On Tuesday last at the Castle Barrack, the Lady of Captain Hughes, Barrack Master, of a daughter.
     The Lady of Henry Blake, Esq., M.D., deceased, 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.
     Henry M'Grath, Esq., Lower Gardinier-street, Dublin, to Maria, daughter of Peter Lambert, Esq., Castle Ellen, in this county.
     James Talbot, Esq., Shannon Lodge, in this county, to Jane, second daughter of Robert Marshall, Esq. of Brooklawn, Donegal.
     At Newcastle, Bridgend, the Rev. H.H.K. Rickards of Michaelston le Pit? to Catherine Diana, youngest daughter of the late Sir Robert Lynch Blosse, of Gavalva.
     At Southampton, Humphrey Moynihan, Esq., Fremont, county Kerry, to Elizabeth, youngest daughter of the late Thomas Redington, Esq., Moyhill, in this county.


     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.
     Georgina, wife of Charles Blake, Esq., Merlinpark, this county, and daughter of the late Sir G. Browne, Bart. Neal Park, county Mayo.


     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.


     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.
     The number relieved amounted to some hundreds. Mr. Lalor had no security whatever from them-he could not, like the managers of a loan fund, apply to the law to aid him-he had nothing to look to but whatever trifle of honesty and gratitude he could hope for from a set of hungry beings whom he was in the almost daily habit of hearing reviled as the most unprincipled wretches on earth. Yet, though the sums which he became accountable exceeded nine hundred pounds, he can turn to the aspersers of his poor countrymen, and boast that amongst all who were relieved, there was not found enough of dishonesty and ingratitude to subject him to a loss of as many pence.--Kilkenny Journal.

     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. Verdict-"Accidental death."


     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.
     The election of a clerk took place on the same day for which situation there were several candidates, when Mr. G. Mason, having the majority of votes was declared successful.


     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.
     Mr. O'Connell has accepted a dinner invitation from the Leeds Radicals.
     No illuminations, either in London, or any part of the Kingdom have occurred for the birth of the Princess.
     George Alexander Hamnilton, Esq., a Conservative gentleman of large fortune, in the county Dublin, presided on Monday at a meeting in Balbriggan to promote the use of Irish manures.
     The vaults of Lower Shandon Church, Cork, preserve dead bodies upwards of a century without decay.

     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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