The town of Abbeyfeale, nestled in the picturesque region of Limerick, concluded its Defence Fund collection on St. Stephen’s Day with an outstanding achievement, amassing a total sum of £55 5s. This notable accomplishment was preceded by the town’s dutiful remittance of their annual contribution of £35 to the Parliamentary Fund.
Of particular significance is the fact that the bulk of contributions to the Defence Fund emanated from the local peasantry, many of whom are proprietors in the district. This, in itself, is a testament to their unwavering dedication to the causes espoused by the Defence Fund. It underscores a sense of community and collective responsibility among the townsfolk, reaffirming their support for these vital endeavours.
As Abbeyfeale sets a commendable precedent in both fundraising and contributing to the Parliamentary Fund, it invites contemplation regarding the potential ripple effect across other significant centres in the country. Should more communities follow in the footsteps of the Abbeyfeale Nationalists, Limerick may once again ascend to the pinnacle of county subscriptions, highlighting a shared commitment to the causes at hand.
Kerry News – Monday 29 December 1902