Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, October 4, 1824
By special license, on the 29th
instant, at St. Thomas's Church, and afterwards by the Rev. Mr. Glynn, Roman
Catholic Parish Priest, Roderic O'Connor, Esq., eldest son of Roderic
O'Connor, Esq. of Milltown-house, County Roscommon, to Cecilia, second
daughter of the late John M'Donnell, of Carranacun, County Mayo, Esq.
At Portumna, in the 68th year of
his age, Malachy Donelan, Esq., M.D., many years an eminent Physician in
TO BE LET
ADJOINING the Town of Tuam, late in the
possession of the late Mrs. Cheevers, of the Grove, containing 29 Acres.
WILL Set his PLOW at the Nunn's Island,
on which there are TWO DWELLING HOUSES, with COACH HOUSE, STABLE and other
Offices; and room to build two Large Houses, The whole containing in front, one
hundred and seventeen feet six inches, and in depth from front to rere one
hundred and ninety feet. Or he will sell in Interest therein, being a Term of
Three Young Lives or Seventy Years, subject to £26 a year Head-rent.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, October 7, 1824
The Honorable Thomas Vesey, the
eldest son of Viscount De Vesei, having completed his 21st year on the 21st
September last, great rejoicings took place at Abbeyleix and its vicinity.
An entertainment was given at Abbeyleix-house to the tenantry and tradesmen,
and an ox roasted on the lawn for the gratification of the populace. In the
evening several barrels of ale were set a-stoup in the market place, and the
town and gentlemen's houses in the neighbourhood were tastefully
illuminated. On the preceding day similar rejoicings were held at Stradbally,
to celebrate the birthday of Thomas Crosby, jun., Esq., who came of age on
that day. Both these young gentlemen being the sons of resident landlords,
who prefer being useful and respected at home, to a life of comparative
obscurity in England, the festivities were marked by a cordial and sincere
delight, very different from the "enforced respect" observed on
LIMERICK, OCT. 2 - There is a report in town to-day, that a serjeant and two
privates of the 62d regiment, on their march to an out-post on the upper
Shannon, were deprived of their arms near Nenagh, yesterday, by a gang of
ruffians who murdered the serjeant and beat the others in a frightful
manner. We have not been able as yet to learn the particulars.
MARRIAGE IN HIGH LIFE - On Tuesday, by special license, Lord Henry
Seymour Moore, only brother to the Marquis of Drogheda, to Mary, second
daughter of Sir H. Parnell, Bart., M.P. for the Queen's County, and niece of
the Marquis of Bate and Earl of Portarlington. Immediately after the
ceremony, the happy pair set out for the Continent.
MURDER-THE MEATH POLICE
Mr. Ford presented the following report
to the Committee:- I arrived at Rathmollon, on the 28th at twelve o'clock,
although I did not receive any communication until eight o'clock in the morning
of that day, respecting the necessity of my attendance. On my arrival, I was
informed that on the morning preceding, the Coroner went to the house of the
father of the deceased, accompanied by Captain Despard, Chief Peace Officer of
the District, and Mr. Wilkins, who attended on behalf of the Police, together
with the medical men, and several others who had been summoned to attend as
Jurors. After having inspected the body, the Coroner adjourned to the village of
Rathmollon and proceeded to examine several witnesses, who were examined by Mr.
Wilkins, on behalf of the Police. The Court had just commenced the examination
of the first witness on the second day, when I arrived and having stated that I
attended on behalf of the next of kin of the deceased, the Coroner, at my
request, read the deposition that had been taken on the previous day.
Peter Fitzsimmons saw Cosgrave, the
deceased knocked down by the blow of a gun, given by constable, with his two
hands on it; one policeman advanced from between two others, and he was the
person who gave the blow; there had been a scrimmage at Reilly's house, and it
had all ceased at the time the blow was given; deceased was walking towards the
police when the blow was given.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, October 11, 1824
On last Friday, of a lingering illness, in the 76th year of his age, 52 of which were spent in the active duties of his Ministry, the Very Reverend Denis Mannion, Dean and Vicar of the College Church of Saint Nicholas. This verable [sic] and truly edifying Pastor has departed amid the tears and blessings of a numerous acquaintance, attached to him by the amiable innocency of his disposition, his pious and Christian-like demeanour, and the varied & extensive acquirements of his mind; - his sympathy and his purse were never denied to the children of adversity, and whilst he indulged without reserve in this charitable disposition he was left to die in the Apostolic spirit, without the means of defraying the expense of his burial. His virtues are fresh in the memory of Galway; and while other names descend to oblivion, his will be remembered with blessings and with praise.
4th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Lieut.
Robert Lewis, from the 12th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant, vice St. Quintin,
Henry Grattan Douglass, a native of
Ireland, is appointed Chief Magistrate of Van Dieman's Land.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, October 14, 1824
| On Tuesday night, the 5th Inst.,
the house of James Langstaff, Esq., near Drumreany, a police station in
the barony of Kilkenny West, county Westmeath, was attacked by a party of
men, consisting of nearly 40, all armed, under a leader dressed as well as
any gentleman. After obtaining entrance, they ordered the servants to
deliver up Mr. Langstaff's sons, which was all that they required; upon
which four guns, four pistols and a spring bayonet, were handed to them,
with which they departed. The commander was dressed in a suit of blue,
much like that of an officer; and his boots creaked, as those only do
which are worn within doors.
On Wednesday night last, Thomas O'Neill, driver of the Limerick and Waterford Mail, having an altercation with his wife in Clonmel, struck her some blows of a stick of which she died. The unfortunate man was the first to make known the dreadful catastrophe, and surrendered himself. - The wife was much addicted to drunkenness. A Coroner's Inquest was held on the body - Verdict, "Wilful Murder."
On Wednesday evening, as John M'Mahon, of Lehinch, County Clare, and Patrick and James M'Mahon, of Ballycasey, were returning from market, they were attacked on the height of Thomond-gate, by five fellows who beat them with large wattles and spade ?????, in so savage a manner that James M'Mahon died yesterday in the Infirmary and his two brothers are in a dangerous state; the pretext for the assassination is that these peaceable farmers attempted to vend their grain without the intervention of a gang of ruffians demoniated "Corn Bankers [?]" - a gang, we repeat it, discreditable to those who countenance them.
SUICIDE - A melancholy proof of human frailty was given on Saturday by the discovery of the body of a young man, now recognized as Christopher Clements. The body was found in the Canal, between Leeson-street and Charlemont Bridges, on Saturday morning. Mr. Clement's legs were tied, a heavy stone was then tied to one of his arms, and from the evidence produced before Alderman Tyndal, Coroner, there was no doubt left on the minds of the Jury that the deceased destroyed himself while in a state of mental derangement.--Dublin E. Post.
Several accidents are reported to have occurred last night near the Canal. The body of an elderly Gentleman, whose name we understand as Edgar, was taken out of the canal this morning near Portobello Bridge. He was returning to his house, in Charlemont-street, when he was swept by the force of the wind.
A young man named Timothy Sullivan, was killed in a dancing house, near Ennis, on Sunday evening last, by a fellow of the name of Michael James, who has absconded.
A man of the name of James Connell, was shot dead by a military party, near Kilderre?y, who were called out to quell a riot at Ahascross Fair on Tuesday.
CATHOLIC FINANCE COMMITTEE
The following account of the Catholic Rent received since the 5th instant, was laid before the Committee:-
Colonel White, M.P...£5 0 0
At Kilroe, on Wednesday, the 6th
instant, John Morris, Esq., of Tuam, to Sarah, second daughter of Timothy
On Tuesday last, after two days
illness, the Lady of William Shaw Mason, Esq. of Camden-street, Dublin.
There are in Ireland eight coal
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, October 18, 1824
DARING OUTRAGE - ATTACK ON KILBRACK COTTAGE.
We have the very disagreeable duty to perform of describing the particulars of a daring attack which was made on Saturday night last by an armed party, upon Kilbrack, the residence of M. Cragh, Esq., near Doneraile, a Gentleman well known, and deservedly esteemed and respected throughout the County. At a few minutes past 7 o'clock in the evening, a violent rapping was made at the dining-room window, where Mr. and Mrs. Creagh was sitting at the time. The former immediately inquired from the inside - who was there? - to which a voice from without answered, not to mind, but to open the door. Mr. Creagh replied that he would not. "Then open the hall door," said the same voice, "we want you, and do not mean to injure you," upon saying which the person proceeded to the door, to which Mr. Creagh also went, and was again called on to open it. This, he said, would not do, neither should they come in nor should he go out. One of the party, who it could not be distinctly ascertained was armed, then called out, that if the door was not opened they would set fire to the house. The answer of Mr. Creagh may be considered a rash one, when it is considered that the house was thatched, built in cottage style and that he had no arms in the house for his defence, having sent them away at the commencement of the disturbances, in consequence of being indefensible. "Do, and be d----d," was the reply, accompanied with a repetition of his determination neither to let them in, nor to go out himself. The resolute tone in which this was announced to them, seemed to make them hesitate how to proceed, but in a few minutes they let fly a volley of stones against the window, which destroyed forty-one panes of glass, and almost demolished the frames of the windows. The shutters which were outside, had been previously cut by some sharp instrument. Immediately, after this cowardly attack, the ruffians betook themselves to flight as fast as they could, and an express messenger having been sent into Doneraile for the Police, a party of that force under Major Carter, accompanied by Mr. Kiely, Chief Constable, arrived, in an incredibly short space of time, when a diligent search took place, but we believe unavailingly. The number of the party who made this daring attack upon as worthy and as respected a Gentleman as there is in the County, could not be ascertained with certainty. Four were distinctly men, two of whom were armed with guns, and we believe it is Mr. Creagh's opinion that their object was robbery, unconnected with any of those designs which the former disturbed state of that part of the Country may suggest. Major Carter's promptness upon this occasion, and his unwearied and indefatigable exertions whenever and wherever they are required are described to us by our respected Correspondent as being most meritorious, as also those of Mr. Kiely; and in the language of our informant - if tranquillity be not perfectly restored in this most unfortunate Country, it is not to be attributed to wont of zeal and exertions upon their parts.-- Southern Reporter.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, October 21, 1824
| Any person giving intelligence of
a dumb boy, aged about nine years, named Wm. Hopkins, who strayed away
from his mother about a month since, from Tullamore, and who it is
supposed, passed through the towns of Banagher, Ballinasloe, and
Loughrea, will have the blessing of his poor afflicted mother, who has
hitherto made the most diligent search after the boy, but in vain. He
wore at the time he strayed a frock trowsers, his complexion was pale,
long visaged, and his hair of a light color.
In Middle-street, on the 14th inst., the Lady of Jas. French, of French-Grove, Esq. of a daughter.
At Tuam, on the 13th instant, James Lynch, Esq, Lobury, county Roscommon, to Catherine, eldest daughter of Charles Blake, Esq. of Tuam.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
The MILL and STORES of Newtown,
together with any number of Acres as may suit the Tenant, with a
comfortable Dwelling House, all slated, with every convenience of the best
Turf on the spot; all in good repair, and at work.
MRS. SARDO (late Miss Conniffe,
of Loughrea) most respectfully informs her Friends and the Public, that he
has removed to a Commodious House in Back-street, Galway, (formerly
occupied by Mrs. Lynch, of Barna) and that she will resume a School at
that place on the 25th Instant. YOUNG LADIES shall be most carefully
instructed in HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, ENGLISH, FRENCH, ITALIAN, MUSIC,
DRAWING, and every Department of Useful and Ornamental Needle-Work.
| Friday last, a young man named
William Foster, whilst engaged with a friend in playing a game of draughts, at
his lodgings in Henrietta-street, Dublin, suddenly fell from his chair,
exclaiming, "Oh, dear me! Oh, dear me!" and shortly had ceased to
A CASE OF GREAT HARDSHIP - Our fellow citizens will, we hope, act upon the information we now give them. There is a woman at present going through the city offering illicit spirits for sale at such a price as, to those unacquainted with the heavy penalty to which the purchaser is liable, may be an inducement to deal with her, and when the bait catches, she instantly repairs to a Revenue Officer, who by course, discharges his duty, which is to seize the spirits and prosecute the purchasers. A case in point has happened to a very poor man of the name of Purcell, near the New Barracks, who, although he was entirely ignorant of the transaction, he not being at home, and his sister unfortunately having been the person who unthinkingly committed him, in the purchase of a solitary gallon, yet, such is the letter of the law, that the fine of a hundred pounds has been imposed and a warrant actually issued to levy it on the poor man, although all he has in the world would not pay 10l. Now we well know that "qui facil per alium facil per se," brings the penalty home to this poor man; but we still think that were the enlightened individuals who presided over the Excise in this Country, to know the real state of the case, they would not consign a poor but honest man to ruin, for an offence of which, although criminal in law, he was innocent in fact. But after the publicity we now give to the abominable practice here exposed, should the least countenance be given in future to such a traffic, the parties can expect very little indulgence. The case of Purcell is a crying one.-- Waterford Paper.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, October 25, 1824
Friday last, at his house in
Dominick-street, at an advanced age, Ottiwell Puxley, Esq.- a gentleman
whose amiable conduct and mild demeanour obtained for him the respect and
esteem of those who had the pleasure of knowing him.
THE Tenants deriving under the
Devishes [?] of Mrs. Rebecca Coghlan and Miss Letitia Burke, deceased, are
hereby required to take notice, that I am entitled to a Moiety of said Mrs.
Coghlan's Estate;- and, I do hereby caution said Tenants not to pay Mr.
Philip Molloway or any other person my proportion, of said Rents, as I shall
in a few days call upon them for a Year's Rent, due to me the twenty-ninth
of September last, with all arrears of Rent due thereon.- Dated this 22d day
of October, 1925.
TO BE LET
The HOUSE, OFFICES and
CONCERNS, in Abbeygate-street, now occupied by THOMAS FRENCH. Application to
be made to him.
BEG leave to announce to the Nobility
and Gentry, that they are supplied with the best MATERIALS, and that they have
erected MACHINERY for bending SHAFTS, &c. after the English manner, under
the inspection of said CARR, who is but a few days returned from LONDON, where
he has been these several years past. They hourly expect supply of the best
SPRING STEEL, which they will sell on the most reasonable terms.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
FROM the first day of November next
(1824) for the term of 12 1/2 years, BALLYLEE CASTLE, HOUSE, OFFICES, GARDEN and
LANDS, containing 57A.3R.37P.- And also, for the Term of 22 1/2 years, that part
of the Lands of CARROBANE, late in the possession of Edmond Gillane, containing
26A.2R.6P. - And also, for the term of 15 1/2 years, that part of the lands of
CORKER, also in the possession of John M'Hugo and Partners, containing
71A.6R.20P.- And also, for the term of 12 1/2 years, that part of the Lands of
ARDRAHAN, late in the possession of Patrick Clarke, containing 11A.3R.24P, be
all the same more or less.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, October 28, 1824
| EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE - The
following singular occurrence which took place a few days since in the
neighbourhood of Woodford, has excited a very considerable sensation
there: Elizabeth Cave, an interesting young woman about nineteen years of
age, who lived in the service of _____ Forrest, Esq. a gentleman residing
at Woodford, in consequence of getting her feet wet, caught a severe cold,
which brought on a fever. She was confined to her bed for several days,
when she, to all appearance, died! An undertaker was sent for, and the
next day, she was placed in a coffin, and the intelligence of her supposed
death transmitted to her mother, an industrious woman, with a large
family, who was almost broken-hearted at the melancholy tidings. From her
good conduct while in the service of Mr. Forrest, that gentleman had
resolved to defray the expences of the funeral, which, it was arranged,
should take place on Sunday last, a week after her supposed death.- On
that day, her mother, and several other relatives came to pay the last
tribute of respect to her memory - and, previously to the coffin being
screwed down, went to take a look at the body, when one of them observed
that she had not undergone the change usual on such occasions, and that
her face appeared rather flushed. She suggested the propriety of sending
for a surgeon, which was immediately done; he ordered her to be placed in
a warm bath, and applied the remedies usually resorted to, to recover
persons apparently drowned, and which were happily crowned with success,
as the young woman was so far recovered in a few hours, as to be able to
speak, and is now in a fair way of recovery. The anxiety with which her
friends witnessed the progress of the means resorted to for her
restoration, and their joy at its success, may be more easily conceived
A few days ago, at an advanced age, at Fort Hill, near Gort, Dr. Thomas Burke- a Gentleman universally regretted by all his friends and acquaintances.
TO BE LET
THE COMMODIOUS HOUSE and OFFICES in
the Main Street of Ballinasloe, opposite the Canal Harbour, now occupied by
4th Regiment of Light Dragoons-
Lieutenant G.G. Shaw, from the 17th Light Dragoons, to be Lieut., vice John
Hart, who retires upon half-pay 17th Light Dragoons.
The following account of the Catholic
Rent, received since the 15th instant, was laid before the meeting:-
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