Days Gone By
June 28, 2012
Docks publican prosecuted
At Galway Petty Sessions on Monday, a publican from New Docks was summoned for a breach of the Licensing Act. Mr. Daly, solr., defended.
Constable McGloin said he was on duty on the 1st inst at five o’clock in the morning: he was outside the door when he heard noise and saw parties let out, but whom he knew were bona fide travellers.
He went in and found two townsmen – Pat Tierney and John Hughes. Pat Killian, the assistance, was inside, and Hughes said that Killian asked him in, but Killian denied that. Then he said he came in with bona fide travellers, and Hughes admitted it at once that he came in for a drink. He saw another man going out by the back way.
In reply to Mr. Daly, witness said there was a pig fair that morning. Mr. Killian did say he let them in as bona fide travellers from Barna, and did not know them. – Constable McDonagh gave corroborative evidence.
Thomas Killian was examined and stated that he attended the men that morning. It was the morning of a fair. People come in from all places on these fair mornings.
Chairman: Why don’t these people get an exemption order.
Continuing, witness said they all came to the door. There were six of them, and he did not know who they were; they all said they were bona fide travellers, and he let them in as they appeared to be coming to the fair.
Sergt McMullen was called by Mr. Daly, and said once the house passed into Mr William’s hands, it was well conducted.
The Chairman after consultation with the other magistrates said the publican would be fined 20s, not to be recorded on the license, and Hughes and Tierney would be fined 2s 6d each.
The Pavilion, Salthill, was thronged on Sunday night, when the usual dance was held from eight to twelve. On Thursday night next Galway Swimming Club are holding a dance from eight to twelve. The music will be supplied by the ever popular Sorrento Dance Band, under the leadership of Mr. D. Fretwell.
On next Sunday night instead of the usual dance, the lessees of the Pavilion are running a dance from nine to two. On to-morrow night, there will be a dance at the Galway Golf Club, which is being run in connection with the Open Week Competition. Visitors must be introduced by members.
Rev. Father E. Hughes, Adm., St. Michael’s, Ballinasloe, made a strong appeal to the congregation and the people of the parish to refrain during the election campaign from disfiguring walls and houses with election slogans.
He exhorted the people to go to the polls and vote, and exercise their rights as citizens by voting. He desired, however, to exhort them particularly to exercise Christian charity and to do nothing which would tend to estrange the present good feeling and tolerance which exists between all classes of the community, or anything that may tend to cause bitterness between parties.
The crops in Galway are making satisfactory progress and reports to hand indicate that despite a late spring the outlook is well up to the average of previous years. With rare exceptions, blight has not so far made its appearance in this area and farmers at the moment, acting on the advice of the Department of Agriculture, are busily engaged in spraying operations. The wet season has somewhat hampered the drying out of the turf crop, the output of which has been considerably increased compared with recent years.
Tuam sewerage extension
The Tuam Waterworks Committee have before them details of the proposed extension of Tuam sewerage scheme. In the plans it is proposed to have the sewerage extended from the upper Dublin Road corner at Carrowpeter to connect with the existing sewer at the new houses.
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