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Visit of the Duke of Clarence

19 September 1891


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.

Carloviana 1994/1995

The Wedding that never was--

Nationalist and Leinster Times.

2nd January 1892.

To the Editor of the Nationalist and Leinster Times.

The Marriage of the Duke of Clarence.

Lisnavagh, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow.

December 30th, 1891.


Her 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.

In order 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 to £2.

It is 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.

Trusting that I may be enabled to forward, as the contribution of Carlow, a sum worthy of our county,

I am, yours, etc.,

K.A. Rathdonnell.

From: Michael Purcell <>

Nationalist & Leinster Times 1894

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