Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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
DUBLIN- SATURDAY, MAY 1.
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.-
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.
TO BE LET
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.
TO BE LET,
For five years during the Minority of Andrew Browne, Esq., the HOUSE, OFFICES, and about 150 Acres, or any part thereof, of the
LANDS OF MOUNT-HAZEL.
Proposals in writing (post-paid) to
Bernard Browne, Esq., Mount-Bernard. Castleblakeney; or Patrick O'Connor, Esq.
TO BE LET,
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
TO BE LET,
Containing 76A. 9R. 6P. Also CORTOON,
containing 164A. ?R. 31P. Good Winterage within a mile of Cleartuam.
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.
17th Regiment of Light
Dragoons-Veterinary Surgeon Henry Smith, from half-pay royal artillery drivers,
to be veterinary surgeon, vice Edmund Price, who exchanges.
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.
Brevet Inspector of Hospitals, Edward Tegart,
to be inspector of Hospitals.
Major-general John Vincent, to be lieutenant governor of Dumbarton Castle, vice Ferrier, deceased.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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, 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.
DUBLIN, MAY 4.
The six police, convicted of
manslaughter at the Maryborough Assizes, are on their way to embark at Cork for
HANGED OR NOT HANGED- OR PROVINCIAL VERACITY!
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
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.
Mable Clare Ball, Widow, } Pursuant to a
} Pursuant to an Order of
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
PAROCHIAL FREE SCHOOL
"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 PAROCHIAL FREE-SCHOOLS OF ST. NICHOLAS, GALWAY.
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,
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
CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS- EARL OF CLANRICARDE.
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.
TO BE LET,
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
ATTEMPTED HOUSE ROBBERY AND GALLANT REPULSE
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.
MAIL AND STAGE COACH ESTABLISHMENTS
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.
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.:-
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.
TO BE LET
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, May 13, 1824
IRISH LABOURERS- SHAMEFUL DECEPTION
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.
CASTLEBAR, MAY 10.
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.
TO BE LET
With OFFICES and GARDEN, &c. and about 32 acres of Land, of excellent quality; also, 85 acres of the
Lands of Darfield,
Written proposals (post paid) to be
addressed to Robert Blake, Esq. Temple street, Dublin; or Henry Blake, Esq.
TOWN OF GALWAY DISPENSARY
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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
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.
TO BE LET
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
COUNTY OF GALWAY
THE MILL AND STORES of NEWTOWN,
together with eight acres of good Land and a good Turbary within fifty perches
of the premises.
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.
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 CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
The 31st Foot are to proceed to Bengal
to replace the 59th, who are to return home.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
Part of CARRABROWNE, late in the
possession of Messrs. Michael and John Walsh, containing 70A.0R.0P. Arable and
Green Pasture, and 313A Bog.
The following LANDS, part of the
Estate of CHRISTOPHER REDINGTON, of Kilcornan,Esq.:-
The state of this County is frightful.
The following letter comes from a quarter which never yet deceived us in the
EXTRACT FROM ANOTHER LETTER
"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.
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.
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.
M.G. Prendergast, Esq. } The Sale of the Lands
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 SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
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.
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.
6th Regiment of Dragoon Guards-
Lieutenant Henry Ramus, from half pay 14th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Thomas
Jervis, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
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.
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.
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, May 31, 1824
LINEN TRADE- SPINNING MATCH
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.
UNION-HALL POLICE OFFICE
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:-
COURT OF KING'S BENCH-
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.
SINGULAR AND MELANCHOLY CASE OF SUDDEN DEATH.
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.
Henry Claytor, Esq late a Colonel in
the 3d Regiment of Foot Guards.
CONSECRATION OF A PUBLIC BURIAL GROUND.
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
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.
REGISTRY OF FREEHOLDS.
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).
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