NAAS YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

by jdurney on March 16, 2011

The Kildare Observer 9th November 1895

Naas Young Men’s Christian Association

The opening meeting of the Naas Branch of the Young Men’s Christian Association, for the Session of 1895-’96 took place in the New Schoolroom, on Wednesday evening last – the Rev H.B. Kennedy, the President, being in the chair – when a most interesting lecture on “Plant Life” was delivered by Mr Cooke Trench, D.L. There was a fairly good attendance of members and their friends, who all appeared to thoroughly enjoy the evening’s entertainment. Mr Trench illustrated his lecture with specimens of various grasses, ferns, &c, and kept his audience absorbed the whole time, though some of them had evidently expected rather a dry evening. At the close of the lecture, which was seconded by Mr Lanphier, and most enthusiastically passed; and after a few words in reply from Mr Trench, the meeting ended.The subject for next Wednesday will be a lecture on “Three Mad Poets,” by the Rev W. Fitzgerald, M.A.

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