Ireland Old News

Galway, Thursday, July 1, 1824


     At the Grove, in Tuam, a few days since, at an advanced age, Mrs. Kirwan- a Lady universally known, esteemed and respected.
     In Middle-street, in this Town, on Wednesday morning, very generally and deservedly regretted, Mr. Adam Barlow, Painter and Glazier.


In the matter of John Burke, } Pursuant to an
   Edmund Burke, and Anne } order made in this
   Burke, Minors.                 } matter, bearing date
_____________________ }the 25th day of June
instant, I will, on Thursday, the 15th day of July next, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon of said day, at my Chambers on the Inns quay, Dublin, set up and let to the highest and fairest bidder, that part of the Lands of KNOCKBRACK, situate in the barony of Tyaquin and County of Galway, containing in or about 110 acres, being part of said Minors' Estate, for three years by pending the minority of the Minor, John Burke- Dated 29th June, 1824.
     John William Browne, Solicitor for said Minors, 16, Kildare-street, Dublin.


     A memorial from this town having been forwarded by James H. Burke, Esq., Mayor, a few days ago, requesting that his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant would be graciously pleased to order the commencement of the public works in this county, his Worship the Mayor has received, by this evening's post, a most satisfactory answer. Mr. Gregory in his letter states, that the public sorks will be immediately commenced, the Lord Lieutenant having issued orders to that effect.- This is most gratifying news.


     We have been informed this day, by Francis Blake, Esq. of Cregg, that the greatest possible distress prevails in his neighbourhood. We are persuaded that Commisary-General Luscombe, with his characteristic humanity, will afford the miserable sufferers immediate relief.


     Yesterday a party of the 5th Dragoon Guards arrived in Galway, and was the bearer, we understand, of some money for the distribution of Mr. Commissary Luscombe. They put up at the Clanricarde Hotel, and on their departure this morning they expressed themselves highly pleased at the accommodation they received- the forage, stabling, &c. being excellent.

     Captain O'Callagahn has at length been allowed those common necessaries and comforts, which his rank in society and his moral innocence entitle him to. His case was discussed at length in the House of Commons on Thursday night.

     MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - On Friday, Eliza Ledwich, an aged servant, 71 years old, who resides in Marlborough-street, went to take a tea kettle off the fire; when being embarrassed by lameness, and oppressed by age, illness and fatigue, she fell with her head against the grate, and her clothes taking fire, she was burned to death almost immediately. An inquest was held by the Coroner, Alderman Drury Jones, and a Jury of respectable neighbours. Verdict,- "Accidental Death."--Freeman's Journal.

     A subscription is about to be raised for the widow of the Missionary Smith, whose untimely death has been a subject of such just lamentation, both in and out of Parliament.

     The Estate of Peter Holmes, Esq. in the county of Tipperary, including the town of Nenagh, comprising 800 houses, is advertised to be sold for payment of debts.

     EMIGRATION.- The whole number of emigrants that arrived in the United States during the year ending the 30th of September, 1823, from all parts of the world, did not amount to 5,000- National Journal.


     The "Tenths" are actually and positively coming to Connaught. In our last was announced that they had received orders to replace the 5th in Ballinrobe, Gorg, &c., &c. Is it to teach them to fight that they are sent hither? The Gentlemen of this County, we know, have been celebrated in the annals of duelling; but since the death of the eccentric Major O'S____, who used to frequent our Assemblies with a blunderbuss and a small sword slung over his arm, we did think that their fame in this respect was dying away. We should be sorry to see it revived; but if it should be necessary, there is still a spirit among us that will not brook impertinence; - an arrogant or overweening spirit was never sent to a better school.


     We have frequently taken the liberty of calling the attention of our Fellow-Citizen to the necessity of attempting to do something towards the suppression of mendicity; and we are glad to be able to say, that our calls have not been quite ineffectual-all classes seem to be fully impressed with a conviction of the benefits which would result from it; and very many of the most respectable Traders and Shop-keepers of the Town have assured us of their willingness to contribute largely towards the support. We now submit to our Readers the plan of the Mendicity Association of the Town of Sligo. We have got those of Dublin, London and Newry in our possession; but we prefer this, both because we are informed that it has been eminently successful, and that it appears to us so simple and so well adapted to the situation of this Town, that we think no person who considers it can for a moment doubt of its being successful, if any the slightest pains are taken to carry it into effect. The expence of each individual in the Sligo Institution to the Public does not, we are assured, exceed the sum of 2 1/2d. per diem, so trifling is the cost of so beneficial an Institution. We hope the Summer will not be suffered to pass away without something effectual being done; and we entreat those Gentlemen who are anxious for the good of the Town, or for the introduction of order and industry among the lower classes, to come forward in this business without further delay.
     "The Sligo Mendicity Association is managed by a Committee, according to the following plan:
     "A suitable person is appointed as Clerk and Steward, who resides in the house occupied by the Institution. He is allowed a competent salary, together with fuel and candles. He is required to give security to the amount of 200 for the faithful discharge of his duty, and the value of property entrusted to his care. He also provides the necessary female assistance for the domestic management of the house.
     "No person is admitted to the Institution who has not been resident in the Town at least three years prior to its commencement, or who is able to obtain subsistence otherwise than by begging.
     "All persons admitted shall attend at the house from April 1st to October 1st, at six o'clock in the morning, and continue there till six in the evening from October 1st till April 1st, attendance is required from eight till half-past four.
    "The inmates are employed breaking stones, making mats, spinning coarse yarn and wool, knitting, platting straw, picking oakum, making baskets, or such other labour as is deemed suitable. An hour is allowed from work for breakfast and another for dinner.
     "A pint of oatmeal made into stirabout, and 1 1/2 pint of buttermilk or 3 lbs of potatoes, and 1 1/2 pint of buttermilk or soup, is allowed to each individual at each meal. The soup is made from broken meat collected through this Town.
     "Each adult is allowed 8d. per week to provide lodging, clothing, and other necessaries, not furnished by the Institution. Not more than one individual in a family receives this allowance.
     "The Committee meet regularly at 11 o'clock every Monday in the Institution, and oftener if necessary.
     "Three Members of the Committee are appointed to visit the Institution daily, at meal hours, who register the number of inmates and other observations in a book kept for the purpose.
     "The admission of paupers is entrusted to the visitors for the day in conjunction with the Steward subject to the control of the General Committee. A register of all admissions is kept as per 'Sligo Mendicity Roll Book.'
     "The Institution is supported by annual subscriptions, together with the proceeds of work done by the inmates and other casual contributions.
     "All accounts due by the Institution are laid before the Weekly Committee Meeting, and if approved, are signed by three Members present. No other accounts are paid by the Treasurer. At each Meeting of the Committee the Treasurer produces the vouchers for all sums paid by him during the foregoing week.


Galway, Monday, July 5, 1824


     In Harcourt-street, Dublin, Nicholas C. Whyte, Esq. of Loughbrickland, County Down, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Seagrave, Esq. of Cabragh, County Dublin.


     At the Grove, in Tuam, on Sunday, at an advanced age, Mrs. Chevers, relict of the late John Chevers, of Killian, in the County of Galway, Esq.- A lady of the most agreeable and prepossessing manners, and whose unbounded goodness of heart acquired for her the love and esteem of the poor, to whom she was a most generous benefactress.- She was universally known, esteemed, and respected.


     LIMERICK, JUNE 30 - Last night, three persons who personated policemen, forced their way into the house of Patrick Meara, care-taker, on the lands of Bunlickey, in the liberties of this city, and beat him unmercifully with sticks. He had some time since sworn information against trespassers, which is the only reason that can be assigned.
     On Sunday morning, between 5 and 6 o'clock, four men, two of whom were armed with long pistols, came to the farm-house of Mr. Meade, at Ballyegan, about a quarter of a mile from the military and police station at Liscordan, and searched it for the dairyman, who had fortunately gone to Askeaton; they ordered the woman to quit the employment before night, and on leaving the house, one of them fired a shot. They then went to the house of one M'Donnell, about tow or three fields distant, and gave the servant girl a severe beating with a stick, for having said that she knew the person who, some time since, beat Mr. Meade's woman.
     The fair of Spancil-hill, on Thursday last, was uncommonly crowded; buyers from Dublin and other parts of the country attended-three to four years old heifers sold readily from 3l. to 11l. and a great number purchased. Milch cows maintained their prices. Two year old sheep brought from 27s to 30s. each in large lots and hoggets 25s. Good horses were in great request, and were from 40l. to 60l. all bought up-all other kind of stock also went off at improved prices.

      CORK, JUNE 28 - On Thursday last, a noted character, named Joseph Howard, was apprehended by John Kiely, Esq. of the police establishment, near Kanturk; he formed one of a party who, it will be recollected, attacked the Charter schoolhouse, near Charleville, on a Sunday, while the family were at Church, and having demanded arms, attempted to shoot a servant boy. This fellow was long sought after; and when taken into custody, he said his name was Joseph Meade, and denied any knowledge of Charleville or his ever being there. Accordingly, on the following day, he was sent under a proper escort to the scene of his former outrage, and was fully identified, after which he made a disclosure of the entire transaction.--Constitution.

     WEXFORD, JUNE 23 - On Monday, an altercation took place in a public house at Kilmick, where some of the police were drinking, when a man of hte name of Richard Bennet, of Fearney-hill, in the Barony of Forth, was stabbed in the thigh and belly, of which wound he lies dangerously ill. - Serjeant James Johnson, and James W. Walsh, sub-constable of the police establishment, have been committed to gaol, charged with the assaults.--[ Herald.

     CLONMEL, JUNE 30 - On Friday morning last, two sons of Mr. Fogarty, of Borrisoleigh, went with a party to make a distress on lands in the neighbourhood of Templemore, when they were resisted by Jas. Gorman, the owner of the cattle, who, it seems, was served with a notice not to pay the rents to Mr. Fogarty. In the affray that ensued, we regret to state that one man was shot dead by Phillip Fogarty, who, on seeing him run with a pitchfork at his brother, fired the fatal shot. William Fogarty lies dangerously ill from a wound he received, and in the opinion of the Surgeon who is attending him, cannot be removed to the county gaol, where his brother had been sent. Several on both sides are severely wounded. It is reported that the mother of the unhappy man that lost his life, has become insane. The deceased has left a young wife, en famille, and two children. Two assistants of the Fogartys are also committed to the county gaol.

     SLIGO, JUNE 30 - The following threatening notice was posted on a chapel door near Easky, in this county, and was torn down by one of the police under William Gardiner, Esq:
     "Notice is hereby given to the Landholders of Atingware, any or either of them that proposes for any other man's holding, shall be made a miserable example.---"Signed Captain Rock, under the Grace of God."

     The Very Rev. U. Fitzgerald has been appointed Provost of Ennis for the ensuing year.


     2d Regiment of Dragoon Guards - R. Griffiths, gentleman, to be cornet, by purchase, vice Dunscombe, promoted in the 1st or Grenadier Foot Guards.
     7th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Captain Shirley, to be Major, by purchase, vice Keane, promoted. - Lieutenant Williams, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Shirley - C Pringle, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Williams.
     1st or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards - Cornet Duncome, from the 2d Dragoon Guards, to be Ensign and Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Douglass, promoted.
    71st Regiment of Foot-Quartermaster-Serjeant Agnew, to be Quartermaster, vice Herring, who retires.
     90th Ditto - Assistant Surgeon Whitney, from the 85th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Morrison, deceased.
     97th Ditto- Surgeon Connolly, from half-pay, 5th West India Rangers, to be Surgeon.
     99th Ditto - Surgeon Hibbert, from half-pay York L.I. Volunteers to be Surgeon.
     Rifle Brigade - Assistant Surgeon Armstrong, from half pay to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Campbell, who exchanges.
    UNATTACHED - Major Keane, from the 7th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, by purchase, vice Lieutenant-General Stovin, show retires.
     BREVET - Lieutenant Scott, half pay 66th Foot, (Barrack-Master at St. Vincent's) to have the local rank of Captain in that Island.
     HOSPITAL STAFF - To be Assistant Surgeon to the Forces- Assistant Surgeon Dawson, M.D., from half - pay Canadian Fencibles, vice Clifford, exchanged to half-pay, Hospital Assistant Morgan.
     Assistant Surgeon Caldwell, from half pay 31st foot, vice Hospital Assistant Lamond, appointed to the 56th Foot.
     To be Hospital Assistant - Hospital Assistant Blackwood, from half pay, vice Farmer, who exchanges.
     MEMORANDUM - His Majesty has been pleased to direct that the 69th Regiment of Foot shall cease to bear the appellation of the "Royal American" Regiment, and it shall be termed the 60th Regiment, or "the Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps Light Infantry."


    YOUGHAL- A meeting is shortly to be held in this place "to take into consideration the best mode of obtaining for Catholics the Corporate rights which have so long and so unjustly been withheld from them." Of 10,000 inhabitants which Youghal contains, no less than 8000 are Catholics. Of the entire number, however, only four of five have been admitted to what is called "the freedom of trade."

     CATHOLIC BURYING GROUND - The first interment in the burying ground of Naas, lately consecrated by Dr. Doyle, took place on the 20th ult. An old man by name David Raney, born in Edinburgh, and reared a Calvanist, was interred according to the rites and ceremonies of the Catholic Church.

     A canal is forming from the Red Sea to the Nile. It is intended to establish Steam Vessels to ply between London and Bombay in 34 days.

     TO DESTROY FLIES - Half a teaspoonfull of black pepper, one teaspoonfull of brown sugar, and one table-spoonful of cream; put the mixture in a plate or saucer, and set it in the room where the flies are troublesome, and they will soon disappear.

     New potatoes for sale in our market (Castlebar) this day at 8d. per stone. This amounts to almost an assurance, that with us there will be no such want of provisions as has been felt in the neighbouring counties.--Mayo Constitution.

     Colonel Sir Hugh Gough, 22d Regiment, has lately purchased an extensive estate in the county Tipperary.

     Major Wilcocks, at the petty sessions of Chair, on Wednesday, reduced two of the constables for improper conduct.

     The entire party of police who attended the late fair of Mount Talbot, have been lodged in Roscommon gaol for murder.

     There are a great many counterfeit sovereigns going through the Country, and persons should be very cautious how they receive them.


     Michael Perrin, of this town, gentleman, was on Wednesday last sworn an Attorney in his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas, and so admitted a Member of the Honourable Society of King's Inns.


For such Term as may be agreed upon-and subject to re-survey thereof,

     SITUATE in the barony of Dunmore, and County of Galway, containing by an old survey, 125 acres, 2 roods, and 30 perches of Arable and Pasture Land, and 28 acres, 2 roods, and 20 perches of Bog.
     No promise of preference has or will be given, but the best bidder and most solvent tenant will be declared when the value is offered.
     Written proposals only (post paid) will be received by James Daly, Esq. Great Charles-street, Mountjoy-square, Dublin; or by Arthur F. St. George, Esq., Tyrone, Oranmore.



John Galway and Margaret }PURSUANT to the
   Holmes, Plaintiffs;            }  Decree of his Ma-
Ignatius Jos. Ffrench, Esq   } jesty's High Court of
   and others-Defendants.   } Chancery in Ireland,
____________________  } made in this Cause and bearing date, the 15th day of July, 1822, I will, on Friday, the 16th day of July instant, 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, All that and Those the Town and Lands of CARROWBEAGH, in the County of Galway; the Estate of the Defendant, situate in the County of Galway, or a competent part thereof, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned-Dated this 3d day of July, 1823.
                                     THOMAS ELLIS.
    Application as to title, &c to be made to Mr. Galway, 11, Summer-hill, Dublin.        July 5.


     A MEETING of the TRUSTEES appointed by the LONDON TAVERN COMMITTEE for the COUNTY of GALWAY, will be held at the CONNAUGHT HOTEL, TUAM, on THURSDAY, the 15th JULY, at the hour of Twelve o'clock, for the purpose of receiving Applications for Loans for the Encouragement of Industry.
        July 1, 1824

Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824

    The enormous sum of 350,000 is annually taken out of the County of Kilkenny by Absentees, almost all of whom are non-resident. At the head of the list are the names of nineteen Lords, all Absentees, whose properties, in the aggregate amount to 100,000 per annum, not one guinea of which is spent in the County and very little, if any, spent in Ireland.

     Miss Clara Fisher netted, at her benefit in Cork on Monday, the sum of 180 - the House was crowded to excess. In consequence of a misunderstanding in the Boxes at the Theatre that night, a duel was fought at Ryecourt on Wednesday between Mr. Swele [or Swete] of Macroom, and Mr. Clarke, of Bandon after an exchange of shots, an amicable adjustment was affected.

     No reduction has taken place in the Custom department of Limerick, nor is it likely there can be any, as all the Officers have sufficient business to occupy them.

     By the late Revenue arrangements, the Water Establishment of Cork has been reduced to three Surveyors and sixteen Tidewaiters, to be stationed, ad formerly, at Cork, Passage, and Cove.

      Upwards of 40 tons of Potatoes have been carried coastwise from the Half Barony of Lettrough,  County of Kerry, within the last three weeks, to the starving districts of Cunnemara &c., &c.


    LIMERICK, JULY 3 - Some short time ago, a man named Michael Power, of Lisbane, near Shanagolden, tenant to the Knight of Kerry, was ejected for non-payment of rent out of a very considerable farm, and a poor man named Culhane, with a very large family, put into the house, for the purpose of taking care of it and the farm. About one o'clock on Tuesday morning, four or five men, one of whom was armed with a pistol, forced the door, dragged the poor fellow out of bed from his ???ighted family, inflicted several severe wounds on him with a bludgeon, and threatened that, if he did not immediately quite the employment, they would again visit him in a more terrible manner; they then fired a shot in the house, a ?????? in the yard as they were going. The Rev. George Vincent and Samuel Harding, Esq had the unfortunate man brought before them to the petty sessions of Shanagolden, on Wednesday; and form the circumstance of the case, it is very probable that they were the same ruffians who attacked Mr. Meade's house on Sunday morning last - it is not above two miles distant. Mr. Woodburn and Mr. Smith, chief constable, visited Culhane's family, and they exhibited a scene of wretchedness far more deserving of charity than abuse.


    We gave, in our last, an account of a very interesting Meeting at the Crown and Anchor Tavern on this matter, of which men of high rank and talent- namely, the Marquis of Landowne. Mr. Rice, and others, and Mr. Nimmio too, the Government Engineer, took a prominent part.- Of the practicability of the plan the public will judge, and it must derive high sanction from the above names; it must also be obvious that, if practicable, the importance of facilitating the communication with the New World must be of the greatest interest both to Government and the Commercial interests of Great Britain. But what we wish now more particularly to remark, is, that Galway, not Valentia, is unquestionably the Port most suitable on the Western Coast for such communication, should it take place. A noble Bay, without any bar to clog its entrance to the largest vessels-deep, extensive and well sheltered by the islands of Arran, secure of ingress and egress at all hours- a populous town and neighbourhood, with a Trade capable of great increase- the Harbour extending to the very bosom of the Atlantic, yet distant only, one hundred and four miles from Dublin, or less than a day's journey-with a Mail Coach Establishment, a Canal Coach too, and the Grand Canal extending within 30 miles of it, and likely to be continued to Galway-these are some of the advantages possessed by this place. As to Coals, it is will known they are at a cheaper rate then at almost any Port on the Western Coast, for this reason, that the exports of Corn so greatly exceed the imports, that Coals are necessarily brought in large quantities instead of ballast, to cheapen the outward freight of Corn. Hence, at a pound or a guinea a ton, or less, any quantity of Coal would be contracted for and supplied by the merchants here. Neither should we forget the opinion of the late RICHARD KIRWAN, that the County Clare is, in many places, a great land of Coal, and, in point of fact, at this moment a great deal of culm, which is believed usually to be contiguous to, or the superstratum of coal mines, is brought from Malbay to Galway, even in the rude manner of working it at present. In this age of mining, therefore, why should not this attract attention in case of such an arrangement, and be made, perhaps, to supply abundance of fine coals? Would it not, at least, be worth the trial? However, even without this, the advantages of Galway are so obvious beyond any other Port, that they must, even on the map, strike the Committee, and with such men as we have mentioned, fair play cannot be doubted. We are happy to learn the Chamber of Commerce are about to make an immediate and strong representation of this subject. Galway has already, a tried and eminent friend on the Committee in Mr. Spring Rice. We need not observe on the many advantages to this Town of making Galway the point of communication. It would make it a thoroughfare for business-create trade-give life, intelligence, activity, to all our resources- develope our natural advantages- and, aided by the other measures now happily in progress to restore their rights and the management of their own affairs to the people of Galway-would conspire to make the present auspicious time a new era, indeed, here.

Galway, Monday, July 12, 1824


     CARLOW, JULY 8 - The Right Rev. Dr. Doyle and his three curates in the parish of Carlow, and the adjoining parish of Graigue, have voluntarily relinquished the whole of their Sunday collections for two months, that the money may be distributed amongst the indigent poor of these two parishes. This we call real and practical religion, because we know that the whole income of these parishes, did not give any redundancy to the Bishop or his Curates, and they must consequently curtail even their necessary expenses.

     LIMERICK, JULY 7 - The Limerick July fair, held on Monday, was one of the best that was recollected for a length of time, although it was supposed that the fair of Ballingarry would interfere with it. Good milch cows brought from seven to nine guineas; strippers, heifers, and yearlings, proportionate prices; sheep, from 18s. to 25s.- Horses, in good demand, and a great shew of them, from ten guineas up to thirty-twenty guineas were refused for three year old colts-two years old carried from ten to fifteen guineas.
     Sunday, the Right Rev. Dr. M'Mahon, Coadjutor Bishop of Killaloe, attended by  the Right Rev. Dr. Tuohy, examined and confirmed 283 children in the chapel of Castleconnell. After the ceremony, which was very impressive and solemn, the Right Rev. Doctor exhorted them to be submissive to the laws of the land, and to put their trust in the King of Kings, who will never forsake those who repose their confidence in him.
     Several hundred summonses were issued last week, by the Magistrates of Kilmallock, for the recovery of Tithes, some for the sum of six pence!
     Saturday morning, the redoubted Captain Cotter, was lodged in Tralee gaol, charged with the murder of poor Brereton, for which crime four others have already been suffered.
     Major D'Arcy has been appointed Inspector General of the Constabulary force in Limerick and the adjoining Counties.

War Office, 2d July, 1824.

     7th Regiment, Dragoon Guards, John Osborne, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Payne, who retires.
     6th Regiment of Dragoons-Colonel Henry Thomas Lord Pelham, from the 15th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet, vice James Sparrow, who retires, upon half-pay of the 17th Light Dragoons, receiving the difference.
     7th Regiment of Light Dragoons- Ensign Henry J. Warde, from the 4th Foot, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Pringle, promoted.
    15th Ditto - Cornet Lewis Shedden, from half pay of the 17th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet, paying the difference, vice Lord Pelham, appointed to the 6th Dragoons.
     17th Ditto - Captain Frederick Johnston, form half-pay, of the 19th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Henry Bond, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     1st Regiment of Foot - Lieutenant Charles MacCombe, from half-pay, of the Royal African Corps, to be Lieutenant, vice Graham, appointed to the 17th Foot.
     7th Ditto - Ensign Lord Frederick Lennox, from 52d Foot, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Bourke, deceased.
     8th Ditto - Captain Thomas Gerard Ball, to be Major, by purchase, vice De Courcy, who retires.
     Lieutenant Simcoe Baynes to be Captain, by purchase, vice Ball.
     Ensign William Calder to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Baynes.
     17th Ditto - Lieutenant Alexander Graham, from the 1st Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Septimus Harrison, who retires upon half-pay of the Royal African Corps.
     19th Ditto - Lieutenant Samuel Viguds, from half-pay Royal Artillery, to be Lieutenant, vice James Spilivan, who retires upon half-pay, receiving the difference.
     24th Ditto - Brevet Major Charles Hughes to be Major, without purchase, vice Craig, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment.
     Lieutenant John Ewing to be Captain, vice Charles Hughes.
     Ensign Alexander Dirom to be Lieutenant, vice Ewing.
     Charles Sturgeon, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Dirom.
     27th Ditto - Captain John Ladoon, from half-pay 70th Foot, to be Captain, vice Franklyn, whose appointment has not taken place.
     29th Ditto - Captain Courtney Chambers, from the 99th Foot, to be Captain, vice Sir William George Hylton Joliffe, who retires upon half-pay Bourbon Regiment.
     31st Ditto- Ensign William Henry Minchin, from half-pay of the 100th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Boileau, appointed to the 2d Royal Veteran Battalion.
     38th Ditto - Gentlemen Cadet George E. Thoroldm from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Bagot, appointed to the 62d Foot.
     46th Ditto- Gentleman Cadet Charles W. Zuhlcke, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Woodburn, deceased.
     48th Ditto - Lieutenant Charles J. Vander Meulen, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Mackay, who retires.
     Ensign Donatius O'Brien to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Vander Meulen.
     To be Ensigns - Archibald Erskine Gent, by purchase, vice O'Brien.
     Gentlemen Cadet John Louth, from the Royal Military College, without purchase, vice Mackenzie, promoted in the Royal African Colonial Corps.
     54th Ditto - Lieutenant Ronald Campbell, from half-pay 24th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Richard Bourke Warren, who exchanges.
     62d Ditto - Ensign Edward Bagot, from the 38th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Lord Frederick Lenox, promoted to the 7th Foot.
     Lieutenant Henry William Wigmore, from the half-pay of the 2d Garrison Battalion, vice Sparks, who exchanges.
     Lieutenant James Henry, form half-pay of the 32d Foot.
     Lieutenant Holland Lecky M'Ghee, from half-pay 36th Foot.
     Lieutenant and Quartermaster Robert Hughes.
     Ensign Edward Charles Soden, from the 19th Foot.
     Ensign Frederick Glover, from the 19th Foot.
     Ensign William Annesley Couran, from the 61st Foot.
     To be Ensigns without purchase - John M'Donnell, Gent, vice Wetherell, deceased.
     Robert Grey, Gent.
     John Brennan, Gent.
     William Lardner, Gent, vice M'Vicar.
     Alexander Tomkins, Gent, vice Henry
     Ceylon Regiment - Lieutenant John Emslie, form half-pay 83d Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice John Henry Lewis, who exchanges.
     75th Ditto - Lieutenant Henry Salmon, from half-pay 10th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Samuel Walter Lacy, who exchanges.
    75th  Ditto - Gentleman Cadet Charles Clark, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Langmead, promoted in the 44th Foot.
     81st Ditto - Gentleman Cadet George Reeves, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Splaine, promoted to the Royal Afrrican Colonial Corps.
     87th Ditto - Serjeant Stephen Carr, to be Quartermaster, vice Paul, deceased.
     95th Ditto - Lieutenant Michael Rafter, from half-pay 84th Foot, to be Paymaster.
     99th Ditto - Captain Edward Eustace Hill, form half-pay Bourbon Regiment, to be Captain, vice Chambers, appointed to the 29th Foot.
     1st West India Regiment- Lieutenant Arthur Myers to be Captain, by purchase, vice Hall, who retires.
     Ensign George Johnstone to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Myers.
     2d West India Regiment- Major Thomas Craig, from the 24th Foot, to be Lieutenant Colonel, without purchase.
     Major William Hill, from half-pay 6th West India Regiment, to be Major, vice David Joly whose appointment has not yet taken place.
     Lieutenant William Ross, from the 50th Foot, to be Captain, without purchase.
     To be Lieutenants, without purchase - Ensign William M'Vicar.
     Ensign Thomas Henry.
     Lieutenant John George Griffiths, from half-pay Royal Artillery Drivers.
     Royal African Colonial Corps - Lieutenant Alexander Maclean Fraser, from the 78th Foot, to be Captain, without purchase, vice Sparks, deceased.
     To be Lieutenants, without purchase - Ensign Robert Erskine.
     Ensign John Henry Greetham.
     Ensign Thomas Berwick, from the 10th Foot.
     Ensign Hugh Patterson, from the 75th Foot.
     Ensign Charles Montague Burrowes, from the 31st Foot.
     Second Lieutenant Duncan Robertson, from the Rifle Brigade.
     Ensign James Oxley, from the 96th Foot.
     Ensign Philip Splaine, from the 81st Foot.
     Ensign Charles Burton, from the 97th Foot.
     To be Ensigns without purchase - John Mitchelson Calder, Gent, vice Erskine.
     John Stapleton, Gent, vice Greetham.
     2d Royal Veteran Battalion - Ensign Samuel Brandram Borleau, from the 31st Foot, to be Ensign vice John Ella, who returns to his former situation on the retired list.


     Assistant Surgeon Frederick Fenton, from half-pay 15th Foot, to be Assistant Surgeon to the Forces, vice Hospital Assistant Ferguson, promoted in the Royal African Corps.
                   Office of Ordnance, 1st July 1824.
     Royal Regiment of Artillery - First Lieutenant George Ramsden, from half-pay, to be First Lieutenant, vice Frederick Monro, retired on half-pay.
     Brevet Major and Second Captain Robert Hutchinson Ord, to be Adjutant, vice Stewart, who resigns Adjutancy.




     In Gort, Mr. Christopher Bernard, of Limerick, to Hela Lucinda, daughter of the late Cesar French, Esq. of Fairyhill, county Galway.

To JAS. H. BURKE, Esq., Mayor.

     We the Undersigned, respectfully request you will convene a Meeting of the Inhabitants of the Town at as early a day as possible, to consider the expediency of forming an Association for the support of the Poor, and the suppression of Mendicity.-- Galway, July 19, 1824.
     James Daly, Warden; J.L. Reilly; J. Veitch, M.D.; Pat M. Burke; J.T. Molloy, P.P.; Anthony Lynch; N. Browne, High Sheriff; Coll Kelly; M.V. Browne; John D'Arcy; Michael Noone; J.H. Morgan; James Costello; Thomas French; James P. Morris; Charles Browne, Nicholas Browne, James Jones; Patt Stephens & Son; John Clayton; F. Fitzgerald; J. Ireland; James Fynn, E. French, R.C. Warden; L. Maclachlan; Edmund Eyre; John & James Burke; A.M'Dermott; Mark Finn, P.P.; Patt Joyes; Richard Joyes; Thomas Corr; Bernard Corr; John Burke; Mark Lynch; P.M. Lynch; Richard Martyn; John Moore; W. Taylor D'Arcy; Edward Burke; Thomas Langley; John Kelly; John Stephens.


     Pursuant to the above Requisition, I hereby appoint a Meeting of the Inhabitants of this Town to be held at the County Court House at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon of FRIDAY, the 16th instant, to consider the expediency of forming a Mendicity Association.
                              JAMES H. BURKE, Mayor.
Galway, July 12, 1824.


Mr. and Miss Wallace

     Respectfully beg leave to inform the Ladies and Gentlemen of Galway and its vicinity, that they have come to reside permanently in the Town and purpose teaching the HARP, PIANO-FORTE, GUITAR, GRECIAN LYRE, DOUBLE FLAGEOLET, Singing and Nocompaniment, in the most approved style, and on very moderate terms. Mr. W. also teaches the FLUTE and CLARINET, and trusts his experience and attention will recommend him to the patronage of the public.
     Any commands addressed to him, opposite the New Chapel, Middle-street, will be thankfully received and attended to.
    N.B.- Mr. WALLACE can accommodate Pupils at his house with the use of any of the above instruments ---PIANO-FORTE tuned and repaired.
     July 12, 1824.

     A grant of 10,000 has been received in Cork, from Government, for the erection of a Corn Market in that City. A meeting of the Trustees was held on Thursday last , to take the necessary measures.

     PORTSMOUTH, July 4- Rear Admiral Sir John Poor Beresford having resigned the command of the coast of Scotland for the remainder of his term of service, that station, as well as Cork, will be in future held by a  Commodore. Captain P. Campbell and Captain the Honourable H. Duncan are candidates.


Galway, Thursday, July 15, 1824


     Yesterday morning, in Lombard-street, the Lady of John Reilly, Esq., of a Daughter.


     Supposing that the Public are not aware that he professes MIDWIFERY requests to inform them, that being an ACCOUCHEUR of the Royal College, Edinburgh, and having practiced for two Winters at the Lying-in-Hospital there, he can at present devote a proportion of his time to said most useful department.
     The DISEASES of CHILDREN having also engaged a very great part of his attention, and seeing them with regret frequently entrusted to the unscientific treatment of Nurses, or, what is as bad, in the empiricism of untutored experimentalists, he begs to advocate the cause of these helpless little ones; in fact he wishes to impress on the minds of Parents the necessity of timely application to such as are more particularly versed in their Complaints, and by such conduct their tender offspring shall frequently be preserved from the insatiable gripe of premature mortality.-- Galway, 15th July, 1824.

    INHUMANITY - Yesterday morning, at a quarter before 2 o'clock, the sentinel on duty at the front gate of Portobello barracks, was alarmed by a noise or splash, resembling that of a person falling into the canal. The guard was turned out immediately, and approached the water; they found a regimental cap of the 84th Infantry floating in the canal near the bank; they made application to the canal boats for a drag, but could not procure one; they were alike unsuccessful at  the canal house, where a drag was refused, with a hearty curse for the request. Two of the guar then stripped off, plunging into the water, brought out the body of P. Connors, late of the 84th Regiment, but their exertions came too late, the man was quite dead.-- Dublin Paper.

Galway, Monday, July 19, 1824


     From motives of justice, we deem it imperative on us to comment, in some degree, on the pretensions of our Townsman, Doctor O'Maley, as set forth in his advertisement. From the general acknowledgement of his efficiency by the poorer class, as also from the decided impression on the minds of many highly respectable persons who have experienced his assistance, we can soar above the limits of refutation in asserting, that no Medical Man in the sphere of our Community has evinced more general professional acquirement or talent. The favourable result of many dubious Medical and Surgical Cases under his care within the last fifteen months, being well attested, cannot fail in acquiring him the character of a judicious practitioner; and we therefore cannot conclude without mentioning from the most unquestionable authority, that in the accoucheur province none of his contemporaries will be found superior; and, under the auspices of that celebrated College from which erudition has so long emanated, we positively assert that no man can have a greater prospect of extensive practice in this very essential professional department.


     TO BE SOLD BY INCH OF CANDLE, at the Excise Office, Galway, on Wednesday, the 21st instant, at the Hour of Twelve o'Clock, for breaches of the Excise Law, FOURTEEN CASKS, containing
     Terms will be declared at Sale, by
               GEORGE CUPPAIDGE, Collector.
July 19, 1824.


     At a Meeting of the Inhabitants held on Friday last, pursuant to notice, (James H. Burke, Esq., Mayor, in the Chair,) the following Resolutions were proposed, and unanimously adopted:-
     "1st-Resolved, That the great resort of mendicants to this town, particularly during the Summer months, tends considerably to increase the distress which then especially prevails, has frequently been the source of infections and malignant fever, and must, in whatever point of view it is considered, be deemed an evil of the most alarming nature.
     "2d- Resolved, That until effectual measures to check this evil be adopted, the advantages as a bathing place, which this town possessed, must be over looked, its trade depressed-the best feelings of its inhabitants wounded- their charity abused-and all their exertions to ameliorate the condition of the lower orders, rendered in a great measure fruitless.
     "3d-Resolved. That the best, the surest, and the most humane measure that can be taken, in the establishment of an institution at which every case of genuine distress may be relieved, THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF EMPLOYMENT, in such a manner as to discourage mendicity, without increasing distress.
     "4th - Resolved, Therefore, that an Association for this purpose, be now formed this Association to consist of a President, two Vice Presidents, and such other members as may subscribe one guinea a month or give a donation of ten guineas to the fund for its support.
     "5th-Resolved, That the business of this Association be entirely entrusted to the management of a Committee, consisting of the Mayor, Magistrates and twelve persons, such Committee to be elected annually by the members of the Association, and to be empowered to adopt such regulations, and appoint such Officers with proper salaries, as to them may appear necessary, for the management of the Institution.
     "6th - Resolved, That the Committee be also empowered to fill up every vacancy that may occur in their own body by election, such election to stand good until the next annual day of meeting.
     "7th - Resolved, That his Grace, the Archbishop of Tuam, be respectfully requested to become the President of this Association, and the Very Reverend James Daly, the Very Reverend Edmond Ffrench, our Vice President, for the ensuing year.
      "8th - Resolved, That the following Gentlemen be elected Members of the Committee for the ensuing year.
     "9th - Resolved, That the Clergy of all denominations be requested to cooperate with this Committee by using all their exertions to carry its measures into effect, to induce their respective congregations to do so.
     "10th-Resolved, That confidently relying on the strenuous exertions of the Committee who have this day been appointed, this Meeting do at its rising, adjourn to the first Monday in August, 1824, or such other intermediate day as the Committee may deem necessary to reassemble them.
     "11th-Resolved, That the thanks of this Meeting be given to our worthy and respected Mayor, for his very proper and dignified conduct in the chair."


     John L. Reilly, Esq., Richard Martin, Esq., Rev. P. Daly, James Costello, Rev. H. Morgan, Rev. J. Kirwan, Lachlan Maclachlan, Rev. M. Fynn, John Blake, Rev. E. Burke, Rev. M. Gill, Rev. J. D'Arcy, and John Ireland, Treasurer. 

Trinity College, July 13, 1824

     The undermentioned Gentleman received their Degrees:- James Martin, Esq., of Ross- Andrew James Veitch, and Henry Baldwin, Esqrs. of Galway.

     PORT NEWS - The Lovely Nelly, that sailed from this port for Bristol, with oats, was lost on the 1st instant, near Biddiford. It is also reported that the Blossom, a constant trader of this port, which was loaded here with wheat for Sligo, went ashore in Sligo bay. Our port at present is rather bare of shipping; but we understand there are daily expected two vessels from Memel, two from Quebec, one from Stockholm, one from Ontario, one from Darm, besides a number from Liverpool, Glasgow, &c, &c.

     Part of the Estate of Giles Eyre, Esq. in the County of Galway, was, on Friday sold, under a decree of the Court of Chancery, for 29,000l. - Simpson Harker, Esq. of Riverstown, in the Co. Tipperary, is the purchaser.


     MUNNA LODGE, joining the Race-Course of Burren. Every encouragement will be given to any person taking if for this purpose.
     There is an excellent BALL ROOM & STABLING for Twelve Horses attached.
     This Watering place, which is at all times respectfully attended, will be particularly so this Season, as some of the first Families in the Counties of Clare and Galway have engaged Lodges, and every source of Amusement will be promoted.
     Applications to Mr. Patt Reilly, Burren.
     July 19, 1824.


     WHEREAS GEORGE KINGHORNE, Esq., late of the City and Parish of Kingston, in the Island of Jamaica, but now deceased, did, by his late Will and Testament bequeath the sum of 500 sterling to be divided among such of his Relations as might be in Ireland.
     This is to give Notice that all Persons who have any claim to a shore of such Legacy are hereby required to process good and sufficient proofs of their Relationship to the said GEORGE KINGHORNE, deceased, on or before the First Day of November, 1824, as on that day the said Legacy will be divided amongst such persons who shall have then furnished such proofs to the Subscribers; and all other claims will be hereafter entirely disregarded.
     Acting Executives in Kingston, of the said George Kinghorne.


Galway, Thursday, July 22, 1824


     About eight o'clock on Sunday night last , from fourteen to fifteen of that murderous banditti called the Rockites, attacked a house between Knockgraffon and Outragh, inhabited by five brothers of the name of Kindealy, whom they beat so savagely with sticks and firearms, that two of them died in the course of the night, and a third early next morning; the remaining tow are so severely wounded that their lives are despaired of. The other two are removed-one to the dispensary at Caher, the other to the county infirmary at Cashel. It is said that their skulls are dreadfully fractured-if so, there is very little hope of their recovery. The skulls of these that died were literally beaten into a mummy; and the unhappy survivors have continued speechless ever since. Not satisfied with the deed of murder, the ruffians took away 30 which these unfortunate brother had for the fair of Gracetown, to which they intended to go the next day.

     That noted villain, Daniel Callaghan, was apprehended a few days ago by the Police, for burglary and felony, in the houses of Edmond Lynch and James Egan, in February last. The two Crottys, who were his accomplices in the attack on Egan's house, were hanged at the last Assizes.- Callaghan had part of his ear bitten off by Egan the night of the burglary.

War-Office, July 9

     2d Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Captain William Chamberlayne to be Major by purchase, vice Gordon, who retires. Lieutenant George Knox to be Captain by purchase, vice Chamberlayne. Cornet Gustavus Thomas Smith to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Knox. Cornet Henry Curti?, from half pay of the 7th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Smith.
     5th Ditto - Captain William Hay, form half pay of the 37th foot, to be Captain, vice Braithwaite Christie, who exchanged, receiving the difference.
     10th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Troop Serjeant Major Frederick Kinkie, to be Regimental Quartermaster, vice Rogers, deceased.
     1st Regiment of Foot - To be Ensigns, without purchase, Augustus Howard Ormsby, gentleman, vice Glover, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment; Tyrell Byrne, gentleman.
     4th Ditto - Arthur William Alloway, gentleman, to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Ward, appointed to the 7th Light Dragoons.
     10th Ditto - John James Fenton, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Berwick, promoted in the Royal African Colonial Corps.
     15th Ditto - Captain Charles Walker from half pay of the 44th foot, to be Paymaster, vice William Wood, who exchanges.
     46th Ditto - To be Lieutenants without purchase- Ensign Ralph Carr, vice Orr, deceased; Ensign Mathew Smith vice Clancy, deceased; Ensign Kenneth Cockerel Mackenzie, late of the 70th foot, vice Carr, George Mathew Archer, gentleman, vice Smith.
     19th Ditto - Charles Cranford Ray, gentleman, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Suden, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment.
     31st Ditto - William Neville Thomas, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Burrows, promoted in the Royal African Corps.
     47th Ditto - William Drew Hewson, gentleman, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Smith, deceased.
     50th Ditto - Ensign Henry Gill to be Lieutenant without purchase, vice Ross, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment; Henry Maxwell Otway, gentleman, to be Ensign, vice Gill.
     61st Ditto - Samuel Hood, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Couran, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment.
     75th Ditto - Boys, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Patterson, promoted in the Royal African Corps.
     78th Ditto - Ensign William Bain M'Alpin, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Fraser, promoted in the Royal African Colonial Corps; Nath. Cameron, gentleman, to be Ensign, vice M'Alpin.
     83d Ditto - Robert Kelly, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Lisle, deceased.
     88th Ditto - Honourable Charles Monckton, to be Ensign by purchase, vice Hartopp, who retires.
     95th Ditto - Thomas Alexander Souter, gentleman, to be Ensign without purchase, vice Oxley, promoted in the Royal African Corps.
     97th Ditto - Ensign Lewis Xavier Leslie to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Scott, who retires. To be Ensigns - William Trevor Stannus, gentleman, by purchase, vice Leslie; Frederick Contart Barlow, gentleman, without purchase, vice Burleton, promoted in the Royal Colonial African Corps.
     98th Ditto - Surgeon William Vassall, M.D. from half pay 24th Foot to be Surgeon.
     Rifle Brigade - George Mackinnon, gentleman, to be Second Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Robertson, promoted in the Royal African Colonial Corps.
     1st West India Regiment - John Pentlard, gentleman, to be Ensign by purchase, vice Johnson, promoted.
     2d Ditto - Assistant Surgeon Malcolm Ritchie, to be Surgeon, vice Teddie, deceased; Hospital Assistant J. Wilson to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Ritchie.
     Ceylon Regiment - Hospital Assistant Michael M'Dermott, M.D. to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Hortson, deceased.
     Royal African Colonial Corps - Major General Charles Turner to be Colonel, vice Sir C. M'Carthy, deceased; Lieutenant General Charles M'Combie from the 1st foot to be Captain without purchase, vice L'Estrange, deceased.
     HOSPITAL STAFF - Acting Hospital Assistant John Bell, to be Assistant to the Forces, vice Wilson, promoted in the 2d West India Regiment.
     UNATTACHED - Major Augustus Frederick D'Este from the 4th Dragoon Guards, to be Lieutenant Col of Infantry, by purchase, vice Major Gen Macquaire, who retires.

Office of Ordnance, 7th July 1824.

     ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY- Second Captain Peter Debrisay Stewart's regimental commission, on resigning the Adjutancy, bears date the 21st April 1820.




     Containing Forty Acres or thereabouts.- These lands are in good Heart, and enclosed by a Demesne Wall of Ten Feet, and beautifully Planted.- The Lands are out of Lease, and situated in the Demesne of Raheen, and within two miles of Gort and in the Barony of Kiltarton.
     Application as to Title, &c., to be made to John W. Browne, 16, Kildare street, Dublin.
     No preference is promised.
     July 22, 1824.



     Takes leave to acquaint the inhabitants of Galway and its District that he has this day been appointed AGENT for the "ROYAL IRISH ASSURANCE COMPANY" of DUBLIN, in which capacity he hopes, by strict integrity and attention, to give general satisfaction.
     The inducements offered by this great Establishment and the moderation of their terms, the equity of their dealings, and the low rates of charges, which must give to the Assured, advantages equal, if not superior to what are offered by any similar Establishments in this Kingdom.
     Office Merchant's Road,
     July 22, 1824.
     Said FYNN will Let the HOUSE and MILL he now holds at Newtownsmith.



     Having, previous to leaving Galway, paid all Bills and Accounts that he knew of being due, requests that if he is justly owing Accounts to any Persons in Galway, that they will leave them at his former place of residence, with Mr. John Kelly, to be forwarded to him.--Galway, July 22, 1824.


County of the Town of Galway to wit.

     TAKE NOTICE that I have surrendered myself to the Sheriff of the County of the Town of Galway, and that I am confined a prisoner in the body of the prison for the said County, and that I intend to abide my trail at the next Assizes for the said County, for the alleged Murder of THOMAS REGAN, of which all persons concerned are hereby desired to take notice.-Dated and given under my hand this 21st day of July, 1822. [1824]
                                   JAMES x CULLEN
     Present, read and explained to the said James Cullen.
     To Anne Regan, the mother of the said Thos. Regan, deceased, and all others whom it may concern.
                      JAMES M'DERMOTT,
                      Gaoler for said County.

     CLONMEL, JULY 17 - Thursday evening last a man of the name of Edmond Guidra, was brought to the infirmary in Cashel, with his skull severely fractured, one of his legs broken, his body severely wounded, and covered with blood, in consequence of a beating he received from four men, with their faces blackened. This dreadful outrage was perpetrated at so early an hour as four o'clock in the evening, at Templemore, within two miles and a half of Cashel, and three miles of the place where the Kinnealys were murdered. This unhappy man's crime against the murderous Rockites was, that he took the meadowing of part of the lands of Templemore from Thomas Moore, Esq., of Cashel. These ruffians first attacked, with the handles of a pitchfork, a poor man who was working in the same field with Guidra; but on begging of them to spare his life, as he was only a poor laborer, working for his day's hire, they left him and made towards poor Guidra, who, on seeing them approach, pulled off his shoes and stockings, and ran off as fast as he could, but had not gone far when he was overtaken and beat in the savage manner we have related.

Galway, Monday, July 26, 1824


     LIMERICK, JULY 17 - Fifty-nine persons were admitted into our Fever Hospital this week - 118 are there this day.
     The flax crops are expected to be very abundant this season, hundreds of hogsheads of seed in this district having been sown this year more than in any preceding.
     LIMERICK, JULY 21 - On Wednesday last, as James Lee, land steward to James Massey, Esq., and Pat. McCarthy, gardener, were returning from Ballingarry to Glenwilliam, after distraining some cattle, they were fired at from behind a ditch, but fortunately received no injury.  - On Saturday, several armed men broke into the house of George Hore, a farmer, near Castletown Roche, County Cork, which they robbed, ans also wounded some of the family. - A party of ruffians, who attempted to break into the house of Thomas Pim, in the Barony of Fermoy, on Friday, were repulsed after an exchange of shots.
     The Insurrection Act is to be withdrawn from the Liberties of Limerick, except the portion in the South, where the burnings occurred.
     It is a circumstance interesting to Ireland, that the first Episcopal Protestant Missionary who is to be permanently stationed at Jerusalem, and to open a place of Christian Worship for the Jews, should be an Irishman, in the person of the son of the Rev. William Lewis, of Limerick.


     It has never been our lot to record a more melancholy catastrophe than the loss of this vessel, on her homeward passage to this port form the River St. Lawrence. The intelligence is brought by the Mary Ford, which arrived here from Pictou on Tuesday last. The Jessie, a fine new vessel of 310 tons burden, commanded by Captain M'Alpine, a gentleman distinguished for his general talents, and particularly for his skill as a seaman and a naval architect, sailed form Three Rivers, in Prince Edward's Island, on the 22d of December last, a period of the year somewhat later than usual for an European voyage. Nothing was known of the vessel and crew for several months, and it was so generally supposed that she would never again be heard of, that we understand a settlement was in contemplation by the underwriters with the parties interested. It chanced, however, that on the 19th of May last, the master of the mail boat from Prince Edward's Island to Pictou, discovered part of the wreck of a vessel, stranded on the Isle of St. Paul's, a barren rock about half a mile in circumference, 200 miles from Cape Breton, and 3 to 400 from Three Rivers. It was soon discovered to be the remains of the Jessie, but no living creature was to be seen near her. On landing, the boatmen found a weather beaten temporary hut, and within it the awful spectacle of the passengers and crew of the Jessie, 22 in number, all dead! From the remnant of barrels, and other appearances, it was evident that on being wrecked on this dreary and inhospitable spot, they had succeeded in erecting the hut with such materials as had been washed on shore from the wreck, and had saved some portion of the provisions; but after the most dreadful sufferings from cold, owing to inadequate shelter and the want of food and fuel, they had perished under the united rigours of famine, and the storms of an almost polar winter. What their sufferings must have been, or how long the strongest amongst them were doomed to behold the pallid bodies of their companions while the finger of death pressed upon their own, there is no longer to tell. There were amongst them, besides the lamented commander of the brig, Mr. Donald M'Kay, the owner of the vessel, and Mr. Forbes, of Miramichi, a partner of Mr. Drinkwater of this town. The names of the other officers and crew of the brig we have not been able to ascertain. On the intelligence of the catastrophe reaching Prince Edward's Island, a small vessel was dispatched to bring the bodies for interment at that place; but, owing to the change in the atmosphere, they were found to be in such a state of decay, that it was necessary to perform the last sad duties of humanity on the spot where they perished. -- Liverpool Paper.


     At an early hour on Monday morning, an alarming fire broke out in the house of a Cork-cutter in Abbey-street. Before an effectual assistance could be rendered towards checking its progress, the flames raged with tremendous fury, and the entire building was nearly one body of fire. Several engines by this time had arrived; and being supplied with water from the carts belonging to the Paving Board, which were also in attendance, they played with much effect, although for a considerable time before the great body of fire was reduced. The floors of the house fell, and also the front wall, which came with a dreadful crash into the street. The sight was truly appalling as the flames rose with redoubled fury from the pile of ruins. Serious apprehensions were entertained for some time as to the safety of the adjoining houses; but, we believe, except a house which was next to that in which the fire originated, and to which the flames communicated, they escaped uninjured. A considerable quantity of furniture from those houses were conveyed, for safety, into the street. A detachment of Horse Police attended to preserve order. The Lord Mayor and High Sheriffs were also in attendance. The conduct of the Police was highly exemplary, and the greatest assistance was rendered by the carts of the Paving Board, which were supplied with water from the river and from yards in the neighbourhood. We have not heard in what manner the fire originated. it was no effectually got under until about three o'clock. It is with much regret we have to state, that a young woman, named Mary Kelly, only twenty-one years of age, was burned to death; the remains of the body were dug from out the smoking ruins yesterday. A Coroner's Inquest was subsequently held on the body - Verdict, "Accidental death by burning." It is most pitiable to witness the distracted state of the Mother of the Deceased, a very old woman, who was amid the crowd, shrieking and wringing her hands. The body was found in an erect posture, half consumed, in a back part of the house; the head had separated from it. -- D.E. Post.

     ALARMING FIRE. - Yesterday morning, between 3 and 4 o'clock, the north side of the Metropolis was thrown into consternation by the bursting out of a fire in the house behind Mary-street, and in a most populous neighbourhood. The flames were discovered by the Watchman on duty, who very properly gave the alarm with alacrity. At first some dismay was created by the want of a sufficient supply of water, but that important want was quickly removed by the activity of the Paving Board, who brought a quantity of water in their carts from the Liffey. The flames were got under in about two hours; but considerable damage has been sustained, and but little of the furniture saved. It is somewhat singular that it was Mr. Harris's intention, in consequence of the late fire in Abbey-street, to have insured his premises yesterday. A boy, son to Mr. Harris, had a narrow escape of being burned- he was obliged to leap out of the window into the arms of the spectators. -- Ibid.

     Christ's Church, Dublin was originally built A.D. 1038 by Sitricus, King of Dublin, for a Friary Church. It was converted by Henry VIII, who broke down all the Abbeys and Monasteries in England and Ireland, into a Royal Collegiate
Church - like St. Peter's Church, Westminster, London, formerly Westminster Abbey - solely under the authority of the Dean and Chapter. - There is no Stall or Seat in it for the Archbishop of Canterbury, nor for the Bishop of London.

    The case of Farley v. The Dublin Star, will be tried at the next Assizes of Clonmel. Mr. Sheil is retained by the Plaintiff. - Mr. O'Connell for the

     The Hon. Colonel Butler, of Ballyconra, has acceded to an invitation to stand for the County of Kilkenny next election.

     The Waterford Mail says that the Recorder of Waterford, John Doherty, Esq. K.C., Member of Parliament for New Ross, has, upon the solicitation of many respectable names, stated his determination to stand for the City of Waterford
next vacancy.

     By direction of Sir C. Coote, and at his expense, 90 of the poor inhabitants of Mountrath have been employed daily in public works since the commencement of the scarcity.

     This morning at her Mother's house, Nun's Island, the Lady of Capt. Logan, 57th Regt., of a Son.

     On Monday se'nnight, at Tuam Cathedral, by the Hon. and Rev. Wm Beresford, Edward Barrington, Esq. of the 5th Dragoon Guards, son of Sir J. Barrington, Judge of his Majesty's Court of Admiralty in Ireland, to Anne Hamilton, third
daughter of N. Blake, Esq. of Birmingham-house, County Galway, and grandniece to Viscount Netterville.

Galway, Thursday, July 29, 1824


     Mr. Burke opened the pleadings. - The Damages were laid at 3,000l.
     Mr. Wallace offered to withdraw a Juror, which was not agreed to.
     Mr. Hamilton, K.C. stated the case. This was an action brought to recover
damages for criminal conversation with the plaintiff's wife. The parties moved
in an humble but respectable line of life, in which an evil of this kind was of
a more severe nature than in higher ranks; while the wealth of the parties, the
dissolution of the matrimonial tie, and the probable formation of a new
connubial contract, present remedies which in this class of society could not be
looked for. The plaintiff, early in life, was married to a young lady,
(Henrietta Tuke) the daughter of a professor of music, one of the vicars-choral
of this city, who dying, left his family in comfortable circumstances; when she
was 16, plaintiff married Miss Tuke, at her mother's house in Hardwicke-street.
     [The witnesses in this case were ordered to withdraw, and his Lordship
observed it was a hard case, apparently on the ladies, to be obliged to
     The parties were married by the Rev. M. Morgan, in 1809. Mr. M'Gowan
obtained 500l. on the occasion, and commenced trading as a wine merchant. For
some time they lived on the happiest terms; three children were the issue of the
marriage; M'Gowan failed in business but the embarrassments which ensued did not
seem to lessen their happiness. Anxious to obtain the means of support for his
wife and children, Mr. M'Gowan became the conducting clerk in a Solicitor's
office, which office he has continued to fill  from the moment of his failure to
the present time. A Major Blake had occasion to send a commission for the
examination of witnesses to the West Indies. The plaintiff was sent on that
business.- Plaintiff and defendant were intimate, and on visiting terms; but
previous to his departure for the West Indies, not the slightest improper
intercourse took place between him and Mrs. M'Gowan.
     The defendant holds an employment in the post-office, where the salaries
are progressive; on going abroad the plaintiff placed his wife in the care of
most respectable friends and relatives; Mrs. M'G. lived therefore with her
sister. Shortly after the plaintiff's departure, defendant paid close attention
to his friend's wife, and not only prevailed over her virtue, but obtained from
time to time considerable sums of money for his own expences. He (Mr. Hamilton)
would show, if rightly instructed, that a criminal intercourse had taken place
between the parties during Mr. M'Gowan's absence. Early in December, 1820,
plaintiff had no reason to suspect his wife, but found her, as he supposed,
pure, chaste, and virtuous; he had the greatest confidence in her; he trusted
her with the management of his pecuniary affairs; he entrusted her on his return
with a sum of money for the payment of a particular debt, which she omited to
discharge; and if he was rightly instructed, she gave the money to her paramour.
The consequence of which was, that in 1824, M'Gowan was arrested and thrown into
a prison. While in confinement (for 12 months) his wife was at Richmond, near
Dublin, in lodgings, where the criminal intercourse was continued; Mr. M'Gowan
surprised the defendant in a critical situation; they both denied that any crime
had been committed, and took each and oath to affirm their assertion. Lovers'
vows were soon broken, and in June, 1823, the lady left her husband's lodgings,
and went off with the defendant, leaving her three children, and cohabited with
the defendant in several places. These were the facts of the case. Mr. Hamilton
said he called on the Jury to consider the treachery of the defendant, and the
injury offered to the plaintiff in depriving him of every domestic comfort. No
pecuniary compensation could make him amends, for he never could be separated
from this woman, but must end his days a widower, who had a wife living- that
wife a disgrace to his children and himself.
     Jane Kirk examined by Mr. Brooke- Stated that she was sister to the
plaintiff's wife; and was present at her marriage to Mr. M'Gowan, by Mr. Moore
Morgan, Curate of George's Church, in July or August 1809; her mother lived then
in Hardwicke-street; was in the musical line, and in comfortable circumstances;
the plaintiff and his wife lived on the best terms; he was one of the best of
husbands, she the most affectionate of wives, and fondest of mothers; this state
continued nearly ever since she knew them; no separation took place before
M'Gowan went to the West Indies; a separation took place about a year ago;
witness knows the defendant; the plaintiffs conduct towards him was kind,
hospitable and friendly; he was more like a brother to him than anything else;
defendant frequently visited at the plaintiff 's house; the plaintiff's wife
lived at Black-rock with witness while Mr. M'Gowan was in the West Indies; in
April 1822, she remembers a circumstance that occurred between the parties, she
however was not in the house, and can't tell; she does remember a family quarrel
at that time between plaintiff and his wife, the cause of which she does not
particularly know; he made the best arrangement he could for his wife's support;
the defendant visited at witness's house in December, 1821; she saw the
defendant kiss Mrs. M'Gowan; she spoke about this to Mrs. M'Gowan; the defendant
seemed much vexed about it. [ Here Lord Norbury bid the witness come near him,
observing that she seemed diverted by the subject.]
     Mr. Wallace said, most ladies were interested on such a subject. -- Great
     Lord Norbury - "Madam now that you are in so pleasant a mood tell us all
about it."
     Witness - My Lord, in December, 1821, I saw them kiss each other.
     Lord Norbury - "You saw which, you saw the plaintiff kiss the lady."
     Mr. Wallace - She saw them kiss each other, my Lord, that is what she said.
     Witness - Saw nothing more than merely kissing, but saw this after.
     Mr. Brooke - Did you think -
     Mr. Wallace - Don't ask a lady's opinion about kissing. -- (great
     Witness resuming said, when she saw them kissing, she reproved them. She
here corrected herself, she wished to add it was he who had kissed the lady, but
she swears she did not see her return the kiss.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace - The kiss was only at one side; the
plaintiff was then in Ireland; witness did not tell the plaintiff, as she could
not think there was anything improper or criminal between them at the time;
plaintiff and his wife continued to live on the best terms; after that the
defendant continued to visit them both; though she permitted his visits to her
while Mrs. M'Gowan's husband was away, she considered them improper, and,
stamping her foot, the witness said, she permitted them.
     Mr. Wallace - Did you consider yourself a pander?
     Me, Sir.
     Did he force his way?
     No, did you force your way here, Sir? Defendant visited her every day.
     Mr. Wallace - Madam, did the plaintiff turn his wife out four times? No;
three times; No; twice. No, on (with a grin at Mr. Wallace) no, (Great
Laughter) - She came voluntarily to chat; to speak, to learn how to act; she
slept with witness. How long - a week? No. A night? Two nights. Did she sleep
with you and your husband? No; (with a laugh and a grin) no, Sir - (Great
Laughter._ - When witness and her sister chatted, she said they drank water.
     Mr. Wallace - Anything else? Buttermilk.
     Anything else? Tea; put in tea if you please, nothing else.
     Anything going to bed- was it stiffened with anything? No; (with a frown
which excited merriment.)
      Where has your sister lodged for the last six months? I am sure it is not
necessary for you to know. (Laughter)
     Answer me. Well, then, Sir, she lives in Grang-gorman-lane; - since
All-holland-tide witness, the husband, and her sister, have not been all three
     Had you buttermilk, water, or cocoa then; - indeed we had not- (laughter
heartily.) - She delivered two letters, which were handed in and marked, were in
M'Gowan's handwriting.
     Anne Corlet was the next witness- she was examined by Mr. Hamilton, King's
Counsel- Proved that she lived as servant in the plaintiff's family five years;
it is eight years since she left them; - in April 1811 they had a child three
months old, and were in great union and happiness; she was a prudent and good
wife; they had three children when witness left them; the children are all
alive, she believes.
     Mr. Richards cross-examined the witness.
     Mr. James Taylor proved the affectionate conduct of Mr. and Mrs. M'Gowan
during his intimacy with them; he has not seen them together for five or six

      Mary Fitzsimmons stated, that three years ago she entered into the service
of Mrs. M'Gowan; she was living in Richmond then; one month after she went
plaintiff was put into Kilmaniham gaol; during that time she often saw the
defendant at her mistress's; he was  constant visitor in the middle of the day,
and frequently in the evening; sometimes he staid all night; visits of that kind
often occurred at that time; Mrs. M'Gowan had only one bedroom; the children
slept above stairs with their mother; witness saw Mitchell sometimes in the
morning, in the parlour in his clothes.
     On this witness's cross-examination by Mr. Wallace, she said Mrs. Kirk and
her husband were also in the habit of calling; Mr. Mitchell and Mrs. M'Gowan
were in the habit of visiting Mr. M'Gowan in prison; the eldest child might be
eleven- the other two (boys) eight and five; - none of Mrs. M'Gowan's visitors,
save defendant, slept in the house; and she did not doubt (she answered to a
Juror's question) that she and the defendant might have slept at the house
before her master went to prison.
     Bridget Norton, another servant of the plaintiff, proved, that after he
came out of goal she had seen defendant take freedom with Mrs. M'Gowan, he would
take and pull her about, and kiss her; witness often heard Mitchell say he would
take M'G's live if Mrs. M'Gowan would say the word; he often gave her notes for
Mrs. M'Gowan, and said, don't tell M'Gowan or you will tell me. Before she was
servant in the family she saw him come out of the house at five o'clock in the
morning; witness then lived next door; Mitchell called to witness in November,
at her mother's, and said he would take Mrs. M'Gowan away, that he did not care
a button for him; he came to inquire whether M'Gowan and his wife lived together
since M'G had found it out; he said she swore that he added he came to carry
Mrs. M'Gowan off, that he had plenty of money and would take Mrs. M'G's children
and do for them.
     While Counsel and the Court were in discussion about the question, the
witness swore defendant offered her bribes, not to deceive him and tell M'Gowan.
     Cross-examined by Mr. O'Loughlin - Witness admitted that she then did
believe the transactions between Mrs. M'Gowan and the defendant, and would go to
her now as well formerly; M'Gowan, when they lived in Meclenburgh-street, turned
his wife out; witness afterwards said, she went to her sisters of her own
accord; it arose form Mrs. M'Gowan's walking with Mr. Mitchell; one timewas sent
to the Post-office, when the property of Mr. M'Gowan was seized under distress.
     The next witness was named Curran. - He swore he was in the room with Mrs.
M'Gowan and the defendant; on one occasion defendant took plaintiff's wife on
his knee- pulled her on his knee.
     Mr. Wallace - How you teeth must have chattered.
     Witness in conclusion added, that on another occasion he took the same
liberties, pressed her to his bosom, kissed her, and hoped he would live to see
the day he would have such a lovely creature, and ........ When Mrs. M'Gowan
lodged on Constitution-hill, defendant and she very often met; at witness's
recommendation defendant took a lodging from Reilly, Mrs. M'Gowan there passed
as Mitchell's wife.
     On his cross-examination by Mr. Richards, he swore he was an impartial
witness and no way interested though he assisted in carrying a brief to a lawyer
that morning for Mr. M'Gowan; he read some part of the brief from curiosity; he
read some part of the evidence he himself expected to give; witness asked the
brief from curiosity; he admitted also he wrote part of these briefs; he wrote
down part of his own evidence; he had the curiosity to see what other witnesses
were to prove . Cross-examined further, he said he was not shocked by seeing the
defendant take Mrs. M'Gowan on his knee; he lives at No. 1 Exchequer-street;
there are eight or nine rooms in the house; let to none but decent people.
     Mr. Richards - Very decent people, I dare say.
     Witness never let a room in his house by the night or hour, or when he
lived in Moore-street, where he had eight or nine rooms. Witness denied he was a
pimp, but did act with defendant in taking a room for carrying on an intercourse
with the plaintiff's wife - (Great laughter.)- He swore he did not write out the
plaintiff's case.
     To a question from Mr. Hamilton, K.C. witness said he was married to the
widow of an officer, who has a pension.
    Edward Reilly said he lived at 22 Purdon-st.; the last witness came to take
lodgings for two people, to sit in by day; people whom he said was privately
married. It was Mitchell who came to the house.
     Cross-examined by Mr. Wallace.- After he had done that, he did not think
Curran an honest, fair man.
     Two letters were read from the defendant here, which caused much laughter.
     Mr. Wallace only commented on the evidence brought forward on behalf of the
     After the examination of Mrs. Hornish,
     Mr. Brook replied.
     The learned Judge charged the Jury, who found a verdict for the plaintiff,
200l. damages and 6l. costs.


     The following is the number of prisoners and their crimes, to be tried at our ensuing Assizes: - Murder, 19; aiding and assisting in murder, 3; burglary and conspiring to murder, 2; burglary and robbery, 5; highway robbery, 1; assault and robbery, 5; attempt at abduction, 3; rape, 8; arson, 2; horse-stealing, 3; cow-stealing, 6; pig-stealing, 4; sheep-stealing, 7; forgery, 2; coining, 4; picking pockets, 1; taking money under false pretences, 4; idle and disorderly, 3; larceny, 1; illicit distillation, 6. -- Total 92.
     On Wednesday night, a large farm house on the lands of Dyon, near Crusheen, the property of Edward Galway, Esq. in which were several farming utensils, and other effects, was maliciously set fire to and consumed. This outrage is upon the Rock system, a tenant being lately dispossessed for non-payment of rent.

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