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Roscommon Newspapers Volume 3

Roscommon Newspapers Volume 3

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Volume 3 of St. John's Parish Heritage Group Newspaper Project. Extracts for the St. John's area from The Roscommon Messenger 1900 - 1906.
Volume 3 of St. John's Parish Heritage Group Newspaper Project. Extracts for the St. John's area from The Roscommon Messenger 1900 - 1906.

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Published by: St. John's Parish Heritage Group. on Oct 04, 2012
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St John’s Parish
Heritage Group -Newspaper Project
Extracts from The Roscommon Messenger1900
St. John’s Parish Heritage Group
Occasional Publication No.
In 2005 St. John’s Parish Heritage Group commissioned Rural
Social Scheme participant Mr. Hugh Tumelty to undertake localnewspaper research on its behalf in Roscommon CountyLibrary. This booklet was produced from his report.
2 Original research by Hugh Tumelty 2005
2012Booklet design and text editing by Liam Byrne 2012.
© St. John’s Parish
Heritage Group 2012.
Please note:
e & oe. No responsibility accepted for accuracy of transcribed reports. Please check original before use.
Local extracts from The RoscommonMessenger 1900
The Roscommon Weekly Messenger wasfounded in 1848 by Alexander O'Conor Ecclesof Ballingard House and lasted until 1935. Itwas incorporated into The RoscommonChampion which was founded in 1927 andclosed in 2010.___________________________________A notice for rates appeared in the RoscommonMessenger dated February 3rd 1900. It statedthat Roscommon Co. Council intended tomake rates on all property in Athlone RuralDistrict No. 2. A list of rates for differenttypes of property appeared with the notice.A advertisement appeared in the RoscommonMessenger of March 3
1900. It stated that thethoroughbred Stallion
Son of York 
wouldserve mares at the stable of Gailey Bay HouseKnockcroghery. He was the property of Mr. R.F. Payne. The fees were thoroughbred mares£5, all others £2-10, to be paid beforeNovember 1
and a grooms fee 2 and 6 to bepaid at first service. A history of his pedigreeand lineage was also included in the notice.The advertisement was repeated in severalissues of the Roscommon Messengernewspaper.A notice that a copy of the annual revision of valuation of property in each townland andurban district in Co. Roscommon appeared inthe Roscommon Messenger of March 10
 1900. The lists could be inspected duringbusiness hours at the office of the Co. Councilsecretary between 2 pm-4 pm each week dayexcept on Saturday and Sunday or on a bank holiday. The revised lists were drawn up underthe Valuation (Ireland) Acts 1857-1874.A notice appeared in the RoscommonMessenger newspaper of March 24
1900. Itstated that rates had been made in the RuralDistrict of Athlone no. 2. It gave a breakdownof figures for various types of property to belevied.A notice for rates appeared in the RoscommonMessenger of March 31
1900. It stated thatrates had been made in the Rural District of Athlone no. 2.An advertisement for a registered Sireappeared in the Roscommon Messenger of April 7
1900. It stated that
aregistered sire, the property of Lord Croftonwould serve only forty approved mares atMote Park Roscommon for the season of 1900. The fees were: mares £3-3,owners/tenants mares, £2-2 and a grooms feeof 3 shillings to be paid at first service. A fewthoroughbred mares, dams of winners, wouldbe served for free for that season only. Ownerwould not be accountable for accidents tomares or foals The season would end on July12
1900. Service fees to be paid on or beforeDecember 1
1900, or one guinea extra wouldbe charged. Nominations to
couldbe secured upon application to John T.Rattray, Mote Park, Roscommon. The noticewas repeated in several issues of thenewspaper.A notice appeared in the RoscommonMessenger of May 5
1900. It stated that aspecial meeting of the Knockcroghery Branchof the United Irish League would be held onMay 6
1900. Members were earnestly askedto attend. Delegates from Kilteevan andRahara were expected to attend. Signed:Thomas Kelly, Secretary.A notice for the transfer of a Certificate for apublicans license appeared in the RoscommonMessenger of May 5
1900. It stated that Mr.
William O’
Brien intended to apply at the nextquarter Licensing Sessions to be held inRoscommon for Athlone division and Co.Roscommon on the 23
of May 1900 for aMagistrates Certificate to entitle him to sellbeer, cider and spirits by retail at his house inKnockcroghery, Parish of Killenvoy, Baronyof Athlone North, Co. Roscommon, whichpremises were formerly licensed in the nameof Thomas Shanly. Dated 26
of April 1900.
Applicant, William O’Brien. Joseph Burke &
Son, solicitor for applicant.

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