Ireland Old News

Galway, September 2, 1824

Saturday, August 28, 1824
- KEALY, Esq, in the Chair


     The following letter, addressed to his Grave the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin by the Coadjutor Catholic Bishop of Clonfert, having been mislaid for some time, prevented its being read until this day: -

                                 Loughrea, May 28, 1824.
MY LORD - The difficulty which I experienced in procuring the necessary documents from the several Parish Priests of this diocess, prevented my complying sooner with your Grace's request. I have at length succeeded, and now feel much pleasure in forwarding to your Grace the following statement of the schools established in the diocess of Clonfert, in order that the same may be transmitted by your Lordship, with those of the entire Province, for the inspection of The Catholic Association.
     In the parish of Loughrea I established two free schools in the year 1818, under the patronage of the Countess of Clanricarde. We have at least 100 boys and 100 girls educated in those schools. The boys are taught reading, writing and cyphering. The girls the same, and in addition all manner of needle-work.
     As those schools are established on the most liberal principles, they were attended for some years by Protestant as well as by Roman Catholic children. Several of the respectable Protestant ladies of this town visited those schools at stated times, and in the spirit of conciliation, and truly christian benevolence, assisted their Roman Catholic sisterhood in giving instruction to the children, according to the rules of the schools, (framed by the unanimous consent of Protestants and Catholics.)- Every thing that could excite a suspicion of jealousy in the minds of either party was carefully excluded from the schools. No books of controversy allowed and the principles of their religion taught to each in their respective  places of worship after school-hours. The Protestant children have, however, been withdrawn from the schools some time since, and most of the Protestant ladies have continued their visits, for reasons best known to themselves. All I shall say is, that we have never given them the slightest cause, by deviating from the regulations originally approved of by themselves. The schools are supported by the voluntary subscriptions of the inhabitants of every parish, by an annual charity sermon, and by a liberal donation from the Countess of Clanricarde. We have never received the smallest assistance from the Kildare-street, or from any other Bible Society. We are most particular in the selection of the books for the schools.
     Besides the free schools, there are nine others in the Parish, where 201 boys and 101 girls are educated, in all manner of useful knowledge suited to their respective stations in life. These schools are supported by the parents of the children. - There is a bible school lately established in this town but it is attended by few, if any, of the Roman Catholics.
     In Ballinasloe and Creigh parishes, there are eleven schools, containing 493 boys and 239 girls; of these 259 boys and 120 girls are educated gratis. The poorest are furnished with books and slates. The expenses are defrayed by the Roman Catholic Bishop and generously  supported by the inhabitants of the town. The remainder is defrayed by the parents of the children.
    In Portumna parish there are three schools, in which are educated 270 boys and 150 girls. The rent of the town school house is paid by the subscriptions of the Clergyman of the parish, as also by donation of Lord and Lady Clanricarde. The master and mistress of the town school are paid by the weekly contributions of the scholars. The country schools are supported by the parents of the children. The books are, spelling book, speaker and catechism - no improper books allowed. The Kildare-street Society sent to the school, upon one occasion, a present of some books, to which there could be no objection but the Society never gave any other assistance.
     Clonfert, Meileck, and Eyrecourt Parishes - There are 10 schools, containing 560 boys and 260 girls. Of this number 143 are instructed gratis, in a school established by a Protestant bishop, of the diocese, on the most liberal and just principles, as the children are principally Roman Catholic, the catechism is taught every day by one of the Roman Catholic scholars, as the master is a Protestant - 140 more are educated in a free-school, supported by the subscriptions of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of Eyrecourt. All the rest are paid for by their parents. These schools receive no sort of aid from the Bible Societies.
     In Ballymacward parish there is one school containing 120 boys and 30 girls supported by the parents, and by ten pounds a year, given by Bernard Browne, Esq. of Mounthazel, to pay for the children of the poorest inhabitants of this parish.
     In Kirtormur and Laurencetown are four schools, containing 195 boys and 139 girls. Of this number 120 are paid for by the subscriptions of the inhabitants, and by a donation from the Parish Priest, the Rev. D.O' Callahan. These schools receive no aid from the Kildare-street Society. - There are two Bible schools in said parishes, but attended by a single Roman Catholic child.
    The other schools established throughout this diocese, being exclusively supported by the parents of the children, and not requiring any particular remark, I deem it quite sufficient to set them down in the following order:
     Here follows a list of the several parishes, the number of schools and pupils, male and female - total 52 schools in 16 parishes - 1,938 boys and 853 girls.
     I hope this statement will prove satisfactory to that highly respectable, useful and enlightened body, the Catholic Association, and convince (if the would be convinced) the maligners of the Roman Catholic Priesthood of Ireland, that it is not their wish to keep their respective flocks in error or ignorance, and that if more has not been done, it is to be attributed not to want of inclination, but resources, in this our impoverished and unhappily divided country.
     After thanks to the Chair the meeting adjourned.


     Saturday Thomas Lynch was executed in  front of the Waterford County Gaol, pursuant to sentence at last Assizes, for having, on the 12th of April, at Crahane, assaulted Anna Geogan, and robbed her of money and wearing apparel.
     On Saturday, at three o'clock, Mr. Justices Jebb and Vandeleur left Cork, under an escort of the 15th Hussars, after terminating the Munster circuit.
     A Waterford paper of Saturday, in speaking of the execution of the six criminals for the murder of Mr. Marum, states - "We have heard of very unpleasant indications of popular resentment both at Kilkennys and at Galmoy. It was a melancholy coincidence that very near the temporary gallows, and within sight, was a similar construction for a like purpose in a neighbouring part of the Queen's County."
     LIMERICK, Aug 28 - An order has been received to commute the sentence of death on the following, who were convicted at one of our last County Assizes: - Richard Green and John Armstrong, of the 29th Regiment, for robbery at Rathkeale, to 12 months' imprisonment; John Kennedy, for robbing the mother of a soldier of the Rifles, to 18 months; John and Patrick Croneen, sheep-stealing, 18 months.
     At Tralee Assizes - Timothy Foley and Michael Coffey, for robbery, and Daniel Hanifane for a rape on a girl whom he has since married, are to be transported for life.
     A new barn, near Ballybroad, the property of Wm. Gabbett, of Caherline, Esq, was maliciously set fire to this morning, by some evil-minded persons. The only cause that can be assigned for this outrage is, that it has been fitted up this week for the reception of some of the Constabulary force. This outrage has taken place in the barony of Clanwilliam, which has been lately relived from the Insurrection Act, at the instance of the Magistrates.
     Wexford, Aug 25 - ABOMINABLE OUTRAGE - Four cows were poisoned on Friday night, at Red Bog, in this County; they belonged to a man named Kehoe. Two of the animals were opened by Dr. Bomford, whose inspection of these fully confirmed the suspicion which had been entertained of the abominable nature of the outrage. Kehoe had taken his farm against the will of another person.
     On Saturday were committed to gaol, by Arch. H. Jacob, Esq., Francis Jourdan and Bridget Jourdan, his wife, the former charged with having robbed Mr. James Kenworthy, of London, merchant, of a considerable sum of money - the latter on suspicion of having aided and assisted him in the robbery. The prisoners were servants to Mr. Kenworthy, the sum of money stolen from whom amounted to upwards of two hundred sovereigns. Nearly the whole of the money has, we believe, been discovered; nine of the sovereigns were found in the pocket of the female prisoner. They were taken on Friday evening to Enniscorthy, Jourdan's mother or mother-in-law accompanying them. In the morning, one of the policemen, hearing her cry with her hands to her face, "Oh, what will I do? what shall become of me? I shall never see him again!" caught hold of her by the cloak and pulling her back, exclaimed, "Get out of this you old b--ch" The good old woman took his advice, and in a short time finding that her clothes were incommoding her, threw part of them off, which some country people perceiving, as also the accelerated progress she was making, set up the cry of "a mad woman," and instantly gave chase. In this they were joined by Mr. Gowan, who was the first that overtook her, unluckily for himself as she gave him "a tip" that would not have disgraced the the school of a Langan or a Crib. It measured the length upon the ground, from which he arose only to be floored a second time with equal dexterity. But what can science or valour avail against numbers? The other persons who were in pursuit having come up, they found that their eyes had deceived them, as much as those of the travellers who were disputing about the changes of the camelion, for this nimble-footed, science-fisted old woman proved to be no other than Mr. Jourdan himself.

"Enniskillen, Aug. 29, 1824.

     "Our adjourned Assizes finished here yesterday. I am so much fatigued from the labour (the Court sitting from 12 to 15 hours each day) that I am not able to give you a note of the trial - however, I cannot withhold from you the following particulars which occurred in the progress of the trails on Friday last.
     "The conduct of the learned Judge (Moore) who presided is beyond any eulogium I am capable of passing on him - his patience and forbearance were put to a severe trial - his experience could not furnish him any thing bearing a resemblance to the atrocious acts of some of the members of the (in this County at least) favoured faction.
     "I informed you before that the Catholic prisoners, tried for the murders at Innishmore, were found guilty of manslaughter. At the present adjournment the Catholic prisoners, tried for riots, were found guilty. The Protestant traversers (not withstanding the wrecking of the houses of the Catholics of Innishmore, and the shooting at and wounding the Catholics) were only two - those two were acquitted. The Jurors were exclusively Orangemen. Never, perhaps, were there any trials of so much, or of equal importance to the Catholics of this County.
     "It was proved by a respectable witness that one of the traversers (John Pye) had fired the shot that wounded Laurence Hannan in the thigh. It was also proved that a man of the name of Reilly was dangerously wounded by a shot from Kenny's party; he proved it himself, and that three Magistrates of the County had, after repeated applications, refused to take the witness's informations. - That fact so vitally important to the administration of justice, the Learned Judge has taken a note of, and of this still more interesting fact he has judicial knowledge. After Laurence Hannan had been examined as a witness, and was making his way from the Counsel table, he was hustled by a party of the Lisbellaw Peelers (not the least apprehensive of the consequences) and assaulted almost in view of the Court. A few minutes after, on his arrival in the street, in the presence of Counsellor Rolleston, he received a most desperate blow on the back of the neck from an Orangeman of the name of M'Creary. As soon as the fact was made known, Counsellor Kernan communicated it to the Court, and had informations prepared and sworn to in the Court against the offender - (he had no difficulty in escaping.)
     "The Sub-Sheriff denied the charge, and said he had fifteen witnesses to prove the contrary.
     "Mr. Justice Moore - 'Talk not to me, Sir, of your fifteen witnesses; in the progress of these Trials I have seen enough of that; I saw the hustling in the Court myself; I saw the rush from the galleries; if, Sir, your Constabulary force be not sufficient to protect the administration of justice, (I know not how long, Sir, the Bench itself will continue safe,) call out the Posse Committatus of the County, and if that be not sufficient, Sir, (said the Judge with great warmth and indignation) I shall call out the Military. The proper conduct of the High Sheriff prevents one from imposing such a fine upon you as this abominable transaction merits.'"


    At Rathmines, near Dublin, on the 22d instant; after a severe and lingering illness, which she bore with the most christian fortitude, Alicia, only sister of Robert Lyons, of Lyonstown, county Roscommon, Esq.
     On Thursday, se'nnight, at Monkstown Lodge, near Kingstown, in the 76th year of his age, Edward Fisher, of Marginstown, in the county of Wicklow, Esq.
     On the 19th instant, in the 26th year of his age, Pierce Theobald Butler, Esq., eldest son of the late E.T.M. Butler, of ETM-Ville, county of Tipperary, Esq.
     On the 13th instant, at Clifton, Lieutenant John Bushman, of the Royal Navy, aged 28. He had sailed with Captain Ross and Parry in the three northwest expeditions, and was attached to the overland expedition destined for Behring's Straits, under Captain Franklin.
     At Limerick, Miss Eliza, third daughter of Mr. John O'Keefe.
     At Whitehall, Rathfarnham, John Keighley Dalton, Esq, of North Cumberland-street, Dublin, Attorney at Law.
     At Lislea, near Armagh, John Wynne, Esq, one of the oldest Linen Bleachers on the "Callan Waller." He was a true lover of his country's welfare, and marshalled in the ranks of her old and gallant Volunteers.
     At Drumora, near Ballinahinch, Mr. John Davison, formerly one of the Mathematical Assistants in the Belfast institution.
     At Stephen's-green, Dublin, on the 25th instant, Louisa, the youngest daughter of Richard Williams, Esq.
     On the 25th instant, in Abbey-street, Dublin, sincerely and deservedly regretted by all who knew her, Mrs. Mary Cartan the wife of Mr. A. Cartan, merchant.
     At Cove, of dysentery, contracted on a voyage from Batavia, Mr. Simon M'Kenna, formerly of Dublin.
     At Bath, a few days since, Major-General William Augustine Prevost, son of the late Major-General and brother of the late Lieutenant-General Sir George Prevost, Bart.


    At Garbally, in the County of Galway, the son of the Right Hon. the Earl of Clancarty, Nicholas Power Trench, Esq., Uncle to his Lordship and his Grace the Archbishop of Tuam. This amiable and much regretted character lived in the esteem of all who knew him and during a long and active life, discharged the duties of the domestic and public circles in so agreeable a manner as to leave his death a matter of sincere regret to all who knew him.


     By Special License, at the Church of Athenry, on the 28th ultimo, by the Rev. Mr. Irwin, William Lopdell of Athenry House, in the County Galway, Esq. to Miss Mary M'Tigue, of said place.


     In Limerick, George Leslie, Esq., Royal Navy, to Anne, second daughter of Henry D'Esterre, Esq. of Clonmacken.
     By the Right Reverend Doctor Doyle, John Casey, Esq. of Bagenstown, county of Carlow, to Jane Maria, eldest daughter of the late James Wade, Esq, county Meath.
     At Bath, Robert Verschoyle, Esq., eldest son of the Lord Bishop of Killala, to Catherine, daughter of Thomas Curtis, Esq. of Bath.
     At Saint Margaret's Church, Westminster, James Burke, Esq., 99th Regiment, to Catherine, youngest daughter of William Snell Chauncey, Esq. Wingfield, Berks.
     At Quinton, Captain Henry Baker, of teh Royal Navy, to Hariet Selina Pogott , youngest daughter of the late William Pigott, Esq. of Doddershall Park, Bucks. [Pogott and Pigott transcribed as in article].
     At Gibraltar, Major John Marshall, Military Secretary to the Earl of Chatham, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of William Toye, Esq., Judge of his Majesty's Court of Civil Pleas, in that garrison.

War - Office August 20, 1824

     Royal Regiment of Horse Guards - Ensign Lord Charles James Fox Russell, from half-pay 48th Foot, to be Cornet, vice John Bridgman Simpson, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     4th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Assistant Surgeon Wm Thompson, M.D. from the 59th Foot, to be Surgeon, vice Todd deceased.
     15th Ditto - Captain Henry Lane to be Major, by purchase, vice Booth, who retires.
     Lieutenant Grenville Temple to be Captain, by purchase, vice Lane.
     Cornet Geo. Musgrave to be Lieutenant, vice Temple.
     John Shelly, Gent, to be Cornet, by purchase, vice Musgrave.
     8th Regiment of Foot- Ensign James Byron from half pay 42nd Foot, to be Ensign, vice A. Thompson, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     51st Ditto - Lieutenant C.W. Tyndale, to be Capt. by purchase, vice James Ross, who retires.
     68th Ditto - Ensign Peter Bernard from half-pay 16th Foot, to be Ensign, vice R.W. Bennett, who exchanges, receiving the difference.
     83d Ditto - Lieutenant John Huggerston, from the Ceylon Regiment, to be Lieutenant, vice Driberg, who exchanges.
     Rifle-Brigade - Lieutenant Molloy, to be Captain without purchase, vice Skeill deceased.
     Second Lieutenant Alex. Maclachlan to be First Lieutenant, vice Molloy.
     Charles Bagot, Esq, Page of Honor to the King, to be Second Lieutenant, vice Maclachlan.
     2d West Indian Regiment - Assistant Staff Surgeon Bryan O'Beirne to be Surgeon, vice Ritchie, deceased.
     Ceylon Regiment - Lieutenant Wm. Driberg, from the 83d Foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Haggerston, who exchanges.
     Cape Corps (Cavalry) - Brevet-Major Alex Charles Crauford, form the 12th Light Dragoons, to be Major by purchase, vice Somerset, promoted.
     1st Royal Veteran Battalion - Ensign John Montgomery Russell from half-pay 6th Foot, to be Ensign, (repaying the difference he had received upon exchanging to half-pay), vice Peter Kerr, who retires to his former situation on the Retired List.
     Veteran Companies for Service at Newfoundland - Brevet Lieut. Colonel, Thomas Kirwan Burke, from half-pay Dillon's Regiment, to be Major.
     To be Captain - Captain Wm. Pilkington, form half-pay 5th Garrison Battalion; Capt. Mark Radkin, from half-pay, 1??th Foot.
     To be Lieutenants - Lieutenant Dogald Campbell, from half-pay 72d Foot.
     Lieutenant Henry Croly, from half-pay 81st Foot.
     Lieutenant Robert Gumbleton Daunt, from half-pay 62d Foot.
     Lieutenant George Adamson Stanley, from half-pay 15th Foot.
     Lieutenant William Dunne, from half-pay 25th Foot.
     Lieutenant Frederick Lenox Ingall, from half-pay 10th Foot.
     To be Ensigns - Ensign Wm. Augustus Clarke, from half-pay, 50th Foot.
     Ensign J. Philpot, form half-pay 62d Foot.
     Ensign J. Walker, from half-pay, 90th Foot.
      Royal Military College - Captain Peter H. Cline, to be Superintendent of Gymnastic Exercises, with the rank and pay of Captain in the Army while so employed.
     BREVET - Alexander Nicoll, late a Serjeant in the 49th Foot, and Fort Adjutant in Canada, to have the rank of Ensign while so employed.
     HOSPITAL STAFF - Staff Surgeon Jame D. Tully to be Deputy Inspectors of Hospitals.

     LINEN TRADE - On Tuesday last, pursuant to appointment by P. Bernard, Esq. of the Linen Board, a meeting was held in the Court-house, Newcastle, which was attended by the Ladies and Gentleman of the town and vicinity, together with the weavers and other persons interested in the Linen Trade. Mr. Bernard addressed the meeting in a most clear and impressive manner, and earnestly recommended the establishment of a Linen Market, to be held weekly. He stated, in consequence of the poverty of the weavers, that a loan should be procured to enable them to purchase thread, &c. He said that the town and neighbourhood of Newcastle would be greatly benefited by adopting the system recommended by the Board. In part of the North of Ireland there were upwards of seven hundred people to the square mile, all industrious and comfortable; while in part of the County of Clare, where the manufacture of flax is not attended to, although there are not more than two hundred people to the square mile, they are nearly all paupers. Mr. Bernard, accompanied by a Dutch boy, proceeded to a field of flax belonging to Mr. Furlong, where he explained to a concourse of people, the method of preparing flax according to the Dutch system.--Observer.


     The crop of flax this year is abundant and good throughout the County; and we are happy to hear that the experiment which his Grace, the Archbishop of Tuam, with his usual benevolent attention to every thing concerning the improvement of our peasantry undertook to make, has exceeded beyond any person's expectations. His Grace took about five acres of land, on which he sowed equal quantities of Dutch, Riga, American and home-saved seed; this crop has been pulled, and t he return of the home-saved is better and more abundant than any others- a manifest proof not only that we need not, but that we ought not, to send any of our capital out of the country, on account of those articles of necessary consumption. There is a person now there from the Linen Board, for the purpose of rippling, steeping, &c. in the new mode, which the neighbouring peasantry, of course, will observe and imitate.


     Between the hours of one and two o'clock on Sunday morning, as Mr. M'Naughten, of Grafton-street, was returning to town, he was stopped on the Donnybrook road, near Leeson-street, by three men and a woman, and robbed of a valuable silver watch and gold seal. He was held by the woman and one of the men, while the other two men committed the felony. He was prevented from apprehending one of the robbers by the woman; he however succeeded in securing her, and charged her on the Watch. She was brought to College-street Office, where she gave in her name as Jane Sunderland. She was fully committed to Newgate to take her trial.


     Mr. Burke, our Mayor, has taken off the streets and committed to prison about 30 of the most notorious vagrants who have frequented our streets; and will indict them as such at our next General Assizes. Mr. Burke's activity on this occasion is indeed very praiseworthy.


     Arrived, this day, his Majesty's gun-brig Plumper, Lieut. Hutchinson, Commander. This meritorious  and active Officer has, we are glad to find, been again appointed to this station, where his former services ( for nearly four years in the protection of the fisheries) have been so efficient and praiseworthy.- It had been the intention of the respectable inhabitants of this place to forward to the Board of Admiralty a memorial, praying his re-appointment; but the high sense entertained by the Board of his zeal and services, rendered this application unnecessary.
     On Tuesday, his Majesty's brig of war Harlequin, Captain Weeks, from a cruise. Previous to the arrive of the Harlequin our Roads, she fell in with the sloop Liberty, of this Port, the crew of which vessel Captain Weeks kindly accommodated with provisions, water, &c.



Galway, September 6, 1824


     A murder of almost unparalleled atrocity was committed last week in the County Tyrone. So cold-blooded and fiend-like an act it seldom falls to the lot of a journalist to detail, at least in our tranquil and civilised province. On the morning of Wednesday, the 18th inst., the body of Mr. James Mathewson, of Kilmore, was found dead in a waste house belonging to Mr. M'Bride, Innkeeper, in Drumquin, where it is supposed to have been conveyed by the wretches to whose ruthless cupidity the deceased was a victim. Capt. Boyle, a Magistrate, had an inquest held upon it, three surgeons being present, who opened it, and deposed that deceased's death was caused by strangulation and other violence, marks of which were evident on his breast and back. Mr. Mathewson was collecting rents for ___ Ecklin, Esq., whose tenants had been noticed to meet him at Drumquin, only two miles from his own residence. It appeared on evidence that several of them had paid him on the Monday and Tuesday preceding, and that the entire money he had received was seen in his possession on the evening of the latter day; but when the body was found the money was all gone, proof that he had been robbed, and that the robbery was the incentive to the deed. A large reward has been offered for the discovery of the murderers, and as the Magistrates of the neighbourhood are all on the alert we do not think it will be possible for them to elude the fate which they merit. The deceased was a most respectable man, upright, industrious, and inoffensive, and he has left a wife and five children to deplore his melancholy end.--[Derry Journal.


     ENNIS, SEPT 2 - On Wednesday last, six stand of arms, surrendered at the Tomgreeny Petty Sessions, by Mr. Fitzgibbon, agent to Lord Dunboyne, were sent into the depot in this town by the Rev. H.B. Huleatt, one of the presiding Magistrates, together with two stand, taken up by the latter gentleman in the Counties of Clare and Galway.

     The 22d ult. was appointed for a hurling match between the parishes of Kilbarron and Mountsea, in the County Tipperary, (from which parishes the Insurrection Act has been but recently withdrawn) and Clonrush, in the County of Galway, to be decided on the lands of Lannamahoon, within a short distance of the glebe of the Rev. Mr. Huleatt, to whom the latter parish belongs. This active Magistrate, considering that it would not be prudent, in the present disturbed state of the peace, to offer such an extensive meeting as this was intended to be, to take place, called upon a serjeant and ten of the police stationed at the White Gate, and proceeded to the place. He endeavoured to persuade the people of his parish, who were assembled to the number of five hundred, waiting for their opponents, to return to their homes, assuring them that they would not be allowed to hurl that evening. They did not offer much opposition, but still would not consent to go home. The lands of Lannamahoon are on the Shannon side, and about six o'clock the river appeared covered with cots transporting the Tipperary hurlers across. The convoy consisted of 32 cots and a turf-boat - so that, when the cargoes were discharged, there were about one thousand men at the meeting. On the landing of the Tipperary men, the people at the other side met them wit a shout of welcome, shook hands with them and informed them of the intended prevention of the hurling. Both immediately formed one body, armed themselves on the beach with stones, and advanced furiously on the Police. Anxious to prevent a riotous mob to such an amount from coming in contact with so small a party of Police, Mr. Huleatt, at the risk of his life, rode considerably in advance towards them, and intreated them to disperse peaceably. They disregarded the advice, threatened him in the most violent manner, and fell upon him and the police with the stones they had collected.  In an instant, a respectable Protestant parishioner who accompanied his Clergyman, was nearly knocked off his horse - the Reverend Gentleman himself had his arm and side desperately battered, and the Police were wounded in every direction. They were then about to rush in upon the party, when the Police begged permission to fire in defence of their lives, which were in imminent danger. This could not be refused; and eight shots, which were so directed as to cause no injury, had the effect of completely routing the mob, and preventing consequences, probably of a fatal nature, which generally attended meetings of this description, when uncontrolled by the presence of persons cable of preventing them.

     LIMERICK, SEPT 1. - Mr. Nimmo is engaged this week in projecting  a road between the intended New Bridge in this City and Ennis.
     A Police Magistrate will be stationed at Tomgrany, County Clare. We understand that Major Warburton's brother is the Gentleman selected.
     The Bridge Commissioners, yesterday, received a letter from Mr. Secretary Gregory, acknowledging their invitation to the Lord Lieutenant to lay the first stone of the building, but his Excellency has not yet fixed any period for this visit.
     Shehan, the informer against the murderers of Mr. Crofts, and who escaped from the Police at Doneraile, died at Naddanulla, in the Brogga mountains, on the 12th ult.
     Thomas Spring Rice, Esq. M.P. left Limerick on Thursday for London, in consequence of the sudden and alarming illness of Lady Theodosia Rice.
     LIMERICK, SEPT. 4. - At the Court of Petty Sessions on Wednesday, Mr. Brady, on  the part of the Agricultural Society of this County, brought forward charges against different defaulters, for non-payment of money, lent them for the encouragement of industry. Warrants were issued against them.
     Fever is alarmingly on the increase in Limerick. Thursday, twelve persons were admitted, and the number in fever on Wednesday evening was 107.
     Yesterday evening five cars arrived here from Dunmore, laden with the apparatus for raising and depressing the diving bell.
     Yesterday a drunken fellow, living in one of the lanes of the Irishtown, on his return home from a mid day debauch, beat his son, who remonstrated with him on the impropriety of his conduct, with a heavy stick to such a degree, that it is feared his skull is fractured. The monster also knocked him down and literally danced on him!
     Yesterday, sixteen young boys on their way from the Foundling Hospital, James's-street, Dublin, to Shannon-grove, passed through this City.
     Thursday, Mr. Daxon's Giles and Mr. Kirwan's Hohenlobe, arrived in this City, preparatory to the ensuing Races; they are to remain a short time at Ballinaguard. It is expected that there will be a greater number of first rate horses this season than for the last five or six years. The high respectability of the Stewards will, we are confident, endure the utmost regularity and order during the week.
     DOGS - Thursday, a dog belonging to a man who usually takes his stand near the Skie & Hide Crane, West Water-gate, bit the horse of a carman severely. The carman states, that it is customary with the owners of this dog to set him at horses. Monday or Tuesday, a large dog in the island, bit a young girl named Margaret Lee; the wound at first seemed inclined to heal but has since begun to fester. These dogs ought, in the first instance, to be killed, and their owners fined the full penalty under the Road Act.
     Last week, a son of Mr. Lucas, Apothecary, Cork, while labouring under typhus fever, escaped the vigilance of his attendants, and in a moment of delirium, threw himself out of an upper window and was killed on the spot.

     The following is a literal copy of the inscription on a sign-board hanging in fronts of a cellar in the Old Town of Limerick: - "Lodgings and kettles boiled at all seasonable hours. Jack Meehan gives notice to the public that he will supply a hundred a-day, to drink tea, at all hours in the day; you will be attended nice and clean, in the cellar at the end of the lane, without delay."

     We understand that in consequence of the delicate state of the health of the Right Rev. Dr Sug??e, his Coadjutor Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr. Egan, has undertaken the duty of Visitation throughout the diocess. The Earl of Bantry having learned that Dr. Egan was to ???? a Visitation on Thursday week in the district of Glengariffe, where his Lordship has a most beautiful lodge, immediately addressed a letter for invitation to Dr. Egan, soliciting him to make the lodge his residence whilst in that part of the country. This letter was conveyed through the Parish Priest; to whom also a letter was written by the Noble Earl, desiring the Reverend Gentleman to consider the lodge as his house whilst his Bishop would remain. This hospitable and attentive mark of Lord Bantry's kindness was too flattering not to meet acquiescence, and we learn that Dr. Egan made the lodge his abode for a day or two, where the Noble proprietor had forwarded not only the choicest wines, but every other delicacy which Seafield-Park so bountifully affords.-- Cork Chronicle.

     A CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC - We caution the inhabitants of this town how they expose themselves to any sort of contact with persons labouring under contagious distemper - such as fever, plagues or consumption - and that they carefully avoid taking colds, rheumatisms, cattarahs, gouts, head-aches, belly-aches and back-aches, as well as all sorts of acute or chronic diseases, which may require the attendance of a Physician; there being now no less than twelve Doctors, Surgeons, Men-midwives, and Apothecaries, practising in the small town of Carlow! -- Carlow Post.

     A Friary, to be dedicated to St. Francis, has been commenced in Henry-street, Limerick, nearly opposite the Police-office. The foundation has been sunk, and the work is to proceed immediately.


     It has been determined that the Rev. Mr. Carroll, of Wexford, is to be confined in the Richmond Lunatic Asylum.

     The widow of the late Major Hare has left Limerick for England. Before her departure, she made the mother of the Minnanes, who were executed for the murder of her husband, a handsome present.

War-Office, August 27, 1824

     4th  Regiment of Light Dragoons- Paymaster William Waldey, from the half-pay of the 40th foot, to be paymaster, vice Robert Kerr, who exchanges.
     12th Do.- Lieutenant Richard Bury Pallisar, to be captain by purchase, vice Grauford, promoted in the Cape corps cavalry; ensign James England, from the 77th foot, to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Pallisar.
    5th Regiment of Foot - Ensign Edward Eustice Hill to be lieutenant without purchase, vice McKenzie, deceased - John Wingfield King, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Hill.
     18th Do. - Thomas Cockburn Graves, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Hill.
     20th Do. - Ensign John George Young, from the 18th foot, to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Church, deceased.
     26th Do. - Ensign Humphry Babington, to be lieutenant, without purchase, vice Roberts, deceased; Robert James Evelyn Rich, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Babington.
     39th Do. - Brevet lieutenant-colonel Patrick Lindsay to be lieutenant-colonel by purchase, vice Slurt, who retires; brevet major Donald Macpheram to be major by purchase, vice Lindesay; lieutenant Henry Caldicott to be captain, by purchase, vice Macpherson; ensign James Henry Lerkie to be lieutenant by purchase, vice Caldicott; Gerard Charles Borough, gentleman, to be ensign, by purchase, vice Lerkie.
     60th Do. - Serjeant-major John Liddel, from the 7th foot, to be second lieutenant without purchase, and to act as adjutant.
     71st Do. - Ensign Nenon Alexander Connor, to be lieutenant without purchase, vice Coates; ____ Seymour, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Connor.
     72d Do. - Lieutenant George Murray, from the half pay of the 24th foot, to be lieutenant, vice Hugh Rose, who exchanges.
     73d Do. - Major Thomas Bradgate Bradford, from the 97th foot, to be major, vice Hugh Cameron, who retires upon half pay of the York Chasseurs.
     77th Do. - Joseph Lumas, gentleman, to be ensign by purchase, vice England, promoted in the 12th light dragoons.
     79th Do. - Lieutenant James Dudgeon Brown to be captain by purchase, vice Marshall promoted; ensign Fox Maule to be lieutenant by purchase, vice Brown; Thomas Croutie, gentleman, to be ensign by purchase, vice Maule.
     82d Do. - Lieutenant Charles Mortimer to be captain, without purchase, vice Field, deceased; ensign Nathaniel Green to be lieutenant, vice Mortimer; John Trollope, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Green.
     84th Do. - Captain George Thomas Colomb, from the half pay of the 37th foot, to be captain, vice Jacob Tonson, who exchanges.
     86th Do. - Lieutenant Mathew Robert Grey to be captain by purchase, vice Hogg, who retires; ensign Frederick Close, to be lieutenant, by purchase, vice Grey; Power Le Poer French, gentleman, vice Close.
     92d Do. - Captain John Cameron, from half pay of the 79th foot, to be captain, vice Phelan, who exchanges.
     97th Do. - Major Thomas Paterson from the half pay of the York Chasseurs, to be major, vice Bamford, appointed to the 73d foot.
     98th Do. - Lieutenant James Maynard Goodiff, from the half pay of the 31st foot, to be lieutenant, vice Robert Logan, who exchanges.
     2d West India Regiment - Ensign and Adjutant Daniel Curry to have the rank of lieutenant; ensign Robert Maricod Sutherland to be lieutenant without purchase, vice Dunn, deceased; Edward Elmore Nicolis, gentleman, to be ensign, vice Sutherland.
     Royal African Colonial Corps - Captain Pierce Toussaint de Barrallier, from the half pay of the 3d foot, to be captain, vice Thomas Barnes, who exchanges.
     Veteran Companies of Newfoundland- Capt. Alexander Mackenzie from half pay York light infantry volunteers to be captain.
     Garrisons - Lieutenant-colonel William Bedford of the late 3d Royal Veteran Battalion, to be staff captain at Chatham, vice Alexander Dalgely [or Dalgety] , placed on the retired list.
     Hospital staff - Hospital Assistant, James Young, to be Assistant Surgeon to the Forres, vice Law, deceased - Edward J. Bulteel, gentleman, to be Hospital Assistant to the Forces, vice Young.
                    Office of Ordnance, Aug. 25, 1824.
Corps of Royal Engineers - First Lieutenant Rawden F. Clavering, from the half pay, to be first lieutenant, vice Hayler, deceased.



     For Assaulting THOMAS NOWLAN, &c., &c.
     The case having been called on and the Jury sworn -
     Thomas Nowlan examined by Mr. Fox.
     Witness lives in Johnstown; is Sub-Constable in the Police; recollects having been in Kilkenny about the 4th or 5th of May last; was in Edward Flood's house, Back-lane; went to lodge there; knows James Hely and James Mulhall; saw them both at Flood's on the night of the day aforesaid; when preparing to go to bed, he was knocked down by Hely; the latter asked witness was it the toast he gave at the public-house that made him quit it. - [The Judge asked witness had he been at a public-house previously?]- he said he had; believes it was Clear's house; he can swear what the toast was; the toast which Hely gave was ," God blast all the Protestants, Orangemen, and Policemen in the Country out of it." Witness was not in his uniform that night; Hely asked him was it that toast made him leave the public-house; and he struck witness with some weapon, a gongs or poker; witness put his hand in his pocket and pulled out his pistol; before using it he was knocked down, and remained some time weak on the floor; upon rising Hely snapped the pistol at him; Edward Flood said, the villain (meaning witness) is dead, and leaped on him; they said they would bury witness in a cabbage garden; they went out of the kitchen up stairs; witness thought to get away but the door being fastened by a check-chain he could not get off; Flood came down stairs soon after, and witness asked him why he should have been so treated; Flood went with witness to the gaol, and called out the guard and got assistance to take the prisoners; he lodged examination against the parties before Major Kingsmill.

     Cross-examined by Mr. Costello, as anicus curiae.
     The attack on him occurred at Mr. Flood's, Back-lane; cannot say if Flood's be in the middle of Kilkenny; he swore against Flood between 11 and 12 o'clock next day; Flood keeps a lodging house; witness was sitting in Flood's with Hely and Mulhall; don't recollect to have heard the prisoner's talking at Flood's of any particular thing; did not hear them speaking of Lord Byron or Mr. Moore the poet, &c.; did not contradict them with respect to any of these names; his pistol fell out of his hand when he was knocked down; it was positively after receiving the first blow he drew the pistol out of his pocket; he did not see Mulhall blowing the powder out of the pan; he saw Mulhall put back the pan; Hely snapped the pistol at him first; can't tell if it was with the tongs or poker he was struck; he had not his uniform on that night, or for 12 months before it; he swore also against Mr. Flood *; he swears positively that Flood leaped on him; he knows it was either Hely or Mulhall proposed burying him; he don't know which; he supposes Mr. Flood heard them; examinations were sworn by him about twelve or one o'clock next day; he had to wait until the Mayor returned to his office; he did not say he would have shot some of them only he was knocked down; he swore against prisoners and Mr. Flood next day; he was senseless for some time after having been knocked down; it was when down that he was fired at; was senseless for about two minutes; when he recovered he saw them snap the pistol at him; as near as he could judge he was about two minutes senseless; there were only the three and himself in the house, except Flood's wife and niece, who were, he believes, in bed; he was bleeding; Mr. Reade and Mr. Williams knew he was all bloody; he can't say if any others of the Police go in coloured clothes; he never did any of the public duties which other Policemen do. Being asked for what duties then does he receive pay? witness said he was obliged to go according to the orders of his superior officers, Serjeant-Major _____ and Captain K_____; they ordered him not to wear uniform. He was in Kilkenny at the Sessions and Assizes before the time he was attacked.
     In answer to a question by the JUDGE. - It is a matter of police regulation to him not to wear uniform.
     It was at Flood's that he first saw Hely; he did see him at Flood's the Assizes before the last.
     Mr. Costelloe asked his Lordship, might he ask witness if he earned his bread as a common spy? His Lordship dissented. After he quieted the guard that night, he went to Reade.
     By the JUDGE - Mulhall took away the witness's pistol that night; he did not see it again; he charged the pistol the evening of the day on which he was attacked; it was a square-barrelled piece, and took a carbine ball.
     In answer to a question from a Juror - Witness answered, he had not particular motive for having been armed that night; he always carried a pistol.

Examined by the Prisoner, Mely.
Had no conversation of a particular nature with Hely at the house of Mr. Flood, but what he stated; it was Hely asked witness to go out with him to drink; witness heard him at a public house speak of a General M'Carthy; he did not say that his wife inquired for prisoner at Johnstown; he swears it was prisoner pressed him to go drink and not be them; his feelings were not irritated when querist asked him to pay his part of the reckoning; he drank no liquor at the public-house but beer.
     The witness being about to withdraw, he was called back and further interrogated by the Judge - He attended here during the Assizes; he was in the other Court on Saturday +; Mr. Williams did tell him he was called. And why, said his Lordship, did you not come forward, the Grand Jury wanting you? He said he waited for his superior officer's orders.
     Mr. Costelloe asked him, did Mr. Williams desire him to attend? He said, he did not.
     The JUDGE said, it was the prisoner's (Hely) desire to go to trial made him anxious to have witness appear.

James Reade, who remained on the table for some time, was next examined by Mr. Fox.
Nowlan called on him about thre or four o'clock on the morning of the alleged attack, and complained of some men who cut him. Witness told him he could lodge examinations at eleven or twelve o'clock the next day. Witness went with him to Flood's at whose door, which was locked, he remained for a short time; he brought soldiers with him. Flood, Reade, and the soldiers went up stairs; the former opened the door of the room in which Hely slept; the latter was surprised, and asked had witness a warrant against him. Witness went into Mulhall's room and found a pistol, (it was a small pistol, and produced in Court,) under Mulhall's head. Nowlan did not complain of Flood that night; there was blood on Nowlan's head.

Cross-examined by Mr. Costelloe.
Flood came with witness and Nowlan to the Mayor's office; Nowlan at that time made no complaint against Flood, but said, "Only for that man, (meaning Flood, they would have killed me!" Nowlan told witness, that only the prisoners had knocked him down, he would have shot one of them; Nowlan said he did not know any of them before.
     His LORDSHIP asked Reade did he show the pistol to Nowlan? he said he did, but would not give it to him, though Nowlan asked for it.

Edward Flood examined by Mr. Costelloe.
Resides in King-street, (or Back-lane), recollects that night Nowlan was in his house with Healy and Mulhall; recollects the conversation they had; it was about Shakspeare, Byron and Moore. Hely was about three weeks lodging iwth witness; he believes Hely is a poet, or a writer, and was getting gentlemen to subscribe for a work of his. Nowlan did join in the conversation about Shakspeare; Nowlan had his own opinion and could not bear contradiction; he got into a passion for being contradicted, and told Mulhall he did not like it; this was the subject of their conversation, and it was on this conversation the difference took place. Nowlan immediately after said - "Mulhall, you don't like me - take care, I have fire-arms;" he immediately rushed at Mulhall and Hely, who was airing a night cap at the fire, seized both pistols and Nowlan pulled him into the kitchen and in the scruff Nowlan fell down and cut his head by falling against a form; he was not struck with either tongs, poker or with the hand, and received no personal injury but the fall. Witness thinks it was the left side of the head was cut. - Witness did not use any violent language against Nowlan, nor did he leap on him. Witness went out with Nowlan to get his head dressed; he swore against witness next day. Hely seized the pistol from Nowlan, gave it to Mulhall, who examined it, and finding it was primed and loaded, blew the priming out of the pan; Mulhall afterwards put the pistol in his pocket, and said he would give it to a Magistrate. Nowlan wanted to get back the pistol but Mulhall and Hely said they would give it up to a Magistrate next morning. Witness did not hear, nor did he himself make any proposal to bury Nowlan in the garden; Nowlan did swear against Flood at the time he swore against the others. Witness was taken and committed, but gave his bail; he was 26 hours in gaol before bill was received; he knows Mulhall, who is a hatter and works with Mr. Powell.
     By a Juror - It was Nowlan brought the three out to drink; witness asked him to go to bed, and not to go out; they had two tumblers of whiskey and water each; Nowlan drank, besides the two tumblers of whiskey and water, a pint of ale in addition.

Cross-examined by Mr. Fox.
The three drank with the Policeman; witness did not know him to be a Policeman; Hely and Nowlan both fell together; Nowlan's head touched the form; Hely's did not; Nowlan was not struck that night by witness or the others; witness heard Nowlan say to Reade, the Constable, that he was struck by witness, which the latter denied at that time.

James Reade re-examined by Mr. Fox.
Witness does not recollect whether Flood desired that Nowlan was struck; he paid most attention to Nowlan, he being the complaining party; when the Police went to Flood's to take Mulhall and Hely, Flood did not then say that it was Mulhall and Hely made the attack on Nowlan.

William Williams, High Constable, examined by Mr. Costelloe.
Witness told Nowlan to attend the Court, and said to him, that he must have heard himself called  - but Nowlan said he would not attend till he saw Major Powell.
     The prosecution here closed.
     The JUDGE charged briefly, commenting on each material circumstance, and desiring the Jury, if they believed Nowlan, to find the prisoners guilty; but, on the contrary, if they believed Flood, to acquit them.
     The Jury, without leaving the box, acquitted both the prisoners.


* The Grand Jury ignored the Bill against Flood.
+ He was repeatedly called on Saturday, but did not answer - he was even called in the hall of the Court.


     At Loughrea, the lady of Daniel M'Nevin, Esq, of Middle Gardiner-street, Dublin, of a daughter.


     At Elm-park, on Saturday, the 4th instant, most sincerely regretted, Mrs. Conolly, wife of James Connolly, Esq.
     At Longford, on the 1st instant, aged 71 years, Jas. Multarriff, Esq, distiller. His life was marked by industry and probity, and his death is deservedly and sincerely lamented.
     Died suddenly, and alone, on the 23d ultimo, Sir Elias Bishop. He went out in his pleasure yacht to amuse himself by fishing in Torbay; the wind filling the white sails of his little bark, wafted him to shore at Goodrington Sands, where he was soon found by his disconsolate mother, sister, and brother, in the attitude of steering. The Coroner's Inquest returned a verdict of "Died by the visitation of God."

     HEAD OFFICE OF POLICE - Informations were sworn on Thursday, at the above office, to the effect that Mr. Milliken, of Grafton-street, had met Mr. Thos. Sheehan, of the Dublin Evening Mail, on that day, on one of the Quays, and had some angry words with him respecting a publication which appeared in The Dublin Evening Mail, which he, (Mr. Milliken) supposed might have been intended to apply to him. It was further stated, that, in consequence of those angry expressions, Mr. Thomas Sheehan drew forth a pistol, and said that he would defend himself at any hazard. Informant stated, that under these circumstances it was to be apprehended, if the parties were not bound over to keep the peace, that a duel would be the consequence, whereby the life of one or possibly the lives of both, might be lost. Mr. Farrell, Chief Peace Officer, in consequence took the parties into custody, and brought them before the Magistrates of the above office, when they were each bound over to keep the peace, themselves in the sum of one thousand pounds each, and two sureties, each in the sum of two hundred pounds. The sureties for Mr. Milliken are Messrs. Moore and Forest, of Grafton-street - those for Mr. Sheahan are Messrs. Glynn and Hoare, of the Dublin Evening Mail.

Galway, September 13, 1824

     In a clannish riot, at Abbeyfeale, on Sunday last, a man of the name of John David Roche, was killed by a shot from a military party, whose interference was deemed unnecessary. the riot was anticipated, and the excellent Parish Priest (the Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald) made strenuous and for some time, successful efforts to prevent it.

     DREADFUL ACCIDENT - It is with feelings of deep regret we have to announce the death of Mr. Joseph Power, of New Ross, (formerly of Carrick-on-Suir.) It occurred on Saturday morning, under the following melancholy circumstances, at Hookless, near Feathard, in the county Wexford, which he had been with Mrs. Power, for the benefit of sun-bathing.
     For this purpose, it appears, he was proceeding early on that morning to the edge of the sea. In his descent, which was by means of steps, but slightly indented in the rock, he unfortunately slipped, and was precipitated from nearly the top of the rock, which is of immense height, upon a ledge of pointed stones at the bottom. It is needless to add, that he was instantaneously deprived of life.-- Waterford Chronicle.

     Captain Hamilton, of his Majesty's ship Cambrian, lately arrived from the Mediterranean, brought over a very fine Mummy, found at Thebes, and other Egyptian curiosities; also, some Greek marbles from Milo and Delos, for Gen. Cockburn, which have arrived safe in Dublin. The General sent over several cases of marble from Rome last year, and, we understand, has more on the way. We have authority to say, that on his return next year, his gallery at Shanganagh will at all times be open to the inspection of Artists, and to such ladies and gentlemen as may wish to see it.

     RURAL SPORTS - The crowds now at the Burren Spa are beyond any calculation in that country. - The numbers assembled to see the best Irish jig dancers was immense and the contest so equal between two of the fair competitors, that the judges could not decide between them, and therefore directed the silver watch to be given to those very interesting girls, to be disposed of as they pleased. Immediately after the dancing, four horses were started, and there was a most excellent race. - On yesterday a fox was to have been shook at the well, and it was so arranged, that the ladies should witness "his funeral tears;" and on Sunday next there will be another race, and afterwards a hurling match, consisting of twenty-one men at each side - one party dressed in blue jackets and caps, and the other in red.--Limerick Paper.

(From the Dublin Evening Post)

     The rumour, that Parliament will be dissolved next Spring, gains ground daily. There will be several severe contests in this county. We shall set down a few:


      Master Ellis must retire from political life, and confine himself, in future, to the duties of his office, which, as he swore before the Commissioners, occupied the greatest part of his valuable time. - Alderman Shaw will offer himself again, refusing, it is said, to coalesce with Alderman King, the other Corporation candidate. The former, we believe, is not in great odour with the party just now; and the latter, some of the graver folks amongst them affect to regard as too violent! Certain it is, that, even from the Freemen, neither of these persons appear so sanguine as might be expected. Mr. Henry Grattan will also stand, upon the independent interest, and, besides the Freeholders, will be supported, it is thought, by a very respectable show of Freemen, with Alderman Nugent as their head. We are sorry that we cannot yet mention the name of Mr. Robinson as a candidate.


     There is talk of five Candidates for the County, Talbot, White, Domville, Brabazon, and Hamilton. The latter, however, will not be of age, if the Election takes place in Spring, nor if he were, do we think he would stand any chance. Sir Compton Domville, we believe, is sick from the last Election and we are afraid he will not be sufficiently recovered to come to the Poll in time. But the two Sitting Members, and the son of the resident Earl of Meath, will fight it out.


     There will be a contest, we are told, in this County. We really should not be surprised, if Lord Stopford was put out. We are quite aware of the dominant interest he possesses, but we are not equally satisfied, that he cannot calculate on his Roman Catholic tenantry. He should recollect the counties of Sligo and Dublin. If Mr. Calclough could be brought to the Hustings, we should have strong hopes of success in the present feeling of the county. That the Valentia interest will again appear in the field there is no doubt. Carew is said to be secure.


     This County, owing to the compact between the Besborough and Ormonde families, has long been in the situation of a close borough. Efforts, beyond all doubt, will be made to open it at the ensuing Election. Whether these will be directed against the Butler or the Ponsonby interest, we cannot say - possibly against both.


     Our old friend, Denis Browne, we think, must march. The Son of Colonel Pierce Butler stands upon the independent interest, and will break thro the Corporate rights of the Ormonde family, without question.


     There is some talk of a contest in the County of Tipperary. The Candidates are said to be the present Members Bagnall and Prellie and Messrs. Lidwill and Trant. Lidwill is supported by the Glengall, and, we believe, by the Llandaff interest. He is, besides, extremely popular. We should certainly like to see him in Parliament.


     Mr. Brownlow will certainly have to stand a contest for this County. Lord Mandeville will offer himself - his Lordship is a Liberal. It would be curious to see this County returning two friends to Catholic Emancipation. There is no danger of Caulfield.


     There will be a contest in this County. Sir Edward O'Brien, or his Son, and Mr. Vesey Fitzgerald, will stand. Mr. Vandeleur, brother to the Judge, has also decided his intention of officiating himself. Other names have been mentioned but it would be premature to state them. Mr. Vesey Fitzgerald is certain of his return.


     Sir Vere Hunt starts again, we understand, for this County. He will be supported by the Limerick and Independent Interest. O'Grady and Fitzgibbon will struggle hard. Every thing, in short, promises a severe and protracted struggle.


     This City will be contested between the Independents and Lord Gort. We have no doubt of the success of the former; and we shall have, we are certain, to congratulate the Citizens of Limerick on the return of one of the few efficient Members of Parliament that Ireland sends to the Legislature. We need not name Mr. Spring Rice.


     There will be infallibly a hot contest in this County. The sitting Members are Daly and Martin; one of the new Candidates is Lambert; he is said to enter the field under the auspices of Lord Clanricarde, and is called his man. We own we do not like to see a Peer take so prominent a part in a popular Election. Mr. Daly is said to be the man in danger.


     This town will also be contested with the Corporation. Mr. Thomas Martin, of Ballinahinch Castle, will endeavour to open the Borough. - Knowing, as we do, the man, and quite satisfied of his political and personal integrity, we wish him success; and we think, if the cards are well played, he will have it.



     Major-Generals - D. Campbell, provost from 87th Foot, Bath, August 9, 1824.
     Lieutenant Colonel - Warren, 47th Foot.
     Majors - Percival, late of the 18th Foot, Malta, May 8, 1824; Ashton, late 12th Foot, Egham, Aug 14; Richardson, late 5th Veteran Battalion, Amboise, France, May 24.
     Captains - Gell, 1st Foot, at Chingpul, on march for Trichinopoly, February 10, 1824; Rotton, 17th Foot; Field, 82d Foot; Mauritins, March 8; Yorke, 95th Foot, Malta, July 1; Skeil, Rifle Brigade; Lumadain, late Invalids, Invergellie, North Britain, Nov. 17, 1823; Thompson, late Garrison Battalion, near Birmingham, June 24, 1824; Alloil, late 5th Veteran Battalion, Hague Hall, Yorkshire, June 15, 1824; J. Wingate Weeks, half-pay, Nova Scotia Fencibles, and Town Adjutant of Cape Breton, 23d do.
     Lieutenants - Roberts, 26th Foot; Skelton, 19th Foot; Belguam, Madras, February 10, 1824; Coltman, 60th Foot, Barbadoes, July 2, 1824; Coates, 71st Foot, July 28, 1824; Dunne, 2d West India Regiment; M'Carthy, 2d West India Regiment; Hayler, Royal English Columbo, March 21, 1824; Wright, Fort, Major, Dartmouth Castle; Sir J. Foulis, Bart., late invalid, Dublin, June 3, 1824; Bailey, half-pay 6th Foot, Brough, Westmoreland, June 29, 1824; Elmote, half-pay, 42d Foot, Secunderahad, December 45, 1898; Laird, half-pay, 96th Foot, Gateshead, Durham, July 23, 1824; Crean, half-pay 1st Garrison Battalion, Streamstown, County Mayo, June 11, 1824.
     Ensigns - Glass, late 6th Veteran Battalion, Musselburgh, July 23, 1823; M'Cabe, half-pay Cape Corps, Jersey, June 21, 1824; Bond, late 5th Royal Veteran Battalion, Breewood, Staffordshire, July 17, 1824.
     Paymasters - Williams, 82d Foot, Mauritus, April 7, 1824; Harrison, half-pay, 82d Foot.
     Quartermaster - Murray, half-pay, Durham, Fencibles Cavalry, February 24, 1834.
     Surgeon - Buchanan, half-pay, 9th Foot, Glasgow, August 14, 1824.
     Staff-assistant Surgeon - Law, Africa.
     Veterinary Surgeon - Harrison, half-pay York Hussars, Toddington, May 24, 1824.

Lessee John Burke           } TO be Let, for the Month,
            a.                         } subject to redemption, the
         Ejector.                   } Lands of CHURCHPARK, as
____________________} lately held by Walter Lambert,
Esq. in the Barony of Tyaquin, and County of Galway; also, the part of KNOCKBRACK, containing about 100 acres of good Sheep Walk.
     Proposals to Michael Dowdall, Esq. Tyaquin, Monivae.
     John W. Browne, Esq. Plaintiff's Solicitor.
     September 9, 1824


Pending the Minority of three years,  from first November next,
In the whole or in separate Divisions,
With the Adjoining Lands.

     Of superior quality as a Sheep-Walk, highly sheltered, well sub-divided, and situate within one mile of the Fair Green of Ballinasloe. No preference, except to the fairest bidder.
     Proposals in writing only post-paid, will be received by Mrs. Kelly, at Kellysgrove, or Major Cruise, at Ballinasloe.
     The tenant or tenants will be declared on Saturday, 9th October next.
     September 13, 1824.



     UPON a Mortgage of Lands and Premises, situate in the County of the Town of Galway, held by Lease of Lives renewable for ever, and of Houses held for a term of 99 years, situate in the Town of Galway. - These Properties yield of considerable Profit Rent. - Application to be made to Mr. Robert Power, Dominick-street, Galway.
     September 9, 1824



     There is a very extensive parish about the New Quay, in which the people are all comparatively wealthy. The spiritual care of a large congregation is entrusted to the Rev. Mr. Geoghegan, a Clergyman of exemplary character; but, who, we do not find, has done any thing as yet to forward the "Catholic Rent" in his district. If we looked through the entire Kingdom, we could scarcely discover another parish which exhibits the working of the system more glaringly than that to which we allude. It pays an immense revenue in Tithes, and discharges every demand for building Churches and Glebes, at the same time that there does not live within the entire parish a Protestant but ONE!- that three is not a single Protestant Church or Glebe-house in it - and that the Parson, the Rev. Mr. Cassidy, lives in France- some thousand miles from the place where he ought to reside. Now, if this is not monstrous and well-calculated to make people run mad, why we cannot tell what is. And yet, with all this just under their eyes, do these people keep back, and suffer places of less suffering to go before them. We expect that our hint will be taken, and that we shall not be obliged to repeat it. We entreat of the Reverend Clergyman (as we shall of some others too) to explain to his flock the nature of the Rent measure - the people have energy and inclination - they only require to be reminded of their sufferings.


     We are informed that during Mr. Kean's stay in Galway for the last week, some unknown villain or villains, for purposes which no one can divine, cut and destroyed the panels of his carriage. Any thing more wicked, more unjustifiable, or outrageous, we have never heard; - a Gentleman of acknowledged talents - mild and affable demeanour - unconnected with the place - a stranger too, to be that wantonly insulted, without any viable cause on earth, appears to us the very achme of villainy, and leaves little doubt upon our mind but that the perpetrator will mount still higher in crime until the law may interfere and cut short his wicked career. Several highly respectable Gentlemen have proposed setting a subscription on foot for the discovery of the persons concerned in this treacherous piece of mischief; and we have little doubt that their object will be fully achieved. We call upon the authorities to use their vigilance on this occasion.

Posting a Woman

     On Friday, Miss Kitty M'Cann, a young, tall, raw-boned, masculine, sallow, draggle-tailed, shipshod female, from Bishop-street, accompanied by her Mamma, applied at this office for a summons against a Mr. Bill Lynch. When asked what he had done, she lowered her head, which stood near six feet from her shoes, and bending a pair of eyes to the earth which boasted of the variety and ubiquity of a squint, twisted the corner of her pin-a-fore this way and then that way, and answered, "Sir, he has posted me;" "Posted you! what! for a coward?" "No, Sir," (with a masculine accent, and after some hesitation) "but he has posted me against gates, corners of streets, lanes, and alleys." "How did he post you?" - "He posted my name up and down!" "in what manner did he come in labial contract?" "Sir." "Did he assault you?" "Oh no, Sir; he dare not do that; and she raised an arm, to which was appended a (we were going to say, fist, but female delicacy forbids it;) well, she raised her clenched hand, and with an air of a Boadicia, a smile of defiance, and a significant shake of the head, repeated, "Oh no, he dare not do that." "There are several Long Kittys in Dublin, that's no libel." "Isn't it, Sir? but I think it is a lie, and a bull, too, so it is, to write me up Long Kitty, Kitty, Loney, Kitty, against every corner, and I'll have revenge, so I will, I'll have the satisfaction of getting Mr. Billy well kicked." She then walked off with the air of a piece of frailty that could undertake the task of kicking Mr. Lynch herself.


     A Da Capo of the scene, wherein long Kitty M'Can made so conspicuous a figure on Friday last, took place this day. Miss Kitty retired from the Office on Friday, declaring she would get Mister Billy Lynch exceedingly well kicked, and literally undertook to amuse herself in that way on Sunday in Bishop-street. She and her sister, a pretty looking young girl, in a nankeen spencer, stepped forward to answer the charge, and so did Mister Lynch, but it was to advance it.
     Mister Lynch, truth to say, was the very opposite long Kitty in altitude, energy, masculine power, or tact of speech; he was a short, shambling, shabbily-dressed, Taylor or Tinker's apprentice, from whose visage the hue of hard work and a dirty residence, had not been removed with much industry for many weeks. He roundly accused Kitty with having "kicked up a Row Royal" in Bishop-street last Sunday; with having kicked, coffed, spit on, and scratched him on that day, as she said he had posted, pasted and daubed the walls and posts with libels on her name and fame. He denied having done either.
     Miss Kitty recapitulated this charge and said her witness would prove it.
     The worthy Magistrate asked why he had posted her name up?
     Kitty said he was a most ungrateful monster; that she had been too kind to him, and it was all through spite, having been rejected as a suitor by her sister.
     The Sister, in the nankeen, corroborated the statement; which the Magistrate thought creditable, observing the sheep's eye Mister Lynch was throwing over his shoulder at the fair one who scorned his love, and who, gathering resolution, said she would indict him for defamation; for having said that she had got her nankeen pelisse and her Leghorn out of a ______.
     The remainder of the sentence was lost to posterity; for at the moment she arrived at the "a" - long Kitty pulled her by the arm, appearing inclined to take the Magistrate's advice, and make up all differences.
     The parties withdrew without further parlance.


     A dapper little soubrette in a frize requelaure, appeared with anger in her eyes, unmitigated resentment on her lips, and with the indignant glance of frigid chastity, accused a man with having wickedly dared to assault her.
     The accused - she never could have fancied such a man - was passing tall, passing thin, passing ungraceful and surpassingly ugly. He was the very opposite of the Apollo of Beluidere, and had transcended the grand climacteric; his countenance bore the cadavered hue of wounded pride and unrequited affection; to render it still more void of expression, one eye had vanished, but whether in the celestial or terrestrial warfare cannot be declared.
     The name of the female was Mistress Juliet O'Brien. The defendant was Mister Archibald Macculloughmore, Kevin-street, ci-devant of Aherdeensire, and possessed not, as appeared by the Lady's tale, either the discernment or the prudence of the most North Britains. They entered the board room in high altercation - "It's a lie," said Archibald, "gung your gate, it's nature." - The enraged Juliet stepped forward, but not "on Love's light wings," and removing the hood of her roquelaure, detailed the assault which she said Archie had made, with intent, as she thought, to become too interesting." She repelled the ungracious Romeo's advances, and an altercation ensued: Archibald, screwing up his mouth at this accusation, looked round the board room for witness to contradict this charge, but none appeared. He then said, "Please you, my Lord, she's an abusive wee thing, she quarrelled with me for religions; for keeping me ain creed, and called me "Antichrist!"
     "What!" called you Antichrist?" asked the astonished Magistrate; Antichrist?
     Archibald thought this would tarn the tables on his accuser, and vociferated- 
     "Yes, your Warship, she did call me mair than that for she called me - a bloody old Antichrist!"
     The parties were dismissed, with a recommendation to cultivate amity and avoid using nicknames.

Galway, Thursday,  September 16, 1824


     LIMERICK, SEPT. 11 - Last night, about eight o'clock, a young villain ran into the shop of Mr. Myles, of Rutland-street, and snatching a candle-stick, effected his escape, notwithstanding a very close pursuit after him. - There were several persons standing in the shop at the time.
     Thursday night a man named Walsh, driver in Captain Comptons's estates, in the Liberties, was beaten by a party of fellows near Mungret. He states that they struck him with the butt-ends of their pistols, and threatened his life. His head is severely injured, and his body confused in almost every part.
     Colonel Parker, of the 39th Regiment, went to Abbeyfeale on Thursday, to investigate and inquire into the circumstances connected with the riot there.
     Daniel Reardon and William Hartnett, two of the rioters in Abbeyfeale, are in such danger, that little hopes are entertained of their recovery. The unfortunate man, Roche, who was shot on Sunday, in Abbeyfeale, said, the evening of that melancholy occurrence, that he forgave the soldier who had fired at him, and requested that none of his friends should take any part in bringing him to trial. On the inquest they did not produce a single witness or seem any way anxious about the affair.
     It is reported that one of the men, wounded at Abbeyfeale on Sunday has since died of the wound he received.
     The home of a dairyman, named Rahilly, on the lands of Drewcourt, Barony of Upper Connelloe, in this county, was broken into by a gang of fellows, who demanded money to buy powder; on being refused, they robbed the house of two firkins of butter, two hundred of bleached linen yarn, and two pairs of shoes. And on the night of Tuesday last, the house of a man at Rockhill, in the same barony, was maliciously burned. In both these cases informations have been sworn before that valuable Magistrate, G. Massy, Esq. of Glenwilliam.
     One hundred tons of timber has been purchased during this week from Mr. O'Neill, of this city, for the construction of a floating raft for the management of the diving bell at the bridge works.
     At the fair of Hospital, on Wednesday, a fight commenced about dusk, in the streets, between two fellows, opposite the house of a man named Fleming whose son was then putting up the shutters, and on seeing the Police some up, he went into his house, where he was followed by two Sub-Constables stationed in that town. The Police suspecting that he was one of the rioters, were dragging him out, and on his refusing to comply, one of them named Joseph Bell, stabbed him deliberately with a bayonet in the hips. The wound, which is four inches in depth, is considered very dangerous by the Police Surgeon, Mr. Franklin, jun., who visited the man shortly after. Bell has been committed by the High Sheriff, who has taken the depositions of the wounded man. We cannot but advert to the number of injuries of this kind inflicted by these Constables, especially when contrasted with the humane and steady demeanor of the Peace Police, of which we have a meritorious instance in the conduct of one of that Police at the riot in Abbeyfeale on Sunday last.

     ENNIS, SEPT. 13 - Tuesday, as the Right Hon. John Ormsby Vandeleur and Sir Hugh Dillon Massy, Bart. were riding toward Kilrush, from Kilmore, the seat of Poole Hickman, Esq. the horse of the former becoming restive, threw him on his side, which was bruised severely; he also received a slight contusion on the forehead. His carriage was sent for immediately, and he was removed to his mansion, at Kilrush, when medical assistance was sent for - we are happy to learn, that no dangerous consequences are apprehended.
     Thursday, a poor man dropped apparently dead, in the streets of Kilrush. Will it be believed that want of food was the cause of this melancholy circumstance?
     The entire amount of Presentments granted at the last Assizes of the County of Clare, is 8916.5s.0d.

     CORK, SEPT. 11 - On Wednesday night last, some keepers who had distrained crops on the lands of Ballinure, at Blackrock, within the liberties of Cork, where there were two years rent due to the landlord, John T. Rye, Esq. were visited by an armed party, who ordered them into a house, on threat of shooting them if they disobeyed. When inside, the door was locked on them, and all the corn, &c., comprising the chief part of the distress, was removed from the lands. This is another specimen of what the liberals term "returning tranquility."
     The Arabian pony rode by Lord Combermere, carried Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo.
     Wednesday the Anne and Amelia sailed from Cork with convicts to New South Wales.


     At Booterstown, George Dyas, of Castle st. Dublin, Esq., to Eliza, eldest daughter of Wm. Scott, late of Fishertown, Queen's County.
     John H. Martin, Esq. of Santry, to Essy Maria, daughter of P. Shannon, of James's-street, Dublin, Esq.
     At Carrickfergus, Doctor Cupples, Royal Artillery, to Antonia, eldest daughter of John Legge, Esq.
     In Carlow, Mr. William Fitzgerald, of Monastereven, to Anne, daughter of Mr. John Brophy.
     In Enniskillen, the Rev. John Auchinleck to Miss Jonston, eldest daughter of the Rev. Thos. Johnston.
     In Dublin, James Cuthbertson, Esq., Surgeon, to Rose Anne, only daughter of the late Jeremiah Hatch of Ardee, County of Louth, Esq.
     At Kilmore Church, John Caldwell, Esq., to Susan, daughter of Thomas Burrowes, of Kilagoan, in the County of Cavan, Esq.
     In London, Lieutenant-Colonel Allen, of the late 23d Lancers, to Miss Mitchell, and niece to Lady Fletcher and Lady Leith.
     At Lambeth Church, the Rev. Bernard John Ward, third son of the Right Hon. Robert Ward, of Bangor Castle, County Down, to Isabella Frances, youngest daughter of the late Robert Phillips, of Longworth, Herefordshire, Esq.
     At Edinburgh, Peter Hill, jun., Esq., to Ann, daughter of Col. M'Dowell, of the Island of St. Vincent's.
     At Taunton, Lieutenant William Bryan, R.N. to Mary, eldest daughter of Kenneth M'Kenzie, Esq.


     In Liverpool, on the 26th ult., Mary Griffith, at the very advanced age of 109 years, seven months, and ten days. On the 15th of March, 1823, three gentlemen called upon her and received the following information from here, given in a distinct and intelligent manner: - "That she should be 108 years old on the 17th inst., having been born in Patrick-street, Dublin, on St. Patrick's Day, 1715; that she was married at St. Patrick's Church, when not quite 15, and had 12 children born alive, besides two still-born. She remembered the great black frost in 1739-40, being then a grown up woman; also, Essex-bridge being pulled down and rebuilt, during which time she walked over the river on stones, laid for the purpose. She perfectly remembered the marriage of the Prince of Wales, the grandfather of the present King; also, a whipping she got for stealing a basket, when six years old."
     At Mitchelstown, Limerick, Christopher Rose, Esq., formerly of Rathkeale, County of Limerick.
     In Leeson-street, Dublin, aged 62 years, J. Foote, Esq.- an Alderman of that City, very much regretted.
     At Elm park, Mrs. Conolly, wife of James Conolly, Esq.
     At Portobello, Mr. Christopher Bennett.
     At Cloughneen, Miss Averell, sister to the late Rev. Mr. Averell.
     Mrs. Clarke, relict of Wm. Clarke, of North King-street, Dublin.
     Mrs. Bulger, wife of Mr. Daniel Bulger, glover, &c., High-street, Klikenny.
     At Lisburn, Ann, wife of Major William Stewart.
     At Bath, the Venerable and Learned Dr. Falconer.
     At his seat at Hill-hone, in the County Kildare, on Sunday, 28th ult., Maurice Sullivan, Esq.
     At Bandon, leaving a wife and large Family, Mr. T. Busteed, son to the late Thomas Busteed, Esq. one of the Burgesses of that Corporation.
     At Enniscorthy, on Friday, the 27th ult., C. Davies, who was piked, buried and arose again on the following day on Vinegar-hill, in 1708.- See Richard Musgrave's History.
     In London, aged 22 years, Elizabeth Louisa, daughter of the late William S. Cooper, Esq.
     Mr. Alexander Campbell, Author of "Grampian's Desolate and a Tour through Scotland," and Editor of "Alban's Anthology," and other Scottish Music.
     In India, on the 4th of April, of cholera morbus, Lieutenant John Jervis, of the Company's Engineers.
     On the 28th ultimo, two days after his landing at Brighton, from the Mariner, Captain Charles Young, Commander of the Fame, which ship was destroyed by fire at Bencoolen on the 3d. of February last.

Galway, Monday, September 20, 1824


     At a Meeting of the Committee for the Catholic Rent, held this day, at the College House, the undernamed Gentlemen - 


     Were appointed to commence on next WEDNESDAY the collection of YEARLY SUBSCRIPTIONS from the respectable inhabitants of the town, to enable the Treasurer to make an early Remittance to the Association.
     Galway, September 20, 1824.


     A fashionable party of Electors were entertained last week, at the hospitable Mansion of Mr. John D'Arcy, at Clifden - amongst whom were the following respectable gentlemen:
     Colonel Martin;
     Mr. Kirwan, of Dalgin;
     Mr. Blake, of Reavyic;
     Sir Charles Peehell;
     The Messrs. Bell.
    Mr. Daly of Dunsandle was expected; but the arrival of his apology put an end to the political part of the conference; and the Gentlemen took different routes without having transacted the business. We have heard from our "little bird" now matters were to have been managed; but there is no use in giving publicity to what were the intentions of Honourable Gentlemen. Is it not very strange, that such an occurrence could not take place even in the remote wilds of Cunnemara without our knowledge!!!


     At this time of the year colds are easily caught, and difficult to cure. The following will be found effectual: - After a quick walk in the evening, sit in the draft to cool; the consequence will be a severe cold, attended with cough; the next day hoarseness, short breath, and much expectoration; in the evening, at seven, go to a well-frequented tavern, and drink three or four glasses of strong punch, or stiff rum and water; stay till eleven, walk home cosey, and go to bed; you need not get up the next day, but send for the apothecary, the following day for the physician, and the third day your friends will send for the undertaker. You will never feel the effects of an autumnal cold afterwards.

Galway, Thursday, September 23, 1824


RESPECTFULLY Informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of Galway and its vicinity, that he purposes having HIS BALL in a few weeks - he hopes his Pupils at the Ladies' Establishments will attend regularly previous to it, that they may be made perfect in the different Dances, when he shall then fix the night and other arrangements.
     Instructions given to young Gentlemen at his house, Wood-quay - Private Tuition as usual.
     September 23, 1824.


Has for Sale,
and a
With all its Material - both in perfect repair,
Also, a variety of good
Household Furniture,
Which he will Sell without reserve on reasonable terms.

Galway, September 23, 1824.


Grateful for past favours, most respectfully informs the Nobility, Gentry and Public, that his


are well stocked with FOREST TREES of every description, fit for immediate transplanting into the most exposed situations. His collection of EVERGREEN and DECIDUOUS SHRUBS, are numerous and well selected. His FRUIT TREES vigorous and healthy. His Stock of SEEDLING FOREST TREES far exceeds in quality anything of the kind heretofore offered for Sale in this Province - all of which he is determined to dispose of on moderate terms.
     N.B. - In addition to his former Stock of APPLE TREES, he particularly recommends to public notice a few kinds, Cions of which he procured from Trees lately imported from Holland by the Right Hon. Earl Clancarty, and much esteemed in that country.
Gardeners of abilities to be heard of as above,
September 23, 1824.


In the Matter of JAMES JONES, an Insolvent,

By Public Auction, on the 15th Day of October next, in the Town of Ballinasloe and County of Galway,

By and with the consent of the said Insolvent and his said Creditors, All his Right, Title and Interest, Rents, Issues, and profits, arising out of the lands of CLONTUSKERT, LAKEFIELD, GURTEEN CAHILL, KILL, and the other Subdenominations thereunto belonging situate in the Barony of Clonmacknoon, Parish of Clontuskert, and County of Galway, and completion thereof, to discharge the several Debts in the said Insolvent's Schedule mentioned, which said Lands and Premises are the Estate of the said Insolvent, and are not subject to any Mortgage or Judgment Debts whatever, and now produces from solvent Tenants, 200 a year or thereabouts; and also an interest which Insolvent has in the Lands of FAIRY-HILL, in said County, not in the possession of Allen M'Donough, Esq., producing the yearly rent of 11 10s.
     The Assignee being empowered by the said Insolvent and by his said several Creditors, to Sell by Public Contract, any part of the Lands and Premises aforementioned, for the payment of said aforementioned Debts, or to raise the sum of 400 sterling, by way of Mortgage or Rent-charge, on said aforementioned Lands and Premises, or the Rents, Issues and Profits arising therefrom.
     Proposals will be received, and every necessary information given by Mr. Daniel Flattery, of Ballinasloe, Merchant, the sole Assignee of said Insolvent,
                                         DANIEL FLATTERY,
                                         Assignee of said Insolvent.
Ballinasloe, Sept. 20, 1824.


     On Monday last, two stalks dug in the garden of Edmond Silk, Esq., of Loughrea, produced 30-1/2lbs of potatoes, some of the extraordinary weight of from one to 2lbs.

Galway, Monday, September 27, 1824


     The following Grand Committee of forty-nine were unanimously elected at the last Half-Yearly Meeting:-

The Earl of Enniskillen, Florence-Court
Earl of Aldborough, Stratford-Lodge
Earl of Rathdown, Charleville
Earl of Courtown, Wexford
Viscount Blaney, Castle Blaney
Viscount Valencia, County Wexford
Viscount Frankfort de Montmorency, Glassnevin
Viscount Lorton, Henrietta-street
Right Hon. Sir G.F. Hill, Bart, M.F. Brookhall
Right Hon. Sir J. Stewart, Bart. M.F. Ballygawly
Hon. Charles J.K. Monck, Templemore
Sir Richard St. George, Bart, Drumalgo Lodge
Rev. Sir Harcourt Lees, Bart, Black Rock
General Archdall, M.P. Enniskillen
General Hart, M.P. Kildorry
Colonel Leslie, M.P. Glassloch Castle
Charles Brownslow, Esq, M.P. Lurgan Hall.
Thomas Ellis, Esq, M.P. Abbotstown
Edmond A. M'Naughton, Esq. M.P., Beardaville
Colonel Pratt, Conny Castle
Colonel H.T. Clements, Coote Hill
Colonel Irwin, Taurago
Colonel Phaire, Killoughrim Forest
Major John Cape Chetwood, Woodbrook
Nicholas D.C. Crumelin, Esq, Down
Henry L Tottenham, Esq, M'Murragh Island
Major Eccles, Newtown Mountkennedy
Henry Alcock, Esq., Wilton
Thomas Ball, Esq., Master in Chancery
Captain James Verner, Holles-street
John Le Poer Trench, Esq, Tuam Palace
Richmond Allen, Esq, Eccles-street
George Hill, Esq, Killaster
William James Alexander, Esq, Boolestown
George Farran, Esq. York-street
Edward Burrowes, Esq, Mountjoy-square
John Radcliff, Esq, Summer-hill, Dublin
Edward Verner, Esq, Stephen's-green, Dublin
Samuel Thomas Potter, Sheanstown
Alexander Fari??, Esq, Gardiner's place
George M Knipe, Esq, Belturbet
Edward Jones, Esq, Dundrum
George Fearon, Esq, Digges-street.
Allan Elliston, Esq, Pill-lane
Alfred Howard, Esq, Drumcondra
Edwin Byron, Esq, College
James Cavendish, Esq, Merrion-square
T Bolton Sunderland, Esq, Sea-Point, Black-Rock

Acting Grand Secretaries:
Mr. J.P. Patterson, Globe Insurance, Office, 37, Westmoreland-st.
Mr. Q. R. Gowen, Mt. Negro, Gorey

13th September, 1824



     On the 16th instant, aged 70 years, the Reverend Raymond Hargadon, Parish Priest of Annadown. The bright assemblage of the many Christian virtues and estimable qualities which addressed the life and the apostles and integrity which invariably marked the character of this pious and exemplary Ecclesiastic, have rendered him the universal esteem and veneration. For 36 years that he resided in this parish, he was unremittingly devoted to the dearest interests of his flock, in performing with edifying fidelity and exactness the sacred functions and arduous duties of a good Pastor. His frugal habits as well as the singular kindness of the very respectable family in which he lived for many years, enabled him to be always attentive to the wants of his indigent parishioners. But his charity, his favourite and characteristic virtue, shone with increased lustre at the eve of his life. He has some years back established a school in the Parish Chapel, to the masters of which he bequeathed in-perpetuity the interest of 200l. for giving moral and religious instructions gratuitously to fifty of the most indigent and destitute children of the parish, and for giving chatechistical instructions to the youth in general on every Sunday both before and after Divine Service. When prevented by debility from visiting the abodes of distress during the last summer, he invited the poor and distributed in person among them upwards of 200l. In addition to these highly commendable instances of pure and disinterested charity, he bequeathed 40l. to the poor of his parish, 40l. to forward the interests of Catholic education, and 100l. to be applied to various charitable purposes. The inconsiderable residue of his effects he bequeathed to his poorer relatives.


From the first of November next, for such term of years as may be agreed upon,

     THE FLOUR AND CORN MILLS OF LACK, in the best Repair, with a Neat House and Ten Acres of Land, within five miles of Tuam and four of Dunmore.
     Applications to be made to Edward Birmingham, Esq., Millbrook, Tuam.
     September 27, 1824.


From the 29th Instant,

     THE NEAT NEW HOUSE at Newtownsmith, with YARD, COACH HOUSE, STABLE, &c. now occupied by Mr. Mathew Kearney.
     The SHOP and BACK ROOM, at Newtownsmith, lately occupied by Mrs. Eliza Thompson,
     And a SMALL APARTMENT, the Main-guard.
     Also, THE GRASS OF MEADOW PARKS, at Rahoon, until the 1st March next.
     Apply to Mr. ANTHONY PERRIN, Church-yard.
     September 27, 1824.


For such terms as may be agreed upon, from the first November next, and immediate possession given,

     ABOUT 300 Acres of the LANDS of KILROE, (well sheltered and divided,) in such Divisions as will suit the Tenant or Tenants.
     Also to be Let, and immediate possession given, the MILLS of KILROE, with from ten to twenty acres of excellent Lands, extensive Stores and in a good Corn Country.
     Proposals to be received by Mr. James Hanly, Kilroe.
     No preference will be given but to the best and most solvent Tenant.
     September 27, 1824.


     The Rev. W. Harrison, Minister of the Presbyterian Congregation of Hollywood, Co. Antrim, was drowned on Wednesday, while bathing in the river near Belfast.

     Miss Jones, daughter of Captain Jones, of the Donegal Militia, an amiable and interesting young Lady, was drowned last week, while bathing in the sea at Ballyshannon.

     During last week, 268,900 yards of muslins and calicoes have been exported to New York from Belfast - this is a plain demonstration of the rapid increase of the cotton trade in that part of Ireland.

     The parishioners of Ringcorrane, County Cork, have refused the Rev. Thomas Graves, Rector, the sum of 445l. as a composition of tithes.

     Sir Thomas L. Pain, of Cork, is about to establish a general manufactory in that city for the employment of from 500 to 2000 poor children, from seven to 11 years of age, and engage to maintain and clothes them till they are 21 years of age. Every person subscribing six guineas is to be allowed to send one child to this asylum.

     An iron railway from Dublin to the near part of the Wicklow Mountains, is about to be constructed by subscription.

     Friday, James Salmon was found guilty, at the Old Bailey, of stealing money from the person of Nicholas Nash, a labouring Irishman, who stated that when at home, he lived at Limerick. Sentence of death was pronounced.

     Mr. Reardon, an eminent Solicitor of London, and Thomas M'Kiernan, Esq., of Surrey-st., Blackfriars, have transmitted 5l. each to the Catholic Association, Dublin.


     LIMERICK, SEPT 22 - Newcastle Races commenced on Tuesday. There was only four horses started, Mr. Caldwell's Noble, Mr. Corbett's Sprite, Mr. Irwin's Petworth, and Mr. Daxon's Giles. The first heat was won by Noble; and the second, which was a very pretty race between Noble, Petworth, and Giles, was also won by Noble. The carriages were very numerous, and crowds of Gentlemen thronged the Course.
     Edward Croker, Esq., of Ballinaguard, has, we are informed, procured four Foxes, with the intention of bagging one of them on the Race Course at Newcastle on Friday or Saturday, when great sport is expected.
     The brogue-makers of Rathkeale and its vicinity have entered into combination not to allow any countryman or any other persons, to buy leather for their private use from retailers; no person to be allowed to deal with any leather retailer selling to countrymen, &c, on a fine of 10. They have actually got resolutions to the above effect posted.
     Tuesday an Inquest was held on a woman who, was found suspended from a bough near Sollihead, Co. Tipperary. John Breen, with whom she left her child, and two others, have been committed to jail on suspicion of having committed this offence as marks of violence were found on her arms.
     Saturday, a riot occurred in Roche's-street, between some country people and some smiths of this town, when the latter struck some of the countrymen on the hands with hammers, and fractured the skulls of two of them, who are now very dangerously ill under the care of Surgeon O'Donnell and Franklin, jun.
     At a meeting of the Common Council on Monday, Wm. Piercy, Esq., son of the present Sheriff, was nominated to the office of Sheriff for the ensuing year, in the room of G. Vincent, Esq., resigned.
     Mr. Maurice Lacy, the harbour master, under the Chamber of Commerce, has been re-elected to that situation by the Bridge Commissioners.
     Saturday one of the boats engaged to ferry the men employed at the Bridge Works across the Shannon, from Lower Cecil-street, upset in the middle of the river with twelve or fourteen persons in it, who all, fortunately succeeded in swimming to shore.
     Monday morning, some of the masons, employed at the Bridge Works, turned out and beat another man in the same employment most barbarously.
     Sunday night, Edward Hickie, butcher, of Market Alley, was robbed of a large sum of money.
     Saturday two men, Cornelius Smith and Stephen Hafton, were apprehended for stealing hats and materials for hats from Mr. Newell's factory, in Mardyke. The articles were found in their possession. They were committed to the City Gaol for trial.
     Friday evening, a trunk belonging to Mr. John Crips, was stolen by some fellows, as it was being brought from the steam boat. It was found this morning in a slough, near the Dominican Chapel, rifled of its contents except a few useless papers.
     ENNIS, SEPT. 23 - Monday last, a man named Madigan, in the service of Mr. O'Regan, fell from the upper left of a Corn Store near this town and was severely injured. Both his wrists were dislocated and one of his arms broken - his head was also hurt. He was carried to the Infirmary, where every attention was paid to effect his recovery.
     A boat from Querin, with turf, foundered off Kilrush, on Wednesday last. Two men, who were in her at the time, were taken in by a sloop going up to Limerick.
     On Sunday last, two men, named John M'Shane and Michael Connor, were committed to the Gaol of Dundalk, charged on oath with attacking the sentry at the Gaol on the preceding night, and attempting to take his arms. This is the third attack which has been made within these three weeks on different sentries through that town.
     The Police of this County, under the Peace Preservation Act, are now undergoing an Inspection by Major Warburton, at Ballinasloe.
     Major Wilcocks will commence an Inspection of the Constabulary force in the County Limerick in a few days.
     There has been a considerable decrease in the receipts of butter this year, at the weigh-house in Cork.
     A few nights ago, the house of John Stapleton, of Boutick, county Tipperary, was broken into by an armed party, who beat him cruelly, and swore him to give up his ground. They fired several shots about the house, which brought out the Police from Killennule, but the Rockites had decamped before they got up. Two of them have, however, been since apprehended.

War-Office, Sept. 17, 1824

     15th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Troop Serjeant Major Chattle, to be Quarter-Master, vice Jenkins, who retires upon half pay.
     16th - Lieutenant-General Hamilton, from half-pay, 1st Dragoons, to be Lieutenant General, vice Williams who exchanges.
     1st Regiment of Foot - Lieutenant Campbell, from half-pay, 58th, to be Lieutenant, vice Smith, whose appointment has not taken place.
     15th - Ensign Thorald, from 38th to be Ensign vice Maunsell, who retires upon half pay 63d receiving the difference.
     17th - Lieutenant Peevor, to be Captain, without purchase, vice Rotten, deceased, Ensign Boscawen to be Lieutenant, vice Peevor.
     To be Ensigns - St. George Lister, gent, vice Roscawen; Ensign Deedes, from 50th, vice Lister, who exchanges.
     19th - Ensign and Adjutant Tydel, to have the rank of Lieutenant, dated 2d September 1824.
     31st - Captain Cortlandt, from half-pay 35th to be Captain, vice Beamish, who exchanges receiving the difference.
     38th - Ensign Louth from 48th, to be Ensign, vice Thorald, appointed 15th.
     42d - Ensign Raynes, from 2d R V B to be Ensign vice Clarke, who retires upon half pay 31st.
     48th - Ensign Ward, from half-pay 63d to be Ensign, paying the difference, vice Louth, appointed to the 38th.
     50th - Major Wodchouse, to be Lieut-Colonel by purchase, vice Harrison who retires; Captain Custance, to be Major, by purchase, vice Wodchouse; Lieutenant Sergeantson to be Captain, by purchase, vice Custance; Ensign Foy, to be Lieutenant; by purchase, vice Sergeantson.
     To be Ensigns - George Deedes, gent, by purchase, vice Foy; Ensign Lister, from 47th, vice Deedes, who exchanges.
     52d - Lieutenant Wetherall, from half-pay 42d to be Lieutenant, vice Leeke, who exchanges.
     53d - Lieutenant Taggard, from half pay, to be Quarter-master, vice Steward, who exchanges.
     72d - Ensign Power, to be Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Spillers, who retires; Gent. Cadet W. Cotter, from R.M.C. to be Ensign by purchase, vice Power.
     71st - Ensign Sergeantson, from half pay 32d, to be Ensign, vice Elphinstone, who exchanges.
     74th - Lieutenant Campbell, from half-pay 10th foot, to Lieutenant, vice Ramsden, who exchanges, receiving the difference; Ensigns Ansele, to be Adjutant, vice Ramsden, who resigns the Adjutancy only.
     77th - Lieutenant Williamson, from half pay 31st foot, to be Lieutenant, vice Douglas, who exchanges.
     Rifle Brigade- Lieutenant Loileau, to be Captain, by purchase, vice Hullen, who retires; Second Lieut Prampton to be first Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Boileau; Gent. Cadet R. Gower, from the R.M.C. to be second Lieutenant, by purchase, vice Prampton. [Loileau and Boileau transcribed as in article]
     2d West India Regiment - Brevet Major G. Jack, from half pay 20th foot, to be Captain, vice M'Neill, who exchanges.
     3d Royal Veteran Battalion - Ensign Shaw, from half pay 31st to be Ensign, vice Haynes, appointed to the 12d.
     Veteran Companies for service at Newfoundland - Lieutenant Abbott, from half pay 1st W.I.R. to be Lieutenant, vice Campbell, whose appointment has not taken place.


     Major M'Laine, from the 21st foot, to be Lieutenant-Colonel of Infantry, vice Major General Kerr, who retires.


     Major M'Donald of the 91st and late of the Portuguese Service, to be Lieutenant Colonel in the Army. Captain Hatley (Staff Captain at Chatham) to be Major in the Army.


     Assistant Surgeon Reid from half pay York L.I.V. to be Assistant Surgeon in the Forces, vice Caldwell, whose appointment has not taken place.
     Commissions in the 1st Regiment of Royal Tower Hamlets Militia - C.H. Benzley, gent, to be Ensign, vice Elsey, resigned; C. Reynolds, gent to be surgeon, vice Edwards, resigned.

Galway, Thursday, September 30, 1824


     Yesterday was the 29th and every eye was looking forward to the list of Officers for the coming year; but, what was their surprise, to find on answering in at all. All the Officers stand in state unto, save and except one, our late Deputy Mayor, Mr. Hardiman Burke. This Gentleman will not be the Deputy for the future. He has not resigned the Office-  but he is out. Home comes this- Mr. Burke as Chief Magistrate, gave general satisfaction- he, to our knowledge, was always averse to the gross impositions at the Toll-gap, and invariably gave ample satisfaction to such as were agrieved. No Deputy has been sworn in. Mr. Daly is Mayor, and has, of course, undertaken to do the duty single-handed. But, how can he attend his duty at the seat of Parliament and his duty as Mayor of Galway? Why, if the Honorable Gentleman even possessed the ubiquity of Sir Boyle Roche's bird, it would be impossible for him to discharge the two-fold trust.- The Corporate Officers are - 
     JAMES DALY, Esq. M.P., Mayor.
     JAMES O'HARA, Esq., Recorder.
     _______ WHATELEY, Esqrs., Sheriffs.
     Very Rev. JAMES DALY, Warden.


     Promotions, Exchanges and Resignation of Regimental Officers.

     No Officer shall be promoted to the rank of Captain, until he has been two years an effective Subaltern.
     No Officer shall be promoted to the rank of Major, until he has been six years in the service.
     No Regimental Officer, being actually under orders to join a regiment or battalion on Foreign service shall be permitted to exchange into another regiment, except such exchanges shall be solicited on the ground of extreme ill health, which must be certified by a Military Medical Officer. - In these medical certificates it must be clearly stated, whether the cause of the Officer's inability has, or has not, arisen subsequently to his having been placed under orders to join his regiment.
     Officers who give in the resignation of their Commissions, or who apply to retire on Half-pay with or without the difference, are not, in consequence, to quit their regiments, until they receive regular permission for that purpose.
     The Colonels or Commanding Officers of regiments, of Militia, when embodied, and serving under a General Officer's command, are required, previously to their submitting the resignation of any Officer to the Lord Lieutenant of their respective counties, to make a communication of their intention through the General Officer commanding the Brigade to the General Officer commanding the district.
     N.B. - It is not required that the communications on this subject shall be transmitted for the approbation of the Commander-in-Chief. When the General Officer commanding has no objection to the resignation being accepted, he is to signify the same by the Colonel or Commanding Officer of the Militia Regiment, who will then forward the resignation to the Lord Lieutenant.
     The 11th (North Devon) regiment of Infantry, has moved from Belfast to Templemore.

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