Irish Examiner. 19. 10. 1905.
BAND FOR DUNGOURNEY.
After due notice a largely attended meeting of parishioners of Clonmult and Dungourney was held in St. Peter’s Library on Sunday for the purpose of starting a band in the parish. The greatest of enthusiasm was manifested during the proceedings. A subscription list was opened, being headed by a handsome contribution from Captain Donelan, the popular M.P. for East Cork, as well as several other subscriptions which amounted to nearly ₤30, and it is expected when the list will be closed that about twice this sum will be realised.
Mr. Richard Daly, D.C. was moved to the chair, and amongst those present were- Denis Ring, T. Dineen, D.C., Michael Noonan, J. Quirk, T. Dineen, J. Fitzgibbon, J. Kelleher, J. McCarthy, J. Fitzgibbon, Pat Walsh, F. Fitzgibbon, F. Fitzgibbon, Pat Knowles, W. Cronin, Pat Noonan, E. Colbert, M. O’Brien, M. Daly, R. Rohan, J. Carey, M. Walsh, E. Leahy, R. Murray, P. Leahy, R. Whyte, P. Whyte, T. O’Keeffe, J. Kennedy, etc.
The Chairman having briefly explained the object of the meeting, referred to the proud position which their parish always occupied in every National movement being foremost in everything patriotic, sportsmanlike and in any way calculated to advance their country’s prosperity. He need scarcely remind them there was one thing which they lacked very much, and that was that there had been no band established in their parish. They knew what an important effect a band would have on their famous hurling team as they marched along on Sundays to try conclusions with some veteran rivals in their National pastime, or what patriotic feelings it would kindle in their breasts as they took their place in some National procession, or went forth to swell some monster gathering under the auspices of the United Land League or Land and Labour Association. He had no doubt from the feelings of the parishioners, who were so well represented at the meeting, they were resolved to supply this long-felt want, which would be a source of entertainment in the village, as well as secure for Dungourney the certainty of retaining the reputation of being the National capital of East Cork.
The meeting unanimously approved of the project, and it was decided to advertise in the “Cork Examiner” and “Echo” for price lists for Fife and Drum band, and also for Bandmaster to attend in Dungourney to instruct the players, and to hold next meeting in Dungourney on Tuesday 24th inst.