-- The Cork Examiner, 6 April 1846


On the 31st ult. at Booterstown Church by the Very Rev. L.
Fitzgerald and Vesey, Ryves William Graves, M.D. F.R.C.S.I.
to Isabella, daughter of the late Rev. Standish Grady, of Elton,
co. Limerick.

On the 31st ult, at Cnockavilly [sic] Church, Thos. Hornibrook,
Esq. of Annesville, to Helen Neal, youngest daughter of the late
Henry Pierce Welsh, Esq. of Heathfield, Youghal, both of this

The Cork Examiner, 8 April 1846
S I R E .
THE Powerful and Celebrated Race Horse, SPENCER, a winner of 19 Races, beating some of the best Horses in Ireland, both at short and long distances, will be let to Mares this Season, in the New Street, MALLOW, at the low price of 2 Guineas and 5s. Groom's fee, to all Mares. He was got by Regulator, out of that famous Mare Limerick Lass by Bravo, grand dam, Lady Sligo by Delpino, out of Violet ; Spencer won his last race at the Curragh, carrying the enormous weight of 12st 13lb, beating amongst eight others Lord Waterford's favourite Horse Firefly, giving him 1 stone and 3lb.
   For further particulars, vide Racing Calendars.
   For any other information, application (if by letter post paid) to J. H. O'CALLAGHAN, Esq., Egmont Place, Kanturk.

   At Newcastle, county Limerick, regretted as he was deservedly beloved, T.M. Harnett, Esq. His conciliating manners, sincere but unaffected piety, his unbending integrity and pathetic love of country, secured to him the esteem and affection of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. Being taken away in the prime of manhood, it is only the honourable estimation in which he had been always held by manner of life and edifying death, that can console his many sorrowing friends with the assurance that “Being made perfect in a short space, he fulfilled a long time and his lot is among the saints.”

April 7—Wind N.
   ARRIVEDLord Berehaven, Manning, Kilrush, flags ; Zephyr, Stavely, Barbadoes, sugar ; Argua, Thompson, Mauritius, do ; Oak, Davidson, Wick, herrings ; Mary, Nowlan, Baltimore, grain ; Ocean, from Waterford, to embark with emigrants.
   SAILEDIdea, Howell, Baltimore, ballast ; Murrell, Robins, Neath, do ; Celia, Sutherland, Swansea, do ; Conner, Jameson, Chepstow, do ; Royal George, Evans, Llannelly, do ; Lively, Bennett, London, general ; Mary Martha, Larne, Newport, ballast ; Feronia, Gore, Newport, do ; Agnes, Thompson, Bristol, sugar ; Sabrina and Vanguard Steamers.
   H. M. Steamers Porcupine and Myrmidon put in here from Cork, bound to Limerick, with Indian meal.

   ON Thursday, April 2d, a Boat's Crew, consisting of Michael Collins, Timothy, Edmond, and Patrick Cronin, each having large families, were taken out of an open boat, seven leagues off the Seven Heads, by Captain John Hart, of the Allihies schooner, to whom, and his Mate, they beg leave to return their most grateful thanks, for their prompt and humane assistance. A war steamer passed them so close as to have them distinguish marines on board, and though those unfortunate beings waved their hats, and repeatedly hailed her, they left them to perish in an open and tempestuous sea. A small subscription is being raised in their neighbourhood (Ardfield, Clonakilty), having lost their Boat and Fishing Tackle, their sole means of support.
ON Sunday last two Boys from Halfmoon Street, named Holbrook and Shanlan, attempted to cross the river Lee, a little above the entrance to the new Western road, when they both sunk. Happily, a young Lad, named Dermot Tuohy, aged fifteen years, son of Mr. Tuohy of Henry Street, saw the calamity, instantly plunged from the bank, reached the spot where they went down, grappled with each of them, and worked them ashore. The boy Shanlan was quite insensible, but owing to the humane exertions of a gentleman, animation was restored after some time.

   AT a Meeting of Friends of Education held this day, Alderman THOMAS LYONS. in the Chair.
   IT WAS RESOLVED—That our most grateful thanks are due to the Very Reverend THEOBALD MATHEW for his truly eloquent and efficient advocacy of these Schools on Sunday last in the North Parish Chapel, when the sum of £107 17s. 8d., including the following donations, was collected:—
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Murphy £100
Edw. Morrogh, Esq., Glanmire House 100
John Donovan, Esq., Tralee, per the Rev. J. P. Clancy 100
J. J. Troy, Esq. 200
Martin Mahony, Esq. 100
Charles Bianconi, Esq., Mayor of Clonmel 100
Michael and Thomas Daly, Esqrs. 200
Wm. O'Connor, Esq., per the Rev. J. O'Sullivan 100
Peter M'Swiney, Esq. 100
John Barry, Esq. 100
Mr. Timothy Murphy 0100
Mr. John Duggan 0100
Mr. J. Ryan 0100
Mr. Daniel Mullane 0100
Anonymous 0100
Mr. Wm. Nunan 0100
   That our thanks are due to EDWARD MOREAN, Esq., for his kindness in presiding at the Organ.
THOMAS LYONS, Chairman.    

R A I L W A Y   P R O J E C T S
   THE Several Shareholders in the Undermentioned Lines, who are favourable to the winding up of the affairs in those Companies, and the return of the Deposits, thereby saving further loss and expense, are hereby informed that Requisitions for the purpose have been deposited for signature at the Offices of
MR. THOMAS R. EVANS,        
79, South Mall, Cork    
      Irish North Midland,
      Great County Down,
      Cork, Passage, and Kinsale,
      Cork and Killarney,
      Templemore, Nenagh, and the Shannon,
      Newry, Armagh and Londonderry Junction,
      Great Munster Railway,
      Killarney Junction,
      Kinsale Junction
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-- The Cork Examiner, 10 April 1846

Some idea may be formed of the recent storm, when two young
gentlemen standing on the beach at Dalkey, were blown into the
sea, when, lamentable to relate, one of them perished.  He was
the son of Mr. Williams, of the firm Williams and Gibton,

Admiral Sir Thomas Cochrane has made a valuable discovery at
Formosa, of an extensive vein of rich coal, which the steamers
on the Indian and China coast can be supplied with at two
dollars per ton.


In Bandon, on the 7th inst, in the 27th year of his age,
and 2d of his ministry, the Rev. Daniel O'Donoghue, late
Catholic Curate in the North Parish of this City.  During
the few brief years it hath pleased the Lord to employ him
in his ministry, he was admired for an enlightened and
unostentatious piety, prudent and steady zeal and unvarying
meekness of heart.  In private life, his amiability, candor
and benevolence will long perpetuate his memory amongst those
who had the happiness of sharing his friendship. -- May he
rest in peace.

On the 7th inst, in the 71st year of his age, the Rev. William
Chatterton, Rector of Bohillane, and Chaplain to the Foundling

On the 7th inst, after a protracted illness, aged 13 years,
Daniel the beloved son of John M'Namara, Esq, South Terrace.

At Patrick-street, Limerick, Stephen John Hastings, Esq, an
old and most respectable citizen.

On the 30th ult, at Mountjoy-street, Dublin, John H. Crawford,
Esq, formerly of H. M. 34th Regt.

April 2d, at the Palace, near Belfast, in the 69th year of her
age, Elizabeth, wife of the Right Rev Richard Mant, D.D, Lord
Bishop of Down and Connor, and Dromore.


At Youghal, on the 8th inst., the lady of Thomas Ronayne, Esq.
of a son.

The lady of George Russell, Esq. Charleville, of a daughter.

At Janeville, Bandon, on the 7th inst. the lady of W. B. Sealy,
Esq. of a daughter.

April 6th, in Buckingham-place, Dublin, the lady of Mr P. Deane,
of a son and heir.

A poor woman living at Ballyseeda, near Limerick, married but
3 years, has had within that period no less than seven children.
She blessed her husband with two at the first birth, three at
the second, and two last week, at the third.  What would Mrs.
Martineau say to this?

The Cork Examiner, 13 April 1846
The Magistrates presiding were his Worship the MAYOR, Captain WHITE, and F. B. BEAMISH, Esq.
   Mr. Blake, George's-street, applied for a summons against a workman in his establishment, to whom he had four weeks since intrusted the materials for making a pair of cloth boots, and advanced 5s., neither of which he had since received.
   The Magistrates complied with the application.
   Ann Griffin, an apparently respectable woman, charged a publican named James Donoghue, with violently assaulting her on the previous evening. The complainant stated that Donoghue had enticed her daughter to visit his house for the purpose of attracting the soldiers, and when she went for the purpose of rescuing her he threatened to throw her down the stairs.
   The defendant denied the plaintiff's assertion, and said he had his own sister and the complainant's daughter in court for the purpose of contradicting her testimony.
   The plaintiff's daughter, a young and innocent-looking girl, certainly not more than fifteen years old, was put forward by Donoghue, for the purpose of declaring her mother a perjurer, but the Magistrates refused to witness the shameful exhibition.
   John Griffin, the plaintiff's husband, an elderly and intelligent man, begged permission to address a few words to the Magistrates. He stated that Donoghue was not satisfied with seducing his unfortunate daughter for the purpose of bringing soldiers to his establishment, but when he heard on the previous evening that he was summoned he went to witness's house and threatened to use personal violence. The house in which the prisoner lived was called “the Chicken Club,” in consequence of being attended by such unfortunate young creatures as his daughter, for they refused to receive known or recognized prostitutes. She had pledged her clothes, amounting to sixteen shillings worth, for the purpose of enabling her to frequent that house ; she had disgraced her brother, who was an Officer in India, and brought shame on all who were connected with her.
   The Witness's wife, during the recital of this disgraceful transaction, wept most bitterly, exciting the commiseration of the Court and the sympathy of all present.
   Captain White informed the prisoner if ever he appeared again before the Magistrates on a similar charge, which had been on that occasion clearly proved on the testimony of a respectable man, he would have his license withdrawn. For the present offence he should sentence him to be fined £1, or a fortnight's imprisonment, and then to give ample security to keep the peace.
   The Magistrates directed a Policeman to accompany the girl to her parents' house, and instructed the policemen of the King-street station to keep a vigilant watch upon the conduct of the prisoner in the conduct of his house.
   Two men named Denis Nolan and Jeremiah Murphy, engaged in the English market, were fined half-a-crown each, for fighting and obstructing the business of that place on this day.
   A young boy named Donelly, was charged with forcibly seizing and carrying away part of a quantity of bread, which Archdeacon Kyle had charitably directed should be distributed at the present season.
   The prisoner, who received a very bad character from the Constables present, defended himself with a knife when they attempted to arrest him.
   The Bench directed that he should be sent for trial before the Recorder.
   A man named Barry M'Mullen was directed to be sent to Gaol in the event of his not procuring suitable bail, for having rescued himself from a bailiff, who arrested him at the suit of Mr. James Joyce.
   Eliza Murphy, a resident of the classic region of Godsill's Lane, was sentenced to be fined One Pound, or undergo a fortnight's imprisonment for the robbery of a coat belonging to Patrick Dunne.
   Several trifling assault cases were then disposed of, which concluded the business of the day.
F A T A L   A C C I D E N T .
   An accident occurred on yesterday to a little girl named Mary Sweeny, which terminated fatally for the unfortunate child. It appears she was playing with some companions on yesterday about half past one o'clock, in the neighbourhood of the South Infirmary, when a private car belonging to Mrs. Cogan of Sallybrook, drove rapidly by and knocked the child down, the wheel passing over her head. She was immediately conveyed to the South Infirmary, where every attention was paid by Doctor Meredith, but unavailingly, for she died at an early hour this morning.
   An inquest will be held on the body to-morrow to enquire into the particulars of the unfortunate occurrence.
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Cork Examiner, Cork,  27 Apr 1846


His Worship, the RECORDER took his seat on the Bench this day about
half-past 11 o'clock. 

Alice Walsh, an aged woman, was convicted on a charge of stealing a shawl,
the property of John Anderson.  The prisoner, after a suitable admonition
from the Court, was sentenced to two month's imprisonment and hard labor. 
Head Constable Condon remarked that the prisoner robbed to the amount of
four or five hundred pounds a year.  Head Constable Porter added that she
had three daughters, and that they were all robbers.

Bartholomew Mahony, better known as "the whistler," having pleaded guilty
to a charge of stealing six weights of flour, the property of Daniel Healy,
was sentenced to be imprisoned for six months and kept at hard labour.

William Corkoran, Cornelius Horgan, Thomas Cunningham, John Mullane and
Patrick Owing, all young boys, who had absconded from the Workhouse,
having severally pleaded guilty to indictments charging them with having
stolen articles of wearing apparel, the property of the Guardians of the
Cork Union, the first three were each sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment
and to be kept at hard labour, and the two latter -- ont to be imprisoned
for two months and kept to hard labour, the other after a fortnight's
imprisonment and hard labour, and to be once whipped.

Ignatius Denahy was next placed at the bar and acquitted on a charge of
stealing a cod-fish, weighing 2 lbs., the property of some person or
persons unknown.

James Aherne having been convicted on a charge of stealing a handkerchief,
the property of Cornelius Duggan, was, in consideration of its being his
first offence, sentenced to two months' imprisonment and to be kept at 
hard labour.

Wm. Cleary was indicted for maliciously assaulting on Wm. Lynch, with
intent to do him grievous bodily harm; and in a second count, of common
assault.  The prosecutor being sworn, was examined by Mr. Evans -- Was in
Coleman's Lane on the 26th March last, when the prisoner stabbed him three
times with a knife, wounding him in the breast, the belly and the thigh...


MALLOW, SUNDAY NIGHT. -- At 9 o'clock this morning, when the pauper
inmates of our Workhouse were served up with breakfast, composed of
stirabout of Indian meal, they not only refused to eat it, but rose en
masse, denouncing all who had any hand in its introduction.  The tumult
was so great, that the constabulary had to be sent for.

I have tasted what was refused, and I assure you that is is an excellent
food, and by no means such as ought to be despised.  The poor people here
outside the Workhouse relish it much. -- and with potatoes now nine pence
per weight of 21 lbs. in our market, I have little pity for those in the
workhouse who refuse this wholesome food.

The Relief Committee have eighty persons at work daily breaking stones,
who are obliged to give a day's pay each for a single weight of potatoes;
how then can those feel who not only pay heavy poor rate, but who give
munificent donations for the benefit of the distressed, and who leave
their own business and exert all their energies for the relief of the
needy, often having their God-like charity requited by contumely and
insult by those for whom they make sacrifices in person and purse?

With famine stalking abroad among many respectable trades people, who
would be glad to get the 320 dishes of stirabout which the paupers refused
in the workhouse, I feel no sort of compassion for those who could be so
sweet-mouthed at such a crisis, as to refuse the wholesome food of Indian
meal, preferable by a thousand degrees to the diseased potato at nine
pence per weight.
R. B. B.
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