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Kennelly, Hunt Newtownsandes Guardians


KIllarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, December 21, 1912; Page: 8



_Newtownsandes Social Club Fill Donovan's Two Halls.

The fifth annual ball of the Newtownsandes Social Club was hold at Donovan's halls last Saturday evening, and it was one grand Irish affair. All the boys from Castleisland, Tralee, Killarney, Rathmore, Kenmare, Carrig , Ventry, Caher Listowel and Caherciveen were there in full force, as well as large delegations from the counties of Limerick, Tipperary, Galway, Cork, and Waterford.

President M. J. Mahoney and Treasurer P. J. Culhane, together with Jim Wren, Con Moore, Con Shine, Wm. Lawlor and the rest of  the committee are to be congratulated on the splendid success of this annual Kerry dance.

Among the societies represented, the Kerry Dancing Class, the Jolly Sports of Brooklyn, Castleisland Ladies; also an exhibition of Irish step dancing by Kennelly brothers.  Irish music by Profs. P. Mahony and Sheehy. The Newtownsandes Social Club contemplate giving a social function to their numerous friends in the near future.—New York " Advocate."

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Irish Examiner 1841-1959, Wednesday, July 04, 1956; Page: 6

NOTICE TO BUILDING CONTRACTOR S. Proposed Renovations, Additions and Repairs To The Church, Listowel Co. Kerry . Tenders  are invited from competent  contractors for renovations,  additions and repairs to the Church at Listowel. Co. Kerry, for Very Reverend Canon O'Sullivan, P.P.. in accordance with the  Drawings and Specifications prepared by  J. R. BOYD  BARRETT . A. R.I.B.A. F.R. I.A.I.. Chartered Architect 5 Camden Place, Cork. Closing date for tenders was 27 July 1956.



Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, July 27, 1957; Page: 4


IT is now a magnificent building, taking its place among the outstanding parish churches of the diocese, said Most Rev. Dr. D. Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry, to the large congregation present at St. Mary's Parish Church, Listowel, on Sunday evening last.

His Lordship was referring to the extensive renovation and repairs now completed which have been carried out to the church. The church has been completely transformed, his Lordship added.

The primary object of his Lordship's visit was to perform the ceremony of the reerection of the old Stations of the Cross in the church, which have been beautifully reconditioned and which make a notable contribution to the generally improved appearance of the church's interior.

The Bishop thanked the parish priest, Very Rev. P. Canon O'Sullivan, the clergy and the people of the parish for their great  generosity and co-operation, at a time when a local contribution in connection with the proposed new boys' national school at Listowel had also to be met.

He added that the work in connection with the new school would commence next month. -

His Lordship said that the devotion of the Stations of the Cross was most popular in Ireland. It was also a most spiritually profitable devotion. It originated in the fourteenth century.

The Bishop recited the prayers of the Way of the Cross after a representation of the Cross was placed over each of the fourteen scenes depicting the Via Dolorosa.

The Bishop was assisted at the ceremony by Very Rev. Canon O'Sullivan, P.P., and the two curates, Rev. G. Dillon and Rev. T. Moore. The  Bishop's Secretary was present in the sanctuary.

His Lordship subsequently imparted Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, during which the Te Deum was intoned by the choir. The High Altar was artistically decorated.





Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 26, 1953; Page: 14

Listowel Church Clock Repair Fund.

The Promoters of the Jumble Sale held recently for the above Fund 'wish to thank all who by contributing goods and making purchases helped in the success of the sale. — ARTHUR W. PACE, Hon. Secretary.


Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, November 23, 1984; Page: 7


A CONCERT to raise funds for essential repair' work to ST John's ,Church  in the Square, Listowel,  will be held In the church on Friday, November 30 1984 at 8,30 p.m. The proceeds from  the concert will go to renovating the  165-year old Protestant  church  which Is showing  signs of disrepair.



Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Saturday, March 30, 1918; Page: 4


-Solicitor's Protest at Listowel  Court.

Garrett Heaphy, John Nolan, Daniel Murphy  and. Jas. Leahy, Bailyline, were charged' before Messrs. E. M. P Wynne  and H. R. Jones, R.M.'s, at  Listowel with unlawful assembly at Listowel on March 8. Mr. J. Moran appeared for the defence.

Sergeant Jas Brennan, Ballylongford, and Constable F. Breen gave evidence that the defendants booed and shouted at a farmer named Scanlan, who had on the same day given evidence against two  men named Moroney, who were returned for trial on a charge of raiding his  house for arms.

Mr. Moran said he did not intend to call any witness, because he believed that  if St. Peter was examined for the defence the result would be the same. It was an extraordinary thing that the proceedings  had not been brought under the ordinary law, instead of under the Crimes Act, which When passed was known -as "Balfour's abortion." He noticed that there were only  three or four civilians, in the court; while there were  about twenty armed policemen.  The defendants were sentenced to a month's imprisonment in Limerick Jail, with a further month in default of giving bail. Leahy refused to give bail, and the  other three gave notice of appeal.




Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, February 25, 1899; Page: 4



In response to a circular posted extensively through the district a public meeting was held in Newtownsandes on Sunday last by the labourers and artisans of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and Knockanure districts of Listowel Union, to consider their positions in the coming elections.

Mr. Thomas Mulvihill (Mason) proposed and was seconded by Mr. John Nolan (Carpenter), that Mr. Thos Hanrahan take the chair.

The Chairman dwelt at considerable length (being applauded at intervals) on the great boon conferred on them by the Local Government Act, and asked those present to select good men to represent their interests in the District and County Council’s.

After a general discussion the following resolutions were adopted.

Proposed by John Collins and seconded by Michael Kennelly—" That we, the labourers of Newtownsandes, Leitrim and Knockanure districts, request the voters (farmers and others) to support one labour candidate for each electoral division of the Listowel Union. As the labourers stood by the farmers during the agitation they are now entitled to recognition for such services."

Proposed by Mr John Dore, and seconded Mr. Michael Donovan" That Mr. Michael J. Nolan be selected a candidate to represent us in the County Council, the selection of District Councillors for above divisions be deferred until next Sunday."

Mr Nolan then came forward and thanked the meeting. Speaking at some length, he said it was unnecessary for him to explain his opinions or politics to those who knew him from his childhood. He promised, if elected, to support the labourers and artisans to the best of his ability.

There being no other candidate proposed, Mr. Michael J. Nolan was selected amidst cheers, after which the following resolution proposed by Mr. Thos. Mulvihill, and seconded by Mr. Mathew Behane" That, we, the labourers of this district, ask our brother labourers all over the Tarbert County Council District to vote for Mr. M. J. Nolan, for County Councillor. He being a kind friend, a supporter and large employer of the labourers, and those living under him speak highly of his treatment of them."







Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, April 15, 1903; Page: 3


On Friday a meeting of the North Kerry Divisional Executive was held in the old Land League Rooms, Mr M J Flavin, M.P., presiding. The following branches were represented—Newtownsandes—Messrs J Nolan, C Lehane and J Hanraban. Listowel—Messrs J Kennelly and Thomas F O'Sullivan. Asdee-J J Coughlan, T Foley, P M'Elligott and M Patt. Ballylongford—M Enright. Ballybunion—J Doran and J Pierce. Duagh—J M'Elligott and M Doody. Lixnaw—J Julian and Wm M'Auliffe. Ballydonoghue—P Walsh, J Coughlan. Messrs Flavin, Wm M'Mahon, and the hon. sec. were appointed delegates to represent the Executive at the National Executive. Mr Julian said that it would be well if the delegates received instructions as to their attitude towards the bill, and it was decided to request the delegates to vote for the acceptance of the bill subject to important amendments, dealing especially with the position of evicted tenants, labourers, future tenants and sub-tenants.

Mr Doran gave notice that he would move at the next meeting that the Irish Party be asked to use their influence with a view of having the Labourers' Acts so amended as to bring within its scope artisans in rural districts.

Tee Chairman said that some time ago a serious statement had been made in the House of Commons in reference to a National Organisation, and their secretary was directed to communicate with the branches regarding the accuracy of the statement, but he regretted to learn that, with one or two exceptions owing to apathy of the officials of branches, or some other cause which should not exist, no reply had been received to the communication, except in one or two instances. He trusted that those branches who had failed to supply the information would do so at once.  The next meeting of the Executive was fixed for Friday, l5th May,1903 at 1.30.






Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, January 14, 1899; Page: 4


A large and representative meeting of the electors of the Newtownsandes, and jKilmeany divisions was held at Knockanure on Sunday last, the 8th,Jan 1899 for the purpose of selecting candidates for the coming elections for the County and district Councils. The best of feeling having prevailed amongst all classes.

Mr. Patrick Kennelly was moved to the chair.

The Chairman, addressing the meeting, said it gave him great pleasure to preside at such a large and important meeting as the present one. He knew it was needless for him to explain to them the object of it. He had frequently heard them denounce " taxation without representation," and now the time had come to get out of it; and also to rid themselves of those time-serving representatives who had so to speak put their hands into the pockets of the unfortunate ratepayers and lavishly expended their hard earned money. In selecting candidates both for the County and District Councils, he would wish to remind them not to select men who, when they had got such a position, would be likely to look with contempt on the men who returned them, nor men who would be likely to feather their nests by only looking up positions for themselves and their friends, but he would ask them to select men who had been tried in the past and were not found wanting, men who in the hard struggle gone by had pulled together with them step by step and every inch of the way.

Mr. Maurice T. Stack proposed that Mr. William E. Stack, P.L.G., be selected as candidate for the County Councillorship.

Mr. Timothy Leahy said he had had great pleasure in seconding that, and he thought, that having regard to Mr. Stack's career in the past, no better candidate could be selected.

Mr. Wm. E. Stack said he was exceedingly thankful to them for the trust reposed on him, but he thought at present it was premature to select any candidate, as he believed that before long a convention would be held for the purpose at Listowel.

Mr. James Kennelly proposed, and Mr. James Leahy seconded, that Mr. James O'Connor be selected as one of the candidates for the District Council for the Newtownsandes division.

Mr. Patrick Collins proposed, and Mr. John Ahern seconded, that Mr. James Lynch represent them as a labour candidate for the District Council (Newtownsandes division).

All candidates having been unanimously selected, and a vote of thanks being passed to the Chairman, the proceedings terminated.




Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, October 04, 1899; Page: 4


Notice of Motion for New Works or Involving New Contracts

Quarter ending the 30th day of September, 1899.


5' £? Matter in relation to which Application is made If for a work, where On whose Motion a. whether for a work or any other matter. situate. made.

1 To keeping in repair 672 perches of the main road from Listowel to Abbeyfeale, between Ballinruddery Recommendation of R. D. bounds and the centre of Knight's bridge,  Ballinruddery, &c. Co. Surveyor 2 To rebuild the gullet under the road from Skeherin to Kilbaha, near the labourers' cottages (main),  Skebererin, &c. do 3 To repair Leanamore bridge, on the road from Ballylongford to Newtownsandes, ... Ballylongford, &c. do  To rebuild two gullets under the road from Ballybunion to Craughdarrig, near Derra (main), ... Derra do 5 To rebuild a gullet under the road, between Ahavoher and Newtownsandes, ... Ahavoher, &c. do 6 To trunk and pare the road embankment for about 100 feet alongside the road from Newtownsandes to Glin, Newtownsandes, &c. do 7 To trunk and pare the road embankment for about 100 feet in length alongside the road between east and west crosses of Aughrim, ... Aughrim do S To repair Abbeyfeale bridge, ... Abbeyfeale do 9 To repair Grabbet's bridge, ... Coolkeragh do 10 " Back salary" of M. Prendeville for road from Clashmealcon quarry to _Kilmore strand, and from Kilmore bridge to Clohane cross, ... Kilmore, &C. William Fenix 11 A new line of road, from Shroneberne to T. Leahy's bounds at Beenanaspug,  Beenanaspug Jerh. M'Cartby 12 Place under contract road from Gabbet's bridge to Moriarty's house, between Coolkeragh and Lenamore cross, and repair bridge, ,  Tullamore Garrett Fitzgerald 13 Repair road leading from John Carey's cross at Tournageehy to Patrick Kirby's house, Ballyduhig, and make road from P. Kirby's house, Ballyduhig, to public road at Fourhane, Ballyduhig Patrick Trant 14 To construct a bridge over the river Feale, connecting the road leading from Finuge with main road from Listowel to Ennismore,  Finuge Wm. M'Carthy 15 A new line of road from Kilmore churchyard to Kilmore strand, Kilmore M. Harty 16 A new line of road from the Cork line to Lord Listowel's at Graigue,  Graigue Wm. L. C. Harnett 17 " Back salary" of J. Hennessy's for road from Listowel to Castleisland, between Tournageehy cross and Ballinruddery,  Tournageeby Maurice Carmody 18 A new line of road from the public road at Glenalappa East to the townland bounds at Glenalappa Middle, Glenalappa William Collins 19 To cut a hill and trunk a hollow and repair or rebuild a bridge on road between Listowel and Athea, at Lissaniska, Lissaniaka M.J.Nolan 20 A new line of road between townland boundary at W. Leitrim, through Ahalanna to Tullamore, near J. Shanahan's house; also to build a bridge on same road, ... Tullamore M.J.Nolan 21 Repair the road at Piermount from lower to upper road, both leading from Tarbert to Ballylongford, Piermount! Denis Kelly 22 To remove wall in front of Paul Jones', Mary Culhane's and John Jones' houses in town of Ballylongford, as we consider it an obstruction to the public, Ballylongford John Coughlan 23 Repair road near Joe Kissane's house to Healy's corner at Dooncaha. St. J. T. B. Douglas is willing to contribute  to same, Dooncaha Daniel Mangun 24 Build a gullet under main road at Wm. Walshe's house in Doonard Upper, Doonard William Dalton 25 Have a separate contract for cleansing and maintaining Tarbert streets and suburbs given to some person living in or within one English mile of Tarbert town, ... Tarbert William Dalton 26 Repair parapets of Tarbert bridge, Glin road, as

such parapets are dilapidated and constitutes a danger to the public, Tarbert William Dalton 27 100 lineal yards of flagging in Tarbert town, from the corners of Mrs. Keb's house to T. M'Carthy's house, and from Mr. Windle's gate to corner of D. Dalton's house, Tarbert William Dalton 28 Repair 150 perches of road in Clounmackon, between Jerh. Halpin's house and Thomas Mooney's house,  Clounmackon M J Nolan 29 " Back salary" of J. W. O'Connor for road from Listowel to Ballyduff, and between Ballyduff pound and south cross at Ballyhorgan,  Ballyduff Denis Kelly 30 Construct a new road (part of which is already made),  from P. Walsh's house at Ballylahive to R. Lavery's, Ballylahive, and from latter point to Ned Shanahan's bounds— 233 perches for contract, (b) 210 perches for repair,  Ballyline Edmond Kennelly 31 Construct a new line of road northwards from Islandanny school, between Tom Kelly's house and county bounds at Limerick, 206 perches; also two culverts in same road, Islandanny Jerh. M'Carthy 32 "Back salary" of T. Hannan for road from Dromlought to Ballyloughran bridge, with branch to Ballyoneen ; also Lacka cross to Dysert church,  Dromlought John Horgan 33 Back salary of road from Ballylongford to the harbour of Ballylongford, and between Ballylongford cross and Killelton strand,  Ballylongford John CoughIan 3-i Repair-40 perches of road from Ballincloher National School to James Nolan's house, Gortadrisleg, Ballincloher Maurice O'Connell 35 Raise SO perches of road, from Irrabeg to Liscullane, and back to Denyvrin, .Irrabeg John M'Carthy 36 Construct a new line of road, from Mrs. M'Enry's gate to county boundary of Kerry and Limerick,  Tubbreatoureen. John M. Hanrahan 37 " Back salary" of Stephen Collins for road from Ballylongford to Tarbert, between Saleen quay and Saleen cross,  Ballylongford John Coughlan 38 Have gullet under road near Michael Enright's holding, Dooncaha, be taken up and sunk three feet, same gullet insufficient for sanitary purposes, Dooncaha Daniel Mangan 39 " Back salary" of P. Deenihan for road from Listowel to Ballybunion, between Glounafooka cross and Lehane's cross Listowel William Fuller 40 "Back salary or Simon Seward for road from Glounafooka bridge to Poulnaha bridge, with branch to Gortnaminch and forde at Killocrim,  Ennismore William Fuller 41 To put under contract 191 perches of road, from Muckenagh canal to Denis Byrne's house, Kiltomy. Muckenagh Thomas Bowler 42 Repair and put under contract road, between Tarbert  Tieraclea, Daniel Mangan Tarbert and Glin, to the strand, about 33 perches, Tarbert and Glin, to the strand, about 33 perches, 13 "Back salary" of John Hennessy for road from Abbeyfeale, running through Shronebeirne, Abbeyfeale, running through Shronebierne,  Abbeyfeale Jerh. Keane 44 " Back salary" of J. Kennelly for road from Listowel to Abbeyfeale, between Duagh and south abutment of bridge over Feale, ... Duagh Jerh. Keane 45 "Back salary" of Peter Dooling for road from Listowel to Ballybunion, between Gurtacrossane and Derha bounds, Gurtacrossane Jerh. Keane 46 Road from Mangan’s cross to Sallowglin wood  Tarmon Michael Enright.





Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, July 07, 1962; Page: 6

Moyvane Notes; CONGRATULATIONS to Mr. Jn.  Oxx on his very successful training of Arctic Storm which all but won the Irish sweeps Derby. Mrs. Oxx's mother was formerly Miss Walsh, Leitrim. Moyvane. Quite a large number of racing fans went to see the race at the Curragh.


TWENTY  TWO boys from all parts of Kerry arrived in Causeway during the week to attend a fortnight's agricultural training course. The boys are guests of the farmers in the parish.


Ballylongford;  MR. Dermot Hunt, Ballyline. left Shannon Airport on Saturday  last on his way to New York. He  was accompanied to the Airport by members of his family and a large  number of friends. Dermot was one  of the most popular young men of the parish and was one of the out standing members of the Ballyline  team who have qualified' to meet ' Carrig (holders) in this year's parish league final.

 Mr Patrick, lynch, Kilgarvan, who has been chosen as an Irish representative on the 1962 International  Counsellor Exchange Programme,  also recently left Shannon for the  U S. He will spend about nine weeks teaching in an American Youth  Camp, after which he will go on a hospitality tour which has been arranged for Irish Delegates to the U S During the tour, which I will last nine month, he will visit 4-H Rural Clubs and study methods of 4-H club work.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, January 20, 1962; Page: 7


large fire occurred last  year on the premises of Mr. Willie Cox, Ballyline, and destroyed, his -shed which contained, four blocks' of hay, the local branch of the I.C.M.S.A. came to his rescue. The secretary. Mr. James O'Carroll, called a meeting and as a result, the hay and, shed were replaced. When I spoke to Mr. Cox last week he told me he had received a sum of money which was collected from members of the I C.M.S.A. and said 'he wished to convey through this column his deep gratitude to the branch for their help. He also wishes to thank all, those who gave him hay, those who helped in the re-construction of the shed and the people who were in the bog: when the fire occurred, and who  worked so hard to prevent the fire from spreading to the dwelling house. Masses will, be offered for the intentions of all those who helped in any way. He told me that the local branch of Macra na Feirme also offered help.

 I.C.M.S.A. DANCE The local branch of the I.C.M.S.A. are holding their annual, dance on, Friday, February 2, Full particulars will appear in next: week's issue of The Kerryman.

SOCIAL, The second annual Macra na Feirme social which was recently held in the Parish Hall, was a, big success. In spite of the treacherous condition of the roads, a, large number attended and, had a, very enjoyable night's entertainment. I would like to compliment the McCabe family, who catered for the occasion, on the very nice sapper they served.

No Lights in village of Ballylongford and they are also repairing footpaths.


At present: spending a holiday at home is Mr. Patsy "McKibben of Rusheen. For the past twelve months he has been " first radio officer on the m.v. Capehorn trading between the South Pacific: Islands where the temperature is over 100°. He spent Christmas and the New Year at sea and told me he had a wonderful time. He has had some wonderful experiences. Since he began his career and in Sept., 1960, while first radio officer on board the S.S., Appledore. he visited the port of Igarka in Siberia. This port is Ice-hound for ten months of the year. The S.S.: Appledore was the first British ship to visit the port and the ship's personnel got a wonderful reception. They were taken out to parties etc. by leading U.S.SR. naval officers, Recently while on, a trip from Christmas Island to 'Wellington, his ship m.v. Capehorn passed within, a half-mile of the s.s. ' Athenic whose first radio: officer is Mr. Con Heaphy of Carrig Island, a, schoolmate of Mr. McKibben.

 EMIGRATION Last Saturday saw the departure of ten young people from the district. Some of them were returning after spending Christmas at home, but the following were going from home for the first  time  and were all bound for England: Miss Annie O'Grady, Lislaughtin; Miss Hannie Mai Enright. Bridge Street: Mr. Mossie Hunt, Ballyline, and Mr Ml. O'Connor, Lenamore.

HALL COMMITTEE The following were elected members of the Parish Hall Committee at a meeting held last week: Chairman. Mr. Teddy OSullivan, NT Treasurer, Mr, Ml. Heaphy; Secretary, Mr. Jerry Carmody; Committee members: Messrs., Tom: Enright Sean Collins, John Enright, Carrig Island: Patrick Dowling and Alan Kennelly. The Committee have asked me to announce that in future if any organisation wish to have the use of the hall for any dance or meeting, etc., they need only approach the Secretary and do not have to seek permission from either Father Ferns or Father O'Keeffe as heretofore,

OBITUARY The death has taken place at her residence . Quay Street, of Miss Margaret Barrett, an old and respected member of the community. There was a, large attendance at: the removal of the remains to St Michael s Church and at the funeral to _Lislaughtin Abbey.


Irish Examiner 1841-1949, Tuesday, March 05, 1867; Page: 3

Fenianism in United States


THE NEW York Herald of the 18th ult. gives the following sketch of the excitement produced in New York by the news of the Fenian rising in Kerry :—

The crowds that assembled on the sidewalk in front of the central office, and on the stairways, corridors, and every available place on the floor devoted to Fenian business, were coming, waiting and departing from early morning till late at night. Every one of a communicative disposition, who had or pretended to have more news than his neighbour, was surrounded by a group of eager listeners, who devoured with a keen relish every item of information, true or false, that had any plausible complexion, in reference to the initiated revolution. Fenians of every shade made their appearance through the day, and fraternised heartily on the common ground of Irish independence. Roberts men transferred their thoughts from Canada to Kerry, and forgot the deeds of the border raid in their anxiety! O'Connor and his devoted companions in anus. Lukewarm Irishmen became  suddenly enthusiastic, and found their way to the central office in pursuit of additional news. Irishmen to whom Fenianism was synonymous with fraud and folly, overlooked the shortcomings of discarded leaders, suppressed their opinions of the movement, and joined in as eager inquiries about the probable whereabouts of Stephens, the next shuttle of the Fenian cards. But for the inhospitable provisions of the Excise law, the sociable  disposition of the Irish would have been  even deeper and more gallant expression. From youth to old age was represented in every group of faces, among whom the one prevailing topic was Ireland, and in the absence of further intelligence from the scene of operations, the sad history of the Green Isle was traced over and over from the misty _recounts of tradition down to the prospects of the bloody drama now being inaugurated on her soil. Every fight from the time when old Brian the Brave led his athletic warriors against the Danish invaders to the story of Fontenoy, where Irish valour saved the fortunes of a French king, and the _later deeds of prowess performed by the Irish brigade on Southern battlefields were narrated with _never-failing  interest.

The sanction of General Gleeson, who had remained  throughout, the previous night attending to the multiplied duties of his men, was besieged  during  the entire day for every possible, scrap of intelligence. The few clerks present were importuned from all quarters for enlightenment on the absorbing Irish

 While a throng of persons were awaiting the  appearance of General Gleeson, a colonel who took a _distinguished part in the late Canadian raid, attached till yesterday to the Huberts' party, made his entry into the office and offered his services to raise a regiment and sail with it for Ireland on the shortest notice. This incident created considerable excitement, the gallant colonel becoming the recipient of much favour and applause from those assembled. Several wealthy Irishmen, one an extensive foundry proprietor, called in a short time after and made proposals to furnish the last dollar they could afford in aid of the Irish. This was productive of additional excitement. Those present caught the infection and pledged themselves to use every exertion during the coming week to outstrip all their previous exertions in behalf of the cause. The general belief was that Colonel O'Connor and his devoted hand are but the vanguard of an immense host which the next despatches will announce has taken the field. If such announcement should fail to come: by the cable it will be considered that the English Government has cut the wires and refused permission for the transmission of any news calculated to inspire hope and give comfort to the brotherhood in this country. The sentiment of all present was one of resolute determination, now that the fight has commenced, to support the men in Ireland at any cost and at every risk. They consider the _cause is a great and just one, the issue of which will be prosecuted, as far as they are concerned, to a successful end. Torrents of blood may flow, and horrors hardly dreamt of, but if through the awful ordeal they grasp the stake of freedom, they are satisfied the end attained will justify and consecrate the sanguinary means. A flag that formerly fluttered its emerald folds from the Moflat .Mansion in Union-square was displayed from the central window of the office in Chatham-street. Passers-by on the other side of the street stopped to gaze at the green bunting emblazoned with a golden harp and to divine the meaning of the unusual display. The concourse, on the  sidewalk in front of the office gradually increased to such an extent as to block up the communication. Large numbers kept arriving during the whole day, giving a more than ordinarily animated  appearance to this generally quiet vicinity on the Sabbath.

The feeling through the city was of the same intense character. Wherever two or three Irishmen gathered the news was canvassed and commented on till worn threadbare. Coming from the various Catholic churches the congregations forgot the pastor's sermon only the subject of Irish revolution. On the street corners, especially on the avenues, groups formed to indulge debate and speculation on the matter.

 Irishmen met during the memorable period of yesterday everything else was excluded to the paramount discussion of things Fenian.

Speculation about the Roberts party formed a leading feature in the many anxious debates. There was  very general hope that the Canadian wing of the Brotherhood would coalesce with the parent stock, and with the combined means of both sides do some-thing effective towards giving assistance to the "men in the gap." The rank and file of the Roberts party desire such a consummation ; and, with that object in view, a deputation went yesterday to the residence of the Colonel to inform him that the feeling of his supporters was in favour of uniting with the body recently under the leadership of Stephens. Colonel Roberts in reply stated that he would not sanction a recognition of the opposing party. He was determined to carry out his own plans independent of them, and never meditated forming a coalition so long as he considered his policy the only true one destined to liberate Ireland. The deputation, after expressing their serious intention of rejecting his leadership, withdrew, considerably disappointed.

Circle meetings were held in several places late on _Sunday night, specially convened to take action in the present crisis. One of the largest, the St. Lawrence O'Toole Circle, subscribed in very brief time and forwarded the same night to the central office over _D00 dole. In the ensuing week every circle in the city, to the number of eighty, intends to hold a special meeting to raise subscriptions in money  and furnish volunteers for an  immediate  expeditionary force. The  Circle intends to raise and equip a battalion of riflemen.

A meeting of centres and delegates was held last evening , presided over by Mr. P. G. Dully. The attendance was very large and enthusiastic. General Gleeson and several military officers were present. Great unanimity prevailed in the deliberations of the assemblage. A plan for a large open air demonstration was read and adopted. It was decided to be held on Wednesday next. All the circles of the Manhattan district will assemble in the evening at Union Square. An address will be read by General Gleeson, after which several distinguished speakers will present . themselves to the meeting. The men of the Father Matthew Societies hive all promised to attend. The meeting it is expected will be. the largest ever held by the Irish societies of New York. Delegates were appointed to represent this city in a Congress to be held here at the earliest practicable time, when all the circles in the country will be represented, and measures adopted to create a permanent government for the Brotherhood in America.

Who is Colonel O'Connor ? was n question often anxiously asked yesterday. He is a native of the county of Kerry, Ireland, about twenty-three years of age, and of  lithe, active build. He fought in the army of the Potomac, in the service of the Irish Brigade. He is represented as being  ideal  soldier, well versed in military tactics, of considerable education, and daring to a fault. His name will become a household word among the Irish, whose hearts bent with sympathy and tremulous admiration for his bold exploit in the midst of such terrible risks. It is supposed that Stephens, Colonel Kelly, and a number of officers who recently left bore are quietly secreted in London, Manchester and Liverpool, preparing for a co-operative movement in England. The plan of action embraces the very extensive operation of putting an army of eighty thousand men in the field, marching on London, dictating- terms to the  English.