This article appeared in the
Carlow Nationalist & Leinster Times: 19 September 1891
To-day an interesting polo match will be played at Tiny Park, Carlow,
the contending teams being the County Carlow Polo Club and the 10th
Hussars, which is accounted one of the crack teams of the United
Kingdom. On this account, and also from the announcement that the Duke
of Clarence and Avondale will take part in the game, it is sure to
attract a large number of spectators. The following are the teams:
Carlow - Messrs. Ross, Edge, Grogan and Captain de Robeck. 10th
Hussars, H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, Captain Kavanagh,
Hon. G. Bryan and Mr. Bond.
A correspondent writes - “It is announced that the Duke of Clarence
eldest son of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, is coming to take part in a
polo match at Tiny Park here on Saturday. If this is true it may be of
interest to your readers to learn that the first Duke of Clarence
resided in Carlow Castle at the time the title was created by his
father, Edward III, and conferred on him. Prince Lionel, afterwards
first Duke of Clarence, was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland in 1361. He
came over with the titles of the Earl of Ulster and Lord of Connaught,
and having conquered the county of Clare, the additional title of the
Duke of Clarence (Clare) was conferred on him. He removed the seat of
Government from Dublin Castle to Carlow Castle, together with the Mint.
It is not recorded, but it is thought, that he marched to Clare from
Carlow. No Duke of Clarence has visited this town since.
Wedding that never was--
Nationalist and Leinster Times.
Editor of the Nationalist and Leinster Times.
Marriage of the Duke of Clarence.
Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.
Excellency the Countess of Zetland having asked me to undertake the
task of collecting subscriptions in the County of Carlow, for the
purpose of presenting a wedding gift from Ireland to His Royal
Highness, the Duke of Clarence on his marriage with Her Serene
Highness Princess Victoria Mary of Teck, I would ask you to allow me
to appeal through your columns to all classes in this county (men and
women), who may be desirous of joining in this movement to do honour
to our future king and queen.
that it may be within the power of everyone to contribute, it has been
decided that the amount of the subscriptions is to range from 1 penny
proposed that the present should consist mainly, if not entirely, of
articles of Irish manufacture, and the shape that it will take will
depend on the amount collected.
Subscriptions, which it is requested may be forwarded with as little
delay as possible, can be sent to me, or will be received at the
branches of the Bank of Ireland and National Bank in this county.
that I may be enabled to forward, as the contribution of Carlow, a sum
worthy of our county,
Michael Purcell <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Nationalist & Leinster Times 1894
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