Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1824
The Cork Mercury says,
"We have the melancholy task to notice a report which reached this City on
Friday, of the loss of his Majesty's brig Arab on the North-West coast of
Ireland. Our information is derived from a Letter from Cove, to a relation of
the Captain's Clerk, Mr. Harris, a native of this City. It states that Admiral
Lord Colville had received an account of the loss of the Arab, on the
10th or 11th, on the coast of Co .Mayo, and that all on board perished. It was
supposed she was in a chace of a smuggler.
| The 12th Foot, which
recently sailed from Portsmouth, arrived and disembarked at Gibraltar, on the
The 27th, on being replaced by the 12th Foot, embarked at and sailed from Gibraltar, on the 30th November for the West Indies.
A Detachment belonging to the Royal African Colonial Corps has received orders to embark at Cowes, on board the Ann, transport for Africa.
Three companies, belonging to the 58th Foot, are ordered to march, one company from Brigton and two from Riegate to Portsmouth.
On Christmas Day, at George's
place, in the Metropolis, Miss Anne Leonard- a lady of the most amiable
disposition and conciliating manners.
TO BE SOLD
Apply (on Monday only) to Thomas
Bermingham, Esq. Woodlawn, Kilconnel.
To Be Sold by Auction
At the nursery of Mr. Browne, near
Athenry, the entire of the
TO BE LET
Containing 96 Acres of excellent
Meadow, Pasture and Tillage, with some Sea-weed.
EARL OF CLANRICARDE
The principal inhabitants of Loughrea
and its vicinity, wishing to testify the love, attachment and esteem with which
they are impressed, for their illustrious Patron, the Earl of Clanricarde,
assembled to dine at Manahan's Hotel, Loughrea, on Monday, 29th December, in
order to celebrate the joyous event of his Lordship having attained his 21st
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 5, 1824
LIMERICK, DEC 31.- On Friday, between
the hours of seven and eight o'clock, two dairy houses and rick of hay,
containing about twenty tons, were set on fire by some miscreants, on the lands
of Mount Nagle, two miles from Mallow, and entirely consumed; the whole property
of Daniel Linahan, a respectable Farmer, who can assign no cause for this
MAYO, CASTLEBAR, DEC 20.- On
Tuesday se'nnight, 23d instant, the Ordination of the Rev. Robert Creighton to
be the stated Minister of the newly created Presbyterian Congregation of
Westport, took place in the Market-house of that town-the audience was numerous
and highly respectable. The Marquis and Marchioness of Sligo, and the principal
families of the town and neighbourhood attended on the occasion. Two Members of
the Presbytery of Dublin, the Rev. Dr. Horner and the Rev. James Morgan, of
Carlow, in conjunction with the Rev. James Hull, of Turlough, conducted the
service of the day.
SLIGO, DEC 31.- The nocturnal legislators of Tyreragh and Coolcarney, unawed by the fate of their deluded associates on the west of teh Moy, who now languish in prison, seem fully resolved to persevere in violating the laws, and disturbing the peace of the quiet villagers who refuse to participate in their designs. In one instance, they swore several persons to repair an old road leading from Corballa to Emblemorda, two villages in the parish of Castleconnor.- On another occasion they proffered their assistance to Mr. ___Burns, of the same parish, in order to inflict due chastisement on a Catholic neighbour, who had temerity to bid for Mr. Burn's lands which were out of lease. They actually proceeded to the man's house to carry their intentions into effect, but fortunately for him he got some intimation of their designs and escaped before their arrival,. Their appearance is described as extremely grotesque and ridiculous- a motley group of horse and foot men, while others turn their coats, or wear their shirts over them; a few old muskets and rusty swords, many pitchforks and long poles, and a still greater number of bludgeons, equip them for service.
TIPPERARY- A man of the name of Hogan, who was apprehended by the Policemen for attempting to burn Mr. Waller's hazzard, at Finnoe, was tried under the Insurrection Act at Nenagh, on Saturday last, before a numerous Bench of Magistrates, who unanimously pronounced him guilty, and sentenced him to be transported for seven years. he was removed from the dock forthwith for his destiny. Twenty-four others were tried and acquitted on Friday and Saturday.
The 34th Foot has received
orders to march from Woolich for Windsor. A detachment of the regiment is
ordered to be left at Deptford to do dock-yard duty.
A Writer in an American Paper quotes
the following as the "natural, Moral and Political Advantages of the United
MALE CHARITY SCHOOL
At a General Meeting of the Committee
of the Members to the Male Charity School of Galway, held at the
College-House-the following Resolution was unanimously passed:
T O CONTRACTORS AND MILLERS.
By Authority of the High Court of Chancery, on Friday next, the 9th inst., at MR. HANLEY'S Mills, Kilroe, on the high road from Galway in Headford, and within three and a half miles of Headford,
Many Hundred Barrels of WHEAT, BARLEY and OATS,
Which can be seen at the Mills any day
before the Sale, by applying at Mr. HANLEY'S, Kilroe; or to the Receiver, Mr. J.
TO BE LET
Containing 98 Acres of excellent Meadow
Pasture and Tillage, with some Sea-weed.
TO BE SOLD
Apply (on Mondays only) to Thomas
BERMINGHAM, Esq, Woodlaawn, Kilconnel.
To be Let, 140 Acres of excellent
WINTERAGE, in the whole or in divisions, situate within two miles of Kinvara-Application
to Mr. John Burke, Normangrove, near Kinvara.
TIPPERARY- At a Special Sessions held
at Cashel on Monday last, eight prisoners were put on their trials, charged with
having been absent from their residences on the night of the 1st November, and
with having been found drinking in a public house.
LANCASTERIAN FREE SCHOOL
On reference to our advertising columns, it will be observed, that the building of the new Lancasterian Free School, will be immediately proceeded upon. But before the work shall be undertaken, it has been found necessary to raise rather a heavy subscription off the wealth and respectability of our Town. We are all so well acquainted with the great and manifold advantages which are derivable from a well ordered system of education, that I would be only repeating an unnecessary argument to dwell for a moment on its advantages. Those who owe the enlightenment of their own minds to their education will not, we are sure, deal out it blessings sparing to a rising generation, amongst whom may yet be found the genius and abilities of a Grattan or Plunkett; and we are perfectly persuaded that those who can will come forward to rescue from the depths of ignorance and vice, the countless throng of little ones whom they beheld daily in our streets.
CLASSICAL, MERCANTILE, AND MATHEMATICAL SCHOOL
Returns his sincere thanks to those
Gentlemen who favored his new Establishment, and begs leave to inform them and
the Public that his SCHOOLROOM, ABBEYGATE-STREET, will on Monday, the 5th inst.
be Opened, where every possible attention shall be paid to the Moral and
Literary Improvement of his Pupils. He hopes in consequence of the testimonies
of his public and private character (which may be sent with him) given by very
eminent Devines, even by the
A Charity Sermon will be preached in
the Chapel of Tuam, on Sunday, the 18th of January instant, at the hour of Two
o'Clock, by the Rev. Joseph Kirwan, in support of the Funds of the TUAM MALE and
FEMALE FREE-SCHOOLS; an Institution which, although entirely supported by
voluntary subscriptions, has since its establishment in the year 1816, besides
affording Moral and Religious Education, and instruction in various Branches of
useful and domestic Industry, annually contributed to the Clothing of upwards of
Four Hundred destitute Children.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday, JANUARY 8, 1824
This morning in Market-street, of fever, Patrick Conolly, Esq., Attorney. Cut off in the prime of life, with all his hopes before him. The death of this young Gentleman has inflicted a deep wound on the feelings of an aged parent, and his friends who have to regret the loss of an amiable and upright member of society.
WANTS A SITUATION
An Experienced Farmer, who understands buying and selling Cattle, breeding Sheep, draining and reclaiming Land. For character, apply to Henry S. Persse, Esq., Custom House, Galway; or, James Coughlan, Esq., Loughrea.- Security can be given.-Jan. 8, 1824.
Hartley Hodson, Esq, Plaintiff;
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Monday, January 12, 1824
BELFAST, Jan 6-On Wednesday,
24th December, 1823, an man named Fritzel, of about 20 years old, was caught in
the rollers belonging to Mr. William Leeper's flax-mill, in the neighbourhood of
Market-hill. The unfortunate sufferer had his right arm fractured in the elbow.
A mortification ensued, and he expired on the evening of the 28th.
Memorandum- His Majesty had been
pleased to approve of the 72d regiment of foot again becoming a Highland
regiment and of bearing the title of "the 72d, or Duke of Albany's Own
During the awful thunder-storm on Sunday
evening week, the flag-staff of the Duncannon Fort was shivered to pieces by the
lightning.- Waterford Mail.
The following is the character of the Irish as described by Campion, in 1571:- "The people are thus inclined: religious, franke, amourous, irefull, sufferable, of pains infinite, very glorious, many sorcerers, excellent horsemen, delighted with warres, great almsgivers, passing in hospitalitie; the lewder sorte, both Clarkes and Laymen, are sensual, and loose to leachery above measure. The same being vertuously bred up, or reformed, are such mirrours of holiness and austeritie, that other nations retaine but a showe or shadow of devotion in comparison of them. As for abstinence and fasting, which these days make so dangerous this is to them a familiar kind of chastisement; in which virtue and divers other, how farre the best excell, so farre in gluttonie and other hateful crimes the vitious they are worse than too badde. They follow the dead corpes to the grave with howlings and barbarous outcryes, pittyful to appearance, whereof grew (as I suppose) the proverbe to weepe Irish. The uplandish are lightly abused to believe and avouche idle miracles and revelations vaine and childish, greedy of prayse they be and fearful of dishonour. And to this code they esteeme their poets who write Irish learnedly, and penne their sonnetts heroicall, for the which they are bountifully rewarded. But if they send out libelies in disprayse, thereof the gentleman, especially the meere Irish, stand in great awe. They love tenderly their foster children, and bequeathe to them a child's portion, whereby they nourish sure friendships, so beneficiall every way, that commonly five hundred kyne and better are given in reward to winne a nobleman's child in foster. They are sharpe witted, lovers of learning, capable of any studie whereunto they bend themselves, constant in travaile, adventurous, instructable, kind-hearted, secret in displeasure."
Patrick Martin, Esq.
Pursuant to the Decree of his Majesty's
Court of Chancery in Ireland, made to this Cause, bearing date the 14th day of
November, 1823, I do hereby require of all Persons having Encumbrances affecting
the lands in the Pleadings in this Cause mentioned, to come before me, at my
Chambers on the Inn's-quay, Dublin, on or before Thursday, the 12th day of
February next and prove their respective demands, otherwise they shall be
precluded the benefit of said Decree.- Dated this 3d day of January, 1824.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1824
CORK, JAN. 12- At a Court of
Special Sessions, held at Mallow, under the Insurrection Act on Saturday last,
before Mr. Blacker, A.C., the Assistant Barrister, Michael Burke and John Mauger
were given in charge as idle and disorderly persons, for being absent from their
dwelling at Skonakilla, on the night of the 6th of January instant.
On Thursday last, Carroll Naish, of Ballycullen, county of Limerick, Esq. to Mary, eldest daughter of Denis Sampson, of Stephen's green, Dublin, Esq.
At his house in Rutland-square, Dublin,
John Patrick, one of the oldest and most respectable merchants in that city.
ROSCREA SPIRITS AND DUBLIN PORTER STORES
JOHN SMITH, the Proprietor informs the Public, that he has opened Stores for Public Accommodation, for the Sale of the above much approved Liquors, the strength and flavour of which have been so long established. January 1842.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION
LEASE OF A HOUSE TO BE SOLD
For Sale, A LEASE having from six to
seven years to expire- the Large Elegant, Commodious HOUSE, situated at Prospect
Hill, having a front and back Drawing-room, Dining room, Parlour, seven
Bed-rooms, a Kitchen and a variety of Servants' Apartments, Cellars, &c.
with Coach-House, two Stables, vacant Yard, Vegetable Field and a large Garden,
well stocked with Fruit Trees, now occupied by N. Machlachlan, Esq., to whom
applications may be made. The House is in excellent conditions and possession
can be had on or before the 25th of March next. -- January 19, 1824.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday, JANUARY 22, 1824
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
We can, we think, at length, congratulate the Government and the Country, on the peace of Munster. No outrages have recently taken place in Cork, Clare, Limerick, Tipperary or Kilkenny-at least, no outrages that may not be explained by the conduct of some of the police. Rents too, we understand, are more freely paid-and there is even not so much difficulty in collecting tithes. Yet this is the time chosen for heaping odium upon Lord Wellesley's Government; an attributing to his inertness, the outrages of last year. No answer need be given to these charges. The present state of the South is a sufficient reply.
ROBBERIES- On Friday and Saturday evenings, two fresh instances were afforded of the alarming increase of highway robberies in and about this metropolis. William Connor, and honest and industrious poorman, was stopped on the Circular road, between Camden street and the turnpike adjacent to Mr. Grimwood's nursery by three men. It occurred at so early an hour as seven o'clock; they jumped over a hedge, and coming suddenly on him, demanded his money. One villain clapped a pistol to his head, while the other two examined his pockets and finding little or nothing in them, they told him to proceed, and ran down the new road leading to Kevin-street and the Long-lane.-- Dublin Paper
A vile attempt to commit an atrocious crime was made one Sunday night between nine and ten o'clock at Chapelizod. Three villains robbed a female named Anne Connell, at Chapelizod, at that hour, and attempted to violate her person. Three men named Edward Flood, James Butler, and John Connor were yesterday in custody in the Second Division, charged with having been concerned in this outrage.--Dublin Paper
Yesterday at twelve o'clock, a fire broke out in the Wine Store of Messrs. Thompson & Co, Temple-lane, in consequence of some straw having been accidentally ignited. Peace Officers Cox and Raymond with some of the Horse and Foot Police attended and the fire was speedily extinguished. Very little damage was done.--Dublin Paper
John Baker was capitaly indicted for
altering and forging a T g Receipt, with intent to defraud Able Onge, Esq., who
was landlord to a house in Chancery-lane, of which the prisoner was tenant.
There were other counts in the indictment to meet the case in all its hearings.
The Managing Committee of the Tuam Free
School, have to return their heartfelt thanks to the Public for the liberal
contributions they received at the eloquent and impressive Sermon preached in
the Chapel of Tuam, on Sunday, the 18th January instant, by the Rev. Joseph
Kirwan, in support of the Institution under their care.
We the Undersigned, request a Meeting
of the Inhabitants of the Town and County of the Town of Galway, at three
o'clock, on FRIDAY, the 23d instant, at the Assembly-Rooms, Middle-street, for
the purpose of Petitioning Parliament against any attempt that may be made in
the ensuing Session of Parliament to interfere with the next Charter of Galway,
with respect to Tolls and Customs, of their application according to Charter, to
the pavinge and improvement of this Town, or to Tax the Inhabitants without
I Hereby Caution all Persons,
from taking in payment or otherwise, the following Bills, drawn and endorsed by
Charles Costello, on me, and which were returned by him to me, after same were
accepted; said Bills have been, within the last week, lost or stolen, viz.:
LATE MURDER IN THE COUNTY OF KILDARE
An Inquest was held in the county of
Kildare, on the body of John Fitzgerald, who we stated in a a former number, to
have been barbarously murdered, the verdict was wilful murder against one John
Lay, who had introduced himself to the deceased and his family, as the
THE IRONMONGERY AND CUTLERY ESTABLISHMENT,
Respectfully takes leave to return his
sincere thanks to his numerous Friends and the Public for the liberal support he
has received since his commencement in business. He now begs leave to acquaint
them that he has just imported a general assortment of Brass and Wire Fenders,
Grates and Fire Irons, Fish Kettles, Stew Pans, Sheet-Copper, and Hoop Iron,
Patent Metal Kettles, Fountains, and Saucepans, Platewarmers, patent Box and
Flanch Coffee Mills, Shear Blister, Farming and Smiths' Utensils, Gunpowder,
Patent Shot and Flints, Sike's Patent Powderflasks and Shot pouches, Machine
Wire and Brushes for Mills, Roman Cement, Plaister Paris, and Grinding Stones,
Oils, Colours, Hanging Paper, and Floor Cloth. He also has received a fresh
supply of New Garden and Flower Seeds, Trefoil Clover and Vetches, which will be
disposed of, together with every other article he has for sale at the most
reduced prices, so as to insure him a continuance of that favour he has hitherto
On Saturday, the 10th instant, in the Parish Church of Moylough, in this County, by the Reverend John O'Rourke, George Rutledge, Esq. of Broomvile Lodge, in this County, to the amiable and accomplished Eleanor Anne, eldest daughter of Thomas Bourns, of Castle Connor, in the County of Sligo, Esq.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Monday, January 26, 1824
Beytagh a Concannon
TO BE LET
The HOUSE and OFFICES (rere the
TO BE LET ALSO,
Bog Grass Farms, those parts of the Lands of ORANBEG, called Bushfield, Big Wren, and the Bog, lately reclaimed and drained, and last season planted with Rape.
Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of the Lands of Grange, lately
enclosed, and now in the possession of Mr. FitzGerald; - As also another part
therof containing about Fifty Acres, called "Read's Park."
There will be a BALL and SUPPER at Loughrea, on TUESDAY, 3d of
Gentlemen's Tickets, 16s., - Ladies' ditto, 5s.
The 27th Foot, which was relieved at
Gibraltar, on the 24th November by the 12th, and which sailed from that garrison
on the 30th November, for the West Indies, has been ordered to touch at
Barbadoes, to report to Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Warde, Commander of the
Forge in the West Indies, and to await that officer's further orders.
PORTSMOUTH, Jan. 17- The Lively frigate, Captain William Elliot,
C.B. for the West India station (to relieve the Hyperion, Capt. G.F. Rich;) the
Tamar, 28, Captain J.G. Bremer; and the Menia, Captain H. Stewart, for the North
American station, (to relieve the Niemen and Athol,) will shortly sail from this
port. The Tweed, Captain Frederick Hunn, is fitting at this port, for the South
American station; and the Avache, 18, Captain Chads, for the East India station.
William Brown, Esq. Executor of the Rev. Wm Browne, deceased,
I hereby Caution the Public not to
credit my wife, as I have determined not to pay any Debts she may contract-she
having absconded from me without any provocation on my part.- Dated this 25th
War-Office, 16th January 1824
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
GALWAY, Thursday, January 29, 1824
| EXECUTION- Saturday last,
at two o'clock, Thomas Ward was executed at the drop of Kilmainham, pursuant to
his sentence at the late Commission, for a highway robbery committed by him at
Saggard. Previous to the unhappy man's being brought out, Mr. Dunn, the gaoler,
very humanely requested his relatives or friends, to withdraw, lest his seeing
them should disturb the resigned state of his mind. Shortly after Ward came
forward-his demeanor was truly penitent and resigned-he exclaimed, "Lord
Jesus have mercy upon my poor soul!" In a few moments after, he said to the
assemblage, "Boys take warning by me, and avoid bad company." Shortly
after this expression, he was launched into eternity, and died almost without a
struggle. - Ward's unhappy mother was at some distance, but not within view of
the melancholy and tragic spectacle which her son presented. She was on her
knees-her hands extended towards heaven-indulging in the most piteous moans-a
heart rending object to all who saw her.-- Freeman's Journal.
At Belfast, Mr. Samuel M'Condell,
to Miss Margaret Cunningham.
At Ballyspillane, near Middleton, Mary,
relict of the late Denis Cahill, Esq.
LIMERICK, JANUARY 24.
Sunday last, a game-keeper of Lord Doneraile's, on his way home from near Dromcolliher, in his county, was attacked by three men-one of whom struck him with a stone in the head, by which he was knocked down, and a double barrelled gun he was conveying was taken from him, the gun, however, was left on Wednesday morning, at the house of the Rev. John Power, P.P. of Ballyneagh.
About two o'clock on the morning of Monday last, the house of a man named Walsh, residing about two miles from Killaine, was attacked by a large party of people, some of whom were armed, who having broken in his door with sledges, demanded his arms, and only daughter, which the father, mother and uncle, having resisted, were beat in a desperate manner; however, the party, being alarmed from the outside, retired without having effected their purpose, which appeared to be principally to take away the daughter. Information having been conveyed to the Police stationed at Killaloe, they succeeded in apprehending several suspicious characters, who were brought before o of them were fully identified, one as leader of the party, and committed to Ennis gaol.
On Thursday evening, a servant boy about 14 years of age, lately discharged from a gentleman's family in George's-street, having retained in his possession the latch-key of the hall door, entered the house and robbed it of wearing apparel, a watch, &c.- he was arrested on suspicion, and the articles found with him.
ENNIS, JAN 25- A most afflicting and melancholy instance of self-destruction, occurred in the Police office in Kilrush, on Friday morning last. A man named James Morony, who lived many years as a servant to the Rev. Irwin Whitty, but who was sometime since discharged, was found secreted on Tuesday morning in that gentleman's house. When discovered by the servants, they immediately searched him, and got in his possession nearly 20l. in silver. He was then brought before Jonas Sunddart, jun. Esq, of Clonderlaw, when a further search took place, and a pick-lock, latch-key, and a small skeleton key were found on him. He was by him given in charge to the Police, preparatory to his commitment to prison and kept in the guard-room. On Friday morning, at an early hour, the unfortunate man contrived to procure a loaded carbine belonging to one of the Police, which he placed under his chin, and having pulled the trigger, his head was literally shattered to pieces.
ATHLONE, JAN. 23- The great January Fair, of this Town terminated on Monday last. We never witnessed a greater concourse of persons or a more lively bustle in any market. The whole scene forcibly bore the image of better times.- Horned Cattle, the principal merchandise exhibited at this Fair, were in unusually great numbers, and went off at a rate extremely advantageous to the sellers; Horses, of which there was a also a fine display, were in great demand, and bore very smart prices. Pigs, the poor man's stay, fully repaid, in their sale, the care and labour bestowed upon them. Friezes, flannels, linens, and other domestic manufactures, were in request and left a fair profit. The tight-fingered gentry were particularly on the alert, and practised in many instances the art of conveyencing with great success and dexterity. Many unfortunate persons suffered severely from the depredations of this abandoned gang. We may form an idea of how strong they mustered from the circumstances of 36 of those wretches being detected and taken up while following their calling.--Athlone Herald.
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