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Cork Examiner 17 August 1900

Grand Bazaar in Dungarvan

In glorious weather a bazaar for the benefit of the funds of the Dungarvan Brass Band has opened on Monday in the beautiful grounds of Brewery Lodge…The decorations and illuminations were carried out on a costly and elaborate scale.  Mr. Cartwright, who resides in the splendid dwelling house on the grounds, is a member of the band committee…He worked personally in the getting up of the decorations, and with him were…the other members of the band committee, Messrs James Hayes, J.P.; J.A. Dower, P. Mulcahy, etc. The grounds were a rare sight to see.  Before reaching the entrance a pair of coloured lanterns showed brilliant light suspended from an overhanging tree, and above the entrance gate in the midst of flags was inscribed ‘Grand Bazaar’.

All along the winding walk in the midst of the flowers, shrubs and trees were placed hundreds of coloured lamps. In the croquet ground the bandstand was placed…At night when the grounds were lighted up, the place resembled a fairy palace…ladies attired in the most faultless manner flitted to and from amongst the crowds.  The first stall…was presided over by Mrs. Captain Dower…immediately behind the stall was a tea house furnished with fancy tables and seats, Mrs. Cartwright assisted by two maids attended to the wants of her patrons. A little distance off was the Ice House, where the liquors were made cool for the customers.  The oriental stall was presided over by Miss Sheehan, ‘Hope’ by Miss Norris, ‘Celestial’ by Mrs. J.F. Ryan.  Close by in a hut, formed by a tree, a lady professor, Madame Von Remo, carried on her business of palmistry.  The bazaar was held for two days and nights.  The band played under the baton of Mr. Hatton.

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