Ireland Old News
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 3, 1825
MOVING BOG - A respectable Gentleman in this town has received a letter from Ballymoney, dated December 24, in which it is stated, that the peaty matter of Ballywindlen bog, situate about two miles and a half from Ballymoney, began to move on Wednesday last, and had already covered about forty acres of arable land, in some places from ten to sixteen feet deep. Several fir blocks have been thrown up by the floating peat.- We presume that some subterranean stream, swollen by the late rains, which may have penetrated to its channel, through shallow and perilous soil, has burst through its usual boundaries, risen to the surface, and hurried the boggy matter in its precipitate course, from its former site. [ Belfast Paper.
The late Rev. Dr. M'Mullin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, bequeathed the sum of 50l. to the poor of the parish of Down, indiscriminately, and a further sum of 50l. to promote Education in that Parish; and he also bequeathed 20l. to the poor of the parish of Loughinisland, and to assist Education in said Parish, a further sum of 60l.
COMMISSION COURT - Green Street
day, at one o'clock, the Commission was opened by Mr. Justice Jebb & Mr.
Justice Moore. Long before the arrival of the Judges, the various avenues to
the Court were crowded to excess, and the most intense anxiety pervaded all
classes, as to the swearing in and finding of the Grand Jury.- Every
precaution was adopted by the Sheriff to prevent the intrusion of the crowd,
and a number of additional constables were in requisition for that purpose.
Mr. Sheriff Warren was also most attentive in procuring every accommodation
for the Reporters. At half-past ten o'clock, Mr. O'Connell, accompanied by
Messrs. Wallace, Holmes, Perrin, O'Loughlin and Sheil, entered the Court;
they were shortly after followed by Messrs. J.S. Townsend Scriven, M'Kane,
and R.W. Green, on behalf of the Crown. Several Gentlemen of the Bar, not in
costume, now arrived, and took their seats in the back benches. Immediately
after the Judges, accompanied by the Lord Mayor and City Officers, arrived,
when the following Grand Jury for the City was sworn in:
|WHEN TO LEAVE OFF DRINKING - When you feel
particularly desirous to have another glass, leave off, you have had enough.
When you look at a distant object, and appear to see two; leave off, you have
had too much. When you knock over your glass, spill your wine upon the table,
or are unable to recollect the words of a song you have been in the habit of
singing for the last dozen years, leave the company; you are getting
troublesome. When you nod in the chair, fall over the hearth rug, or lurch on
your neighbour's shoulder, go to bed; you are drunk.
TO BE LET
THE HOUSE, OFFICES, GARDEN and LAND, lately occupied by Miss
KIRWAN, in the Town of Oughterard. The House consists of a Parlour, Drawing
Room, and six Bed Chambers, with Kitchen and Servants' Apartments. The Furniture
will be sold at a valuation, and Six Months' time given for the payment of them.
A quarrel having taken place, on Christmas night, in the house of William Tanner, of Tuskin's-pass, between two young men named _____ MacCullough and _____ Gennis, the former a Protestant and the latter a Catholic, they agreed to have a set fight on the Monday following; on which day, about 10 o'clock, the combatants repaired to a field in the townland of Corgrovaddy, the place appointed for the battle, attended by their respective friends, (there were, we understand, from 50 to 100 on each side), many of whom, of both parties, were provided with fire-arms and ammunition!- The consequence of an engagement would, in all probability have been dreadful. Such, at least was the country; and, fortunately, some influential neighbours, after a good deal of persuasion, succeeded in pacifying both parties, who separated peaceably and departed for their several homes. [ Newry Telegraph
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 6, 1825
LATE AFFAIR AT KILRUSH.
Ousely, the itinerant preacher - a
soi distant retailer of Holy Writ without note or comment - has been lately
labouring in his vocation at Kilrush, and the result of his labour has been,
very nearly, what he and his confreres through the country are so anxious to
bring about - the spilling of Catholic blood. This Reverend person (we
wonder from whom he received orders) set about preaching in the public
streets, and in a few moments got together a tolerable good congregation,
who flocked round him, not for the purposes of edification, but just to hear
what he was saying - to amuse themselves for an hour or so as they might
with any other maniac. But in the most pertinent part of the preacher's
harangue, and probably in one of his most felicitous threats at the Catholic
Priesthood and Religion, some two or three schoolboys set upon him with mud
and clods. This cruel prosecution, for a moment, confounded the HOLY ONE;
but nothing ?, he resulted his task, and although having lost the thread of
his discourse, he essayed with great might, assisted in his call by eleven
of the Police, who, with himself, PRESENTED to the people an unsightly an
Apostolic body as was ever yet let loose upon them. When rhetoric failed,
Ousely (who is now compared to St. Stephen) and his eleven followers had
recourse to more convincing logic.- They ran on the people with fixed
bayonets and if it had not been for the peaceable spirit existing in Kilrush,
there is no doubt but the twelve polemical Evangelists would have been sent
to preach the Word amongst the fishes in the Shannon. However, they have
been suffered to continue their pious labors on terra firmis, but so much we
may be allowed to say, that Major Warburton should suspend eleven of
his Reverend Police, and by depriving them of their orders, (the gun
and bayonet,) allow them that instead of assisting, they should take up
Ousely, the mad preacher, and every person of his description who may be
prowling about the country; irritating and insulting its inhabitants -
forcing the Bible down their throats with a firelock and bayonet - abusing
their holy religion in the name of the Lord God, and preaching Christian
charity and moral forbearance, at the same moment they are reviling
the Catholic Priests as hypocrites and knaves - proving to the world how
amply they themselves deserve the titles of hypocrites and knaves, or any
other odious epithet they make use of.
A man named Edward Kehoe was transmitted to Kilmainham Gaol by Lord Rathdown and colonel Wingfield, for having a pike in his possession.
On Saturday last, Armstrong and Magrath, Peace Officers on the County of Louth Establishment, arrived in Dundalk from Liverpool, having in custody, on a warrant granted by George Foster, Esq., three men of the name of Grant, charged, as we understand, with the murder of Patrick Mealy, at Crossmaglen, in June, 1818. Monday the same Officers took them to Armagh gaol to take their trials. -- Drogheda Journal.
The stable, coach-house, barn, and farm yard of the Rev. John Kinahan, Newtownbreda Glebe, were broken open on Wednesday night and several articles stolen therefrom.
CHAPEL OF ST. NICHOLAS
SIR - In compliance with the
general wishes of the Parishioners of St. Nicholas, who seem now ashamed of
the state of their only Parish Chapel, and anxious to put it in such a
condition as will afford themselves comfort, and provide for the decency of
the worship of God, I have called my Chapter together, on Wednesday last to
consult with them on the best means of effecting so desirable an object, and
they are of opinion that the improvement being proposed should commence on
We are truly gratified at the above Letter, and doubly so, in being able to state to the Public, on the authority of a Member of the Chapter, tht the Very Rev. Warden himself has generously contributed the sum of ONE HUNDRED POUNDS towards the undertaking; and we trust that the very laudable example of Doctor Ffrench will not be lost on the rest of the Vicars or family of the Twon.-- EDITOR.
LATE AFFAIR AT KILRUSH
Sir - I beg you will have the kindness, through the medium of your excellent and extensively circulated Journal, to give the REAL TRUTH of an occurrence with which I have been connected in the town of Kilrush. I should not have given you this extraordinary trouble, but that I have been precluded from doing so in the County of Clare, by the bigotry of the silly Journal which is established in Ennis, from which the incendiary Prints of the Metropolis have taken their date in maligning a man, whose loyalty is disinterested, and whose attachment to the existing authorities cannot be shaken, even by the proscription of his religion. You will please to observe that I have given a mere statement of facts, for which I vouch my character as a Clergyman; and it will give me little uneasiness indeed, whether this vile vehicles of late legance or sedition assail me with the language of public abuse or personality. The Western Herald, of Tralee, the Clare Journal, of Ennis, and the other Orange Prints, have been quite unsparing of both; and I send you a plain statement of facts, in order to give the people of your great Catholic Town and Country an insight into the affair at Kilrush.
On Saturday, the 11th of December, it
was announced through the streets of this town, by the bellman, that the
celebrated travelling preacher, Mr. Ousely, would hold forth the next day in the
public street. Thus, the public was invited on the market day to come on Sunday
to be insulted, sabred, as the event will show, under pretence of being
instructed and converted. Accordingly, the zealous, and, no doubt, learned
Divine, appeared before a mixed multitude of Catholics and Protestants, at the
meeting of the two streets, by which both congregations come from their
respective Temples. His subject, it appears, was ill abuses, and his language
was gross. The Protestant boy and the Catholic lad threw some random clods,
potatoes and apples at him, though surrounded in a kind of semicircle by three
of the Police, with their side-arms. A despatch was immediately sent to the
police barracks for a reinforcement. In an instant two more Policemen
arrived, with reversed bayonets, and by their own authority widened the circle
to what extend they pleased, nor were they resisted or molested, till one of
them, named Price, was knocked down, in the very act of thrusting at an
inoffensive and well-conducted young man. I would beg to call Major Warburton's
attention to the conduct of those men who volunteered to go fight and kill the
Catholics in defence of a ? Swaddler, whose life or person was not attempted,
and whose absence by removal alone was sought by all present. Some time after
arrived three Policemen, who had so much good sense as to consult the
Magistrate, who desired that the brawler should be removed, as the cause and
promoter of a riot. I request Major W. will please to hear from me the conduct
of this last reinforcement. - In place of delivering the Magistrate's command in
an audible voice, and to the hearing of the people, they only whispered it into
the ear of a third person, who seemed to be acting as Mr. Ousley's clerk, that
he may give the preacher a gentle hint. I will observe, that the preacher had
gone some steps away from his stage at the time the second party of Police
arrived, and would have there desisted had he not been encouraged by the
presence, perhaps by the voice, of the Police. I have written, in a private
letter, to Major W. a statement of the conduct observed by some of his Police on
this occasion, and I have no doubt he will pay it every attention. The Police,
Sir, showed a spirit of party on this occasion and behaved in a manner very
provoking to the people; accordingly, a flying battle ensued, and the Police and
Preacher were beaten away.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 10, 1825
Extract of a Letter from Carrickmacross:
"On the night of Thursday
last, about the hour of twelve o'clock, a party of Orangemen entered,
with their faces blackened, the house of a widow Kelly, near Tempo, in
the county Fermanagh, and after committing several outrages, they
demanded a gun, which they said they knew had been in the possession of
her late husband; she assured them that the gun had long since been
delivered to a Yeoman of the name of Leviston, living in the
neighbourhood; they then insisted on her swearing to the truth of what
she asserted, they called for her Popish prayer-book, which being
produced to them, they made the sign of the cross with a sword and
bayonet on the book and then swore her to the fact. They then, under the
threat of instant death, if she refused, compelled the widow's son to
accompany them to Leviston's, from whom they received the gun. No effort
has, as yet, been made to arrest the offenders.
LIMERICK, JAN 5 - Four men,
from the neighbourhood of Bilboa, were apprehended by the Police at
Bird-hill, at 10 o'clock on Sunday night, after entering the house of a
man named Sheary, taking away his mare, and subsequently assaulting him.
On investigation before S. Hastings, Esq., next morning, it appeared
they came there to execute a decree, and were anxious to get at the
property under any circumstance. They were sent to Nenagh for trial at
the Sessions, for the assault.
LONDONDERRY, JAN. 4 - We have
just seen a letter written from the Fair of Fintons, on Saturday last,
which mentions that a Mr. Andrew Noble had been wantonly attacked in the
street there that day, by five fellows, and that they had been taken
into custody and committed by Mr. Eccles for an assault and riot. It was
expected that the Fair would be a scene of great disturbance in the
evening, and from the indications of this which were then evident, many
of the country people were quitting it, being afraid to return home at a
late hour. It appears by the same communication, that great alarm
prevails in that quarter, in so much that persons sit up every night to
keep guard, fearing to be massacred in their beds. The writer states
that another gentleman and himself had fallen in with upwards of 100
Ribbonmen near Six-mile-cross , who were in the act of exercising, armed
with pikes and scythes.
In a parish in Dundalk, the number of Protestants was so small that it sometimes happened none of them attended the parish church; on which occasion, of course, there was no service. The circumstance of non-attendance was always uncertained by the Rector (Sir T___ F___) who sent his clerk to the church a little before the time at which the service commenced. It happened that a farmer, a Roman Catholic, very often made his appearance, which rendered it imperative on the clergyman to officiate, and it was generally observed that the most favourite days for Paddy to display his devotion were those that were most disagreeable to others. When it rained, hailed, sleeted, snowed, or blew most violently, he was never known to be absent. Of this pious rage he was cured in a remarkable manner. The Rev. Baronet sent for him, and, before they parted, it was agreed that Paddy's tithe should be considerably reduced.- Since that time the "Holy Roman" has never been seen within the walls of the church.-- Reid's Treacle in Ireland, 1823
|FEMALE FASHIONS FOR JANUARY
HEAD DRESS - 1. Bonnet of
royal purple terry velvet or velour epingle; the brim broad and flat ,with
a corded satin edge; the crown high, and rounded at the top, and partially
covered with a ? of velvet, bound in satin nearly half an inch in breadth,
and ornamented with a small twisted silk cord of the same colour; the
trimmings in front are large, and finished with a small twisted silk cord
of the same colour; the trimmings in front are large, and finished in the
same manner; the centre one is long and narrow, and finished in the same
manner and placed perpendicularly, concealing the termination of those on
each side; bows of pearl-edge satin ribbon are disposed about the crown;
long stripes of the same inside the brim.
EVENING DRESS - Pinin colour velvet dress; the corsage plain, across the burst, and drawn to shape with a little fullness at the waist; high in front, and falling rather low on the shoulders, and finished with gold embroidered lace round the top; the sleeves are short, with epaulettes formed of heart-shaped leaves, trimmed with blond; attached are long full sleeves of white gauze, regulated in front by ribbon velvet passing from under the area to the lower part of the sleeve, which is confined by three velvet bands round the arm, each fastened by a bow and gold clasp; blonde ruffle at the wrist. At the bottom of the skirt is a broad band of satin of the same colour, with small silk cord laid across, forming squares; gold embroidered ceinture, fastened in front with an antique gem.- African turban of lilac barege, richly embroidered in gold, with a band of gold round the head, and supporting the feids over the right ear. The hair parted from the forehead, and three or four large curls on each side. Necklace of medallions in enamel, united by triple chains of gold ear-rings to correspond. English Thibel square shawl with embroidered corners. Short white kid gloves.- White satin shoes.
* [marabout n : large African black-and-white carrion-eating stork; downy under-wing feathers are used to trim garments]
At a General Meeting of the
Amicable Society held on Friday, the 7th instant, the following Gentlemen
were elected Officers for the ensuing half-year, viz:-
I HEREBY caution the Public in
general against taking in payment, or otherwise, my Acceptance for Five
Pounds, in favour of William Hogan, of Tuam, Victualler. The said Bill was
dated 10th December instant, and payable in twenty-one Days.- Having
received no value for same, according to agreement for said Hogan's
indemnity to me, (as will appear) having left said Bill in the hands of
Mr. Connor Kelly, of Tuam, Merchant, for the purpose of procuring a
Bullock for said Hogan and said Bill being now detained by said Kelly from
me, contrary to my agreement with him.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 13, 1825
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC
WHEREAS my Wife, Honora
Miskell, alias Freny, has lately and on many occasions, misconducted
herself in in many particulars and robbed me of my Property; This is to
Caution the Public against giving her any Credit on my account, as I am
determined not to pay any debts she may contract.
In Aungier-street, Dublin,
Allen Ruxton, Esq.- a Solicitor of great eminence and integrity. In the
long course of his professional career, there were few men who maintained
so high a character for the most punctual correctness, and very few who
will be so sincerely lamented by his relatives and friends.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 17, 1825
The Sessions under the Insurrection Act were held at Six-mile-Bridge on Monday, and Francis Blackburne, Esq., K.C. presided, assisted by a Bench of Magistrates, unquestionably the most numerous ever observed sitting the in the County Clare on any similar occasion, there being 45 Magistrates presiding.
John and Michael Corbett were put forward, charged with having ammunition concealed in their dwelling, and with denying the same to the Police.
John Grey, a Police Constable, Sworn
Knows John Corbett for some time; he lived in the parish of Ogonello, barony of Tulla; he searched his house on the 5th January; found the prisoner Michael there, who John said was his brother; had a deputation to search, which he had with him when he searched prisoner's house; had a military party of the 35th Foot with him; sent one of the soldiers round the house to the window, where, as he had been informed, the ammunition was; witness asked John had he arms or ammunition in the house; and asked the same question of Michael, to which both replied in the negative; the hour was then about nine o'clock at night; he next proceeded to the window, from which, as soon as opened, a parcel containing powder and some shot fell; the window was only a wooden shutter, kept close by a truss of straw; when witness pulled out the truss the powder fell down; was sent to search the house by Captain Warburton; was told the precise spot where the ammunition was.
Cross-examined by Mr. Scott
Is stationed about four miles from prisoner's house; there is a Police station within a mile of prisoner's house; the ammunition which witness found is very like the police ammunition; saw no difference between them; he received a private information from a certain person (whose name Mr. Blackburne would not allow him to divulge); witness got information that there were arms in several houses in Ogonelloe, and among the rest in the house of Corbett; received information that he would find this powder either in the window or the thatch; a person might have hidden the powder from outside; the man who gave the information lives on the same townland with prisoners, and accompanied witness to the house; believes the informer was outside the window at the time he (witness) found the powder; a soldier named Denham was one of the party; the window was in an uninhabited part of the house, and was the only window in the room; if any person had opened the window during that day the powder would have fallen down.
Alexander Denham, 25th Regt., Sworn
Was one of the party who searched
the house of the prisoners; was stationed at the back window, the shutter
of which was opened by Constable Grey, the last witness; noticed something
fall; the man who was with him outside told witness the powder was in a
hole over the window; he searched and found nothing there; witness saw the
informer throw the powder in the window, as soon as it was opened by
Constable Grey; witness told the Police Serjeant on his return, and
mentioned to him what he had seen; the whole party was present at the
time; the reason why he did not mention this at the moment was, that he
did not wish to tell it before the prisoners; witness, at the time he saw
the parcel thrown in, was between the informer and the window; the
informer wore one of the police watch-coats; the Serjeant of the party
reported the affair to Mr. M'Sweeney, his commanding officer, next day,
who reported the transaction, as he (the witness) had been informed, to
Captain Warburton, the Police Magistrate.
TRIAL OF HANLY THE SOLDIER
Stephen Hanly, a private of the
25th Regiment of Foot, was put to the Bar, charged with having, on the
29th December last, rendered, at O'Brien's Bridge, county Clare, an
unlawful oath or engagement, to one William George, importing to bind him
to be of a certain Confederacy, to be formed to injure the persons of the
King's subjects, and to disturb the public peace, as follows: "That
every detachment of Soldiers that came to O'Brien's bridge, and also every
Protestant and Orangeman, were to be put to death," - and with
tendering an oath of like import to Wm. Burke and James Ryan.
|produced, and witness did not see him return;
witness remained in order to hear what Hanly had to say, and what the
company could pick out of him; Hanly spoke very well although he appeared
to be hearty; does not think Hanly could have administered an oath while
he was in the room without his knowledge; had a suspicion that the party
was there in order to get something out of Hanly.
In answer to questions from Magistrates - Hanly wore his military attire, but witness did not see him take off his coat; cannot say what occurred after he left the room; the book was a small one, and had a cover like a prayer book, it was a bound book, but witness cannot say if it were tied or did not expect to meet Hanly at George Ryan's house, although he heard that they expected to pick something out of him; went there for Ryan, suspecting that he was there; thinks that the usual mode with country people to elicit a secret from one another is to give persons liquor; James Ryan was not noisy the night in question; if George had obliged Ryan to leave the room, witness would have seen it; left the room immediately after he threw the book in the fire, as he dreaded to remain there; Hanly had the book on him then; witness had no curiosity to examine its contents; did not hear John Ryan say a word but what he spoke about witness's daughter, nor did Bourke say or do any thing; he went to George Ryan's to bring James Ryan home, and not to elicit any thing out of Hanly.
William George recalled and examined by Mr. Blackburne - He returned from Major Bouchier about an hour after eight; put up his horse and sent Bourke for Hanly; went to George Ryan's in less than half an hour, but did not see James Ryan in the interval between his coming from Major Bouchier, and his going to meet Hanly; cannot recollect if the book Hanly produced had a cover or not.
James Ryan sworn and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Recollects the 29th December last; saw Hanly that night at the house of George Ryan - witness was coming down from a room in the house where he was taking some porter, and met Hanly, who asked him "was he a man!" witness asked him what he meant by that? prisoner replied, "I mean a sworn man;" "I am not," said witness; Hanly replied he had been informed he was; witness asked who has told him so! Hanly replied, it was Henry O'Brien, and continued to repeat that, if witness was not one already, he should then become a sworn man, as he was himself; witness said he would not, when Hanly said he should, and an altercation ensued, and he and Hanly boxed; witness then went to his lodgings at Mat. Molony's, whither Hanly followed him, and called for two points of porter; Hanly's wife was with him, and a witness handed her the porter, which they drank, and called for two more; the woman of the house asked, who was to pay for it? to which witness replied, he would not be accountable for the entire; nothing more occurred that night; but next morning , before witness arose from bed, Hanly came to his bed-side and asked him, did he recollect the conversation of the previous night, and said that, as he had opened his mind to him, he (witness) should be the same as himself, "a sworn man;" witness then got up, dressed himself and went into the kitchen, Hanly continuing to follow him all through; soon after he met Wm. George at the house of Molony; George asked witness to accompany him to Mountpelier to by some hay; witness desired George go first, as he wanted to get rid of Hanly, who was always leeching about him; they then went into George Ryan's house, where the prisoner followed them, and also H. O'Brien; Hanly wanted liquor on treat, but the waiter refused to give it to him; witness then tapped with his heel on the floor and called for some liquor, which came up; witness was then called own by the woman of the house, who asked him if he were to pay for the liquor, to which he answered, that he was not; William George soon after followed him down stairs, and the party separated; witness met the prisoner afterwards that day at Mat. Molony's, but does not recollect the hour; Edward Moore, William George, and a man named Kinne, were there also; when Hanly came in he said witness was no man; witness not liking the company of Hanly, who, he felt convinced, wanted to corrupt him, stood up, pushed him out, and desired the woman of the house not to admit him again; Hanly forged himself in, and was again turned out, and when outside the window, he began to make signs, intimating that they (the company within) were no men; saw Hanly at George Ryan's house after night fall, but does not know the precise hour, but it had been dark for some time; Bill Rourke, George, Mat. Molony, John Ryan, witness, and Hanly, were together at George Ryan's house; witness was not long in the room as he was put outside by the company; he does not know whey they put him out; in consequence of what had passed in the morning, he told George that he would lodge informations against Hanly; George replied, that it was right to do so; in consequence of that conversation, George said he would go and report the matter to his Parish Priest and to a Magistrate; saw George set out for the Parish Priest's and did not see him again until he met him at Ryan's house in the evening; never had a boxing match with Hanly before the night of Tuesday.
Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Knew Hanly some time before the 28th December, while he was quartered in O'Brien's bridge, was put in the Bridewell there by a policeman named Robert Johnson; while confined did not to his knowledge say anything against Hanly, not did he say he would have revenge on him; Hanly gave him a beating the night of the 28th; does not know who had the best of it; next morning Hanly was not uncivil to him, but said that as he had opened his mind to him, he should be a sworn man, as Hanly himself was; witness spoke to no one about meeting Hanly that night at George Ryan's and picking something out of him; witness said he would lodge informations against Hanly from what he had said to him, and not for what he had done to him; witness would sooner endure a beating than comply with what Hanly asked of him; heard that William George had sent for Hanly to come to Ryan's; George wanted him, as he stated to witness, in consequence of Major Bouchier having desired him to get two or three smart fellows to pick something out of Hanly; witness drank that day, and has no doubt that he was tipsey; dined that day at Molony's, who has four daughters; but witness does not know whether they dined at the same table with him; nor does he recollect what he eat for supper.
To questions from the Court - Thinks he went to drink liquor in Ryan's and drank porter there; neither Hanly nor Molony was there before him; does not recollect Bourke's going out of the room; prisoner was turned out of the room twice or three times; did not see a book, but heard some talk about it; knows nothing of what happened there that night; heard from Matt. Molony after he came home, as he thinks, that he threw a book into the fire; it might be burned without his seeing it; ...[cannot read two lines]
To questions from the Magistrates - Had not dined before he went to Ryan's; the day he was in the guard-house he was a little drunk, and while there, he drank more; had never a dispute with Hanly to his knowledge; Molony told him it was himself that burned the book.
Henry O'Brien sworn and examined by Mr. O'Gorman - Recollects the 29th of last December; saw prisoner that day in Mat Moloney's house; he was there when witness went in, and was asking James Ryan to drink whiskey; they went out, and in a short time after Hanly came to witness, and desired him (witness) to say that he (witness) had told Hanly that James Ryan was a sworn man; this witness refused to do; Hanly, witness George, and Ryan, went into Moloney's house, and had some liquor to drink; after George and Ryan had gone away, and left Hanly and witness alone, prisoner asked witness if the table at which they were sitting was square and whether a knife, which he held in his hand, was straight?
Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Swore informations immediately after the transaction; and swore that every thing that he now swears; suspected Hanly had a meaning in the questions he put; told the Magistrates at O'Brien's bridge the story as he now tells it; told about the table and knife; knew Hanly some time while he was quartered at O'Brien's bridge; while Hanly was there, witness was put into bridewell by the police on the fair night; does not know if Hanly had been assisting.
William Bourke sworn and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Recollects the night of the 28th December, 1824; was that evening in company with Hanly; Hanly said he was going to swear them and make men of them; when he first came late into the room, he brought Hanly to give him a glass of whiskey; he took a glass of porter, held it up to the light, and said it was not clear; Hanly then said they were not men; when Mat Moloney said, any one that had a daughter was a man; he then wanted to swear them in, and said, that if he had a book he would swear them in; - to what? they asked - he replied, " to kill all Orangemen and Protestants, and murder all attachments of army;" witness went out and brought in a little bit of a book, when Mat Moloney snatched it from him and burned it; it was George who desired the witness to go out for the book, when Hanly wanted it; recollects nothing more that happened; it was witness went for Hanly at Wm. George's request; they had drink, as witness called for a glass for Hanly, who drank it; witness was not in the room the whole time; nobody came into the room after him but Molony.
Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Lives at the county Limerick side of O'Brien's bridge; Wm. George went with him to Ryan's that night; John Ryan was only there before him; William George did not tell him before or after what he wanted of Hanly; witness went for Hanly to his mother-in-law's house, where he found him seated at the fire with his shoes off; witness desired him to come with him, which he did; often offered Hanly liquor before that night but he did not take it; often walked with Hanly in O'Brien's bridge; they used to be talking about nothing at all; William George is not married to a relation of witness's; Molony was in the room while they were talking about the swearing; but witness does not remember how long he was there; they were sitting near the fire, and drank a few tumblers of porter.
To questions from the Court - Witness and Hanly came to Ryan's together; when they came into the room John and James Ryan, and Wm. George were there; witness went for a book, and found it in a window in George Ryan's house; did not expect to find it there; it had no cover, as the leather was entirely torn off; Hanly desired William George to send for the book, and George desired witness to go for it; witness heard Hanly desire George send for it, but does not know if Molony heard it; did not hear from any one to-day what any other witness had sworn; they all left Ryan's house together.
In answer to questions put by the Magistrates - He and the person who sat next him were talking separately; they were all talking to and fro; Molony might not have heard what Hanly wsaid that night to George; the book was one with large print; Hanly came with his coat on, and threw it off in the room; it was a good while after he came in that he threw it off, he said something which witness cannot rightly recollect; heard Hanly say that he wanted to swear them, and lest they should have any objections to him, he threw off his coat; when witness went for the book, he had his coat off.
To the Magistrates - At the time Hanly mentioned the 'attachment,' witness did not consider him drunk, but a little hearty; before witness left the room, Ryan was turned out once or twice, and returned again; Ryan was tipsey while in the room and was a little noisy; Hanly got him turned out; when Hanly threw off his coat, witness does not know whether he said any thing; Molony was in the room when Ryan was turned out.
Mr. Michael Guerin sworn - It was remarked by one of the Magistrates and some other Gentlemen, that when putting the book to his mouth, he omitted to kiss it. He was again sworn, and examined by Counsellor O'Gorman - Witness kissed the book when it was first rendered to him, and had not the least intention of evading the oath; prisoner came into witness's house in December last; he asked for some spirits, and wanted witness to drink with him; witness refused his assent, when Hanly went in to drink alone; and asked witness on his return to the shop, why he had not made himself known to him (prisoner) these 12 or 14 months back, while he had been at O'Brien's bridge; Hanly went on to state that on his way from Ennis to O'Brien's bridge, he had been informed at Callaghan's Mills, that witness was a man; witness said he always acted like a man; "that's not what I mean," said Hanly, "but if the moon were dark, how would you know a man?" witness answered, he did not know; Hanly ceased then, as another man came in.
Cross-examined by Mr. Green - Hanly called for spirits immediately after he came in; did swear in his informations that he called for spirits immediately before he went away; this he explained by stating that Hanly had called for spirits three several times while in witness's house.
Major Bouchier sworn and examined by Mr. O'Gorman. - Took two of the informations, and too George's in Petty Sessions; the nature of George's communication to him on the evening of the 29th of December was, that he had been sent to witness by his Parish Priest, and told him there was a soldier of the 25th Foot in O'Brien's bridge, who was endeavouring to administer unlawful oaths to several persons; witness asked him the nature of the oath, to which George replied he did not know, but stated that Hanly had said he was sent by Dean O'Shaughness to enlighten the people; witness desired him, if possible, to ascertain the nature of the oath from Hanly, and bring two or three smart fellows with him for that purpose.
To a question from the Court, Mr. Bouchier replied, that, at the time George communicated with him, he said that Hanly had mentioned the name of Dean O'Shaughnessy - when the Learned Judge remarked that the introduction of that respectable Dignitary was the most flagitious part of that transaction, whether the charges against Hanly were substantiated or not - (Loud expressions of assent in the truth of this remark were heard from every part of the crowded Court.)
Here the prosecution closed, and Mr. Blackburne asked Mr. Greene if he would address the Court, which the latter Gentleman declined doing in consequence of the lateness of the hour, it being then after six o'clock.
For the defence - William Kelly, a private of the 25th foot, sworn and examined by Mr. Green. - Deposed that James Ryan while confined in the Bridewell at O'Brien's bridge, witness, who was placed sentinel over him, overheard him say that he would be revenged of Hanly, if it were twelve months' time.
On the cross-examination of the witness by Mr. O'Gorman, he stated that he had never mentioned the evidence he gave on the table to any one; never gave the slightest hint of threat to Hanly; he first told it to Mr. Green, a few days before in Ennis, who sent for him; did not know how Mr. G. found out he had the evidence he gave this day, as he never told it to any one; Ryan spoke thro' the window of the prison, and threatened to beat any soldier who would take Hanly's part.
Lieutenant Thomas Lynch, of the 25th Foot, gave Hanly, whom he knew about a year and a half, a good character. Prisoner was married with the consent of his Commanding Officer; Hanly is a Catholic, and from the County of Kildare.
Paymaster M'Cloud of the 25th, concurred in the testimony of the last witness as to Hanly's good character; he besides added, that Hanly had been 13 years and six months in the army, and in six month's more would, in the event of being discharged, be entitled to a pension of 6d. per diem.
Colonel Farquharson, of the 25th has known Hanly of and on for seven years; he is a very drunken character, and has been exceedingly troublesome to witness as his Commanding Officer, but he is an honest man, and a good soldier; nothing will come out of a man drunk which is not in him while sober.
The Magistrates retired to their chambers, and having remained there about two hours and a half, great part of which was occupied, we understand, in the discussion of the propriety of memoraling for the removal of the Insurrection Act from the baronies of Tulla and Bunratty, which was unanimously agreed to. Mr. Blackburne returned into Court, and thanked Mr. O'Gorman for the temperate manner in which he had conducted the prosecution, and for the humane and praiseworthy feelings which regulated the entire proceedings.
The Learned Judge addressed the prisoner and said that it had been the unanimous decision of forty-three Magistrates, who investigated the charges preferred against him, that he should be acquitted. A large majority of the same Magistrates had decided, that the evidence was wholly unworthy of credit.
The prisoner, who seemed quite unmoved during the entire trial, received this declaration of his innocence with the same composure.
The Court then adjourned to Thursday, when about eleven prisoners are to be tried.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, January 20, 1825
On the 10th instant, at Ironpool, County of Galway, the Lady of Francis Burke, Esq., Barrister at Law, of a son and daughter.
At his house, in French-street,
yesterday morning at 10 o'clock, Philip Lawless, Esq. This much respected
Gentleman was in his 76th year, and we believe we may say with great
truth, that no Citizen of Dublin ever passed through a long and difficult
life with more honor to himself and the community of which he was a
member. - a just tribute to worth so valuable, is the best
admonition to the survivors. It is with this feeling we contemplate the
character of our departed Countryman, who, in all the relations of public
and private life, was one example to all around him. He was the father of
a numerous family - his sons have distinguished themselves in their
respective professions, in such a manner as best proves the kindness and
anxiety of the best of parents. The Bar, the Army and the Navy, have
conferred honors on his children, and the confidence of his Country is
largely reposed in the integrity and talents of his oldest son, and one of
our sincerest friends, the Proprietor of The Irishman. No father
was ever more pleased in his children - no children more blessed by the
wise protection of a parent.--[Freeman's Journal.
| MR. FLANAGAN, OF SLIGO
- On Thursday last, Mr. Flanagan, of Sligo, attended a Bench of
Magistrates held at Ardee, and having complained in strong terms,
that a license was refused to a publican, named Owen M'Kittrick; he
pledged himself to have a criminal information filed against the
Magistrates of the county of Louth, for refusing said license. Mr.
Flanagan was immediately ordered into the custody of the Sheriff, and an
order was made to have him committed to the Gaol of the County for one
month. Lord Roden was one of the Magistrates on the Bench.
A man named John Power, has been committed to Waterford jail on suspicion of having murdered his illegitimate son.
TO BE LET
THE HOUSE, OFFICES and DEMESNE, of
COTTAGE, containing 33 Acres, situate within a quarter of a mile of Loughrea.
The House and Offices are in the best order, having been lately fitted up in
the neatest manner. There is a very good Garden, and the Lands are of the
best quality and in good heart.
TO BE LET
THE HOUSE, OFFICES, and GARDEN, of Bermingham Lodge, with
the Grass of a Cow should it be required, and Ground for Tillage - it is a
delightful Residence, fit for the immediate residence of any Gentleman and
his Family, and within a short distance of the Town of Tuam.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 24, 1825
TO BE LET
THE GRASS of 500
Acres of the LANDS of MOVILLA -these lands are well known to possess a
superior quality for keeping Stock in prime condition through the Winter
- they are well-inclosed and sub-divided by six feet walls; the whole
will be set, or in divisions.
TO BE LET
THE HOUSE, OFFICES, and
DEMESNE, of COTTAGE, containing ?? acres, situate within a quarter of a
mile of Loughrea. The House and Offices are in the best order, having
been lately fitted up in the neatest manner. There is a very good
garden, and the Lands are of the best quality and in good ????.
In St. Thomas's Church, Dublin, John Legge, Esq, eldest son of William Legge, Esq., of Ganane, county Tipperary, to Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. J. Silk, Castleview, near Portumna.
A man named John Power, has been committed to Waterford jail on suspicion of having murdered his illegitimate child.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 31, 1825
LIMERICK, JAN. 22 - Captain
O'Grady, M.P., John Thomas Walter, jun. Esq of Castletown; and other
county gentlemen, came into town yesterday in expectation of meeting Mr.
Blackburne. His presence, however, was totally unnecessary; and Mr. Vokes
and another Magistrate in the County Court-House, and read his Excellency
the Lord Lieutenant's Proclamation, withdrawing the provisions of the
Insurrection Act from this County, the entire of which is now relieved
from its operation. It is ardently to be wished that the peasantry will
evince a due sense of this indulgence, and refrain from any further
violations of the law, which must ever terminate to their disadvantage.
About half-past twelve on Monday the house of Mr. Bristow, hatter, in
Sackville-street, corner of Earl-street, was observed to be on fire. The
fire commenced in the lower part of the house, and before an engine could
arrive, which was not until half an hour after the fire began, the entire
house, (which is a large one) was burning from the ground floor to the
garret. Before half-past one, the flames had communicated with the
adjoining houses on either side and it required the greatest exertions to
prevent their becoming prey to the raging element. There was at first but
a scanty supply of water, which had to be carried from the post-office in
buckets, but that deficiency was soon remedied by the water-casks of the
paving board. At a quarter to one, the side of Mr. Bristow's house, in
Earl-street. fell to the ground. The street where this happened is rather
narrow, and on seeing it fall, a cry of horror issued from the crowd, for
it seemed quite impossible that those who were near the house could escape
being burned in the rains. Fortunately the fear was groundless; not an
accident occurred, nor was the slightest injury sustained by any
individual. At 20 minutes to three, the front part of the house also fell
in, but there was no fear of any casualty, as the Guards, horse and foot,
had for some time prevented the people from approaching.
ENNISKILLEN QUARTER SESSIONS
The King, at the prosecution of the Rev. James Kelly, against William Reynolds and William Moffit.
Rev. James Kelly examined by Mr. Kernan
Cross-examined by Mr. Aughenleck
John Gibson examined by Mr. Kernan - Witness said, he knew, the Rev.
James Kelly; he was a lodger in witness' house; witness is a Protestant;
knew the traversers; identified them; he recollected the night of the 20th
November last; he was in the Dispensary of Tempo on that night; he got
some bottles of medicine for his master there; Reynolds left the
Dispensary a short time before Mr. Kelly; at the time Mr. Kelly was going
out of the door, the night appeared very dark, and witness showed him with
a candle the way out, as there was a step down from the door; about ten
minutes after Kelly left the Dispensary, witness went to the House of one
Busby; he saw Mr. Kelly there and also the traverser, William Moffit.
Witness examined by Mr. Kernan. - Saw
William Moffit, the traverser, on that night, in Busby's; the traversers
might have been there without the Priest seeing them; when Mr. Kelly was
beating, he heard him cry out for Protestants and Catholics to come to his
assistance; the two Wharrys, Edward and Alexander, were taken into
custody, by the Police, for what happened at Busby's; witness accompanied
the prosecutor from Busby's to his own house, and when they got home, Mr.
Kelly told him that he was beaten by Reynolds, Moffit and John Wharry;
when witness went into Busby's, John Wharry was sitting at the fire, and
William Moffit was standing back at a window; Mr. Kelly then charged John
Wharry, as being one of the party that beat him, and a conflict ensued.
IN acknowledging the Subscriptions
and Donations for the last month, the Managing Committee again avail
themselves of this opportunity of imploring their Fellow Townsmen to forbear
from giving Alms in the street and at their doors, the importance of
encouraging strolling Beggars at this season, when contagious diseases
are usually most prevalent, must be obvious to every person; and they can
assure those that are disposed to be charitable, that there are both in the
Mendicity and among those that are allowed rations at their homes, objects,
whose deplorable situations it would be hardly possible to describe, for
them to exercise their compassion on, and whose nakedness and misery the
most liberal allowances that the Committee, in this present low state of its
Funds, is able to afford, can go but a very short way towards alleviating.
Rev. M. Fynn, half-year
Subscriptions, £1 2 9
£20 - Reward
WHEREAS some Villain or Villains unknown had, on the night of the 24th instant, on the lands of Killagh, in this County, stabbed and killed one Heifer Cow, my property, I hereby offer a Reward of
to any Person who will, within three Calendar Months, give
information, so as to lead to a discovery.
TO BE LET
From the 25th of March next, for such term as may be agreed on,
THE HOUSE in Flood-street,
adjoining Mr. CLARKE'S) at present occupied by Mr. RICKARD BURKE.
January 27, 1825.
SHERIFF'S OFFICE LOUGHREA
T. Wallace a. Thomas Wade
BY Virtue of the several Writs of
Fieri Facias, in these Causes to be directed, I will, on Saturday next, the
29th inst., at Fair Field, the Defendant's residence, set up and sell by
Public Auction, all the Defendant's Goods and Chattles, consisting of
Household Furniture, Stock, &c.
Submitted by cml
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