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Language Journal. The Committee to consist of Messrs. Cusack, Comyn, and Morrin.”

Proposed by Mr. John Fleming; seconded by Mr. R. J. O’Mulrenin; and

Resolved—“That the Irish Language Journal, to be published by the Gaelic Union, be known as the Gaelic Union Journal;” and

Resolved—“That Mr. David Comyn, a Member of this Council, be appointed Editor of the said Journal.”

Several considerable donations were handed in for the “Journal” Fund, amongst others:—Rev. Euseby D. Cleaver, M.A., £10; Michael Cusack, Esq., £5; D. C. O’Keeffe, Esq., £6.

The Council being anxious to have as many subscribers enrolled as possible before issuing the first number, has extended the time for distributing the circulars, and filling up the accompanying forms to the 30th inst.

The Council of the Gaelic Union met on Wednesday, 18th October.

Mr. John MacPhilpin presiding.

There were also present the following Members of the Council:—Rev. Maxwell H. Close, M.A., Vice-President; Mr. Michael Cusack, Hon. Treasurer; Rev. John E. Nolan, O.D.C., Hon. Secretary; Rev. J. J. O’Carroll, S.J.; Messrs. Thomas L. Synnott, John Fleming, John Morrin, M. Corcoran, and David Comyn.

After important correspondence had been read relative to the progress of the branches and local associations connected with the Gaelic Union, the following resolution was proposed by Mr. John Morrin; seconded by Rev. John E. Nolan; and unanimously

Resolved—“That a Literary Committee be appointed to conduct the Gaelic Union Journal, said Committee to consist of the Editor, Mr. David Comyn; the Rev. J. J. O’Carroll, S.J., Examiner R.U.I.; and the Rev. M. H. Close, M.A., M.R.I.A., F.R.G.S.”

Several donations and subscriptions for the journal were handed in, which were referred to the Provisional Committee for the business management of the journal appointed last week, viz.:—Messrs. Cusack, Morrin, and Comyn.

It was also decided to keep all transactions relative to the journal entirely separate from the funds of the Gaelic Union, and the Committee was empowered, during the ensuing week, to receive estimates in accordance with the arrangements already agreed upon, and was requested to present its report on the subject to the Council at next meeting.

Besides the encouragement recently received, the Council feels confident of the success of the Gaelic Union Journal, and of its vast utility to the movement. Members of the Council have for some years past conducted “Gaelic departments” in several important weekly journals with excellent effect.

A Meeting of the Council of the Gaelic Union was held on 25th October.

John Fleming, Esq., in the Chair.

There were also present—Messrs. Cusack, Comyn, Morrin, Synnott, the Rev. J. J. O’Carroll, S.J.; Rev. M. H. Close, M.A., M.R.I.A.; and Rev. J. E. Nolan, Hon. Sec.

Donations for the contemplated Gaelic Journal were received from the Very Rev. the President of the Carmelite College, Terenure; Michael Kennedy, Castlederg, &c. Amongst the many subscribers announced were—His Grace the Archbishop of Cashel; their Lordships the Bishops of Ross, Cloyne, and Cork; the Earl of Gainsborough; Lord and Lady Clermont; Lady Constance Bellingham; Miss E. Skeffington Thompson, London; Miss Thomson, Ravensdale; the Superiors of the Monastery of St. Patrick, Galway; the Carmelite College, Terenure; Rockwell College, Cahir; Very Rev. Dean Quirke, and many other of the clergy of the Archdiocese of Cashel.

The Journal Committee received instructions to report to next Meeting of Council the exact number of subscribers, and the amount of donations to defray the preliminary expenses of the journal. About 13,000 circulars have already been distributed by post and otherwise. The Report of the Gaelic Union Journal Provisional