THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1840
On Tuesday last at the Castle Barrack,
the Lady of Captain Hughes, Barrack Master, of a daughter.
At the Church of the Conception,
Marlaborough street, Dublin, Thomas Callaghan, Esq., oldest son of the late
Peter Callaghan, Esq., Dublin, to Jane Frances, youngest daughter of the late
Charles Blake, Esq., of Galway.
Departed this life on Monday evening,
to the inexpressible regret of his amiable family and numerous friends, Doctor
Henry Blake, of this town. Dr. Blake possessed towering abilities; honour
unsullied and character exalted as a professional man; he was beloved by his
patients, respected and esteemed by all who knew him; an ornament to society; a
steady and unswerving friend and a gentleman of outstanding integrity.
The Rev. Mr. Barden, P.P. of Ballycullane, county of Wexford, writes to the editor of the Wexford Independent to express his gratitude in a public manner, to Caesar Colclough, Esq. for his splendid donation of 200l. for the chapel of Ballycullane.
The Rev. Mr. Ryan, P.P., most gratefully acknowledges the receipt of fifty pounds worth of timber from Robert Martin, Esq., Ross, for the New Chapel of Killian; and in November, 1839 he has also forgiven Mr. Ryan thirty pounds rent.
New Mode of Marking Linen- Simply cover the linen with a white coating of pounded white sugar; impress upon it a stamp of iron very much heated and in two seconds the linen will be slightly but indelibly scorched- marked with the mark.
INTEGRITY OF THE IRISH PEASANTRY
A few years ago, during one of our
often recurring "hard summers" the poorer classes in the neighbourhood
of Mr. Patrick Lalor, of Tennkill, suffered severly from the scarcity and high
price of potatoes; and Mr. Lalor (at first in a few instances) became security
to a gentleman, then in the milling trade in the vicinity of Abbeyleix, for
small quantities of oatenmeal, to keep actual starvation from some of those he
saw most distressed. This of course became generally known, and numerous similar
applications were speedily made to Mr. Lalor, who, perhaps with more benevolence
than worldly wisdom, consented to become security in like manner for every
applicant of good character. He was told he would himself have to pay for the
greater portion of the debts incurred; but he measured the character of his
countrymen by a different standard. He believed they could be honest, though
coerced but by principle and gratitude, and the result was that when the season
of plenty arrived-when abundant food and remunerative labors were again
attainable, those relieved came forward to justify their benefactor's confidence
in them by paying, almost without exception, the debts they had contracted.
| On Wednesday an inquest
was held by R.G. Green, Esq., coroner for Clare, on the body of Owen Forde, of
Briansa, in the county of Galway. The deceased was sitting carelessly on his
car, when the horse turned to a pool of water on the side of the road to which
there was considerable declivity-he was thrown out of the car, and falling on a
rock his skull was fractured. He died in about three hours.
COUNTY GALWAY GAOL.
The situation of matron of the County
Hospital, becoming vacant by the demise of the late attendant, an election took
place a few days since, when Ann Lambert, was appointed.
GOVERNOR COUNTY GALWAY GAOL.
Mathew Madden, Esq., the respected Governor of the County Gaol, being prevented by indisposition from the efficient discharge of the arduous duties attached to that important and responsible situation resigned a few days since; and upon his resignation Thomas Ryan, Esq. has been nominated as his successor by that excellent and meritorious public officer, Joseph Henry Cowen, Esq., Sub-Sheriff. In our opinion no better selection could be made than Mr. Ryan and his appointment has afforded very general satisfaction. The superintending committee, and many gentlemen members of the County Grand Jury, were present on the occasion, and highly approved of the judicious choice made by the Sub-Sheriff.
Wednesday the corporation of
Dublin unanimously voted the freedom of the city to Professor Burt.
Eyrecourt Castle was nearly consumed by
fire on Wednesday last. The cause was not discovered, it occurred luckily about
three o'clock p.m. Had it been at night, all would be lost.
On Tuesday last, about two o'clock, a boat laden with turf, and manned by three persons, two Quins brothers, young boys, and the owner, Martin Houlagan, of Mount Shannon, left the county Galway side of the Shannon for Killaloe. The weather became so very rough it was late before they neared the quay of Derry Castle, but unfortunately, when within view of safety, a squall struck the mast which split the sail, and the little vessel capsized, and with the two Quins, sunk to the bottom; Houlagan, the owner, swam to the shore, but it was so dark he could not find his way; he got inside a sheltered ditch from the inclemency of the night, but was found in the morning a lifeless corpse. The bodies of the Quins have not yet been found. An inquest was held at Houlagan by Mr Carroll, the coroner, and a verdict returned accordingly.--Nenagh Guardian.
On Tuesday evening her Majesty's steamer, the Albion, commanded by Captain King, arrived at our Roadstead from Westport, and sailed again this day for Limerick, having taken on board the sailors from this port who entered the service for her Majesty's Navy. The Albion being the first steamer that entered our harbour, great crowds collected to see her.
Death by Drowning- On Friday evening, about 6 o'clock, an unfortunate woman, whose name is stated to be Stewart, while in a state of intoxication, fell into the river Barrow, and was drowned. The cries of the unfortunate woman brought several persons to the spot, but such was the strength of the current after the late heavy rains, she was swept over the weir and drowned before any one could render her assistance. The body is not yet found.--Carlow Sentinel.
We understand the that Ladies of the
Convent of St. Joseph have determined upon erecting a New Chapel, and upon
making other extensive additions and altercations to their establishment at
Dangan. The first stone of the new building was laid by the Right Rev. Dr.
Browne, Bishop of Galway, on Tuesday, the 8th instant. The works are to be
commended forthwith, and are to be completed according to the plans given by
Michael M'Grath, Esq., Architect.
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