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Leinster Leader articles of 10 July 1948

County Kildare Show

Ambitious programme arranged
The attention of all those interested in horse breeding, jumping and agriculture generally, is drawn to the advertisement in this week’s issue of the County Kildare Hunt Horse and Farmers’ Association Show, which is being held at Tipper Road, Naas, on Monday, 2nd August. Over £300 in cash prizes is being offered and as will be seen from the advertisement, very valuable premiums have been provided by the Royal Dublin Society for hunter stock. The County Kildare Committee of Agriculture have also given a grant of £50 towards the prize funds.
 There are classes to suit all interested in farming, while classes for vegetables, flowers and fruit ensure that all gardening enthusiasts are provided for. Nation-wide interest will be centred in the open jumping competitions, and we are glad to state that the Army School of Equitation are giving a display of jumping.
 After the Show a dance will be held in Mrs. Lawlor’s Ballroom, the music for which will be supplied by Billy Carter and his Band.
 The Committee have asked us to remind those interested that completed entry forms should be returned on or before the 15th instant to the Hon. Secretary at 42 Main Street, Naas.

Seventeen in one house
“There are seventeen people living in a two-bedroomed house (three families) in New Row,” commented Mr. Wm. Daly at the meeting of the Naas Urban Council on Tuesday night, when a letter was read from the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children drawing the attention of the Council to two families who were badly in need of houses in the urban area. It was decided to draw the attention of the County Manager to the matter.

Newbridge man’s distinction
For services with the R.A.F. in Palestine, Squadron Leader C. Harrington, M.B.E., of Natal, South Africa, who was born at Newbridge, Co. Kildare, was mentioned in despatches. He joined the R.A.F. in 1921 and was commissioned in 1941. He was made M.B.E. in 1943.

Kill Old I.R.A. Association
The monthly meeting of above was held in Kill National School. The Brigade Secretary, Mr. J. C. Delaney was present and gave a detailed account of resolutions which came before the Brigade meeting in Newbridge on Sunday 27th, ult. These resolutions dealt with medals, re-opening of pension claims, acquisition and division of estates, vesting of tenants in occupation over a number of years.
A lengthy discussion took place on the attitude adopted by the Land Commission towards Branch members, after which it was decided that immediate and direct action be taken.
The Brigade Secretary was directed to contact representatives from Straffan, Kilcock, Maynooth, Leixlip, Celbridge and Clane, so that they may come within the ambit of the association. It is however, a matter for regret that the Association of Old I.R.A. men was not in existence years ago, holding as it were a watching brief for all its members for just and equitable treatment.


Some interesting articles from the Leinster Leader of 10 July 1948

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