Ireland Old News

Galway, Monday, May 3, 1824


     In St. Nicholas's church, in this town, on Saturday last, by the Very Rev. Warden Daly, Mr. Nicholas Burdge, jeweller and silver-smith, to Miss M'Cartney, daughter of the late Alexander M'Cartney, Esq.


     At the Mail Coach hotel, on Tuesday morning of a lingering illness and in the primer of life, much and deservedly regretted, Michael Aylward, Esq, second son of the late Michael Alyward, Esq. of Ballinagare, in this county. The life of this gentleman was marked with a character of the highest honour and the strictest integrity; and he died in a calm and submissive resignation to the will of God-enjoying, amid all his sufferings, the blessed hop of everlasting life, through the righteousness and blood of Christ. His remains were on Thursday deposited in the family vault of Ballinakill.
     [Note: Surname spellings of Aylward, Alyward not a transcription error.]


     A Quarter-Assembly of the Corporation was held yesterday, for the purpose of electing a Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the ensuing year. After some routine business had been dispensed of , a Message was sent down by the Board, intimating that they had chosen Alderman Jones, the Alderman next in rotation, to fill the Office of Chief Magistrate. A ballot having been demanded, the numbers were.-
     White ?eans, 43- black do, 40-majority, 3.
     A vote of thanks was then passed by the present Lord Mayor, after which the House preceeded to elect the Sheriffs. There were twelve candidates; eight of whose names were sent up to the Board. After a short period, it was intimated that Messrs. Lloyd and Morrison had been elected. As those Gentlemen, we understand, intend to pay the fine, a new Election must take place.


     We are at length enabled to lay before our readers the following interesting particulars of the loss of the schooner Lively Kate, of Ballybriggan. This vessel sailed from Limerick on the 2d or 3d instant for Belfast, with a cargo of wheat and barley. On the 6th when off the Blaskets, the master, H. Lowther, was struck by a sea and carried overboard. Every exertion made to save him was fruitless. In consequence of this melancholy occurrence she put into Kilrush, where another Master was appointed, and, on the 8th instant, she again put to sea, but meeting with heavy and contrary gales, was obliged to take shelter in the harbour of Youghal. From there she sailed on the morning of the 13th instant, with a fair wind. Nothing particular occurred till about one o'clock, when in consequence of the wind dying away, and the tide running to leeward, she was driven on the Great Saltee Island. The Master and crew would, in all probability, have abated the fate of the former Master, were it not for the courage and humanity of John Parle, ( a farmer who resides on the island,) and succeeded in bringing them from the vessel, when the sea was making a free passage over her. The Master, Daniel M'Mahon, assigned the wreck and cargo to S. Boxwell, Esq. (the proprietor of the island) who, by exertions the most active and unwearied, saved the greater part of the cargo, including several packages, the property of private gentlemen. We understand the vessel has become a total wreck. -- Wexford Herald.



The Farm of Garrybohela,

     Situate on the road leading from Loughrea to Ballinasloe, containing 77 acres, 2 roods and 7 perches. The fine quality of this and being well known, it is unnecessary to enlarge on it.
     Proposals (in writing only) directed to Mr. Anthony Manahan, Loughrea, or to Mrs. Deaves, No. 8 South Cumberland street, Dublin, will be attended to.
     The Tenant declared when the value is offered.
     May 3, 1824


And immediate possession given from the first day of May instant,

    For five years during the Minority of Andrew Browne, Esq., the HOUSE, OFFICES, and about 150 Acres, or any part thereof, of the


     Proposals in writing (post-paid) to Bernard Browne, Esq., Mount-Bernard. Castleblakeney; or Patrick O'Connor, Esq. New-Garden, Tuam.
    May 3, 1824


From the first day of May next, for whatever term which may be agreed upon,

     Late in the possession of Michael O'Kelly, Esq, containing about 380 acres, either in the whole or in separate Divisions. Also, the Farms of QUNIGULTUGH, near Dunmore, containing about 230 acres.
     Proposals by letter, post paid, will be received by Major Patt Kirwan, 75, Pullenay-street, Rath, or Mr. Lawrence Given, Castle M'Garrett, Clare.
     Mayo, April 20, 1824.


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

     Containing 76A. 9R. 6P. Also CORTOON, containing 164A. ?R. 31P. Good Winterage within a mile of Cleartuam.
     Proposals will be received by John Tighe, Esq. Villa, Athenry.
     April 29, 1824.

    ROBBERY- As Mr. Hines of Northcumberland-street was on Friday evening last, about eight o'clock, proceeding to the yard of the General Post Office, a man, supposed to be placed at the gate to prevent the admission of strangers, stopped him, when he was immediately surrounded by a gang of the light fingered gentry, who succeeded in easing him of the inconvenience of carrying a valuable gold watch, chain and seals. Information was immediately lodged at Marlborough-street Police Office, and a reward of ten pounds offered for its recovery, but as yet the prigs have not been brought to bail.--Dublin Paper.

War Office, 23d April, 1824

     17th Regiment of Light Dragoons-Veterinary Surgeon Henry Smith, from half-pay royal artillery drivers, to be veterinary surgeon, vice Edmund Price, who exchanges.
     1st or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards- Lieut. George Frederick Harrington Hudson, to be lieut. and captain, by purchase, vice Ellison, promoted.
     Sir Ralph Abercromby Anstruther, bart to be ensign and lieutenant by purchase, vice Hudson.
     Coldstream Regiment of Foot Guards-Honorable James Hope to be ensign and lieutenant, by purchase, vice Dundas, promoted.
     1st Regiment of Foot-Lieutenant Hubert Crisp, from half-pay 27th foot to be lieutenant, vice Thomas Russell, who exchanges.
     Ensign John Mullen to be adjutant, vice Russell, who exchanges the adjutantcy only.
     7th Regiment of Foot- Quarter-master sergeant Thomas Simpson to be quarter-master, vice Lambert, deceased.
     13th Ditto- Lieutenant William Thomas, from the 89th foot to be lieutenant, vice Shiel who exchanges.
     20th Ditto- Lieutenant Henry Clinton from half-pay12th foot to be lieutenant vice Wigley appointed to the 73d foot.
     27th Ditto- Ensign John Joseph Grier, from half-pay royal West India rangers, to be ensign, vice Spencer appointed to the 73d foot.
     38th Ditto- Lieutenant James Mathews to be capt. without purchase, vice Wiltshire, promoted in the 46th foot.
     41st Ditto- Lieutenant George L. Boultbee, from the 69th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Sargent, who exchanges.
     44th Ditto- Lieutenant James Paton, from the 67th foot, to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Nixon, deceased.
     Henry Lewis Layard, gent, to be ensign, without purchase, vice Gilbert, deceased.
     46th Ditto- Major Alexander Ogilvie to be lieut-colonel, without purchase, vice Molle, deceased.
     Brevet-lieutenant colonel Thomas Wiltshire, from the 38th Foot to be major, vice Ogilvie.
     Ensign George Varlo, from the 39th Foot, to be ensign, vice Drew, promoted in the 67th Foot.
     48th Ditto-Lieutenant Mengo McPherson, form half pay 42d foot, to be lieutenant, vice Boultbee, whose appointment has not taken place.
     51st Ditto- _____ Rice, gent to be ensign, by purchase, vice Murray, who retires.
     54th Ditto- Ensign Burrows Kelly to be lieutenant without purchase, vice Holt, deceased.
     59th Ditto- Lieutenant Alexander Douglas, form half pay 93d foot, to be lieutenant, vice Wolfe, appointed to the 98th foot.
     Joseph Peacocke, gent, to be ensign, without purchase, vice Varlo, removed to the 48th foot.
     62d Ditto-Lieutenant John Singleton to be Capt. by purchase, vice Sweeny, who retires.
     Ensign Edward Perry Brooke, to be lieutenant by purchase, vice Singleton.
     Francis Kenelm Bouverie, gent., to be ensign, by purchase, vice Brooke.
     67th Ditto- Ensign John Coalburn Drew, from the 46th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Paton, removed to the 44th foot.
     69th Ditto- Lieutenant John James Sargent, from the 41st foot, to be lieutenant, vice Boultbee, who exchanges.
     73d Regiment of Foot- Lieutenant George C. Connor to be captain, by purchase, vice Pike, who retires.
     To be Lieutenants- Lieutenant Edmund Mevsey Wigley, from the 20th foot, vice Thomas Reynolds, who retires upon half-pay 12th foot.
     Ensign William Villier Stewart, by purchase, vice Connor.
     To be Ensigns- Ensign Edward Crejat Spencer from the 27th foot, without purchase.
     75th Ditto- Captain William Bruce, from the 82d foot, to be captain, vice Richardson, who exchanges.
     78th Ditto- Lieutenant Jonathan Forbes, to be captain by purchase, vice M'Leod, who retires.
     Ensign Walter Hamilton, to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Forbes.
     79th Ditto- Captain Robert Bateman, from half pay 54th foot, to be paymaster, vice Allan Cameron, who exchanges.
     82d Ditto- Captain Joseph Richardson, from the 75th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Thomas , who exchanges.
     89th Ditto- Lieutenant Arthur Shiel, from the 13th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Thomas who exchanges.
     Lieutenant Edward Kenny to be Adjutant, vice Charles Scarlin Naylor, who resigns the adjutancy only.
     94th Ditto- Ensign Isaac Toogood Coward, to be adjutant, vice White, who resigns the adjutancy only.
     Deputy Assistant Commissary General Wm. Smith Lukin, from the half pay, to be paymaster.
     97th Ditto- Captain John Bowen Colthurst, from half pay Kelso Regiment, to be captain, vice Robert Innis, whose appointment has not taken place.
     98th Ditto- Lieutenant John Quin Wall, from half pay 24th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Henry Ramus, who exchanges.
     2d West India Regiment- To be Ensigns- Ensign William M'Pherson, from half pay of the regiment, vice Hanna, appointed to the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion.
     Ensign James Esten Dickinson, from half pay 3d Garrison Battalion, without purchase.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion- Lieutenant Tomas Shedden, from half pay 68th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Mac Gregor, who returns to his former situation on the retired list.
     To be Ensigns- Henry Augustus Cunningham Pilkington, from half pay York Light Infantry Volunteers, vice William Hennick, who returns to his former situation on the retired list.
     Ensign Joseph Hanna, from the 2d West India Regiment, vice Graham, appointed to the 99th foot.
     2d Royal Veteran Battalion-to be Lieutenants- Lieutenant Mathew Agnew, from half pay MacLean's Recruiting Corps, vice Milne, whose appointment has not taken place.
    Lieutenant Edward Wells, from the 2d West India Regiment, vice Small, who returns to his former half-pay.


     Brevet Major Robert Ellison, from the 1st Grenadier Foot Guards, to be lieutenant-colonel of infantry, by purchase, vice major-general D'Arcy, who retires.
     Lieutenant George Groen Nicholls, from the 7th Dragoon Guards to be captain of a company, by purchase, vice brevet major Thomas Clarke, who retires.


    Brevet Inspector of Hospitals, Edward Tegart, to be inspector of Hospitals.
     Assistant surgeon William Kennedy, from half pay Royal West India Rangers, to be assistant surgeon to the forces.


     Major-general John Vincent, to be lieutenant governor of Dumbarton Castle, vice Ferrier, deceased. 


Galway, Thursday, May 6, 1824


     In Galway, on the morning of the 5th instant, by the Rev. P. Daly, Lieutenant S. Burke, half-pay 47th foot, and Chief Constable of the Barony of Bantry, County Cork, grandson of the late Sir Walter Blake, Menlough-Castle, Bart. To Juilianne, second daughter of Joseph Blake, Esq. grand-child of the late Sir Joseph Hoare, Bart, County of Cork.- The happy couple same day proceeded to Bantry.
     On Tuesday evening, in Back-street, Mr. M. Healy, shop-keeper, to Julia, eldest daughter of Mr. John O'Brien, of this town.


     On Tuesday, the 4th instant, at Eyre's square, in this town, after a tedious and protracted illness, which she ended with the fortitude and resignation of a pious christian, Mrs. Conolly, wife of Mr. Thomas Conolly, proprietor of the "Black Horse Hotel".- A more humane or benevolent woman could not be found, for it afforded her peculiar pleasure to administer relief to the poor, and to assist them generously in their necessities. Her death is a subject of very general regret to her family, relatives and friends.


     The six police, convicted of manslaughter at the Maryborough Assizes, are on their way to embark at Cork for Botany Bay.
     Yesterday, an inquest was held in Bride's-alley, on the body of Patrick Corr, by Alderman Montgomery. The Jury returned the following verdict.- "It appears to the Jury, that a quarrel took place in the public house kept by Mrs. Raverty, in Ship-street, between Patrick Corr and Thomas Murphy, and blows were interchanged; and, in half an hour afterwards, said Corr was found to have a wound which caused his death; and, from Patrick Corr's dying declaration, we are of opinion Murphy inflicted said wound."
     The deceased has left family; he was a broker, and resided in Bride's-alley. Murphy is a pensioned Quarter-master, and had been in habits of intimacy with the deceased, and met him frequently at the public house where the unfortunate termination of their friendship took place. The prisoner, after the inquest had closed, was conveyed by Mr. Farrell to Newgate in a coach. The investigation created great interest in the neighbourhood.
     The Catholic Clergyman who was imprisoned at Newry as mentioned in a former Paper, has been admitted to bail.

To the Irish Observer

     SIR- A paper called the Limerick Chronicle, which was received in the county Cork on the 10th of April, stating that I was hanged on that day, which was the cause of great grief and other inconvenience to my relations, the O'Sullivans, in that county. Now this is to request that your Worship would be so good as to allow me to say, contrary to any thing that the Limerick Chronicle may allege to that effect, that I am not hanged, nor was not hanged upon that day-for I am still alive and well, thank God-though the Chronicle was so good as to give my dying declaration.
     Now, Sir, further to prove that I am alive, I beg your pardon to state that the Papers, as I am told, which gave an account of my execution at two o'clock was printed at eleven the same day, and this, I think, is full confirmation of the fact of my being alive, seeing that the Gentlemen of the Chronicle newspaper could not know at eleven what took place at two.- So, Sir, your humble servants to command.--- THOMAS O'SULLIVAN.
     County Gaol, Limerick, April 30, 1824.
Nota bene My first cousin Murry O____ went into morning and Judy my aunt's sister was murdered with the grief. See what comes of Irish news, Sir.
     I enclose the two paragraphs from the Limerick Chronicle:-
                      "Morning Edition, April 10.
This day, at two o'clock, Thomas Sullivan was hanged in the front of the county gaol, for attempting to murder Mr. Nagle, near Kilmallock. Sullivan stated that he was in the conspiracy, but absent when the attempt was made to murder Mr. Nagle."
                      "Evening Edition, same day.
Last night, an order to stay the execution of Thomas Sullivan, until next Saturday, was received by the County Sheriff. At four o'clock this afternoon, Thomas Sheahan, who was ?led on the same charge as Sullivan, for cutting the throat of Mr. Nagle, near Kilmallock, was hanged in front of the new gaol, and fully acknowledged the justice of his sentence."

     We are informed from the most respectable authority, that the Very Rev. Mr M'Namara, R.C. Dean of Limerick, has been appointed to the parish of Shanagolden vacant by the death of the late Incumbent. The Rev. Mr. Moore, of Glennon, succeeds to the parish of Loughmore, lately held by the Dean; and the Rev. Mr. Buckley, Curate of Bruff, has been nominated to the parish of Glenroe, in the room of the Rev. Mr. Moore.


     The report at the United Service Club is, that the "People of the Horse Guards" mean to continue the 10th Hussars in Ireland for another year, as a punishment for their sins.
     At a Court-Martial held at Barbadoes, on the 20th November last, Assistants-Commissary-General John Lawrence and Edward Wood,  for embezzlement and fraudulent returns in their accounts, were sentenced to be dismissed his Majesty's service which sentence has been confirmed.
     At Jamaica, Deputy Assistant-Commissary-General Thomas Bunnell, for similar offences, to be dismissed his Majesty's service, and rendered incapable of ever serving in any civil or military capacity whatever.
     The last division of the 95th regiment of foot has embarked at Portsmouth for Malta.
     The 71st regiment is ordered on the arrival of the 61st at Cork to embark for Canada.
     On the arrival of the 71st in Canada, the first battalion of the 60th Foot is ordered to embark for England.
     The 1st division of the 9th regiment of infantry is ordered to embark forthwith at Greenock, on board the Loyal Briton transport for Gibraltar.


Mable Clare Ball, Widow, } Pursuant to a
  and Others,                     } Decree in the Cause
           Plaintiffs,                }and a subsequent ???
Giles Eyre Esq & others    }made thereto, bearing
           Defendants.           }date the 15th day of
____________________}November 1819, I will on Monday, the 26th day of April next, at my Office, on the Inns-quay, at the hour of one o'clock, set up and sell to the highest and fairest bidder, the several Lands in the Decrees in this Cause mentioned, situate in the King's County and County of Galway, the Estate of the Defendant, Giles Eyre, Esq. or a competent part thereof, for the purposes in said Decree mentioned.
   Dated this 7th day of April, 1824.
                   THOMAS ELLIS.
    For further particulars apply to William Cosgrave and Sons, North Great George's-street, Solicitors for the Plaintiffs, or to John Mahon, Esq. Marlborough-street, Solicitor for the Defendant Giles Eyre, Esq. and others.
     The above Sale is adjourned to Tuesday the Eleventh of May next, at one o'clock, at the place above mentioned.- Dated the 29th day of April, 1824.
     May 3. THOMAS ELLIS.


  John Galloway,        } Pursuant to an Order of
      Plaintiff                } his Majesty's High Court
The Corporation of    }of Chancery in Ireland
the Commissioners    }dated the 23d day of April
for building Bridge      }1824, I will on Monday
over the River Shan-  }the 10th day of May next,
non, at Portumna,      } Set to Auction at my
     Defendants.          } Chambers at the Inns-
_______________   } quay, in the City of Dublin,
at the hour of one o'Clock in the afternoon of said day, all that the Pontage Tolls and Duties leviable upon the Bridge of Portumna, in the County of Galway, being the Mortgaged Premises in the Pleadings of this Cause mentioned, for 3 years, pending this Cause.
     Dated this 26th day of April, 1824.
                         THOMAS BALL.
     For further particulars apply to William Goddard, Plaintiffs Solicitor, 15, Middle Gardiner-st, Dublin.
     April 29, 1824.


     ENNIS, APRIL 29- On Sunday night last, a house was burned on the lands of Ballyvannon, near Tomgreany, on the property of Lord Dunboyne. This part of the county (Clare) we regret to say, is in a disturbed state.
     A substantial dwelling house, 54 feet in length, the property of Thomas Morony, Esq. in the village of Cloorceclare, and barony of Moyarta, which had been voluntarily surrendered by the late tenant, and was previously unoccupied for some weeks, was wantonly set on fire by some evil minded person, on the night of Easter Monday, and totally consumed. On the ensuing night, the house of a poor man, named Eames, in the above village, was attempted to be set fire to, but the flame was extinguished before much damage was done. We understand apprehensions are entertained that the incendiary spirit of the eastern baronies is beginning to spread itself into the hitherto peaceable one of Moyarta.
     A meeting of the Magistrates of this county took place at the Court-house on Monday, when it was unanimously resolved that no reduction should take place in the number of Police (which consists of two hundred constables) at present in the county Clare.
     ENNIS, MAY 1- On Thursday morning last two men were brought into town by the police, charged with having on the night previous, with their faces blackened, forcibly searched several houses for one of the prosecutors of the Burns' at the last Assizes, one of whom was executed, and the other is still in our Gaol under sentence of death, for the murder of Bridget Cullinan, at Moyrhee, in the year 1818. They have been committed to prison.

    KILKENNY, MAY 1- On Thursday night, the house of a man named Glindon, residing on the lands of Rabeenaroche, near Dungarven, barony of Gowran, was attacked by a numerous armed party, who fired several shots into the dwelling, and endeavoured to obtain admission. Glindon returned the fire, but from the inconvenient position in which he stood, the shot, it is supposed took no effect. The miscreants threatened him with death if he dared to disclose the circumstances of the attack.
     A few nights previously, a Notice, of which the following is a copy, had been affixed to a tree near Glindon's house:
     "Mr. Glindon or Glindons I inform you to lave off you land jobing or if not after this timely notice you will ruer the consequence-take notice of his else It will pay you a frightful visit."--Moderator.

    TIPPERARY- CLONMEL, May 1- We regret to have to state that, on Thursday night last, another house, belonging to B.B. Bradshaw, Esq. was burnt on the lands of Allen, near Tipperary.
     Fifteen persons to be tried this day, Saturday, at the Sessions of Cashel, which terminated yesterday at 12 o'clock. No case of importance came before the Court during the Sessions.

     LIMERICK, MAY 1- On Sunday night last, about eleven o'clock, the house of a man named M'Mahon, on the lands of Ballyhonelgban, near Pallis Kenry, was maliciously burned, and every article of clothing and furniture consumed. A barn situate on lands the property of Michael B. Whyte, Esq. near Shanagolden, was burned down on Saturday night. This outrage is supposed to have originated in the eviction of the former tenant, Tuesday night, a house belonging to Mr. Kelly, in this County, was maliciously consumed.
     Last week, Catherine Glin, aged 60, was safely delivered of a daughter in the Limerick Lying-in-Hospital.

     FERMANAGH- On Easter Saturday evening, as Francis M'Goggy, an industrious dealing man, was returning home from the market of Clogher, accompanied by his wife, they were way-laid and attacked by four men at a short distance from the town, M'Coggy himself robbed of his watch and 20l. and so beaten that he has since died of his wounds. The woman was knocked down into a ditch, in which she concealed herself until the villains departed. They were all known by both. M'Goggy and his wife, whose examinations have been taken against them by a Magistrate. An active pursuit was set on foot for their apprehension, and we learn that three of them have since been taken.


     "We are glad to find that the New Parochial School room is likely to be commenced forthwith. His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to grant a sum of 250, which, with the liberal subscriptions entered into by the Parishioners, will enable the Committee to make a handsome and commodious building. Certainly nothing could be more wanting; - the ruinous state of the present School room has frequently been noticed by the numerous visitors to this town."--Galway Advertiser.


     The Memorial of the Very Reverend Edmond Ffrench, Roman Catholic Warden of Galway, on behalf of Thirty Thousand Poor Inhabitants of said Towns, to his Excellency Marquis Wellesley, Lord Lieutenant General and General Governor of Ireland,
     That your Memorialist contemplating the Establishment of an Institution calculated to extend the great blessings of Education to the Children of a poor community, the most numerous and destitute in this Kingdom, had purchased in June last, the Lombard Barracks of Galway, under the benevolent auspices of your Excellency, for the sum of 500, in order to convert them into Lancastarian Schools of public instruction.
     That your Memorialist's Funds (after deducting the aforesaid purchase) amount to 895-the interest thereof, together with the annual subscriptions, charity sermons, &c, may produce something more than 100 yearly, which your Memorialist is desirous to preserve AS A PROVISION for the PAYMENT OF MASTERS AND UPHOLDING THE ESTABLISHMENT.
     That your Memorialist is now engaged in building by subscription appropriate Schools thereon (which will amount by moderate calculation to the sum of 700) for the accommodation of upwards of 1200 poor children, most humbly prays your Excellency shall deem meet, towards the accomplishment of said Schools, and furnishing them with the necessary desks, forms, books, stationary, &c., &c.
     And your Memorialist will ever pray,
                     EDMOND FFRENCH.
            Roman Catholic Warden of Galway.
February 20, 1824.

Dublin Castle, 26th March, 1824.

     SIR- The Lord Lieutenant having taken into consideration your application for assistance from the Grant of Parliament, to enable you to build a School-House in the Parish of Galway, I am to acquaint to you that the proposed object of this application being to save funds in hand which are expected to yield an income of 100 a-year, his Excellency does not consider it a case which demands a Grant from the School Fund at his Excellency's disposal.
         I have the honor to be, Sir,
         Your most obedient humble servant,
                           W. GREGORY,
The Rev. Edmond French, Galway.


     We cannot refuse the need of our applause to the Noble Earl, for his almost unbounded benevolence. Scarcely has he had time to discover the names of the numerous charitable institutions that within the few last years have sprung up amongst us, when we have to record some act of mumificient generosity towards each of them:- Ten Pounds to the Presentation School; Ten Pounds to the Dispensary; and Twenty Pounds to the New Parochial Free-School.

For such term as may be agreed on, and immediate possession given,

THE FARM of TONEROE, (part of the Estate of Lydigan,) situated within 5 miles of Galway, and 3 of Oranmore, containing about 164 acres of UPLAND, well known to be a good wholesome SHEEP WALK.
     Application to Mr. Dominick Doyle, Galway.
May 6, 1824

Galway, Monday, May 10, 1824


     At Mill-view near Ennis, on Monday last, by the Rev. Dean O'Shaughnessy, Charles S. Cahill, Esq. son of John Cahill, of Dominick-street, Esq. in this town, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Richard Floyd, Esq. of Mill-view, County of Clare.


     At his house in Great Denmark-street, Dublin, on the 2d instant, Jonathan Lynch, Esq. brother of Messrs. Lynch, of the Castle, in this town.- This amiable Gentleman, with a kindness peculiar to himself, fulfilled on all occasions the various obligations of affinity and friendship, and ever wakeful to the call of charity, with a bountiful hand he dispensed relief to the wants of the poor. He was an affectionate relative, a sincere friend, a pious christian, an indulgent landlord, and an honest man. During the progress of his useful life, he merited the esteem and respect of all who knew him, and many there are who will deplore his loss.
     On Friday last, in Middle-street, in this town, Mr. Oliver Joyce.

[From the Newry Telegraph]

     In no part of Ireland have the attempts at outrage and plunder been more bravely and effectively resisted than in this country, and we have enjoyed in consequence a degree of tranquility which has borne all through a strong contrast to other parts of Ireland. For more than a year back no attempt at outrage in this county has come to our knowledge, until within a few days since. On the night of Saturday last, a party of ruffians, eleven or twelve, it appears in number attacked some houses at Carrovag, within two miles of this town, for the purpose of plunder. They succeeded two or three places, until they came to a house of a man named Slattery. Having called themselves Whiteboys, the house was opened at their order. As soon as they entered they asked for arms, money and powder. Slattery informed them that he never possessed nor used arms. Being thus freed from their fears, the ruffians commenced pillaging the house of every article, even a frize coat of Slattery's and the cloaks of two maid servants who were in the house. Having effected their purpose, they all withdrew excepting the fellow who had the cloaks, upon whom the servant maid as soon as she saw an opportunity laid hold most resolutely.- Nearly at the same time Slattery sprung upon the fellow and knocked him down, and putting his foot upon his neck, wrenched from him a bayonet he held in his hand. Slattery then placed himself at the door to prevent the return of the rest of the gang to whom the prisoner called out for help.- A desperate contest commenced in which Slattery says he is sure he slaughtered several of them, and in which he received a number of gashes on his hands and arms. At length four fellows broke into the house together, and gave Slattery a severe wound in the side, nevertheless, he beat them out again, fixing the bayonet so deeply in the hindmost fellow, as almost to loose his hold of it. The assailants were fully contented with this effort, and left their companion behind. He proves to be a fellow of the name of Quilter, from Cilflin, six or seven miles from this town, on the road to Listowel. Slattery threatened him with instant death, but spared him on the condition of writing down the names of all the persons concerned, which he immediately did, to the number of ten or eleven.- Three of them have since been brought into gaol-the others have all fled from their houses. It is reported that one has been found dead on the mountain.
     Two young lads and members of Slattery's family happened to be in his house on this night. They assisted so far as to hold and tie Quilter, while Slattery was engaged with the party outside.
     Nothing could be more serviceable to the peace of the county than the uncommon bravery and spirit which had thus been evinced. No doubt his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant and the County will handsomely mark their sense of it. Had this knot of villains gone on in their career with impunity, the heavy expence of the Insurrection Act would not be far behind, and the attention of  his Excellency's Government would be soon called to the disturbed state of this County.
     Some fears were entertained for the life of Slattery, who lies in the County Infirmary, but we are happy to state that no danger now exists.
     It required Slattery's utmost exertions to preserve the life of Quilter, after his neighbours became acquainted with the affair. They had a rope round his neck, for the purpose of hanging him forthwith. It is a fact that all the fellows concerned were in a sphere of life above what might be expected from characters united for such proceedings, and their abandoned conduct appears principally to have arisen from vicious education.



     To be Disposed of the MAIL and STAGE COACH  ESTABLISHMENTS, on the Roads leading north from Dublin, Sligo, and Westport, running from Sea to Sea,  through the centre of Ireland, and performing about 700 Irish (nearly 900 English) miles daily, the property of Mr. RICHARD BOURNE, who is about to retire from Business in consequence of ill health. These Coaches have hitherto been worked conjointly by which a considerably increased accommodation has been afforded to the Public, and an individual, or a Company, might therefore find its advantage in undertaking the entire- they might, however; be divided into distinct branches which would be treated for separately. The Coaches running upon those Roads have hitherto been supplied at a certain rate per mile and this arrangement might either continue or cease, at the option of the purchaser. Every reasonable accommodation will be given as payment of the purchase money.
     For further particulars, apply to Messrs. Dunn and Meade, 8 Kildare-street, Dublin, if by letter, post paid, as none others will be attended to. None but principals will be treated with.
     N.B.- There are not any other Public Coaches plying on any of the above Roads.
     May 10, 1826.

     The following are the names of the Roman Catholic Noblemen, who, under existing circumstances, are debarred the privilege of sitting in the House of Lords:- The Duke of Norfolk; Earls Fingall, Shrewsbury, and Kenmare; Viscounts Gormanstown, Netterville, Taaffe, and Southwell; and Lords Trimleston, Ffrench, Stourton, Petre, Arundel, and Clifford.

     SPRING AND LANGAN- The match between these heroes received the finish on Saturday, by the stakes being deposited at a meeting of the fancy held at Cribb's.


     At a General Meeting of the Amicable Society, held at their Rooms on Friday the 7th instant, the following Gentlemen were elected Officers for the ensuing half-year, viz.:-
     Honorable Martin Ffrench, President,
     Lieutenant James Mahon, Vice-President,
     Peter M. Ffrench, Esq, Secretary,
     James Costello, Esq. Treasurer,
     Lieutenant John R. Joyce, Librarian,
     Doctor Henry Blake, Committee,
     Doctor James Veitch, Committee,
     Lachlan Maclachlan, Committee, and
     John Ireland, Esqrs.

Or the Interest in the Lease Sold,

     THE PLOT in Meyrick's-square, well known by the name of "The Custom-Gap Plot." Also Twenty Feet to the Westward thereof (which would be Set appropriately if more convenient) This would be a most desirable site for erecting Dwelling Houses or Stores,  and any number of years required can be given, the Lease being for Lives renewable for every, at the small yearly rent of Forty Shillings.
     Proposals will be received by Mrs. Dodsworth, Middle-street; or, Mr. Luke Dodsworth, at THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Office who will treat with any person disposed to lease or purchase the above Plots.
     Galway, May 10, 1824.

From the first of June instant,

     A COMMODIOUS HOUSE near the Square, containing three Parlours, a Drawing Room, seven Bed Rooms, Kitchen, Servant's Hall, and Pantry. There can be given the use of a Garden, well cropped and the Grass of two Fields extending to the Sea.
     Applications to Thomas French, Abbeygate street, Galway.
    May 10, 1824.



Galway, Thursday, May 13, 1824


    Within the last few days the inflow of the Irish into London has far exceeded any former period, and consequently, from the want of employment, their distress has been most dreadful, and hundreds of them have applied to the parishes of St. Giles and Marylebone for relief, in the most abject condition. Upon investigating their cases, a Mr. Thorpe said it would be better for the sufferers themselves to state the nature of the transaction. Accordingly, one of the most intelligent, a woman named Eleanour Welsh, stood up, and stated she resided at a place called Kilmallock, in the county of Cork, where she lived as her state in life enabled her, on the industry of her relations & family, when some persons came who appeared to be traveling the interior of the country, circulating accounts in the most glowing terms of the high wage in England, and the general want of workmen, who, they said, were paid 6s. per day; and, in consequence of the great demand for hands, women were employed regularly through the year at 3s. per diem. This, to her, was "glorious news," according to her own word; as by the very utmost of laborious exertion, the men of her family could only obtain from 8d. to 10l. per day, and they all took the very first opportunity of bettering their fortunes in another land, urged particularly by her, as she perceived daily the husband, fathers, and brothers, of her surrounding neighbours, led to prison and execution for crimes which their excessive poverty had caused. They all accordingly sold the little remains of their property, and walked to the city of Cork, a distance of 30 miles from Kilmallock, where the same story was confirmed among the persons engaged in procuring passengers for the steam packets and traders of that port, and she and between 100 and 200 others embarked, paying 16? each, passage money to Bristol, being obliged to find their own stores; but, from the shortness of the voyage, the only privation they severely felt was, the want of water for tea or coffee, which was denied them, at the same time it being intimated, that by paying they could procure tea or coffee, which they could not obtain, the prices being beyond their means, as the passage money had nearly consumed their all; and they were, when landed, compelled to walk from Bristol to London, a distance of 112 miles, depending chiefly on the humanity shewn them on the road from those  who pitied their way worn appearance. On arriving in London, she found, as well as the rest had, how grossly she had been deceived; and she now, with her family, implored the Magistrate to return her to her own country, where, if she would not obtain in her native village, plenty of necessities for life, there were those who would share with her their meal, and give her their sympathy. Mr. Rawlinson, who was much affected at the poor creature's recital, said "Good God! Is it possible that such a thing as this could be allowed in a city like Cork, where the authorities are supposed to be so enlightened, and must be aware, if they chose to inquire, of such an atrocity being committed on in their port, and I may say, under their eye?- Mr. Griffiths, his worthy colleague, said, from his knowledge of the affairs of the ports of Cork and Bristol, he was confident, if such a practice had existed, it must have been very clandestinely carried on, as he was sure no respectable Magistrate or commercial man would tolerate, nay, allow such a practice, ruinous to the respectability of their character as mercantile men.



     The following flagitious outrage was perpetrated on the night of Wednesday last, in the town of Ballina.- A young lady (as our correspondent informs us) of much personal attractions, respectable connections and good fortune, was with a female friend on a visit to a family in that town. When on the night previous to her intended departure from thence, at the hour of eleven o'clock and after she had been undressed, three men forcibly entered her bed room, laid hold of her, and dragged her out of the house, where a large party were waiting, who, regardless alike of tears, prayers or entreaties, hurried her, undressed as she was, to a considerable distance where the author of this infamous transaction was waiting to receive her. Next morning, Captain Goodwin and the Chief Constable of that district, Mr. Weldin, on hearing the circumstance, proceeded to the place of her confinement, which was a wretched hovel, and succeeded in releasing her. Here the matter rests for the present, but what aggravates the circumstance is that the person guilty of this deep crime is son to the gentleman in whose house the young lady was on a visit and though the family, we are informed, were all up, not one of them came to the assistance of her whom they were by ever tie of hospitality and good feeling, bound to protect.

     On Easter Monday, as a man of the name of Chambers from Easkey, in the county of Sligo, was returning from the market of that town, was joined by three men near Castleconnor, who kept him in conversation till they came to an unfrequented spot near the gate of Col. Wingfield's lodge, when one of them knocked the unfortunate Chambers down with a loy shaft, and, as we are informed, the others danced on him- they then left him as they supposed dead. The poor man, however, lived for two days, at the end of which time he died, in excruciating torture. Two of the party are lodged in Sligo Gaol, but the third who is the principal, has not yet been apprehended.

     Wednesday the Rev. John M'Namara, P.P., accompanied by some Gentleman, his friends, attended at the Police Office in order to lodge informations for an assault of a violent nature committed on him, by Mr. J.P. O'Brien. The informations were sworn to and a warrant for the arrest of Mr. O'Brien was granted. But as it may be prejudging a case which will, in all likelihood come before a Jury, we forbear from stating the particulars of this transaction.-- Cork Chron.

     KILKENNY- As half of this County had been under the Insurrection Act for two years, and as the other half is now proclaimed, it is of importance to know that some work is already cut out for the Special Sessions to be held on Tuesday next.  Last Saturday night, a houseless idiot was found asleep in a coppice near Knocktopher and having no home he is accused of being abroad after sunset, and being found asleep, he is  is to be tried for being idle and disorderly. If Government means to make New South Wales a Lunatic Asylum, this idiot is certainly a fit subject for transportation, and his case clearly proves how necessary it was to proclaim the county Kilkenny. Serjeant Gould is appointed to preside in future in the Special Sessions for this County, in the stead of Mr. J.S. Townsend, King's Counsel.--Leinster Journal.


     For the sake of our rising manufacturers, we are happy to state, that that very active office of the Board, Mr. Inspector General Besnard, may be expected here in the course of this week. He left Cork for Limerick on his way hither on Monday last-one of the Dutch farmers accompanies him and they go hence to Tuam, in the neighbourhood of which they are to inspect some flax, cultivated according to the Dutch plan. This is gratifying intelligence to these who are so laudably, and, we may say, so successfully endeavouring to introduce the Course Linen Trade into this neighborhood.


     This disgraceful and shameful practice will, in future, be prevented in this town-and we are extremely happy at it. John Lushington Reilly, Esq. one of our Churchwardens for the present year, has publicly notified his intention of suppressing the evil; and we expect the local authorities will co-operate with him. A few fines imposed, and rigrously exacted, will effectually accomplish this desirable object.


      There will be races held at Loughrea and Tuam during the present summer. The attendance at Loughrea last year was most numerous and respectable; and the excellent running afforded great entertainment. We anticipate similar sport this summer.


     We understand it is intended by the Gentlemen of Tuam and Athenry to have a grand main of cock-fighting in the ensuing month.


     A troop of the 5th Dragoon Guards (Green Horse) under the command of Major Walker, arrived here on Monday last, on their route to Ballinrobe. They received excellent accommodation at Connolly's hotel.

For such term as may be agreed upon,
From the first of May instant,

     With OFFICES and GARDEN, &c. and about 32 acres of Land, of excellent quality; also, 85 acres of the

Lands of Darfield,
Near Loughrea.

     Written proposals (post paid) to be addressed to Robert Blake, Esq. Temple street, Dublin; or Henry Blake, Esq. Seafield, Oranmore.
May 13, 1824.


     This excellent Institution, established in 1822, although still in its infancy, has been of incalculable service to the numerous and destitute Poor of the Town and County of the Town of Galway.- From the great extent of teh County of the Town, and its vast population, the applicants for relief must necessarily be many, and the duties of the Physician arduous and troublesome. The care and attention of Thomas O'Maley, Esq. Physician and Surgeon to the Institution, has given very general satisfaction; and we believe a more humane, zealous, or efficient Professional Gentleman, could not possibly be selected. During the preceding year there were a vast number attended and supplied with medicine; and since the first of last January, up to the present day, there has been upwards of 1000 applicants for relief, who have received medical advice and attendance. From the strict economy rigorously adhered to in this Institution, the poor are essentially benefitted, and that at a very inconsiderable expence. The thanks and gratitude of the poor are due to those respectable Gentlemen who compose the Committee, for the diligence and anxiety they manifest for the Establishment. We understand it is in contemplation to render the Institution of still greater public utility, by adding an Infirmary to it, on a limited scale, sufficient for the reception of patients afflicted with inveterate disease, whose casual attendance, on Dispensary days, would retard their recovery. We hope the Committee will accomplish this object, as in diseases of a serious nature it is essentially necessary that the Physician should be afforded every facility in attending and prescribing for the patient.

     AFFAIR OF HONOR- TENTH HUSSARS- In consequence of a message delivered from Mr. Battier (late Cornet in the 10th Hussars) to the Marquis of Londonderry, and subsequent arrangements, the parties met yesterday a few miles from town. Mr. Battier was attended by Colonel Woodhouse, the Marquis of Londonderry's second was Sir H. Hardinge, Bart, M.P. The pistols having been delivered, the parties took their ground and the word being given to fire, Mr. Battier (as we are now informed) snapped his pistol, which either missed fire, or flashed in the pan. The Noble Marquis reserved his fire, and desired that Mr. Battier should be furnished with another pistol, which the latter Gentleman refused.-- Courier.
DUEL BETWEEN THE MARQUIS OF LONDONDERRY AND MR. BATTIER.- The circumstances respecting this recontre have been very erroneously stated in a Morning Paper. We are fully apprised of the whole transaction, but it is too delicate a matter for us to communicate at present. The time of action has also been mistaken. It took place near Battersea, at two o'clock, on Thursday last. Neither of the parties were wounded, and we understand were far from separating, as stated, in amity.-- Sun.



Galway, Monday, May 17, 1824


     At Merville, near this Town, on Friday last, at an advanced age, Robert Burke, Esq.- a Gentleman who, during a long life, has been much esteemed by his relatives and those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
     In Shop-street, in this Town, yesterday evening, very generally and deservedly regretted, Mr. Morgan Connolly, shop-keeper- a man possessed of more honor or integrity could not be found in society. He was a most humane and exemplary character, and to him it afforded great pleasure to relieve the miseries of the poor- to every Institution erected for their use or benefit, he contributed most generously.


     We understand the Cock-fighting we mentioned in our Paper of Thursday last, between the Gentlemen of Athenry and Tuam is off; however, we have been informed the Gentlemen of Athenry are ready to receive an offer from any town in this County, or in any adjoining County, to shew twenty one Cocks and fifteen Stags for one hundred guineas the main and five guineas a battle.

In Divisions from the first day of May last,

     Containing two thousand Acres, or thereabouts. The above Lands are well known to possess a superior quality for Fattening, well enclosed and sub-divided by six feet walls, with iron gates to each Park.
     Proposals (if in writing post paid) to William Burke, Esq. Ballydugan, or Patrick O'Connor, Esq., Newgarden, Tuam; who will attend at Manahan's Hotel, Loughrea, on the 26th of May, to declare the tenant or tenants.
     May 17, 1824

And immediate possession given,

     THE MILL AND STORES of NEWTOWN, together with eight acres of good Land and a good Turbary within fifty perches of the premises.
     Also, the HOUSE and DEMESNE of NEWTOWN, adjoining same, containing about 117 acres of choice Meadow, Pasture, and Fattening Land- being part of the Estate of James Kelly, of Newtown, Esq.
     All the above Lands lie near the high road from the County of Mayo to Ballinasloe, and within six miles of Tuam.
     The Stock on the Land will be given to the Tenant at a valuation.
     Proposals (in writing only) will be received by Augustin Fallon, Esq. Farm-hill, and Michael Dowdall, Esq. Tuaquin Monivae, who will close with a tenant or tenants as soon as the value is offered.
     May 17, 1824.



     We have repeatedly adverted to the disgraceful state of the road to Fort-Hill, which, from its leading to the burial-ground, and a place much frequented for walking, in consequence of its healthy situation, should be kept in good repair. At present it is impassable, and we are much astonished that a Presentment was not sent in for at the last Assizes.- As we are on this subject, we cannot too strongly deprecate the shameful conduct of those who are in the daily habit of destroying and tearing down the walls that enclose the cemetery. There should, at least, be more deference paid to the memories of the dead, than thus, wantonly, to tear down the walls that preserve their remains from being disturbed or exhibited to public view by pigs, or other animals.- We are informed that since the demolition of the walls, it has been the constant practice of interring bodies outside the boundaries. This is highly improper, as it is more than probable that the Landlord, however humane or indulgent his disposition, will be obliged to disinter those remains, to prevent a recurrence of he practice, on an intrusion of his property.

Wollen, Linen, Hosiery, and Hat Warehouse,
Main-Guard, Galway

     Acquaints his Friends and the Public, that he has just returned from Dublin, where he has purchased an assortment of every article in the above Line.
     The GOODS being selected with every care and attention, and purchased after the repeal of the duties, enables him to dispose of them on fair terms, for Ready Money only.- Every article having the selling price affixed to it, no deviation whatever will be made from this rule.
    May 17, 1824

Galway, Thursday, May 20, 1824


     In church-lane, on the 15th instant, aged 12 years, Mary Ann, daughter of James Smith, Esq., of this town, Attorney.

     ENNIS, May 17- We regret very much to have to record the commission of a most extensive outrage, in the neighbourhood of Feakle. On Friday night, the dwelling house of Mr. William Purcell, of Kilclaran, was discovered to be on fire.- Unfortunately, from the dry state of the thatch, the flames spread with such rapidity, as rendered it quite impossible to save any part of the furniture, the entire of which, with a quantity of linen, and some valuable papers, were consumed. It was with difficulty that Mr. Purcell's family, which were eight in number, escaped, and it required the utmost exertions to rescue two of the servants, who slept in a retired part of the house- as the first intimation they had of the fire, was the falling in of part of the roof. The only cause that can be given for this outrage is an unfounded report, most industriously circulated, of Mr. Purcell's having bid for, and caused the eviction of part of Lord Norbury's estate, from which the Sheriff dispossessed some tenants a few days before. This report received some colouring of truth from the circumstance of his having given the Sheriff's drivers some accommodation, as they were afraid to proceed to their homes on the night they executed the  habere. Beyond this hospitality, Mr. Purcell had no connection with the transaction alluded to.

     LIMERICK, MAY 19- On the night of Wednesday last, a party of men attacked and entered the dwelling house of Mr. Timothy Hartigan, on the lands of Ballyphilip, near Croom, in this county. They broke every pane of glass and sash in the house, which is two stories high, spilled all Hartigan's cream and milk; and beat him till they supposed he was dead; he is now in a dangerous state. This outrage originated in Hartigan's taking the farm he lives on, the tenants having been dispossessed a few days previous. On the night of Wednesday last, two cows were houghed, and their tails cut off, on the lands of Ballinagonia, within about a mile of Glin. The tails and one horn were lately maliciously broken off two cows the property of a farmer named O'Brien on the lands of Carna.


     A young man, a Catholic, of the name of Bernard M'Mahon, has been killed at Ballybay, by a fellow of the name of Gray. The particulars which have been communicated to us are of a most barbarous kind. The poor youth left behind him a widowed mother, whose principal support he was, as well as of six young brothers and sisters. The murderer is a Tithe Proctor- a person, our informant states, of a ferocious character, and a sort of leader among the Orangemen. Although there is a Constabulary at Ballybay, neither the homicide nor his brother, who aided him in the act, were apprehended. For this purpose, a party of the military were found necessary, and the two were at length apprehended, and, on the warrant of Mr. Hamilton, lodged in Monaghan Gaol.

     At or near Clogher Francis M'Gaugy was murdered by some persons, who are stated in our communication to be Orangemen; and his wife (who was in company) had a very narrow escape, after being most brutally beaten by the ruffians. M'Gaugy lived for a few days, and gave the names of the murderers; but it should seem the Magistrates refused to take the information of the widow. One of the fellows fled, another was apprehended, and a third surrendered himself; but the three are now at large, and busied in their usual avocations.


     At Ballyshannon, on Monday se'nnight, a poor lad, who was in company with his father, was shot dead by a "Peeler," as it would appear by our letter, in sport. After several days a show of investigation took place, but the Orangemen, we are told, was drafted off to Fermanagh and there is no likelihood at present that he will be brought to justice.


     In Glasgow, on the 10th instant, Hubert B. Moore, Esq. of Shannon-View, County of Galway, only son of Lady Dunboyne, to Mary, eldest daughter of the late Valentine Blake, Esq. of Tully.


     At Nenagh, Mrs. Doolan, relict of the late Counsellor Doolan, of Fairy hill, County of Galway.
     On Wednesday, the 12th of May instant, at Montall, in the County of Tipperary, Martin Ryan, Esq., aged 60 years. He lived beloved by all, and died sincerely regretted. He bore his last illness with patience and christian fortitude and resigned his soul to his Redeemer with gladness.
     On the 18th instant, where he sought the benefit of the air, the Very Rev Doctor Costigan, of Liffey-st. Roman Catholic Vicar-General of the Diocess of Dublin.
     On the 17th instant, of that painful distemper, "the Croup," in the 7th year of her age, to the unspeakable grief of her afflicted parents, Anne, only daughter of Nicholas Keating, Esq. of Cuffe-street, Dublin. A sweet-minded child, of superior intellect, and of the fairest promise.
     At Bourdeaux, the Rev. George D. Hogan, a Catholic Clergyman, formerly of Limerick, and lately a Missionary in Philadelphia.
     In Limerick, Ebenezer Lorimer, Esq. Lieutenant in the 1st Royal Scots.
     In Cork, suddenly, Mr. Joseph Cannovan, Professor of Music.


     The 31st Foot are to proceed to Bengal to replace the 59th, who are to return home.
     The 97th are ordered to Ceylon, to replace the 45th Foot; the 45th are to go from Ceylon to Madras to replace the 30th Foot, and the 30th are to return home.
     The 98th are to proceed to the Cape of Good Hope to replace the 6th Foot; and the 6th Foot are to go to Bombay to relieve the 47th Foot, who will then return home.
     The 99th Foot are to go to Mauritias to replace the 56th Foot who will return home.
     Lieut. Colonel Sir Joseph Cairncross, K.C.B. is ordered to England to take the command of the Eastern District- this officer is to be replaced by Lieut. Colonel Bull, C.B. at present in command of the artillery at Ballincollig; he is to be succeeded by Col. Power.
     An order will shortly issue enabling officers, after 23 years of service, to sell their commissions, whether obtained by purchase or otherwise.
     The 34th Regiment landed at Kingstown on Saturday last.
     Major-General Lord H. Somerset, K.C.B. will commence his inspection of the Cavalry of Great Britain this week.
     The 63rd regiment, and a company of the Royal Veterans Battalion have replaced the 2d or Queen's, in Athlone.
     The last division of the 3d Royal Veterans Battalion sailed in the Zephyr transport from Cove to Guernsey, on Wednesday.
     The Royal Horse Guards, and the 75th Regiment of Foot, stationed at Windsor, will shortly be succeeded by the 2d Regiment of Life Guards, and 2d or Queen's from Ireland.
     Wednesday, the 25th regiment, under the command of Colonel Farquhar, underwent their half-yearly inspection at Ennis, by Major-General Sir John Elley.
     On Wednesday Colonel Browne left Limerick to inspect the detachments of his regiment, (Rifles) in the county Limerick.
     By the latest returns which have been received from Great Britain and Ireland, it appears that the total of the recruits raised for the 97th amounted to 480- for the 98th, 330- and for the 39th regiment, 500.
     A considerable augmentation of officers and privates is ordered to the Royal African Corps and an offer of promotion has been made to several Ensigns of the line for this Regiment, which is ordered to Sierra Leone.
     The payment of three months half-pay to the reduced officers of his Majesty's Land Forces, due the 24th March, including hose heretofore borne upon the Irish Establishment, will be payable on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, in each week.
     Extract of a letter from Malta, dated 9th April, 1824.- A Court-martial of a most extraordinary complexion has just been held on two officers of Artillery, on a charge of disobedience of an order which required them to fire a salute and toll bell, in conjunction and communication with the Priests of an adjoining Church, it being the anniversary of one of the Saints of the island. As the proceedings of the Court are now under the consideration of the highest authorities at home, I shall abstain from giving any opinion on so extraordinary a case, which will, when known, I doubt not, excite much interest.
     It is with feelings of sincere regret that we have heard rumours of the probable removal of the 66th Regiment from this station, where they have been stationed for upwards of a year. Though our meed of praise cannot add to the merit of that excellent corps, yet it is but injustice to say that there never was a Regiment quartered at Enniskillen more highly estimated than the 66th. The peaceable and orderly conduct of the men, and the urbanity and truly gentlemanly conduct of the Officers, have in an eminent degree gained them the respect and esteem of all classes in this town and neighbourhood.-- Enniskillen Chronicle.

From the first day of May instant, the under-mentioned
The property of D.G. BROWNE, Esq. viz:

     Part of CARRABROWNE, late in the possession of Messrs. Michael and John Walsh, containing 70A.0R.0P. Arable and Green Pasture, and 313A Bog.
     Part of LACKAGH and COOLARN, late in the possession of Morgan Morris and Rick Culkeehe, containing 121 Acres, 2 Roods, 15 Perches Arable and Green Pasture.
     COLLERE BAWNE, near Athenry, late in the possession of Theobald Aurke, Esq., containing 113A.0R.10P. Arable and Green Pasture.
     POOLNAGROUGH, late in the possession of Theo. Burke, Esq., containing 212A.0R.10P. Arable and Green Pasture.
     Proposals if by letter post paid will be received by Jarrad E. Strickland, Esq., Castle Mac Garreet, Clare, Mayo.
    May 20, 1824.

From the first of May instant, for such a term as may be agreed on, and immediate possession will be given,

     The following LANDS, part of the Estate of CHRISTOPHER REDINGTON, of Kilcornan,Esq.:-
     Aughrim Park, containing about 48 Acres;
    Kilcomaslan, about 38 Acres;
Both lying within four miles of Ballinasloe.
     Curbane, about 90 Acres;
Within two miles of Loughrea.
     These Farms are well known to be of the very best description of Meadow and Fattening Lands. The Tenant would be accommodated with the Stock now upon the Lands at a valuation.
     Proposals (if by letter post paid) to be made to John O'Flaherty, of Headford, Esq., who will declare the Tenant or Tenants as soon as the value is offered.
     Headford, May 20, 1824.


     The state of this County is frightful. The following letter comes from a quarter which never yet deceived us in the slightest particulars:-
     "On Sunday evening last, a party of about twenty in number of the Lisbellan Peeler's (as they call themselves) attacked two men of the name of Michael and Owen M'Caffrey, assaulted and severely beat them without having received the least provocation. On the following day (Monday) a challenge was given, and an Orangeman and a Catholic was to fight in the island of Innishmore-but, instead of deciding the affair by single combat, a general engagement took place been the parties. The Orange party was beaten-one of them so dangerously wounded that his life is despaired of. The defeated party retired, as usual, to their depot of arms, and, having supplied themselves with ammunition, &c., &c., returned to the field of battle, and shot several persons. Whether any homicide was committed, I have not yet learned.- The state of society in this County is, at present, most alarming. The source of the evil, however, may be traced to the impunity given to the crimes of on party and a denial of justice to the wrongs of the other. The most humble Catholic present residing on our mountains despairs of receiving redress for any Orange outrage committed against him, from an Orange Jury."

                                           Enniskillen, May 19.

     "Yesterday some active Magistrates assisted by the Military, made prisoners of several of each party, and lodged them in the gaol of Enniskillen. They (the Magistrates) gave particular orders to the goaler to retain the prisoners until after an investigation of the affair should have taken place on this morning.
     "This morning the Magistrates assembled to inquire into the circumstances, when, to their great surprise, they found that on yesterday evening all the Orange prisoners were discharged out of custody by one of the Magistrates of the County.
     'The result of this act, as might be expected, produced the fatal effects. Last night, the Catholic inhabitants residing in the island of Innismore were driven from their houses, their property destroyed, and several of them desperately wounded. The Lisbellan Peelers kept up a constant fire into the island from the shores adjacent.
     "The Catholics of Fermanagh took to the Government for protection, and entreat the Lord Lieutenant to direct an impartial investigation into this transaction."

     On Friday last, Joseph Henry Cowan, of Eyrecourt, in the County of Galway, was sworn an Attorney of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas in Ireland, and admitted a Member of the Honourable Society of King's Inns.


From the first day of May inst., for such Term as may be agreed on,
The Estate of Martin J. Lynch, Esq.

The above Lands are situate in the Barony of Clare, mid-way between Tuam and Galway.- Proposals to be received by Mr. James Barrett, Athenry, (if by letter, post paid) who will close with the tenant or tenants when the value is offered.
     May 24, 1824


M.G. Prendergast, Esq.  } The Sale of the Lands
                a.                   } as heretofore adver-
Giles Eyre, Esq. & others}tised in this Cause, (ex-
__________________  }cept the Lands of Roo-
han.) is adjourned to Monday, the 31st day of May instant, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon.- Dated this 18th day of May, 1824.
                                    WILLIAM HENN.
     Patrick Fitzpatrick, Esq. Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 46, Jervis-street, Dublin.
     John Mahon, Esq., Defendant's Solicitor, 27, Marlborough-street, Dublin.


    PORTSMOUTH, May 15- Yesterday afternoon the Rattlesnake, 28, Captain Hugh Patton, sailed for Barbadoes & Jamaica. We understand Messer Goldschmidt wished to freight a considerable sum of money by the Rattlesnake to the Government of Columbia, but they could not obtain permission from our Government to do so, lest such accommodation may be regarded as a breach of neutral conduct.
     The Thetis frigate, Sir John Phillimore, came in yesterday from Plymouth, (having been four days beating up,) to embark troops for the coast of Africa; and the Surly cutter, Lieutenant Richardson, arrived at Chatham, with thirty-seven seamen for the ships fitting out in the harbour. The Thetis will proceed to-morrow morning to Cowes, to embark their reinforcements for Cape Coast Castle, with which she will sail immediately afterwards.
     The Cambridge, 80, Captain T.J. Maling, was to sail from Rio on the 7th March, for the ports of Pacific, with the several British Consuls and Vice-Consuls.
     The Medina, 20, has been appointed for the conveyance to Constantinople of W. Turner, Esq; lately appointed Secretary to his Majesty's Embassy at the Sublime Porte. It is understood that the Medina will be placed at the disposal of one Ambassador at Constantinople, in the event of his Lordship wishing to embark in her.
     The Eagle, Captain Starbuck, arrived at Portsmouth yesterday morning from Rio, which place she left on the 7th March. The letters by her were delivered this morning, and they state that four French frigates, three corvettes, and one brig, still remain at Rio. It is further stated, that the Eagle brings dispatches for our Government.
     The Lords of the Admiralty have agreed to give Captain Parry, his brother Officers, and the Sailors who accompanied him in the Voyage of Discovery, double pay.


     In the late proceedings of the Catholic Association, some observations have been made on the character of this Society, which we have been authorised to state cannot be warranted by fact. We have been informed by a highly respectable member of that body residing in this town, that the assertion made by Mr. Kirwan at the Catholic Association - namely, that he knows Quakers to be Orangemen, is entirely erroneous, and that this respectable Gentleman has been completely misinformed. Were a member of the Society of Friends to become either an Orangeman or Ribbonman, he instantaneously ceases to be one of the Society of Friends. We are far, indeed, from contending that the members of this Society in the South of Ireland are undeserving the severity of castigation which has been inflicted on them by O'Connell and others. We hear that in Cork they are the most distinguished by their liberality of any other class of individuals in this city. But when we say this, it is but justice to declare at the same time, that in Belfast the Society of Friends are among the warmest, most zealous, and enthusiastic friends of civil and religious freedom.--Irishman.

Galway, Thursday, May 27, 1824


     A few days since, at Fair hill, in the County of Galway, at a very advanced age, Caesar French, Esq.
     On Friday last at Kilkee lodge, near Kilrush, after a few days indisposition, Mrs. Fitzgerald, wife of Robert Fitzgerald, Esq.- The premature and expected dissolution of this very amiable and agreeable lady, is a subject of sincere sorrow to her afflicted family; relatives, and friends, to whom she endeared herself by the most pleasing and affable manners.
     On the 20th instant, at his house in Stephens'-green, in the 55th year of his age, George La Touche, Esq. second son of the late Right Hon. David La Touche, and senior partner in the eminent Banking House of La Touche and Company of Castle-street.
     At Maryport on Thursday last, Mrs. Wilson, wife of Captain Samuel Wilson, of that Port. Her death was occasioned by dropsey. She had been tapped twenty-two times; the last time was on the 3d instant when no less than ten gallons of water were taken from her.
     Suddenly, at Clifton, Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Hall, C.B. of his Majesty's 65th Regiment- an Officer who had long served his County with honor, and his loss will be deeply lamented by a large circle of friends who knew his worth.
     At Harwick, aged 31, Mr. John Haslam, Surgeon of his Majesty's brig Investigator, son of Doctor Haslam, of Hart-street, Blumsburg.

     HIGHWAY ROBBERY- On Sunday evening, as Mr. Syme was returning by the Canal-bridge, Cross-guns, from Glasnevin, he was attacked by a gang of robbers, and plundered of a gold watch, chain and seals. He was knocked down by the villains, who used stones for that purpose and received considerable injury.

     The Heart of Oak, Phillips, cleared out from Limerick, for St. John's, New Brunswick. She carried 98 passengers.


     On Thursday, his Majesty's brig, Pelorous, 18 guns, arrived at Cove with a handsome lugger, the Hope, which she had captured on that morning after a long chase, about 15 leagues off the Old Head of Kinsale, and during which 50 shots had been fired by the Pelorous, but only one of which, the last, took effect , and passed through the lugger, the object being, if possible, to bring her to without damage. Yesterday morning the lugger was brought to the Custhomhouse-quay, where her cargo, consisting of 520 bales of tobacco, 13 chests of tea, and 7 kegs spirits, were landed and lodged in the King's stores. The crew, consisting of 26 men, have been committed to the county gaol.- Two of them have been recognized as part of the crew of the Banshee, another smuggler captured some time ago, but who were then liberated by order of the Commissioners of Customs.-- Southern Reporter.

     A heavy fall of snow took place here on Thursday evening. It was preceded by heavy and long continued rain, attended with several loud claps of thunder in the direction of Caher.-- Clonmel Paper.

War Office, May 14, 1824

     2d Battalion of Life Guards- Captain Lord George Bentinck, from half pay of the Royal West India Rangers, to be Captain, vice the Marquis of Tichfield, who exchanges.
     7th Regiment of Dragoon Guards-Cornet Joseph Brett to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Nicolls, promoted.
     Edmund Richard Buller, Gent. to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Brett.
     3d Regiment of Light Dragoons-Thomas Richardson, Gent, to be Cornet by purchase, vice M'Laclhan, who retires.
     15th Ditto- Cornet George Pitt Rose, to be Lieutenant by purchase, vice Joliffe, promoted in the 28th Foot.
     Ernest Augustus Perceval, Gent. to be Cornet by purchase, vice Rose.
     16th Ditto- Cornet William Penn, from 17th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet, vice Thomas Brett who retires on half-pay 24th Light Dragoons.
     17th Ditto- Captain William Locke, from the 2d West India Regiment, to be Captain vice M. Neill, who exchanges.
     Cornet John Baron, from half pay 24th Light Dragoons, to be Cornet vice Penn, appointed to the 16th Light Dragoons.
     1st or Grenadier Regiment of Foot Guards-Assistant Surgeon John Harrison, to be Surgeon, vice Curtis, deceased.
     Henry Simpson Emalie, Gent. to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Harrison.
     12th Regiment of Foot-Assistant Surgeon Thomas O'Halloran, from the 64th Foot, to be Surgeon vice Price, deceased.
     17th Ditto- Captain Guy Bolton from the 20th Foot, to be Captain, vice Swinton, who exchanges.
     20th Ditto- Captain Richard Swinton, from the 17th Foot, to be Captain ,vice Bolton, who exchanges.
     Lieutenant Mathew Day, from half pay Royal West India Rangers, to be Lieutenant, vice Warren, whose appointment has not taken place.
     28th Ditto- Ensign James Campbell to be Lieutenant without purchase, vice Sennile, promoted in the 38th Foot.
     Ensign Gore Browne, from the 44th Foot, to be Ensign, vice Campbell.
     29th Ditto- Captain Robert Stannus, to be Major by purchase, vice Todd, who retires.
     35th Ditto- Lieutenant-Colonel George Howell, from half-pay, to be Lieutenant-Colonel, vice William Cross, who exchanges.
     Lieutenant Sir William George Hylton Joliffe, Bart. from 15th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Stannus.
     38th Ditto- Lieutenant James Mathews, to be Captain, without purchase, vice Reid deceased.
     Lieutenant Mathews Semple, from the 28th Foot, to be Captain, without purchase, vice Willshire, promoted.
     Ensign Henry Grimes, to be Lieutenant, vice Mathews.
     E. Bagot, Gent., to be Ensign, vice Grimes, promoted.
     44th Ditto- Brevet Major Adam Brugh to be Major, without purchase, vice Nixon deceased.
     Lieutenant John Connor to be Captain, vice Adam Brugh.
     Ensign Walter Ogilvy to be Lieutenant, vice Connor.
     Second Lieutenant R.B. M'Crea, from the Ceylon Regiment to be Ensign, vice Browne, appointed to the 28th Foot.
     Gentleman Cadet James D. d'Wend, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, vice Ogilvy, promoted.
    48th Ditto- Ensign William Nelson Hutchinson, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Law, deceased.
     George Woodburn, Gent. to be Ensign, vice Hutchinson.
     4?th Ditto- Cornet John Court Lett, form the 12th Light Dragoons, to be Ensign, vice Petre, who exchanges.
     58th Ditto- Lieutenant Nicholas Chadwick, to be Captain by purchase, vice Clutterbuck, who retires.
     Ensign Charles Coote, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Chadwick.
     John Netterville Barron, Gent. to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Coote.
     60th Ditto- Assistant Surgeon Alexander Melvin to be Surgeon, vice Farres, deceased.
     63d Ditto- Lieutenant Godfrey Harcourt Shenley, form half pay, Rifle Brigade to be Lieutenant, vice Hugh Percy Forster, who exchanges.
     64th Ditto- Hospital Assistant John Chambers, to be Assistant Surgeon, vice O'Halloran, promoted to the 12th Foot.
     74th Ditto- Lieutenant William Ramsden, from half pay of the 4th Foot, to be Lieutenant and Adjutant, vice Ross Flood, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     78th Ditto- Thomas Maitland Wilson, Gent. to be Ensign by purchase, vice Hamilton, promoted.
     91st Ditto- Gentleman Cadet John Hughes, from the Royal Military College, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Campbell, deceased.
     96th Ditto- Lieutenant Charles John Furlong, from half pay 43d Foot to be Paymaster.
     2d West India Regiment- Captain Archibald Smith, form half-pay 60th Foot, to be Captain, vice Welman, whose appointment has not taken place.
     Captain Malcolm N'Neill from 17th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Lorke, who exchanges.
     Ceylon Regiment- George Percy Pickard, Gent. to be Second Lieutenant, vice M'Crea, appointed to the 44th Foot.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion- Captain Harvey Wellman from half pay, 3d Garrison Battalion, to be Captain, vice John Leach, who returns to his former situation on the retired list.
     Lieutenant John Thomas quill, from half pay of the 15th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thomas Blood, who returns to his former situation on the retired list.
     GARRISONS- Lieutenant William Collin Clarke, of the 77th Foot, to be Town Adjutant in the Island of Malta.

War-Office, May 17.

     6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards- Lieutenant Henry Ramus, from half pay 14th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thomas Jervis, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     8th Regiment of Light Dragoons- Brevet Major George Brown, to be Major, by purchase, vice Sir H. Floyd, promoted.
     Lieutenant Thomas Paterson, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Brown.
     Cornet William Parlby, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Paterson.
     James Thomas Lord Brudenell to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Parlby.
     17th Ditto- Lieutenant Henry Bond to be Captain, by purchase, vice M'Neale who retires.
     Cornet Robert Lewis, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Bond.
     Honorable George Warren Edwards to be Cornet by purchase, vice Lewis.
     4th Regiment of Foot- Quarter Master-Serjeant, Peter Bayne, to be Quarter-Master, vice Kelly, deceased.
     14th Ditto- Brevet Lieutenant Colonel John Campbell, from half pay of the Royal West India Rangers to be Major vice Charles Gardiner, who exchanges.
     15th Ditto- Captain John Gowdie, from half pay 19th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Fox, appointed to the 35th Foot.
     17th Ditto- Captain Daniel Caulfield, from the 44th Foot, to be Captain, vice Halfhide, who exchanges.
     44th Ditto- Captain Benjamin Halfhide, from the 17th Foot, to be Captain, vice Caulfield, who exchanges.
     51st Ditto- Vere Isham, Gent., to be Ensign, by purchase, vice Rice, whose appointment has not taken place.
     55th Ditto- Captain Charles Richard Fox from the 15th Foot, to be Captain, vice John Mitchell, placed upon half pay.
     UNATTACHED- Major Sir Henry Floyd Bart, from the 8th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant Colonel of Infantry, by purchase, vice General Dowdeswell, who retires.
     HOSPITAL STAFF- Assistant Surgeon to the Forces James Barry, MD, from the half pay to be Assistant Surgeon to the Forces.
     MEMORANDUM- The name of Ensign William Battier on the half pay of the 35th Regiment of Foot, is erased from the Half-pay List of the Army.



     KILKENNY, May 19- An adjourned Session under the Insurrection Act was held in the County Court on Tuesday. Serjeant Gould, G.P. Bushe, Esq., Assistant Barrister, and 31 Magistrates attended. Four prisoners were arraigned for being absent from their dwellings more than an hour after sun-set. Two of them, John Day and John M'Kew, postponed their trials until the next sitting of the Court; John Ryan was acquitted, but William Doheny was found guilty, and sentenced to be transported for seven years.
     On the night of the 11th instant, the house of a man named Thos. Cody, situate near Ballyspellan Spa, in the Barony of Galmoy, was set fire to by the incendiaries, and a great part thereof consumed before the family was apprised of their danger.- Three heifers, the property of Cody, were the same night, inhumanly slaughtered on his land, doubtless by the same atrocious villains, who nearly succeeded in consuming him in his dwelling.

    LIMERICK, May 22- A large comfortable house, situate on the lands of Ballysimon, in the Liberties of this city, part of the estate of W.H. Armstrong, Esq., was maliciously burned to the ground last night. The premises were only surrendered yesterday, by the defaulting tenants, to whom large arrears are forgiven.
     On Saturday night, a house was burned at Carriganimi, the property of a man named Shea. It gives us pleasure to state, that it is not considered to have been malicious- but any circumstance of the kind occurring in that quarter must excite some degree of suspicion.--Chronicle.

     QUEEN'S COUNTY- On Thursday night last, a party of armed men broke into the house of Wm. Dowling, a farmer, who lives near Castle Fleming, in the Queen's County, on the borders of the Co. Tipperary. A party of Police, under the command of Lieutenant Wray, having received previous intimation of their design, were posted in the house, and succeeded in apprehending three very desperate and notorious characters, named Ringwood, Maher and Meara. These desperadoes offered a most determined resistance to the Police, and a sharp fire was kept up on both sides for some time. One of the prisoners received a wound of a pistol bullet in the ear, and a ball passed through the cap of the serjeant of the Police party.

     TIPPERARY- Shortly after the late attack on the Mail-coach at Grange-street, a man of the name of D. Fogarty was brought before Lodge, the coachman, on that night, and identified as one of the prisoners concerned in that murderous attack; but was discharged in consequence of some doubts the coachman had respecting the dress he wore that night. The dress was since discovered, (consisting of a blue coat, flannel waistcoat, and straw hat) and in it he was brought on Thursday to the County Infirmary (where Lodge has remained for care ever since the outrage was committed) and presented along wit ha prisoner from the gaol, before Lodge, who immediately identified him as the person who shut the gate and fired the first shot. Fogarty is fully committed to stand his trial at the next Assizes.

     ENNISKILLEN, May 24- The County of Fermanagh is in a very disturbed state. The system of "To Hell or Connaught" is at full work. The poor Islanders who repulsed the Orangemen have been driven from their homes to God knows where.
     On Sunday last, these two highly spirited and active Magistrates, the Rev. John Auchinleck and J. Spier, Esq. thought it necessary to accompany the Rev. J. Sheil, P.P. from Enniskillen to the parish Chapel of Lisbellaw, where he was going to perform service.
     A party of the Gang came to the Chapel, under the pretence of apprehending the prisoners; but the persons whom they said they wanted, gave themselves up, to prevent the congregation from being disturbed in their devotions. The Gang did not think proper to return them to gaol.
     Up to the hour of one o'clock this day not one of the Gang that fired on and wounded the Catholics at the Battle of Innishmore had been taken- The Crown Solicitor is expected down to investigate into the transaction; he will, I am persuaded take care that his inquiry be not an ex-parte investigation. The gaol is full of Catholics. You are aware that the Orangemen taken with arms and committed, were discharged out of custody.

Galway, Monday, May 31, 1824


    We have great pleasure in noticing, we believe, the first thing of the kind which has ever taken place in this part of the country, a trail of skill to the art of spinning, pretty much in the style of the ploughing matches which have been found of so much benefit, was on Wednesday displayed in the Gardens at the West-House, the seat of the Port Collector, whose Lady has been for some time anxiously, though silently, engaged in encouraging industry in her immediate neighbourhood, by furnishing with wheels such of the poor Peasantry as could engage to secure the payment by instalments, thus preserving a re-productive fund, whilst the value of character, the value of the implement, and the value of time are all enhanced.
     On the occasion was assembled one of the most interesting groups imaginable. The day was particularly fine, and under the shade of almost every tree in the shrubbery was seated a busy competitor, dressed in her holiday clothes, and striving her best for one of the premiums, which were, at the same time, displayed to the view of the anxious aspirants, decorated with flowers, in the most tasteful manner, by the fair hostess and her daughters.
     The several premiums were to be distributed to those who, in the shortest space of time, and in the best style, would produce the greatest quality of good and well spun yarn, and most nearly equal in grist, &c. to a pattern of two hank yarn, exhibited to each before starting; and to introduce the more general spinning of such description, as best imitated on every account, (as to quality of flax, &c.) to the neighbourhood, was declared to be one of the chief objects of the Patroness of this little fete.
     The number of competitors were, we believe, about 30, who having adjusted their wheels, and each fixed on their wheel an exact half-pound of well-prepared flax, they commenced by a signal bell at two o'clock, and continued occasionally to treat each other, and the spectators, by singing one of their national airs, which, however, it was observed by the hostess, was generally of too doleful a measure to excite an encreased acceleration of the pro9pelling digets of the spinner. It immediately suggested to her the idea that this doleful ditty, to a great degree, accounted for the little work produced in a day by the spinners in this neighbourhood, compared with what she had been accustomed to receive when a resident in the North of Ireland, where it is usual to spin to the most enlivening airs; a fiddler and two excellent pipers were accordingly introduced, and it would be impossible to describe the instantaneous effect, their animating notes had in forwarding the then busy work. We sincerely hope that it will prompt those who have it in their power to encourage, in its infancy, the staple of our Country, by every practicable inducement that can be held out to a Peasantry so miserably deficient in employment.
     The Judges on the above occasion were well chosen, and every arrangement made in insure confidence and fair play. The result of this interesting contest was as follows:-
     1st Prize- To Kitty O'Neil, a native of Newry, but of late a native of Galway, and who spun her full half-pound hank in good style, and nearest to the pattern in four hours and thirteen minutes- a new Wheel.
     2d Prize- To Judy Colgan, of the West Market place, who spun ?1/2 cuts in the above time of good yarn, similar to the pattern.-a handsome gown.
     3d- To Winny Craughwell, of New-road, who spun 7 1/2 cuts as above.--a Reel.
    4th- To Honour Martin, of Munster-lane, for 7 1/2 cuts in the smae time ditto.- a Bed Gown.
     5th- To Mary M'Donough of Kelly's-lane, for 7 cuts in the same time ditto - a Rock, with 2lb Flax and a Ribbon.
     6th- To Biddy Belton, of the Long road, for 7 cuts in the same time ditto- a Shawl.
     In general the yarn was well spun; but what particularly entitled to a premium was that of being nearest to the pattern, and in reference to the quantity produced in the time given to perform the work.
     When the prizes were distributed they were borne off by the elated winners, in joyful triumph, through the streets of the West Suburbs, where the several candidates principally reside, and amidst the cheerful acclamations of all present. The evening was afterwards spent in partaking of some slight appropriate refreshment and in the merry dance, the fair victors of the day being always sure of the best partners in the group; and if unmarried, certain of a husband-a good one and soon.
     We understand that already several similar spinning matches are spoken of as likely to take place.


     LONDON- An Irish labourer, named Pat Fogerty, was brought before L.B. Allen, Esq., charged with having assaulted his wife, Biddy, under the following circumstances:-
     Mrs. Fogerty stepped forward, and addressed the Magistrate in the broad Munster dialect, stated her charge in these words- "Your Honor, my husband there afore you, is as honest and hard-working a man as any in Ireland; if he would only keep from drink and public-houses, d___l a better husband from here to Skibbereen than the same Pat Fogerty; and that's all I have to say, your Honor.
    Mr. Allen- My good woman, you have taken out a warrant for assault against your husband-you must now state the nature of it.
     Mrs. Fogerty- Oh, your Honor, I was forgetting that. Whey, then, on Tuesday night Pat, came home full of beer, and whacked me because I told him the truth.
     Mr. Allen- What was that?
     Mrs. Fogerty- Your Honor, that he was a drunken blackguard, and came home blind drunk every night of his life. All I want is to bind him down to keep the peace, for I am in danger of my precious life.
    Mr. Allen- Are you certain you did nothing to provoke him?
     Mrs. Fogerty- Nothing at all, indeed, Sir.
     Mr. Allen - Well, Fogerty, what do you say in answer to the charge?
     Fogerty-Now, then please your Lordship, I'll tell your Lordship about it. Sure, then, this is as good a woman as ever broke bread, if she would only keep that bit of meat of her's still in her mouth; for she is so fond of using it, that I can't have a pint of beer with a countryman, that she does not blow me up. Now, then, all I did to her on Tuesday night was to give her a clout in the lug.
     Mr. Allen - What do you mean by a clout in the lug?
     Fogerty- Your Honor, I mane that I gave her a gentle tap under the ear.
     Mr. Allen - But, Fogerty, I hope you did not hit her hard.
     Fogerty- No, your Honor, I'd scorn the action.
     Mrs. Fogerty here, with great emphasis, exclaimed, "Oh, Pat, you are the biggest rogue alive; you know you are given to go with other women and you have two children that arn't mine, Pat. You can't deny it, Fogerty."
     Fogerty, with the most perfect good-humour beaming in his potatoe-face and milling at Biddy, said, "By my son! that's true enough; and what of that? Why don't you keep that bit of meat still, and all would be well?
     Mr. Allen asked Fogerty if he would promise not to clout his wife again, and he would discharge him this time?
     Fogerty- Your Worship, I'll promise that; and, as I said before, if she will only hould her tongue, I'll act the part of a man towards her.
     Mrs. Fogerty- I am afraid of my life of Pat, for I know he'll kill me when I go home, for bringing him on here.
     Upon Fogerty's repeating his promise of committing no breach of the peace against his wife, the Magistrate discharged him; and Biddy and Pat went to the neighbouring public-house, when, over a glass, they forgot all animosity.



     Mr. O'Connell applied to the Court for a conditional order for a Criminal Information against the Rev. John Orr, a Magistrate for the County of Galway.
     The application was grounded on the affidavit of a woman named Margaret Smith, which sated, that on the 15th April, a Policeman, named Thomas Pollard, entered her house and dragged her by the hair of the the head out of it, and stabbed her in several parts of the body with a bayonet; that he took her before Mr. Orr, a Magistrate of Dunmore; that the reason he assigned for this conduct was, that her brother, Thomas Smith, had been taken up for a rescue. The affidavit stated, that she (Margaret Smith) saw no rescue, and that she believed the Policeman had no warrant, or any other legal authority, for acting in the manner he had done. It further stated, that Mr. Orr would not listen to her complaint against Pollard, although she showed him her wounds, and although she was actually bleeding profusely in his presence at the time.- The affidavit stated also that she was sent to the guardhouse by Mr Orr, and that she was detained there until between the hours of ten and eleven o'clock at night, although bail had been offered for her at different times during the day, which was refused; and at the hour of eleven o'clock at night she was turned out; she was advised to lodge informations against Pollard. That accordingly on the 20th of April she tendered her informations against Pollard to Mr. Orr, who refused to take them; she then applied to a Magistrate of the Town of Tuam, who declined taking them, alleging the facts of the case occurred in the vicinage of Mr. Orr, and that on the 26th of April she applied a second time to Mr. Orr, who still declined to take them.
     Mr. O'Connell was proceeding to state, that a motive had been assigned for the conduct of the Magistrate in resisting to take the informations when.
     The Court said it was unnecessary for him to proceed, and granted the conditional order.


     Mr. Ormsby, a highly respectable inn keeper of Tuam, left Dublin on Saturday morning, in the coach, in good health; on Sunday morning he breakfasted at Ballinasloe, and proceeded on the journey homeward; he had not gone more than a few miles from Ballinasloe when he complained of to a fellow passenger of sudden illness, the coach was immediately stopped, and he was taken out a corpse! The coach having arrived at Tuam, and stopped at the inn of Mr. Ormsby, the usual place of putting up, his son, a young man who managed the business in his absence, came out expecting his father; the melancholy news was suddenly and incautiously communicated to him, which he no sooner heard then he dropped suddenly lifeless! -- Dublin Paper.


     At the New Church, St. Pancras, Captain Caulfeild, eldest son of Colonel Caulfeild, of Benown, Ireland, to Anne Lovell, eldest daughter of James Bury, Esq. of St. Leonard's Nazing, Essex.
     On the 17th instant, at Portpatrick, T.M.'Common, Esq. of Belfast, to Betsey, only daughter of the late William Maxwell, Esq. of the same town.
     At Clonpriest Church, near Youghal, the Rev. J. Bagge, third son of the late John Bagge, Esq., of Ardmore, county Waterford, to Cecilia, youngest daughter of the late S. Roderick, Esq. of Youghal.
     On the 16th instant, in the Isle of Wight, J. George Campbell, Esq. Lieutenant in the 32d Regiment, and youngest son of the late Colonel  John Campbell, of Shaufield, to Ellen, fourth daughter of Sir Fitzwilliam Harrington, Bart., of Swainston, in the Isle of Wight.


     Henry Claytor, Esq late a Colonel in the 3d Regiment of Foot Guards.
     On the 20th instant, at his lodgings in Charlotte-street, Cooper Haffield, Esq. of the Vice Treasurer's Office.


     The mode in which the new Burial Act has operated will soon appear generally. On Monday, the 17th inst., the Right Rev. Dr. Doyle, R.C., Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, consecrated a Catholic Burial Ground near Naas. The object, as our Correspondent, the Rev. Gerald Doyle, Parish Priest of Naas, observes, is to prevent the necessity of complying with the odious clauses of Mr. Plunkett's Bill. This is the first Burial Ground consecrated since the enactment of that Bill, and notwithstanding the difficulties and delays already experienced in carrying the objects of the Catholic Association into effect, there is no doubt, we believe, that it will be universally followed.
     The ceremony is described by our Reverend Correspondent as highly imposing. Though the morning was wet and unfavourable, the concourse of people was very great. Among them were several Protestants and some Protestant Clergymen. "The number of crosses, the lighted tapers, the singing of Psalms, the religious feelings of the multitude, the Clergy, as well as the ceremony itself, made the scene extremely awful. The ceremony continued about an hour. After the consecrating, the Bishop told the multitude to repair to the Chapel, and that he would there explain the nature of the ceremony- he did so, for about 30 minutes, with his usual ability, to the high gratification of a very crowded auditory."-Dublin Evening Post.

     Five hundred children receive gratuitous education at Killarney, principally by the support of the Earl of Kenmare, who has ordered his deer-park to be ploughed & given to the poor for their potato-ground.


     A very active Registry of Freeholders has taken place during the preceding fortnight. Every exertion in making to have the County well prepared for a Contest at the ensuing Election. Petty Sessions are appointed to be held at the following places during the next and succeeding months, for the purpose of registering Freeholders:- Loughrea, June 7; Adrahan, ditto 8; Claregalway, ditto 12; Tuam, ditto 15; Headford,ditto 21; Gort, ditto 24; Ballinasloe, ditto 29; Mountbellew, July 5; Dunmore, ditto 8; Loughrea again, ditto 12th.


     The Seringapatam is to be commissioned at Portsmouth immediately. The following Officers are appointed to her: Captain C. Sotheby; Lieutenants J. Davies and W.D. Dickenson (o).
     The Dartmouth has been put in commission at Plymouth, and Captin the Hon. J.A. Maule, Lieutenants J.F. Forster, G.G. Stewart, and W. Molyneaux are appointed to her; Mr. W. Blair to be Purser.
     The Snap surveying vessel proceeds immediately from Depsford to Plymouth, from whence she will soon after sail for Newfoundland, to resume the survey of those coasts.
     When the Nieman left Halifax on the 30th of last month, the Athol, Argus and Clinker, were in that harbour. The Salisbury, Menis and Rifleman were at Bermuda on the 30th of April. The Nieman is gone into Portsmouth harbour to be paid off.
     The Sappho has been recommissioned at Plymouth; Lieutenant J.F. Navell is appointed to her.
     Lieutenant F. Phillips has been appointed to the Ramilies, as supernumerary Lieutenant in the room of Lieutenant Wiles, who was unfortunately drowned.
     Mr. W. Johnston, Midshipman, has been promoted and appointed to the Satellite, in the room of Lieut. Grant, invalided. Mr. D.D. Saumarez is appointed Lieutenant of the Argus, at Halifax, vice Innes, invalided; and Mr. B. Driffield to the Dorterel in the room of Lieut. Duncan.
     Mr. R. Gore, Midship of the William and Mary Dublin yacht, has been appointed to the rank of Lieutenant.
     We mentioned on Saturday that the Genoa, Captain Sir Thomas Livingston, had received orders to proceed forthwith to Lisbon. The Devenport Journal received this morning, says the instructions reached that port on Thursday. She will join the Windsor-Castle 74, Capt. Dashwood, now in the Tagus.--Courier.

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