An interesting development in Limerick is the presentation of shamrock, enclosed in a beautiful case and accompanied by an Irish address, to Pope Pius X on St. Patrick’s Day. This heartfelt gesture was carried out on behalf of St. Mary’s Branch of the Gaelic League by the Very Rev. Father Magnier, C.SS.R.
Furthermore, there has been progress in providing decent dwellings for Limerick workers. Dr O’Dwyer informed a deputation from the Corporation that a large sum of money has been promised for building purposes and will be available shortly. This housing project aims to improve living conditions for Limerick workers, leading to a better quality of life.
The Gaelic League continues to spread throughout the city, with a new Sarsfield branch starting under favourable circumstances. The league’s objectives are supported by several prominent local figures, and its membership has grown steadily despite the longer evenings.
In cultural events, the Gaelic League organized an “Irish Night” at the courthouse, drawing a full audience eager to enjoy lectures, songs, and dances reflecting traditional Irish culture. This well-received event highlights the continued interest in preserving Ireland’s rich heritage.
Lastly, Mr Vincent Nash, the City High Sheriff, has offered to provide a boat for an International Boat Race. While the Shannon Rowing Club expressed gratitude for the offer, the organization will solely finance the boat in an effort to ensure fair competition with English crews and maintain eligibility in standard Irish regattas.
Northants Evening Telegraph – Saturday 12 April 1902