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Kilcornan – 1882

Nation 27th May, 1882 p.13

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At a meeting of the people of the parish of Kilcornan, the Rev. P. McDonagh, P.P., occupying the chair, several resolutions relative to the recent Phoenix Park murders were unanimously adopted. The first, proposed by Rev. H.Skerrett, C.C., and seconded by Mr. Anthony J. Lynch J.P., Lavally, was as follows:-
That we, the priests and people of the parish of Kilcornan, declare our horror and indignation at the twofold murder lately perpetrated in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, and that we ardently hope for the speedy detection of the atrocious wretches who have outraged every feeling of religion and humanity, and endeavoured to bring ruin and discredit upon Ireland and Ireland’s cause.

The second resolution, proposed by Mr. James Burke, and seconded by Mr. Daniel Mullin, Clarenbridge, respectfully and with heartfelt sympathy offered the condolence of the meeting to the families of the murdered men. On the motion of Mr. Thomas Corbett, Killeenan, seconded by Mr. Thomas Niland, The Weir, a resolution was passed expressing deep sympathy with Miss Burke in her great affliction. Miss. Burke, it was stated, had special claims on the sympathy of the parish, inasmuch as that it was from her mother, in conjunction with her cousin, the late Mrs. Redington, Kilcornan, that the mothers of very many families in every direction around received a careful, religious and secular education. A resolution of sympathy with the landlord of the parish, Mr. C. T. Redington, and his family, in the shock they have received, was passed, on the motion of Mr. Timothy Spelman, Killeely, seconded by Mr. Patrick Greavy, Dunkellin.
After the meeting the Kilcornan tenants presented an address of condolence to Mr. Redington. The address was read in presence of Mr. and Miss Redington, and was replied to by the former with evident signs of emotion.

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