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John Clowry, 1904

Tullow Street, Carlow



A meeting of the committee to erect a monument to the Carlow Heroes of '98 was held at the Racquet, Carlow, Ireland, on Monday evening, August 22nd, Mr. J P. Clowry, presiding. Mr. Doris handed the secretary a letter from Mr. P. J. Conlon, who was unable to attend, containing the following letter and cheque value $75 or 15 from Mr. Dolan, New York

Dear Sir,-Please find enclosed a cheque for the sum of $75, amount collected up to date as the first instalment for the Carlow Graigue Monument. I am deeply grateful to all those good and true Irishmen and women who so generously contributed towards erecting a monument over the Carlow Heroes of '98.

Yours respectfully,

A warm vote of thanks to Mr. Dolan, and also to the sympathizers with the movement in America for their generous subscriptions was, on the motion of Mr. Kelly, seconded by Mr. Byrne, unanimously adopted, and the secretary was instructed to convey same.

Date: October 10, 1891
Paper: Irish American Weekly
Article type: News Article


Sent in by Trevor Clowry

John Clowry died 4th May, 1904.

Nationalist and Leinster Times.

7th May 1904.

Death of Mr. John P. Clowry, of Tullow Street, Carlow.

It is with sincere regret that we record the death of Mr. John P. Clowry, one of Carlow's best known and most popular townsmen.

The sad event took place on Wednesday, after a very brief illness.

Mr Clowry had a serious attack of illness during the winter, but of late he seemed to be regaining his usual robust health.

On Friday week he attended the meeting of the School Attendance Committee, of which body he was an officer. It was then noticed that he was not looking well, and he was advised to go home and rest.

On Saturday he was able to be about, but on the following day he became seriously ill.

Dr F.P. Colgan, his medical attendant, recognised the dangerous condition of the patient and applied the most approved remedies but without avail.

The cause of death is ascribed to effusion of blood to the brain.

We have said that Mr Clowry was one of the most popular men in Carlow, and it can also be truthfully stated that in life he was a model of the Christian man. For many years he was Vice-President of the local branch of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, and in that capacity he spared no pains to bring relief and succour to the distressed.

He was also Secretary to the Sacred Heart Sodality, and as such gave much assistance to the Rev. Directors in maintaining that admirable religious organisation.

Indeed where work was to be done for Faith or Fatherland John Clowry was ever to be found, ready to undertake a man's part.

For many years he filled the responsible position of Borough Rate Collector, and with utmost credit.

The greatest sympathy is felt with Mr. Clowry's bereaved widow and daughter in the great affliction which has befallen them.

Transcribed in April 2011 by Michael Purcell.

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