Tourists on the trail of disgraced banker

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A WICK­LOW res­i­dent whose bank col­lapsed amid rev­e­la­tions that he had large per­sonal loans and en­gaged in du­bi­ous fi­nan­cial prac­tices, will be re­mem­bered in En­niskerry next month.

A ‘grave­yard trail’ is to be launched tak­ing in some of the well-known peo­ple buried lo­cally, for­mer Mun­ster Bank chair­man William Shaw among them.

Shaw was chair­man of the bank when a run hap­pened in 1885. It emerged that he re­ceived a per­sonal loan of £80,000, while over-gen­er­ous div­i­dends were paid to him and other direc­tors.

Shaw was ru­ined and ended his days work­ing as a jour­nal­ist be­fore re­tir­ing to En­niskerry, where he died in Septem­ber 1895.

He and oth­ers on the trail are to be com­mem­o­rated by three churches – St. Pa­trick’s Church of Ire­land at Pow­er­scourt, St Mary’s Catholic Church in the vil­lage and Kil­bride Church of Ire­land at Kil­croney.

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