Ireland Old News

Galway, Thursday, April  1, 1824



     At two o'clock on Monday last, James Bridgeman underwent the awful sentence of the law at the drop in the front of the County Gaol, Limerick, for barbarous assassination of Richard Going, Esq., Chief Magistrate of Police, near Cappagh, in 1821. Previous to the unfortunate wretch leaving his cell, he acknowledged the justice of his sentence, and declared he was not only a participator in that murder, but was also present at four other murders in this County. On reaching the scaffold he appeared perfectly resigned, but his countenance betrayed strong emotions of fear.- After praying fervently for a few moments, the signal was given, the drop removed, and almost instantly was launched into eternity- he appeared to suffer little pain, and died without a struggle. The hand of Divine Providence in bringing this wretched criminal to an ignominous and just fate, was truly amplified, as he was three times in gaol under change of Mr. Going's murder, and was discharged without trial. It is singular that Bridgeman was married a few hours before his execution to a woman who co-habited with him


    The Town Assizes terminated yesterday, without any capital convictions; and about 4 o'clock in the evening, Baron Pennefather left town.- Mr. Justice Burton still presides in the Criminal Court-nor is it likely that the county business will finish before to-morrow evening, as his Lordship has several persons yet to try. Up to four o'clock this evening, there were 56 persons tried and convicted in this county, and 28 acquitted; as yet we have to record no capital convictions.- The following are the lists of persons tried in the Town and County:


     Thomas Barrett, for Robbery, to a large amount, the property of Lachlin M'Lachlin, Esq. to be transported for the term of seven years.
     Michael Manion, for aiding ditto, three months confinement.
     Patrick Thornton, for stealing Gig-wheels, to be transported for the term of seven years.
     Michael Connelly, for Sheep-stealing, to be transported for the term of seven years.
     Mary Murphy-for stealing Flannel- 3 months confinement.
     Mary Moloney, for the same offense-3 months confinement.
     Seventeen other persons were tried and acquitted, among whom were three soldiers of the 3d Veteran Battalion, and two men resident in the Town, for an alleged Robbery of Tobacco in the Custom-house Stores of the Town.


Mathias Murray, Sheep-stealing.
William Moony, ditto
Patrick Kelly, Pig-stealing
Patrick M'Auley, Sheep-stealing
William Costello, Lamb-stealing
Thomas Murray, Robbery
John Noone, Sheep-stealing
Peter Quinn, stealing Cloths
Michael Dogherty and Pat. Birrane, stealing iron
Pat Kelly, Mare-stealing
Owen Maley, Sheep-stealing
Michael Rogers, John Layne, and Thomas Duffy, Manslaughter
Mark Liddane, Cow-stealing
Patrick Divine and James Gallagher, Sheep-stealing
John Burn, Pat Treacy, and Martin Treacy, Manslaughter
Thomas Lyons and Michael Donellan, Sheep-stealing
Honor Kerregan, stealing Shoes
Pat Connolly, Cow-stealing
Honor Scott, Cecily Scott and Margaret Hynes, stealing Cloths
There were 22 persons convicted for Illicit Distillatives.


    At a GENERAL MEETING convened by Public Requisition, of the CATHOLICS of the CO and COUNTY of the TOWN of GALWAY, held at the Parish Chapel of St. Nicholas, on Wednesday, the 31st of March, 1824.
     Honorable GONVILLE FFRENCH, in the Chair.
     The following Resolutions were unanimously agreed to:-
     Resolved. That we view with sentiments of deep regret and disappointment, the continuance of numerous disqualifying Laws upon the Statute Book, impeaching the loyalty and wounding the feelings of the Catholic Population of the Empire, than whom no class whatever has rendered more efficient services to the State in the hour of peril, nor feels a more unreserved, affectionate attachment to our revered King and Constitution.
     Resolved. That we do renew our respectful and earnest application to the Legislature for the Repeal of those urgent and degrading Laws, and that a Committee be forthwith appointed to prepare a Petition accordingly.
     Resolved. That with sentiments of confidence and approbation we view the preserving exertions of the Catholic Association towards the attainment of our Civil Rights and with feelings of pleasure hail the presence of one of its distinguished Members Daniel O'Connell, Esq. the undaunted advocate of Catholic Emancipation, and that the Thanks of this Meeting be given to said Association.
     Resolved. That the most cordial Thanks of this Meeting are justly due and hereby given to the Right Hon. Earl of Clanricarde and the several Protestant Gentlemen, who, this day, favoured us with their presence and support.
             GONVILLE FFRENCH, Chairman.
     Mr. Ffrench having left the Chair, and H. Ffrench, Esq. of Rahasane being called thereto, the Thanks of the Meeting were voted to the Honourable Granville Ffrench, for his conduct in the Chair.

     BOW-STREET - Thursday John Neeman and P. M'Auliffe, two Irishmen, clad in the most wretched garments, were brought up, charged with having been concerned in the murder of four men, at Churchlands, in the county Limerick.- One night in the month of January, 1822, a large mob of persons made an attack upon the Police Barracks, at Churchlands, and having first shot the sentinel upon duty at the entrance, they got to the interior of the barracks, and out of seventeen policemen who were there, they killed three, and 8 others were left dangerously wounded. The prisoner M'Auliffe, was known at the time to have been one of the principal leaders in the attack, and Neeman, was also known as an active participator, but they both escaped. A short time ago information was received at Dublin that they were to be found in London, and Farrel & Mcartney, two of the Chief Officers of Police, were sent over in quest of them. These Officers, with the assistance of Ruthven and Bishop, of this establishment, apprehended the prisoners. M'Auliffe was found in a miserable hole in Grafton-court, Marylebone, sleeping on the floor with nine other men. Neeman was taken at a house in Cato-street. The men underwent a short examination, and were removed into confinement until they can be conveyed to Ireland.

     Daring Highway Robbery- On Thursday evening, between the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, as John Crosby, Esq., was on his way home form this city, and within 20 yards of his own house, near the draw-bridge, at the North Wall, he perceived four fellows, seemingly in conversation. On his approach, they knocked him down, and robbed him of a double-cased gold watch, and his hat, with which they made off. Mr. Crosby, on their leaving him, immediately pursued the villains, with one or two persons, who by this time came to his assistance. Finding themselves closely followed, they threw the hat inside the ditch, on the North Strand, and through cover of the darkness escaped with the watch. It is hoped the police will be on the alert in search of those desperadoes.--Dublin Paper


     Thomas Doyle, Roman Catholic Clergyman, indicted for marrying James Kelly, a Protestant and Mary Dolan, a Papist, the parties not being first married by a Protestant Clergyman. The facts of the indictment being fully proved, the Traverser was ordered to pay a fine of 500l. to the King, and to be imprisoned till the fine be paid.


     Walter Mahon, Esq., half-pay 51st Regiment, to Monimia, third daughter of the late Michael Davies, Esq. of Hampsted, County of Galway.


     There are 168 for trial at Clonmel, of whom 28 are for murder.
     Patt Duffy, aged 70, an Irishman, is sentenced at Rutland Assizes to be hanged for a rape.
     On Thursday Sylvester Cullen, of Ballyvalden, was tried before the Sub-Commissioners for on the 29 September, 1822, offering a bribe to Mr. Wm. Biddick, (then chief officer of the preventive service on the Blackwater station,) to allow the landing of smuggled goods. This trail was put off on a former occasion, and on the present the defendant (Sylvester Cullen) was fined 300l. Mr Biddick attended from Connemara, in the County Galway, where he was stationed.
     On Wednesday morning last, Lieut. John Goodwin, of Ballina, of the _____ Garrison Barracks, dropped suddenly dead. He had been just after dressing, and was apparently in perfect health.- How true it is, "that in the midst of life we are in death."--Mayo Paper

     SURVEY OF IRELAND- The survey of Ireland is finally decided on. Major Colby is to have the direction, and to increase the rapidity of it, 20 soldiers who have left the Woolwich academy, and are waiting for commissions in the Ordnance corps, have been ordered on that service. By the 29th instant they are to be at Cardiff for further instructions in land surveying, under Mr. Dawson of the late corps of draftsmen, with whom they will remain about six weeks, and then proceed to Ireland. It is supposed they will be encamped during the progress of the survey.

     CLARE CATHOLICS- A meeting of Roman Catholics was convened at Ennis on Monday, by the Roman Catholic Dean of Killaloe, by the Secretary of the Roman Catholic Association, by Daniel O'Connell, of Kilgory, and six other Gentlemen. Mr. O'Connell holds another meeting at Tralee and on the 5th of April, the most numerous meeting ever assembled on a similar occasion, is expected to be holden at Cork, where Mr. Coppinger, Mr. Sheil, Mr. O'Connell, &c. are expected to speak, and formally introduce into that district the Catholic Rent Question.

    DROGHEDA CATHOLIC MEETING- A meeting of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of the town and county of Drogheda was held on Thursday last in the Parish Chapel of St. Peter, which, says the Drogheda Journal , (which gives an ample report of the proceedings,) "was one of the most numerous and respectable that ever took place." A variety of resolutions, and a petition to Parliament for the repeal of the laws affecting Catholics was agreed to.


Galway, Monday, April  5, 1824


   Trial of a Policeman for the Murder of William Myers.

     Thomas Toole, a policeman, was put to the bar, charged with the murder of William Myers, at Synone, beyond Cashel, on the 5th of February last.
     The witness for the prosecution, James Myers, sworn that while sitting with his family at supper on the above night, a report of a shot was heard, on which his brother (deceased) and the rest of his family rose from their seats; the deceased and another brother went to the door, which they opened; the prisoner, who stood four or five yards from it with a gun in his hand, asked if the shot had been fired out of that house, which was answered in the negative by the deceased; no sooner had he given this answer than the prisoner fired in an shot him through the eyes, when he immediately fell and expired; another brother, who was standing by deceased, was also wounded; saw prisoner plainly; is positive he was the person who fired in! a comrade of prisoner, named Burke, then went into the house; prisoner did not; witness heard that Burke's gun had gone off on the road; was positive no shot had been fired from his house that night, nor were any of this family out of it for an hour before the report of the shot that was heard.
     The remainder of the evidence was corroboratory of the principal witness.
     The case having closed here.
     The Judge briefly charged the Jury, in the course of which he stated that the case, if not a premeditated murder, was a manslaughter of a bad description.
     The Jury, after having deliberated for some time in the room, returned a verdict of Guilty-Death.

    Michael Duggan, corporal 84th Regt. for violating a child under eight years of age, on Templemore, was put to the bar. This case, revolting to humanity and delicacy, was proved against the wretch. The capital charge was not sustained. He was found guilty on the minor count.

    James Doheny, was indicted for the murder of John Carrol.- Acquitted.


     MARYSBOROUGH, March 25- John Kingsmill, Robert Bolton, Robert Harvey, George Wulpole, James Hinks, and John Owen, were indicted for the Wilful Murder of Richard M'Daniel, on the 12th of August last, by inflicting on his person several bayonet and sword wounds, of which wounds he afterward died.
     The Jury, a most respectable one for property and intelligence, having been at length sworn, after a very large Panel was almost exhausted.
     Mr. Wallace opened the case. He was placed, he said, in the not very enviable situation of Counsel for the Prosecution in one of the most important cases-perhaps, he might truly say, the most important-which had ever been submitted to a Jury of the Queen's County; it was important, and merely as it affected the lives of the crowd of prisoners who then filled the dock, but also because it afforded an opportunity to repel and to refute that too prevalent, and most mischievous error which though utterly destitute of foundation, was hourly producing so much evil; he meant the opinion, that there was in Ireland one law for the powerful and the protected, and another for the destitute and poor.
     Judge Moore observed, that whoever asserted so was a libeler of the administration of justice.
     Mr. Wallace agreed with his Lordship; he had already called it an error, and a mischievous one, and he was most firmly persuaded, from an experience of now not a few years, that there never was an error or a prejudice less founded in truth. The verdict of the Jury, and the conduct of all the persons concerned in the Trial of that day would, he hoped, give to this error the most convincing and conclusive refutation. That such an impression however erroneous and mischievous as  it was did prevail, scarcely man who knew anything of the peasantry of Ireland could doubt; If any proof of it were wanting, perhaps the very fact of his being now before them as Counsel to this prosecution, might afford some evidence of it. This case had most properly been taken up by the Crown as a proper one for the Crown Officers to prosecute. He (Mr. Wallace) was not honoured by the confidence of the Crown, in this, or in any other Crown prosecution. The Crown confided that duty to his learned friends with whom he now acted, and who, for many years, had discharged the duty with credit to themselves, and in such a manner as fully answered the ends of public justice. ...
     On the 12th of August last, being the fair day of Ballinakill, the prisoners, as police constables, fully armed, and accompanied by several others of the police, not now on their trial, about ten in the evening, went through the public-houses to expel the visitors. I have already stated that such order and such purpose was unwarranted and illegal. They first entered the house of one Lalor, from which it is said, they did not expel all the visitors; - from thence they proceeded to the house of one Fitzpatrick, a man of excellent character, and in which the alleged murder was committed. They found in the kitchen, after having just paid his reckoning, John M'Daniel, a brother of the deceased; he received them civilly, and with great good humour observed, that he was sorry he had just finished his tumbler, or he would be glad to ask them to drink with him. Two of the body then proceeded up stairs where they passed through an outer into an inner room, and they found there three countrymen with half a tumbler of beer before one of them. One of them, he who had the beer before him, with the benignity of heart which characterises the Irish peasant, said to them- "Gentlemen, I am sorry any beer is just out, and I have nothing to ask you to drink, but let me call for another pot of beer  and share it with us while we are paying one reckoning." One of the policemen, whom I understand to be serjeant Kingsmill, refused to let the quart of beer be sent for-and then the countryman said, " then lads taste at least a little that remains in the tumbler." Kingsmill declined, but the other drank, and then Kingsmill went into the outer room. One of the three men in the inner room, and he who had asked them to drink, was William Maher, a brother-in-law of the deceased. It appears, from what I have said, that at this moment all was peace and civility, good humour and good nature, no indication of resistance, or hostility, or of any thing that could excite suspicion or anger. When Kingsmill left the inner room, he found in the outer room four persons, the deceased, his sister, Mrs. Maher, an unmarried sister, and a young man of the name of Fleming, who was a lover of the girl; and I understand they were at that moment, the brother and the lover, arranging matters for the marriage of these two young people. Kingsmill addressed the deceased and said, "you must quit." The deceased replied, "we have paid our reckoning, and only wait for our friends in the inner room to pay their reckoning, and we shall then go." Kingsmill replied, " I shall take care you will not go out in company; you must go alone." The deceased said, " I really don't want to delay. I am ready to quit, but as they are paying the reckoning in the next room, they will but be a moment, and I shall then go." You will have to consider, Gentlemen, whether this most reasonable request was or was not a sufficient provocation, for the brutal assault which the policeman immediately made on this young man, who though perhaps he was not perfectly sober, after refreshing himself, when the labours of the fair day were over, you will find was not drunk. I take the liberty of saying under the correction of his Lordship, that even though the police constables were executing a legal order, which they were not; and if this young man were quite intoxicated; and used actually offensive language; which he did not; yet the circumstances would afford no justification for what was immediately done by the policeman and which subsequently and almost instantly; led to what we allege to be a barbarous murder!- Gentlemen, on this expression being used by the deceased, and without further parley, the serjeant seized the deceased by the coating and dragged him from the seat on which he sat towards the stair-head, and there made an effort to throw him down the stairs; the deceased, however, was able to resist that; and in doing so, laid his hand to the serjeant's shoulder, on which the serjeant loosed his hold of deceased , and saying, "you rascal, how dare you lay a hand on me?", seized his gun with both hands by the barrel, and with a blow of the but end on the shoulder near the head knocked the deceased down. All this was but the work of one or two minutes; while it was going on the people in the inner room had paid their reckoning, amounting to one shilling and sixpence, and the body of the police below stair, hearing the noise, came up, and seeing the deceased rising, after having been knocked down by the serjeant, and in rising endeavouring to catch hold of or strike the serjeant, they instantly with their guns, swords, and bayonets, ferociously attacked this unarmed man; one stabbed him with a bayonet in the belly, near the naval; another stabbed him with a bayonet in the eye and penetrated thro[ the orbit of the eye into the brain; while, with a sword or swords, they inflicted twelve other wounds on his head! All this was done almost in the same instant. And while these preservers of the peace were inflicting wounds which they did without interruption or resistance, except from the unfortunate deceased, so far as he was able to make any resistance, the deceased's brother was attracted from the kitchen by the noise, and in going up was wounded by one of the policemen on the stairs; the three men from the inner room had also come out, and then, but unfortunately not until the mortal wounds were given, endeavoured by remonstrance, and at last by blows, to rescue the deceased from their bloody hands. The two women were also in the room; and it must be remembered that on this occasion not one of the four men had even so much as a switch in their hands-they were all perfectly unarmed; the force of the parties therefore stood thus, even at the termination of their bloody business; four unarmed persons and two women one one side, and on the other ten police soldiers, armed with swords, guns, pistols, and bayonets! Is the death thus inflicted murder? That is the question you are to try!- The deceased had at least two mortal wounds inflicted by the weapons of the armed men. the police soldiers, as might naturally be expected, were uninjured-no wounds-no injury sustained by any of them! The deceased, however, id not die on the spot. When they were interrupted in work of blood and violence, the unmarried sister, assisted by someone, I do not know by whom, took the unfortunate victim down stairs, covered from top to bottom with blood-his own blood only! He was instantly carried away to save him from further violence. He died in a day afterwards. The police, after some time, and before the quitted the room where they had thus mangled the body of this young offending man, primed and loaded their pieces-they then marched down and departed from the house. They, howoever, in a short time recollected that they had not quite cleared the house, then they only attacked and mangled the unarmed man whom they had assailed, and they therefore returned to finish their work.- The door had been locked-they insisted on readmission, and the door was opened-they then took possession of three of the men whom they had left behind-John M'Daniel, William Maher and the other; and those three they handcuffed and dragged as felons to the barrack, where they were kept for the night, and the next morning, or next morning but one, they were taken in a distance of nine miles, before a Magistrate, Mr. Price, who, on hearing the accusation from those very men who had committed this crime, he dismissed the three prisoners. Such are the facts of the case you are to try. I should rather say, such I am instructed are the facts they will be proved. But, take them not from my statement- I do not vouch for their truth- I may be deceived by my instructions- I may have taken a wrong view of the facts that shall be proved to you. One thing only I venture to affirm, that if these facts shall be proved, and if they were accompanied with such circumstances as I am instructed, this must be a cruel; unprovoked, and wanton murder, committed by the prisoners when acting as Public Officers, but without any legal authority, and unqualified by any thing to dilute or mitigate the crime from murder to manslaughter. On what grounds will my learned friends rest the defence of their clients? I am happy to find they have Counsel, numerous, learned, and acute-whatever defence law can suggest, they will secure them. But for me I know of only three heads of defence to which they can resort. They must either say this act was done in advancement of law, by public Officers, discharging a duty-or that it was done in self-defence- or that it was an act into which they were betrayed in the heat of an affray, and mutual quarrel and combat. Gentlemen, I think it impossible but that all these defences must fail them. As to their having acted in furtherance of the law, I answer, first, they had no legal process to enforce, or order to execute; the order was illegal, and afforded no justification. Secondly, that even if they had legal process and a legal order to enforce, they lost the protection which the law would have given them in the fair distribution of that duty, by the wanton, and unnecessary, and barbarous violence which they resulted to. With regard to self-defence, it is a mockery to talk of ten police armed soldiers being obliged, in defending themselves against one unarmed peasant, to take the life of that peasant. If instead of being quiet, he had been a paroxysm of rage, could they not, could not at least the ten, have seized and imprisoned him? His Lordship will tell you that the infliction of death in self-defence can never be justified, nor ever be reduced even to manslaughter, but when that death is necessary to self-defence. ...
     William Boxwell, Esq., M.D. proved he had attended the deceased before his death, and that he had examined his body upon which deceased had received fourteen bayonet wounds and sabre wounds; one of these wounds would had been inflicted by a triangular weapon a little above the navel, and one in the left eye, which had penetrated its orbit and entered the brain, and which the Doctor believed to have been the cause of M'Daniel's death.




     Bridget M'Daniel sister of the deceased, proved that she was in company with her brother, in the house of James Fitzpatrick, of Ballinakill, on the 12th of August last; about the hour of 10 at night the police entered the room where her brother was sitting and desired him pay his reckoning and leave the house, which he said he would do as soon as the company in the inner room would come out; the policeman said the deceased should not wait for any person, and some of them seized him by the breast, upon which deceased desired them not to drag him; one of the policemen struck him with a gun; a number of policemen immediately rushed into the room from below stairs, and every one of them struck her brother with one weapon or another; she saw one of them draw his bayonet, and trust it into the body of the deceased.
     Honor Maher, Patrick Fitzpatrick, William Maher, John M'Daniel, and Alexander Phelan severally corroborated the testimony of Bridget M'Daniel.
     The defence urged on behalf of the prisoners was, that the Magistrates had caused general instructions to be issued to the police , to clear all public-houses of their visitors at ten o'clock at night, and that acting in pursuance of those instructions, they had entered Fitzpatrick's house on the night the deceased lost his life; that he had refused to obey the order of the police on that night and that in consequence, an altercation and struggle ensued between him and Kingsmill; that some countrymen, who were in the house, took  part with the deceased, which caused a general fight between them and the police, and that, in the quarrel, the deceased lost his life.
     After a most perspicuous charge from the learned Judge, who explained the law on the subject, showing the distinction between wilful and deliberate murder, manslaughter, and homicide in self-defence- the Jury retired for about half an hour, when the acquitted the prisoners of murder, and found them -Guilty of Manslaughter.
The sentence of the Court was as follows:- Kingsmill, Harvey, and Bolton, to be transported for life; Walpole and Hinks to be transported for fourteen years; and Owens to be transported for seven years.


     The next trial excited very considerable interest. It was the trial of Dr. Jacob, the physician to the gaol, for assaulting James Greer, a sentinel, on his post in the gaol of Maryborough, on the 9th of February last. He was further indicted for common assault.
     Mr. Wallace stated the case, and proposed that if the Doctor would acknowledge his error, and make an apology, there would be an end of the matter.
     Here Doctor Jacob was called upon, but he stoutly refused to make any apology, as he said, he was unconscious of having committed any offence.
     After Mr. Wallace had concluded his statement, Greer and the serjeant of the guard were examined as to the assault.
     Sir Jonas Green stated the case on behalf of Dr. Jacob.

Jane Clarke, examined by Mr. Cassan.

     On the 9th of February, witness desired the sentinel at the gaol to admit the Doctor; he refused to admit him, and put up his bayonet to keep him out; witness did not see the Doctor lay a hand on the sentinel.
     On her cross-examination she admitted that she told the sentinel's Captain that the Doctor had struck the sentinel.

Captain Furlough examined by Mr. Wallace.

     Witness had a conversation with the Doctor and the sentinel, in the course of which it was quite evident to him from what she said, that she wished to decline all interference, but she admitted that the Doctor had forced his sentinel off his post, and had driven him against the wall.

George Walpole, examined by Mr. Cassan.

     Witness was outside the door of the Marshalsea on the 9th of February, when Dr. Jacob came to the goal; on the Doctor's approach the sentinel said to him, "Go in, here's the Dcotor!" some days after this he said to witness, that he would work for whoever paid him best, as he was not obliged to prosecute.

Cross examined by Mr. Wallace.

     Witness is confined in the gaol, charged with a capital offence, and was stationed only within seven or eight yards of the outer door!!! On Mrs. Clarke's ordering Dr. Jacob to be admitted, the sentry passed him; when the sentry devised witness to go back, he did so; witness did not see the sentry do anything that was improper; it is only four days ago since he told Dr. Jacob what he knew of the transaction, though he had an opportunity of seeing him every day!

Robert Bolton, (another Policeman, capitally indicted) examined by Sir Jonas Green.

     Witness saw the entire transaction between Dr. Jacob and the sentinel; he had not been well, and was waiting to see the Doctor; when the Doctor was approaching, sentry said to witness, "Here's the Doctor;" witness saw the sentry drag the Dr. out, but did not see the Doctor give a blow.

Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace.

     Although witness had an opportunity of seeing Mr. W. every day, he only four days ago wrote to him concerning the transaction.

James Pilsworth examined by Mr. Cassan.

     The night after the transaction, the sentinel met witness and said to him, "The Doctor owes his life to you, for only for you I would have put him to death;" witness never made any offer of money to the sentinel, nor was he commissioned so to do; witness spoke to the sentinel three or four times about it, but could not tell the exact import of his words.
     James Greer was again called, and re-examined- witness said that he went into Mr. Pilsworth's shop for salts, when Mr. Pilsworth said, "I'm sorry for what has occurred, and sooner than it should make any noise, I'd comensate you out of my own pocket."
     A Juror was now examined, and he said, that every time he went to the gaol he saw the police who were confined under charges of murder, rambling about the hall! The astonishment which this communication appeared to excite in the court, the bar, and the auditory, was most manifest and striking.
     His Lordship immediately called for an explanation of this extraordinary fact.
     Mr. Lewis, the Sub-Sheriff, came forward and declared, that on the committal of the police, he went to the gaol, and gave positive orders, that all those committed under a charge of murder should be confined together. That there should not be any distinction, and that if any departure from this order took place the responsibility should rest upon the shoulders of those who gave it, and not upon his.
     The High Sheriff also acquitted himself of any concern in so extraordinary a proceeding, to the satisfaction of the Court.
     The Gaoler was then called upon by his Lordship, to account for his conduct. He said that he had a number of prisoners in custody charged with murder--that they were all kept in the under apartments; but that the police charged with murder were allowed to go at large about the gaol! that they were privileged to do so -that his authority was a letter from the High-Sheriff! and that they were not to be mixed with the common ruffians!!
His Lordship said, it appeared that six of the police, who stood charged with a capital offence, were allowed to ramble to the door-and if they pleased they might run away, as one Sentinel could not prevent them.
     The Gaoler said that there was no danger of that as they were men that he could depend upon!
    The Jury retired for a few minutes, and acquitted the Doctor, much to the satisfaction of a very crowded Court.


     At West Ower, in this County, on the 4th instant, after a few days illness, in the 85th year of his age, Rev. Francis Mahon, Parish Priest of Killannin for upwards of 40 years. His dissolution will be a subject of deep regret to his family and friends, and his parishioners have to deplore a pious Divine, a humane Pastor, and a benevolent Man.

     At Athlone, on the 1st of April, Frances wife of William Commins, Esq., (Deputy Inspector of Hospitals to the Forces) in the 59th year of her age, most highly esteemed for every amiable virtue that can adorn the female character.


     Arrived, the brig Elbe, of and from New York, Captain Wayman, with a cargo of flaxseed and staves to Anthony Lynch, Esq. and John Moore, Esq. The former Captain (Hitch) was lost on the passage having been swept overboard, during a heavy gale of wind on the 19th March.
     The Ellen, of Lynn, with a cargo of Norfolk barley, to Richard Adams and Co. who intend disposing of it for seed.


From the fist day of May, next, for such term as may be agreed on,

Containing about 52 Acres. The House and Offices are in excellent repair and fit for the accommodation of a large Family. There is a good Fruit and Vegetable GARDEN-distant from Gort 3 miles and 12 from Ennis.
     Application to be made to Daniel M'Nevin, Esq., Loughrea, or to Mr. James Nagle, Gort.
     No preference is promised nor will be given.
     April 5, 1824.

From the first day of May next, for such term as may be agreed upon,

     The following LANDS, Part of the Estate of Sir ROSS MAHON, Bart.:-
     The Farm of GRANGE, now in the possession of BURTON PERSSE, Esq., which is within 5 miles of Loughrea, and containing 78A and 1/2R
     The Farm of DERRYNAMANAGE, containing 200 acres, or thereabouts, now in the possession of Burton Persse, Esq.
     The Farm of SUNNAUGH, within 5 miles of Ballinasloe, adjoining the Westport Mail Coach Road, now held by the Reverend KIRBY, and containing 154A.
     The Farm of CALLA, adjoining the River Suck, within 4 miles of Ballinasloe, and containing 47A.
     The Farm of NORTH KILLUPANE, adjoining the Demesne of Castlegar, containing 39A.
     Proposals ( if by letter, post paid) to be addressed to Charles Filgate, Esq. Castlegar, Ahascragh.
     March 25, 1824.


Galway,Thursday, April  8, 1824

(From the Weekly Globe)

     The remains of this Gentleman, one of the Representatives for the county of Leitrim, who lately died at his house Park-lane, have been conveyed to Dublin for interment. His property amounted to 30,000l. a year real estate, and 100,000l. in money and securities. This, which remained after the enormous sum of 200,000l. expended upon election, he has bequeathed by will as follows:
     To his eldest son, Colonel Thomas White, of Woodlands, county of Dublin, who, in 1819 married Juliana, daughter of Viscount Gort, 5,000l. a year. This includes the estate of Buttvell's town, (now Woodlands) near Dublin, purchased from the late Earl of Carhampton, for a sum of 100,000l.
     To his second son, married to Miss Rothe, 7,000l. a year.
     To his third son, not married, 4,500l. a year.
     To his fourth son, Colonel Henry White, not married, the present Representative for the county of Dublin, 13,000l. a year.
     To his son, by his second wife, 500l. a year for a certain time, and then 10,000 in lieu of that annuity.
     To his three daughters, 10,000l. each.
     The marriage settlement on his widow is 1,000l. a year.
     It is said that his eldest son offended him by refusing to offer himself a candidate for Dublin, with a promise to support the Catholic cause.
     Mr. White was the artist of his own fortune.- He began his career in Dublin sale clerk to a Mr. Valence, an eminent book auctioneer-then became a bookseller, and afterwards a lottery office keeper. In this latter line he is supposed to have acquired a considerable part of his wealth. When Mr. Corry was Chancellor of the Exchequer for Ireland; Mr. White became the contractor of the Irish loan, on which he paid instalments to the amount of 75,000l. which he forfeited, having thought fit to decline the completion of his bargain. At a critical period of his country, when the public money was exhausted, he came forward and advanced a loan to a considerable amount to Government.


     On Monday, the 29th ult., a most numerous and respectable meeting of the Roman Catholics of the county Clare took place. Daniel O'Connell, Esq. one of the delegates of 1793 was unanimously called to the chair.- The business of the meeting commenced with an unanimous vote of thanks to John M'Namara of Moher, Esq. Secretary to the Roman Catholics of that country. Mr. M'Namara returned thanks in a strong and energetic speech, avowing his determination to continued his exertions for emancipation. Counsellor O'Gorman moved the next resolution for the formation of a Committee to prepare a petition to both Houses of Parliament, for the repeal of the Penal Laws still affecting Catholics. A more moderate, appropriate, and manly speech, on this momentous occasion, could not be pronounced.- This resolution was carried unanimously, as were several others. The greatest harmony prevailed throughout, not the slightest shade of difference appearing to exist among this numerous and respectable assemblage.
    (Extract of a Letter from Ennis.)
Our meeting of Monday was certainly one of the most numerous and best conducted meetings I ever witnessed here. A great number of Ladies and several Protestants attended. O'Gorman made one of the best speeches I ever heard from him. He detailed the proceedings of the Catholic Association, and detailed the plan relative to Catholic rents-a measure which was fully approved by the meetings. He adverted to the Orange murders and outrages in the North and dwelt with great force and energy on Baron M'Clelland's address to one of the Grand Juries on his Circuit, which he praised, as warmly as it justly deserves to be eulogised by every well wisher of peace and harmony. He cautioned the people against outrages of any description, and praised the peasantry of the county of Clare for their peaceable conduct. In short, he made a right good temperate speech. When the vote of thanks was moved to Mr. O'Connell, he came forward and passed a high eulogium on the matchless Irishman.

War Office, March 22, 1824

     1st Regiment of Life Guards-Cornet and Sub-lieutenant Thomas Millard to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Locke, promoted.
     Ensign Arthur Algernon Capel from the 43d foot to be cornet and sub-lieutenant, by purchase, vice Milliard.
     7th Regiment of Dragoon Guards-William Payne, gent. to be cornet by purchase, vice Greenland, promoted in the 8th light dragoons.
     1st Regiment of Foot-Michael Rafter from half-pay 84th foot, to be lieutenant, vice M'Conchy, appointed to the 48th foot.
     2d Ditto- Ensign Samuel Cooper, from half-pay 78th foot, to be ensign, without purchase.
     13th Ditto- Lieutenant Patrick Bain, from half-pay 80th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Campbell appointed to the 99th foot.
     18th Ditto- Lieutenant Angus M'Pherson, from half-pay 35th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Lord Wallscourt, appointed to the 98th foot.
     20th Ditto- To be Lieutenants- Lieut. Ovens from half-pay 27th foot, vice Darroch, appointed to the 24th foot.
     Lieutenant William Onseley Warren, from half-pay 80th foot, vice Armstrong, appointed to the 99th foot.
     24th Ditto- Lieutenant Duncan Darroch, from the 20th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Stuart, appointed to the 98th foot.
     25th Ditto- Lieutenant William Carey, from the 89th foot to be lieutenant, vice Scott, appointed to the 97th foot.
     27th Ditto- Lieutenant Robert S. Widge, from the 47th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Beauclerk, appointed to the 99th foot.
     30th Ditto- Lieutenant Samuel Tressider, from half-pay, 60th foot, to be captain, vice Ranfus, apponted to the 98th foot.
     31st Ditto- Captain Thomas Skinner, from half-pay 16th foot, to be captain, vice Shaw, appointed to the 97th foot.
     Lieutenant Thomas Beckham, from half-pay 97th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Plumbe, appointed to the 98th foot.
     44th Ditto- Brevet-colonel  John H. Dunkin, from the half-pay, 34th foot, to be lieutenant-colonel, vice Hardings, appointed to the 99th foot.
     47th Ditto- Lieutenant Robert William Kyffin, from half-pay 22d foot, to be lieutenant, vice Ridge, appointed to the 27th foot.
     48th Ditto- Brevet lieutenant-colonel G. Cimitiere, to be lieutenant-colonel without purchase.
     Brevet major T. Bell to be major, vice Cimitiere.
     To be Captains without purchase- Lieutenant John Cuthbertson, Lieutenant John William Duke.
     Captain Peter John Willets, from half-pay royal African corps, vice Bell.
     To be Lieutenants, without purchase- Ensign T Lewis, Ensign Charles Henry Roberts, Ensign Edward King, Ensign William Codd.
     Lieutenant Robert Woodhouse, from half-pay 83d foot.
     Lieutenant Thomas Paul Williamson, from the 89th foot.
     Lieutenant Pender Monnasteven, from half-pay 49th foot.
     Lieutenant R. Jones from half-pay, 11th foot.
     Lieutenant M Morphett, form the 87th foot.
     Lieutenant Thomas Lillie from half-pay 23d foot.
     Lieutenant James M'Conchy, from the 1st foot.
     Lieutenant John Atkinson, from half-pay 23d foot.
     Lieutenant George L. Boulthee, from the 69th foot, vice Cuthbertson.
     Ensign Robert Alexander Andrews, from the 60th foot, vice Duke
     To be Ensigns, without purchase-Ensign Robert John Mapier Kellett, from the 77th foot.
     Ensign James Ward from half-pay 39th foot.
     Ensign William Fothergill, from half-pay 12th foot, vice Lewis.
     Gentleman cadet William A. M'Cleverty, from the royal military college, vice Roberts.
     William Bell, gent. vice King.
     Thomas John Grant, gent, vice Codd.
     49th Ditto- Lieutenant John Sewell, to be captain, by purchase, vice Bartley.
     54th Ditto- Lieutenant George Palmer Hawkins, from half-pay 3d West India regiment, vice Mithcell appointed to the 97th foot.
     57th Ditto- Captain Westenra Warner Lewis, from half-pay 38th foot, to be captain, vice Chambers, appointed to the 99th foot.
     60th Ditto- To be Lieutenant, without purchase- Ensign Charles Binstead, from half-pay 28th foot, vice Caldwell, appointed to the 99th foot.
     ___ Nesbitt, gent, vice Andrews appointed in the 48th foot.
     67th Ditto- To be Lieutenants- Lieutenant David Campbell, from half pay 94th foot, vice Maillesse, appointed to the 29th foot.
     Lieutenant George Gun Munro, from half-pay 42d foot, vice Halcott, appointed to the 87th foot.
     74th Ditto- Captain William White Crawley, from half-pay 17th foot, to be captain, vice Pattison, appointed to the 97th foot.
     77th Ditto- Captain Nicholas Wilson, from the 2d West-India regiment, to be captain, vice Wilson, appointed to the 98th foot.
     Ensign William Castle, late of Mettron's regiment, to be ensign, vice Kellott, appointed to the 48th foot.
     87th Ditto- To be Lieutenants- Lieutenant Mathew Charles Halcott, from the 67th foot, vice Reade, appointed to the 97th foot.
     Lieutenant John Edward Heard, from half-pay 71st foot, vice Morphett, appointed to the 48th foot.
     89th Regiment of Foot- To be Lieutenants- Lieut. Henry Duncan Keith, from half-pay 22d foot, vice Carey, appointed to the 25th foot.
     Lieutenant Henry Harding, from half-pay 18th foot, vice Williamson, appointed to the 48th foot.
     93d Ditto- Lieutenant William Lockyes Treestun, from half-pay 5th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Hamilton, appointed to the 99th foot.
     98th Ditto- major-general Sir James Lyon, E.C.B. to be colonel.
     Lieutenant-colonel Christopher Hamilton from half-pay to be lieutenant-colonel.
     To be Majors- Brevet lieutenant-colonel J Austin, from the half-pay.
     Major Thomas Bradgate Bamford, from half-pay 7th West India Regiment.
     To be Captains- Brevet major William Morris, from half-pay royal Newfoundland fencibles.
     Brevet major Robert Haddock, from the half pay.
     Captain Nicholson Lawson Darrah, from half-pay 79th foot.
     Captain Thomas Shaw from the 31st foot.
     Captain John Peddie from half-pay 38th foot.
     Captain Thomas Smith, from the half-pay.
     Captain Robert Innes, from half-pay 2d dragoons.
     Captain Alexander Hope Pattison from the 74th foot.
     To be lieutenants- Brevet-captain Thomas Livingstone Mitchell from the 54th foot.
     Lieutenant John Reynold from the 73d foot.
     Lieutenant Wm Cannon from half-pay 94th foot.
     Lieutenant Charlton O'Neill, from half-pay 94th foot.



     Lieutenant Charles Kelson, from the half-pay 103d foot.
     Lieutenant William Austin, from the half-pay 52d foot.
     Lieutenant George Erving Scott, from the 25th foot.
     Lieutenant Alexander Carmichael, from half-pay 1st line battalion King's German legion.
     Lieutenant George Courtney, from half-pay 78th foot.
     Lieutenant Joseph M Reade, form the 78th foot.
     To be Ensigns- Lieutenant Robert Prior, from half-pay 53d foot (with temporary rank)
     Ensign L Xavier Leslie, from half-pay 99th foot.
     Ensign Hector Harvest, from half-pay 99th foot.
     Ensign Joseph Vincent, from half-pay 82d foot.
     Ensign Charles Burlton, from half pay 22d foot.
     98th Ditto- Major Gen. H. Couran, to be colonel.
     Lieutenant-Colonel Mildmay Fane, from half-pay to be lieutenant-colonel.
     To be Majors- Brevet-lieutenant-colonel J. Dunn, from the half-pay 88th foot.
     Major C. Bayley, from half-pay 1st garrison batt.
     To be Captains- Brevet Major Henry Croasdale, from the half-pay 97th foot.
     Captain H. Leeky Daniel, from half-pay 73d foot.
     Captain Austin Neame, from half-pay, 8th foot.
     Captain Edward Vaughn, from half-pay Royal African Corps.
     Captain S. Barron, from half-pay, 34th foot.
     Captain Barry Fox, from half-pay 97th foot.
     Captain John Wilson, from the 77th foot.
     Captain John M?lver, from the 78th foot.
     To be Lieutenants- Lieutenant Charles Augustus Stuart, from the 24th foot.
     Lieutenant Robert Logan, from half-pay 55th foot.
     Lieutenant Joseph Douglas, from half pay 73d foot.
     Lieutenant Jas. Davidson, from half-pay 89th foot.
     Lieutenant Duncan Drummond, from the half-pay 82d foot.
     Lieutenant Francis Bernard Fielding from the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Lieutenant Henry Ramus, from the 30th foot.
     Lieut. H. Macquartle, from half-pay 48th foot.
     Lieut. Joseph Lord Wallscourt, from the 19th foot.
     Lieut. Thomas R. Plumbe, from the 31st foot.
     To be Ensigns- Ensign Robert Dutton, from the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Ensign W Roberts, from half-pay 104th foot.
     Ensign James Whyte, from half-pay 8th foot.
     Ensign Henry William Graham, from the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Ensign Jonathan Cuppage Nicolls, from half-pay 72d foot.
     Ensign Arthur C Gregory, from half pay 71st foot.
     99th Ditto- major Gen. Gage J Hall, to be colonel.
     Lieutenant Colonel George Hardinge, from the 44th foot to be lieutenant colonel.
     To be Majors- Brevet lieutenant colonel William Balvaird, from half-pay Rifle Brigade.
     Major Samuel Patrickson from half-pay 67th foot.
     To be Captains- Brevet Major james Johnson from half-pay.
     Captain Thomas Murray Crook, from half-pay ?? Garrison Battalion.
     Captain John Napper Jackson, from half-pay 43d foot.
     Captain Gilias Macpherson, from half-pay 11th foot.
     Captain Henry Cooper from half-pay 3d Ceylon Regiment.
     Captain Nicholas Colthurst, from the half-pay.
     Captain Thomas Robert Shervinton, from half-pay
     Captain Courtney Chambers, from the 57th foot.
     To be Lieutenants- Lieutenant Henry Rickards, from the 3d Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Lieutenant Robert Hamilton, from the 93d foot.
     Lieutenant Bryan Gaynor, from half-pay York Chasseurs.
     Lieutenant John Manning Malleuc, from the 67th foot.
     Lieutenant Archibald Campbell, from the 18th foot.
     Lieutenant Benjamin Warton, from half-pay York Chasseurs.
     Lieutenant William Mackenzie, from the 3d Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Lieutenant John Armstrong, from the 20th foot.
     Lieutenant Aubrey Beauclerk, from the 27th foot.
     To be Ensign-Ensign Edward, last from the 2d Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Ensign Matthew Pattison from half-pay 90th foot.
     Ensign William Bletterinan Caldwell, from the 60th foot.
     Ensign Edmund Carrington Smith, from half-pay 57th foot.
     Cornet Ormsby Phibbs, from half-pay 16th Light Dragoons.
     Ensign John Lord Elphinstone, from half-pay 69th foot.
     2d West India Regiment- Captain Harvey Welman, from half-pay 3d Garrison Battalion, to be captain, vice Wilson, appointed to the 77th foot.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion- Captain George Antoine Ramsay, from half-pay 4th foot, to be captain, vice de Barrallier, appointed to the 95th foot.
     Lieutenant Walter Butler, from half-pay 97th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Fielding, appointed to the 98th foot.
     To be Ensigns- Ensign Chas. Phibbs from half-pay 100th foot, vice Bickerton, appointed to the 98th foot.
     Ensign Donald Hugh M'Kay, from half-pay 60th foot, vice Dutton, appointed to the 98th foot.
     Ensign James Ritchie, from half-pay 67th foot, vice Sived, who returns to his former situation on the Retired List.
                       HOSPITAL STAFF
     Staff-Surgeon Edward Eagle, M.D. who was commissioned for local service in Ireland, to be commissioned for general service.
     The appointment of lieutenant-colonel Cassidy, from the 1st West India Regiment to the Cape Corps, and lieutenant-colonel Browne, from half-pay 6th West India Regiment to the 1st West India Regiment, as stated in the Gazette of the 13th inst. have not taken place.



     In Leinster-street, Dublin, of a tedious and painful illness, which she bore with exemplary chrisitian  fortitude and resignation The Lady of John O'Neill, of Bonowan Castle, in the County of Galway, Esq. Accountant-General of the Court of Exchequer - few persons have ever possessed in so eminent a degree as this Lady all the virtues which adorn the human character- she was a most excellent daughter, and admirable wife, a doating mother, an affectionate relative, and a warm and sincere friend-she was highly accomplished, and had an elegances of manners which endeared her to all who knew her;- she was deeply religious, benevolent, humane, kind and charitable, and it was impossible to behold her conduct in every department of this life without loving and admiring her-it is unnecessary to add, that her afflicted husband, her family, and relatives are inconsolable at the loss of so admirable and incomparable a woman torn from them by the hand of death, at a period of life when they had every reason to expect that she had many years yet to come.
     At Greenhill, county Roscommon, Mr. Bartholomew Farrell- a man universally esteemed and deservedly regretted.
     In Sackville-street, Dublin, in the 25th year of his age, William Dean, Esq., Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.


     Mr. Goulburn (or Goulhurn) has given notice that he will bring in a bill on this subject, and we believe that by this it has been read a first time. It will experience no opposition-in truth, it must be carried through with the concurrence of all parties. This is certainly a period of great improvement and enterprise, and let peace only continue for six years more, we entertain not the shadow of a doubt, that the most sanguine anticipations of the real and substantial patriots of Ireland will be realised.--D.E. Post


     The Stock Market to-day has been upon the advance, and Consuls have been done at 95 1/2.- One cause of this rise is assigned to the numerous assents which have been made to-day at the Bank. The old Flour per Cont. Office has been one continual scene of bustle; and it is expected on Monday, that the business of this Office will be continued to a very late hour. Consols closed closed at 93 7/8 for the 9th April, and 95 7/8 for the May account.


     Lord Coleraine (well known as Colonel Hanger) died quite suddenly at his house, in London, on Thursday morning. He was seized with a violent fit of sickness during breakfast, and expired almost instantly.


The Honorable Denis Arthur}   Pursuant to
  Bingham, a Minor by the    }the Order of the
  Baronness Clanmorris, his  }Majesty's Court of
  Mother and next Friend,     }hearing date the 31
               versus                   } day of January last,
The Right Hon. Charles Bar-}I will on Friday, the
  ry, Lord Clanmorris            }2d day of April
_____________________ }next, at the hour of
one o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inns-quay, Dublin, set up and sell by Public Cant. to the highest and fairest Bidder, from the 1st day of November last, for the term of Three Years pending this Cause, ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Lands of Knockelegan, situate in the Barony of Kilmain and County of Mayo, containing Arable and Bottom, 188 acres. And also the Lands of Kiltrogue, in the Parish of Clare-Galway, and County of Galway, containing Arable and Bottom, 262 acres and one rood.-- Dated this 16th March 1824.
                             RODERICK CONNOR.
     The above Selling of the Lands of Kiltrogue in the County of Galway, is adjourned to Thursday, the 8th of April, instant, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, at the place above-mentioned. Dated this 2d day of April, 1824.
                             RODERICK CONNOR.
     The above Lands to be set for Grazing only, and the Tenants must give security for the Rent by Recognizance.
     Further particulars may be had on application to Charles Filgate, Esq, the Receiver, Mount Pleasant, Ballyglass, or to Mr. Brabazon Browne, the Minor's Solicitor, 115 Baggot-street, Dublin.

Galway, Monday, April  12, 1824


     A few days since, at the Grove, Tuam, to the inexpressible regret of his family, relations and friends, Andrew Browne, Esq. of Mounthazel, in the County Galway. This Gentleman endured a long and protracted indisposition with resignation and fortitude, and his premature dissolution is a subject of very general regret. We have seldom to record the death of a more amiable or worthy individual, for in him were associated all those christian virtues which endears a man to his family, and makes him estimable in society.
     In Tuam, on the 14th ultimo, Mr. John Smallman, sincerely regretted by all who knew him.


     A few minutes after nine, his Lordship, Mr. Justice Vandeleur, entered the Court. The Galleries were crowded to excess.
     The Rev. Mr. Kennedy (one of the prisoners) was allowed a seat below the deck, beside his Counsel.
     The Jury agreed to join in the challenges; the Rev. Mr. Kennedy being allowed to challenge several.
     After 23 had been challenged by the prisoners, and 27 by the Crown, the following Gentlemen were sworn by the Jury:
     George Mackie, Alexander Brown, R. Morton, Joseph Alexander, Samuel Alexander, Alexander Moore, David Allen, Robert Maxwell, Samuel Hood, Samuel Walker, Thomas Cong and Samuel Moore.
     Samuel Clark, James Slass, Charles Rainey, H. M'Cracken, Joseph Sloss, James M'Cleery, Jas. Scott, John Armstrong, G. Scott, James Hipson, and Rev. Charles Kennedy, were charged in two indictments- 1st, For aiding and assisting in the murder of Denis Hegerty, at Maghera, on 12th June last, this said Hegerty having been killed by a shot from a gun fired by John Downlie, alias Downing; also for aiding and assisting in the murder of Patrick Beglay, at Maghera, on the above day.
     To these indictments they severally pleaded not Guilty, and the Counsel for the Prosecution called
   John Gribben, examined by Counsellor Sheil.
Witness recollects 12th June last, the fair-day of Maghera; witness was there that day; there was a riot between six and seven in the evening, in the streets, between two parties; they met near William M'Cracken's house; he is in the dock; one party was forced to retreat into M'Cracken's house; a party came out and called for "the face of a rascal;" they said they would best any of the Ribbonmen on the street; the party in the upper end of the town came down ,and again attacked their opponents; they met near M'Cracken's again; they struck each other both with sticks and stones; the stones were thrown by both parties; one of the parties took shelter again in M'Cracken's; a shot was then fired from M'Cracken's; his house had not then received any injury; a man came out with a gun and fired it up the street; he presented his gun in the direction of the Ribbonmen; the street was then full of them; both parties again met, and fought from M'Cracken's to near the Market-house, and back to the same ground again; the Ribbonmen were successful in going towards the market-house- the Orangemen were successful in coming back; the Orangmen then entered M'Cracken's house; the Ribbonmen then attacked the house with stones; when they were retreating back a man came out of M'Cracken's house with a gun; his name is John Downing; he snapt the gun thrice, pointed  towards the Catholics; it missed fire; he then went into M'Cracken's and brought out a gun, which also missed fire; he again went in and brought out a gun, along with another man, named Crocket, who also had a gun; and Downing knelt on one knee, saying, "I have him under my eye;" he fired the gun, and Denis Hegerty fell ; he was on the street; witness was ten yards from Downing when he fired; Hegerty died in an hour after he received the shot; at the time the shot was fired, witness cannot swear one of the prisoners was there; witness ran off when Hegerty was killed; many shots were fired from the lower (Orange) party before the men were killed; Downing lived in Dreenan.
  Cross-examined by Counsellor Rolleston:
A great many were in the fair that evening; does not think there were more than on former occasions; there had been riots before this on a fair day.
     Counsellor Rolleston-Now don't mention these odious names of the parties again, I'll not mention them--would to God they were never heard of, but buried with their hateful feelings for ever in oblivion.
     Cross-examination continued- Witness was on the street, walking quietly; had nothing in his hands that day; hand no stones; in the first engagement cannot say how many were engaged on both sides; both parties struck each other violently; saw some of the arties on both sides cut; one party was defeated and driven into the house; there were more outside than inside of M'Cracken's-the beaten party took shelter in it; they came out , ten in number; the street was nearly full; there was a second engagement, and the small party was again driven into the house; it was as bloody as the first; neither at the first or second engagements were stones thrown at the house; stones were thrown by both parties at each other; the party came out of the house a third time, and another battle ensued; one party beat the other party up street, and were beaten back again; this battle was more violent than the two others; does not know the number present; there was great bloodshed, battery and murder; did not see bloody heads by stones, but by sticks; the windows of B. M'Cracken's house were all broken in pieces; the sign was demolished by both sides; the parties were on both sides of the sign; the Ribbon party threw most at the house; Witness stood in Robert M'Dowell's parlour, looking through a broken pane in the window fronting the Market-house to the Well; was sober and saw distinctly what he has told; did not see Mr. Colthurst in the street; saw him during a previous riot; that riot was between the same parties; it occurred 20 minutes before the three battles already mentioned; but all was quiet after it; saw Mr. Colthurst, an Officer, and Soldiers in the first riot; Witness was still at the broken pane; did not see the Officer struck and knocked down; M'Cracken's house is opposite to where Witness stood; did not see an Officer come out bleeding; saw the soldiers fire some shots; people were about them, but no violence was done to them; all kinds of parties were about the Soldiers; Witness did not belong to any party; Witness did not wish to hurt either side; he had good neighbours on both sides; it was nothing to Witness who would win; all are alike to Witness; there was shouting on both sides to "fire away;" they were throwing stones.
     By a Juror- Does not know which of the parties broke the peace first.


     The Rev. John Colthurst- Witness is Curate of the parish of Maghera; lives thre; was in the streets about seven in the evening of 12th June, the market day; at the house of a grocer named Kennedy, witness saw a number of people; saw Madden and Armstrong, constables, with a prisoner in custody, named Dillian; they were endeavouring to bring him to the guard-house; a number of people were around them; the prisoner and one of the constables fell; a man in the crowd said, no man should imprison Dillian; witness went to Ensign Elliot, and brought him down; Elliot went to his Corporal, and ordered him to bring down a file of men; the crowd was so great, Witness did not see Dillian afterwards; there must have been at least 40 or 50 men around the Constables; the Soldiers came and Ensign Elliot ordered them to fix bayonets; before their arrival there was a great deal of tumult and disturbance at M'Cracken's house; Witness soon afterwards saw the Officer disappear, and shortly after saw him all covered with blood; the multitude was then increasing very much; the crowd receded, apparently horror-struck at seeing Ensign Elliot covered with blood; while he was in the house, Witness heard a person say "don't be daunted boys, it is blind cartridges they are firing;" and another man shouted, "they have been keeping us down too long;" another man exclaimed "remember Garvagh;" The Soldiers fired after the Officer disappeared; when he came out, he took his party to Mr. Fall's Inn; he ordered the m to make ready; Witness saw stones throwing," towards us, from us; one party was throwing stones at another, the one party was at M'Cracken's and the other near the market-house; when the soldiers were at M'Cracken's witness saw a party of 20 or 30 men with three for four sticks, breaking M'Cracken's windows; the affray looked very desperate from where witness was standing; lives were in danger, form the heavy stones thrown; witness went to take a stick from a man, when a person come behind him and struck him on the face; witness was cut very deeply, and bled; witness was advising people not to go out in the riot.
     Cross-examined by Counsellor Doherty.
Only heard of two persons having lost their lives that evening, Begley and Hegerty; but heard of M'Master dying  afterwards; witness did not see any persons use a gun ,except the soldier; did not see M'Cracken that evening with a gun; saw Dillian's clothes nearly torn off of him in the endeavour to keep him in custody; Mr. Kennedy's son, David, was holding him by the clothes; Dillian seemed drunk; did not know than any guns were collected in M'Cracken's house; witness heard a man in M'Cracken's often say, "shoot the rebelly rascals;" no shot was fired then; witness heard some shots before he was struck; after the military went away, things were comparatively quiet; witness had assisted in taking a crook out of a man's hand.
   Ensign Jas. Elliot examined by Mr. Deering.
Witness is an officer of the 77th regiment, and was in Maghera in June last; had the command of a serjeant and twelve rank and file there, in barracks; it was suggested by Mr. Colthurst, last witness, to suppress a riot; witness had walked down the street from Mr. Colthurst, to the first assemblage of people; there were then no disturbance at David Kennedy's house; witness remained on the street, and Mr. Colthurst desired witness to go and clear out Mr. Kennedy's shop; witness went and turned all the people out; John Dillon was in the shop, and had his coat off, and was kicking; the mob seemed to be becoming more violent, and the witness sent for the serjeant and a party of six soldiers; the riot continued violently, and witness sent for the remainder of his party; he marched them down tow where the riot was; witness conceived the rioters were attacking M'Cracken's house, and threw himself and party between them and the house; the riot continued and witness ordered his men to prime and load; he then with his party cleared the front of the house; the mob was close upon the party of soldiers; witness on turning around received a blow upon the cheek-bone and eye-brow; witness was insensible from the blow for six or seven minutes; believes the blow was given by a stone; before witness received the blow, M'Cracken came out of his house with a gun, which witness took from him while the soldiers were loading; M'Cracken's house was full of people, whose lives were in the greatest danger; witness's party would not have been able to keep off the mob without firing ;and witness being responsible for the safety of his soldiers, withdrew them to the barrack; while witness was retiring with his party, a large crowd came running down the streets with sticks, shouting, and witness ordered his  men to face about and make ready.
     Cross-examined- The first thing he saw was a the crowd at David Kennedy's; saw no rioting there after Dillians' business; although witness was struck with a stone, he did not order the men to fire.- This closed the case for the defence.
     His Lordship charged the Jury, who, after half an hour's consultation returned a verdict- Not Guilty.

     James Kelly, William Kelly, and John Kelly, were executed at Killamo?y on Thursday, pursuant to their sentence on Tuesday, for the murder of Patrick Quinn. The wretched men died penitently, and confessed their guilt.-- Kilkenny Moderator.

(From the Dublin Evening Post)

     We are perfectly correct in asserting, that a very foolish and illegal order had issued from the Excise, touching at the appointment of Catholics to places in the Revenue. The order did issue, but, we have reason to know, was only partially circulated, when the error of the Clerk was discovered, and means immediately taken to counteract the mischief, into which, no doubt, this person had been inadvertently betrayed. This we also stated on a former occasion. We refer to the subject for the present, for the purpose of laying before the public the revised order of the Board, indicating in a note those parts of it which have been omitted.

As to the Qualification for an Examination of an Expectant in the Estate.

     It will be the Surveyor's duty to see the young man and examine the register of his baptism; his age must not be less than twenty-one, nor more than thirty, [-(1)-] and if a married man, his certificate will not be passed if he has more than two children; he must not be encumbered with debts, nor have any [-2-] infirmities either in body or mind. And the Surveyor must ascertain by regular trial, whether he understands the four first rules of vulgar and decimal arithmetic, and what business or profession (if any) he has been trained to; also, whether he is in all respects a likely man to make a good officer; the whole of which must be stated in the precise form of the accompanying certificate, as upon examination they shall be found to be, and the Surveyor will be held strictly responsible for the truth of every particular he certifies.
     The annexed certificate is in the required form, varying of course with the circumstances of the case, which certificate must be written by the young man, how is also to insert in what part of England he wishes to be instructed, and who he proposes to be his securities.
     If any difficulty arises in complying with these requisitions, the candidate must be sent with this letter and the order to Dublin; but the particulars as to his age, security, [-3-] and as to debts, must be ascertained and certified by the Surveyor at        , where the candidate resides.

To the Honorable Commissioners and Governors of his Majesty's Revenue of Excise, Mail, &c.

     These are to certify that C.D. born in the parish of           , in the county of              , in             collection, is a likely man to make a good officer, he is brisk and healthy, and not encumbered with debts, is a single man, (or married man, has a wife and   child   ,) aged      years, of a good family, sober life and conversation, well affected to the present Government, [-4-] and hath been bred a         , and proposes for his securities         , and        , Gentlemen, both of            , in the barony of        , and humbly desires to be instructed by        , officer of      division,      district and             collection.
                     A.B. SURVEYOR.
     I. C.D. do voluntarily make oath, that neither I, nor any person for me, to my knowledge or belief, hath directly or indirectly given or promised to give, any fee, gratuity or reward to any person or persons whatsoever, for obtaining, or endeavouring to obtain for me, an order of instructions, or any employment in the Revenue of Excise.
     Sworn this    day of      before me       E. C.
     May it please your Honours- I have examined the above mentioned C.D. and fine him well qualified in every respect, according to the above written certificate. He understand the four first rules of vulgar and decimal arithmetic; he hath taken the oath of Office, and [those] that of Allegiance, [-5-] according to the directions of the Act of the 12th Chas. II. cap. 247 and the certificate is in his own handwriting- I am, your Honours, most obedient, humble servant.     A.B. Surveyor.
     Date &c.
[1] and he must be of the Communion of the church of England-[2] Natural-[3] Communion-[4] And of the Communion of the Church of England-[5] And Supremacy.
     While we are upon this subject, we seize the opportunity of stating ,and we do so with pleasure, that Sir John Mortlock, the Commissioner, at present resident in Dublin, expressed his marked disapprobation of the conduct of the Clerk who issued the order, and we state, on good authority, that one, (if not more than one), of the persons who were some weeks ago nominated by the Chairman here, as a member of the General Board, to the English Excise, is a Catholic.





     John Hogan, Pat Linn, Joseph Lennie, Peter Dillon, Mathew Glass, James M'Clusky, Bernard O'Neil, Francis M'Laine, Hugh M'Kenna, jun., Owen M'Shane, Hugh M'Kenna, sen. and Neil M'Laine, were arraigned for riotiously assembling at Maghera on the 12th day of June last, and then and there assaulting the house of Hugh MacCracken, &c.
     As his Lordship intimated that he did not intend to proceed in the case of the riots this evening,
     Counsellor Doherty moved, that the prisoners now arraigned might be allowed to remain out till the morning.
     Sir James Galbraith (Crown Solicitor) expressed his unwillingness.
      Mr. Doherty then moved that the persons of the other party charged with rioting might also be arraigned and committed to gaol. He conceived Sir James could not object to this.
     Crown Solicitor- "Certainly not- I have only one rule for both parties."
     Mr. Irwin then arraigned Samuel Clark, James Sloss, Charles Rainey, Hugh M'Cracken, Joseph Sloss, James M'Cleery, James Scot, John Armstrong, George Scot, James Hipson, and others for a riot at Maghera in June last.
     The prisoners were then remanded to gaol, and the Court, after transacting some unimportant business, adjourned.


     SATURDAY, APRIL 3- The Court assembled this morning at nine o'clock. After his Lordship had taken his seat.
     Mr. Rolleston stated, that he had been informed this morning, and he felt great pleasure in making the communication, that the prisoners, of both the parties, to be tried for being concerned in the fatal riots at Maghera, in June last, who were arraigned last night, and sent to gaol, had, in the prison, shaken hands and were mutually willing, for the future to abstain from all display of party feeling, and to live in good fellowship and neighborhood, and hoped the Court would allow them to return home without being brought to trial. As such a wish had proceeded from themselves, and had, he believed, been in some degree anticipated by the Counsel on both sides, he would put it as a suggestion to the Court, whether the discharge of the prisoners now might not tend as much to tranquilize the part of the country from whence they came as proceeding against them by trial. The Learned Gentleman enforced the suggestion in a strain of very powerful eloquence, and concluded by expressing his anxious hope that such a measure, if adopted, would tend permanently to place the country in a state of repose, and for ever to prevent in that Court a development of practices similar to those charged against the prisoners.
     Mr. Justice Vandeleur- If such a course as had been suggested would have the effect of allaying the bad feeling, and preventing such outrages as had unfortunately existed, and had been perpetrated between the two parties, I would be delighted in contributing any thing in the power of the Court towards it.
     As  the wish of the parties could only be obtained through the Agents concerned.-
     Mr. Attorney Falls, as agent for one class of the prisoners, stated, that if such a measure could be carried into effect, and that the reconciliation was sincere, there was no objection on his side; but he begged that his Lordship would not make any order until his Counsel would be present.
     His Lordship acquiesced, and Mr. Doherty having come into Court, Mr. Rolleston again made his application.
     Counsellor Doherty then stated, that if he were confident that the suggestion offered by the Counsel on the opposite side, on the part of his clients, was offered by them in the spirit of forbearance and conciliation, his clients would be the last persons in the county to stand in the way of such an arrangement; on the contrary, notwithstanding the unfortunate and melancholy occurrences which have happened, they would make every exertion to forward any measure which might tend to restore tranquility to that distracted part of the country. Their object was not to obtain any victory over their neighbours, by the result of the prosecutions-but by a fair and impartial trial, to have the unfortunate transaction probed to the bottom and thoroughly investigated, that the public might know who were in fault, nad the judicature of the county award the merited punishment. If, however, the two parties have come to a determination to forgive the past, and be reconciled for the future, the professional gentlemen concerned would ill perform their duty, if they did not make every exertion in their power to carry it into effect. They are rejoiced at such a conclusion, and I am confident the very respectable gentleman beside me (Mr. Falls) from the instructions  he has given his Counsel, will, as he had done already, do all in his power to promote and cherish it. "I hope," concluded the learned gentleman, "I sincerely trust it is a cordial and not a hollow reconciliation which is wished; and that we shall never see the prisoners again at the bar, charged with a similar offence. I am confident the impressive and solitary admonishment of the bench would go a great way to completely effect mutual forgiveness, and prevent every dangerous manifestation of party spirit. However, without Mr. Sheil I cannot agree to such a recommendation as has been communicated to me for the first time since I came into Court."
     Sir James Galbraith, the Crown Solicitor, said he was willing, if the Court would allow it, to abide by the opinion of the two respectable Catholic gentlemen now in his view, (Captain Small and Mr. Surgeon Henry) who were resident in the vicinity of the outrages, as to the effect which a measure as had been suggested would have in confirming the future peace and tranquility of any country.
     Counsellor Sheil at this moment entered the Court, and began to consult with his junior colleague, Mr. Doherty.
     Mr. Justice Vandeleur-It would be a great breach of duty, to the Court, to be accessary to a hollow reconciliation. If the outrages be renewed the individuals might rely on being visited by the condign vengeance of the laws. The Court was prepared to attend to the wishes of Counsel on both sides.
     The Clerk of the Crown then called over the names of both classes of prisoners. They mingled together in the dock, apparently good natured.
     Counsellor Deering (turning round and addressing the prisoners in the dock)-"Are you all willing to be good friends and neighbours and to be fully reconciled?"
     Prisoners-"Yes, we are."
     Sir James Galbraith wished his "Lordship to permit him to ask the prisoners a question. Are ye ______"
     His Lordship- "Sir James, it might be better not. Gentlemen, (addressing both sides of the bar) can the Court now proceed?"
     Counsellors Rolleston and Sheil- "Your Lordship may."
     His Lordship in a most impressive manner proceeded to address the prisoners to the following effect:- "Prisoners, you all stand charged with being concerned in teh perpetration of an outrage, the circumstances of which, having been already disclosed to the Court in a trial which has taken place, appears to have been of the greatest enormity, and such as are disgraceful to civilized society. I do not say that any of you are guilty, for you have not yet been tried; but you all stand charged with participating in an outrage, followed by consequences most fatal, and such as I never heard before a Court of Justice. I have been informed, and know, that this riot originated in different party feeling- a feeling which, if persisted in, will prove ruinous to the welfare of the country, and your own individual prosperity. It will be most satisfactory to me, if you are now cordially determined that all past differences and animosity should subside, and that you shall all live in harmony and good neighbourhood- you have so professed yourselves and for the sake of growing prosperity of this country, and for your own sake, I hope that your determination is sincere. If your expressed wish to be reconciled proves honest, your country will feel deeply interested in the occurrence of this day; for the peace of that district in which you reside depends on the sincerity of your profession. I do fervently hope and trust, that what you have stated to your Counsel is true, and that you have really determined to live hereafter as good friends and neighbors and to follow your lawful avocations in amity and cordiality. If your professions prove hollow, and a mere pretext in order to avoid dreaded punishment at present, and if you should again be brought into this Court, before me, or any other Judge, and found guilty of a similiar offence, the recollection of this day will be visited on and with augmented severity of punishment; for had you been convicted this day, your punishment would have been severe and exemplary. In the hope that your professions are sincere, and that you will return home good friends, and neighbours, and live in harmony and friendship, the Court consents that you now be discharged on being bound over in 20l. each of personal security, to appear at the next Assizes if called upon.
     Counsellor Shoales, in a low tone, addressed a few words across the bench to his Lordship.
     His Lordship- "I am glad you mentioned it, Mr. Schoales. Prisoners, before you retire, let me admonish you, that the best mode of showing the sincerity of what you have now promised, will be, on your return home, to abstain carefully form any expression of triumph-none of you have had a triumph-you stood charged, and have mutually agreed to be reconciled."
     Counsellor Deering- "My Lord, before your Lordship spoke, I was also obtaining from the parties a promise to abstain hereafter from all processions, and irritating displays of different religious feelings and opinions."
     His Lordship cordially seconded the object of Mr. Deering, and expressed his earnest hope and desire that the parties would avoid all processions and displays of party difference.
     The Clerk of the Crown having then repeated the form of the recognizance, the prisoners retired.
     The utmost satisfaction, with this pleasing result, was expressed by all present; the intelligence soon spread through the city, and was every where received with feelings of genuine pleasure.
     In the evening the individuals of the two parties joined together in harmonious circles, and, over the social glass, forgave and forgot their former animosities.


     At the Cork Assizes a true Bill has been found against six men for being concerned in the murder of the Franks. At the same Assizes one man, out of four charged, was convicted for being concerned in the murder of John Orren, a Policeman. Five persons have been apprehended, charged with the murder of Mr. Marum, by Mr. Kelly, of he Constabulary, aided by Colonel Lindsay, of the 78th Highlanders. The Provincial Papers contain no news, upon which we should deem it necessary to offer any remark, or indeed to make extract.--Dublin Evening Post.


     We sincerely regret to have to state that melancholy occurrence took place on Sunday night at Lismorta, in the neighbourhood of Killenaule. A man of the name of Mathew Hoolahan, in endeavouring to escape from the Police, who were in search of him, was shot dead. The circumstances of the melancholy case are these:- Hoolahan, in consequence of having informations sworn against certain concerned in the burning of Skehan's house, had placed himself under the protection of F. Despart, Esq., the Magistrate before whom he lodged these informations. Afraid to come forward to prosecute, he made his escape before the last Assizes; since which period the Police have been in search of him. On Sunday night last, by the direction of Mr. Miller, the Police went to a farmer's house where Mr. Miller suspected Hoolahan was concealed. When they entered the House, in which there was no light, they inquired of the owner if there were any strangers within, and were informed that there was no stranger there.- Hearing some persons breathe near the door, one of the Police, the elder Talbot, directed his steps to the place, when he received a blow on the head, on which he cried out to his son, David Talbot, (another of the Police) to watch the door, as some person was escaping. The younger Talbot immediately came to the door, when he met the deceased with a slane in his hand, endeavouring to escape, and beat down every person that should oppose him. For some time David Talbot parried with his gun the thrusts made at him, but, unfortunately for the scuffle the gun accidently [sic] went off, and the assailant lost his life. On Monday morning, that very efficient and worthy Magistrate, N. Taylor, Esq. ordered an inquest to be held-the verdict returned was- "That the deceased came by his death in consequence of a shot fired by David Talbot, aided and assisted by the elder Talbot, and two of the Police." So satisfied are the Magistrates that attended the inquisition, of circumstances quite favourable to Talbot, who has been a very proper, quiet, well-conducted young man, that they have applied to Government for permission to bail him and the rest of the Police. It is rather curious that the prisoner, the younger Talbot, was the only evidence against himself; and that the other Policemen, and the inmates of the home, were ignorant of the facts of the case.--Clonmel Herald.


From the first day of May next, for such Term as may be agreed on.

     Which are held by RICHARD MACALE, late of Corendoo, Esq., deceased, viz:-
     CORENDOO, with an excellent House, Offices, &c. in thorough repair, upon which there is Turf and Water: the Lands are choice, both Fattening and Meadow-20 acres of Waste not chargeable, and valuable in Summer, Said Lands contain 69 acres.
     KEILBEG, adjoining Correndoo, 85A.1R.25P.
     CAROUGHBEVAGH, near Monivea, 49A.
     POULVULLANE, ditto, 56A.
     CROUGHRUE, ditto, 30A.
     MENLOUGH, ditto, 70A.
     DERRYLISSANE, ditto, 79A.2R.
     PARK, within one mile of Athenry, to be let in whole or in divisions containing 338A.2R.10P.
     TYSAXON, mid way between Athenry and Monivea, to be let in whole or in divisions, 180A.
     ANNABEG, near Moylough, containing 206A.1R.26P.
     DERRYDONNELBEG, midway between Athenry and Oranmore, containing 130A.
     The above Lands are well worth attention, being choice for Rearing and Fattening.
     Proposals to be received by Theobold Burke, Esq. Prospect, Athenry and by Richard Macale, Wooderew, Eyrecourt, who will jointly let same.
     April 12, 1824


From the first day of May next, for such Term as may be agreed on.

     That excellent DWELLING HOUSE, OFFICES, and YARD, situate at the West. The House is in neat repair, and now in the occupation of Alexander Hay, Esq.
    Proposals to be received by Mr. Hay, on the premises; or by Robert Powers, 6, Talbot-street, Dublin or Back-street, Galway.
     April 12, 1824.


     TO BE SOLD- Two MAHOGANY BILLIARD TABLES-which will be disposed of on moderate terms. Apply to the Widow Fallon, Shop-street.


From the 25th of March instant-for such Terms and in such Divisions as shall be agreed on.
Dunbulken, Streamsfield and Boulinane,
The Property of Geo. Vesey, Esq., near Tuam.

     They would make good Stop-Farms for Ballinasloe, and are rich and excellent Winter Pasturage, from their great shelter, sub-divided and well inclosed.
     Proposals in writing (post paid) to be received by St. Clair O'Maley, Esq. Hawthorne-Lodge, Castlebar.
     March 22, 1824.



Lessee of Archibald Taylor,}TO BE LET, for
                      a.                 } Six Months, or
                  Ejector.            } pending the ???? in
_____________________}this Cause, the Lands of EAST BALEINTUBBER, containing 144 Acres (more or less) situate midway between Loughrea and Ballinasloe.
     Also, the Lands of CARRAMORE or LISS, containing about 300 Acres and situate within one mile of Headford-and one sixteenth part of the Lands of BALLYDOTTY, situate near Knockina.
     Written proposals (post paid) will be received by Mr. Dominick Doyle, Galway, who will give immediate possession of the Lands when the value is offered.
     April 12, 1824.


     PORTSMOUTH, APRIL 3.- The order which was given for vessels bound to the Mediterranean not to wait for convoy has been rescinded, and such are now directed to assemble at Falmouth for that protection. It is presumed, therefore, that other unfavourable circumstances in the affair with Algiers has since arisen.
     Commodore Ballen is gone out to the coast of Africa with extended instructions for the suppression of the Slave Trade, founded upon that admirable measure introduced by Mr. Canning, by which Captains carrying Slaves are declared Pirates, and are liable to suffer capital punishment.
     Two companies of the 3d R.V. battalion have arrived at Jersey from Cork. On the arrival of the remainder of that corps from Cork, the 72d will proceed to Plymouth for the purpose of relieving the 61st, which is ordered to Ireland.
     The detachments of the 3d Dragoon Guards, which recently proceeded to Liverpool, are, we understand, ordered back to Manchester.

Galway, Thursday, April  15, 1824

Court of Chancery-Westminster, April 8.
In the Matter of Saumarez, a Lunatic.

     In this case, which was partially heard on Tuesday, Mr. Heald resumed his application to the Court. He had a petition from the brothers of the lunatic, praying his Lordship to refer to the Master, to inquire whether C. Taylor alias Reilly, alias Saumarez, is the wife of the lunatic, and whether an action ought to be instituted in the Ecclesiastical Courts to annul the marriage entered into between the lunatic and his lady-the claims of the petition rested on the following facts as detailed in the affidavits of several persons:- Charlotte Taylor, now Mrs. Saumarez, was alleged to have been married some years ago to John Reilly, in the vicinity of the town of Dundalk, county Louth, Ireland; the clergyman who solemnized the marriage was the Rev. John Hamilton Stubb, acting at the time for the Rev. Mr. Thackery, Protestant Minister of Dundalk; Reilly and his wife removed to England some time after, and resided at Manchester, where the husband worked as a labourer; he disappeared from Manchester, the affidavits did not state how, and has not been since heard of or seen. The affidavits then went on to state that Charlotte Reilly conducted hersel fas a person of light conduct and ill-fame in Manchester after the disappearance of her husband and that she was actually residing in a brothel at the time she was married to the lunatic; after a short residence with the lunatic, she was apprehended on a charge of bigamy, set up against her by the relatives of the lunatic, the present petitioners before the Court; the trial took place at the Lancaster Assizes last summer, when she was acquitted, in consequence of Mr. Justice Bayley's opinion that her first marriage, viz. that with Reilly in Ireland, was not a valid marriage, inasmuch as it had been solemnized, not in a church, but in a private house, in an uncanonical place and house. The allegations then proceeded to prove that the female who married Reilly in Ireland was the same who was subsequently married to the lunatic, and the same who was tried for bigamy; her identity was proved by the concurrent testimony of many. Having stated these facts to the Court, Mr. Heald urged that the lady's marriage with the lunatic was illegal and ought to be of course dissolved; it might be objected to him that, as the lady was acquitted of bigamy, it followed that this last marriage was legal; but it was well known that the learned and able Judge who presided at that trial, subsequently declared that his opinion at the time was erroneous, and his direction to the Jury consequently incorrect. It may also be said that it was not unusual to refer such an inquiry as that prayed by the petitioners to the Master; but this objection was also invalid, as there was a precedent in point in the care of Smith. On the grounds of the facts alleged in the affidavit, he trusted the Court would direct such inquiry and suit in the Ecclesiastical Courts to be instituted, as the petition prayed.
     Mr. Agar, for the Lady, contended against the prayer of the petition on several grounds; it had been on Tuesday asserted that this lady had married three times; but there was not one single mention of it in the affidavits; there was no evidence of it before the Court. It was alleged in the affidavits that she was married in Ireland, but that allegation was not sufficient; the certificate of marriage ought to have been brought to the Court and proved before his Lordships. As to that marriage, it was proved to be invalid by the direction of the Judge, and the verdict of the Jury; the second marriage was, of course, legal. As to Mr. Justice Bayley's change of opinion, it was but a matter of assertion by the adverse party and not sufficient to guide or warrant the decision of the Bench; it was not usual to refer a point of law to the consideration of the Master; but even though referred, the Ecclesiastical Court had not power to reverse the marriage after it had been declared valid by a Judge and Jury. if the inquiry should be gone into, it would be very expensive to the lunatic's estate, and after all would end in nothing. For these reasons he trusted his Lordship would not take any measure to disturb the marriage.
     The Lord Chancellor said the question before the Court was whether reference ought to be made to the Master to inquire whether this lady was the wife of the lunatic, and to consider whether a suit should be instituted in the Ecclesiastical Courts to reverse that marriage. It certainly was the practice of the Court to refer such a case to the Master, as in the matter of Smith, in which the Master was directed to inquire whether the marriage of that lunatic was solemnized when he was of sound mind; this latter was an inquiry into a fact. As to references to the Master for a point of law, his Lordship was very unwilling to direct them. It would be a question whether the Ecclesiastical Courts had jurisdiction in such an affair; what was the extent of that jurisdiction and how far it would be for the benefit of the lunatic's estate to purchase such a dissolution of marriage from the Ecclesiastical Courts; his Lordship remembered the case of a man who married and dissolved his marriage in Scotland, according to the established custom of that country; he came into England and married again; he was tried in Lancaster for bigamy and found guilty, and the twelve Judges declared on the occasion that the first marriage could not be dissolved except by an Act of Parliament. His Lordship had reason to think that Mr. Justice Bayley's present opinion was that a marriage solemnized in Ireland under uncanonical circumstances was valid, but that the clergyman who solemnized it was subject to Ecclesiastical censure from his superiors. His Lordship thought it better to declare the law himself than depute the Master to do it; a suit before the Ecclesiastical Courts would be very expensive; he would inquire into the law, and report his opinion at another time.



     We understand that the temperate, yet firm Petition, adopted by the Catholics of the County, County of the Town, and Town of Galway, is still lying for signatures at Mr. John Ireland's, High-street.- All those who feel concerned for the advancement of the Great Cause of Emancipation-who are anxious to regain their long alienated privileges-who may be desirous of participating in the blessings of the boasted Constitution, are requested to declare themselves, by subscribing their names to it as speedily as possible. No time is to be lost. Petitions from other places are almost ready for presentation-and Catholic Galway must not lag behind. Much remains to be done. As the Petition is common to Town and County, it must probably be sent to more central parts of the latter, to afford a facility to County Gentlemen subscribing to it. The Towns' People should , therefore, come forward at once-the County will join heart and hand, and with very moderate exertion their united prayer will go forth to the Legislature, most numerously and respectably signed.


     A Sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Warden Ffrench, to-morrow, at the Parish Chapel-the Collection on the occasion will be for the improvement of the Chapel-The Public have frequently before heard the Very Rev. Gentleman display his powerful ???? on Good Friday; and we are glad he has once again adopted the same subject. We are satisfied no Divine in the Kingdom could be more happy or more impressive on the occasion.


     The Rev. Mr. Kirwan will, on Monday next, deliver a Sermon at the above Chapel, when a Collection will be made which will be appropriated to the liquidating the arrear of debt incurred in erecting a Monument to the memory of the ever to be lamented Rev. Nicholas A. Clayton. We are satisfied that the Public will be liberal on the occasion, and that they will cheerfully contribute in paying any mark of respect to the memory of the deceased.


     WHEREAS my Wife, Anne M'Namara, otherwise Coyle, has absconded from me without any just cause, & taking every opportunity of wrongfully injuring my character, I do hereby Caution the Public from giving her any Credit on my account, as I will not pay any Debt she may Contract.
     Dated and given under my hand at Gurteen, April the 14th, 1824.

Galway, Monday, April  19, 1824


     Whereas I have read with surprise a Notice from my husband, PATRICK M'NAMARA, addressed to the Public, "cautioning them against giving me any credit on his account," inasmuch as (he states) I left his house without any provocation I have only to say, that there was no immediate danger of my putting the generosity of the public or his credit to the test-that he did so for the purpose of satisfying his own malice is evident. And as to my leaving his house without provocation, I did so in consequence of the bad treatment I experienced from him and returned to my father's house for the further safety of my life, and through no other motives or inducements whatever.
               ANNE M'NAMARA
April 19, 1824.


From the first day of May next, for such term and in such divisions as shall be agreed on.
The HOUSE, OFFICES, GARDEN, ORCHARD and about 200 Acres of the LANDS of

Fattening and Meadow Land within three miles of the Town of Gort, and 14 of the town of Ennis- The House, Offices, Garden, Orchard, and 62 acres at present held by Henry Lahiff, Esq. About 100 acres held by Captain Lahiff, and the remainder by Bernard Butler, Esq.
     Proposals in writing will be received by Henry Lambert of Aggard; and Mrs. Kirwan, Aggard.
     April 19, 1824.

Either by the Month or for Three Years


     Will let the MILL he now holds at Newtownsmith, for any term that may be agreed on; as also the DWELLING HOUSE he occupies of said place. The MILL has been of late repaired, and is in perfect order, with all its Machinery New.
     He will also let the STORE of late built by Mr. John Ryan, at Merchants' walk, until 20th September next, which by reason of its convenience to the Grain Market and Quays, is remarkably well calculated for business.
    He continues to purchase all sorts of Grain; and has for Sale on moderate terms-
     30 Tons of fresh Oatmeal;
     100 Barrels Scotch Herrings, of a very superior quality;
     10 Hhds. American Flax-Seed.
               With a Quantity of
     Prime Wheat, Barley, Oats, and Flour.
     Galway, April 19, 1824.

     NOVEL CONVICTION- On Thursday, the 30th ult., Thomas Skinner, of Newtownmountkennedy, blacksmith, was convicted before John C. Lees, Esq., a Magistrate of the County Wicklow and fined a sum of 10 for exercising the trade of a blacksmith in the town of Rathdrum, he not having a license from the Magistrates to do so, agreeably to the form of the statute. This statute is called the Arms Act, and was passed in the 47th, George III, Sec. 2, chap 45, sects 9 and 10, and continued by subsequent acts during the present reign.


Galway, Thursday, April  22, 1824


     CLONMEL, April 17- On Tuesday night, shortly after a party of the Mortlestown Police has arrived at the house of Walter Skehan, of Coolagh, (where they were stationed at night for Skehan's protection since his house was burned by incendiaries) they were alarmed by the barking of dogs, and on going out to ascertain the cause, perceived a house on fire, not 200 yards distant- it was entirely consumed. This was one of the houses which Skehan had not possession of with the lands of Coolbawn. On hearing of the outrage, Richard Millett, Esq., a very active Magistrate, proceeded to the ???, and with the Police, made every exertion to apprehend the perpetrators-but, we are sorry to say, without success.-Clonmel Herald.

     LIMERICK, APRIL 17- At three o'clock this day, William and Michael Crotty, brothers, for burglary in the house of James Egan, of Croagh; and John Carmody; for attacking the habitation of Launcelot Sands, at Morgans, in this county, and taking therefrom arms and money, were hanged in front of the county gaol. They all acknowledged the justice of their sentence.

     This morning at six o'clock, the King's Messenger, who left Dublin at half-past three yesterday afternoon, arrived here with a respite for Thomas Sullivan, who was reprieved to this day, for attempting to murder Mr. Nagle. If the King's Messenger had not arrived, the execution would not take place, as the Sheriff received a communication yesterday from Mr. Sergeant Lefroy, at Charlesville, commuting the sentence to transportation for life-accordingly, Sullivan was removed from the condemned cell, and had his irons all struck off.

     On Monday night last, an armed party of men attacked a farm-house, on the lands of Ballyegan, near Shanagolden, the property of Mr. Nicholas Meade, of Newcastle, and on part of the estate of the Earl of Clare. Immediately on entering the house they fired a short, after which, two of them, one of them armed with a musket and the other with a pistol, commenced beating a confidential man of Mr. Meades's named Hanrahan, who was a stranger and only a few days living in the house, broke some of his ribs, knocked out his eye with the musket, and told him and his wife that if they did not go back to their own country the next day, to prepare their coffins, which they were thus forced to comply with and left the country on Thursday.

     On Saturday last, Mr. Timothy Cronin, of Ross, near Drumcolloher, when in the act of preventing potatoes being removed from his lands, previous to his securing the ?ert, was struck with a spade in the back of the head, by a man named Sheehan, who has absconded. Little hopes are entertained of his recovery.

     A similar attack was made on Mr. D. Kelly, of Farahy, who received a cut in the head, by a blow of a shovel.

     On Wednesday night the Police, stationed at Pallis-kenry, arrested Bryan Bourke, charged with having on the night of Thursday, the 3d instant, fired at Jacob Shouldice, whilst sitting in his own house, at Mellon, in this county.

     A man named Connell, was killed in the neighbourhood of Turbid, county Kerry, on Saturday evening last, in a quarrel, originating in his attempting to walk across another person's field.- Two men are in custody for this outrage.

     We regret to have occasion to notice another highway robbery committed in the immediate neighbourhood of this town, on the Armagh road, attended with circumstances of a very atrocious character.- On Friday night last, as Mr. A. Ledlie and his servant were returning from the fair of Market-hill, about half-past nine o'clock, they were attacked within a quarter of a mile of Newry by three for four men-one of whom on coming up discharged a pistol at Mr. Ledlie, happily without effect. Mr. Ledlie was then dragged from his horse, knocked down, and dreadfully beaten. Mr. Ledlie's servant was also knocked down and received a great deal of abuse. While these ruffians were engaged in their nefarious works a man named Clarke approached, on which they fled, leaving the objects of their sanguinary ferocity weltering in their blood.--Newry Paper.

    ATTACK ON THE CORK MAIL COACH- The Cork, by Cashel, down Coach, was attacked at a place called Grange Turnpike Gate, which was shut against the passage of the Coach, and but a shore distance from the town of Cashel. The Coachmen and Guard were fired at, and both were severely wounded.- The robbers succeeded in carrying off the Mail and the arms; they killed two of the horses on the spot, and not content with this outrage, they attacked the up Coach, which reached this City at half-past five o'clock yesterday evening. The Guard, however, having spiritedly returned the fire, the villains thought right to desist from further violence.


     Thursday last, Timothy Brusnahan, Patrick M'Auliff, and Thomas Lillis, for the burning of Churchtown barracks, and the murder of Hugh Colligan, were executed at Cork. They did not address the people; but Brusnahan, who declared his innocence so strongly after conviction, made an unreserved communication of his guilt. M'Auliff did the like, qualifying it by saying, that having been wounded early in the attack, he was not present when the death of the Policeman took place. As to Lillis, for whom so strong an alibi case was made out, he admitted having been actively concerned in the disturbances, but would neither admit nor deny that he was at the burning of Churchtown.
     On Monday last, the three Cremens, brothers, underwent the awful sentence of the law at Gallows-green, for the inhuman murder of the Franks' family, and to the last moment held out in the same declaration of innocence which they gave after trial.--Limerick Paper.

     BIRTHS EXTRAORDINARY- On Tuesday morning, near Bandon, the wife of a gardener named Daniel Cremen, of four sons! One of them died immediately after his birth-the other three are in good health. Their mother (who is naturally delicate) is in a very weak state, but hopes are entertained of her recovery.
     In Bath, a few days ago, the lady of James Valobra, of Northampton-street, of two girls and a boy. The females lived only a short time; the son (an heir) and the mother are likely to do well.


     Thomas Robinson, Esq. eldest son of A. Ramsay Robinson, Esq. of Kensington, to Frederica, only daughter of the late Sir George Brathwaite Boughton, Bart. of Police Court, Herefordshire. This was the elopement from Brussels which had made so much noise. The lady has 80,000l. to her fortune.
On Tuesday last, in St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. William Bushe, A.M. Francis Bell, of this City, Esq. to Anne, eldest daughter of Sir James Riddall, of Richmond-house, County of Dublin.
     In St. Andrew's Church, Dublin, on the 20th inst., by the Rev. James Nevin, Thomas Jones, Esq. of North Wales to Miss Elinor Williams.
Monday the 19th instant, by the Hon. and Very Rev. the Dean of St. Patrick's, at George's Church, Dublin, William P. Matthews, Dublin Castle, Esq. to Mary Anne, daughter of Thomas Hodgens, Rutland-square, Esq.


    At his father's house, at Banff, on the 3d instant, James Robinson, Esq., late Lieutenant-Colonel of the 91st foot.
     At his house in London, Major-General Doveton, of the Madras Establishment and M.P. for Lancaster.



     Having surrendered some of his Farms, will Sell-


In Lots on FRIDAY, the 30th day of APRIL instant, at his Park at Mount-pleasant, near Loughrea, close to the field wherein "the Ploughing Match" will take place.
     Approved Bills, payable the 8th of October will be taken in payment.
     Loughrea, 19th April, 1824.


Bernard Browne, Esq.                }By virtue of his
            a.                                   }Majesty's Writ
Andrew Browne, Esq. deceased }of fieri facias, in
_________________________}these several
John Blake a. Same                    }causes to me
_________________________}directed; I will
Laurence Fahy a. Same              }on
the 28th Day of APRIL inst. Set up and Sell by Public Auction, at MOUNTHAZEL in the County of Galway, all the Defendant's Household Furniture, Farming Utensils, Carriage Gig & Jaunting Car, several valuable Draft and Saddle Houses, Wine, Plate, &c., &c.
     And on MONDAY, the 3d day of MAY next, at MOVILLA, in said County, all the Defendant's Stock, consisting of 2000 & upwards of the best bred Sheep, of different ages, 90 Head of Horned Cattle, a quantity of Hay and Corn, &c. &c.
                   ROBERT FRENCH, jun. Sheriff.
Office Loughrea, April 10, 1824
N.B.-It being the interest of the Creditors that this Sale should be as productive as possible and the family of the deceased being anxious for the attainment of the same object, request particularly the attendance of their numerous friends, and have arranged that approved Bills, payable with interest, the 10th day of October next, shall be taken in payment and one shilling in the pound allowed for cash payments, where the sum shall exceed thirty pounds.


John Batchelor, Esq. }Pursuant to the Decree of
      Plaintiff.              } of the Right Hon. the Lord
Walter Blake, Esq.   }High Chancellor of Ireland,
      and others,         }made in this Cause, bearing
      Defendants.        }date the 8th day of July,
________________}1819, I will, on Monday, the 10th day of May next, at one o'clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inn's quay, Dublin, set up and sell by Public Auction, to the highest and fairest bidder, all that and those the Town and Lands of Gortspora, otherwise Gortponge and Glanskealy, two quarters part and five parcel of Oranmore, five quarters part and parcel of four quarters of Oranmore, in Mineduff, otherwise Moneduff, three Cartrons, or part of Oranmore, and in Moneduff, two parcels, being three Cartrons, and one-fourth Cartron Monemore, two quarters of Carrowmore, Monterinvilly, and two Islands, one quarter of Lissinany, all situate , lying and being in the County of Galway, the Town and Lands of Doonmacreeny, otherwise Drumackrine, otherwise Drumecrine, otherwise Carrowenslane, one quarter Trimeskihill, othewise Tryneskchy, one qr. Burrisk, otherwise Burrise, one quarter Carrowlogh, one quarter Carrowkilline, othewise Carrowkillevine, one quarter Lisduff, otherwise Liduff, half a quarter of Cinnmore, otherwise Clinmore, otherwise Cloohmore, two quarters, and Glebe one-tenth of a quarter all situate, lying and being in the County of Mayo, or a competent part thereof, for the purpose in said Decree mentioned.
     Dated this 9th day of March, 1824.
For further information apply to Joseph Bromlow, Plaintiff's Solicitor, 31, Jervis-street.
     April 19th, 1824.


In the entire or separate Divisions, to accommodate good Tenantry,
About 264 Acres of the Lands of
(Near Loughrea)

    The quality of which is so well known that they deserve the notice of respectable Farmers who intend finishing their Stock for Ballinasloe.
     Proposals to Michael G. Prendergast, Esq. No 5 Cleveland-row, London, or to William Kelly, Stamp Office, Loughrea, to forward to him.
     April 22, 1824.

From the first day of May next, for such term of Years as may be agreed on

     With twenty-five Acres of choice Meadow Land, well subdivided, and convenient to Turf and Water; situate within four miles of Athenry, twelve of Ballinasloe, and eight of Loughrea.

Also the House and Offices of

With from fifty to one-hundred Acres of good Land, well subdivided, situate within twelve miles of Ballinasloe, twelve of Tuam, and twelve of Loughrea.
     Proposals to be received by Mr. Richard Burke, Gurteen Lodge, Castleblakeney, or Mr. Bryan Cuniffe, Galway.
     April 22, 1824.

The fine, fast-sailing, Coppered,
Nathaniel Warner, Master, Burthell

Particularly well suited to carry PASSENGERS, having superior accommodations -intended.
     To Sail on or about the first of May.
     For Freight or Passage, apply to the Captain, on Board, or
          MR. ANTHONY LYNCH, High-street; April 8, 1824.     Galway.

Saturday, March 17
________CLINCH in the Chair.


     Mr. Kirwan moved that a Public Dinner should be given to Mr. O'Connell and Mr. Sheil for their splendid and useful exertions in the Catholic cause, in which Protestant and such other Gentlemen, as choose, should have the privilege of attending.
     Mr. J.D. MULLEN seconded the motion, as he was aware that such a public expression of respect as that now proposed, was intended by several Protestant, and, therefore, it was incumbent on those who were more particularly benefited by the learned Gentleman's exertions to be the first to come forward upon such an occasion.
     The motion passed unanimously, and a Committee was then appointed for carrying it into effect.


    Mr. CONWAY read communications of which the following are the most material passages:


     A letter from the Rev. David Walsh was read, containing a return of a female school of that town, drawn up by Miss Catherine Donovan, whose superintendence and direction has so materially contributed to the success of the school. The Rev. correspondent vouched for the correctness of the return. The school was established, by subscription, in the year 1819, for the education of the female poor. They are taught plain and useful works, suitable to their humble sphere of life, and also reading and writing. The schools are divided into two departments, one for reading and writing, and the other for muslin and plain work, spinning and knitting, and both contain 120 girls. The school is attended by the Parish Priest and a society of ladies, who are most zealous in the performance of their daily duties. The rent of the schoolhouse is 13l. 13s. and 12l. to the mistress. The books read in the school are Reeve's History of the Bible, the Imitation of Christ, Thomas a Kempis, Doctor Englands Think Well On't, Fleury's Historical and poor Man's Catechism, Butler's Catechism, Spelling Book, Catholic Education, Principles of Roman Catholics. The funds of the school are derived from subscriptions, to which the Most Rev. D. Coppinger, and Doctor Crotty, of Maynooth, have frequently contributed. In the year of distress and famine, 20l. was received from the London Benevolent Commission, and 20 spinning-wheels from the Spinning Association. The profits of the work are applied towards clothing the most deserving. The Parish Priest attends every weeks, and explains several passages in the Scriptures, in English and Irish, and particular portions of the Bible with note and commentaries read by all the pupils; and the report stated, the children would quote or write the scriptures generally as accurately as Mr. North himself.


     Lancasterian school contains, the present year, 3,101 boys.
     Poor school of the Monks, 1000.
     Northern female school of the Nuns, City Cork, 500.
     Southern ditto, 1000.
     Anne-street female orphans asylum, clothes and feeds by voluntary subscription, 100.


     Two free schools, male and female, capable of containing 400 pupils-have at present 300.
     The Rev. James Roche directs and manages these schools, which are supported by small donations on Sundays, and as subscription from about 200 persons, all Catholics, although several worthy Protestants reside in the neighbourhood. The letter stated, that the Rev. writer had applied to the Kildare-street Association for assistance, but he only succeeded in ascertaining that their system was exclusive, their object proselytism and their proceedings insidious and imposing. In the Bible school opened on the 5th inst. there were seven pupils. In a Catholic school, in which the parents pay something, there are 400 boys.


     The Rev. Mr. Spratt's letter stated, that there were two free schools in which the children receive a moral and a religious education, and receive no assistance from the Kildare-street Association.

Including Rathmine, Renelagh & Miltown.

     The Rev. Mr. Stafford's letter stated, that there were two male and female schools in which 580 children received a religious and useful education.
    In the school at Harold's-cross, 200.
     The Ladies of the Order of St. Clare support, clothes and educate 60 female orphans, who are apprenticed in trades, when of proper age, and in the day school are 140.
     The funds are procured from subscribers, and a charity sermon.
     The Ladies of Renelagh educate 200 females.
     Milltown, united with Rathmines, educates 80 boys.
     The funds supplied by subscription.
     All the communications denied the existence in the Schools of the vile publication alluded to by Mr. North, and some of them doubted whether such books are now in print, and assert that they were never heard of in the schools.


     A letter was received from Mr.Wise, of Ross, stating that at a small fair, held at Gremnafedy, in the county Kilkenny, near Waterford, in a short time 14l. was collected by penny subscriptions.


     It was agreed that the notes of Gentlemen taken in short-hand, during the party trials upon the North West Circuit, should, together with a summary from the several Newspaper reports of trials on that Circuit, be printed in pamphlets.
     Mr. Conway and Mr. Kirwan undertook to set the work through the press.
     Mr. Kirwan instanced as an illustration of the necessity for an authenticated and correct record of the proceedings of those trials, the Lord Robert was reported to have declared, that few days after trial of Weir, for the murder of the unfortunate Smyth, at Cavan, Judge Vandeleur said he was convinced, from what had come to his knowledge since the trial, of the man's innocence. Now he (Mr. Kirwan) thought it impossible, but Lord Roden must have been erroneously reported in the Newspapers, for surely so upright and correct a Judge as Judge Vandeleur, would not go into new testimony; such a proceeding was too indelicate and inconsistent to be attributed to that learned and exalted character.


     A letter was read, suggesting to the Burial Committee that most of the country chapel yards are capacious enough for burial grounds, and that all that is required is to have them consecrated.
     Referred to the Burial Committee.
     After thanks to the Chairman, the Meeting adjourned.




Galway, Thursday, April  29, 1824


     In Ennis, on Friday evening, aged 31, after a most tedious and painful illness, Frances, wife of Nicholas Purcell O'Gorman, Esq. Her loss has plunged the entire family, of which she at once constituted the pride and ornament, in the deepest affliction.
     At Mount Merrion, County Dublin, on Thursday the 15th instant, Eliza, second daughter of William Murphy, Esq., aged 17 years, sincerely regretted by all who knew her.
     At Genoa, on the 29th ultimo, Charlotte, wife of Major-General Joseph Gubbins, in the 41st year of her age.
     At Nenagh, in the County Tipperary, on Sunday morning, the Rev. Thomas O'Meara, sincerely regretted by his very respectable connections in that County. This Gentleman had for several years been Chaplain to his present Majesty and we learn from authority we cannot doubt he in his last moments embraced the Catholic Religion.-Limerick Evening Post.
     On Monday last, suddenly in Athlone, Mr. Armstrong.- He held a situation in one of the distilleries in that town. His death was caused by the bursting of a blood-vessel, occasioned by over-exertion in walking at rather a quick rate to overtake some friends, and on coming up with them, dropped down and immediately expired.


From the first day of May next,
For such Terms as may be agreed upon,

     TOGETHER with the twenty-three acres of good Tillage, Meadow and Fattening Land, with sufficient Turbary very convenient to same; the Land well watered and enclaved. The above Lodge is within 4 miles of Gort, and 9 of Loughrea, and situated in the best Sporting Country in this County, with a large Tract of Mountain, well worth the notice of any Sporting Gentleman-as in further comment, the Lands will prove what is stated.
     For particulars as to the Rent, applications to be made to Richard Galbraith, Esq., Cappard, or to the Rev. John Galbraith, of Dangan, (if by letter post paid). No preference promised but to the highest and best bidder.
     April 26, 1824.



From the First Day of May next, for such Term, and in such Divisions, as may be agreed on,
The Estate of MARTIN J. LYNCH, Esq.

     ABOUT 400 Acres, and now let in Divisions, as follows:-
     ANBALLYPARK, held by Pierre Blake, Esq.
     BARNPARK, held by John F. Browne, Esq.
     PARKALOMTOUGH, held by Mr. Peter Roach.
     COURSEPARK, held by Mr. Tim Silk.
     The above Lands are situate in the Barony of Clare, mid-way between Tuam and Galway.
     Proposals to be received by Mr. James Barrett, Athenry, (if by letter post paid) who will close with the Tenant or Tenants when the value is offered.
     April 26, 1824.


From the First of May next, for such Term as may be agreed on,
Close to the Demesne of Kilmanduff, and within about two miles of the Town of Headford.

     THE LAND is of Excellent Quality for Pasture or Tillage--Proposals will be received by Walter Butler, Esq, Cregg; or Walter Butler, jun., Esq, Seamount, near Gort.
     April 20, 1824

War-Office, April 9, 1824

     3d Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Surgeon Sam. Peacocke, M.D. from the 79th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice William Marsden, who retires upon half-pay.
     7th Ditto- Captain Hon. George Anson, from the 14th Light Dragoons, to be Major, by purchase, vice Head, who retires. Second Lieutenant Howe Courtnay Daniel from half pay of the Rifle Brigade to be Cornet, vice G. Stepney, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     1st Regiment of Dragoons-Cornet Washington Hibbert, from half-pay of the 3d Dragoon Guards, to be Cornet, vice John Dillon, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     14th Regiment of Light Dragoons-Captain Wm. Graham, from the 31st Foot, to be Captain, vice Reed, who exchanges. Lieutenant John Wm. Gage to be Captain, by purchase, vice Anson, promoted to the 7th Dragoon Guards. Cornet Thomas R. Baker to be Lieutenant by purchase vice Gage. William Maxwell, Gent. to be Cornet by purchase, vice Baker.
     Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards- Capt. Hon. Robert Moore to be Captain and Lieutenant Col. by purchase, vice Acheson, who retires. Lieutenant Hon. Henry Dundas to be Lieutenant and Captain, by purchase, vice Moore.
     2d Regiment of Foot-Captain George Lawson, from the 12th Foot, to be Captain, vice J. Rutledge Kell, who retires upon half-pay of the 16th Foot, receiving the difference.
     9th Ditto- Captain Jeremiah Taylor to be Major by purchase, vice Lambert, who retires. Lieutenant Edward Watkins to be Captain by purchase, vice Taylor. Ensign Henry Lowth to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Watkins. Arthur Ogle, Gent to be Ensign, vice Lowth.
     11th Ditto- Major Frederick Fitzelarence to be Lieutenant Colonel, by purchase, vice Hunt, who retires. Brevet Major Denis O'Kelly to be Major, by purchase, vice Fitzlarence. Lieutenant H. Keane Bloomfield to be Captain, by purchase, vice O'Kelly. Ensign and Adjutant John Sidney Doyle to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Bloomfield. Cecil La Touche, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Doyle.
     12th Ditto- Captain Joseph Bygrave, from half-pay of the 16th Foot, to be Captain, paying the difference, vice Lawson, appointed to the 2d Foot.
     16th Ditto- Captain Raymond Williams, from the 69th Foot, to be Captain, vice Conroy, who exchanges.
     17th Ditto- Lieutenant Barrington Browne, from the 11th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Young, who exchanges receiving the difference.
     31st Ditto- Captain Thomas Reed, from the 12th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Graham, who exchanges. Surgeon James Shorland, from half-pay Menron's Regiment, to be Surgeon, vice W. Bampfield, who exchanges.
     34th Ditto- William Taylor Peter Shortt, Gent, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Hadwin.
     44th- Lieutenant Dobson Young, from the 17th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Browne who exchanges.
     49th Ditto- Ensign Kirziel de Lisle to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Sewell, promoted. Seth Nuttel, Gent. to be Ensign, by purchase, vice De Lisle.
     59th Ditto- Ensign Maurice Charles Pitman, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Campbell, deceased. William Fuller, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Pitman.
     69th Ditto- Captain Deane Jonas Conroy, from the 16th Foot, to be Captain, vice Williams, who exchanges.
     71st Ditto- Ensign John Francis Woodward, to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Torriano, who retires. Ensign John Lord Elphinstone, from the 99th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Woodward.
     79th Ditto- Surgeon John Short, M.D., from the half-pay, to be Surgeon, vice Peacocke, appointed to the 3d Dragoon Guards.
     92d Ditto- Ensign John M'Nabb, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Clarke, deceased. J. Moffatt, Gent, to be Ensign, vice M'Nabb.
     94th Ditto- Lieutenant Francis Gethings Keogh, from half-pay of the 57th Foot, to be Lieutenant (repaying the difference to the half-pay fund) vice J. Armist, who exchanges.
     95th Ditto- Captain George Maurity, from half pay of the 38th Foot, to be Adjutant and Lieut. Staff Serjeant George Dodd to be Quartermaster.- Assistant Surgeon Wm. Austin from half-pay of the 64th Foot, to be Assistant-Surgeon.
     98th Foot-Lieutenant Richard Wolfe, form the 59th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Drummond, whose appointment has not taken place. Lieutenant John Stephens, from half pay of the 60th Foot, to be Adjutant and Lieutenant (repaying the difference he received on exchanging to half-pay). Assistant Surgeon Daniel Armstrong, from half-pay of the Royal African Corps. to be Assistant Surgeon.
     99th Ditto- Simon William Mayne, Gent. to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Lord Elphinstone, appointed to the 71st Foot. Assistant Surgeon W. Williams, from half-pay 95th Foot, to be Assistant Surgeon.
     1st West India Regiment- Captain John Hall, from half-pay 21st Foot, to be Captain, vice Abbott, appointed to the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion- To be Captains- Captain Alexander Macdougall, from half-pay 61st Foot, vice Ramsay, whose appointment has not taken place. Captain William Abbott, from the 1st West India Regiment, vice Mich. Horace Campbell, who retires from half-pay 21st Foot.
     3d Royal Veteran Battalion-Lieutenant G. Duncan Drummond, from half-pay 82d Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Timothy Richard James, who retires to his former situation on the Retired List.


     Staff Surgeon Alexander Kindell from half-pay to be Surgeon to the Forces vice Dr. Thomas Browne, who retires upon half pay.
     The appointment of Staff Surgeon Maling to full pay has been antedated to 25th June, 1823.




     Cork, April 20.
     DINNER TO MR. O'CONNELL- A numerous and highly respectable assembly of Gentlemen entertained Mr. O'Connell at dinner yesterday, at the Chamber of Commerce Hotel, as a tribute of respect to the public and private worth of that distinguished individual. The dinner was sumptuous and did credit to the taste of Mr. Woodhouse, the proprietor of the hotel. It was announced at seven o'clock, when more than 150 gentlemen sat down.-D.R. Moylan, Esq., presided.

     While the congregation were assembled at the chapel of Glanmire on Sunday, a man named Roche, a farmer, who lives in the neighbourhood, was called out and told that a child of his had been nearly killed by a boy employed in his service. He immediately proceeded home, accompanied by several others, and on arriving there found that the story was true. The boy, it appeared, had made an attempt to kill one of his lambs, and being discovered by the child, who said he would tell his father, he plunged the knife he had for the purpose in the child's throat, and immediately fled, and has not since been discovered, although the most active search has been made. Every necessary surgical care had been taken of the child by Dr. Ellis, of Glanmire, but little hope is entertained of his recovery.

     On the night of Wednesday last, a house was maliciously burned on the property of Coppinger M'Mahon, Esq. of Lockanasbane, in the barony of Clonderlaw. The reason surmised is, the old tenants being rejected for non-payment of rent.

     A meeting of Magistrates will be held at Naas this day, when it is expected the Duke of Leinster will take the Chair, for the purpose of adopting rules and regulations for the conduct of the police, who have been deriving some considerable fees levied on poor persons keeping pigs and cows on the road.
     KILDARE- One man, named Keenan, was convicted of having a gun in his possession, and sentenced to transportation.

     LIMERICK, April 21-On Sunday morning the body of a farmer, named Oakley, was found on the road, about two miles from Nenagh, with several marks of violence. He left Nenagh on the night before, in company with two others, who are supposed to have perpetrated the murder; one of them has been apprehended, and committed to gaol, and the other has fled from justice. An Inquest was holding on the body in Nenagh, on Monday and Tuesday, the termination of which has not yet been received. The unfortunate man's skull was frightfully disfigured from the blow of some heavy instrument.
     On Wednesday night two fields, containing five acres of pasture ground, were maliciously burned upon the lands of Knockaney, in this county, the property of a man named Burns; there can be no particular reason assigned for the outrage, but that the owner refused to let it out for gardens. On Captain Dumas being informed of the circumstance, he immediately proceeded to the spot, accompanied by the police and a party of the 39th regt. and, for a mile round, collected all the inhabitants, amounting to over 200, and made them replace every sod before he quitted the field.
     On Friday last, five sheep, the property of H. Bouchier, Esq. were stolen from of the lands of Coulanorane, near Reens.
     We stated on Saturday, the execution of three men, condemned at our last Assizes; it is pleasing to find that they all were satisfied of the justice of their punishment, and appeared on the platform to be contrite and sensible of the enormity of their offenses. It should not be concealed, that John Carmody, convicted for attacking and robbing Mr. Sands, stated, a few moments previous to his leaving the cell, that he was urged to the commission of the offence which consigned him to such an ignominious death, by Sheehan, who, whilst he was digging potatoes in the field, solicited him to join in the outrage-that he repeatedly refused, but Sheehan, finding that his friendly solicitations availed little, threatened him with destruction if he hesitated to accompany him. And who is this Sheehan? The identical ruffian who planned the commission of the crime and subsequently was the first to inform on his victim.
     Michael Donovan and Bartholomew Russell, for attacking and demolishing the Barracks of Glanasheen, will be hanged on Saturday next. Their associates in crime, ten in number, have saved their lives by pleading guilty to the same charge.[ Chronicle.


     We have, from time to time, been pleased with this gentleman's execution on the Organ of the Parish Chapel. There is a brilliancy in his style of playing, and a beautiful pathos in his singing, which will ensure him, from a discriminating Public, that need of applause which talents like his cannot fail to excite. On the whole, we congratulate the Clergy of Galway on this acquisition to their Chapel; but we would suggest in the mean time the absolute necessity of erecting an Organ Loft, according to a plan long since considered- for at present the instrument is badly situated for effect, and the Performers, in our minds, must labour under many disadvantages. We understand that Mr. Toban intends to give lessons on the Piano-forte, Singing, &c. and do, therefore, earnestly recommend him to the consideration of the Public.


     We frequently had occasion to perform the painful and melancholy duty of recording the deaths of many valuable members of society; but in no instance have we felt such unfeigned regret as in announcing the dissolution of the amiable and accomplished Mrs. Persse, wife of Burton Persse, jun. Esq, and daughter of Colonel Eyre, of Eyrecourt-castle, which took place on Tuesday evening the 27th instant, at the seat of her husband, at Persse lodge, in the County of Galway. The premature and unexpected death of this interesting and lovely woman, after a few days indisposition, is a subject of universal regret to the wide and extended circle of her acquaintances, but more particularly to a fond and tender husband.- She has left a young and interesting offspring to lament the death of a kind and indulgent parent. To her Tenantry (to whom she dispensed every comfort) she is a subject of deep regret. In this Lady were associated all those virtues which eminently endeared her to all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance. We could dwell considerably longer on this painful subject, but all we could say would render but imperfect justice to her merits and her worth.
     At the Mail Coach Hotel, on Tuesday morning, much and deservedly regretted, after a tedious indisposition, which he endured with the patience of a pious Christian, Michael Eylward, Esq.- a more pleasing or inoffensive Gentleman could not have been found in Society, or a man possessed of greater honor or more strict integrity in his intercourse through life.



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