Published in Cavan, county Cavan

May 1, 1851


On Thursday and Friday evenings last the students of the Kilmore Academy (Cavan) gave theatrical entertainments to the people of the neighbourhood, "under the patronage (as set forth in the play-bills) of the Rev. J. O'REILLY and Rev. N. CONATY, and by the kind permission of the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE." A large room to the rere (?) of the academy served as the theatre; the state was small, but well fitted up with neat scenery; the dresses of the performers were handsome and appropriate.

The first play was that of "Glenco, or the fate of the MacDONALDS," written by F. N. TALFORD. Every one who has read (and who has not?) of the foul massacre of the MacDonalds by the troops of William III, will understand the plot of the tragedy. The characters, sustained exclusively by the students, were thus cast:-

Mac Ian (Chief of the Clan of the MacDonalds of Glenco), Mr. H. O'HARA.
John MacDonald, (eldest Son of Mac Ian), Mr. J. O'HARA.
Alaster MacDonald, (youngest son of Mac Ian), Mr. H. CREDEN.
Halbert MacDonald, (Nephew of Mac Ian), son of deceased Chief), Mr. O'CONNELL.
Henry MacDonald, (younger brother of Halbert), Mr. M. FARRELLY.
Angus (Old men of the Clan of Mr. MAGUIRE.
Donald of the MacDonalds). Mr. M'DERMOTT.
Captain R. Campbell of Glenlyon (commonly called Glenlyon), Captain of a detachment of the Earl of Argyle's Regiment, Mr. H. SMITH.
Lindsay, (an Officer under Glenlyon's command), Mr. W. CURRAN.
Drummond, (a Sergeant in the Regiment), Mr. J. O'REILLY.
Kenneth, (a Servant of Mac Ian), Mr. NUGENTS.
A Catholic Priest, Mr. CASSIDY.
Lady MacDonald, (Mother of Halbert and Henry), Mr. M'KENNA.
Helen Campbell, (an aorphan, protected by Lady MacDonald, Niece to Glenlyon), Mr. INGOLDSBY.

"Halbert MacDonald" was ably personated by Mr. O'Connell, who pleased us much; this young gentleman seemed to have a just appreciation of the arduous character he had to enact; indeed, the hot, young, loving, generous, warlike mountain chief lost nothing in the hands of Mr. O'Connell, of whose future success as an elocutionist we augur very favourably. Mr. M. Farrelly supported the character of "Henry MacDonald" exceedingly well; indeed there was nothing wanting on his part. Mr. H. O'Hara was too juvenile for "Mac Ian.": Mr. J. O'Hara was effective in the little he had to do, as "John MacDonald;" it was a pity he had not a more prominent part, for we think he would have done it justice. "Campbell of Glenlyon" was well sustained by Mr. H. Smith, who not only looked the man, but acted his part. Mr. M'Kenna as "Lady MacDonald," and Mr. Ingoldsby as the blooming "Helen Campbell" were deserving of great praise. The former brought out the points of a difficult characte!

r with considerable effect, particularly in the last scene; and the latter, if a little more passion-inspired now and then, would not be surpassed by many of the habitual wearers of the petticoat who have figured in "Helen Campbell." The remaining parts were pleasingly filled by the gentlemen named in the bill.

"Glenco" over, Mr. TEEVAN sang several comic songs in good taste, one of them, "the Doctor's Boy" elicited roars of laughter.

The entertainment concluded with a farce, Paddy Murphy, and in addition on the second evening the "Irishman in London." Mr. W. CURREN was clever as "Murtoch" (the Irishman); so was Mr. H. CREDEN as "Paddy Murphy's" representative.

Our young friends will not feel offended with us when we tell them that we disapprove of their taste in selecting those farces; at best they are but low carricatures upon the national character, and heaven knows we are bad enough without being traduced. Do Irish gentlemen sport greasy handkerchiefs protruding over their foreheads; or are Irish servants a drunken, profane, riotous and impertinent class? Such representations may delight the jealous, malicious feelings of those who wish us ill; but assuredly they ought to find no place amongst ourselves. We hope the hint will be as kindly received as it is given.

The "house," to borrow a professional phrase, was crowded on each evening with the "beauty and rank" of the town. The gentlemen who got up the attractive entertainment must have gone to considerable expense for scenery, dresses, and decorations, and the only reward they asked (admission being gratuitous) was the gratification of the public; this they were awarded in abundance, as the hearty applause of the audience testified. We hope to see the performances renewed.

COLLEGIATE DISTINCTION. - We are gratified to learn that the degree of D.D. has been conferred on the Rev. J. STEELE, Presbyterian Minister, Stranorlar, in the most handsome and spontaneous manner, by Jefferson College, U.S. America. This tribute of respect to an eloquent and eminent divine and a worthy Irishman, will be hailed with delight by the reverend recipients numerous and attached friends in Ulster and elsewhere. The Rev. J. Steele was high collegiate honours and passed his A.M. examination in the first class; and his son, the Rev. Henry STEELE, who is also a distinguished scholar and A.M. of Cambridge, is an ornament to the Presbyterian Church; being one of the most pious, eloquent, and devoted clergymen we have ever had the honour of seeing.

We understand that Colonel CLARKE, Poor Law Inspector, by order of the Commissioners lately held an enquiry at Mobill union workhouse into the truth of certain charges preferred against Mr. Thomas B. WOODS, clerk of the union, by Mr. James MURPHY, merchant in that town. Although the result has not yet reached us, we have reason to believe it will be favourable to Mr. Woods who was well known in this union as an efficient assistant clerk. We have also been informed he has commenced legal proceedings against Mr. Murphy for damages, inconsequence of his having preferred those charges.

May 8, 1851


It is with much regret that we have to record the murder of Mr. Samuel COULTER, of Shortstone, within three miles of Dundalk, which was perpetrated about nine o'clock on yesterday (Friday) morning. Mr. Coulter, who was an extensive farmer, left his home on yesterday, on horseback, with the intention of going to the fair of Crossmaglen. Shortly after a report was spread that he had been murdered, and on some of his friends proceeding about a mile from his residence, they found the unfortunate man lying up against a stone fence, on the side of the road, dreadfully mangled, and quite insensible. He was breathing heavily, but could not speak a word. He was taken to his house, and Dr. Pollock, of Dundalk, was soon in attendance, and dressed his head, the back of which was nearly beaten in, and presented a shocking appearance. There were several wounds, as if produced by a bayonet or a sharp weapon, on other parts of the head, and one of the ears was nearly beaten off. No particular marks of violence were perceptible on any part by the head.

On the road near where Mr. Coulter was found there were marks of blood, and it would appear that he had made a desperate struggle for his life with his assailants. He was a powerful man and not more than forty years of age, and has left a widow and two children to deplore his untimely death. Near where he was discovered after the dreadful occurrence were found a brass pistol, a bayonet, the lock of an old gun, a bullet which the murderers must have used. On each side of the road there are high thorn hedges, and about a quarter of a mile distant are one or two houses, but a person standing at those houses could not see the scene of the outrage from a curve in the road.

It was evident from the time Mr. Coulter was found that no medical skill could be of any service as the wounds were mortal, and after suffering great agony he breathed his last this morning at 3 o'clock.

As soon as intelligence of the outrage reached Dundalk, Mr. FRENCH, R.M., Mr. J. BIGGER, J. P. Sub-Inspecter (sic) HILL, and a number of the constabulary proceeded to Shortsone. The police since then have been on the alert in order if possible to discover the perpetrators of the murder.

There are various rumours respecting the cause of this attack. Some state, we know not how truly, that it has originated in a family quarrel, but from our present information we would not be justified in giving credence to such a report. Others state that a hostile feeling against Mr. Coulter existed amongst a number of persons not far from the neighbourhood of his residence. He acted we believe on some occasions as head bailiff on a neighbouring estate, and we understand, gave evidence in a number of ejectment cases at the last Ballybot quarter sessions, where ejectment decrees were obtained and which it is said were expected to be put in force in a few days.

Mr. Coulter had £10 in his possession when proceeding to the fair, but his assailants did not attempt to touch it as it was found on his person when he was discovered bruised and bleeding on the side of the road.

At one o'clock to-day, John BYRNE, Esq., coroner, held an inquest on his remains, which, however, will not terminate until Tuesday next, as one of the witnesses, Dr. Pollock, could not attend to-day, having been summoned to Dublin to give evidence on a trial in some of the courts.

Four persons have been arrested on suspicion, namely, Owen and James KIRK, brothers, who were seen near the place of the murder sometime after it occurred; and a lad named Thomas KIRK, their nephew; and a person named MURPHY from the neighbourhood of Silverbridge.

DREADFUL MURDER. - We have just learned that a dreadful deed was committed yesterday at the too famous scene of blood, Crossmaglen, county Armagh. About twelve o'clock, as Mr. MOORHEAD, agent for an estate in the county Louth, was driving in his gig into Crossmaglen, accompanied by his servant, a man came out from the ditch and shot him dead. The murderer escaped across the fields and was not apprehended when our informant left the place. The dreadful crime is supposed to be connected in some way with the ejectment of tenants. - Northern Whig.

THE ACCIDENT AT THE BREWERY. - The young man named John ROONEY, who, together with FEEHAN, fell into the vat at Mr. WYNNE'S, died on Monday last from the effects of the injury he received. An inquest was held on his remains on Tuesday, and a verdict similar to that in Feehan's case was returned by the jury. - Dunkirk Democrat.

INQUEST. - John BYRNE, Esq., coroner, held an inquest on Thursday, at Deormiskin (?) on the remains of a child named CLARKE, which was found drowned in a pool of water near the house of its grandfather. It appeared in evidence that the child was out to play after having taken breakfast, and shortly afterwards it was found dead in the water. Verdict - accidental death. - Ibid.

A brutal murder has been committed by a man named James FLOOD, who resides in Ber-street, Norwich. The forehead of the woman had a cut an inch and a half deep; the lip was also cut through, the nose was broken, and she vomited blood. Caroline COLLINS said she heard Flood say to deceased, "You.____, I'll kill you" when he struck her on the head, and knocked her down, and he then kicked her on the head. The inquiry was adjourned for a post mortem examination to be made.

Emigration continues to diminish the population of the Emerald Island by thousands. Swarms rush across the Atlantic with unabated vigour. A Nenagh paper states that the once populous district of Thuries, and various other parts of Tipperary, appear to be almost totally deserted. During the past week four hundred emigrants left Thuries and its vicinity, and so great was the pressure at the railway station that additional carriages had to be put in requisition for their transit to Dublin. A letter from Waterford mentions that five emigrant-ships, freighted with two thousand souls, left that port for America on the 22nd inst., and on the 24th another large vessel, also laden with emigrants, sailed for the same destination. The accounts from the west are even more startling. A magistrate and landowner in the county of Mayo speaks in terms of the utmost alarm at the prospect of the country being left without sufficient hands to till the ground. From Westport and Castlebar shopkeepers, farmers, and able-bodied labourers, flying as if from a plague; in many districts cultivation, as a matter of course, is wholly neglected, and the population seems to be limited to the inmates of the workhouses. A Kerry paper announces that the Lords of the Treasury have consented to advance the sum of £2000 to the Dingle Union, for the purpose of promoting pauper emigration. The Taum Herald, referring to the movement in the county of Galway, says:-"If the tide of emigration proceed with the apidity (sic) which has marked its progress during the present spring, this province bids fair to become a wilderness. When we state that there is no limit to its extent but the pecuniary ability to quit the country, we have said enough to show the intense longing with which the peasantry are tending to America. We are almost safe in stating that at this moment, in every nine families out of ten in this neighbourhood, preparations are being made for the embarkation of one of their members; and the worst, at least the most disheartening feature in the matter is, that in almost every instance the industrious and the owners of some capital are departing, leaving behind them the helpless and those whose age and indigence will soon render them fitting objects for the poorhouse. Where will this end?


There is a greater breath of ground under flax this year in the County Cavan than was for the half-dozen preceding years put together.

Mr. CLARKE, of Bailleborough, has this season sold £3,000 worth of flax-seed to farmers, independent of large quantities sold wholesale to landlorDs and other. We saw a specimen of flax growing in Coroneary, from seed purchased of Mr. Clarke, and planted at the close of Jnauary last; on measuring the stalks we found them to be from 20 to 22 inches in length. Mr. Clarke, in order to enable the farmers to cultivate this crop extensively, lets them have the seed on their I.O.U.s until they can read the vend the produce. Last year he gave out £1700 worth in this way among 500 persons, all of whom paid him punctually, with the exception of one individual, who became insolvent. This is a most gratifying proof of the honesty of the Irish people.

Mr. Philip SMITH, of Artony, has 15 acres under flax and he intends building a scutch-mill before autumn. Last season he saved the seed of six acres, which, after deducting the expense of saving, returned him the handsome sum of £26. This profit was from the seed alone.

Success to such men!

ROBBERY AND HOUSE-BREAKING IN CAVAN. - On the night of Monday, or morning of Tuesday last, the shop of Mr. Peter MACANN, leather dealer and grocer, in this town, was broken open and robbed of several pairs of shoes, some tea, and five or six shillings in coppers, which had been left in the till, the robbers appear to have gone lesurely and deliberately to work and with little fear of surprise or detection from any quarter whatsoever. A burglary and robbery was some time ago committed on the house of Mr. J'GUINESS directly opposite to Mr. Macann.

CASE OF POISONING. - On Sunday evening last, in the neighbourhood of Ballybay, a married woman of the name of BROWN invited another woman, on their return from the meeting-house, to partake of some refreshment; the woman complied, but shortly after drinking some broth, she exclaimed she was poisoned, and died in the course of a couple of hours in great agony. Rumour states that Mrs. Brown for some time previvous considered that her husband was unduly intimate with the deceased. An inquest was held on the following day, the result of which was, we are informed, that Mr. (sic) Brown has been committed to Monaghan gaol to stand trial at the next assizes.

A melancholy catastrophe occurred on Thursday night in the Temple. Mr. James TOMLIN, a barrister, aged thirty-one, was killed by falling from a staircase window. The window, which lighted the second and third stories, was often left open at night; the deceased was heard to come down the stairs fronting it, running and leaping; from marks on the landing it is supposed his heels slipped under him, and he was precipitated heels foremost through the aperture.

The "Banner of Ulster" reports the capture of Duncan CHISHOLM, who is now on his way back from America.


From a correspondent. On Saturday last the inhabitants of Cootehill were much excited and alarmed by the rapid circulation of a rumour that the throat of Mr. Patrick FAY, woolen draper, of that town, had been cut with a razor by his wife, which turned out, on enquiry, to be well founded, as that servant girl was observed to rush out of the house in a frantic state, and run hither and thither in search of a doctor; and in a brief period she succeeded in procuring the attendance of doctors HORAN, M'GAURAN, and STUART. In the meantime, Mr. DERMOTT, attorney, of Cootehill, ran towards the police station to apprise the constabulary, and on his way met sub-constable Patrick BYRNE, to whom he reported the matter, and he from information he then received, proceeded to a cabin belonging to a cobler (sic) of the name of MATTHEWS, situate in one of the ________(?) of Cootehill, called the "Inkhorn," in which the wife had taken refuge after she had committed the rash act, and where he found her concealed on or under the bed, and arrested her, and with the assistance of another sub-constable of the name of GILL, conveyed her to the station-house. It appeared that Mrs. Fay (who is rather of a genteel aspect, her mother being a native of Portugal.) was subject to attacks of delirium, and being, it is supposed, under the influence of one of those attacks, she procured a razor, and whilst her husband was enjoying his after dinner napor siesta, with his head in a _______ (?) position, she stole stealthily towards him and inflicted a frightful gash with the deadly instrument on the right side of his throat, which extended four inches in length, and one in depth; but in consequence of his attitude, the wound was not sufficiently deep to sever any of the large arteries, and hopes are therefore entertained of his recovery. The unfortunate woman has been fully committed to abide her trial at the ensuing assizes of Cavan. Mrs. Fay had been labouring under the impression all day on Friday that her husband had procured a pistol for the purpose of shooting her, in consequence of which she conveyed a small trunk out of the house, and endeavoured to procure a car to convey her to the town of Monaghan, where her father resides, but one of the car owners of Cootehill supplied her with one.


On Tuesday last an inquest was held by William POLLOCK, Esq., coroner, at Scrabby, on the body of a labouring man named JohnREILLY who had resided in that place and died suddenly on the morning of the previous Monday. It appears in evidence that the deceased had left his home on Monday morning in good health, and on his arrival in Ballinagh was taken suddenly ill. He was then assisted home, and shortly afterwards expired. Dr. O'REILLY of Ballinagh, who was examined, stated that his death was occasioned by Pulmonia or violent inflammation of the lungs. The jury returned a verdict according to his evidence.

On the evening of the same day the same coroner held an inquest on the body of Jane WILSON, a servant of Dr. BABINGTON'S, at his residence, Fort View, near this town, who had, as the witnesses who were examined deposed, been found dead in the attitude of kneeling against her bed-side at an early hour that morning. She had returned about eleven o'clock on the night before, and it was supposed she expired whilst at her devotions. Dr. COYNE was also examined and declared it to be his opinion that her death was occasioned by an attack of apoplexy, and the jury returned a verdict to that effect.


In Cootehill, at three o'clock on Wednesday morning (yesterday) after a few days illness, Miss Mary WALLACE, for 43 years post-mistress of Cootehill, the duties of which she, during that lengthened period (assisted by her sister, Miss June Wallace), discharged with integrity, urbanity, and satisfaction to the post-office authorities and the public. Her death is universally and deeply lamented by the inhabitants of Cootehill and its vicinity, who entertained the most deep-felt feelings of esteem, respect, and regard for her and sister, but by none more than by the gentlemen connected with the public press, to whom she was always obliging.

ROBBERY AND HOUSE-BREAKING IN CAVAN--On the night of Monday, or morning of Tuesday last, the shop of Mr. Peter MACANN, leather-dealer and grocer, in this town, was broken open and robbed of several pairs of shoes, some tea, and five or six shillings in coppers, which had been left in the till; the robbers appear to have gone lesurely (sic) and deliberately to work and with little fear of surprise or detection from any quarter whatsoever. A burglary and robbery was some time ago committed on the house of Mr. M'GUINESS directly opposite to Mr. MACANN.

CASE OF POISONING--On Sunday evening last, in the neighbourhood of Ballybay, a married woman of the name of BROWN invited another woman, on their return from the meeting-house, to partake of some refreshment; the woman complied, but shortly after drinking some broth, she exclaimed she was poisoned, and died in the course of a couple of hours in great agony. Rumour states that Mrs. BROWN for some time previous considered that her husband was unduly intimate with the deceased. An inquest was held on the following day, the result of which was, we are informed, that Mrs. BROWN has been committed to Monaghan gaol to stand her trial at the next assizes.

May 15, 1851

LETTER FROM MR. W. S. O'BRIEN. We give beneath the important portions of the first letter of William Smith O'BRIEN since his transportation, addressed to the proprietor of the Nation:-

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My object in writing to you at present is to make you correctly acquainted with certain proceedings which have recently taken place on the part of the local authorities, towards the Irish state prisoners.

Every criminal transported to this colony becomes entitled to a ticket of leave, after the lapse of a period which is more or less short according to circumstances. Almost all the convicts who have been sent to Van Diemen's Land since we have been in this colony have received tickets of leave on their arrival.

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An ordinary convict is allowed to acquire personal property - to sue or be sued - to follow whatever occupation offers to him the greatest advantages; and if he be desirous to move from one part of the colony to another, by application to the nearest police magistrate he obtains, as a matter of course, permission to leave his district; no parole is exacted from him. What has been the lot of the Irish state prisoners? An engagement that they will not attempt to escape from this colony has been extorted from them - the alternative, in case of refusal, brings solitary confinement - a punishment never before inflicted in this colony under a primary sentence of transportation.

SUICIDE. - A man named John EDWARDS, who was employed as coast guard at Cooly Point, near Carlingford, committed suicide on yesterday (Friday) by shooting himself with his own pistol in the head. The deplorable circumstance took place in his own house. The cause assigned for his having committed the rash act is, that his officer, Captain SIBBOLD, threatened to have him removed from the service or put on the superannuated list. The unfortunate man has left a widow and five children to deplore his melancholy death.-Duncalk Democrat.


May 9, at Ballinderry, county of Antrim, the wife of the Rev. Godfrey, CLEMENS, of a daughter.

May 9, in Tuam, the lady of Walter BLAKE, Esq., Meelick, of a daughter.

May 10, at Dublin, the wife of Paymaster MATTHEWS, 57th Regt. Of a daughter.


May 8, at Castleblaney, by the Rev. Mr. ANNESLEY, Mr. William A. M'KENZIE, Great Brunswick-street, Dublin, to Olivia, second daughter of John SHELL, Esq., Castleblaney.


On the 11th inst., at his residence, Prospect Cottage, near Cootehill, Michael M'NALLY, Esq., retired Surgeon from the Royal Navy. He was a gentleman of urbane manners and a philanthropic disposition, and his death is much deplored by all those with whom he was acquainted as well as by the poor of the district in which he resided, for his many amiable qualities of head and heart.

On the 11th inst., at his residence, Lisdarn, County Cavan of a short illness, Mr. Robert BROWNLEE, whose death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him.

May 22, 1851

PRESBYTERY OF ARMAGH--At a meeting held in this city on Tuesday, Mr. John KYDD, son of Mr. John KYDD, of Culkeeran House, Moy, was licensed to preach the Gospel as a candidate for the Christian ministry in connexion with the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.--Armagh Guardian.

ILLEGAL WEIGHT AND MEASURES--At the Ballybay petty sessions, on Monday last, Head-Constable TRIMBLE, had a number of persons before the bench, for having in their possession unstamped and otherwise illegal weights and measure. A man named HANNA and another named JONES, were fined 10s. each; and John BROWNE, Esq., of Crieve, with whom were found twenty-eight light weights, was fined in the full penalty--five pounds.--Armagh Guardian [The police might, with advantage to the public, look after the weights and measures used in this county.--Ed., A.C.]


An inquest was held in Oldcastle on Tuesday, the 13th inst., before Hugh MARTIN, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury upon the body of a woman named DONELLY, who was found dead the morning previous. It appeared from the evidence that her husband who is a process server was absent a few days from home, and on his return on Sunday night he found his wife in company with her brother and some other company he did not like, and in a state of intoxication; that he ordered her out of their company, and when he got them off that he ordered her to bed which she refused to do; that he went to bed himself, and when he awoke about 4 o'clock next morning he found her dead lying upon the floor. He alarmed the police, who went to the house: the police arrested her husband and kept him in the barracks until the inquest. A post mortem examination was made by James ATKIN, Esq., M.D., who satisfied the jury that there were no marks either externally or internally of violence being used towards her, and that death was caused by suffocation, being at the time in a state of exhaustion and under the influence of drink. The jury found accordingly, and the husband was discharged from custody.


May 17, at Mountain Lodge, county Armagh, the lady of John DOUGLAS, Esq., of a daughter.

On the 16th inst., at Tandragee, the lady of Edward D. ATKINSON, Esq., of a son.


At Kildallen Church, by the Rev. F. SANDERS, on this day, George REA, Esq., of Reville Lodge, Ballyhaise, to Marianne HUGGINS, daughter of the late John HUGGINS, Esq., Kildallen.

May 17, in St. Peter's Church, Eugene LE CLERC, Esq., M.D., assistant-surgeon of the Longford militia, to Anna Maria, daughter of Sir Philip CRAMPTON, Bart., of Merrion-square.


May 17, at Monaghan, John JOHNSTON, Esq., Manager of the Belfast Bank there. Distinguished through life by uprightness and integrity, he was sustained in death by the consolations of the Gospel.

On the 14th inst., aged 42, of erysipelas fever, shortly after her confinement of a son, Eliza, wife of Mr. M'WATTERS, bookseller, English-street, Armagh.

May 14, at Dorset-street, Miss Eliza Mary HAMILTON, author of a volume of poems, and of several poetical contributions to "Blackwood" and to the "Dublin University Magazine."


SALE on TUESDAY the 3d day of JUNE, 1851


In the matter of the Estate of John Charles Doveton COANE,
of Bundoran, in the county of Donegal, Esquire,
Owner and Petitioner.

PURSUANT to the absolute order for sale in this matter, dated 18th of April, 1850, the said Commissioner will SELL by PUBLIC AUCTION, at their Court, No. 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin, on

TUESDAY the 3d day of JUNE, 1851
at the hour of 12 o'clock at noon, the following lots of land:

LOT No. 1
The Lands of AUGHAVILLY, alias AGHAVILLA, situate in the Barony of Loughtee Lower, and
containing 36a. 2r. 17p. arable land, statute measure, producing a yearly rent of £36 17s. 2d., held in fee.

LOT No. 2
The Lands of DRUMMANY,. situate in same Barony and County, containing 89a. 2r. 16p. arable land, statute measure, producing a yearly rent of £76 5s. held in fee.

LOT No. 3
The lease for lives renewable for ever of the Lands of ARDLAUGHILL, situate in the Barony of Tyrhugh, and
containing 187a. 3r. 29p. producing a yearly rent of £111 10s. 1d., subject to head rent of £9 4s. 7½d., and the tithe rent charge of £1 15s. 6d.

LOT No. 4
The Lands of MAUTIAGH, alias MAITAUGH EAST and WEST, situate in the half-barony of Rossclogher, and
containing 133a. 3r. 2p. statute measure, arable land, and 262a. 2r. 37p. like measure, mountain, producing a yearly rent of £106 10s, held in fee.

LOT No. 5.
The Lands of CONWALL, alias CONVILL NORTH and SOUTH, situate in the same barony and county, containing 162a. 2r. 17p. arable land, and 262a. 2r. 37p., statute measure, mountain, producing a yearly rent of £107 18s., held in fee.

LOT No. 6.
The Lands of CARROWREVAGH, situate in the same barony and county, containing 73a. 2r. arable land and 295a. 0r. 6p. mountain, statute measure, producing a yearly rent of £39 5s., held in fee.

LOT No. 7.
The Lands of AUGHNAHOW, alias AGHNAHOO, situate in the same barony and county, containing 83a. 3r. 12p. arable land, and 308a. 0r. 14p. mountain, producing a yearly rent of £56, held in fee.

LOT No. 8.
The Lands of GURTEENACHURRY, situate in same barony and county, containing 110a. 2r. 28p. arable land, and 449a. 9r. 9p. mountain, producing a yearly rent of £68, held in fee.
Dated this 14th day of April, 1851.
HENRY CAREY, Secretary.
For rentals, maps and other particulars, apply at the office of the Commissioner, No. 14, Henrietta-street, Dublin; or to
Wm. Henry M'GRATH, Solicitor, having the carriage of the sale, 20 Summer-hill, Dublin.


Arva--James KEMP.
Ballyconnell--William MAGINN, Robert GRAHAM.
Ballyhaise--Francis MULLIGAN.
Bailieborough--Andrew SMITH, George MAHOOD.
Belturbet--George INGHAM, William ANDREWS.
Ballyduff--Thomas SMITH.
Ballinagh--Patt RABBIT
Crossdoney--Edward BEATTY.
Cavan--Daniel LEDDY, Jas. M'KEON, and Wm. FAGAN.
Cootehill--Farrell M'GOVERN, Peter REILLY.
Killeshandra--Graham ROSEMOND, Charles COWAN.
Kingscourt--Thomas ELLIOTT.
Kilnaleck--Arthur M'CLEAN.
Mountnugent--John SMITH.
Mullagh--Michael FARRELLY, jun., Moynalty.
Redlion--John NIXON.
Bawnboy--Launcelot FIFE.
Shercock--James BEATTY.
Stradone--John KELLY, Patt MONAGHAN.
Swanlinbar--Hugh KENNEDY.
Virginia--George M'QUADE.

ROBBING A PAUPER--A pauper of the name of Billy MORGAN, who acts as assistant porter, and has been an inmate of Cootehill union workhouse since its opening in 1842, had acquired a considerable sum of money, but by what means is not known, was robbed of it a few days ago, by, it is supposed, a fellow pauper, who, it appears, procured admission into Billy's private apartment in his absence, broke open his box, and carried away his money and other property. No clue has as yet been obtained to lead to the discovery of the thief or stolen property.

May 29, 1851

ANCIENT IRISH MUSIC. - We were glad to hear yesterday of the arrival in Cavan, of Patrick BYRNE the celebrated Irish harper. The old man and his famous instrument look as well as ever they did. We understand he is to give a public entertainment on to-morrow (Friday) evening in the Globe Hotel which we have no doubt will be well attended - indeed all of our neighbours who love to hear the harp touched by a master-hand should strive and be present on the occasion. Chambers' Edinburgh Journal of Sept. 19, 1840, in referring to Mr. Byrne said: - "The harp appears to have been the national musical instrument of Ireland from a period beyond the range of authentic history. It continued from the days of antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century, to be practised by a body of men generally blind, often of good families and respectable acquirements, who traveled about the country, receiving and giving entertainments in the house of persons of condition. Mr. Patrick Byrne is a worthy representative of the fraternity, and one of the few blind Irish Harpers now remaining. He makes a livelihood by playing to parties, and for this purpose visits the principal towns in the United Kingdom. He is a delightful performer on his instrument."

A curious trial took place in Dublin (before the Chief Baron) since our last. A Mrs. TATE, of Carlow, brought an action against a Dr. RAWSON, of the same place for defamation of character. It seems Mrs. Tate, who is a widow, received a number of scurrilous letters through the post charging her with improper intercourse with the defendant; she showed him those letters, and subsequently he, having quarrelled (sic) with her, reported that the letters were written by herself, in order to induce him to fall in love with her. This caused her respectable friends to "cut" her acquaintance. She then brought the action to vindicate her character. The trial lasted several days, and on Monday evening the jury brought in a verdict for the plaintiff of £300 damages and 6d. costs.


May 21, in St. Mark's Church, by the Dean of Cashel, uncle to the bride, Edgar Robert BREDIN, Esq., of Rice Hill, in the county of Cavan, to Caroline Martha, third daughter of Charles James ADAMS, Esq., of Shinan House, in the same county.


May 19, at Shantonagh, county Monaghan, William NUGENT, youngest son of Thomas Bothwell, Esq.

May 21, suddenly, at Auburn, in the county Westmeath, Elenor, the beloved wife of Lorenzo DUNDAS, Esq., whose many amiable qualities, piety, and benevolence, endeared her to a large circle of friends, and to the poor, by whom her loss will be severely felt. Her remains were conveyed to their last resting place at Eyrecourt, attended by her sorrowing relatives and friends.

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