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Pat Purcell Papers

Old newspapers in the PPP.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell

Buy Irish.

Old newspapers in the PPP.

February 1922.

To the editor "The Nationalist and Leinster Times".

H.R.H. Princess Mary's Wedding Gift.

Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

Sir --At a Committee meeting held at the Vice-Regal Lodge at which her Excellency, Lady Fitzalan, presided, it was decided to carry on the collections for the above object till February 20th, the twenty-six counties in Southern Ireland are all organised, but some have only recently begun their collections. --

Faithfully yours,
K. A. Rathdonnell.

Dead Men's Shoes.!

 Nationalist. Feb 1922.

Concert in Carlow.

A variety entertainment in aid of the Carlow Hunt Covert Fund was held in the Town Hall, Carlow on Wednesday 4th February. The different items were very well received, particularly the sketch entitled "Dead Men's Shoes" by the members of the Carlow Choral Society. Both the matinee and evening performances was fairly well attended.

We congratulate Miss Pack Beresford who organised the entertainment on its success.

Dance me to the end of Love...

This letter was published at a time when the whole country (excluding the Gentry) was in turmoil and heading rapidly towards civil war.

Nationalist, Jan. 1922.

Letter to the Editor:

Dear Sir,

Dancing at the moment seems to be "all the go" right over the country.

Almost everyone, young, old, and middle-aged, have gone literally speaking, dancing mad; and to take an illuminating example, one need only scan the weekly provincial papers to see announcement after announcement of Balls, Dances, wax polished floors and city Jazz Bands; and in many parts they Dance from dark to dawn, every night of the week in a different centre, and need never leave the parish to do so.

(name and address with editor).

  • Pope Benedict XV

    The Nationalist. 28th January 1922.

    The death occurred at 6oc on Sunday morning last of Pope Benedict XV.
    His last words were;
    "I willingly offer my life for the peace of the world".

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