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Members of the Kildare Archaeological Society, 1895 (Table Index)

Officers and Members of the Kildare Archaeological Society, 1895:

 Title Name Surname Letters  Address Position
The Most Rev. Michael Comerford D.D. Vice President
The Earl of Mayo President
Thomas Cooke Trench Esq., D.L. Council
George Mansfield Esq., D.L. Council
The Rev. Canon Sherlock M.A. Council
The Rev. Denis Murphy S.J., LL.D., M.R.I.A. Council
The Rev. Edward O’Leary P.P. Council
Thomas J. De Burgh Esq., D.L. Council
Hans Hendrick-Aylmer Esq. Kerdiffstown, Naas Hon Treasurer
Lord Walter Fitzgerald M.R.I.A., Kiljea Castle, Mageney Hon Secretary
Arthur Vicars Esq., F.S.A., (Ulster) Clyde Road, Dublin Hon Secretary
The Rev. Denis Murphy S.J. University College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Hon Editor
Rev. James Adams Kill Rectory, Straffan Member
Miss Archbold Davidstown, Castledermot Member
Miss Aylmer Donadea Castle, Kildare Member
Algernon Aylmer Rathmore, Naas Member
H. Hendrick-Aylmer Kerdiffstown, Naas Hon Treasurer
Major H.L. Barton D.L. Straffan House, Straffan Member
Colonel J. Bonham Ballintaggart, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare Member
Rev. John T. Bird Curragh Camp Member
J. T. Brooke St. David’s, Naas Member
Stephen J. Brown Naas Member
Rev. Hawtrey Browne Victoria Cottage, Fermoy Member
Very Rev. E. Burke P.P. Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow Member
G. D. Burtchaell M.A., St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Member
Major Claude Cane St. Wolstan’s, Celbridge Member
Rev. Thomas Carberry P.P. The Presbytery, Ballitore Member
Frederick Carroll Moone Abbey, Moone Member
Rev. James Carroll C.C, Howth, Co. Dublin Member
Colonel Clements Killadoon, Celbridge Member
Mrs. Clements Killadoon, Celbridge Member
Henry J.B. Clements D.L. Killadoon, Celbridge Member
D.P. Coady M.D. Johnstown, Straffan Member
Robert Cochrane F.S.A., M.R.I.A., Highfield Road, Rathgar Hon Secretary
Rev. J. F. Cole The Rectory, Portarlington Member
Most Rev. M. Comerford D.D., Braganza, Carlow Member
Rev. J. F. Conmee S.J., University College, Dublin Member
Stanley Coote Arden, Dulwich, Surrey Member
Very Rev. G.Y. Cowell Dean of Kildare The Deanery, Kildare Member
Rev. E. Lewis Crosby Rutland Square, Dublin Member
R.S. Longworth Dames Herbert St., Dublin Member
J. Dane Whiteside, Osberstown Hill, Naas Member
M. Darby M.D. Monasterevan Member
Robert Day F.S.A., M.R.I.A., Sydney Place, Cork Member
Colonel G. Dease Celbridge Abbey, Celbriadge Member
Thomas J. De Burgh D.L. Oldtown, Naas Member
Rev. Mathew Devitt S.J., Clongowes Wood College, Sallins Member
Rev. J. J. Doyle Derrycappagh, Mountmellick, Queen’s Co. (Laois) Member
Thomas Drew R.H.A., M.R.I.A., P.R.S.A.I., Gortnadrew, Monkstown Member
J. A. Duncan Athy Member
Rev. John Dunne Clane Member
Laurence Dunne J.P., Dollardstown House, Athy Member
Rev. William Elliott The Manse, Naas Member
J. F. Falkiner M.D. Spring Gardens, Naas Member
Rev. J. F. M. Ffrench M.R.I.A., Ballyredmond House, Clonegal Member
Lady Eva Fitzgerald Kilkea Castle, Mageny, Co. Kildare Member
Lord Frederick Fitzgerald King’s House, Kingston, Jamaica Member
Lord George Fitzgerald Kilkea Castle, Mageny, Co. Kildare Member
Lord Walter Fitzgerald M.R.I.A., Kilkea Castle, Mageny, Co. Kildare Hon Secretary
Rev. W. Fitzgerald The Vicarage, Grange Con, Co. Wicklow Member
Rev. M. Fogarty Professor Maynooth College Member
Rev. C. W. Follis Emily Square, Athy Member
Rev. C. W. Ganly Kilkea Rectory, Mageny, CO. Kildare Member
Rev. George Garrett Kilmeague, Co. Kildare Member
J. Ribton Garstin D.L., F.S.A., M.R.I.A., Branganstown, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth Member
Edward Glover Prince Patrick Terrace, North Circular Road, Dublin Member
Thomas Greene LL.D., Millbrook, Mageney Member
Arthur Hade C.E. Carlow Member
Thomas J. Hannon Millview House, Athy Member
Lady Higginson Connellmore, Newbridge Member
Madame Henry L Hoguet West Twenry Eighth Street, New York Member
Rev. B. C. Davidson Houston St. John’s Vicarage, Sydney Parade, Dublin Member
Rev. J. L. Jessen Castledermot, Co. Kildare Member
Miss Johnston Prumplestown House, Castledermot, CO. Kildare Member
Rev. H. Kennedy St. David’s Rectory, Naas Member
Robert R. Kennedy R.M. Carlow Member
Surgeon-Major T. R. Keogh Castleroe, Mageney, Co. Kildare Member
William Kirkpatrick Donacomper, Celbridge Member
Rev. W. Somerville- Large Carnalway Rectory, Kilcullen Member
Mrs. John La Touche Harristown, Brannoxtown Member
J. Loch C.I.R.I.C. The Firs, Naas Member
Miss A. F. Long Woodfield, Kilcavan, Geashill Member
General McMahon Craddockstown, Naas Member
Mrs. McMahon Craddockstown, Naas Member
J. G. McSweeny Claremount Road, Sandymount, Dublin Member
Rev. E. Maguire D.D., Professor Maynooth College Member
P. A. Maguire Oldtown Terrace, Naas Member
David Mahony D.L., Grange Con, Co. Wicklow Member
George Gun Mahony Grange Con, Co. Wicklow Member
George Mansfield Morristown, Lattin, Naas Member
Dowager Countess of Mayo Eaton Square, London, S.W. Member
The Earl of Mayo Palmerstown, Straffan President
E. Molloy Abbeyfield, Naas Member
William R. Molloy M.R.I.A., Brookfield Terrace, Donnybrook, Dublin Member
His Eminence Cardinal Moran Sydney, N.S. Wales Member
Rev. Thomas Morrin P.P. Naas Member
Rev. Denis Murphy S.J., LL.D., M.R.I.A. University College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin Hon Editor
Very Rev. Michael Murphy P.P. St. Brigid’s, Kildare Member
Ambrose More O’Ferrall D.L., Ballyna, Moyvalley Member
Very Rev., Canon O’Hanlon Leahy’s Terrace, Sandymount, Dublin Member
Rev. E. O’Leary P.P. Ballyna, Moyvalley Member
Rev. Patrick O’Leary Maynooth College Member
J. Casimir O’Meagher M.R.I.A., Mountjoy Square, S., Dublin Member
Arthur Owen Blessington, Co. Wicklow Member
Charles Colley Palmer D.L., Rahan, Edenderry Member
Hon. Gerald Ponsonby Palmerstown, Straffan Member
Lady Maria Ponsonby Palmerstown, Straffan Member
Mrs. Glenheste Pratt Manor-Kilbride, Co. Dublin Member
Major R. F. Rynd Blackhall, Naas Member
Colonel R. Saunders D.L., Saunder’s Grove, Stratford-on-Slaney Member
Lord Seaton Bert House, Athy Member
Rev. Canon Sherlock Sherlockstown, Naas Member
Rev. Richard D. Skuse Ballykean Rectory, Portarlington Member
J. Steede LL.D., Dundalk Member
Colonel Stoney The Downs, Delgany Member
K. Supple D.I.R.I.C., Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow Member
J. R. Sutcliffe Hibernian Bank, Naas Member
E. Sweetman Longtown, Naas Member
Mrs. Sweetman Longtown, Naas Member
Nicholas Synott Herbert Crescent, Hans-place, London, S.W. Member
Mark Taylor Golden Fort, Baltinglass Member
F. Evelyn Thornhill Golden Fort, Baltinglass Member
Thomas Cooke Trench D. L. Millicent, Naas Member
Mrs. Cooke Trench Millicent, Naas Member
Rev. W. Tynan P.P. Newbridge Member
Vicars Arthur F.S.A., Ulster King of Arms Clyde Road, Dublin Hon Secretary
Colonel P. Vigors Holloden, Bagenalstown Member
Colonel J. Wall Knockareagh, Grange Con Member
Mrs. Wall Knockareagh, Grange Con Member
Rev. Martin Walsh P.P. Castledermot, Co. Kildare Member
David Watt Stackallen, Navan Member
Robert J. Welch Lonsdale street, Belfast Member
General Weldon Forenaughts, Naas Member
Captain A. A. Weldon Kilmorony, Athy Member
Lady Weldon Kilmorony, Athy Member
W. I. Wheeler M.D., F.R.S.C.I., Merrion Square, N., Dublin Member
W. Grove White Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin Member
G de L Willis Kildare Street, Dublin Member
Colonel W. F. Wilson The Vicarage, Clane Member
Robert M. Wilson Coolcarrigan, Kilcock Member
Mrs. R. M. Wilson Coolcarrigan, Kilcock Member
Mrs. R. Dupré Wilson Coolcarrigan, Kilcock Member
George Wolfe Bishopsland, Ballymore-Eustace, Naas Member
Robert L. Woolcombe LL.D., M.R.I.A., Waterloo Road, Dublin Member
Professor E. Percival Wright M.D., Trinity College, Dublin Hon Secretary
Miss Margaret Stokes Hon Member

A Journey to Ireland From Anaconda, Montana, America, 1898

The following excerpt is very descriptive, it contains names, and more importantly – it tells about life. It shows us how one travelled from the USA to Cork, then to Liverpool in England and then on to Belfast in Northern Ireland. It tells something of the trip home in 1898, the trip and the places visited take in 5 counties in Northern Ireland : Antrim, Armagh, Derry, Donegal and Tyrone. Yet, all the places were not too far apart, trvel from one to the other was easy. The parents went down to Dublin during the holiday. The attitudes of the ‘American’ to what he saw – it is a very descriptive piece of writing. I have highlighted surnames and placenames – and I hope that those who read this piece, regardless of connections to the surnames or places will learn or feel some of the excitement/anticipation as to the trip, and also learn something of life in Ireland back in the 1890’s. While this piece is specific to particular counties, the way of life was very similar in every other county.

Written James M. Devine in 1923. The account written by James Devine was in turn derived from an earlier written account composed by James Devine’s father Thomas Devine, born 1846.

“The year 1898 was also prosperous, but the sinking of the battleship U.S.S. Maine brought the threat of war and also more employment. With houses all rented, Mom and Papa decided on a big trip to the Land of their birth in the North of Ireland. So in May of 1898, they began making preparations for the trip overseas. New clothes were bought and two big trunks were purchased. Gifts were bought for relatives in Ireland. The day for leaving Anaconda was sometime at the end of June. Construction of Saint Peter’s Church at the corner of 4th Street and Alder Street was under way, with basement built and the cornerstone laid with the date 1898 on it.

Leaving Anaconda with us for the South of Ireland were Mr. KEHOE and two children, Eva and Rodger Kehoe. They were with us on the train and joined us on the ship the S.S. Germanic. We got aboard at some pier near 14th Street. I remember seeing our two big trunks being lowered down into the hold. The S. S. Germanic was a big up to date Ship for those days with two big black funnels and a very loud fog horn, which was used a little one foggy day. I guess she was of about 15,000 tonage. Everything was clean with an atmosphere of luxury. The food was very good, served on white tablecloths and napkins, with desert and fruit towards the end of the meals.

The weather was good and sunny. I got only a little seasick the 2nd day out. We met several other ships going westward and their passengers waved to us. We heard talk that war with Spain could start at any time. We saw our sailor with long field glasses looking at distant ships for their identity. One sailor had a strange metal device and I heard my mother ask him, “Was he going to use that to fight Spain.” They joked about it. The Germanic belonged to the White Star line. I remember my mother and Mrs. Kehoe feeling very jolly, while very few other women on board were seasick. My mother laughed and said, “I could eat a bear or a horse” just before supper.

It was a beautiful sunny morning as we came into the bay near Queenstown, now called Cobh. The little tender drew alongside of us and trunks were loaded on it, then we parted with the KEHOES and other friendly passengers. We went on with the Germanic to Liverpool, arriving there next morning after an 8-day pleasant voyage. We had a fairly early breakfast in a Liverpool restaurant, with bacon and eggs and pancakes on the menu.

Before getting breakfast, Papa had trouble with the customs men, who wanted to open and examine our trunks, which was unusual up to then. It was near the date of the Irish Rising of 1798, when Wolf Tone and Robert Emmett organized and struck a blow for Irish Freedom, which later failed. The British feared another Rising in 1898 and feared we had arms or ammunition in our trunks. My Father was a terrible man when he got angry and I remember his flashing eyes, as he told the customs men they would find themselves on their backs if they dared try to open the locks on those two trunks before he got the American Consul. With one powerful blow he knocked one of the customs men flat on his back. The other man retreated. The Irish on the dock cheered big Tom Devine’s response. The American Consul came and he had a consultation with Tom Devine, who assured him there were no firearms in the trunks. The Consul said let them open the trunks and save a lot of time and the getting of witnesses, etc. So my Father opened each lock and the customs men opened the lids and looked on the tops of the trunks then closed them again. The trunks and baggage were then taken to the Liverpool boat and the Devines dined again in an English restaurant.

We boarded the Liverpool boat late in the evening and sailed at night. We children slept on the cushion seats as my parents dozed on the seats near to us. We got into Belfast about 7AM. On the wharf as we landed was my mothers youngest sister Annie Kelly a 19 year old girl who recognized my Mother at once. We then had breakfast in BELFAST, then boarded a train for ARMAGH City. As I looked out the train window, I saw many goats tethered and grazing on the sides of hills. Being higher up than we were, they looked very tall to me. I asked my mother what they were? She replied goats and billygoats. I said they were bigger than cows or horses. Mother explained that they were smaller than cows of horses, but only looked big because they were up on a hill.

In less than 2 hours we were in ARMAGH City and soon on a jaunting car out to my Grandmother’s home 4 miles from Armagh. We got a warm greeting and kisses galore when we got to the end of the lane at the KELLY home at DRUMART. Aunt Belle’s daughter Maggie McCOO was there and she showed us around Drumart. There was a big pond in the front of the house, which ran in a narrow strip along the side of the lane to the main road for 250 yards. Then there was the well in front of the house with shade of a big maple tree leaning over it. A little streamlet ran from it, which carried the most cooling and clear water off a limestone bottom in Ireland. The pond usually had about 40 or 50 ducks swimming on it led by a big blue, white and green necked drake. Maggie then took us up to see the quarry and told us that was where the banshee cried the night before my grandfather James Kelly died about 1882. We saw the goats with the big white buck called Archie. One of the goats was slain to give us a feast. Billy KINGSBERY butchered the goat. We did not like the goats as they usually prodded you with their horns. The big buck Archie was more docile than the other goats. We watched the milking of the cows as my mother had milked our cow in Anaconda. (Note from trip by T. E. Devine to Ireland in June 1998. The residence at Battle Hill is located 3 miles from PORTADOWN near a stone bridge. The Chapel near Drumart is ANNACRAMPH Chapel.) After a few days at Drumart, we went by horse and cart to visit the Battle Hill farm, where my mother spent most of her youth with her Grandmother and Grandfather Owen Kelly. She showed us old pictures that were there when she was a young girl. She showed us the pewter plates on the old dresser that were in existence in 1640 and also an old chair that the Kelly’s had at the time of the battle of Benburb. She showed us the old orchard with crooked trees that the fairies played around. Most interesting to them, my Mother and Granduncle showed us the Old Forth in the center of a 1 and 1/2-acre field near the old residence. It seemed like a pile of stones with trees and holly bushes growing out of a mound of earth and stones. My Grand Uncle said the Fairies lived there many years ago. They still heard them singing and dancing around the old Forth about mid night according to old Parley MURPHY.

My mother went down the hill alone to surprise an old schoolmate. She knocked on the door and a voice replied “Who is there.” My Mother said, “Open the door and see.” What a pleasant surprise it was for Lizzie Reid to see her old schoolmate again after 9 years as Lizzie REID and Jenny KELLY met in a warm embrace.

We spent several days at the home of my mother with the Kelly’s of Drumart, LOUGHALL, Co. Armagh, where my aunts Minnie, Catherine, Bell and Annie and Uncle Thomas John seemed thrilled to have the Yankee kids and hear their American accents.

We then boarded the Great Northern train from Armagh City to DERRY to visit my Father’s sister Sarah Jane or Mrs. Daniel GALLIVAN. We got a warm welcome in Derry at the foot of Bishop Street. The Gallivans had four children then; Michael, Mary, Jenny and Tom, the biggest baby born in present day memory, said to be 19 lbs. at birth. My little sister then called him her fat poose. We did have kids to play with in Derry. I loved to sit upstairs and watch the Great Northern Locomotives shunting and making up trains. Their engines seemed much smaller than our big American hoggs. I think their fastest trains only went 25 miles per hour. They had no cowcatchers on front of the engines. The common bye word or cry then on the streets of Armagh and Derry was “Remember 98” and “Who fears to speak of 98” was the theme song of patriotic Ireland as I remember.

As a boy, I enjoyed Derry and the sights: The old Round Tower Church and the shrine of St. Columbkille, with the big stone with the two deep holes near St. Columbs statue, which I thought were made by St. Columbs knees, then Derry Walls and the big old black cannon which the besieged fired on ships coming up the river Foyle to capture the besieged City. One of the biggest old guns, which I sat on, was called Roaring Meg. Then there were the three big Arched gates leading inside the walls; Ferryquay gate, Shipquay gate and Bishop gate. It was interesting to walk along Derry wharf and see ships from Liverpool, Glasgow, Southampton, Holland, Norway and Sweden and sometimes from France and Spain. There were fishing boats and the big dredge with two big yellow funnels and also the two or three pleasure boats; Earl of Dunraven, Lady Clare and the Abbot Ross. One day I and my brother Tommy and Sister Katie and my Aunt Sarah Jane Gallivan and some of my cousins went for a pleasant sail on the Earl of Dunraven down the Foyle to the fishing town of Moville.

After seeing more sights in Derry like the Statue of Governor Walker and another one called the blackman, we prepared to visit the little town of CLAUDY, where my Aunt Catherine DEVINE was married to a big Claudy merchant named Michael DOHERTY. We made the journey of 10 miles by jaunting car. It was a long hilly road by horse and car and usually took over an hour and 10 minutes by mail car. I remember those long tedious rides. Soon after we landed in Claudy and met my Uncle and Aunt Catherine and the shopboys, we were shown around the big store and garden at the back. Then next, we were taken to visit the famous Browknowe. It was only about 300 yards from the little town of Claudy. Behind the big red fence were the buildings now composed of the big barn then the byre for stall-fed cattle, a big loose box building for cattle, a stable with two stalls and two loose boxes with windows and bars for the race horses. About 1780 and up into the 1800’s there was a nice dwelling in which lived the Maid of the Sweet BrowKnowe of whom the famous song was written. Her name was Betty SIMPSON, a beautiful maid whose lover’s name was Johnny. West of the buildings was the big Knowe that sloped up some 40 or 50 feet above the buildings. It contained 11 acres that were kept in pasture during the memory of the oldest people up to the dry summer of 1911, when it produced the biggest crop of oats in the district or county. The oats grew from 41/2 feet to 6 feet tall and a man standing in the crop could not be seen. It produced abundant crops of oats for three consecutive years yielding over 200 stone per acre in the first 2 years. In this big Browknowe field grazed 4 milk cows, two racehorses, two workhorses, a donkey named Biddy, several cattle and about 22 sheep. My big Uncle said to me, “Come Jimmy, I will show you a couple of nice horses.” In one loose box he introduced me to a black Beauty with a white blaze on her face. She was beautiful with a black silky coat and nayed modestly when we entered. She poked her nose around my Uncle’s pockets, then he gave her two white peppermint lozenges. She seemed quite a pet. My big Uncle Mike Doherty said, “Jimmy this is my pet ‘Fanny’, but her real name is ‘The Maid of the Sweet Browknowe’ and she has won many races and made lots of money for me.” In the next loose box we entered, we met the tall light bay horse almost a chestnut color. He was 16 hands 1 inch tall compared to the 14 hands tall Maid of the Sweet Browknowe. He was 8 years old, but still a good horse. My Uncle said “He beat some of the best horses in the world, including your Marcus DALY’S pride of Montana, the great ‘Tamanny’. We call him Pat, but his real name is ‘Hiawatha’ of USA stock and he too made lots of money for me.” Pat was nosing around big Mike’s pockets for lozenges and got them. Then, back on the Browknowe Hill we met ‘Biddy’ the donkey also looking for lozenges.

One of the most pleasing ways to amuse us kids was giving us a ride in the donkey cart. An old native Claudy man took us for rides day after day. He was 60 years old or more and his name was Phil Feeney. He would bring the cart to the door with Biddy hitched up. My Aunt Catherine Doherty provided us with sandwiches and arrowroot cookies and a few bottles of lemonade. Old Phil preferred a couple of bottles of porter. He took us all round the Fir Glen Road and we stopped with people who were delighted to meet the Yankee kids and hear their American accent. My older brother Tommy talked much and people loved to hear him and asked questions about America.

Sometime in August the great Rising of 1798 was to be celebrated in DUBLIN. My Father and Mother and my Uncle Mick Doherty had planned to attend. Over a thousand from Derry planned to attend. I remember the three of them leaving Claudy in a horse and trap for the Great Northern R. R. Station in Derry as we kids stood on the Street in Claudy and waved to them. After leaving Derry, the train went through Dungannon and stopped at Portadown. It seems the Orangemen had gathered there in a large number. When the train stopped the passengers received a bombardment of stones, brickbats and bottles. Half of the windows in the train were broken and many passengers received injuries during the 12-minute stop. The Portadown authorities did nothing to prevent the bombardment.

My Father and Mother had a happy time in Dublin as bands played Irish airs; ‘God Save Ireland’, ‘Who Fears To Speak Of 98’, and ‘The Boys of Wexford’ and many rousing speeches were delivered. In the meantime we children had a happy time in Claudy riding with Phil Feeney in the donkey carton picnics. We played much with the REIDS and ROBINSONS boys and some of the LACEY’S.

Father and Mother returned in a week so we had plans to visit my Father’s old home at the LOCKS on the STRABANE Canal where my Great Grandfather had been Superintendent for some 40 years. So one nice day we left Claudy by jaunting car and took the Donegal R.R. train to BALLYMAGORRY near STRABANE. Uncle Bernard DEVINE’S jaunting car met us at Ballymagorry Station. They drove us for a mile through Ballymagorry village and GREENLAW until we were at the Locks. It was the first time we saw locks on a canal. My father was practically raised there by his Grandmother after his own mother died, so he knew all about the Locks. In those days there was much traffic on the canal going to and from Derry and Strabane. The canal boats were some 50 feet long and 9 feet wide. They hauled grain, barrels of liquor, oil, food supplies and all kinds of packages and cost less than railroad transportation. I marveled at and was puzzled at one horse on the towpath hauling 4 and 5 boats loaded. At times the horse must have been hauling 80 tons. The worst pull was getting the boats started. Once started it seemed easy and they went right along. The locks were always a puzzle to me then seeing how opening the sluice could make the boat rise higher between the two gates. It was fun to open and close the gates to let the boats pass through.

My Uncle Barney’s wife was a nice tall kind person, but seemed at least 10 years older than her husband. She was a schoolteacher and very neat and clean. Uncle Barney had two children, Katie and Tom. Katie was over 20 and married to Tom CHRISTY. Tom was younger and would not stay in college. He wanted to work around the Locks and on the farm with horses. Both Katie and Tom were the children of Barney’s first wife. Miss FLANAGAN, his second wife, never had any children. She was a good cook and gave us very good meals with white table cloth and napkins on the table when we dinned at the Locks.

After several days at the Locks, we went by train to KILLYGORDON and the farm at MULLINGAR (Donegal) where my Father lived with his father and Stepmother before he came to America. So my Father’s half brother, my Uncle Mick Devine and his wife were now the proprietors of the farm at Mullingar. They had two sons Tom and Barney, who was about my age. We had lots of fun with these two Devine children. They had lots of poultry, hens, turkeys, ducks, and geese. I did not like the geese, mostly because of the unfriendly gander who came at you hissing. I tried to kick him but he bit my legs and tried to beat me with his wings.

My Mother was just a couple of years younger than Mrs. Ellen Devine so they had much in common and lots of fun together, especially with my brother Tommy, who had funny sayings for a little boy of 7 1/2 years old. I loved to ride the jaunting car at Killygordon to the Chapel at the crossroads chiefly because of my Uncle Mick’s smooth fast trotting horse.

After the pleasant time at Killygordon beside the beautiful FINN Valley, we returned to Claudy for another fine time of outings in the donkey cart. I used to go to the field with Phil FEENEY to get Biddy the donkey. I could not lay a hand on her to pet her; neither could Phil if he did not have some oats in a pail. He had to let her munch some of the oats before bringing forth the bridle from his back to place the bit in Biddy’s mouth. They called the bridle there ‘the winkers’ because of the shields on each side of the animal’s face so she could not see from side to side. We had the same lemonade and arrowroot biscuits and Frys Chocolate as we had a few weeks before. We enjoyed the friendly people of Claudy and the Reid kids, the Robinsons and the Lacy boys. After this joyful time at Claudy we made another visit to the Locks on the banks of the Strabane Canal. We stayed about a week at the Locks. From the Locks we visited our cousin Katie Christy who was married to Tom Christy at GLENMORNING. Another day we visited the old Devine home at WOODEND, where so many Devine’s had been born for three generations. The owner then was Denis Devine a brother of my grandfather and a son of Edward Devine and Sarah HEGARTY who died in 1876 at age 95 and 1/2 years. Denis Devine was the only member of my Grandfather’s family of sixteen that I ever saw. He was in ill health sitting in a big armchair and not talking much. He was after having a stroke and seemed like well over 70 years old. He died four years later. I saw his wife then and she lived on to about 1909. She was a niece of Dr. McLOUGHLIN, Bishop of Derry. I remember my Mother talking to Denis Devine and bidding him farewell. The next day we visited my Mother’s home at TAMNACRUM towards CASTLEFINN. We also visited Mother’s cousin at RABBSTOWN the same time. At Tamnacrum, my Mother’s cousin John J. Kelly was probably there, although I don’t remember him, but his sister Maggie and Lizzie Kelly were there. And two were brought in to entertain us from the neighborhood and I remember them both singing ‘McNamara’s Band’ as someone played the violin and the then popular song about the racing dog Master McGraw.

It was about the end of the harvest time then, and I saw the reaper at work at Claudy and at the Locks. Many rabbits ran out from the oats as the reaper came closer and the men and women tying up the sheaves of oats. Doherty’s little terrier dog chased the rabbits as they came out of the standing oats. She was close to one that came out and gave it a close chase up to the rabbit hole. I was very disappointed when the rabbit got into the hole and old Phil Feeney said I “Gave one roar that could have woke a dead man.”

We stayed in Claudy until about a week before our departure back to the USA. We were due to sail from MOVILLE on the 15th of October on the S. S. State of Nebraska. My father and Mother when in Armagh a few weeks before learned of the desire of my Aunts Isabell and Annie to emigrate to the USA. The Gallivan family about 1st October moved from the foot of Bishop Street to a newer home at Stanley’s Walk, which seemed a nice place. We went into Derry two days before our sailing. They were barely settled then, but had beds arranged for all of us. I was surprised to see my Aunts Isabell and Annie there, and more surprised to learn they were coming with us to the USA and on to Anaconda. Gallivan’s house was full of friends and relatives who came there on the eve of our sailing to bid us farewell and all seemed sorry to see us leave. The next day, I remember my cousin tying a religious medal around my neck with tears in his eyes. In a few hours we would be boarding the tender for Moville.

The Manor of Kilsheelan

A note published in the Journal of the Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society, 1898.

In the last number of the “Journal” under the above heading; I mentioned that the Desmonds probably lost the Manor in the reign of Elizabeth, when their great possessions were confiscated. This I now find was not the case, but that the Manor passed by marriage to the Butlers of Ormond. James Butler, ninth Earl of Ormond married Joan, Daughter and Heir to James the 11th Earl of Desmond, with whom he had the Manors of Clonmell, Killsherlane and Kilfeacle in Tipperary. (b) After Lord Ormond’s death, Joan married Sir Francis Bryan, Knight Marshal and Lord Justice of Ireland, who died in Clonmel, second of February, 1549; she married thirdly Gerald Fitz Gerald, 16th Earl of Desmond, and dying in 1564, was buried at Askeaton. (c)

E. DE LA POER.

(b) Lodge’s Peerage, Vol. IL, p. 19. 1754.
(c) Lodge’s Peerage Vol. I., p. 16. 1745.

Bog Bursts

Read before the Dublin Natualists Field Club, 9th February, 1897

(The following is a reprint of the description of a bog burst and the damage caused by such a disaster in Co. Kerry in 1896 (including the death of a Donelly family). Other such bursts have occurred in different counties over the years. Brief information on these occurences in other counties can be seen by clicking on the link for that county. The Kerry description, is however, the most detailed and informative. All refs mentioned are as in Dr. Praegers paper. Also, Lewis, 1837 makes reference to a bog movement in Addergoole parish, Co. Mayo he does not mention a year, but it is most likely the Bog of Addergoole, Dunmore movement of 1745 referred to here)

In the early hours of the morning of 28th December, 1896, the Knocknageeha bog, situated at the head, of the Ownacree valley, seven miles N .N .E. of Headford, near Killarney burst, and discharged a fluid mass, which, pouring down the valley of the Ownacree, devastated the surrounding country in its course.

Without loss of time the Royal Dublin Society appointed a committee consisting of Professor W. J. Sollas, Dr. A. F. Dixon, Mr. A D. Delap, and myself, to investigate and to report on the phenomenon. The Committee left Dublin on the afternoon of Friday, January 2nd, and devoted the following three days to the work.

Our report was presented to the Society on 2oth January. This evening I can best bring the subject under your notice by reading extracts from that report, and exhibiting on the screen maps and sections of the place, and photographs taken by Dr. Dixon, adding such comments as maybe necessary for their elucidation.

A dry summer had been followed by a wet autumn, and about nightfall on. December 27th, a heavy downpour of rain set in, accompanied by a south-easterly gale. Somewhere between two and three o’clock the following morning the edge of the bog, which overlooks the Ownacree valley, gave way and liberated a vast flood of peat and water. There was no immediate warning of the catastrophe, and no one witnessed the actual rupture.

Although the outburst was clearly not instantaneous, it evidently proceeded with great rapidity: as is witnessed by the circumstances of a lamentable loss of life. The bog gave way along the line of a turf-cutting from 4 to 10 feet deep, parallel to which, and about 300 yards below it, runs the Kingwilliamstown road. A small stream, coming from the bog, passes under this road. Close by this stream, on the lower side of the road, was situated the house of Cornelius Donelly, Lord Kenmare’s quarry steward; it was of the ordinary type, of one storey, with walls of rubble masonry and a thatched roof; it stood about 12 feet below the level of the road, and at a short distance from it, the intervening space being occupied by a garden. The house was entirely swept away; Cornelius Donelly, his wife, and family of six children all perished; the bodies of some of them, and those: of their live-stock, together with articles of furniture, were carried down the valley, and were found at various points along the course of the flood, a portion of one of the beds being picked up; a few days later, in the Lake of Killarney – fourteen miles away. From the fact that the whole family perished, and that those bodies which were recovered were without clothing, it would appear that the rapidity with which the flood rose was so great as to afford them no chance of escape.

After bursting from the face of the turf-cutting already mentioned, the first obstacle the flood encountered was the road leading to Kingwilliamstown ; it overwhelmed this for a width of a quarter of a mile, and; continued its course to the road to Killarney; a short distance below, pouring, as it passed, a small cataract of mud into the old quarry at the crossroads. The Carraundalkeen, a small streamlet, tributary to the Ownacree, passes under the Killarney road, through a culvert about 8 feet by 5 feet; this was speedily blocked with masses of turf, and the rising flood poured across the road, carrying away the tall hedges on both sides that stood in its course on its eastern side. On both this and the Kingwilliamstown road huge masses of the more coherent upper crust of the bog were left stranded. A short distance further down, on the northern side of the Carraundulkeen valley, is situated a valuable limestone quarry, which the flood filled to a depth of 15 or 20 feet; as it impinged on the lower corner of the entrance, it surged up in a great wave 3 or 4 feet above the highest level within the quarry, which is marked as a horizontal line along the quarry walls. Beyond the quarry it continued down the valley for a straight run of three-quarters of a mile, to enter, almost at right angles, the valley of the Ownacree or Quagmire river. Checked, as it encountered, the opposing side of this valley, the flood rose along its middle line, where its velocity was greatest,8 feet above its sides. A small cottage stands near by, and its floor is 5 feet below the maximum height of the flood. It owes its escape to the fact that it is situated about 100 yards on one side of of the middle line of the flow. After entering the main valley, the flood continued its career for a mile and a half to Annagh Bridge, where the Ownacree meanders through flat bog and meadows. These, and the road which crosses the bridge, were inundated, and the muddy fluid broadened out into a black lake, half a mile in length by 600 yards in breadth. A breach was made in the road close beside the bridge. On the margin of the submerged flat stands the cottage of Jeremiah Lyne; he and his family had a narrow escape. The flood, on its downward course, encountered the back of the cottage, and rose against it 5 feet, sweeping two haycocks, which stood behind the house, round to the gable. The family were awakened by water pouring in. They were unable to unbar the door owing to the pressure of 3 feet of fluid, and escaped by climbing through the window and wading to higher ground.

Below Annagh Bridge, the force of the flood was less felt. At Barraduff Bridge, “Sixmile Bridge” of the Ordnance map, where the Ownacree joins the Beheenagh river, the Ownacree is 20 feet wide, and the flood rose 8 feet; below the junction the stream is 30 to 50feet wide, and the flood rose 6 feet; at Six-mile Bridge it rose to the top of the arches, 10 feet above its normal level ; at the bridge, two miles below Headford, the level of the flood was about 4 feet above the stream; and finally at Flesk Bridge, near the Lake of Killarney; one foot.

The flood attained its maximum height during its first great outburst in the dark hours of Monday morning. At daybreak, the roaring flood of black fluid, bearing on its surface huge masses of the lighter crust of the bog, had already become confined to the central portions of the valley, but still ran cross the road and over the site of Donnelly’s house. The flow, which continued .with constantly diminishing violence for the whole of Monday, was not regular; but intermittent, swelling and diminishing as fresh portions of the bog gave way, and slid down walls into the torrent. Every fresh outburst was accompanied by, loud noises, likened by bystanders to the booming of big guns or the rumbling of thunder. Over the sides of the valley the settlement of the peaty part of the fluid had already taken place, and, as drainage continued, it ceased somewhat in consistency. The disruption of masses of bog continued at intervals down to Friday; January 1st. When we visited the scene on Saturday, January 2nd the flow had lost its torrential character, but a turbid stream, many times increased beyond its usual volume, occupied the river bed. ,”Mr. James Barbour, who visited the place on Saturday, January 8th, reports that one could then have stepped across the stream, so that by this time it must have shrunk to nearly its usual size.

The district in which the bog is situated forms the southern, portion of a high and undulating area of Coal-measures, generally bog-covered, and attaining a height of over 1200 feet, some miles to the north-west; That part of thee bog in which the outburst took place is about 750 feet above the sea.

Mr. Leonard, Lord Kenmare’s agent, states that on visiting the bog at mid-day on Monday, about eight hours after the outburst, its surface for about a mile above the site of the turf-cutting was no longer convex but level.

The flood has left behind it, in the upper portion of the valley, a deposit of peat averaging 3 feet in thickness, here as everywhere contrasted by its black colour with the grass land or other surface on which it rests. Its compact convex margin, like that of outpoured oatmeal porridge, often 2 feet in height, serves equally well to define it; so it was an easy task to determine and map the high-water level of the flood. The surface of the deposit was everywhere broken by great roots and trunks of Scotch Firs, which in their enormous numbers, bore convincing testimony to the evisceration which the bog had undergone. The appearance of this extensive sea of black peat, with its protruding stumps of blackened trees, overlying fertile fields, was a sight melancholy in the extreme.

The presence of so much floating timber in the waters of the flood must have greatly enhanced its destructive power. One of the largest of those trees, a huge stump with roots 12 feet across, was seen lying some distance up the course of a tributary stream, and on top of its overhanging bank, at a distance of two and a half miles from the scene of the outbreak.

The lamentable fate which overtook the Donelly family has already been alluded to. Many farmers suffered serious loss by the tearing up and washing away of their potato-pits, which were situated near the banks of the stream. The filling up of the limestone quarry is a serious inconvenience; for, although the work of clearing out has already commenced, and it will ultimately be worked as before, it must remain useless for some time. No other quarry exists in the neighbourhood, and lime is the only manure in universal demand. The roads can be cleared without much difficulty : the breaches made in them are not serious. The farmers will feel the loss of their land. On most of the holdings the best land was situated along the river banks, and in the upper portions of the valley, this is now covered to a depth of 3 feet with a solid layer of peat.

According to the enquiries made by the police, in the four townlands which occupy the east bank of the river between the scene of the outburst and a point a little below Annagh Bridge, close to 300 acres of land have been buried. The tenants being all small holders, the loss of their best grazing land has ruined them.

Strange and contradictory rumours are prevalent among the peasantry as to whether any symptoms of the approaching catastrophe were noticed. Sergeant King, R.I.C. states positively that he and other officers on patrol heard rumbling noises some days before the occurrence. Further it is certain that some of the peasantry were so alarmed by the sounds, which they attributed to the banshees that the parish priest was sent for to pray with several families.

The evidence as to whether the actual bursting of the bog was accompanied by sounds is conflicting. Some state that they were awakened by a loud roar ; others including Mr. MacSweeney of Quarry Lodge, slept as usual. But, this negative evidence is of little or no value ; for in one instance the flood passed within fifty years of a cottage, breaking down and sweeping away the trees of the adjacent haggard, without arousing the occupants.

Bog-Bursts with special reference to the Recent Disaster in Co. Kerry, Ireland
By R. Lloyd Praeger, B.E.

The Real Irish Shamrock

The true Irish Shamrock, as identified by Nathaniel Colgan c. 1893 is a clover. It is not one of any or many clovers, it is one species, collected from a majority of counties at that time and with the exception of a very few plants, the majority were Trifolium repens or a form of this plant – White clover also known as Dutch Clover.

A few years ago, when I was in the United States, I made enquiries of the old lady whose house I was staying in as to the name of a plant she had, and I was told in no uncertain terms that it was a Shamrock – and she wondered how I could claim to be Irish if I didn’t know what it was!! The plant I saw was in no way anything like what we call Shamrock and even here, I notice differences in what is being sold as Shamrock from one place to another – so, the day I found this particular paper in the Irish Naturalist, I was delighted. I have found photographs and taxonomic descriptions of three of these four plants. The fourth plant mentioned Trifolium minus, “a species listed here that should ‘share the honour equally’ with Trifolium repens” – has been re-classified, and is now considered to be a form of Trifolium repensMany say that there is no true shamrock, it is simply a species of clover and can be any one of a number of different species- there are web sites that do say that Trifolium repens is the Irish Shamrock, but rarely is the person who came to this conclusion mentioned. Those sites that do name Nathaniel Colgan as the botanist, tend to give the impression that there are still other plants that fall into a general category of ‘Shamrock’Nathaniel Colgan collected plants from many Irish counties (not all), he did receive specimens from the Gaeltacht areas – those places that he considered that the people would produce the plant that was most likely the original ‘shamrock’ and because “the Irish-speaking districts of our island, where old national usages may be assumed to have the greatest tenacity of existence………..” and so, the conclusions drawn by Nathaniel Colgan on the basis of his work, given the time period this was carried out in should really be taken as evidence that there is one true shamrock. Trifolium repens and that Trifolium minus, considered at one time to be a separate species is really a form of Trifolium repens, that is to say the same plant, with some very minor differences, that do not accord it the distinction of a different species.

A ‘taxonomic’ description for those who may not be familiar with the word is a description of the parts or bits of a plant or animal that help us to distinguish between it and another similar plant or animal. These differences may be minute and hard to recognise unless you are familiar with the structure of any plant or animal.

The Shamrock : A Further attempt to fix its species

by Nathaniel Colgan

published in the Irish Naturalist 1893

On the approach of last Saint Patrick’s Day I was induced, chiefly by the kind offer of assistance made me by the editors of this Journal, to take in hands once more the inquiry into the species of our national badge, begun some years earlier, with the results detailed in the issue for last August. A notice to subscribers was accordingly inserted in the March number of this year, so framed as to ensure that all specimens sent in response should be certified as genuine by competent authorities, while, at the same time, as a provision against a not improbable lack of interest in the subject amongst the subscribers to the Irish Naturalist, some three dozens of circulars were prepared and sent by post to selected points in the Irish-speaking districts, chiefly along our western sea-board. These circulars, in almost all instances, were addressed to Roman Catholic parish clergymen; and, as I had fully expected, the percentage of replies they brought me was very much larger than in the case of the printed notice. Of the circulars, twenty per cent were answered, a proportion not far short of expectation. As for the printed notice distributed through the agency of the Irish Naturalist, I cannot presume to say exactly how small the percentage of answers may have been. Out of the whole body of subscribers, however, only eight forwarded specimens of Shamrocks; but, of these, one sent no less than five, another, four, and a third, three specimens, each certified as genuine by a distinct authority.

List of names of those who sent plants

In addition to the plants thus secured, Mr. F. W. Burbidge, Director of Trinity College Botanic Garden, supplied me with a root, certified by one of his gardeners, a Tipperary man, as the real Shamrock, and part of the stock grown in the Gardens, and supplied as such to English inquirers; another specimen was bought from an advertiser in the Co. Louth, who offered the plant for sale, at a not unprofitable price, “as the true Irish variety,” and, finally, three specimens were bought in Dublin on the 17th March as real Shamrock, from three different itinerant vendors, each of whom was required to exercise the most scrupulous care in the selection of the genuine plant from the obviously miscellaneous collection in her basket. (These three plants matured into three distinct species, Medicago lupulina, Trifolium repens and Trifolium minus)

Altogether, thirty-five Shamrocks -were secured and carefully planted and labelled, after they had been provisionally classified according to species. A study of the minuter distinctions of Trifolium repens, Trifolium minus and Medicago lupulina, made it possible to carry out the classification with confidence even in the undeveloped stage in which most of the specimens reached me: In no single instance, indeed, in which the plant survived up to the flowering and fruiting season, (and only two out of the total of thirty-five succumbed to the extraordinary dryness of the remarkable spring and early summer of this year), was this provisional classification found in error; so that my Patrick’s Day determination of these two as T. repens and T. minus, respectively, may be accepted as accurate. Of the surviving thirty-three plants, all had flowered and many had fruited by the 23rd June, T. minus in all cases keeping well ahead of T. repens. By the end of June the entire crop of Shamrocks, or, at least, specimens of the thirty-three plants of which it was made up, was harvested and garnered, that is to say, dried, mounted, and labelled, for the satisfaction of obstinate adherents of Trifolium repens.

The results of this harvest may be most clearly shown thus :-
19 Shamrocks matured into Trifolium repens.
12 Shamrocks matured into Trifolium minus.
2 Shamrocks matured into Trifolium pratense.
2 Shamrocks matured into Medicago lepulina.

It will be seen that the results of this year’s inquiry shows, contrary to my expectation, a decided preponderance in favour of T. repens. But if we add in the results of the former inquiry , the balance between the two species is almost redressed.

Members of the Kildare Archaeological Society, 1895

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY KILDARE ARCHAELOLOGICAL SOCIETY

LIST OF HONORARY OFFICERS AND MEMBERS.
(Corrected to January 24, 1895)
President: THE EARL OF MAYO.

Vice-President : THE MOST REV. MICHAEL COMERFORD, D. D.,
Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin.

Council: (in order of Election)
THOMAS COOKE TRENCH, ESQ., D.L.
GEORGE MANSFIELD, ESQ., D.L.
THE REV. CANON SHERLOCK, M.A .
THE REV. DENIS MURPHY, S.J., LL.D., M.R.I.A.
THE REV. EDWARD O’LEARY, P.P. THOMAS J. DE . BURGH, ESQ., D.L .

Hon-Treasurer: HANS HENDRICK-AYLMER, ESQ., Kerdiffstown, Naas, (Co. Kildare)

Hon Secretaries:
LORD WALTER FITZGERALD, M.R.LA., Kilkea Castle, Mageney.
ARTHlJR VICARS, ESQ., F.S.A., Ulster, Clyde Road, Dublin.

Hon-Editor : THE REV. DENIS MURPHY, S.J., University College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

MEMBERS
[Officers are indicated by heavy type; Life Members by an asterisk (*).]

Article: Adams, Rev. James, Kill Rectory, Straffan.
Archbold, Miss, Davidstown, Castledermot.
Aylmer, Miss, Donadea Castle, Co. Kildare.
Aylmer, Algernon, Rathmore, Naas.
AYLMER, H. HENDRICK-, Hon. Treasurer, Kerdiffstown, Naas.

*Barton, Major H. L., D.L., Straffan House. Straffan.
Bonham, Colonel J., Ballintaggart, Colbinstown, Co. Kildare.
Bird, Rev. John T., Curragh Camp.
Brooke, J. T., St. David’s, Naas.
Brown, Stephen J., Naas.
Browne, Rev. Hawtrey, Victoria Cottage, Fermoy. (Co. Cork)
Burke, Very Rev. E., P.P., Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow.
Burtchaell, G. D., M.A., 7, St. Stephen’s-green, Dublin.

Cane, Major Claude, St. Wolstan’s, Celbridge.
Carberry, Rev. Thomas, P.P., The Presbytery, Ballitore.

Carroll, Frederick, Moone Abbey, Moone.
Carroll, Rev. James, C.C., Howth, Co. Dublin.
*Clements, Colonel, Killadoon, Celbridge.
Clements, Mrs., Killadoon, Celbridge.
*Clements, Henry J. B., D.L., Killadoon, Celbridge.
Coady, D. P., M.D., Johnstown, Straffan.
Cochrane, Robert, F.S.A., M.R.I.A., Hon. Secretary R.S.A.I., 17, Highfield-road, Rathgar.
Cole, Rev. J. F., The Rectory, Portarlington (Queen’s County (aka Laois or Leix)
COMERFORD, Most Rev. M., D. D.,. Coadjutor Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Vice.President, Braganza, Carlow.
Conmee, Rev. J. F., S.J. , University College, Dublin.
Coote, Stanley, Arden, Dulwich, Surrey. (Great Britain)
Cowell, Very Rev. G. Y., Dean of Kildare, The Deanery, Kildare.
Crosby, Rev. E. Lewis, 36, Rutland-square, Dublin.

Dames, R. S. Longworth, 21, Herbert.street, Dublin.
Dane, J. Whiteside, Osberstown Hill, Naas.
Darby, M., M.D., Monasterevan.
Day, Robert, F.S.A., M.R.LA., 3, Sydney-place, Cork.
Dease, Colonel G., .Celbridge Abbey, Celbridge.
DE BURGH, THOMAS J., D.L., Oldtown, Naas.
Devitt, Rev. Mathew, S.J. , Clongowes Wood College, Sallins.
Doyle, Rev. J. J., Derrycappagh, Mountmellick, Queen’s County (aka Laois or Leix)
Drew, Thomas, R.H.A., M.R.I.A., P.R.S.A.I., Gortnadrew, Monkstown. (Co. Dublin)
Duncan, J. A., Athy.
Dunne, Rev. John, Clane.
Dunne, Laurence, J.P.,, Dollardstown House, Athy.

Elliott, Rev. William, The Manse, Naas.

Falkiner, F. J., M.D., Spring Gardens, Naas.
Ffrench, Rev. J. F. M., M.R.I. A., Ballyredmond House, Clonegal.
*FitzGerald, Lady Eva, Kilkea Castle, Mageney, Co. Kildare.
*FitzGerald, Lord Frederick, Kilkea Castle, Mageney, Co. Kildare.
*FitzGerald, Lord George, King’s House, Kingston, Jamaica.
*FITZ GERALD, LORD WALTER, M.R.I.A., Hon. Secretary, Kilkea Castle, Mageney, Co. Kildare.
FitzGerald, Rev. W., The Vicarage, Grange Con, Co. Wicklow.
Fogarty, Rev. M., Professor, Maynooth College.
Follis, Rev. C. W., Emily-square, Athy.

Ganly, Rev. C. W., Kilkea Rectory, Mageney, Co. Kildare.
Garrett, Rev. George, Kilmeague, Co. Kildare.
Garstin, J. Ribton, D.L., F.S.A., M.R.I.A., Braganstown, Castlebellingham, Co. Louth.
Glover, Edward, 19, Prince Patrick.terrace, North Circular.road, Dublin.
Greene, Thomas, LL.D., Millbrook, Mageney.

Hade, Arthur, O.E., Carlow.
Hannon, Thomas J., Millview House, Athy.
Higginson, Lady, Connellmore, Newbridge.
Hoguet, Madame Henry L., 48, West Twenty-eighth-street, New York .
Houston, Rev. B. C. Davidson, St. John’s Vicarage, Sydney Parade, Dublin.

Jessen, Rev. J. L., Castledermot, Co. Kildare.
Johnson, Miss, Prumplestown House, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.

Kennedy, Rev. H., St. David’s Rectory, Naas.
Kennedy, Robert R., R.M., Carlow.
Keogh, Surgeon-Major T. R., Castleroe, Mageney, Co. Kildare.
Kirkpatrick, William, Donacomper, Celbridge. (Co. Kildare)

Large, Rev. W. Somerville-, Carnalway Rectory, Kilcullen.
La Touche,.Mrs. John, Harristown, Brannoxtown.
Loch, J., C.I.R.I.C.., The Firs, Naas.
Long, Miss A. F., Woodfield, Kilcavan, Geashill.

McMahon, General, Craddockstown, Naas.
McMahon, Mrs., Craddockstown, Naas.
McSweeny, J. G., 18, Claremount-road, Sandymount, Dublin.
Maguire, Rev. E., D.D., Professor, Maynooth College.
Maguire, P. A. 2, Oldtown-terrace, Naas.
Mahony, David, D.L., Grange Con, Co. Wicklow.
Mahony, George.Gun, Grange Con, Co. Wicklow.
MANSFIELD, GEORGE, Morristown Lattin, Naas.
Mayo, Dowager Countess of, 20, Eaton.square, London, S.W.
MAYO, . The EARL OF, President, Palmerstown, Straffan.
Molloy, E., Abbeyfield, Naas.
Molloy, William R., M.R.I.A., 17, Brookfield-terrace, Donnybrook, Dublin.
Moran, His Eminence Cardinal, Sydney, N. S. Wales.
Morrin, Rev. Thomas, P.P., Naas.
MURPHY, Rev. DENIS, S.J., LL.D., M.R.I.A., Hon. Editor, University College, St. Stephen’s green, Dublin.
Murphy, Very Rev. Michael, P.P., St. Brigid’s, Kildare.

O’Ferrall, Ambrose More, D.L., Ballyna, Moyvalley.
O’Hanlon, Very Rev. Canon, 3, Leahy’s-terrace, Sandymount, Dublin.
O’LEARY, Rev. E., P.P., Ballyna, Moyvalley.
O’Leary, Rev. Patrick, Maynooth College.
O’Meagher, J. Casimir, M.R.I.A., 45, Mountjoy-square, S., Dublin.
Owen, Arthur, Blessington, Co. Wicklow.

Palmer, Charles Colley, D.L., Rahan, Edenderry.
Ponsonby, Hon. Gerald, Palmerstown, Straffan.
Ponsonby, Lady Maria, Pal~erstown, Straffan.

Pratt, Mrs., Glenheste, Manor Kilbride, Co. Dublin.

Rynd, Major R. F., mackhall, Naas.

Saunders, Colonel R., D.L., Saunders’ Grove, Stratford-on-Slaney.
Seaton, Lord, Bert House, Athy.
SHERLOCK, Rev. Canon, Sherlockstown, Naas.
Skuse, Rev. Richard D., Ballykean Rectory, Portarlington.
Steede, J., LL.D., Dundalk.
Stoney, Colonel, The Downs, Delgany.
Supple, K., D.i’R.I.C., Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow.
Sutcliffe, J. R.; Hibernian Bank, Naas.
Sweetman, E., Longtown, Naas.
Sweetman, Mrs., I,ongtown, Naas.
Synnott, Nicholas, 14, Herbert-crescent, Hans-place, London, S. W.

Taylor, Mark, Golden Fort, Baltinglass.
Thornhill, F. Evelyn, RathanganHouse, Rathangan.
TRENCH, THOMAS COOKE, D.L., Millicent, Naas.
Trench, Mrs. Cooke, Millicent, Naas.
Tynan, Rev. W., P.P., Newbridge.

VICARS, ARTHUR, F. S. A., Ulster King-of.Arms, Hon. Secretary, Clyde road, Dublin.
Vigors, Colonel P. D., Holloden, Bagenalstown. (Co. Carlow)

Wall, Colonel J., Knockareagh, Grange Con.
Wall, Mrs., Knockareagh, Grange Con.
Walsh, Rev. Martin, P.P., Castledermot, Co. Kildare.
Watt, David, 8tackallan, Navan.
Welch, Robert J., 49, Lonsdale-street, Belfast.
Weldon, General, Forenaughts, Naas.
Weldon, Captain A. A., Kilmorony, Athy.
Weldon, Lady, Kilmorony, Athy.
Wheeler, W. I., M..D., F.R.C.S.I., 32, Merrion-square, N., Dublin.
White, W. Grove, 13, Upper Ormond-quay, Dublin.
Willis, G. de L., 4, Kildare-street, Dublin.
Wilson, Colonel W. F., The Vicarage, Clane.
Wilson, Robert M., Coolcarrigan, Kilcock.
Wilson, Mrs. R. M., Coolcarrigan, Kilcock.
Wilson, Miss R. Dupre, Coolcarrigan, Kilcock.
Wolfe, George, Bishopsland, Ballymore-Eustace, Naas.
Woollcombe, Robert L., LL.D., M.R.I.A., 14, Waterloo-road, Dublin.
*Wright, Professor E. Perceval, M.D., Hon. Secretary R.I.A., 5, Trinity College, Dublin.

Hon. Member
Miss Margaret Stokes.