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What it said in the papers

25 January 1941
Leinster Leader

Gift to Naas Council
Free Manure

At the meeting of the Naas Urban Council on Tuesday, a letter was read from Miss Mollie Brown, Ard Caein, Naas, intimating  that she would be glad to give two lorry loads of farm manure or six large cart loads for their allotments.
Mrs. Higgins - That is very generous on Miss Brown's part. We should formally thank her.
Mr. O'Donoghue - It is certainly most thoughful.
Chairman - Send her a very nice reply, Mr. Boyle.
Town Clerk - It would be well there were some other people like Miss Brown.
Chairman - Manure is gold now.

Escaped prisoners re-captured

Four of the British airmen interned at the Curragh Camp made a "get-away" on Monday night, their escape being discovered about 10 p.m. Their names are Mayhew, Coddington, Proctor and Newman.
Calls were sent out by the authorities at the Curragh to Military, Garda and L.S.F. over a wide area, and by 1 p.m. on Tuesday, all four had been gathered in.
The four had evidently scattered after leaving the Curragh, as one was picked up at Naas and the others in the Rathcoole area.

Priest's Jubilee

Native of Naas

Mr. Lacey proposed at the meeting of the Naas Urban Council on Tuesday night the following resolution:-

"That we the members of the Naas Urban District Council, wish and hereby offer our sincere congratulations to the Rev. James Foynes on the attainment of his silver jubilee as a Priest of God, in which high office he has shown himself to be a true teacher of the Gospel of Charity.
"As one born and brought up in Naas we feel proud of him, and we trust the Almighty may grant him long life to the attainment of even greater service in his new sphere as Administrator to the important parish of Tullow."
Mr. Fitzsimons - I beg to second the resolution. I know Father Foynes since he was a child, and I was present at his ordination at Carlow. We are all delighted to hear of his appointment to Tullow. The people of Naas are justly proud of, I might say, our own priest, whom we watched grow up from childhood.
Chairman - I wish to endorse all that has been said.
Mr. Murphy - We all hope that Father Foynes may have many long and fruitful years in the sacred ministry.
Mr. O'Donoghue - That is the unanimous wish of the Council.
The resolution was passed unanimously.

New Commissioner of Oaths

Mr. P. O'Connor, of the Co. Registers Office, Naas, has been appointed the Commissioner of Oaths.

Naas Market

There were no supplies at Naas market on Thursday.

Politicians were not just talking manure in the lean 1940s. What it said in the Leinster Leader on 25 January 1941.

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