Published in Cavan, county Cavan
September 4, 1856

EMPLOYER AND EMPLOYED. - On Friday last Dr. HINDS of Deramfield, commenced reaping on his entire holdings in the neighbourhood of Killeshandra, and two hundred labourers at once assembled to aid him; and having cut down 120 acres as fine oats, as ever grew, on his Drumlane property, they set off two by two for Killatowney to make similar havoc there. We are informed that they were met halfways by the Killatowney men, and all having joined in one body, they proceeded for the scene of operations, and marched through the town of Killeshandra to the old national tune of "Patrick's Day." When the work was all finished, the Doctor regaled them with copious solids and liquids, - paid them their wages, and set them to dancing, which they kept up until an early hour the following morning, greatly amusing themselves. After this, let us hear no more of the dis-affection of Catholic labourers to Protestants employers in this county; Dr. Hinds is a Protestant - the harvesters are Catholics, and yet they went to him and stuck by him all the time they were required, though higher wages were actually offered to them elsewhere.

FATAL ACCIDENT. - A sad accident occurred in Killeshandra on Sunday last, resulting in the death of a young man, named Michael O'CONNOR. The deceased was coachman to the Baron de THOREN, and on the day named, when he was leading a horse into the stable, he touched with his hand another horse by which he was passing, whereupon the latter raised his leg and kicked O'Connor in the abdomen. Medical aid was procured, as soon as the fact became known, but it was unavailing; the poor fellow ___? under it and died on Monday evening. We have been informed that the deceased was much respected by the family, in whose service he lived, and by the whole neighbourhood.

CONFIRMATION IN UPPER LARAH. - On Tuesday the 26th ultimo, the Right Rev. Dr. BROWN, Roman Catholic Bishop of this diocese, assisted by the Right Rev. Dr. BRADY, Bishop of Perth, confirmed upwards of three hundred children in the Parochial Church of Upper Larah. After Mass, which was celebrated by the Rev. James CLEARY, the zealous and ___? curate of the parish, their Lordships examined the children in the rudiments of the Christian Doctrine, and expressed themselves wonderfully pleased with the knowledge which they evinced - a knowledge which reflected the greatest credit on the industry and tact of the worthy Parish Priest, the Rev. Michael Brady, as well as upon Mr. Cleary. Dr. Brown delivered a most impressive discourse, explanatory of the nature and effects of Confirmation, after which, attired in their pontifical robes, their Lordships proceeded to administer the sacred rite, which strengthens us in the service of Christ. When the ceremony was concluded Dr. Brady addressed the children in a discourse, which their attentive and pious demeanour showed that they appreciated properly, and after he had finished and the pontifical benediction had been given, the children left. In the evening the Rev. Mr. Brady entertained in his usual hospitable style their Lordships, the clergy who assisted, and several students of the Colleges of M___?, All Hallows and Carlow.


On the 28th ultimo in Killawalls, parish of Kilmore, in the 63rd year of his age, the Rev. James MILLER, deeply regretted by all who knew him. Mr. Miller bore a painful illness of four months' duration with patience and complete resignation to the Divine will; like St. Paul he "wished to be dissolved, and to be with Christ." The deceased was a native of Cloom, in the county Leitrim, but resided for the last forty years of his life in the South of France, where he was beloved and esteemed by all classes, from the highest dignitaries and officers in Church and State to the humblest individuals in society. He was a distinguished member of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences of Bordeaux and Cure. or Rector of Iazon on the banks of the Gironde for many years previous to his death. But, though he loved France much he loved Ireland more, and he returned here, that he might leave his bones amid their kindred clay. At his own request he was interred within the ancient and venerable walls of Trinity Abbey on Saturday last, amidst the tears and regrets of relatives and friends. The deceased possessed a rich vein of poetic fancy, and was the author of many religious and pastoral poems.

September 11, 1856


On Tuesday, the 9th inst., at Erskine Terrace, Cavan, the wife of James WANN, Esq., Manager of the Ulster Bank, of a daughter.

September 18, 1856


At Beaupre, County Meath, the Lady Fanny LAMBART, of a daughter. September 4, the wife of James BARRY, Esq., of Killawilly, in this county, of a daughter.

MARK OF RESPECT. - On Wednesday evening, the 10th instant, Mr. George TREANOR, Master of the Cootehill Workhouse, was entertained at a public dinner at the bellamount Arms Hotel, by a number of the respectable inhabitants of the town and neighbourhood, previous to his departure for Dublin, where he has obtained a situation in the establishment of Messrs. Guinness and Co. Amongst those present were - Messrs. Henry MAXWELL, Hugh DOLAN, Henry COONEY, Doctor MURPHY, Charles WHITELEY, Joseph, WHITELEY, Robert GRAHAM, Thomas GRAHAM, P.L.G., John M'GAHAN, P.L.G., John M'CABE, Thomas M'CABE, Patrick HORAN, jun., John SIMONS, Peter MORGAN, Roger SMITH, John SMITH, Robert M'PARLAN, Terrence BRADY, Robert M'Minn, Allen EGAN, Stephen RONALDSON, James LUCAS, Thomas REILLY, &c., &c.; in fact the large room was crowded. Ample justice having been done to the very excellent dinner prepared by Mrs. M'Cabe (in her usual good style), and grace said, Mr. Hugh Dolan was called to the chair, the vice chair was filled by Doctor Murphy. The usual loyal toasts being drunk, the health of the guest of the evening was proposed in very eulogistic terms by the Chairman. Mr. Treanor returned thanks in most appropriate language. All present expressed their regret that Mr. Treanor was about to remove from amongst a very large circle of friends and acquaintances, who have so long admired his gentlemanly and upright conduct and his conciliatory and amiable manners, and wished him every prosperity and happiness in after life.

September 25, 1856


(From a Correspondent)

On the night of Saturday, the 20th instant, a popular demonstration came off at Shinan House, the seat of the youthful proprietor, Benjamin S. ADAMS, Esq., J.P., on the occasion of his arrival home with his lovely and accomplished bride.

The truly well merited popularity of the young gentleman's lamented father, Charles James Adams, Esq., and his own urbane and condescending demeanour since his return from the army, caused great numbers to flock from all sides to testify their good wishes towards him and congratulate him on this joyous occasion, and the crowds would have been increased five-fold if the country could have an earlier knowledge of his arrival, which did not become known until seven o'clock that evening, when, immediately the beacon fairest were lighted, and spontaneous crowds came rushing in from all sides to swell the merry throng now congregated round an immense bonfire, erected on the lawn, by whose fitful light the merry swain, with her he loved, tripped it on the green sward on the light fantastic toe.

Refreshments having been now served out abundantly, and to spare, the young gentleman and his amiable and beautiful bride made their appearance, when they were greeted with a round of cheers, which made the welkin ring.

Mr. Adams then, in a neat and effective speech, full of Irish feeling and good nature, addressed the vast crowd, and thanked them for the spontaneous manifestation of their good wishes towards himself. It would be impossible for words to convey any idea of the enthusiasm on this occasion - as cheer was overlaid with cheer for upwards of fifteen minutes after he ceased to speak.

The town of Shercock (with a few exceptions) was beautifully illuminated, and the flood of light which was reflected from the glare of a thousand candles, served as a brilliant contrast to the surrounding darkness.

Thus the town seemed to vie with the country in paying a tribute of well-earned respect to the worthy son of a respected father, whose honourable, impartial, and humane conduct through life has earned for him the grateful recollections of all who knew him, and whose life might serve as a model worthy of imitation.


Magistrates present - Theophilus THOMPSON, J.P., Wm. M. HICKSON, R.M., Robert ERSKINE, J.P., Esqs.

The retailers of whiskey in the Cavan Petty Sessions district applied for certificates to entitle them to a continuance of their licenses, under the 17 & 18 Victoria, and the police from the different stations were in attendance to pronounce upon the fitness or unfitness of the different applicants.

Sergeant BRENNAN of Stradone objected to Patrick FITZPATRICK of Knockanorke, as one, who had been twice fined for irregularities in the keeping of his house, and upon another occasion had refused admittance to the police for some time. The policeman stated that the house was since kept most regularly.

Fitzpatrick was ordered to attend to show cause why he should get a certificate. (There appeared to be a kind of hardship in this case, why was Fitzpatrick singled out as an exception, whereas every other one was let off without a question? Besides, under the old act 3 & 4 William IV., three convictions for irregularity within six months are necessary to take away a license, and here there were only two convictions, and an attempt to make a third within seven months, from December to July. It is true that the magistrates have an arbitrary power in the case, but we question whether it is right that they should exercise it to the letter in the case of a penal statute.)


A charge of assaulting the complainant and cutting off three of his fingers. It appears from Mr. E. M'GAURAN statement that the complement went to serve a summons on one HENDERSON to appear as a witness in a petty sessions case, and when he came to the place he found the defendant working in a field. He then laid down the summons, and defendant, who was reaping, attached him with the hook and cut off three of his fingers. Complainant was brought into Cavan, a distance of three miles and fainted thrice on the road, his course being easily traceable by the quantity of blood that flowed from the wound.

Mr. HICKSON questioned whether Mr. M'Gauran should leave the case to the Magistrates, as they had not powear (sp) to give him compensation enough.

Mr. M'Gauran said that this was his own opinion, and he trusted to be able to make the defendant pay well by another process.

The whole matter arose out of a complaint made by the wife of Woods, that she was assaulted by Henderson, a servant man of Mullen's. He charged her with throwing ashes in a bucket of water, he was carrying, and discharged a spittle at him, upon which he remonstrated with her, when she threw a bucket of water at him, she alleged that he called her "out of her name," whereupon she denied that she could be called so, then she admitted that she threw the bucket of water at him, and called him a ruffian. He pulled a stone out of his breast and strucd (sp) her with it.

The case of the man for the cutting off of his fingers was withdrawn.

Henderson was fined 10s. and 10s. costs for his assault on Mrs. Woods, and his charge against the woman was dismissed.


The defendants sister pleaded the absence of the defendant, and that she could not be present this day.

The magistrates said this was no reasonable or sufficient cause; the summons was personally served. The case then proceeded.

It was a charge of detaining goods given to the defendant to embroider by Mrs. MOORE; the materials for a pair of sleeves and a collar were the articles.

Mrs. Moored (sp) proved that she gave out the materials which were to be returned in a few days but were detained for the last six weeks. The collar was cut as a pattern, and the defendant was paid for all.

The defendants sister said that Mrs. Moore did not pay all, but detained one and seven pence halfpenny of hard earned money from her.

Mr. (sp) Moore said he wished to explain. The magistrates replied that there was no occasion as the defendant had her proper remedy, if she was aggrieved.

Mrs. Moore further stated that she paid 5s. 6d. for the material of the sleeves, and gave 1s. 6d. for the working them; she had also paid six pence for the material of the collar and one and four pence for working it.

The bench ruled that the complainant should pay 7s. 6d for compensation for the goods and 10s for fine or to be imprisoned for a fortnight.

The sister asked to get until this day fortnight when she would undertake to return all the goods. Mr. (sp) Moore said that she got several opportunities to return the work and omitted doing so.

The magistrates said the fine and compensation would be recorded at any rate.

Mr. Moore, at the magistrates instance, said if the work was returned within a week he would not press for the warrant.



A List of Applications received by the Clerk of the Peace from Persons seeking Excise LICENCES (sic), For the Sale of Beer, Spirits, &c., by Retail, within said County, pursuant to the 3rd and 4th WM. IV., ch. 68, 6 and 7 WM. IV., ch. 38; and 17 and 18 Vic., ch. 89, and 18 and 19 Vic., ch. 62; to be heard and inquired into at Cootehill , on Monday, the 13th day of October next, immediately after the Grand Jury shall have been sworn.

No. Name Residence Parish Barony
1. CLARKE, John Carnalynch Killenkere Castleraghan
2. FLOOD, Patrick Bailieborough Bailieborough Clankee
3. FITZSIMONS Mullagh Mullagh Castleraghan
4. HOLMES, Andrew Cootehill Drumgoon Tullgarvey
5. M'MAHON, Patrick Beagh Killenkere Castleraghan
6. M'ENTRÉE, Patrick Shercock Shercock Clonkee
7. MAXWELL, Jane Bailieborough Bailieborough Clonkee
8. M'CABE, Mary Drumgoon Drumgoon Tullygarvey
9. M'DADE, Mary Cootehill Drumgoon Tullygarvey
10. O'REILLY, James Virginia Lurgan Castleraghan
11. O'REILLY, James Virginia Lurgan Castleraghan
12. PEAT, William Cootehill Drumgoon Tullygarvey
13. PATTERSON, John Crossreagh Cross Roads Mullagh Castleraghan
14. REILLY, Michael Bailieborough Bailieborough Clonkee
15. SMITH, John Tullycoe Laragh Tullygarvey
16. SMITH, John Tullycoe Laragh Tullygarvey
17. WOODS, Patrick Corgreagh Kildrumsherdan Tullygarvey

Clerk of the Union,

County Cavan Cavan,
September 23, 1856


On Friday, the 3rd of October next, the Guardians will dispose of


Nearly New.


and several New Pieces of Ticken, which are not required for the use of the House. Also


Tenders for the whole or part of the Goods will be receivd by me up to Eleven o'Clock on the abovenamed day.

(By Order)


Clerk of the Union,

Board Room, 20th September, 1856


On Thursday, the 19th instant, of scarletina, Isabelle Jane, eldest daughter of Mr. Veitch CLANDENING of this town, aged four years; and on Sunday, the 21st of the same, John DUNBAR, youngest child of Mr. Clandening's, aged seven months. (Our readers will, we are sure, sympathise (sic) as we do in the bereavement of Mrs. And Mrs. Clandening, by the loss of their two only and most interesting children.)


To the Right Honourable the Earl of Carlisle, Lord Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland.

The Memorial of the undersigned HOUSEHOLDERS and RATE-PAYERS of the TOWN of COOTEHILL, and severally occupying a Dwelling-House, or other Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, within said Town, and Rated in respect thereof, to the Relief of the Poor, at a Net Annual Value of Eight Pounds, or upwards:

Humbly Sheweth,-

That your Memorialists conceive, and are of opinion, that it would be conducive to the well-being and prosperity of the said Town to have the provisions of the Act of Parliament, 17 and 18 Victoria, cap. 103; called "The Town's Improvement (Ireland) Act, 1854," applied to and adopted in said Town and that the Boundaries, hereinafter set forth, as marked and described on the Ordinance Map, herewith sent, be the Boundaries within which said Act shall be in force. The following are the Boundaries:

Commencing on the North-East, at Bellamount Forest, Yard, and running South-east, along the Road by Wooden Bridge, through Killecramp Wood, to the Points of the Paddocks; from thence to Corach Lake, crossing the Lake to point of Mearing between Andre KERNES' and James BRADY'S from thence by the Stream to the Mearing between John GOUGH's and William GENOA's; thence along the Mearing of Benevilt and Coragh, to the Old Kennel; and crossing the Road at the North-West end of Thomas FAY's House; and thence along the Meariang, running South between the Townlands of Shewblis, Lisawawne, and Lisnasarn; to Dang Lake; and thence along the margin of said Lake to Mearing of the Townlands of Lisnarsarn and Dung, crossing the Road from Cootehill to Ballibay; and thence along the Mearing Drain between Dung and Lisnasarn to the Bailieboro Road at Patt M'ENROE's, and thence along the Meariang between said Pat M'ENROE's and Henry M'GRATH's in Drumbarkey, to old Road from Cootehill to Bailieborough, taking a portion of John FLOOD's field, crossing John FLOOD's land in Drumbarkey, and then crossing Michael MASTERSON's farm, on to James ANDERSON's farm; and from thence to Mr. CORREGANs farm; and from thence to the Mearing between Drumbarkey and Drumsivney; and from thence through Edward M'INTOSH's land to Mearing between Drumsivney and Campstown; and thence across the Ballyjamesduff Road from Cootehill; and thence to the Mearing of Lislea and Campstown, and along stream to river; and thence along river to Mearing of Drummin; and thence along River to Bridge; and thence along old Kells Road to Cootehill, to Planting in Erogle; and thence crossing the Tullyvin Road at Mr. MOORHEAD's Gatehouse; and thence to Artificial Fort along New Ditch; and thence across Bark Pass, through New Meadow, to Clara Mearing; and thence along Clara Mearing to Cornacarrow Mearing; and crossing old Road, at Jas. BRADY's, to fence under the Fort; and from thence to the Mill Road at end of John CULLIVAN's; and from thence to Dromore River; and crossing said River to Mearing between John M'MINN's and James DIXON's, in Cor(?) to Old Road; and thence along Old road to end of John BOYD's house; and thence along Drum Old Road to the Mearing between Bernard DAWSON's and the Rev. W. LYTTLE's; and thence along Lane to where it takes verge of the County Monaghan; and crossing Mr. DOUGLAS's holding in Freamont, to Gate-house on Monaghan Road; and thence along Monaghan Road about forty perches; thence from Road, along Planting, to Fort in Dartry Demesne; and thence from Fort, along Planting to straight Ditch running to Lake; and thence in line to Forest of Firs - being the point first described.

May it, therefore, please your Excellency to direct that the provisions of the Statute may be extended to the said Town of Cootehill, and Mem(?) will pray.


John CAMPBELL, Merchant.

Samuel FISHER, Pawnbroker.

John M'FADIN, Coroner.

Robert M'PARLAN, Hotel Keeper.

William JAMISON, Manager Ulster Bank, Cootehill.

William LESLIE, Manger Provincial Bank.

Robert GRAHAM, Clerk Cootehill Union.

James PRIOR, Merchant.

William ALCOCK, Shopkeeper.

John M'NALLY, do.

Francis BRADY, do.

Patrick MARKEY, do.

Dennis LENNON, do.

Patrick HORAN, Merchant.

Thomas HORAN, M.D.

Henry MAXWELL, Merchant.

Edward CORRY, do.

Peter GRATTAN, do.

Richard BROWNE, do.

Thomas FAY, do.

Patrick DOLAN, Linen Merchant.

Edward BROWN, do.

Edward CURRY, jun., & Co., Merchants.

Edward M'NULTY, Woolen Draper.

John SHERA, Merchant.

John M'CABE, do.

John M'CRACKEN, do.

Thomas LEARY, Innkeeper.

Charles M'ENROE, do.

Bernard M'CABE, do.

Isaac WHITTEN, do.

John DONOHOE, do.

Hugh MARTIN, do.

Thomas HALFPENNY, Shopkeeper

Neil CUDHAUN. (?)


Bernard MARKEY. H. St.

J. HODGENS, Cootehill.


John M'GAHAN, P.L.G.

Ambrose HARTLY, Builder

Alexander M'CABE, Merchant.

Joseph ADAMS, do.

Alexander EAKINS, do.

John FAY, do.

John DUNN, Druggist.

Peter Murphy, Merchant.

Thomas MARKEY, Woolen Draper


Michael CONNOLLY, Merchant.

Cootehill, 23rd September, 1856.

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