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Nenagh Guardian
Contributed by Mary Heaphy


December 1901

From the Nenagh Guardian. December 1901
On Sunday last a very large and successful meeting was held outside the
church gates in Kilbarron after ten o clock Mass for the purpose of
establishing a branch of the United Irish League. Messrs PJ O'Brien, MP,
David Sheehy ex MP, JF Power and P.O'Brien (assistant sec of Toomevara and
Nenagh united branches) attended as a deputation. The proceedings throughout
were most enthusiastic, and stirring speeches were delivered by the two
first named gentlemen.
Rev Fr Meehan presided, and amongst those present were John Costello, JP,
DC, Garancurry; Wm Lynch, DC, Finnoe; John Brereton, Oldcourt; Denis
Brereton, do; John Costello, DC, Lisquillibeen; Wm Slattery, DC, Brocka;
Joseph O'Meara, Kelvinstown; John Lynch, Finnoe; Patrick Cleary, Annagh
Castle; Martin Costello, DC, Kylepark; John Costello, do; Michael Grace,
John Donohue, Martin Tierney, Jeremiah Bourke, Michael Lynch, William Hogan,
John and Patrick Cleary junior, John Slattery, Glenbower.