The Vindicator Carlow
County Library holds the Carlow Vindicator for 1892. The
Vindicator operated from Dublin Street and was in existence for
about five years. During the Parnellite "split" in the 1890s the
Carlow Vindicator was on the side of Parnell's party while the
Nationalist and Leinster Times supported the anti-Parnellite
Source: Carlow County Library
Letter to the Editor.
Tinryland, April 30th, 1892.
Dear Sir, --I wish through the medium of
your journal to expose a case of the most
barefaced landgrabbing , which I am sure
will meet with the condemnation it deserves
from all honest men. I was evicted from my
home, which was in the possession of my
family for generations, by my landlord . Mr
Denis. R. Beresford, for non-payment of a
rent which must be admitted to was
exorbitant even by his own valuer. He
scarcely allowed the clay to settle over his
mother's grave when he called in the
services of Messrs Moore, Mack and Ryan and
Watters (the latter acting as emergency man), and turned myself and my sister out on
the road on a cold February morning.
not well out when J---?---- (name published
in report but I will not publish it in this
transcript) comes and takes possession of
all my improvements and those of my
forefathers, without one penny compensation
to me --the time selected by this pious
Catholic for doing so being Holy Week. The
rent of the farm (if you can call it such)
is £12 yearly, the area six acres, including
a road all around it about thirty perches.
This, with waste of rocks, leaves about five
acres tillage land. So you see it was the
house and premises built by my predecessors,
without one penny from the landlord, and on
which I expended during the last ten years
over £100, which were coveted.~~
- I remain yours,
- John Byrne.
The Carlow Vindicator, May 1892.
Ball at The Military Barracks,
Colonel Butler and the officers of
the 8th Battalion King's Royal Rifles gave a most enjoyable
ball in the Military Barracks, Carlow, on Tuesday night. The
attendance was large and thoroughly representative of the
The music was supplied by Mr. Mervyn
Browne; while the catering was entrusted to Mr. Blunt, who
has for the last three years given unbounded satisfaction to
Appended is a list of the
officers and guests:
Col. Sir Thomas Butler, Bart.; Mr.
R. Butler, Mr. C.R. Butler and the Misses Butler; Col. E.H.
Butler, Mr and Mrs Browne-Clayton and the Misses
Browne-Clayton ; Capt. Lord W. Fitzgerald, Mrs Grogan, Major
Alexander, Mr. Godwyn B. Swifte, Mr amd Mrs O'Callaghan,
Miss Bolton, Mr and Mrs Joy, Miss Watson, Miss Eustace and
Miss G. Eustace, Mr T. Alexander, Mr and Mrs Black, Mrs
Bagenal, the Misses Newton, Mr H. Crane, Mr and Miss
McMahon, Captain P.C. Newton, Mr. H. Keogh, Mrs and the
Misses Keogh, Mrs Annesley, Mr. Perry, Major Doyne, the
Misses Milner, Mrs C. Duckett; Major J.J. H. Eustace, Capt.
G.W. L'Estrange, Capt. J.K. Milner, Capt. C. Duckett, Lieut.
W.T. Richardson, Second-Lieut J.H. Grogan, Capt. and
Adjutant H.E.Maxwell, Surgeon Lieut.-Col. E.A.Rawson, Lieut.
G.R.Shine, Lieut. N.A.Delacherois-Crommelin, Lieut.
J.W.Stopford, Second Lieut. D.St. P. Bunbury.
Colonel Fane, commanding the 102
Regiment District at Naas, held his usual inspection of the
8th Batt. King's Royal Rifles on Tuesday last at Carlow.
The men were first drawn up in full
marching order on the Barrack Square and subjected to a
minute inspection, after which the regiment was marched out
to Old Grange, where they performed a series of military
evolutions with all the precision of a regiment of regulars.
Col. Fane heartily congratulated the men on their soldierly
appearance and in particular "D" Company, commanded by Capt.
Duckett, and of which Sergeant Cork is the non-commissioned
officer in charge. The rifle range was visited during the
day, and Col. Fane expressed himself as highly satisfied
with the shooting of the men. The Battalion will be
disbanded to-day (Saturday).
- ENLIST IN ARMY
- Healthy Young Men wishing to join the Army can
be Enlisted at the
- MILITARY BARRACKS CARLOW
- Recruiting Sergeant will visit Carlow Military
Barracks on the first Tuesday in March 1896 to
Transcribed by Jean Casey,
The Carlow Vindicator, May 1892.
State of the Workhouse.
Number in Workhouse; 433. born 1,
discharged 44, died 1, remaining 430.
Number in Workhouse corresponding
period last year 434, increase 4. Average cost for hall
diet, 1 shilling, 11 pence; general cost per head, 3
shillings and 7 pence; ditto in infirmary, 4 shillings 11
Cost of stimulants used in workhouse
infirmary week ending 21st May 1892, 3 pounds 5 shillings
and 8 pence; corresponding period last year, 2 pounds, 14
shillings and 5 pence halfpenny; increase 11 shillings and 2
pence farthing. Cost of tobacco, 11 shillings and 5 pence
A loan of 3 pounds 17 shillings and
6 pence was sought from the Local Government Board for the
supply of seed potatoes.
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