The Connaught Journal
Monday, August 12, 1839
Orange Processions-Several persons prosecuted in Monaghan for taking part in
illegal processions, have at the assizes which have just closed pleaded
guilty; and were allowed to stand out on their own recognizances-Mr. Samuel
GRAY, of Ballybay, promising Baron PENNEFATHER verbally that he would be
accountable for them.
A CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN INSULTED.
The following, if correct, presents a specimen of gentlemanly conduct,which,
for the honour of the province, we hope never again to see repeated. We give
it the more cheerfully, as it will afford the party accused an opportunity
"As three Catholic clergymen, the Rev. Messrs. O'CALLAGHAN, KELLY, and
WALKER, were proceeding from Sligo to Ballincar, a few days since, they were
overtaken by a vehicle, as they were descending the hill of Cartron, near
this town. Mr. KELLY being riding on a young and resitve horse, pulled up
and remained behind, and Mr. O'CALLAGHAN and Mr. WALKER proceeded slowly
along the road, as close to the wall on each side as it was possible for
them to go, leaving the whole road to the vehicle, which came upon them
without checking its pace in the slightest degree. In the vehicle was our
Liberal county surveyor, and as he passed he addressed Mr. WALKER in the
most haughty and overbearing tone-Why did you not get out of the way, Sir? I
have done so as much as I could, was the meek reply.-You are a liar, you
blackguard, retorted the courteous, well-bred surveyor. We only ask the
polite surveyor if, instead of the cassock of the priest, Mr. WALKER wore
the toga of the citizen, would he address him in this refined phraseology?
If he did, we know what would be the response; and we take leave to tell the
gentleman that the humble priest has friends in Sligo, who, if convenient,
would have given him an Irishman's answer-the only answer such infamous
conduct and language deserved."
The extract we have copied from the Sligo Champion.
"The Light of Other Days," - A Bankrupt-
A tall, thin, black-complexioned individual, with piercing, black eyes,
which rolled in the most extraordinary manner, was brought before the bench
on Monday, charged with soliciting alms in the street. He was dressed in a
black coat, which was buttoned close under his chin; his nether garment was
of the same material, but more threadbare. He appeared to be an inhabitant
of this planet for a period of some thirty four or five years, and from his
lout appearance one would conclude he had "seen better days."
Magistrate to constable-What is your chage against this person?
Constable-He was begging in the street.
Magistrate-to prisoner-What is your name? From your appearance I should not
suppose you are in want, or that you would beg in the streets.
Prisoner-I shall answer all; my name is O'CONNOR O'MORE O'FLAHERTY; as to my
appearances, they are very deceitful; and what can a man do but beg when his
bank-packet stops payment? (great laughter)-more particularly when drawn on
by such inexorable creditors as an empty stomach (continued laughter). I am
only a short time in this "great metropolis" and believe me I thought to
find people more hospitable-that is, considering it is the Irish metropolis.
One instance will be sufficient to relate: You see I was possessed of a
tolerable quantity of wearing affairs, in the shape of coats, & c, but soon
found means, by the magic of a pawnbroker's ticket, to coin them all into
hard silver (tremendous roars of laughter). But that metal (for the better
convenience of its rolling, no doubt), being made round, soon rolled away
from my goodly keeping (renewed laughter). But to the point; well, I was
obliged to walk two whole nights in the street for want of some place to lie
in, when I heard a person talk of the Lying in Hospital; that's the place
for me said I to myself for I have been lying out for the last two nights
(roars of laughter). I went there without delay, told them I had lain out.
No use, said they, you can't lye in here (extravagant roars of laughter).
That's all-I'm done. (Here a sudden and almost unnatural gleam shot from his
eyes, as if in indignation at the treatment he experienced.)
Magistrate-How long have you been thus? -are you all right in your mind?
O'CONNOR O'MORE O'FLAHERTY-As to the mind, I cannot distinctly reply; but,
sometimes-oh, no matter, no matter- I have not been in this state all my
life. Well, well when I think of the "Light of other days", it (looking
upwards), is -oh, Susan, Susan! (the poor maniac laughed loud and long, with
a stare as it were fixed on vacancy.)
Magistrate-I will discharge you this time, but take care not to beg in the
O'FLAHERTY-I shall obey; and for your kindness I shall call some day and
tell you my history. I dare say it will amuse you (laughter).
As he was leaving the board room he was handed 2s6d by a gentleman. He
thanked him and withdrew.
UNDER DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE
The Much Admired
Compiled and Arranged by Thomas M Brennan
Published by the Author, and to be had at the principal Music Shops in
Dublin, at BRENNAN's and O'FLANAGAN's Circulating Libraries, Tuam, and in
Galway at the Office of this Paper.
Tuam, August 9, 1839.
Begs leave to inform his numerous Customers, and the Public in general, that
in addition to his Extensive and well Selected Stock of Goods, he continues
to receive Monthly, from the First Houses in the Trade in London, Glasgow,
and Dublin, supplies of the under-mentioned articles-combining novelty of
design with superiority in texture, all which he is determined to dispose of
at the lowest possible Profit.
IN THE CLOAK DEPARTMENT
will be found Black and Coloured Silks, Satin Turcs, Victoria plaid Shawls,
and Zebra Cloaks
THE MANCHESTER DEPARTMENT IS SUPPLIED WITH EVERY DESCRIPTION OF PRINTED
MUSLINS AND LONG CLOTHS.
French and British Cashmeres.
Hunter's & Pike's 7-8 and ?? Linens.
Hollands, Plain and Twilled.
Linings, Roll Muslins, and Stamped and plain Persians.
Haberdashery, Perfumery, Stationery.
Gentlemen will find as usual, a Select Stock of West and North of England
Black, Bias and Medley Cloths, Double and Single Milled Kerseymeres,
Buckskins, Tweeds, Drills, and Canteons, Satin, Velvet, Silk, Challi and
Marseilles Vestings. London and Dublin-built Hats of the most Fashionable
Tuam, August 12, 1839
A.H. LYNCH, Esq., M.P.
It affords us much pleasure to announce the recovery, from a very severe
illness, of our most efficient and very excellent representative. Mr. LYNCH
will visit Galway early in the ensuing month, and will sojourn amongst his
constituents and friends for some time, and we sincerely hope his native air
will renovate his health and spirits. The people of Galway, amongst whom the
hon. member is deservedly so very popular, will give him a cordial welcome,
and a happy and comfortable tenantry will rejoice at the presence of a good
and indulgent landlord, who promotes in evey possible way their prosperity,
by the diffusion of labour and industry. On his own estates he is making
very considerable improvements, by which many person are constantly
employed, and he has subscribed very largely to the erection of a most safe
and spacious Quay at Barun, for which he also obtained a grant from the
Board of Public Works, which will contribute most essentially to the
preservation of lives of fishermen employed on the western coast.
The Dolphin, revenue cutter, Lieut BLISSETT, from a cruise.
The schooner Acorn, Symmonds, Dublin stores, for Arran and Mutton Island
The ship, St. Patrick, MOLLOY, master, in ballast, for Quebec.
The brig Lively, POOL, master, ballast, for Quebec.
The brig Midas, M'DONOGH, master, ballast, for Quebec.
These three vessels belong to the port of Galway.
At Forest View, in this county, the Lady of E. ROCHFORT, Esq., of a son.
At Pyradagh (?) Castle, county Clare, the lady of Francis GORE, jun. Esq.,
of a son.
At Cloveshill, county Sligo, the lady of the Rev. Cecil RUSSELL, of a son.
August 5, in Gardiner street, Dublin, by his Grace the Most Rev. Dr MURRAY,
Eleanor Maria, eldest daughter of John M'DONNELL, Esq., of that city, to
James M LYNCH, Esq. of Whiteleas, County Dublin.
In Dublin, Wm. Rickard BURKE, Tvaquin (?) in this county to Anne Louisa,
fourth daughter of teh late Hugh DUIGENAN, Esq., Meath.
At Organ-are(?) Church, Wm. CROKER, of Quarterstown, Cork, Esq., to
Catherine, youngest daughter of the late William CROKER of Dublin, Esq and
niece of Lieutenant-General O'BRIEN.
Richard GREGORY, Esq., ?? S.F.A.S. of Coole, in this county, and ?-street,
London, in his 80th year.
In the Dominican Convent at Portumna, on the 7th instant, the Rev. John
Albert GAVIN, D.D.. Called by the brethren of his order. In that town to
preach the panegyric of their sainted founder, his exertions in the pulpit
brought on an attack of apoplexy, which, in three days terminated the
earthly existence of this zealous, learned and most exemplary priest. He was
a member of the Dominican community of St. Saviour, in Denmark street,
In Westport, George HILDEBRAND, Esq., much regretted.
In Swineford, the lady of L.D. FITZGERALD, Esq., M.D.
At Clover ??????, Roscommon, John HURST, Esq.
To the Editor of the Connaught Journal.
SIR-Permit me, through the medium of your paper, to make an appeal to the
humanity and justice of the Gentlemen of Tuam and its neighborhood. I, on
the sixteenth of June, commenced at my private expense, preventing
starvation too progressively; from one hundred to five hundred families
daily, as you may percieve by the subjoined account, verified on oath- I did
so calculating on the sympathy of the Generous Public, in which I never was,
nor I am sure shall I see on the present occasion be, disappointed ; and am
convinced it is only necessary that it should be known to prevent my being
at the exorbitant loss of one hundred and thirty six pounds ten
shillings.--Indeed I would ask the Landed Proprietors If, without some
exertion to prevent starvation, their properties or lives would be safe from
the effects of utter destitution,and its consequent disease? The amount of
misery may be ascertained by the almost incredible, but not the less founded
in truth, fact, that there are at this instant In the two Pawn offices of
this town pledges to the amount of one thousand pounds sterling, made up in
loans of one shilling, and under that sum one penny. It is, however, due to
the Committees in management of the Government Fund, and this Subscription
on which it was obtained, to state that on a more particular Inquiry, I have
not rightly judged of its efficiency in affording relief, and am more free
to confirm, having seen the list of Labourers employed, they could not
perhaps do better, subjected to one condition on which it was received. And,
indeed, I feel bound to make this admission, knowing that honour and
principle that ever guided many gentlemen connected with its management. I
conclude, by stating that I never shall regret how I have acted, whether I
may become the victim of a mistaken confidence or not.
I remain, Sir, your obediant servant.
Tuam, August 8, 1839 PATRICK EGAN.
In Account with PATRICK EGAN.
[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.-d.); £; s.d.]
To as much Oat Meal Bought from sundries, in small
To do, from John M'DONNELL......14;3;26;16-8;12;9;8
To 200 stones of Potatoes at 61/2d...£5;8s;4d.
do at 6...£14;2s;0d.
do at 5-1/2...£17;18s;101/2d
do. at 6-3/4...£43;16s;9d
do. at 4-1/2...£21;16s;7d
do. at 4...£26;6s;8d
do. at 4-1/3...£35;6s;9d
[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.d.); £; s.d.]
By so much sold as follows...80;3;7;11-9;44;8;11
Amount of Subscription Received...63;0;0
By as much loss on the whole, including deficiency in
By 7434 Stone, sold at 4d...£23;18s;8d
By 1778 Stone, sold at 4-1/2...£33;6s;9d
By so much loss and deficiency on Potatoes...£41;12s;2d
Loss and deficiency on Meal...£94;17s;10-1/2d
The Honorable Mrs. TRENCH...1,0,0
The Lord Bishop of Tuam...25,0,0
The Rev. John GALBRAITH...2,0,0
The Rev. James LANCASTER...2,0,0
Richard M. S. GEORGE...5,0,0
James KELLY, Newtown...5,0,0
Richard SAVAGE, Sovereign...1,0,0
Thomas TURNER, M.D....1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, Sen...2,0,0
Mark J BLAKE...1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, jun...1,0,0
NOTT, FERGUSON, and Co...1,0,0
John J DENNIS...1,0,0
Patrick EGAN, of Tuam, in the County of Galway, Esquire, maketh oath and
saith that he read the above account-and to the best of his knowledge and
belief, same is correct.
Sworn before me this 5th day of August, 1839.
Patrick EGAN. James LYNCH.
Robert WARREN, Esq. and another, Plaintiffs.
Thomas Gerald BATEMAN and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to an Order made in this Cause, bearing date the 29th day of June
last, I hereby require all Persons having Judgments or other Debts, Charges
or Incumbrances, bearing date subsequent to the 10th day of January, 1837
and affecting the Freehold Estates of COMMENTAGILL, in the County of Kerry,
sold to William JENKINS, Esq., and of Portrinard, in the County of Limerick,
sold to the Rev. Rowland BATEMAN, under the Decree in this Cause, bearing
date the 4th day of December, 1837, to come in before me and prove same, on
or before the 20th day of October next, otherwise they will be precluded the
benefit of said order.
Dated this 11th day of July, 1839
Robert and James SYMES, solicitors for the plaintiffs, 53, Dominick-street,
The Galway Hunt have passed a vote of thanks to T. REDINGTON, Esq., M.P. for
his exertions to promote the chase in this county-a compliment which was
never more deservedly bestowed.
On Friday Mr. BURKE, assistant poor law commissioner, attended the
court-house of Loughrea, for the purpose of explaining the provisions of
the poor law act, and of declaring a union.-At one o'clock on the motion of
denis DALY, Esq., Dunsandle, and seconded by J.B. BURKE, Esq.,St. Clarens,
Sir John BURKE, Bart., was called to the chair. On the bench were M.J.
BROWNE, Moyne, J.P.; J.L. BRICKNELL, Loughrea, J.P.; John LOPDELL, Athenry,
J.P.; H. Blake, Dartfield, J.P.; James CLARKE, Creag abbey, J.P.; Edward
M'DERMOTT, Ranore, J.P.; J.W.H. LAMBERT, Aggard, J.P.; Thomas BERMINGHAM,
Caram***, J.P.; Thomas LYNCH, Lavally, J.P.; James H. BURKE, St Clarens,
J.P.; J.H. RIDGE, Loughrea, James SMYTH, Loughrea; H. CLARKE, Loughrea; and
J. DALY, Killins, Esqrs., and in the court which was excessively crowded, a
great many of the gentlemen of the town and vicinity of Loughrea. Mr. BURKE
addressed the meeting at considerable length and in a most lucid and
satisfactory manner explained the provisions of the act as well as the
various interogatories put to him.
The Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont have generously granted to the Rev. Mr.
WARD of Joyce country, in this county, a site for building a chapel on in
this district, and have also contributed the sum of 50£ towards its
erection.-The same noblemen have also granted a site for a chapel at
Fa***ll, in this county, together with the liberal subscriptiojns of 100£ to
aid in building it. Such well-directed generosity requires no comment.
Among the first works to be proceeded with, should the Shannon improvement
bill pass, will be the erection of a new bridge at Athlone; and certainly
there is no portion of the proposed improvements more imperatively
R.J. Mansergh St George, Headford, has given to the poor of Tuam. The
subscriptions collected there are expended in flagging and paving the town.
J.T. JOYNER, Esq., manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ballina, has
received from a lady resident in Limerick, "the widow's mite," a sum of 20£,
which he has applied to relive the distressed poor of Ballina.
The guns at the batteries on the Lower Shannon are remounted upon cast iron
or metal carriages, which revolve with case in any circle, so as to command
any given point. There are at Scatters, six long 20 pounders and two
howitzers; also a large powder magazine, from which the other fortifications
New potatoes are coming in such abundance into the Castlebar market as to
have already reduced the price to 3-1/2d. per stone.
The Lord Lieutenant has appointed John Robert CROGHAN, of Tullevaran, a
chief constable of police, and to be stationed at Loughrea.
We understand that the Rev. B.J. ROCHE, now in London, collecting means for
the completion of his New Chapel, will preach a Charity Sermon at
Moorefield's Chapel, the Sunday next.
Sir Michael O'LOGHLEN has arrived on a visit at Port, the seat of his
brother, Hugh O'LOGHLEN, Esq., in the county of Clare.
The Hon. Lady Burton CONYNGHAM, aunt to the Marquis CONYNGHAM, is seriously
indisposed at her seat, Carrigholt Castle.
On Wednesday a deputation from the town of Rathkeale, in the county of
Limerick, consisting of Messrs. MULCAHY, M'COY, and O'HANLON, passed through
this town, enroute to Outerand, for the purpose of presenting to Nicholas J
FRENCH, Esq., S.M., an address and Gold Snuff Box, in testimony of their
regret at his departure from amongst them, and in consideration of his
imporatant and valuable service as a Magistrate during his official stay
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