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Charles Stewart Parnell

(27 June 1846 – 6 October 1891)

The Sad News in Carlow.

Death of Charles Parnell


The first, intelligence of Mr. Parnell's death was received in Carlow on the afternoon of Wednesday. It was at first received with incredulity, but on confirmation of the sorrowful news being received the supporters of the late Leader in the town were literally overwhelmed with grief at the wholly unexpected and mournful announcement.

We will not state the untruth that the Seceders were affected by the intelligence of the greatest Irishman's death; on the contrary, they seemed jubilant over the fact that Providence had removed the man who did untold service to his country and by his exertions saved thousands of his countrymen from the horrors of famine.

On Thursday and Friday the windows of all the Nationalists’ premises in the town were shuttered in respect to the memory of Mr. Parnell. On Thursday evening a Special Meeting of the Carlow, Tinryland and Bennekerry Branch of the Irish National League was told in the Town Hall. There was a very large attendance and the proceedings were charaterised with silent and unobtrusive sorrow.

Mr Governey, T.C. presided.

Amongst those present were John Whelan, T.C. Patrick Lawler, T.C.; John Clowry. T.C, M. O’Reilly, James Hosey, Patrick Lawler, E. T Mulhall, solicitor; .James Moore, J Jordan, J. Doyle, Joseph Kinsella, P. Devine, P. O’Toole, Richard McDonald, Joseph Kelly, S.J. Doyle, Vincent Walker, James McMahon, John Dunne, John Foley, Francis O’Neill, E. Walker, John Farrell, James Given, Patrick McDonald, John Curran, James Williams, James Byrne, ?S, W. Kennedy, M Kavanagh, M Hayder, J. Brennan, M. Walker. H. Doyle, W.H. Hender, Wm Pierce Hosey, James Reddy, George Nolan, Hugh Quinlan, J. McDonald, M. Power, D. Hayden, E. Geoghegan, James Quinlan, W. Weatherall, T. Byrne, W. Curran, J. Scanlan, -- Castell, John Mahony, Patrick Haughney.

Carlow Vindicator and Leinster Standard
 Saturday October 10th 1891
Vincent Walker's Bookbinding advert which appeared in the 1891 paper mentioned. He is also listed attending the meeting above

Source: Peter Walker and Carlow Vindicator and |Leinster Standard Saturday October 10th 1891

Walker Records in Carlow: WALKER

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