Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
1900, Boer War protest & William
[note added 2013 - Michael Hanrahan
(executed by the British in 1916) organised some of the "boys"
throughout Carlow to break up fundraisers being held for the relief of
distress during the Boer War, the incident described below was also
described in attachment to the minutes of the Workman's Club, where it
was recorded that Michael and his brother were the chief hecklers at the
meetings referred to.].)
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
War Concert in Carlow.
Head Constable McCoy, whose talent for
organising public entertainment, has long being recognised, has been
devoting his efforts to the aid of the various funds for the relief of
the sufferers by the war. He has got up three grand concerts, varied by
limelight views of the scenes from South Africa.
The first concerts were on Monday
(mid-day) and night, they were well attended.
The seeds of future disorder were sown
when some ultra Britishers hissed President Kruger's effigy as shown on
Later further irritation was caused by
the singing of "God Save The Queen" a tune which has unfortunately has
been made a party one in Ireland.
On Tuesday night every picture of the
Boers was cheered whilst the British generals and in fact every scene
favourable to the British was hissed vigorously. The picture of the
disaster to a British armoured train was loudly cheered. At the end the
"Boys of Wexford" was sung by the vast majority of the audience, the
strains of the Royal anthem being completely drowned.
Any reference of a pro-British tendency
called for marked disapproval.
A voice from the back was heard " Well
done, young blood of Carlow".....the Head Constable engaged in a wordy
contest with the "voice" at the back and offered to bet £10 that the
"voice" would not name a freer country than Ireland.
On Thursday night suspected Boer
sympathisers were excluded,
but the "Boers" invaded and turned out the gas and left the whole place
The entertainments raised over £40. The
Hall was decorated by Misses Duggan, Burke, Langran, Hearns.
The Union Jack we may say was the
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
Causalities In The War.
Much regret has been caused in Carlow by
the news that the Hon. W. M'Clintock-Bunbury, eldest son of Lord
Rathdonnell and grandson of the Right Hon. Henry Bruen, P.C., Oak Park,
Carlow, has been killed in South Africa.
The young officer was a Lieutenant in the
Scots Greys, and lost his life in the engagement at Rensburgh. He was a
young man of much promise and idolised by his relatives.
In consequence of the death of the Hon W.
M'Clintock Bunbury the Carlow Hounds did not hunt this week.
The following items were found in
The Intermountain Catholic. (Salt Lake City [Utah] ;) 1899-1920
newspaper and others.
September 22, 1900
The greatest summer flood swelled the Barrow at
Carlow during the closing days of the previous week and up to Aug the 14th
and 15th. Only three higher floods on records. No one
remember one as big as the month of August.
24th November 1900
Train Crash at Carlow
- Due to Signaller error the train operated by the Great Southern
& Western Railway which was misrouted, had a head on collision,
which caused a derailment. There were 7 people injured and no
- Source: www.RailwaysArchive.co.uk/
American. (Louisville, Ky.) 1898-1968,
fifteenth annual meeting of the Carlow Catholic Young Menís Society was
held under the Presidency of Rev John Cullen The roll of members showed
a small increase. The reverend President offered his congratulations to
the members on the success that had attended the working of the society
during the past twelve months. There was improvement all round the
members and satisfactory financial condition of the society and the
conduct of the members was most exemplary. Michael Molloy John J Dugan
and Michael Dawson were respectively elected Treasurer and Secretaries
On the motion of Hamomoud M P a warm vote of thanks was accorded to the
May 12, 1900
Irish Local Nick Names
Every county in Ireland has its local nick name signalizing a
curious tradition a quality either of praise or blame or some local
attribute These were very well known once but are now disappearing
by degrees Unless they are recalled shortly they may go out of
memory altogether So we proceed to give a few which occur to us at
this moment and in the hope that some of our readers may supply some
at least of those wanting to the list of thirty two. Dubliners are
called Jackeens. Kildare Short Grass. Carlow Scalllon Eaters.
Tipperary Stone throwers. Queens Turf cutters. Longford Futterers.
Mayo Exiles. Tyrone in the Bushes.
May 26, 1900
24 a deputation from Athy travelled to Carlow to make a presentation to
John Conlan editor Nationalist and Leinster Times expressive of the
feelings of the people of Athy towards him on his removal from that town
to Carlow to take up the duties of editor of the Nationalist.
McDarby who had been connected with the Carlow Insane Asylum during the
past twenty five years died April 28. Funeral to Tinryland Cemetery was