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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)
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)
“Child Welfare
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)
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. 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)
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)
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
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.

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
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.
Other News.
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.

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    Wexford People 1857-1888, Saturday, April 22, 1871; Page: 11
    The drum major who ran away from Chickamauga, when reproached with cowardice, replied.—” I’d rather be culled a coward all my life than a corpse fifteen minutes”,
    BANK HOLIDAYS.—Sir John Lubbock has given pleasure, the Law Journal thinks, to the whole banking community, by his Bank Holidays Bill, which has passed through committee. The Bill includes Easter Monday, Whit Monday, August 1, and December 26, when Christmas-day falls on a Sunday, as bank holidays. At present Good Friday and Christmas-day are the only holidays at the Bank of England, except that in the Transfer Offices May 1 and November 1 are so observed. The new law will of course operate upon the presentment of bills of exchange. Where there are no days of grace, and the bill falls due on a Sunday, Christmas-day, Good Friday, public fast of thanksgiving day, or when; the last of the days of grace happens on such a day, the bill becomes payable on the day preceding, but these days are not reckoned in the time within which notice of dishonour must be given ; and if a man receive on such a day a letter containing notice of dishonour, he will be considered as having received it on the next day. Clause 3 of the bill provides that her Majesty may proclaim certain days as bank holidays in particular places, (See paper for more of the article)

    Wexford People 1857-1888, Saturday, January 17, 1874; Page: 4
    Sunday 18th.—Second Sunday after Epiphany. Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus: Saturday 31st.—Feast of St. Aidan, Patron of the Diocese of Ferns.
    Monday 2nd.—Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Tuesday 3rd.—Feast of St: Bridget, Patroness of Ireland. Wednesday 18th.—Ash Wednesday. Wednesday 25th.—Wednesday in Ember Week. Day of Fast. Friday 27th.—Friday in Ember week. Day of Fast. Saturday 28th.—Saturday in Ember week. Day of Fast.
    MARCH: Tuesday 17th.—Feast of St. Patrick, Apostle of Ireland. Holyday of strict obligation. Thursday 19th.—Feast of St. Joseph, Patron of the Universal Church. Sunday 22nd,—Passion Sunday. Anniversary of the Consecration of Ireland to the Sacred Heart, 1873. Wednesday 25th.—Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Holyday of strict obligation. Sunday 29th.—Palm Sunday.

    Wexford People 1857-1888, Saturday, July 18, 1874; Page: 4
    MADMAN’S HOLIDAY. THE exhibitions of folly, of fustian oratory, of wild nonsensical raving and madness, which year after year have made the North of Ireland remarkable are still continued though we rejoice to say with less deplorable consequences than on former occasions. Who can solve the riddle which is presented each year to the bewildered gaze of a nation by the demented conduct of a proverbially business-like, shrewd, practical, enterprising and common-sense people? How can we account for the effervescence of lunaticism which annually, either tickles our fancy on account of its wild visionary, vapouring character, or evokes our condemnation because of its unreasoning malevolence and phrensied wickedness? It is inexplicable that a solid rock should froth; and if there are ” rocks of sense” in any part of Ireland, they are sure to be found in the North. Its mercantile prosperity is held up to the gaze of the other less favoured provinces as an example of what industry, enterprise, and intelligence can accomplish ; and there can be no doubt that it would be quite as easy to drown an eel as to get at the weather guage of an Ulsterman. Draw for one Ulsterman out of a thousand, on the Art Union principle, and you have a man that three hours’ ratiocination will not convince that two and two make five. Whence then originates the nonsense which annually sweeps over the province like a tornado? (see paper for more)

    Wexford People 1857-1888, Saturday, December 27, 1879; Page: 7
    General Gough has found that the task of relieving Roberts is no more holiday promenade. The first part of the road between Jugdulluk and Cabul is in the hands of the Ghilzais, and the whole tribe is in arms against the English. The Ghilzais so harassed Gough’s communications and assailed his outposts with such fierceness that on Sunday he attacked them in force and a general engagement ensued .General Gough reports that the Ghilzais have been driven off, and that he hopes they are dispersing; but, with the astounding economy of truth which has been carefully shown in all the telegrams, we are not told what the loss sustained by Gough was. The most important news of the day is however, that the Mohamed’s are stirring. The Mohmunds are a powerful tribe, holding the hills from which the road from India to Afghanistan runs, and if they rise behind Gough, his position will he as serious as that of Roberts. It is right to add that if the statements of the correspondent of the Times be true, the position of Roberts appears to be a safe one. This writer says that the fortifications of the Sher-pur camp are very strong, and that inside it is food for five and fodder for three mouths. (See paper for long discussion on the way the natives were provoked)

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 21, 1941; Page: 4
    Tralee, Saturday, June 21, 1941
    BALLYHOOLY: HIS FIRST MASS. Assisted by Fr. D.F. Duggan, C C, Fr. John Barry, Ballroe, celebrated his first Mass at St. Patrick’s on Friday last. Father Barry, who is son of Mr. John and the late Mrs. Barry, Ballyroe, was ordained the previous day, the Feast of Corpus Christi, at the Cathedral, Waterford, by His Lordship, Most Rev Dr. Kinane, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore.
    There was a large number of relations present at Mass, including Mrs J. Howard, Glanworth, and Misses Mary and Ellen Barry (sisters); Mr. Richard Barry (Brother), and a number of students from St. Johns, College, Waterford. After Mass, the newly ordained priest imparted his blessing.

    Father Barry had his initial teaching at the C B S. Fermoy, and St. Colmans, the Diocesan College, after which he went to Mount Melleray Seminary and St. John’s College, Waterford, to complete his studies. Father Barry , who was ordained for the Diocese of Maitland, Australia, and who will take up temporary duty at Clipton,? comes of a religious ,and devout family, one of whom. Rev. Father William, having been called to his eternal reward after being but a few years in the service of the Master, while another brother, James, is at present completing his studies for the priesthood at Maynooth.
    I wish to join with his friends in wishing Fr. Barry many many years in the vineyard of the Lord.

    In the times in which we live, holidays outside this country must be regarded as unthinkable. Irish people who have been accustomed to visit any of the popular English or Continental resorts must now find alternative places within their own land. Having once acquired the holiday-at-home habit it may be persisted in. Thus, force of circumstances should be more effective than the injunction of the Irish Tourist Association. “See Ireland First.” It is surprising what a big section of the well-to-do classes can discourse at length on the attractions of outside holiday resorts, popularised by propaganda rather than their own intrinsic merits. Too often such people are ignorant of the scenic grandeur of their own country. What a big number of Minister holiday-goers, for instance, have never enjoyed the matchless beauties of Killarney. Others have not seen the Rock of Cashel, or cast more than a passing glance from a railway carriage or a motor car on the Irish Rhine. There is scarcely a county in Ireland which has not some spot of beauty or association of history to offer the tourist, and which would well repay a visit. The South of Ireland is rich in historic localities, and its manifold scenic spots cannot be surpassed yet how often the pseudo-connoisseur of the beautiful and historic passes them by. (See paper for more of article)

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 12, 1942; Page: 2
    ” Sceilg’s” Reply to Brian O’Higgins.
    To the Editor. A Chara,
    I should have left entirely to the judgment of your readers the letter you have just published from Brian O hUiginn only that my oration at the graveside of Fr. Michael O’Flanagan four months ago is made the basis of strangely belated strictures on the memory of the patriot to whom Cathal Brugha referred from the chair at the Inauguration of Dail Eireann as the most loyal and the most earnest priest that ever lived in Ireland,—the suspended priest, he might have added as was indeed implied, who won the General Election of 1918 and so made possible the constitutional ratification of the Proclamation of Easter Week. My graveside oration, delivered at twenty-four hours’ notice, was in your office next morning, published by you that week, and reprinted by you without alteration except the admitted addition of a necessary footnote, Brian thinks it appropriate to refer to It as “the pamphlet on the late Fr. O’Flanagan written by my friend Sceilg, and reviewed in your issue of November 28″—although the review, if such there were, has escaped my notice. Were Sceilg to write a “pamphlet” on Fr. O’Flanagan it would be a pamphlet showing at some thing like his full stature the gifted priest to whom the Pope presented a special gold medal in recognition of his brilliant Lenten and Advent sermons in Rome in 1912 and 1914; (See paper for long explanation).

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 26, 1942; Page: 7
    Rare Holiday Attraction For Tralee. UNOFFICIAL TRIAL MATCH. Many International and Interprovincial Players Travelling.
    TRALEE RUGBY CLUB has arranged a rare holiday attraction for Sunday next, 27th December, when a Tralee Selected XV plays a side organised by Mr. D. Torrens, the Irish International threequarter, in an unofficial Munster Trial Match.
    Holiday football is the fans’ delight in these days of destructive tactics, and last season the greatest crowd of the year thronged to see the annual Bective-Blackrock v. Wesley-Clontarf game at Donnybrook, Dublin. Tralee Rugby followers ‘ will remember the exhibition game of two years ago when many of next Sunday’s players participated. That final run of R. Craig, the Trinity wing, on that occasion, which capped a great game with a glorious try, is still remembered vividly.
    The teams selected for Sunday’s game know everything that is worth knowing about constructive football, and represent the cream of Irish Rugby talent. No fewer than six internationals will take part and most of the other players have participated in Irish Trials or have represented their Provinces. The following are the teams :—
    Full-back. M. Quinlan (Tralee) Threequarters. L O’Connor (Castleisland & Munster) B. O’Brien (U.C.C. & Munster) S. D. Walsh (Trinity Coll. & Ireland). F. O’Connor (Tralee).
    Half hacks Half-backs. L O’Brien(UCC and Munster, J Thompson (UCC & Leinster)
    Forwards C Teehan (Army & Ireland) D O’Riordan (UCC &Ireland) M O’Connor (Bohemians), L Twomey (UCC and Munster, J. Buckner (UCC & Munster). R Horan (Lansdowne) E Nolan (UCD). P Griffin (Army & Ireland) Ref Mr J Power, (Garryowen and Munster)
    Kick-off. 3.15 p.m. sharp.
    The Annual Dinner of the Tralee Rugby Club will take place, after the game, in the Park Hotel, Tralee The usual Christmas Holiday Dance under the auspices of the Tralee R F.C . will he held in the Ashe -Memorial Hall on Sunday night. (see paper for other team.)

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, July 08, 1944; Page: 11
    Denis Guiney Home On Holidays Tells Secret of Business Success.
    DUBLIN, Thursday; HOME to Kerry this week went Mr. Denis Guiney, well-known and popular Dublin merchant industrialist, to see his 81-year-old mother celebrate her birthday, Irrespective of the times, Mr. Guiney always spends his holidays in Brosna. He goes next week to Killarney Races and Ballybunion golfing. (Break)
    In CIery’s owned by Mr. Denis Guiney there are 600 workers, while in the older shops in Talbot Street are 400. Guiney is the only Dublin merchant who sells drapery, hardware, houses, farms, dinners, liquor, and even newspapers, all in the same building- When he took over Clary’s he said that his policy would be—high salaries down, low wages up. He boasts that he has lived up to it. He will also visit Croom this week, where Mr Timothy Guiney, his brother, lives at Carragreen Castle, Rumours that Denis Guiney was entering the film business were denied by him lately. Also he told our Dublin Correspondent, “I have no partners in the business. I am alone.” Asked for the secret of success at business, he said Buy in bulk, with ready each; sell at low profits, but sell Quickly. ”

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, April 20, 1946; Page: 12
    Listowel Army Chaplain Home On Holidays
    HOME on holidays and staying with his parents “Half-way House,” Glenoe, Listowel, is the Rev. Patrick J. Walsh, who spent thirty four months in the Pacific War Area as Army chaplain. Before joining the U.S.A. Army Chaplain Corps., in which he has the rank of Captain, Fr. Walsh was pastor at Mondamin, U.S.A. He was also assistant pastor for five years at St. Anthony’s Church, Des Moines. Father Walsh was educated at St. Michael’s College, Listowel, Copsewood College, Pallaskenry, and at Wexford College. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the U.S. A, where he was ordained Two of his sisters, Sister M. Tarcisius and Sister M. Julia, are members of the Community of the Sisters of Charity of The, Incarnate Word, Houston, USA. In the U.S.A, Army since 1942, Father Walsh was last stationed in an Army Hospital in New Caledonia, where many, units were briefed for invasion of the surrounding islands.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 10, 1946; Page: 5
    Newcastle West News (From Our Correspondent).
    BANK HOLIDAY. The weather was anything but kind for the August Bank Holiday week-end during which rains fell intermittently and movement, out of doors was generally anything but pleasant. Nevertheless, the majority of holiday makers in the town and district insisted on maintaining the time-honoured tradition. Quite a big number travelled to Ballybunion and train and bus services travelling- to the popular. Kerry resort ,were taxed to full capacity, on Friday and Saturday evenings. Indeed, so great was the rush for travelling accommodation that the normal bus services had to be supplemented, and extra carriages provided on the trains On Sunday football fans were provided with a rare tit-bit at the local Gaelic grounds where Abbeyfeale defeated Ballyhahill in the senior county football semi-final. On Monday, despite the absence of extra transport facilities, quite a big crowd of enthusiasts travelled to Mallow Races.
    Newcastle West is experiencing one of the busiest seasons for years as a venue tor G.A.A. games. The County Senior Football semi-final between Abbeyfeale and Ballyhahill attracted a record crowd to the Gaelic grounds on Sunday when the stewarding and general arrangement reflected the highest credit on the local Gaels Two more important games are down for dcision at the local venue on Sunday next, August 11, when Croom meet Granagh-Ballingarry in the Egan Cup Senior Hurling Competition, and Killeedy try conclusions with Newcastle West in a “Leader” Cup game. Newcastle West has been also selected as the venue for the Junior Hurling Championship Group Final between Dromcollogher and Askeaton on Sunday week, August 18 On the same date Askeaton meet Feohenagh in the minor football competition.
    Rev. Thomas Rrouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh, was amongst the young priests ordained recently at St. Joseph’s College, Mill Hill, London, by Most Kev Dr. Myres. He celebrated his first Mass in his home parish church at Kilcoleman, where he was assisted bv Rev. Fr. O’Connell, C C. Subsequent to the Mass the newly ordained imparted his blessing to the large congregation present. Fr. Brouder, who was a former student of St. Joseph’s College, Freshford. Co. Kilkenny, is youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh. He is a cousin of the late Most Rev. Dr Thomas Broderick. Bishop of Nigeria,
    Newcastle West Social Club Committee, on the proposition of Mr. E Mullane. Chairman, passed a vote of sincere sympathy to Mr. James Griffin, Club President, and to the other members of the bereaved family, on the death of their brother, the late John Joe Griffin, one of the oldest and most esteemed members of the Club.
    FINAL PROFESSION. Among the thirteen nuns who received their final profession at the Holy Faith. Glasnevin, Dublin, on July 31, was Sister M. Benigna (Brenda Roche). Sister Benigna, who comes from a highly esteemed and widely respected family, is fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs Thomas Roche, The Square House, Newcastle West She is also sister of Dr William Roche, Loughlinstown, Dublin, and of Mr. John Roche, Churchtown. New castle West Following her final entry into the religious life, Sister Benigna was the recipient of numerous messages of goodwill and felicitation from a very wide circle of relatives and friends.
    Newcastle West has lost one of its oldest and most esteemed residents by the death of Mrs, Mary Hannon, Maiden Street, which occurred on August 1 at an advanced age. Deceased, who came from one of the oldest families in the town, was mother of the late Mr Jas. Hannon, Newmarket, Co Cork. There was a very large and representative attendance at the funeral which took place to Churchtown cemetery on Friday last. The officiating clergy were- Rt Rev. Mgr. Hannon, PP.. V.G. Newcastle West; Rev. M. Bowler. PP . Newmarket; Rev M. O’Grady. C.C. Newcastle West; Rev Fr. Kirby. CC, Croom. (Break)
    Almost immediately after visiting friends at Bishop Street late on Thursday evening of last week, Mr. John Joe Griffin, of North Quay, Newcastle West, collapsed and died after receiving spiritual and medical assistance. Aged about 62 years. (Break)

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, October 26, 1946; Page: 5
    Steve Casey Breaks Holiday To Prepare For London and Paris Wrestling Bouts

    VISITING Caherciveen last weekend as a guest of Mr. T. W. O’Connell, ex-M.C.C, well-known fish exporter and lifelong friend 0f the Casey family, was Steve Casey, of Sneem, World Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, accompanied by his brother, Paddy, also a famous wrestler and boxer. Steve and Paddy were looking forward to a pleasant stay in Caherciveen where as two of the famous Casey brothers they had scored many spectacular rowing successes at regattas in the early 1930’s. However, their visit to the South Kerry capital had to be abruptly curtailed as on the very day of their arrival a cable arrived from Mr. Vic Brooks, London sports promoter, offering Steve attractive terms for two wrestling bouts. The first of these is to take place at Nottingham on 25- 11/46 against Bert Assarad, British heavyweight champion, and the second to be staged in Paris against Henri De Glane, present European and former world champion, for a purse of £5,000, with the option of percentage of gate receipts. Although Steve had no intention of engaging in any bouts during his present holiday, he decided to accept the promoter’s terms. Steve had to make hurried plans for departure as he was to fly to London on Sunday to arrange for the stakemoney for the Paris bout, to be lodged in a London bank. This precaution was necessary owing to the French currency regulations which place drastic restrictions on the amount of money which a person may take out of the country. Before he left Caherciveen, however, Steve, who was the centre of an eager audience at the borne of his host, found time to tell us something of his colourful career. Although he owns a ranch within hour’s run of Hollywood Steve prefers to spend his leisure hours with the Barbary Coast fishermen.

    When he left home for London in the latter part of 1932 although still in his ‘teens, he had already established a big reputation for strength in a district where strong men are the rule rather than the exception. He obtained work as a labourer with a well-known London firm of building contractors and though his 3utics were of the most strenuous nature, he used to go to a gymnasium every evening.

    Tired out after his day’s exertions he used to take some terrible beatings at the gymnasium where he offered himself as sparring partner to top rank boxers. These beatings would have disillusioned the average youngster, but Steve had his heart set on a boxing career and he soon resigned his job. He later accepted a job as doorman in a famous London hotel, and this was the turning point of his career. One night he was called upon to quell a disturbance in the foyer of the hotel. His effective handling of the situation attracted the attention of a Mr. Harold, well known in London wrestling circles, who gave Steve his card and told him to call around in the morning for an interview. The interview took the form of a “try-out,” with a wrestler, whom Mr. Harold was just then grooming for the British championship. Steve now realised that he had a natural aptitude for wrestling and henceforth he devoted all his energies towards assimilating the scientific aspects of the game. Mr. Harold took him under his wing and within two years Steve had beaten all the best wrestlers in the British Isles.
    During this time Steve, with his brothers Paddy. Mick, and Tom, had been sweeping all before them at various English regattas and a challenge issued by them to row against any “four” in England for a stake of £1,000 aside met with no takers.
    SENSATIONAL VICTORIES. Having beaten all wrestlers in this half of the world Steve crossed to America in 1936 where he went on a barn-storming tour from New York to San Francisco and scored sensational victories over men whose names were famous wherever wrestling was spoken of. Man Mountain Dean, the Dusek brothers, Ed Don George . Jumping Joe Aovoldi, Strangler Lewis, all fell before the mighty Kerryman, who in a short time became the greatest drawing card in the game. Wrestling like every other sport languished during the war and Steve was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served as a Colour Sergeant and acted as physical culture instructor. He told our correspondent he would train in South Kerry for his forthcoming engagements. He is on the look-out for a suitable young Irishman to take back with him to train into a wrestler or boxer. In this connection he has received over a score of letters, and he intends to look up all applicants in due course.

    QUINTUPLETS: Once in every billion times is how they reckon the rarity of quintuplets among cattle. At Fairmurry, Nebraska, U.S.A. however, a shorthorn dam and a Hereford bull are the parents of the five calves shown in our photograph.

    To the Editor ” The Kerryman ” Sir. In view of the accident that took place on the Blennerville-Tralee road on Friday evening last, surely the County Council authority, the E.S.B., and others concerned, will at last wake up to their responsibility and take steps to avoid a similar occurrence by having this very dangerous stretch of road adequately illuminated. (See paper for more)

    Letter on bacon industry from Billeragh, Listowel by T O’Carroll, in the end he said that the government would be well advised to leave the industry as they found it in 1930. (see Paper for full text.
    Kerry Training training Fund, list.
    Kerryman 1904-current, 07.12.1946, page 16
    Remember the storm that swept South Kerry on Monday evening last, she was seated by the fire when at the height of the storm about 5.30 pm, the far gable of the house was struck by lightning, part of roof collapsed and gable completely shattered, adjoining rooms were turned into a shambles, but Mrs Lynch emerged from the wreckage unscratched. A workman who had a sledge in his hand was wrenched from him. Every article in a room near the gable, which used to be occupied by Mrs Lynch’s son- now a well-known member of a famous teaching order, was smashed to atoms, with the exception of a glass canopied statue of the Blessed Virgin, which remained intact on its pedestal.
    See paper for more on the many writers and stories in their Christmas edition.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 02, 1947; Page: 14
    Priest Dies On Holiday From U.S. Mission
    AGED 8I, and a native of Duagh, North Kerry, Rev. Fr. John Brosnan. Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas, The Bronx, New York, died, at the Bon Secour- Nursing Home, Tralee, on Tuesday. Deceased, who was a brother of the late Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, P.P, Milstreet, and the late Very Rev D Brosnan, President, St Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and of Mr. Brosnan, Kilflynn , was educated at St Michaels College, Listowel, St Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and at the Irish College, Paris. He was ordained in Killarney in 1890 and went to the New York Diocese, where he ministered until he returned on a holiday to this country in June of this year.

    (Break) Very rev D Canon Brosnan, P.P.V.F., Rathmore: Rev T Galvin San Francisco, and Fr ? Galvin, Ballyferriter.
    LISTOWEL BONHAM MARKET ;There were about 400 Bonham’s on offer at Listowel Bonham Market on Friday, when prices paid ranged from £3-10 to £5-5.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 23, 1947; Page: 6
    HOLIDAY HOLOCAUST, Once again the newspapers are carrying their yearly accounts of drowning incidents. With the rising temperatures comes the rush to seaside or river-bank, and the perennial crop of fatal or near-fatal accidents. Every year, we suppose, it falls to the lot of a paper to comment upon this tragic toll of the waters ; and every holiday period, or every time a Strong sun appears, one expects to read—and invariably does read—of some life or lives needlessly lost. (See paper for much more)
    THE big task before the country now is the harvesting of the grain crops, which have ripened rapidly during the past three weeks’ spell of fine weather. It is urgent work, and, should the weather last another two weeks, it will be in full swing throughout the country.
    Realising its importance, and the physical strain that will be imposed upon those engaged in it, the Government have very rightly decided to increase the flour ration for harvest workers by one-third. For the four weeks commencing August 30 the new ration—8 lb. of bread or 6 lb. of flour or wheatmeal—will be available to persons engaged in farm work and to all members of their families.

    We would like to endorse the Minister’s request that only persons engaged actively and genuinely in harvesting work should look for the ration. Our grain stocks are meagre enough, and it has not been found practicable administratively to arrange for the distribution to farmers solely. Workers must apply themselves. In the circumstances, many could falsely represent themselves as being engaged in harvesting and so get the extra ration ; human nature is weak, but we hope that in this instance public spirit will prove stronger.
    SISTER M. Alacoque, of the Presentation Convent. Killarney, died in the 66th year of her religious life at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr. J. K. O’Connor, Castleisland, and is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Fr. Florence O’Connor, U.S.A. She spent all her life on the teaching staff of the Convent.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 08, 1948; Page: 15
    Most Rev. Dr. O’Brien, Bishop of Kerry, will preside at Solemn High Mass in honour of the Dingle Christian Brothers’ Centenary at Dingle Parish Church at 10 a.m , old time, on May 13.
    Rev. Fr. M. McDonnell, P.P., Ardfert, will be celebrant; Rev. Fr. J. Kennedy, P.P., Valentia, deacon; Rev. J. G. Curran, CC, Caherciveen, sub-deacon; Rev. Fr. D. Long, St. Brendan’s .Seminary , Killarney, master of ceremonies.
    THE SERMON. Rev. Fr. J. McKenna, C. C, Ballyferriter, will preach the centenary sermon. Rev. Bro. J. L Rice, Rep. Prov. of the CBS, will attend. It will be a general holiday in Dingle and after the centenary ceremonies His Lordship will administer the Sacrament of Confirmation to Dingle school children it is expected that the houses will be decorated for the occasion. All the officiating clergy are natives of the Dingle Parish and received their early education at the Dingle Christian Brothers’ schools.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 18, 1949; Page: 10
    Tournafulla Has New Curate
    THE Rev. Fr. Daniel Murphy. CC. who has been recalled from the English Mission, and who is brother of the Rev. Fr. Murphy, CC. on holidays from Australia, has been appointed by His Lordship, Dr. O’Neill, Bishop of Limerick, to the Curacy of Tournafulla. Both priests are natives of Abbeyfeale, and are brothers of Mr. Nelius Murphy, the well-known Gaelic footballer.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 06, 1949; Page: 16 (See paper for much more)
    Rain Spoiled August Bank Holiday
    HEAVY Rain and gales spoiled the August Bank Holiday week-end for the exceptionally large numbers of Limerick City and county people who sought to observe the week-end in traditional fashion, writes a representative of the Guardian. (Break)

    Also included in the travellers were large numbers of city people on their way to Ballybunion and other Kerry seaside resorts. So great was the demand for accommodation on this route that the 5 PM Limerick- Tralee train, which was over an hour late in the time of departure, had to be augmented by three additional large coaches before accommodation was found for the clamouring throng of intending passengers who thronged the platform.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 06, 1949; Page: 15
    Kerry’s Busy August Bank Holiday
    Despite the ruin which fill heavily in most districts on Monday. Kerry tourist resorts enjoyed one of the busiest August Weekend holidays for many years.
    (Break see paper for details)
    Past week were two large parties of Americans One party of 80, was accompanied by Most Rev. Dr. Newell, Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Most Rev. Dr. Condon, Bishop of Great Falls, Montana, and Most Rev Dr. Gorman, Bishop of Reno, Nevada.

    Kerryman 1904-current, 03.12.1949, page 6
    Novena for intentions of those who help in rebuilding of Church and school destroyed in air raids at Saltley, Fr John power, P P, Our Lady of the Rosary and St Theresa of Lisieux, Saltley, Birmingham.
    Convent of the Sisters of St Joseph of Annecy, Killorglin, Kerry, receive girls from age 15 to train them, according to their ability.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 10, 1950; Page: 2
    NEWS FROM THE COUNTY, Ballybunion
    PRIEST VISITOR. AT present on holiday from Sacramento is Rev. Father Jim O’Shea, brother of Mr. John O’Shea, well-known local electrician.
    NEW COTTAGE SCHEME. Deputy County Manager P. C. O’Mahony, with members of the Kerry Co. Council housing department staff, and North Kerry Co. Co. councillors, visited the site for 23 new cottages on Monday. The site is on the lands of Mr. Edward Faley at Doon. The scheme has been approved by the County Council and now awaits Government sanction. Local County Councillors are to be congratulated
    FOOTBALL REVIVAL. Listowel Gaels, led by Mr. “Jacques” Guerin have promised support to Ballybunion enthusiasts engaged in reviving native games in the area. It is hoped to start a minor football league this summer and Listowel minor footballers have offered to play a local selection at Ballybunion. Sean Walsh and Tom Finucane have worked hard to arouse support for the football comeback, relying on advice and assistance from veterans such as Mr. Willie Casey.
    Ballybunion have new Parish Council, see paper for long list of names.
    On Holiday Monsignor Lynch at present visiting home at Reask, Ballyferriter, he ministers in Minnesota, USA.
    Iveragh Notes give details of play called Message of Fatima, gives many names including Rev J Canon Lane, P.P. V.F.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 26, 1950; Page: 11
    GLIN Old Age Pensions Committee, at a meeting at which Mr J. C Barrett, M.CC, presided, and at which Messrs Patrick Conway, Wm. Dillane and Thos. Fitzgerald, P.C, attended, passed four claims for old age pensions and one blind pension.
    HOLIDAYS. Rev. Fr. Phillip, O.F.M. Cap, of Rochestown who had been on a holiday in his native Glin, left during the week. At present on a holiday with their relative, Mr. Patrick Conway, are Dr. Larchet and Mrs. Madeline Larchet, of Dublin.

    Kerryman 1904-current, 21.10.1950, page 2
    Lyre Notes: Profession, Sr. Mary Philomena, daughter of Mr and Mrs Tim Curran of Carrigcannon, made her first profession in the convent of the Sisters of Charity at Ghent, Belgium.
    Ballybunion Notes; Pilgrims at present in Rome, include Mr James Murphy, District Court Clerk and Mrs Nash. Bryan McMahon and Ballybunion Boy Scouts pipe band at Beale Fair.
    Castleisland Notes; Death of John Galvin, farmer, shopkeeper of Ardriville, Scartaglin, aged 80 was father of Rev Denis Galvin, C.C. Milltown.
    Listowel Notes; Rev M J Browne P.P. St Anthony’s Church, San Bernardino, California with his sister Josephine Browne of Church Street Listowel had audience with Pope, Fr. Browne is son of Mrs Catherine J Browne and the late Mr J Browne. Nora O’Donnell of Knockane left for NY last weekend.
    Castlemaine Notes: Holy Stone, people are worried that steam rolling of the Castlemaine -Kiltallagh road may result in damage to last link with St. Carthage, or Mochuda, stone in shape of baptismal font, and still venerated since 564.

    Kerryman 1904-current, 21.07.1951, page 6
    Glin Items; Local branch of ICA held an outing to Killarney.
    On Holiday Fr Michael Culhane C C , Liverpool to visit his father Mr Michael Culhane, Turraree, Glin.
    Also on holiday is Dr. Conor Barrett son of Dr John Barrett and Mrs Barrett of Shannon Lawn, Glin.
    Glin retreat closed on Sunday night, Fr Duffy, R.O. Limerick preached, the Rosary was recited by Fr. Ryan, P.P.

    Kerryman 1904-current, 18.08.1951, page 2
    GLIN Notes: Dr. Larchet and his wife are visiting kinsman Patrick Conway.
    Returned to USA, James Mangan, was home on holiday after forty years, son of the late John Mangan merchant Glin. On holiday Most Rev. Dr. Edmund Fitzmaurice spending summer with his sister Mrs M Wall, he celebrated his 70th birthday recently.
    Fr. Philip King O.F.M. Cap was on a visit to his brother Mr Michael king, Principal of the local Boys National School.

    Kerryman 1904-current, 25.07.1953, page 8
    Glin Items: James Young on visit to his aunts after absence of thirty five years. Dan Costelloe visiting his uncle Patrick Costelloe. Miss Phence McGrath Glasgow visiting her parents. On Pilgrimage to Knock, Fr Connors C C. Glin, Philomena McNamara, N.T.; Kathleen Stack and Miss Kathleen Brandon N.T. Professed, Sr. Mary Alphonsus Taylor, Limerick, her mother is from Glin, Bridget Thompson. Sr. Mary went to Convent of the Servants of Mary Erps, Cortenberg, Belgium. Glin friends of Joseph Mulqueen, sub-editor Limerick Leader, wish his son John recently ordained in Dublin long years in the service of his Divine Master.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 29, 1953; Page: 2
    Lyre Notes; VISITORS FROM ENGLAND. Nurse Nora O’Connor Dromada, and Mr. and Mrs, Thomas Lyons arc home on holidays from England. Also home is Mr Ned Sheehy, Renagown.
    Kenmare, Tostal meeting; Ven. Archdeacon Slattery, P.P.. V G., said Commdt Walshe had spoken very convincingly on the advisability of holding An Tostal in April. He was confident that Kenmare would, do its part to make, the programme for next year a further success. He proposed a vote of thanks to Commdt. Walshe for attending the meeting, and taking such, an interest in the points raised. Mr, S. Lacey seconded.
    IVeragh Notes; REPORTS of interference with local fishing boats by foreign trawlers off the Galway coast made-many people sigh for a return to the days of the sea-queen, Grainne Ui Mhaille, when foreign vessels only ventured into those waters at their peril. The outcry that was raised over the incidents and the imminence of a bye-election in those parts resulted in one of our Corvettes being posted to the area, and there does not appear to have been any repetition of the incidents complained of. The South Kerry fishermen can well Sympathise with their west-coast brethren, as for years back they have suffered dearly at the hands of the foreign marauders. The Fitzgerald’s of Horse Island, the Caseys and Devanes of Portmagee, the O’Mahonys of Ardcost, the 0’Connells of Renard, could tell hair-raising stories of nets being swept away in the darkness and of how quick thinking and prompt action on their part saved them in their frail craft from being swept to eternity by the arrogant foreigners. (See paper for more).
    A SLIGHT improvement in the weather, which has prevailed for some time , has seen an accelerated effort in the gathering and saving of the harvest. All around the parish, reapers and binders, and now the new mechanical marvel — the combine harvester—has made its appearance in the area, Hay has been pretty well saved and the turf supply is home and dry. A week or so of fine weather just now would ensure a very bountiful harvest as crops in general are very heavy.


    The death during the week of Mr. William Kenneally, of East End, has cast a gloom over the entire parish, the field of his labours for the past 45 years as postman. During the past 15 years or so he served the Beale route. Willie, as he was more familiarly known, was beloved by all with whom he came into contact, being possessed of a kind and cheery disposition and an unfailing sense of humour, Member of a family with a strong- national outlook, deceased joined the Volunteers in the early days, and was a member of E Coy. Kerry No. 1 Brigade from 1917 to 1923. At the outbreak of the Emergency he was one of the first to volunteer for service in the L D.F. Full military honours were rendered by his old comrades of E Coy. Old I.R.A. at the funeral which took place to Killahenny cemetery on Saturday last. A guard of honour, under Coy, Captain Ted Houlihan, accompanied the remains to the graveside, where a decade of the Rosary was recited in Irish by Mr. M. Lynch, N.T. The Last Post was sounded by Mr. Billy McCarthy of Cork.

    MILLTOWN Notes; AMONG the arrivals at Shannon Airport on Sunday morning was Captain William Burke, of the Chicago Police Department, who is on a short holiday to his native county, and is staying with his brother, Mr, John Burke, P.C., Abbeylands, Milltown . When young Willie Burke Started off in the States at the age of seventeen, his first job was a tram conductor in Frisco. Finding life in the street cars rather dull, the spirit of adventure called him to Arizona, where he worked for some years as a miner. On the outbreak of World War 1 he joined the army and served with the U.S. Forces in France. Returning to Chicago, he joined the Police Force and quickly stepped up the ranks from Patrol man
    JESUIT VISITOR; Rev. Fr. Joseph O’Connell, S.J., returning to Boston, U.S.A., from Bagdad, paid a flying visit to Milltown on Tuesday to look up relatives of the late Mrs, Nellie Fletcher, who died recently in America. Fr. O’Connell, who was a near relative of the O’Sullivan family, formerly of Kilburn, was shown around by Mr. Thomas P. Slattery and Mr John Hurley, with whom he was intimately acquainted in New York.
    DIED IN U.S.A. The death took place in Providence, R.I., U.S.A., of Mrs. Nora McEnery, sister of Mr. John Murphy, Ballymacandy.
    Castleisland Notes; BOER WAR VETERAN PASSES
    The death took place on Monday of John Cahill (74) Stonecutter, Upper Main Street. A veteran of the Boer War as a member of the Royal Engineers, he was a champion hockey player with the army, and in his early days a noted Gaelic footballer. He was a popular and respected figure in his native town. He was laid to rest in St. Stephen’s cemetery.

    ABBEYFEALE: Patrick J. Bracken, of the U.S.A Army, now serving in Germany, is home on a short holiday in his native Abbeyfeale. Sergeant Bracken, who spent 12 months in the fighting lines on the Korean War front, was awarded one of Americans highest decorations, the Purple Heart, for military merit and wounds received in action against the enemy in Korea. He survived four campaigns with the 24th Infantry Division, for which he received the Korean Service Medal, with four battle stars and a quadruple award of Presidential Citation. He also received other decorations.
    VALENTIA: On holiday from Chicago, Fr. John ring at Cable Terrace.

    Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, September 05, 1953; Section: Front page, Page: 1
    Cardinal Griffin in Waterville.
    HIS Eminence, Cardinal Griffin, Archbishop of Westminster, is at present on holiday at the Butler Arms Hotel, Waterville. This is his Eminence’s second visit to Waterville. He was also there on holiday last year. He is accompanied by his secretary, Right Rev. Monsignor Worlock. Also on holiday at the Butler Arms Hotel are: His Grace the the Archbishop of Birmingham Most. Rev. Dr. Masterson – His Lordship the Bishop of Shrewsbury, the Right Rev. Dr. Murphy; Very Rev. Fr. Carpenter O.P., Provincial of the English Province, and the Very Rev. Wykeham- George, O.P. Prior.
    Perpetual vows.
    On the Feast of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady, Sr. Imelda (Theresa O’Regan) youngest daughter of Mrs M O’Regan and of the late Michael O’Regan, Billeragh Listowel, made her perpetual Vows at La Sainte Union Convent, Highgate Rd., London, N.W.5. Deo gratias.

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      Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, September 05, 1953; Page: 2
      Home on holidays from the U.SA. are the Misses Nell and Lil Kelly, who are staying with their family at Gullane. With them are their aunts, Miss Mary Roddin Mrs, Curtin and Miss Helen Curtin.

      Rev. D. Brendan O Connor, of Pomeroy Washington, having spent a holiday with Ins brother and sister at Gneeveguilla, has returned to America.
      Another party to return to America last week were: Miss Bridie Brosnan and Mr. Sean Brosnan, Coom. With them were their aunt, Mrs. Hannah Murphy and their cousins Mr. James Eckland, and Wm, Murphy. A Miss Kay Hilliard, who stayed with them also returned to New York on the same plane. She discovered relatives of her father, living at Cappamore Co. Limerick.
      Messrs, T. W. 0 Connor, Gueeveguilla, and Denis McCarthy, Ballycullane, Rathmore, won several prizes at the recent Killarney Show with their Kerry cattle. Mr McCarthy was also successful at the Limerick Show.
      DEATHS The death occurred recently of Mrs. Hannah Cahill, Stagmount Interment at Rathmore cemetery,
      The death also occurred recently of Mr. Timothy P. Moynihan Rathmore. Interment at Rathmore cemetery. Deceased was father of Mother Canasius, Loreto Convent Entally India, and brother of Rev. Bro. D, C. Moynihan, Cork and the late Brothers Polycarp and Alexis, Montreal,
      THE death is reported from Australia of the famous athlete Denis D Lane, who with his late brother Paddy, left an indelible mark on Irish athletics early in the century. Their home at Knocknagore was stocked with prizes many of them, All Ireland championship trophies. After emigrating to Australia, Denis all round champion of that continent. He was a member of a noted family of athletes, among his near relatives being the Teahan’s and Guiney’s. He is survived by his brother, Mr Billy Lane, Knocknagore.
      DISTINGUISHED VISITOR, Fr. Gabriel O.F.M is on holiday with relatives in Castleisland, his father was Maurice V Reidy, noted scholar and author. Fr. Gabriel is attached to London Mission.
      LYRE Notes; Miss Kitty Kennelly is home from USA on holiday at Knockanebrack; Mr and Mrs John Daughton are on holiday at Meenare.
      DINGLE Notes; Fr. Pat O’Shea at home at present in Moorestown, Ballydavid, from Missouri, USA.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 19.09.1953, page 2
      Castleisland Notes; Death Mrs Catherine Rice nee O’Donoghue, wife of George Rice Killarney Road, funeral to Kenmare. Death of Patrick Fleming of Tobbermaing, survived by two sons and a daughter, who is in the religious life. Death of James Bastable aged 75, he was uncle of Rev. Dr. J Bastable and Rev Dr. P Bastable.
      Ballybunion Notes; Beale sports will be held on the strand on Sat. and Sunday next. Many listed going to USA.
      Killorglin Notes after 57 years absence, back again, Julia Doona of Glounagillagh.
      Dingle waterworks, people had to resort to chain buckets to control fire.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 10.07.1954, page 10 Extracts from Glin Notes.
      Eighty people from Glin travelled to Knock led by Fr. Connors, C C. Fr. Ryan P. P. is on holiday.
      Fr. Patrick Ruddle recently ordained in Canada home on holiday with his family at Tullyleague.
      Fr. Burns, C. C. Shanagolden celebrated 11.30 mass in Glin Church
      Congratulations to Miss Margaret Fitzgerald daughter of Tom the auctioneer, she was appointed teacher at Cloughdorgan, Tiperary.
      Congratulations to Miss Kitty Barrett of James Barrett M.C.C, she received scholarship to St Patrick’s Secondary School Glin.
      Bonhams made £5 to £7.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 17.07.1954, page 8
      Ballymacelligott Notes; R. M Philomena Fitzgerald daughter of the late Robert Fitzgerald of Ballyfinogue, has returned to Louisiana after spending 6 weeks in Kerry, she is in the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word and has spent 26 years nursing with the order. Mother Antonio Diggins and Sister M Gerard Dillon, Presentation Convent Maynooth are holidaying in their native parish.
      Ordained at Clonliffe College on Sunday last was Fr. Vincent Sugrue, O Carm. He is brother of Fr Declan Sugrue O. Carm, they are sons of Mr and Mrs Denis Sugrue, Farmer’s Bridge, Tralee.
      Rathmore Notes: Fr Solomus O Leary O.F.M. who was ordained at Rome last year, will take up duty in Limerick after holiday with family at Gortnaprocess, Rathmore. Also on holiday are two sisters, Sister Eucharista Murphy from texas, and Agnes Philomena Murphy from Essex, both are staying with family at Coom, Gneeveguilla. From NY is Sr. Rose Patricia O’Leary on holiday with parents at Leam. Also from NY Mrs Hannah Hickey nee Murphy and Miss Una O’Connor.
      David Gleeson left for Perth to go to his brother Jerry.
      BALLYDUFF Notes; Marriage at Causeway Miss Mary B Counihan of Dromartin, Ballyduff and Mr T Kenneally of Lyre, Lisselton.
      Castleisland Notes; Fr Charles O’Mahony, Diocesan Consulter to the Bishop of Nisalia, California, was honoured by the Pope. He is brother of Fr. James O’Mahony Studio City, Cal and of Mother Bernard, who is Provincial of the Brigidine nuns in Australia, family is from Camp, Castleisland.
      GLIN Items: Among visitors were Bishop Fitzmaurice and Sr. Rita O’Reilly of Dominican Order NY, her father was Parish Clerk in Glin.
      LYRE Notes; Fr P O’Donoghue of Toureenard, is accompanied by his uncle and first cousin on holiday from USA.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 21.08.1954, page 5
      Glin items; Festival of the Assumption celebrated in Parish, mass celebrated by Fr Ruddle, C C Canada (home on holidays with his father, Mr James Ruddle, Tullyleague, Glin. Fr O Connor, C C, Glin, celebrated the 11.30 mass. Music by Miss McNamara, N.T. and Mr M Meade. Flowers by Mrs Normile.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 04.09.1954, page 5
      Cardinal’s Niece visits relatives at Ballyheigue. Miss Rita Stritch, Librarian, De Paul University, Chicago, niece of cardinal Stritch and Mrs Gownt staff member at the same university, visited ancestral home of the Cardinal at Fermount House.
      Other News. Mass at St John’s Church, celebrants include Fr. E Stack .P.P. Fr. R Murphy Adm, Killarney; Fr. E Prendergast. Fr. T Maher, C.C. and Fr. W Higgins.
      Another list of priests; Fr. Keenan O.P; Fr. McDonnell P.P. Ardfert; Fr. E Stack, P.P. Bonane; Fr. C O’Leary, P.P. Milltown; Fr. Browne, P.P. Lixnaw; Fr. Beasley, C.C. causeway; Fr. Quane, C.C.; Fr. O’Keeffe C.C.; Fr. Galvin, C.C.; Fr. Curran, C.C.; Fathers Leen, Costelloe and Keane (USA)

      Kerryman 1904-current, 02.10.1954, page 12
      Kerry Priest returns to U.S. after holidays; Fr. Dan O Hanlon, Drumnacurra; Fr. Casey Castleshannon, and Fr. O’Connor of Lissduff, Causeway. Mrs Con Brosnan of 20 Genest Avenue, Lowell, Mass, left her native Dingle for USA.
      Death of Frederick S Myerscough of Dundrum and England, died aged 75. He was father in law of Dr Mortimer Slattery of Day place Tralee. His elder brother Rev S Myerscough died five weeks ago was superior of the Jesuit Church at St. Francis Xavier, Liverpool.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 20.11.1954, page 8
      Athea Notes; Old fair held on Monday last, cows made £42 to £50; Bonhams £3 to £5-10.
      Christmas Tree Illumination Fund Dance at the Enterprise Hall Athea, Fr. O’Connor, C.C. thanked all who contributed.
      Ballyduff Notes, Home on holiday from Liverpool are Misses Noreen and Bridie Kirby of Glounerdalive, Ballyduff. Dan O Connell had accident at Dromartin. Pig market large numbers.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 12.02.1955, page 21
      Glin Items: Fr. Michael Culhane was on holiday at home with his father Michael Culhane, Killeaney, he recently returned to Liverpool.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 06.08.1955, page 11 (Extracts from article on Kerry Holiday Resorts)
      Killarney: Large sales of postage stamps to send cards to folks at home. Excursion from Dublin brought 600 trippers all bent on having a good time. Radio Train twice a week is a great asset to Killarney. Football Final at Fitzgerald Stadium, more money was left in Killarney by the 24,000 football fans, than on a month of Sundays. Three day racing last month is not as good as previous, as people come and go by car and do not linger in town. The Twelfth as usual sends its usual quota from the North. American traffic fairly topping the trade in Killarney, wishing for more Cross Channel visitors, somehow lost since the post war years. New Tourist Bureau in Town Hall opened this year a great boon. Killarney holding its own in tourist trade. Mention also of Sunday Excursions and Lancashire Wakes.
      BALLYBUNION: Season got of to a flying start in June and continued right through July and into August. Wonderful weather of past month has created an absolute boom in business. New amenities, widening road at St. John’s Church, the public convenience on the Castle Green and ladies Strand, the pathway and stiles on the Cliff Walk. Excellent handling by the guards of the extra traffic, extra parking at Cliff Field on Sandhill Road for many hundreds of cars. Another interesting feature has been the very large number of caravans in the area. During the August weekend al records went by the board. Unforgettable sight on Sunday was both strands where there was not a cubic inch of space that was not occupied, surplus went to other local beaches and to Beale. Never before were so many in Ballybunion, If the weather was right Ballybunion would be one of Irelands most popular resorts. It was noted people slept in cars and some men gave up their accommodation to women. Noted, large influx from Cross Channel and Northern Ireland.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 13.08.1955, page 8
      Castlemaine Notes; Sr. Rosemary O’Shea Convent of Holy Family, Figeac, France is at present holidaying at her native Gurthadean, Castlemaine.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 20.08.1955, page 6
      Sisters Professed at Novitiate Tralee; Dr Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry officiated at presentation Oakpark Tralee. Sr. M Olivia (Miss Sylvia Healy) Limerick; Sr. M Albert ( Miss Teresa McAuliffe) Knocknagoshel; Sr. M Attracta (Miss Ann Carmody) Listowel; Sr. M Kyran (Miss Kathleen Prendeville) Castleisland; Sr. M Regina (Miss Kathleen O Connell) Lixnaw.
      The following were received: Sr. M Dolorosa (Miss Mary Fleming) Tralee; Sr. M Inviolata (Miss Winifred Harnett) Duagh; Sr. M Mercedes (Miss Marie Behan) Lixnaw.
      James F Moloney was harbour master Glin when County Council was established.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 20.08.1955, page 6
      Castleisland Notes: Death of Mary Lyne, nee O’Connor, Ballybrack, Farranfore. She was mother of Sr. M Genevieve, Rathmore, Sr. Joseph and Sr. Baptist, Liverpool and Fidelma, Milltown.
      On Holiday Fr Con Reidy, P. P. Cardiff, he is a well-known friend of Irish Emigrants in South Wales. Fr Michael Walsh P.P. has left his native Currans for his Mission in California.
      Sr. Kyran Prendeville recently professed in Tralee is cousin of Archbishop of Perth and cousin of Fr. Tom Prendeville, Perth.
      Castlemaine Notes; Death at advanced age Mr Michael Myles, Whitegate, he was father of Fr. M Myles of California, USA.
      Lyreacrompane Notes; Recent visitors included, Sister Martha of The Order of Immaculate Conception, was with her parents Mr and Mrs Denis Lyons of Dromadamore. Rev Brother Jeremiah Breen of the Salesian order, was on holiday before departure for Australia.
      Tarbert Notes; Returned after holiday at Lower Doonard, Sr. B Foley, of the Presentation Order, Sioux City, also Fr. paddy Holly, M.A, Blackrock College, Dublin. Paying visit to his aunt, Mrs M Walsh, Riverview House, Tarbert, is Rev Dr. Conor Martin, UCD. Fr. Martin is son of late Dr. Conor Martin, formally M.O. Tarbert and Moyvane Dispensary District.
      Note talk of Drought in Dingle notes. Severe thunderstorms mentioned in notes.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 17.09.1955, page 9
      Kilcummin Born Fr. Dl. O’Donoghue returned to San Diego California, after two months holiday at home, he is going to paper his sitting room with scenes from Killarney. Fr. O Donoghue is Pastor of Church St Mary Magdalen, he was here to secure a teaching order for a new school in San Diego.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 01.10.1955, page 13
      Fr. Pat O Rourke of Firies home from Sydney after 19 years, he took colour movie pictures of the drawn and replay games between Kerry and Cavan and Sundays between Kerry and Dublin.
      First time Kerry team in training got opportunity of studying a semi-final in action.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 23.06.1956, page 5
      LISTOWEL: Fr. Patrick Sheehy is spending three months with his brother, Mr John Sheehy, Main Street, Listowel, was ordained in Carlow in 1931. He ministered in Eureka, California for eleven years, before his appointment as pastor of St Joseph’s Church, Auburn, California. On June 14th he celebrated the Silver jubilee of his ordination.
      Meadowing in Abbeyfeale making from £15 to £16-10s, last year it was £15 to £17-10s, per acre.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 21.07.1956, page 11
      Castlemaine Notes; Despite polio outbreak in Cork, the largest crowd ever went to see Kerry- Cork match.
      On holiday is Captain Michael Lucy of the USA Naval Forces, whose parents are from Lacca, Castlemaine, he served in Korea.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 15.09.1956, page 10
      Causeway Notes; Fr. Maurice J Woulfe, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Baltimore, USA, his father’s people from Abbeyfeale district, his mother Hannah Hanlon emigrated to America some forty years ago, his grandfather Michael Hanlon, lived on the outskirts of the village .
      A unit of the Mass Radiography Association visited the village on Friday.
      Paddy Mulvihill of of Cleandries died sudden after a day’s threshing. Other events, Ballyheigue Pattern Day and September fair.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 29.09.1956, page 10
      Knocknagoshel Notes; Most Rev. J Heffernan, D.D.. C.S.Sp. spent a holiday in his native Knocknagoshel. Sr. Agnes (Eileen O’Connor) was received into the Order of the Holy Infant Jesus at Drishane. She is daughter of Mr. and Mrs B. D. O’Connor of Beheenagh. Several others also on holiday.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 06.10.1956, page 14
      Ballylongford Notes; Congratulations to Fr. Tom Walsh, C.S.S.P of Bridge Street on winning the captain’s prize in a recent golf tournament, played at Portmarnock, Dublin, Fr Walsh is home on holiday from South Africa.
      The Brassil Family of Puleen and Fitzmaurice Family of Rusheen have lost a father.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 10.11.1956, page 7
      Rathmore Notes; Fr. Eoin Casey of Sacred heart Missionary Order, has spent four years in West Africa is staying with his parents at Toornonough. Also home is Fr. Hugh Cronin of the White Fathers who is residing with his mother at New Quarter.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 27.04.1957, page 7 Extracts from article on Fr. Walsh.
      Fr. Richard Walsh, Education Secretary General in Tanganyika, East Africa. He is a native of Kenmare and was educated at White Father’s College, Southampton, and was ordained in 1937 at Carthage, Tunisia. His headquarters are at Salaam Capital of Tanganyika, which is twelve times the size of Ireland. The population is 8 million. The Catholics have 1,000 primary schools, ten secondary schools, Twelve training colleges and four technical schools all state aided and caters for 150,000 pupils.
      Bush schools cater for 100,000 children.
      Fr. Richard Walsh will holiday at White fathers House Blacklion, Co Cavan, he goes to Rome for the General chapter of the Order in July.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 18.05.1957, page 7
      Castlemaine; Recent fine weather may compensate for late sowing.
      On holiday is Fr. Thomas Ashe, P.P. St. Mary’s Presbytery, Grimshaw St., Greensborough, Victoria, Australia. He is native of Aughills, Castlemaine, he resided with his brother Patrick Ashe.
      Death of Denis griffin Cloughlea, Castlemaine, of a respected Kiltallagh family, he is father of Sister Ambrose Columbian Sisters, the Philippines.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 08.06.1957, page 13
      Abbeyfeale Priest on holiday, Fr. Denis O Brien of the Holy Ghost order stayed with his uncles, John and Tim O’Brien, of Purt and with his cousins, the O’Connor Family of Kilconlea. He travelled from Kenya by Rome and met the Pope. He left Shannon for Texas where he to do missionary work. He is nephew of Monsignor T. D. O’Brien and Rev Monsignor B O’Brien Texas.
      Ordained Moyvane Student; Fr. Patrick Larkin ordained at Kilkenny on Sunday last id son of Mr. and Mrs John Larkin, Knockanure, Moyvane and nephew of Rev Monsignor P. J. Larkin of Kansas, USA.
      Pilgrimage to Knock from Tralee on 16th June is limited this year to 192

      Kerryman 1904-current, 08.06.1957, page 7
      Rathmore Notes; Grotto Erected at Scrahanaville and was blessed by Fr Keane, C C. Children of Mary Attended and Gneeveguilla school choir sang.
      On holiday from Convent of Sisters of St Joseph of Newark, New Jersey, is sister Sebastian staying with her parents Timothy and Mrs Collins of Toureen amult. Also on holiday from St paul’s Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham is Sister Teresa Philomena, staying with her parents Timothy and Mrs Spillane, of Coom.
      Many young men have left for Jersey Island for potato picking where they earn up to £3 per day.
      Mr and Mrs William O’Shea are moving to Meath to start farming there.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 13.07.1957, page 6
      Castlemaine Notes: Fr. William Daly, ordained at All Hallows Recently is third son of Mrs Mary Daly and the late Michael Daly of Droumrague, Firies and third son to be ordained.
      On holiday from Florida is Fr J Linehan of Castledrum, Castlemaine.
      Considerable portion of mountainside was swept away Aughills, Castlemaine.
      Central Buttress of old Maine Bridge collapsed.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 20.07.1957, page 7
      Kenmare Notes: Fr Patrick O’Sullivan who was on holiday with his parents Lawrence and Mrs O’Sullivan, in Sneem, has returned to USA, he was ordained at Joilet, Illinois on June 1.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 14.09.1957, page 12
      Dingle Pattern day was celebrated on Sunday last. High Mass was celebrated by Fr. D. McSweeney, C.C. Dingle; Fr. T McMahon, C.C. do; Fr. J McKenna, Chaplain Colaiste Ide; Fr. T J Canon Lyne, P.P..,V.F.,. Mass was sung by St Marys parish Choir. Prior to Mass Dingle Christian Brothers school band paraded the town. Tourist season good. Dramatic society established 11 years ago.
      USA want Irish cured mackerel, the canoe has almost disappeared, Dingle fishing fleet now only land trawl fish. Fish cutting is a lost art.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 14.09.1957, page 13
      Causeway Notes; Fr. Tom Egan who is at present holidaying with his aunt Mrs Julia Keane, Tillaughna, he is son of Mrs Annie and the late Eugene Egan, N.T. Caherslee, Tralee, ordained in Rome in early summer for Kerry Diocese, he is returning there in the near future to continue his studies. Fr. Pat O’Carroll, of Ballinclemesig, is on holiday from London.
      Florence Cantillon of causeway opened business in Kanturk.
      Lawn seep was sown on church grounds. Nora Mai Cantillon and Patrick Leen married.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 04.01.1958, page 9
      Death of Miss Mary MacCartie at home of her Kinsfolk at Kenneigh, House Waterville, their family had estate around Headford.
      Off to Tasmania; Rev John Griffin P P of Devonport, Tasmania, left his native place Killarney after six months holiday, he resided with his mother and his sister Mrs Joseph Murphy and visited the parents of Irish Priests and Nuns working in Tasmania.
      Death of Daniel Anglim Tarmons, priests at his funeral, Fr Supple, Tarbert, P.P., Rev J Galvin, C.C. Moyvane, Rev A Stack, Tarbert, Rev T Buckley Tarbert, Rev D Buckley Moyvane.
      Moyvane Notes; Church building fund, proceeds for draw for car, £2,800, profit on sale of work and dances for that week £500; Carol singers £55. Holidays, Dr. Ml Brosnan, Con’s brother home on annual holiday, he was home for races, but had to return to his practice due to Asian Flu. Dr Jim Brosnan is also home recovering from an operation to his knee.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 01.02.1958, page 11
      Castlemaine Notes; Death in USA of Fr. Cronin who was Pastor of Fair Oaks, Diocese of Sacramento, he was native of Ballygamboon, Castlemaine where he holidayed in 1932 having attended the Eucharistic Congress. He was brother of Mrs Ellen Flynn, Croughmore, Ballyfinane and of the late Mr John Cronin, Ballygamboon.
      Also mentioned difficulty of caring for sheep during snow.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 26.07.1958, page 16
      Moyvane Notes; John Dunne of Dromurhur, Moyvane has left for the USA. He helped Kerry win the Minor All-Ireland semi-final in 1957, and the Munster Final two weeks ago. He also played with Feale rangers in both senior and minor county championship and for St Michael’s College, Listowel.
      Local Talent completion between Patrick Enright, New Houses and Edward O’Connell, Murhur Road resulted in a tie. Twenty one singers and instrumentalists were involved.
      Death of Jerry Brandon of Jersey City N.Y. He was brother of John Brandon of Aughrim.
      Visitors; Miss Catherine Culhane, S.R.N., S.C.M Assistant Matron of New Cross General hospital.
      Mr Carr with his wife and sister-in-law from Melbourne are visiting cousins Mrs Michael McGrath.
      Listowel Notes; Death of Mrs Nora Kissane widow of Richard Kissane, Kilgarvan. She was mother of Fr. Richard Kissane, C.S.Sp. Mauritius. Sr. M Holy Innocents, Indiana, Srs. M Gertrude and Petronilla, Bristol, and Sr. M Louise, Johannesburg, Mrs John O’Connor, Upper Church Street, Listowel and Mrs Louis Murphy Courthouse Road, do.
      Mrs Margaret Long, born in Middle West, gives her impressions of Ireland.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 02.08.1958, page 7 Extracts from Kerryman Notes;
      LIXNAW: Mass X- Ray only 9 percent of local population availed of the service in Lixnaw.
      Death in Lixnaw; Miss Annie Stack of Deerpark, she taught for many years at Coolard National School, was a native of Ballyconry, she resided at her nephew Mr Eddie Stack of Deerpark.
      On holiday Rev Richard O’Connell, who comes from Miles, California, is a native of Ballyhennessy and is brother of Mother M Ignatius and Sr. M Eymaid of Presentation Convent Castleisland and Messrs, Michael, Maurice and Jeremiah O’Connell of Ballyhennessy, Clandouglas and Banemore respectively .
      Marriage at Causeway Church of Mr. W J Fitzmaurice son of the late Mr. and Mrs W Fitzmaurice, of Muckenaugh, Lixnaw. To Miss bridie Hayes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs Martin Hayes of Tillaughna, Causeway, ceremony performed by Fr B Hayes , cousin of the Bride.

      MOYVANE: Ceili held at Marian Hall, special guest Mr. Frank J Thornton and his three sons from Chicago. It was remarked that the Meade brothers are the resident orchestra there.
      Parish had visit to Knock Shrine, Nurse Ann Kearney arranger everything.
      Among the visitors are; Sr. Mary Borgia (Mulvihill) of the incarnate Word and Blessed Sacrament Order, Houston, Texas, she is staying with her brother Mr. N Mulvihill, Barrougeen.
      Miss Bernie Walsh, Leitrim Hill, on holiday from London General hospital, Whitechapel.
      LISTOWEL; Preparations for races, The first prestressed bridge in Ireland was leading to course. They are building 24 stables, the dining was increased, and plans are being made to commemorate the centenary of the races.
      Death of Mrs Agnes Murphy in Brighton, wife of Jerh, she was daughter of Mr John and Mrs K Moore of 36 Charles Street, Listowel.
      An Omission; Concert and variety entertainment in aid of local Lourdes fund, Mr Dineen, Irish Dancing Instructor was inadvertently omitted.
      Tarbert; Carnival the highlight of life there. Church Funds draw, non stop in aid of Church.
      Called to Bar, the first priest to be called to Irish Bar. Rev. Dr. Jerome Curtin, of Holycross College, Clonliffe, he is a native of Tournafulla, is a brother of Rev. D F. Curtin C.S.S.p, Owerri, Nigeria; Rev m Curtin Holy Ghost College, Kimmage; Mrs M Keane, Shannon View House, Tarbert and Mrs M J Duggan, Warrenscourt, Lissarda, Cork

      Kerryman 1904-current, 23.08.1958, page 6
      Ballynoe Notes; Five priests on holiday from Britain celebrated their masses at the Church in Tallow 16th August. Rev Denis McDonald, Rev John McCarthy, Rev C Condon, Rev John Beecher Rev Delaney.
      I am one of a family of 12 all converts to the catholic faith said a bearded English Priest who came to fish on the River Bride at tallow with Robert Baylor, solicitor, Fermoy, other fishing visitors included a Jewish ex-captain of the Austrian Army.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 20.09.1958, page 6
      Brosna Notes; Kathleen Stack daughter of Jim Stack of Brosna visited.
      Leaving; Fr. Daniel Casey, Deriha, who was ordained in All Hollows last June, left Cobh for USA on Sunday. He will minister in Sacramento. He is nephew of the late Fr. Paddy Casey also of that diocese. Fr. Barrett has returned to Nigeria after holiday in the district.
      Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Convent of Mercy Abbeyfeale paid a visit to her home last week, she is the youngest daughter of the late Con Morrissey and Mrs Eily Morrissey, N.T. Brosna, she was accompanied by Sr. Mary Paul Curtin of Knocknagoshel. It was Sister Marys first visit since she entered religion in 1930?. Miss Agnes O’Brien was appointed to Brosna School and Mrs Kissane retired. Sean Leahy Brosna married Alma O’Rourke of Kilmallock. Leahy is director of Juice factory, Brosna.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 03.01.1959, page 7
      After twelve month holiday at his home in Knockeenduff, Killarney, Rev Stephen White, M.S.C. left on New Year’s day to return to the Mission fields in New Guinea, he has already spent eleven years.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 30.05.1959, page 16
      Killorglin Notes; I.C.A. report, School excursion to Dublin Gaiety Theatre. CYMS Affairs, Bro J Mangan secretary, suggested that a CYMS Basketball Championship be organised for the whole of Ireland. Fr M Stack, C.C. spoke against a campaign at present in progress in the district, endeavouring to promote a pseudo religious teaching, he recommended a C.T.S booklet on the subject.
      Star Dance band at Lyons Ballroom. Cinema had many films advertised.
      OTHER News; Angela Murphy a singer in Television Junior Discoveries programme on Sunday last, he father and mother hailed from the Dingle Peninsula, John St., Dingle and Inch, Annascaul, respectively.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 25.07.1959, page 10
      Castlemaine Notes: American born Fr. Timothy O’Sullivan of the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan at home of his cousins, O’Sullivan Family of Ballinamona, Castlemaine, his father the late Mr Michael O’Sullivan emigrated from here 35 years ago, Fr. O Sullivan’s mother hails from Farranfore and accompanied him. He delighted in hearing boyhood stories of his father’s

      Kerryman 1904-current, 08.08.1959, page 10
      Ballyduff holiday season in full swing, visitors from U.S.A. and Britain are very much in evidence.
      Salmon fishing finished on Friday, on the whole was poor, but ended in a fairly good run of “peal” fish. Open air mass at shrine in Tarbert, celebrated by Fr T Supple , P P, assisted by Fr. A Stack. The shrine always kept in excellent state. Mrs Reynolds deserves special mention for her flower arranging, what the need is a light at night. Tarbert Carnival a success and a long list of competitors listed. Also mentioned brilliant pupil, Johnny Coolahan son of Mr and Mrs Wm. of Barrack Street got honoured in seven subjects and pass in one in his leaving cert.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 05.09.1959, page 11
      Here on holiday from Wellington, NZ, are Mr. and Mrs J F Butler, his grandmother came from Firies and his wife’s ancestors came from Limerick. His grandmother and her three sisters emigrated to NZ in 1874.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 05.09.1959, page 12
      Ballyheigue Notes Visitors; Fr. Pat Casey of Ballyheigue; Fr. Pat O’Halloran of Castleshannon; Fr. James Godley of Dromatour, all from USA. Fr. Donal Stritch of Fernmount, from Leeds and Fr. Harrington from France.
      Death of Tom James of Ballylongane and John Lane from Shanagolden.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 10.10.1959, page 4
      Rev James Mannix, M.S.C. eldest son of Mr and Mrs James Mannix, New Street Killarney, was ordained at Moyne park, Co Galway on 27th September by Most Rev. Dr. Grent, M.S.C. Bishop of Amboina, New Guinea. Fr. Mannix said his first mass the Mercy Convent, Killarney on the following morning.
      The paper had long article on agriculture in Scotland and comparing it with Southern Ireland.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 30.01.1960, page 17
      Pupils of Killury National School Causeway had the longest ever Christmas holidays which will end on Monday morning when the new school will be opened, it cost £8,500. The old school which was built in 1834 at a cost of £450, first National School built in the diocese.
      Mass was celebrated by Fr. Timothy Courtney P.P. Causeway and Fr. John G Curran, C.C. Causeway.
      There are seven more School in the parish and needs to be replaced.
      Building contractor was James Casey, Causeway, who is a descendant of the builder of the old school.
      Rev Dr. Neelan, left £1,000 to erect the old school and the residue was invested to repair the building.
      First Principal was John Church and his salary was £12. The first girls teacher was Hanoria Loonie and was paid £9 a year. (See paper for more details)

      Kerryman 1904-current, 11.06.1960, page 18
      Home from Australia is Fr. Maurice Roche, his first visit from Australia since 1949, he is from Knockclare.
      Bridie Gallagher was in Castlemaine.
      Moving Story of Kevin Barry, will be presented by Brosna Players on Sunday night.
      New School Brosna, second largest school after Tralee

      Kerryman 1904-current, 09.07.1960, page 8
      Castleisland Notes; Rev. Hugh O’Sullivan son of John and Mrs O’Sullivan, Currans, Farranfore was ordained at the International Theologate, Romsey, Harts England. Fr O’Sullivan has two sisters in religion.
      Sister Mary Benedict Presentation Convent, Straten Island, NY is daughter of Mrs Catherine and the late C. J Browne, Main Street. Three Tuomey sisters and an O’Connor lady from Dromulton are in the same convent. Home after 48 years in Chicago police is Patrick Kelleher a native of Cordal.
      Listowel Notes; Five ounce egg , ordinary hen egg weighs one ounce, but Joseph Stack of Tanavalla, Listowel got egg from hen of American Cornish variety which weighed five ounces.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 16.07.1960, page 13
      Millstreet Notes; Died John Hickey, Pound Hill, Millstreet in his 70s, priest at grave side, Fr. Galvin, C.C. Fr. B Fitzgerald, C.C. Fr. J Corcoran, England and Fr. D. J. Manley, England.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 30.07.1960, page 10
      Ballymacelligott Notes; Rev. Herbert Seignoret, C.S.Sp., a native of Trinidad who was ordained at Clonliffe College, celebrated mass at St. Brendan’s Church, Clogher on Sunday last, he was on a visit to Fr. Michael Brosnan, C.S.Sp., at Fr. Brosnan’s uncle residence at Ballinfeedora, Rathanny.
      Moyvane Notes; Congratulations to Miss Ann Kearney on her greyhound New York Boy on clear win in 18 dog sweepstake at Tralee. Patrick Mackessy making table lamps.
      Visitors; Sister rose Patricia and Sister Mary Demphia are home from Florida to meet their mother Mrs Jn Mahony aged 84, they have been away from Lenamore for 33 years. Both sisters entered Dominican order.
      Miss Breda Hanrahan from NY to Kilbaha to meet parents Mr and Mrs J.J. Hanrahan.
      Also home in Kilbaha after 10 years in NY, Patrick Kennelly, and is staying at Mr and Mrs Jas Kennelly and is a brother of Rev Michael J Kennelly, S.J. and Rev. Wm. Kennelly, Pastor, both now at Houston Texas. After ten years in South Carolina, Sister Mary Elena of the Franciscan Order is home with parents Mr and Mrs Ml Goulding Knockanure. Death of John Hudson of Kilbaha.
      LYRE Notes; Death of Mr Timothy Dillon, Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, he was uncle of Rev. M Dillon C.S.Sp., Kimmage. On holiday with relatives at Dromadda, is Rev Brother Christopher O’Connor, he leaves shortly for South Africa.
      Castleisland Notes; Death of John J O’Connor, Summerhill House, Scartaglin, one daughter and only sister are in religion, he was a brother of Rev O’Connor P.P. Brisbane, Fr. Eugene O’Connor, P.P., Auckland and the late Fr. Ned O’Connor C.C. Diocese Kerry. (Check details print damaged)
      Nuns home; Sisters M Aiden and Sr. M Clou? Daughters of the lateDavid and Mrs Cahill, N.T. Currow, are visiting their sisters Mrs Foran and Mrs Egan ex-NT. Two brother’s, fathers David and Kevin are also on the American Mission.
      Causeway Notes; Visitors, Rev Michael O’Connor, head of catholic Enquiry in Hampstead, visited his parents. Fr. James O’Connor Dean of Northern Deanery, Baker, Oregon, holidaying at Lisduff. Fr. Jeremiah Leen, Meenagahane is also home from USA. Fr. Pat Carroll is home from London. Sr. Stanislaus Hussey has returned to Tullamore after visiting home at farran

      Kerryman 1904-current, 30.07.1960, page 9
      Glin Items; Sister M Dominick Lynch and Sister M Oliver McPhartland left Shannon after spending seven weeks in Ireland. Sr. Dominick is a native of Athea and was a buyer for St John’s Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. Sr. Oliver is a native of County Down. Sr. Dominick celebrated her golden Jubilee two years ago, when she took sixteen postulants, including Sr. M Baptista Wallace, of Tullyleague, Glin and Sr. M Dolorine, Tarbert.
      Glin INTO Branch had meeting and several names mentioned.

      Kerryman 1904-current, 10.09.1960, page 9
      Ballyheigue visitors included; Fr. James Godley, Fr. Pat Kirby, Fr. James O’Connor,
      Our most notable exile Tess Kenny the Rose of Tralee.
      Death of of Mrs Thomas O’Connor of Dromatour, she was mother of Sr. M Finbarr, Convent of Mercy, Newry and Miss Maureen O’Connor, receptionist at Benner’s hotel, Tralee.
      Lixnaw Creamery sympathy to Trant Family.

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