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    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
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      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.

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      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
      (sons-in-law).

      The last prayers of the Church were recited at the graveside by Rev. James
      Heaney, P.P.

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      CLERICAL CHANGES

      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      The Ball in aid of the Co. Galway Stall at the Dublin Hospital Bazaar
      arranged to take place on Monday was unavoidably postponed.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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.

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      His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam administered Confirmation in the Parish
      Church., Louisburgh, on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in Clare Island on the
      following day.

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      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.

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      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.

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      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."

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      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.

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      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."

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      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,
      etc.

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      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.

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      Jim McNamara
      British Isles Family History Society - USA, Newsletter Editor
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~bifhsusa


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