It is each to criticise the Guardian for attention to costs.   However the cost of the Workhouse and the dispensary ahd to be paid for locally through the rates.  This is what at the time was one of the poorest and disadvantaged parts of Ireland.

Of those present  JP denotes Magistrates.   Timothy (Thade O’Mahony was one of a family of fish merchants from Kilcrohane married to a former Mccarthy who had a substantial business premise in Goleen.

Michael Hegarty of Toormore Cottage referred to is the brother in law of Thade O’Mahony involved in various businesses and great grandfather of Peter Sutheerland, former EU Commissioner, Chairman of Goldman Sachs and BP.