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 Kilkenny Moderator 28 September 1892

Villierstown School Fete

In the interest of education, it is the custom of Mr and Mrs Villiers-Stuart* of Dromana to invite annually the children attending the Villierstown National Schools to Dromana. Last week the children (boys and girls) assembled in their respective schools, assembled at the time appointed started in procession for Dromana, where they were received by Mrs Villiers-Stuart, Mr Maurice Stuart, and the Misses’ Stuart who displayed great energy in making the children feel happy. A football match was arranged for the boys, during which the girls were shown the beautiful flower garden. When the match had ended, Mr Maurice Stuart* suggested some races, which were speedily arranged, the young fellows being most eager to win the prizes presented by that gentleman.

The sack races caused much amusement. Mr Stuart coming upon the scene at this stage enjoyed these sports most heartily. All were then summoned to tea, which was plentifully served out to the entire company, mustering about 200 children, with buttered bread and sweet cake. At the close of these happy proceedings the children thanked their kind patron and patroness by cheering loudly, and waving their hats. 

*Henry Windsor Villiers-Stuart (1827-1895), soldier, clergyman, politician and Egyptologist, and Mary Power, daughter of Ambrose Power, Archdeacon of Lismore. *Maurice Ambrose Villiers-Stuart (1870-1932).

Villerstown ,circa 1910


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