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Kinvara Band Committee – 1914

Connacht Tribune 31st January, 1914

Dunguaire Castle
Dunguaire Castle

At the District Council meeting
A claim for compensation was received from the Kinvara Band Committee for £19 14s for malicious injury and damage to paraphernalia belonging to the band on the night of January 8th. The articles damaged are as follows;
Two side drums
3 bass drums
9 fifes
4 bass drumsticks
4 side drum sticks
side drum belt
bass drum belt
triangle
The following communication was also read from Sergt T Reilly, Kinvara;
With reference to the claim for compensation made by the Kinvara Band Committee, I beg to state that on receipt of a report, Constable Hanley and I visited the band room at 8.15 on the 9th inst and found two big drums and two small drums cut up and were told that nine fifes, twenty-seven caps, 16 sashes, two cymbals, eight drum sticks and two belts had been taken away. On the following day the District Inspector and I found six fifes, two cymbals, twenty-seven caps, sixteen sashes, four small drum sticks and a belt hidden under a heap of stones about a quarter of a mile from the band room. Those articles were uninjured and have since been identified as part of the missing property.
A number of members (said) “Up Kinvara, every time”(laughter)
Chairman; “It is the usual caution.”