THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, June 19, 1909
Tuam, Co Galway
CONCONAN - On June 12th, at 6 Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park, London, the wife
of Edmond G. Concanon, D.S.G., of a son.
ARMSTROONG and BARRETT - June 5, 1909, at Kenagh Church, Co Longford, by the
Rev. P.K. Lyon, Noble, only son of Thomas N. Armstrong, J.P., of Glanmore,
Nenagh, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Samuel Barrett, J.P., of Ballintava, Co
BRISTOW and KNOX - June 9, 1909, at Ardnaree Church, Ballina, by the Very Rev
The Dean of Connor (father of the bridegroom), assisted by Rev J.H.M. Nash,
B.A., Rector of the Parish, Harry Jones, to Maud Allthea Dora, daughter of
Utred A. Knox, Mount Falcon, Ballina.
McHUGH - Denis McHugh, at Ballybanagher, Ballyglunnin, on Sunday, 13th June,
aged 86 years. Interment at Cummer Cemetery on Tuesday, 15th inst. Father W.
McHugh officiated at the graveside.
DONELAN - At Kilvolan, on 3rd June, 1909, Ellen Donelan, youngest daughter
of Thomas Donelan and Kate Donelan. Interment took place at the family burial
ground, Donaghpatrick, on 5th June.
Lost - 2p Reward.
STRAYED from Castlegrove on Tuiesdau the 8th inst., a black cocker Spaniel.
Owner's name on collar. Reward given for information conderning same. - Lewin.
DEATH OF MISS ELLEN DONELAN, KILVOLAN, CAHERLISTRANE.
We deeply regret to announce the demise of the above-named young lady on
Thursday, 3rd June, at the early age of 16 years. Deceased was ailing for only a
brief period, and her premature taking oil has evoked the sympathy and sorrow
of every one who enjoyed the pleasure of knowing her ; and out to her bereaved
parents and relatives goes the sincere condolence of their many friends and
neighbours. Miss Donelan was a universal favourite, and her death has left a
void not easily to be filled.
The internment took place at Donaghpatrick on Saturday, 5th June, the funeral
cortege comprising a very large and representative number of the people of
the district. Father Heaney, C.C., was ministering to deceased during her
illness, officiated at the graveside, and the child mourners were : Thomas Donelan
(father), Kate Donelan (mother), Michael, Thomas, Patrick (brothers), Mary
(sister), - R.I.P.
PITH PARS. - Personal, Parochial Provincial and Particular
We perceive that Part V. of Popular and Patriotic Poetry so carefully
compiled by Mr. R. J. Kelly, B.L., has just been issued by the Catholic Truth
Society. It contains a number of excellent pieces, such as Shemus O'Brien, the Boys
of Wexford (lately revised by Dr Joyce), Tadhg O'Donoghue, and other rare
patriotic poems, which should be better known.
Second Lieutenant Ivor G. W. Horder, has been appointed to the 3rd Battalion
(Galway Militia) to fill a vacancy in the establishment. The Battalion has
vacancies yet for eight lieutenants and six second lieutenants.
Capt. James McNally, of the Connaught Rangers, who has for a long term of
years been stationed at Renmore Barracks, has been promoted to the rank of Major.
Ex. Head-constable Mack, R I C, who had for years been stationed in Galway
West Riding, was found dead in his bedroom on last Monday morning with a bullet
wound in his head. Deceased, who was 69, retired from the force in 11890, and
at the time of the sad occurrence was living at 42 Willowbank street, Belfast.
Ballagh, otherwise Ballagh-na-Brugha, is derived from Brugha, i.e. a palace
obscured from the public view. Within the environs of its picturesque hills,
studded with a beautiful growth of hawthorn, are two raths of very large
dimensions traditionally said to have been the abode of a Tuatha de Danaan king.
Ballagh West, which is in the vicinity of Dunnmore, is now the oldest family
seat in that parish. It has been transmitted to the Lynch family through lineal
descent for several centuries. It is a branch of the ancient Lynch patrimony
of Tobarroe, Kilconly, and Orannagh, Mayo. The former is in possession of
members of the Lynch family to the present day. Orannagh was sold by Michael
Lynch, of Toberroe, over a century ago. The Lynches originally belonged to
Merlin Park, Galway. That property was confiscated for their having fought for the
Stuarts on the Catholic and Irish side in the Confederate army in the wars
against the Puritans, 1641-'49. The Lynches were replaced in Merlin Park by a
family of the name of Blake.
Under the patronage of The Most Rev Dr McCormack D D, the Committee of the
Galway Gaelic League have decided to hold their Feis in the County Hall, Galway,
on 11th and 12th August next.
Thomas Carr, who was at the last Ballinssloe Petty Sessions, sentenced to
three months' imprisonment for a brutal assault on his wife Mary Anne Carr,
absconded from the Workhouse, where he was an inmate, on hearing of the sentence,
and has not yet been found, notwithstanding the fact that the police are
scouring the country for him.
The young man, Veldon, who is charged in connection with the robbery from
Claremorris railway station is still confined in prison. The second man
implicated in the larcenry, and who took to the country when the alarm was raised, is
still at large. Mr. W. J. Devlin, solicitor, Claremorris, has been engaged to
The death is very much regretted at Galway of Mother Mary Magdalen Golding,
the Superioress of the Proaentation (?) Convent, which occurred at an advanced
age. Deceased, who was a native of Shrule, celebrated her golden jubilee
only a few weeks ago. She had been elected Rev Mother of the Convent no less
than seven times.
Lady Philippe Waithman left Merlin Park for London to present her daughter
Mrs. Page Croft, on her marriage, at Court.
At Ballina Petty Sessions on the 8th instant, the Master of the ss. Ephraim,
of Fleetwood, was prosecuted by the Department of Agriculture and Technical
Instruction for Ireland for trawling in Lacken Bay, in contravention of the
Departments'' bye-law. A fine of 100 P, with 25p, 4s 2d costs was imposed.
The Very Rev P J Lally, P P, V F, presided at an indignation meeting in
Galway to protest against the action of Colonel O'Hara in refusing the citizens
permission to re-erect a spring-board for bathing purposes at Blackrockk,
Salthill. It was determined to form a Citizens' Committee to fight the matter at law.
Mr. George Keogh, J P, D L, of Greevagh, Co Sligo, died a few days ago.
Mr. W. Pierce, of the Bank of Ireland, Galway, is promoted agent at Boyle, in
succession to Mr. Lamphler, who is promoted to Gorey.
On the occasion of his resignation from the office of Postmaster, Mr B. J.
McDonnell, Loughrea, has received a beautifully illuminated address the work of
Miss M. Fitzpatrick, Dublin, from the staff of the Loughrea Post Office and
sub-offices in the district.
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