Irish Examiner. 04. 09. 1869.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CORK EXAMINER.
Sir,- You were kind enough to publish a letter of mine last May having reference to the improvements commenced on the Dungourney Church. Perhaps you would so good to grant a like indulgence while I state the works are being brought to a close. The contractor, Mr. Barry, with every tradesman employed, worked with zeal and energy, otherwise the works, which were far more extensive than we at first imagined, would not be so soon finished. Where Fr. Walsh got the money is none of our business to ask, but people wonder how he could get funds for all that has to be done. It is true Mr. McBride, a Scotch gentleman and a landed proprietor, sent for Fr. Walsh a few weeks ago and placed the large sum of £50 at his disposal to purchase a stained window. It will cost £100, and we are in hopes to see it in its place in a few days. Our curate has announced that the Bishop will be here on the 19th September to consecrate the church and preach on the occasion. I am sure his Lordship and every friend of Father Walsh will be delighted to see our church and congratulate him on the success which has attended his exertions. I have the honour to be, sir, your obedient servant. H. G. C.