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Galway Vindication Fund 1872 - Tulla Donors

Source: Clare Journal
Date: 11 July 1872
Transcription: Jane Halloran Ryan

The Galway Vindication Fund was created by the Catholic clergy and tenantry in County Galway to assist with the order of costs made against Captain Nolan.

Captain Nolan was a Galway landlord, a Catholic and Home Ruler who ran against Captain Trench in the Galway elections in 1872. He was endorsed by the Catholic clergy. This raised the ire of the Galway landlords who endorsed their own candidate, Captain Trench who ran against him. Captain Nolan won the election by a landslide, but many voters were intimidated by their landlords to either not vote or to vote for Captain Trench if they wanted to remain on their lands. In some cases, tenants who did vote for Captain Nolan had their houses thrown down and were evicted. Others had their rents raised substantially or had the rent payments due immediately.

Captain Trench brought a case against Captain Nolan in Galway over the election claiming that the Cathoic clergy had used undue influence. Judge Keogh heard the case in Galway and delivered his judgement against Captain Nolan requiring that he pay all court costs which amounted to at least $15,000. In addition, Judge Keogh noted in his judgement that the landlord difficulties in Galway were the result of not only the Catholic priests but also the Roman Catholic hierarchy in Ireland. His comments caused outrage and he had to leave Galway with a police escort. As a result of his remarks and the case, the Galway Vindication Fund was set up to assist Captain Nolan with the costs made against him. Notices were published in various newspapers throughout the country and abroad about the fund and the monies raised.

This extract notes the funds and the names of individuals from Tulla parish who contributed to the local effort.



SURNAME
FORENAME
TITLE
AMOUNT
Baker
Michael
5s
Blake
John
2s6d
Bowles
J.
Rev.
1
Boyce
John
2s
Brennan
John
5s
Carthy
Martin
2s6d
Casey
Pat
2s6d
Conealy
John
2s
Connell
Michael
5s
Connell
Thady
2s6d
Considine
Michael
2s
Corry
Simon
2s6d
Creagh
Miss
2s6d
Cullinan
John
2s6d
Culloo
Dan
2s6d
Cusack
Mrs
5s
Daly
Mrs
3s
Danaher
Mrs
2s
Denehy
Mrs
2s6d
Dinan
Peter
2s6d
Donohue
Michael
7s6d
Driscoll
Richard
2s6d
Fitzpatrick
Thomas
2s
Fleming
Miss
2s
Floyd
Michael
5s
Gallagher
James
5s
Gavin
Edward
3s
Glynn
William
2s6d
Glynn
Miss
2s
Halloran
Michael
5s
Halloran
Mat
4s
Halloran
Connor
3s
Halloran
John
2s6d
Halpin
Miss
2s6d
Hanley
Thomas
5s
Hayes
Rodger
5s
Hayes
E.
2s6d
Hogan
Michael
5s
Hynes
John
7s6d
Kelly
Pat
2s
Kennedy
John
5s
Kennedy
P
2s6d
Liddy
James
2s6d
Mack
James
2s
Mack
Matt
2s
Macnamara
Patrick
2s6d
Markam
Michael
2s6d
McCormack
Mr
2s6d
McGrath
Pat
5s
McGrath
James
2s6d
McGrath
James
2s6d
McGrath
John
2s6d
McInerney
Cornelius
2s6d
McInerney
Cornelius
2s6d
Mealy
John
2s6d
Molloy
Mr
5s
Molloy
Tom
2s
Molony
Martin
3s
Molony
William
2s6d
Molony
M
Mrs
2s6d
Molony
Denis
2s6d
Molony
Michael
2s6d
Molony
Pat
2s6d
Moylan
John
2s
Murphy
Mrs
10s
Murphy
Tim
5s
Murphy
Edmond
5s
Murphy
Michael
3s
Nehill
Dr
1
Nixon
Miss
2s6d
Nixon
Michael
2s
Nolan
Miss
2s6d
O'Brien
William
10s
O'Brien
Miss
10s
O'Brien
John
2s6d
O'Donohue
Miss
2s
O'Donovan
M.
Rev.
1
O'Dwyer
John
2s6d
O'Gorman
Mr
5s
O'Grady
James
5s
O'Shaughnessy
Miss
2s6d
Powell
John
2s6d
Powell
Michael
2s
Quinlivan
James
5s
Quinlivan
James
2s6d
Reddan
Dan
5s
Riordan
Miss
2s6d
Rochford
Michael
5s
Rochford
Joseph
2s6d
Rochfort
Pat
2s
Roughan
Mathew
2s6d
Ryan
Michael
7s6d
Ryan
James
2s6d
Ryan
Mat
2s6d
Scanlan
William
1
Scanlan
Pat
5s
Scanlan
N
Mr
5s
Sheehan
D.
Rev.
1
Whelan
James
2s6d
White
Tom
5s
White
Thomas
2s6d

 

 
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