A meeting of the Sunderland branch of the Irish National League took place last night at the Cocoa Rooms, New Street, to discuss arrangements for an upcoming Irish National concert at Victoria Hall. The event is scheduled for when Aid. Joyce, M.P. of Limerick, visits the area. Mr Michael chaired the meeting, and several reports were presented from various deputations from Hylton, Seaham Harbour, and other locations.
Messrs Byrne and others reported on the conference call regarding a proposed trip to Ireland. One of the members who attended T.P. O’Connor, M.P.’s speech in Newcastle on Sunday praised his pleasing and cultivated manner of delivery. All arrangements for the concert are now complete, and it is anticipated to be well-attended, as no similar events have taken place in the district for many years.
Sunderland Daily Echo and Shipping Gazette – Tuesday 03 December 1901Image: Michael Joyce, Cartoon from Old Limerick Journal No. 27 (Autumn, 1990), p.44