TAGHMON HISTORICAL SOCIETY

- Recording the history of the parish -

Affiliated to the Federation of Local History Societies

Journal No. 4 2001

Editor: Tom Williams

All articles in this journal are the copyright of the authors and may not be reproduced in any form without their written permission.

Correspondence or articles for publication in the next edition of the journal should be addressed to either of the following:

Tom Williams, Editor, Park House, Wexford.

Maria Colfer, The Rose, Camross, Foulksmills, Co. Wexford.

There are still some copies of previous journals available as follows:
Journal of Taghmon Historical Society No 1 1996 Out of Print
Journal of Taghmon Historical Society No 2 1997 Still available
Journal of Taghmon Historical Society No 3 1999 Still available

Journals No 2 and No 3 can be ordered from:

Margaret Cudmore
Clohultagh,
Taghmon
Co. Wexford.

Price: 8 each (Please enclose 2 extra to cover post and packaging)

ANYONE WHO WISHES TO BECOME A MEMBER OF TAGHMON HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAN DO SO BY SENDING 10 TO MARGARET CUDMORE AT THE ABOVE ADDRESS.

COVER

St. Fintan's Cross was drawn by Joseph Hunt, Tramore, Co. Waterford

PREFACE

A note of appreciation is due to the following: the paid up members of the society whose continuing support ensures that the society's finances are in good order; Celestine Rafferty, Michael Demspey and Jarlath Glynn, of the County Library, for their courtesy and support; Dr. Austin O'Sullivan of Johnstown Castle for making Gerald Fitzgerald's sketches of Taghmon available, Maria Colfer, for her secretarial prowess and her organisation of the Launch Sub-Committee; Marie Williams and Rita Curtis for their painstaking proof reading; the Crandonnell Lodge and Taghmon Community Centre, for placing a meeting room at our disposal; Dan O'Flaherty for allowing us to use the school meeting room; the committee for its dedication, and lastly, the contributors whose analysis and perusal of historical matters continues to ensure that our journal appeals to all those who have an interest in history and culture.

The committee would like to take this opportunity to appeal for old photographs of people, events, houses etc. in the Parish of Taghmon. Photos can be given to any member of the committee and will be considered for inclusion in the annual Taghmon Calendar. The photos will be treated with care and returned to the owners in due course.

Tom Williams

TAGHMON HISTORICAL SOCIETY COMMITTEE

CHAIRMAN: Tom Williams
VICE CHAIRMAN: Brendan Hamilton
SECRETARY: Maria Colfer
JOINT TREASURERS: Seamus Seery & Margaret Cudmore
PRO: Jackie Handcock
JOURNAL EDITOR: Tom Williams
COUNCIL: Michael Doyle; Nuala Carroll; Rita Curtis; Margaret O'Gorman; Paddy O'Reilly; Leo Jones

CONTENTS

A Dinner Dance in 1910, Nuala Carroll
Taghmon Protestant School, Seamus & Joseph Seery
Fr. Patrick Walsh - The Republican Priest, Tom Williams
At the Fair of Taghmon, Brendan & Seamus Keevans
The Charge of the Light Brigade, Des Waters
Reviving and Fostering Gaelic Games - Part 111 (1928-1936), Paddy O'Reilly
St. Alphonsus Church, Barntown, Tom & Teresa Wickham
St. Garbhan, James Kelly
Folk Traditions of Taghmon Parish, Jacqui Sidney M.Litt.
The Hon. Jane Stuart O'Grady, Rita Curtis
Taghmon Village - The 1901 Census, Tom Williams & Des Waters
The Good Thief, Sister Emmanuel
Observing The Sabbath Day, Nuala Carroll
Jeremiah White, Tom Williams