At the Limerick Young Ireland Society’s special meeting, Hugh O’Neill, a famous step-dancer and organizer of the championship-winning Limerick Eight dancers, was presented with a handsome gold medal crafted by Mr Cooke of Wexford. The inscription in Gaelic recognized his talents as a dancer and services to Gaelic entertainments under the society’s auspices. Members of the Daughters of Erin, Limerick, and Gaelic Leagues were also in attendance.
The Society expressed their admiration and gratitude for O’Neill’s many contributions and talents. O’Neill thanked everyone warmly and acknowledged the four ladies of the Daughters of Erin who helped revive the four and eight hand reels in Limerick. The presentation ended on a high note, with O’Neill expressing satisfaction with the success that had followed his efforts in promoting Irish traditional dancing.
Limerick Echo – Tuesday 14 October 1902