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Carlow County Council
Resolution 1920

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Carlow County Council

Copy of Resolution unanimously passed by the Carlow County Council at the annual meeting held on the 22nd June 1920.

Proposed by Mr. Thomas Bolger.
Seconded by Dr. Edward Dundon.
And resolved :--
"That this Council of the elected representatives of the Carlow County Council at a duly convened meeting hereby acknowledges the authority of Dail Eireann as the duly elected government of the Irish People and undertakes to give effect to all decrees duly promulgated by the said Dail Eireann in so far as same affect this Council. That copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Republican Minister for Foreign Affairs for transmission to the Government of Europe and to the President and Chairman of the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America."

1920 Resolution

In 1920 the secretary of the Carlow branch of the I.T. & G. W. union was 28 year old Patrick "Nipper" O' Toole from Brown Street, Carlow.
Shortly after the 1920 Resolution was passed Patrick was arrested by the British Crown Forces and interned in Ballykinlar Camp, he died in the camp in February 1921. His funeral to St Mary's Cemetery was subject to disgraceful scenes when the British Military surrounded the cemetery and prevented the menfolk from attending the burial.
Following his death Pat Purcell acted as secretary for some time. According to an account by Pat Purcell in his papers, 24 year old StephenCarroll was, at the time of O'Toole's death, also interned in Ballykinlar Camp.
During the War of Independence Stephen acted as Lieutenant in the 3rd Company, Laois Brigade of the Irish Republican Army, he was arrested in August 1920 and was imprisoned in Ballykinlar Camp. Upon his release in
1922 he was welcomed to Portlaoise by several thousand people, marching bands and various dignitaries.
Stephen came to Carlow in 1933 when he was appointed secretary. He died in Carlow in April 1963.

Transcribed by M. Purcell c2010.
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