The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 4, 1840

NAME OF GALWAY

     The following communication has been lately made to our Town Commissioners:-
     GENTLEMEN.- It is not, I believe, very universally noticed, that the River, town and county of Galway have derived their name from a large Rock which lies near the west bank of the river, a little above the present Salmon weirs, between them and the New Bridge, which leads from the county court-house to the prison; its situation may be seen marked, No. 24, on the old map of the town, formed about 200 years ago, and given in the History of Galway, with this reference, 24, "The Rock where the woman Galiva, is said to have been drowned, from which the city of Galway was named." p. 29
     Having heard it was intended to clear away the rocks in this part of the River, it was suggested that the one in question, form the historical incident connected with it, deserved not only to be spared; but moreover, that it would be creditable to the town to have some distinctive mark placed on it commemorative of the circumstance alluded to: in which opinine several of the inhabitants fully concur, and have recommended an application to be made to you on the subject, that you may be pleased to take it into consideration in order to have a memorial erected thereon at a moderate charge, but at the public expense, under your auspices, as town commissioners.
     It is respectfully suggested, that this may be effected by having a single shaft of granite limestone, about 8 feet high erected perpendicularly on the rock, to appear in the following manner: [Picture of proposal]
     The expense of procuring the stone, having it shaped, lettered, and erected, may be estimated by reference to your Architect.
     Submitting the foregoing, and a suitable inscription, to your consideration, I have the humour to remain, Gentlemen, with much respect, your very obedient servant,
     JAMES O'FLAHERTY
     Taylors-hill, 13th May 1840.
     P.S. Enclosed is an extract in Irish, recording the circumstances, taken from the Din Seanchas, one of our oldest records, preserved in the book of Lecan, in the possession of the Royal Irish Academy. If it be considered too long, some other appropriate inscription may be devised.- It is in Irish and English as follows:-
    Gal'leamh ingean Breasail buain
    Ret forthraic sa lind lanuair,
    An so baldead in geag gil
    Uaithi aiumni thear Gailleamh.

    "Gailleav daughter of noble Breasail
     Bathed in this cooling stream;
     Here the blooming branch was drowned-
     And from her is Galway named."

     It is thus rendered in Latin by the learned Roderick O'Flaherty, author of the Ogygia;-
     "Ludit aquis mersam, deluserat amnis
     Bressalii prolis, funere nomen habet."

     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.

MECHANICS' INSTITUTE

     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.
 Owen Martin, Esq., addressed the meeting and said, that his services should be always given to the Tradesmen of Galway, who seemed so anxious to acquire knowledge in their respective Trades.
     A number of Tradesmen became members of the Society after the conclusion of the President's speech.
     The following are the Resolutions:-
     Proposed by Mr. Field; seconded by Mr. Stephen Cosgrave,       Resolved:-
     That no bad feeling is entertained by any of the members of the Trades Mechanics' Institute twwards the members of any of the other Temperance Societies of this Town.
     Proposed by Mr. Timothy Lyons, and seconded by Mr. John O'Flaherty,     Resolved:-
     That the members of the Galway Mechanics' Institute entertain the kindest feelings and good will to all the members of the two Temperance Societies of Galway, and ardently hope that the sacred cause of Temperance will be promoted by a holy emulation of each society in advancing and forwarding sobriety.
     Proposed by Mr. B. Sullivan and seconded by Mr. T. Cronnolly.     Resolved:-
     That it is a base calumny on the members of the Galway Mechanics' Institute, and a libel on a large body of the Tradesmen of the Town of Galway to assert that the most part of them can neither read nor write.
     Proposed by Mr. T. Cronnolly and seconded by Mr. P. Commons,     Resolved:-
     That there are not even two members of the Galway Mechanics' Institute so deficient in the elements of education as not to be able to read and write, and that the majority of them have received a good and excellent education.
     Proposed by Mr. Peter O'Flaherty, and seconded by Mr. M. Larkin,     Resolved:-
     That if the Tradesmen of Galway are so ignorant as not to understand any thing of Mechanism nor of the Lever, Wheel, Axle, Pully, Inclined Plane, Wedge and Screw, it should be a strong motive to induce them to require information either by reading of books, or by Lectures delivered by gentlemen competent to inform their minds on those subjects.
     Proposed by Mr. Stephen Cosgrave and seconded by Mr. Conneelly,      Resolved:-
     That no person should dare presume to lecture the members of the Trades Mechanics' Institute and the Tradesmen of the Town of Galway in their forming a Society for the improvement of their minds and the acquiring of knowledge in their respective trades.
     Proposed by Mr. Naughton, and seconded by Mr. John Burke,     Resolved:-
     That we beg leave to offer our warm and sincere thanks to Dr. Grey, Owen Martin, Esq., and the other gentlemen who have patronized this society, and who have kindly delivered Lectures in this Room, which have traded much to the improvement of our minds.
     Proposed by Mr. Kelly and seconded by Mr. Rath,     Resolved:-
     That we place the most implicit reliance on our worthy President, the Very Rev. Thomas Agnew, by whose wisdom, talent, zeal, and prudence this society has been brought to its present prosperous and respectable footing.

     THE GALWAY TRADES MECHANICS' INSTITUTE AND MORALITY ASSOCIATION.
The following Rules have been proposed and adopted by a general meeting of the Trades, at their Room, Mainguard, Feb. 9th, 1840:-

     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.
     2nd- That in order to be a member of this society, each person shall contribute the sum of 3d per week, to enable its committee to establish a fund for the purchase of books, expenses of the Room and the Relief of its sick members and burying their dead.
     3rd- That no member of this society shall be entitled to any benefit until he is 6 months a member of the Institute.
     4th- That after the period of 6 months from the formation of this society the committee do decide what sum the sick members are to receive.
     5th- That it is the duty of every member, who may discover another member violating his pledge, to proceed forthwith to the Society's Rooms and have it entered on the Blotter, specifying name, time, place, and in what way violated.
     6th- That the Secretary be requested to answer to the President and Committee in all important matters connected with the Society.
     7th- A connexion with any illegal combination, or the commission of any act or deed that may be deemed by the President and Committee disgraceful to the entire body, shall become an obstacle to an admittance to the Rooms, and a sufficient cause for the expulsion of any member who may have previously been a subscriber.
     8th- No rule of the committee is considered valid until it have received the attention of the President.
     9th- Any member that neglects paying in his subscription at the end of the month will be disqualified.
     10th- That no persons shall be admitted members of this Society unless Tradesmen, the sons of Tradesmen bound to their respective professions, or Apprentices who are in the second year of their Apprenticeship.
     11th- That no member of this society (who may wish to read a newspaper) shall be permitted to discuss any political subjects, or disturb the harmony of the society by the introduction of such subjects.
     12th- That the committee of 15 members, to be selected by ballot shall perform the duties of this society, for six months, and after the expiration of that period a new committee shall be appointed.
     13th- That no person be admitted an honorary member of the committee unless by the approval of the President, Vice-President, and standing committee.
     VERY REV. THOMAS AGNEW, President.
     REV. THOMAS RUSH, Vice-President
     PATRICK FIELD, Secretary.

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

BIRTH

     In Tuam, the lady of James Henderson, Esq., of a daughter.

MARRIED

    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.

GALWAY RACES

    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 previously held:-
     Thomas N. Redington, Esq., M.P.; John Augustus O'Neill, Esq., of Bunowen Castle; Robert Bodkin, Esq. Anna; Thomas Joyce, Esq. Merview, &c. &c.
     What are the spirited people of Loughrea about. They were once great admirers and liberal supporters of horse races, and we hope to see them still animated with the same desire of reviving these sports.

FIVE BATHING LODGES AT
SALT HILL
TO BE LET
FURNISHED,

     The Tenants can be accommodated with Grass for Cows, with Stabling, Coach Houses, &c.
     Application to be made to Mr. Edmond O'Flaherty, Outerard, or to Mr. Patrick Regan, Nun's Island, Galway.
     Galway, June 4, 1840.

TO BE LET
AND IMMEDIATE POSSESSION GIVEN

     The Yards and Sheds on Merchants Road, lately occupied by Mr. Patrick Stephens as a Foundry.
     Application to be made to Francis Fitzgerald, who will also Let two Large Yards, having each a Front of about sixty feet to Merchants' Road, with another Front to the New Docks, the depth from Merchants' Road to the Quay being about 180 feet, there is a Lease of Lives renewable for ever of those premises, at a low yearly rent.
     Galway, June 4, 1840.

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.
     Proposals to be received by Dudley Persse, Esq. Roxboro' and no preferences given except to the highest bidder, and best solvent tenant.
     Patrick Conley, Newcastle, will show the premises.
     Galway, June 4th, 1840.

CORK
Temperance Society

     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:-
     That we view with deep regret, the attempt made by a Branch of the Teetotallers (called the Mechanics' Institute) to create disputes and generate factious opposition to a union of all the Galway Teetotallers, a consummation so wished for by the friends of order and peace.
     That the spirit of jealousy and the curse of division appear evident in the Councils of those, who instead of meeting to oppose the calumniator and common enemy of the Temperance cause, formed a Cabal to depreciate that harmony and concord which a junction of those societies would accomplish.
     That we would be guilty of a dereliction of that duty which we owe to ourselves as well as to our fellow citizens who constitute the other Temperance Societies of this Town, did we not thus emphatically disclaim any concern whatever in an attack alledged to have been made on the Ploice [Police?] on the evening of Monday the 25th of May, or in any violation of the public peace on the occasion referred to, and that the statements published involving this Society are totally destitute of truth, and merely call forth our contemptuous reputation.
     These resolutions were moved by the Rev. B.J. Roche, P.P., and seconded by John Ganning, Esq.
     Moved by Mr. Doyle and seconded by Mr. Power:-
     That we place the most unbounded confidence in the advice and guidance of our President, the Rev. B.J. Roche, P.P., and that we are satisfied any recommendation coming form him is influenced by piety, zeal, patriotism and prudence, that his talents entitle him to our respect, and that his government of this Society deserves our lasting gratitude.

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.
     Communications to be addressed to Messrs. Crowder and Maynard, as above.

CHANCERY

Hunes, v. Redington
Tilly v. Hynes
     Pursuant to my Report bearing date the 8th of June instant, and under the 185th General Rule of this Honorable Court, I will on Thursday, the 25th of June, instant, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon, in my Chambers, Inn's Quay, in the city of Dublin, Set up and Let to the highest and fairest bidder from the 25th of March last for seven years pending these causes, All That and Those the House and Premises lately in the possession of Bartholomew O'Flaherty, situate at the New Buildings, Crossstreet, in the town of Galway.
     Dated this 9th day of June, 1819.
     WILLIAM CURRY.

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.
     John Ireland, Esq. J.P. was appointed Treasurer, and Edward Killeen, Esq. Secretary.
     P.M. Lynch, Esq., Lachlan Machlachlan, Esq., and Richard M. Lynch, Esq., liberally subscribed 20 each; Messrs. Rush and Palmer 15; Messrs. John and Arthur Ireland, 20. We will publish the list of subscriptions in our next.

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SERIOUS ACCIDENT

     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.

CATHOLIC CHURCH
AMERICA
.

     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:-
     "It has been remarked by American historians that from the year 1802 (in which Ohio was admitted into the Union) to the present day, the population of this state has been augmented to a wonderful degree. How much more justly could this remark be applied to the most miraculous increase of Roman Catholics, commencing from the year 1810, in which the number of Catholics in the entire state amounted to only about 200, and in Cincinnati to about 10 or 20. Now, from the late census, taken I believe in 1837, it has been ascertained in the entire state that the number has been increased from 200 to 45000 and in Cincinnati from 10 or 20 to 12000. What can be more surprising than that this state could, in the space of 30 years, embrace such a vast number of those professing the true faith of Christ? Three or four persons of other denominations are generally received within the pale of the Catholic Church every week. If the increase of converts was continued to be observed in proportion as the Catholic population progresses, ere long all other sects in this part of the world would yield the palm of victory to the Romans. But these are expectations I can never hope to see realised. There are at present, no more than about 30 clergymen officiating in this very extensive diocese; which is almost as large as Ireland. I have often, in my reflective moments, imagined how intolerable it would appear if the number of priests and bishops in Ireland were reduced from 3000 to 30. Thereby are only two Catholic churches built in this city, viz.- the cathedral and the church for the German congregation; but our excellent  bishop proposes shortly to build two or three more, as the present ones can, with difficulty, contain half the faithful. The good and pious sisters of Vincent de Paul have go a very neat and elegant establishment for the education of female orphans in Cincinnati, supported principally by the contributions of a society called the St. Peter's Benevolent Society.
     'We have got a teetotal society here in Cincinnati, of which your humble servant is vice-president. Our saintly bishop is a second Father Mathew at performing moral miracles. I will send you, in my next scribble, an exact detail of our doings in Cincinnati."

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     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.

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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.

BIRTH

     At Dunmore, the lady of John Kelly, Esq. of a son.

MARRIED

     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.

DIED

     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 New York, America, on the 22d of April last, in the 56th year of his age Austin Quinn, Esq., a native of Galway, and nearly allied to many of our respectable families. Mr. Quinn was much esteemed and respected and for some years previous to his departure for the New World carried on and conducted most respectable Mercantile Concerns in this town. The death of this amiable gentleman who maintained through life an unsullied character, is a source of deep regret to his numerous friends and acquaintances.

MILLINERY ESTABLISHMENT
EYRE-SQUARE GALWAY
MISS TREHERN

     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.
     N B- A splendid supply of Chip, Rice, Straw and Fancy Bonnets of the newest and most approved shapes.
     Galway, June 4th, 1840.

SUBSCRIPTION SALE
SIX MARBLE CHIMNEY PIECES
OF THE BEST DESCRIPTION OF
BLACK MARBLE

     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 Chimney Pieces are valued at 10 each.
     The Tickets will be Drawn in the presence of P.M. Lynch, Esq., the Rev. John D'Arcy, the Rev. Mark Flynn, P.P.
     Galway, June 4th, 1840.

EARL'S ISLAND
BLEACH GREEN,
GALWAY

     The Public are respectfully informed that the above Establishment has commenced Work for the present Season.
     The Proprietor announces to his numerous friends, who have hitherto largely supported and favoured him with a preference, that he has at a considerable expense brought from the North of Ireland a most experienced and first rate Bleacher, who has ample testimonials of his perfect capabilities, from the most extensive and respectable Bleach Greens in that country. The Proprietor also assures the public that the most diligent attention shall be given to expedite the Bleaching. The perfection to which Linens have been brought this season have given general satisfaction.
     GREY LINENS, for this Establishment will be received at the following Offices, namely,
     At Mrs. Mitchell's Prospect Hill, Galway, second house above the County Infirmary.
     At Mr. David Lowrie's, Gort
     Mr. John Cloran's, Loughrea
     Mr. Patrick, Kelly's, Tuam
     Mr. Evan's, Ballinasloe.
     All damages made good, Windstrakes excepted.
     Galway, June 11th, 1849.

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.
     Mr. Machlachlan having gone through the ceremony of laying the stone, addressed the persons present in an eloquent and appropriate speech, in which he adverted in glowing terms to the happy change that has taken and is every day continuing to take place in the condition of the tradesmen and labourers of the country, by the spread of the blessings of total abstinence from drink, under the auspices of the great apostle of temperance, saying that he hoped the day was not far distant when the applicants for relief in such houses as he was then after laying the first stone of, would be merely the deserted young and feeble old. He next said that although he set out by promising that he would be brief in his remarks, he feared he was infringing on that promise, but still he would beg their indulgence whilst he apologized for his awkwardness in this his first attempt at a ceremony of this nature, and trusted that as the kindness of his friends had imposed the task upon him, whilst so many of them he saw around him were more competent than he was to discharge the duty, that they would also excuse any defect that might be on his part in performing it.
     Joseph Burke, Esq., the assistant poor law commissioner, fully agreed in all that had been said by the worthy chairman as to the blessings desired and derivable from the diffusion amongst the working classes of habits of temperance. Mr. Burke continued to address the person assembled for some time, explaining the causes which had delayed to so late a period of the season the commencement of the works, and  stated that it was mainly owing to the length of time necessary for completing the legal arrangements for the conveyance of the ground intended for the Workhouse, and other causes over which the poor law commissioners had no control; and concluded by congratulating the people of Galway on having one of the prettiest sites in Ireland for a Union Workhouse. Whether the salubrity of the air, the convenience to the town or the prospect commanded by it were taken into consideration. Mr. Burke having adverted in very handsome terms to the assiduity and business like habits of the worthy chairman, and the economy and zealous attention to their very arduous duties of the board of Guardians generally, concluded by expressing a wish that the works might prove satisfactorily to their completion as they had begun.
     After Mr. Burke had concluded a most eloquent and impressive address in the course of which he was repeatedly interrupted by marks of applause, the Chairman addressing Mr. Coghlan clerk of the works, begged to present some money for the refreshment of the persons employed on the works, stating at the same time his heartfelt satisfaction that it would not, as in times gone by, when whiskey was the order of the day, never be trusted, to be the means of causing disorder, riot or drunkenness, but would be expended in the more rational beverage of tea and coffee.
     Mr. Coghlan returned thanks on the part of the workmen, and said that he was happy to have it to say, that all the men employed on the building were members of the Temperance Society.
     The sun shone brightly, the day was beautiful, and this interesting ceremony passed off to the satisfaction of all present.

The Connaught Journal
Galway, Thursday, June 18, 1840

MAGDALEN ASYLUM

     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.
     Numerous as are our institutions for the relief of the distressed, this would appear to have stronger claims than any other on public benevolence. To succour the truly unfortunate, and bring them back form the error of their ways, is the object of this merciful institution. We can have no doubt of the success of this appeal from the nature of its claims, as well as from the abilities of the Rev. and distinguished Preacher selected to sustain them. All who may be unable to attend the Sermon should send their donations.

CATHOLIC CHURCH

     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.

EMIGRATION

     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.

PUBLIC NOTICE
MONEY

     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)
     To JOHN HOGAN of Gort, in the County of Galway, and MARGARET CONNOLLY, his wife, and their Children will be paid by me.
     To BRIDGET HOGAN of the Town of Galway, Spinster, only surviving child of the said John and Mary Hogan, the said John and Mary being both dead, and the Brothers and Sisters of the said Bridget having all died infants under the age of 21 years, unmarried and without lawful issue.
     And the Nett residue of the Legacy left by said Will,
     To JOHN SKERRETT, near Kinvarra- in said County of Galway, and MARY SKERRETT, otherwise CONNOLLY, his Wife and their Children will also be paid (save one sixth part thereof) by me to
          Patrick Skerrett
          Martin Skerrett
          Michael Skerrett- all of near Kinvarra
          Bridget Skerrett
          Ellen Skerrett
The surviving children of the said John and Mary Skerrett, unless satisfactory cause shall be shown to the contrary within 14 days from the date thereof.
     And Further Notice is hereby given that the Nett residue of the Legacy left by Testator
     To PATRICK and JOHN CONNOLLY (the two sons of John Connolly, of Kahurly, in the parish of Peterswell, and Mary Kelliher of Kiltartan, near Gort)- but in case of the death of one or both of said Children, the same to be disposed of as directed by the Testator's Will, after the expiration of 3 months from date hereof, be distributed as so directed, it having been deposed to on oath that the said Patrick Connolly and John Connolly both died under age, unmarried, and without legal issue many years ago, and as satisfactory cause shall be shown to the contrary within said period of 3 months from this date.
          JAMES WATT
Solicitor in Ireland for the Distribution of said Estate, North Cumberland street, Dublin,
     13th June, 1840

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.
     MARTIN KEARNEY
     HENRY BOYLE
     Galway, 12th June, 1843
     Both parties are now considering the same Business, separately, and any debts due of the Firm will be immediately discharged on application to Henry Boyle, to whom also such debts as are due are to be paid.

MARRIED

     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.

DEATHS

     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.
     At Newbrook, near Thurles, much regretted Catherine, widow of Thomas Langley, of Archerstown, Tipperary, Esq.
     Of typhus fever, at the North Monastery, Cork, Gerald Griffin, Esq., late of Limerick, author of "The Colegame" and other works of high literary merit. The fame of this regretted gentleman will descend to posterity. Few, or perhaps none of his compeers could excel him in the peculiar beauty and chaste style of composition for which his works are celebrated. Morality, religion and patriotism, each of the "purest and brightest" animated the writer, and shone with happy lustre through every page of his productions. His life was that of a good Christian-his end, the death of the righteous.
     At Macroom Castle, County Cork, on the evening of the 8th, instant, Robert Hedges Eyre, Esq. -The name, station and character of this distinguished gentleman require no eulogy from the Press.- As a friend, he was warm and sincere; as a landlord, kind and indulgent, as a magistrate, just and impartial; as a politician, consistent and undisguised. In his charities he was as boundless as unostentatious; in his manners he was as kind as he was courteous, as generous as he was hospitable.- Ever actuated by the ruling principle of his life, he conferred benefits on all around him without permitting the objects of them to know the source from whence they flowed. 'He was, but words are wanting to say what- say all that is great and good, and he was that.'
     Hannah, wife of George Goold, Esq., Aughrim, daughter of Jeremiah Ma??le, Esq. of Woodview, Cork, and niece of Daniel O'Connell, Esq., M.P.

     Mr. Commissioner Hawley has approved of the offer of six acres at 6 per acre, by Lord Listowel, as a site for the Listowel Workhouse.
     Messrs. John Roche, Francis Twiss, and Rowland B. Esgar, valuators of the Trade Union, are to have 300 each for that duty.

     The workhouses of Rathkeale and Kilmallock are in a forward state, and nearly roofed in.
     The first stone of the Union Workhouse at Gort will be laid by Lord Viscount Gort, on Saturday the 27th instant.
     A notice was posted on the Court house of Ennis, warning the contractor for building the workhouse not to employ strangers.
     The property of Ballycroix, county Clare, so long under the Courts, and posted for sale on the 1st of May, has been redeemed through the exertions of a professional gentleman to whom the proprietor, Christopher O'Brien, Esq., was casually introduced.
     Captain Dunbar, of the Cowassee merchant vessel, is in custody at Macao, for shooting Mr. Milner, chief officer of the vessel.
     The Barque, Thomas Parsons, of Liverpool, blew up at Calabar, on the 20th of February, and all on board perished. The accident is attributable to the carelessness of an individual who entered the powder room while in the act of smoking a cigar.
     Lord Minto has promoted Dr. Reid of Athlone, to Surgeon Royal Navy.
     From the rapidity of the American steamboats, the voyage from St. John's New Brunswick to New York, is now made in 60 hours.
     Archdeacon Monsell of Derry publicly admonished the Protestants against attending as spectators at the Roman Catholic chapel of Coleraine, where a festivity was announced.
     The Rev. Mr. Mathew, while staying at Mr. Cronin's of the Park, Killarney, administered the pledge of temperance to 5,000 persons, including several ladies and gentlemen.
     Typhus fever continues its fatal ravages at Belfast.
     A bill is before parliament to prevent apprentices being taken by Chimney Sweeps, under 21 years. This will do up the old trade, and establish the machine sweeping.
     Labourers wages at the Ennis poor house are but 10d a day.
     A court by order of the Commissioners of Excise was held in Boyle, to consider charges of neglect of duty by Lieut. Jesse of the Boyle Revenue Police.
     Upwards of twenty thousand pounds of potatoes and fifteen thousand barrels of Foreign wheat have been imported into Wexford with the last two months.
     Mr. St. George Gregg, who destroyed himself in London, was formerly an opulent broker in Dublin, but lately had fallen into most dissipated habits.
     In consequence of the riotous manifestations in the neighbourhood of Killaloe, under the alledged scarcity of provisions, an officer and thirty men of the 69th depot from Killaloe has marched there to assist the magistrates and police in protecting property and upholding peace.
     Large shipments of oatmeal have been made at Liverpool for the Irish market.
     A medal won and lost- At the last meeting of the Society of Arts, the first silver medal was awarded to Dr. O'Callaghan, of the 4th Dragoon Guards, for a most ingenious surgical instrument, by which in the case of broken limbs, the pain of the patient is alleviated, and the operation of the surgeon facilitated and both in an extraordinary degree. The Duke of Sussex, on giving him the medal, complimented the Doctor, and told him at the same time it was in all probability the last he would have to bestow. We perceive that the Doctor was not so fortunate as to retain this parting present of the illustrious Duke, as carefully as if it had been a lock of a young lady's hair, for he lost it the same evening.
     Such is the ruinous competition of steam packets on the Lower Shannon, that deck passengers may no proceed from Limerick to Kilrush for 3d each and same fare back.
     There are 344 persons getting subsistence at the poor house of Ennis; 140 have been taken in during the present week.
     Government has lately grated a free package to South America to the shepherds and persons acquainted with the management of land, provided they are not above 30 years of age.
     Several ploughs were maliciously destroyed at Adare last week.
    A meeting was held in Killarney, Right Rev. Dr. Egan in the chair, when a subscription was set on foot for the relief of the poor of that town. The principal subscriptions are, Henry A Herbert, 80l; Dr. Egan, 50l; Christopher Galway, 25l; Arthur L. Saunders, 20l; John Leahy, Esqrs. 20l; Rev. Mr. Herbert, 10l.
     A gentleman who returned from Mallow yesterday weighed a two penny loaf of baker's bread, with one of Limerick manufacture, same price, and the contrast was remarkable indeed. The Mallow loaf weighed 19 oz. the Limerck only 11.
     Mr. Carey's mills at Newport were broken into on Saturday morning last between the hours of four and five o'clock by a ruinous mob, and plundered of a large quantity of flour, oatmeal and shelled oats. The outrage was committed before the police came by.
     Several of the mob leaders in the attack and plunder of Mr. M. Reddan's cargo of oats at Garrykennedy are taken up by the Nenagh and Newport police. The barony of Ossory and Aren, Tipperary, will be taxed with 530, amount of loss sustained by Mr. Reddan. There is not in his community a more worthy character, whom goodness of the heart is best testified by his unbounded charity. It is an extraordinary fact that many of the mob concerned in the above lawless pillage were employed regularly at the slate quarries and did not want provisions.
     There was, we learn, no apprehension whatever of an attack upon Mr. Browne's mills, at Rathkeale.
     A son of Mr. John Peacock of William-street, Limerick, amusing himself a few days ago, by firing at swallows from an upper window in the rere of his father's house, was dangerously wounded in the neck and face by the charge of the rifle, which exploded through some unforeseen casualty in his hands, and left the young lad weltering in blood. Professional advice as called in with all despatch, but the patient continues seriously ill, several of the large shot have penetrated to a great depth.
     The Nenagh poor relief committee sell the potatoes at 3l per stone.

COUNTY OF CLARE
BURREN,
To Be Sold

The Interest in Cantron,
Situated within ten miles of Gort and five of Kinvarra.

     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.
     Proposals to be made to Daniel O'Grady, Esq. Showe Park, Kildysart, who will close with a bidder as soon as the value is offered.
     June 13th, 1840.

BATHING
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TO BE LET
FOR THE SEASON
BARNA LODGE, PRESENTLY FURNISHED WITH EXCELLENT OFFICES AND AN ENCLOSED YARD.

The Tenant can be supplied with Hay, Oats, Straw, and Grass for Milch Cows. Apply to Wm. Kelly, Esq. Barna Lodge.
     Galway, June 11th, 1840

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.

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     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 river.
     STRAWBERRIES - In the garden of Thomas Moore Persse, Esq. of Newcastle, near this town, beautiful strawberries are ripe and in abundance for the last fortnight. They are unusually large and of the finest description and flavour, and the plants of which were sent from America by the celebrated William Cobbett, to our late lamented and much respected fellow citizen, Henry S. Persse, Esq, by whom they were much appreciated, as coming from so celebrated a quarter.

COUNTY 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
Clonbrock, D.L.
Wallscourt, D.L.
W. Le Poer Trench, Hon. and Admiral
Gonville Ffrench, Hon., J.P.
T.B. Martin, M.P.
M.J. Blake, M.P.
A.R. Blake, Right Hon.
Valentine Blake, Right Hon.
M.D. Bellow, Bart. D.L.
A.F. St. George, D.L., J.P.
Dudley Persse, D.L.
John Martyn, J.P.
D.H. Kelly, D.L., J.P.
Burton Persse, D.L., J.P.
John Cheeves, J.P.
Francis Blake, J.P.
John Bodkin, J.P.
Robert Bodkin, J.P.
P. Blake, J.P.
Charles Blake, J.P.
Henry Blake, J.P.
J.B. West
T.G. Burke, M. Dragoons
John Eyre, jun.
Walter McDonogh, J.P.
Thomas Lancaster, J.P.
Cornelius O'Kelly, J.P.
Thomas J. Blake, J.P.
Bernard Browne
John A. Kirwan, J.P.
Walter Butler, J.P.
Ambrose O'Kelly, J.P.
Henry Blake
James Blake
Andrew Nolan
J.P. Ward, Vol 1782
James C. Mahon
Michael Blake
Thomas Joyce
Walter Blake
D.M. Killikelly
Charles Lynch
Anthony O'Kelly
Miles Kirwan
William Butler, J.P.
Malachy Kelly
P.P. Daly, J.P.
Henry Lahiff
James Blake
John Warburton, J.P.
Peter Blake
Stephen Masters
Nicholas Blake
Nicholas Comyn
M. Gannon, O.D.S.
J.U. Burke
John D. Nolan
Thomas M'Nevin
James Bell, J.P.
W. Coolshan, M.D. and Surg
Anthony O'Kelly
John Pilkington
Edward Kelly
Patrick Skerrett
John Coolshan
Dermott Donelan
Robert Powell
S. Raymondly, Arratt
R. Partley
C.H. French
A.A. Freer
Dominick Bodkin
Robert Stanford
C.H. French, jun.
J.B. Stephenson, M.D.
Thomas Moncks
Richard Carroll
S.H. Crozier
John Wood
Clancarty
Ffrench, D.L.
Fitzgerald & Vesey
Rievrston
Thos. Ffrench, Hon. D.L., J.P.
Anthony Nugent, Hon.
J.J. Bodkin, M.P.
A.H. Lynch, M.P.
P.N. Redington, M.P.
John Burke, Bart. V.L.
James Daly, D.L., J.P.
James S. Lambert, D.L., J.P.
John Frye, J.P.
Joseph J. Burke, J.P.
Walter Laurence, J.P.
Walter Joyce, Vo. 1782
Andrew Browne, J.P.
Stephen Donelan, J.P.
James Kelly, J.P.
M.J. Browne, J.P.
Denis Kirwan
James Kenney
Frederick Trench
Henry Trench
Christopher Bellew
Charles Granby Burke
Pierce J. Blake, J.P.
James M'Dermott, J.P.
John Kelly, J.P.
James D'Arcy, J.P.
William M'Dermott
John F. Blake
John F. Browne
Walter Joyce, jun, J.P.
Patrick Blake
Stephen D. Kelly, Mayor
John Kelly, Vol. 1782
John Laurence
Pierce Joyce
Nicholas Blake
Thomas Tully
Michael O'Kelly
Wm. *eisse, M.D.
Peter Daly
James Daly, J.P.
James Lahiff
John P. Bodkin
Bartholomew Warburton
William Lancaster
Thomas Joyce
Thomas Browne
Thomas Lahiff
P. Lawless, P.P.
Daniel M'Nevin
W.H. Graydon
Laurence Dillon, P.P.
Thomas Tully, Jun.
Adam Murphy
James P. Comyn
Patt. Kelly
Lawrence Fahy
Henry O'Loughlin
John S. Barrett, A.M.
Joseph Sharpe
John Poyntz, M.D.
F.H. Craig
William Clarke
P. Kelly
Robert B. Phillips
William Wallace
P. Sweeny, C.C.P.
James Browne
Robert Stanford
Walter M'Donogh, jun.
Jolara Gill
John Pilkington
John Reade
James Barrett
James Boyd
John M. Powel
A. Murphy
John Young
Thomas Hyde
     In compliance with the foregoing Resolution, I hereby convene a Meeting of the Nobility, Gentry, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Galway, at the Court house, LOUGHREA, on FRIDAY, the 26th day of June, at one o'clock, for the purposes therein mentioned.
     ASHTOWN, Sheriff.






MARRIED.

     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.
     In London, J. Stirling Coyne, Esq. to Anne, relict of Mathew Comins, Esq. of Oranmore, in this county.
     In Cincinnati, United States of America, William A. O'Hara, Esq. of Waterford, to Jane, daughter of the late Reuben Hughes, Esq. of this town.

DIED

     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.
     On the 17th inst. at his residence at Woodpark, in this county, after a very tedious illness, which he endeared with the fortitude and resignation of a Christian, John Ffrench, Esq. uncle to the Right Hon. Lord Wallscourt. In his intercourse through life this worthy and respectable gentleman sustained a high and unsullied character and as a humane and kind landlord, his intelligent conduct towards his tenantry is worthy of imitation.- Possessing a cheerful and social disposition, at his hospitable board, he contributed much to the hilarity of society, by the conviviality of his manners, & the courtesy of his disposition. To those who had the pleasure of enjoying his acquaintance, and appreciating the anxiety of his friendship, he was revered and esteemed whilst living, by whom as well as his amiable and respected family, his memory will be long cherished, and his death deeply deplored. Mr. Ffrench's remains were accompanied to the grave by all the surrounding gentry, and were deposited in the family vault in the Parish of Annadown.
     At Moycullen, yesterday of Fever, caught in the zealous and arduous discharge of his pastoral duties, the Rev. Edward Ffrench, the pious and exemplary Catholic Clergyman of that Parish. In the sudden demise of this most excellent and truly Christian Pastor, the Catholic Church has sustained a great loss, and to his family and flock his sudden and premature death is a source of the most poignant feelings of regret and anguish.
     On Thursday last, at Tuam, suddenly, Stephen Beaty, Esq., wood quay Lodge in this county. The unexpected death of this amiable gentleman has thrown his family and friends into the deepest affliction. - As a pious and exemplary Christian, his conduct through life was regulated by the feelings of a kind husband, and affectionate parent, and with a humane and benevolent dispostition he discharged the relative duties in life in the most creditable manner.
     On the 12th inst., Louisa, daughter of Captain Kelly, of Cloncannon, and niece to the late Lord Clanmorris.

IN CHANCERY
Mahon v. Persse

     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.
     THOMAS GOOLD
     John Mahon, Solicitor for the Plaintiff, 25 Marlbro'-street, Dublin.

EDUCATION
CLONFERT DIOCESAN SEMINARY
LOUGHREA
Right Rev. Dr. T. COEN, Patron
Rev. J.H. WHELAN, President
Mr. MICHAEL WINTER, Master

     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:-
     Homer-Deelys (or Deelye), Stephens. Livy- Deelys (or Deelye), Stephens. Virgil, Eclognes-Fahy, Lynch, Sheil, Aennds Jennings. Testament-Fahy, Lynch, Shiel. English Grammar and Parseing-Horans, Peter Fahy, Walsh, Nevin, Burke, Broderick, Kelly, Ryan, Keating.
     The examinators were, Rev. Messrs. Macklin, Burke, Coen, Martin, Whelan, Gannon, Galligy, Hyland, and Dr.s Robert Skerrett and Daniel Dolan, Esqrs.
     Loughrea, June 25, 1840

TO BE LET,
Two Large Yards
AT
MERCHANT'S-ROAD,
WITH FRONT LEADING OUT ON THE
 NEW DOCKS
EACH YARD ABOUT 60 FEET IN FRONT AND ABOUT 186 FEET IN DEPTH.

     Or the Interest in the Lease of this Ground being for Lives renewable for ever, at a low Yearly Rent, will be Sold.
     Application to be made to
          FRANCIS FITZGERALD.
     Galway, June 11th, 1840.


 


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