Days Gone By
July 5, 2012
Lord Ashtown bankrupty
On Friday in the Bankruptcy Court before Mr. Justice Boyd, the case of Lord Ashtown, a bankrupt, appeared in the list for public sitting. Mr. Robert Doyle, K.C., (instructed by Messrs. Hayes and sons), on behalf of the bankrupt, said that an offer of composition to pay 20s in the £ at three, six and nine months had been gazetted.
Of course, the entire amount would not come out of the bankrupt’s own assets, as they would not be sufficient for the purpose, but some friends were coming to his assistance. The offer would come up for consideration at the end of a month.
Mr Scallan asked that he should have the carriage of the proceedings, as he represented one of the largest creditors, up to £4,000.
Mr. Justice Boyd: Is it a money lender?
Mr Scallan: I do not know my lord. My client is a lady, and the interest is only 10 per cent.
Mr. Justice Boyd said he would leave the carriage until the adjourned first public sitting with official assignee.
The Great Southern and Western Railway prosecuted Thomas Quinn, Patrick McGough and Martin Munroe, jarveys, Tuam, for canvassing passengers on the railway premises. Mr. Concannon, solr., appeared for the Railway Company.
He said the prosecutions were brought under the company’s bye-laws against the defendants who are car drivers. The bye-law they were prosecuting under set out that no person could enter the premises of a railway company for the purpose of offering goods for sale, apply for or seek any kind of employment.
The railway company were prosecuting for this offence which the travelling public must have experienced as the greatest nuisance.
I have just returned from a glorious week’s touring in Connemara, where I was favoured with delightful weather. The unsurpassable scenery, areas old, yet ever young, is now at its best. The magnificent mountains, the lovely lakes, the charming seashores, the deep glens and rushing rivers, all are there for you, dear readers, to visit and enjoy. The tourist can go everywhere and is welcome, and as for the people, leave it to Connemara!
Where will you find people so civil and good-natured? Most of the roads are like racing tracks, and all the secondary ones are being remade. Yet, with all those attractions at our doors, we find so-called Irish visiting foreign shores for their holidays.
Other attractions perhaps! Soon again I shall cycle by its winding sea coast, and visit its massive mountains, its beautiful Kylemore, its lovely Leenane. And, reader, do thou likewise.
M. Carroll, Birr, Offaly.
Excavations for the foundation of the new sacristy at the Augustinian Church in Ballyhaunis disclosed an arched vault in which were found several complete skeletons. The vault, the memorial stone of which bore dates of the seventeenth century, has been closed pending enquiries.
Future of soccer
Galway Wanderers travelled to Sligo a few weeks ago to play a Sligo selection in the final of the Connacht Junior Cup.
When presenting the Sligo team with the cup and medals, Mr. R.T. Clark, a member of the Connacht Council said: “I have no fear for the future of soccer in Sligo and the West. I am glad to say that I noted a decided improvement in the game, Galway played very good football, and I am looking forward to the time when they will enter a team for the Free State League.”