Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, September 2, 1824
CATHOLIC FINANCE COMMITTEE
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.
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.
ADJOURNED ASSIZES OF FERMANAGH
"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.
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
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.
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.
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.
LINEN TRADE, FLAX, &c.
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
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.
4th Regiment of Light Dragoons- Paymaster William Waldey, from the
half-pay of the 40th foot, to be paymaster, vice Robert Kerr, who exchanges.
For Assaulting THOMAS NOWLAN, &c.,
Examined by the Prisoner, Mely.
James Reade, who remained on the table for some time, was
next examined by Mr. Fox.
Cross-examined by Mr. Costelloe.
Edward Flood examined by Mr. Costelloe.
Cross-examined by Mr. Fox.
James Reade re-examined by Mr. Fox.
William Williams, High Constable, examined by Mr. Costelloe.
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.
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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
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.
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.
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.
COUNTY OF DUBLIN
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.
COUNTY OF WEXFORD
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.
COUNTY OF KILKENNY
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.
CITY OF KILKENNY
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.
COUNTY OF TIPPERARY
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.
COUNTY OF ARMAGH
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.
COUNTY OF CLARE
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.
COUNTY OF LIMERICK
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.
CITY OF LIMERICK
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.
COUNTY OF GALWAY
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.
TOWN OF GALWAY
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.
- D. Campbell, provost from 87th Foot, Bath, August 9, 1824.
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
TO BE LET
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
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.
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.
HEAD POLICE OFFICE - DUBLIN
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.
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 CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
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.
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
At Booterstown, George Dyas, of Castle
st. Dublin, Esq., to Eliza, eldest daughter of Wm. Scott, late of Fishertown,
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."
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
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:
HOW TO CATCH AND HOW TO CURE A COLD
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
Galway, September 23, 1824.
NURSERIES AT BALLINASLOE
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.
In the Matter of JAMES JONES, an Insolvent,
TO BE SOLD
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
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, September 27, 1824
The following Grand Committee of
forty-nine were unanimously elected at the last Half-Yearly Meeting:-
Acting Grand Secretaries:
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.
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.
THE NEAT NEW HOUSE at Newtownsmith, with YARD, COACH HOUSE, STABLE, &c.
now occupied by Mr. Mathew Kearney.
ABOUT 300 Acres of the LANDS of KILROE, (well sheltered and divided,) in
such Divisions as will suit the Tenant or Tenants.
| 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.
15th Regiment of Light Dragoons - Troop Serjeant Major Chattle, to be
Quarter-Master, vice Jenkins, who retires upon half pay.
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.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, September 30, 1824
SWEARING IN OF CORPORATE OFFICERS
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 -
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.
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