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County Carlow 1881

From: Michael Purcell <>

Mrs Edmond Nolan, Myshall, 1881.

It is rare enough to come across an obituary for a woman in the Carlow Sentinel, this account gives details of the funeral of Mrs Edmond Nolan.

Carlow  Sentinel.

1881 (possibly November).

Funeral of The Late Mrs Edmond Nolan.

The mortal remains of the late Mrs Edmond Nolan, of Ballinrush, were interred in the family burial ground at Myshall on Saturday the 4th [ ?. ].

The funeral cortege (which extended over an Irish mile in length) left Ballinrush House at two o'clock. In front walked 30 young men dressed with white scarfs and bands, after when was borne the coffin attached to a reversible bier by appendages of white linen interwoven with floral wreaths and knots of crepe, next walked the chief mourners as follows:-

Edmond Nolan, senior; Edmond Nolan, junior; Thomas J. Nolan, sons to the deceased. Rev. Dr. Bourke, Carlow College ; Rev. J. Clavin,; John and Luke Nolan, Dublin ; William Nolan, John Nolan, James Nolan, Robert and Richard Nolan ; P. Kinsella, T. Lawler, John Nolan, and Laurence Nolan.

The Office and High Mass were celebrated in the parish chapel of Myshall.

There were a large number of clergymen in the choir and a large congregation of the relatives, friends, and neighbours attended to pay the last mark of respect to the memory of her who was so well beloved by all.


From: Michael Purcell <>

Henry Thomas Butler 1842-1881.

Transcribed by Michael Purcell, July 2010.

Carlow Sentinel.

24th December 1881.

Death of Lieut-Colonel Butler.

With deep regret we announce the death of Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Thomas Butler, which occurred rather suddenly on the 16th December 1881, at his London residence, 66, Princess Gate, after three days' illness of inflammation of the lungs.

This lamented gentleman, who had attained his 39th year, was only son of Thomas Butler, Esquire, and first cousin of Sir Thomas Pierce Butler, Bart., D.L., of Ballintemple, Carlow.

About the year 1860 he was gazetted to an Ensigncy in the 58th Regiment. He was promoted to a Lieutenancy in the 4th Hussars, and subsequently to a Captaincy in the 13th Hussars, which Regiment he served several years in India, and was Colonel Commanding when the state of his health rendered necessary his retirement, on half pay, in 1879.

Immediately on his return from India he came to Carlow, and as the general election was then approaching he offered himself as candidate on the Conservative side, and was warmly accepted and heartily supported by his party, as evidenced by the fact that he was only defeated by the narrow majority of twelve votes.

During his brief stay in this locality he made many friends, by whom, as well as by a very wide circle of relatives, brother officers, and acquaintances, his unexpected death is deeply and deservedly regretted.


Source: M. Purcell 2013. Old newspapers in the PPP.

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