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 Waterford Standard 16 February 1867

Kilmacthomas Clothing Club

Lately the annual sale of clothing to the poor of the above village took place, at which considerably more than 100 poor persons purchased warm clothing, blankets, etc. This charity is maintained by the Marchioness of Waterford [Christiana Leslie (died 1905), married Rev John de la Poer Beresford, 4th marquis of Waterford (1814-1866)].

Poor persons of good character, by regular monthly payments, create a fund, at the year’s end an equal sum is added by Lady Waterford, and with this the purchases are made by the people. Thus, by inducing habits of saving, and self-reliance, good is effected, to which after the indiscriminate ‘giving’ of many kind-hearted individuals, fails to produce. In addition to the above, all the labourers at Curraghmore, have been, we believe, supplied with full suits of clothing, leggings, etc., by the same noble house. Those who by suchlike efforts, and example, benefit the poor, may well be called benefactors in the true sense. Messrs Locke & Co of this city [Robert Locke & Company?] supplied the goods which give such satisfaction.  

Marchioness of Waterford 



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