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Parliamentary Debates
Parliamentary Debates Dáil Éirann extracts.
For Co Carlow 1888 & 1890

Carlow Nationalist school From Parliamentary debates

National School Teachers.

HC Deb 11 July 1890 vol 346 c1479 1479

Colonel Saunderson (Armagh, N.)

I beg to ask the Attorney General for Ireland whether he is aware that James Fenlon, a National school teacher of Carlow Graigue, attended a meeting at Carlow Graigue on 1st June of this year, the meeting in question being held with the object of establishing a memorial to the rebels who fell in 1798, and that James Fenlon was member of the committee of said memorial; and whether attending such meeting, and being on said committee, incapacitates him from retaining his position as a National school teacher. 

Mr. Madden

I am informed that the facts are as stated in the first paragraph of the question, and that the matter is under the consideration of the Commissioners.

Mr. Sexton (Belfast, W.)

Have not the Irish people as much right to remember 98 as Englishmen have to remember the 5th of November?

 [No answer was given.]

Note from Michael Purcell:
James Fenlon was the father of Mona Fenlon, Montgomery Street, headmaster in Graiguecullen School, replaced by Sean O' Leary in circa 1923.

Carlow Post Office From Parliamentary Debates

From Parliamentary Debate interesting snippets from the past, this one in reference to the Carlow Post office in 1888'

Post Office (Ireland) accommodation at Carlow.

HC Deb 20 April 1888 vol 325 cc29-30 29

Mr. Lalor (Queen's Co., Leix)

I asked the Postmaster General, If he is aware of the very inadequate Post Office accommodation in the town of Carlow, which consists of one small room in a private house, not capable of holding half-a-dozen persons without overcrowding, making it difficult to transact business, and causing great inconvenience and delay to the public; if he is aware that the people and Town Commissioners of Carlow think that a public office would be the most desirable for so important a place, and that a good and central site, the old Assembly Rooms in Dublin Street, may be easily procured for the purpose; and, if he will take immediate steps to remedy the present most unsatisfactory state of things.

The Postmaster General (Mr. Raikes) (Cambridge University)

I am aware that the Post Office at Carlow is no longer large enough for the convenient performance of the business; and negotiations have been carried on, not only with the landlord of the present office for an enlargement of it, but also with another person for larger premises altogether, but in both cases without satisfactory result. The Postmaster has, therefore, been instructed to advertise for better premises, and the first announcement appeared in The Carlow Sentinel on Saturday last. The amount of Post Office business at Carlow is scarcely sufficient to warrant the Department in incurring the expense of providing a building specially for its accommodation.

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