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    THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909 TUAM, CO GALWAY ... MARRIED KELLY and POWER --- July 2nd, 1909, at St. Richard and Hubert Catholic Church, Haydon,
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      THE TUAM HERALD, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909
      TUAM, CO GALWAY

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      MARRIED

      KELLY and POWER --- July 2nd, 1909, at St. Richard and Hubert Catholic
      Church, Haydon, Droitwich, Worcestershire, by Rev. Clement Gortwaltz, (with Nuptial
      Mass), assisted by Rev. Jopseph Dospital; Droitwich; Rev. P. Coleman, P. P.,
      Ballyforan, and Rev. P. J. Shanagher, P. P., Ahascragh; D. J. Kelly, Dysart, Co
      Roscommon, to Frances Lucy, eldest daughter of William Power, T. C. (late H.
      M. Customs), dingle Villa, Droitwich.

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      DIED

      SLOYAN --- On Thursday morning, of the effects of measles, James Joseph, aged
      10 months, only son of Mr Thomas Sloyan, Bishop street, Tuam. Interment took
      place at Claretuam. Deep sympathy is felt for Mr and Mrs Sloyan on the loss
      of their dear little boy as evinced by the large and representative funeral
      that… [cut off from scan]

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      PITHY PARS - Personal, Parochial, Provincial and Particular

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      We notice in the "Financial Times" to hand that our townsman, James Blake
      Concanon, Esq, presided as chairman of the Anglo Argentine Tramway Co., held in
      London last week, and announced to the shareholders a very satisfactory state
      of progress in that financially large and well conducted undertaking.

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      Mr Eraut of the Galway Grammar School has been appointed a member of the
      governing body of University College, Galway. Mr Eraut is an experienced and
      successful educationalist. He is son-in-law of our neighbour, Charles D. O'Rorke,
      Esq, of Clonberne Park.

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      The solemn profession of Miss Agnes Walsh (in religion, Sister Mary Dymphna)
      has taken place at the Presentation Convent, Tuam. The ceremony was performed
      by the Most Rev Dr Healy, Archbishop of Tuam, assisted by the Most Rev Dr
      Higgins, president of St Jarlath's College. Miss Walsh is the daughter of Mr
      James Walsh, builder and contractor, Westport.

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      Quite recently Mr John Moran, B E, son of Mr James Moran, Ballysteen, Co
      Limerick, was appointed County Surveyor, of East Galway. The Rathkeale Guardians
      at their meeting last week passed a resolution congratulating Mr Moran and the
      Galway Co Council in electing a County Limerick man. The resolution was
      moved by Mr John Fitzgibbon, J P, seconded by Mr John Hewson, and supported in a
      graceful speech by Mr T B Naughton, Clerk of the Union.

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      An Irish class, which is free to visitors and others wishing to avail
      themselves of it, has been commenced by the Gaelic Organiser, Mr FitzHenry, in the
      Industrial School, Salthill, the Superior of the Christian Brothers' having
      kindly placed the class-room at his disposal for the purpose.
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      Though hailing from the Black North, twenty-five years' residence amongst the
      people of Galway have convinced the Rev Dr Clarke that folks in this part of
      the country are good people to live amongst. Dr Clarke likes Galway, and the
      people of Galway like Dr Clarke. During his twenty-five years in the city he
      has gained for himself the popularity and respect of the citizens. Besides
      being minister of the Presbyterian congregation in Galway, he has held other
      important offices in the Church, and at recent General Assembly he was
      unanimously nominated to the office of Moderator. Last year he was appointed a member
      of the Governing Body of the Galway College, as well as a Commissioner of
      National Education. He is also a member of the city Technical Committee, attends
      its meetings regularly, and takes the keenest interest in its work.

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      Mr. Joseph A Glynn, B A, The Chairman of the Galway County Council, was born
      in Gort in 1869, and was educated at Blackrock College, Co Dublin, where he
      gained prizes and Exhibitions in the Intermediate Examinations. In December,
      1886, he was apprenticed to Mr Henry Concanon, solicitor, Tuam, and during his
      apprenticeship he took out his degree of B A in the Royal University as a
      private student. He gained the gold medal of the Solicitors' Apprentices Debating
      Society for composition, and a special certificate for oratory. At the final
      examination for solicitors' apprentices in October, 1891, he took third place
      and a special certificate for distinguished answering. In the same year he
      obtained one of the highest distinctions in the Royal University, the
      Chancellor's large gold medal for English prose condensation, the subject of the essay
      being "Edmund Burke." Mr. Glynn started practive in Gort in 1892, and was
      married in 1894. In November, 1895, on the death of the late Francis J
      MacCormack, of Tuam, Mr Glynn purchased the latter's house practice, and went to live
      in Tuam, where he has since resided. In 1899 he was elected County Councillor
      for Headford, which constituency he has since represented, and in 1902 he was
      elected Chairman of the County Council. Mr Glynn has been closely identified
      with National politics, and was offered the representation of North Galway on
      the death of Mr Thomas Higgins, an honour which he felt compelled to decline
      owing to his professional work. He enjoys a large practice at his profession
      being specially identified with land sales. Mr Glynn is also a prominent
      Gaelic Leaguer, and an antiquarian being one of the county secretaries of the Royal
      Society of the Galway Archaeological Society. Mr Glynn has been in great
      request as a lecturer, and his papers on Irish historical subjects have had wide
      circulation. The Catholic Truth Society published a pamphlet of his, entitled
      "The Irish Brigade." Other interesting papers were "A day in an Ancient Irish
      Abbey," published in the "Irish Rosary," and "Life in Ancient Ireland."

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      A gun accident occurred in the vicinity of Cortoon, the victim being a
      married man name John Carty. While shooting he was crossing a loosely-built wall,
      which fell before him. The gun went off and the shot lodged in his hip. He
      was conveyed to the Workhouse, where he lies in a serious condition.

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      As an instance of the manner is which the Budget proposals will affect
      licensed traders, the case of Tuam may be instanced. In Tuam there are at present
      about forty-eight licenses paying a duty of about 288p a year. This figure, if
      the new licence duty be put on, will be raised to about 480p, an increase of
      193p, representing a capitalised value at 4 per cent of 4,790p.

      Mr Joseph L Dunne has been appointed Town Surveyor for Ballinasloe, at the
      salary of £ per yer, in the room of Mr J Hardiman, resigned, Mr Dunne for the
      last few months performed the duties of temporary Surveyor for the East Riding
      of Galway.

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      MATTERS OF MOMENT

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      There are several candidates for seat in Tuam District Council, vacated by Mr
      John Patterson, viz., Mr Oliver Ellis, Kinnickinnella; Mr Phillips,
      Carraculleen; Mr John O'Connor, Carrapadden, and though last not least, Mr Martin
      Connelly, president U I L Branch, Barnaderg, and a well known veteran in the
      National cause. Mr Connelly, we understand, is to be put forward by the Nationalist
      party of the Board, and it is the general opinion that he will be coopted by
      a considerable majority.

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      That Tuesday's race meeting has proved a record success financially cannot be
      gainsaid considering that the turnstile registered over 4,000 as having
      passed --- 1,000 of them to the grand stand enclosure paying 7s 6d each.

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      Feis Uibh Maine, held at Mountbellew on Saturday and Sunday last was a great
      success. The Very Rev Canon Fallon presided. Eloquent speeches in Irish were
      delivered by Dr Henry, Mr Patrick O'Malley, and other speakers of the
      vernacular.

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      Another Race Meeting, we understand, will be held at Parkmore this year, on
      2nd September.

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      The Town Commissioners are advertising for the third time for a contractor to
      repair the Town Clerk's office, having received but one tender and that
      almost double the estimated cost of the work. All tradesmen in the town masons,
      carpenters, slaters, plasterers, glaziers, painters evidently have their hands
      full of work. This speaks well for the progress of the town. Everywhere about
      there are indications of improvement.

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      A man named Keegan, a native of Cloondarone, Tuam, died recently in America,
      unmarried and intestate, leaving 4,000p which his brother, Michael Keegan, and
      three sisters, at Cloondarone, received a few days ago in equal shares,
      1,000p each.

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      On an adjacent townland, Killelane, a woman named Mary Fury and her daughter
      came in, not long since, for a windfall from Australia, close upon 2,000p,
      left by her brother who died unmarried and without making a will. The deceased
      left Killelane in the early sixties shortly after the clearance of half that
      village. If he had remained at "St. Helena" a name given to a quagmire
      bordering on the tillage land, on which he and a few others were allowed to locate
      themselves, probably he would have died a pauper.

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      Land Sub-Commissioners Messrs R H Sheil (chairman), and Edward Mitchell, with
      Deputy Registrar, Mr R H P Ringwood, sat in the Courthouse, Tuam on Thursday,
      to hear some applications (8) listed from the Tuam Union. Messrs Concanon
      and Hosty appeared in the cases.

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      A very regrettable accident occurred the race evening at Toft's swinging
      boats at the Potato Market. A young man of the town was precipitated to the
      ground from one of the boats sustaining thereby a fracture of the knee
      necessitating his removal to a Dublin hospital for surgical treatment.

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      Michael Walsh and his daughter, residing near the village of Abbey, were
      arrested on Sunday last by Sergeant Hanrahan, of Barnaderg, for the larceny of
      14p, 15s, the property of one Martin Curley, of same locality, and committed to
      Galway gaol on Monday on remand till 20th inst.

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      The Tuam Town Clerk has received the following note from a Mount Bellew Bill
      Porter: "Send me 2s due to me for putting up bills of the Tuam Races. I
      think I am worthy of it. If I have not it before Tuesday I will summons you at
      once, so don't cause any trouble." Considering the big proceeds of the
      turnstiles on Tuesday the Race C. should be in opulence to relieve the Town Clerk of
      this urgent demand.

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      At a special Court held on Wednesday before Mr H P Sheil, R M, three tramps
      were prosecuted. One, giving his name and address as John O'Connor, of
      Limerick, brought up by Sergeant Cain for being drunk and incapable, was fined 1s and
      costs; and two women, prosecuted by Cons. Conefry for begging in the public
      streets, giving their respective names and addresses as Ellen Brannigan,
      Monaghan, and Margaret Warde, Ballinasloe, were sentenced to seven days'
      imprisonment.

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      The St. Jarlath Branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society gratefully
      acknowledge the sum of £5 toward their fund from Mr Patrick O'Brien, Merchant, Dublin
      Road, Tuam.

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      James J. Corbett, the famous Irish-American pugilist: - the only boxer that
      ever beat John L. Sullivan - passed through Tuam on Monday en route for
      Claremorris. By the way, these two erstwhile champions are connected with Tuam
      district. Corbett is nephew of the late Town Clerk, Francis Corbett; and 'John L'
      is married to a Corofin woman.

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      Toft's Hobbies have a roaring week of it in town. Coppers are shied in
      almost continuously, so that the boats should hardly contain them. Youngsters
      "beg, borrow, or steal" to have their ride and swing.

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      Mr John C. MacDonnell was born on the 12th January, 1850, at Ballygar, Co
      Galway, where his father was a merchant farmer. Educated in the first instance
      at the local National School, Mr MacDonnell went to Summerhill College in 1874.
      Having finished his course there he returned to Ballygar. Subsequently he
      went to Dublin to study the law, but he was suddenly recalled owing to the
      illness of his late father. He remained at home assisting his eldest brother at
      the business. Mr MacDonnell took an active part in politics at the starting of
      the Land League, attending meeting every week in Galway, Roscommon, Westmeath
      and Longford. When the Land League was suppressed, and the National League
      sprang up he acted as secretary of the latter, and he was one of the most
      active promoters of the Plan of Campaign. He took part in several operations under
      the Plan in Galway and Roscommon with successful results. The Baggott and
      Pollock estates, which were bought over by the Estates Commissioners for
      distribution, show the good effect the agitation has brought about. In April, 1888,
      he married Mis Margaret Ferguson, of Windfield Lodge, Mountbellew, and niece
      of the famous Dominican preacher, Father Tom Burke. Mr MacDonnell was for some
      years a member of the Mountbellew Board of Guardians and in 1891 he came to
      live in Galway. He became a member of the Galway Board of Guardians the
      following year, and has remained so ever since. Out of the sixty-eight members now
      comprising the Board, only two were members when Mr MacDonnell first became a
      member. Mr MacDonnell has been a member of the Galway Board of Guardians
      since the Local Government Act came into operation. He is Vice-Chairman of Co.
      Council; Chairmane of the Finance and Proposal Committees; Chairman of the
      County Hospital Board; Deputy Vice-Chairman of the Ballinasloe Asylum Committee;
      vice-Chairman of the Technical Committee and of the Galway Board of Guardians;
      representative for Galway on General Council of County Councils; a member of
      the Executive Committee of the General Council; and representative for Connacht
      on the Standing Committee of Technical Instruction. He was one of the first
      to take an active part in connection with the Woollen Factory, in which he is a
      considerable shareholder, and no one worked harder than he to make the
      Technical Congress a success.

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


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