Published in Cavan, county Cavan
February 7, 1856

ANOTHER FATAL OUTRAGE. - On Tuesday night last, two brothers named M'DONNELL, residing near Butlersbridge, in this county, were so badly beaten at their own house that one of them died on yesterday, and the life of the other is in imminent peril. It appears that some parties returning from the fair of this town passing by their dwelling place, challenged them to make their appearance, and they foolishly responded, whereupon they were attacked. And the issue was as we have stated it. Theophilus THOMPSON, Esq., J.P., of this town, took the dying declaration of the deceased as well as the information of the other, and A man named M'CONNELLl, his wife, brother and sister, with two others, have been lodged in gaol. An inquest on the body is being held this day. We think it but right to state that M'Connell and others of the prisoners were observed to be the worse for liquor when leaving the fair. Various causes are assigned for the outrage; we refrain from stating any of them until we see what will be substantiated upon the inquest.

THE ARMY. - George MOFFATT, Esq., sons of the late Rev. George B. MOFFATT, of Drumlane Glebe, lately passed his examination at Sandhurst for a commission in the army. The young gentleman, who is only about sixteen years old, was educated at CREGHAN House School, by the Rev. R. D. ALLEN, and it is not less creditable to his instructor than to himself, that at so early an age, he was enabled on that trial to obtain fourth place from amongst a large body of much more adult competitors.

THE WEATHER. - The time, that has elapsed since Christmas, was most unfavourable to the agriculturist. First the frosts so hardened the ground, and then the thaws and almost constant rains rendered it so soft that nothing could be done with it; only for the considerable amount of work that was got through in the early winter, the country would be badly off indeed. Nor is there any appearance of a clearing off as yet; all last night the rain fell most copiously while the winds blew like a very hurricane.

MARRIED. - On Wednesday, the 30th ult., in Knockbride Roman Catholic Church , by the Rev. Patrick BRADY, P.P., assisted by the Rev. Charles O'REILLY, P.P., uncle to the bride, Thomas SMYTH, Esq., of Carrickallen, to Margaret, daughter of Peter CAROLAN, Esq., of Enagh.

(The following is a DEATH, but was not indicated as such.)

On Ash Wednesday, at his mother's residence, Cavan, Master Geoffrey GARDE, son of the late Rev. William Garde, Wesleyan Minister.

February 14, 1856


February 10, at Leamington, Grace, Dowager Countess of Farnham, in the 90th year of her age.

February 10, at Brighton, aged twelve years and four months, Honora, daughter of Robert BURROWES, Esq., M.P. of Stradone House, county of Cavan.

February 8, in Grafton Street, London, Sir Henry HUNLOKE, Bart., of Wingerworth, Derbyshire, aged 43, after a long illness.

February 28, 1856


Feb. 26, in the parish Church of Edenderry, King's County, by the Rev. J. E. Murray, Rector, Mr. P. W. Butler, parish clerk and schoolmaster, to Miss Catherine CORBALLY, both of that town.


Feb. 24, in this town, in the 20th year of her age, Alice, eldest surviving daughter of the late John BRADY, Esq., Merchant, Main-street. She was sincerely and deservedly regretted by her numerous relatives and those who had the pleasure of her acquaintance.

Of consumption, on Friday last, in this town, Margaret, the amiable and beloved wife of Mr. P. FITZPATRICK. She was much esteemed by all who knew her.

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