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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Edward Duggan

Chairman Carlow Urban Council (1926)

Source: Carlow Past & Present 1993.

A comprehensive collection of important material accumulated by the late Edward Duggan was presented to Carlow County Heritage Society by his daughter Carmel McDonnell at a special function held in Carlow Rowing Club. Edward Duggan was a public representative in Carlow for over 40 years, and was chairman of the group which negotiated the setting up of the Sugar Factory in Carlow in 1926.

The collection contains documents and photographs relating to Carlow. Also included were the minute books of Carlow Gas Company 1847 - 1953. The first Gas Works was established at Castle Quay, owned by Mr Colquhoun, in 1845. In 1846 Mr Simon Clarke of Hanover House chaired the first meeting of a new company, “The Carlow Gaslight Joint Stock Company”. The works were situated on Mr Malcomsons property at the end of Montgomery St., (now Greenvale Meats). The minute books contain much valuable information concerning the commercial life of Carlow over a 100 year period.

C.C.H.S. hope to catalogue the collection (now named the Edward Duggan Collection) and publish extracts in future issues.

Bishop Patrick Foley turns the first sod on the site for Carlow Sugar Factory, January 5th 1926 in the presence of Mr Edward Duggan chairman Urban Council and the managers Major Mascart and Mr. Hayek. We would like to hear from readers who can identify any of the onlookers in the photo.

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