1915, Patrick James Collins, Solicitor, Skibbereen. Member County Council, Skibbereen Urban District Council.
1873-1915 Patrick James Collins Solicitor, admitted 1896, apprenticed to Thomas Downes. Marshbanks, Blackrock College Dublin, TCD, Chairman UDC. 1911 single, 2 servants Committee Carbery Show 1892 . District Council 1914 assentors Timothy Sheehy, J.M. Burke,B.L.,he nominated William Joseph Burke.
Interesting he attended Blackrock College from the mid 19th century a class of prosperous Catholic professionals and merchants emerged the sons of the going to Clongowes College in Kildare as described by James Joyce, Blackrock College or some of the exclusive English Catholic Colleges such as Ampleforth.
Son of Andrew Collins Law Clerk 1876, Petty Session Clerk, Skibbereen and Drimoleague Committee Carbery Show 1892 and joint Secretary. Law Clerk 1876, assistant to Thomas Downes 1901 North St. aged 54, has Irish stable boy and servant in house. Son Patrick solicitor. Executor of Son Patrick 1915
This is one of the most detailed listing of a funeral in the local press. The First World War had started just a year before. Up to 50,000 Irish born men died, Denmark independent and neutral suffered only 700 casualties.
The revolution the following year 1916 changed everything, independence of limited form in 1922. Many of those listed were swept away by 1922.
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