Ireland Old News

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.
     This morning, by the Rev. Peter Daly, P.P., J.M' Donough, of Letterarde, Esq. to Miss Fynn, of Wood-quay.


     At Portumna, in the 68th year of his age, Malachy Donelan, Esq., M.D., many years an eminent Physician in this County.
     In Shop-street, on Friday last, much regretted, Mrs. Brady, wife of Mr. Andrew Brady.
     At his house in Flood-street, on Sunday evening, of a short illness, Constantine Sloper, Esq.- the integrity of whose life an amiable disposition have rendered his death a matter of very general regret.


Or the Interest Sold.
For 12 1/2 Years from the 29th September Inst.

     ADJOINING the Town of Tuam, late in the possession of the late Mrs. Cheevers, of the Grove, containing 29 Acres.
     Proposals to be received by the Right Honorable James Fitzgerald, Dublin, and John Egan, Esq. of Tuam.
     October 4th, 1824.


     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.
     September 30, 1824.

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 such occasions.
     SEIZURE OF TOBACCO - Wednesday evening, about seven o'clock, about 129 bales of tobacco were seized at Whitegate, in this harbour, by Robert Blake, Chief Officer of the Coast-guard, stationed at Poor Head. Immediately after the tobacco was put on board a lighter, for the purposes of it being conveyed to the Custom-house, a large party of the country people, to the amount of between two and 300, collected and fired several shots at the revenue party, but without any effect, and the tobacco has  been lodged in the King's stores in this city.-- Cork Paper.
     POLICE AFFRAY. - We are sorry to learn that J. Cosgrave, who was desperately wounded during the late unfortunate affray at Summer-hill, in the co. Meath, has since died, in consequence of the injuries he received on that occasion. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body; and the following verdict returned: - "That the deceased, John Cosgrave, otherwise Cuskenny, came by his death by means of a wound on his forehead, inflicted by one of the Police constables, as yet unknown, by a gun, or some other weapon, at Summer-hill, on the night of the 22d September, of which wound he died on Sunday, the 26th September, at Isaacstown."
     CATHOLIC BISHOPRIC OF MEATH. - We have the pleasure to announce that Doctor Logan, of Duleek, has been appointed Coadjutor to the venerable Bishop Plunket.
     KILKENNY, OCT. 2 - Joseph Green, Esq. has been sworn in Mayor of Kilkenny, and Henry Anderson and John Keogh, Esqrs. Sheriffs.
     CLARE, ENNIS, Sept. 30 - The Very Rev. H. Vesey Fitzgerald, was sworn in High Vice-Provost, and John O'Donnell, Esq., Town Clerk, for the ensuing year.
     CLONMEL, SEPT. 20 - Between eight and nine o'clock on Friday night last, ten armed fellows entered the house of one Denis Lonergan, on part of the lands of Dogstown, between Cashell and New-Inn, just after the family had done supper. - They inflicted two cuts of swords on the shoulders of Lonergan's son, though the blankets with which he had covered himself, he having just gone to bed - and they next attacked Lonergan himself, who kept them off with a slane, they being afraid to fire, lest the police at New-Inn should hear the shots. They, however, brought in stones from the yard, and after striking him with several out of twenty-three which were found after them in the morning, they went away, leaving a few marks of their violence; but on going, one of them took out a book, and swore if Lonergan would not give up in the morning, they would return and burn his house. Lonergan said, "What must I give up?" they replied, "What you have in your case," - meaning, as he supposes, the herding for Mr. Philips, of Gate, which had been done by another person formerly. What renders the matter singular is, that these lands were never in the hands of cottiers, nor was even a dwelling or any other place for the like erected thereon, so that it is supposed the attack was in favour of one of the former herdsmen.
     On the night of Tuesday last, some miscreants cut off the tails of two fine cows, belonging to Mr. Daly, of Athlone, printer, on the lands of Cranagh, in the parish of Drum, near Athlone, in the county of Roscommon. This farm Mr. Daly holds under the court of Exchequer.

     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.
     Since writing the above we have been favoured with the following statement of fact, from a most respectable Gentleman in the neighbourhood where the murder was committed:
     "Serjeant Dowd, of the 62d regiment, commanding a small detachment of soldiers on the Shannon, about six miles from Nenagh, on returning to his barrack on Tuesday evening, about eight o'clock, went into a public-house on the road side with two of his men, and called for a little beer. There were four or five countrymen, who had been in Nenagh, with cars, sitting in the house when the serjeant had entered it - some conversations took place between one of the countrymen (a person of the name of Kennedy) and a soldier, Kennedy saying he liked the soldiers and damned the police; the soldier made some remark in favour of the police, when the countryman stood up to strike him; on which the serjeant said he would not allow his party to be resulted and that he would inform the police, and have them all taken up under the Insurrection Act in the morning, and instantly ordered his men back to their barrack. On the soldiers leaving the house, the carmen almost immediately got their cars ready, and followed in the same direction; on their coming up with the serjeant and his two men (one of whom was 50 or 60 paces behind,) the men leaped down off the cars, and coming behind the serjeant in the dark, (it being then between nine and ten o'clock) they knocked him down, on which Quin, the soldier, ran up to assist the serjeant, and was himself knocked down. The serjeant got up, and ran towards the door of a house, and knocked, to try and save himself from his pursuers, but was not admitted; Quin ran towards another house, but could not get in, and on going up towards the house where he saw the serjeant knocking, he found him lying on his face on the road speechless. The other soldier, Coleman, who was in the rear when the serjeant was first knocked down, was, at the same instant, struck with the butt end  of a whip; and, on another of the countrymen coming up, he said, 'that is Coleman, don't strike him,' (Coleman is a native of that country;) but, however, after some struggle, they succeeded in forcing his bayonet from the scabbard, and after striking him violently with it two or three times, they ran on towards the place where the serjeant was, and gave him a desperate stab between the fourth and fifth ribs, which penetrated to the heart, besides a severe cut on the head. The soldier instantly, on his murderers leaving him, carried the serjeant into the house, where he almost instantly expired, but never spoke. Great praise is due to the detachment of police stationed at Kilbaron, for their exertions in apprehending three men, who are fully identified, and a Coroner's Jury have found against them a verdict of 'Wilful Murder.' They have been fully committed for trial. One of the murderers has fled, but hopes are entertained of his being apprehended."--Limerick Chronicle

     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.


     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.
     The report here states the names of the Jury, and the several witnesses who were examined. - The following is the substance of the most material portions of the evidence:- 
     John Duffy saw Police striking the deceased, and heard them cry out,"murder the bloody Papists."
     Mary Reilly deposed, that she did not hear any riot in the town; there was a noise in her house, but no fighting; there was loud talk in a closet; prevented Delapp, the Peeler, from firing towards the stairs; Delapp said he would have his aim, pointing his gun out to the hall, and witness said he should not, and pushed the gun down, upon which he hit her on the arm-did not see any of the constables beaten; there were no arms with the country people, not even a stick; she did not see deceased in her house that day; heard firing immediately after the police left her house; police drank spirits in her house that day at twelve o'clock; it was their lairing; they did not pay for it; two of them came into her house with Mrs. Lantry, wife of Serjeant Lantry, and two of the police followed; she had no license; police desired her to sell, and that nothing would happen to her. (Here Captain Despard asked her, did not the gauger also permit her to sell spirits, and she replied that he did not;) did not hear or see any persons attempting to take the arms from the police.
     Lieutenant Ellis, of Summer-hill, (is not of the Police establishment); saw rioting between the police and country people; saw country people coming out of Mrs. Reilly's house without their hats; asked witness to pick them up; saw a policeman knocked down by a countryman; heard a shot, and saw deceased fall; saw several countrymen run away alarmed at the shot; saw deceased taken up about half an hour afterwards; called to the country people to go for the Doctor, and they objected for a long time to come near the window where the witness was.
     Upon being cross-examined, witness stated that he knew of no riot before the police went into the house; there were no arms in the hands of the country people, but saw one man take something from under his coat, and it was he who struck the serjeant; believe it was a policeman fired the shot; knows him only by his white trowsers; none of the police came to the assistance of the man; the policeman nearest the deceased was the person who fired the shot; heard a woman's voice in favour of the police, and assisting them, and calling on the people to keep off; the people were running away in all directions; the woman's voice was certainly encouraging the police.
     Patt Kirwan corroborated the testimony of Moran as the to conversation of Delapp at Trim.


     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.
     After this witness was examined, I stated that on the part of the deceased's friends, I would not call any witnesses; that after the particularly insolent manner in which I was spoken to, the day before, by one of the Jury, I would not offer any observations on the evidence. But I was not now admonished at the Juryman's warmth, as I had since learned that he was the firs cousin of Delapp, the constable. I could not, however, omit observing to the Coroner-that where one of his Majesty's subjects had lost his life within a few yards of those who were called the preservers of the peace, not one of them had come forward to give any explanation of the matter.
     Mr. Wilkins, in reply, said, that he had directed the police to be in attendance, and they were accordingly there, and if I wished I might examine them, but they were already asked, and they said they knew nothing about the affair.
     I said that was very extraordinary, and I hoped that they would present themselves for examination.
     The CORONER proceeded to charge the Jury.- He stated that he was no party man, no Orangeman, nor never had been one, and he laboured throughout to shew that the words "Papists," &c. were not used, contrasting the evidence of those witnesses who said they were, with the evidence of Lieut. Ellis, and also with the silence of others.- As in that, I begged leave to observe, that those who were silent to it, were not asked the questions and as for Lieutenant Ellis, he did not hear the expression made use of by Mr. Matthews, ast his own window.
     The CORONER recapitulated all the evidence, and on the deposition of James Cosgrave, the father of the deceased, observed that if they believed the evidence, and that from the observation made by his father the deceased believed he was dying, and was in possession of his senses at the time he made the declaration, they should find a verdict against the two constables named by the deceased.
     The Jury retired for a short time, and returned their verdict, "that the deceased, John Cosgrave, otherwise Coskenny, came by his death by means of a wound on his forehead, inflicted by one of the police constables, as yet unknown, by a gun, or some other weapon, at Summerhill, on the night of the 22d of September, of which wound he languished and died on Sunday, the 26th of September, at Isaacstown."
     I cannot but remark, that the deceased was left from Wednesday to Sunday without any Magistrate calling upon him for the purpose of ascertaining whether he hand any declaration to make. Mr. Mockler, who came to the town with Captain Despard about an hour after the affair occurred, was aware that the man was badly wounded; so was Captain Despard acquainted with the fact. In the early part of the investigation it was sought to prove the man was drunk.
     Surgeon Trotter, in his evidence, said, his appearance of drunkenness might have proceeded from the effects of the blow. As evidence, how peaceable that Country must have been, I cannot but state that I was informed that serjeant Lantry, who was stationed at Summerhill, passed a fortnight or three weeks at Mr. Mockler's, superintending his harvest labourers. I have been informed of this fact by respectable persons, who stated, that they could prove it, and that it was notorious in the country. If it is not so, and that Mr. Mockler, and Captain Despard should agree with me, that it was not a proper disposal of the man's time, who was paid by the public, they will disprove it.
     Mr. Ford, after giving in the report, said , there was a circumstance attending this occurrence, which, as expressive of the feelings of the peasantry upon the occasion, he considered it of importance to mention. In the country it is the custom amongst the people to affix to the head of the bed in which a corpse is waked, a cross of ribbon; it is white upon an unmarried person ,and black for a married one, but upon the present occasion, the deceased, who was unmarried, had a red cross attached to his bed, and placed upon the coffin in its progress to the place of interment, and to any one acquainted with the sensitive character of the Irish, it would be unnecessary to observe the effect of such a significant emblem. It was also, he said, a remarkable fact, that the only Catholic policeman in the squad at Summerhill, was removed to another station the day previous to the fair.-(Hear, hear.)
     He had also to state, that almost the whole of the party of police engaged in this affair, had been tried at various times for acts of violence to the country people.
     It was resolved, that, at its rising, the meeting should adjourn to Tuesday.
     Counsellor Bric having been called to the Chair, and thanks returned to the Chairman, the meeting adjourned to Tuesday next.

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.

War Office, Oct. 1, 1824

     4th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Lieut. Robert Lewis, from the 12th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant, vice St. Quintin, who exchanges.
     6th Regiment of Dragoons - Ensign Henry Robert Addison, from the 65th Foot, to be Cornet, vice Dund??, who exchanges.
     7th Ditto - Lieutenant William Inge, to be Captain by purchase, vice Williams, who retires; [cannot read next line].
     11th Ditto - Captain Henry Bond, from half-pay 12th Light Dragoons, to be Captain, vice Thomas ???? Barlow, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     17th Ditto - Lieutenant Matthew Chitty Downes St. Quintin, from the 4th Light Dragoons, to be Lieutenant vice Lewis, who exchanges.
     3d Regiment of Foot Guards - George Augustus Frederick Noust??n, Gent, to be Ensign and Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Westenra, promoted in the 75th Foot.
     7th Regiment of Foot - Assistant-Surgeon vice James, appointed to the ?????.
     13th Ditto - Ensign James Jones, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Rothe, deceased; Richard William Croker, Gent, to be Ensign, vice Jones.
     21st Ditto - Captain Richard Doherty, to be Major by purchase, vice Maclaine, promoted; Lieutenant Marcus Beresford, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Doherty Second Lieutenant, John Picton Becle, to be First Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Beresford; Wm. Heary Armstrong, Gent, to be Second Lieutenant, by purchase, vice ?ee?e.
     30th Ditto - John Charles Bettley, Gent, to be Ensign, without purchase, vice Vandergee, deceased.
     35th Ditto - Lieut. Fowk Moore, from the 87th Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Wa??e, appointed to the ? Royal Veteran Battalion.
     38th Ditto - Lieutenant Charles John Boyes, from the 2d West India Regiment, to be Lieutenant, vice James Watson ??yes, who retires upon half-pay, vice Toot.
     ??th Ditto - Assistant-Surgeon Richard Noble Starr from half-pay of the Regiment to be Assistant-Surgeon.
     ?7th Ditto - Brevet Major John Owens, from half-pay 74th Foot, to be Captain, vice Weste??? Warner Lewis, who exchanges.
     ?0th Ditto - Second Lieutenant Robert Price, from half-pay 2d Ceylon Regiment, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Carl Wevel Von Krager, who exchanges receiving the difference.
     62d Ditto - Ensign George Damerura, to be Lieut. by purchase, vice Mitchell, who retires.
     65d Ditto - Brevet major Charles Wm. Kerr, from the 2d Roayl Veteran Battalion, to be Captain, vice Smith ,who exchanges.
     6?th Ditto - Cornet Richard Dundas,  from the 6th Dragoons, to be Ensign, vice Addison, who exchanges.
     69th Ditto - To be Lieutenants without purchase, ensign John Fenn, vice Smith promoted; ensign James Eyre Muttlebury, vice Roy, deceased; to be ensign William Semple, junior, vice Muttlebury.
     75th Ditto - Major Henry Viscount Barnard to be lieutenant-colonel by purchase, vice Sir John Campbell, who retires; captain William M'Adam, to be major by purchase, vice Lord Barnard; lieutenant Hon. J.C. Westenra, from the 3d Foot Guards, to be captain, by purchase, vice M'Adam.
     87th Ditto - Lieutenant Crosbie Morgell Christian from the 1st Royal Veteran Battalion, to be lieutenant, vice Moor, appointed to the 35th Foot.
     91st Ditto - Brevet lieutenant-colonel John M'Donald to be lieutenant-colonel by purchase, vice MacNeile, who retires; captain Robert Anderson, to be major, by purchase, vice Macdonald; lieutenant William Fraser, to be captain, by purchase, vice Anderson; ensign George A. Barnes to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Fraser; William M. Weltenhall, Gent to be ensign, by purchase, vice Barnes.
     2d West India Regiment - lieuteant John Campbell from the Ceylon regiment, to be lieutenant, vice Boyes, appointed to the 38th foot.
     Ceylon Regiment - Lieutenant T.E. Hodges, from half-pay 21st foot, to be lieutenant, vice Campbell, appointed to the 2d West India Regiment.
     Royal African Colonial Corps - Hospital Assistant John Bell to be Assistant Surgeon, vice Geddes, whose appointment has not taken place.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion - Captain Wm. Smith, from the 63d Foot, to be captain, vice Kerr, who exchanges; assistant-surgeon William Dillon, from half-pay 72d foot, to be assistant-surgeon, vice Wm. Gardiner, who exchanges.
     Veteran Companies for service at Newfoundland - assistant-surgeon James Strachan, from half-pay 3d West India Regiment, to be assistant-surgeon.
     STAFF - Lieutenant Henry Anderson, from the 39th foot to be Adjutant of a Recruiting District, vice Valentine Munbee, who retires upon half-pay ?9th foot.
     HOSPITAL STAFF - Staff Surgeon William Lyons, from half-pay, to be surgeon to the Forces vice Tully, promoted; Assistant Surgeon Isaac James, from the 7th foot, to be Assistant Surgeon to the Forces, vice Muir, who retires upon half-pay, 1st foot.


     Henry Grattan Douglass, a native of Ireland, is appointed Chief Magistrate of Van Dieman's Land.
     Lieutenant-Colonel Sutherland, who commanded our troops in defeating the Ashantees, was stationed in Limerick garrison, not long since, as Major of the 93d Highlanders.
     Captain Morgan, of the 2d battalion 35th Native Infantry, is discharged the East India Company's Service, for insulting his Commanding Officer.



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.

Saturday, October 9.

     The following account of the Catholic Rent received since the 5th instant, was laid before the Committee:-

Colonel White, M.P...5 0 0
Drogheda...90 0 0
Rathfarnham and Bournabreena, Dublin...10 12 10
Subscribers...3 8 3
Rev. J. Kearney, R.C. Curate, Clara...12 8 3
Rev. A. Nolan, Dunkerrin, Kings's County...13 0 0
New Protestant Members this week...11 7 6
Rev. C. Ca??an [may be Carran], St. James's Parish, Dublin, second payment...10 4 10
Parochial Committee Kantuck, Cork...5 0 0
Doctor William M'Lean, Ballybay, Monaghan...7 2 5
[line cannot be read]...0 15 10
Rev. John O;'Neill, Ballyclough and Killria, Cork...10 0 0
James Carr, Bradford, Clare...6 0 0
Reverend James M'Cabe, Dungivin, Derry...2 5 6
Doctor K Kernan, Granard, Longford...7 0 0
Messrs. John Noonan, Ballymena, Cork...3 0 0
M. Barry, St. Finbar, Cork, second remittance...25 0 0
Christopher Carberry, Ballymamorick, Longford...11 1 2-1/2
P.M. Lynch, Galway...70 0 4
B. O'Meara, Caher , Tipperary...10 0 0
W. Maher, Thurles, Tipperary...10 0 0
Solomon Carnby, Moyne, Tipperary...10 0 0
John Kelly, Tullow, Carlow...5 0 0
Richard Smith, St. Andrew's, Dublin...1 0 0
W. Campbell, Navan, Meath...6 0 0
Michael O'Keefe, Ballymacondra, Meath...6 0 0
Michael O'Keefe, Lady's-bridge, Meath...3 0 0



     At Kilroe, on Wednesday, the 6th instant, John Morris, Esq., of Tuam, to Sarah, second daughter of Timothy Hanly, Esq.
     On Thursday last at Outerarde, by the Rev. John Wilson, Lieutenant Christian, of the 87th Regiment, to Catherine, youngest daughter of the late Henry Briscoe, Esq. of Tinvane, County Tipperary.
     September 27, at the parish church, Halifax, Mr. D. Ferrar, inn-keeper, Elland, aged 90, who had been a disconsolate widower seven weeks, to Mrs. Michael of Barley, a blooming widow of 25, after a tedious courtship of one hour and 59 minutes!
     October 5, at Hampton, the Hon. and Very Rev. The Dean of Windsor, to Charlotte Selina, second daughter of Richard Moore, Esq. of Hampton Court Palace.
     On the 1st instant, in Drumcree church, Mr. Robert Telford, jun., linen merchant, of Tartarrahan, to Miss Criggan, of Mullantine.


     On Tuesday last, after two days illness, the Lady of William Shaw Mason, Esq. of Camden-street, Dublin.
     On Wednesday last, at Treborth, Carnarvonshire, Margaret, eldest daughter of John Cheyne, Esq. Physician General to his Majesty's Army in Ireland.
     On the 1st instant, suddenly of apoplexy, while visiting at dinner, the Rev. Henry Baddell, of Habeengrany [?], county Wicklow.
     In Castle-street, Dublin, on Sunday last, at twelve o'clock, Mrs. Lamprey, aged 67, mother to the present and the late High Sheriff Lamprey, of that city.
     September 30, at Winchelsea, Sussex, aged 75, Edwin Dawes, Esq.
     October 1, Mary, widow of John Stockdale, bookseller, Piccadilly, in her 76th year.
     On the 3d instant, in Little Britain-street, Dublin, of a decline, Mr. John Byrnes, Printer.
     At Grange Lodge, Mountmellick, Margaret, wife of Robert Goodbody, one of the Society of Friends.


     There are in Ireland eight coal districts, viz:
1. The Antrim, which occurs close to Fairhead.
2. The Tyrone, situated immediately to the south of Lough Neagh.
3. The Fermanagh, which occurs to the north of Lough Erne.
4. The Connaught, which occupies considerable portions of the counties of Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim and Cavan.
5. The Monaghan, situated to the West of teh town of Carrickmacross.
6. The Leinster, which extends through portions of the Counties of Kilkenny, Queen's County and Carlow.
7. The Tipperary, situated between the river Nure and the town of Cashel.
8. The Munster, which occupies portions of the Counties of Clare, Limerick, Kerry and Cork.
     Hence, it appears, that out of the thirty-two counties of Ireland, coal is to be found in no less than sixteen.
     The Irish coal is of two kinds, the bituminous or flaming, and the stone coal, or non-flaming.
     The whole of the coal districts situated to the North of a line drawn from Dublin to Galway, contains bituminous coal; those to the South of that line contain stone coal.

Galway, Monday, October 18, 1824


     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.


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.

From the first day of November next, for such terms as may be agreed on, the following
Part of the estate of JAMES KELLY, Esq., of Newtown, viz.:-

     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.
     Also, the HOUSE and DEMESNE of FARM HILL, containing about One Hundred Acres good Meadow Tillage and Grazing Land, all divided and enclosed in very convenient Parks; the House, Offices, and Garden lately put in thorough repair, and a very good Pump in the yard.
     And also, the part of the Lands of LISS, as late in the possession of Malachy Fahy, for Six Months from July last, subject to redemption; the Grass preserved since Mayu last, enclosed with a double-stone wall.
     There are several other well enclosed Winter Parks to be Let until May next or a Lease given.
    Every encouragement will be given to solvent, improving Tenants.
     Those Lands being for some time in the occupation of Mr. Kelly, the Stock, Corn and a large quantity of well-saved Hay, turf, &c. will be given to the Tenant at a valuation.
     All the above Lands lie on the great road from the County Mayo to Ballinasloe, and within six miles of Tuam.
     Proposals (in writing only) to Augustine Fallon, Esq. Farmhill, and Michael Dowdall, Esq. Tyaquin, Monivae, who will close with a Tenant or Tenants as soon as the value is offered.
     The Steward at Farmhill will shew the Lands.
     October 21, 1824.

For Young Ladies

     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.
     This Seminary, independent of the annual attendance of the most eminent Masters, will have the peculiar advantage of Mr. SARDO's constant residence and useful instructions in Music and Italian.
     The Health and Manners of her Pupils, their Improvement, both Mental and Moral, shall be the unceasing occupation of Mrs. SARDO.
     N.B.- A limited number of BOARDERS will be received and the Terms will be found moderate.
    October 14, 1824.

    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 live.


     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.

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.
     At Carrarea, in the County of Galway, a few days since, after a tedious illness, Ignatius I. French, Esq., a gentleman who, by his unassuming manners cultivated the friendship of all who knew 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.

From the First Day of November next, for such term as may be agreed upon,

     The HOUSE, OFFICES and CONCERNS, in Abbeygate-street, now occupied by THOMAS FRENCH. Application to be made to him.
     Galway, October 25, 1824.




     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.
     Timber Valuation, as usual, will be strictly attended to on the most reasonable terms; and the Seller and Purchaser may rely on being done justice to.
     Galway, October 25, 1824.

To Be Let

     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.
     All those Lands are part of the Estate of RICHARD GREGORY, Esq. and are situate contiguous to the Town of Gort.
     Proposals (in writing only) to be directed to Richard Gregory, Esq. of Coole, near Gort, or to Mr. Bricknell, Loughrea; and when a proper Rent is offered, a written answer will be given.
     N.B. No promise of preference has been or ever will be given, in Letting these or any other Farm on my Estate, neither will I ever reset any Farm to any Tenant who has been ejected, or who surrenders his Lease to me before the entire term thereof has been fully completed and ended.
                      RICHARD GREGORY.
Dated this 25th day of October, 1824.



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 than described.


     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.


From the 25th of March next, for such Term as may be agreed on.

     THE COMMODIOUS HOUSE and OFFICES in the Main Street of Ballinasloe, opposite the Canal Harbour, now occupied by Captain Fitzgerald.
     Proposals to be received by Michael and Denis Farrell, Ballinasloe.
    October 28, 1824.   

War Office, 15th October, 1824

     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.
     3d Regiment of Foot Guards - Captain Hon. J.C. Westenra, from the 75th Foot, to be Lieut. & Captain, vice Forster, who exchanges.
     2d Regiment of Foot- Captain R.Wm. Brough, from the 96th Foot, to be Captain, vice Borlasse, who exchanges.
     31st Ditto - Captain Robert T. Greene, from the 53d Foot, to be Captain, vice Reed, who exchanges.
     41st Ditto - Ensign Henry Churchill Tathwell to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Smith, who retires.
     52d Ditto - Captain Thomas Reed, from the 31st Foot, to be Captain, vice Greene, who exchanges.
     60th Ditto - Lieutenant Thomas Wood, from half pay 7th Foot, to be Lieutenant vice Fred. George Bartlett, who exchanges receiving the difference.
     75th Ditto - Captain William Frederick Forster from the 3d Foot Guards, to be Capt. vice Westenra, who exchanges.
     83d Ditto - Lieutenant Richard Brough, from half pay 99th Foot, to be Paymaster, vice Alex. Greig, who reverts to his former half pay.
     96th Ditto - Captain Charles Borlase, from the 2d Foot, to be Captain vice Brough, who exchanges.
     2d West India Regiment- Lieutenant Wm. Spence to be Adjutant vice Currey, deceased.
     Royal African Colonial Corps- Ensign J. White, to be Lieutenant, without purchase, vice Swanzy, killed in action.
     John Anthony Gordon, Gent. to be Ensign, vice White.
     Veteran Companies for Service at Newfoundland,
     Captain Matthew Willock from half pay 103d Foot, to be Captain, vice Pilkington, appointed to the 3d Royal Veteran Battalion.

From the Freeman's Journal
Richard Sauce, Esq. in the Chair

     The following account of the Catholic Rent, received since the 15th instant, was laid before the meeting:-

Right Hon. Lord Netervile.....10   0   0
Colonel M'Dermott, Ramore (annual subscription).....10   0   0
Per do. from some of his Tenants.....3   0   0
James Ryan Killenaule, Tipperary.....15   0   0
M. Lanigan, Templemore, do......11   0   0
John Adams, Farbean, King's Co.....3   16   3
John O'Brien, Cashel, Tipperary.....20   0   0
Dudley Byrne, do.....2   0   0
John Molony, Roscarberry, County Cork.....4   0   0
Secretary of St. Michael and St. John Dublin.....25   3   8
Rev. Mr. O'Rorke, P.P., Turin & Mountain, Westmeath....4   7   2
Rev. P. Kelly, Mullingar, County Westmeath.....20   10   4 1/2
Rev. Terence O'Reilly, Kilskyrn, Meath.....6   0   0
Collectors of District 40, St. Mary's, Dublin.....2   6   5
A collection of a part of Clontarf, Dublin.....0   15   0 1/2
Doctor M. Larken, Rathangan, Kildare.....6   0   0
Mr. Michael Galway, Rathboy Co. Cork.....5   0   0
Mr. J. Henry, Sligo.....20   0   0
Mr. Stephen Coppinger, Macroom, Cork.....19   0   0
Mr. E. Purcell, St. Paul's Parish, Dublin.....40   0   0
Messrs. Conlan, New-row, Dublin.....10   0   0
Michael Sweetman, Francis-street, Dublin.....10   0   0
Richard O'Callaghan, Naas.....13   10   0
Eight Prostestant and Presbyterian new Members.....9   2   0
Subscriptions.....17   1   6
                Total.....287   2   5


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