The Connaught Journal
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, Feb. 6, 1840


THE ANNUAL CHARITY SERMON
IN AID OF THE
ORPHAN'S BREAKFAST INSTITUTE
LOMBARD-STREET
WILL BE PREACHED IN THE CHAPEL OF
ST. NICHOLAS, GALWAY,
AT TWELVE O'CLOCK
ON SUNDAY THE 16TH INST., BY THE
REV. DOCTOR WINTER, O.P.
After which a Collection will be made for the support of
One Hundred and Eighty poor little Boys
Who Receive
A DAILY BREAKFAST
IN THAT HIGHLY INTERESTING ASYLUM OF CHARITY

The important benefits, which the above Institution has, for the last ten
years, conferred on the poor of Galway, are so well known and acknowledged
by all classes and creeds, that the slightest apprehensions are not
entertained for its being now forsaken by that generous public to which,
under provinence, it owes its existence.
For it is presumed, that in a land, proverbial for its charity and
hospitality, (even unto strangers,) the cries of One Hundred and Eighty poor
native little ones are, too piercing not to be heard--too pressing not t obe
responded to; particularly by teh benevolent citizens of Galway, whose
habitual acts of charity render the exercise of alms-giving as pleasing and
almost as unnecessary as the natural function of respiration.
Were learning and talents of a superior order in a preacher, necessary to
rouse the latest sympathies of the human heart on behalf of the suffering
innocence, the Rev. Gentleman, who will have the kindness to present himself
on this occasion, is acknowledged to possess those qualifications in an
eminent degree-but independently of this consdieration, the cause that he is
pleased to advocate is one, that must be ever triumphant in principle and
productive in its claims of patronage and support.
The unprecedented number of poor children on the Establishment at
present-the crowds of little applicants for relief-the low state of the
funds-the high prices of provisions-the dead letter of the poor law-the
threatening aspect of the season-all rush on the mind in fearful combination
and loudly proclaim that exertion, extraordinary exertion and universal
co-operation on the part of the public are particularly called for to avert
the horrors of utter destitution.
It is confidently hoped that the country gentlemen, who cannot attend the
Sermon, will give a practical proof of their commisseration for the porr
little Orphans' and not throw the  whole burden of their support on the
Shopkeepers and Traders of the Town, whose doors and hearts are open to
their suffering fellow creatures.
Subscriptions will be thankfully received by  the Right Rev. Doctor BROWNE,
the Rev. Preacher, the Clergy of the Town and the Messrs. John GUNNING, P.
CLAYTON, John KIRWAN, Timothy MURRAY, John COSTELLO, Edward GOOD, William
BRADY, and by the Treasurer P.J. O'CONNOR, and his brethren of the
Monastery, Lombard-street.
Galway, February 5, 1840.
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URSULINE CONVENT
St. Joseph's Near Galway.

The Religious of this Community, anxious to afford every advantage to the
Young Ladies confided to their care have removed their Establishment to the
beautiful Demesne of Dangan, now St. Joseph's near Galway, where they hope
to pursue, on a more extended scale, the great end of the Urusuline
Institute, the Instruction of Youth.

The primary object of the Religious is to instruct their Pupils in the great
and sublime truths of Religion, to impress them with its salutary maxims,
and to point out the different relative duties which it imposes, while, at
the same time, they communicate to them all the advantages derivable from
the most approved and modern system of Education, in order to render them
virtuous, accomplished, and amiable members of society.

Every attention is paid to the Morals, Health, and Manners of the Children,
for which purpose they are always accompanied by the Religious, who, with
tender care and maternal solicitudy, watch over their young charges and seek
by every means to promote their comfort, happiness and improvement.

Those who require sea Bathing, Warm Baths, or Car exercis, can have these
advantages, which are subject to extra charges.

COURSE OF INSTRUCTION
This embraces without any extra charge the English, French and Italian
Languages, Writing and Arithmetic, History, Geography, Astronomy and the use
of the Globe, with the various branches of Ornamental Knowledge, Botany,
Konchology, Mineralogy, Heraldry, &c. Every variety of Plain Mozzotinto
Drawing, Painting on Velvet and Wood Japanning, Inlaying, &c, &c.
Music, Drawing and Dancing are taught by the first Master and are subject to
extra charges.
To accelerate the advancement of the Young Ladies in their respective
Classes, every means is in use calculated to act upon the youthful mind, in
order to excite and maintain a laudable emulation, such as daily marks for
Conduct, Manners and Studies, public accounts of Conduct, distinction of
places, Half-yearly detailed reports of Conduct, Manners and Application
forwarded to parents, particular and general Examinations and Concerts.
These, together with Premiums and other honourable distinctions, which
accompany the Examinations, serve to encourage and reward virtue, talent and
exertion.

TERMS OF ADMISSION
Pension and Washing...28,0,0
Stationery...1,0,0
Pension to be paid half-yearly in advance. No entrance.
Parents are requested to give Three Months' notice previous to the removal
of their Children-No VACATION
The young ladies are not allowed to sleep out of the Convent; they are
seldom permitted to dine abroad, never on Sundays or Holidays, unless with
Parents who came from the Country. On these days no visitors are admitted
unless from the Country.
Each Young Lady who takes Tea is to provide it, or pay Four Pounds Yearly.

UNIFORM
Deep Blue Merino Frock, Black Silk Apron, and White Muslin Bonnet. For
Dress, a Black Silk Frock- A Warm Cloak for Winter.
Each Young Lady is to bring Two Pairs of Sheets, two Bolster Cases, Six
Towels, a small Counterpane, a Silver Fork, Tea and Desert Spoons, all of
which will be returned; six Chemises, Four Night Dresses, Four Night Caps,
Four Pairs of White Stockings, Six Pairs of Grey, Eight Lawn Pocket
Handkerchiefs, Two Black Merino Aprons, Two Pairs of strong Shoes, One Pair
of slight for house, One Pair of Dancing Shoes, Two Coloured Dressing Gowns,
a small Work Box furnished, a japanned Dressing Box furnished.
With regard to Books it is thought more admissable to procure them according
to each Young Lady's advancement in her Studies.
Letters (post-paid) relative to the Young Ladies, may be addressed to Mrs.
M.J.U. QUERK, or to the Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE, Bishop of Galway, Superior
and Patron of this Establishment.
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William Dean FREEMAN, Esq. Barrister-at-law, Chariman of the county Galway,
arrived at Monroe's Hotel, from Dublin, on Monday night and left next
morning for Castlecor, county Cork, to attend the burial of his highly
respected brother, Josehp Dean FREEMAN.

INQUEST- On Monday last an Inquest was held by Thomas WALSH, Esq. Coroner at
Gort, on the body of a woman named Bridget HIGGINS. It appeared in evidence
that she and her husband parted about 15 years ago since which period she
has supported herself by hawking goods through the country for sale, but the
danger of starvation of late took possession of her mind, and fearing that
she could not procure the common necessaries of life, in a fit of despair it
is supposed, she hanged herself. The jury returned a verdict of "Temporary
Insanity."

The Constabulary-Two police stations in the Ballinnuck district-namely
Aughadowry and Cormfumbeon(?) consisting of eleven men, have been withdrawn
this week. The party stationed in them are a portion of the auxiliary force
with have been attached to this county, from, the county Galway, and await
orders for their return to that county--Longford Journal.

DEATH OF LADY MARTIN SAURIN
Died, on the 28th January, at her house in Stephen's green, universally
lamented, Lady Mary Saurin, relict of the Right Hon. William Saurin and
sister to the Marquis of Thomond.

ACCIDENT TO CAPTAIN WILLIAMS
Sunday afternoon, as Captain WILLIAMS, of the 17th Lancers, was driving in a
tilbury through Marcourt-street, in the direction from Portobello barrack to
the city, the horse, a very spirited one, took fright and ran away down
Stephen's-green, West, with the most headlong velocity. In attempting to
check the animal's careen, the rein snapped asunder. In this dangerous
emergency the gallant officer attempted to rescue himself from teh imminent
peril that threatened by getting over the back of the vehicle. We regret to
state that in so doing he was pitched violently on the street, and had his
collar bone fractured. The sufferer was conveyed to his headquarters at
Portobello barracks, where he at present remains.
Captain WILLIAM's troop, which he was to have accompanied, marched hence
yesterday morning for Belfast.

BALLINASLOE
Like all other parts of the country, the poor in this neighborhood are
suffering much from the want of fuel; turf has been raised to enormous
prices, and any that comes to market is quite wet. Were it not that the Earl
of Clancarty has given timber and branches to the poor at very low prices,
the lower orders about her would be in a deplorable state for fuel. The
Dowager Lady Clancarty, not merely at this season but during the whole year,
gives potatoes and meal to a great number of families which at the present
season renders invaluable service to many families. Fever is much on the
decline here. The foundation of the Poor House is built, and should the
weather continue fine, the building will be proceeded with very quickly. The
foundation will be six feet above the level of the river, which is
immediately behind it.
At present there are 220 lunatics in the Asylum here. The Asylum is
undergoing repairs, in consequence of the injuries sustained by the storm of
January last. The expense of the repairs is 999 l.

DIED.
In the State of Ohio, N.A. Martin VEITCH, Esq., third son of James VEITCH,
Esq., M.D., Prospect-hill, much regretted.

A few days since, universally regretted, the Rev. John KYNE, Roman Catholic
Curate of Ballygar, in this county, a pious and most exemplary Clergy man
and a humane and benevolent christian.

FOR SALE
VALUABLE DISTILLERY AND STORE IN THE TOWN OF GALWAY, AND BREWERY IN
CASTLEBAR

To be Sold, within the Copperroom of the Commercial Buildings, in the City
of Dublin, on Friday, the 7th February, 1840, at three o'clock, P.M.

FIRST-That large and valuable Distillery Establishment at Nun's Island, in
the Town of Galway, at presently occupied and worked by Messrs. James and
Patrick JOYCE. Within the walls that surround the Distillery there is a mill
to which there is attached a Store capable of containing several Thousand
Barrels of Grain and Two Kilns, Queen's Warehouse, Spirit and Barm Store,
with various other Offices and conveniences. The Distillery contains a Wash
Still of 6,000 Gallons; a Low Wine Still of 3000 Gallons; Three Brewing
Coppers, ** to contain about 200 Barrels each, Seven Fermenting Backs of
14,000 Gallons each; One Mash Kieve with Machinery capable of Mashing 200
Barrels of Grain, and a Mid capable of Grinding over that quantity daily.
There are suitable Spirit and Low Wine Receivers, Store Casks; about 1000
feet of Cooling Pipe, placed in a rapid stream, and other Utensils
complete-also, Utensils for making Buls and Barm. The yard is of ample
dimensions capable of confining a sufficient quantity of Fuel. The whole
machinery of the Distillery is propelled by Water, of which their is a
sufficient supply during the distilling season of the year. This very
valuable and well-circumstanced property, which is in perfect working order
and repair, is held on lease for 300 (or 309) years, from ***** 1814, at a
rent of 25 late Irish currency, or 24 1s 6d British.

SECONDLY-That large and commodius Store, Kiln & Yard, in Market-street,
Galway, lately in the possession of Messrs. CONNELL & Darby DUGGAN. The
inside Yards is 110 feet by 46. The Building Plot, attached has 67 feet in
front-the mason-work of the first story of which is erected. The Store is
110 feet by 26, consisting of a Ground Floor and Four Lofts, capable of
containing 6000 barrels of grain. This property is held for a term of two
lives & 99 years; to commence from the decease of said lives at the rent of
30 Irish or 27 13s 11d British.

THIRDLY-That property in Market-street, Castlebar, partly occupied formerly
as a Brewery, consisiting of a large Malt-house, Store, Brew-house, and
Dwelling-house with the Yard, Offices and Appurtenances-bound on the North
by the River; on the South by market-street; on the East by James FARY's
House and Garden, and on the West by a house in the possession of Ellen
M'AVEY, Widow. Held on Lease for Lives renewable for ever, at the rent of
65 per annum.

Mr. Francis FITZGERALD, Brewer in Galway, will show the Properties in Galway
to intended purchasers, and Mr. Patrick FITZGERALD, Brewer, in Castlebar,
will point out the premises there.

Further particulars may be learned by application to Messrs. James and John
BLAKENEY, Solicitors, 2* Gloucester-street, Dublin and Galway; and of Mr
John ROURKE, Solicitor, 23 Upper Temple-street, Messrs. BLAKENEY have in
Dublin, plans of the different properties and concerns, which can be seen on
application to them.

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Medical Profession.
There is at present a vacancy in a respectable Medical Establishment in a
fourishing Country Town; for a respectable well ad***ted Lad, as an
Apprentice; he will have an opportunity of attending an Hospital and
Dispensary and will be treated in evey respect as a member of the family. A
Fee will be required.
Application will be made to Mr. R.S. SEYMOUR, Ba*naglier.
Galway, February 1840

Spring Assizes-1840:
The Judges have arranged as follows the respective circuits which they are
to go at the ensuing assizes:-
HOME-Chief Justice; Chief Justice DOHERTY.
NORTH EAST-Chief Baron; Judge BURTON.
NORTH WEST-Judge JOHNSON; Baron PENNEFATHER.
LEINSTER-Judge TORRENS; Judge PERRIN.
CONNAUGHT-Baron FOSTER; Judge CRAMPTON.
MUNSTER-Baron RICHARDS; Judge BALL.
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The living of Athenry, in the gift of the Crown, worth 800 per annum, has
been give to the Rev. Ma** PERRIN.

The herring fishery has not as yet been successful.

The barque Fergus, of Hull, Captain S. DREE, left Liverpool on the 5th
January, got 50 and 60 west when the vessel sprung a leak, and all heads
with the passengers employed at the pumps for six days, when she arrived in
Galway roadstead; next day she proceeded to New Harbour to be examined. In
consequence of the exertions made by captain and officers of this vessel,
the underwriter is saved from a heavy loss; such conduct ought to be
commended. The barque is now repairing under the inspection of Lloyd's agent
here, Henry TOWNSEND, Esq., and will leave this port in a few days.

Queen's Counsel-It is stated that the Messrs. James O'BRIEN, and J.J.
MURPHY, of the Munster circuit, FITZGIBBON and MONAHAN of Connaught, Mr.
DARCY, of the Home Circuit, Mr. MURPHY, Assistant-Barrister, county Cavan,
and Mr. BERWICK, Assistant-Barrister, county Waterford, will in a fw days be
called to the inner bar, and appointed Queen's Counsel.

The Marquis o' Clanricard's seal, the one stolen by Antonio PERROCCHIA, was
delivered over by the Commissioners of Police on Monday last, to one of his
Lordship's domestics, and by him forwarded, on Tuesday, to St. Petersburgh.

There will be only one Quarter Sessions at Gort this year, viz., 16th
October.

The Shannon Improvement Commissioners are about to conduct for two dredging
vessels and lighters, to assist their operations on the river.
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First Spring Ship for America
The Fine New Fast Sailing Copper-fastened Brig
MIDAS
500 Tons Burthen, will sail from this Port, Wind and Weather permitting, on
the 5th Day of March Next, with Passengers for
ST. JOHN's N.B.
The Midas being seven feet hight between Decks, can afford most worthy and
comfortable accommodation for Passengers. ******* going by this vessel will
have a decided advantage to sailing so early, as they will be certain of
immediate employment on arrival, by which period the Spring business will be
in full operation.
Are there any vessels, constantly plying between New York and St. John's
persons desirous of going to the United States, can get to New York at any
time at a very trifling expense.
An easy application is necessary.
Apply to C. SLOPER, Merchant's Road
Galway, Feb. 6, 1840
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TO BE LET
On Very Moderate Terms
>From the 25th of March Next or 1st of May
The House, Offices, Garden and Demense of
BUSHY PARK
Consisting of either Ten or Fourteen Acres of Ground. The Garden is large,
and well Cropped with Fruit Trees, &c, &c.
Proposals to be received by Robert MARTIN, Esq., Bushy Park or James FLYNN,
Esq., Galway.
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TO BE LET
>From the 1st Day of May Next.
200 Acres of the Lawns Of
KILSKEAGH,
Now held by Mr. Patrick CULLINANE.
The Lands are in excellent heart and are mostly either Meadow or Fattening
Landd. Also, To Be Let, 29 Acres of good Winterage.
Proposals to be received by Robert BROWNE, Esq., Portarlinton and Mr. James
BARRETT, Athenry.
The above Lands are situated between C**sane and Tuam, one mile from the
former, and eleven miles from Galway.
January 6th, 1840.
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SUNDAY, FEB., THE 23d.
Has been fixed as the instance of numerous Friends of station and Influence
in the Parishes of the Provinces wherein the Collection for the Liquidation
of the
NATIONAL DEBT TO O'CONNELL
was necessarily Postponed as a proper and convenient moment for effecting
that imperative word. The interval is sufficient for settling the requisite
preparatory organization on foot to secure to the effort in every instance
the greatest possible amount of success, according to the means of the
several Parishes and the vast utility of taking advantage of it for this
purpose is deferentially impressed upon the respected and patriotic Clergy,
and active lay supporters of the measure, in the different Parishes still
outstanding.
P.V. FITZPATRICK, Sec.
Office, 44 Dame-street, Dublin.
Jan 10, 1840
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The County Tipperary side of the Portumna Bridge is completed. It is a
beautiful specimen of architecture.


The Connaught Journal
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, Feb 13, 1840


During a violent thunderstorm on Sunday, the chapel of Athea, county
Limerick, was struck by the electric fluid. The damage done to that sacred
edifice was comparatively trifling; but we regret to hear it reported that
three persons were killed by the effects of this awful situation.

New Garden and Farm Seeds
Just Arrived
Messrs. O'KELLY and Co.
Beg to Inform those persons wanting the above, that they have this day
received a fresh supply, from houses of such known character, that they feel
quite confident in recommending them. The Onion Cabbage Seeds are much
better and cheaper this year than they have been for some years back.
Messrs. O'K and Co. have also a large Stock of Garden Tools of every
description which, with their usual supply of Drugs, Oil and Colours, Dye
Stuff, Spices. Pickles and a great assortment of every article in the fancy
line they are determined to sell at such low profits as to ensure a
continuance of that kind support they have been favoured with these Six
years past.
Messrs. O'K have been appointed sole Agent for the Sale of the Loong Tsing
Tea Mixture which has given such general satisfaction, sold in Lead
Packages, at 6s6d per lb., being a more economical Tea than any sold at 5s.
Some Fine Toned Panoramo Patent Guitar engaged, all the New Music had to
order in course of Post, with Music Strings, paper, &c, in great variety.
Fancy Stocks of every New Pattern, India Rubber and Dorskin Shoes, Doe, Kid
and Hunting Gloves, Mufflers and Neck Cloth, Hair brushes of every kind, a
fresh supply of Fancy Snuffs, Cigars and Pipes, Berlin, Wools, Needles and
Canvas, Razors and Strops of the best makers, Penknives, Scissors, &c., with
Fancy Cutlery, Liqueurs, &c, Soda Water (the latter prepared in the
Laboratory-Middle Street), Perfumery, Fancy Soaps, &c.
February 10, 1840


HATS
THE VERY BEST LONDON BEAVER HATS
For 21s at
P.SMYTH & Son
Mainguard-St. Galway

The Subscribers beg to inform the nobility, gentry, and public, of the town
and country, that they have now shipped from on board the Galway Packet from
London, a large supply of Gentlemens' best Beaver Hats of the newest
fashion, which will be sold at the above price for Cash only. A great
variety of low priced Beaver and Silk hats; Servants' Hats and Cocades;
Black and Drab Jerries; Boys and Childrens Hats; Japan Hats and Covered
Threshers; Gold and Silver lace bands and binding.
N.B.-as the above House is exclusively confined to Hats, it affords
advantages in shape, quality and price equal to any retail house in London
or Dublin.
P. SMYTH & Son.
Galway, Feb 12, 1840.


Upholstery & Cabinet
Ware-House
Lombard-Street
Galway
The Subscribers respectfully announce to the Nobility and Gentry of Galway
and the surrounding country, that their Ware Rooms are supplied with an
Extensive and Elegant assortment of every article in general demand in their
line of business, which for Superior Workmanship and Elegance of Design
cannot be surpassed by any H**** in the Kingdom.
They have received direct from the Manufacturers, a very large assortment of
Room Papers which they will Sell at Dublin Prices.
Galway, 31 January 1840
Walter STAUNTON and Co.


COUNTY GALWAY GAOL
On the death of John F FITZSIMMONS, Esq. the late much respected governor,
Mathew MADDEN, Esq.of Lo*berry, in this county, was appointed to that
arduous and important situation, the duties of which we are confident he
will discharge with great credit to himself, and much satisfaction to the
county. Mr. MADDEN is a young gentleman of the most amiable and conciliating
manners, and possessing as he does a very humane and kind disposition, we
feel assured that in the efficient and impartial discharge of his duty, he
will act towards the inmates of the prison with forbearance and sympathy.

BIRTH
At Queensfort, the lady of Walter BLAKE, Esq., of a son and heir.

DIED.
At Ballygar Lodge, on the 5th instant, the Rev. John KYNE, R.C.C, brother to
Mr. KYNE, Merchant of this town. This pious, zealous, and exemplary
Ecclesiastic closed existence on this side of the grave, by a malignant
Fever, which he caught in the discharge of those consoling rites of
religion, with which the Catholic Church assuages the last agonies of her
departing children, and prepares them for the Joys of a better world.-This
amiable Clergyman [who enjoyed the esteem and respect of all who knew him,
was attended to his place of interment by some of the most respectable
gentry in the neighborhood, both Protestant and Catholic] belonged to a
religious community that had been deprived a few years ago of a small tract
of land, which its pious owners had cultivated and improved after much
assiduous labor. He entered on the active duties of the Mission, with the
Priest of the adjoining parish, still cherishing a hope of reestablishing
his ancient Aslum of piety and usefulness; but it has pleased Providence to
bestow upon him the rewards of his pious life, by removing him from all
anxiety and earthly care, to the kingdom for which he had been created.

We regret to announce the rather sudden demise of Mrs. BLAKE, lady of the
Right Hon. Anthony R. BLAKE, Chief Remembrances of the Court of Exchequer,
which took place on the 4th instant. The respect in which this excellent
lady was held was amply testified by the numerous attendance of persons of
all ranks, from the highest to the lowest, which we noticed this morning in
the melancholy procession to the place of her interment at Peter's church.
Amongst them we observed the Lord Chancellor, Master of the Rolls,
Archbishop of Dublin, Bishop of Cashel, Judges PERRIN and BALL, the Very
Rev. Doctors MOYLER and YORE, &c.

Departed this life on Monday last, at Colncannon, in this county, the
residence of Captain KELLY, Harriet, the beloved wife of Anthony DONELAN,
Esq., of this town, to the inexpressible grief of her relatives and
friends.-She was a lady of the most amiable and endearing manners, beloved
by all who came within the sphere of her acquaintance.-Her remains reached
here on yesterday, attended by a crowd of afflicted friends, and were
deposited in the family vault of St. Augustin, amid the tears and sorrows of
those who appreciated her work.
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NOTICE.
Royal Galway Institute.
Feb 1*, 1840
In consequence of the business of the Institution being transacted on Friday
evenings, Mr. MARTIN begs to notify that his lectures on the Elements of
first principles of Chemistry, will be read on Monday evenings in future.
Hours * o'clock p.m.
Open to the public.
Owen MARTIN, Sec.
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TO BE LET.
>From the 25th of March Next
The HOUSE OF NEWTOW[N]SMITH in the Town of Galway, lately occupied by
Captain FRY. It is in the best state of Repair, and is well situated for
setting Lodgings during the assizes and Quarter Sessions.
Proposals to be received by John BOURKE, Esq., Newtownsmith, Galway, Feb.
10, 1840.
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GALWAY HARBOUR COMMISSIONERS
A vacancy having been created in the Corporation of the Galway Harbour
Commissioners by the decease of the late Laurence BROWN BURKE, Esq., a
Meeting of the Commissioners will be held at their office, in Abbeygate
street, at 3 o'clock, P.M. on Monday, the 24th February instant, for the
purpose of electing a Member in his room, and transacting other business as
may be brought before them of which Notice is hereby given.
By Order of the Commissioners,
John D'ARCY, Secretary
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TO BE LET
(From the 25th of March Next)
The House, Offices and Garden at Mary street, lately held by Doctor O'MALEY.
A Shop at the Mainguard, now in the occupation of Mr. KYNE.
Bath Lodge, with suitable Offices, and two Acres of excellent land, within a
mile and a half of Town.
For particulars apply to Mr. Michael PERRIN, Newtownsmith.
Galway, 12th February, 1840.

HERRING FISHERY
It is to be regretted the the herring fishery, which had set in with such a
fair prospect and abundant lake, should have experienced so sudden and
severe a check by the violent and unsettled state of the weather. The late
hurricane has one incalculable damage already, as a frightful loss of life
and property occurred on the Connemara coast-not only have the greater
portion of the nets and tackle been swept away, but the boats with their
crews were lost on the coast near Clifden. The fate of the crews was
peculiarly striking; their names was Patrick CONNELLY, his son Stephen
CONNELLY, and STEPHENS, two Brothers in law named KING. After a desperate
and extraordinary exertion to make the shore they succeeded in reaching the
mouth of the creek, but when within a gun shot of the shore a breaker upset
their boat-with desperate temerity they still clung to her, and with a
determined effort they succeeded in righting her again, but she being full
of water, and consequently unmanageable, was driven against a rock and stove
to pieces-the intrepid but unfortunate fellows sunk to rise no more, in the
sight of their friends and a great concourse of persons, as well as the
coastguards, neither of whom could render the smallest assistance-so violent
was the gale and so trememdous the breach of sea on every part of the shore,
that no boat could venture out. Had the weather continued moderate for some
time longer there could be no doubt of a most properous fishery, as the
shoals of herrings were most abundant on every part of the coast. Such an
extensive loss of nets and tackle, was never experienced on such an
occassion before in Connemara.

DISTRESS-SCARITY OF FUEL
The unprecedented severity of the winter, and the great scarcity of fuel
have exposed our population to the greatest privations. The price of coals
have been unusually high this season, and the supply of turf from Connemara,
and Lake Corrib has not been sufficient for the consumption of the Town. The
industrious classes, who find it difficult to purchase provisions, at the
present high rate, have their miseries greatly augmented, from the want  of
enjoying the comforts of firing. Want of employment, has reduced many
families to extreme destitution, nor can they procure as much fuel or
faggots as would be sufficient to dress their scanty meals. We deplore their
helpless and miserable condition, and we hope our humane and benevolent
Citizens will make up a fund to purchase a cargo of coals to be sold at
first cost for their accommodation. At a meeting of the Town Commissioners
on Thursday last, we understand Mr. Peter O'MADDEN made a proposition to
have a cargo of coals purchased, and as the best feelings and sympathy of
the gentlemen who compose that useful Body, are always enlisted in the cause
of Charity, we have no doubt of their carrying such a humane object into
immediate effect. The Rev. John D'ARCY, the active and efficient Secretary
to the Board, who have been upon all occasions most zealous in alleviating
the distress of the poor, will we are certain, co-operate on the present
occasion with our fellow citizens in getting up a Subscription for this
purpose.

On Saturday night last a farmer, named James Martin MURPHY, died suddenly in
his chair in the act of eating his dinner in a public-house convenient to
the Rock Chapel, between Abbeyfeal and Newmarket. The deceased had been
loitering about the public-house after mass time, enjoying himself. He had
been frequently pressed by his friends to avail himself of the influence of
the very Rev. Mr. MATHEW, which he obstinately refused.----Limerick
Reporter.

Distressing Case-Death of Three Men.
On Friday night or early on Saturday morning, three seamen, belonging to the
schooner, Landsdowne, of Limerick, at present lying at the Broomielaw, died
on board that vessel, under circumstances of a very painful nature. It
appears that, in the course of the evening, they had been drinking together,
and at a later hour, went on board the Landsdowne, in the forecastle of
which their sleeping berths were situated. Here they kindled a fire in the
stove, and for the purpose of preventing the police on the quay from
observing the circumstance-it being contrary to the regulations of the
harbor to have fire on board any vessel after 9 o'clock-very foolishly
closed the hatch, so as to prevent a single ray of light being seen outside.
The unfortunate men then went into their sleeping berths, and, as might have
been anticipated, the consequences proved fatal to all the trhee, the action
of carbolic acid gas having done its deadly work long before morning. About
7 o'clock they were found dead, their countenances as calm as if they had
been still under the influences of sleep. One of them was in a half-sitting
posture. The names of the men that suddenly cut off were John BROWN, aged 27
or 28; William BENNET, and John ANSON, both about 20 years of age, and we
understand, all Englishmen. The Landsdowne sailed from Limerick at
Christmas; and what gies a melancholy interest to the fate of BROWN is the
fact that he was married only one day before the vessel left that port; his
two comrades, we understand, were unmarried. It wa the intention of hte mast
of the Landsdowne to have sailed from the Broomielaw on Saturday, but he was
prevented fro mdoing so by this fatal occurrence. In the course of the day a
statement was laid before the Fiscal by Mr. RUSSELL, as Harbor Police
Superintendent; and Drs. CORKINDALE and SPITTAL were directed under a
warrant, to inspect the bodies. This report coroborated the accidental
nature of the causes which led to death; and liberty was granted to have the
bodies interred.---Glasgow Courier.

A suicide, under rather melancholy circumstances, occurredon Monday night in
Killaloe, at Gibbon's Hotel. A young lad named SMITH, a waiter at the bar,
was charged by Mr. GIBBONS, with some money that could not be accounted for,
and of which he declared himself innocent. This had such an effect on the
lad's feelings, that on the above night he drove a pistol ball through his
head in the drawing room. He could scarcely be recognized in the morning,
being covered in gore. An inquest was held on the body.---Limerick Reporter.

Margaret WYNNE, Mary WYNNE, Catherine WYNNE and Bridget M'CURROD (mother and
three daughters,) and Pat. CALLELY, found guilty of robbing John CASEY, in
Boyle, in November last, were sentenced to be transported for 15 years at
Strokestown Sessions. A woman charged with stealing a piece of frize, was
also sentenced and transported for 10 years.

DEATHS BY DROWNING-LOSS OF THREE HUMAN BEINGS
We regret to state that between the hours of eight and nine o'clock on
Friday morning, three human beings (two men and a woman) were drowned at the
Long Pavement, near Captain KANE's residence, in the north liberties of this
city. What makes it even more melancholy is the two men were brothers. Their
name was DANAHER, of Ballyfinan; that of the woman we have not been able to
learn. It happened in the following manner:- the men, accompanied by another
woman whose name was Margaret LYNCH, of Glenomera, were coming on a common
car to this city. On their way they met the deceased female, coming to
market with a bag of potatoes on her back, and out of compassion they
allowed her to get on the car-When they came to the Long Pavement, the road
was flooded over to an alarming height, and the wind being very boisterous
at the time, the horse lost the direct track, and falling into the deep
water, the three of them were drowned. Their bodies were since found nad an
inquest was held upon them at the Exchange. The woman, LYNCH, was saved-so
also was the horse, but not before he was two hours in the
water.----Limerick Standard.

CASTLE-ISLAND FAIR.
The fair of Castle-Island was held on Monday in consequence of the 1st of
February falling on  Saturday. In-calf cows were in good demand; fat pigs
were bought at 30s to 32s per cwt; a great number of horses changed owners.
There was no demand for whiskey !!!---Limerick Standard

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT
James BEATTY, mate of the brig Henry Volant, of this port, a native of
Wigton, was accidentally drowned on Tuesday night at our Quay. It appeared
that about twelve o'clock it commenced blowing a gale of wind from N.W.,
when the vessel was drifting from her moorings, the deceased, who was first
on deck, went with a light to muster the ship's crew; the latter, on
reaching the deck, were surprised to find the mate missing. It is
conjectured that in attempting to heave the vessel off, he missed his hold
and fell overboard. The body was found the following morning at a short
distance from the vessel.----Ballyshannon Herald.

Remarkable Longevity.-On Friday, were interred at Doon, this county, John
NOLAN, aged 114 years, and his wife, aged 105. This centernarian couple died
on the same day, and were buried in the same grave.-They enjoyed uniform
good health for a series of years beyond the ordinary age of mankind and
last Sunday week the old man walked a mile to chapel. They have left
numerous progeny of grand-children and great-grand-children, who attended
their funeral.

Two muskets, which were stolen, on Sunday week, from two of the Highlanders,
at Adare, have been recovered. The Rev. Mr. O'GRADY, P.P. of Adare, having
addressed the congregation, on Sunday last, after mass, and simply read from
the Bible the various denunciations which applied to those guilty of evil
works, it so far operated on the minds and feelings of the hearers, that the
muskets were returned to that rev. clergyman on Sunday evening.---Limerick
Reporter.

SHIPWRECK OF THE BARQUE DUKE OF SUSSEX
Stromness, January 23.-During the last three days it has blown a complete
hurricane from N.W. to S.W. Last night, at eight o'clock, P.M. the barque
Duke of Sussex, from Newcastle to the Cape of Good Hope, in endeavoring to
make the harbour, was driven on shore on the rocks to the westward of the
old church, and has become a complete wreck. I am sorry to add, that the
master, mate, second mate, carpenter, and four of the crew, along with the
master's wife, has met a watery grave.

TOTAL WRECK OF THE BARQUE ST. LAWRENCE IN BALLYHEIGUE BAY, KERRY
A beautiful barque, the St. Lawrence, D. CHAMBERS, Master, laden with timber
from Dalhousie, New Brunswick, 400 tons, the property of Mr TURNER of
Carnarvon, was driven into Ballyheigue Bay, Kerry, on Tuesday morning.
Though we regret that this very handsome and entirely new vessel has been
lost, it gives us sincere pleasure that all the crew, consisting of 17
persons, have been providentially saved. The coast guard party stationed at
Ballybeigue, on seeing the vessel in distress, immediately put out their
boat, under the command of Lieut. LAURENCE, R.N., chief officer, which was
nearly swamped together with the crew. This scene caused the greatest alarm
to the spectators on shore; they, however, attempted to proceed to the
vessel in vain. Eventually, after several signals and several shots being
fired by the party, the master and men of the vessel, finding it impossible
to save her, committed themselves to their boat in a very exhausted state,
and reached the shore, to the delight of all the inhabitants of the
neighborhood, who assembled and appeared in great anxiety for the safety of
the poor men, who were immediately carried to the watchhouse, where they
were, with the greatest humanity, supplied with clothes and refreshments,
and are quite recovered. We understand the vessel is insured; she has
drifted on the rocks and will ultimately go to pieces.

Court Martial-A Court Martial was held on Thursday, on board the
Impregnable, Admiral WARREN, president, to inquire late the circumstances of
the loss of the Tribune, Captain WILLIAMS, on the 20th November last, at
Tarragona. It was clearly proved that the loss of the ship Tribune was
occasioned by an unusual hurricane, and the general insecurity of the port
of Saragossa. The court adjudged the commander, officers and company to be
honorably acquitted. The President on returning Captain WILLIAM's sword,
said, "I have great pleasure in returning you your sword, under
circumstances so highly creditable to you."


Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thurs., 20 Feb 1840


BARONY OF KILMANE
We have the gratifications of announcine on authority, that on Sunday week
next, the 23 inst., the patriotic Barony of Kilmain will assemble to
proclaim its unadulterated devotion to the throne-and its resolution to
combine with the rest of Ireland in strenuous effort for the redress of
wrongs long endured, adn the attainment of rights too long withheld.
Kilmaine, every foremost in the cause of independence, will on this day
present a proud display of loyal hearts-and from the known talents o the
many distinguished friends who reside in the Barony, we anticipate a
delightful day.----Mayo Mercury.

WORKHOUSES-BELMULLET-NEWPORT
We have under our consideration the subject of workhouses, as connected wit
the districts of Newport and Erris-and the contending claims of those
districts for preference in the location of the house. As far as we have
been enabled to judge, the arguments advanced are strongly in favor of
Erris-but we feel ourselves in justice bound to await further information
before we can pronounce a decided opinion. The observations and powerful
arguments of the Very Rev. Dean LYONS would seem almost to settle the
question-but should other parties be prepared to lay before the
Commissioners and the public statements and reasons for a preference in
Newport, we tender these parties the free use of our columns, as we do also
the advocates of Erris, and when all shall have been laid before us, then
shall we respectfully tender our opinion fueled on mature deliberation--and
based upon a calm but fixed view to public interests alone.----Mayo Mercury.

MAYO ASSIZES
Summary of Prisoners for Trial at Spring Assizes 1840
Murder...9
Rape...2
Manslaughter...1
Violent Assault...8
Stabbing...2
Appearing armed at night...3
Cow stealing...2
Horse stealing...2
Highway Robbery...1
Robbery...10
Forgery...2
Child Desertion...2
Sheep Stealing...1
Pig Stealing...1
Misdemeanor...1
Total up to the 12th inst...47

The extreme lightness of this Calendar, as compared with those presented at
Spring Assizes in former years, is truly gratifying-and bears testimony to
the general tranquility of the country. There certainly appears some charges
of the most serious character, but experience has proved that offences are
frequently presented at first under more aggravated character than on
enquiry they really deserved. That such will be the case at the ensuing
Assizes we anticipate.-But taking into consideration the great extent of the
county, and the length of time that has elapsed since last Assizes, the
state of the Calendar must be pronounced as gratifying.

SWINFORD UNION.
We understand that Mr. Assistant Commissioner HANDCOCK arrived yesterday in
this town-on his route to establish the union of Swinford-and that he has
been in conference with Mr. A.C. BURKE who attends the Castlebar Board this
day.---Mayo Mercury

THE REV T. MATHEW
The Very Rev. Theobald MATHEW, the Apostle of Temperance, will preach the
Annual Charity Sermon in aid of the Presentation Convent Schools, in the
parochial chapel of St. Nicholas, on Sunday, the 15th March next, and on the
following Monday he will administer the Teetotal pledge in this town. We
trust such arrangements will be made as will serve safety and order, as we
apprehend that an overwhelming multitude will present themselves to take the
pledge.

The CHICHESTER Revenue Cutter, commanded by Captain STEWART, anchored at
Kilkerran bay (Cunemara), received some injury from lightning on the 7th
inst., the Captain having narrowly escaped, but some of the crew received
very slight injury. The cutter had been there for the purpose of
co-operating with the Revenue Police under the command of Lieutenant
M'DERMOTT, at Outerard, for the suppression of illicit distillation, and
searched that coast and its many Islands, and we are happy to find there
existed no symptoms of any such traffic among the peasantry.

MARRIED
On Monday, the 17th instant, in the Collegiate Church of St Nicholas, by the
Very Rev., the Warden, Robert QUIN ALEXANDER of Garris Town, in the county
Dublin, Esq., to Gertrude Harriet, third daughter of John L. REILLY, of
Searvagh, in the county of Down, Esq.

DIED
Of Inflammation of the lungs, after three days illness, John ALLMAN, late
Captain of the 48th Regt., a magistrate of this county for many years,
during which period, in his judicial capacity, he was considered an honest
independent judge, he inveriably endeavoured to aid the poor, he has left a
widow and long family to deplore his loss. His remains were interred at the
family burial place Meelick.-His remains were met at Currenrue by all the
respectability of the neighboring county, together with vast crowds of the
neighbouring peasantry, who paid the last tribute to his respected memory.

TOWN CALENDAR
The following prisoners are for trial at the next assizes:-Michael CONNEELY,
John SPELMAN, sheep stealing; Caroline BROWNE, stealing shoes; Robert BLAKE,
stealing shoes; Eliza MONAHAN, vagrancy.
Notwithstanding the few for trial at the Assizes, there are upwards of 75
prisoners in our Town Jaol, there were 40 cases for trial at our January
Quarter Sessions, the greater part for petty larceny.

COUNTY CALENDAR
Sheep stealing 9; cow stealing 4; assault 14; murder 10; perjury 1; larceny
5; robbery 5; rape 2; wool stealing 2; horse stealing; obtaining money under
false pretenses 2; vagrancy 1; total 58. For trial at Galway Assizes, up to
this date, 12th February, 1840.

ORPHAN'S BREAKFAST INSTITUTE
...The collection after the Sermon amounted to close on Thirty Pounds,
including the following very liberal contributions, viz:-

Mrs. LYNCH, Black Rock...1 0 0
Richard M LYNCH...1 0 0
P.M. LYNCH...1 0 0
Charles LYNCH...1 0 0
Mark LYNCH...1 0 0
P. LYNCH, Clougher...1 0 0
Mr. M'DONNELL...1 0 0
Miss Anne GEOGHEGAN...1 0 0
Henry COMERFORD...1 0 0
Edmond FRENCH, Monivea...1 0 0
Lady FfRENCH...1 0 0

PROGRESS OF TEMPERANCE.
Gort, Feb. 14-Father MATHEW is in this town these two days past. He has
given the pledge to upwards of sixty thousand persons. He does not go to
Galway, but returned to Limerick this day. There is scarcely any person,
unless some old people, that have not taken the pledge.

EXTRAORDINARY DUELS IN IRELAND
Perhaps the annals of the world cannot produce a parallel to the following
gazette of Irish belligerency:-

FITZGIBBON, the Attorney General, afterwards Chancellor and Earl of Clonmel,
fought Lord Tyrawly about his wife, and the Earl of Llandaff about his
sister, and others, with sword and pistol, on miseillaneous subjects.

EGAN, Judge of the County of Dublin, fought the mast of the Rolls, BARRET,
and three others with the sword. EGAN was a humorist, and his duel with
BARRET was characteristic. On the combatants taking their ground BARRET,
thugh the challenger, immediately fired, and missing his antogonist, walked
away, coolly saying "EGAN, now my honour is satisfied." The Judge was not
however satisfied, called out, "Holton, stop, Roger, till I take a shot at
your honour." Roger returned, and with the same composure said, "Very well,
fire away," Jack EGAN presented,and seemed by his motions determined to
finish Roger; at length he cried out, "Pho, Pho, I won't honour you. I won't
be bothered shooting you. So now you may go to the ___your own way-or shake
hands, whichever you like best." The finale may be anticipated. The
circumstances took place on the celebrated ground at Donnybrook fair, and
some hundreds of amateurs were present.

The Right Honourable Isaac CORRY, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, fought
the Right Hon. Henry GRATTAN, a Privy Councillor, and leader of the
opposition. The Chancellor was hit.-he also fought two others.

MELGE (or MEIGE), Baron of the Exchequer, fought his brother in law, and two
others.

Lord Norbury, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, fought Fire eater
FITZGERALD, and two others, muzzle to muzzle, and frightened Napper TANDY
and several besides. Napper was near being hanged for running away!

DUIGENAN, Judge of the Prerogative Court, Fellow and Tutor of Trinity
College, and the well known antagonist of the Popish claims, fought one
barrister, and came to the ground with another.

GRADY, the first counsel of the revenue, fought MAHER and CAMPBELL,
barristers, and others-very stout work.

CURRAN, first Master of the Rolls, fought Lord Buckinghamshire, Chief
Secretary, because he could not dismiss an obnoxious public officer.

HUTCHINSON, Provost of Trinity College, and a Privy Councillor, fought
DOYLE, a Master of Chancery, elder brother of the distinguished John DOYLE.

PATTERSON, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, fought three country
gentlemen, one of them with the sword, and wounded all of them.


MR. BARRON, S.M.
It is with extreme regret that we have learned that the gentleman whose name
stands above is about to remove from this neighbourhood, and that another
district is to have the benefit of his services as an officer of the crown.
The necessity which existed for the residence of a Stipendary Magistrate in
Castlebar was generally felt and acknowledged.; and the manner in which Mr.
BARRON discharged the duties of that station reflected on himself and the
government infinite credit. Calm, impartial, and discriminating, he won for
the law the respect and confidence of the people, while he secured for
himself the esteem and regard of all classes.

SUFFERINGS OF THE POOR IN CLARE
The sufferings of the poor in the county of Clare from want of turf fuel,
caused by the late storms, is unequalled. The people, and children in
particular, have the appearance of death upon their faces--white with
streaks of blue. They meet by turns in each others cabins, and bring their
potatoes and pots, which are boiled on one fire in rotation, and by bundling
thus together they give themselves a little warmth on the mountains. Between
Shallee and Newport there are two cabins not far apart, each owner occupier
has a wife and large family; they last week came to the end of every
imaginable resource for firing; then, having decided the matter by lot, one
family moved to the others, and they are burning the abandoned cabin thatch,
rafters, &c to keep themselves alive. I could scarce believe this story at
first, but, from inquiries I have made myself in the neighbourhood, have no
doubt of its being true. What is worse the storms continue, accompanied with
violent thunder and lightning.

Antonio PEROCCHI, the Italian valet of Lord Clanricarde, out on bail, on a
charge of having robbed his master at St. Petersburg of a gold seal of great
value, was on Wednesday, again held to bail for another fortnight, at
Queen's-square Police-office, on a second charge of robbery, to give time to
the appearance of the witnesses in the case, who is now in America.

The Ardcloney estate, near O'Brien's bridge,county of Clare, was on Monday
last purchased in the Court of Chancery by Connell FITZGERALD, Esq.,
Limerick, for 4,500.

A Tithe Rebel-Extraordinary Case.-
At Dublin, in the Court of Exchequer, last Saturday, a poor old man named
Darby GILMORE, was brought up. Mr. BROOKE, Q.C., applied to have him
discharged from custody. He had been arrested under a writ of rebellion, for
non-payment of ththes claimed by the Marquis of Westmeath. The sum due was
just an attorney's fee, 6s. 8d. The costs before the bill was filed amounted
to 24! He had been arrested under the writ, and having rescued himself, was
bound over in his own recognizance to stand his trial at the assizes of
Westmeath. In the mean time he was arrested under the same writ of
rebellion, and brought to Dublin. Counsel applied for his discharge, on the
ground that the third arrest was illegal. Mr. BREWSTER, Q.C., opposed the
application. The Court directed the immediate discharge of the prisoner, and
the plaintiff undertook to strike him out of the bill without costs. So that
poor old Darby GILMORE has beaten Lord Westmeath hollow in this little tithe
campaign.

Affair of Honour-
A young gentleman named NUTTAL, who resided in the county Wicklow, was
brought before the magistrates of College street by Mr. Inspector GERNOR,
charged with being about to fight a duel with another gentleman, named
GOODMAN. The circumstances of the case are as follows:-The gentlemen met at
a party in the county of Wicklow, and the conversation turning on the
comparative merits of the English and Irish people, Mr. NUTTAL took up "the
cudgel" in defence of the "Green Island," while Mr. GOODMAN (an Englishman)
espoused the cause of John BULLI***, and in no very unmeasured terms, abused
Ireland and the Irish, calling them by names not fit for ears polite, adding
that the people of this country were all a set of poltroons and cowards.
This was rather too much for any true Hibernian to bear; and to prove othe
folley of the assertion, Mr. NUTTAL challenged the traducer of this country
on the spot. The challenge was accepted, and the usual arrangements being
complete, the parties agreed to meet on Dalkey Island, where the difference
was to be settled only by one of the party falling. From information which
the magistrates received, they despatched the inspector, who succeeded in
arresting Mr. NUTTAL in Kingstown. The place of his antagonist was no where
to be found. The magistrates ordered Mr. NUTTAL to procure two securities in
the sum of 500l. each, before they would set him at liberty. The required
amount was produced in the course of a day, and he was then discharged.

THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
We learn, from a Tuam correspondent, that the lady of ______BREW, Esq.,
Resident Magistrate there, became a convert from the Protestant church, and
was received into the "one fold" on the 10th of January, by his Grace, the
Most Rev. Doctor McHALE, Roman Catholic Archbishop of Tuam. Mrs. BREW was
the second convert received by his Grace since September 1839.

It is with extreme and unfeigned pleasure that we hear that the Rev. Mr.
McNAMARA has been appointed to the respectable curacy of Corrofin, he has
been succeeded in Kilmaine by the Rev. Mr. DWYER, from Claremorris----Tuam
Herald.

The Right Rev. Dr. KENNEDY, Roman Catholic Bishop of Killaloe, has changed
his residence from Castleconnell to Deerpark, Newmarket-on-Fergus.

During a violent thunderstorm on Sunday the chapel of Athea, county
Limerick, was struck by the electric fluid. The damage done to that sacred
edifice was comparatively trifling; but we regret to hear it reported that
three persons were killed by the effects of the most awful visitation.

TO BE LET
>From the 25th March Next
And Immediate Possession Given,
For Such Terms as May be Agreed On,
Or the Interest in the Lease Sold,
The House and Concerns in Lombard-Street, now occupied by Mr. A LOVELOCK,
with or without the Theatre, lately erected at an expense exceeding a
Thousand Pounds. Those Concerns are in good repair and most desirably
situated; they are very spacious and well adapted for an Hotel or Tavern, or
any business requiring room, particularly as the recent iimprovements in
Lombard-Street has rendered the Church Square one of the most pleasant and
central situations in Town. The Theatre is immediately to the rere of the
Dwelling House.
For particulars apply to Andrew LOVELOCK, Esq., at the Stanton Office, from
10 until 4 O'Clock.
Galway, February 13th, 1840.

TO BE SOLD.
The Interest in the Lease (consisting of Two good Lives,) of the Lands of
Caheravoneen, containing upwards of Six Hundred Acres, situate in the County
of Galway, within two miles of the Town of Kinvarra, a fast improving Sea
Port Town in which there is held a Weekly Market for the sale and
exportation of grain of every description, potatoes, &c., &c.-and within
five miles of Gort, also a good Market Town.
Those Lands are not held by good and solvent Yearly Tenants at a very low
rent per annum, their rents not having been raised on the expiration of
their leases, and yield even at the prestn low rent a profit rent of One
Hundred and Ten Pounds per annum.
For further particulars only, (if by letter post paid), to Maurice BLAKE,
Esq., Ball***ad, Ballyglass, and to Anthony BLAKE, Esq., Sr. G/Orane,
Galway, or Cloghmore, Kinvarra, who will show the lands.
Feb. 18th, 1840

TO BE LET
>From the 1st Day of May Next.
For such number of Years or lives, and terms as may be agreed on.
The several denominations of the lands of BENMORE,
Situate within three miles of Loughrea, in the County of Galway,
Those Lands are so well and generally known, that they need no comment, they
contain choice Meadow, Pasture, and Tillage Land; and are admirably
calculated for Farmers of every description; ......[can't read a line]
Proposals to be received addressed to Valentine O'CONNOR BLAKE, Esq., Tower
Rd., Ballyglass, and Joseph BLAKE, Esq., St. Orans, Galway.
Galway, February 17th, 1840

TO BE LET
THE FARM OF MOUNT JULIET
Containing between Nine and Ten Irish Acres, situate within one mile and a
half of Galway, on the Circular and Dangan Road, and commanding a Beautiful
Extensive view both of the Bay and Lough Corrib.
For Particulars enquire of Mrs. LEONARD, Nun's Island, Galway.
February 20th, 1849.


Death By Drowing-A man named James HEANEY, was found drowned in a hog hole
on Sunday morning last, in the neighbourhood of Foxford. It appears he had
been at the fair of Swineford on the day previous, from which he was seen
returning at a late hour. The fact of his not reaching home that night, of
course, excited considerable fears among his friends; and on search being
made, he was found as above stated.---Ballina Advertiser.

THE PROTESTANT CHURCH
The new episcopal Church contemplated in Dublin for the Rev. Mr. GREGG will
be called St. Judes.

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The office of Surveyor of public works at Belfast is vacant by the death of
Mr. J. HASTINGS. Salary 100 guineas.

Daniel CRONIN, Esq., D.L. of The Park, Killarney, is likely to be created a
baronet on the occasios of the nuptial ceremony of her Majesty.

The Rev. Frederick CAVENDISH and Lady have arrived at Killala Castle, on a
visit to Walter J BOURKE, Esq, and lady. The Rev. gentleman is son to the
Hon. F. CAVENDISH and brother in law to Mr. BOURKE.

One distillery in Cork has 1600 puncheons of whiskey there in the Queen's
stores; and 340 whiskey shops have been closed all the consequence of Father
MATHEW's Temperance pledge.

An Inquest was held a few days ago at Ballyaluoge, in the parish of
Killoran, and barony of Clon*ac*oon in this county, by W. KENNY, Esq.,
Coroner, and a respectable jury, on view of the body of Thomas WHEALON of
said place, who was found dead in the open fields, occasioned by the
inclemency of the weather.-Verdict accordingly. The deceased was tenant to
Lord Clonbrock-Tuam Herald.


Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, February 27, 1840
Volume 89 Price 5D


The ceremony of reception had taken place on Tuesday morning, at the
Presentation Nunnery, in this city (Limerick). Miss BENN, daughter of Mr.
Francis BENN, of Broadstreet, was the lady received. The Right Rev. Doctor
MURPHY assisted by the Right Rev. Doctor RYAN, and several clergymen of the
city officiated on the occasion. The ceremony was solemn and affecting.

Rev. Mr. CAHILL, of Dublin, an eminent pulpit orator, preaches for the
Institution of Mercy in Limerick, on Sunday, 1st of March.

Roger HIGGINS, a man of good appearance, was indicted on Tuesday, at
Limerick, for an assault with intent to violate the person of Catherine
FARRELL, his servant, on the 4th of November, in Mulgrave-street, where he
kept a public house. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and his Worship
having redressed the prisoner, married man, on the impropriety of his
conduct, sentenced him to six months' imprisonment, at hard labour.

Mr. CLENDINNON, the South Australian agent, is on a mission through Ireland
to grant a free passage to married agricultural servants and mechanics.

The Marquis of Abercorn has given ten pound towards the repairs of the
meeting houses in the counties of Tyrone, Londonderry and Donegal.

Under the oppression of pecularily distressing feelings we have to record
the sudden and alarming illness of Alderman Denis FITZGERALD MAHONY,who, on
Thursday last , about midsday, was seized by an affection resembling
paralysis, while in Georges-street, and was immediately removed in his
private cab to the family residence, Tontine Buildings, where the faculty
gave the most prompt and anxious attention to his case, and forthwith
applied those restoratives which the best professional skill and experience
could advise. The worthy alderman derived a temporary relief, and slowly
recovered from the first shock of the attack, which had been so violent and
unexpected; but alas, under a malady of so dangerous a complexion, little
hope of improvement could be cherished, and yesterday morning their patient
declined fast, and to this hour continues in such extremity as to excite the
worst fears for the result. His death is hourly expected! It would be an
idle task for tongue to tell or pen to describe, the agony of grief, the
depth of despair, which has overwhelmed every member of his family, for the
loss of one so dearly and so deservedly beloved. His life, there is no
parade or vanity in the figure, was a model of human excellence, if we
consider him by the standard of morals which dignify and exalt the christian
character in all his features. With deep sorrow we stop the press to state
that at six o'clock this morning he breathed his last.----Limerick
Chronicle.


On Sunday last, a most trocious murder was committed at Cloncullin, within
five miles of Kilrush, upon an orphan youth 14 years of age named John
CONSIDINE, left in charge of the house of a man named WHITE, in the absence
of the family at mass at Cooreclare. WHITE had sold corn at Kilrush the
previous day (Saturday) to the amount of 10. Several persons yet unknown
attacked thehouse for the purpose of taking the money, in which they were
disappointed, as WHITE had the money with him; they severed the boy's skull
in several parts and left his brains scattered about the floor; they also
broke boxes, upset beds and furniture, in search of the money, without being
detected. Monday an inquest was held on the body by John LUCAS, Esq.,
attended by the efficient Chief Constable, William CHANNER, Esq. and the
police. It is hoped some clue will be soon found to the prepetrators of this
foul deed, and in the interim, the inquest is adjourned, to afford time for
information.

Government will appoint in a few days a Stipendary Magistrate to Abbeyfeale,
in the place of Captain VIGNOLES.

George NEWENHAM WYNNE, a cashiered Lieut. of the India Company's service is
committed to prison in Cork, for false representations.

James SCULLY, Esq., presided at a crowded Temperance Soiree on Friday in
Tipperary.

The Grand Jury of the County of Clare have unanimously rejected the plan and
specification for building a new Court House in Ennis. The model was that of
Tullamore Court House. The new line of road to Miltown Malbay, cutting off
the hill of Shallee, has been taken at 19s,6d. per perch, by the brother of
the County Limerick surveyor.---Limerick Chronicle.

Of 852 applications for pavement by contractors for public works at Ennis,
480 are certified by the County Surveyor. of the six bridges in Tulla barony
leading to this city, and which were destroyed by the great flood last year,
four are rebuilt and the others nearly so.

Joseph Capel FITZGERALD, Esq., who was sworn in High Sheriff of the County
Cork, last week, is compelled, by illness, to resign that office, but it is
understood that Horatio TOWNSEND, Esq., who declined in the first instance,
will accept the situation.

Sir Wm. Wrixon BEECHER, Bart., of Ballygibblin, is to be foreman of the Co.
Cork Grand Jury.

Mr. CORBALLIS, who has been appointed by the Attorney-General to conduct the
crown prosecutions on the Home circuit, (noticed in last publication), is a
Roman Catholic, but a gentleman of high legal and literary attainments,and
unobjectionable in other respects. He never mingled in agitation or sought
for pre-eminance at the bar, on account of religion or politics.

Michael M'CORMACK, a grocer and spirit retailer of Limerick, stated before
the Insolvent Debtors Court, Dublin, on Saturday, that his failure was
caused by Father MATHEW, and many more in the trade had been ruined by his
visit to Limerick, as all the 'Garryowen' boys had ceased drinking whisky!
The insolvent added that up to this event he had been honest and punctual in
his dealings. The court dismissed his petition.

A tee-totaler by the name of CRAWFORD was interred on Sunday, at
Castleconnell, with every respect by the Temperance Society. The funeral was
public and attended by great crowds.

Government are about to institute an inquiry into the conduct of the
magistrates of the Head Police office, Dublin. Mr. MOORE, Q.C., will set for
the Crown, and Mr. BREWSTER for the magistrates. The charges are such, that
if proved will dead to the dismissal of one or two officials.---Dublin
Monitor.

Thomas PRENDERGAST, an Irish labourer, is committed to Marylebone, for the
murder of Thomas HARTY, New-inn, county of Tipperary, in 1833.



NEW DOCKS AND QUAYS
At the meeting of the Harbour Commissioners on Monday last, Constantine
SLOPER, Esq., Merchant, brought under the consideration of the Board a heavy
demand lately made upon him by Mr. KELLY for landing a cargo of timber at
FootHill [or FortHill] , & stated that he considered the charge too
extravagant, subject as teh Merchants were to a very heavy tonnage duty. All
the Commissioners having concurred in the justice of Mr. SLOPER's complaint,
suggested the propriety of Mr. KELLY being offered 3d instead of 6d as at
present charged; until the final completion of our New Docks; and in the
event of his not acceding to these terms, that the commissioners should
deprive him of the right of entrance to his lands at FootHill .
The mercantie interest is deeply affected and seriously inconvenienced by
the delay in finishing our new Docks and Quays, and the poeple are
exclaiming loudly against the Contractors, these works having been in
progress for the last six years. The Commissioners will hold their next
meeting on the 2d of March, and if the works are not then commenced,
measures will be adopted by the Board to insure their speedy completion.

GALWAY UNION POOR-HOUSE
The Land at Strawslodge near this town- intended for the site of the Galway
Union Poor House, will be taken possession of on Tuesday next; when the
building will be immediately commenced by the spirited Contractor Mr LAWLOR
who has already a great quantity of beautifully cut stone prepared on the
spot.
The valuation committee for the Galway Union met at the Town Grand Jury Room
yesterday, for the purpose of inspecting the valuation returns for the
Claddagh Ward.

THE QUEEN'S COURT
Shortly after the Royal Nuptials the Queen held a Levee, which was most
numerously attended; and on which occasion several congratulatory addresses
were presented from Ireland, one by the hon. and patriotic member for
Dundalk, Thomas N REDINGTON, Esq.
Among the list of presentations to her Majesty, we find the name of our
talented townsman Robert N.FINN, Esq., Barrister, who was presented by the
Marquis of Normanby.

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT
On Monday, the 17th instant, a house carpenter named Thomas FAHEY wsa killed
in Clifden, in the west of Ireland, by falling from a scaffold while
assisting to roof the court-house. He was greatly bruised by the fall, and
his head frightfully fractured, and only survived about an hour after the
fatal occurrence. The surgical assistance of Dr. KELLY, who was in
attendance, proved unavailing; but the poor man received the rights of
religion from the Very Rev. Mr. FITZMAURICE, P.P., FAHEY was a resepctable
tradesman,and was a joint contractor for the carpenter work of the
court-house. He went to Clifden from Athenry, where he possessed a small
property. His remains were respectably interred in the Clifden burial
ground. The Very Rev. Peter FITZMAURICE and his curates attended his
funeral, as well as the respectable inhabitants of Clifden and its vicinity.
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The Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint Charrers? BREW, Esq., son of
Tomkins BREW, Esq., S.M., to be Sub-inspector of Police, vice DUMAS,
retired.

THE POOR LAWS-THE PRESS
At a meeting of the guardians of the Tuam union, held last week, a petition
to the House of Commons was adopted, without a division, praying to have the
meetings of the board open to the press.
The petition was entrusted to Mr. BODKIN, M.P., Mr. BLAKE being requested to
support it.
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We understand that Mr. FRENCH of Monivea, has charitably given orders that
timber be given for fuel not only to the tenants of his own estate, but to
all the poor of the adjoining estates, which are unable to procure it. If
the laudable example set by Mr. FRENCH was followed the county gaol would
not be crowded as it is at present to excess, with persons convicted of
stealing timber.---Tuam Herald.

CLIFDEN
We feel great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Martin R. HART,
Esq., Clifden; as a Master extraordinary and Commissioner of Affidavits for
the Clifden district. These appoints ments are gratifying on different
accounts. First as it is a matter of great importance to the trading
interest of that rising town and the inhabitants generally of the extensive
district of Connemarra, who have hitherto been placed under great
disadvantages, having as often as requried to purchase Stamps, or to tender
Affidavits to travel 40 miles for that purpose. Secondly, as we are
convinced a more judicious selection could not have been made to fill and
discharge the duties of these situations, than the above named gentleman.


DUBLIN POLICE-FEBRUARY 21
ARRAN-QUAY OFFICE

Melancholy Case of Insanity-A respectable looking man named William HUGHES,
who stated that he resided at No. 13 Linenhall street, applied to the
magistrates for an order to have his daughter, Ann HUGHES, removed to an
asylum under the following circumstances:-
He stated that for some time she had been labouring under symptoms of
insanity, and he did everything that his means would allow him in procuring
medical attendance on her; instead, however, of amending, her malady
continued to increase, and for several days past she had become so violent
that she threatened the lives of all who approached her, and it was found
necessary to have her tied down to a bed.
The magistrates said if he lodged an information against her, stating that
he feared the public peace would be endangered by her continuing any longer
at large; and if he also obtained the affidavit of a medical gentleman as to
her insanity, they would commit her to Grangegormanlane Prison until a
vacancy would occur in the Lunatic Asylum.
The informations of the complainant and of Dr. VANCE were then lodged, after
which a warrant was issued to have the patient brought up by a policeman.
On being brought before the magistrates she appeared perfectly calm and
gentle, and in reply to the magistrates she said that she had never
threatened her father, but had merely given him a good beating when he
deserved it.
She was then removed to prison.


CORONER'S INQUEST
On Monday an inquest was held in Lower Kevla-street, before Thomas M'CARTHY,
Esq., coroner of the county of Dublin and view of the body of a man named
William CLARKE, a sailor, who was discovered on Sunday morning lying dead on
the floor by his bed side. It appeared from the evidence adduced that the
deceased was of remarkably dissipated habits and an incorrigible drunkard.
On Saturday night last he came home in a state of intoxication, and refused
to go to bed; the inmates of the house then retired to rest, leaving him
alone at the fire. In the morning he was found lying on his back, his neck
and face much swollen; medical aid was instantly procured, but it was of no
avail. The dissipation in which the ill-fated man had been sunk of late was
caused by a young man with whom he had lodged some money for safe keeping
absconded with the cash. Since that time (about four months ago) he had been
very seldom sober. A verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned.

A deputation of the flour millers of Ireland, consisting of the Messrs. John
ALEXANDER, jun., of Carlow; Robert MACAULAY of Crumlin; and Samuel PARSONS,
of Newry, had an interview with the President of the Board of Trade, on the
subject of the importation of foreign flour to Ireland. Mr. LABOUCHERE,
after listening attentively to the statements of the deputation, as to the
injurious tendency of the bill upon their trade, in which a large capital
was invested, held out no hope that the measure would be withdrawn by the
government.

The price of tea further advanced this week 4d to 5d per lb.

Fire-About two o'clock on Monday night an alarming fire was discovered in
the bed room of Mr. John SANFORD, in this town. The situation of this house,
being a corner one, threatened destruction to the surrounding premises-and
but for the prompt assistance afforded by several gentlemen and townspeople,
the consequence would have been most disastrous.---Tuam Herald.

Ennis Assizes-The Grand Jury were sworn yesterday for fiscal duties before
John BINDON SCOTT of Chaercon, Esq., High Sheriff; W.N. M'NAMARA, Esq.,
M.P.; Sir Lucius O'BRIEN, Bart.; Crofton M. VANDELEUR, Thomas BROWNE, Andrew
STACKPOOLE, Bindon BLOOD, Poole HICKMAN, Burton BINDON, Richard J
STACKPOOLE, Thomas STUDDERT, Bunratty; Hugh O'LOGHLEN, John O'BRIEN,
Carnelly; George STUDDERT, John M'MAHON, John SCOTT, Creeva; Thomas CROWE,
Jun.; Michael FINUCANE, Elmond J ARMSTRONG, Francis M'NAMARA, O'Gorman
MAHON, David J. WILSON, Esqrs. There were only 21 sworn; the others did not
answer to their names, and they were not impanelled before halfspast two
yesterday, Mr. Cornelius O'BRIEN, M.P. refused to serve as he was not called
after his colleague, Major M'NAMARA, and before Mr. VANDELEUR, who has an
unincumbered fortune of 12,000 a year in the county Clare. On this occasion
O'Gorman MAHON promptly addressed the High Sheriff and said though he had a
right to as high a place as Mr. O'BRIEN, having represented the County
before him, and, perhaps, would again have that distinguished honor; yet so
far from objecting, he would serve as last man upon the panel, if the High
Sheriff placed him there. Mr. O'BRIEN conceived this high-minded and
sensible remark was meant to be offensive, and some angry words passed
between O'Gorman MAHON and the County Member, who shortly after withdrew
from the Grand Jury Room.

A New Science-A philosopher, who has travelled much and is a man of great
experience, has discovered that no bow-legged individual has ever been
distinguished for any extraordinary evidence of mental
superiority.---American Paper.

The Landsowne schooner, of and for Limerick, put into Rutland, coast of
Donegal, with loss of two men overboard, gib boom and tip-gallante mast. The
mate was also swept overboard, but the returning wave providentially threw
him on deck again.

The High Sheriff of Kerry will shortly lead to the hymenal altar, a Lady in
the vicinity of Oxford, Miss HUDDLESTON, with a large fortune.

Aylmer R. MARTIN, Esq., is elected a member of the Common Council of Cork,
in place of the late Robert D*ane, Esq.

Limerick lace was predominant in Ladies dresses of the Lord Lieutenant's
drawing-room, on Thursday.

There is an account in town of an atrocious plot to assassinate a respected
Clergyman of the Established Church, in the district of Tulla, Clare.

James H DICKSON, of the firm of LEDWICK and DICKSON, Belfast, linen factors,
was discharged by the Insolvent Court, on Saturday, from 20,000 debts.

Mr. Neville NORMAN, of Bodmin, merchant riding home from market on Saturday
night, was waylaid by robbers and murdered.

A barque called the Tyrian, was run down by the steamer Manchester, off
Gravesend, on Friday when six persons on board perished.

Thursday evening a fire broke out in the extensive premises of Mr. BROWN,
mast maker Dockhead. It continued to rage with uncontrollable fury and
communicated to Mr. HOLLAND's barge builder, Messrs. BROWN and YOUNG's
granary and also Messrs. GROVES, on the river side, all of which were
destroyed. The flames reached the opposite side, and burned down three other
granaries belonging to Messrs. GROVES. It is not known in what manner the
fire originated. The damage sustained is estimated at one hundred and fifty
thousand pounds.

MARRIED
This evening in Dominick-street, by the Rev. Peter DALY, P.P., James MARTYN,
Esq. of this town, to Celia, eldest daughter of the late John BERMINGHAM,
Esq.

DIED.
In Pembroke-street, Georgiana, third daughter of the late Richard MARTIN,
Esq., many years representative for the county of Galway,and sister to the
present member, Thomas MARTIN, Esq. It is a hard task for an affectionate
friend of the late Mr. MARTIN and of his family, as the writer of the present
obituary has been from his youth upwards, to speak of the death of one of
the most amiable and heavenly-minded young women that ever existed. Her
talents were of a high order, but they were in subordination to her higher
sense of piety. Never did we meet a thoroughly religious person so
absolutely free from all sorts of bigotry or who practiced with such
unostentatious zeal the duties enjoined upon all classes of Christians by
our common Redeemer. She was the delight and consolation of her widowed
mother, and of her sisters; and the favourite of every one that enjoyed the
intimacy of her family. We cannot pretend-we could not set about te duty, if
we would-to offer consolation to the bereaved mother and her desolate
children for the heavy calamity which has fallen upon them. They will only
find that consolation in contemplating the purity and vitues of the being
that has left them-in that Christian faith in which Georgiana MARTIN lived
and died-in the pious and firmly grounded hope, that their darling has gone
to her external rest-and that in the fulness of thus, when it shall please
God to call them from this scene of wretchedness, they will join her in that
abode of peace, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at
rest.-E. Post.

A few days since, at Tuam, much regretted; Letitia, youngest daughter of the
late Thomas FfRENCH, Esq. at Ffrenchville, in this town.
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ORRELL COAL
T.M. USEORNE,
Is now discharging from on board the Bee and Wings, yett, Captain BEE
200 Tons
Prime Orrell Coals
Which he can recommend as the best Imported for House use, and will be sold
ex ship at a modest price.
Apply at his Office, Merchant's-road.
Galway, February 21st, 1840
~~~~~
In Chancery.
Thomas KELLY and Eleanor KELLY, otherwise TOOLE his Wife, Plaintiffs.
Thomas Keogh, Margaret Keogh his Wife and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to the Decree made in this cause, dated the 15th day of January,
1839, I will on Saturday, the 25th day of April next, at one o'clock
afternoon, at my Chambers, Inns' Quay, Dublin, set up and sell to the
highest and fairest bidder, the fee simple and inheritance of all that and
those, one third part of the town and lands of Drishane, otherwise
Bryarfield situate in the barony of Tyaquin and county of Galway, as
formerly in the possession of Anne DOHERTY, widow, and afterwards in the
possession of Patrick TOOLE, for the purposes in said decree mentioned,
containing accounting to a survey made thereof by James BURKE in the year
1839, Eighty-six acres, two roods and one perch.-Dated this 13th day of
February, 1840.
William HENN.
For rental and particulars as to title apply to James HENDERSON, Plaintiff's
Solicitor, 24 North Great George's street, Dublin.
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TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession Given
A Large and Commodious House in Abbeygate-Street,
With and extensive Rere thereto,
of 160 feet in breadth and 112 feet in length.
These concerns is well adapted for the Provision, Timber, or Deal trade, or
any other Mercantile business that would require space for room. The House
is in perfect repair,and fit for the reception of a respectable family. A
long lease will be given to an approved Tenant.
Application to be made to Mr. Peter TRAYNOR, Mainguard-street, Galway.
February 27, 1840.
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TO LET
(From the 25th of March next)
The Large Dwelling House and Office in flood street, formerly tenanted by
Denis CLARKE, Esq., and now in the possession of James REILLY, Esq.
For particulars apply to Messrs. Anthony and Joseph BLAKE, St. Oran; or Mr.
James BROWNE, National Bank of Ireland, Galway.
February 21, 1840

THE REV. DOCTOR KIRWAN, P.P., OUGHTERARD
The above distinguished and eloquent Preacher is at present in Cork, where
he stands high in the estimation of the citizens, who admire and appreciate
his talents. The independent and patriotic people of Cork, with their
characteristic liberality, are coming forward to sustain this highly gifted
and exemplary Pastor in his present difficulties and have entered into
subscriptions to defray the expenses of the Law proceedings in which hs is
at present involved. We regret exceedingly that those proceedings ever
originated; and for the credit of the plaintiff in this case, we hope he may
be induced to abandon them. We subjoin the following excellent article so
complimentary to the religious zeal of Doctor KIRWAN, from the last number
of the Cork Southern Reporter:-
In our last number we stated our reluctance to press upon the characteristic
generosity of the Cork public, in behalf of distant localities, when there
are so many legitimate claims for its exercise within this city, coming from
those institutions which it is the interest, as well as the duty of the
citizens to maintain. That reluctance is increased by the knowledge we have,
how repeatedly, of late, that generosity has been tested; but
notwithstanding this very natural feeling on our parts, we cannot hesitate
to place before the public a case of peculiar hardship, which certainly,
when known, cannot fail to obtain for the Rev. Gentleman concerned, the
sympathy of every sincere Christian and true Patriot.
It will be admitted by every one - no matter what creed or party - that
nothing so much tends to civilize a population - to render them peaceful
neighbors and good subjects, as a knowledge of those Christian precepts and
Doctrines which, under the most disheartening circumstances, it is the
constant endeavoars of the Catholic religion to infuse upon its followers.
In prosecuting this holy object, the national religion has in Ireland much
to contend against. The Irish nation is called upon in the first instance,
to support Church Establishment, with which it has no sympathy, either
political or spiritual; and when, in many  districts, the produce of the
people's industry is nearly all wrested from them in the shape of rents or
rent charges, very little remains, either to sustain life, or to support
with becoming respect the religion they profess. In some parts of Ireland,
where the Catholics, escaping from that poverty to which centuries of
oppression had consigned them, attained that rank and importance which
wealth confers, the temples of religion rose up in splendour and
magnificance, & schools were established for the moral and religious
instruction of the children of the poor; but in other parts of the Island,
where poverty clung with death like tenacity to the people, and where the
solitary proprietor of the soil had no feeling for the mass, and took no
concern in their temporare or spirit or welfare, there indeed, was it
difficult for religion to be decently maintained, or its holy precepts
effficiently diffused. Under these discouraging circumstances, a clergyman,
by his own almost unaided exertions-by the moral energy of his character,
which enabled him to endure every personal privation to accomplish his
object-of a clergyman thus circumstanced, and thus acting succeeds in
erecting in the midst of a mountain district a splendid temple, where the
offices of religion are performed with all becoming dignity, and where the
doctrines of Christianity are taught to pauper population, crowding these
mountain fastnesses-that Clergyman becomes a prominent benefactor of his
race, whose practical patriotism claims the gratitude and respect of his
country.
That Dr. KIRWAN, in this respect, deserves the gratitude, and in his present
position, the same paths, and assistance of Irishmen will, we think, be
admitted when we have stated his case.
In 1827, he was appointed to the Parish of Outerard, in the County of
Galway. It is a wild mountainous district consisting a "scattered population
of over 10,000 souls, who were literally without a place of worship." The
Rev. Gentleman instantly resolved on erecting one. In accomplishing this, he
had many difficulties to contend with. There was no resident proprietor
professing the Catholic religion, and the people all were paupers. However,
"where there is a will there is a way," and accordingly nothing daunted, he
commenced. He obtained from Thomas MARTIN, Esq., M.P., a grant of an acre of
land as a site for his Church.-This ground had been for over seventy years
in the possession of the MARTINs. It originally belonged to another family,
who made a transfer of it to them in exchange for other ground, and for time
beyond living memory, it was considered the property of this respectable
family.
Dr. KIRWAN received in aid of his undertaking but 200l from his parish. With
this sum he proceeded & at the end of ten years, by spending in true good
work his entire professional income, and with other aid from private
benevolence, he completed a most tasteful and elegant erection. We have seen
a drawing of this truly classic building, and our surprise is, how it could
be completed for the sum of three thousand pounds. It reminds us of those
neat rural churches scattered over the fair surface of happy Belgium; the
pastor's humble cottage close by, with its green lawn and luxuriant
shrubbery; and we should say, if anything could tend more than another to
increase the people's reverance for religion, it was by observing, for over
ten years, this indefatigable and most exemplary clergyman spending almost
every farthing of his own, in erecting for their accommodation and spiritual
good, so splendid a structure. Nor, during its progress, were his exertions
wanted "to enlighten and raise his flock in the scale of moral existence, to
impart just notions of their rights,as well as of their duties; and to
procure for them and impartial administration of the laws."
Such being the good work for which Dr. KIRWAN is in our opinion, entitled to
the gratitude of his countrymen, we now proceed to state why we claim for
him the sympathy and support of the Cork Public.
It appears that the present representative of the family by whom the ground
was formerly transferred to the MARTINs, fancies he had discovered a flaw in
the title. He alleges that there was no absolute assignment in perpetuity
made; that the ground was held under a terminable lease from his family,
which expired, in 1834, since which time it is a singular coincidence that
the greater part of the money has been expended on the building. He has
accordingly for the first time, last year, bought down an ejectment process
from the superiour Courts. The issue is to be tried at the approaching
Galway Assizes, and if he succeeds, this church, erected at so much expense,
will be either "uprooted from the land" or turned, it may be, "into a stable
for Coach Horses," and this will this now improving population be again
deprived of the blessing and advantage of religious worship within their
immediate reach. We shall not venture to examine the motives of the
individual who, without any personal benefit to accrue from success, thus
drags into a Court of Law an humble and impoverished Parish Priest; but this
we will say, that however unclear the title, the poor priest may be defeated
by legal subtleties, if he is not afforded those pecuniary means without
which law cannot be approached or justice obtained.
Mr. O'CONNELL has volunteered his services on the occasion-but even so, the
proceedings will be exceedingly expensive. This expense must be cheerfully
paid by the people, and we cll upon our fellow citizens to be forward in
giving this respectable clergyman every assistance to enable him to obtain
justice.
A Committe has already been formed, who will thankfully receive any
contributions-it consists of:-
Very Rev. Archdeacon O'KEEFFE; The Very Rev. M.B. O'SHEA; The Very Rev. T.
MATHEW; The Very Rev William O'CONNOR; James MURPHY, Esq.; Thomas LYONS,
Esq.; Jeremiah S. MURPHY; Esq; William FAGAN, Esq; John BURKE, Esq.; Edward
HACKETT, Esq.; Edmund GOULD, Esq.; James MINHEAR, Esq.; Daniel MURPHY, Esq.;
Joseph HAYES, Esq.; James DALY, Esq.; Daniel MEAGHER, Esq.






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