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VOTES OF CONDOLENCES

Votes of Condolences, Kildare County Council Minute Book No. 9 Nov. 1920 to May 1924

James Durney

The Minute Books of Kildare County Council are a very useful source for historians and students and an invaluable insight to the workings of the local authority. As we approach the ninety anniversaries of the deaths of four of Ireland’s great leaders, we reproduce, from the Minute Books, the votes of condolences passed by Kildare Co. Council.

Votes of Condolences
Proposed by Mr. John Fitzgerald, seconded by Mr. Patrick Phelan, and resolved:– “That we, the members of Kildare County Council desire to place on record our sense of the loss which the Nation has sustained through the untimely death of the late President Arthur Griffith, and we hereby convey to his widow our sincere sympathy in her sad bereavement.”
The Secretary was directed to send copy of the foregoing to Mrs. Griffith.

Proposed by Mr. James Behan, seconded by Mr. Michael Smyth, and resolved:– “That we, the members of the Kildare County Council, regret the untimely death of Mr. Cathal Brugha and Mr. Harry Boland, who were a great loss to our country as champions of freedom, and we tender our deepest sympathy to their families and relatives.”
“We also tender our sympathy to the relatives of all those Irishmen who have fallen in the conflict.”

Proposed by Mr. Hugh Colohan, seconded by Mr. Smyth, and resolved:–
“That we the members of the Finance Committee, Kildare County Council, desire to place on record our sense of the loss which the Nation has sustained through the tragic death of GENERAL MICHAEL COLLINS, and we hereby convey to his relatives our sincere sympathy in their great loss.”

As we approach the ninety anniversaries of the deaths of four of Ireland’s great leaders, we reproduce, from the Minute Books, the votes of condolences passed by Kildare Co. Council.


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