THE connaught journal
Galway, Monday, November 3, 1823
RESCUE OF CATTLE,
&C.- On Monday last W. Galwey, Esq. accompanied by fur men of
this city, (Cork) proceeded to the lands of Knocknacoppul, near Annsgrove, to
distrain for rent, when a number of country people assembled and rescued the
cattle and other distress taken, and obliged him and his men to depart. Mr.
Galwey afterwards returned to the ground with a military party, but could not
find any distress, and the tenants had mostly flown. One man is committed for
the rescue. This ground is the estate of Adam Newman, Esq. of Dromore, and the
distress was made for arrears due to the late John Newman, Esq, his uncle.
DROGHEDA, OCT. 20-On the night of the 20th inst. a party of armed peasantry, consisting of more than one hundred persons, with horses and cars, &c, assembled on the lands of Tuterath, in the co. of Meath, and succeeded in carrying off hay and corn to a large amount. Two of the occupying tenants had contracted a large arrear of rent, and had conditionally surrendered their leases, giving up the standing crops, which were cut down by the proprietor, who though it necessary to place keepers on the property. These men were shut up in a house, and threatened with destruction should they attempt to interfere. Informations of the outrage being sworn to before the Rev. Mr. Fisher, a warrant was issued and placed in the hands of Captain Fitzgibbon, commanding the police at Slane, who proceeded to the lands in question, and after a most active and diligent search succeeded in tracing a considerable part of the property to the haggard of a respectable farmer named Burnes, residing in the lower barony of Duleek. This person has been admitted to bail, to stand his trial at the next Quarter Sessions to be held at Trim.- It is to be hoped, that the prompt measures taken by the police on this an similar occasions, will be a means of putting a stop to such disgraceful outrages in the county of Meath.
War-Office, 24th Oct, 1823.
14th Regiment of light Dragoons- Adam Gorgon Duff,
Gent to be Cornet by purchase, vice D'Urban, promoted.
In the Cathedral Church of Tuam, on Thursday last, by the Rev. Mr. Potter, Francis Burke, Esq. of Ower, Barrister at law, to Catherine, only daughter of Ulick Jennings, Esq. of Iron Pool in this County.
Whereas Servants and Tradesmen
who were lately in my Employment, are alleged to have received Timber and other
Articles for my use, upon credit, without my knowledge, and without the orders
of my agent. Now I hereby give notice that I shall pay for whatever Articles I
may have occasion for, in Ready Money (as I have always done) and I shall not
hold myself accountable for any Articles which shall be delivered to, or
contracted for by any of my Servants, without my express orders, in writing or
the written orders of J.J. Bricknell, Esq., my Agent.
TO BE LET
the possession of Mr. Burke, containing from 34 to 50 acres of excellent Meadow,
Fattening, and Tillage Land. The Lodge is in perfect order, as it has been
lately repaired. The Offices are also in excellent condition. Great convenience
of Turf and Water- situate within seven miles of Ballinasloe, and six of
Loughrea, and within a quarter of a mile of the Mail Coach Road.
TO BE LET
Situated in the Barony of Dunkellin, on the Mail Coach Road,
four miles from Loughrea- Immediate possession will be given, and every
encouragement to an improving solvent tenant.
In St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by teh
Rev. Mr. Lewis, Samuel Hurtley, late of Stradone, Co. Cavan to Miss Anne Darby
Of a decline, in the 18th year of her
age, Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. John Reynolds, bookseller and stationer,
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, November 6, 1823
Yesterday, about the hour of half-past three o'clock, the Lord Mayor, on information he received, proceeded to the house of Mrs. Delamour, of Bride-street, corner of Golden-lane, accompanied by Mr. Sheriff Perrin, and in the drawing room of said house surprised a number of men in full committee, all of whom, with their chest, &c., &c. he brought to the Mansion House, where they underwent a long examination, which lasted till late in the evening. It appeared in evidence that those men were bound together by the obligation of an oath; one of them had been sworn about a quarter of an hour before the Lord Mayor entered. The oath was administered by he Chairman, Hart, and instantly put into the fire, according to the usage of the society. The oath is simply in the following words: " I do solemnly, swear that I will keep secret all that passes in this room."
Elizabeth Blake, Widow and Elizabeth Blake, and Maria Blake, Minors, by said Elizabeth Blake, Widow, their mother and next friend, Plaintiffs.,
Sir John Burke, Bart., Meyrick Shaw, and several other Creditors of the late Christopher John Blake, Esq. ,deceased, Defendants.
PURSUANT to the Decree in this Cause, bearing date the 2d day of
June, 1823, I will, on Monday, the 24th day of November inst., at the hour of
one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at my Chambers on the Innsquay,
Dublin, Set up and Sell to the highest and best Bidder, ALL THAT AND THOSE, the
Lands of Windfield and Mulloughmore, with the Appurtenaures, situate in the
County of Galway, in the Pleadings in this Cause and said Decree mentioned, or a
competent part thereof, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned, said Lands
being subject to the Dower of the Plaintiff, Elizabeth Blake, Widow- Part of the
Lands of Mulloughmore has been set apart by me for the payment thereof, and
which will be sold subject thereto- Dated this 1st November, 1823.
DUBLIN, NOVEMBER 4.
This is the Fourth of November, and the Statue of Old Glencoe is not decorated. The peace of the City is not disturbed, and the recollections which this foolish and odious ceremony were calculated to cause, have, thanks to the prudence and energy of Lord Wellesley's Government, altogether ceased: and we may be assured that the thing will never be attempted in the future. A few noisy and drunken fellows annoyed the inhabitants by yelling and shouting, and between tow and three o'clock this morning Mr. "Leather-lungs" made a famous speech about the Boyne and William, and "every thing in the world," after which they dispersed.- Dublin Evening Post.
FOURTH OF NOVEMBER
The Fourth of November ( a day hitherto celebrated by Orange atrocities) has passed off peaceably in the Capital. The Statue, up to the hour of the departure of the Mails, stood unbedizened- the tranquility of the City was unbroken- and old Glencoe appeared deserted by his Worshippers. This is more, than from the preparations which we understood had been made, could have reasonably been expected; and we trust that the insulting and mischievous ceremony having been once prevented, will, for ever, be abandoned. The Twelfth of July and the Fourth of November have long been the rallying days of the Faction; they appear to have been instituted for the purpose of keeping alive the spirit of animosity and disunion. Heaven knows that they have ever been productive of this effect. In itself, the ceremony of decorating and worshipping the Image, might fairly be looked upon as idle and absurd; but when it is recollected, that it became a pretext for the assemblage of the most disorderly and turbulent spirits in our Island, that it afforded to a most obstinate and machinating Faction, a sort of license to commit outrages themselves, and an opportunity of goading a much induring People to acts which they might construe as rebellion- when all this is taken into consideration we say that the Public will heartily rejoice at the prospect of a period's being put to these dangerous orgies.- This protection from a periodical insult is certainly a boon to the People of Ireland, and to whom do they stand indebted for it? To the Marquis Wellesley & his enlightened Government.- Yes, it is his Excellency who extends the shield of his authority over his Countrymen, of all persuasions- who administers impartial justice to the misguided Ribbonmen and to the infatuated Orangemen- and who, we trust, by exterminating both, will restore its long lost peace to his unfortunate Country. His is exactly the genius suited for so grand and hazardous a project. He has already made considerable advances in this great design, and has proved to the world that he is not to be turned from his purpose even by an attempt on his life.- Of such a spirit the hour has need; and it is by perseverance like his alone, that we can expect to be delivered from such deeply-rooted evils. Were the spirits of bigotry and disunion once banished from our shores, a new era would commence in our History and our Capital, far from appearing (as Mr. North expressed it)- "as if some Scythian Barbarian, from the Dansis or the Volga, was heading his licentious troop and triumphing in the heart of the city."- would present an appearance of prosperity and peace, which, until that event takes place, must, in vain, be sought for.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Monday, November 10, 1823
William Williams and Theophilus Taylor,
two Custom House Clerks, were tried at the Commission on Wednesday for robbing
the Stationary Stores of large quantities of paper. The Attorney General
attended in person to prosecute, and there was a large bar on both sides.
Thomas O'Beirne was indicted for having in his possession four notes of the Bank of Ireland, knowing them to be forgeries.
Patrick Kearn, a rich specimen of
native simplicity and shrewdness, but in his appearance a melancholy example of
he misery and wretchedness of the Irish peasantry, previous to his kissing
the book, when about to be sworn, he most devoutly marked himself with the sign
of the cross. From this witness's testimony, as examined by the Recorder, it
appeared that he had been to England with his two sons, "to make a harvest,
and on last Sunday was a month landed at the Pigeon-house,, "on his return
to Ireland, where he was met by the prisoner, who entered into conversation with
him, and attempted to defraud him of his hard earnings, by passing the notes in
question in exchange for English bank paper.
On Tuesday, Michael Whelan, or Preston, a
youth, was tried for his life, on a charge of highway robbery.
John Scanlan, another youth, was indicted for robbing the house of R. Gray, on the Donnybrook road, on the 24th October last.- Acquitted.
At Ballinalsoe, on the 3d instant, Mr. Hugh MacLoughlin, inn-keeper, much regretted by his long and afflicted family.- The strict integrity of this man's character, was esteemed and appreciated by the Gentlemen who frequented his house, which will be a great encouragement to this children in continuing the Establishment.
YELLOW FEVER IN AMERICA
We have New York papers to the 2d ult., and Philadelphia to the 30th, Boston and Baltimore to the 28th, and Washington to the 27th Sept.
MARIETTA, (OHIO), SEPT. 7
Sickness prevails in this place dreadfully. There are scarcely enough well to attend on the sick.- Not far from this place, on the Muskingum river, within the space compass of two miles, 29 persons have died of the fever. In one house at which I put up, I had much difficulty in procuring lodgings- there were ten sick in the family and four dead.
The disease is raging with the utmost violence amongst the few unfortunates who still remain in the city. Business is not thought of- taverns all closed- and it is impossible to procure a mouthful to eat except at the gaol. Natchez is now the perfect picture of desolation- her streets are deserted, and a horrid and death-like silence prevails from one extremity to the other. I have entered the city but once since the geberal retreat- but the appearance struck a chill to my very soul; I hasten to leave it. It is somewhat singular, that whilst the physicians declare it impossible to cure a patient in the city, the environs are perfectly healthy. The miasma, whatever it may proceed from, appears to hover closely over our devoted city, without exhibiting any disposition to spread.- Since writing to you I have heard of many deaths, but so many die, that it is impossible to enumerate them. From 8 to 12 per day.
At a half-yearly meeting of the
Amicable Society, held on the 7th instant, the following gentlemen were
appointed Officers for the ensuing half-year, viz:
On Thursday last, a servant-maid at Merlin-park, the seat of Charles Blake, Esq. near this town, in the act of proceeding to deliver a message which she received from Mrs. Lawrence, who was then indisposed in the house, ran with so much violence against the banisters as to cause them to give way, by which she was unfortunately precipitated to the bottom of the stairs, and killed on the spot. Every medical assistance and attention was immediately provided, but to no purpose, as the fall was so great as to have completely broken the skull in many parts.
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, November 13, 1823
At a late hour on Saturday evening, we received a letter by the Western Coach, dated from Skibbereen, at twelve o'clock on the preceding night, stating that on Thursday evening, a boat belonging to Mr. James O'Driscoll, of Crookhaven, having a crew of four men on board, was seen off that place in a most dangerous situation, when Daniel Coghlan, Esq. with whose intrepid character we doubt not many of our readers are acquainted, observing them from the harbour, immediately put to sea in his yacht, taking with him no less that fourteen men, a smaller number being inadequate to perform what he calculated they would, in all probability, be called upon to do, in a tremendous sea and violent storm. Mr. Coghlan succeeded in reaching the boat, and having got the crew on board the yacht, he took her in tow and was making some way, when the line broke and carried away his mast, to which it was made fast. The yacht thus became unmanageable, and was in this state when night came on, leaving those who were spectators from the shore in a state of the utmost apprehension for her fate. On the following morning she could be still discerned, drifting before the wind into the Western Ocean, without any other prospect of relief than that which was afforded by the chance of her having been fallen in with by some vessel or fishing boat; and what adds to the horror of their situation is the fact that there was no provisions on board, no precaution of the kind having been thought of when the enterprise, which had for its object to save the lives of our poor men, was entered on. - Since the receipt of the letter from which we have gleaned those particulars, we have not had any other account from the scene of this very unpleasant occurrence.--Evening Paper.
Deaths reported in the Army List of
War-Office, October 31, 1823
1st Regiment of Life-Guards- Cornet
& Sub-Lieut. Hon. Henbry Montagu Upton, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice
Moseley, promoted. Charles Heneage, Gent. to be Cornet and Sub-Lieutenant, by
purchase, vice Upton.
Surgeon John Maling from half-pay to be
Surgeon to the Forces, vice Clarke promoted.
LIMERICK, NOV. 8- On
Wednesday morning, between nine and ten o'clock, as Sir Wm Reade, Bart, Rector
of Tomgrany, was on his way to Killaloe, he was fired at from behind the
deerpark wall of Raheen, it is supposed by two persons, as he received one ball
under the shoulder and the other in the thigh. We are happy to add neither
wounds are considered dangerous. Sir William remains at Killaloe, under the care
of the Surgeon of the 25th Regiment. Captain Drought and Police are using every
exertion to discover the perpetrators.
The following extract of a Letter to
the Rev. Mr. D'Arcy should, in our opinion, induce Landlords to exert themselves
in promoting the Linen Trade in this County more than they seem to do at
present. The great source of their distress is the want of a manufacture, and
that is now offered to them in the Linen Trade, on account of which alone
hundreds of thousands might be annually remitted to us from England, if they
would but take the trouble of teaching their tenants to cultivate Flax as it
ought to be cultivated. Let them do this, and, as far as human means can go, a
remedy will be applied to the diseases of Ireland.- The Letter is from the house
of a highly respectable Merchant in Cork. The Rev. M. D'Arcy has received
several other Letters, promising an immediate purchase for any quantity of
Linens that could possibly be manufactured.
WANTED an APPRENTICE to the
WINE, SPIRIT and GROCERY TRADE. None need apply but a Lad whose morals will bear
the strictest investigation, and who can give security.
TO THE GENTRY, CLERGY, AND
BEGS leave most respectfully to inform the Public, that the
HOTEL ESTABLISHMENT (lately carried on by Hugh M'Loughlin, her deceased husband)
is still carried on by her and family. Respectfully relying on the patronage of
a kind and indulgent Public, she humbly hopes for a continuance of their favour,
pledging herself that the most particular attention shall be paid to their
orders, and every article necessary for the maintenance and comfort of the
Establishment shall be most minutely attended to.
TO BE LET.
WITH HOUSE and OFFICES, and from one to
50 Acres of LAND, as lately held by Messrs. Blake, and situate within seven
miles of Tuam, and in the barony of Dunmore. These Mills command a good supply
of Water throughout the year, & are in the centre of an excellent Wheat
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Monday, November 17, 1823
CORK, Nov. 12- On Sunday night
last, at an early hour, seven stacks of oats, the property of Mr.O'Keeffe, of
Stream-hill, within two miles of Doneraile, were set on fire by the insurgents
,and totally consumed. The corn had been distrained for rent, and in charge of
two keepers, who, being interrogated, say that a great number of men set fire to
them; but their representation of the circumstance did not appear satisfactory,
and from suspicion attached to them, they and another man found in the
neighbourhood were brought prisoners into Doneraile by the Police and Military
who were out on patrole.
[From the Cork Chronicle]
We stopped the Press on Wednesday
evening to state, that an account had reached town from Bantry, with the
pleasing intelligence of Daniel Coghlan, Esq. of Crookhaven, having made a port
in safety. Letters received in town yesterday confirm the gratifying
information; and it appears that the perilous situation in which Mr. Coghlan had
been placed, arose from the yacht having become unmanageable, owing to her
mainsail being rent into atoms whilst taking the crew out of the hooker, which
that gentleman and his assistants so humanely, and with so much risk, had saved
from impending death. This circumstance occurred in the height of a tremendous
gale, blowing off the land, and the yacht, with Mr. Coghlan and 13 persons on
board, was driven to sea, having no other provisions than a few potatoes, a
small supply of water, and without candles; and upon this slender store the
entire hand to subsist from Thursday till Saturday evening, a period of
fifty hours, when by great perseverance, skill and labour, they succeeded in
regaining Crookhaven. Some idea may be formed of what they suffered in the
mean time, when it is known, that during the time the were out, Mr.Coghlan's
share of food amounted to four potatoes, with scarcely a drop of water to
maintain them! The result of their intrepidity cannot, however, but atone for
their sufferings, as they have the satisfaction of knowing that they have been
the instruments of saving the lives of three fellow creatures, who inevitably
would have perished but for their timely, though desperate expertise. It is to
be hoped that the heroic conduct of the poor fellows who participated in this
event, will not be permitted to pass without some substantial reward.
Mr. William O'Donnell, of this
city, China Merchant, while travelling in the Mail Coach from Dublin to
Limerick, on Sunday night, was seized near Mountrath with a fit of apoplexy,
which, notwithstanding every assistance that could be afforded, proved fatal,
and terminated his life at Mountrath early on Monday morning. He was an
inoffensive man, and much regretted by his friends- his remains were this
morning interred in Killeely Church.
MAYO, CASTLEBAR, NOV. 10- A
rencontre of a very awkward character took place on Saturday morning,
between four and five o'clock, at a short distance from this town, on the
Crossmolina road. Major Cormick was proceeding hither, on horseback, with
the intention of travelling from hence to Dublin, in the Mail Coach. He was
attended by his servant, who rode with a postmanteau or saddle-bags, well
filled. Mr. P. O'Malley, Excise Officer, and two Constables, were in pursuit, at
the time, of smuggled tobacco (an article of which there is a most plentiful
supply in this country.)-- They approached the servant, and threatened to
deprive him of his charge, which they alleged consisted of the contraband
commodity they were anxious to meet with. Major Cormick surprised, no doubt, and
hurt too, at the extraordinary accusation, and with apprehensions naturally
excited in consequence of having about his person a large sum of money, called
to his servant to fire at the supposed assailants. The man obeyed, and the
consequence was, that the shot grazed Mr. O'Malley, and the ball passed through
the arm of one of his assistants. The horse took fright, and ran off in the
direction from whence he had been coming, upon the discharge of the pistol, and
a blunderbuss was fired at the rider, without effect.- Major Cormick, fearing
that his servant had been wounded or killed, rode hastily into town to demand a
military party to go in search of him, but before they could be ready, the man
appeared at the Mail Coach-office. Major Cormick proceeded instantly to Dublin,
on business of importance.- He stated, that he would, on his return, cause the
affair to be inquired into.
KILKENNY, NOV. 12.- We have received
dreadful accounts of the conduct of the Police at Mullinavat. Our letter
concerning their state and their behaviour on Sunday evening last, when under
the orders of their officer, is absolutely shocking. However, as a Dublin
Gentleman, who lodged at the inn that night, and was shamefully abused by them,
has pledged himself to lay the case before the Lord Lieutenant, we shall abstain
from publishing the particulars. A very respectable carrier of this city, who
travels to and from Waterford, and who was even the carrier of the officer of
the party, was cruelly maltreated. He had a considerable sum of money in his
pocketbook, yet when dragged from his bed, and taken out of the room, he was
neither allowed to take his coat, which contained it, nor his hat, in which was
his handkerchief. When suffered to return he happily found the money safe, but
his hat was minus the handkerchief. And this is called preserving the
On Saturday, the 8th inst., in St.
Anne's Church, by the Rev. Joshua Darcy, Rector of Laeka, in the Diocese of
Kildare, Edward Bateman, of Rosetown, County of Kildare, Esq. to Mary-Anne,
eldest daughter of Samuel Dopping, of Lotown-house, County Westmeath, Esq.
On the 1st inst. at his seat,
White-hill, in the Co. of Longford, Alexander Slator, Esq. 35 years a lunatic
under the guardianship of the Court of Chancery. The savings of his estate
during that period have accumulated to a large amount- dying without issue, this
sum will gavel amongst his nearest relatives, and his estates will descend to
his nephew, Henry Bevan Wilson, Esq. of Belville, County Meath.
On the 5th inst., at Holly-park, County Galway, by the very Rev. Dean Kelly, Henry Joseph Dolphin, of Summer-hill, in said County, Esq. to Margaret Sarah eldest daughter of Pierce Blake, Esq and niece to A.R. Blake, Esq, Chief remembrancer of the Court of Exchequer.
At Somerset House, the residence of his
Uncle, in the County of Galway, on Wednesday, the 5th inst., in the 17th year of
his age, George Abbott, Esq.- His amiable disposition rendered him the comfort
of a disconsolate Mother in the most trying situations.
VAN DIEMEN'S LAND
"We arrived there a little
more than a fortnight since. I believe we were all heartily glad to find our
feet once more press the earth. The town is infinitely larger than I expected to
find it; the streets are very broad, but the houses are separated from each
other by gardens, and courts or yards. Those recently built and building are of
brick.- We are now in Macquarrie-street, and in a very good house. ____has a
grant of 400 acres (which he asked for) and will be allowed two men from the
Government stores, with rations for six months. Women servants are scarce here;
I dispair of finding a good one. Men are employed in houses instead of women;
your property is more secure with them, and they are not enticed away as the
women are. The country is beautiful. It is now the rainy season, but quite mild.
The rigour of an English winter is here unknown. Snow rests on the hills, but
does not stay in the valleys. The summer must be delightful. Here are wood,
coal, and lime. Coal is used in the interior; wood is more generally burned in
The Rev. Mr. Vaughn, Protestant Rector
of the Parish of Ferragh, County Kilkenny, met his parishioners lately, at the
Church of Johnstown, to discuss a proposition relative to the Tithe composition.
He demanded 2s. 6d. an acre, which, if it was acceded to, would make him worth
500l. a year, in a parish containing only 1000 acres remarkable for the
lightness and sterility of its soil. The Hon. Mr. Butler spoke of 15s as the
average value of land in Ireland at the present rate of agricultural produce.
Some of the best acres of Ferragh are below 15s., and many of them are not worth
5s.- Perhaps the average value is about 10s, and of this it seems "God's
portion" should, according to Mr. Vaughn's notions, be not the tenth but
the one-fourth. The Rev. Mr. Gregory, (son, we believe, to the Under Secretary)
was Mr. Vaughn's predecessor in Ferragh, where, we understand, he was highly
popular. The income derived from the parish during his residence there, never,
we are told, amounted to 200l. a year. We need not add, that there was no
composition between Mr. Vaughn and his parishioners.
It is reported that five
Regiments will embark at Cork, within a short period, for the West Indies.
War-Office, 7th November, 1823.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, November 20, 1823
DUBLIN- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18.
A Mr. _______, of this City,
well known in the Corinthian circles, had resided for the last few weeks at
Ticknock, in the Dublin mountains, having with him a young lady, aged about 18
years, possessing considerable beauty, and passing for his wife, but whom, it is
now thought, was his chara amie, and supposed to have been seduced by
him. A few days since Mr. W., changed his residence from (it is said) some
feeling of jealousy, and placed his fair unfortunate in the house of a person
named Cardiff, in the suburbs, on the south side of the City, and having
occasion to come to Town on Sunday evening, he left the young lady in the
lodgings, who, finding herself lonesome, requested of Mrs. Cardiff to permit her
daughter, a young woman of about her own age, to sleep with her that night, to
which Mrs. Cardiff consented, and yesterday morning, not seeing her daughter
come down for some time after her usual hour of rising, Mrs. Cardiff knocked at
the door; after some delay, and not receiving any answer, the door was forced
open, when the wretched mother's eyes were struck with the appalling sight of -
her daughter and the young Lady lying lifeless!! - A bottle was found in the
room, containing a liquid, which has been ascertained to be poison. An Inquest
was to be held this morning.-- Evening Post.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
John Jack, Lesse of James Kelly, Esq. a. Redmond Mitchell.
TO BE LET, for 6 months, from the 15th
of Nov. Instant, subject to Redemption, "THE MILL" of Newtown,
together with Eight Acres of Land adjoining thereto, within five miles of Tuam,
as late in the possession of Redmond Mitchell.
The 73d Foot stationed at present in
Edinburgh, has received orders to proceed from Scotland to Ireland.
STATE OF THE COUNTY.
On Monday week a good substantial
dinner, consisting of the best beef, mutton, strong beer, &c, was given to
the tenantry on the estate of Monivea, to the number of 500, by the family of
Robert Ffrench, Esq., in their return from the Continent. The poor people
enjoyed themselves in the merry dance to a late hour in the evening; and the
families of distinction for miles round the festive scene, participated of the
rural sports. The utmost harmony prevailed. The good people poured fourth
blessings on the head of their paternal Landlord and his family, who, not only
on that, but on all occasions, seemed to live but for their sakes.- Nay, even
toasts were proposed and drank- not, perhaps, with a prefaratory display of
eloquent coldness; but certainly with as much sincerity as ever prevailed on a
similar occasion. Conciliation too (that word which is so detestable in the eyes
of the Orange Faction) was cultivated and cherished by them. They drank to the
health of their Priest and Minister, in gratitude to both for their sacred
co-operation in feeding the poor people during last year's famine. The King, the
Landlord, and "good-will amongst all creeds and denominations," were
toasted at this fete champetre, which, in our humble judgments, has set a
blessed example of harmony to the rest of Ireland, and gives a happy and
cheering picture of the state of things here, and the melancholy reverse which
the aspect of other districts presents.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Monday, November 24, 1823
The Lady of Thomas Lewen, Esq., at Ballyhora, of a daughter.
Morragh and another, a. Robert Joseph Ffrench, Esq., and others.
Bartholomew Fynn has for sale 140 Tons
of the best Wiggan Coals, which will be delivered to any part of the Town at 30s
per Ton, and in smaller quantities at 2s, per bushel of 10st weight.
TO BE LET,
Opposite the Augustinian Chapel, in
Middle-street, Consisting of a New Hall, Turf, and Coal Cellars on the first
floor; a large Parlour, Pantry and Kitchen on the second; three Bed rooms and a
Pantry on the third, with three Rooms on the Garret, &c.
About 30 or 40 Acres of excellent
Winter Grass, preserved since may last on the Lands of Kilskeagh, four miles
from Athenry, on the Tuam road.- Application to James Burke, Esq.
WHICH consist of most extensive
Storage, and Head Water Wheels, with four pair of Stones, with excellent
Machinery, of all kinds; all in good repair, with an OAT-MILL adjoining the
THE HOUSE AND DEMESNE of RENVILE, the
Estate of PHILIP LYNCH ATHY, Esq. The Demesne contains 500 acres, any number of
which will be LET with the House.
PEASANTRY OF IRELAND
PATRONESSES- Her Royal Highness the Princess Augusta, and her
Royal Highness the Duchess of Gloucester.
We feel great pleasure in laying before
our readers the First Report of the above Society.- It must, indeed, be
gratifying to every individual interested in the welfare of this country, to
find that the miseries of the Irish Peasantry have at length been taken into
consideration by the Nobility and Gentry of the sister island; and that the
respectable classes in this country are beginning to feel the necessity of
joining in the benevolent undertaking. It will be seen from the Report, that
much good has already been effected, the Society in London has opened a
correspondence with a number of intelligent individuals here, who have formed
District Associations, and have given practical effect to the benevolent
intentions of the London Committee. From the statements of accounts, which we
annex, it will be seen, that between four and five thousand pounds are at
present at the disposal of the Committee, which we have no doubt, will be
applied in the way most likely to be of lasting service to the poor.
FIRST REGULATION- This
Society shall consist of a Central Society in London, of Cunty and District
Associations in Ireland; and of Local Associations in Great Britain, formed for
the purpose of collecting Funds, and increasing the general interest in the
designs of Society.
EXTRACT FROM THE REPORT
COUNTY OF CLARE
The urgent appeals made in behalf of
the county of Clare, by a resident correspondent attracted the attention of the
Committee at the very commencement of its operations.
At Wilton-hill, county Limerick,
the Lady of Wm. Pierce Browne, Esq. of a daughter.
At Paris, much regretted,
Captain Hood Knight, R.N.
Sugar- There was not any public
sale of Raw Sugar last week, nor much doing by private sale; holders very firm,
and the Trade awaiting the sales of this week.
Mr. William Frazer, of Dublin, to Mary
Caroline, oldest daughter of Mr. John Findlay, Army Printer, Arran-quay.
3d Regiment of Dragoon Guards-
Lieutenant Geo. Todd, from half-pay 8th Light Dragoons, to be Lieut. vice George
Towell, who exchanges, receiving the difference. Lieutenant Anthony Bolton, to
be Adjutant, vice Towell, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, November 27, 1823
PEASANTRY OF IRELAND
The First Report of the British and Irish Ladies' Society,
for improving the Condition and promoting the Industry and Welfare of the Female
Peasantry of Ireland.
In Roscommon, a County
Association has been formed, with the Baronial and District Associations in the
Baronies of Boyle and Roscommon. The exertions of an able and intelligent
Correspondent have put into activity nine parishes, out of thirteen which the
barony of Boyle contains; many of them are very extensive, and without much
assistance from the resident gentry. The population is also very great, and the
women anxious to assist themselves by honest industry. It is the opinion of
those on the spot, that promoting their temporary comforts, will greatly tend to
improve the state of their minds, and to foster morality, and submissions to the
laws of their country.
The first letters received by the Committee from the county of Tipperary, presented a distressing picture of its misery; combined as in the county of Cork, with great want of the means of employment, and with willingness to work; all the women able to spin, both flax and wool, but scarcely one out of ten in possession of a spinning wheel, and many of them incapacitated for work by want of necessary clothing.
Three district committees have been formed in
Galway. One at Galway, one at Ballinasloe, and one at Loughrea.
A central association has been established at Carrick-on-Shannon, for the county Leitrim, and district Committees at Carrick, James Town, and Drumsna.
It has hitherto been found impossible
to form a central association in the county Kerry.
"It is frequently said,
that it is impossible to do any thing for a people, so lazy, bigoted and
ungrateful as the Irish, but we have seen, that a little sympathy and assistance
has invariably roused them from the apathy and listlessness so inseparable from
An Association, comprising five
Districts, has been formed for the City of Limerick, and a Central Association
established there for the County, in which there are seven District
Associations. The ladies who conduct them appear to be most zealous and
judicious in their exertions; and the Committee have had the satisfaction of
hearing, that one feeling seems to influence them all-the desire of benefiting
their fellow-creatures; and that, by giving employment, advice, and assistance,
in every way they can devise, they are endeavouring to raise the female
peasantry from habits of idleness and vice, to those of industry, economy and
The struggle which the North of Ireland
has made to raise its own condition, deserves every encouragement. Donegal is a
country in which a very slow, though gradual, improvement in the state of the
peasantry has been going on for the last 20 years.
HIGH SHERIFF- The Gentlemen named as eligible for the Office of High
Sheriff of the County of Galway are-
Mrs. Nicolas, (late Miss Daly) grateful
for the encouragement hitherto afforded her by a generous public, hopes by her
exertions for the improvement of her pupils, together with the constant
attention of MR. NICOLAS to the French department, to merit a continuance of
their favour. She then begs to remark that this School possesses advantages not
held out by any similar Establishment in the Province.
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