Frederick Hodgins, Green Dragon.
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
Dr. L. Doyle, Coroner, held an inquest in the Town Hall, Carlow,
on Tuesday evening, touching on the death of Frederick Hodgins
of the "Green Dragon" Kilkenny Road, Carlow., Aged 73 years who
was found lying on the road near his home on Saturday evening,
and died shortly after being removed to a nearby house.
The following Jury were sworn: Raphael McDonnell, Robert
Collier, Patrick Duggan, Bernard Coleman, John Watchorn and John
Garda A. Broughill deposed that he arrived at Kilkenny Road on
Saturday evening last. He knew the deceased, who was sitting on
the kerb supported by some people, and he was alive. In five
minutes afterwards he was removed to the house of Mr Desmond
Governey, where he died.
George McMahon, junior, deposed he left Carlow at 6.30 on
Saturday evening last. He had a light on his bicycle and was on
his own side of the road.
When passing Grosvenor House he saw an object on the right-hand
side of the road.
He got off his bicycle and went over. Mr Hodgins asked him to
lift him up; he lifted him off the bicycle and put him sitting
on the kerb. The lamp on his bicycle was still lighting. No car
passed him coming from Carlow.
Surgeon Thomas F. McHugh performed a post-mortem. Verdict.
Nationalist and Leinster Times, January
They Want A King.
Ireland should be ruled by a King and not
At least, when Bagenalstown Debating
Society discussed the subject on Monday, they passed the motion
"that Ireland should be ruled by a King rather than a President"
by 16 votes to 9.
The subject provided full scope for a
good debate, and in proving their point, speakers mentioned the
rise and fall of empires and dynasties ranging from Alexander
the Great to King Leopold of Belgium.
Mr Jack Fennell of Grange Castle, Mageney
has gone a long way towards solving the farmers transport
He purchased a disused C.I.E. bus and
reconditioned and converted it into a lorry 38 feet long by 8
feet wide, suitable for all transport purposes.
Mr Fennell served under General
Montgomery during the War in the British Tank Corps, and during
the Italian campaign was privileged, with other troops, to be
received by His Holiness, Pope Pius X11 in the Vatican.
The A.G.M. of the County Carlow
Association of London was held in the Irish Centre, Camden Town
Officers elected: President, Rev. Fr. L.
Fanning; vice-president, Mr. Sean Redmond; chairman, Mr A.
Brady; vice-chairman, Mr Pat Farrell; treasurer, Mr M. Waters,
secretary, Mr John Purcell, asst secretary Mrs Frances Purcell.
Committee: Mrs J. Kavanagh, Mrs M.
Waters, Mr Joe Callinan, Mr Bill Byrne, Mrs Paddy Shaw, Mr Jim
Farrell, Mr Paddy Shaw.
Carlow Museum 1979
October 26th 1979. (Nationalist)
Several hundred exhibits from
the College Street premises, which had housed the museum
since shortly after its establishment in 1972, have been
moved to the new premises in the Town Hall, Carlow.
Now, the museum will enjoy first
class heating and lighting facilities, adding to its
patrons, enjoyment of the variety of exhibits, dating
mostly from the middle of the 19th century. The badly
needed space and other facilities were provided by the
Town Council under an ANCO, Youth Employment Scheme.
But the change of home for the
museum is only the beginning of work for the museum
management committee, which is under the auspices of the
Old Carlow Society.
By April the committee expects
to have the museum open daily, employing a
curator-caretaker for the summer season.
Organisers of Sunday's move were
museum committee members -chairman, Kevin Kennedy;
secretary and trustee, Seamus Murphy; Pat Purcell (who
is also the biggest contributor to the museum), James
Westman, Willie Duggan (trustee) and Brendan Kealy
Transcribed by Jean Casey, January