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Limerick Updates: Archconfraternity Retreat Success, County Council Elections Loom, and Post Office Overhaul Needed – Limerick Gazette

Limerick Updates: Archconfraternity Retreat Success, County Council Elections Loom, and Post Office Overhaul Needed

St. John’s Division of the Archconfraternity of the Holy Family‚Äôs annual Retreat, conducted by the Most Rev. Dr O’Dwyer, closed on Sunday night after what reports say was an extremely successful event. The retreat attracted large crowds, with over 2,000 members receiving Holy Communion during the final service.

With the County Council elections approaching, interest is growing as it is expected that the three Tories, including Lord Dunraven and Lord Monteagle, will be challenged by Nationalist candidates in their bids for re-election.

Meanwhile, the implementation of the Limerick electric lighting system is generating keen attention, particularly due to Limerick’s bread being more expensive than in any other part of Ireland. However, Mr Stephen Tubridy, owner of a leading bakery, disputes claims that Limerick residents are overcharged, and he suggests that some other bakeries may be engaged in price inflation.

In recent discussions about the Cork Exhibition, Limerick Corporation demonstrated their willingness to participate in the event by issuing an official invitation for the opening. This is expected to pave the way for closer ties between both municipalities.

Regarding the Limerick Post Office, Alderman Joyce’s thorough investigation into the establishment has highlighted that the facility is severely undermanned, leading to long queues for customers. The persistent delays and frequent re-counting of large bundles of postal orders are additional issues affecting the smooth functioning of the Limerick Post Office. Alderman Joyce’s determination to address these concerns emphasizes the need for improving the staffing and overall efficiency of the post office, ensuring better service for the local community.

Northants Evening Telegraph – Saturday 19 April 1902