Cavan Weekly News
Published in Cavan, county Cavan

June 7, 1878


ARMSTRONG and WALKER - June 6, at Monkstown parish church, by the Rev. J. Haughton KENNEDY, Richards Armstrong, second and only surviving son of the late Robert Armstrong, Esq., C.E., Ballyconnell, to Mary Louisa Catherine (Mainey), fourth daughter of the late William Walker, Esq., of 53 Great-Charles-street, Dublin.

HETHERINGTON and WARREN – May 18, at Glenham, New York by the Rev. T. W. SHELTON, assisted by the Rev. W. W. DeHART, John, eldest son of Mr. William Hetherington, Irvinestown, to Rosanna, widow of the late Mr. George Henry Warren, Glenham, Duchess Co., New York, and youngest daughter of Mr. Samuel SEAMAN, Cullies, Cavan.

PEARSON and COOPER – June 4th in Ballintemple Church, by the Rev. Edward POTTERTON, Incumbent, John D. Pearson, Esq., of 4 Drumcondra terrace, West, Dublin, to Elizabeth, second eldest daughter of Austin Cooper, Esq., of Heath Lodge, Ballinagh.


CARMICHAEL – June 4, of heart disease, Sarah, the beloved wife of Mr. William Carmichael, Monery, aged 26 years. Deeply and deservedly regretted.


PETTY SESSIONS CLERKSHIP. – Mr. Robert GIBSON, Clerk of the Bailieborough Petty Sessions District for several years past, has recently retired on a Government pension. Mr. Gibson while holding the above office discharged his duties faithfully; he is succeeded by Mr. E. G. STOPFORD. We are confident Mr. Stopford will also give entire satisfaction to the public in his new capacity, as he is a young man of much talent and education.


Second Lieutenant H. G. ARMSTRONG, having passed his examination before a board of military offices at Dublin, has obtained the necessary certificate of qualification to retain his rank.


We are sure our readers will be gratified to learn that Mr. William HELY, for some considerable time past Inspector of National Schools in the Cavan District, has been promoted to the important District of Downpatrick. Mr. Hely proved himself to be a most efficient Inspector, and in the discharge of his difficult duties gave much and general satisfaction. We have no doubt that gratification at it his well-earned promotion will be qualified by sincere regret that he is to be removed from this neighbourhood. He will carry with him the good wishes of all parties.

(Before R. BURROWES, Esq., D.L.)

Andrew GALLIGAN v. Peter GALLIGAN for trespass of cattle.
Fined 1s and costs.

Edward SMITH v. Terence REILLY for like.

Acting-Constable FUNSTON v. George REILLY for having an unlicensed dog.
Mr. Reilly deposed the dog wasn’t born until the 1st of April.
His Worship dismissed the case.

John GUNN, Pat BRADY, Edward LAMB, Margaret HESLIN, Philip ALWILL, and Pat FORD were fined for drunkenness.

Michael COLLINS summoned Francis FARRY and Bernard CLARKE for assaulting him.
Fined 10s each and costs.


A few evenings ago a brutal case of stabbing occurred near Cloghan village in King’s county. It appears a party of men were returning from the village, when a dispute arose between them, whereupon one of the party named GLANAHER, stabbed a man named MALONE. A deep wound was inflicted in the man’s abdomen with a pocket knife. Dr. CLARKE is in attendance on the injured man. Glanaher has absconded.


(£/s/d )
Already acknowledged 78/17/0

Additional Subscriptions:
Rev. Robert LEECH 1/0/0
Miss HUGGINS, Rectory, Killeshandra 2/0/0

Total: £82/18/0

Secretary and Treasurer


A singular phenomenon was witnessed here on Wednesday night last, about eleven o’clock. A large fir tree, growing at the gate of the church avenue, appeared all dotted over with twinkling little stars, of a whitish-blue colour, whose rays shed a faint light for some distance around, and filled the surrounding atmosphere with an oppressive and disagreeable odour. These atoms of light in a short time united into a globe of fire at the top of the tree, of a brilliant green, and immediately rose into the air, wafted slowly by a slight breeze – leaving a trail of luminous matter behind it – towards the church tower, against which it struck, smashing the ball into atoms. A few very large drops of rain at this juncture fell, accompanied by a brilliant flash of lightning and followed by a terrific peal of thunder, when the glittering sparks evaporated. – Derry Journal.

THE LATE CASE OF THREATENING LETTER-WRITING AT DROGHEDA. – In connetion (sic) with this affair, Mr. George GRADWELL, son of Mrs. Gradwell of Platten Hall, county Meath, has issued a printed circular explaining the reasons which led to the stoppage of the Marsh mill, and exonerating his mother from any blame in the transaction. Months ago, the letter states, he offered to join in a sale of the mill for such sum as a valuator mutually chosen might think just, but this would not be entertained by the rest of the firm. The stoppage of the mills was the deliberate act of the St. Mary’s Flax Spinning Company, by putting an end to the lease which had almost three years longer to run, and dismissing the hands, and not the fault of Mrs. Gradwell, who had nothing to do with the carrying on of the business, good, bad, or indifferent, for the last four years.


At the Cork Harbour Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, a letter was received from Lieutenant-Colonel FRAZER concerning the inquiries with respect to the laying of torpedoes and mines in the harbour. The Harbour Board were requested some time since to grant the use of a portion of the harbour where torpedo and submarine experiments might be conducted. They proposed to allocate the required ground, provided the engineer authorities undertook the responsibility which would be entailed. The letter yesterday declined this responsibility, as it might lead to endless litigation, and suggested instead that the place should be conspicuously marked out with buoys. The board declined to entertain the proposal, it having been stated by the Harbourmaster that when only two buoys were laid down previously for a similar purpose, two accidents occurred in consequence of vessels coming into contact with the mooring chains of the buoys.


A LIGHT-GREY HEIFER with strawberry neck; strawberry marks on sides; condition light; year old, slight cough, rather leggy; having been lost off Killevan Glebe, on Thursday, May 30, the Rev. T. B. NAYLOR, the owner has offered a reward of £1 for her recovery and expenses for keep, &c., and in case it shall be proved a case of stealing, a reward of £10 for information that shall ensure the arrest and conviction of the party concerned.

As the heifer disappeared the day of Clones fair, in the evening, she may have been driven into County Cavan by some drover on his way home from the fair.

Killevan lies between Clones and Newbliss.

PURSUANT to a Decree of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice, Ireland, made in the cause of John GOGARTY against Patrick KELLAN, the Creditors of John Gogarty, late of Kingscourt, in the County of Cavan, farmer, who died in or about the month of August, 1856, are on or before the 17th day of June, 1878, to send by post-prepared to Charles MacMAHON, jun., Esq., of No. 12, Lower Ormond-quay, Dublin, the Solicitor of the said Patarick, who is heir-at-law of said John Gogarty, their Christian and surnames, addresses and descriptions….

PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Justice in Ireland, Chancery Division, made in the cause of Patrick KEELAN against John GOGARTY and another, Record No. 3353, the Creditors of Bridget GOGARTY, late of Dunaree, in the County of Cavan, widow, who died in or about the month of March, 1876, are, on or before the 10th day of June, 18i78, to send by post prepaid, to Mr. William MAHAFFY, of No. 8, Eden-day, Dublin, the Solicitor of the said Patrick Keelan who is Executor of said Bridget Gogarty, their Christian surnames, addresses and descriptions…



(Before H. K. SIMPSON, Esq., J.P., Capt. WARING, R.M., and James SMALL, Esq., J.P.)


Edward IRWIN charged a man named John LYNCH, with striking him on the head with a loaded whip at Bailieboro’ on the 3rd inst.

The constabulary arrested a man answering to the description given by complainant. The latter could not identify the man who struck him.

In the absence of proper identification, the Bench dismissed the case without prejudice.


The Queen at the prosecution of Head-Constable KELLY v. Mary LEDDY, Begliff. Witness preferred a charge against her of selling spirits without a license.

The Bench in consideration of defendant’s poverty fined her 5s with costs, or in default 7 days imprisonment.


Head Constable KELLY summoned Isaac DAVIDSON, for allowing a horse, his property, to wander on the public road on the 21st ult.
Fined 6d with costs.

Sub-Constable MAGEE summoned Patrick BERRY for allowing a horse and cart to remain on the public street without any person in charge.
Fined 1s and costs, or in default seven days’ imprisonment.

Sub-Constable M’ENTEE summoned Bridget REILLY for allowing a donkey to wander at large.
Fined 6d with costs.


Sub-Constable BRADSHAW summoned Patrick MURPHY for overloading a horse, his property, which was weak and suffering from sores.

Defendant said the horse died since.

There was nothing to show cause that its demise resulted from too large a feed of oats.

Pat, being a poor man, was discharged with a caution.


Sub-Constable BRADSHAW summoned Philip MONAGHAN for kissing “the native” on the 20th ult.
The mellifluous act was crowned with success.

Sub-Constable ADAMS preferred a charge of drunkenness against John REILLY, an old acquaintance.
It is hoped that Johnny will turn aside from the “jingo” war-path to smoke the pipes of peace.
The case stands adjourned for three months.

The same witness summoned Catherine SMITH for being drunk on the 21st ult.
Dismissed with a caution.

Sub-Constable REED v. Michael COONEY for drunkenness on the 20th ult.
Fined 2s 6d with costs.

Constable M’DONALD charged Hugh CLARKE with being drunk on the 27th ult.
Fined 5s and costs, or in default seven days’ imprisonment.

Luke CAROLAN was summoned by Sub-Constable M’ENTEE for being drunk on the 31st ult.
The case stands adjourned.


Constable M’DONALD, ex-officio Inspector of weights and measures summoned Simon M’DERMOTT, Dundalk, for using light weights in the sale of bacon.
The weights were only slightly deficient, and the Bench ordered defendant to pay 5s with costs.

A similar charge was preferred against Bernard COYLE.
A fine of 1s with costs was inflicted with forfeiture of weights.

June 14, 1878


HIGINBOTHAN – June 5th, at the Ulster Bank, Granard, the wife of Ralph Higinbotham, of a daughter.


COYNE and M’CUTCHEON – June 10th, at Cavan Church, by the Ven. Archdeacon SONE, A.M., Henry Coyne, Station Master, Clonsilla, to Mary Jane M’Cutcheon of Cavan.


SKELTON – May 31, at Kingstown, Mary Angelina, eldest daughter of the late Rev. Thos. Skelton, rector of Kildrumferton, Co. Cavan.


The Rev. E. L. BETTRON told a good story of the old tithe system at the dinner of the Romsey Agricultural Society. He said: “The records of Romsey Abbey showed that his predecessors in the livings of St. Leonard and St. Lawrence received their tithes in kind in the north aisle. They received every tenth cow, calf, and pig; but how they managed to deal with them he didn’t know. A rather pompous, tight-laced clergyman was one day called upon to christen a child, but on asking its name the woman who brought it said, “I don’t know, sir; its your child, sir!” “My child! “exclaimed he. “Yes, sir, it’s the tenth child, sir.”


A Parliamentary return has been issued showing the total number of paupers each union workhouse in Ireland is capable of containing, and the average number of paupers actually accommodated during the year 1877. In the Province of Ulster, the total accommodated was equal to 37,761, and the number accommodated in Munster were respectively 47,736 and 16,037; in Leinster 39,400 and 13,800; and in Connaught 23,325 and 4,639. These figures show a total accommodation of 147,222 against 43,632 paupers actually accommodated.


At the Bristol Police Court on Friday, James HARRIS, of

Great Britain-street, Dublin, was charged on remand with shooting John LLOYD alias POLLARD, with intent to murder him. The injured man, though neither of the bullets had been extracted, was now present and examined at considerable length. Complainant stated that on the 17th of May he was at Coopers’ Arms public-house when the prisoner came in and quarreled with him and called him a liar. He was ordered out by the landlord, and on complainant leaving prisoner persisted in molesting him. He then, to get rid of him, threw him down five or six times. He then went home and shut himself in his house. Prisoner came and pulled down the shutters. Complainant went to see what was the matter, when the prisoner fired at him twice, wounding him each time. Mr. HARSANT, house surgeon at the Bristol General Hospital, said complainant had two bullets in the front of his chest – one on the left side of his breast-bone and the other three inches below the collar-bone. Attempts to reach them had failed. It was considered more dangerous to extract them then to leave them. Complainant was not out of danger. The prisoner admitted the truth of complainant’s statement, but pleaded great provocation. He was committed for attempted murder.

The Board of Nomination of the diocese of Ardagh, on the 11th inst., unanimously elected the Rev. James PORTER, curate of Baillieborough, formerly minister of the Presbyterian Church, Kilkenny, to the incumbency of Abbeylara-with-Drumlummin.


At a meeting held in the Protestant Hall, a few days ago, the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:-

Resolved – “That the Committee of the Protestant Orphan Society of the County of Cavan desire to place on record an expression of their deep sense of the important services rendered to the Society by the late Ven. J. C. Martin, Archdeacon of Kilmore.”

Resolved – “That the best thanks of the Committee of the County Cavan Protestant Orphan Society be conveyed to the Misses Brooke, for their handsome donation of £50 to the funds of the Society.


At the Belfast Police Court, a few days ago, Mary KANE, alias EVANS, and Lizzie MEEHAN were charged by Acting Constable COOTE with having stolen a sum of £148 from James DORAN, cattle dealer of Magheraclough, county Down, at Newry, on the 30th May. Mr. COULTER appeared for the prosecution and Mr. HARPER for the accused. After hearing the evidence of Doran, the accused were committed to Newry, where the offence was committed.


At a meeting which was lately held of the Memorial Committee, and of the Select Vestry of Killeshandra Parish, it was unanimously agreed that the Memorial to be erected in Killeshandra Church should take the form of a Stained Glass Window; and also (to meet the strong wish of a great number of the subscribers) that the name of Mrs. Martin should be joined with that of the Archdeacon in the proposed Memorial.


DEAR SIR, - As it may perhaps have appeared strange to some persons why the names of the immediate family of the late Archdeacon of Kilmore have not appeared as subscribers to his Memorial Fund, I write a line to say that the reason of this is, because it is their wish to erect a separate monument in Killeshandra Church to the memory of both their parents; and also of some other members of their family, in addition to the more public memorial. Sincerely yours,

J. C. Martin
Killeshandra, June 13, 1871. (error?)


This gentleman will give his Musical Entertainment in the Protestant Hall Farnham Street, on Monday and Tuesday evenings next, when a new edition of “Odds and Ends” will be presented.

This eminent Entertainer lately concluded a season in the Rotundo, Dublin, the most extra ordinary on record, having alone and single-handed, for a period of nearly an entire year, successfully presented his Entertainment 245 times consecutively to a succession of crowded and fashionable assemblies, embracing the elite of the nobility, clergy, and gentry of the metropolis.

The Irish Times, 26th arch, 1877, says: - “After successfully presenting his varied entertainment for a period of time extending over nine months, embracing 243 consecutive representations, Mr. Du-Val announces his last nights. – “It is not too much to say that a success so sustained and so remarkably by one single individual artiste, in the face of unlimited counter attractions, may never again be witnessed by the present generation of playgoers, and as a proof of public appreciation of that which is at once pleasing, refined, and artistic in a high degree, it must afford the most complete gratification to the artiste himself, as well as to the number of his admirers, whose name is legion.”

June 21, 1878


GORDON and VIRTUE – June 13, at Moneymore Presbyterian Church, by the Rev. W. REA, Alex Gordon, Cookstown, to Annie E. Virtue, Cavan.

LEVINGSTON – HISLOP – in the Parish Church, Ballintemple,by the Rev. E. POTTERTON, Incumbent, Jeremiah Levingston, R.I.C., to Margaret, fifth daughter of James Hislop, Coolnacarrick, Ballilnagh.


TRANSFER OF A CONSTABLE. – Sub-Constable ROBINSON has been transferred, after his marriage, from Monaghan town to Cavan town. Mr. Robinson is an excellent officer, and bears with him from Monaghan the good wishes of hosts of friends among the law-abiding members of the community. – Monaghan Argus.

CAVAN MILITIA. – Leave of absence has been granted to Captain O’BRIEN from the training of this year. Captain O’Brien served on the east coast of New Zealand during the late war, under Major VON TEMPSKEY, Forest Ranger, subsequently in the 2nd Waikato Militia. He received the New Zealand Medal for service in the war of ’63, ’64, and ’65.


DEAR SIR – A few of your friends and acquaintances beg your acceptance of the accompanying purse of sovereigns, as a small token of the respect and esteem in which you were held during your residence in Belturbet; your amiable disposition and warmth of heart have endeared you to a large circle of friends, who regret exceedingly your departure from amongst them, we trust however the change will be advantageous to your family for whose sake chiefly you were induced to remove to Belfast; you shall always have our best wishes for your and their happiness and prosperity.

(Signed on behalf of the subscribers)
Belturbet, June 1878.


MY DEAR FRIENDS – I cannot find words to express the thanks which I feel in my heart for your very kind address and presentation with which it is accompanied. It was with a heartful struggle that I parted with the friends whose social fellowship at all times yielded me so much pleasure; necessity compelled my connexion with you all to be broken. Though many miles may separate us, nought can call away the remembrances of the twenty-five happy years I spent with you all, and more especially in connexion with No. 348, and rising over all this will at all times come up before me the kindness and well-wishes expressed to-night. Again accept my heartfelt thanks, and if we are to meet no more here, may we all meet at last in the home above.

I am, yours faithfully,

(Before T. THOMPSON, R. BURROWES, and W. A. MOORE, Esqrs.)

John HEERY summoned Mary Anne DEMPSEY and Eliza DEMPSEY for begging and having no visible means of support.
The Rev. M. FITZPATRICK applied to their Worships to send them to the Industrial School, Cavan.
Their Worships refused the application.

Philip MURRAY sen. Summoned Michael MURRAY and others for assaulting him at Stragella. There were several cross cases arising out of the dispute.
Mr. Thompson said it was a family quarrel and suggested that the case be referred to the agent.

Peter SODEN, Patt SODEN, Daniel LEDDY, James CASSELLS, Bernard CARROLL, Michael M’KEON, and Wm. CULLEVAN were charged with having unlicensed dogs.
Fined each 5s and costs and ordered to take out licenses.

Mr. Thompson said they had received a circular from Dublin Castle directing them to impose heavier fines than hitherto on parties for not licensing their dogs, as small fines had failed to enforce compliance with the law.

Constable HAMILL summoned Francis M’VEIGH and Peter DOONAN for fighting.
Sent to gaol for a week.

A number of persons were fined for drunkenness.


Athlone, Tuesday.

The magistrates of the Ferbane Petty Sessions district at a recent meeting appointed a Mr. SLATOR from Longford to be petty sessions clerk in the room of the late clerk, Mr. Robert HACKETT. The deceased clerk was exceedingly popular, and public opinion was in favour of the appointment of his son, who was one of the candidates. Since Mr. Slator’s election he has been refused lodgings in any house in Ferbane, and is guarded with police when he goes through the street. Yesterday three policemen guarded him from the Petty Sessions Court, and as he went to the residence of the Rev. Mr. SEYMOUR, who was obliged to give him shelter, he was hooted by the people of the village. It is only fair to state that the family of the late clerk are by all exonerated from any complicity in the persecution of his successor.

On Tuesday night the junior students of Trinity College, after some supper parties which followed the annual athletic sports, filled the quadrangles at twelve o’clock, and lit up a bonfire of tables, casks, and loose timer, which set fire to the carpenter’s workshop, and for a time endangered the splendid dining hall. They also indulged in other riotous pranks, such as pulling a lamp over one of the main gates. It was thought early yesterday that the matter might be regarded as an ebullition of studentdom, which could be passed over with some ordinary caution to the principal offenders, but the Board of Fellows seem inclined to take a more serious view of the occurrence, and held a meeting yesterday on the subject of these athletic sports and their consequences.

THE VOLUNTEER TAX ON IRELAND. – Mr. O’CLERY intends (says a London correspondent) asking the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, having regard to the refusal by the Chief Secretary for Ireland on the part of the Government to sanction the enrolment of Volunteer corps in Ireland, her Majesty’s Government will take measures to relieve Ireland of the charge of £80,000 which she now pays annually for the maintenance of Volunteers: England and Scotland.


Cork, Monday Evening.

The Very Rev. Achilles DAUNT, Dean of Cork, died to-day at 2:45 p.m., at Dr. BARTER’S Stannes Hill, Blarney, where he had been staying for the past few days.

Dean Daunt’s brother, the Rev. William DAUNT, Rector of Kinsale, and some members of his family were with him during his last moments, which were marked by calmness and resignation. He never lost consciousness, with the exception of a few brief intervals, and he knew and spoke with his friends almost to the last. Dean Daunt was born in 1833, and in 1855, after a very distinguished college career, he was ordained to the curacy of St. Matthias’s, Dublin, the rector of which was at that time the present Bishop of Cashel. He was a man of scholarly attainments, yet of an exceedingly quiet and unobtrusive manner; and during the comparitively (sic) short time he had been Dean of Cork, he was esteemed by all classes and beloved by all t hose to whom he ministered in the diocese.


“Last month’s obituary announced the death of Isabella, the lamented and beloved wife of the Rev. Dawson Massey, D.D., Vicar of Denn, diocese of Kilmore, and the late Incumbent of Killasnett, in same diocese. The demise of this estimable lady is irreparable to many, and her gain is only in proportion to the loss of those sorrowing friends she has left behind. Her bright smile, her buoyant spirits, her never-tiring delight in every subject that could promote the welfare of those about her will long be remembered. Her mind was highly refined, and her thoughts so elevated that they were ever aspiring after the pure and holy. Mrs. Massey’s skill as a Sunday school teacher and superintendent of day schools was, perhaps, unequalled; and ample testimony of her indefatigableness has been given by clergymen and others. Her great interest in the Chancery lane Sunday school, and in the new parish school of Denn, and her unvarying support of all religious societies bear witness to the value and usefulness of her life. From the time she was first capable of forming an opinion on the subject, she never swerved from her maintenance of scriptural education. An earnest, pious helpmate, her loss is deeply deplored by her afflcted (sic) husband, and by every inhabitant in the parishes of Denn aned Kilasnett.” – Saunders’ Irish Daily News.


On last Saturday evening, a child named HENDERSON was drowned while returning to her home at Drumkeen after attending a Scripture class in Cavan Church.

From the evidence given at the inquest it appeared that in consequence of the heavy rain, the road was flooded at Latt, and while walking on the footpath (which was unprotected), she fell into a drain and was swept away by the flood. Her body was recovered shortly afterwards, but life was extinct. She was eleven years of age.

The death is announced of Mr. Wm. M’CORMICK, who for a short time represented the borough of Derry in Parliament, after the death of Sir Robt. Ferguson. In private life Mr. M’Cormick was of a genial, kindly disposition; as a companion he was courteous and agreeable, and as a friend he was reliable and unswerving.

There has just died at Birkenhead, in Chapel Street, W.N. FOUND, who was said to be at the time of his decease the oldest railway clerk in the world. Found booked the first passenger that ever rode on the Manchester and Liverpool Railway Company’s line.



The Lord bishop of Kilmore held an ordination in Cavan Church, on Trinity Sunday, the 16th inst., when the following were admitted to Holy Orders, viz:-

DEADONS – James BLACK, A.B., T.C.D., for the curacy of Taunagh, Diocese of Elphin; Henry W. S. GIVEN, St. Aidan’s, for the curacy of Drumgoon, Diocese of Kilmore; Charles R. WILLIAMS, Sophister, T.C.D. for the curacy of Kiltogart, Diocese of Ardagh; William J. WALLACE, for the curacy of Kilmackaney, Diocese of Elphin; Francis G. LePOER McCLINTOCK, A.B., Cambridge, for the curacy of Kilsaran, Diocese of Armagh; George R. PURDON, A.B., T.C.D.,l for the curacy of Tynan, Diocese of Armagh; John Robert M’KINN, A.B., T.C.D., as Classical Master of Portora Royal School, Diocese of Clogher; the last three on letters dimissory from the Lord Primate.

PRIESTS – Rev. Richard A. ENGLISH, A.B., T.C.D. for the curacy of Templemichael, Diocese of Ardagh; Rev. Henry F. WHITE, T.C.D., for the curacy of Kilkeevin, Diocese of Elphin.

The sermon at the Ordination Service was preached by the Rev. James GODLEY, A.M., Rector of Carrigallen, and the candidates were presented by the Ven. The Archdeacon of Kilmore.

The Rev. Henry W. S. GIVEN has been appointed to the curacy of Drumgoon, Diocese of Kilmore; the Rev. James BLACK to the curacy of Taunagh, Diocese of Elphin; the Rev. William J. WALLACE to the curacy of Kilmackaney, Diocese of Elphin; and the Rev. Charles B. WILLIAMS to the curacy of Kiltoghart, Diocese of Ardagh.

On Monday last a publican and grocer, named John MAGUIRE, carrying on business in Newtownhamilton, County Armagh, while walking through the streets of that town, fell down and expired in a few minutes. The death is attributed to disease of the heart.

One thousand and five hundred and ninety-one immigrants arrived on the 5th inst, at Castle Gardens, United States. Notwithstanding the depression in trade the tide of immigration does not appear to show the least signs of cessation.

EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE. – A few evenings ago, about half-past seven o’clock, a little girl named Theresa EUSTACE, aged 10 years, who lives with her parnts at Johnston’s Cottages, Rathmines, went into MAGEE’s provision establishment on the Rathmines road to make a purchase. It is stated by one of the shopmen that she appeared about to throw something over the counter, upon which was a large butcher’s knife, with a blade about eight inches long, and a sharp point. The shopman seeing the girl as before stated, pushed the knife suddenly towards her, and it struck her in the right side. The child ran out of the shop crying, and in a moment blood was seen pouring down her legs. She was removed to the Meath Hospital in a cob (sp?), the sound still bleeding profusely. It was found at the hospital that the knife had penetrated about an inch and a half just above the hip, inflicting a most dangerous wound, and it is feared injuring the liver. The shopman has been taken into custody.


At an early hour on Wednesday morning the work-shop of Mr. Arthur CROSBIE, builder, which is situated at the eastern end of Nelson street, Tralee, within a few yards of the railway terminus, was discovered to be on fire. Every exertion was made to put out the flames; but from the inflammable nature of the variety of commodities in the shop, without avail. A number of workmen’s tools were saved; but the greater quantity were burned. About £100 worth of plate glass was totally destroyed. Fortunately the morning was calm. The large timber yard of Messrs. M’GOWAN and Co. is only separated from the burnt premises by a low wall insider of which is thatched house. The amount of damage done is estimated at five or six hundred pounds, and is covered by insurance.


The June Sessions commenced to-day before Wm. T. DARLEY, Esq., Q.C. County Court Judge; and the following Magistrates: - R. BURROWS, D. L.; T. THOMPSON, W. BABINGTON, and E. B. WHITE-VENABLES, Esqrs.

The following were sworn as


Messrs. William ADAMS (foreman), William GREGG, William H. HANNA, Robert JAMIESON, Thomas KNOTT, Matthew LOUGH, jun., Peter M’KIERNAN, Francis PRATT, Brabazon F. RATHBORNE, Richard SHERIDAN, Thomas TOPHAM, Thomas BOYLE, Adam COCHRANE, Humphrys JONES FEGAN, William JENNINGS, James LOVE, Thomas M’NALLY, Henry T. RATHBORNE, Thomas TRAYNOR, James C. ARMSTRONG, Edwards COONEY, James LOVE, David MAGEE.

There were only three cases for trial. –


Thomas MAGUIRE was charged with stealing a cow, on the 29th of April last, the property of Rose MAGUIRE of Borim.
He was defended by Mr. ARMSTRONG and was acquitted.

George WILSON was charged with stealing a cow the property of Henry MAGOVERN of Drumgart.
On the application of Mr. KENNEDY the case was sent for trial at the Assizes.


In the case of the Farrellys (See Petty Sessions) the jury acquitted John, and found James guilty and he was sentenced to two years imprisonment.


Terence C. BRADY of Arva, applied for a transfer, which was granted.


At the Petty Sessions held on the 21st inst., Captain WARING, R.M., announced from the Bench that if the persecution carried on for some time past against the Misses BATEMAN, of Grousehall, be not discontinued, the Government would place a Protection Station in the neighbourhood, and charge the expense on the locality.

(Before James BENNISON, J.P., and John T. DILLOR, R.M., Esqs.)


The Queen at the prosecution of Sub-Inspector JONES. – John FITZPATRICK and his wife Biddy FITZPATRICK v. Peter M’TAGGART and Francis REILLY, for that they did enter complainant’s house in Cornernia, on Sunday evening, 2nd June, and assaulted complainant.

Sub-Inspector Jones conducted the prosecution, and Mr. J. ARMSTRONG appeared for defendants.

An application was made that all the witnesses do leave court – Granted.

Biddy FITZPATRICK was the first witness examined.

Sub-Inspector Jones – Did you hear any noise on Sunday evening, 2nd June, on road passing your house? – Yes.

Now state to the Bench what happened to you on said evening about 10:30 o’clock.

I heard shouts from some parties coming up the road calling out for John CODDY (meaning my husband); they went on past our door, and these boys (defendants) returned back calling for John Coddy.

Court – Which of them called for Coddy?

Witness – M’Taggart. Defendant came into our house; M’Taggart called out to me that he could beat ever a Coddy that ever was reared about Cornernia; I ordered him out of my house, when he knocked me down; he knocked my husband down, and Reilly struck him also.

Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong – Did you swear any informations on this case before? – No.

Who was the first that came into your house?

The two defendants.

Do you mean to swear that it was the defendants called out for Coddy? – Yes.

Which of them called Coddy? – M’Taggart.

Did not Francis Reilly come in for a light for his pipe? – Yes.

And did not your husband say to you, Biddy, this is a decent boy, give him a light for his pipe? – Yes.

Will you swear that the language that was used calling out for Coddy was heard by other parties there were in the house – Yes.

Now how was it that you say M’Taggart assaulted you?

I ordered him out of the house, and he pushed me against the dresser.

Now did you not push him out, and was it not in return that he gave you the push? – It was.

And then you shut the door? – Yes.

What brought your husband out after them, was it not to show that he wanted to fight?

No, it was not, but to see who were on the road.

John Fitzpatrick was next examined by Sub-Inspector Jones.

Did you hear any noise on the road passing your house, on Sunday evening, 2nd June? – Yes.

What did you hear?

I heard a voice calling out that there was no Coddy in Corneria but they could beat.

Now who was it that shouted Coddy? – M’Taggart, one of the defendants; M’Taggart and Reilly, the two defendants, came into my house, and my wife told them to go out, when M’Taggart gave her a push, and knocked her over against the dresser; Reilly came at me and knocked me down.

Were you struck when you were down? – No.

Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong – Where did you spend your Sunday up to that time?

From one lough to the other; the breams were schooling, and I was looking for them.

Mr.Armstrong – Now is it not a fact that you are as well known by John Coddy as you are by Fitzpatrick? – Yes.

Was the word Coddy used inside the house? – No.

How is it that you got into the row?

After my wife put M’Taggart out, I followed after to see who the party were, when M’Taggart struck at me, and I struck at him, when Reilly came at me and knocked me down.

Thomas BRADY was examined by the Crown, and said he remembered Sunday evening, 2nd June; was coming from the chapel with defendants on the night of the occurrence; seen Fitzpatrick and M’Taggart fighting on the road; Fitzpatrick was stript; he took the Coddy in his arms and brought him into the house.

Cross-examined by Mr. Armstrong – Is this not the direct way home for the defendants from Ballyconnell? – Yes.

I heard shouts for Coddy, but do not know who shouted it; seen Coddy and defendant in holds.

There was a cross case brought by M’Taggart against Fitzpatrick, which was dismissed.

The defendants were fined £1 each and costs.

A few other unimportant cases were heard, when the Court adjourned.

June 28, 1878


On Tuesday, the 18th inst., a marriage was solemnized in Kilmore Cathedral, between the Hon. Patrick Henry COGHILL PLUNKET, youngest son of the late Lord Plunket, and Anne Agnes, youngest daughter of the late John MURRAY, Esq., of Marlfield, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The ceremony was performed by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Kilmore, brother in law of the bridegroom, assisted by the Most Rev. Lord Plunket, Bishop of Meath, brother of the bridegroom; the Rev. E. M. WEIR, brother-in-law of the bride; and the Rev. W. H. STONE, rector of the parish. The bride wore a dress of ivory satin, trimmed with orange blossoms and stephanotis, and a veil of Carrickmacross lace, over a wreath of the same flowers. She was accompanied by her brother, John G. MURRAY, Esq., of Lisnamandra, who gave her away, and by seven bridesmaids - namely, Miss ROE and Miss Eva ROE (her sisters), Miss WEIR, (her niece), Miss PLUNKET, Miss Katie PLUNKET, and Miss Flora PLUNKET (nieces of the bridegroom), and Miss WHALEY - who were tastefully dressed in pale blue batiste, with caps of the same colour, ornamented with blossoms of scarlet geranium. Each bridesmaid, wore a gold bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom, inscribed with the date of the marriage.

Mr. M'KAY presided at the organ and played "Mendelsohm's Wedding March," as the bridal party left the Church, which was crowded with spectators. There was a pretty arc of flowers and evergreens erected over the Church gate by some members of the choir.

There were present at the Church, and afterwards at the breakfast, which was given at Lisnamandra, the residence of the bride's mother, and her stepfather, Richard J. Roe, Esq. - Lord and Lady Plunket, the Bishop of Kilmore, and Hon. Mrs. DARLEY, Hon. DAVID PLUNKET (who acted as best man, Hon. Arthur PLUNKET, Hon. Emmeline PLUNKET, Mr. and Mrs. BURROWES, Mr. and Mrs. WHYTE-VENABLES, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil LESLIE, Rev. W. H. and Mrs. STONE, Mr. and Mrs. ARMITAGE MOORE, Mr. and Mrs. WHALEY, Mr. John WHALEY, Miss STAFFORD, Miss E. STAFFORD, Me. HENRY, Dr. MEASE and Mrs. Leslie MEASE, Mr. M/ B. MURRAY, Mr. H. B. MURRAY, Rev. E. M. WEIR. The bride and bridegroom left Lisnamandra in the course of the afternoon for Dublin, enroute for Rostrevor and Scotland.

Amongst the bride's presents, which were numerous and costly, were two very handsome silver salvers, presented by the employes (sic) of the Dundalk Distillery.


BLEAKLEY - June 23, at Stradone, Christopher Bleakley, aged 67 years; deeply regretted by all who knew him.

BROWNE - June 18, at Racorrick, Cavan, Mr. William Browne, P.L.G., aged 62 years; deeply regretted.


The Lord Bishop of Kilmore has appointed Henry MULOCK PILKINGTON, Esq., Q.C., LL.D., Vicar General of the Dioceses of Kilmore and Ardagh. His lordship conducted the Morning Service and preached in Kildrumferton Church on last Sunday, the 23rd inst.


The Roman Catholics of Lisbon have been much excited at the discovery that some of the priests of the city are members of the society of Freemasons, which every Catholic layman is forbidden to join. The Archbishop is apparently unable to deal with the matter, as rigorous measures of suspension might only lead to graver scandals. The Papal Nuncio has taken up the subject, and in a letter to Leo XIII., he points out as the safest remedy the calling of the said priests to Rome, and there to place them in a monastery.

Sir John Barrington, D.L., a Conservative, was on Wednesday elected Lord Mayor of Dublin for the year 1879.

MALICIOUS INJURY - On last Monday night, a quantity of Potatoes, the property of a man named CORR, of Leggaginny, were pulled up, and otherwise injured. Corr is a bailiff on the estate of Edward KENNEDY, Esq., J.P.

The man HALLIGAN, charged with brutally causing the melancholy death of a child named O'DONOHOE in Swinford recently, has been returned for trial to the assizes on a charge of manslaughter.


During the week Mr. WYBERT's Dublin Gaiety Company has been appearing in the Sale-rooms, Bridge-street, and we are happy to state that their entertainment is eminently worthy of support.

On Wednesday night Boucicault's Irish drama "Arrah-na-Pogue" was produced, Mr. Wybert delighting the audience by his impersonation of "Shaun, the Post." Miss BLUMENTHAL was a charming "Arrah," and Mr. Drury amusingly repulsive as the informer "Michael FEENY."

Last night "Lady Andley's Secret" Miss WILTON sustaining the title role with great ability.

Mr. Wybert takes his benefit to-night, and will appear as "Myles-na-Coppelan" in the Colleen Bawn," the performance will be under the patronage of Colonel DEASE and the Officers of the Cavan Regiment of Militia, and we trust there will be a bumper house. Next week this company will visit Mullingar.


Constable HAMILTON summoned Patt FITZPATRICK for permitting his horse to wander on the public road.
Fined 2s and costs.

Constable O'BRIEN summoned John WALSHE (a dumb man) and Patt DONOHOE, for being drunk in Ballyhaise.
Walshe was fined 1s and costs, and Donohoe 2s 6d and costs.

The Constable charged Bernard BRADY with assaulting Donohoe while he was lying on the ground.
Mr. THOMPSON said it was a cowardly thing to kick a drunken man.
Sent to gaol for 14 days.

Constable GILLIARD summoned James M'CAFFREY for being drunk in Cavan.
Fined 1s and costs.

Constable DOLAN summoned Phil HOWARD for drunkenness, and Luke OLWILL for road trespass.
Howard was fined 2s 6d and costs, and Olwill 2s and costs.

Rev. W. P. MOORE summoned Catherine M'CULLAGH for over-holding possession of a house in Cavan.
Decree to possession granted.

Mary M'KEON processed James SMITH for £1 2s 6d, wages alleged to be due.
Decreed for 15s.

Phill HOWARD summoned Mr. Wm. L. HAMILTON for refusing to give up his son's indentures.
Mr. Thompson said they had no jurisdiction in this case.


Two brothers named FARRELLY, one of them dressed in the uniform of the Cavan Militia, were put forward in custody, charged with stabbing a militiaman named FITZPATRICK.

The elder Farrelly and Fitzpatrick, it appeared from the evidence, had proceeded home on pass on Saturday week, and meeting the younger Farrelly, they had some drink at Lavey, where a quarrel took place, arising out of an old grudge. Shortly after leaving the public-house the Stradone police heard that parties had been fighting on the roadside, and on proceeding to the place found Fitzpatrick severely stabbed in two places, and in a dangerous state from loss of blood. They at once arrested the Farrellys, and conveyed the injured man to the county Infirmary, where his depositions were taken. He is now pronounced out of danger.

The accused were sent for trial to the ensuing quarter sessions.

Mr. Hugh P. KENNEDY applied for a certificate to enable a grocer in Butlersbridge to obtain a Spirit Grocer's license.

Their Worships adjourned the application.

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