THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1840
[Note: Newspaper date should have been Nov. 5, 1840. It was erroneously printed by the newspaper]
The following were convicted at the
Gort Quarter Sessions:-
At Loughrea, the Lady of Edward Hyor,
Esq. Manager of the National Bank, of a son.
On Thursday, the 28th instant, at
Cottage, in this county, by the Rev. T.E. Gill, P.P., John Conolly, Esq.
Barnaville, to Mary, eldest daughter of John Ryan, Esq. of Cottage, in this
On Saturday, the 24th instant, at the
Main-guard street, in this town, Mrs. Anne Lally, wife of Mr. Thomas Lally,
Officer of Excise. Through life Mrs. Lally maintained the highest character for
integrity, steadiness of conduct, attention to the duties of her home, and
especially that religious virtue which crowns the happiness of a mainly and
secures the respect of all. Cut away almost in the bloom of life, and while in
the midst of good offices, her death created a melancholy void to her husband,
her children, and many affectionate relations; and even amongst those
unaccustomed with her by ties of kindred the sensation of sorrow and sympathy
was far beyond that exhibited on other occasions. Monday evening her remains
were interred in the family vault, at Fort-Hill; her funeral was attended by
many of the most respectable inhabitants, a greater number than we have seen
together for a long time of wealthy citizens, and hundreds of the poor to whom
she had been a benefactress, showing how much she was esteemed, beloved, and
regretted and suggesting to those whom nature obliged to lament her departure,
the consoling reflection that a life approved of by the distressed as well as
the exalted, betokens eternal life in Heaven.
An inquest was held some days since
before Mrs. Rutledge and a jury, on the body of Patt Fallen, who was killed by a
loaded cart passing over his body, at Knock, Barony of Costello. It appeared
from the evidence that the deceased, a boy of three or four years old, was
sitting on the road near his father's house, when a cart loaded with turf passed
over his body and killed him on the spot. The jury returned a verdict
accordingly, and placed a deodand of one pound on the horse and cart. The
driver, who was the owner, should be severely punished. Why is he allowed to
escape after causing by his carelessness the death of the child?
On Saturday last, our esteemed and venerated Bishop received into the above Convent two sisters of the order. The ladies are Miss Walsh, daughter of Mr. James Walsh of this town, and Miss Galway--and the usual ceremonies on such occasions were gone through with great solemnity, and created much interest in the minds of the numerous neighbors.
Captain John Brice Blake, of the 47th regiment, son of the late Sir John Blake, Bart. of Menlo Castle, has retired from the service.
On Sunday, the 18th instant, the new church in Roundstone, was opened for public worship, by the Rev. Joseph Fisher, of this town.
On Tuesday, Major-General Sir W. Parker Carroll, K.C.H. arrived at Lochcooter Castle, the seat of Lord Viscount Gort, and inspected a company of the 36th depot, under command of Captain Adams, stationed at that town. The Major-General expressed his high satisfaction at the very efficient state in which he found that detachment. The Major-General was entertained at dinner by the Noble Viscount, and a large party invited to meet him, as also the officers of the detachment. On Saturday, Sir W. Parker Carroll arrived at Clare Castle, where he inspected the depot 26th Regiment, under the command of Captain De Lacy. The appearance of the men, and the high order in which they appeared on parade, called forth the unqualified approbation of the Major-General.
TO BE LET
From the 24th day of October, instant,
for the term of Six Months, unless previously redeemed all that and those the
Dwelling House situate in Shop-street, at the corner of Church-lane in the town
of Galway, consisting of the following apartments, viz., the apartments then and
lately held by the said James Knight; and also the apartments overhead the same
lately in the possession of George Cottingham, together with the Shop then
occupied by the said James Knight, with the keeping-places, passages, and
approaches heading to said House, and also the tenements then occupied by
William Gale and the Cellar adjoining thereto, then in the possession of John
Lynch Alexander, Esq., which last mentioned tenement and cellar, are under Mark
Kealy a house in Church lane, situate lying and being in the County of the Town
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Monday, November 9, 1840
CAPTAIN MARTIN, 1st DRAGOON GUARDS
Our respected and gallant countryman, Capt. Martin, of the 1st Dragoon Guards after some years absence, has arrived in Galway and is at present on a visit at Ross House, the residence of his brother, Robert Martin, Esq. We are glad to perceive that the gallant Captain is in the enjoyment of good health and spirits.
BARRY O'HARA, ESQ.
Several journals have been imposed, and a hoax practised on them, by the insertion of the birth of the Lady of Barry O'Hara, Esq., of a daughter; whereas no such event took place, as that respected gentleman is not married.
Dr. Horsefall, allied to a noble family, was tried at Greenstreet, on the prosecution of a policeman, for an unnatural offence in Bagott-st, Dublin,and acquitted.
A Cavalry Field Officer has subscribed £50 towards a testimonial to B.A. Reynolds, Esq., late Captain 11th Hussars.
Monday being the first day of
Michalemas Term, the Courts were opened with the usual formalities. In
consequence of the illness of Lord Plunket, the master of the Rolls presided in
the Court of Chancery. Messrs. Pigott and Moore were called to take their places
as Attorney and Solicitor-General,and Dr. Sroek as Sergeant at Law. The
following gentlemen were called to the Bar:-
The Very Rev. Austin Killeen, Prior of
the Augustinian Convent of Galway, is at present engaged in making his annual
quest, as a Catholic Missionary, in the diocese of Kilfinora and Kilmacdough.
The Very Rev. Gentleman's eloquence is sublime and impressive, full of pathos
and classic effusion, calculated to hold captive the most enlightened audience.
He preached in one of the Churches of the Rev. Mr. Nelly, P.P., Lisdonavarna on
last Sunday, when both Priest and people were enraptured with the sublimity of
his discourse; as a proof of which the people shewed, by their liberal
contributions, how highly they appreciated it. Among some of the most liberal on
the occasion must be classed a few, viz:- Major Macnamara, £2; Francis
Macnamara, Esq, £1; Mrs. Francis Macnamara £1, John Cahill, Esq., £1, Michael
Stritch, Esq., £1, Rev. Michael Nelly, P.P., £1, Mr. M. Doherty, 10s.
On Tuesday morning, the 3d
instant, at Christ's Church, Cork, by her Uncle, the Rev. John Henry Madras,
Rector of Aglish, James P. Burke, Esq., Editor of the Galway Advertiser to Mary,
second daughter of the late Rev. Richard Roston, A.M. of Tracron, and niece of
Richard Tonson Evanson, Esq. of Ardageena, in the county of Cork.
On Saturday morning, of a few
days illness, at Eyre-square, Monimia, wife of Captain Dehnis, in the 59th year
of her age. The quiet resignation with which she received the unexpected summons
to the tribunal of her judge, shows that the hope laid up in her bosom had
banished all tears from her mind, and mitigated the pains and sorrows of death.
The unostentatious piety of her life-the charity and the domestic virtues which
she invariably practiced give an assurance that she is now in the enjoyment of
that peace and bliss that await the virtuous and the good. She never failed to
direct the minds of her affectionate children to the happiness that would
succeed the trials and temptations of this lower scene, if they remained
faithful. The only solace that remains to her interesting family under the
bereavement is in the confidence that this separation will not be final, and
that they will meet again the parent whom they loved. Her remains were conveyed
yesterday morning to the cemetery of St. Nicholas, attended by a large concourse
of all classes and amid the mourning of her afflicted friends.
ROBBERY AND ATTEMPT AT MURDER
On Monday night last, two labourers, from the neighbourhood of Ballinrobe, returning from England, stopped at a lodging-house at Moylough, and early next morning proceeded on their journey in the direction of Tuam. They had not gone more than a mile distance from the village, when one of them, named Patt M'Hugh, struck his companion with a three pronged fork and continued to assault him, until he actually beat a portion of his brains out on the road, where he left him for dead, after depriving him of all the property he had in his possession. The case was reported to the officer of police at Mount Bellew, B. Cummins, Esq., who immediately proceeded to the spot where the cruel deed was perpetrated; and whilst rendering all the assistance in his power to the unfortunate man, he having him removed to an adjacent house, and procuring medical aid, he obtained information of the route and description of the assassin (for thus we call him,) Mr. Cummins forthwith pursued him, and fortunately succeeded in arresting him in a lodging house in Dunmore, and brought him in custody to Mount-Bellew, where, after a full investigation before the magistrates of petty sessions, he was duly committed to the county gaol to abide his trial for the atrocious deed. This M'Hugh, we understand, fled to England in 1838, in consequence of having robbed and nearly murdered a boy near Headford, for which he was not apprehended, but has now been fully identified by the man in Galway gaol. Since the above was written, we learn that the unfortunate Finerty died. An inquest was held on the body by A. Hosty, Esq., coroner, and a verdict of wilful murder returned against M'Hugh--Tuam Herald.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Thursday, November 12, 1840
OUTRAGE IN WICKLOW
Wicklow, Nov. 4, 1840
| Rev. Father Mathew
distributed £50 at Carlow last Sunday.
Patrick Heffernan was murdered at Glenbane county Tipperary on Monday night, because he had dared to take a farm on the estate of George John O'Connell, Esq. of this City, previously held by a defaulting tenant. Three of the party are apprehended.
Charles Lionel Kirwan of Galginpark, declared himself a candidate for Mayo, upon the Conservative interest.
A trusty steward of Lord Lorton, by name John Morrisson, a Protestant, and a pensioner, was murdered near Longford, returning from the fair of Drumlisk to Ballinamuck, on Monday evening. His scull was battered in with stones and his brains scattered about the road.
The Director-General, Col. M'Gregor, has made an augmentation to the Police force of a Constable to every five Sub-Constables. The regulation hitherto was a Constable to every six men.
Mr. Cheevers, Police Magistrate, has taken information against John Calligan, for heading a mob to attack the Tralee and Tarbert mail car.
John Taylor, Esq., formerly conductor of the National Bank, Cork, leaves that City immediately to take the management of the Ulster Bank at Belfast.
The Guardians have ordered wooden shoes for the
paupers in Cork workhouse! What next?
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Thursday, November 19, 1840
HIGH SHERIFFS FOR THE ENSUING YEAR
Names of gentlemen returned by
the Judges of Assize to serve the office of High Sheriff for the ensuing year:-
On Wednesday Robert Dillon Browne, Esq., M.P. for Mayo, arrived in this town. The honourable gentleman stopped at Daly's hotel to change horses, and on entering the coffee-room met Charles Blake, Esq., senior, whom he accosted, and offered to shake hands with, but which Blake disdainfully refused. Shortly after they again met in the streets, and Mr. Brown coming close to Mr. Blake, enquired why he refused his hand?-Neither Mr. Blake's reply nor Mr. Browne's retort were heard by the nearest by standers; but Mr. Blake was observed to rise his hand, in which he held a stick, as if with an intent to strike Mr. Browne, who either in the effort to ward off the blow, or with design, bled his nose. The circumstances having been reported to the Magistrates presiding at the Petty Sessions, they adjourned the court, and accompanied by the police, came down to town.- Tomkins Brew, Esq., put both parties under arrest. His Grace the Archbishop, the Very Rev. Doctor Kirwan and several gentlemen endeavoured to procure an explanation but without effect. Mr. Brown was found to keep the peace; but Mr. Blake refused to enter securities, alledging he was not the aggressor, and Mr. Brew took him away in custody. Shortly after Mr. Browne left for Ballinasloe, amidst the cheering of the persons whom the circumstance had collected about the hotel. We understand Mr. Browne expressed his willingness to make any apology, if Mr. Blake would, on his honour, declare he did not intend to strike him before he (Mr. Browne) raised his hand.--Tuam Herald.
REJOICINGS AT CASTLEHACKET
The account of the Hon. Mrs. Lawless having given an heir to the noble house of Lyons, the seat of Lord Cloncurry, was hailed with every demonstration of joy by the tenantry of that excellent and justly esteemed gentleman, Major Kirwan, of Castlehacket. Bonfires and tar-barrels blazed in every direction of the beautiful and romantic hill at Castlehacket; and the majestic moon added not a little to the splendour of the beauty of the surrounding scenery. In the evening the tenantry were regaled with some barrels of excellent ales and porter, and all united in giving three cheers for their much-loved and esteemed friend, the Honourable Mrs. Lawless, and her son and heir.--Tuam Herald.
We are happy to announce that a son of our respected townsman Mr. John Costello was admitted a member of the Royal College of Surgeons on Friday last. This young gentleman having obtained this distinguish [sic] honor previous to his being of age denotes that he must have devoted himself to the acquirement of his professional attainment with more than ordinary zeal.
Mrs. Drummond , widow of the late
Secretary, has given the munificent donation of 1000l. to the National Board of
Education in the success of which her late husband took much interest. This
1000l will be appropriated to erect a building for the training of school
mistresses. The Right Hon. A. Blake has given 200l. for the same purpose.
A few days since, at Clifden, in this county, the Lady of Doctor Francis Bodkin, of a daughter.
In Tuam, on Monday last, at an advanced
age, Margaret, relict of the late Mr. T. Burke, of said town. She was kind and
charitable to the poor, and died very much regretted.
Monday at Wexford the crew of the Trio from Miramichi, was condemned to a penalty of 100l. each for tobacco smuggling. The case against the master (Pierce) was dismissed.
A correspondent informs us that a smart shock of an earthquake was felt at Portstewart last Tuesday morning, between the hours of three and four o'clock. It was perceived by a number of families as the beds and windows vibrated for at least twenty seconds, and a sound as of heavy waggons passing over the ground was heard. Many who were startled from their slumbers jumped out of bed astonished by the phenomenon and apprehensive for their safety. Some thought the shaking of their houses might be occasioned by setting in of a storm, others that it arose from the firing of guns at sea; but on looking out of the windows the sea was calm and everything around wore an air of tranquility. The shock was followed in about twenty minutes, by a most vivid flash of lightning, and at the same instant a terrific crash of thunder shook every house in the town. The influence of the earthquake was likewise felt at Coleraine and different parts of the coast extending from Magilligan, to the Giant's Causeway. We learn from the Scotch Journal that a part of that country was recently visited by a similar phenomenon which has been of a pretty frequent occurrence of late.--Derry Sentinel.
On Wednesday morning last a very melancholy occurrence took place at the residence of Andrew Veitch, Esq., M.D. at Prospect-hill, in this town, one of the servants of that gentleman in having been discovered at an early hour completely lifeless, produced by suffocation, and another fellow servant in a very exhausted and senseless state. It appears that these two men in retiring to sleep the previous night brought a fire into their beds room, in which there was no chimney, and consequently no ventilation, which produced such an accumulation of smoke as to deprive one poor fellow of life, and the other would have inevitably met the same unhappy fate, if his dangerous condition had not been discovered in sufficient time, and prompt medical aid administered. The greatest care and attention was most humanely paid by Doctor Veitch, to the unfortunate sufferer, and in some time after he was pronounced out of danger. An inquest was held on the body of Matt O'Brien the deceased, and a verdict of death caused by suffocation returned by the jury. This melancholy occurrence should be sufficient warning against the incautious introduction of fire into places not sufficiently ventilated.
Provisions to the rapid and extensive aspect of Temperance in Ireland under the happy auspices and influence of the great Apostle and advocate of sobriety, the very Rev. Theobald Mathew, the town of Galway had four very extensive Distilleries in active operation and possessed sufficient consumption for all they could possibly distill, but now how wonderfully changed have the times become; such is the benevolence of sobriety that three of these Distilleries have actually discontinued working for some time. The only Distillery now in town at full work is that of Newcastle, and as we believe there in not another in the province, at present manufacturing spirits, the extensive concerns of Newcastle, now the property of Thomas Moore Persse, Esq., must enjoy a very excellent and extensive trade, as the high character of the Establishment and the superior quality of its spirits, must insure it a preference and demand in the Irish market.
We feel much pleasure in directing the reader's attention to an advertisement in this day's Journal, from Mr. J.N. Tate, Veterinary Surgeon, and a member of the London Royal College, notifying his intention of making Galway his future residence. A gentleman of experience and duly qualified in this department was much required in this county and province. We have read many unexceptionable documents from some of the many eminent men in the kingdom, professors in the Veterinary art, bearing the most satisfactory testimonials as for the capabilities and judgment of Mr. Tate in his profession and we have no doubt the gentry and sporting characters of this great county will duly appreciate the great advantage of having a Veterinary Surgeon of his professional reputation permanently resident amongst them.
REPEAL DINNER TO ROBERT D. BROWNE., ESQ., M.P. in BALLINASLOE.
Ballinasloe, Thursday evening.
Was served up in Gill's best style, and
did honour to the caterer. The arrangements of the stewards were admirable.
There was a great number of Teetotallers present, who were also supplied with
the necessary beverage.
The female paupers in the Cork Union Workhouse continue in a state of insubordination owing to the resolution of the guardians changing the dietary from bread and milk and potatoes and milk to potatoes and milk altogether.
Captain Timothy Gleeson, late 98th, proprietor of the Mayo Mercury, and formerly Subminter of the Constabulary at Carlow and Castlebar, is appointed Barrackmaster at the Bahamas islands.
The village of Tulla, county Clare, can boast of a new parish church, a new chapel and several handsome shops. The old chapel is converted into a National education school, for 300 children. There is also a loan society established.
ROBBERY OF MRS. WAYLETT
Thursday afternoon, between five and six o'clock, a fashionably-dressed, dashing-looking young man drove on a private car to the Wicklow Hotel, Stephen's green, entered the coffee-room, ordered dinner to be prepared in halfann-hous and gave directions to the waiter to have his carpet-bag, which was apparently well filled, taken to a bedroom, as he intended to remain for the night. He then walked out, was punctual to time in returning to dinner, did justice to the sumptuous fare provided, and in due time, withdrew to his sleeping room. Thence he found his way to a drawing-room, engaged by Mrs. Waylett, who is staying at the hotel, and who was at the Theatre at the time. From a chamber adjoining the drawing-room he took the following articles, the lady's property:- A violet-coloured satin dress; a black and red short silk ditto; two Siberian wool ditto; brocaded silk dressing gown; a black velvet dress, not made up; ditto black satin, unmade; a velvet cloak, unmade; a black velvet shawl, with embroidered border; a pair of black boots; a pair of fur slippers; an apron with flounces;a sliver cup, marked "H.W."; a black Chantilly veil, and several loose articles. These he carried away unnoticed by the waiters, having escaped through the private door of the hotel, and the articles were not missed until Mrs. Waylett's return from the Theatre. A full description of the person of the robber, as well as of the property stolen, has been given to the police.
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