KERRYMAN Bits and pieces Duagh
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 07, 1915; Section: Front page, Page: 1
Judging from the report of the half-yearly meeting of the Teachers’ Association, published in this issue, there must have been some interfiling debate in the Chairman’s (Mr. P. M. Griffin) address. In the official report suplied to us, we are told the discussion was an animated one, but no details are given. It came to us as a great surprise, to read in the address, that in this county, out of every 100 pupils on the school rolls, about 36 are absent every day. By allowing for illness and many other causes, one could never meet a full attendance, but it is hardly conceivable that 35 children in a healthy county like ours could be “ill” every day. But the statement has been made by good authority. (Break)
But to the discredit of our county educational administrators there is worse to relate. We are told that besides those who do not attend school regularly, there are some children of school going age, even yet, whose names never appear on the school registers. Could anything be more painful and depressing. Our enemies appear to have some datum for their sneer that we are the most uneducated this and that in Europe. (See Paper for more on subject)
CASTLEISLAND AUGUST FAIR.
There was a considerable decrease in stock offering as compared with previous fairs, but good prices were realized and an early clearance affected. There was a large supply of horses but trade in, that department was slow, and there was a noticeable decrease in prices, which is attributable to the fact that large supplies have arrived from Colonies £45 to £60. A few hunters were bought for £100. In the cattle department calves from 4 to 6 months were in good demand, small supply and all cleared at from £4 10a. to £6.. Springer’s made from £18 to £24; Three year old bullocks from £14 to £18 each. (See paper for more)
THE FUTURE ASSETS OF OUR NATION.”
LETTER FROM MRS. B. FORAN, LISTOWEL. Listowel, July 28th, 1915.
Dear Sir.—The present time of stirring events has, perhaps, been needed to bring home to us the importance of guarding the lives and preserving the vitality of our children. To those whom fortune has favoured in the way of wealth, there is no need to speak. The well-being of their children is taken as a matter of course; but the children of the poor—the future working assets of our nation, are those which must engage the thinking members of our population. We see around us every day, thousands of little lives dropping out, or children who go through life with maimed, deformed bodies, without considering why it should be so, or if it could be prevented. See what they are doing in other countries, spending thousands of pounds to have even proper playgrounds while here. We seem to be centuries behind time in everything considering child welfare. In England the State provides, free meals, medical examination of schools, dental clinics, free books, grants for baby clubs, and maternity centres, where the expectant poor mother has received advice for months before her baby is born , A Child Welfare Committee has been formed in Dublin, of which the Solicitor-General is chairman, the views of which has secured the sympathy and support of Irish, Liberal, and Unionist Members of the House which guides our destinies, and it only remains now for you, sir, to arouse public opinion on the subject to strengthen their hands and obtain for the children of this country the same privileges as prevail in the Sister Isle. You already know what the Id. dinners have done for the poor children in Tralee, and our small experience here has shown us what the lunch given at our school has done for the little boys who have been receiving it for the past few years. £10 donation towards the Samaritan Funds of the W. N. H. A. enabled us to begin the lunch one cold, raw winter’s day to about 35 children. Since then, the number has been raised to 80 and all honour to the generous people of our town and district, we have never since been in want of funds for carrying it on. Our Queen’s Jubilee Nurse attend; three days every week during the lunch hours and any little boy showing signs of delicacy has been attended to quietly at her own cottage. And I venture to say the 80 odd little men were, in consequence, so much improved mentally and physically, within one year, a not to be known as the same. A little experience is worth volumes of writing and why not this be carried out in every school in Ireland by the State? We know that the present grant is absolutely inadequate and it only extends to urban districts, while the poor – children in country schools are labouring under the same, if not worse, conditions. Even one good, nourishing meal a day, medical inspection of schools where ailing children will be attended to in time; Dental Clinics, free books and a public playground in every town and city where children would be Free to have that play so necessary for them, would change the whole aspect, of those little ones in five years. While Baby Clubs and Maternity Centres would give them a chance -a fighting chance—for their lives with all the other nations of the earth.
It is only the Nuns and the Teachers who bare been so nobly trying to battle with those drawbacks that could tell what it is costing us—and them—and surely leaving sentiment entirely out of the question is it not money well spent to preserve and fashion to its best the children of our race—THE FUTURE ASSETS OF OUR NATION. The child makes the man. How can you expect a man to emerge with brain, hone and sinew whose veins were starved in childhood on bread and tea, what fills our jails, workhouses and asylums, and places such burdens on the rates? Perhaps the answer is here Yours faithfully. BIBIANA FORAN. (Break)
NURSE FOR BALLYLONGFORD,
Hearthill, Ballyduff, Lixnaw, 2nd August. 1915 To the Editor. Dear Sir —Will you please give me space to return my sincere thanks to the gentlemen who so kindly voted for me for the above position at the last meeting of the Listowel Board of Guardians. To the many friends who exerted themselves so strenuously on my behalf I also wish to tender my warmest thanks; and let me assure those who could not see their way to support me that I bear them no ill-feeling, and hope to command their votes and influence on a future occasion.—Yours faithfully, ANNIE HOULIHAN.
DUAGH BAND AND THE LISTOWEL CONTEST.
Duagh. 27:7:1910. Dear Mr Editor,—On behalf of the Duagh Band Committee I beg to thank Mr. Fahey for publishing the judge’s first decision of recent Listowel Band contest. There were two things, however, which Mr. Fahey did not publish. Namely the second decision and the minutes of the special meetings held before the final decision was arrived at. We now ask him to do so as they will help to throw more light on Mr. Purcell’s action. We claim nothing but what we are legally entitled to, and unless justice is meted out to us the Feis Committee will be held responsible.— Yours faithfully, T. KEANE. (In charge of Duagh Band.)
At the last meeting of the Tralee Division A.O.H. (Irish-American Alliance), the following resolution was passed unanimously:— “RESOLVED—That we, the members of the Tralee Division A.O.H. (I.A.A.) express regret that the expected excursion train from Tralee to Dublin on 1st August for the O’Donovan Rossa Funeral is not running, thus preventing Kerry people from paying a mark of respect to the deceased patriot’s memory by being present at the graveside; that we express our appreciation of the Kerry G.A.A. Senior and Junior Teams’ refusal to play on the occasion in the Munster Championships, and that copies of this resolution be sent to the O’Donovan Rossa Funeral Committee, the G. S. and W. Railway, and the Captain of the Kerry Senior Team.
BRUTAL ATTACK ON CHRISTIAN BROTHERS. The following resolution was also adopted unanimously aad copies ordered to be sent to the Superior of the Christian Brothers, Tralee, and the Press:— “That the Division of the A O H (I.A.A.) in common with the Kerry County Council, condemn in the strongest possible manner the action of the English soldiers who brutally assaulted some members of the Christian Brothers in the North of Ireland and express surprise at the small sentence imposed. The President, in declaring the resolution passed, said the Irish Christian Brothers were respected and admired all over the world where Houses of their Order existed: they were doing wonderful work for Catholicity and education and the wanton assault by British soldiery on some of the Brothers in the North of Ireland the other day met with the rightful condemnation of all true Catholics and Irishmen in general.(Break)
IDENTIFYING VICTIMS OF LUSITANIA DISASTER.
It has now been ascertained that the body washed ashore recently near Meenagohane Pier, Causeway, and supposed to be that of Mr. Lindom-Bates, was not the remains of that gentleman, which it appears, drifted into Kilcolgan Bay, on the Galway coast, last week. It is surmised that the body found at Meenagohane was that of a Greek named Leonidas Bitis, who was travelling on the ill-fated vessel, and whose remains have been interred in Killury graveyard.(Break)
PARTY LEADERS’ VIEWS ON THE HOME RULE BILL.
Mr. John E. Redmond.—”The greatest charter of liberty ever offered to Ireland.”
Mr. W. O’Brien—”In its present shape it would be a misfortune for Ireland.” Acknowledging a letter addressed to him. a former resident in Tralee, Co. Kerry. Mr. W. O’Brien, M.P., states it is quite true the present Home Rule Act is so financially rotten that if put into operation in its present shape it would be a misfortune for Ireland; but there was every reason to hope that some new Federal Bill acceptable to Ulster would be framed and passed by consent into law after the war was over.
” Mr. John Redmond, in the course of an address to a Convention of Tipperary Nationalists in Thurles on Tuesday, reviewed the work of the Irish Party for the last fifteen years, and said they had won the greatest charter of liberty over offered to Ireland. It was upon the Statute Book, and it was placed there by the votes of the majority of the representatives of the people of Great Britain , it was part of the Constitution, and it merited and demanded their loyalty, and if necessity arose it would demand their lives to defend it To contemplate the possibility of its withdrawal or reverse would be an avowal of cowardice.
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 14, 1920; Page: 4
COUNTY OF KERRY.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Thomas Keane of Duagh, Listowel, has been appointed an Officer for the service of Civil Bill Processes for the Division of Listowel. Dated (his 5th February, 1920.
D. M MORIARTY, Clerk of the Crown and Peace, Co. Kerry.
WOMAN CLERKSHIPS, G.P.O., LONDON.
We have much pleasure in stating that as a result of the examination for Woman Clerkships, G P.O., London, (open companion) held in December last Miss Eileen O’Connor, daughter of Cornelius O’Connor, Esq, The Lines, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, was successful. We understand that Miss O’Connor was specially prepared for this examination by Skerry’s College, 76 Stephen’s Green, Dublin.
Kerryman 1904-current, 05.02.1927, page 7 Extracts, contains a long list of Priests and people who attended.)
The late Bishop of Kerry was born in 1862, and having undergone brilliant cources at St. Brendan’s Seminary and Maynooth College, he served on a mission at Lixnaw and Millsteet, and afterwards became Pastor of the latter well-known district and also that of Tralee, and finally Canon of the Chapter of Kerry and Vicar-General of the diocese until his appointment to the See of St. Brendan. A churchman of great ability, sound administrative capacity and many excellent qualities, he laboured in most wholehearted fashion to the spiritual and temporal needs of the people and became well and populary known throughout the county. His great kindness and nobility of character were fully recognised and he endeared himself to the clergy and people of County Kerry and many parts of Ireland, where his brilliant career was followed with general interest and appreciation.
Some chief mourners were; Mr Charles Daly (uncle) Mrs T O’Sullivan, Prof. J M O’Sullivan, Minister for Education (nephew). Mrs J M O’Sullivan and Dr Nora O’Sullivan (nieces) many more listed in paper.
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 26, 1928; Page: 3
MAURICE M. COTTER
Finishing touches are now being put to the reception and parade other programs, etc., organised on behalf of the Ocean Flyers. This is the all absorbing topic of conversation amongst the German and Irish people of Chicago. George F. Getz, millionaire sportsman, has been appointed Chairman of The City of Chicago reception Committee by Mayor Thompson. Delegates from the German and lrish Societies are included in this committee, and Mr. Gotz has, called a final meeting of delegates for Tuesday next, when finishing touches are to be put to the program. Chicago’s Official City gift to the flyers will by three large keys, made of solid gold. On one side of the key will be engraved the City seal and a picture of the Junkers plane, on which the Ocean flight was made, and on the other side, an engraving of the flags of the United States, Germany and Ireland intertwined. The fliers are expected in Chicago, Thursday next, and will be allowed rest and see things pretty much for themselves till Saturday, when the big public celebrations and parade in their honor will be held.
The program includes a big parade in their honor, to start from the Chicago Air Field at 63rd street early Saturday, and to continue to Soldiers Field where the official welcome will be staged. Hundreds of floats have already been arranged for to carry delegates from the German-Irish Societies, the several posts of The American Legion of ex-Servicemen, the Illinois National Guard and the National Boy Scouts. The parade, which will assume big propositions and probably fill the great open air Amphitheatre at Chicago, where the late Eucharistic Congress meetings were held.
The program at Soldiers Field will include, Irish and German singing music, dancing and some sports of an athletic nature. It is here Chicago City’s, Address will be presented to the flyers, and the usual speech-making will take place. Mr. Judd, Acting Manager of The Chicago Association of Commerce, is in charge of the arrangements for the huge banquet in the flyers’ honor, to be held on Saturday night. He says that 5,000 reservations have already been made for this banquet, and that it is going to be one of the biggest affairs ever held in Chicago.
Amongst the more recent arrivals in Chicago is Michael Mulvihill of Newtownsandes. He was prominent in the Irish Army during the Black and Tan war. He represented Newtown as a Rural District Councillor, and was also active in labour circles. He is a welcome addition to the “Kingdom” Colony here, as we can never get too much of the material of which Michael is made. His friends will be interested to hear that he is doing well.
Patrick Dineen, son of Timothy Dineen, Glenlappa, Listowel, has come here from Boston. He is a great favourite with the “.Kingdom” boys, more especially the “Kingdom” girls, and they are in hopes that he will take so kindly to the Windy City, that he will not forsake it for the east.
Tom O’Connor, brother of Dr. Roger O’Connor, Listowel, recently arrived here. All of Dr. Roger’s friends were glad to hear that this popular and active Irish soldier in the Tan days, is doing well. He is we understand, at present stationed at Ballylongford, and, needless to say, he has the best wishes of all his friends for a successful professional career. All the “Kingdom” folks in Chicago are very enthusiastic over the now Kerry Fife and Drum Band, that has been started. There were several band-players from the “Kingdom” in Chicago, who, a few jcais ago, were members of bands In their native Kerry towns. All of these had an exceptionally good musical training of the right kind, so the story goes that somebody conceived the bright idea to form a “Kingdom” band of this material, all of our own in Chicago.
It did not need much organising to get the “Kingdom” musicians, as like all Munster folks, they are exceedingly clannish. A band committee has been appointed, and are working like Trojans to put this thing over.
Tommy Ryan, of “West Limerick, has been appointed band-master, and at the high rate of speed the players are being recruited, and considering the enthusiasm and determination of all the promoters and all others interested —the “Kingdom” band in Chicago is not going to take second place to any lrish band, either in this Country or the Old Land.
Among the players already in the band, who were known as players in the bands in their local towns in the “Kingdom” are:—Tom O’Donnell, Eugene Murphy, Michael Sheehan, Pat O’Donnell, of Tarbert, Pat Dineen, Michael Mulvihill, Tom Dineen, David O’Riordan, of Newtownsandes; Jno. Enright, T. O’Connor, Ml. Fitzgerald, Ballylongford, Jno. Ryan, J. Harnett, M. O’Connor, Newcastlewest; Ml. Kirby, Ml. Keane, Mtn. Keane, Duagh; Jno. O’SuIiivan, Ml. Leahy, J. Ryan, Dingle; Ml. Murphy, P. Donovan, Killarney.
There are members from almost every village and town in Kerry attending musical instructions at the headquarters of the band at Medora Hall, West Chicago, given by the musical professor employed by the band committee.
I will be able to give you a more detailed account of the players in future notes. It is planned to have the band turn out for the first time when the German-Irish flyers visit the city on the 12th instant.
It is also planned to have this band play during the season at Gaelic Park, Chicago, at the athletic sports and other lrish events that will take place there every Saturday afternoon, commencing about the middle of this month
Kerry folks are interested in a forthcoming parity that is to be given by Mr. and Mrs. Mortimer Cussen, late of Glin, and which has now become an annual feature. The Cussons give a party of real Irish Hospitality, and those Kerry and limerick folks that have the honour of being their guests at tins annual affair, can talk of nothing else but the good time they anticipate for weeks ahead.
The daughters of Erin, of which Miss Elizabeth and Margaret Rice, of Castlemaine , are officers, gave their Annual Dance and Banquet at Lalor Hall. Everybody had a good and real Irish time. There was some exceptionally good Irish artists on the programme. Irish songs, lrish dancing, etc. The “Kingdom boys and girls were there in full force, some dressed in Gaelic costumes. Kerry dancing was also a feature and one can easily note the superiority of those old time dances to the present; Jazz trotting, which is so much in vogue nowadays.
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 30, 1928; Page: 8Daly
TOWN OF KILLARNEY; BE Sold, by Public Auction, in Three Lots, before the Hon. Mr. Justice Wylie, at his Court, the Law Courts, Dublin Castle, On TUESDAY, 24th JULY, 1928, Killarney Town property of Geraldine Orpen and Herbert Alexander Orpen, minors and others (see paper for full report).
Death of Mortimer Daly, Duagh;
In the Parish Church the funeral which was large and representative took place on Thursday after solemn Requiem Mass, at which the Rev Mortimer Daly (son) was celebrant.
The other clergy who attended the funeral were; Father Griffin, P P Duagh; Rev. Father O’Riordan, C C , Do, Rev M Costelloe, C C Listowel; Rev D F. O’Sullivan, C.C., do; Rev. R. Walsh, CC., do; Rev. J. Lyons, Duagh; Rev. J. Dillon California ; Rev. D. J. Keane, Duagh; Rev. S. Stack, do.
The chief, mourners were:—Mrs .M Daly (wife); John Daly, Knockane, Thomas Daly, Duagh (sons) ; Mrs. J. Stanley, Ballyhahill, Mrs M. Danaher, Ballyhahill, Miss M. J. Daly Duagh (daughters) ;M. Danaher, Ballyhahill; J. Stanley, Ballyhahill (sons-in-law) : J. Galvin, Ballylongford (nephew).—R.I.P.
Kerryman 28 9 1929, Extracts of long article on new church being built in Diocese of Hex am and Newcastle in north of England. Two Kerry priests have gone to the diocese this year. Fr. Stephen Stack and Fr. Daniel J Keane both of Duagh, a description of building school and church on grounds of venerable lady who died 300 years go.
The site, on which the church and school stand is a historic one. It is part of the lands, Known in the neighbourhood as Heaton Hall, lands which were once the property and dwelling place of a famous catholic lady who died in 1632. And there is now taking plate in these very grounds the realisation of all she hoped, and worked for 300 years ago.
See paper for more history of place.
Kerryman 1904-current, 23.09.1950, page 2 Extracts Listowel races.
Listowel Harvest festival, Hooleys, Meat Pies and Crubeens.
There is always a fog over Listowel during race week, in other place a small number of men on big horses running round in rings, while cigar smoking magnates wager three figure wads on the outcome. The races is the towns only industry, £100,000 will be spent in the town.
Going to the races is the only holiday for thousands of country people, it means as much to them as going to the Riviera to those who live less arduous lives. The people let everything else go by the board while the Races are on. One lady used her hair pin to select a winner while others receive tips from people far away who should know about horses.
The Market where you see the Gales inexhaustible capacity for enjoyment.
The Irish Red Indians, It would be a bad job for the races and Ireland, if they were disbanded.
At night there are public dances and entertainment and the door of every house is open all night.
Hooleys in the kitchen and every house a hotel. In the small grey hours the craving is best satisfied by crubeens.
Accident near Devon road Bridie Keane from Duagh and working at Purt was hit by a car while cycling from a dance.
Kerryman 1904-current, 25.12.1954, page 10 (Extracts)
County Committee of Agriculture, the C A O Mr Moyles
Premiums awarded, include, Shorthorn; Peter McGrath, Ballyline; Thomas Keane, Lisrue; Donal Corcoran, Ballyhar and John Groves Kilcummin.
Aberdeen Angus; Ml McCarthy, Farranfore; Tom Casey Killarney, Fionan Harty, Ardfert; T Dowd, Dingle; John R Kissane Kilgarvan, Ballylongford; Ml Barry, Clashmealcon, Causeway.
Kerryman 1904-current, 01.06.1957, page 3 Extracts.
Scholarship for 13 boys and 7 girls. There were 47 candidate for the boys scholarship at Agricultural Schools. 37 girls applied for Scholarship at domestic economy schools.
Some locals who received scholarship; John A Healy, Greenville, Listowel; Daniel Dillon Ballygarrett, Duagh; Joseph Carey, Knockunderval, Duagh; Michael Harnett, Trieneragh, Duagh.
Girls Scholarship; Nora Teresa Keane, Knocknagoshel; Mary Annette Galvin, Ballinclogher, Lixnaw.
Kerryman 1904-current, 13.02.1960, page 8
Extracts from Kerryman Notes; Knocknagoshel Girls teacher Miss Tessie Keane, NT, is leaving and teaching in Kenya, she was in the village for 8 years, she was a native of Knock, Tralee and a supporter of the Gaelic League; Dermot O’Brien of Duagh, presented two films in Knocknagoshel on Thursday last at O’Connor’s Hall; Final Profession of Sister Mary Bernadette Healy of Scart at Convent in Brisbane, Aus; Miss Peggy Donoghue , daughter of Mr and Mrs Charles Donoghue of Cummer, Knocknagoshel, is home from America; Mr John Luke O’Connor narrowly escaped deat on road, he worked at Fealesbridge Creamery;
Lureacrompane Notes; Death of Mrs Margaret keane, nee Corridan of Lisroe, Duagh. She was mother of Rev John Keane, Manchester, Sr. Columba, France, and Sr. Xavier Loretto Abbey, Gorey. Death of Mr Denis McCarthy, Beecherstown, Duagh.
Fianna Fail Cumann Islandanny, Chairman Sean Broderick, Shronebeirne, vice Chairman Mr Danny Brosnan, Rea, Duagh. Secretary Mr John McAuliffe, Pilgrim Hill, Duagh.
Lixnaw Notes. Death of Mr Maurice Twomey of Ballyrehan, was brother to Sr. Philomena Twomey,
St. Philips Convent, East Lambert, San Antonio, Texas.
Castleisland; Death in France of Miss Josephine Lyons who was governess with a family of an Ambassador, sister of Miss Babs Lyons Main St., and Professor Patrick Lyons of England.
Back from Australia, is Sr. Patrick Joseph Leane, Annabeg a member of of the order of St Joseph of the Sacred heart, she spent 22 years in Western Australia. Other local priests in Australia include Archbishop Prendiville, Rev Eddie McSweeney and Rev J M Herlihy.
Kerryman 1904-current, 20.02.1960, page 46
IN MEMORIA: Mrs Margaret Keane, Lisrue Duagh; Mary Leane of Knockenagh, Listowel; James Dore 2nd Anniversary of Derk, Knocknagoshel following accident, from Forest, Park, Ill USA relations, also his mother and brothers; Paddy Kelly O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel, 5th Anniversary; Dan Stack, Blacksmith, late of Skehenerin, Listowel, a blacksmith, 4th Anniv; James D Moloney of Carrigcannon, Lyre, his 16th Anniv; Nora Mary Keane, Tanavalla, Listowel, 1st Anniv; John G Stack of Muckenaugh, Lixnaw, D 17 2 1955?; Joan Shine, Brosna, her 10th Anniv; Denis Weir Kilelton, Ballylongford, 1st Anniv; Mrs Margaret McAuliffe , the Quarries, Lixnaw died 1958; Mary Ann Dowling Shanaway, Tarbert, 1st Anniv.; Lil Nolan, mass at Church of Holy family Hamilton, Ontario; Maurice O’Sullivan of O’Connell’s Ave., Listowel, 9th Anniv.,
Kerryman 10 -12 1960; Excepts from County notes.
Moyvane had Bazar, first night winner mentioned Mossy Ml Kearney of Kilbaha. Door prize won by Mr Gerald Carmody, son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Carmody, Cuss.
Door prize on second night won by Mrs J Stack, Moyvane South. The best win of the night went to Mr Jas Flaherty, Glin Road Moyvane.
We had 24 hours of rain on Saturday and hailstone and thunder on Sunday.
Prices of pigs sold here considered moderate.
Marriage in Moyvane of Mr Jn. McInerney of Tullyleague, Glin and Miss Mary Bunce of Barrogougeen, Miss Bridget Carr cousin of the bride was bridesmaid.
Extension Dance in Marian Hall on Friday night next.
Archbishop E J Fitzmaurice is recovering after treatment in Mallow hospital, he is due to return to USA later. Miss Rosemary Wall staff nurse at Bon Secours Hospital, Ballinmore.
Billards Street League , top men John Colleran, Paul Sullivan and Michael Carmody.
Death of Martin Murphy Shanaway, buried Lislaughtin Abbey.
Marriage of Denis Browne, Cloughboone and Miss Bridie Cahill of Dromada.
Marriage of Mr James F ODonnell of Abbeyfeale hill and Miss Eileen Fealy of Toor. Also wed, in Duagh, Mr Jeremiah Mahony of Cordal and Miss Nora Lynch of Dromada.
DEATH of Mr William Dillon of Gurtaclohane.
Parish Hall, a branch of CYMS formed in Duagh and they propose to provide a parish hall and a sportsfield.
Visitors; Tom Horgan accompanied by his wife from Detroit are spending Christmas at Clahane.
Patrick L Buckley has sold his greyhound for substantial sum.
Electricity has arrived at Clahane, East Dromada is still waiting.
Kerryman 1904-current, 04.02.1961, page 18 (Extracts)
Acknowledgements; Mrs Margaret Shanahan of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure and late of Moyvane.
John Spillane Guhard Lisselton; Jeremiah Whelan of Ballyduff. Laurence Walsh of Ahane Knocknagoshel. William Harnett of Ballybunion.
John Kenneally Ballyheigue died 30th Jan 1950.
Thomas Dillon, Knockanasig, Listowel died 27 Jan1957.
Mrs Nora Mulvihill, Burntwood, died 30th Jan 1951.
Margaret Keane, Lisrue, Duagh died 3rd Feb 1960.
Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, April 08, 1977; Page: 5
Kerryman heads US association
THE new President of the United Irish Counties Association of New York, is Kerry-born Michael Keane. Mr Keane. who was installed at a formal ceremony at the Statler Hilton Hotel on Friday evening, February 25 last, The Honorable Malcolm Wilson, former Governor of the State of New York, was the Installing Officer, with UICA Past President, Patrick Thompson, serving as Chairman of Installation. Keane, a Past President of the Kerrymen’s P. & B Association, has been a delegate to the UICA from that county for the post thirteen years. He rose to the Presidency through the ranks—from third to second to first Vice-President to President over the past six years. Michael Keane is the eldest of three children born to Maurice and the late Mary (nee O’Brien) Keane of Duagh, Listowel: Co. Kerry A married brother, Denis, lives in Bayside, New York, and a married sister, Eileen (Mrs Michael Houlihan) resides in Coventry England . Michael Keane emigrated from Kerry to England in the mid-fifties: stayed four years and then moved on to Canada for two years. He moved to New York City in the early 1960s. Keane joined the Kerrymen’s Association in 1964 and has held several offices in that Association, including the Presidency. He is a member of the Board of Auditors of the New York Gaelic Athletic Association, and Chairman of the New York GAA ‘Minor Board. Keane served as the National Financial Secretary of the American-Irish Immigration Committee and as Chairman of many of its most-successful fund-raising events. He is a member of Division 3. New York County, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a member of the Formation Committee of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Keane is married to the former Mary McDermott of Stradone, County Cavan, whom he met in Coventry, England. The Keane’s live in the St.. Andrew Avellino Parish of Flushing, Queens. They have three sons. Michael Jr. 16; John. 12; and Brian 4. Son John is a member of the St, Raymond’s G.A.A, Minor Football Club-Over the years Mike himself has refereed numerous senior and minor Gaelic football games for the GA.A, of New York. Keane is a member of the Local 608–of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners AFL CIO. Mr. Keane is the 28th President of the 73-year old United Irish Counties Association. He is the second Kerry man to serve, in this high office.
Listowel Garden of Europe
The Garden of Europe on the site of the old town landfill was the brainchild of Paddy and Carmel Fitzgibbon. This marvellous idea got wholehearted backing from Listowel Rotary Club. That club did most of the hard work to get this project to completion. The original idea was to have a piece of artwork in each country’s garden. But only one embassy responded to the request for the piece of sculpture. Germany gave the magnificent Schiller bust. It was thoroughly appropriate to send a bust of their greatest poet to a town renowned for its poets and writers. So thus evolved the idea to make it into a peace garden to include a commemorative art installation remembering Europe’s darkest days and so the Holocaust memorial came to be part of the garden.