Dan McDonnell, Buzz's Pub.
At one time the McDonnell family owned three pubs in Carlow, one in
Haymarket which in later years traded under various names - Ewings, The
Crow's Nest, Heavins, Tormeys, etc., two pubs on Tullow Street, one now
Tully's Bar and another across the street, at No. 7, Buzzs.
Nationalist and Leinster Times. June 1949.
MR DANIEL McDONNELL.
A well-known Carlow figure was removed last week by the death of Mr
Dan McDonnell. Born in 1868, he conducted the extensive grocery
and bakery business founded in 1830 at No. 7 Tullow Street by his
parents, the late Michael and Catherine McDonnell.
The late Mr
McDonnell was a keen sportsman in his early years. He was a
great believer in physical exercise and was a familiar figure on his
favourite bicycle. From the early days he owned a motor car and toured
extensively in Ireland.He visited the United States twice, and saw his
Coming from an old Carlow family he was very
proud of the town of his birth.
Mr McDonnell, although he took only
a limited part in the social life of the town, contributed generously
to all charitable objects, and quietly assisted many less fortunate
people. He conducted a very remunerative
business in the good old
tradition, which is now taken over by his nephew, Mr Thomas McDonnell.
Of the deceased's family, two sisters were members of the Dominican
Community at Cabra. He out-lived his five brothers and three sisters,
and was in fact the last of his generation.
Chief mourners were:-
Thomas, Michael, William J., Leo and Ray McDonnell (nephews) ; Mrs K.
Murphy, Mrs J. O'Shea, Miss Angela McDonnell, Miss E. Patterson and
Mrs Annie Davis (nieces) ; Thomas Maher, ( cousin); D. and O'Maher,
Rev. T. Hughes, C.C., T. Murphy, M. Doyle, T.Bacon and P. Maher.
Requiem Office and Mass were held at Carlow Cathedral, buried in St.
Mary's Cemetery. [5 priests are named in attendance].
Cunningham, Brown Street. 1949.
July 1949 at his residence, 4 Brown Street, Carlow, George Joseph
Cunningham, beloved husband of Sheila. Remains were removed to the
Cathedral and interment took place in St Mary's Cemetery.
by his wife mother, sister and brother. Sincere thanks to all who
sympathised with them in their recent sad bereavement. To all those
who sent Mass Cards, telegrams and letters of sympathy, all who called
personally and attended the funeral.
Transcribed by Michael Purcell, April, 2011.
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