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Kinvara – 1887

Wuilliam O'Brien MP. (1852–1928), Irish politician, journalist, social revolutionary, author and Member of Parliament in the Parliament of the United Kingdom United States Library of Congress Wikimedia Commons
Wuilliam O’Brien MP. (1852–1928), Irish politician, journalist, social revolutionary, author and Member of Parliament in the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United States Library of Congress
Wikimedia Commons
New Zealand Tablet, Volume XV, I 18, 26th August 1887, P 21
The demonstrations of delight at Mr. O’Brien’s safe return were by no means confined to the large towns, or those on the immediate line of route from Cork to Dublin. Amongst those places which were illuminated and en fete over the event were the towns of Rathkeale, County Limerick, and Kinvara, County Galway. Nearly every house in these towns was lit up, bonfires blazed in their streets, and crowds of people, with the local bands, turned out in processional order to do honour to the occasion. In Kinvara the burning of Lord Salisbury in effigy at the small hours of the morning brought the proceedings to an appropriate close.