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Mixed Concerns in Limerick: Militia’s Woes, Reverend’s Passing, and Charity Matches – Limerick Gazette

Mixed Concerns in Limerick: Militia’s Woes, Reverend’s Passing, and Charity Matches

Limerick, Friday Night. The “casualties” among the Limerick Militia, caused by the War Office’s mishandling, are reminiscent of a small-scale affair during the South African War. Instead of arranging for the soldiers to receive their money on a weekly basis, it is sent in bulk quarterly, resulting in a disgraceful scene with drunkenness, fines, and injured individuals. On pay day in Limerick last Monday, people were kept waiting for their letters until 10:30 a.m., causing frustration among the postmen who were overworked without extra assistance or pay. The wounded militiamen began arriving at Barrington’s Hospital in the afternoon, requiring large amounts of medical supplies. Additionally, fines were imposed on militiamen and their friends for disorderly conduct at the police court that day. While the local rates benefit from the increased alcohol consumption, the city suffers from the degradation caused by excessive drinking.

The passing of Reverend John Sheahan, P.P. of Ardagh and Carriskerry, has caused widespread sadness, particularly among his parishioners and the clergy throughout the diocese. Mr J. Magner, D.C., expressed the sentiment at a meeting of the Ardagh Branch of the U.I.L., highlighting Father Sheahan’s literary talents, generosity, charity, and Nationalism. The Most Rev. Dr O’Dwyer and numerous priests attended the funeral, which was also well-attended by the general public. Father Sheahan’s death, at a relatively young age, had been a cause for concern among his friends due to his declining health.

The Geoil Mor event, organized by the Limerick Pipers’ Club, was held at the Athenaeum last night, drawing a large and appreciative audience. The performances, including pipe-playing by Mr Owen Lloyd, traditional singing by Mr (the traditional singing of Mr man), and dancing by Mr Joe Halpin and his daughter, as well as Mr Hugh O’Neill, brought an air of distinction to the entertainment. The event proved to be another success for the Irish revivalists in Limerick.

With Christmas approaching, it is expected that businesses in the city will close on Saturday, in addition to the usual closure on Friday (St. Stephen’s Day). This would provide shop assistants and others with four consecutive days off to spend with their families and loved ones. If the general closing on Saturday is adopted, it is believed that people will have made sufficient purchases to last over the Sunday, thereby allowing everyone to enjoy the holiday season in their familiar surroundings.

The recent fatality at Castleconnell, where Ryan lost his life on the G.S. and W. Railway, highlighted the importance of implementing the block system, which prevents trains from passing a station until receiving the all-clear signal from the next station. This measure becomes particularly crucial with the introduction of fast trains running between Limerick and Dublin via Nenagh. It is anticipated that the railway company, G.S. and W. Railway, will provide generous support to Ryan’s widow and children.

The charity matches held under G.A.A. rules in the Markets Field on Sunday drew a large crowd of citizens who not only admired the players’ skills but also had a commendable desire to assist the sick and poor treated at St. John’s Hospital. The fine weather, brisk play, and musical performances by five bands created a festive atmosphere. Young Ireland emerged victorious against Kilfinny, while Treaty triumphed over St. Patrick’s in the junior championship of Limerick. The success of this endeavor to alleviate St. John’s heavy debt raises the question of organizing concerts and other events for the same worthy cause, although

Northants. Evening Telegraph – Saturday 06 December 1902