St Patrick’s Benevolent Registered Association, Kilrush

Published in 18th-19th Century Social Perspectives, 18th–19th - Century History, Issue 2 (Mar/Apr 2006), Letters, Letters, Volume 14

Sir,

—I am researching the history of St Patrick’s Benevolent RegisteredAssociation, which was based in Henry Street, Kilrush, Co. Clare, inthe late 1800s. According to Bassett’s Directory, 1880–1, its officersat that time were: president, John O’Brien; vice-president, P.J. Boyle,proprietor of the Kilrush Gazette, who lived at 58 John Street;secretary, John R. MacNamara, who may have been a magistrate fromEnnistymon; medical officer, Dr J.F. Counihan, Francis Street. I haveno further information. Perhaps your readers might be able to helpme.

—Yours etc.,
MICHAEL KELLY
33 Sweetbriar Lane
Inniscarra View
Ballincollig
Co. Cork

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