Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 19 May, 1962; Page: 7


Tarbert. Great indignation is felt locally  at the delay in appointing a Medical Officer for the Tarbert Dispensary area. On hearing a rumour that it was proposal to alter the areas which would deprive the town of a doctor, a deputation from the local Development Association led by Mr. J. D. O'Connell interviewed the County Manager to protest against the proposed alterations. They presented him with the copy of the account of the proceedings of a similar meeting held here in 1911 to object to the same proposals. It stated: "At a public meeting held in Tarbert on Sunday, October 15, 1911, at which Rev. J, Martin, P.P., presided, the following resolution was passed unanimously—'That we the inhabitants of Tarbert Parish assembled in public meeting, do earnestly protest in the interest of the poor, against the action of those members of the Listowel Board of Guardans, who are endeavouring to change the place of residence of the Medical Officer of Tarbert Dispensary District from Tarbert, where he has resided for the last seventy years, to Newtownsandes which is ten miles from some portions of this parish and these portions are very thickly populated by very poor people. " We earnestly appeal to every fair-minded member of the Board to support the motion made in this matter by our parish representatives.  It is sincerely hoped that the result of the present protest will be as successful as that of the above mentioned


WEDDING BELLS; The marriage took place of Miss Katty Kiely, daughter of Garda and Mrs. Dan Kiely, Tarbert. and Mr, John Skae of Brooklyn, New York, at St. Eugene's Church. Ogden, New York, Rev. Fr, Gerard Duff, Professor in Villa Nova University, and cousin of the bride, assisted by Rev, Fr. Devlin, performed the ceremony,


HOME FROM CONGO, Section Commander Bill Bridgeman, of St. Patrick's Tee., has returned from the Congo where he served with B. Company, 36th Battalion Southern Command, which was stationed at Elizabethville. While there he took an active part in the "Battle of the Tunnel" on December 16, 1961,


GONE TO U.S.A.John D. Finucane, son of Mr, and Mrs J .D. Finnucane, Kilpadogue, has left from Cobh for Rochester, was presented with a wallet of notes by the local football club. Also travelling were Mr, Michael Cregan,. son of Jerry and Mrs. Cregan, Piermount, a popular member of the Social Club and Mr, and Mrs. Sharkey of St. Patrick's Tee., who are returning to the U.S.A.


Limerick Leader 1905-current, Monday, 16 November, 1942; Page: 3




Henry Kaiser, the United States ship-builder, on Friday beat his own construction record by launching, a freighter three days eight hours after the keel was laid.


Tarbert  Papers

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, 25 February, 1899; Page: 4



SELECTION OF A CANDIDATE. On Sunday a public meeting was held in Tarbert for the purpose of selecting a candidate to represent the Tarbert Council District; which comprises the electoral divisions of Tarbert, Tarmon, Lislaughtin, Clountubrid, Kilmeany, Leitrim, and Newtowndillon, on the County Council. The meeting was convened on comparatively short notice, but notwithstanding this fact the gathering was of large dimensions, and representative and enthusiastic in character.

On the proposition of Mr. P. Carmody, Ballylongford, seconded by Mr. J. Moran, Ballylongford, Mr. G. B. Fitzgibbon, President of the Tarbert Branch of the United Irish League, was moved to the chair.

The following districts were represented. Lislaughtin—P Carmody, J Brassill, Sec. UI League; D Fennell, Thos Nolan, Timothy Brassill, J N Sullivan, R Scanlan, D O'Suliivan, Thos Kennedy, D J O'Sullivin, E Fitzgerald, Jeremiah Moran, James O'Connor, .John Moran, P Broderick, Thos Butler, P Enright, M Nevill, P Nevill, J O'Sulivan, J Mahoney, M Fennell, Patt  Momn, M Fitzgerald, J O'Connor, etc.

Tarbert District—Thos O'Sullivan, W Dalton, J Downey, J Finucane, D Dalton, D Conway, W O'Connor, P Healy, D Kelly. J Keeffe, M Shanahan, J Shanahan, J Quin, T M'Carthy Windle, Capt. McCarthy RM; T M'Grath, T Leonard, J Moloney. J Connell, J Shanahan, J Mullalley, H Carroll, P Walsh, W Walsh, T Lyndon, T Mulvihill, C Mulvihill, T Guiney, V.P., U.I. League; J Sullivan., J M'Auliffe, J Downey, F O'Connor, M Enright, S Fitzell, T Enright, M Connell, Thos Collins, J Holly, J.O Leary, B Mangan, John O'Connor, J Madigan. Ml Ahem, E Ryan, T M'Guvey.

Tarmons District—J Brandon, C O'Connor, P Sheahan, D Nash, Thos Moore, Thos Toomey, Dan Mangan, John Enright, Ml. Enright, P Enright, E Mulvihill, J Mulvihill, J O'Connor, Michael O'Connor, Thos. Patt, M Moloney, D Wren, J Shanahan. D Mangan, Thos Shanley, J Shanley, Wm. Wren, J Stack, S Fitzell, T Fitzmaurice. Leitrim District—William Fitzmaurice, P.L.G ; J J O'Connor, M Mulvihill, etc. Newtowndillon—Patt Collins. Kilmeany—J Brandon.

The Chairman, who was warmly received, said that he thanked the meeting for asking him to preside at that large and important gathering, After Chairman’s address at some length.

Daniel Mangan, Tarmon, then came forward and caused a good deal of amusement by offering himself as a candidate for the County Council district, notwithstanding the fact that he was not eligible for the position, not being a Local Government elector for the county.


The Chairman proposed the following resolution, which was seconded by Mr. John Moran, Leanmore, Ballylongford, and adopted : That as Mr. M. J. Nolan publicly stated at Leanmore that he would not submit to the decision of a convention held in Tarbert for the purpose of selecting a representative on the County Council, we now adopt Mr. T. M. O'Connor as candidate, and call on the Nationalists of the seven divisions of the Council district to give their united support against the jobbery so strongly and justly condemned by Judge Shaw and the people, and which has made the name of the Listowel Board of Guardians a bye word throughout Munster (cheers).

Mr. T. M. O'Connor, who on coming forward was received with cheers, said that his name had been submitted for their acceptance, and it was necessary for him to say a few words (you're welcome). When the Local Government Act had been passed he stated that he would not come forward as a candidate for the County Council, but having been pressed by a number of electors, some of whom were voters in Kilcolgan and Tarmons who had voted against him at previous elections, he consented to allow his name be brought forward, and relied on all classes of the electorate for their support. If they considered that he would not faithfully and diligently promote their interests they had the remedy in their own hands, and no matter what the result of the contest which was being forced on the division would be they would not be the worse friends (cheers). He had nothing to gain, but something to lose, by contesting the division. He did not want to force himself on the people. He had been a guardian for a few years, and during that period endeavoured to perform his duty honestly. His experience of public business was by no means pleasant. He fought many a hard battle with the ruling ring, and was howled down by the force of the majority. Still he endeavoured to do his duty against odds of which the outside public could form no idea. People reading the newspaper reports of the meetings of the Board of Guardians believed that the members whose names appeared were present during the transaction of the whole business of the Board. Some guardians were credited with being connected with the jobs which were from time to time perpetrated, though, as a matter of fact, they might have left the meeting hours before the job came on, which was usually at the tail end of the proceedings, when the jobbers were in a large majority. He had in his hand a list showing a few of the most flagrant and glaring abuses of public funds accomplished by the ruling ring of the Listowel Board of Guardians, such as the medicine contract, the Ballyduhig cottage, and the seed supply, the abuses connected with which had been so severely criticised by Judge Shaw directly at the Listowel Quarter Sessions and indirectly at Killarney. By the medicine job the ratepayers had to pay 20s for drugs which could be procured from other respectable druggists for about I6s. The public were familiar with the details of the Ballyduhig cottage. They knew how a man, the father of six children, handed in a representation for a labourer's cottage in '92, and how, when the cottage was built in '97, he was ousted by a beardless boy in the employment of Mrs. Browne. Was that doing justice to the labourer whose cause the chairman of the ring and his senior lieutenant, Mr. E. Walsh, V.C., who piloted the cause of the beardless boy with more bluster than intelligence, were now so vigorously advocating. The Local Government had asserted that the action of the " ring" in the matter of the Ballyduhig cottage was a proposition of the powers vested in the guardians under the Labourers' Acts. With regard to the seed supply, the senior lieutenant of the " ring" was voted £18 by his pals, but Judge Shaw considered that £5 would handsomely remunerate him for the wear and tear of his body and mind (laughter and cheers). Mr. Nolan, who championed the ratepayers at Presentment Sessions, was instrumental in throwing out a piece of flagging in Tarbert which would cost about £5, but three months afterwards —also, of course, in the interests of the ratepayers—he was instrumental in getting one of the largest ratepayers in Tarbert to propose an expenditure  for the flagging of Newtowndillon, amounting to  £95. That action might be regarded as inconsistent in another man, but it was in keeping with Mr Nolan's whole record, which was a catalogue of inconsistencies (laughter and cheers). They were all familiar with Mr. Nolan's action with regard to the proposed railway from Tarbert to Listowel via Ballylongford. He publicly solicited subscriptions for the purpose of opposing a grant of £100 at four per cent to enable the promoters to compulsorily acquire land. He stated at the Assizes that he would not oppose the railway if the line ran close to Gale Bridge —a route which would entail an additional outlay of £15,000 on the original estimate. The additional outlay was light when they considered the personal advantages which Mr. Nolan's would enjoy by the deviation from the original plan. There was another matter of serious importance to the ratepayers. He referred to the striking of the rate of '97, by which the ratepayers of the Listowel Union lost about l.75d in the £ perhaps for ever owing to the bungling of the " ring." He (Mr. O'Connor) strongly advocated the necessity of adopting the clerk's estimate without alteration, as he was aware that the rate of '97 would be taken as the standard year under the Local Government Act. Mr. M. S. O'Connell also favoured the adoption of the Clerk's estimate and seconded his motion, which the chairman refused to accept, and thus deprived the ratepayers of £500 annually. It looked as if there was an object in the chairman's action, as the " ring" reduced the rate of Newtowndillon by 11d in the £, while they refused to reduce a single penny in the Tarbert division at the following meeting. He would not enumerate other jobs and blunders. In conclusion be thanked the meeting for the cordiality of their reception, and promised, if elected-, to act as a consistent Nationalist, to expose jobbery wherever it came under his notice, to cut down expenditure and promote all projects tending to develop their industries, and to afford employment, and would never act the flunkey (cheers).

A hearty vote of thanks having been passed to the chairman, the proceedings terminated.



KIllarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 05 December, 1903; Page: 4


Death has occurred at Ballydonoghue House, Tarbert on Sunday last , of Mrs. Dillon, wife of Dr. P. Dillon , J.P after prolonged illness of  weeks. Mrs. Dillon was in the prime of life,. and was the- mother of a large family, who deeply mourn her loss. The funeral took place on Tuesday, and was of immense proportions being attended by the general public from the surrounding districts a fact that showed the high esteem in which she and her respected husband and family were held.

The _following were the clergy who officiated —the Veni Archdeacon Roche. P.P., Rev C McCarthy CC Glin C.C., ; Rev. J. Conway, C.C. Glin; Rev. D. Foley, P.P., Tarbert; Rev Father Harrington, Ballylongford ; Rev. Father O'Leary, P.P. Newtownsandes; Rev. Father Keane, CC. ,'do., and Rev. Fr. White, P.P. Aunascaul.

The chief mourners were—Dr. Dillon (husband), Misses Nellie , Cressie, May and Gertie Dillon daughters, Masters Thomas, Cecil and Maurice Dillon (sons), Mrs Dillon, (mother-in-law), Father White, Mr Joseph Tobin, Mr and Mrs. Patrick Danaher, Ballyhahill; Mr. and Mrs Thomas Stanley, Fleen; Mr J Dillon, Leith; Mrs. O'Leary, Tralee; Mr. Redmond Roche, J.P. Maglass; Mrs O'Sullivan, Anauscaul; Mr and Mrs Stack, Newtownsandes . Mr. and  Mrs Jeremiah Dillon. Trieneraght Mr. and Mrs Patrick Danaher, Lacca; Mr and Miss Ahern, Tarbert; Mrs Kennedy, Dooncaha. Mr. Matthew Danaher. Woodcliffe (cousins).

The following attended or sent carriages. Rev. R, Beatty, .M.A. ; Messrs. J. W. Flanagan, RM. Captain Leslie  J.P.. D.L.; T. McCarthy-Windle, solicitor, Major Kiggell, J.P.; Captain and Mrs  McCarthy;

 S. E. Collis, J.P. S, E. Collis, junr.; S. Pegain, J.P. ; Francis Fitzgerald. .J.P. ; M. J. Nolan, J.P.; Thomas G. Hill. J.P.: Dr. McDonnell; J.P. ; Dr. McGuire, William McElligott, Mr. Horrigan, DI., and wife; Sergeant Curran. and men of the the R.I.C. ; William Stack; Wm. Fitzmauric, M. O'Connell (Clerk' of Union, Listowel); John Conway of Glin District School; M. J. O'Shaughnessy (Clerk District Council); James J Hanrahan, R.D.C ; P. J.McCoy, D. Kelly, R.D.C.; Michael Dore, R.D.C.; Timothy Dineen RDC.; Ml Kennedy, Daniel Hickey (Master Listowel Workhouse); Patrick Healy. Patrick Holly, Mrs. Marshall , Mrs. Lenihan, T. H. Grainger (Manager Munster Leinster Bank) ; G B Fitzgibbon, T O Donnell, J. O'Connor, John Fitzgerald, John Downey, James M. O'Connor, Daniel Dalton, Thomas Fortune (light keeper);

J M Nolan. Matthew Mulvihill. D Mulvihill, Thomas J. Fitzgerald, Gerald Leahy, P. F.Hayes, Thomas. Mahony, H. O'Donnell, P. ._O'Donnell, C Magee, J O'Sullivan, J. Cuneen, J Carrig. John Wren, Dan Wren, P. Doherty, T Shanley, Hugh Goulding, James Lyndon, Tim Scanlon, Edward J. Leahy, Thos Leahy, Thomas Collins,- William Mugrave. John Lavery, Patrick Hynes. The Misses Fitzmaurice, Miss Leahy. John McDonagh, Limerick; Thomas Culhane, Michael Mangan. Geo. Smith (Clerk Petty Sessions), Joseph Colohan, Con Mulvihill, James Finucane.  Robert Keating, J. Brosnan, Joseph, Walsh. Miss Kate Griffin, Listowel; Mrs. McCushion, Mrs Carroll, P. Walsh. W. Walsh, John Buckley and wife, J. Sullivan, P Scanlon, T. W O'Sullivan , M. Holly, P . B. Cronin, G. Conway, D. O'Connor and his wife. etc.

Mrs Dillon's remains were interred in a vault in the Catholic Churchyard. Tarbert.


KIllarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 06 July, 1907; Page: 2 Tarbert Ratepayers Association

Important Discussions and Disclosures  re Tarbert Waterworks, Interesting and Practical Resolutions,

The usual fortnightly meeting of the above was held on Monday, 17th June, Mr. T. R. Hill, J.P, presiding Also present Captain McCarthy, Messrs T. McWindle; J Fitzgerald, P. Healy, P. Holly, P Scanlon, J. Downey, J. 0' Sullivan, C M. Mulvihill (hon. sec). Mr. Holly—The filter, bed was broken down about twelve months ago by a local R.D.C. The mud that got into the filter bed was growing weeds, and grass when

I visited the reservoir about a month ago The supply from the well failing on this mud was going into the reservoir,  and right in front of the  reservoir the air valve was open, and together with that there was a hole bored in the pipe to take the water, which is chiefly surface water. Captain McCarthy—I heard that there were men working at the reservoir to-day, and I went up there accompanied by Messrs. Holly and Healy, and to asked them on whose authority they were working there. They answered on the authority of Mr. O'Connor, R.D.C. I informed the men that there was a sworn inquiry pending and that they had no right to

interfere with the works in their present state. They asked me who. was going to pay them their wages, and I told them who but the man that employed them. Mr. Healy and I then proceeded to Mr. O'Connor's house in Tarbert  Island, and interviewed him as to his authority for having those men working at the reservoir, and he replied on the Board's authority! I also asked him was he aware that a sworn inquiry was pending, and he said no. I then asked him why the Clerk of  Works was not there, and he replied that that was a matter for the Board. I said that it was very serious that the filter bed, which was opened for the last twelve months was now  being repaired when a sworn inquiry  had been asked for. Mr. Fitzgerald—We would wish to Know on whose authority this man had undertaken this job. He is not an engineer nor yet a paid official of the Board, and expenses, are accumulating by those handy men taking up those works which they knew absolutely nothing about. Mr. Windle—The Board has a Clerk of Works of their own who should see and report to the Board what repairs are necessary, which he has already done, and acting on his report they invited tenders last June or July, and a contractor was declared in September, since when no steps have been taken to put the contractor into possession of the works, so that he would be enabled to carry out his contract.

Chairman—I think it would be right to notify the Local Government Board about today’s transaction. Mr. Downey—This gentleman who is meddling with the reservoir knows nothing at all about the state of the water, and the pipes leading to Tarbert Island have not been flushed for the past twelve months.This is the kind of water we have been asked to pay for, and it is also supposed to be pure water suitable for domestic purposes.

Mr Fitzgerald—We leave the public to judge the class of water the people of Tarbert have to use after nearly  £l,000 being expended on it.

I The following resolution was then unanimously adopted—“That we, the members of the Tarbert Ratepayers' Association, strongly condemn the Listowel Board of Guardians in bringing those fruitless and expensive actions, thereby squandering the ratepayers' money of the Listowel Union, and we ask the ratepayers to look this question seriously in the face, and say what use is it for them to look for reductions  in their rent on the one hand, and with the other they throw it away in paying excessive rates."

The following is another resolution which was adopted unanimously—"That we, the members of the Tarbert Ratepayers Association, welcome the commencement of a crusade against the unnatural and unsightly prison or fortress houses; the misnamed; Workhouses of Ireland, as taken up by a strong Committee in Dublin, with Lord Mounteagle as President. We notice their inauguration in the Metropolis last week. We fondly trust, now that the good work las been taken up, there will be no lagging until victory crowns their action, as the keeping up of those eyesores of a nation's misery is a blot on the road to progress. As a man runs so can he read, and, where is the man amongst us but can see. It is not the creature who has to feed off the platter, and have his garments daubed with a brand that gets the benefits, but the gentlemanly officials. It is for them all the benefits derived from the Poor Law Act comes in, and

not to the branded poor. One of those establishments would be quite enough for every county, and as the term Workhouse is applied, make it industrial in the true acceptance of the term, and it would be a means to an end. " Why not have land attached and raise the principal portion of the food required on it? Why not manufacture the principal portion of the clothing worn by the people also on the premises, and inculcate industrial principles amongst the inmates, especially the young above all, who when going out into the world another day may not become a stumbling block to themselves and a burden on the hard-earned industry of the toilers and bread-winners, who have quite enough to do within their own spheres without being hampered by an extra burden. All these things are easy of solution when an intelligent portion of the people seriously entertain them, and oh! what a blessing to look after the welfare of the poor and give the young a start in the weary journey of life.

 Chairman I think it would be quite often enough to hold our meetings once a month during the summer.



Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 02 November, 1907; Page: 10

Proposed Tilery Works at Tieraclea.

The Hon. Secs, also reported they had not yet heard from Mr. M. J. Nolan, J.P., as to the nature of the correspondence he had with the Department of Agriculture, with reference to his proposal in connection with re-establishing the old Tilery works at Tieraclea.

The meeting directed the Hon. Sees, to write to the Secretary County Council, and the Secretary, Agricultural Department.

Mr. John Lavery proposed and Mr. Thos. McGreevy seconded—That Mr. John Downey, Tarbert Island, be co-opted on their committee.

The Hon. Secs , were directed to write to Messrs. Fitzgerald and Downey to ascertain if they were willing to become members of the Committee.

McClinton's Shaving Soap.

The Hon. Sees, directed attention to the fact that a considerable sum of money was annually expended on foreign shaving soaps, and on Toilet Soap as well.

Messrs. David Brown and Son, Donaghmore Co. Tyrone, were manufacturing as good a shaving soap (and perhaps superior) as any foreign brand coming into Ireland. To prove this 800,000 inhabitants of New Zealand to a very large extent use McClinton's soap for both Toilet and Shaving purposes, while the proportion of Irishmen who, use it, is vastly smaller, although the Firm are happy to state it is steadily increasing.

It was only fair for Irishmen to use Irish Shaving Soap, and when the article is manufactured in Ireland as good and as cheap why should it not be good enough to lather the faces of Irishmen. We trust that this article will get the support of all Irishmen of the Kingdom of Kerry. Flour and Meal Trade. The attention of the meeting was drawn to the fact that meal was being sold by a certain firm in Ballylongford at a reduced price, and that this same firm which has a branch in Tarbert was selling the same meal at 3s 6d per sack dearer in price than it was sold in Ballylongford. A great injustice has been done to traders of Tarbert in the selling of this commodity cheaper in Ballylongford, as the inhabitants of Tarbert and those of the surrounding districts go to Ballylongford to buy this meal in order to avail of the cheaper rate, and the traders of Tarbert are powerless in the matter. Perhaps this firm could offer some explanation in the matter, and see that Tarbert be treated fairly. The Hon. secs, were ordered to write to the firm in the above matter. Another way in which the traders of Tarbert are affected by this state of things is, that of course when people go outside their own town for meal, flour, or the heavier food stuffs, they are also apt to buy supplies of tea, sugar, and other household necessaries instead of leaving money in their own town. Mr. G. Leahy proposed, and Mr. C. M. Mulvihill seconded That Mr. John Fitzgerald, shopkeeper, Tarbert, be co-opted on their committee.



KIllarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 06 May, 1911; Page: 14

1911 Local Elections candidates


Timothy McCarthy-O'Connor, Tarbert. Proposed by Robert Keating, Moyvane; seconded by Patrick Healy, Tieraclea. Michael J. Nolan, Moyvane (sitting member). Proposed by Patrick O'Connor, Kealid; seconded by Myles Kearney, Moyvane North.


Mr. T. M. O'Connor was nominated in  six nomination papers for the County Council division of  Tarbert. In the first paper he was proposed by Rev. P.  Garvey, P.P., Newtownsandes, seconded by William Stack, Gurtamagowna; (Should be Gortdromasillihy) in the second paper he was proposed by Robert  Keating, Newtownsandes, and seconded by  Patrick Healy, Tarbert; he was proposed in the third paper by Patrick Kennelly, Knockanure, and seconded by David Walsh, Ballylongford; in the fourth he was proposed by, P. Kelly, Ballylongford, seconded by J Carrig, do. ; James O Keeffe, Tarbert : was the proposer in the fifth nomination  and John Houlihan, Coolnamonagh, was  the-seconder; and in the sixth paper he  was proposed by David Meskell, Tarbert,  seconded by Daniel O Connor, Coolnanooagh.  Mr. MJ J. Nolan, who has represented  Tarbert Co. Council Division since the establishment of the Local Government Act, and who has also been Vice-Chairman of the County Council during that  time, has been now nominated by the ; following: Proposed by Revd. P. Garvey, P.P.,  Newtownsandes , seconded by Michael Enright. Proposed by Thomas R. Hill, Esq., J.P., Tarbert, seconded by Robert Smyth Moyvane, Newtownsandes. Proposed by John  Downey, Tarbert Island, Tarbert, seconded by Captain D. McCarthy, Tarbert. Proposed by John M'Grath, Glencullare, Tarbert , seconded by Timothy Ahem, do. Proposed by Patrick O'Connor, R.D.C, Kealid, Newtownsandes, seconded by M. P Kearney, Newtownsandes. Proposed by P. Connor, Lenamore, Ballylongford, seconded by John Moran, Lenamore, Ballylongford. Proposed by Jeremiah Ahern, Ballylongford, seconded by Michael McEllistram, Ballylongford.  Proposed by Timothy Scanlon, Leitrim, _Nowtownsandes , seconded by Michael Kennelly, do.  Proposed by James Lynch, Gortdromagouna, seconded by Daniel Keane , Carueragh. . Proposed by James Barrett, Carueragh; Kilmeany, seconded by P. Lane , Shronebeirn,, do .

Proposed by Thos. McMahon, Lisaniska Knockanure , seconded by Thomas Leahy, do. Proposed by E. Walsh, R.D.C, Clountubrid, Listowel, seconded by Jeremiah Galvin: do. .




Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, 07 January, 1899; Page: 2

UNITED IRSH LEAGUE Tarbert (Co. Kerry) Branch

Following fast on the inauguration meeting on Thursday night, a great rally of the Nationalists of Tarbert was held on New- Year's Day. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the. weather, Parnellites and Nationalists all crowded in, and vied with each other as to who should be first to the table with their subscriptions. The old guard , who made Tarbert the scene of many a good fight in Coercion days, were again united and well to the fore. Unity was the cry, and he who raises any oilier will get short shrift from the Nationalists of this parish at the coming elections. Mr. T Guiney was moved to the chair, and the workingmen were well represented. Amongst those present were : Messrs J Lavery, D Dalton, P Shine , P L G; T McGreevy, J Linnane, J Finucane , J Holly. D Conway, T Collins , T McGrath, Ml. Ahern, W Foran, P O'Connor , G Sullivan, J McAuliffe, J Shanahan , T M O'Connor, P L G; J Downey, F Kelly, P Healy , J Lavery (jun.), D Kelly, Ned Murray, P Holly, D Nash, J OKeeffe, Connor Connor, J Shanley, J Madigan, J Carrig. C Mulvhill , M Sullivan, T O'Donnell ,M  Murphy, T O'Sullivan, N O Brien , M Mullane, T Enright, M Connell, T McCarthy Windle (solr) , M Shanahan, M Enright, G B Fitzgibbon, W Dalton .J O'Sullivan, etc.

The following were added to the Provisional Committee: J Downey, D Dalton , P Healy, P  Shine, P L G ; T Shanley , D Kelly, C O'Connor. I1 O'Connor, J Finucane and T M O'Connor , P.L.G.

On the motion of J Finucane, T O'Sullivan was appointed treasurer.

A very large number of subscriptions having been handed in, the meeting proceeded to discuss arrangements in a most cordial and united manner. It was decided to hold a special meeting on Friday and again on Sunday, to receive subscriptions.—It is hoped all will join before the day fixed for the election of the committee, Sunday , 15th January ; after which every elector in the parish should have the opportunity of seconding his vote in the League Room, in the selection of candidates for the District Council. All voting shall be by ballot, no ono to interfere with the free choice of the people; and the four at the head of the, poll in this branch shall pledge themselves to the National programme and to unity amongst all Nationalists. Com.



Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, 23 May, 1900; Page: 3


(Before Messrs. Flanagan, R.M, presiding; P. T. Dillon, M.D; and T. R. Hill). District-Inspector Horigan prosecuted Mary J. Downey, publican, Tarbert Island, for a breach of the licensing laws on Sunday, the 6th May 1900. Three sailors of H.M gunboat Research named Chapman, Bradford, and Mormon were also summoned for being on the premises. Mr. Windle, solr, appeared for the defendants.

The sailors left the gunboat, which was anchored on Tarbert Island Roads, at about 2.30 on the Sunday in question, went into Mrs. Downey's public house made arrangements for some fresh provisions, called for drinks and got them. They told Mr Downey (publican's husband) they were staying for the night, and that they'd have tea at six o'clock. When about-to leave Sergeant Curren and a Constable came in, found them at the bar, asked their names, which they gave and departed. The sailors returned at six o'clock, found Mr. Downey was out, and did not wait for tea. They went on board same night.

Sergeant Curren deposed he found the bar open and the sailors inside. He saw 3 glasses, 2 empty and 1 filled with porter. John Downey told him the sailors were lodgers and besides bona fide travellers. He again visited the premises on the following Monday morning about a quarter to six o'clock called up Mr. Downey, and was informed that the sailors had left about 6 o'clock. He did not believe that statement.

Constable Brennan and Constable Long corroborated.

Mr. Windle asked their worships to dismiss the case on the merits. There was no case against the publican

Mr. Downey then deposed to the facts before referred to as to the sailors engaging lodgings for the night, giving, them drink  etc.

The sailors corroborated, and told their worships that if they had remained ashore that night they certainly would have stopped at Mr, Downey's,

After some consultation the majority of the Bench dismissed the four cases on the merits.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 25 September, 1943; Page: 4


Listowel District Hospital; Beef P Kenny 1/3 per lb. Mutton do 1/8 per lb. Potatoes M Stokes 1/8 per stone. Eggs A Walsh 3/9 per doz.

Court Tarbert.

All the Publicans' licences in Tarbert, Ballylongford and Newtownsandes were renewed. Miss McAuley, solr., Listowel, applied on behalf of Mr. Patrick Downey, Tarbert Island, for a transfer of the licence of his late wife, which was granted. Mr. Raymond, solr., Listowel, applied on behalf of Miss Bridget Ryan for a transfer of the licence of her aunt, the late Mrs. Bridget O'Carroll, Tarbert. Granted, Mr. O'Sullivan applied for a renewal of the Parochial Dance Hall licence at Ballylongford on behalf of Mr. Moriarty. The licence was granted subject to usual conditions.


_Padraig 0 Foghludha presided at the meeting on Saturday. There was a good attendance of delegates. Letters regretting inability to attend were received from a number of representatives.

The Sec., Mr. Muiris O Cleirigh, gave an account of the work done during the past year. He said that the movement owed much to the energy and loyalty of the Irish teachers. There were 22 branches affiliated and each of these branches had done its part in the Gaelic movement. The language collection, though nothing like it used to be in former years was considered satisfactory. Ten Aeridheachtna were held.

It was decided to send the Secy, as delegate to the Special convention which is being convened during Oireachtas week.

Sean 0 Ciobhain, Muiris 0 Muineachain and Cathal 0 Ceallachain were praised tor their work in organising Aeridheachtanna. A subscription of £2 was passed to the Oireachtas.



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This Home is conducted by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. They earnestly solicit your kind help for the Home, especially opened for young boys who, being either orphans or actually or temporarily motherless, are exposed to moral and religious neglect, in fact, danger. The boys are fed, clothed and educated in the Home, through which 1.200 children have passed. The proof that the children have found a "Home" Is seen in the frequent visits made by them to the old Home. With the exception of some small payments made by social societies, on behalf of some children, the Home depends entirely on the charitable contributions of the public.