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Kilrush, County Clare: Notes from c 1760 to 1960 by Senan Scanlan

Kilrush Notes 1930-1960

1930 5th March (II).
Rangers' Mutiny in India. To the Editor “Irish Independent”.
Sir- it is time that the Free State Government did something to ameliorate the conditions of the men who, whilst on Foreign Service in India, struck a manly blow on behalf of Irishmen to rule themselves. We, at a supreme moment in our country's history protested by throwing down our arms, refused to be a party to the persecution of our fellow-countrymen and women in Ireland by the “Black and Tans” and by doing so we showed the world that we were Irishmen to the core: and still nothing has been done for us. Some of us are absolutely in want, without work, home, or friends.
We were prepared to face the firing squad in India in order that our country should be free. Yet it appears now that our sacrifices were in vain. When our case comes before the Dáil I would appeal to the members of the different parties to give us their full support.
Joseph Hawes (Moore St. Kilrush) (one of the leaders in the mutiny)

1930 22nd March (II)
The Control of Irish Mills.
Clare Co. Council adopted the Kilrush UC resolution, viewing with consternation, the efforts being made by English combines to obtain control of the Irish milling industry and calling on the Executive Council to take immediate action to prevent the control of the Irish bread supply passing into the hands of foreigners.
Mr. MacMahon said the people should insist on being supplied with the products of Irish Mills and thus prevent the decay of Irish milling. The purchase of Irish milled flour would mean cheaper feeding stuffs for the farmers' stocks. The control of Irish mills by foreigners would mean a further retarding of Irish output and industry. ---------.

1930 7th May (II).
Pithy Provincial News. -Munster.
Mr. Thomas F. Twomey, son of Mr. M. Twomey, N.T., P.C., Knock, Co. Clare passed the Solicitors' Final examination, and intends to practice in Kilrush.

1930 15th July (II).
Situations Vacant.
Creamery Manager wanted by the West Clare Co-Operative Creameries Limited. Applicants must satisfy the I.A.O.S and D.A.T.I. As to their qualifications and must have practical experience of the management of a Central creamery with several auxiliaries. A splendid opportunity for a first-class man. Full particulars of qualifications, experience, salary, together with copies of testimonials to be sent to F. J. O'Doherty, Hon. Sec. West Clare Co-Op. Creameries, Toler Street, Kilrush, to reach him before the 21st inst. Canvassing members of Committee by or on behalf of candidates will disqualify applicants.

1930 17th September (II).
Nuncio Visits to Kilrush and Kilkee:
His Excellency Most Rev, Dr. Paschal Robinson, Nuncio Apostolic, received hearty welcomes on the occasion of his visits to Kilrush and Kilkee on Monday, Kilrush was artistically decorated with flags and bunting.
When accompanied by Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty,Bishop of Killaloe, and his Excellency's Secretary,Mgr. Riberi,the Nuncio arrived at the door of St. Senan's Church,Kilrush,the choir sang “Sacerdos et Pontifex”,and when he was leaving the church they sang “God Bless the Pope”. The choir was augmented by the Girls' Convent Choir and the Choir of the Christian Brothers' Schools. Very Rev. Dean McInerney, P.P., V.G., accompanied his Excellency.
-- Among the clergy also present were Rev. P. O'Dea, P.P., Rev J. Hayes, C.C., Rev J. Smyth, C.C., and Rev. J. O'Dea, C.C.

1930 4th December (II).
Ambulance Wrecked in Co. Clare.
The driver of the Scariff Hospital ambulance reported to Clare Board of Health that whilst proceeding to Kilrush with two patients the ambulance skidded and fell into a bog hole. The patients and driver escaped without injury, but the ambulance was wrecked.

1930 5th December (IT).
Unemployed Mill Workers: -The Dumping of Foreign Oats.
Mr. McGilligan, Minister for Industry and Commerce, in reply to Mr. de Valera, said that he understood that imports of flour into Kilrush had increased, but there did not appear to be any substantial effect on employment.-------.

1930 29th December (IT).
Murder Charge.
A man named Michael McMahon, of Lisdeen, Carrigaholt, fourteen miles from Kilrush, was found dead in a neighbour's house on Christmas morning. A man named Patrick O'Shea was arrested in connection with McMahon's death and charged with murder. An inquest was opened on Friday, but was adjourned pending criminal proceedings.

1931 2nd February (IT).
Minister on Success of Kelp Scheme: -Sea Fisheries Association.
Mr. Fionan Lynch, Free State Minister for Fisheries, was accorded a great reception today when he visited Kilrush. A large and representative gathering from all parts of Clare assembled in the Courthouse, where the Minister was presented with an address, which paid tribute to the work accomplished by the Government.
The Very Rev. Father Breen, P P, presided.
The Minister thanked the reverend chairman and people for their welcome, and the Kilrush Urban District Council for its address.
Referring to the scheme for the development of the kelp industry, he said: “Clare led the van in many a national fight in the past, and Clare last year set a headline for all the kelp-burning areas of the country. The people of Quilty were wise enough to see the merits of the Government's scheme, and the advantage to be gained by supporting that scheme. It is largely due to the Clare kelp-burners that the scheme was an unqualified success and that the industry is now on a sound basis, with an assured market in the Galway iodine factory.
We hope to be able to maintain the prices at least at last year's level. With better methods of burning which will result in greater iodine content, these prices can be improved. Experiments as you know are being carried on this year with winter kelp, which besides giving much-needed employment to those who stood with us last year, will give us a good deal of information as to the commercial value of the winter weed. An experiment factory for testing and a new kiln is being established at Kilrush”
“There is one fly in the ointment as far as the Clare kelp industry is concerned. It is a matter, which I will only just touch on very briefly. It is the royalty, which certain kelp burners in this neighbourhood are obliged to pay out of their receipts for kelp. Some of you know already my personal attitude in this matter. ---------------”.

1931 21st February (CC).
Kilrush Franciscan dies at Drogheda:
We regret to announce the death of Father Francis Ryan, O.F.M., which took place in the Franciscan convent at Drogheda on Thursday last. The deceased was the third son of Mrs. Ryan, Henry Street, Kilrush and like his two elder brothers was a member of the Franciscan Order. –

1931 12th March (II).
Kilrush Mourns for Pastor:
Kilrush is a town of mourning for the late Very Rev. John McInerney, P.P., V.G., dean of Killaloe. All amusements are suspended until after Sunday next.
As a mark of respect to the memory of their pastor, Kilrush U.D.C., adjourned, a motion expressing their sincere and profound regret having been adopted.
Mr. T. Nagle, Chairmen, said the Dean had worked zealously in the town for 25 years. He was of a charitable and kindly disposition, and was a friend to rich and poor alike. Councillor M.J. Carmody said the saintly pastor was worthy of the highest tribute Kilrush could pay him.
Councillor W. T. O'Brien said that Kilrush Church was a monument to the Dean's memory, and is second to none in Ireland.

1931 16th March (IT).
Irish Will.
Mr. Francis Vandeleur Westby, D L, of Roebuck Castle, Dundrum, County Dublin, who died on the 16th September last, aged 71 years, left unsettled personal estate in England and the Irish Free State, valued at £36,113-17s-11d. Probate of the will dated 25th May 1927,with a codicil, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Jeanette Louise Westby, of the same address and Major Ernest Whitmore Guinness, of St. Thomas, Rathfarnham, County Dublin. The testator confirmed the provisions of his marriage settlement in favour of his wife and younger children----- £300 to the Representative Body of the Church of Ireland for the benefit of the parish churches of Kilkee, Kilrush and Ennis----.

1931 26th August (IT).
The residence of Captain Thomas Lysaght, Ballymacurtaun, near Kilrush, was destroyed by fire yesterday. Furniture and books were saved.

1931 14th September (IT).
Outrage in West Clare: -Man shot on his own doorstep: -Spies Beware Notice.
West Clare was shocked today when it became known that Mr. William McInerney, a prominent citizen of Kilrush, had been fired at in the early hours of the morning and seriously wounded.
It appears that at 12.40 am. Mr. McInerney was returning to his home in Vandeleur Street and when about to remove his latch-key from his pocket saw a piece of white paper pasted on the door. He examined the paper and found it contained a drawing of a skull and crossbones, with the semi-printed words,” Spies beware”.
Just then the firing opened.
Five revolvers bullets were discharged by unseen assailants, who made good their escape on bicycles.
Mr. McInerney had a most remarkable escape from being shot dead. The bullets struck all round him, and one entered his body below the base of the left lung and about one inch from the spine.
Before he collapsed he succeeded in opening the door and getting into his house.
Subsequent investigations showed that the shots were discharged at a range of seven or eight yards.
The injured man was removed to the district hospital where hopes are entertained for his recovery if complications do not set in.
Mr. McInerney is a building contractor married and about fifty years of age. He is very popular in the district and the outrage is very widely condemned.
Superintendent Casey, Ennis, acting Chief Superintendent, visited Kilrush, and, in company with Superintendent Feeney made exhaustive inquiries into the affair but so far no arrests have been made.

1931 29th September (II).
Wanted, for Nov. 2nd, Male Principal Teacher for Kilrush (Co. Clare) three-teacher boys' National School: Bilingual Certificate and Singing essential. Apply, with copies of testimonials and inspectors' reports, to Canon Hogan, P.P.

1931 10th October (IT).
Labour Riots in Kilrush: -Knuckledusters and Iron Bars Used.
Serious riots have occurred in Kilrush, County Clare, following the establishment of a branch of the Irish transport and General Workers Union in the town.
Repeated scuffles have taken place in the streets between members of the newly formed branch and local workers, who have refused to join it.
Hugh Nevin, of Glen Street, a member of the branch is in St. Joseph's Hospital seriously injured as the result of a disturbance on Wednesday night, in which iron bars and “knuckledusters” were used by some of the combatants.

1931 14th October (IT).
Wild Scene in Kilrush: -Bomb exploded in street, revolver shots to disperse crowd.
Scenes of excitement and disorder were witnessed in the streets of Kilrush last night, when a bomb was thrown and detectives had to fire revolvers to disperse an excited crowd.
The members of the Irish Transport Workers' Union held a meeting in connection with the discharge of a 500-ton coal boat at Cappa, Kilrush, at which the anti-union men are working.
The union men, 300 in number visited the anti-union leaders' houses last night and cheered and booed outside them.
Later a bomb was thrown on the street.
The Civic Guards were unable to deal with the situation until members of the Detective Division fired shots, which dispersed the crowd and order was restored.

1931 18th November (II)
Clare Explosion Outrage. -Labour Dispute Affair.
When Stephen Honan, an employee of Messrs. A. Ryan and Sons, was passing up Frances St, Kilrush with a load of maize from the SS Dunleath, which was being discharged at the docks, a missile was thrown at him by some persons who had concealed themselves in a side street.
A terrible explosion followed and Honan had a very narrow escape from injury. --

1931 24th December (IT).
At a Special Court in Ennis, before Justice Gleeson, Martin Lillis, of Pound Street, Kilrush, was charged with assaulting Martin Lillis, of Labasheeda and remanded on bail to the next District Court at Kilrush.

1932 14th January (IT).
Intoxicating Liquor Act, 1927.
Take Notice that I have applied to the Registrar of Clubs for the District Court Area of Kilrush for a renewal of the Certificate of Registration of the Hibernian Club, Frances Street, Kilrush, and said application will be heard and determined by the District Justice at Kilrush on the 19th day of January 1932.
Francis Meaney, Honorary Secretary.

1932 8th February (IT).
Fianna Fail Campaign: -Mr. de Valera's Policy: -Warm reception in Clare.
--- Mr. de Valera devoted all his time on Saturday to canvassing in the towns of Ennis and Kilrush, and he wound up by addressing a meeting in Kilkee, where he had a hearty reception. Shortly after seven o'clock this morning he resumed his triumphal march through the county, confining his attentions to the West. Most of the places where he addressed meetings are situated along the seaboard, but despite the intense cold he was able on all occasions to hold his audience until the meetings concluded..
His first meeting was at Carrigaholt, after nine o'clock Mass. He spoke in Irish and then in English. ---. --- on the arrival of Mr. de Valera at Kilrush. He had a hearty reception. ---------.

1932 9th March (II)
Bank's Claim on Guarantee.
In the Supreme Court, the Chief Justice, Mr. Justice Fitzgibbon and Mr. Justice Murnaghan reserved judgement on the appeal of the defendants from part of an order of Mr. Justice Johnston in an action by the Munster and Leinster Bank against D O'Sullivan, Ballylongford: Daniel Ryan, Kilrush: Thomas Fitzgerald, Tarbert: W McAuliffe, do, and others, to recover £2,030 on foot of guarantees given to the bank to secure repayments of certain overdrafts to the Shannon Express Navigation Co. Mr. Justice Johnston had held that each of the defendants was liable to 1/14th share of the entire debt.------

1932 16th March (IT).
Ex-Gratia Grant: -Discussion about a Clareman.
The Minister for Finance in moving for a supplementary estimate of £1,583 repayments to the Contingency Fund said that they felt that repayments to the Contingency Fund are of a nature that should be carefully examined by the Dáil. He referred to the sum of £75 ex-gratia grant of compensation to Mr. William McInerney, Kilrush, Co. Clare, on the ground that an attempt was made on his life, as he alleged, because he denounced an illegal organisation----------.

1932 10th May (IT).
Bomb through Window: Midnight outrage in Clare.
At midnight on Saturday a crude homemade bomb was thrown through the bar window of William's Hotel, Frances Street, Kilrush, shattering the window and the iron bar outside. There was no one in the bar at the time.
The outrage is one of a series that have taken place recently.
Mr. William Ryan, the proprietor of the hotel, trades as A. Ryan and Son, provision merchants and flour importers. Owing to a dispute with the local branch of the Irish Transport Workers' Union, his premises-in the Square, Kilrush, opposite the Town Hall-have been picketed for some time past.
Originally another firm, Messrs, O'Doherty and Son timber merchants, were also involved in the dispute, but three months ago an amicable settlement was arrived at.
The explosion was heard all over the town, and caused much uneasiness and excitement.
The Very Rev. Canon P. Hogan, P P, Kilrush, condemned the affair at last Mass yesterday. He described the occurrence as a dastardly outrage and said that murder was in the heart of the perpetrator, even though nobody was hurt, and all the priests and respectable people of the town condemned the act, and said that people should show a little Christian charity to each other.
Today the Civic Guards arrested a young man, Michael Keane, The Glen, Kilrush. He was brought before Mr. John Lillis, Peace Commissioner, and remanded to the next District Court.

1932 22nd June (IT).
Surveyor and Clerk of Works.
Nine tenders for the concreting of a street at Kilrush, County Clare, ranging from £2,889-14s-9d to £6.036-14s,were received by the Clare County Council, and the tender of Messrs. J. J. Buttimer and Co. Ltd. Denny Street, Tralee, County Kerry, £2,889-14s-9d, being the lowest was accepted. Mr. Healy when informed that the Clerk of Works would be paid by the Council said that he supposed that Mr. F. Dowling, County Surveyor would appoint a Kilrush man, “I will not appoint a Kilrush man”. The County Surveyor said “and as a matter of fact I have already appointed a man” Mr. Healy- Have you any faith in Kilrush men? The County Surveyor- In certain places, yes: but in Kilrush itself I have not. I am satisfied that I have appointed a reliable man and there should not be any further question about the matter.

1932 8th July (IT).
Labour Dispute: -Serious Position in Kilrush.
The Minister for Justice in answer to Mr. P Hogan (Lab, Clare) said it would not be in the public interest to give some of the information asked for concerning a labour dispute in Kilrush.
“There is unfortunately no doubt” he said, “ That a dispute of some sort is in progress in Kilrush, and that it has been accompanied by numerous acts of violence, in which firearms and bombs have been used. Since last October there have been at least ten serious crimes or attempts at crime, and upwards of fifty civil actions arising out of the dispute. The position is regarded as very serious, and it has been necessary to add largely to the number of Gardaí normally stationed in the town. So far as I am aware the Gardaí are not accommodated on premises owned by a party to the dispute, but I am not to be understood as giving any guarantee that they will not be so accommodated if that step be found necessary or convenient.

1932 16th July (IT).
Writing to Clare Vocational Education Committee, Mr Brian Lowe, Kilrush, stated that, in consequence of his refusal to sign the Statutory Declaration of Allegiance to the Free State Government, he had not received any remuneration for his services as teacher of Irish in 1925-26. He now claimed his salary for the period he had worked. He also asked the Committee “as a penalised Irish teacher” to sanction his attendance at the Irish summer course on the usual conditions. The Rev. Father Scanlon proposed that the application be granted, subject to the sanction of the Department. Mr. Doherty seconded and the proposition was adopted unanimously.

1932 23rd July (IT).
Kilrush Matrimonial Suit.
In a matrimonial suit in which Mrs. Anne Fennell, of Cappagh, Kilrush, petitioned for a divorce from her husband. Patrick Fennell, a farmer, of Derreen, Tullycrine, Co. Clare, on the ground of alleged cruelty.
Mr. Joseph Healy (instructed by Messrs. M. Killeen and Co. on behalf of the petitioner, applied for an order fixing alimony pending the hearing of the petition.
Mr. Justice O'Byrne fixed alimony at 25s a week.
Mr. W. O'B. Fitzgerald (instructed by Mr. Thomas F. Twomey) appeared for the respondent.

1932 30th July (IT).
Pensions Sanctioned:
The Minister for Local Government has sanctioned the payment of pensions of £44-8s-2d per year to Mary Duggan (wards-maid), and £20-0s-1d to Mary Sullivan (attendant), consequent on the abolition of their offices, as a result of the closing of the Kilrush County Nursery.

1932 16th August (IT).
Strange Affair at Kilrush: -Three men under arrest.
---------- For a considerable time past the private residence of Mr. Daniel Ryan at Cappa has been under police protection in connection with a labour dispute, and at night am armed detective guard patrols the vicinity. On Sunday night Detective Officers Muldowney and Carroll were on duty. At 11.15 pm they saw a body of some twenty men approach and pass Mr. Ryan's house, the detectives called upon them to halt, whereupon, as alleged in the official version of the incident, the crowd rushed the detective and knocked them to the ground. Shots are also alleged to have been fired by members of the crowd, and answered by the detectives.--------.
Another serious incident in Kilrush was the throwing of a bomb at the house of Benjamin Butler, High Street,(Burton Street) at 12.40 am on Sunday. The bomb hit the window frame and rebounded to the flags, where it exploded doing no damage except the breaking of a pane of glass. A young man named John Molony, of Burton Street, has been arrested. Butler is an employee of Mr. Daniel Ryan, of Cappa, who has been involved for some time past in a labour dispute.------.

1932 6th September (II).
Rev. Wm. Brews, M.A., who has been Episcopal Minister of Dumbarton for 20 years, has accepted the Rectorship of Kilrush. He was born at Annagh House, Co. Clare, and was educated at Ennis and Dublin University. Prior to going to Dumbarton he ministered at Tralee, Gorey, and Ballymena.

1932 5th November (IT).
The Kilrush Inquiry: -Decision of the Minister.
The decision of the Free State Minister for Justice on the report and findings of the Kilrush Commission has been announced.
The Minister is satisfied that three members of the Civic Guard Force were guilty of violation of duty, and accordingly the necessary disciplinary action has been taken in respect of each of them.--------.
The Commission was set up after the affray at Kilrush, when it was alleged that Civic Guards fired shots at a group of men who were walking along a road outside Kilrush. At first Messrs. Gilmore and Ryan were charged with attempted murder of Civic Guards, but they were discharged when the State applied to have the charges withdrawn. -------------.

1932 10th November (IT).
Bomb Outrage Near Kilrush: -Goods Store Damaged.
A goods store near Kilrush, Co. Clare, the property of Mr. Daniel Ryan, was bombed on Tuesday night. Shortly before the bombing it was discovered that all the telephone wires in the district had been cut.
Considerable damage was done to the store and its several hundred tons of flour. The roof was almost completely blown off, and two of the sides were badly damaged. The explosion was heard in the Town of Kilrush, two miles away, and people rushed into the streets to see what had happened. ---------------.

1932 26th November (IT).
Kilrush Dispute Ended.
The prolonged Kilrush trade dispute between the local branch of the Irish Transport Workers' Union and the Kilrush Dockers' Union has now been settled through the efforts of the Rev. Father Sammon CC., and the Rev. Father Smith C, C, Kilrush. Mr. Daniel Ryan, the merchant involved, has come to an amicable settlement with his employee.
The dispute caused several disturbances including booing and shooting, which caused court prosecutions, Circuit trials, and a Government inquiry. -------.
After the signing of the agreement all parties knelt down to receive the blessing of the clergy present and the hope was expressed that Kilrush had seen the end of strikes.

1933 5th February (II).
Plea for co-operation-hard work for all.
“I have no fears for the future if the people work for four or five years as they worked during the election”
The above statement was made by President de Valera at a “Victory” meeting held in Kilrush, Co. Clare last night.
President de Valera was given a rousing reception at Kilrush tonight when he addressed a large victory meeting.
He spoke during a downpour his speech lasting only six minutes.
From Ennis to Kilrush dozens of bonfires blazed at the crossroads and on the hillsides, while hundreds of candles illuminated cottage windows along the roadway.
From outside the town the President was escorted to the platform by about two score of horsemen and a torchlight procession, in which hundreds of young men marched. -------.

1933 6th May (CC).
Board of Health.
Extensions to Kilrush Hospital- At a meeting of the County Board of Health held on Monday Mr J Fahy, Chairman presiding the Secretary said that they had obtained an estimate of £3,270 for the proposed extension to the Kilrush Hospital. ----.

1933 19th June (II).
Late Mr. J. O'Dwyer, Kilrush.
At the funeral of Mr. John O'Dwyer, Co .Clare, well-known Nationalist, in Kilrush, there was a large and representative cortège. President de Valera was present.
Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Senan's Church, Rev. D. O'Donoghue, C.C., being celebrant, Rev. J. Smyth, C.C., deacon: Rev. D. Crowe, C.C., sub-deacon, and the Very Rev. canon Hogan, P.P., V.G., master of ceremonies.
The coffin was draped with the Tricolour, and was borne by members of Kilrush F. F., Cumann, A guard of honour was furnished by the old I.R.A., West Clare Executive of Fianna Fail, and the Kilrush T. W. U., marched in processional order.
The chief mourners were: - Dr. Michael O'Dwyer, Rev. M. O'Dwyer, C.S.Sp. (sons), Nan, Bridgid and Margaret (Maggie May) (daughters), Wm Chambers (brother-in-law). Patrick and Mrs, Mungovan, M. Mungovan. W. and Mrs. O’Donnell, Matthew and Mrs. O'Shea. P.J. and Mrs. O'Shea. Andrew O'Shea. S and Mrs. Crowley, B and Mrs Reidy, Mr and Mrs., T MacMahon, Mrs. N.K O'Shea, Thos. O’Connor (relations-in-law), R. and E. McGrane, Mrs Harris, and J. and Mrs Morrissey (Cousin).
Others present were Senator McPartland, Messrs. Sean O'Grady, T.D.: P. Houlihan, T.D.: S. Brady, Chairman Clare Co. C: J. Fahy, Chairman Clare Board of Health, and members of the Co. Council, Board of health, and Kilrush U.D.C.
Kilrush U.D.C., passed a vote of condolence with Mr. O'Dwyer's family, and adjourned.
The prayers at the grave were said by Rev. D. O'Donoghue, C.C., and the Rosary was said in Irish by Mr. Art O'Donnell.
After the funeral President de Valera visited Mrs. O'Dwyer and family.

1933 10th September (SI).
Strike at Kilrush: Dockers refuse to unload ship.
Because they believed that two of their number were members of the National Guard, a party of dockers (members of the IT & GWU) who were to discharge the SS Foynes on its arrival at Kilrush today carried out a lightning strike.
The vessel had arrived at Cappa Pier with a cargo of cement.
Mr. Hughes, Secretary of the Union, came on the scene and did his utmost to get the men to resume work, but they refused until the two men were withdrawn from the number employed. Work was then resumed and peace restored.

1933 26th September (IT).
Scenes in Kilrush: -Military arrives in the town.
Shortly after eight o'clock last night a party of twenty Blue Shirts coming from Lahinch meeting arrived in Burton Street. Immediately afterwards a number of young men gathered and began to shout “Up the Republic”.
Soon the streets was crowded, and when the Blue Shirts, got off their lorry the crowd became excited and tried to mob them, and they had to take refuge in the house of Mr. Michael Butler. Civic Guards were soon on the scene under Inspector Kelly, and formed a cordon around Mr. Butler’s house. ------.
Shots were fired on the streets during the night but nobody was injured. Later the Blue Shirts were conveyed safely home by the Guards. Some of the Guards and detectives were struck with stones during the excitement.
Two lorries of military arrived in the town later.

1933 7th October (IT).
House Fired into in County Clare.
On 28th September shots were fired into the residence of Patrick Cleary, in Knock, Co. Clare, a village situated six miles from Kilrush.
The reason, it is alleged, is that Cleary took a postman named John Birrane to lodge with him. The postman had been transferred on promotion to Kilmurray Post Office from Limerick Junction, and the people in the district wanted a local postman to fill the vacancy.
Nobody was wounded, Birrane has returned to Limerick Junction.

1933 21st October (CC).
Forging Ahead.
Kilrush Mills are now working full time with turf substituted for coal-------.

1933 23rd October (II).
Kilrush Council and Judge McElligott:
Kilrush U.D.C., have passed a resolution declaring that they consider Judge McElligott's statement designating their town as “the blackest spot in his circuit” as a most unreasonable reflection on the people of Kilrush and requesting him to withdraw it.

1933 28th October (IT).
Embezzlement Charge: -Clare Bank Manager Arrested.
At Kildysart (Co. Clare) District Court, Timothy J. Curtin, who had been manager of the Munster and Leinster Bank at Kildysart, was charged with embezzling £823-1s-11d.
Superintendent Dawson, Kilrush, who prosecuted, said that the inquiries into the case were rather protracted, and he would not be able to proceed with the evidence until the next Court. --.

1933 21st November (IT).
Glass on Football Ground:-Outrage at Kilrush.
The first match here of the Rugby season was arranged to be played at the Kilrush Rugby ground yesterday, but the field was found to have been strewn with broken glass, while the goal posts were cut into small pieces.
Fortunately, the outrage was discovered some time before the time fixed for the match, and the glass was cleared off the field, and the match played. The outrage is condemned by all classes.

1934 15th January (Irish Press).
Damages for Rugby Club:
Kilrush Rugby Club claimed £10 at Kilrush Circuit Court for damages to their playing pitch and goal posts on November 18. Five guineas was awarded.
Wm. Ryan, Secretary, said a match was to have been played on that date and on the morning he found the goal posts and cross poles sawn down and glass strewn all over the playing pitch.—

1934 5th February (Irish Press).
Motor Van held up in Clare;
The driver of a motor delivery van the property of Messrs. A. Ryan and Son, merchants, Kilrush, Co. Clare was held up between Tarmon and Kilmurray McMahon, on Saturday night and £25 stolen from him. ---

1934 2nd March (IT).
Mr. de Valera's Reply:
-- He had got a reply from General O'Duffy on the matter that filled 50 pages, and he had got reports from the superintendent of every area of the Guards. There was no organised Communism in Cork, Carlow or Kildare, the reports stated, and none in Cavan or Monaghan. In Clare the report stated that there were about twenty members of the Kilrush branch of the Irish transport and General Workers' Union belonging to the I.R.A. and about fifty more supported that organisation, and their outlook could be said to be more Communistic than national. Reference was made to a Communistic cell established by T.J. Ryan, local I.R.A. Commandant of the West Clare battalion. -----.

1934 17th March (CC).
Kilrush Mills Closed.
As announced in the “Champion” last week the well-known Flour Mills of Messrs. Glynn and Sons closed on Saturday 10th inst. “owing to increasing stocks and poor demand” as the firm state.

1934 21st April (II).
Bishop receives scouts:
Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, on the occasion of his visit to Kilrush, received the full Troop (St. Senan's) of Catholic Boy Scouts and their Scoutmaster, Mr. Noel Ryan.
His Lordship congratulated them on their smart appearance, and said that the Pope took a deep interest in the movement. He hoped they soon would have a band, and promised to provide them with a set of pipes when they were able to start one.

1934 6th June (IT).
Use of a Kilrush Quay: -Action against Steamship Company.
The hearing of an action of Daniel Ryan, of Cappa Lodge, Kilrush, against the Shannon Steamship Company was begun. The plaintiff seeks a declaration that as owner of the quay or pier known as Merchants Quay, at Kilrush, he is entitled to fix and charge reasonable rates by way of quayage and wharfage for the use of it, that a schedule of rates fixed by him on 1st August last, is reasonable, and that he is entitled to demand and receive those rates from the defendants. He also asks for an account of the moneys alleged to be due him at those rates by the defendants.
In their defence the Shannon Steamship Company admit the right of the plaintiff to charge reasonable rates, and say that they have always been willing to pay such rates. But they allege that the rates fixed by the plaintiff on 1st August last and demanded from them are excessive and unreasonable, and state that they have applied to the Minister for Industry and Commerce to direct a local inquiry under the Harbour (Regulation of Rates) Act, 1934 to be held to fix such rates.
Mr. John A. Costello, K.C., and Mr. A. Newett (instructed by Messrs., F. Croskerry and Son) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Frank Fitzgibbon, K. C., Mr. E. J. Phelps, K. C. and Mr. G. Cullinan (instructed by Mr. F. F. Cullinan) for defendants.
Opening the case, Mr. Costello said that Mr. Ryan, an extensive merchant in Kilrush, was the owner in fee-simple of the quay, and the Shannon Steamship Company were the owners of two boats plying on the Shannon between Limerick and Kilrush, and using the quay. Messrs. Glynn and Sons, extensive flour millers in Kilrush, were the principal shareholders in the Shannon Steamship Company. Up to 1st August last the rates for quayage and wharfage charged for the use of Merchants' Quay were based on a schedule made in 1896,and were obviously inapplicable to present conditions. Mr. Ryan paid £2,200 for the quay and for certain slob land and foreshore adjoining and, under a decision made in a case which had gone to the House of Lords in 1907 was the absolute owner. Since acquiring the property Mr. Ryan had been consistently losing by charging only on the 1896 rates. In 1924, it was true, he had a credit balance between revenue and expenditure of £2-6s-11d, but in every other year from 1922 to 1933 there had been a heavy loss. Last year his net loss had been £145-17s-10d and, allowing for the purchase price his total loss on the quay up to the present was £6,821-16s-2d. Evidence would be submitted to show that the proposed new charges were reasonable. They were being paid at present by everyone except by Messrs. Glynn. The defendants stated that they had applied to the Minister to have the charges fixed after a local inquiry, but the Minister had not interfered, and no Ministerial authority could interfere with the right of the private citizen to come to Court to ask relief unless that right had been specifically barred by statute.
Evidence regarding Mr. Ryan's losses on the working of the pier was given by Mr. Heffernan (of Messrs, Purtill, auditors). The witness was cross-examined at length by Mr. Fitzgibbon, who suggested that several items of expenditure were charged against the pier, which were properly chargeable to other branches of Mr. Ryan's business activities, or should not have been charged at all. For instance, said council, in the accounts for 1922 there is a salary of £1? a year set down for a harbourmaster. It was increased in 1923 to £56 a year, and has remained at that figure ever since, but had anyone ever seen a harbourmaster at Merchant's Quay.
Mr. Heffernan said that, he saw the cheques which had been made payable to a man named Collins up to1931 when Collins left and was replaced by Mr. Ryan's son.
Mr. Fitzgibbon: Did you ever inquire from anyone where you could see the harbourmaster or were you ever told that he spent all his time shovelling coal in Mr. Ryan's coal yard? - No.
Counsel said that ships' captains could prove that not only was there no harbourmaster at Kilrush, but that there was not even a fellow on the quay to catch a rope.
Captain Andrew Wright, master of the Deneside, said that Merchant's Quay was safe and convenient for vessels of his class and that the charges even on the new scale were cheaper than elsewhere.
Mr. Phelps said that charges for river traffic and charges for cross Channel vessels were on an entirely different basis. He asked witness if he would think it reasonable that Messrs. Glynn should now be asked to pay £23-17s-3d for services and accommodation which they used to get for £4-15s-6d.
The witness said that he could only speak regarding the charges on his own vessel. Personally, he considered Merchant's Quay a safe and good harbour once he got there.
Mr. Phelps- That's just it-once you got there you are as safe as a “bug on a rug”, on the mud. (Laughter).
The hearing had not concluded when the Court adjourned until today.

1934 19th June (II).
Fine Gael Meeting in Co. Clare: Stones thrown at platform.
An attempt was made to break up a Fine Gael meeting at Kilrush on Sunday. When the speakers went on to the platform at Martyrs' Square an opposition crowd started to shout and boo and threw stones and mud at the platform.
--- The Civic Guards fought to keep the crowd back, but eventually had to draw their batons and disperse it, several people being knocked down in the stampede.
The meeting then proceeded, there being only an occasional shout of “Up Dev” or “Traitors”.
--- Those hooligans said they would die for a Republic, but when the dying was to be done they were under the bed.

1934 20th June (II).
Possession of high explosive alleged: Kilrush man in court.
Unlawful possession of 13 sticks of gelignite was the charge at Kilrush, against Joseph Hawes, Moore St., Kilrush, who was returned for trial on bail.
Evidence was given that when charged Hawes said, gelignite was easily got, and could almost be picked up in the streets of Kilrush. He declined to state where he got the explosive.
(Joe Hawes, barber and Connaught Rangers mutineer, in India July 1920.)

1934 14th July (IT).
Obituary: Mr. James T. Lillis.
Mr. James T. Lillis, a former national teacher, died at his residence, Querrin, County Clare, on Thursday in his eightieth year. He was appointed assistant teacher in Kilrush in 1870,and principal teacher of Querrin national school in November 1875,an office which he filled for forty-two years, retiring in the year 1917. He was a familiar figure for many years at the annual Teachers’ Congress. -----

1934 15th December (IT).
Kilrush Quay Charges: Revised Scale Reasonable: -Judgement for Plaintiff.
Reserved judgement in favour of the plaintiff was given in the action in which Daniel Ryan, Cappagh Lodge, Kilrush, was the plaintiff and the Shannon Steamship Co. were the defendants. ---.
The weight of evidence was that Merchant's Quay was a perfectly safe haven for ships, and safer even, than Cappagh Pier, which was owned by the Kilrush Urban Council. Was there anything unreasonable on the part of Mr. Ryan in asking Mr. Glynn (who really was the defendant company) to pay 4s per day for the privilege of berthing two steamers, each of about 54 tons register: of loading and unloading there: of charging 3d per ton wharfage for timber, coal, iron, etc.: 1d a ton for turf, hay, sand gravel, and so on: 2d a head for horses and cattle, and 1s a score for pigs and sheep. Having regard to the facilities for berthing, for loading and unloading, and the proximity of the quay to the town of Kilrush, the rise in the cost of labour, the competition of Cappagh Pier, about a mile away, and the charges made at other piers on the Shannon, he (Mr. Justice Johnston) had come to the conclusion that, not only were the charges fixed by Mr. Ryan reasonable, but they were eminently reasonable. Mr. Ryan was a businessman, who had embarked capital in this quay, and he was entitled to make such charges as would give him a reasonable return for his money. He had bought the quay from the Vandeleurs at £2,200 and had to expend a large sum on its improvement, and the revenue never met the cost of upkeep. -----.
Judgement in favour of the plaintiff was accordingly entered, and the declarations sought by him were made. The defendant company were ordered to pay the costs. -----.

1934 21st December (II).
Kilrush Child Drowned:
A verdict of death from drowning was returned at the inquest at Kilrush on Ellen Maunsell (2), of Cappa, whose body was recovered from the sea near her home. Deceased had been missing some time.

1935 9th January (II)
Cases of Diphtheria.
Kilrush: Dr. Daly, M.O. informed the Kilrush UDC that several cases of diphtheria had occurred in the area during the past few weeks, and the usual precautions were taken.

1935 9th January (IT).
Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act 1904. Intoxicating Liquor Act 1927: -
Take notice that I have applied to the Registrar of Clubs for the District Court Area of Kilrush, County Clare, for a Renewal of the Certificate of Registration of the Kilrush Club, Toler Street, Kilrush, and said application will be heard and determined by the District Justice at Kilrush on the 15th day of January 1935.
Michael Lane, Hon. Secretary, 7th January 1935.
(Michael Lane was manager of the West Clare Creameries)

1935 5th February (IT).
Shots into House: County Clare Outrage.
About midnight last night shots were fired into the house of John Galvin, Moyasta, Co. Clare, a small village about four miles outside Kilrush. This district was one of the quietest in West Clare, and an outrage of this kind never was known to happen before, ------.

1935 9th March (II).
Clare Merchant Wins.
The Court of Appeal in London dismissed, with costs, the appeal of Messrs. Monroe Brothers Ltd., ship-owners, of Brunswick St., Liverpool, against the judgement of Mr. Justice Atkinson at Liverpool on November 2 last in an action they brought against Mr. Daniel Ryan, a merchant, of Kilrush.
The appeal was on a counter-claim by Mr. Ryan for £60-11s damages for demurrage, etc., relating to the carriage of a cargo of salt and sugar in the appellants' steamer, Wythburn, from Hamburg to Kilrush.

1935 9th May (Irish Press).
Doctor qualifies in Irish:
The Minister for Local Government informed the Clare Board of Health that Dr. T. Daly, anaesthetist, Kilrush Hospital, having passed an examination in Irish, under the Gaeltacht Orders, was now competent to perform his duties through that medium. ---

1935 18th May (IT).
The Most Rev, Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, at Kilrush on Sunday, administered Confirmation to 300 children of Kilrush, Moyasta, Monmore and Scattery Island Schools in St. Senan's Church in the presence of a large congregation. Warning his hearers to give no room to Communism in their midst, his Lordship said that there was a Communist agent in every parish in Ireland. There was Russian money working in the country, working very cleverly, and it behoved everyone to be on his guard against it.

1935 20th June (Irish Press).
Recent wills
Mr. Frederick W. B. Gubbins, Swalcliffe Park, Banbury (Oxen), son of the late Jos. Gubbins, Kilrush, Co. Clare? left £298,613 on which £108,722 has been paid in estate duty.

1936 4th January (CC).
Kilrush Disappointed. -Foynes as an Air Base.
As a result of a resolution passed at the last monthly meeting of the Kilrush Urban Council the members of that body-and particularly the sponsors of the motion-will be disappointed to learn that Kilrush was been turned down and a site in the neighbourhood of Foynes has been mentioned as a base for next year's experimental flight's in connection with the proposed trans-Atlantic air service.

1936 5th March (II).
Kilrush Flour Mills Closed.
Owing to a large and increasing stock of flour Messrs. M. Glynn and Sons have closed their Clare flourmills at Kilrush until stocks are reduced. A large number of men are temporarily idle.

1936 14th March (CC).
Kilrush Flour Mills.
These important mills resumed operations on Monday after a brief spell during which they had to be closed down to assist in the disposal of surplus stock. A staff of 100 men are employed when the mills are working---.

1936 27th June (CC).
Kilrush Presentation:
Miss L Treacy, Postmistress Kilrush for the past 20 years retired on pension early this month. Prior to her retirement a committee of the townspeople was formed. Mr. George Brew acting Chairmen, Mr. Gerald O'Doherty, Sec. and Mr Thomas F Twomey, Treasurer and a fund was opened for the purpose of making a suitable presentation. The public responded very generously. ---

1936 8th September (II)
Rescue at Kilrush.
When a four year old child who had been playing at Merchants' Quay, Kilrush, Co. Clare, fell into the water, Patrick Walshe a workman, jumped fully dressed into the water and brought the child to safety.

1936 17th October (CC).
Final Vows:
Sister Mary Thomasine (Miss Mary Flynn), daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Flynn, Kilrush, Co. Clare made her final vows on Sept 8th in the convent of the Incarnate Word, Houston, Texas.

1936 17th October (CC).
Vocational Committee; Headmaster for Kilrush.
-- Mr Nagle proposed that Mr. Conway the temporary headmaster be appointed to the permanent position---- Mr Conway was unanimously elected. ---.

1936 9th December (Irish Press).
The National Provincial Association of Mineral Water Manufactures and Wholesale Bottlers, Limited:
We, Michael O'Sullivan and Son, of 49-50 Moore Street, Kilrush, in the County of Clare, Merchants, hereby undertake and agree with the National Provincial Association of Mineral Water Manufacturers and Wholesale Bottlers, Limited, as and from this date not to buy, deal, sell or otherwise trade either directly or indirectly in or with any of the bottles or products of each or any of the members of the said Association.
Dated this day 25th day of November 1936.
Signed, Michael J. O'Sullivan. Witness: Thos. F. Twomey, Solicitor, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1937 12th April (II)
Death of two Irish priests:
The death occurred at St. John's Hospital, Limerick on Saturday of Very Rev. Canon P. Hogan, PP, VF, Kilrush aged 70, the late Canon Hogan was born at Ballythomas, Ardcroney, Co. Tipperary and was educated at St. Flannan's College, Ennis, and Maynooth, where he was ordained in 1902.
He was appointed curate at Ruan, and subsequently acted as curate at Doonbeg, Quin, Toomevara, Nenagh and Ennis and was appointed Administrator at the latter place. For some years he was PP of Kinnetty, and he was transferred in 1931 to Kilrush.
Canon Hogan in his younger days was well known as a singer. He was also prominent in sporting circles being a good shot.
The remains were removed to Kilrush Church, where they were received by the Bishop of Killaloe, Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty and the local priests. Schoolchildren and members of the men's and women's Confraternities' walked in the procession through the town. --------.

1937 28th June (IT).
Nest of Intrigue: -Mr. MacEntee on Porter Letter.
Mr. Sean MacEntee, speaking at Kilrush yesterday, dealt principally with the new Constitution, and said that vile and vicious attacks were made on it by Fine Gael and Labour candidates, who were envious that they themselves had not brought it into being. He challenged anyone to find in it reference to the King or any outside Power. Referring to Mr. Cosgrave's statement that publication of a letter he had received from Sir W. Haldane Porter was a matter that required investigation, Mr. MacEntee said that he was in full agreement. The writer of the letter had, indeed, the right to know how it had come into possession of An Phoblacht------------.

1937 23rd July (II).
New Doctor's Appointment.
Dr. John G. O’Brien, Cosy Cottage, Kilrush, who received the M.B.B.Ch., and B.A.O. Degrees, all with first-class honours, at University College Galway, on Wednesday, was appointed house surgeon at the Central Hospital, Galway.

1937 25th August (IT).
Government Department Criticised: -Letters about footy subjects.
At a meeting of the Clare Board of Health yesterday, Mr M. McMahon, M C C, said that the Local Government Department had been dealing for about two years with the question of repair to Kilrush Hospital and the construction of a maternity ward, yet neither had been brought to a satisfactory conclusion. The Department had not yet replied to the Board's latest letter on the subject and he would like to know had the Board any redress? The only suggestion he could make was to refer the two matters to President de Valera, with a request that he transmit them to the Local Government Department, and ask that they be dealt with.
“The Department” he said “are sending out a lot of letters about footy matters and neglecting the really important questions. They take too much interest in minor matters that could well be dealt with by local bodies”.
Mr. Sean Brady, Chairman of the County Council, said that the Department poked their nose into too many small things.
“Yes,” said Mr. McMahon, “and these should be left to the local officials, who are quite competent to deal with them. We are at this meeting all day and have been listening to a number of Department letters, which do not mean a snap of the fingers. There is too much humbug about such a system”
The Secretary (Mr. J. Quin) was requested to communicate with the Department and ask that the matters complained of be dealt with without further delay.

1937 20th September (II)
Kilrush take Clare Title:
At Miltown Malbay, before 4,000 spectators, Kilrush and Quilty met in the final of the Clare Senior Football Championship, when Kilrush won by 1-6 to 1-3.
Casey opened the scoring for Quilty and Fitzpatrick replied for Kilrush, and soon added another. Casey followed with another, but D. Fitzpatrick came for a great goal.
Casey had a point and Quilty led by 1-2 to 0-2 at the interval.
In the second half scorers for Kilrush were Devers, Quigley. Keane and Fitzpatrick for Quilty.

1937 29th September (Irish Press).
Kilrush Hospital Chaplain:
Mr. Sean T. O'Kelly, Minister for Local Government, has approved of the appointment of Very Rev. Canon Meade, P.P., Kilrush, as Chaplin to the Kilrush Hospital in place of the late Very Rev. Canon Hogan, P.P.

1937 1st December (IT).
Welfare of the Blind: -Clare Entertainment.
The Very Rev. Canon Meade, P P, paid a merited tribute to the work of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland when, at Kilrush, he thanked Mrs. C. E. Glynn (hon. Secretary, County Clare Branch of the National Council) and Mr. W.F. Watt, the organiser of, and the artistes and helpers who contributed to, a concert in aid of the local funds. ----------.

1937 16th December (IT).
Fever Hospital as Laundry?
Mr. M. McMahon, at the Clare Board of Health, stated that £10,000 had been expended in bringing the General Hospital at Kilrush up to date, but the next thing they heard was that the Fever Hospital had been converted into a common laundry. When required for patients it was not available. That was a scandal. Patients were being turned away from hospital, and other patients who were admitted when there was room were “cleared out” before their normal time, to make was for worse cases. In his opinion the cause of the delay was due to the plethora of inspectors who came down to report, and probably finished without saying anything. It was agreed that Mr. Sean O'Grady, T D, be requested to make inquiries into the matter.

1937 25th December (CC).
Kilrush G.A.A.
The annual meeting of the Kilrush Football Club was held on the 14th inst. at the Town Hall. The meeting was very well attended especially by the younger members of the Club. The following were elected to the Committee: Mr. F. Meaney (Chairman), Mr. M. Carmody (Vice-Chairman), Messrs. J. Griffin (Secretary), Messrs. P. O'Reilly, J. Keane, B. McGrath, M. Keating, S. Enright, W.McNamara, J.McDonnell, M. Mahony, M.McMahon, C. Clancy and J. Griffin (Treasurers), Mr.F.Ronan, P. Darcy, T. Sheehan.
Captains and Vice-Captains were elected as follows: Senior Team: P.O'Reilly, J. Keane.
Intermediate Team: S. Enright, J. Moody. Juvenile Team: M. Clancy, A McNamara.

1938 13th January (IT).
Carpenter is an Agricultural Labourer.
At the Local Government inquiry at Kilrush into the Clare Compulsory Purchase Order No. 3 in connection with sites for labourers' cottages, Mr. T. A. Lynch, solicitor for the board, said that the point had been raised that a carpenter was not an agricultural labourer. There was no doubt that he was: it was laid down by Act of Parliament. Mr. T. Twomey, solicitor-The farmers will be interested to learn that.

1938 12th February (CC).
Kilrush Technical School.
Completed at a cost of £5,000 the Technical Schools in Kilrush is admirably equipped and immensely gratifying reports are being received as to the splendid education work being done there, the zeal of the staff and the aptitude of the pupils.

1938 23rd April (CC).
Transfer of Licence.
Mr. M.J. McMahon, Solr. Applied on behalf of Charles Clancy, O’Dea’s Road, Kilrush for a transfer of a publican's licence in Vandeleur Street from the name of Martin Haugh, ---,

1938 23rd April (CC).
Kilrush Lawn Tennis Club.
At the annual general meeting of this club the following officers and committee were elected: President: J.S. Dowling, Cappa House, Hon. Sec. Mr. M.D. Glynn, Pella House, Hon. Treas. Mr. John Hazel, Provincial Bank. Committee: President, Hon. Secretary and Hon. Treasurer (ex officio) Mrs. M.D. Glynn,Mrs C. A. Andrews, Mr. C. A. Andrews, Mr. S. Dowling and Mr. H. P. Brooks.

1938 30th April (CC).
Cycling at Kilrush. -The B.J. Donnelly Cup.
---The last race in the series for this valuable cup will take place on Sunday next 1st May, starting as usual at Williams' Hotel at 1 o’clock (summer time). ----.

1938 23rd May (IT).
Mr. de Valera in Kilrush.
In fulfilment of an election promise to his constituents in West Clare, Mr. De Valera attended a conference of Fianna Fail delegates at Kilrush today.
The Prime Minister adopted the unusual course of leaving Dublin two days before this engagement, and spent Saturday, in Bruree, County Limerick, with his uncle, who has been seriously ill for some time. --------------.

1938 28th May (CC).
Kilrush Sports:
The first annual inter-parish sports for the magnificent cup presented by Mr. Ml. Crotty, The Square, were held in the Sports' Field Kilrush on Sunday last. -----. The cup was won by Cooraclare with a total of 17 points, Bealaha was second with 11 points, Kilrush third with 6 points and Killimer fourth with 5 points. ----.

1938 28th May (CC).
Kilrush Traders Association half-holiday on Thursday.
A special meeting of the association was held on Monday, Mr. M. Carmody (Chairman) presiding, others present were Messrs. M. McMahon, Co. C., M.O'Sullivan, S. Dold, J. Fennell, P.J. Clancy, P. Kitson, H. Keller, F. Ronan and J.C. Clancy Town Clerk. -- It was unanimously agreed that Thursday would be the early closing day for Kilrush in compliance with the new regulations----

1938 4th June (CC).
Bishop in Kilrush.
--- Confirmation of 240 children-----.

1938 14th June (II).
Six-day search ends.
After a search lasting six days the body of Mr. Patrick O'Connell (65), Frances St, Kilrush, was recovered from the Shannon Estuary at Aylevarroo, Kilrush, 30 yards from the spot where articles of clothing, identified as his property, were found on Tuesday last.
A verdict of accidental death from drowning was returned at the inquest yesterday.
Mr. O'Connell was formerly a national teacher, retiring on pension in March last after 40 years’ service.

1939 23rd January (IT).
Clare Gunman Ran Away: -Scared by woman cyclist.
The arrival of a woman on a bicycle frightened away a gunman near Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Sunday night.
A small tree across the road caused Simon Hanrahan, a merchandise motor van driver, to pull up. Immediately a masked man appeared at the side of the van, and presenting a revolver, ordered Hanrahan to hand over his money.
Instead of obeying, Hanrahan locked the van door. The masked man shouted to him to say an Act of Contrition.--- Just then a light appeared some distance away on the road and the armed man fled. The light proved to be that of a bicycle ridden by a woman.

1939 4th February (CC).
New Industry for Kilrush- Use of Seaweed Products.
A company with the title of Irish Seaweed Products Ltd. has been formed to utilise the vast quantities of seaweed thrown up on the West Coast of Eire, and particularly on the coast of Clare. The Directorate include: Mr. John A. Kelly, V.S., (Chairman of the Clare Farmers party), Mr. Patrick Tubridy, C.E., and Dr. W. Shannon, Carrigaholt, with them are M.F.S. Arbuthnot and Dr. J. Coffman Nicoresti, representing the British scientific and technical interests. A two-acre site for the establishment of a factory has been acquired near Merchant's Quay, Kilrush. ------.

1939 1st April (CC).
West Clare Creamery.
----- In the Central Creamery at Kilrush a staff numbering about 25 is engaged in the busiest season and two men are regularly employed at each of the 15 auxiliaries (a manager and an engine driver). The entire chain of creameries is under a general manager Mr. Michael Lane-a recognised authority in the practical working of the industry- and he has the assistance of other experts in Messrs. P.R. Woulfe, John O'Connor and Thos. Prendeville -----.

1939 19th May (II)
Kilrush Demands Hospital.
A resolution calling on the L.G.D. To make provision immediately for additional hospital accommodation in Kilrush so as to meet the needs of the extensive area in west Clare was unanimously passed by Kilrush U.D.C. Mr J.P. Hughes, Co.C. Proposing the resolution said that no steps appeared to have been taken to comply with the wishes of the people of West Clare in this matter despite repeated representations by the Board of Health and other public bodies in the county. The transfer of patients from Kilrush to Ennis, 26 miles, inflicted severe hardship, and in many cases was a grave danger.

1939 20th May (CC).
Kilrush Strike Settled.
A short strike by the dockers employed by Messrs. A. Ryan and Sons, Kilrush was settled on the 11th inst., when the men accepted terms offered by the firm. These are 1/11 an hour up to the 31st August next and 2/- an hour on and from that date. The old term was 1/9 an hour--.

1939 29th June (II)
Kilrush Centenary:
Kilrush Urban Council unanimously decided to present an address of welcome to Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, when he visits the town on Sunday next for the centenary celebrations of St Senan's Church.
Solemn High Mass will be celebrated at 1 pm during which Rev P. Ryan, C.C., Birr, will preach and Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty will impart the Apostolic Blessing. After Mass a procession will take place to the Convent of Mercy grounds, where benediction will be given-------.

1939 1st July (CC).
St. Senan's Church-Centenary Celebrations-Big Event in Kilrush.
Order of the procession:
1) Cross Bearers with Acolytes. 2) Schoolboys. 3) Boy Scouts with their band. 4) Confraternity men
5) Non-Confraternity men. 6) Schoolgirls. 7) Confraternity women. 8) Non-Confraternity women.
9) Children of Mary. 10) Boherbuoy Brass Band. 11) Church Choir. 12) Cross Bearers with Acolytes 13) Priests in choral dress. 14) Thurifers and Torchbearers. 15) Sacred ministers carrying the Blessed Sacrament under a golden canopy borne by the Christian Brothers.

1939 2nd July (SI).
Not as well off as they tell us in Dublin;
“They tell us in Dublin that farmers are well off, but we know down here that such is not the case” said Most Rev. Dr. Fogarty, Bishop of Killaloe, in a striking address at Kilrush yesterday, in which he also referred to “reckless public policy”. --------

1939 30th August (IT).
Labour Dispute Settled:
A dispute between Limerick Dockers' Society, the Shannon Steamship Company, and Messrs Glynn, flour millers, Kilrush, was settled at a conference held under the auspices of Limerick Trade and Labour Council.

1939 6th November (II).
Funeral of Clare Nun.
The funeral of Sister Mary Dominick Donnellan (93), Convent of Mercy, Kilrush (who had spent 65 years in religion), took place at the Convent burial ground, after Solemn Requiem Mass, celebrated by Rev. T. Sammon, C.C., Kilrush: Rev D. O'Donohue, C.C., being deacon and Rev T. Brady, C.C. Carrigaholt, sub-deacon.
Chief mourners: Very Rev J. Donnellan, P.P., Shinrone (brother): Miss E. Donnellan, Miltown-Malbay and Mrs J. Hurley, do. (sisters): Mr. P.J. Hurley, Miltown-Malbay (nephew): Dr. T. Daly and Mrs. Daly, Kilrush (cousins)
The clergy present included Very Rev. Canon Meade, P.P., Kilrush: Very Rev. Canon McMahon, P.P., Carrigaholt: Very Rev. Canon Murphy, P.P., Miltown-Malbay: Very Rev P. O'Dea, P.P., Kilmihil: Very Rev P. O'Halloran, P.P., Mullagh: Very Rev. M. Galvin, P.P., Cooraclare: Very Rev. A. J. McNamara, P.P., Cross: Rev. T. Neylon, C.C., Miltown-Malbay: Rev. T. Daly, C.C., Shinrone: Rev. P. O'Donovan, C.C., do.

1939 28th November (Irish Press).
To Withhold Supplies.
Milk producers meeting in Kilrush yesterday decided to withhold supplies of milk from the West Clare creameries, the stoppage to take place during the week.
This decision, which, it is understood, will apply to the Central Creamery, Kilrush, as well as the auxiliary creameries in West Clare, was taken owing to the action of the West Clare Creamery Board in supplying milk to Dublin while the milk strike was in progress. -----.

1940 8th February (II)
Councillor's Charge against L.G.D.: - Retarding Hospitals.
That the Local Government Department were deliberately retarding the development of district hospitals was alleged by Mr. M. McMahon at a meeting of Clare Co. Council. That, he said was part of a definite policy that would ultimately render the district hospitals redundant.
Some time ago, he went on, the Department refused to sanction the provision of a shadowless lamp at Kilrush District Hospital on the grounds that it was not required for work normally done in such a hospital. Owing to the fact that the lamp was not available, a boy recently admitted could not be operated on until 12 hours after his admission and, unfortunately, the boy died.
They had closed the Kilrush Fever Hospital. The result was that fever cases had to be brought the long distance to Ennis. Yet there was a building in Kilrush that could not be erected for £12,000 today, and it was in disuse, even though patients had to be sent out of Kilrush District Hospital before they were ready in order to make room for others in need of treatment.

1940 22nd February (Irish Press).
New Irish Companies,
The Kilrush Medical Hall, Ltd. - Nominal capital, £500. To acquire the business carried on at 45 Frances Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, under the style of The Kilrush Medical Hall. Subscribers to articles of association – Geraldine Slattery, Frances Street, Kilrush, spinster: governing director, Richard Counihan, Frances Street, Kilrush, medical practitioner: Mary Silles, 3 Westcliff, West End, Kilkee, householder.

1940 16th March (CC).
Kilrush Red Cross.
Committee: Very Rev. Canon Meade PP patron, Mr M McMahon, Co C Chairman, Mr J C Clancy Town Clerk, Hon Sec. Mr J Blunden, Hon Treasurer.
Members: Ladies Mrs. G. Glynn, Mrs M Howard, Mrs G O'Doherty, Miss J Glynn, Miss M Kelly.
Messrs: J Hanson, J P Hughes, Co. C M L Counihan, M J Howard.

1940 25th May (Nenagh Guardian).
Obituaries: Mrs. Una Mary Josephine (Dolly) Reynolds, Kilrush.
It is with deep regret the unexpected death is announced of Mrs. Una Mary Josephine (Dolly) Reynolds, which took place at her residence, Post Office House, Kilrush, on the 7th May 1940.Deceased was the wife of Mr. L.J. Reynolds, postmaster, Kilrush, and leaves a young family to mourn her demise at a young age. -------.

1940 6th July (Nenagh Guardian)
Kilkee Golf Course.
The annual meeting of the above was held recently and the following officers were elected: President, Very Rev. Canon Breen PP: vice-president, Mr. M McMahon, solicitor: captain, Rev. P Barry, CC: hon. treasurer Mr. W Scott: hon. Secretary Mr. H Culhane. Committee, Messrs. W Glynn, M. Gibson, J O'Dwyer, R. Murnane, and E. Naughton.
The new links, towards which the people of Kilkee and well-wishers from Kilrush and Limerick contributed large sums of money, was opened two years ago and has since made remarkable progress. Ideally situated over the famous Crescent Bay, it commands a beautiful view of the Bay, the open sea, and the town. Greens and fairways under the care of Mr. P. Lawlor, Kildare are in splendid condition this year.

1940 10th July (IT).
Local Security Force.
The Local Security Force is now making rapid progress in County Clare. In Kilrush some 400 men have joined.

1940 26th August (II).
Canon William Brews.
The funeral of Canon William Brews, Rector, Kilrush, was largely attended.
He graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, in 1891-1892. He became curate of Tralee, and two years later went to Gorey. After periods at Ballymena and St. Augustine's, Dunbartonshire, he returned to Ireland as incumbent of Kilrush.
Chief mourners: Miss A. Brews (sister), Dr. V. Brews (brother). William J., George, James and Robert Studdert and Miss A Myles (cousins)

1940 4th September (II).
Kilrush Fire damage.
Gardaí, members of the L. S. F., and civilians assisted the town's volunteer fire brigade fight a fire for several hours in Breen St.(Vandeleur St.), Kilrush. A licensed premises and a merchant's shop were destroyed and two adjoining houses damaged.
The fire fighters cut through the roofs of houses at either side of the houses involved, and prevented the outbreak from spreading. The premises destroyed were the property of Messrs. M. Morrissey and P. McMahon, respectively.

1940 24th September (II).
Recent Wills:
£12,826. - Thomas J. Mahony, Merchant, Market Sq., Kilrush.

1941 1st February (CC)
Clareman's escape from doomed ship;
A Clareman was one of those who escaped from the SS Empire Thunder, sunk by a German submarine in the North Atlantic last week. He was Mr Ned Brennan son of Mr J Brennan, Tullycrine, and was chief radio officer on the ship
(Empire Thunder was a 5,965 GRT cargo ship, which was built by William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland. Launched on 6 August 1940 and completed in January 1941. Torpedoed on maiden voyage and sunk by U-124 north west of the Hebrides 59°14'N 12°43'W ).(Mr John Brennan, N.T. Tullycrine and Scattery Island)

1941 10th May (II).
Wanted: Immediately, for two months or longer, substitute male or female (teacher) for Principal Two-seater School, no singing £3 weekly. Apply Principal, 60 Frances St., Kilrush, Clare.

1941 21st June (Irish Press).
Dispensary Medical Officer Required: Kilrush Dispensary District.
The above Board invite applications from persons who are legally qualified for promotion to the position of Medical Officer and Medical Officer of Health of Kilrush Dispensary District, in accordance with the terms of Section 5(1) of the Local Authorities (Officers and Employees) Act. 1926, at a scale salary of £250 -£10 -£325 a year, together with the usual registration and vaccination fees and £60 a year as Medical Officer of Health. For the salary of £60 a year as Medical Officer of Health, the person appointed must discharge without additional remuneration, any immunisation duties (other than Vaccination and Re-Vaccination against Smallpox) and such other Public Health duties as may be assigned to him by the Minister for Local Government and Public Health, and shall be paid £40 a year for such services in the Urban Area and £20 a year for services in the rural area. ------

1941 4th August (IT).
Irish Wills.
Mr. Francis Joseph O'Doherty, of Frances Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, head of G.O'Doherty and Sons, timber importers, of Kilrush, well-known in racing and horse-breeding circles who died on 11th December, 1939,left personal estate in England and Eire valued at £9,781.

1941 17th September (IT).
Fourteen-Year-Old Girl's Bravery.
Assumpta Dawson, the fourteen year old daughter of Superintendent J. Dawson C G, Kilrush, on seeing a four year old child who was playing on the pier at Cappagh fall into the water with the tide full in, dived from the top of the pier and brought the youngster to safety. Steps are being taken to have the young rescuer's bravery brought to the notice of the Royal Humans Society.

1941 19th September (II).
Obituary: Mr. Charles E. Glynn.
Mr. Charles E. Glynn, who died at Kilrush, was the son of the late Mr. Michael Glynn, J.P. He was proprietor of the Co. Clare Flour and Meal Mills, and chairman of the Shannon Steamship Co. Ltd. He was a strong advocate of the possibilities of the Shannon as an Atlantic port of call, and was one of the first persons to fully appreciate the value of turf as an industrial fuel.
The funeral to Shanakyle cemetery was largely attended.

1942 5th December (IT).
Irish Pine Feared Lost: -No News of Crew of 33 Men.
With thirty-two Irishmen and a Scotsman on board the SS Irish Pine is so considerably overdue that she has been presumed lost. -------.

1945 9th November (IT).
Fianna Fail Selection for Clare.
Kilrush Fianna Fail Cumann has selected Mr. Patrick Shanahan, Doughmore, Doonbeg, Co. Clare, a candidate for the coming by-election in Clare. His name will be out before the County Convention at Ennis on Saturday to be ratified. Mr. de Valera is to preside.

1945 19th November (IT).
Sovereign People.
Claiming that the election had been forced upon the Government, Mr. Sean MacEntee, Minister for Local Government and Public Health, speaking at Kilrush, Co. Clare, declared that while all Europe was at war this country remained at peace and came out of the conflict with prestige higher than ever.
“No person outside this country” he said “has any doubt now that we are a sovereign independent people, as free as Great Britain, the United States, France or any other country. It required a good deal of statesmanship to bring that position about”
Speaking at Ennistymon, Mr. MacEntee said that Clare had returned Mr. de Valera not only as representative for Clare but as leader of the Irish race. On account of that some people might think the by-election was a walkover. He appealed to them not to get it into their heads that they could win this by-election without putting their shoulders to the wheel. --------.

1945 26th November (IT).
Deluge of Election Oratory.
At Kilrush, Dr. T. F. O'Higgins, T D, Deputy-Leader of Fine Gael, explained why the party had withdrawn from four of the by-elections. Its resources, financial and otherwise, were “so inadequate” he said, that an attempt to fight in all constituencies would have meant, in practice, fighting none. ----.

1946 7th January (IT).
Train Crew not to Blame, says Jury.
At the adjourned inquest in Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Simon McNamara (17), boy porter, whose mutilated body was found at Moyasta when the train from Ennis to Kilrush, on December 14th passed the level crossing, the Coroner's jury returned a verdict to the effect that Simon McNamara died as a result of multiple injuries in the execution of his duty, when he was run over by the train from Ennis to Kilrush. They exonerated the driver, Michael O'Donoghue, and the fireman, Christopher Killeen, from all blame, and recommended that C.I.E. should erect arms signals at Moyasta level crossing to insure greater safety to C.I.E employees and the general public.

1946 11th January (IT).
Irish Wills .Rev. Samuel Waldron King, M.A. The Rectory, Kilrush, Co. Clare, £9,528. -----.

1946 2nd February (IT).
Postmasters Transferred: -
Mr. L. Reynolds, postmaster, Kilrush, Co. Clare, has been appointed postmaster at Enniscorthy, in succession to Mr. D. Barry, transferred to Monaghan.

1946 9th February (CC).
Outbreak of fire: - took place last week at Mr. O'Brien's house, McCarthy Street ----.

1946 23rd February (CC).
Enjoyable Function: An enjoyable social function took place at Mr. C Buggle's residence last week, when a presentation was made to Inspector John O'Keeffe on the occasion of his transfer on promotion from the West Clare section to Killorglin. Songs were contributed by Messrs Paddy Mullins, Tom McInerney and Bernard Grogan with Paddy Duhig at the piano ----.

1946 2nd March (CC).
Historic Ceremony in Kilrush: End of L.D.F. Sunday evening last witnessed a historic ceremony in Kilrush when the L.D.F. from 1941 to 1946 ceased to exist as such and their functions were taken over by a young body of men to be known as the New L.D.F. ----.

1946 20th April (CC).
A New Garage: A new garage is in course of erection at Ennis Road, Kilrush. It is being built on modern lines and will be fitted with the latest equipment. The directors are Mr. William Hynes and Mr. Michael O'Dea both of Kilrush. (Now the Aldi supermarket site)

1946 27th April (CC).
How the War affected Kilrush.---- Imports (In tons)
Year Coal Cement Timber Revenue
1934 4893 2133 575 £389-5-5
1935 4878 2492 417 £385-9-1
1936 4781 3436 448 £486-6-6
1937 4744 Nil Nil £430-0-8
1938 5238 £396-8-2
1939 7506 £329-15-3
1940 Nil £334-16-6
1941 £244-0-5
1942 £105-14-5
1943 £115-12-8
1944 £103-16-11
1945 £123-7-10
---There is no direct cross channel trading with Kilrush at present----- (The above table was constructed from the figures in the newspaper)

1946 30th April (Sydney Morning Herald).
Marlinspike Attack- Charge of Murder:
Adelaide, Monday: - An allegation that a man's heart had been pierced with a marlinspike was made in a murder trial, which began in the Supreme Court today.
Francis Harris, 65, single, seaman, a native of England, denied that he had murdered Felix Brennan, 33, seaman, of Mortlake. (N.S.W.)
The Crown Prosecutor, Mr. Chamberlain, said the Crown case was that late on the night of March 4th Harris suddenly rushed at Brennan, who was standing talking to another man on board the Echunga and stabbed him twice in the chest with a marlinspike. An operation was performed on Brennan and stitches were inserted in a wound in his heart, but he died of his injuries on March 10th.
Dr. H. D. Sutherland said Brennan's condition had improved immediately after the operation, which gave him a fighting chance, but he died later.
Dr. R. Greenlees said Brennan was noisy and abusive and smelt of alcohol on admittance to hospital. He had to be restrained. Shock might have contributed to his condition.
“Would have killed me”. Harris, on oath, said Brennan came to his room “well under”. He gave Brennan a drink of wine, and Brennan left, but returned a quarter of an hour later “like a madman”. Brennan than knocked him down.
“Then I struck him with the spike” said Harris. “If I had not used the spike, Brennan would have killed me. My only intention was to make Brennan knock off belting me”
The hearing was adjourned until tomorrow.
(Sydney Morning Herald, 1st May 1946, Harris was found not guilty. Patrick Felix Brennan was born in Kilcredaun, West Clare.)

1946 10th July (IT).
Co. Clare Officials Fail in Irish Test.: -
A serious position confronts a number of public officials in Co. Clare unless the Minister for Local Government and Public Health extends the period prescribed by the Gaeltacht Order to enable them to acquire knowledge of the Irish language. Certain officials were given three years to acquire that knowledge, and in January 1945, were examined as to their proficiency. The result of the examination is now available, and the County Manager, Mr. D. O'Keeffe, has received from the Local Government Department a list showing the names of those who passed the examination and those who failed. The “failed” list included the names of the Dispensary Medical Officer for West Clare, the Town Surveyor for Kilrush, an ophthalmic surgeon, and the rate collector for West Clare, and nurses, midwives and clerks.
No order yet has been made by the County manager, but it was pointed out yesterday that the operation of the Gaeltacht Order was automatic, and officials who had failed in Irish automatically would cease to hold office, unless the Minister extended the time limit to enable them to learn the language.

1946 3rd August (CC).
Great Kilrush Enterprise: Erection of New Flour Mill: A great development in the Kilrush flour milling industry on which the welfare of the town so largely depends -- has been undertaken by Messrs. M Glynn and Sons it is the erection of a completely new flour mill equipped from top to bottom in the latest style --------.

1946 10th August (IT).
Engagements: Surg. Lt.-Cmdr. (D) Joseph Ryan, R.N.V.R., Ranibagh, Anniesland Road, Glasgow, and Nellie Dowling, Cappagh House, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1946 1st October (Connacht Sentinel)
Dogs and Dog Tracks:
A Striking indication of the still rapidly increasing importance of the greyhound in the national economy is given by the controversy which seems fated to divide Kilrush from its natural loyalty to the Banner County capital over the question of the location of a proposed new greyhound racing track. The Ennis Coursing Club recently applied to the Irish Coursing Club for a licence for a track, but the application was opposed by Limerick and was adjourned. At the same time a licence for a track at Kilrush was granted.
The Kilrush sponsors contend that their town, which they call the greatest coursing town in Ireland, is entitled to a track of its own, but they are ready to accept any cooperation of a financial or other kind, which Ennis is good enough to give. They have a suitable site, as well as the cash for its development. They point out that Kilrush is a very important centre for the greyhound breeding industry, and argue that the majority of the people engaged in it are unable to afford the expense of hiring cars to bring dogs to Limerick, for trials. -----.

1946 9th November (CC).
School Meals Scheme: The tender of Michael Considine, Frances Street, Kilrush for the supply of buns, currant or sweetened under the Scheme Meals Scheme has been accepted at 9½d per doz.

1947 4th January (CC)
Milk and Butter Shortage: Milk production in West Clare has reached a new “low” the persistently bad weather has gravely aggravated the normal shortage of this season. As a natural consequence on course butter is also “short” and many households feel this quite severely. ------.

1947 25th January (CC).
Dear and Scarce: Turf as well as being dear is also very scarce in Kilrush and many complaints have been heard recently on the quality that is brought to the town. Small horse creels are at present being sold for 37s-6d the weight being in the neighbourhood of half-a-ton. Ten years ago a similar creel was readily bought for 2s-6d-.

1947 10th February (IT).
'Flu Closes Schools.
'Flu has closed the following schools: the national schools at Askeaton and Banogue, Co. Limerick, and the Convent of Mercy Schools, the Christian Brothers' secondary schools in Kilrush, Co. Clare, and other schools in the county.

1947 17th May (CC).
Sacred concert in Kilrush: Local Choirs' outstanding performance: On Sunday evening last a large and enthusiastic audience filled St. Senan's Kilrush to hear a sacred concert-Instrumental and Vocal-marking the official opening of the new Church organ. ------.

1947 31st May (CC).
New Racing track: The new greyhound racing track in Kilrush was opened on Thursday evening last and since then a large number of dogs have had trials------ conveniently situated beside the town-----.
(On the Cooraclare Road).

1947 8th September (Irish Press).
Died on Holiday in California.
The death has occurred of Mr. Daniel Ryan, senior, Cappa House, Kilrush, in California, where he was on a holiday with his brother, Mr. Andrew Ryan, Los Angeles.
He was owner of Messrs. A. Ryan and Son, millers and import merchants: Williams Hotel, Kilrush, and Merchants' Quay, Kilrush.
In his younger days he took a very active part in athletics particularly cycling. He contributed generously to charity.
He was brother-in-law of Mr. James O'Regan, Old Ground Hotel, Ennis: uncle of Rev. J. O'Regan. C.C., Limerick, and of Mr. Brendan O'Regan, Controller, Shannon Airport.

1947 12th Sept (IT).
Daniel Ryan, late of Kilrush, in the County of Clare, Miller and General Merchant.
All persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of the above-named deceased are hereby requested to furnish, as soon as possible, full particulars of same to the undersigned Solicitors for the Administration of said Deceased.
Frederick Croskerry & Sons, Solicitors, 30 Lower Ormond Quay, Dublin.

1947 29th September (IT).
Clann Na Poblachta:
A branch of Clann Na Poblachta has been formed at Kilrush under the chairmanship of Mr. Michael Whelan.

1947 12th December (CC).
Twenty six tons of turkeys: During the Christmas season 5,000 turkeys weighing approximately 26 tons were purchased at the Central Creamery, Kilrush and its fifteen auxiliaries all over the area. The price paid was 2/3½d per llb. A large number of geese were also purchased.

1947 23rd December (II).
Mr. P. F. Tubridy M.R.C.V.S.
Mr. Patrick F. Tubridy, M.R.C.V.S., Kilrush, who has died unexpectedly at his residence, enjoyed an extensive practice and was well known in coursing circles. A prominent greyhound breeder, he owned one of the largest kennels in the country, and his successes included the Derby, Oaks, International Cup and Kingdom Cup.
He was father of Lieut. M. J. Tubridy, of the Irish Army jumping team, and a prominent Gaelic footballer. He is survived by five sons and four daughters.

1948 17th January (CC)
Kilrush G A A. The Annual General meeting was held in the Town Hall on Sunday last, at which there was a big number of players and supporters. Rev J Clune C C presided and the election of officers for the ensuing year resulted as follows: President Rev J Clune C C, Chairman Mr M Kehoe, Vice-Chairman Mr W McNamara U C, Secretary Patrick McGrath, Assistant-Secretary P Walshe junr, Treasurer J C Clancy, committee members: Michael McMahon P C, Sean Griffin N T, Michael Mahony, J McGrath, P Scanlan, S Cotter, P J McNamara, P J O'Reilly, John Shannon----.

1948 31st January (CC).
Kilrush Golf Club Dinner. The first annual Captain's dinner was held during the week at Williams' Hotel. The Captain (Mr J A Doyle) was complimented on a most successful year the main features being: Annual Dinner, First Junior Cup Team and a dance held at the Hydro Hotel, Kilkee. The speakers included Rev Fr. Conheady, Messrs J Honan B L, M L Counihan B D S, T F Twomey, solicitor and J Hassett Captain Kilkee Golf Club----.

1948 3rd April (IT).
Weddings: -
Mr. J. Guinan and Miss R. Reidy. The wedding has taken place at Adare Parish Church, Co. Limerick, of Mr. James Guinan, son of Mrs. M. Guinan and the late Mr. Michael Guinan, Swanson Terrace, O'Connell Street, Limerick, and Miss Rita Reidy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Reidy, Kilrush, Co. Clare. The ceremony, with Nuptial Mass, was performed by the Rev. R. O'Sullivan, CC., St. Michael's Limerick. The bride was attended by Miss Nellie O'Shaughnessy and the best man was Mr. Declan Slattery. The honeymoon is being spent in Donegal.

1948 15th May (CC).
The Cobweb's Glory. The Kilrush Players last week presented Bryan M O'Connor's well known comedy at the Palace Theatre where it had a good reception. Chief parts were filled by Jimmy Doyle, a seasoned player, Tommy Griffin, Susie Howard, Maura O'Malley-------------.

1948 31st July (CC).
18,000 Egg Incubators. A Robbins electric incubator with a capacity of 18,000 eggs has been shipped from New York for the Central Creamery at Kilrush and is expected to arrive in Dublin early in August. The present 9,000 egg incubator is to be retained so that production this year is expected to be three times that of last year. Since January this year the Creamery has sold 38,000 day old chicks.

1948 25th August (II).
Registration of Clubs (Ireland) Act, 1904.
Take notice that I have applied to the Register of Clubs for the District Court Area of Kilrush, County Clare, for the renewal of the Certificate of Registration of the Kilrush Club, Toler Street, Kilrush, aforesaid and said application will be heard at Kilrush on Tuesday, the 7th day of September, 1948.
W.D. Saunders, Hon. Secretary. M. Killeen & Co., Solicitors, Kilrush.

1948 2nd October (CC).
Site for New Post Office. The Department of Posts and Telegraphs has secured a site for the erection of a new Post Office in Kilrush. The site selected is in Frances St, opposite William's Hotel and has been purchased from Messrs G O'Doherty and Sons at a price, which has not been disclosed.

1948 23rd October (CC).
Money in Seaweed. The important enterprise conducted by Irish Marine Products Ltd, at Kilrush will it is expected soon be restored to its former footing and the exports resumed of cattle foods etc., manufactured from seaweed. This export has been temporarily made impossible owing to a British Government ban.

1948 6th November (CC).
Tender for buns. The tender of Mr. Christy Walshe, Moore Street for the supply of sweetened buns under the School Meals Scheme at 6d? per doz. has been accepted by the manager. Mr Walshe's tender was the lowest received.

1949 17th February (IT).
M.O. Appointed: -
Dr. Albert M. Flynn has been appointed Medical Officer for Kilrush dispensary district, Co. Clare.

1949 26th February (Irish Press).
Cow Electrocuted:
A cow, the property of Mr. D. Ryan, Cappa House, Kilrush, was electrocuted by a live wire, which fell in the field where she was grazing.

1949 5th March (CC).
Steeplejacks at work. The principal outdoor attraction this week in Kilrush is witnessed at St. Senan's Church where two steeplejacks are at work on the 150-foot spire since Monday.

1949 7th March (IT) and 12th March (CC)
Government Challenged to Election: -
Speaking at Kilrush, Co. Clare, on Saturday last, Mr. Eamon de Valera, T.D. challenged the Government parties to prove their unity by “producing a coherent policy and presenting it to the electorate for ratification”.
“If they do that and win the election,” he said, “they then can go honestly into office instead of being in power under the present basis of deceit”.
Mr. de Valera stated that before the last election he had suggested to the parties which are elements of the present Government to do their bargaining before the elections and to go to the polls as a single party and with a definite policy. They would not do that, preferring to trick the people with a multiplicity of promises.
Fine Gael had gone to the people on a promise of reduced taxation, whereas their fellow-coalitionists-the Labour Party-had promised increased social services, which could only be brought about by increased taxes.
When Fianna Fail had been in office the present Government Parties had opposed their efforts to secure freedom for Ireland.
“These present-day Republicans even opposed the Constitution, which they now admit is a Republican Constitution”. --------.

1949 29th March (IT).
Rate Up: - Kilrush urban rate is 31/- in the £, 4/- more than last year.

1949 30th July (IT).
Irish Wills: -
Daniel Ryan, Cappagh House (Lodge), Kilrush, Co. Clare-£42,654 (estate duty, £12,604).---.

1949 5th September (Irish Press).
Kilrush take Clare Football Title after 11 years lapse:
After a lapse of eleven years Kilrush regained the Clare Senior Football Championship, defeating their old rivals, Miltown Malbay by 1-5 to 0-6 in the final at Cooraclare yesterday.

1949 9th September (IT).
Producers Must Help to Reduce Prices.
The Minister for Industry and Commerce, Mr. Morrissey, speaking yesterday at the opening of the new flour mill of Messrs. M. Glynn and Sons, Kilrush, Co. Clare said there was no doubt that there was very substantial room for a reduction in flour milling costs. He was strongly of the opinion that if more millers followed the example of the Kilrush firm in installing modern machinery and discarding cumbersome, out-of-date plant, it would be possible to relieve the taxpayer of an appreciable part of his burden.
The subsidisation of bread and flour, said the Minister, was costing the taxpayer almost £7,000,000 in the present year. ---------.

1949 4th November (IT).
Irish Wills: -
William Chambers, Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare-£6,430.

1949 26th November (IT).
Former R.I.C. Man: -
Michael Mescall, a 93-year-old ex-sergeant of the R.I.C., has died at Vandeleur Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1949 26th November (CC).
Soccer On Sunday next Kilrush Town travel to Caledonian Park, Limerick to play Aer Lingus in the second round of the F.A.I. Junior cup.

1949 26th November (CC).
Ratepayers Elect Officials. At a large and representative meeting of the newly formed ratepayers association in the Town Hall, Kilrush on Monday night. Mr. George Brew PC. was elected chairman,Mr Thomas F. Twomey,solicitor,Hon. Secretary and Mr. M.D. Glynn, Hon. Treasurer with the following committee. Messrs W D Saunders, Charles Clancy, Michael O'Sullivan, E M Kirk, solicitor, Joseph Fennell, Michael Honan, Michael J Flynn, M J Howard, M P S I and G H O'Doherty. --------.

1950 7th January (CC)
Thousands Came. Never in living memory was there such a crowd for Mass as that which attended St Senan's Church on New Year's Eve for the midnight mass at which Very Rev Canon Meade PP VF presided .It is estimated that about 3000 people were present every inch of space in the commodious church being filled-----.

1950 28th January (CC)
Kilrush Cinemas. Cinemagoers in Kilrush have reason to be pleased that the new cinema is being completed. This project had to be abandoned during the war owing to the scarcity of materials -----------.

1950 18th February (CC).
Storm and Flood. During the heavy gales that swept West Clare, Frances St and the Square, Kilrush felt the full impact. With the exception of a few broken slates no damage was done. Scattery Islanders who came to shop in Kilrush were weather bound. Finally three of them decided to brave the elements and reached the island safely. Mr M Melican and his sister remained overnight in Kilrush.

1950 24th June (IT).
Death of Kilrush Solicitor Presumed.
An application made by Mr. Owen Keane (instructed by Messrs. M. O'Shea and Co.) on behalf of Dr. William Noel O'Shea, Henry Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare for leave to apply for administration of the estate of his brother, Joseph Kett O'Shea, solicitor, Frances Street, Kilrush, and to state his death, intestate, to the best of his belief, was allowed by Mr. Justice Davitt in the High Court, Dublin, yesterday.
Mr. Keane said that Joseph O'Shea left Kilrush with two companions in a small sailing boat, on November 7th 1946. The next evening the boat was found overturned, and with her mast broken, off Ballylongford. None of the men ever had been seen again.

1950 1st July (CC).
A Popular Company. The Geoffrey Kender Company got a great reception in Kilrush when in the Palace Theatre on Monday night they commenced what proved to be a splendid week's programme. The Palace Theatre was full every night and the Shakespearean Plays were thoroughly enjoyed-----------.

1950 23rd September (IT).
Details of local Elections: - Co. Clare Kilrush.
Elected: - D. Greene (FF), M. King (FG), G. Griffin (Lab), J. Daly (FF), T. Stapleton (FF), G. Brew (FG), T. Lillis (Ind.).

1950 14th October (CC).
Water Scarce. Kilrush people are wondering why the water supply has to be occasionally cut off. They cannot understand why it is necessary to do so; this year must be one of the wettest in history.

1950 18th November (IT).
Engagements: -
Heinz Rohr, Baltra, Dalkey, Co. Dublin, only son of Herr and Frau Friedrich Rohr, Iselojn, Westphalia, and Rosaleen, elder daughter of the late Charles F. Glynn and of Mrs. Glynn, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1950 2nd December (CC).
Rationing causes trouble. ---- In bygone days there were eleven bakeries in Kilrush all doing a flourishing trade. Today there are five -----.

1950 2nd December (CC).
Emigration. Another big group mainly girls immigrated to England this week. Local travel agents state that there is a steady stream of emigrants to England and America from the Kilrush District.

1950 19th December (IT).
Church of Ireland.
The Rev. Canon A. V. Smyth has been nominated to the Incumbency of Kilrush and Kilfieragh. ------.

1950 23rd December (CC).
The New Cinema. There was an exceptionally large number of people at the opening of the New Mars Cinema, at Frances St on Sunday night------------- and is capable of accommodating 850 persons ---,

1951 9th January (IT).
Irish Wills: Joshua Stephen Dowling, Cappagh House, Kilrush, Co. Clare: - £12,249 (estate duty £1.248)

1951 13th January (IT).
Kilrush County Clare: Important Sale of Valuable Business and Residential Premises:
The owner, the personal representative of the late Peter Dold, offers for sale the long established and well -known business premises trading as P. Dold & Sons, Watchmaker, Jewellers and Opticians, situate at 57 Moore Street, Kilrush. Established 1882. The premises are well known in Clare and the extensive business has been carried on therein. ---
Messrs M. O'Shea & Co. Solicitors, Kilrush.

1951 27th January (IT).
Joined in Death: Mr. James Casey, Moore Street, Kilrush, and his wife, Bridget Casey, were removed to hospital suffering from influenza and died within a few hours of each other.

1951 19th February (II).
“Student Prince” to be staged.
I found a lively communal interest in the progress of the rehearsals for “The Student Prince” which will be staged in the fine new Mars Cinema for five nights beginning on Wednesday next.
The profit of this spectacular venture-the first of its kind the town has seen-will go to the Christian Brothers’ and Convent of Mercy joint building fund.
The Brothers want the money for a new primary school to accommodate 300 boys and the Convent of Mercy have plans for an extension to their present school. And since both communities have been in the town far longer than the biblical life-span it is not surprising that Kilrush people have banded together so enthusiastically to help them raise the money. Last year the Fund Committee, by concerts, raffles and card drives, made £1,000.

1951 17th March (IT).
“Ma the feather man in coming”:
That's the cry that greets 30-year-old Clareman Martin Casey, from Kilrush, who has been travelling the south of Ireland for the last ten years collecting feathers which he sells in Cork for export. ----.

1951 31st July (IT).
34 F.C.A. Platoons in competition:
Shooting: - 1. Kilrush: 2. Killorglin: 3. Bandon: 4.Listowel.

1951 18th August (IT).
Kilrush, Co. Clare is the latest provincial town to start a swimming club. Man behind this new venture is John Sullivan, of Milltown Malbay, who gives his 20 members instruction in life saving. When rough seas hold up practices. John gives his classes lessons in first aid in the local Hibernian Hall.

1951 5th December (IT).
Government Notice: Timber for Sale:
---- Kilrush, Co. Clare.
167 Ash Logs, 28 Oak Logs, 1 Silver Fir Log (Suitable for various commercial uses)
Officer-in-Charge, Mr H. Gavigan, c/o Mrs. Curtin, Henry Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

1951 29th December (IT).
----- Railway line between Moyasta and Kilrush was washed away. Thirteen cattle, valued at £300, were drowned at Carrigaholt.

1952 26th January (IT).
After 38 years, -Thomas Rothwell, agent, Bank of Ireland, Kilrush, Co. Clare, has retired after 38 years' service with the bank.

1952 12th May (IT).
£75,000 plan to reclaim 650 acres under Shannon:
-- of land between Kilkee and Kilrush is being pressed forward by a local committee. The man behind the project is Mr. T. Lillis of Blackweir, Co. Clare a local representative on the County Council. ---- Their object is to have what is known as Poulnasherry Bay reclaimed. ---

1952 23rd December (IT).
Practical help for wheat growers.
At a meeting of the Co. Clare Committee of Agriculture, Mr. T. Stapleton said that Mr. T. Murphy, Agricultural Instructor, in conjunction with Messrs. M. Glynn and Sons, Kilrush, had made an analysis of the soil in West Clare from the point of view of ascertaining the best variety of wheat to sow. That information was now available for farmers. In addition, Messrs. Glynn had arranged to supply farmers direct with seeds and fertilisers on credit.

1952 27th December (Connacht Tribune).
Extension to Kilrush Technical School: Clerk of Works Required.
Applications are invited for the whole-time temporary position of Clerk of Works to supervise the extension to the above Schools. ----

1953 22nd January (IT).
---- Pickets were on duty at the central creamery of the West Clare Creameries Ltd., in Kilrush, but a number of farmers brought supplies to it. ----

1953 14th March (IT).
They won An Tóstal Badges:
The lovely An Tóstal badges that no one may buy were won this week by boys and girls all over the country. They sent in the neatest correct answers to Badge competition No. 6.
Section 1 (6-11) ----- Cyril Twomey (7), (Cappa) Kilrush. ------

1953 21st March (IT).
They won An Tóstal Badges: Competition 7 Section 11 (12-16)--Kay Walshe (15), The Square, Kilrush.

1953 12th June (IT).
Executor's Sale. Cappa House, Kilrush, Co. Clare.(If not previously sold).
For Sale by Public Auction at Kilrush Town Hall, on Thursday June 25th, at 2 o'clock (ST).
Unusually attractive and commanding two-storey non-basement family residence standing on 8 acres (approx.), with conservatory, lawn tennis court, garage and out-offices. The residence is approached by a short drive, is of artistic structure well away from the main road, with a magnificent view of the Shannon and Scattery Island, and looking towards Loop Head and the Kerry coast. The general layout is fascinating, the surrounding scenery being as charming as it is varied. Accommodation consists of tiled porch entrance, large hall, spacious and well lighted drawing-room, with conservatory dining-room with service door, study and morning room with door leading to tennis court: kitchen and two pantries, servants apartments, easy stairway leading to six well-proportioned bedrooms, with three other rooms and linen room, bathroom, h and c, separate toilet: electric light.
Part of the holding has a large frontage to main road, and being situate a short distance from Kilrush, the property has an enhanced value, as it affords an opportunity of profitable building development.
There is also on the property a spacious and attractive premise, Ivy Cottage, let at £3-5/- monthly. Tenure: Held under lease for 99 years from 25th March 1906, subject to rent of £50.
Poor Law Valuation- Cappa House £23, and £8-10/- on land, and Ivy Cottage £8 and 5/- on garden.
The property is strongly recommended by the Auctioneer as a most desirable abode, and intending purchases are cordially invited to judge for themselves. Cards to view by arrangement with the Auctioneer.
Particulars and Conditions of Sale from-
Messrs M Killeen & Co., Solicitors, Kilrush, Co. Clare, or
George McDonnell, Auctioneer and Valuer, Broadford, Co. Clare.

1953 24th November (IT).
Money from Seaweed:
This season over 2,000 tons of seaweed and carrageen moss were sold to Irish Marine Products, Ltd, Kilrush, Co. Clare, by farmers and labourers, who were paid between £10 and £15 per lorry load for their supplies.

1954 8th May (IT).
Reclamation plan turned down:
The dreams of the people of West Clare seeing some 1,200 acres of land now under the water of Poulnasherry Bay, an inlet of the River Shannon between Kilrush and Kilkee, reclaimed and made available for the cultivation of wheat, beet and root crops, have been shattered by a letter from the Minister for Agriculture. ----

1954 6th August (IT).
New Postmaster: - Mr. Thomas Griffin, Overseer, G.P.O., Ennis, Co. Clare, has been appointed postmaster at Kilrush, replacing Mr. J. Kehoe, who has been transferred to Roscommon.

1954 11th November (IT).
Creamery workers halt production:
As a result of an unofficial action by 46 lorry drivers and dairy hands employed at the Central Creameries in Kilrush and Ennistymon, butter production in West and north Clare has been brought to a standstill. Farmers yesterday fed their milk supplies to pigs and calves, but many who did not use it, had to spill it down the drains. ----

1954 17th November (IT).
Irish Wills: --Patrick O'Shea, The Square, Kilrush, Co. Clare. -£7,677. (Gross in Ireland).

1955 6th April (IT).
Kilrush to Celebrate Convents Centenary: The people of west Clare will next Tuesday join with the Sisters of Mercy in Kilrush in celebrating the centenary of their Kilrush foundation. The convent and the streets and houses of the town will be decorated. On Monday evening, the Most Rev. Dr. Rodgers, Coadjutor Bishop of Killaloe, will be met at the Kilrush urban boundary by a procession headed by the F.C.A. Pipers' Band and units of the F.C.A., and the local Catholic Boy Scouts. The Bishop will be escorted to the Parochial House. ---.

1955 13th April (IT).
Voters deceived by “simple trick”.
Local government was an important part of the government of a country, said Mr. E. de Valera, T.D., speaking at a Fianna Fail meeting in Kilrush, Co. Clare, last night, at which candidates were selected for the forthcoming local government elections. ----
He said that in the general election their opponents had deceived the people by a simple trick. One section of them told the people that they would increase social benefits, while another section of them tried to get votes from the people who provide the money by saying that they would reduce taxes. Fianna Fail always put its policy to the people before an election, and virtually all-social benefits existing today were introduced by Fianna Fail, but they never pretended that these things could be achieved without being paid for by some section of the people.

1956 9th March (II).
£30,000 Post Office Opened in Kilrush:
A new £30,000 post office, which will set a headline for similar buildings in Ireland's provincial towns, was officially opened by the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, Mr. Keyes in Kilrush yesterday.
With the opening of the new office, 80 telephone subscribers in the town switched over to a semi-automatic exchange to replace the old manual system. The Minister announced that Kilrush will have a fully automatic telephone system with the completion of new telephone exchange in Limerick and Ennis in the near future. -----.

1956 3rd April (IT).
Former member of “Fighting 69th “dies:
The death has taken place at Great Neck, New York, of Colonel Michael J. Bowler, 165th Infantry Regiment (formerly the “Fighting 69th), US. Army, who was native of Kilrush, Co. Clare.
Immigrating to the United States in 1908, he joined the army in April 1915 and rose to the rank of Colonel in what was then the 69th Regiment of the National Guard. He saw active service in the First World War in France. He retired in 1952.

1956 11th June (IT).
Ordinations at Carlow: -- James Crotty, Henry Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare (St Augustine).

1956 12th September (IT).
Villagers demand value for £1,100 rates:
Because they do not believe that they are getting value for the £1,100 in rates they pay annually to the Kilrush Urban District Council, the villagers of Cappa (part of the urban area) may seek separation from the urban council and union with the Clare County Council unless the urban council provides much better amenities for them in the near future.
At a meeting of the inhabitants of Cappa held in the Kilrush Town Hall at which the inactivity of the U.D.C., regarding the suggestions put forward, it was stated that although the village had a population of 157 and an area of 209 acres with a gross valuation of £581,it had no public water supply, no sewerage system, no post office, no letter box, no telephone kiosk, no garbage collection and only roads in such a condition during the winter that the 69 children walking the two miles to the schools in Kilrush had to wade knee-deep through roads flooded with slush and water.
---- In opening the meeting, the chairman, Mr. Martin Phillips said the urban council had not honoured its word to carry out the improvements suggested to it last April. ----
---- Mr. Barry Howard, Hon. Secretary of the improvements committee said that he was told that the only way to get the letterbox was to seek somebody who knew the Minister. ----

1956 17th October (IT).
Rescuer drowned in Shannon:
A 28-year-old lorry driver lost his life in Kilrush, Co. Clare last night in an effort to save two youths from drowning. He was Martin Francis McMahon (28), unmarried, of St. Patrick's Terrace, Kilrush, and the two young men were Frank McAuliffe, of Frances Street, and Gerald McDermott, Market Square, Kilrush, both 16 years of age, who fell into the river Shannon while cycling along the quay.
McAuliffe and McDermott were riding the same bicycle along a four-feet-wide connecting wall between the two sections of Merchants' Quay when the bicycle swerved and plunged nine feet into the water. McMahon and John Hanson, aged 16, hearing the cries for help arrived on the scene. But before diving to the rescue Hanson advised McMahon to remove his heavy boots. He did not do so stating that he was a strong swimmer.
McAuliffe and McDermott were brought to the quay wall, where they were assisted from the water. In the excitement of the rescue nobody in the large crowd of on-lookers missed McMahon, but when he could not be found, Charles and Harry Glynn and James Doyle began to dive. After a short time Charles Glynn found the body of McMahon in ten feet of water.
It appears that, after assisting in the rescue his heavy boots got stuck in the mud and held him fast underwater. ------.

1956 22nd November (IT).
22 cadets to get commissions: - K. P. Griffin, Nagle's Terrace, Kilrush. ----

1957 25th February (IT).
He worked on the West Clare line:
The death took place on Saturday of Michael Talty, Moore Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, who was within seven months of reaching the age of 100 years. Born in 1857, he was a personal friend of Percy French, who made the West Clare narrow-gauge railway line famous with his ballads, and it was Michael who inspired French to write the well-known ballad: “Are you right there, Michael, are you right?” He worked as a labourer on the narrow-gauge line from Ennis to Kilrush and when the line was declared open by Charles Stewart Parnell in 1894 he was appointed head porter and guard in Kilrush. -----
Mr. Talty resigned his position in 1929, at the age of 72 years. He was a trustee of the first G.A.A., field in Kilrush and also joint trustee of the Temperance Hall in Kilrush.

1958 16th January (IT).
Names of the victims: (Carmody's Hotel Ennis)
The eight people who were killed when the floor of the room collapsed were:
--- Mrs. Bridget Byrne (50), wife of the manager of the National Bank, Kilrush, and mother of six children:
---- Injured: ----Mrs. Teresa Hearne, Henry Street, Kilrush. ---

1958 16th May (IT).
Oldest Sister of Mercy Dies:
The death has taken place in the Convent of Mercy, Kilrush, Co. Clare, of Sister Mary Raphael, who was the oldest Sister of Mercy in Ireland. A native of Kilrush, she was 64 years in religion, all of which were spent in Kilrush Convent.

1958 9th June (IT).
Ordinations in Carlow: ---- John Lane, Kilrush, Co. Clare (Killaloe).

1960 3rd February (IT).
Kilrush cattle mart: - An £8,000 livestock mart is to be built in Kilrush, Co. Clare, by the West Clare, Co-operative Livestock Mart Company.

1960 19th April (IT).
Seaweed processing plant expanded:
An up-to date seaweed drying plant is being installed in Kilrush, Co. Clare, by Marine Products Ltd., and during the week technicians from Holland will arrive to assemble the elaborate machinery. ---------.

1960 14th May (Irish Press).
West Clare Co-Operative Livestock Mart Limited.
Erection of Mart Buildings, Penning, etc., at Kilrush, Co. Clare.
Tenders are invited from competent Contractors for the erection of:
(a) Mart Building, Penning, Slabs, and all other ancillary works and
(b) Supplying and erection of Tubular Penning in accordance with Plans, Specifications and Conditions of Contract prepared by Mr. Tadg O'Sullivan, B.E., A.M.I.C.E.I., Consulting Engineer, Countess Road, Killarney. ----
The Secretary, Toler Street, Kilrush.

1960 15th December (IT).
Elected president of law association:
Mr. Patrick O'Shea, Kilrush, Co. Clare was elected president of the Co. Clare Law Association at the annual meeting. Mr. O'Shea is one of the oldest practising solicitors in Clare, having been for 30 years in Kilrush.

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