly a step in the right
direction and quite in keeping with the spirit of improvement which has made the
town of Kiltimagh so prominent in recent years. The oven is fitted with clock
and thermometer, so that the time and heating can be perfectly regulated, and
the old style chance work is done away with, while everything is done to
guarantee absolute cleanliness. The bakery is fully equipped with machines for
dough mixing, carrying dough, etc, and has a copious supply of splendid water.
Mr. Brennan intends to turn out first-class bread and confectionery; and
deserves the success which his enterprise certainly entitles him to.
The "Mayo News" says - During the week, Mrs. E. C. Robertson, solicitor,
Castlebar, on behalf of Miss MacEvilly, sister of the late Archbishop of Tuam, has
had notice served upon the Rev Jeremiah O'Toole, P P, Kilmeena, nephew and
sole executor of the Archbishop, that the validity of his Grace's will is to be
contested in the Superior Courts that it was not duly signed by the testator
in the presence of two witnesses. The names appearing on the impeached
documents as attesting witnesses are those of the late Canon O'Dwyer, P. P., Dunmore,
and Canon J. P. Cunning, P. P., Ballyhannis. Messrs. Kelly and McGonigal,
solicitors, have been engaged by the executor in support of the will.
The first issue of the "Connacht Tribune," a new Nationalist weekly
newspaper, published in Galway, is a promising initial number of eight pages of eight
columns each. Its local news supply is extemely full and diversified, the type
good, and the printing very legible. Mr. William O'Malley, M.P. begins in
the journal a series of articles entitled "Connemara Land League Reminisecnces."
At the meeting of the committee of the Castlebar Branch of the Gaelic League,
the Secretaries of the Feis announced that they had received a large number
of entries for the forthcoming Feis in July. It was also stated that the
Midland Great Western Railway Co. had expressed their intention of giving special
facilities for those wishing to attend this important festival. The fare from
Athlone to Castlebar (available for four days) will be only 3s 6d. Similar
reductions have been made in fares from all the other stations to the Midland
system west of Athlone, so that there will be no excuse in that direction for
competitors and others wishing to attend.
In Galway last week Very Rev Father Dooley presided at a meeting of the
committee having charge of the arrangements for the reception of the delegates
attending the forthcoming Technical Congress to be held in the latter end of June
and the beginning of July. Mr. W. B. Grieves proposed and Sir James O'Donohoe
seconded, a resolution appointing the Most Rev. Dr. O'Dea, Lord Bishop of
Galway, chairman of the reception committee. The Hon. Sec. (Mr. C. J. Leaper)
was directed to write to the Rev Father Dowling asking him to so arrange agenda
as to permit the delegates to have an excursion on the Lake during one of the
days of the Congress. Mr. Oldham, Dublin, has arranged to give a lecture on
the Woollen Industries of Ireland, and Mr. R. J. Kelly, B.L., has expressed his
intention of lecturing on "Old Galway." The lectures will be followed by a
concert. - "Galway Express."
What should prove a decidedly attractive fancy fete is to be held at
Ballinasloe on Thursday, 17th June. The proceeds are in aid of the East Galway
District Nurse Fund, a deserving institution which ought to command widespread
public support. The attractions include a lawn tennis tournament, athletic sports,
rifle and clay pigeon shooting, conjuring, variety entertainments, dancing,
The National Teachers in Roamuck parish have presented an address to the Rev.
Redmond McHugh on the eve of his departure to take charge of the important
parish of Clare-Galway. In his office as manager of the eleven schools in
Roemuck the teachers always found Father McHugh most anxious to meet their
interests, while the parishioners in general had in him a faithful friend who was
always most zealous in their behalf.
British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
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