The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 4, 1840
NAME OF GALWAY
The following communication has been
lately made to our Town Commissioners:-
"Gailleav daughter of noble Breasail
It is thus rendered in Latin by the
learned Roderick O'Flaherty, author of the Ogygia;-
The Commissioners regretted that the powers vested in them, did not extend to the appropriation of any of their funds for the purpose; but immediately entered into subscriptions, which when completed, we shall feel great pleasure in publishing. They also voted thanks to Mr. O'Flaherty for his learned and ingenious communication, and undertaking to superintend the subscriptions and the erection of the Obelisk.
A meeting of the members of the above
Institute, was held on Tuesday last, in consequence of a letter which appeared
in the last number of the Connaught Journal, signed A Friend in Order.
The Room was densely crowded by Tradesmen of all classes, and a great many
respectable persons. Several resolutions were proposed by the members of the
Institute, which passed unanimously. Many excellent speeches were delivered by
the Tradesmen in proposing the resolutions. We were not a little surprised at
the talent and information of the several speakers, they delivered their
speeches in language well suited to the occasion, and a style and manner which
does them inunite credit. After the resolutions were passed, the President rose
and spoke for about an hour, in a speech replete with good, sense, talent, and
information. He was repeatedly, most enthusiastically cheered, during the
delivery of his address he spoke on the different resolutions which they
adopted, and in forcible language alluded to the propriety and spirit of these
resolutions. He knew of no bad feeling, animosity or bickering, which was stated
to exist among the members of this society towards the members of the other
temperance rooms, it could not exist without his knowledge, for he was among
them day after day. he could not understand why the Tradesmen of Galway who have
taken the pledge the majority of whom are not members of any of the societies,
should be prevented from becoming members of the Mechanics' Institute; the
object of which is the improvement of their mind, and the acquirement of
information in their respective trades; or that any person should presume to say
that the Mechanics' Institute must be annihilated, as well might such language
be held towards the gentlemen of the Amicable Society or the Merchants and
Traders of the Commercial Rooms, have not the Tradesmen a right to form a
society for the improvement of their minds, who shall call them to an
account for doing so? The man that would must be foolish and weak minded indeed.
We regret that we cannot give even the outline of the powerful speech delivered
by the President.
THE GALWAY TRADES MECHANICS'
INSTITUTE AND MORALITY ASSOCIATION.
1st Rule- That no person be admitted a
member of the above Association unless he can produce testimonials of his pledge
from the Very Rev. Theobald Matthew, of Cork, or any of the Catholic Clergymen
of the Town who are appointed to distribute the medals.
Fire-A fire broke out in this town on Thursday last, in the house of Mr. Martin Lyons, which caused much alarm, it being in the most populous part of the town. The soldiers of the depot of the gallant 5th, stationed in Castlebar, with their officers, and the engine from the barracks, instantly hastened to the place, but owing to some defect in the engine, it could not be brought to play on the fire. This is to be much regretted, as it should be kept in practice and thorough repair. A house catching fire in a central part of a town is likely to do much damage if not put a timely check to, and a good fire engine is the most likely to effect this. We trust that the defect will be speedily remedied as it will create much confidence in the minds of the inhabitants. The officers and soldiers were indefatigable in their exertions and remained round the premises until the fire was entirely extinguished. The police under the superintendence of Mr. Hillas also hastened to render his assistance. This not the first time we had the pleasure of recording our meed of praise of Mr. Hillas, while stationed in this town for more that 16 years. There was little or no damage done to the house, but we have heard that several articles of furniture and wearing apparel have been destroyed.--Telegraph
In Tuam, the lady of James Henderson, Esq., of a daughter.
In St. George's Church, by the Rev. Mr. Bride, P.C. and also by the Rev. Mr. Laphen, R.C.C., Thomas MacNevin, Esq., Barrister-at-law, to Eliza Letitia, only daughter of the late Xaverius Blake, Oran Castle, in this county, Esq.
Numbers of respectable families are
crowding into Galway for the enjoyment of sea-bathing, and the Summer promises
to be unusually gay, as we will enjoy many amusements. Theatricals, Races,
Regattas, &c. will attract the gentry of the County, and induce them to
prefer Galway to other watering places. There will be splendid races at the
Kiltolla course, and from the superior character of the horses, and the
influence and respectability of the Stewards, we anticipate much sport, and a
vast assemblage of the rank, beauty, and fashion of the province. The races are
to continue for three days and the articles will soon be published; and with the
zeal and exertions of the following gentlemen who, we understand, are to act as
Stewards, the Races of Galway for this season promise to surpass any of these
FIVE BATHING LODGES AT
The Tenants can be accommodated with
Grass for Cows, with Stabling, Coach Houses, &c.
TO BE LET
The Yards and Sheds on Merchants Road,
lately occupied by Mr. Patrick Stephens as a Foundry.
LAND TO BE LET
About 12 Acres of Land lately in the
possession of B. Reegan, Surveyor, situate between the Front Gate of Newcastle
and the New Poor House.
At a Meeting of the above Society held
on Wednesday evening last, at their Rooms in Shop-street, The Rev. M. JOYCE in
the Chair, The following Resolutions were adopted:-
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 11, 1840
LAW OF MARRIAGE
At a Meeting of parties, aggrieved by
the existing restrictions upon Marriages, held at the Office of Messrs. CROWDER
& MAYNARD, No. 2, Mansion House, London, on Thursday, the 21st of May, a
Committee, consisting of seven of the gentlemen present was appointed (with
power to add to their numbers), to take the necessary steps for obtaining a
repeal of the OBJECTIONABLE restrictions upon Marriage, and more particularly that
which prohibits marriage with a deceased Wife's Sister; and it was resolved,
that the objects of the meeting should be forwith published in such of the
London and Provincial papers as the Committee might think proper, with a view to
obtain the active cooperation of all parties interested.
Hunes, v. Redington
HIGH PRICE OF PROVISIONS-THE POOR
Yesterday, pursuant to requisitions,
our worthy and much esteemed Mayor, Edward Blake, Esq., presided at a meeting
held at the Town Courthouse, for the purpose of adopting effective measures for
the relief of the poor, who are at present suffering much misery and privation
in consequence of the scarcity of provisions and the unused high prices of our
markets. The meeting was most numerously and respectably attended by our humane
and benevolent fellow citizens, who have most laudably and promptly come forward
with liberal subscriptions for the purchase of provisions, which are to be
retailed at reduced prices, for the benefit of the poor and destitute. From the
very crowded state of our columns this day; we have only room to notice briefly
the proceedings. On his Worship, the Mayor, explaining the object of the
meeting, the Rev. John D'Arcy proposed the formation of a committee for the
collection of subscriptions which was seconded by the Right Rev. Dr. Browne.
A very distressing and dangerous accident occurred to two labouring men named Patrick Loughnane and Martin Walsh, on the evening of Monday last, at Madeira Island Brewery, in this town. During the progress of mashing these poor fellows lost their footing and were precipitated into the kieve, and although prompt assistance was rendered, they were dreadfully scalded when extricated from this perilous situation. They were immediately removed to the Dispensary, and great hopes are entertained of their recovery, as Doctor Blake is most unremitting in his attention., affording them every relief that his humanity and professional knowledge suggests. Another man narrowly escaped meeting a similar accident.
The Limerick Reporter publishes
the following extract from a letter of the Rev. Mr. O'Mealy, lately of that
city, but now stationed at Cincinnati, in America:-
A young man named Hungarford hung himself on Thursday, in an outhouse, at his residence in the neighbourhood of Cloghrea, Cork. The mother (Mrs. Mellefont) of the unfortunate suicide, was sentenced to transportation for forgery, but was drowned on her passage to the penal settlement.
Two brothers of the name of Costello, had a dispute at Onagh, Westmeath, last week, in which one of them was killed. The fratricide has absconded.
A private of the 97th, William Reilly, escorting the regimental baggage from Dublin to Athlone, by canal, was drowned at the Seven Churches, on Saturday, while striving to escape a number of country people who pelted him with stones, and were thus immediately accessary to his death.
Private McClellan, 38th, is to be tried by Gen. Court Martial, in Dublin, for gross breach of the articles of war.
The Master General has ordered that officers and men belong to the Royal Horse Artillery, are at all times to wear overalls.
Lieutenant Butler, 7th Fusiliers, is on leave to visit his father, Sir Thomas Butler, at Ballintemple, Carlow.
Private Callahan, 18th, was found guilty at Ceylon, of the murder of a Serjeant of that regiment.
Fire-Fortunate Escape- Sagacity of a Dog- On Sunday morning, between three and four o'clock, the family of Mr. O'Hanlon, a haberdasher, of Grafton-street, Dublin, was thrown into a state of the greatest alarm by the discovery of a fire in the shop and warehouse of the establishment. At the house above mentioned a little favourite dog, belonging to Mr. O'Hanlon, ran up and down through the house., barking at different bedroom doors, scratching at them with his paws and then running down the stairs to the door which led out of the shop into the hall, at which he also barked furiously for some time, when he again returned, and continued scraping at the doors. After considerable difficulty the little animal succeeded in awakening Mr. O'Hanlon, who got up and followed the little monitor to the door of the shop in the hall, and on opening it, to his terror, beheld his shop partially in flames. It is needless to say that the great portion of the articles forming the stock of a haberdasher are of a light and inflammable nature, & that some hundreds of pounds worth would occupy but a small portion of space, and in consequence of the state in which the shop was at the time, it appeared almost hopeless to save the property, or to extinguish the flames. The alarm aroused the family was but the work of an instant, and by the time they were collected, the flames had spread a fearful character, having reached the drawing room floor over the shop. However, Mr. O'Hanlon ordered water to be procured, and most fortunately, there was a large supply at the time in the barrels of the yard, and with the assistance of this family and a few police constables, in the course of an hour succeeded in stopping the rapid progress of the flames, and completely extinguished them before any other assistance had arrived. The premises have received considerable injury and property to the amount of seven or eight hundred pounds had been destroyed; but we are happy to be able to state that the property was covered by insurance in two offices.
At Dunmore, the lady of John Kelly, Esq. of a son.
At Headford, on Tuesday last, by the Rev. R. Walsh, P.P., James P. Burke, Esq., to Louisa, daughter of the late Thomas Lynch, Esq., of that town.
At Ballinasloe Nurseries, of Fever, in
the 61st year of his age, Mr. James Madden, who throughout that long period of
life sustained the irreproachable character of a fond husband, and affectionate
parent, a sincere friend, and a truly honest man.
In announcing her return with an
Elegant and Fashionable assortment of Millinery and Fancy Goods, purchased and
carefully selected at the best Houses in the Trade in London and Dublin, assures
her friends and the public, that she will be constantly supplied with every
novelty adapted to the prevailing Fashions of the Season, and that the same
undeviating attention shall be paid those who may favour her Establishment with
a continuance of their orders.
To be Drawn for on the 1st of July
next, at C. York's Quay, Galway- Tickets 5s. each, the Winner to pay £1 each
for Chimney Piece.
The Public are respectfully
informed that the above Establishment has commenced Work for the present Season.
LAYING OF THE FIRST STONE OF THE GALWAY UNION WORKHOUSE
Tuesday last, being the day fixed upon
by the Board of Guardians of the Galway Union for the laying of the first stone
of the new Union Workhouse, they proceeded to the site of the Workhouse about
three o'clock, accompanied by their chairman, our worthy and respected
fellow-citizen Lachlan Maclachlan, Esq., Joseph Burke, Esq., assistant poor law
commissioner, and other gentlemen of the town and neighbourhood, amongst whom we
noticed our worthy mayor, Edmond Blake, Esq., the Right Honourable Lord
Wallscourt, P.M. Lynch, Esq., John Ireland, Esq., &c. &c.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 18, 1840
The claims of this most charitable and
useful institution are to be advocated on Sunday next in the Parish Chapel,
after last Mass, by the Rev. B.J. Roche.
The Rev. Michael Phew, R.C.C. of Outerard, has been removed to the parish of Oranmore, the Rev. Mr. Kenny, R.C.C. of that parish having been changed to Outerard. Distinguished as the Rev. Mr. Phew, is for his exemplary piety, christian zeal, and the urbanity of his manners, he was revered and beloved by the parishioners of Outerard, to whom his departure from amongst them is a source of deep regret.
The beautiful newly built brig Kate, the property of Mr. Edward Duffy, of this town, sailed from our docks yesterday, for the roadstead. This vessel is commanded by Benjamin Williams, and is taking her departure from the harbour she sailed in gallant style, amidst the enthusiastic cheers of a great concourse of persons to witness her for the first time under way. The Kate has on board 200 tons of marble, with her full compliment of passengers, 100 in number, and is detained by contrary winds, from pursuing her course to New York. We wish her a prosperous voyage.
ATHENRY TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES
Limited as we are for room this day, we earnestly recommend to public support the above Society, whose members are most actively and laudably employed in alleviating the distress now so prevalent not alone in that district, but almost in all parts of Ireland, in consequence of the exorbitant price of provisions. We hope the Athenry Temperance Society will meet with that encouragement and cordial support from the public, which such an excellent Institution merits.
Notice is hereby given that the Nett
residue of the Legacy left by the Will of the late Thomas MacNamara, Esq., ( who
died in India subsequent to 1821)
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The Partnership heretofore subsisting
between the undersigned, under the name and Firm of KEARNEY and BOYLE, Corn
Merchants, is this day Dissolved by mutual consent.
In St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. John Digby, Winfield, John William Digby, Esq. of Landenstown, County Kildare, and Landlord of the Islands of Arran, in the county of Galway to Frances Georgiana, eldest daughter of Morris Townsend, Esq. of Merrion -square, and of county Cork.
It becomes our melancholy duty to
announce the death of James Veitch, Esq. M.D., which took place unexpectedly at
his House, Prospect Hill, on Tuesday morning last- Doctor Veitch was in the 62nd
year of his age about 38 of which he has resided amongst us as Medical
Superintendent of the County Infirmary.- In his public and professional
capacity, he was zealous and always successful, as a Medical practitioner his
services were sought for and secured in remote parts of the county as well as in
the town, and his extensive practice best attested his skill. In private life he
endeared himself to all and maintained a character of the strictest integrity
and honor, he was a tender parent, an affectionate husband, and a kind friend.
His domestic circle, when he had a large and interesting family about him, was
distinguished by the virtues, which make home happy and society joyous and
cheerful. He continued to a very late period of his life in the active discharge
of his duties, and was appointed by his fellow townsmen one of the first
Commissioners under the New Act for the Improvement of the Town of Galway, his
loss to society will be long and deeply felt, and the sympathy of his friends is
now the only balm that we can pour on the bosom of his mourning family, which
with a sense of religion can alone sustain them under this bereavement. May he
rest in peace.
Mr. Commissioner Hawley has approved of
the offer of six acres at £6 per acre, by Lord Listowel, as a site for the
The workhouses of Rathkeale and
Kilmallock are in a forward state, and nearly roofed in.
COUNTY OF CLARE
The House is comfortably fitted up,
Stabling for seven Horses, Coach House, and every Office requisite for any
Establishment. The Land consists of 27 Acres, and it is considered the sweetest
pasture for Sheep in the County of Clare. The House is beautifully situated
commanding a view of Galway Town and Bay, the climate is mild and the Bathing is
safe and good.
The Tenant can be supplied with Hay, Oats, Straw, and Grass for
Milch Cows. Apply to Wm. Kelly, Esq. Barna Lodge.
ERREW MONASTERY- James Hardiman, Esq. the celebrated historian of Galway, has, with his ? liberality and regard for religion and the improvement of the county, granted in perpetuity, ten acres of land on his property at Errew, in the parish of Ballyhean, to the worthy monks of the order of St. Francis. The good brothers intend to erect a monastery on these lands. The venerable clergy of Ballyhean, Ballintubber, Drum, and other parishes have impressed on their respective flocks the happy result of such an institution to the rising generation in a purely Catholic Education, and in the improved habits taught by precept and example. Alive to the merits of the brotherhood and the great benefits that will be conferred on the neighbourhood by the establishment of a monastery, the people have cheerfully come forward, and have already evinced their zeal in the execution, gratuitously of a most arduous and extraordinary work-the cutting of a road through a hill about 180 feet high. The ceremony of laying the first stone of the Errew Monastery is to take place, we understand, early in July- of the exact time due notice will be given. We are sure the Monks will meet general aid in this pious effort.--Mayo Mercury.
LORD SLIGO AND HIS TENANTRY- We have, in common with every humane observer, mourned the condition of the great body of the tenantry on Lord Sligo's Estates in this County- nor have we hesitated to record our sense of their sufferings. The more readily, therefore and the more cheerfully do we mention, that information has reached us from several respectable quarters, that since his Lordship's return from Germany he has evinced considerable anxiety to relieve his tenants, and has in some instances directed a large reduction to be made in the rents. Should his Lordship have, indeed, adopted a course so prudent and humane- we will add so consistent with his magnificent liberality in Jamaica we shall be of the foremost to record the deserved praise, and to congratulate the country on his return. We shall feel obliged by communications on this matter from other faith-worthy persons-and truly delighted if our information proves correct.--Ibid.
The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 25, 1840
GALWAY DOCKS AND QUAYS
Henry Buck, Esq., Engineer, under whose able and efficient superintendence our New Docks and Quays have been building, arrived here on Monday last, and succeeded in adjusting the existing differences and misunderstanding between the respective parties connected with the erection of the Docks; and now that all obstacles and difficulties are happily removed, we are gratified to perceive that the works are progressing with that spirit and energy which we were so long anxious to accomplish, and the mercantile interests of the port have now a prospect of seeing these useful and important works speedily brought to a completion, as M.B. Mullins, Esq., the son of one of the contractors has declared he will not depart from Galway until they are finally finished, and fit for the reception of shipping.
SALMON FISHERY- One of Captain
Persse, of Roxbro's young men killed in our river, above the weirs, a splendid
salmon on Monday last, weighing 40 lbs., one of the largest taken in this river
for a considerable period. Captain Persse was a celebrated angler in his day,
and although now approaching his 80th year, still enjoys the amusement almost
with the same vigour of his youthful days, and some heard since killed a salmon
of 59 lbs weight, which, we believe, was the largest ever killed in the Galway
We the Undersigned, request you will convene a Meeting of this County at as early a day as possible, for the purpose of addressing her Most Gracious majesty and the Royal Highness Prince Albert, congratulating them upon their Providential Escape from the recent attempt upon their Royal lives, and to express our abhorrence of this crime.- 19th June, 1840.
Clanricarde, Lieutenant Gort
On Wednesday, the 24th instant, at the
Nuns' Island, by the Very Rev. Laurence O'Donnell, V.G., George Cottingham, Esq.
of Corrib View in the county Galway, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late
Michael Regan, Esq. once an eminent Distiller in this town. Immediately after
the ceremony the happy pair set off for Mr. Cottingham's delightfully situated
residence on teh border of Lake Borrib, near Oughterard.
It is our painful duty to
announce the death of Mrs. Dominick Blake, which melancholy event occurred on
the 12th instant at Queensfort, in this county, the residence of her son-in-law,
Stephen John Leonard, Esq.- Mrs. Blake was niece of Baron Yelverton and
sister-in-law of the late Sir John Blake, Menlo Castle Baronet.
Pursuant to the Decree made in this
cause bearing date the 23th day of April last, I require all Creditors and
Legatees of the late Robert Parsons Persse, Esq., deceased, in the pleadings
named, to come in before me at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay, in the City of
Dublin, on or before the 4th day of July next and proceed to prove their
respective demands, otherwise they will be precluded the benefit of said
decree.- Dated this 18th day of June, 1840.
The first public examination of the
Pupils of the above Establishment was held on Wednesday, 24th inst, at which the
following boys acquitted themselves to the great satisfaction of the examinators
and other gentlemen present on the occasion:-
TO BE LET,
Or the Interest in the Lease of this
Ground being for Lives renewable for ever, at a low Yearly Rent, will be Sold.
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