Wednesday, 5th March 2008
A special meeting of the Dog Show Committee will be held in the Mayor's Office, Town Hall, at 7.30pm tonight. A meeting of the Ladies' Committee will be held at 8.30pm.
Cattle trade and local shipping companies
An important matter for the port and the cattle trade was referred to this week at the meeting of the Harbour Commissioners; that is, the electric lighting of the cattle yards for the purpose of examining cattle before export. It is understood that both the Great Western Railway Company and the Clyde Shipping Company are now considering the matter, which first arose at a meeting of the Irish Cattle Traders' Association and a resolution was forwarded to the Harbour Commissioners at Waterford asking their co-operation. From what can be gathered opinions differ as to the necessity at Waterford, where it is maintained, sailings usually take place before sunset. At any rate, the ruling of the Department of Agriculture on the matter of veterinary examination must take place two hours before sunset, or in artificial light equal to daylight, so that powerful electric lamps will have to be installed in the yards. The cattle Traders Association ought to be the best judges of what is required at the port, and if they demand this facility it would surely be in the interest of the port to supply the want.
Day tourists by rosslare
The Great Western Railway Company announce day excursions from England via Fishguard and Rosslare. The first of these trips commenced on Wednesday night and another will run from England on August 17th. Restaurant cars are provided. A Waterford passenger by the Rosslare route recently when week end excursionists were going to Killarney, states that the number availing of the trip was very large indeed. All available space seemed to be occupied.
The late Denis Keogh, when a young man, was engaged in the licensed grocery trade at No. 20 The Quay, on Thomas Street corner. It was known as "Keogh's” Corner forty years ago, when it was the favoured resort of City Fathers and prominent business men, who met there daily to discuss municipal and commercial matters of common interest. It used to be said that at "Keogh's” corporators won or were defeated, mayors made or unmade; and the patrons were select and jealous of outside interference with their assembly. It was the bade of a certain social standing to be a recognised habitue. There was no pretence at elegant shop fittings in those days, and City Fathers were content to rest their bodies on tea chests or cheese boxes, hidden away in a corner to themselves, deliberating the subject matter on the table. A sensational election however, in which a member of his own family was narrowly defeated for the mayoralty, shook public confidence in the influence of those who congregated there.
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