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The Progress of Temperance – Ballinderreen – 1840

Australasian Chronicle 17th November, 1840

"Theobald Mathew" by Thomas Kelly (fl. 1871-1874)  United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs  Wikimedia Commons
“Theobald Mathew” by Thomas Kelly (fl. 1871-1874) United States Library of Congress’s Prints and Photographs
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The Very Rev. Fr. Mathew, being on a visit at Kilcornan, the hospirable mansion of N. Redington, Esq., M P., administered the total abstinence pledge on the 21st and 22nd ult., to upwards of eight hundred postulants.
Many from the neighbouring parishes of Oranmore, Ballinacourty, Ballinderreen, &c., who lost the opportunity of approaching him while in Galway and Loughrea, took advantage of his propitious visit to Kilcornan. The people of this locality have been extremely fortunate.