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Gordon Bennett Motor Race 1903

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Leinster Leader, Saturday 20 June 1903 - Page 2

Athy Urban Council.
Present:- Messrs. J. B. Deegan, V.C. (in the chair), M. Doyle, P. Malone, T. Plewman, J.P., J. Dooley, W. P. St. John, M. E. Doyle and F. J. Whelan.

In connection with Mr. St. John’s notice of motion to take into consideration the question of providing accommodation for visitors on the day of the Motor Race, Mr. St. John said he learned that the police authorities had taken action in the matter, and were making arrangements. It would be important that a sufficiency of pure drinking water would be supplied for the vast crowds that would be present. Chairman: Wouldn’t you advocate mineral waters and a little stimulant in them? (laughter). Mr. St. John said they should request the military authorities to lend them a dozen or so of their water cars.– No action was taken in the matter.