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Pat Purcell  Papers


Soldier dies dancing.

By kind permission of Michael Purcell  12/2009


The Carlow Sentinel, October 1847.

Sudden death of a soldier.

One of the soldiers of the 3rd Buffs, quartered in this town, while dancing in a public house, belonging to a man named Parkes, in Coal-market, on Tuesday evening last, suddenly dropped on the floor, and on raising him it was found that life was extinct. The young man was about twenty four years of age, apparently strong and healthy, but had dissipated habits.

The above is a true and accurate transcript of the original document.

Transcribed by Jean Casey, 2010


From: JJ Woods

Soldier dies dancing.

I was sure that was the pub my grandfather had but on checking the 1901 census I see the address given was 2 Castle Hill. Can you tell me where that is?

The House and Building Return gives the following:
1 Built Private Dwelling Ellen Ryan.
John Brophy. Annie Schwerdtfeger (?)
2 Built Public House William Purcell
3 Built Private Dwelling Martin Hogan
4 Workshop
5 Private Dwelling Ellen Murphy
6 Lodging House Mary Keegan
7 Private House Joseph Mathews
8 Lodging House Agnes Murphy
9 Lodging House Mary Sleator
10 Private House

From Michael Purcell

Dinty Delaneys was on the corner of College Street---Purcell's pub was at corner of Mill Lane and Castle Hill .just above Coal Market ---.in the 1970s this was Ronnie Delaneys, which was beside John Purcellís of Castle Hill (Mrs Darcy with Mrs Ivory next door....) across the road was the "stone-cutters" it is now a gambling den....come to think of it in 1900 John Purcell lived across the street, I think they took a portion of his house to build the office section of the Boot Factory....


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