Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 7, 1840

Tenth Annual Report

This charitable Institution was established on the 6th May 1839 for the
purpose of affording a Daily Breakfast to a limited number of the most
necessitous children educated in the Male Free Schools of Lombard-street.

The ravages of Cholera in 1832 added considerably to the previous amount of
local destitution  and loudly called on the Guardians of the Institute and
the public generally to redouble their exertions, and to extend the sphere
of their benevolence to a greater number of objects than they originally

>From that time to the present, the number of applications for relief has
been annually on an increasing scale;and be it told,to the credit of the
clergy and people of Galway-the number and liberality of the subscriptions
have encreased in the same ratio  the Institution has supported-the wants of
all have been attended to independently of public grants or other measures
of legislation save the voluntary poor law of charity, enacted by Irish
hospitality and written on the Irish heart.

Notwithstanding the high prices of provisions and the casual depression of
the funds, the Managing Committee have been fortunately enabled to dispense
a greater amount of relief since the last annual report was laid before the
public, than in any other year since the opening of the Establishment in
1839. The daily average number of poor boys at Breakfast during period being
One Hundred and Forty-seven.

The names of more than Two Hundred children, are, at present, attached to
the Breakfast list. A great majority of these are Orphans' many of them
under ten years of age, and in general in such distress, from various and
accumulated causes, that scarcely one could be dismissed without doing
violence to the best feelings of our nature.

It will be admitted that the most interesting feature of the Institution is
the facility it affords to the poor children of attending regularly at
School, and of thereby acquiring such a portion of religious and moral
instructions as may make them know their duty as christians and as members
of society, and qualify them for the stations they may be destined to fill.

It must be gratifying to the Subscribers to know that their combined
liberality has afforded, through the medium of the Institution, not only a
very great amount of corporal relief to the poor, but that relief has been
mainly instrumental in rescuing many of their fellow creature from ignorance
and vice,and is raising several of them to a state of comparative
independence, as appears from the comfortable and respectable situations to
which they have been already introduced by their talents and virtues.

It is generally understood that the principal means of support of the
Breakfast Institute are the products of an annual Charity Sermon and the
Subscriptions collected at this season of the year. Were these resources to
fail-were the doors of the Establishment to be closed against so many poor
little boys without food or protection-were they to be turned out on the
world in want of the indispensible support of nature, and thereby exposed to
all the temptations incidental on a state of extreme poverty, the
consequences both in a moral and social point of view would, in such a case,
be truly alarming.

It would only argue an unwarrantable diffidence in the well proved
benevolence of the people of Galway, were the claims of such an Institution
to be pressed further on their charitable consideration. Relying, therefore,
on the merits and encreasing popularity of their cause, the Collectors will
do themselves the honor of waiting on the Town Subscribers in the course of
a few days, and they entertain the lovliest hopes tht their appeal, at this
time, will be met with the same promptitude and kindliness of feeling for
the poor, that have hither to characterized the reception invariably given
them by their fellow citizens on all similar occasions.

Subscriptions will be thankfully received by the Right Rev. Doctor BROWNE,
the Rev. Gentlemen of the College House or any of the Catholic Clergy in
Town; also by Messrs. John GUNNING, Pat CLAYTON, John COSTELLO, John KIRWAN,
Timothy MURRAY, Edward GOOD, William BRADY, and the Brethren of the
Monastery, Galway.

P.J. O'CONNOR, Secretary and Treasurer, Lombard-street
May 6th, 1840

JUNE, 1839, TO THE 6TH OF MAY, 1840,

                                                           s  d
Balance on hand, per last report........13 3 0
Charitable bequest per Right Rev
Doctor BROWNE...........................10 0 0
Donation from the Free School
Committe, Lombard Street................25 0 0
Bequest of the late Miss Anne
D'ARCY, per Rev. M. FYNN..........2  0 0
Bequest of the late John CLAYTON
per Rev. M. FYNN..........................1  5  0
Bequest of the lat Miss B. MARTYN
per Rev. P. DALY...........................1  5  0
Annual Charity Sermon....................27 5 51/2

A.H. LYNCH, Esq., M.P...5 0 0
A Friend of the Poor...5 0 0
Martin J. BLAKE, Esq., M.P....3 0 0
Anonymous, per Right Rev. Dr. BROWNE...3 0 0
Francis BLAKE, Cregg Castle...2 0 0
Miss CONNOLLY, Shop Street...2 0 0
Very Rev. Doctor O'DONNELL, V.G., ...1 0 0
Mrs. TIERNEY...1 0 0
John GUNNING...1 0 0
James WALSH...1 0 0
Michael O'BRIEN...1 0 0
Timothy MURRAY...1 0 0
Richard al LYNCH...1 0 0
Patrick CLAYTON...1 0 0
James HARDIMAN...1 0 0
Lady FRENCH...1 0 0
John COSTELLO...1 0 0
Mrs. DEA...1 0 0
Mrs. MARTYN, Black Rock...1 0 0
Master MARTYN...1 0 0
William ROBINSON, Dublin...1 0 0
John IRELAND...1 0 0
Record Jury, per J. HARRISON...1 0 0
Patrick COMMINS...0 15 0
Miss RYAN, Oranmore...0 15 0
Patrick REGAN...0 15 0
Rev. Mr MOLLOY...0 10 0
John KIRWAN...0 10 0
Edward GOOD...0 10 0
Mrs. FLATLEY...0 10 0
Mrs. BODKIN, William-street...0 10 0
John COLEMAN...0 10 0
Martin SPELMAN...0 10 0
Messrs. P. SMYTH, and Son...0 10 0
John NEVIN...0 10 0
Messrs. MULLINS and KYNE...0 10 0
Doctor MARTYN...0 10 0
Arthur IRELAND...0 10 0
Henry COMERFORD...0 10 0
Mrs. BURKE, Abbeygate-street...0 10 0
Patrick DUGGAN...0 10 0
James HOGAN...0 10 0
William COLEMAN...0 10 0
Captain ORR...0 10 0
William KELLY...0 10 0
Rev. Mark FYNN...0 10 0
John Lushington REILLY...0 10 0
Doctor D'ARCY...0 10 0
John Francis KELLY...0 10 0
Mrs. KILKELLY...0 10 0
Thomas CORR...0 10 0
P. NOLAN, Dublin...0 10 0
Doctor BODKIN...0 10 0
Messrs. POTLOCK and Co. Dublin...0 10 0
Rev. P.J. MORRIS...0 10 0
Rev. Mr. JENNINGS...0 10 0
John BLAKENEY...0 10 0
Messrs. KEARNEY & BOYLE...0 10 0
James CUSACK...0 10 0
Miss LYNCH, Castle...0 10 0
William BRANNALLY...0 10 0
Miss LYNCH, Black Rock...0 10 0
Captain STREVINS...0 10 0
Edward KILLEEN...0 7 6
William BRADY...0 5 0
Michael MacDONALD...0 5 0
Peter GREALISH...0 5 0
Simeon ATHY...0 5 0
Martin CARROLL...0 5 0
James FYNN...0 5 0
James DUNNE...0 5 0
John MORRIS...0 5 0
Nicholas BURDGE...0 5 0
James QUINCY...0 5 0
John REDINGTON...0 5 0
William WYDE...0 5 0
George MASON...0 5 0
Thomas CONEYS...0 5 0
Thomas DELANY...0 5 0
John DONNELLAN...0 5 0
Rev. John M'GRATH...0 5 0
Mr. O'MALLEY...0 5 0
Thomas TALLON...0 5 0
Patrick HUGHES...0 5 0
William EVANS...0 5 0
Thomas HALLORAN...0 5 0
Rev. P. BURKE...0 5 0
Patrick CONNELL...0 5 0
Rev. William FEELY...0 5 0
Mr. FITZHENRY...0 5 0
Nicholas KILLIAN...0 5 0
Joseph RATH...0 5 0
James DUGGAN...0 5 0
Persse JOYES...0 5 0
Norman ASHE...0 5 0
Rev. John D'ARCY...0 5 0
J.M. O'HARA...0 5 0
Rev. Arthur O'CONNOR...0 5 0
William COSTELLO...0 5 0
Rev. Mr. KILLEEN...0 5 0
James R. O'FLAHERTY...0 5 0
John HARRISON...0 5 0
Denis KIRWAN...0 5 0
Robert BURKE...0 5 0
John HOLLAND...0 5 0
Mrs. FRENCH, Frenchville...0 5 0
John PURDON...0 5 0
Henry CLARE...0 5 0
Captain BISETT...0 5 0
Rev. G. COMMINS...0 5 0
Doctor A VIETCH...0 5 0
Colonel BIRCH, Royal Artillery...0 5 0
Rev. Mr. FITZMORRIS...0 5 0
The Messrs. EVANS...0 5 0
John CONNELLY...0 5 0
Patrick TULLY, Gort...0 5 0
Miss Ellen BODKIN...0 5 0
Town Jury, per J. COSTELLO...0 5 3
Hugh M'LOONE...0 5 0
John GREALY...0 4 6
Mrs. HERNON...0 3 6
Michael USHER...0 3 0
Robert BURKE...0 3 0
Robert M. COMMINS...0 3 0
James RUSH...0 3 0
J. O'LOUGHLIN...0 3 0
Mr. CAHILL...0 3 0
Michael CLOHERTY...0 2 6
Michael DOOLEY...0 2 6
Daniel CONSIDINE...0 2 6
James DAVIS...0 2 6
Patrick NOLAN...0 2 6
Roderick O'CONNOR...0 2 6
Mr. FRENCH...0 2 6
Mr. DEIGNAN...0 2 6
Anthony BLAKE...0 2 6
Mr. BICKLEY...0 2 6
Mr. CORE...0 2 6
Daniel MURRAY...0 2 6
Robert D. PERSSE...0 2 6
Thomas FOLAN...0 2 6
Mrs. MADDEN...0 2 6
Mr. DONALDSON...0 2 6
James CHAMBERS...0 2 6
Mr. RIELLY...0 2 6
Joseph GREALY...0 2 6
Richard KEHOE...0 2 6
William KEHOE...0 2 6
Edward FOLAN...0 2 6
P. REDINGTON...0 2 6
John KIRWAN, Square...0 2 6
John MOLLOY...0 2 6
Mr. CAVANAGH...0 2 6
Roland STEPHENS...0 2 6
John KILROY...0 2 6
Anthony SKERRETT...0 2 6
Rev. John HUGHES...0 2 6
Mrs. CODY...0 2 6
Mr. HALL...0 2 6
James O'DOHERTY...0 2 6
Mrs. DOYLE...0 2 6
Michael WALSH...0 2 6
Michael STOKES...0 2 6
John LOGHAN...0 2 6
Rev. Patrick O'CONNOR...0 2 6
Anonymous and minor Subscriptions under 2s 6d each...1 19 11

159 17 1 1/2

147 cwt 2 qrs 6lbs, Oatmeal, varying
from 15s to 18s per cwt..................................119 12 71/2
7 cwt, 0 qrs 1 Ho Molasses, from 3Gs to
37s per cwt.......................................................13  0 41/2
Printing, Circulars, Advertising Sermon,
Stationary, and Postage of Letters........................4  1  7
Matron's wages...............................................4  15  10
4 1
Repairs and sundry minor expenses......................3  13 61/12
7 61/2
Balance on Hand May 6th 1840...........................   6  9 7

159 17 11/2

Auditors Edward GOOD

Tuam Herald
Tuam, co. Galway, Ireland
14 May 1840

Dalgin Races: A handicap of one sovereign each for the Challenge Cup now in
the possession of Wm. T. BODKIN Esq. will be run on Thursday next, each heat
one mile and a half. Horses to be entered the evening before and to be
weighted by the stewards or those they appoint. Mr. Thomas GIBBONS clerk of
the course will attend at KELLY's Hotel, Dunmore on Wednesday evening to
receive entries.
Stewards: Michael Blake BERMINGHAM; William T. BODKIN; John BERMINGHAM;
Arthur D. BELL.

Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 14, 1840


    At Newtownsmith, this day, the Lady of Matthew Madden, Esq. Governor of the County Gaol, of a son.


     At the Royal Naval Hospital, Haslar, Mr. George Rowley O'Maley, Captain's Clerk on board of her Majesty's ship Herald, and son of Edward O'Maley, Esq., Purser of Her Majesty's ship Britannia. The premature dissolution of this very amiable and promising young gentleman is a source of deep regret to his respected family who now reside near this Town. Animated with an ardent attachment for the profession he embraced, Mr. O'Maley bid fairly to distinguish himself in the Naval Service if Providence prolonged his life. With a cordial and affectionate disposition, cheerful manners, and an anxiety to render himself pleasing and agreeable to all who enjoyed the pleasure of his acquaintance, the departed youth acquired the esteem and respect of all who knew him, by whom and by his afflicted relations and friends he was much endeared and is now sincerely regretted.
     At the College-road, after a tedious illness, which he endured with fortitude, Edward M'Donnell, Esq., of Mt. Pleasant, in the Co. of Mayo, in the 66th year of his age. This respected Gentleman during a long residence in this town sustained a high character for integrity and strict honor, and discharged the relative duties of his station with great credit, having left behind him an unsullied reputation. As a fond and attached husband, a kind and indulgent parent, the memory of Mr. M'Donnell and his good acts will be long cherished and esteemed by his disconsolate family and friends, who have to lament the death of a good man and most estimable citizen.


     The Fairs of Athenry, Gort, Tuam and Headford have been held during the present and past week, and have been well attended by purchasers. Horned Cattle, especially heiffers and milch cows fully maintained the prices had at previous Fairs. Pigs still continue in demand, but a great depression in the price of sheep. Thanks to the moral influence of the Apostle of Temperance, the Very Rev. T. Mathew, sobriety and good order pervades thro' all classes of societies. Those Fairs, formerly the scenes of contention and sanguinary outrage, where parties assailed each other with the most brutal and murderous intent, now happily pass off most tranquilly without the least disturbance or breach of the peace. What a great and exemplary Christian Clergyman effected in the habits and dispositions of the Irish people.


We just heard with unaffected pleasure of the special appointment of Nicholas Comyn, Esq. of Ballinderry, in this county, to the Clerkship of the Crown, for the county of Roscommon, vacant by the lamented death of Edward Fallon, Esq. This appointment must give general satisfaction, the services of Mr. Comyn towards the advancement of all liberal measures for twenty years deserved to be noticed and rewarded by a Liberal government. Mr. Comyn possesses in a high degree every qualification necessary for the discharge of the important duties attached to this office.

     J.J. Bodkin, Esq., M.P. has, with his accustomed liberality, promised to give a piece of plate, value thirty guineas, to be run for at these races, which are fixed to come off on the 20th and 30th of June, and 1st of July next.

     On Saturday last a fire broke out in the back house of Mr. Mangan of Loughrea, which he used as a bakery and took fire from the overheating of the oven! From its central position it was very alarming, but owing to the exertions of Mr.Denis Larkin, watch maker, assisted by some of the police and townspeople, it was fortunately got under without doing much damage.

     An industrious poor man of the name of Comer, residing at Clooneen, near Dunmore, was killed on Friday last. He was returning from the market of Ballindine and had a load of oats on a cart when the horse became restive descending a steep hill, and in his exertions to restrain him he was knocked down; the wheel passed over his neck which caused his death. An inquest was held by Andrew Hosty, Esq. who found a verdict according to the circumstances.

     At the fair of Ballinasloe, last week, the farmers of Clare, got an advance of 10s a had for their cattle. Mr. Cahill, got 14 for his cows; Messrs. Cullinan, 13 15s; Mr. Gore,  11; Mr. Curtin,  10 to  11 2s; Mr. Powell,  10 10s; Mr. Healy  10.

     On Thursday the House of Lords gave judgment in Persse v Persse, an appeal from the Irish Chancery, whose decision they affirmed, in dismissing the bill of appellant, which went to enforce a deed of covenant by Robert Persse, respondent, conveying the Castleboy estate, Galway, to certain uses, but who is now released therefrom.

     Three companies of the 60th Rifle Depot from Galway, arrived in Limerick, officered by Catp. Gibbons, Lieuts. Bingham, O'Grady, Douglas and Sotheby. They marched hence next morning for Cork.

Residence of Mrs. Hynes,
A Marine Lodge.
During the Bathing Season,
From the 1st of June.
     The House consists of a Dining Parlour, Drawing Room, Four Red Rooms, Kitchen, Pantry, andDairy, with a Coach House and Stable, a mile West of Galway, Taylor's Hill.
     References to Mrs. Hynes, St. Helens, Galway, (if by letter post-paid).

Wanted an Apprentice.
To the Mercantile and Grocery Business.
     A Young Lad of good character and respectability, will be taken as an Apprentice to the above Trade. No Fee required, but security for his integrity.
     Application to be made to Thomas Bodkin, William-street, Galway. May 7th, 1840.

     Destruction of Flesk Cottage, Killarney-
We regret to state that Flesk Cottage, the picturesque residence of Arthur Lloyd Saunders, Esq. was completely destroyed by fire on Saturday last, at four o'clock in the afternoon. The owner was absent when the fire broke out. In twenty minutes the roof fell in, and on Mr. Saunders' return that evening he found his dwelling in a heap of ruins. Too much praise cannot be given to the indefatigable exertions of the surrounding peasantry, who, at the imminent risk of their lives, endeavoured to save some property; and in some measure of their efforts were crowned with success. No lives were lost by the unfortunate occurrence.- Nenagh Guardian.

     A pensioner belonging to the 64th Regiment, named Hegarty, who lived at Slavan, near Beleek, while in a state of insanity, drowned himself in Lough Erne on Monday last. He has left a wife and several children to lament his loss.

Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 21, 1840

Humane and Intrepid Conduct- Son Sunday evening last, between the hours of 9 and 10 o'clock, an alarm was raised by some countrymen in the vicinity of Barrington's bridge, that a female was drowning in the river Mulcair, which was heavily swollen from the rains of the preceding night. Their cries fortunately reached the ears of two young gentlemen, James and Joseph Wickham, sons of John Wickham, of Madeboy, who happened to be near the bridge, and immediately ran to the spot from whence the cries proceeded, where they beheld a female struggling in the stream, which was conveying her along with the greatest rapidity. One of the young gentlemen Mr. Joseph Wickham, instantly plunged , dressed as he was, into the torrent and swam to her assistance, and seized the unfortunate creature as she was sinking, but she in the death struggle grasped him by the neck, and both instantly sank to the bottom. In a few seconds, having succeeded while under water, in releasing himself from her grasp, he reappeared, supporting her on one arm and swimming with the other to the opposite shore, which with considerable difficulty, owing to the impetuosity of the current, he managed to reach; but there the eddy was so strong and deep, and the bank so steep and slippery, that both were in danger of perishing, when Mr. James Wickham, perceiving the imminent danger of his brother, plunged in, and swam to his assistance, when, by their united efforts, they contrived with considerable difficulty, to bring their burden to the land, apparently dead. She was immediately conveyed to the police barrack where she was received with the greatest humanity and every possible attention to being paid to her, she revived in the course of an hour, and she was then put into a bed, where she remains in a very precarious state, under the attendance of Doctor Heffernan, of Barrington's bridge. Her name is Judith Magrath, and she was on her way to her home near Castle Connell, when it is supposed that from the swollen state of the river, she had mistaken her path, and was precipitated into the water. She still remains insensible and unable to speak. The humane and intrepid conduct of those two gentlemen is certainly deserving of the highest praise.


...  In the evening the Loughrea Temperance Society gave a Soiree, to which the Rev. Mr. Mathew was invited. The Assembly Rooms contained about 500 persons and were crowded to excess. The temperance banner placed at the head of the tables, reflected the greatest credit upon the singular talents and exquisite taste of Mr. John O'Flaherty, our distinguished artist and townsman. Among the Ladies we recognized Mrs. P. Skerrit, Mrs. John Smyth, Mrs. Cloran, Mrs. M. Lynch, Mrs. T. Macklin, Mrs. Hoir, Mrs. L. Fahy, Miss Lynch, &c. Among the gentlemen Messrs. R. and J. M'Dermott, Ramore, Messrs. Paul and Henry Dolphin, Mrs. L. Fahy, T. M'Lin, A. Bandfield, James Lynch, Guy Armstrong and brothers, Mr. Hudson, John Lynch, T. Lynch, M. Coghlan, W. Mulkerrin, Esqrs. Dr. Hartnett, Messrs. Hensworth-Clergyman, Rev. Mr. Mathew, Mullony, Macklin, Fahy, Ford, Burke, Whelan, Agnew, Winter, &c.


     On Monday last, two highly respectable young ladies, connected with many families of rank in this county, and daughters of the late Counsellor Dolphin of Turoe, took the veil, and are now sisters of the pious and exemplary community of the Loughrea Nunnery. The interesting ceremony of reception was performed by the venerable Catholic Bishop, Doctor Coen.


     The Directors of the above prosperous Establishment have it in contemplation to build immediately a beautiful and spacious house. The site selected is the waste plot at Eyresquare, adjoining the House and store of James Costello, Esq.

     The judgment of the House of Lords in the case of Persse v Persse, was erroneously given by the Sun newspaper, the fact being that their Lordships reversed the decree of the Irish Court of Chancery granted an injunction to prevent waste of the Castleboy estate, and an order to ascertain the extent of damage done, thus ruling in favour of Mr. Dudley Persse, and not for Mr. Robert Persse, as stated in the Sun's report.

     The remains of the late Lord Ashtown were interred on Wednesday at the family burial place adjoining the demesne of Woodlawn, Galway. The inheritor of the splendid property and title of this good nobleman, with his uncles, brother and cousins acted as chief mourners. The charitable bequests to the tenantry are magnificent.

     His Excellency the Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to approve of the appointment of John Caulfield, Esq. to be Lieutenant-Colonel of the Roscommon militia, vice Lieut.-Colonel Lloyd, deceased.

From our Correspondent

     One of the most daring attempts at escape from prison was sought to be effected here, and was very nearly being achieved on Monday morning by Casey, the murderer of Constable Lawlor. It appears that when he learned the determination of Government to suffer the extreme penalty of the law to be carried into execution upon him and his guilty accomplice, Hartnett, he received it with great composure; but it was observed, that from that period he refused to see his spiritual adviser, the Rev. Mr. O'Sullivan, R.C., Chaplain of the goal, from which it might be inferred that he contemplated some desperate effort when the hope of pardon had vanished. His first proceeding was to effect the filing of the bolt of his cell, whilst the Governor and officers of the prison were attending divine service on Sunday last. It must be stated that his wife was permitted to see him subsequently to the dreadful announcement of his fate, and that she, in the most artful manner possible, conveyed the instrument, a file, which she concealed between the inner and outer sole of her shoes. The folding doors of the prisoners cells remained partially opened for the benefit of ventilation, and so exposed to a hand inside, a portion of the bolt lying across. The file was applied so effectively as to suit his purpose. He was locked up, as usual, the turnkey not perceiving from the outside the impression made on the bolt; and when all were retired to rest, Casey next directed his attention to the bar at the end of his stretcher, which he succeeded in breaking, and placing under the door in such a manner that by using pressure, he broke the bolt, already nearly filed through, and burst open the door. He not wound himself in the corridor of the yard, and next succeeded in breaking the lock of his comrade's (Hartnett) cell, and liberating him. Immediately in this situation he commenced operations on the angle bar of the corridor window, and with the assistance of Hartnett, succeeded in working it out. This afforded an exit so circumscribed, that he must have been forced through it by his comrade, who, being a larger and grosser man, could not follow him through the same aparture. The leg bolts, at this period, had been filed off both of them. When Casey got out he found that this window looked into the day-yard, only about five feet from him, but he had then to ascend a high wall, outside of which, however, is divided by a check gate with chevaux de freize. He  effected the escalade, and dropped about six feet from the wall, down upon the chevaux de freize, over which he crept to another wall of about six feet, which he had to get over, and from which he dropped twenty feet into a place called the stone-yard, from the prisoners being employed at hard labour there in breaking stones. He then forced the lock of the stone-house, and brought therefrom several implements which he tied up with his blankets and essayed to hoist them over the main wall of the prison, in the hope of catching a grip at the other side. Matters were so far favourable, that he succeeded through the agency of this contrivance in reaching nearly to the top of this high wall, when, at this critical moment of his ascent, the prison bell rang for six o'clock, the hour when the prisoners must rise. Whether this circumstance had the effect of making him too hasty in pulling over his ligatures, or that struck with fear he delayed too long on their frail support they gave way when he was within arms length of the top and he fell off, receiving a severe injury of the leg, and suffering a loss of blood from the bruises inflicted in his descent. He, however, mustered strength to return to the stone-house, and conceal his blanket there. From thence he went to a water closet, and hid himself within it. Thither, in a short time, one of the servants came, and perceiving something white below, and that it moved, the alarm was given, and an officer procured an iron scraper, with which he struck violently several times before the unfortunate man cried out. He was then immediately captured, and replaced into custody.
     A Board of the Gaol Committee assembled at once, and after the examination, the officers of the prison were accounted as not in the slightest degree inculpated in the transaction.
     The unfortunate men, Casey and Hartnett, die on to-morrow (this day).

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT- On Wednesday last a very fine young woman, daughter of John Lynch of Chapel-street, Castlebar, while engaged in bathing some clothes in the river at the foot of her own garden, fell in, and was drowned. She was not missed by her friends for nearly two hours-when on search her body was discovered- life of course having for ever fled. We understand that the deceased was subject to occasional illness, and that she was probably thus visited at a moment when no one hand was near to rescue her from an early death. She was an exceedingly interesting young woman, aged about twenty, and by her propriety of conduct and sweetness of temper was much endeared by all who knew her.--Mayo Mercury.

     Laying the first Stone of the Ballinrobe Union Workhouse.- This ceremonial was performed on Thursday last, by Valentine O'Connor Blake, Esq., D.L., the chairman of the Ballinrobe Board of Guardians. The site, which is admirably placed, contains four Irish acres, and was presented as a free gift to the union by Col.  Nesbit Knox, of Castle Lacken, the proprietor of the town of Ballinrobe. Mr. Browne, the contractor for the building, having made the necessary preparations, presented Mr. O'Connor Blake with a trowel and hammer, when that gentleman executed the task assigned to him- having first placed in a cavity in the stone a series of the current coins of the realm and a temperance medal.

     Awful Death- On Thursday the 14th instant, a man named M'Greal, shepherd to the Marquis of Sligo, residing near Delphi Lodge, on missing some lambs belonging to his flock, went to search of them. On ascending one of the neighbouring mountains, he discovered a fox's den, at the mouth of which lay some lambs heads, together with part of their skins. on stooping to examine them, a rock of immense size which overhung the den fell down, and buried him into the earth. The cries of his two favourite dogs, who were with him at the time, perceiving their master was killed, alarmed other shepherds who were on the mountain; on repairing to the spot, they there found the body of M'Greal, with one of the dogs lying on his feet. An inquest was held on his remains on the 16th, at Westport.- M'Greal was a young man of excellent character, and is much lamented by all who knew him- and particularly by his sister, whose only support he was. It is supposed his Lordship will take the loss she has sustained into consideration.

     The St. James, from Killala, with emigrants for Quebec, has put into Cove, leaky.

     Colonel M'Gregor, Inspector Gen. of Police, arrived at Loughrea on Thursday last, where he inspected the Constabulary Force, and expressed himself highly pleased at the orderly appearance and discipline of the men.


     On Friday, the 69th Rifle Depot from Galway arrived at Cork to embark for Portsmouth. Lieut. Browne , son of John Southwell Browne, Esq., Mount Browne, county Limerick, is Adjutant of the Depot.
     Lieut.- Colonel Michell, who has been offered the Under Secretaryship, held by the late Captain Drummond, R.E is a brother of Lieutenant Colonel Michell, R.A. of Limerick garrison.
     Saturday last the anniversary of the battle of Albuera where Marshal Beresford, defeated ?????. The troops distinguished in this hard fought decisive victory were the 3d Dragoon Guards; their present gallant Commanding Officer, Colonel Maunsell, having been then attached to the Regiment and throughout the Peninsular war; 4th Light Dragoons, 3d, 7th, 23d, 28th, 29th, 31st, 34th, 39th, 48th, 57th, 6?th and 66th.
     Captain Drummond, late 93d succeeds to the Earldom of Perth and Milfort, by the death of his uncle, Cardinal Drummond, who died at Rome.
     The 13th Light Dragoons, 11th, 15th, 54th, 1st Battalion 69th Rifles, and 72d Regts. will shortly be added to the strength of our military force in England and Ireland.
     General M'Donald, who was so long detained prisoner in the Castle of San Joao de Foz at Oporto, has been liberated.
     Major Malcom, 3d Light Dragoons, son of the late Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcom, arrived on Thursday, having under his charge the beautiful Persian gray horses from the Governor of Bombay, Sir James R. Carnse, for her Majesty.
     The 19th are to remain in Dublin till August & then to embark from Kingstown harbour for Malta.
     Lieutenant Chalmers, 22d Regiment, is about to get his company.
     Colonel Rawdon, Coldstream Guards, has left Stanhope to canvass the electors of Armagh in the Whig interest, there being a vacancy by the appointment of Mr. Sergeant Curry to the office of Master in Chancery. The gallant Colonel has the interest of his stepson, Lord Cremorne.
     Captain Peshall, Cape Rifles, was tried by court martial for excessive cruelty to his apprentice, and English girl, by handcuffing and flogging her, as a common soldier on the charge of having stolen salt.
     Captain Mackenzie, of the New Brunswick militia, has been deprived of his commission by an order from the secretary of state, in consequence of certain representation of the commanding general relative to his proceedings.
     The depot of the 18th has returned to Chatham from Tilbury Fort. This depot expects to embark for India in the ensuing month, to join the head quarters of the Regiment.
     The Surgeoncy of the 70th Regiment is vacant by the death of Dr. W. Kemis.
     Monday, the 60th Rifle Depot embarked at Cove in the Vesuvius steamer, Lieut. Blount, R.N for Portsmouth, having marched into Cork, on Sunday.
     The 12th Lancers are, it is said, not likely now to come to Dublin. Prince George does not wish to leave England, and they have so many young horses they do not answer for Dublin.
     Lord Tullamore, eldest son of the Earl of Charleville, has entered the army as Ensign in the 43d.
     John Caulfield, Esq. is appointed Lieutenant-Colonel in the Roscommon Militia, vice Lieutenant-Colonel Lloyd deceased.
     Letters from Gibraltar left the troops on the Rock in good health the 8th of May.
     A court-martial assembled at Cork. Lieut.-Colonel Townsend, 24th, President, for the trial of Serjeant Gibson, 60th, for desertion whilst stationed at Tipperary on the recruiting service. He was found guilty and sentenced to the ranks, and to be confined three months in solitary confinement.
     Four and twenty of the 2d Rifle Brigade died since they went to Windsor, and the Regimental hospital is full. The officers were also seriously attacked.
     A gentleman never in the army before, is appointed Riding Master to the Queen's Bays.
     Prince Albert only intends to hold the Colonency of the 11th Hussars, until the more distinguished command of the Household troops shall turn in to his Royal Highness.
     Private Charles Houran, Rifle Brigade, 1st Battalion tried by general court martial for being drunk and riotous in the barrack, and striking Sergeant Macdonald and Rainey is sentenced to transportation for life.
     The 5th Fusiliers will get the bear skin caps on the return of head-quarters from the Mediterranean, and the feather also, which is unusual.
     Lieut.-Gen. Lord Keane, and Sir Henry Pottlinger, have arrived at Suez, from Bombay, en route to England, also Capt. Robinson, 16th Lancers.
     Private Cambden, Royal Sappers and Miners, for striking a corporal of the same corps, is sentenced to 90 days of imprisonment in the House of Correction, Coldbath Fields.
     The 53d return home from the Mediterranean without awaiting for a  regiment to relieve them.
     Government have allocated 75,000l to carry out this year, in part, the recommendations of the Naval and Military Commision.


The Cork Board of Guardians have closed the Workhouse against any more admissions, the establishment already full.

Peter Boland of Carriganroe, Roscommon, was murdered on Monday by six men, one of whom is in custody.

Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 28, 1840


H.M. Revenue Cruiser Hawk, Captain Holland, to refit.

The Harmony, Brown, for Liverpool.
The Joseph and Mary, Rothwell, for Glasgow.
The Edward and Mary, Wright, for Quebec; being the fourth vessel this season for these places.
The following vessels left Westport for Quebec:- The Emerald, Flegg; the Lord Oakley, Crow; the Carracks, Daws; the Edward and Mary; Wright. The total number of passengers by these vessels exceed 800. We trust they will have good passages as the wind has been very fair since they sailed.

On the 25th instant, at his house, College Road, of malignant fever, the Rev. H. Morgan, Vicar of St. Nicholas, aged 45 years.- This gentleman was distinguished for his mild and conciliatory manners, but more particularly for his liberality and charitable conduct towards all classes. The spirit of bigotry had never influenced him in his intercourse with persons who differed from him in religion. He was an indulgent landlord, and no matter what the creed of his tenants, they found him equally attentive and anxious to promote the interests and increase the comfort of all without distinction.- He was a tender parent and an affectionate husband, and has left an afflicted widow and five children to deplore his demise.- During his residence here he discharged the duties of his ministry to the satisfaction of his followers and without giving any annoyance to the great Catholic community, in the midst of whom he lived, and by whom he was respected. His remains were accompanied to the grave this morning by a concourse of his sorrowing friends, and even by the Parish Priest and his flock, who paid this last tribute to his memory.- May we hope that the kindness and charity he manifested on earth, may have attained a reward for him in Heaven.
     A few days since at his residence Renville, in this county, Phillip Lynch Athy, Esq., a most amiable and excellent gentleman, a kind and indulgent landlord, a fond parent, and attached husband, and a humane and benevolent Christian, whose liberal and unostentatious charities contributed much to alleviate the distress of the poor, by whom the death of this pious and exemplary gentleman will be saverly felt and deeply lamented. In the discharge of the relative duties of life, the example of Mr. Athy is well worthy of imitation, in manners he was social, affable and agreeable, and rendered himself much esteemed and respected by all who had the happiness of enjoying the pleasure of his acquaintance. His death is a source of deep affliction to his amiable and respectable family, by whom he was much endeared and whose memory they will long love and cherish. His remains accompanied to the grave by the surrounding gentry, and a numerous tenantry, were interred in the family vault at Oranmore.
     On the 28th [or 26th?]  instant, at his seat Bushy-park, near this town, in his 71st year, Robert Martin, Esq., uncle to the member for this county and formerly a Captain in the Royal South Downshire Militia. He had a stainless humour, strictly honest principle, social in habit, warm and frank in manner, cordial and sincere in feeling. As a dutiful son, a kind husband, a good father, and an affectionate friend, few, if any excelled him. The sorrow caused by his death is heartfelt, one however, is not without its consolation, for with truth can it be recorded of him that as he lived, so he died, in the Christian and blessed hope of a joyful resurrection.
     On the 16th instant, William Rogers, Esq., Carraminna, in this county, very much regretted, he was formerly a Captain in the South Mayo Militia.
     On the 20th, at Fort Eyre, aged 18, Anne, eldest daughter of the Rev. Edward Eyre Manusell, she trusted in her Saviour, the name of Jesus was precious to her heart, she now rests in Him who has released her from all earthly pain and suffering- she breathed her last breath in peace having fallen asleep in Christ.

     Containing 81 Irish Acres Plantation Measure, situate in the Barony of Kiltarton, and County of Galway.
     Also the interest in the Lease of certain Premises at Newtownsmith, called the STORE at the Bowling-green, in the Parish of St. Nicholas and county of the Town of Galway, held under the Governors of Erasmus Smith's Schools, for an unexpired term of 28 years from the 1st of May next.
     Proposals in writing will be received by William Kelly, Esq. Barna Lodge and by John Rorke, Esq., Solicitor, No. 20, Upper Temple-street, Dublin; from either of whom statements as to titles, &c., may be had.
May 28, 1840.

     Cow Stealing- A young woman, named Anne Murphy, was brought before the bench, charged with having stolen a heifer, the property of her brother-in-law, Patrick Hynes, of Fair-hill, county of Galway, and with having sold the same to ____ M'Evelly, postmaster of Ballyglass, county Mayo, for the sum of 3l 5s.
     It appeared that informations of the robbery had been taken before Messrs. Lynch and Clendenning, the former a magistrate for Galway, the other for Mayo. These were forwarded to the authorities here, accompanied by a description of the prisoner's person. The documents were put into the hands of Inspector M'Mahon, C. division. He obtained information that she would be met with on Monday at Portobello, by the arrival of the two o'clock boat. The officer was in waiting for her accordingly, but was disappointed in meeting her then. He then ascertained that she had got out at the first lock. In half an hour after he apprehended her in a lodging house in Thomas street.
     The bench, in the absence of an attestation of the hand writing to the informations, and no warrant having been forwarded by the magistrates below, remanded the prisoner until Friday, in order that an opportunity might be afforded to rectify the ommisions.

(From our Correspondent)

     This sublime and magnificent ceremony took place at the above convent on Wednesday, the 20th instant. The names of the young ladies were, Miss Anna Maria Byrne, daughter of that highly respectable and influential gentleman, Thomas Byrne, Esq., of Ballyboghill, county of Dublin, and a Miss Hudson, also of the same county.
     The Most Rev. Dr. Murray, with his usual grace and dignity, received the postulants.
     The chapel attached to the convent at an early hour was crowded to excess by a most fashionable audience, composed of families of the highest respectability of city and country. The procession moved about half past 11 o'clock, in the following order: - A number of beautiful and interesting little children, richly attired; two of them carrying a chastely wrought silver basket, which contained the veil, the cloak, and habit of the order; next one of the sisters, bearing the crucifix; then the reverend mother and mother assistant. All eyes were now intent on the young aspirants for eternal happiness.
     Having arrived at the foot of the altar, the postulants took the places assigned them; the ceremony then commenced. Nothing could equal the solemnity of the scene. Sorrow seemed depicted on the countenance of the immediate relations of the young ladies; joy and happiness beamed on their own, whilst a holy awe pervaded the great and respectable assemblage. The  secular dresses of the novices were rich and splendid- that of Miss Byrne particularly so, whose youth and beauty was the theme of universal admiration. The hymns usual on such occasions were chanted by the nuns with the most thrilling effect. The candles, which were previously blessed, were presented to the postulants, after which they were conducted to the front of the altar by the reverend mother. Here they were interrogated by the bishops as to what they required, and whether it was of their own free will they sought the habit of religion. These preliminaries having been gone through, his Grace commenced the solemn benediction of the habits, while the postulants, supported as before, returned to cast off, once and for ever, their secular dresses, to assume the garb dedicated to religion. During their absence, one of the Nuns, who presided at a magnificent organ, sang in exquisite style some of the psalms, at the conclusion of which the novices returned, having laid aside the dress and vanities of the world, and were saluted by that beautiful hymn "Te Deum Laudamus," which was executed with the most touching simplicity. The whole of this august ceremony ended with a solemn benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.

     Liberality.- Dean Burke, P.P. of Westport , gratefully acknowledges to have received five pounds from the Marquis of Sligo,and thirty shillings from Mr. George Hildebrand, towards slating and repairing the Chapel of Drummin, in the Parish of Oughavale, which was so much injured by the awful storm on the 6th January, 1839, for which he returns thanks, on his own part, and that of the people of that very poor district.
     He has also the pleasure to offer his Lordship the humble and fervent thanks of the Magdalen Asylum, and of those benevolent residents who superintend the establishment, for his annual donations of five pounds, being most seasonable, from the low rate of the funds and increased rate of provisions.

     A very novel and interesting ceremony took place on Monday last at the Convent of Mount Carmel in this town. Two most amiable young ladies, daughters of the late Hubert Dolphin, Esq. of Turoe, were received into the society of the consecrated sisterhood of that respected community. The ceremony was conducted with the utmost dignity, order and solemnity. The Very Rev. Mr. Whelan, of Clarendon street Chapel, Superior of the Carmelite Order, acted as the officiate Clergyman; and a very impressive address suitable to the occasion, was delivered by the Very Rev. Dr. Smith, of Esker Convent. The crowd auditory comprised a great portion of the wealth and respectability of the town and surrounding district, without religious distinction. The Rt. Rev. Dr. Coen, & a number of the secular Clergymen of the diocese, assisted at the ceremony; and the presence of the celebrated Apostle of Temperance, the Very. Rev. Mr. Mathew, was hailed with great delight by the entire assemblage. The interesting ceremony was closed with a solemn benediction of the most adorable sacrament, by the Right Rev. Dr. Coen; after which a number of the respectable auditory were introduced into a spacious apartment, where a splendid and plentiful dejeune was provided for the occasion.- Tuam Herald.


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