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Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 6 June 1903 - Page 7

At a special convened meeting of the magistrates of Castledermott Petty Sessions District held on the 29th May, and which was summoned for the purpose of considering the advisability of granting occasional licenses for the day of the motor race it was unanimously resolved – “That it is our unanimous opinion it would be most dangerous and most indiscreet that any occasional licenses should be granted any parties in this Petty Sessions District for the day of the motor race.” The resolution is signed by Lord Walter Fitzgerald who presided, and Messrs. Richard Wright, P. P. Farnan, and John Gannon, J. P’s.