August 31, 1824



Mrs. BECCO, who has been for many years in the habit of instructing young Ladies of the first respectability, has now opened a Boarding-School in the Town of Cavan. Her course of Education is as comprehensive as that of the first School in the Metropolis, comprising English and French Education, in the most approved style, Drawing, Music, &c., &c. Mrs. Becco is most anxious to exert her utmost endeavors to accomplish a moral, genteel and useful Education.


If there should be any outstanding claims, upon the late Tenant for life or the Estate of "Castleshane" in this County, who died about the year 1797, the persons interested are hereby required to make known their respective claims to Messrs. ROBERT HAMILTON AND CO., No. 38, Sackville street, Dublin, within the space of six months, from the date hereof, in which case it is possible they may hear of something to their advantage.

1st July, 1824


On re-establishing a Journal, which had been for five years and an half, the faithful and unbiassed (sic) narrator of passing event; and which, since the first day of the present year until now, has unavoidably slumbered; it may not be only necessary, but highly satisfactory to our readers, to be put in possession of certain circumstances, which have been slightly glanced at, or altogether unnoticed in the Journals of the Metropolis, which cannot be expected fully and minutely to detail the passing events of thirty two counties, each possessing an equal claim to their columns; exclusive of the various other matters demanding a place in them; circumstances which when so glanced at, have been shamefully and wittingly misrepresented; so much so, that the inhabitants of this county remain as ignorant of the facts as if they were not noticed; probably even more so, as public report may give them currency in statements which, though coloured according to the bias of the narrator, would yet keep the main facts in view; while through the medium of the Dublin Journals, even the facts were overlook, and new occurrences formed out of them, as remote from truth as Orangeism is from Ribbonism; as Loyalty is from the deepest Treason.


The trial of a Police Serjeant named George WEIR, at Spring Assizes was the next political transaction to which the public attention was directed; this young man was hitherto remarkably well behaved and of a good character, which it appears was an henious offence; he was a police man, a dreadful crime; he was a Protestant, an accursed heresy; he was an Orangeman, a damning sin, For those offences it was determined that as far as this world could punish him, he should be punished; his exit at the Gallows was therefore decreed; he was indicted, tried, and oh! dreadful perversion of justice; he was not only acquitted, but the jury merely differed on the important point, whether or not they should retire from the jury box!! To shew (sic) how impartially his prosecutors intended to administer Justice we shall only add, that out of a panel exceeding two hundred names, eighty five answered before the twelfth man was sworn; that the Prisoner challanged six, and one with cause; and the crown challanged the remaining sixty and six peremptorily!! the cause however, too well know and not disallowed, they were supposed to be protestants; after there jurors were sworn, application was made to have the trial postponed until the next assizes. As this trial has been most shamefully misrepresented we shall publish it in a subsequent number.


Lord and Lady FARNHAM are daily expected from their tranquil seat, at Newtownbarry, to Farnham House.

The Bishop of Kilmore has left Kilmore House for Harrowgate, where we understand his Lordship intends passing a few months.

Sir A. B. KING, Bt., and his Lady passed through this town yesterday, on their return to Dublin from the Swanlinbar Spa.

The Hon. Judge MOORE, on this return from the adjournment of the Assizes for the County of Fermanagh, arrived in this town on Saturday evening, and the following morning proceeded to Dublin.

The Hon. Baron PENNEFATHER, passed through here yesterday on his way to Darling hill, his seat in the County of Tipperary, from Enniskillen.

We did intend that the HERALD should be re-published at the beginning of this Month; but the absence of several of our workmen--some of whom only arrived this day, prevented our carrying our intention into execution; we, however, lose not a moment in now publishing, and as the greater portion of the matter, contained in our present columns is merely local, we feel unwilling to delay it another week.


On last Friday night, Mr. Michael DALY, of Derracramp near this Town, a Tithe-proctor, whilst in amorous dalliance with some captivating and very accommodating Town Cyprians, was disencumbered of the contents of his pockets; in one of which were deposited some three or four hundred pounds worth of whole and halved Bank Notes ! ! ! for the loss of which he was amply compensated by the smiling charms, and sweet embraces of his fair and chaste companions. On Saturday, it was communicated to Colonel WHYTE, of Redhills, that some young Ladies of rather a suspicious appearance, were regaling themselves at the cross-roads, and had a large sum of money in their possession; that Magistrate immediately, and very properly had them taken into custody by the Redhills police, when notes for which they were unable satisfactorily to account, to the amount of £159 were taken from them, being a part of Mr. DALY's favours, and they were committed to Jail. We understand he also received £83 more, through the medium of the Post-Office, on Sunday morning; so that probably he will not be minus more than his own generosity would have induced him to disburse for the pleasurable enjoyments, which the society he was associated with, was to fully calculated to afford to him.

ENNISKILLEN BOAT RACES:--This useful and pleasing acquatic amusement drew a large concourse of visitors for the last week to that town. On Tuesday last the weather was so extremely calm that the Stewards declined having any race. On Wednesday the silver cup was won by the boat of Follios BARTON, Esq., the "William the 3d."--On Thursday, by that of a boat builder named M'GIDIRE, and with a boat of his own construction--On Friday, by Francis SAUNDERSON, Esq. of Castle-saunderson, in the "Diving-bell."

Robert PUNCHFOTT, Esq., is appointed Secretary to the Board of Education Enquiry, his office is fixed in Merrion st., Dublin.


At a late Limerick Petty Sessions, present, the Mayor, Sir. C. MARRETT, and William ROCHE, Esq. The only case that appeared for investigation was that a man named John MEAGHER, who was found at an unseasonable hour, last night, at the Convent of St. Clare.--This unfortunate creature was examined by the Bench, and voluntarily made the following statement:--That he was a blacksmith by trade; admitted that he scaled the Nunnery wall, and that his sole object in getting into the premises was the hope of being transported; that he was excommunicated about 15 months ago (for stealing a silver chalice out of the Convent Chapel,) since which period he has been refused employment every where he applied; is reduced to the most extreme distress; has not been suffered to enter any house; lives by begging a few potatoes and is obliged to roast them in a lime-kiln; no one, no not even his brother, would know him, or hold community with him; is almost in a state of nakedness and actually starving from want and misery; transportation would be a relief to him......The porter of the Nunnery, William O'MEALY, then swore informations against him, and he was committed to stand his trial at the ensuing assizes. The Mayor observed that if the prosecution failed, he might be indicted as a vagrant, and thus his wishes would be accomplished.

The appointment of the Catholic Barrister, Mr. FARRELL, as Chairman of the Co. Clare, is announced in the London Papers under the head, "Miracle."


On Saturday the 31st ult. the Hon. Baron PENNEFATHER, arrived in Town, about half past two o'clock, and shortly after proceeded to the County Court-House, where a public Proclamation having been made, his commission was opened, and read, after which the Grand Panel of the Court was called over; and the following Gentlemen answering to their names, were sworn to compose the Grand Inquest of this County:--

Henry MAXWELL, Esq., M.P., Foreman,
2. Earl of Bective,
3. Joseph PRATT,
4. Thomas BURROWES,
5. Henry John CLEMENTS,
6. Robert Henry SOUTHWELL,
7. William HUMPHRYS, junr.
8. Maxwell James BOYLE,
9. Christopher Edmund John NUGENT,
10. Charles James ADAMS,
11. Bedel STANFORD,
12. Richard SCOTT,
13. Ralph Bell CLARKE,
14. Theophilus Lucan CLEMENTS,
15. Cosby YOUNG,
16. Perrot THORNTON,
17. George Marshal KNIPE,
18. Richard YOUNG,
19. Humphrey Stewart NIXON,
20. Peter WARBURTON,
21. John VEITCH,
22. Robert Bell BOOTH, and
23. John DONNELLY, Esqrs.

The Hon. Judge then proceeded to charge the Grand Jury......


These trials occupied nearly two days, Wednesday and Thursday. Bills of indictment were prepared against a great number of individuals; and were found against ten of the Protestant party, and twenty of the Roman Catholics. All the former and eleven of the latter came in to stand trial, and were arraigned as follows:--


PROTESTANTS:--Joseph HALL, William JOHNSTON, Thomas WEIR, John MULREENY, Samuel FEE, Richard LOWE, and William WILSON, for assaulting Charles REILLY.


John NIXON, John FOSTER, Alexander WILSON, and Richard LOWE, for assaulting John M'MANUS.


Joseph HALL for assaulting Philip ALWELL.


ROMANISTS:--John M'MANUS and Michael ALWELL, for assaulting Alexander WILSON, Robert ANDERSON, and John SLEMMON.


Patrick M'KIERNAN, Patrick BRADY, Peter MONAGHAN, Alexander DOYLE, Charles REILLY, John M'MANUS, John FARRELLY, Owen MURPHY,* Thomas HOEY,* Terrence REILLY,* John CURRENE,* Owen CLARKE, Francis MURPHY, Michael M'KIERNAN,* Thomas KIERNAN, James COURTNEY,* and Michael ALWELL, for assaulting John FOSTER, John NIXON, William WILSON, and Archibald ELLIOTT; and for a riot.

Those thus * marked were indicted, but did not surrender themselves for trial.

The Court directed all the prisoners to be given in charge to the same jury. The Panel having been handed in by the Sheriff it was called over; & the following Jurors answered to their names.


John ARGUE challenged by R. Catholics.

1. George ROGERS, of Cootehill, sworn. 2. Thomas Rogers, of Cootehill, sworn. 3. Robert MERVIN, of Cavan, sworn.
4. William GARVIN, of Ballyhaise, sworn. 5. Peter SMYTH, of Cavan, sworn.
Thomas NEWNAN, of Cavan, challanged by the Roman Catholics, having no freehold.
6. George COONEY, of Cootehill, sworn. 7. Thomas ROGERS, of Hacklety, sworn.
Edward REILLY, of Ballihaise, challanged by the crown Solicitor.
8. Thomas BURROWS, of Kilnaleck, sworn.
Philip NULTY, of Latt, challanged by the crown Solicitor.
Joseph ROGERS, of Hackelty, challanged by the Roman Catholics.
9. John DAVIS, of Cavan, challanged by the R. Catholics, over-ruled, sworn.
Thomas REILLY, of Cavan, challanged by the Roman Catholics.
10. Richard CLARKE, of Belturbet, sworn. 11. Robert RAMSEY, of Edinclare, sworn. 12.. William SLOSS, of Cavan, sworn.

The Crown prosecuted both parties.

Counsel for the Crown:--Messrs. BOYD, JOHNSTON, ROLLESTON, SCHOALES and LITTON.
Agent:--Sir James GALBRAITH,
For Protestants:--Messrs. ROLLESTON, DEERING, and FOX.
For Romanists:--Mr. DOGHERTY.
Agents:--Mr. SWANZY, Mr. M'DERMOT, and Mr. KIERNAN.


Robert ANDERSON, sworn, was at Arva March fair--it was a crowded one--lives in that neighbourhood twenty years...saw several strangers four or 5 o'Clock a riot took place..saw the first stroke--by a boy unknown had a hold of Alexander WILSON-- (this witness was sent down to have Alexander WILSON called, who was a prisoner.)

Alexander WILSON, sworn, was in the fair of Arva...something happened to him there, as he was walking in the street--John M'MANUS and Patrick M'KIERNAN, linked, met him, and jostled him round about.after they gripped him, the two challanged him or any other man in Arva to fight them--he did nothing on that challange..and Pat. BRADY said, if he (evidence) said another word he would knock every tooth in his head down his throat--they pulled him and dragged him...several of the prisoners were there (Peter MONAGHAN, Charles REILLY, and John FARRELLY), did not see him (Farrelly) fighting....Owen MURPHY struck him--he is not here....they came in a numberless gang with their staves up, shouting where was the Manor man, the party had no firearms--saw nothing but staves, large feet of tables, forms, &c., broke for the purpose--the protestants are there called Manor men--evidence is a protestant--

JUROR--There is a particular part called the Manor and evidence lives in it--the Manor belongs to Lord GOSFORD--it is a particular distinction for Protestants or Orangemen--some Roman Catholics live there--never heard a Roman Catholic called a Manor-man..Are Protestants not living on the Manor called Manor men--I think not--Evidence was struck on the face and cut, and his eye blackened--heard no other cry that he could distinguish.

Cross Examined by Mr. DOGHERTY, Lives a mile from Arva--was in it many a time...

The Court observed if none but those who had business attended fairs, they would have a different appearance to what they have....

The learned Judge summed up the evidence, and occupied the Jury in a clear, emphatic, and perspicuous charge, which lasted above an hour and a quarter.....The Prisoners, Monaghan, Doyle, &c. his Lordship said, were indicted in No. 53, for a riot, and in a second count in the same indictment, for an assault on John FOSTER; and in 54, two of them M'MANUS and ALWELL, for assaults--their first consideration would be whether or not a riot was committed, and they had secondly, to enquire, if committed, who were engaged in it....The Jury retired at half past four, and a little after five o'clock returned their verdict of--GUILTY against REILLY, MONAGHAN, DOYLE, M'MANUS, M. OLWELL, BRADY, and M'KIERNAN; and of--NOT GUILTY against MURPHY, CLARKIN, KIERNAN and FARRELLY; and accompanied their Issue with an observation, that it did not appear to them that the Riot was a premeditated one, but originated from circumstances which occurred at the time.

The Trial of the Protestants shall appear in our next number, as well as the several sentences; and a continuation of the Assizes intelligence.


There were only four Records, and of very unimportant descriptions:--

Lessee of PRATT v. James CAFFRY.
An Ejectment case. Verdict for Plaintiff

STORY, Attorney, v. the Administratrix of WALLACE
For recovery of a Bill of Costs. No appearance. Verdict for the Plaintiff.

James M'CAN, v. Vernor MOORE, Esq.
An action for recovery of £40 for work and labour. Verdict for the Plaintiff.

BRADY and KENNY, v. William HUMPHRYS, Esq.
The Plaintiffs were nonsuited.

On last Thursday night, a daring robbery was committed at the House of the Rev. Mr. HERON, of Belturbet; an entrance was effected by breaking a pane of glass, and cutting the timber bar which secured the parlour Window-shutter, after which the Sashes were removed, and a large Secretary, and several other articles taken out; the Secretary, which was too heavy for removal, was broken open in the lawn in front of the house, and its contents plundered. A cyprian lady, who fortunately was then on her rambles, saw the fellows making off; and, having previously had some knowledge of them, next day afforded such information as induced Mr. HERON to go to Clones, where they resided, who succeeded in recovering part of his property, and in apprehending six of the persons implicated in this daring burglary, who were sent to Monaghan Jail.