Carlow and District
Carlow County Council.
Reconstruction of Burren Street Bridge.
Clerk of Works.
A Clerk of Works is required to supervise the
reconstruction in reinforced concrete of Barren Street Bridge in
Carlow Urban District. Applicants must hold a University Degree or
other equivalent technical qualification, and should have experience
on reinforced concrete bridge construction, including setting out and
The Appointment will be subject to the approval
of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health.
Salary at rate of £5 per week: period about one month.
Applications, stating age, qualifications, past
experience and accompanied by copies' of two recent testimonials are
to be lodged with the undersigned not later than 1 p.m. on 22nd inst.
- J. P. Punch,
- County Surveyor
- Courthouse. Carlow.
- 13th August 1932.
Carlow Board of Health and Public Assistance.
Notice To Contractors And Others.
THE Board will at their meeting to be hold on
Monday, the 22nd day of August, 1932, consider applications and
Tenders in respect of the following:— -
(1) Applications for—
(a) Position of Laundress at Tullow District
Hospital, at a salary at the rate of £24 per annum, and approved scale
Position of Wardsmaid at Tullow District Hospital, at a salary at the
rate of £24 per annum, and approved scale of rations.
The tenancy of Cottage and Plot at Shangarry at the weekly rent of one
shilling and four pence, exclusive of rates.
(a) Erection of enclosure around Pump at Brown
(b) Supply and erection of New Iron Pump at
Green Lane, Carlow.
The fencing of cottage plot at Tinneclash.
Repairs to Labourers' Cottages situate
in the Townlands of Tynock, Corries, Ballinkillen, Kildavin,
Carrickduff, Lackabeg, Ballinakill. Castlemore, Knockevagh,
Bagenalstown, Ballykealy, Hacketstown, and Clonmore.
Tenders and Applications must reach me on
Prescribed Forms on or before 12 o’clock, noon, on Saturday. August
- By Order.
- P. A. Lawler, Secretary. County Home, Carlow,
- Aug. 11th, 1932.
The qualifying round for the President's Cup
has been extended until Sunday the 21st inst. The four best cards to
qualify for match-play on handicap. For the past fortnight a
competition for handicaps of 25-22 has been in progress. There were
numerous entries. It is now at the semi-final stage.
An exciting match was played on the Oak Park
Links on Wednesday between Tommy Kehoe and John Bryan, resulting in a
win for the latter on the 18th green. The Secretary, Mr. P. B. Tynan,
is, I understand, forming one of a gay bachelor party going to the
Isle of Man this week, but more of the trip later.
Our Readers' Views.
- Ardmore, Athy,
- 15th August, 1932.
- To the Editor "The Nationalist and
Dear Sir—Last Spring I was a member of a
deputation that waited on Dr. Ryan, the Minister for Agriculture.
Amongst, other matters, we put up the ease of the barley growers and
pointed out that everyone except the growers made fortunes out of the
barley. After some time the Minister said that the price would be £1
per barrel, or something very near it, and, if not, the Government
would prohibit the import of malt and would also put a very big import
duty on foreign barley.—
- Yours faithfully,
- G. W. Henderson
Films of the Week.
programme is unusually attractive, the
first item billed being "Lost Men.'' A fiercely relentless
searchlight on the real Underworld, and a tribute to the police. Mary
Brian. Noah Beery, Leo Carillo and Russell Gleason are the outstanding
artistes. This big drama will be followed by one of the best comedies
I have seen this season, entitled ''The Unexpected Father,” with Slim
Summerville in the name role, and Zasu Pitts leading lady This is a
mad mélange of merry-making quips and side-splitting action. Imagine a
bachelor on the eve of marriage being "adopted” as a father by a tiny
tot of three years. The complications which arise are the most
laugh-provoking one could imagine. The bachelor's butler is also
particularly good. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday the great German
actor and producer, Erich von Stroheim, may be seen in "The Lost
Squadron.'' a marvellous story of man's endurance in the face of
terrible odds. The chief film for the other three days is "Surrender,"
a romantic tale with Warner Baxter and Leila Hyams as leaders. This is
a war picture that never gets within 500 miles of the Front; a love
story between a French prisoner and the daughter of a Prussian
aristocrat, that rings true, thanks to the flawless performance of all
the actors. Further details are given in our advertising columns.
Note: Lost Men also known as Homicide Squad.
Distinction for of the Carlow Post-Postmaster's Son.
Unusually high marks were obtained by Mr. J.
O'Neill, son of the Carlow Postmaster, at his recent examination for
the National Bank. There were numerous competitors, but Mr. O'Neill
headed the list with 88 marks. He had been appointed to Boyle. His
professors and others who have watched his career with interest are
certain that he should make quite a name in the years to come, in
Special Grant for Carlow Roads.
It gives me the greatest pleasure to be able to
inform my readers that, thanks to the good case which a special
deputation of Urban Councillors made the other day to the Minister for
Local Government, a special grant of £750 is to allowed for putting
some of the worst roads in the urban area into proper repair. There is
even a likelihood that another grant of £1,000 will be given in the
autumn. Personally, I think it is a great_ pity that the County
Council and the Urban Council do not co-operate in a more friendly
spirit when it comes to the Consideration of the upkeep of roads. It
was by such co-operation that smaller places such as Enniscorthy, etc.
were able to secure grants for concrete roads, which are such a
delight to tourists and a boom to the general public.
Re-Opening of St. Leo's
St. Leo's Academy will re-open after the
mid-summer holidays on Monday next for the day pupils and on Tuesday
for Boarders. Of the six students presented for examinations in the
Leaving Certificate Examination, five obtained high honours and one
passed. The full list of successes will be published as soon as all
the results are known.
Further Contracts for Carlow Firm.
Messrs. Thompson, of Carlow, the well-known
Contractors have an enviable reputation of many years standing, have
again secured a contract from Messrs. Guiness, of Dublin for the
supply of several lorries. The work turned out by this firm is always
of the highest possible order, so it is small wonder that orders pour
in to them as they do. The head of the firm Mr. Frederick G. Thompson
is one of the most popular figures in the county.
What good new it is that Lady Deny Burton made
I5s. 6d. for the Nurse Fund at the Fete at Pollacton last week. The
attendance was not as large as I had anticipated but everybody present
thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The best thanks of the Nurse Fund
Committee are due to Lady Denys, who supplied tea at 2/- and deducted
nothing for so doing. She and Mrs. Connellan had a delightful stall at
which they did good business. Captain McClimont Tubbs and Mr. Joseph
Radcliffe, sons-in-law of the hostess, took charge of the croquet and
golf competitions, for which there were many entrants, and a little
grandchild, Mrs. Radcliffe's youngest girl aged three, made 10/-
selling charming buttonholes at Id. each.
Day in Cork
Thanks to the Carlow Gaelic League, about 400 people, including 240
Carlovians, travelled to Cork on Sunday and spent a
really delightful day there,
blessed by the best of weather. Visits to the Exhibition
and a trip to Queenstown were included on the programme of not a few.
The train accommodation was ample, as nearly double the number could
have entrained easily. As scheduled times were strictly kept, the
travellers had just eight full hours for sight-seeing in Cork. Many
expressed the wish that ere the summer season ends, one or more trips
of a similar nature will be arranged to give Carlovians a chance to
learn more of their native land.
Although the weather on Saturday was the reverse of agreeable, there
were countless buyers at the, Jumble Sale in the Town Hall in the
afternoon, and in record time large stocks were reduced to nothing.
Great credit is due to the Ladies' Committee responsible for the
organisation. A handsome profit was the outcome, which will help to
augment the funds of the local Brass Band. During the week some of the
local ladies told me that it is their intention to organise a regular
series of attractive fixtures during the autumn and winter months for
the same purpose, all of which, I can make a good guess, will be well
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