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Coghlan's Index of Co. Wicklow References in Wicklow Newsletter
transcribed from the handwritten text by Bruce Chandler with permission of Bray Library
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Pages 323 to 335 INDEX Wicklow Newsletter PAGES 336 to 348a
3rd Jan. 1991 to 28th Dec. 1995
Pages 349 to 384
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3.1.91= Leader - fire hose wanted for Wicklow......Account of Christmas festivities in Co..........Stabbing case at Ovoca.........Michl.
Fox, of Bray, porter on the DWWR, killed by train at Kingstown...........Ball given by Mrs. Darley at Violet Hill, Bray.
10.1.91= Bray Commrs. - Letter fr. Mr. W. A. Traill requesting meeting of board to consider electric rly. to Bray Hd. in accord-
ance with plans submitted 12/12/90 - referred to sec. & solicitor. Duscussion on baths for town under Commrs. control.
Mr. Breslin wanted first class baths & Sir. Hy. Cochrane also Turkish - matter postponed...........Visit of Mr. Parnell
to his mines.......W. - water famine threatened.......Plough maliciously destroyed at Cunnianstown.........
Mr. Keogh, Dublin, apptd. postmaster in Wicklow........Court case - stoning Protestant children in Arklow streets.
......Fire at residence of Mr. J. S. Macleod, R. M., 6, Prince of Wales terrace, Bray.........Barndarrig murder - two arrests.
17.1.91= More open air services in Arklow........Sailors arrested in Arklow for taking clothes fr. schooner "Echo"....
Sailor's Firemen's Union - formation of branch in Wicklow........Failure of Mr. Garrett Byrne, M. P. for Co.......
The coming of age of Lord Ardee - rejoicings in Bray; dinner to tenants in Bray Hd. Hotel, etc........Mr. Parnell
greeted in Arklow.
24.1.91= Edison's latest phonograph exhibition in Marlborough Hall, Arklow........Labourers' Union to be formed in
Wicklow.......Col. Bayly & the bankrupcy of Mr. Du Bedat.......Wicklow concert.......Qr. Sessions full report........
The Open-air preached in Arklow, Rev. Mr. Hallowes prosecuted for obstructing the throughfare.
31.1.91= Formation of a labourers' Union in Wicklow, full report in meeting held in the Town Hall........Mrs. Pluck, 102,
died High St., Wicklow........Wicklow assault case.......Bull property of Julius Casement, J. P., Cronroe, broke
loose in Thomas St., Dublin, entered shop of Mr. Cogan, subsequently had to be shot.........Wicklow Amateur
Minstrel Troupe concert........Mr. Parnell inspected ore mines at Ballard & Ballycapple........Tea party at Carysfort
N. School........W. Regatta - the accounts........Mr. Parnell attended meeting on Arklow harbour.......Soiree held
in connection with Kilpedder Presbyterian Church.........Bread van driver killed at Ballinanna, Ovoca, car
overturned.........Rathdrum Agri. Society Ploughing match held at Annacrevy.
7.2.91= Leader on need for new labourers' cottages in Wicklow town........Mila to assemble 22/6/91, regt. 24/8/91 - 19/9/91.
Watch & clothes stolen fr. schooner "Echo", at South Quay.....Enniscorthy man named Tuiney, entered Rathdrum
chapel & took vestments of the clergy........Barndarrig murder - prisoners remanded.........Religious disturbances
in Arklow - 50 police ordered to fit swords - Rev. Mr. Harrison knocked down - exciting scenes.......Ashford
Ploughing match........Bray Petty Sessions - Jas. Douglas & Patk. Jones charged with assault on Murtagh Magee in shop of Tobias Burke.....
Bray Commrs. - Appt. of surveyor or supt. of works to be considered. Water cut off - complaints - should have separate supply.
T. Hall granted for arbitration proceedings in connection with Enniskerry rly. - Mention of finance inquiry to carmen in town.....
Florence rd. to be taken over.
14.2.91= Barndarrig murder & court proceedings.......Destructive fire at Hawkstown, residence of Mr. Loftus......
Dispute in Ovoca Church - rector retires fr. pulpit over ritualistic practices by Rev. J. M. Robinson........Arklow
Sunday 8/2/91 = 170 police & 126 Seaforth Highes. drafted in - Attack on Mr. Hallowes car, his gardener arrested
for presenting revolver........Girl drowned in stream at Ballinasoostia, N. T. M. K. while getting water.........Death
of Mr. Patk. Carr, ex T. C., Wicklow.
21.2.91= Roundwood ploughing match........Michl. Farrell, pupil of W. National School passed for boy copist in Civil Service
Death of Const. Henderson, R. I. C. Bray.......Letters on Ovoca church dispute........Rev. Mr. Hallowes in the Superior
Courts - the opinion of the judges on the street preaching........More exciting scenes in Arklow - 6 offs. & 170 R. I. C.,
3 offs. & 120 of the Gloucester Regt. - latter drawn across streets......Death of Mr. Fogarty, J. P., Aughrim......
Bray Commrs. - Letter fr. Mr. Brady (for Sec. of Bray Carpenters & Joiners) wanting only local carpenters employed in harbour.
J. N. Abbot, Dublin apptd. arbitrator. General Labourers Union wanted harbour started to give work.
3.1.91= The Chief Secretary & Mr. Hallowes; correspondence.......Gold coins discovered by old man named James
Byrne in wall near Clonmore castle, Tinahely........retirement of D. I. Somerville, Wicklow........Young man named
Wm. Dickerson fell fr. top of Messr. Kent's mill, on the South Quay.........Bray Commrs. considered Enniskerry rly....
Death of the Rev. M. Drought, Glenealy........Arklow, 3 offrs. & 119 of Royal Scots Fus. & 6 offrs. 7 160 R. I. C. drafted
in ...........Togher ploughing match........Chess tournament in Wicklow.
7.3.91= Bed Fund for Wicklow Infirmary.......Ashford ploughing match.......D. I. Wm. Geo. Williamson transferred fr. reserve
to Wicklow.......The open-air services in Arklow - more prosecutions for obstruction, conviction granted in one case.
Rev. Mr. Hallowes & his curate sent to jail, his congregation intend to carry out the street preaching.
14.3.91= Case of injury to "Commons", Kilcoole........Mr. Parnell invited to Wicklow........Arklow, long article on its past
& present as a fishing station........The new pier, Arklow........Arklow last Sunday, cessation of hostilities
but 5 offrs. & 108 men of the 60th Rifles & 6 offrs. & 130 R. I. C. drafted in - Prosecutions for stoning Protestant children.
21.3.91= Brutal assault on woman named Bartley at Copse House, Rathdrum........Engagement announced of Lady
Ribton's daughter, Irey Fort, Kilcoole, to J. F. Darley, the Asle...........Body of Owen Stafford, missing for some days
& found in Bray river, 18/3/91........Glen Hotel, Ashford, sold for 1040 to Edw. Cullen; Blackhill & Bridge Hotel
sold to T. Delahunt, T. C........Death of Mr. J. Kavanagh, Arklow.........Assizes - report.......Release fr. Wexford jail
of the Arklow clergymen - their experiences & enthusiastic meeting in the Marlborough Hall........Details of
bridges on the Enniskerry rly; road to be raised at Kilbride, etc. & lowered at Big Tree........meeting of committee of
Children's Home at Delgany.
28.3.91= North of Ireland "indignant" about Arklow affair.........Footpath wanted at Fingpeak, Arklow........The authorities
determined to stop the services - exciting scenes - 6 offrs. & 100 R. I. C. & 3 offrs., 105 Seaforths.......Concert at Clack...
The Assizes - full report.
4.4.91= Wicklow got complete set of firehose ......Subscription ball to be held at Rosanagh........Lost reported of Arklow
ship "Glenboine", left London for Swansea a month ago - missing..........Arklow on Sunday - exciting episodes
150 police & 5 offrs. & 103 men of the Gloucester regt. present........Indignation meeting of Dublin Protestants....
Assault in Arnsuirra Chapel, Tinahehy - court case.
11.4.91= Sudden death of Denis Driscoll, well-known in Wicklow.........Sub-office of Hibernian Bank to be opened on
certain days fr. 9/4/91........Open-air services continued in Arklow. Roy. Scots Fulisiers present.......Land
Commission in Wicklow.......Ovoca parish, letter on protestants & their atrtitude to the rector.
18.4.91= South Quay, Wicklow "practically derelict"........New fire hose - Wicklow.......More Arklow scenes.....A Wicklow
elopement, Uanah Haughton & John Doyle.
25.4.91= Letter on ovoca church dispute........Mr. Hallowes' reply to Mr. A. J. Balfour.......Sale of the Lambert estate........
Wicklow Qr. Sessions - full report.
2.5.91= Bray Petty Sessions - sanitary prosecutions; question of licence of Doyle's publichouse, Vevay.......
Wicklow Fever Hospital - statement of accounts..........W. Protestant church redecorated.......Population of Wicklow
3,268, 1881 in 3391.......P. Germaine, of Aughrim, evicted........5th Bray Industrial Exhibition to be held in the T. Hall (cont. next page)
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9.5.91
cont.
26-7th May Last show 365 exhibits; over 30 in prizes....Child found abandoned in flower beds of Duncairn Terr.,
Bray.......Concert in Assembly Hall, Wicklow, to aid building fund.......Tennis club, etc., to be formed at Rossanagh...
N. T's meeting held in Wicklow.......Carnew steeplechases - note.......Arklow services, only 60 R. I. C. drafted in.
9.5.91= Ovoca parish -meeting of Select Vestry........Arklow nearly normal........Rathdrum Cricket Club and C. Y. M. A.
16.5.91= Funeral of the Late Rev. P. Segrave, P. P., Kilquade........Malicious burning of hay at Killiskey.......New peas fr.
Hy. Barker's, Knockrobin, for sale in Wicklow........Man jumped out of train travelling at fast rate nr. Arklow station......
Dublin Arty. band & shooting competition in Assembly Hall, Wicklow..Ovoca parish, strange proceedings...Claimant
for the Earldom of Wicklow........Letter on the census return for Wicklow......Death of M. C. J. Fitzhenry, Arklow.......Carnew
Steeplechases - account.
23.5.91= Property of Fras. E. Du Bedat, bankrupt, in Wicklow, etc., to be sold...W. regatta committee meeting...Carnew to get water
supply.........Arklow - only 20 R. I. C. drafted in........Death of Mr. Owens, Kilmanton Hill.....Horse maimed at Ballycallagh;
Redcross....Influenza epidemic in Wicklow...Youth named John Tailor, discovered dead fr. exposure on Drumgoff mt..
Dublin City Mila for Wicklow...Works in connection with construction of Bray & Enniskerry rly. in progress, under Mr. W.
Lewis, engr. Contractor is Mr. T. J. Dixon. Much needed employment given. Progress made with excavations. Will run
through some of the loveliest scenery in the Co., & will be largely availed of by English tourists & city people...Old man
named Peter Dempsey, admitted to Rathdrum Workhouse, returned fr. Australia, to look for gold he had dreamt about
being on Sam Long's Island, Morrough...S. S. "Ribble", Swansea for Newry with coal, crew 7 missing - lost near North
Arklow lightship...... Bray Commrs. - letter fr. Lady Kathleen Brabazon in regard to drainage at home of new industrial school.
30.5.91= Rate estimate for Rathdrum Union....... Mr. Parnell's Arklow quarries supplying Dublin Corp. with stones for macadamanizing
purposes.........Mr. Moore's wife, Vale-ven Hotel, Ovoca, in car smash........Convent in W. by Miss M'Phail's pupils........625
bill recd. fr. I. I., R. I. C., for extra police in Arklow.........Thos. Kavanagh, late of Messrs. Nagle's, North Earl st., became new
manager of Glen Hotel, Ashford..........Wicklow abduction case, court proceedings....
6.6.91= Five column account of visit of Mr. Parnell to Wicklow town........Valuable cow property of Mr. Tombe, J. P., shot
near Glenealy.........Cricket club established in Wicklow....... Queen's birthday celebrated in Wicklow by mila.......Redcross
Races - note.
13.6.91= Annual sports of the Dublin Arty..........Head Const. Martin apptd. C. P. S. for Arklow........Strike at Mr. Parnell's quarries......
M. Aitken, well known English Evangalist, to conduct mission in Greystones & Delgany.........Mr. Breslin, J. P., visited his
recent purchase the Arklow Chemical Wks.........H. &. J. Martin to construct north pier at Arklow for 5,855........Dublin mila
inspected.......W. regatta committee meeting.....
20.6.91= Wicklow Qr. Sessions - report........Portion of Rathdrum Flannel Hall to be rebuilt by Ld. Fitzwilliam as court house.........Open
air religious services to be held on Morrough.......Four members of Co. force, R. I. C., apptd. timekeepers & overseers of the Relief
Wks - the West of Ireland.........Dublin Arty. completed training.
27.6.91= Bray court - Susan Hogan, apprentice, got three months for robbing of clothes of Annie Maria McMahon, Q. Rd..Concert in Assembly
Hall, Wicklow....Manufacture of scented water started in Wicklow.... S. S. "Hexham", arrd. W., berthed at Breakwater, cargo of
1,100 tons of phosphate for Chemical Wks.....Inquest on Timothy Byrne, Cunniastown, who died suddenly........Narrow escape fr.
drowning nr. Aughrim.....Delegate of "National Federation" of Irishwomen of G. Br. I. visited Arklow & endeavoured to form branch -
meeting held on Quay - unsuccessful.....Sudden death of old man in Newry district, nr. Shillelagh.......Decomposed body of man
with underclothing marked 4th Hrs. washed ashore nr, Greystones.....meeting held of Army Scriptures Readers Society of W.....
On 22nd, mila recruits assembled.
4.7.91= Police right to demolish ruin beside Kent's mill - case to come before Assizes.....50 of the county R. I. C. left for Carlow
for election.....Carriage clock of Canon Tombe stolen in Mr. Kerr's yard, Church St., Wicklow......More open air services held
in Arklow.....Arklow Qr. Sessions - full report....Redcross Races - note.
11.7.91= W. regatta programme....Letter on police duties in Arklow & furher account of scenes there....Redcross Races - further note...
Letter on rumoured explosive factory for Wicklow neighbourhood - Arklow Chemical Wks., Dunbur or Brittas?.....Reported
Mr. & Mrs. Parnell to take house in Bray....Tramps arrested in Wicklow for breaking into Magennis's granary stores, Wicklow..
Bridge, costing 2-300 constructed across Ovoca river at Shelton by M. Clarke, contractor, Wicklow.....Ld. Lt. may visit
Bray Rose Show...Bray Dog Show Committee Meeting - Messrs. Sprath's Patent to bench & feed dogs, & give 30 prizes.. G. N. R to give
return tickets at single fares.....Many visitors in W.....Branch tramway to be constructed by Mr. Parnell from his quarries
to Arklow rly. station.....Agitation for accumulated mail service, Dublin-Wexford.....Carnew sports....Rathdown
Union Agri. Show to be held at Bray....Edw. Edge nearly drowned in Aughrim river bathing.
18.7.91= Arklow Manure Co. lagal action....Public baths to be opened in Wicklow!......Naval exercises off coast; torpedo boats in
Wicklow, steamer lying at quay to supply them with coal...Young lad named Canavan rescued fr. Wicklow river by Geo. Wall......
Baking strike pending in W....First concrete block of new harbour at Bray laid on 13/7/91 by Martin Langton....
Only 10 R. I. C. drafted into Arklow last Sunday...Patk. Fitzsimons, Wicklow, hurt in car mishap...Silk corset factory
to be started in Arklow!....Rabies outbreak in Aughrim district...Walls of Flannel Hall, Rathdrum, to be levelled to

the ground.....Reference to loss of "Ribble"....Two new lamps at Dunbur, W.
25.7.91= Arklow open-air services - Rev. Mr. Harrison & the police....W. Assizes - report.....Roundwood fair.....Death of the
Earl of Wicklow...Fire at J. Byrne's publichouse, Greenane...Interesting account of naval exercises held off Wicklow.
1.8.91= Leader on proposed gunpowder factory at Brittas...Thatched house on Chapel Rd., Wicklow, stoned at night...Bray & Enniskerry
Rly. making good progress...Metal of Ballymurtha mines, being removed to Arklow for shipping, believed Mr. Breslin may
resume working...Body of Arklow fisherman named Medias, found in Dungarvan harbour...Parish church of Kilbride to
be opened for service....Branch of Irish Game Protection Association to be formed in Co..Peace in Arklow...Woman
arrested for stealing boots fr. W. Shaw's, Mall, Wicklow...W. regatta committee meeting....Funeral of Earl of Wicklow...Open
air services held in W. opposite old station house....Naval manouvers in Wicklow - the port captured on 28/9/91 by
Shannon, Northampton, Hotspur, Barracoute, Seagull, Spider, Skipjack, Rattlesnake; old tug "Traveller" in port..
8.8.91= regatta yachts carried away signs suspended over Mr. Walsh's pawnbroker, Wicklow...Temperance Association waited
on DM of DWWR - drinking fountains wanted for travellers at stations, also tea, buns, etc. in refreshment rooms...Tim Hanky
asked in parl. of Tinahely - Kiltegan mail car was to be discontinued - some alterations to ne made...Mila. to assemble (cont. next page)
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8.8.91
cont.
24/8/91 - disband 19/9/91...Copse House, undergone alterations - much improved...Saw Mills at Arklow to be converted to fish-
curing esbt.?.Only 33 for drunkenness in Co. fr. 1/5/91 to 30/4/91..Cyclist met with mishap at the "Santry Box", Corballis cross-roads.
Man thrown off bread cart on South Quay, W.........Home Secretary granted licence for esbt. of gunpowder factory at Brittas
....Ld. Fitzwilliam on yaching cruise, may arrive Wicklow 18th........Attempted stabbing at Rathdrum........Arklow peaceful....
Mila offrs. entertained friends after regatta........Post Office delivery service established in Wicklow........Bray Commrs. -
T.A. Groves, B. A., apptd. Clerk of Wks. for harbour - recd.10 votes..Full account of W. regatta- T.M.P. band - "Sea King", excursion
steamer, brought many down fr. Dublin.
15.8.91= Greystones water supply - condition discussed by Rathdown |Union, reservoir cleaned out, but concreting bottom not good idea....
Woods' new self-binding harvester in Wicklow..Greystones regatta - account - band of Gloucester regt..Wicklow Horse Fair.
Bray regatta.......Wicklow regatta, extraordinary report fr. Bd. of Trade........The Wicklow Parnellites, handwrittenproceedings
....Arklow scenes - Father Manning C. C., forcibly removed some of the congregation of Mr. Hallowes fr. his door........N. T. M. K.
outbreak of rabies.......Leader on mace of W. Corp........Arklow pier contract reference.......Elopement fr. Ashford...... Inspr. of
Fisheries reported two mease of herrings captured during week in Arklow - price 20/-......Preachers moved on in Tinahely
Sale of work at Glencarrig, Delgany in aid of Delgany's Children's Home.
22.8.91= Lad named Wm. Neil, Arklow, killed by fall of beam in derelict schooner named "Etna".......Wicklow Annual Sports -
report.......Bray Commrs. - tender for lighting town for one or three yrs. with electric or gas to be advertised for.......Old
man named Thos. Keogh kllled by fall of beam while demolishing house at Deerpark, Shillelagh.......Bazaar
in W. Assembly Hall........Govt. - the Arklow street preaching - Correspndence of Mr. Hallowes with Dublin Castle.......Girl
named Mary Byrne drowned in river nr. Laragh.......Brittas gunpowder factory, licence to be applied for.......More
"practical jokes" in Wicklow.......Fish curing esbt., Arklow, negotiations complete........Case of wife beating at
Glasnarget, Rathdrum.
29.8.91= Potato crop reported bad in Co........Complaint against Mrs. Waterhouse, midwife of Carnew district, for neglect of
duty........Loyalists of Arklow to assist David Fowler to keep his holding on the Carysfort estate........Caravan of
Canadian firm of jewellers visited Wicklow on Fair Day with watches, shirt studs........Fire on premises of Chas. Byrne
Lower Main St., Arklow.........S. S. "Musgrave" in W. with 300 tons cargo for C. Wks.......Col. Tottenham, thrown from his
carriage nr. Lough Dan.........Mila. full assembly........Adm. R. O'B. Fitzroy visited Wicklow, Cahore & Five Mile Pt.
men, boats, etc.
5.9.91= Bray & Enniskerry Light Rly. meeting - works commenced 15/4/91, entire land Dargle-Enniskerry & other places
in contractor's hands, entire of permanent way material delivered by contractor........Sudden death of labourer
named Jas. Long in Rathdrum.......Many assault cases in Rathnew.......Dr. Rentoul, M. A. for E. Down, on invitation of
Rev. Mr. Matthews, lectured in Wicklow on the "British Empire; its greatness, Glory & Freedom".......Repairs on Corballis Rd.,
nr. Rathdrum........mila. - notes........Street-preaching in Arklow, the Wicklow band on the scene.
12.9.91= The crops in W. - report.......Brittas gunpowder works to be started......Ld. Wolseley to inspect the co. mila........Forgery charge
at Rathdrum.......Lord Carysfort's annual sheep sale........The Carysfort Royal School Endownments - technical
education in Arklow........Milty. ball in Wicklow.
19.9.91= Leader on Board of Works & Arklow harb.......Mr. Parnell asked for permission to build jetty at Arklow........Sergt.
Higgins, R. I. C., Ovoca, to retire after long service - associated with some of the most exciting epochs in the annals of the
County Wicklow........Undivided whether Wicklow to be lighted or not with gas this winter........Arklow shopkeepers
charged for having light weights........Proposed loading stage for quarries at Arklow pier - letter........Mila sports -
visit of Lord Wolseley........J. Campbell Dicker in letter fr. Glenarva, Arklow, explained his reason for abandoning
the fish curing depot there project.
26.9.91= Advt. John M'Entagart, coal merchant, Greystones.........Bray Commrs. - letter recd. fr. L.G. Bd., with copy of "Museum &
Gymnasium Act, 1891" which gives power to local bodies to provide for these extablishments out of rates.......Mr. Comber
reported on proposal to build promenade pier at Bray, submitted to board by Messrs. Ridley & Duxbury, engrs. Westminster,
& recommended acceptance of scheme. Mr. Duxbury said pier, pavilion, & floating baths would cost about 25000, but 40000
would be put into entire scheme. Proposed 1/3 capital be subscribed locally, promoters satisfied of earning 8 or 10 per cent.
Mr. Breslin said 12 yrs. ago he tried to have similar project carried, & he was still for it, returning fr. Brighton to gibve it support.
All board in support, suggested 50 yrly be given by Ridley & Duxbury. Next day another meeting held - harbour
wks. - good progress in making of blocks, duties of offrs. & contractors considered. Arrangements to be entered into with Marine
Promenade Pier Co., Liv. discussed.........Public baths soon for Wicklow........Men fr. Tigroney & Crobane mines on
trip to Glendalough.......Sale of Germaine's, Aughrim. for 660.......Infant died fr. neglect in Redcross......Said
Ld. Wolseley had little fault to find with some matters on the occcasion of his visit to Wicklow, town may cease to be
training place for regt. which may go to Fort Westmoreland........Man of 61 & woman of 90 married in Arklow.......
Large shoals of mackerel off W. coast.......Small quantity of gold discovered in river at Redmond's bridge, Aughrim.
3.10.91= Sudden death of M. J. Clarke, builder, Wicklow.......Interesting list of prices for the contracts of Rathdrum Union......
Revision Courts in Co. - great Unionist success.......Mr. Parnell & the Arklow pier.......Gas question in Wicklow not yet
settled.......Fotbridge at station over river Avonmore, to be rebuilt - Ld. Meath supplying timber for work, & other gentlemen
in locality contributing........Sanitation on Arklow bad.......Child named Patk. Wall, hurt by car no Mall, Wicklow.......Ld.
Meath is providing cottages for his labourers in Rathdrum.
10.10.91= School teachers entertained in Roundwood in Anna Carter on departure......Leader on death of Mr. C. S. Parnell
......Arklow barque "Belle Star", 353 tons, Capt. Kearon, outward bound fr. Bristol to St. John's, dismasted off
coast of Cork, to return to Arklow for repairs........Five in vacant house in Main St., Wicklow.......Landslide of road
near Glenmacanass, nr. Laragh.......Open air services in Arklow now going on for 18 months, last Sunday (4/10/91) for
first time no extra police drafted in.......Greystones water supply discussed.......Special train fr. Wicklow for
Parnell funeral with Commrs. etc.........Mary Scallan, Kilcoole, murdered with poker, husband arrested.....
17.10.91= Bray Municipal Elections........In Arklow at elections - Federationalists defeated........Arklow street preaching,
Mr. Hallowes knocked down by R. I. C.......The late Mr. Parnell & Arklow - his relations with the harbour....
"Iron KIng", steamer anchored in W. London, disabled by storm........Bray Commrs. have given contract for electric
lighting of premier waterplace in Ireland to Messrs. J. E. Gordon & Co., London. Head of this well-known frim paid a visit
to Ed. Breslin last week in company with his chief engr. Expected town will be lighted in 2 months.
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24.10.91= Speculation on future of Prnell's local interests.......Leader on waste of money on Wicklow pier.......Capt. Halpin
apptd. Harbour Commr........Harvest home at Rathdrum........Hostility to John Dalton at Arklow.......Cusson's Opera Co.
to visit Wicklow.......Young men of W. to revive gymnasium club.........Prince Albert Victor, on visit to Ld. Carew,
escaped recognition in train at Wicklow.......Death of Fras. O'Rorke, 21/10/91, late manager, H. Bank, Wicklow.
Bray Commrs. - Messrs. Gordon wrote stating they would push on electric light contract.........Mr. Jackson chairman - Inquests held
in Bray on bodies of Jesse During, late sexton St. Paul's, died suddenly 18/10/91, & John Marshall, guest at the Royal
Marine Hotel, found dead in bed on 19/10/91.
31.10.91= Rev. C. H. Irwin, B. A., Presbyterian Minister in Bray for last ten yrs. recd. call to Australia........Dt. Inspr. Sharpe, R. I. C.
transferred Arklow to Co. Kilkenny: his duties often times brought him into antagonism with the public during the
street preaching, but he did not lose their respect.........At this time there was a police post established at
Moneystown.......Vessel observed on fire off Wicklow coast.......Death of John Fogarty, Aughrim.......Arrest in
Aughrim for assault on Coolgreaney emergency man........Amusing charge against two Wicklow solicitors for
assault on client.
7.11.91= Qr. Sessions - full report.......Arklow street preaching - more disturbance......Reference to Co. Wicklow Hunting
Club.......Effort to have Protestant R. I. C. constable on transfer to Derry retained in Arklow.
14.11.91= Bray & Enniskerry Rly. - Ld. Powerscourt claimed 559.7.6 for land in Arbitration court, Four Courts, & Bray Commrs.
objected to interference of Bray Bridge by rly......Leader on Wicklow harbour.......Rock fall on rly. line between
Rathdrum & Glenealy.......Gale damage in Co. - bathing boxes of M. Canavan, W., cast up at Chemical Wks.......
4'8" seal shot in W. bay by Mr. Kerr........Grocers of W. in favour of abolishing Christmas boxes.......The priests
& the Arklow elections.......Horse ran away on approach of Dublin train at Rathnew.......Bray Commrs. - Draft agreement on
electric lighting signed: concern over blocks for harbour being reduced in size......Death of Mr. Kerr, Rathdrum.
Bray Petty Sessions - John Tobin, John Murray & Nicholas Mulvey got four months hard labour for assault & robbery of
Michl. Devereux.
21.11.91= Bray & Enniskerry Rly - text of bill.......Bray Commrs. - Asked to join deputation to Mr. Balfour on technical education.
Carmen of town & Enniskerry complained of calamity which had befallen them by closing of Dargle Waterfall, deputation
fr. board to wait on Ld. P. in regard to matter.......Bray harbour - arbitration - land.......Fire in house of old woman in Arklow...
Mr. Healy got mixed reception at Arklow station when passing through......More Arklow scenes.....Lamp
wanted opposite Wicklow G. P. O...... Arklow fishing good......Another platform to be made at Arklow for the outgoing
trains - bridge like Wicklow to be erected for safety.......Letter fr. Mr. Hallowes on the police in Arklow.......
Alleged child abduction at Delgany........Annacarten & Roundwood teachers - letter on removal.
28.11.91= Death of Dr. O'Dwyer, M. O. of Rathdrum Dispensary.......P. Germaine, recently evicted by Ld. Meath,
returned & ejected caretakers, police retook house by assault......Man named Weddick had his fingers crushed in
Comerford's mill......Belfast man inspected Connorree Mines - works may open again.......R. I. C. in Arklow
prosecuted by Mr. Ed. Kearon, Harbour Commissioner for assault arising out of street preaching scenes.
5.12.91= Leader on the Arklow street preaching.......Exhibition of Edison's Phonograph to be given 11/1/92 in the
Wicklow Assembly Hall.....Reference to Delgany Protestant Childrens' Home......Young man found dead on board
schooner "K. M. G. " in Arklow harbour.
12.12.91= 52 mease of herrings caught at Arklow - sold at 15/- to 17/-......Influenza in Co.......Dr. Lyndon, Wicklow, thrown
from his horse on the Marlton Rd. & hurt......The Wicklow census - some interesting statistics.........Barndarrig
murder trial - jury disagree.......Mr. Hallowes again out preaching in Arklow.
19.12.91= Leader on W. Harbour Board - wretched condition of South Quay.......Mortgage of Corp. estate in Wicklow causes
std......R. I. C., Ashford off duty with 'flu - duty performed by men fr. other stations.....Barndarrig murder, squalid
abode provided for father after eviction, burnt down maliciously.......Concert in A. Hall. Wicklow.......S. S. "Stand-
ington", 140 tons, foundered on night of 14th off Mizen Head, property of Sir. Hy. Ponsonby, secretary to the Queen,
had cargo of ? fr. Newry for Bristol........Letters Lord Carysfort & Arklow street preaching.
28.12.91= Rev. S. Matthews, Wicklow, wrote complaining that Presbyterian members of the R. I. C. were stationed where they
could not attend church.........Bray Commrs. - pier project discussed; dep. to Ld. P. on closing of Dargle referred to agent.
Mr. H. Hayter, Vice President, I. C. E., to investigate alleged deviations from contract for Bray harbour.
2.1.92= Necessity in Arklow for providing working classes with way of passing leisure hours.......Carriage accident
M. Hudon's gate, Kilmacanogue......Collection to be made in R. C. churches of Ashford & Glenealy to clear off
parochial debt & for repairs to Parochial house........Anti-Parnellite leaders burnt in W. on St. Stephen's night.
Mila Christmas fete........Death of John Chapman, Wicklow.....Dr. Ryan elected M. O., Rathdrum Dispensary.
9.1.92= Magic lantern exhibition for children given by Capt. Halpin.......Inquest at Kilmacanogue on remains of Mrs.
Hopkins who died suddenly......Capt. Halpin to provide Co. Infirmary with 15 new beds.......Coursing Club for
Arklow - help fr. Earl of Carysfort......W. waterworks, condition of filterbeds - letter.........Soldier on leave bet up
Wicklow R. I. C.
16.1.92= Election of Trustees,Tate Charity, Rathdrum, & history of the fund.........Wicklow W. L. meeting........Death of the
Duke of Clarence, sermon in methodist Church, Wicklow: other marks of respect in Co.........Fowl stealing in Wicklow -
clever arrest.......Street preaching in Arklow - more disturbance.....Death of E. Connor, Dunbur, - of Patk. O'Reilly,
Newcastle, - of Thos. Delahunt, T. C., Wicklow......Maria Edwards, 94, Wicklow......Mr. Stryhe's replies to allegations of
Board of Trade on condition of Wicklow pier.......Ship carpenters in Arklow on strike.......Agitation in Arklow for better
sanitation.......Arklow appeal against transfer of R. I. C. sergt......Wicklow Commrs. abandoned legal proceedings
to compel removal of stones on Fair Green.......Dublin mila to go to Isle of Wight, & Wicklow to Portsmouth for their
annual training - T. Commrs. should act if town to remain milty. station.
23.1.92= Law case over breach of licensing law in Wicklow town........Maj. Welch, J. P., & Mr. Philpot, J. P., attended open air
service in Arklow, & protested against treatment of Mr. Hallowes........Duke of Clarence services.......Ejectment
case on estate of Sir. Thos. Esmonde, Bart., Trooperstown, Rathdrum........Widow aged 80, who recently married at
Arklow, sued for funeral expenses of late husband......Coursing club to be established at Arklow. (cont. next page)
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House on Dunbur road of Edw. Connor, burned.........Sarah Bolger, over 100, died at Tombreen, Carnew...
Arrest of alleged swindler in Arklow........Qr. Sessions - full account.
30.1.92= Arklow Commercial Club - reference.......Van - for carriage of mail bags, attached to 8am ex.- H. St. - formerly
confined to guard. Postal letter box also affixed. For extra 1/2d. letters can be posted in Wicklow station
at 9am & delivered in Wexford at 12 on arrival of train.......John Morgan, C/O, C. Gd., transferred to
Kingstown succeeded by - M'Cullum, fr. Ashendall........Rathdrum chess club........Little quarter given to Mr. Hallowes
by police in Arklow........Removal of mila - public meeting held against step in Wicklow.
6.2.92= Death of Mr. W. R. La Touche, Bellevue..........Mr. Carberry, Hibernian Bank, Wicklow, transferred to Swinford.......
Attention of Commrs. drawn to state of st. crossings in Wicklow.....Ormonde Family, to five performance in the
Assembly Rooms, Wicklow.......Move to amalgamate Coolkenna & Carnew Petty Sessions districts & build court-house
in Shillelagh.......Rumours of the mila - interview with Lord Wolseley.........Rathdown Agri. Society in ploughing
match held at Kilmacanogue.......Arklow Commercial Club - first concert.......Meeting of Co. Harriers at the old
mill, Killincarrick.
13.2.92= Parnellite convention in Wicklow.........Escape of a lad fr. Wicklow jail - arrest of the fugitive........Ashford ploughing
match........Wicklow & its municipal boundary.......Burying a pauper - amusing Tinahely claim.......Jas. Pakenham,
old W. sailor, had leg amputated - fund established.........Co. Inspr. Annesley, R. I. C., transferred Mullingar to Wicklow...
Lunatic named Jones in Rathdrum Union Workhouse - swallowed a large spoon.
20.2.92= Jas. Earls & Patk. Magrath in Bray court for on 4/2/92 attempting to derail trains on the DWWR. at Putland Rd., Bray
& near the Fiddler's bridge, Bray Hd..........Arklow st. preaching - letters on subject.........Bray Commrs. discussed high rly.
fares - considering the DWWR. did not give fair treatment to the town.......Law cases over injuries sustained by Arklow
vessel "S. M. K.", in Wexford harbour........Great gale narrow escape of Arklow fishing boats..........The Earldom of
Wicklow - a peerage romance........Wicklow Dramatic Club.......Grand Concert in Wicklow........Gunpowder factory at
Brittas "will unquestionably be opened".........W. mila to assemble 2/3/92 at W. to train at Portsmouth: the Dublin
train at W........Michl. Gibbons, 28, found dead in snow on Ballinahich road, N. T. M. K........M. M'Loud, R. M., leaving Co.
27.2.92= Collection of police tax in Arklow may cause serious trouble.........Booths, formerly allowed outside catholic church
for sale of religious emblems, have now to be erected within the gates round the edifice.........Dr. Walsh, Archbishop
of Dublin to visit Arklow 28/1/92, to lay foundation stone of new convent schools for 500 girls........John H.
Parnell to let Avondale & return to America - Thos. D'Arcy, Wicklow, bought timber on estate........Jos. Chapman, to
succeed brother as agent in W........Grand concert; Wicklow Assembly Hall........ Bray Dramatic Club........Brigantine
"Patriot", Dunkirk for Garston, wrecked on night of 20/2/92, on Askintinny strand, Arklow; three of crew lost.
Schooner "Express", Capt. Kinch, Arklow, in distress off Cork coast........Brigantine "Petrel", Arklow, towed into
Waterford - found abandoned........Death of Mr. R. Burkitt, solicitor, Church Hill, Wicklow.
5.3.92= Details of visit of Dr. Walsh to Arklow........Sale of Green Tree Hotel, W., on 6/4/92.........Col. E. R. Bayley
resigned fr. mila on account of Land Commissioner duties.........Ballad hawkes injured in public house row in Rath-
drum......Five people in Rathdrum laid up with broken legs.......Hy. Campbell, M. P., late manager, Avondale estate, to
reside in Newry.........Lord Wolseley said he had lately inspected the W. mila. which he found armed with obselete 32-
pdrs. used in the battle of Trafalgar & would have been discarded at the time of the Crimea. Thanked Providence he
had not to stand near these ancient engines when fired, for they placed every man in deadly peril. Only way
to make mila. effective was to send them to Portsmouth or Plymouth, where they could handle large guns like they
would in case of war.........Fire in chimney in Avondale caused alarm........Steamer wreck reported off Arklow...
Mr. Hallowes - letter to Ld. Lt.........Schooner "Tasmania" on fire in Wicklow river....... Concert at Ovoca......Ploughing
match at Roundwood.
12.3.92= Storm damage to W. breakwater........Houses may be erected at Ferrybank, Arklow, by Mr. Breslin, J. P......
Several hundred sheep lost in snow near Roundwood.......Reported Arklow vessel of Kearon & Tyrrell missing.......The
Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club started.......Capt. Halpin to light residence with gas........Gen. Steele, sojourning at
Leitrim Place, W.......The Arklow Harbour Loan........Proposed National hospital for consumptives at Newcastle.
19.3.92= Assizes - full account.......Grand Jury & the Co. Infirmary........Coins deposited in corner stone of new convent
school in Arklow stolen........Handball match at Ashford........More Arklow scenes......."Satellite", of Arklow, feared
lost, reported safe.......Proposed technical school for Arklow.....
26.3.92= Barndarig murder - Daniel & Jas. Hanley sentenced to death at Assizes........N. T. M. K. Fever Hospital - letter - 18
patients........Efforts to start "Clay Pigeon Shooting Club" in Wickow.........Will Wicklow Cricket Club be revived!........The
Murrough in bad state, & old stand-house........Mila reservists assembled........Parnell estate 11,770....Harrison
Hayther, CE., London, connected with Severn Tunnel & Holyhead Breakwater reported on Bray Harbour confirming
opinion of Messrs. Comber Stryhe.
2.4.92= Note on milty & future of Wicklow........."No part of Ireland more in need of life & activity soldiers imparts than the Co. W."..
Two horses attached to waggonette of Capt. Halpin ran away on Newrath bridge road & handwritten Jas. Mooney, driver, hurt..
Christy Minstrel performance, Arklow......."Wicklow Promenade" - letter........Another day of excitement & tumult
in Arklow.......Sudden death of John Cosgrave, old man living at Ballinaclea.......Wexford protest against
hanging Hanleys in local jail.......Bray court - Jas. Portin, Whitney's coachman charged with oat stealing.
9.4.92= Barndarrig murder - Jos. Hanley's sentence commuted........Cont. of Wicklow Post Office figures.......No bidding
for Green Isle Hotel.......The Arklow Harbour Loan - lively proceedings......Arklow street preaching - the
police in new role........Mila. notes - Col. R. P. Saunders, D. L., of Saundersgrove to command......Fire in one of Lord Carysfort's
houses in Arklow........Case of calf maiming in Glenealy.
16.4.92= Leader on Arklow Commrs.........Fire destroyed many acres at Sheepnank, Luggalaw......Further reference to
Brittas gunpowder factory......Quiet Sunday in Arklow........Boys escaped fr. Glencree - arrested.......Visitors
caught in snow at Rathdrum........Negotiations for site for Newcastle hospital.......Arklow fever hospital - meeting.
Bray court - Coolagad stabbing case.
23.4.92= Qr. Sessions - full report........Execution in Wexford of Dan Hanley for Barndarrig murder.......Sudden
death of Daniel M'Millan, Dublin, who became demented while on visit to Wicklow.......First W. Clay Pigeon Club (cont. next page)
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meeting.......Bicycle accident nr. Ballymacrow Hill, Glanmore.....
30.4.92= Ridiculous case at Arklow court over old & desolate woman drying bedclothes on street........Col. Tighe's estate
at Miltown may become brick manufactury........Brittas explosive factory - note........Joint graveyard for Wickow and
Rathnew........Slow mail delivery in Co. parts nr. Ovoca........Public baths Wicklow - no progress with project........
Mila suffering fr. bad weather.......Snow on the mountains.........Trout being destroyed at the "Fry Hale", Broad Lough,
by nets - complaints........Reference to bad odours - Fitzwilliam Sq., Wicklow.......Death of John Burne, Wicklow.......Law
case over Earldom of Wicklow.......Bray Amusements Committee meeting 1891 - spent 821.2.6; received 70.4.11,
In 1890 spent 403.13.10 only.......Bray Commrs. - Town in excellent state of health. Never such a demand for
houses. Irish Ass. for Prevention of Intemperance got DWWR. to erect fountain on platform, & Commrs. to supply water
free. If 100 passengers guaranteed, rlycs. would run early train to accommodate suburban merchants & their assistants
for Dublin morning markets.
7.5.92= Boy named Fleming drowned in river nr. Comerford's mill, Rathdrum.......W. jail suggested as school for workhouse
children..."Smoothing-iron", public nuisance in Wicklow discussed.........Water supply, South Quay, taken away......
Furious driving of jarveys to W. station condemned........Labourers Act enquiry in Rathdrum.......Explosives works
at Brittas - application for licence at Ovoca Petty Sessions.......Bray Amusements Committee - Mr. Breslin thanked for use of
C. Gds. Replied - said he had been 40 yrs. working for beautiful Bray, & he was glad to see it improving every day, & when he
was dead Bray would be a prosperous town, & he would like above all things that the name of B. would live in Bray after
his death (hear, hear, applause).
14.5.92= Bray court - Annie Murray, Little Bray, charged with possession of articles robbed fr. Old Conna House, including Waterloo
& Crimean medals.......Carnew racecourse condemned.........Loco & trucks of Shillelagh goods derailed nr. Dundrum.........
Cook's trip to Co. Wicklow poorly patronised.........Cow of Mr. Hannigan, Woodenbridge, ran wild in Arklow........On
9th for first time, Mr. Hallowes unattended in Arklow by police. Open-air services now conducted in the midst
of greatest quietness..........Automatic machines for postage stamps proposed in Wicklow.........Bray Methodist Church
to be re-opened 15/5/92 after improvements.......Important meeting of the W. Harbour Board.
21.5.92= Two tramps found lurking in Mt. John, N. T. M. K., arrested..........Rathdrum steeplechases to be re-established?.........
M'Carthyite Convention to be held in Bray........Old W. lifeboat sent to London, 18/5/92........Herd's cottage at
Ballynerrin, burnt maliciously.........Lantern show in Wicklow........Col. de Robeak to command the mila........Arklow
harbour board & rubble for pier.......Town Clerk of W. to be dismissed!........The proposed cemetery for Wicklow.
28.5.92= Leading article & full account of proceedings in court with regard to licence for powder factory at Brittas........
Fire in W. convent, great excitement, but put out by few buckets of water 20/5/92.........Sergt. P. Higgins, R. I. C.,
Ovoca, on retirement, presented with silver tea service..........Man named M'Coll, arrested in Rathnew for robbery
at Ballykillavane.........Green Tree Hotel - no offers at Dublin auction.........Shop in Greystones in Bankruptcy
Court sold for 920.........Sam Walker, DWWR., transferred Greystones to Shankill........Mila. left by special
train on 24/5/92 for H. St., & marched to end of the North Wall, where they embarked on the S. S. "Gannet", 804
tons of the National S. N. Co. for Portsmouth, 13 offrs. & 490 men - Accommodation on board rotten..........Little boy
named John Keane, 7, son of Sergt. Kane, of the mila. burnt in his home at Summerhill.
4.6.92= Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club started............Committee formed in Bray to develop tourist traffic of the Co.........John
Kearns, ticket collector, Bray, arrested for assault........Another incident in Arklow........Woodenbridge
suggested as site for consumptive hospital.........Mrs. Catherine Giffney, Killiskey, burnt ro death........60 men
of the Dublin City Arty. arrvd. in W., four 40 pdr. mounted breech: loading siege guns sent down fr. Portobello
Battery, Hurst Castle, & the Needles, the old quarters of 1890. Strength - 1 field offr, 12 offrs. 529 men - Inspected by
Maj. Gn. Le Garey, R. A., on 30/5/92, & the Duke of Connaught 3/6/92.........General Election news.........Mysterious
poisoning of three children at Ballinahinch, N. T. M. K.
11.6.92= Licence for gunpowder factory at Brittas may be refused...........Wicklow peerage law case settled.........Archbishop
Walsh conformed catholic children of W. on 4/6/92........Arklow harbour loan - meeting.........Wicklow
regatta - reference........Cricket in Co. Wicklow - note........Death of Phillips Newton, J. P., Ballinglen...
18.6.92= Carnew waterworks - description........Shocking accident to old woman named Canavan living in Strand St.,
whose clothes caught fire..........Fishing craft, "Father O'Donohue" launched at Arklow, built for poor Arran Island
fishermen, to order of Sir. Thos. Brady, & Father O'Donohue, late P. P. of Arran..........Agricultural show to be held in
C. Gds., Bray, 3/8/92.........W. Qr. Sessions - full report.......Parnellite meetings in the Co........W. mila inspected by Duke
of Cambridge, 9/6/92.
25.6.92= Election address of Capt. Halpin........Aughrim Sports - note.......health in Wicklow good..........Municipal elections
to be held - Wicklow.......The cemetery for Wicklow........Dismissal of W. Town Clerk........The Wicklow Waterworks -
Mr. Canavan died as result of burns........Wicklow Municipal Accounts.......Death of Mr. O'Toole, asst. manager
DWWR., Bray..........W.arty. sports at Browndown Camp..........Mila to arrive Larne 25th.
2.7.92= Law case over wreck of barquentine "Patriot" at Arklow.....Serious assault by a militiaman in Wicklow...
Outline of the career at sea of Capt. Halpin.......Election details.......Capt. Halpin, Unionist candidate held
meeting at Bray.......Death of Chas. Frizell, J. P., Castlekevin........J. H. M'Carroll, Wicklow, obtained third place
in solicitors' final........M'Carthyite candidate in Rathnew - hostile demonstration........Appt. of T. Clerk, Wicklow.
9.7.92= Result of election for E. Wicklow - Sautman, Anti-Parnellite, 1433; Halpin, Unionists, 1225; Corbet, Parnellite,
1115........Meeting of Arklow parnellites.......Scene in Rathnew - father Clarke, C. C., warned people against
voting for the Parnellite candidate........Lord Ginger Sanger's circus in Wicklow........Article on how E. Wicklow
was won by the Hanlyites.........Wicklow Harbour Board meeting - Capt. Halpin & the 12,000 grant.......
Dublin cattle dealers in Arklow reported to have refused to allow cows purchased by them to be milked in them
in order to show resentment against fishermen who voted for Sweetman........Reported intention of people of
Rathnew not to attend devotions on account of action of Father Clarke, who did not officiate........Carnew sports...
Licensed premises of Mr. John Clarke, Wicklow - auction - only one bid - withdrawn........Arklow harbour - (cont. next page)
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serious charges about pier loan withdrawn........Assizes.........Extraordinary scene at political meeting in
Rathdrum........Account of cricket match Dublin Arty v Wicklow.........Dublin City Arty. sports held Wicklow.
23.7.92= Reported outrage committed on fishing nets of Mr. Hugh Byrne, Arklow, by political opponents..........The electric
lighting in Bray has become un fait accompli, & the Brighton of Ireland has taken the lead of the townships in the
matter of improved illumanants. The other night the dynamos were set to work, and current was sent through the vast
network of connecting wires & cables that underlie the roads, & for the first time since its formation Bray was
seen in the glare of the mysterious illuminating agent. Some of the lamps did not light on account possibly of
defects in the connections, but the majority of them burned with considerable brilliancy. The four main roads
surrounding the township are supplied with arc lamps & the back portions are illuminated by means of the
ordinary Edison Swan incandescent lamps, which are a decided improvement on the gas lamp method of
street Lighting. The electric system will be turned over to the Township in a few days...............Leading article
on municipal election in Wicklow..........Earl Fitzwilliam to be asked for use of yacht "Kathleen" as committee boat
for Wicklow regatta...........During naval manouvres in Channel W. harbour to be utilised as torpedo station
for Blue Squadron........Assizes........ Account of state of crops in County...........Inpection of Dublin militia......
Satisfactory report from Duke of Connaught on W. mila. while in Isle of Wight.........Mysterious poisoning of three
orphan children at Ballinahinch, N. T. M. K........
30.7.92= Leader on Grand Jury & presentment for Co. Infirmary..........More about application for licence for dynamite factory
at Brittas.........40 granted at Assizes for destruction of ornamental cottage of Mr. Corbet, at N. T. M. K. .......150
claim of Wicklow harbour master for burning of schooner "Tasmania" withdrawn. .........Courthouse building by Earl
Fitzwilliam at Rathdrum may be complete in six weeks........John Parnell, expected at Avondale fr. his American
fruit farms.........man got six months for stealing binocular glass, worth 30/-, of D. I. Shaw, Bray, at the Victoria
Wharf, Kingstown, during regatta..........Meeting of Wicklow N. T's..........6ft. shark caught at Arklow..........Arklow
fishing fleet at present at Aberdeen........Split in Nationalist party at Arklow.........Seven Arklow smacks at
the Arran Islands.........Wicklow Lawn Tennis Club - match.
6.8.92= Wicklow municipal elections - result........Full account of Wicklow regatta - visit of the Lord Lieutenant.........Bray
& Wicklow cricket match........Technical Education classes proposed for Rathdrum & Rathdown Union areas.
Bray people asked to subscribe - class proposed - 1, cooking - plain, cottage & high class; 2, laundry work; 3, scientific
dress cutting & making; 4, modelling; 5, drawing; 6, manual instruction; 7, horticulture.
13.8.92= Mr. Hallowes in Arklow - preaching on Fair Day.........Arklow Commercial Club - trip to Glendalough........Retirement of
Co. Court Judge Darling.........Ratdown Agri. Society may change venue of show fr. Bray to Wicklow.........damages claim
for loss of smack of Jas. Bolger, Arklow, lost in Clyde Collision...........Man hurt in Derrybane saw mill.........man
hurt by falling fr. St. Kevin's Bed...........Act. Sergt. M'Carthy transferred Bray to hut at Moneystown...........Co.
cricket challenge cup.........Great Annual Horse Fair held Wicklow........cattle round up on Croghan mt..........Wicklow
harbour Board - Mr. Sweetman, M. P., & the pier.
20.8.92= Wicklow court - Patk. Malone, charged by Mounted-Sergt. Nolan with stealing lobster, property of Ellen Davis -
warrant had to be issued for his arrest - got month.............Bray Dog Show & Pony Jumping Competition.........No. of dogs
in Co. - 6,927 - licence paid 692.16/-. In town of W. 188 dogs - 18.16/- paid..........Earthquake shock felt at
Knockdolin Greyastones..........Boy named Wm. O'Hara, Upper Aughrim, had narrow escape bathing in Arklow........
Fitzwilliams have taken suite of rooms in the Hotel Glendalough........heavy thunder over Co...........Martin Hamilton,
cardriver, Rathdrum, fell off car at Glendalough & badly hurt...Rathdown Agri. Show C. Gds. Bray Glencree band...
Tinahely sports to be held 1/11/92.......malicious fire at Ballyronan Upper........Mr. Sweetman, M. P., & the W. pier......
Dr. Roche, Drumnin, arrested for assault on Robt. Graydon, Toomon....Woman drowned in well at Knockananna.
27.8.92= Protestant Confirmation service in Wicklow......Bray regatta committee meeting - races for 25 tons, etc. - cost altogether
nearly 500....DWWR. to offer special facilities for Bray Regatta, cheap tickets fr. Rathdrum, etc., "Agreed boon could
be conferred if Coy. could see way to attach carriages to down night goods leaving Bray after nine".....Herrings so
plentiful off Aberdeen that Arklow boats could make no profit & had to return..........telepgraphic communication
with Arklow lightship proposed........Estate of late Earl of Wicklow.......Barque "Wave Queen", 852 tons, London
sank on night of 31st. in collision with S. S. "ivanhoe", & sank in four minutes - all saved, off W. coast.
3.9.92= Panic over fear of cholera in Wicklow & Arklow - bad on continent - feared vessel fr. Hamburg may bring it
to Wicklow port........Glenart Coursing Club - meeting........Bray regatta postponed - weather bad.......Flower Show
at Tourboy, Coollatin.......Garden party at Glenart.......Sudden death of Mathw. Jones, River Lane, Arklow....
Arrival of John Parnell at Avondale - intends to open quarries at Arklow...
10.9.92= Sanitary condition of Wicklow - cholera precautions........The East Glendalough Choral Festival...........Cricket, co.
challenge cup won by Wicklow..........Wicklow town & its finances - scene between Messrs. Murray & Desaix.......Wicklow
water supply.......Rathdrum Union - Rev. M. Manning, P. P., & the Relieving Off........letter on harsh treatment of
Devaynes Smyth, Bray, as estate agent, Ballymoyle estate.........Election of T. Clerk in Wicklow.
17.9.92= British Women's Temperance Association - Greystones branch meeting.........Wood fibre being manufactured at
Avondale........Note on necessary of weighing goods at W. market.....death of Hume Dick, ex M. P., in London.........J. H.
M'Carroll, sworn in as solicitor........Hibernian Bible Society meeting - Wicklow......Carnew Races......Funeral of W. F.
Littledale, J. P., Whaley Abbey, Rathdrum.......Proposed establishment of co-operative creamery nr. Arklow....
Wm. T. Bourne, B. A., R. U. I., apptd. C. P. S. for Tinahely vice J. Bourne, compelled to resign after 40 yrs. service....
Night watchman on steam barge of Messrs. Martin, died suddenly on board in Arklow.......Bray court - Rose Dowse, Little
Bray, charged with stealing clothing of Samuel O' Neill.
24.9.92= Arklow case over poisoning of dog of one of Lord Wicklow's gamekeepers.......Father O'Neill, P. P., stated
Arklow fishermen should be thankful for returning Mr. Sweetman at election........Rathdrum water supply bad..
Aughrim labourers' cottages in wretched state.........R. I. C. returns - 7473 horses kept for agri. purposes in Co. -
481 for traffic & manufacture - 348a asses 7 4154 cows, 302 mules, 238,000 sheep, 6792 goats.........
Bray Commrs. - designs of shelters considered - proposed by Plunkett & adopted that report of Engr.(cont. next page)
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re Esplanade shelters, be adopted & three built, positions to be decided by Esplanade Committee. Engr. reported
on proposed roads through Quinn's estate & probable cost - decided road to Novara Ave. via Avoca House be
opened.........Cholera precautions in Arklow........ Arklow harbour loan...........Enniskerry water supply bad.< /font>
1.10.92= Bray court - warrant for arrest of Stephen Mulvey, a boy well known to police for larceny of 10/-. Jas. Birney
carman, charged with assault on another carman named Patk. Keenan..........Serious gun accident at residence
of Mr. John Dunn, Ballymann, N. T. M. K............Life belts suggested for Wicklow resevoir........Lighting of Brickfield
Lane, Wicklow discussed..........Predicted, but we do not know upon what grounds, that within year after
Bray Harbour is finished it will suffer as much fr. silting as Wicklow does. Some engrs. state that it
should have been under the Head, in order to protect it against the effects of the southerly & easterly winds,
but of course all this remains to be seen...........Boy in Arklow court - stole 2 rabbits off Carysfort estate........
Irregularities alleged in Shillelagh Workhouse.........Account of life of late Hume Dick.........parliamentary
Revision - co. proceedings.........Arklow street preaching, letter fr. Mr. Hallowes..........Cruelty to children prosecution in
Wicklow under new act........Child killed at Delgany - driver arrested for furious driving.........Death of J. Alexander,
Derrylane House.........Asst. Traffic Manager DWWR. - 170 applicants - reduced to 8 - Hy. Supple, Dundalk, late asst.
manager, Bengal & Naghore Rly. apptd.
8.10.92= Proposed at meeting of W. Commrs. by Mason Kent, second corn market be established.........T. Hall refused to Capt.
Halpin & Mr. Sweetman at election.........Sanitary condition of Rathnew should be improved.........Tailor named
Michl. Keenan, Castle St., Bray, seized with weakness in Little Bray CHurch, & removed to his home by order of R. I. C. -
House in frightful condition of filth - search revealed deposit receipts, etc. to value of nearly 7000...........Parnell
Leadership Committee & Wicklow Town Hall..........Bray Commrs. - cholera discussed. Letter fr. Messrs. J. E. H. Gordon & Co.
- proposed to light several roads of township under contract fr. 1/10/92 - but proposed & adopted the
lights be taken over fr. 10/10/92 without prejudice to form or power of lights. necessary steps for opening the
Florence Rd. to Main St. discussed. Mr. M'Farland, pointed out residents of town wished both roads on Quin
estate be opened simultaneously..........Roundwood Healyites - unseemly row in the church yard..........Salvation
Army looking for plot in Wicklow for to build hall.........Glenart Coursing club......... Conary Church repair fund.
15.10.92= Note on Healyite policy in Arklow..........Man named John Goggins, Ovoca, fell out of 7.10pm ex H. St. train at old
junction at Shanganagh...........Wicklow Commrs. trying to increase rental..........Mr. Hallowes - Fair day Arklow preaching....
DWWR. apptd. two asst. traffic managers, Hukey, asst. S. M., W. Row, to Northern Section, Bray to W. Row & H. St. &
Mr. Delaney, asst. S. M., Bray for section south of Bray.........Big crowd fr. Wicklow for Parnell anniversary......
40 taken fr. house of woman living on Gallow's Green, Wicklow........On evening of 14th. during severe storm,
while number of men were engaged in mooring schooner "Merasy", (late of Wicklow), in Greystones harbour, great
difficulty was experienced in preventing vessel fr. being wrecked on the beach, & continuous heavey seas broke over the
pier, one wave carried three men into the sea, & they were drowned before their comrades could render aid. Coast
to Wicklow being patrolled for bodies. Gloom in Greystones - Jas. Conway, Wicklow, master, owned by M'Intagart.........yearly
contracts of Rathdrum Union........Gross irregularities in Shillelagh Workhouse.........Wicklow corn market - letter.
22.10.92= Bray Commrs. - election........Arklow municipal election.........Schooner "Wilson", of Arklow, driven ashore at Wicklow
18/10/92 - with cargo of coal for Arklow, & refloated when cargo lightened.........Youth named Kelly, of Irishtown,
W., arrested for driving away horse & cart fr. Carricknamuck.........Litter at W. markets..........Re-opening of Methodist Church,
Ovaca.......Quarrel between Jas. R. Hunter, agent of Bovkey estate, Rathdrum against Peter Holden, gamekeeper,
for assault........Ballycullen sports........Inquest on Jas. Doyle, one of those drowned aat Greystones on 14th; bodies of Wm.
Doyle, & his son Herbert still missing.........Bray Commrs. - H. V. Jackson, elected chairman, who said promenade pier
should be built to give 10 or 11ft. water at low tide - recent storm did no damage to pier works or esplanade. Death
of Mr. Tierney, B. A., C. E..... Drs. Brew & Raverty recommended erection of cottage hospital as if cholera broke out the
hospital at Loughlinstown too far away for patients, recommended sheds be erected if necessary at few days notice.
29.10.92= Two column account of Wicklow & its Corporate Records..........Bray court, Jas. Sweeney, caretaker on lands of
Xangarnon, charged with firing at boy in walnut tree....... Death of Dr. Molony, Arklow........Dr. Halpin, Arklow,
thrown from his gig & hurt........Sudden death of Catherine Murphy, shopkeeper's wife, Rathnew fr. syncope.......
Archbishop Walsh consecrated catholic portion on new cemetery, Arklow.........Connorree Protestant church
to re-open........Fire brigade wanted for Wicklow........Corn market not to be held in W. on Saturdays..........40
weekly distributed by Rathdrum Gdns. in out-door relief..........E. Wicklow Unionists against 24 Christian
Bros. in Glenense getting vote.........Fishermen in Arklow at low over wages.
5.11.92= Catholic club for Co. Hotel site?......Alleged shooting at gardiner in Shelton Abbey grounds investigated by
R. I. C........Account of great potato crop at Tomriland........Coachman of Rev. M. Irwin, named M'Pherson,
died fr. injuries recd. when thrown fr. car returning fr. Newcastle station..........Meeting - cemetery for Wicklow &
Rathnew.........Article on Arklow street preaching........More extracts fr. the W. records..........Rathdrum Union -
discussion on paupers in Co. Infirmary......Wicklow Qr. Sessions
12.11.92= - account in full. Rathdrum Union - discussion on condition of Enniskerry & Delgany water supply.........Consecration of a Protestant
Church at Connoree......... W. leader on stumbling blocks to letting of Co. Hotel site in Wicklow..........Rathdown Union
Agri. Society held meeting in T. Hall, Bray..........Arklow priests alleged to have made certain statements fr. alter about
late Dr. Molony (who was educated at Blackrock, but buried in Barndarrig Protestant graveyard).
19.11.92= First Petty Sessions of amalgamated districts of Carnew & Coolkenno.........Hd. Const. Scanlan, transferred fr.
Armagh to Arklow, who in Bray respected & esteemed..........Wicklow Commrs. & the Liscombe Mortgage........Bray Minstrel
Troupe to visit Wicklow & give performance in T. Hall........Wicklow police inspected by Sir Andrew Reed, I. G., recd.
with great salute........Outcry in Arklow over statement made by newly elected Chairman of T. Commrs. on the Dr.
Molony case.
26.11.92= 50 recd. fr. R. N. L. I. for victims of Greystones disaster........Corporate records of Wicklow - further extracts....
Wm. Murphy, thrown fr. cart nr. Knockfodda, Roundwood, & died as result..........Co. Hotel may become Club?....
L. G. Bd. inspr. to prepare report on sanitary state of Wicklow town..........Dublin milty. may go to Cork for next
training instead of Wicklow.......New courthouse at Rathdown nearly ready.......Inquest on old man found (cont. next page)
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dead in laragh who lived alone.........machinery at Parnell quarries reported maliciously damaged........Dynamite
factory establishment not dropped ......... Badger match held in Tinahely - 200 men & 50 terriers present.........Concert at
Redcross........Science at Wicklow........Big protest meeting held in Arklow against statement of Mr. Troy & the priests.
3.12.92= Leader on consolidation of township debts of Bray - 1000 saved as result.........Death of Robt. Laurenson,
Ballinakill, Rathdrum.........Lifeboat Institution to surrender lease of old boathouse on Morrough - Capt. Halpin
may take it for purpose of seafaring school for boys........Dynamite factory site marked by Mr. Pensing at Brittas
......Wicklow fair - report.......Harvest - home held in Rathdrum......Street preaching in Arklow, extraordinary dis-
closures.......Wicklow Harriers - meeting.......Assizes.......Serious quarrel in Arklow lodging house.......Address
presented by magistrates of Co. to Judge Darley.
10.12.92= Arklow street preaching - threatening leeters to Protestants.........Memorial forwarded to G. P. O. Dublin
for erection of lamp outside Post Office in Wicklow.........Four old people died in Arklow in week whose total
ages reached 354 yrs.........reported attack on Joseph Doyle, Cranagh, bottle thrown at him after being warned
not to leave house........Level crossing to be made nr. Rathnew to convey bricks fr. new brickfields at Milltown
to DWWR..........Necessity for relief works in Arklow........Body of Richd. Smith, well known carman of Wicklow
found drowned at the Black Castle, verdict of suicide........Reported wreck of two Wicklow schooners,
"James & Mary", & "Duke", on Welsh coast - former property of A. Doolittle & latter - Mr. Darragh - crews safe.
17.12.92= P. P. of Arklow visited Dublin Castle to interview Chief Secretary about relief works for town..........Luscombe
Mortgage note.........Inquest in Delgany on body of Thos. French, victualler, who died suddenly.......John
Sweetman, M. P., Co. Wicklow in the U. S. A.........Special train for Earl & Countess of Carysfort & suite, servants,
carriages & horses on departure for England fr. Glenart........Herr Pareezer's Prussian Choir to give
week's engagement in Wicklow Assembly Hall.........Butler swindle reported to have taken place in Wicklow........
Sir Alex. Rendell, well-known London engr., inspected Wicklow Harbour.........Bray Consolidated Stock -
subscribed three times over.........Cochrane's request was for 20000........Dr. Kenny, M. P., & late Dr. Molony.......
Election of Dispensary doctor in Arklow........Roy. Arms Hotel, Enniskerry - Rathdown & Rathdrum Union Agri.
Society meetings.
24.12.92= Only 14.7/- for extra police in Arklow this Sessions........."Mohawk Minstrels" in Wicklow.........W. Co. Infirmary
note.......Food, Drugs Inspr. not active - reference.......G. P. O. lamp request refused.........."Corner boys" putting
out lights in Wicklow.......Fisherman of Arklow should join Royal Naval Reserve........Wreck of Arklow
vessel "The Spray", which went ashore not far from her home port yest (23rd) - Captain drowned.
31.12.92= No work for fishermen in Arklow........Mila dance to be held by N. C. O's & Christmas fete given for children......
Influenza in Bray, Wicklow & Arklow........Severe frost in Tinahely........Abuse of Govt. over Wicklow G. P. O.
light.........Body of Capt. Wm. Kearon of the "Spray" - not found.........Charter of Wicklow -
article........Festivities at Belmont, Kilruddery, which was beautifully decorated, supplies by Lacy.........
Bray Commrs. - meeting...........Attempt at arson at Freemount, Roundwood.
7.1.93= Bray Commrs. considered increased rly. rates, mentioned trams should be started to join Dalkey line
or establish line of carriers between Dalkey & Bray. Mr. M'Farland said he paid 200 to rly. for carriage
of goods, 1d. in 1 for technical instructon proposed.........Wicklow Assembly Hall - aim & object for which built
attacked.........Staff dance of the mila.........Death of Michl. Kavanagh, Chief Clerk, DWWR., Arklow........Arson
attempt at Freemount, court case..........Fire at residence of W. M. Byrne, Ballysalagh, Thonlagee.........Concert in
Convent Schools, Arklow, for debt.........Wicklow Dramatic Club performance.......Gentleman attacked by
tramps near Greystones.
14.1.93= Court sequel to arson attempt at Torndarragh........Assault case at Killadreenan.......Progress of
Arklow commercial club........Despite distress in Arklow, over 40 raised for political fund.........Drunken man
attacked Mr. Hallowes while preaching in Arklow.........Re-opening of Carysfort N. School........Question of site
for new cemetery for Wicklow and Rathnew........Ashford Agri. Societyy meeting........Testimonial to be raised for
wife and children of M. Kavanagh, Arklow, ex-rly. clerk........Co. Infirmary meeting.........Extraordinary
letters fr. Capt. Halpin & Col. Tighe read at meeting of Wicklow Harbour Board.........Lord Meath entertained
employees in new courthouse at Rathdrum.........Ball at Coollatin.
21.1.93= Bray Commrs. again considered rly. rates, traffic manager stated they might be reduced. Mr. M'Farland getting
carts to bring his goods from Dublin, 30% cheaper than by rail.............On 14th engine of 1.15pm. ex-Gorey broke
leading axle when entering first tunnel round Bray Hd..............Bray Court - Rowland O'Connor, Bray, charged
Col. Smyth, U. S. Consular Service, Huddersfield, with assault at Bray station, over smoking in
carriage. The Col. fined 5/-..........Woman robbed of three sovereigns returning from Wicklow market........
tenants of Ld. Carysfort seeking rent reduction...........Letter on proposed W. cemetery.........Wicklow
Christy Minstrel performance.........Qr. Sessions - full report....... Children's fete at Rathdrum.......At
Bray Qr. Sessions C. J. Doyle, M. R. C. V. S., took an action against - Trainor for fee for services to his
horse, injured when mishap occurred to Father Healy, while on his way to Powerscourt with the Ld. Lt.
28.1.93= Law case over estate of Ld. Wicklow..........Rathdown Union - Bray Commrs. wrote asking if Guardians
would be willing to join in providing cholera hospital for district, as it was anticipated the plague
would break out again in the spring, consideration postponed..........Long letter fr. J. W. Harrison, Curate
of Arklow - on "Ireland, Her Saints & Teacher".........Extra-ordinary rumour current in Arklow to effect
Dr. Gardiner, M. O., had actually poisoned a man named Doyle..........Threats sent by letter to Protestants
in Arklow........Wicklow Co. Infirmary - future discussed.........National Board Inspr. examined children
of Rathdrum Workhouse - afterwards entertainment given.......The Wicklow Minstrel Troupe..... Late Dr.
Molony of Arklow: Mr. Hallowes on the indignation meeting..........R. I. C. dance given Milty. Bks. Wicklow..
Wickow cemetery site - letters....
4.2.93= The Co,. Infirmary - list of subs. recd........Comments on Sunday drinking in Ashford........Sudden death
of Hy. Neill, labourer, Rathdrum, while picking potatoes........Death of Thos. White, member of Commercial (cont. next page)
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Club Arklow...... ..owing to distress in Arklow, from failure of fishing, Lord Carysfort distributing
donations.... ...Molony Memorial Fund started in Arklow; headstone to be erected.... ......Major Whittle, the
celebrated American Evangalist in Wicklow... ......Death of three very old people reported in Wicklow town.........Inquest
at Croneyhorn on man named Lee found dead in bed... .....Memorial of tenants of Lord Wicklow for rent
reduction...... ....Encounter near Glenmalure between gamekeepers of Lord Meath & party of men... ....Labourers'
Act enquiry in Baltinglass.. ......Appeal in case of Patk. Henry, R. I. C., v. DWWR. over Sunday drinking in the
Bray refreshment saloon..........At Bray court Dublin income tax collector charged with obtaining 33.17.3 fr.
E. Breslin by false pretences.... ......Arklow boatowners not too eager to engage in the Arran Ids. fishing.
11.2.93= Bray Commrs. - Correspondence with L. G. Bd. regarding proposed increase of 50 in T. Clerk's ( Executive
Sanitary Offr's), salary, which one member stated was already very high. ...Political disputes in
Aughrim. ...Jos. Chapman threatened legal action against John Doyle, Broomhill, for letter he published
over cemetery site. ...Bray Commrs. - rly. rates reduced - matter settled.. ...Attcak on house of Patk. Nugent
Kerlogue.. ..man hurt by blow of hayfork near Rathdrum.. ...Schooner "Minerva", of Mr. Phillips,
Abbey St., Wicklow, ashore Scottish coast - cargo to be removed... . Fire in boot shop of Wm. Shaw,
the Mall, Wicklow. ...Young man named Carr of Baltinanema, injured blasating stones.. ...Sheep killed
by dogs, Tomriland district. ..Wicklow Bakers' Federal Union. .......Wicklow Co. Infirmary, future
maintenance discussed.
18.2.93= Bernard Farrell, Kilmacoo, robbed at Rathdrum fair of 91..........Horse of Joshua Williams,
Ashford, ran away in N. T. M. K. ......... 136 found in house of Garrett Neill, Carnew, who lived alone & died
from weak action of the heart..........Capt. Halpin & Col. Tighe returned to W. Harbour Board.........W. Commrs.
discussed building plots.........Rathdown Union Agri. Society - annual ploughing match at Enniskerry.
25.2.93= At DWWR. meeting stated hotel about to be built in Greystones by private company..........Musical
concert in Rathdrum Hall.......Mila. to train in Wicklow.......More about Dr. Molony memorial........Badger
captured at Coollatin........Dog with rabies shot by R. I. C. in Arklow........Brian Kavanagh, Carnew,
robbed of several pounds by masked men, who waylaid him.......Carnew cricket club meeting........
Bray Commrs. considered letter recd. fr. Mr. Crossley, organiser of tourist development. Suggested rate should
be struck for advertising, etc. Pier project recommended by Jackson, Chairman. Houses could not be sold else-
where for value. Agent said hundred houses could be sold at fair price..........Ashford ploughing match.
4.3.93= In Bray Mary Anne Reilly charged with infanticide - Dr,. Hanson gave evidence..........Site for hospital for
consumptives finally decided on Earl Fitzwilliam's Newcastle site.........Fire in stables at Coollatin........Newcastle
hospital to stand on 12 acres - place marked on Mr. Alford's farm, 2/3/93.........Inspection of Wicklow harbour
by Sir. A. Rendall (result)........Thos. Kavanagh, manager of Jos. Collins hardware business, taken Green Tree Hotel......
Rathrum concert.
11.3.93= Rathdrum & Rathdown Agri. Society meeting........Tinahely Petty Sessions - only monthly in future.......Rathdrum
Gdns. have credit in bank of 3,235-14-10........Eviction notices on Gun Cunninghame estate........Death of Mrs.
Cowley, Rathdrum.......Prevention of swine fever in Co. - evidence.........Roundwood ploughing match...
Great Unionist meeting held in Wicklow Assembly Hall to protest against Home Rule Bill.
18.3.93= Petition filed for sale of Prnell estate........Forty of the Co. R. I. C. drafted to Lurgan for the 17th.........New
scheme for selling Arklow fish.........Sanitary condition of Arklow giving concern........L. G. Bd. figures
for cost of liquor supplied to inmates of Shillelagh Workhouse - 5/8, & Rathdown 5/9..........Arklow Unionists
to hold meeting against Home Rule..........Disinfectants thrown into stream at Kilpedder ruined water......
Branch of Irish Unionist Alliance to be started in Bray.........Man fined for riding bicycle on path at
Arklow........Attempted suicide in Rathdrum Workhouse........Spring Assixes - report, six months hard labour
for the attempted income tax fraud on E. Breslin by Dublin man - bill thrown out.
25.3.93= Full account of great anti-Home Rule meeting held in Marlborough Hall, Arklow........Wicklow considered
cholera menace.......Concert in aid of Rathdrum Cricket Club........Thos. Lawless, known in Wicklow as
"Dooda", fell recently at Ballinaclash, & broke his arm........Man named Moyers, severely beaten on head
at Rundwood - man arrested........Potatoe stealing charge at N. T. M. K. Sessions.........Sudden death of Mr.
Jas. Reilly, The Grange.
1.4.93= Gradual defacement of old Co. Hotel; building on site by Capt. Darragh to begin.........Scottish ticket-of-
leave man named John brown Stuart, gave himself up to W. police.........Smart penalties for stone throwing
in Wicklow........Unionist Clubs established in Arklow & Ovoca........10,431.3.6 raised for National
Hospital for Consumption at Newcastle........Presentation to H. H. Hopkins, on leaving Shillelagh.
8.4.93= Address to Mr. Balfour, M. P., from Unionists of E. Wicklow.........Bray Commrs. - Application recd. fr. Electric Light
Co. for leave to lower lamps in town to 20ft. - no objection. Bd. of Wks. informed board loan of 540 for
shelters on prom. granted........Grand Jury passed presentment for road fr. Q. Rd. to Novarra Rd. Owners
& occupiers of Novarra tce. asked road should not run too close to houses there. Agreed to write
to know if they would convey, free of cost, plot of ground, in front used as pleasure garden, in order
Commrs. could carry out alternative plan of road as suggested..........Out building of Miller's Hotel,
Enniskerry on fire - slight damage, bur Mr. Millar hurt........Congested District fishery plan aided
Arklowmen........Mr. Barrington, Fassaroe, reported driest March on record - nearest approach 1854......
Rathdrum concert in aid of cricket club........Some measure to combat fire taken in Wicklow.......Mr.
C. J. Doyle, V. S., hurt out with Bray Draghounds........Mare improvement scheme for Co.......Concert in W.....
Young man, A. Wilmott, Rathdrum, died suddenly in train at Newcastle........Bolger, one of the guides at
15.4.93= Sources of Wicklow town water supply tested by Sir. C. Cameron..........Dredger at work in Arklow -
Parnell gave stones free for Arklow harbour - purchase a different matter for the board..........R. I. C. men
of county force held meeting in Wicklow on 11/4/93 to consider Home Rule bill, dissatisfaction (cont. next page)
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expressed at provisions made, & demanding more liberal allowances. men of certain service should be
allowed to retire at once, and not have to wait 6 yrs..........Concert in Wicklow..........Anti-Home Rule meeting
held in Ovoca.........Dangerous condition of Wicklow breakwater - Sir. Alex. Rendall's full report.
22.4.93= Unionist meeting at Shillelagh......... Bray court - John Merrigan, got transfer of licence fr. Robt. Smyth,
Main St. & John Heather, got temp. licence for 1, Brennan's Parade.........Anslow Holton, Meath Rd., for
sanitary offence, proved by Inspr. O' Neill, fined..........Qr. Sessions - full report...........Church collections to be
made in aid of Co. Infirmary..........Hd. Const. Gilson, transferred Wicklow to Tulla...........Arklow fishermen
doing well.
29.4.93= Wicklow N. T's Association meeting..........Method adopted for constructing harbour at Bray unduly
different fr. Wicklow - two piers in course of erection, each being laid down in massive blocks joined by a
mason driver - these will close within 90ft. of each other, & when harbour is dredged it will be
covered by 14 or 15 acres of water...........Result of action - Col. Tighe v. Alderman Meade, against latter being
regarded as duly-elected dr. of the DWWR. being interested in pending contract with coy............Mila.
assembled - first in billets - but later transferred to 90 tents, no. on duty 130, of which 93 are recruits.......
Co. Unionists represented at Albert Hall, London meeting..........Watering cart suggested for Arklow....
U. Burke, R. M., transferred Wicklow to Antrim..........Man named Byrne had leg broke in Rathdrum by kick
of jinnet...........W. Commrs. consider cholera precautions.
6.5.93= Earl Fitzwilliam's letter to Shillelagh Unionists.........Suden death of John Waters, Wicklow, from heart
disease............Only 200 offered for spirit & grocery of Richd. Flanagan, Wicklow - withdrawn - Cuthbert, Bray
auctioneers...........Arranged to increase beds of Fever Hospital if cholera breaks out............English coy. interested
in brickfields at Milltown giving up idea on account of Home Rule bill, also building of Newcastle
Hospital postponed for same reason...........Birmingham tramp arrested in Arklow.........Death of Robt. Bell,
N. T. M. K...........Field offered by Ld. Fitzwilliam for new Wicklow cemetery at Bolarney Lane..........Arklow
Unionists & Home Rule bill...
13.5.93= Co. formed to build hotel at Greystones not to proceed with idea until Home Rule bill settled......
Resolution of regret at departure of Hd. Const. Gilson by W. banch..........Houses on Convent Rd. W.,
to be closed up - unsanitary..........Inquest in Greystones on body of Phillip Smyth, rly. worker, who
died suddenly..........Brauy people served with notices to save water owing to great dry spell of
weather.........Chemcal Wks. Arklow, in market, also sulphur, iropn & copper mines at Ovoca.........Law
case - Co. surveyopr against Alf. Kingley, Dublin, & Fredk. M'Crea, Bray, for disobeying order of Master
of the Rolls directing restoration of road broken up for the Enniskerry Rly. - rails & sleepers, it
transpired, have been taken & sold under judgemnet.........Sir C. Cameron made favourable report
on W. watwer supply..........Assault on Mr. Harrison, curate, on Arklow fair day.........Unionist meeting in
Rathdrum.........John Geoghegan, Roundwood, drowned himself, in the waterworks.........Mila ball
in Barracks, Wicklow.......Mr. Thos. Saul, Rathdrum, killed in Marlton Rd. by overturning of his gig.
20.5.93= Approaches to seashore at Wicklow reported in most neglected state,........Insanitary
condition of Woodenbridge - Row.........Great numbers of the farmng class leaving area round
Wicklow.........Commercial club in Arklow to build public hall........Charles Byrne, Coolabeg,
Tinahely, dead..........Esmonde's sold Trooperstown property to tenants under Ld. Ashbourne's Act...
Field at top of Bolarney tested this week to see if fit for cemetery..........Militia inspected,
held sports, & celebrated Queen's birthday.......Greystones hotel report denied by W. J. A. Fox, Director.
Two old women murdered near Baltinglass...........Wicklow represented at Kosmos Bazaar, Dublin.
27.5.93= Bray Industrial Exhibition..........140 members in Arklow Unionist Club..........Mr. Morley staying
at Breslin's Hotel, Bray.........Inquest at Drummin, near Greystones, on body of herd named
Jas. Dunne, herd to Mr. Smyth, of Bray, who died suddenly...........Arklow men doing well off Cork
coast.........Wicklow to be station for Mila in mobilisation scheme in connection with Naval
manouvres.........waterworks wanted for Rathdrum..........Annamoe Union club established.........Mila
inspected.........Insurance agent murdered near Stepaside.........Wicklow Minstrel Troupe........
3.6.93= Loyalist meeting at Baltinglass........Man killed by cart on Gorey Rd., Arklow........Greystones water
supply bad..........Fire destroyed tress overlooking the station at Woodenbridge, cause boy set
furze alight for fun...........Wicklow streets need watering..........Another gold search in Wicklow Co.?
Mr. Hallowes in London - visited Brompton Oratory...........Suggested Rathdown Agri. Show be
held in Wicklow instead of Bray...........Ld. Milton - coming of age celebrations in Coollatin..........lad named
Thos. Byrne, Convent Rd., Wicklow, knocked down by bull in field of J. Keogh, Dunbur Rd............Jas. Larkin,
N.T., Glendalough, in court for cruelty to a pupil.........Account of holiday spent at Glendalough.
10.6.93= New industries to be started at Glendalough Avondale.........Signalman Jas. Moore, Greystones, struck on head by in County Wicklow"..........Unionist meeting in Delgany.........Wicklow regatta - meeting............Unionist Association
for Wicklow.........Govt. & Arklow pier loan..........Sailors of Wicklow not alive to claims of shipwrecked
Mariners' Society...........Law case - Wicklow Gd. Jury v Bray & Enniskerry Light Rly., for not having by
15/3/93 completed a bridge carrying road over line near Troy's public-house or restore it, nothing done
since 4/11/92, inconvenient to public. Defence - nobody could be got to do work. Ordered 500 be placed
in bank as security - work to be completed.
17.6.93= John Parnell visited Arklow & inspected quarries - sample of stone to be sent to Chicago Exhibition.....
Lecture to be given to Arklow Young Men's Commercial Club by Count Plunkett.......Sudden death of
Mrs. Fagan, Kinakee, Rathdrum, in field.........The proposed cemetery for Wicklow - meeting........Qr. Sessions
Reply to Mr. Hallowes fr. the Wicklow Dramatic Club on Sunday concerts.
24.6.93= Wicklow regatta - meeting - 15 fr. DWWR..........Meeting of Rathdown Agri. Society held in Bray T. Hall. (cont. next page)
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Well-known horse "Royal" died at Avondale, aged 22...........Five clergymen in open-air services in Arklow.......
Aughrim races.........More letters on Sunday scenes in Co. Wicklow........Arklow Qr. Sessions........Bray Commrs.
balance. 3375-12-2. Prom. to be enclosed for regatta 5-6th July. New buildings plans passed for Greenpark
road & Church terrace. Jas. Johnston, apptd. supt. & overseer, mason by trade, 11 applicants.
8.7.93= Otter captured at Annacurra by hounds of Capt. Yates, English gentleman stopping at Woodenbridge
Hotel - cause of trout scarcity............Rathdrum Show - hackney prizes.........Young Gorey lady robbed in
Arklow of 3...........Rathdown Union, proposed cemetery for Bray in field of Richd. Barrington..........Bray regatta.
15.7.93= Leader on paltry savings of Govt. by refusing lamp at Wicklow G. P. O., etc.........Saturday sea
trips fr. Dublin to Wicklow Head..........Mr. Hallowes attacked by fisherman in Arklow........... Bray Commrs. - dep.
waited on Waterworks Committee with reference to excessive consumption of water in Bray - sometimes 50 galls.
per head per day...........Rathdown Union - Ri. Barrington offered six acres of Oldcourt field, Bog Hall,
for 750, & wall 8ft. high to be built..........Ovoca Unionist club...........Fishing inquiry at Wicklow..........Unionist
Meeting at Baltinglass......."Green Tree" Hotel, W., to re-open..........Naval manouvres - Wicklow to be torpedo
boat station.........Ashford Hurdle Races..........Richd. Cogan, water bailiff of Ld. Powerscourt, drowned in "Fly
Hole", Enniskerry river, while having early morning dip, place frequented by bathers..........Charges of Aughrim
P. P. against Dr. Byrne, M. O..........Dog Show & Jumping Competition held at Bray.........Michl. Egan, caochman, dropped
dead at Riversdale, Dargle road, near Bray, while about to drive family into Bray....
22.7.93= Leader - need for regatta subs.........Labourers' Act cottages should extend to fishermen.........County free from
crime, but does not seem to lead to prosperity..........Gallant rescue of 11 yr. old child from drowning in Greystones
harbour.........Young woman named Jane Lambert died suddenly at Woodenbridge station........Carnew ratepayers
presented Wm. Speares, engr., waterworks, with piece of plate............Police in Arklow active against stray
dogs..........Andrew Murphy, Ballycoog, in hospital with 15 wounds - assaulted by funeral party at Clash........
Fisheries Inquiry in Bray - no stone throwing at fish in river to be allowed.........Rathdown Union - 20 acres at
Boghall for cemetery to be purchased fr. Mr. Barrington........Tinahely Races...........Mrs. Jane Ballance, Bray, in
trap which overturned & killed her..........Bray water supply - Dublin Corp. violated contract by supplying
55 engines at season town required most, hotels short..........Bray court - sanitary prosecutions Captain's Avenue......
On 21/7/93 H. M. S. "Traveller" berthed inside W. breakwater, with torpedo boats, Nos. 45, 52, and 79 to be
stationed here during naval exercises - No. 53 came in & coaled fr. S. S. "Avon", large collier chartered by Govt.
Large number of people promenaded the pier, & seemed much interested in these machines for the better
destruction of life & property.
29.7.93= Outbreak of fire in house on South Quay, Wicklow, caused great excitement.........Death of Nicholas
Willoughby, Rasnastraw, Tinahely.........Monument for grave of Dr. Molony, Arklow, finished by Messrs. Fitzpatrick
Dublin.........Boats of Messrs. Troy & Byrne, Arklow, engaged in the Cornish coast fishing.........Sir. Jas. Matthews
present - Evicted Tenants Commision staying in Bray.........Assizes - full report..........Rathdrum & Rathdown Agri.
Show, C. Gd., Bray..........Open air fete & band promenade with fireworks in C. Gds. 26th. "grounds lighted by
electricity".
5.8.93= Wicklow regatta "Duke of Fife", & "Erin's King", pleasure steamers............Bray court - Wm. Lawless & John
Mooney fined for wasting water at public fountain washing cars.........Carnew school fete in Rectory grounds...
Child found buried in box at Kilmacanogue..........New set of pipes being laid to Roundwood resevoir...
John Parnell reference.........The Molony memorial - unveiling ceremony.........Rathdown Agri. Show - full report...
One acre given with labourers' cottages Shillelagh area..........Savage attack on Wm. Franklin, a "planter" on
evicted farm on Brooke estate.
12.8.93= Carnew sports..........Wicklow regatta - full report - 2500 by rly, 900 by "Duke of Fife" & 600 by "Erin's
King".........Rathdown Grds., other areas could be heavily taxed by cemetery for Bray. 1400 site between Kilbride
& Killarney lane offered, immediately back of Fairy Hill, known as glebe ground, rejected before. Field of
Barrington objected to - stream might be contaminated, residents protest, & Ld. Meath said it was building
ground & he would prevent cemetery at his back gate. Suggested sites at Fassaroe, Old Connaught & Jubilee Hall
had often to be got up on these sad occasions...........rejoicings on the Wicklow estate.........Child rescued from
drowning in Arklow by policeman..........Greatest number of excursionists yet at Glendalough........Bray Commrs.
- several letters fr. residents drawing attention to alleged annoyance caused by switchback rly........Ovoca
pony & jennet races........R. I. C. Barracks, Roundwood, struck by lightning.
19.8.93= Wicklow Commrs. considered postal arrangements........Coolroe school shorthand examination...
Roundwood Waterworks inspection.........Man named Gaffney, Ballyshane, gave two tramps seat on car near
Friar's Hill, & when they got down, missed 15..........Coollatin Horticultural Show report.........Cricket matches....
Ashford hurdle races.
26.8.93= Arklow Commrs. may build houses on E. Breslin's site at Fairybank.........Arklow oysters tested for English
market.........Toft's merry-go-round & steam organ in Wicklow..........Powerscourt Horticultural Show.........Four "young
gentlemen" in Bray, E. Jervis, Meath rd., J. Kennedy, Waterloo Terrace, J. Dillon & J. Smith arrested for smashing plate
glass pannelling in south shelters, & 15 of the ladies' bathing boxes entered, looking-glasses & window smashed
& one door wrenched off & thrown into the sea..........Fitzwilliam estate flower show.........labour dispute in Rath-
drum over wages - assault cases.........Mr. Benton, Berryfield, Enniskerry, offered site for cemetery for Bray - two mile
out. P. Barrington offered field over Ballyman Glen...........Shillelagh wood-carving class...........Action of Edw.
Breslin against Purchase, & BEL Ry. owners of site 45 yds. fr. his hotel, for nuisance caused by switchback
rly. merry-go-round, etc., & using steam engine organ. To be removed within a week........Strange freaks by a
Knockanana lunatic who attacks men in field with machine blade.
2.9.93= Leader on operation of Labourers' Act in the Co..........Court appeal to action of the "rowdy dowdy (cont. next page)
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boys", Holihan, Scott & Cahill, together with coachman of the "Mysterious Musicians" in destroying property on
Bray sea wall (The M. M. drove about in brake & gave concerts at seaside resorts).............Man arrested for attempted
suicide in Wicklow.........Site of Brittas dyamite factory again inspected...........Directors of DWWR. inspected
every station on the line..........Offrs. past & present of Wicklow Mila. celebrated 100th yr. of their corps'
existence by dinner at Hotel Metropole on 28th. In centre of table placed large silver cup presented to
regt. by Gd. Jury of Westmeath in 1797, & at end of room two old silk flags in use when regt. was infantry.......
Ld. Meath visited Copse - children entertained, etc..........Great number of visitors in Wicklow...........Wicklow
United Service Club dance..........Full length of foundation of Arklow pier laid, 41 blocks, of 60 ton
weight, deposited at pier head..........Hunter's, Newrath Bridge, Roche's, & Green Tree "packed with visitors".........
Sergt. Wm. Keely, R. I. C. Ashford, resigned...........Wicklow Bakers' Federal Union meetings..........Alleged
neglect of duty - charges against Aughrim doctor............Arklow consideration of sanitary state.
9.9.93= Much improvement wanted in sanitary state of Wicklow..........Wicklow sheep sales..........Salmon & trout fishing
except by single rod prohibited in Bray river 1-10 to 31-3 each year.
16.9.93= Mrs. Boland, N. T., Vevay, Bray, fell off car & died as result...........Old County Hotel gone except for
railings in porch......... Wicklow market paying for itself.........E. Breslin, Bray, not ill - as reported....
Bray pier steadily progressing, when ready reported pleasure steamers will be chartered to ply
between all the principal resorts across Channel. If idea ideveloped will benefit Bray
& Wicklow vicinity, as visitors bound to explore..........Two men hurt by overturning of trap in
Catle St., Bray..........Wood fibre manufactured at Avondale.........Coachman named Peter Keane of the
Comerford's fell off horse.........Garden party at Tinakelly given by Capt. Halpin.........Wicklow Lawn
Tennis Club tournament.........Death of Jas. Bolger, T. C., Arklow........Corporate rents of Wicklow -
the estate agent and the solicitor........."Cricket - county challenge cup - who will win?" - article......
A "would-be" "Jack the Ripper" in Coolroe..........Alarming sanitary report - suspicious death in
Kilcoole..........Grand concert in Glenealy..........Arklow - special precautions against cholera.
16.9.93= Alleged illegal fishing in Wicklow..........Juvenile robbery in Arklow...........Rathdown Gdns. considered
Bray cemetery site in Boghall Rd., offered by Ld. Meath at 100 per acre..........Greystones - its
sanitary condition & water supply..........Big hay fire at Ovoca.........Bray request of Miss Alice Uniack -
Townsend for permission to hold prayer meetings on esplanade refused. Mr. Cuthbert said - enough churches..
Coal strike in England - local vessels idle.......... Stone thrown at train near Rathnew..........Sergt. Keely,
R. I. C., ashford, presentation...........Boy named Manning injured by threshing machine in Rathdrum....
Good fishing off Wicklow..........Water in resevoir Roundwood low..........Shooting competition in
Assembly Hall, W...........Young man fr. Dublin fined 5/- & 2/6 costs for bathing near Ladies' Baths, Bray,
for a bet at 10pm on Sunday night 3rd. 500 peple on sea wall.........Tinahely races.........Tinakilly
garden party - band of Duke of Cornwall's Light Inf...........Mr. Hallowes to preach at Courtown.......
23.9.93= Barndarrig sports........Preparation for building of Newcastle hospital started........Condition
of crops in Co..........Wicklow market - opposition corn purchased in private yards........Suggestions for
Bray improvements.........Woman named Mrs. Mary Toole, Laffen's Lane, Arklow, burnt to death........
....Death of Mr. Christopher O'Neill, Carnew..........Bray water supply - railway getting no water supply at
Bray - complled to water engines at Kingstown etc........Suggested Douglas pier be purchased by Bray
Commrs. by Mr. Plunkett, to be had for 400. "If Isle of Man boat visited Bray twice a week the tolls
would pay interest on borrowed money". Mr. Dohery, CE. & Mr. Comber CE. to inspect for Commrs. pier & report.
30.9.93= Experiments in producing rain at Roundwood.........Glenart Coursing club.........Annual dinner of the
Wicklow C. Club.........Serious accident to Wicklow ladies........Harvest home in Rathdrum........Postal
services - letters.........Death of Capt. Wall, Wicklow, aged 92.......Snow on the W. mts........Furze bushes
burnt on Morrough.........Lodging house rules wanted in Wicklow town........Mrs. W. Gregg, Bridge St., W., died...
"Mysterious Musicians", in brake visit Wicklow.
7.10.93= Local municipal elections.........Harvest honme at Coollatin........Miss Crooke, Clonroe, hurt in trap accident........
Resignation of Mr. Troy, C. T. C., Arklow........Mr. Barrington's Boghall site considered best for cemetery........
Bray Commrs. stated that if cemetery purchased on Boghall in 20 acres of Mr. Barrington, two mortuary
chapels would have to be built out of the poor rate, which would be greatly increased. Solicitor suggested
ground be purchased at distance fr. town, so as not to interfere with its develpment. Electric lamp to be
erected at Brighton Terrace.
14.10.93= Hay fire at Wm. Sheane's, Ballyteskin, Tubberviller........Coal strike, Wicklow seamen suffer as result.........
Schooner "Anne Jane", of J. Phillips, Wicklow, sustained 60-100 damages in collision with steamer in the Mersey......
Death of Col. Chas. R. Wynne, 80, Delgany.........Bray Drag Hounds supporters' meeting..........Daring theft in
Castle View Villas, Wicklow.......Bray court - many charged with waste of water - fines fr. 5/- to 10/- imposed.
21.10.93= Bray elections - rates reduced 6d. - lowest in townships. Scheme for pier opposite centre of prom., to a length
sufficient to obtain 12ft. of water at lowest tide.........Delgany Races - to be held at Seaview.........Ashford
politics.........Arklow trying to induce Admirality to extend operations of Naval Reserve to the port, & make
it a drill station..........paid attendants called for Rathdown lunatic wards of Union..........Testimonials to Sergt.
Kelly, Ashford, & Hd. Const. Dobbyn, late of N. T. M. K..............Fund raised for widow & eight children of Thos.
Hayes, engine-driver, Shillelagh, who died 13/10/93..........Shillelagh presentation to Lord Milton........Arklow
coursing club............mare of Job Hall, Main St., Arklow, valued 20, maliciously stabbed.
28.10.93= Wicklow Commrs. cut water supply.........Wm. Bradshaw, Surgeon Dentist, Bray, to visit Wicklow on Weds...
Rathdrum Cricket Club - concert..........John Manley, relieving-offr., Wicklow, hurt his foot chopping firewood...
Grand concert for the pier in Arklow..........Capt. Halpin ill..........Roy. Humane Society medal for Constable
Collins, R. I. C., Arklow for saving child from drowning.............State of W. harbour - special meeting...
Death of W. Comerford, Ard-Avon, Rathdrum............Concert at Ovoca............Bray court - Rly. Const. McCormick
summoned Michl. White & Michl. Traynor, junr. for fighting over fare - 10/- each or 7 days. (cont. next page)
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Licence of Bernard Brady transferred to Water T. Bryan..........Bray Commrs. - H. V. Jackson, J. P., again chairman -
New promenade chain pier - syndicate formed, but 5000 must be subscribed locally. New recreation grounds
for cricket, etc., & more shelters. harbour will become self supporting. John Doyle, apptd. dairy inspr. Plan of new
screw steamer which Liverpool firm about to build for passenger & goods service to Bray. To be named
"Kelvin Grove", & to be ready when harbour is complete.
4.11.93= Delgany races, 3000 present..........Ballybrack & Kingstown against Bray cemetery project..........Ld. Meath
awarded 5 for foreshore claim under Crown grant, 1/- for part of bed of Bray river, & 20 compensation for interference
with fishing right in high sea adjoining Bray lands - harbour arbitration..............Miss Lily Cramer Shipway, of
the "Mysterious Musicians" died in Meath Hospital..........Leader on the Co. election..........Wicklow gas supply bad
Suicide attempt in Shillelagh by 8 yr. old boy denied........John Goodman, steward of Col. Tottenham lost
20 note after Wicklow fair, if not found, will have to bear loss...........Wicklow Qr. Sessions, slander action against
Rev. J. M. Robinson, Ovoca.
11.11.93= Leading article on speech of Archbishop Walsh at Warklow on education.......Clock tower to be erected
in Shillelagh in compliment to Ld. Milton...........Earl Fitzwilliam's foxhounds out...........Suicide of Mr. Richd.
Farrell, J. P., in London. 8/11/93..........Parnellite meeting in Wicklow...........Archbishop Walsh opened Convent Schools
Arklow.......Wicklow girl convicted of larceny.
18.11.93= John Kinsella, Wicklow, fishing, had 20 worth of nets carried away by a schooner & destroyed.........Fishing
very good off Arklow.........Dr. J. D. Ryan, Rathdrum, apptd., J. P..........Wicklow shopkeepers decide to give no Christmas
boxes this year..........Letter on Archbishop Walsh's visit to Arklow............Wicklow harbour board scenes, attack
on members.........Delgany Children's Home - meeting.
25.11.93= Health of the Co. statistics..........Bray & Enniskerry Rly. bill - extending time for completion of works.........Great
storm.........Capt. O'Toole, of old Wicklow family, died at sea..........Fisherman narrowly escaped been
drowned in Arklow..........Rathdrum sanitation - note..........Faulse report of marriage of Tinahely man - big
crowd at station to meet him..........Gun accident at Rostigath & Newcastle........Mr. Speares, C. P. S., Rathdrum,
ill..........Avoca court house in bad condition..........Little crime in Arklow despite great number of poor class...
Levett's Minstrels in Assembly Hall, W..........Ball at Cronroe, Ashford..........Presentation to Sergt. Bell, Avoca R. I. C...
Patk. Brien, young man employed by the DWWR. charged with stealing quart of whiskey from wagon of gds. train.
2.12.93= Doctor's report on sanitary condition of Arklow.........."Mary Peers" & S. S. "Aston", of Chester, held up
in W. harbour - bar low...........For illegally fishing on Sunday afternoon, two W. men got gaol.........W. Amateur
Minstrel Troupe.........Condition of W. harbour, proposed dismissal of the secretary........Naval Reserve for
Arklow - meeting - Rev. J. Dunphy, P. P., in chair.........Child neglect, N. T. M. K. court cae...........Kilcoole piggeries
spread typhoid.
9.12.93= Serious meeting at Glencree many hurt. State of Wicklow harbour, matters getting worse.........Bray
court, Sergt. Pendergast charged Catherine Earle with child neglect...........Bray Commrs. - harbour
arbitration - Ld. Meath to get 165.9.3; Robt. Cuthbert, 76.6.3; & late R. Cuthbert's representative 81.16.3.
Leader on W. Commrs. meeting..........Inspr. reported to have made selection of men to form Arklow naval
reserve branch, 30 men to be enrolled........The Assizes, & the Hacketstown murder, sentence of death.
16.12.93= Claim for demurrage for vessel detained in Wicvklow............Sudden death of Dublin man working
in Christ Church, Bray..........More rows in W. harbour board meetings..........Gun accident near Arklow....
Death of Dean Lee, Bray, aged 84, for 33 yrs. P. P., 13/12/93..........Mr. Chas. J. Leonard, Bolarney, mysteriously
disappeared.........The Assizes.
23.12.93= Thos. Dowse, 30 years postmaster at carnew, retired.........11.12.4 raised at collection in St. Patrick's
Church, Wicklow, in aid of the Infirmary...........Miss Kenny, hotel keeper, Shillelagh, retired, store & hotel closed.
Assizes...........Paraffin lamp accident in house of Mr. John Leeson, baker, Main St., Rathdrum. George Leeson
succumbed fr. shock.
30.12.93= Co. Wicklow story of illicit distillation in Blessington..........The new mail service on the railway - note...
Christmas in county spent quietly..........Hoax on lady in Wicklow - reporting husband's death...........Delay in
holding inquest in Carnew caused indignation........Typhus outbreak in Shillelagh........Fire in Ferrybank, Arklow.
L. G. Bd. inquiry at Rathdrum over water supply........Mila fete for Christmas.
6.1.94= Wicklow harbour - strike of labourers..........Dispute over School Attendance Committee appointments
in Wicklow.........Arkow man, sent to Wexford in connection with Naval Reserve, pleased authorities.
Provision ought to be made for at least 30 more men........."Molony Relief Fund", Arklow, relief for 53
old people.........Public-houses in Arklow may close at 10pm, town being under 5000 in population.
Child, aged 2, burnt to death, Friar's Hill..........Another death as result of Rathdrum lamp accident......
Fisherman in court over harbour "dues" at Arklow..........John Byrne, nephew of Dr. Byrne, Wicklow, killed
on rly. line near Rathdrum, while on way to visit friends at Balluce.
13.1.94= Wicklow harbour board - long account of meeting..........Canon Rooke and the school attendance
committee - question in Parliament..........Outdoor services continued in Arklow despite bad weather.
John Ryan, farm servant, died in Co. Infirmary, fr. cold & exposure, conveyed to institution in open car
suffering from bronchitis.
20.1.94= Death of Peter Murphy, Tinahely.........L. G. Bd. & sanitary loan fro Wicklow.........L. G. Bd. sanitary inquiry in
Bray.........Children's fancy dress ball in Shillelagh.........Influenza rampant in Wicklow, sudden
deaths.........N. T's of Co. to form Association..........Horse ran away on Wicklow-Rathnew road, stopped
by R. I. C. & woman's life saved............Jas. Foley, old Wicklow carman, killed at Ashford, while
pulling ivy fr,. tree..........Capt. R. E. Halpin, D. L., died at 10.10 this morning........James Nolan,
engine driver, acquitted on whiskey stealing charge at Ovoca..........Bray Commrs. consider the water
question - Costs 3/4d. per 1000 galls. to board, but Corporation 2 1/2 d..........Bray Court - Boy named
Patk. McCann,10, charged with stealing purse of Mary Croker, Little Bray, with 10/2.
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27.1.94= On 20th Edw. Byrne, 19, porter of DWWR, shunting in Bray, knocked down by carriage
& died in K'town hospital...........Death of Captain Halpin, aged 58, - account of funeral.
Born Wicklow, Febry. 1836, monument suggested to him in Wicklow............Sule & Co., Dublin sued Col. C. J.
Cahill, Bray, for price of suit supplied to his son.............Horse ran away in N. T. M. K......
3.2.94= Parish of Little Bary added to Bray. Rev. Jas. Healy, P. P., Little Bray, to be P. P. of Ballybrack..........Diversion
of stream near Delgany rectory...........Leader on county N. T's........Runaway horse in Wicklow......Miss Dorothy
Bayly, well-known Dublin vocalist, expressed willingness to tutor class in Arklow or Wicklow......Par- Storm........Qr. Sessions........Meeting to be held 12/2/94 in Court House, W., to consider Halpin memorial....
Concert at Ovoca.........Sanitation in Arklow.........Precarious condition of Wicklow harbour affairs.
10.2.94= Sir Thos. Deane & Son, architect for Newcastle hospital & Messrs. Culllen brothers, Portadown contractors -
cost 8956.........Leader on Halpin memorial project..........Meeting of Bray Drag Hounds at Windgates.....
Jas. Hunter, Wicklow footballer died of "Bright's Disease"........Mr. D'Arcy's vessel "Sir Robert" in trouble
off Welsh coast. Wexford vessel, drawing 11ft. took refuge in W. bay............W. Harriers meeting....
Exhibition in Arklow of oxy-hydrogen lighted pictures of street preaching scenes..........Mila recruits to
assemble 26/2/94...........Hepenstall, Ki.lcoole, blacksmith, removed as dangerous lunatic...........hay rick
of Edw. Foley, Bray Commons, burnt............Arklow crew ran down in boat by steamer in Belfast Lough.....
One man, member of Mr. Hallowes' congregation "for some time exercising influence for good over his
companions" refused to leave Capt. to his fate...........Wonder at copy "Chapman's plot" in Main St., W., not turned
to better use.........Effort to recuscitate W. gymnasium............W. Commrs. consider common lodging houses.
Rathdown Gdns. - suggested sites for Bray graveyard - rere of house of Philip Bruce, Dargle Rd., Park na Greer
rere of old graveyard, Old Connaught..........Legal action over collision of rly. carriages at Wicklow, 5/9/93.
17.2.94= Full account of Halpin memorial meeting...........Bray court - John Sloane, Meath Rd., fined for stealing
stones, the property of the Commrs...........S. S. "Lady Martin", Dublin to London, took refuge in W. bay.........Arklow
street preaching pictue show postponed...........Letter fr. Father Mahony, P. P., Rpundwood, on N. T's meeting..........Fire
in house of John M'Carthy, East View, Strand road, Bray, put out by Commrs. men under Mr. Johnston............
Death of Mr. Murphy, J. P., chairman, DWWR...........Cattle traders called for more punctual cattle trains, & better
lights at H. St..............Letter on "Chapman's Plot".......... Presbyterian preaching station to be opened in Co. W..........Ploughing
match at Kilmacanogue..........Arklow chemical works to be un-rated...........T. Commrs. charged with licencing
offence at Arklow..........Sudden death of Jas. Lumsden, farmer, Killincarrig.
24.2.94= Halpin memorial.........Retirement of Col. Tighe, fr. harbour Board..........Action of Mr. Heron, late manager, against
D. W. Manure Co...........Death of Wm. Newland, Blainroe.......Mr. Payne, traffic manager, DWWR. retired after 30
yrs. as such..........Workmen started on foundations of Consumptive Hospital, influx will benefit locality...........
Fraud charge in Baltinglass..........Mr. Stryhe elected abstractor in London.........Inquest at Ballyknocken on
man who died suddenly..............Big sheep & cattle sale at Rathdrum.............Cattle stealing charge at Ballinas-
illogue...........Arklow crew in ill-feted brig lost on Goodwins...........Death of Jacob Bourne, ex CPS., Timahely.
Ploughing match at Ashford..............Five lives lost in wreck of "Honde Klip" of Arklow 8/2/94 on Goodwins.
3.3.94= Rathdown Gdns. considered drainage of Greystones, & site of burial ground for Bray: 9 acres at
back of Rathmichael church, on lands of Mr. Stanley: field over glen, running by county brook, opposite cottage
of Mr. Barton, with entrance from Blind or Love Lane, property of Ld. Ardilaun, a field south of Park-
na-Grear on Dublin-Bray road, near Shankill station, lady owner of which is in Australia...........Large steamer &
schooners in W. bay for shelter..........T. Hall, W., to be renovated..........Complaints stone throwing at doors in
Wicklow..........Runaway horse in Leitrim place...........Boy named Pluck charged with stealing 2/- from Mrs.
Hennessy, Wicklow.........Furher details of loss of "Hondeklip".........Brave rescue of drowning man fr.
river at South Quay, W..... .....Jordan's Hotel, Glendalough, to be renovated..........W. Harbour Board - disgraceful
scenes.........Roundwood ploughing match.........Glenart coursing.........Mila to assemble........Death of Mr. Cowley,
P. L. G., Rathdrum.........Bray court - DWWR. summoned for nuisance caused by leaking bridges over roads.
10.3.94= W. Bradshaw , resident surgeon dentist, at Miss Dunne's, Main St., Bray............Bray Commrs. - Attention
drawn to insaniary condition of cottages in town, ground should be acquired for to erect workmens' dwellings,
which should be erected before cottages demolished. Sir. Hy. Cochrane asked if board could get power
to have cottages at lower end of prom. taked down. Rents would pay for interest on loan. In one house
10 people living with donkey & other animals. Cottages should be built at both ends of town. Complaint
of smells fr. rly. gas wks., removal of which was demanded by Commrs. 460 due on harbour - 5600 more
wanted. Govt. - be asked for free grant, as it would promote fishing, & could be used as coaling station for
torpedo boats, etc., suggested by T. Clerk.............List of new works for Wicklow town...........Arklow Club developments...
Robt. H. Davis, Bray, apptd. J. P.........Sheriff's sale, goods taken at Shramore.........Inquest at Tinahely on body
of man who died suddenly........Boat stealing charge at Coolllatin........Groom attacked by horse at Shillelgah....
More Arklow street preaching.........W. Commrs. waste of water reported.........Sudden death of army pensioner
named Divereaux in Wicklow.
17.3.94= Mr. David Stewart, Sec. & Manager, Clogher Valley Light Rly., apptd. Traffic Manager, DWWR.........Rathdown Gdns.
- Shankill protest against Rathmichael burial ground project; sewerage of Greystones new hotel outlet........
Assizes..........Flour & meal stores to be established in Fitzwilliam St., W..........Mr. Delahunt, Furzeditch, apptd. J. P....
Mr. Williamson, B. I., R. I. C. , apptd. C. I...........Arklow street preaching lantern show 21/3/94.........Departure of Capt.
Magrath, adjt. of mila, did all he could to foster sport.
24.3.94= Petition presented by Grand Jury to House of Commons against Bray & Enniskerry Rly..........The Govt. have
seen fit to dispense with the police hut erected near farm of Benjamin Horan, Moneystown, and the
4 men in it have been transferred. The particulars of the estb. of the station are well known, it will be
remembered Horan took a boycotted farm, fr. which Jas. Byrne was evicted, & suffered considerable (cont. next page)
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annoyance & persecution fr. the Land Leaguers. It was found absolutely necessary, for the protection of his
life & property, that the hut be erected; but now, in the more peaceful times of the country, it has been
thought advisable to dispense with it................Co. to cease to be under R. I. C. Divisional Court..............Assizes "Peace
& good will", riot at Glencree - 18 months' sentences..........Carriage accident in Wicklow.........50 for M. Heron in
action against DWM. Co. .........7000 cost of street preaching in Arklow to Govt.........Halpin memorial - fountain
to be erected...........Bray Commrs., balance 1463. M. O. D. condemned rly. gas works. Co. to get month to
remove same. Proposed Kingstown & Dalkey water scheme & abstraction of water fr. Glencullen River, & of Upper
& Lower Loughs Bray, fr. Bray River, to be opposed, as destroying scouring of river in harbour & affect sewerage.
31.3.94= Article on the "Growth of Greystones".........Alleged robbery in Arklow boarding house.........Yearly report of
Rathdrum & Rathdown Agri. Society...........Dry weather - fear for crops..........Big fire of bushes in Morrough........
Feared evictions at Cross-roads..........John Nolan, late manager W. Gas Wks., died in Kimainham...........Stone
throwing in Arklow & Wicklow streets..........Address presented to Miss Mary N. Byrne, organist at Arklow Catholic
church........Messrs. Martin at work on Arklow pier...........Four men caught opposite Chemical Wks. at illegal fishing....
Luscombe mortgages to be wiped off?...........Death of Jos. Collins, Wicklow............82 boats left Arklow for the
spring mackerel fishing.............Rathdrum Gdns.- important meeting.............Little girl charged with throwing stones
at train at Arklow...........Ld. Wicklow's tenants - application for 25% reduction in rents.
7.4.94= Title dispute at Kilcoole.........Death of John Donnelly, T. C., Arklow..........Rathdrum water supply - letter....
Court case - antipathy to strangers at N. T. M. K.............Police surprised badger fight on Slievebee mt., Carnew...
Vessel of Mr. Kearon, Arklow, 13 days on passage Arklow & Monmouthshire - weather calm - no fears...........Fisherman
named Hyland, while engaged in preparing for salmon fishing, at W. Hd., fell 20ft. fr. rocks, & hurt........
Sudden death at Knockannana..........Halpin memorial - 290 raised, wanted 400...........Green Tree Hotel,
attempts to improve...........Attention called to dangerous state of road near rly. bridge between Knockrobin
& Wicklow...........The "Bhoys of Greanane", "Lost his whiskers" - court case...........car accident at delgany.....Scenes
at Rathdrum workhouse, man charged with insubordination & arson, names Thos. Hickey, fr. Bray...........
Agri. Society, 1/8/94 horse & cattle show at Bray.
14.4.94= Wicklow licensing cases............Rly. driver, Doyle, concerned in whiskey tapping case to again appear in court -
has been in Lverpool & New York since occurence..........Recruits & staff of Dublin Arty, Mila. to leave Linen Hall
Bks. for Wicklow for drill, prior to departure for Cork for annual training............"Old hands" of W. Arty. to assemble
30/4/94 for 30 days' training...........Wm. Desaix apptd. agent Luscombe estate.........Drainage loan for Wicklow
town?..........man named Traynor, arrested Bray, for striking companion with glass in Bray public house...........
Concert of unusual brilliancy to take place in W............Meeting of Hall-Dare Harriers, at Ardeen.........Sergt.
Pendergast, transferred Bray to Ovoca.............W. harbour board, appt. of offrs...........Illegal fishing case,
Wicklow...........Cricket news..........Commission of Mr. E. P. OKkelly, J. P., Baltinglass revoked for licensing offence....
Halpin memorial proposals, - "Smoothing Iron", to be removed, feeling against cattle trough.
21.4.94= Woodenbridge whiskey case - Doyle discharged...........The KIlcoole piggeries...........Sergt. Rourke transferred W.
to Bray...........Punchestown races, DWWR. run specia fr. New Ross to Naas by Wicklow, etc...........Countess of Wicklow
support for Sick Poor relief Fund, Arklow.........Cruelty to animals cases at N. T. M. K........Madame Jeanie Rosse
at Wicklow...........Rathdrum water supply...........L. G. Bd. inquiry at Wicklow, improved sewerage.........Runaway
horse near Bridge Hotel, W.............Mainsail of schooner "Anne Jane", of John Phillips, W., carried away in storm
off Tuskar............ First meet of Arklow Bicycle Club............No further cases of assault on new hospital workmen
at N. T. M. K. - prompt action will prove to have killed this idiotic ruffianism at start...........At "The Downs"
two rough-looking men broke down door of Ellen Crowley & threatened her life.............Application of tenants of
Ld. W. for 10% reduction made in Chancery Court.
28.4.94= Fitzwilliam presentation.............Police in Wicklow to stop corner lounging...........Stone throwing cases..
Bray court - assault cases only...........Licence of J. Collins transferred to his widow............Mila "old hands", 600 strong
to assemble 30/4/94 - disembody 26/5/94..........Mr. C. Draper, CE., to submit for selection two designs of
proposed moniument to Halpin memorial Committee.............plate glass window of rere of Mr. Stevens', Main St.
W., broken by stone.............Panic in Arklow, when news that great gale had swept fishing fleet off south
coast received there, G. P. O. beseized.............Qr. Sessions............Charge against Ashford publican........Women
attack Sub-Sheriff, at sale of seized horse & cart.............Jas. Cullen, well-to-do farmer, Knockrath, Rathrum
poisoned himself.
5.5.94= Shed of Jas. Byrne, Klgarron, Enniskerry, maliciously broken down.................Tramps murderous assault
on Arklow carman at Ballyrichard...........Qr. sessions..........Cricket............Dublin Arty Mila, to embark on H. M. S.
"Tyne", at Kingstown 13/5/94, for Portsmouth. Conduct of recruits in W. exemplary............Dispute of contractor
with Gun Cuninghame over Monaline quarry............Young man, named Andrew Maguirk, 31, Ballyguile,
drowned in inch of water, had taken a fit.
12.5.94= Tourist season in Wicklow, grand re-opening of the Royal Hotel, Glendalough.............Mr. Wm. Clarke,
contractor, Wicklow, congratulated..............Rathdown Gdns.. - Thorn Hill site selected for Bray cemetery!.
Novel licensing case at Wicklow...........Halpin memorial proposals.............Bray & Enniskerry Rly. to be
carried on by revived company...........Death of Mr. Tenison Edwards.........Alleged arson at Arklow.........
Fraudulent enlistment in mila cases.............Train which had left Bray with creosoted sleepers
destroyed by fire near Macmire............Arty. practice at Black Castle...............Divorce case - Arnold Graves,
well-known member of Inch Bar, against his wife for misconduct with late R. Farrell, J. P., Bray, a man
of consierable wealth. Mrs. Graves attempted suicide by jumping out of window.............Arklow captain
trouble - alleged meeting at sea.............Enlargement of Bray church - horses wanted to assist in carting
away soil to be excavated. Sunflower Minstrels (Blackrock) to give entertainment in aid in Assembly
Rooms.............Tinahely Cycle Club meeting.
19.5.94= List of Co. Officials...........Shocking neglect of children - case at N T. M. K. court...........Great change in (cont. next page)
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administration of W. harbour..........20,000 by rail to Bray for Whit, in one restaurant in Bray 1,200 bottles of
street opened before 7pm..........Mila ball.........Death of Thos. Dowling, J. P., Kilmartin Ashford..........Royal Hotel
Glendalough crowded..........."Jack the Ripper" at large in Bray, man named O'Reilly arrested.
26.5.94= W. Commrs. - another stormy meeting...........Terrible attack on young girl at Strand Raod, Bray..........Mila
inspected.........Cricket..........Dublin sketching club visit to Rocky Valley...........Bray church fund - 52.10/-
fr. Lord Meath, & fruit & flowers of Kilruddery at disposal for fete to be held in C. Gds. in August..........Ovoca
sports...........Queen's birthday celebrated in Wicklow..........Arklow Bicycle Club tour off.........Excitement near
Cross Raods, Wicklow on 19th - demonstration by cottiers in cabins against agent, who failed to get
order for possession - bonfires & effigies burned............House breaking at Kilnamanagh.........Better train
service wanted for Wicklow...........10 fr. Lord Powerscourt & 1000 fr. Alderman Meade recd. for Bray church......
Suicide at Rathdrum Workhouse - barber's last use of the razor...............Donkey polo match, offrs. of
W. mila at Newtown Park, residence of Mrs. W. C. Newton.
2.6.94= Further sums for Halpin memorial fund..............Amazing scene at W. station on arrival by train of old
lady..........Street row, Summer Hill, W.........Attempted robbery at Ballynevin.........Place of residence of Co.
Surveyor objected to..........Grand Hotel, Greystones to open 2/6/94..........Critical condition of Wicklow pier.........
New bridge for Arklow scheme passed.
9.6.94= Leader on bad state of W. town..........R. I. C. of county inspected by C. I..............Erection of new houses ar Cross
Roads...........Mila man entered fever hospital, Rathdrum, by way of wall, arrested............Coolboy - farm, Arklow,
sold............Fatal accident at funeral of Mrs. M. O'Reilly, Wicklow.....
16.6.94= Co. officials residences - question in parliament..........Road Sessions - report on Wicklow streets.......
Dr. Brown, dispensary doctor, hurt in car accident near Kindlestown............Kilcoole piggeries again in
the limelight..........Regatta committee meeting, Wicklow..........Runaway horse on Marlton Road........James
Finn, Ballygannon, Glenealy, evicted & reinstated as caretaker; landlord, Mr. Quintin Dick...........J. D.
Keane, portrait & landscape photographer, has opened business at Fitzwilliam Sq., W...........Arklow fishing
fleet returned - season not very prosperous..........Co. Mila to train at Devonport next year........Cricket.....
Qr. Sessions.........W. harbour Board, the late secretary & his documents.
23.6.94= Young sailor named Wm. Charlick, hurt while barquintine "Navigator", was being discharged at Arklow.
Rathdown Gdns. supply of water to Greystones hotel discussed............Canon Dillon transferred to H. Rd.,
& replaced by Father O'Hea fr. Ballybrack.........Puppy of head keeper of Lord Carysfort, bit him badly......
Bray Amusements Committee - fireworks by Messrs. Hodsman - first display in C. Gds. 4/7/94, with
talented display of "mysterious musicians". Three milty. bands weekly fr. 1/6/94. Supplied large quantity
of chairs for prom, & arranged to have band stands covered in. People asked to assist by purchase of
new & specially designed programme..........Bray Commrs. - Balance 1,367-1-0. Surveyor suggested on
completion of harbour the Govt. boathouse be removed & wall continued to Head. J. Catterson Smith
complained his son, aged 5, bitten by dog - ladies brought dogs to promenade & while they enjoyed the sea,
allowed their dogs to roam about to danger of children - attention of Esplanade Inspr. called to matter.......
Young man kicked by horse in Arklow..........From 1/7/94 DWWR. to allow season ticket holders to use their
tickets on both WR. & H. St. lines..........R. I. C. man, Arklow, engaged in gathering agricultural statistics
attacked by bull...........New proprietor of Green Tree Hotel, Thos. Kavanagh, organising series of sea
trips during the season fr. Dublin..........DWWR. to give free tickets under certain conditions to
builders of houses along line...........Lad named Thompson fell out of boat in W. harbour - rescued.....
Qr. Sessions.........Cooking classes at Arklow - visit of the Countess of Wicklow..........Bray court - man
named Wm. Dixon, labourer, of Delgany, fined 30/- for assault on Jas. Loughlin, caretaker for Ld. Meath,
Bray Hd. - John Carroll, provision dealer, Little Bray, fined under Food & Drugs Act....W. regatta - note.
30.6.94= Coachman of Mr. Littledale, fell fr. box & was seriously hurt, other car accidents near Rathdrum......
Vagrancy charges in county.........W. regatta - meeting.........State of crops in the Co.........Unionist meeting
in Wicklow.........Arklow harbour board - election of chairman & vice-chairman.........Licensing prosecutions in
Rathdrum........Delagny Children's Homne - committee........Masonic excursion to Co. Wicklow.
7.7.94= Grand Bazaar to clear debt on Assembly Hall, W..........Rathdown Gdns. - Delgany water supply &
dispensary discussed........Wicklow Town Commrs. - housing of working classes discussed.......... Question
in parliament - is W. Row-Bray rly. line dangerous?.............Wicklow United Service Club -"quadrille party".
handwritten at Ballinameesda, Redcross....Inquest on wife of lighthouse keeper, W. Head, who died
suddenly........Maj. J. C. Crofton, Ballinapark, Ashford, murdered his wife & then shot himself in a
London hotel.........Presentation to Mrs. Magrath (mila), Wicklow.........Twelve months old baby found
abandoned at I. Hotel, Bray.
14.7.94= Narrow escape of Miss Ellison, Shillelagh, from drowning in river at Arklow............Letter on sanitary
accommodation at Arklow.............Leader on regatta - Bray of late unsuccessful - weather against....
More street preaching in Arklow..........60 Arklow boats go to Scotland..........15 R. I. C. for the North fr. Co...
Many visitors in Co........W. harbour - extraordinary statement.......Mila dance..........Bray regatta - account.
21.7.94= Percy French & company to visit Wicklow with "Society Search Lights"...........Smullin's bathing boxes broken into on
Murrough...........Farewall to Co. Inspr. Williamson on transfer from Wicklow to Tullamore........Objection of Mr. Breslin
to merry-go-round, prancing horses, et., at Bray regatta, & asked Commrs. to condemn same, which they
refused to do. Mr. Jackson had courage to say these lively attractions were the taste of very many people
who rushed to the sea side...........Plans ready for Halpin memorial...........Fire at Michl. Whyte's, carpenter,
Arkow..........Licensing prosecutions at Arklow........Concert at Rathdrum...........Poem "At Emmet's Grave"
Arklow harbour - contract for repair to Martin's, Dublin...........Law case by Bray Commrs. over
nuisance at Pembroke Lodge.
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28.7.94= The Assizes - county peacable.............Halpin memorial to be erected in few months.........Arklow N. T's
meeting..........Rathdown Gdns. & the Labourers' Acts..............Death of Sylvester Delahunt, Furzeditch.........
Greystones rly. service - memorial for more speedy morning trains.
4.8.94= Rathdown & Rathdrum Union Agri. Show held in C. Gds., Bray.............Description of W. regatta firworks display.
Toft's hobby horses on the Murrough.........60000 spent on W. harbour may be "Lost"..............Runaway horse fr. Abbey
St., Wicklow............Car accident at Ballinacoole, Glenealy..........Attack on Messrs. Kent's Ltd. bread-cart
driver near Kilcooole by boys armed wth bows & arrows..............Clermont, Rathnew, purchased by Col. Tottenham,
extensive repairs to be done by Mr. M. Clarke, contractor, W..................Cricket matches...........Death of Lt. J. Casement....
Many English visitors at Woodenbridge..........Co. N. T's meet...........safe stolen at Greystones...........Congested district
Board & Arklow boat owners..
11.8.94= Extraordinary imposture at Kilcoole...........Full account of W. regatta, band of 15th Hsr.........Letter on
W. Town Clerk's public allusion to Mr. Chapman's apology to Canon Rooke............Bona fide traveller
case at Delgany.
18.8.94= Tigroney (Ovoca) Miners' sports..........Ashford sports.........Letter "bathing at Wicklow".........Denis White fined
for being drunk in Bray station yard while in charge of horse & car............Suggested top of Dunbar Rd.,
W., be opened...........Unwarranted assault case at Kilcoole.........Death of well-known farmer, Geo. Tuke, of
Ovoca........Lord & Lady Meath at "The Copse" for a month............Since present Govt. came into office 23 new
J. P's. apptd. for Co., 15 R. I. C., 7 C. I., 1 Society of Friends................Fisheman's net cut up in boat in W. river............Man
arrested for robbery of watches at Rathdrum............John Murray, steward of R. R. Drought, J. P. killed
in car accident near Ballykilavare.........State of W. breakwater...........Robbery fr. Greene's, Arklow.
25.8.94= Halpin memorial - leader..............17 labourers' cottages for Cross-Rds.?............race meeting to be held in W. in
Sept..........Committee to be formed in Arklow to look after welfare of fishermen, to improve their present
depressed state..........Death of Maj. Gen. Chevenix Trench, late of Broomfield, Wicklow, in Scotland........
Coolllatin Horticultural Show - full report - DVLI band....Powerscourt Cottage Garden Show.....W. harbour
imports & exports - account.........Extraprdinary assault near Tinahely.........Licensing prosecuton in Ovoca.
Bathing in Arklow..........Arklow Commercial Club dance..........Success of Arklow fishing boats. Number
of Protestants J. P's. in Co. 98 & R. C. 33. 79% of the population are Catholic. Mr. John Morley said when
present Govt. came into office there were 92 P. & 8 R. C. magistrates (Aug. 92).
1.9.94= School fete at the Coppice, Rathdrum...........Rathdrum Union - conflicting statements, Dr. Ryan threatens
law.........Engagement ring gone astray in Arklow...........Race meeting proposed for Wicklow - fifty invitations
sent out to investigate - only small number turned up - idea dropped........Arklow magistrates & pitch toss....
Halpin moniment being carved - will take four months to complete..........Ld. Fitzwilliam's yacht "Kathleen" in
Arklow........Congested District Board & the Arklow boats..........Proposed address to Mr. Hadden, Arklow.........Man in
Arklow attacked by bull.........lamps lighted in Wicklow for season fr. 1/9/94...........Balinguile Agri. Show.......
Arklow cycling club.........Arklow river flooded.........Arklow North Quay completed last week. Breach in
South Quay to be done..........Chas. H. Bagster, dentist, Laurel Lodge, Bray, & Rathgar, fined 5 or month
for assault on Mr. O'Meara, stationmaster, Bray, who, he alleged had insulted his wife.
8.9.94= W. Smyth, Arklow, sailor, killed on steamer in Black Sea...........Meeting held in Arklow to ask Govt. to take on
another 30 men in the R. Naval Reserve...........Death of Capt. Jas. Murray, late of Arklow ship "Java", in Kilrush.......
Shillelagh embezzlement case..........Sheep stolen from Jas. Valentine, Ballinamona........Bray Town Hall - sale
of work in aid of Convalescent Home.........Election of Wicklow Harbour Comm...........Sheep sales, Coollatin & Carysfort.
15.9.94= Wicklow Harbour Bd. meetings........Powescourt lamb sale...........Ld. Fitzwilliam & party visited site of proposed
Halpin memorial on 11th.........."Smoothing Iron", disgrace to W. removed...........First section of Newcastle hospital
nearly completed....S. S. "Erin's King", on trip fr. Dublin to give passengers 4 hrs. ashore at W..........DWWR. to
be requested to lay down gas main fr. juncton of rly. road to Church Lane...........Son of Mr. Burns, Inland Revenue
Off., Murrough, swallowed 1d. - serious state............Manure CO. making extensive additions to property..........Accident
to Mrs. Casement, Clonroe...........Turnstiles wanted, instead of steps over rly. fr. Outer to Inner Murrough...........car
accident in Wicklow..........Son of Flower, Master of Rathdrum Workhouse, arrested for stealing remonstrance
from Rathdrum Catholic Church & sending it to Dublin pawnbroker.........At Bray court Maurice Dempsey,
carman, charged with assault on Ohio mechanical engr. & taking his watch - fined 3 for former...........M'Donald's of
Rathdrum - law case..........Six Arklow boats engaged by C. D. Bd. for Donegal coast........Alleged embezzlement
at Carnew........Presentation to Mr. J. . Long, Arklow.............Sett-makers at work - Arklow quarries.
22.9.94= Arklow harbour "erection of Dolpin" considered..........Flower pleads guilty in Rathdrum case, got month in jail...
N. T. M. K. child neglect case.........Improvement of carriages on the DWWR........Coachman of Mr. Hope,
Kilpool, fell fr. horse..........Mare sale in Rathdrum........Coolgard man arrested for assault on woman........400 on
"Erin's King", trip to Wicklow - big crowd visited Green Tree........Dredging for oysters in Arklow bay........Letter
explaining the origin of the "Flash" in Arkow.........Broom Hill sheep sale........bicycle race at Arklow.
29.9.94= District nurse to be appointed for Aughrim sick poor...........Tricycle of Rev. Thos. Hackett, stolen at Bray
station - court case..........Ger. Cooke, of the Mysterious Musicians charged London man with assault in Royal
Hotel, Bray.........Mr. Hallowes caused riot by street preaching in Athlone............Bowsprit & tackle of "William",
coal fror Kearon & Tyrrell, carried away at mouth of Arklow harbour...........Panic in Lloyd's Circus in Carnew over
bursting of lamp............land slide round Bray Head near "long tunnel" or No. 1.............Fire in haggard of
Mr. Thos. Winder, Ballynerrin...........Account of visit of Mr. John Morley, to Rathdrum & Glendalough..
Death of Rt. Hon. W. H. F. Cogan, ex Co. M. P..........Concert in W. Assembly Hall.
6.10.94= Rathdrum Cricket Club concert............Shelton Abbey Harriers..........Bray Commrs. - 525 due on harbour contract.
Works should be protected fr. winter storms. Letter fr. su. DWWR. - structural alterations to be made in gasworks,
to abate nuisance; to be informed only removal would remedy evil.
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Leading article on conduct of rate collectors in Arklow............10.30am ex Greystones to H. St. stopped in last
tunnel by fall of stones round Bray Hd. 1/10/94..........Case against Mr. Hallowes for street preaching in
Galway dismissed.........Wicklow Commrs. - batch of members disqualified........Narrow escape fr. poisoning in Arklow.
13.10.94= New postal arrangements, Wicklow..........Harvest thanksgivings, Methodist Church, Bray...........Bray
Court - disputed ownership of land between DWWR & sea at Shanganagh................Thos. Kenny & Laurence Keenan,
dispute over proper stand...........Rly. buffet licence............John Morley, present in Bray Land Court......
Leader on Mr. Stryhe & the W. pier...........Halpin memorial note.........Arklow elections..........Fire at Hawkstown....
Gypsies frightened horse of Mr. Segrave at Ashford.........Carnew Races............Deserter arrested at Shilelagh.
20.10.94= Bray Drag Hounds meeting.............Licensing prosecution at Ovoca..........Elections in Arklow & Bray.........Delgany
Children's Home meeting............Viscount Milton's coming of age celebrations...........Details of offences in the Co..
Roundwood fair..........Glendalough farmer fell off horse twice...........Wicklow breakwater in bad state....
Capt. J. Neill, T. C., Wicklow injured in his house.............Son of former station master, M'Sweeney, Rathnew, died in Bray...
Snow in the county..........Plea for Arklow, leader in the "Weekly Irish Times".............Arklow Sick Poor Fund..
27.10.94= Wicklow harbour Board - special meeting.............Bray Commrs. - Mr. Breslin elected Chairman despite division
amongst Unionists members..........Leader on Mr. Stryhe & redeemable stock scheme............False suicide alarm
in Wicklow.........Runaway horse in Wicklow.........Condition of W.harbour - dep. to Mr. Mosley........Inquest on Surgeon
Lt. Col. Michl. Quinlan, who died rather suddenly in Green Tree Hotel...........Severe storm in Wicklow, lifeboat
seized by volunteers...........Baker named Jas. Brown died as result of fall fr. van near Laragh............Percy French
entertainment in Wicklow..........Serious charge against late W. gas manager...........Dt. Inspr. Williamson to be C. I.....
Arklow herring boats enaged for Donegal.
3.11.94= Qr. Sessions - full report...........Proposed dynamite factory at Brittas..........Subterranean buildings discovered at
Arklow.....John Morgan, C. Gd. Wicklow, transferred to handwritten ....Death of Jas. Smith, farmer, Barndarrig...
Action against "W. Star"..........Rathdrum N. T. meeting...........Newtown & Delgany Races..........Ld. Meath & fair rents
at Irishtown.........W. lifeboat meeting.............Death of Father Healey, Little Bray..............Herring fishing "fair"
at W. & Arklow.........Shooting party at Glenart.............Death of Geo. handwritten Wicklow......Schooner "Mary Anne"
(Mr. Phillips) ashore near Chemical Wks..........Boots stolen in W...........Clever arrest by H. O. Scanlon in Arklow.....
Schooner "Emile", Barnette,Kearon & Tyrrell 220 tons, in gale in English Channel.
10.11.94= W. harbour board & Hibernian Bank..........Bray Commrs. - regret expressed at death of Father Healey. W. G.
Twomey not to resign, but proposed intemperate language not to be used by board...........Luscombe mortgage leader...
Runaway horse in W.........Judge Keane in car mishap nr. Tinahely.......Car accidents at Rathdrum.......Coolkenna
Church renovated......Mrs. Parnell to start umbrella handle factory in Shillelagh..........Earl Fitzwilliam very
ill at Coollattin.........Rathdown Gdns. site for Bray burial ground at Vallambrosa..........Bray court - Honor
Bloom fined 5/- for assault with umbrella..........Sale of Parnell quarry........Sudden death at Ballinapark, Ovoca ....
Cordite factory - rumoured selection of Arklow site...........Arklow Commrs. - election of chairman........Old woman found
dead on Askinakea mt.
17.11.94= Row at harbour board meeting in W..........Wicklow N. T.'s meet..........Text of bill Bray, Dalkey, etc. water supply..
Leader on the Co. W. question........Open air preaching in Arklow...........Narrow escape of Arklow fishing boat...
Rathdown Gdns. - proposed cemetery at Thornhill, Old Conna.........W. Scott, clerk in Northern Bank, Bray, arrested
while on leave in Liverpool for taking considerable sum of money..........Mr. Thynne, Asst. Inspr. Gen. R. I. C., inspected
Bray force, & also Wicklow where 16 constables, 10 sergts. & 3 acting sergt., etc. paraded: also Arklow.........
Jas. Kavanagh, farmer, Ballymurtagh, drowned near Ovoca Lodge...........D'Arcy's sawmill sold to Pim's...
Mr. Chamberlain & Mr. Cocking representing Kynock, inspected site at Arklow...........A. Price, CE., Greystones to
make plans for B. of Wks. for grant for Wicklow harbour.
24.11.94= Farming in Leinster - Co. W. position.........At Bray court Nath. A. Scott, clerk, Northern Bank, got six months for
robbery of 205 between 1/10 - 5/11. People respectable in north. 3 yrs. in head office & over a year in Bray. Money
to be replaced.........Wicklow C. C. dinner......Schooner "Jilt" ashore on Arklow handwritten bur refloated...Leader Mr. C.
Murray & the breakwater........Jas. Kavanagh, car driver hurt in collison in W........John Wall owner of lightship
tender, apptd. coxswain of W. lifeboat vice Ed. Condren.........Herring fishing.........Man burnt at Laragh...
1.12.94= Arklow shipping dispute Kearon v Reilly.........presentation to Mr. Long, Bank of Ireland, Arklow...
Run of Bray Drag Hunt to Kilmacanogue..........Death of Visct. Monck.........Death of Mrs. Passent, Wicklow.....
No smallpox is reported in N. T. M. K..........Sudden death of woman named Redmond in Kilpedder........Big hay fire
at Priestnewtown, Kilcoole...........Rowdy conduct at night by tin whistle players in W...........Sudden death in
Tinahely.........Article on conditions in W. town..........Mr. Monahan, S. M., Kingstown, to retire - 27 yrs. there, 40 yrs. in co's
service.........Arty. man in court over Enniskerry scenes.
8.12.94= Case of Jos. Smyth, Abbeyhill, W., in court on storage of explosives...........Rathdown Agri. Show meeting........Protest
against holding of Leinster Winter Assizes in W. - too much duty for Jurors..........Accident to Mr. Alfred, farmer
Ashford..........Death of army pensioner suddenly in Tinahely...........While removing ballast fishermen hurt in
Arklow........Assizes - full account.........Arklow take boat house - new slip with patent rollers etc.
15.12.94= Col. Tottenham selected as Unionist candidate to contest East W. at next general election..........Arklow
Harbour Board; important meeting......
22.12.94= Arklow Presentment Sessions.........Young man hurt by fall from horse at Barnaclay...........Arklow concert for
poor & sick...........Man hurt by machine at Coolkenna........Mr. Allen, N. T., Wicklow, leaving for Carysfort, Blackrock.
Schooner "Jewess", lost if not able to shelter in Wicklow harbour, showng need for some..........Fisherman -
John Carty, Strand road, Bray, died suddenly...........Newcastle farmer knocked down by car driven by
Louis Brager near Bray station & badly hurt.............Car accident to Mr. Tombe, Capt. Wicklow C. C.............Bray
Commrs. - Esplanade sub-committee reported on condition of lower portion - new sewer & boatslip recommended......
Mrs. Alice Roche (wife of Dr. Roche), Glen of the Downs, arrested for being drunk in charge of pony & trap.
29.12.94= Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry, destroyed by fire on the 22nd............Gift to poor of Kilcoole by
Col. Tottenham...........Kearon's "Elterwater", Swansea for France, with timber, lost off Appledore..........Sudden
death of Jos. Byrne, carowner, Murrough............30/- taken fr. house in Ovoca...........Mad dog at large, Ovoca...
Christmas in Co.............Act. Sergt. Neill, well known on Bray platform promoted Sergt...........Storm - anxiety in W...
10/- taken fr. Bryan's publichouse, Bray, slates removed..........Capt. Kearon, Arklow, drowned new Ross.
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5.1.95= Separatist quarrel at Carnew..........Ballyman ploughing match..........Father Healey fund.........Wicklow vessels
in mishaps near Liverpool.........Cordite factory site in Arklow corrspondence..........Woman arrested for larceny
of shawl in Coolkenna........Convention in Arklow school........"Active", Arklow, ashore near Carlingford.........Dr.
Byrne, Arklow, Wicklow, hurt by horse.........Aughrim school fund.........Lifeboat appeal, Wicklow.........Old
& new year in Arklow.........Arklow vessel wrecked at Lahinch..........Fund raised for Mr. Buckley, Enniskerry
hotel fire victim.
12.1.95= Proposed cordite factory at Arklow - stoppage of theworks - important public meeting........Bray Commrs -
bills passed in parliament. Annual statement of accounts. First section of intercepting sewer fr. Bray Hd.
to Cockbrook. Little progress with harbour due to gales, but no damage done.......One passenger only by 8.30am
ex Wicklow recently, but great outcry if taken off. One of crew of brig "Wilson", Arklow, hurt at sea....
Letter - Capt. Halpin Memorial Fund (London) 1894........Action against Shillelagh Gdns.
19.1.95= Rock quarries, Arklow, lately purchased by J. Parnell, to be formed into Co......"Star" newspaper: bailiffs in
possession.......Sudden death in Kilcoole........Horse of Lady Wicklow dropped dead under her at Shelton Abbey.
John Davis, Wicklow, injured unloading vessel........No case at Arklow court.......Geo. Lawson, new contractor
for W. breakwater........Work resumption by 36 men at Arklow factory........Carnival in Arklow.........Severe
snowstorm & gale-damage to W. breakwater. .....rly. damage - Kilcoole station in bad way - Bray front flooded.
Fitzwilliam gift of 5 cwt. of coal to Shillelagh poor.......narrrow escape of "Orphan Girl" of being wrecked outside
Arklow.......Sudden death of Michl. Molloy, Church Terr., Bray, on Q. Rd.
26.1.95= Bray Hilary Session report.......The cordite factory at Arklow - sale of the Chemical Wks......Thos. Nangle,
guard, DWWR., killed at W. old station.........Qr. Session report........Bray Commrs. Engr. reported two waste
interested, asked when harbour be finished. Storm damage - works not impaired. Two iron posts broken by
timbers. Beach lower at north end between first & second set of steps - 175 yds. Depth fr. top of coping to beach
15' 6" bringing it within 2' 3" of bottom of wall. Recommended repair by constructing of toe of concrete & facing
should be strenghtened.
2.2.95= Action of Mr. J. D. Mulhall against W. Commrs........Roundwood ploughing match........Runaway at Tinahely.....
Sheep stealing nr. Aughrim.........Death of Mr. Ruskell, Avoca........Suicide attempt in Bray by Thos. Redmond..
Portion of stained glass window broken in Bray catholic church - alleged sacrilige.
9.2.95= Bray Commrs. - Messrs Stryhe & Comber reported little work done to harbour due to weather. Capt.
Patrickson said he heard crack had occurred in north breakwater. Engr. to inspect. Plans for new building
at Sidmonton Rd. etc. Balance in favour of Board 1663.7.4.........Rathdrum ploughing match postponed.......
Leader on the Township affairs.......Cordite factory note......Rev. Michl. Clarke, C. C. Wicklow, recd. fr. DWWR
villa ticket Wicklow-Dublin, in consideration of new Presbytery recently erected in Wicklow.
Great snowstorm - reports fr. Wicklow, Ovoca, Aughrim, Arklow..........Distress at Rathdrum.....
Returns - health of the county.......Fire at Croneybyrne....Engr's action against Shillelagh Gdns.....Strange
charge against ex police sergt. at N. T. M. K.
16.2.95= State of W. breakwater....leader on accounts...Ashford Agri. Society meeting.....Writ of Mr. Stryhe against
Harbour Board for 600....Tobaoganning accident in W......County N. T.s met....... Coal given away to poor in
Arklow.....Distressed poor in W. ...influential meeting held in T. hall - Jos. Smyth in chair . Qr. Sessions
23.2.95= Action against DWWR by Mrs. O'Keeffe, Parkmore, Ashford, injured by sudden starting of train (report)
at Rathdrum....Michl. Breen, 19, crushed to death at Tigroney....Bad condition of N. T. M. K. courthouse
Leader on the breakwater - Sea inroads Kilcoole to Wicklow...Large number of vessels in Wicklow...
Mr. John Clarke, making road for milty., disturbed old bones at Irishtown - report went? out of skeleton...
Accident to English vessel at Arklow .....Small boat picked up by Arklow sailor 1 1/2 miles out...... Death of
Miss Smith Dunbar.....Runaway horse & ice accident at Shillelagh....Coal given to poor at Rathnew
Cordite factory at Arklow account of progress of works.....Wicklow corn dispute - costs of litigation...
Bray Commrs. - new sewers: See Light Lights wrote to effect their sanction must be got for lights to pier.
2.3.95= Co. Infirmary subs.....Leader on T. Commrs. & unemployed in W..........Louis Bryan, fairly wealthy & respectable in
Bray court for repeated furious driving - 14 days in Kilmainham....Trever's? old stores, N. Quay, Wicklow to be
pulled down by unemployed....50 fr. Carysfort for Arklow poor.....Wicklow & Woodenbridge station to be
connected by phone....Breakwater piling started.....Assizes postponed on account of weather...Lady
Wicklow helped to get cordite for Arklow.....Horse mishap in Carnew...Death of John Ravell, Newcastle...
Louis Pomeroy, 19, nephew of John R. Fowler - Duncairn Tce., Bray, killed at Waterfall by fall fr. cliff on 26th....
Ruffianly outrage at Arklow......Arklow vessel overdue - the "Levinia" arrvd. in port...Arklow fishing notes..
9.3.95= Letter fr. Ld. Powerscourt on Waterfall accident......Bray Commrs. rate 3/11 & special harbour rate of 1/-..
South pier of harbour extended to within 200 ft. of full length, & 57 ft. of W. Pier remained to be done. Bridge
crossing river & portion of south quay finished - paid out 27,395, estimated cost 37,500....Cordite
works - partial strike by the labourers.....Jew? charged in Arklow for obtaining food & lodging by false
pretences....Repairs to W. breakwater......List of movements of Arklow vessels....Arklow sailor drowned at
New Ross......Final meeting of W. relief committee....Bray Water Bill..
16.3.95= Arklow harbour board - strange allegations.....Bray Commrs. - site of G. P. O. discussed, some members wanted
Q. Rd. - others thought Main St. commercial centre of town....200 employed at A. cordite works...Leader on W.
harbour steamboats....Mila recruits to assemble 25/3/95.....Mackeral boats (40 out of 82) left Arklow....
Fire in Arklow.....Religious issue in Delgany - letters....Jas. Cotter, army pensioner, arrested for murder of his
infant daughter, aged 7 months, in Maitland St., Little Bray, by drowning her intank in yard....Alderman Meade
summoned for rates on new house on Bray Strand....Bray court - spirit license of Mr. Tierney, Q. Rd., transferred
to Mr. Merrigan....Probable re-opening of Ballymurtagh Mines.
23.3.95= Arklow footbridge - reference....W. harbour repairs - strike.....Shocking accident at Rathnew - playing
with gun powder....Retirement of Mr. Burns, I. R. O.Wicklow....."Levinia", of Arklow in terrible Cadiz
Bay hurricane.....Ornamental railings for Leitrim Place ordered....S. Quay wall, W., complete
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