THE IRISH TIMES, Friday, June 13, 1862 – Page 1
Pursuant to previous notice, the inhabitants of Kinvara met in the Courthouse on Sunday, 1st of June, for the purpose of taking into consideration the present destitute condition of the poor in that town and neighbourhood.
On the motion of Mr. Martin Linnane; seconded by Mr. Martin Kerins, the Chair was taken by the Rev. Francis Arthur, P.P. The Chairman having addressed the meeting, and explained to them the object for which it was called.
The following resolutions were unanimously agreed to:-
Proposed by Mr. Thomas Fahy; seconded by Mr. Francis Kilkelly:
Resolved – That Denis Joseph Hynes Esq., M.D. &c, be requested to act as treasurer, and the Rev. Christopher Carroll, R.C.C. as secretary. Dr. Hynes then proposed, and Mr. Henry O’Flanagan seconded the following resolution:
Resolved – That as every resource for the support of the labouring poor of this Parish is now exhaused, and as unfortunately this Parish has suffered seriously from the injury done to the Potato Crop last season, we, this day, form a committee to devise some means whereby we may be able with God’s aid to preserve the lives of the poor, for the next two months, when, we trust, a merciful Providence will relieve their wants with a bountiful harvest.
Proposed by Mr. Peter Linnane: seconded by Mr. Daniel O’Dea:
Resolved – That a subscription list be entered into and that our Secretary be requested to solicit subscriptions from the gentry and others connected with the district by property and otherwise.
Proposed by Mr. William Flatley, and seconded by Mr. John Harney:
Resolved – That the above Resolutions be published in the Galway Vindicator, Evening Freeman and Irish Times Newspapers.
FRANCIS ARTHUR, P.P. CHAIRMAN.
CHRISTOPHER O’CARROLL, C.C. Sec.
The following subscriptions were then handed in:-
Issac B. Daly, Esq £ 10. 0. 0; Daniel O’Dea £1.0.0; Rev. Mr Moran, Rector, Kilcolgan £2.0.0; Peter Linnane £1.0.0; Rev. Francis Arthur, P.P. Kinvara £3.0.0; Thomas Fahy £1.0.0; John Joyce £1.0.0; Rev. C. O’Carroll R.C.C. £1.0.0; Michael Healy £1.0.0; John Harney £1.0.0; Denis Joseph Hynes Esq., M.D. £2.0.0; John Nolan £1.0.0; Joseph Salmon £1.0.0; Dr. McCormick £1.0.0; Mrs Johnston, Maryville £1.0.0; Martin Linnane £2.0.0; Henry O’Flanagan £1.0.0; Peter Kelly £1.0.0; Martin Kerins £1.0.0; Mrs Alexander £0.5.0; Francis Kilkelly £1.0.0.