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Carlow in 1908

The following items were found in The Intermountain Catholic. (Salt Lake City [Utah] ;) 1899-1920 newspaper.

January 18, 1908

The news of the death of Mrs. Langran created great sorrow She was a member of an old and respected family and universal sympathy has been expressed with her husband and the members of her family.

The death is announced of Thomas Lawlor U D C who was not only popular in the general acceptance of the term but was highly respected and esteemed in all the relations that become a good Catholic an ardent Nationalist a sincere friends and in the family circle a devoted husband and affectionate father.

February 01, 1908

James O’Brien an esteemed and wealthy resident of Braidwood Australia died recently Mr O’Brien who was a native of Carlow went to Australia fifty two years ago at the invitation of his brother the Venerable Dean O’Brien first parish priest of Braid-wood Three brothers priests in Ireland survive him.

May 16, 1908,

Died M arch 20 at the residences of her son Tiny Park Carlow Joanna relict of the Late Michael MacDonald of Primrose Hill and Nice of the Late Canon Tom O’Shea.

July 11, 1908,

Married on June 1 at the Cathedral Enniscorthy Co Wexford by Rev R Fitzhenry adm John J Cosgrove son of John Cosgrove Ballyhooly road in Cork to Mollie eldest daughter of Michael Fenelon Milltown Borris.

Died June 4 at Baillnagall Aries (Arles) Mrs Maryanne Kelly relict of the late Bryan Kelly at the advanced age of 87 years.

On May 26 after a few days serious illness fortified by the Last Sacrament of the church. Mrs. Maria Moore morette Emo Parish departed this life at the age of 74.

August 22, 1908,

The death is announced of Miss Mary McLaughlin at her residence Kilree street Bagnalstown The deceased young lady was well known and highly respected in and around Bagnalstown The remains were removed to St Andrews church where mass was celebrated by the Rev Father Donnelly CC After mass the funeral cortege started for Dunlickney cemetery A large number of the Presentation convent teachers and pupils walked in the funeral procession The chief mourners were Charles McLoughlin father Francis, Charles and Patrick McLoughlin brothers.

September 05, 1908

At Ballyheally there pasted away in his 83rd year last week John F Lecky D.L.  who was widely known and respected.

September 12, 1908,

The death of Mr. John Hanrahan has caused much regret in Carlow He was a nephew of the late Mr. John Hammond M P and at the time of the death of that esteemed gentleman Mr. Hanrahans name was brought prominently before the constituency by his announcement of himself as a candidate for the parliamentary vacancy.

The choice of the electors however fell upon Mr. W McMurragh Kavanagh and Mr Hanrahan who was a prominent solicitor in the southern capital returned to Cork where his death is much lamented.

November 28, 1908,

Two new beautiful altars were consecrated recently in Tinryland church by the Most Rev Dr Foley Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin and High Mass was I celebrated and an eloquent sermon suitable to the occasion was preached by the Most Rev Dr Fogarty Bishop of Killaloe.

Office and High Mass for the late Mr Gerald P O’Reilly took place in Carlow cathedral at which Rev John Cullen PP Tinryland presided and a considerable number of clergy took part in the choir The funeral was very largely attended prominently in the procession being the Carlow volunteer Fire brigade in which the deceased had been much Interested.

The following items were found in Kentucky Irish American. (Louisville, Ky.) 1898-1968,

August 29, 1908

Dublin’s Carlow Mayor

For the first time in its history of the Dublin corporation a County Carlow man has been elected to the position of Lord Mayor of Dublin ”True we have had members of Parliament for Carlow who occupied that high position” says the Carlow Nationalist but they were not Carlow men. Viz E.D Grey and Charles Dawson. The new Lord Mayor is Gerald O’Reilly who hails from Eagle Hill Hacketstown, County Carlow though he was claimed by one of his ardent supporters at his recent election as being a County Wicklow man and very nearly a chieftain of the O’Reilly clan. But no, the Lord Mayor can not get over the fact that he is a Carlow man and has no claim on Wicklow further than he was born within a few miles of its border.

December 12, 1908,

Garrett Bryne was so seriously injured in a threshing machine accident at Killerig County Carlow that he died the following day. Four young children survive him.


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