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Mr Thomas P Corless – 1911

Connacht Tribune 17th June, 1911 p.8 (abridged)

Fair Day, Kinvara c1950s Cresswell Archives
Fair Day, Kinvara c1950s
Cresswell Archives

When the news reached Kinvara on Monday evening that Mr Thomas P Corless, president U.I.L headed the poll for co-option at the annual meeting in Gort, the greatest enthusiasm prevailed. A huge tar-barrel was set ablaze in the Square, and from the top of Newtown castle a great blaze could be seen for miles around.

In the patriotic village of Crushoa a similar scene could be witnessed, and Dungora castle had a number of fires lighting on every side, which showed how the people appreciated the act of the District Council.