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Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

17 July, 1896  

A NOBLE GIFT TO THE POOR

About eleven years ago a Lurgan man, named James Darragh, who had amassed a vast fortune in America and India, returned to his native town of Lurgan, and made a bequest of 20,000 to the local branch of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Immediately afterwards he was ordered abroad by a medical man on account of his health, and died at Cairo, Egypt, whence his remains were brought to Lurgan and interred in Dougher Cemetery.

While the bequest was made in Ireland the money was still in America, and the result of the suit in the New York courts was made known by wire in Lurgan on the 4th instant. The sum of 5,500 is to be placed at the disposal of the charity referred to for the benefit of the local poor.

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