THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1840
THE REV. B.J. ROCHE
The friends of the Rev. Mr. Roche will be rejoiced to hear that he is successful on his mission in England, collecting funds for the completion of his Chapel. He is at present at Hazelwood-hill, the mansion of Sir Edward Vavasour, where he has been kindly and hospitably treated.
We are requested to state that a charity sermon will be preached in the parish chapel at Ballinasloe on Sunday, next at 12 o'clock mass, by the Very Rev. Dr. Smyth of Esker Convent, in aid of the Parochial Free Schools, where hundreds of the rising generation receive the benefit of a gratuitous education without distinction.
WEST MILLS, GALWAY,
A spirited and enterprising person, desirous of speculating in the Flour or Oatmeal Trade, have no a favourable opportunity, as the excellent and extensive West Mills of Galway are now to be Let. These Concerns possess many advantages, with improved and new machinery and an abundant supply of water in the driest season. We refer our readers to the advertisement for further particulars.
REV. MR. CROTTY
We refer our readers to a letter in this day's Journal, from our excellent Correspondent signed "OBSERVER," which details the proceedings at the Presbyterian meeting house in this town, on the evening of Friday last. The sentiments and feelings of our Correspondent are completely in unison with our own, and his letter embraces every topic that we would wish to advert to, so much so that we have only one or two observations to make upon the shameful and disgusting exhibition made by this intolerant bigot, and renegade. Instead of affording religious instruction to the congregation assembled to hear him, he discarded every feeling of peace, charity, or christian benevolence, and indulged in a tirade of gross and vulgar abuse of the Catholic faith and the professors of that creed. His language was most indecent and obscene, and all the enlightened and liberal Protestants, with whom we have conversed on the subject, deprecate the conduct of the apostate Crotty, and have expressed their regret at being induced to attend his absurd and intemperate harangue, calculated as it was to disseminate discord and bad feelings between Catholics and Protestants in this town, who have heretofore so happily lived on terms of peace and amity together.
THE MARQUIS OF CLANRICARDE
The above patriotic and distinguished nobleman arrived at Portumna Castle, in this County, a few days since. The numerous friends of the noble Marquis will be gratified to learn that he is in the enjoyment of good health and spirits.
John D. Ellard, Esq., is removed from the county Donegal, to the county of Limerick.
Wm. Lewis, Esq., county inspector, Galway, has left Loughrea, on two months' leave of absence to Cheltenham. P. Herbert, Esq. sub inspector at Marble-hill, is acting county inspector until his return.
It always affords us infinite pleasure
to have to record instances of Protestant liberality and benevolence. During his
recent visit to his property in this county, that patriotic and enlightened
Protestant gentleman Thomas Boyce, Esq., of Banan, was applied to by the Rev.
Mr. Hosty, the zealous and exemplary Parish Priest of Claregalway, for a
subscription towards the completion of his chapel, the works of which were much
injured in the memorable and terrific storm of last year; to the application of
the rev. gentleman Mr. Boyce politely and promptly replied, by giving an order
to his agent Mr. Clancy, for five pounds. This generous and disinterested act is
duly appreciated by the worthy pastor and his flock, as the chapel of
Claregalway is not erected on Boyce's property. It would be superfluous in us to
enter into a detail of the merits of this excellent and esteemed gentleman, as a
politician advocating liberal and patriotic principles, and as an enthusiastic
Irishman devotedly attached to the best interests of his country., Mr. Boyce
stands pre-eminent. On visiting the ancient and romantic abbey of Claregalway,
Mr. Boyce kindly handed to the Rev. Patrick Burke one pound. The following is
the letter addressed to the Rev. Mr. Hosty:
COUNTY GALWAY CLUB
The House Steward of the County of
Galway Club is directed by the Committee to acquaint the Members that Mr.
Hopkin's House, in Dunlo-street, Ballinasloe, has been taken for their
accommodation during the ensuing October Fair, and that there will be a Ballot
for the admission of members, on a day to be fixed on by the Committee.
WANTS A SITUATION
A YOUNG MAN who has been bred in both
capacities, and has a perfect knowledge of Rotation, Green-cropping, and
Feeding, &c., also Reclaiming and Laying down of Land consistent with the
most approved systems. He has done business for four years on one of the most
extensive Tillage Farms in this Province, Advertiser will be found fully
competent in the Gardening departments, and possesses much tasteful abilities in
the improving line, as specified in his characters. Satisfactory references can
be given particularly by his late employers, whom he has lived with for the last
Joseph Wood, Esq.
Pursuant to a Decree made in this cause, bearing date the 9th
day of June, 1840, I hereby require all persons who have debts, charges, or
incumbrances affecting the Towns, Lands, Hereditaments and Premises comprised in
the term of 2000 years, created by the Deed of the 4th May, 1835, in the
pleadings mentioned (save and except the House and Demesne Lands of Tyrone),
prior to or contemporaneous with the said term of 2000 years, to come in and
prove the same before me, on or before the 1st day of October next, otherwise
they will be precluded from the benefit of said Decree.-Dated this 21st day of
In the matter of Francis Hadley, James M'Donogh and James Greham, Bankrupts.
The Creditors who have proved their
debts under a Commission of Bankruptcy awarded, and issued against Francis
Hadley, James M'Donough, and James Greham of Galway, Merchants, Dealers and
Chapmen, are desired to meet on Monday, the 5th day of October, next at the hour
of 1 o'clock in the afternoon in the Court of Bankruptcy, Four Courts, Inns'
Quay, in the City of Dublin, to decide upon accepting or refusing such offer of
Composition as has been made to the creditors assembled at a meeting holden on
the 31st day of August last, in this matter.
| To the Editor of the
Newborough, Sept. 26th, 1840.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
On Thursday last, being the feast of
Our Lady of Mercy, Sister Mary O'Connor, of this city of Kilkenny, was
religiously professed in the convent of the House of Mercy, Baggot-street. In
consequence of the temporary indisposition of his Grace the Most Rev. Dr.
Murray, the Very Rev. Dean Meyler most impressively performed the religious
ceremony. Amongst the clergymen present we noticed the Very Rev. Dr. Yore, B.G.,
Very Rev. Dr. Kenny, Rev. Mr. Oates, Rev. J. Smith, with many others. The Rev.
Dr. Cahill delivered on the occasion; one of the most impressive and sublime
discourses we have ever heard. The beautiful little chapel was crowded with a
most respectable auditory. On the same day there was a reception of an amiable
and interesting lady in the same convent.
MR. FERGUSON, VETERINARY SURGEON,
Member of the London Veterinary College of Alfort, Paris; Lyons, Toulouse and
The very extensive FLOUR MILLS, at the
West of Galway, the property of the late David Mitchell, Esq. possessing every
accommodation capable of working the concerns to great advantage. These Mills
are admirably situated having continually an abundant supply of water, and can
be in full work the driest season, when other Mills are obliged to stop from
want of water power. Those concerns have been recently fitted up, placed in
perfect order, and fit for immediate working and at a very inconsiderable
expense, may be converted, if necessary, into Oatmeal Mills. There is extensive
Storage, well-constructed Kilns, and excellent new Machinery on the Premises.
Any person desirous of investing a moderate capital to advantage, will find
these concerns well adapted for carrying on the trade extensively.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1840
A Field Officer commanding a depot in
the south of Ireland, lost a large sum in backing Mr. Ferguson's Harkaway to run
at Liverpool races.
CHAIRMAN OF CLIFDEN UNION
A meeting of the Clifden Union Board of
Guardians was held at Clifden, on Saturday, the 26th September, when an election
for Chairman took place. The following gentlemen were put in nomination:-
APPOINTMENT OF EX-OFFICIO GUARDIANS FOR GALWAY UNION.
On Monday, the 5th instant, a
meeting was held in this town, for the purpose of electing twelve magistrates as
Ex-Officio Guardians for the Galway Union. The following respectable gentlemen
have been appointed, and a better selection could not possibly be made. They are
elected for one year, which will terminate on the 29th of September, 1841:
GALWAY TOLLS AND CUSTOMS
On Monday last, pursuant to public notice, the Tolls and Customs were put up to Public Auction for the ensuing year; but as the bidders were not disposed to bring them up to what the Town Commissioners considered a fair price, that body determined upon not leasing them but to have them collected under their own superintendence as last year, unless there was a purchaser for £1600 for the year. There was a meeting of the Commissioners held this day, and Mr. Connell having offered to become tenant at £1550 for the ensuing year, his proposal was accepted.
In this town, on Friday last, the Wife of Mr. James Douglas, of a son.
At Miltown, the residence of his brother, Dr. Blake, George Blake, Esq. Devon Cottage, second son of Captain George Blake, Belmount, and grand-nephew of the late James Baron Tyrawly. The decease of this excellent young gentleman has cast a gloom over his family and the neighbourhood, which will not be soon dissipated; he was a patriot in the best sense of the word, and the immense concourse of persons of every class that attended his remains to the family burial placed, on the hill of Belmount, fully attested to the high estimation in which he was held. His death has caused a vacancy in the representation of the parish of Liskeavy, in the board of guardians of that union.
The Earl of Kenmare has subscribed £100 towards the erection of a Temperance Hall in Killarney.
Mathewism has made such inroads on the profitable business of whiskey vending that only one persons has signified his intention of applying for licenses at the Moate sessions and two for the sessions of Mullingar.-Westmeath Guardian
The proprietors of seven public-houses in this town and vicinity have given notice to the Excise of their intention not to renew their licenses for the ensuing year, in consequence of the decline in consumption of ardent spirits.-Ballyshannon Herald.
Lord Clancarty and the inhabitants of Ballinasloe presented an Address to the Lord Lieutenant, on arriving at Garbally to attend the fair.
The Hon. Martin Ffrench, a minor, second son of Lord Ffrench, the only Nobleman in the Repeal Association, is appointed to the commission of the peace!
Mr. O'Connell has told the electors of Kilkenny that his quondam friend, Colonel Butler, has deserted and betrayed Ireland, and he entertains no doubt but the country will right itself, of course, by selecting another member. The gallant Colonel's sin is, that he solicited in vain for some of that Government patronage, which Mr. O'Connell so abundantly commands.
On Saturday the Rev. Michael Quinlan, R.C. curate of Clare, while returning home from Ennis, came in collision with two cars near the old turnpike and had his left leg severely injured. The Rev. gentleman remains at Ennis under medical superintendance.
Maruice O'Connell, Esq., M.P. has enrolled his name with the Rev. Theobald Mathew, in the Temperance Society.
Mr. Macreath, of Dhalleville, fractured his leg by a fall of the horse and care on which he was returning from town.
The merchants and traders of Ballyshannon expect to make that a bonding port.
Mr. James O'Neill, a respectable merchant of Belfast, was butchered by Ross's party at Buenos Ayres, last summer. Most atrocious outrages are committed on British residents here.
The new Church of Ballisoclare [or Ballisodare], Sligo, erected by Edward J. Cooper, Esq., M.P. was opened for Divine Service on Sunday. The Rev. Lewis Poiter of Dronard has been appointed Chaplain, under the sanction of the Lord Bishop of Tuam.
The Honourable William Browne, of Woodlawn, Killarney, brother of Lord Kenmure will come forward as a Candidate at the next election for Kerry.
Mr. Darby, of James-street, Manchester square, was found dead in the Regents Park, on Wednesday, and a laudanum phial in his pocket.
Thursday evening Mrs. Booker, of Kells, a respectable old gentlewoman aged nearly one hundred years, was burnt to death, at the residence of her son, in that town. It appeared that the old lady was placed in a chair at such a distance from the fire, in an upper room, that no danger was apprehended. Mr. and Mrs. Booker, jun, were in a garden adjoining the house, so that they heard no cries from their aged relative, who was disfigured in a shocking manner, and life quite extinct.
Ballinasloe, Monday.- The weather it
was most propitious for our fair this year, and the attendance is fully as great
as ever. The show of sheep attracted several persons of distinction, and the
following drove in their carriages through the park:- His Excellency the Lord
Lieutenant accompanied Lady Cloncarty in an open carriage; the Marquis of
Clanricarde, the Marquis of Ely, the Right Rev. Dr. Tonson, Lord Loftus, &c.
The stock generally is in good conditions, but not so numerous as last year.
| The Lord Bishop of
Killaloe preached on Sunday at Ballinasloe, and the Rev. T. Mathew in the same
The extensive living of £1500 a year held by the late Dr. Alexander, son of the Bishop of Meath, is to be divided into three parts, and is the gift of the Lord Lieutenant.
Rev. W. Crotty left Limerick on Thursday for Nenagh, Clonmel, Waterford, Lismore, Fermoy, Tralee, thence to Liverpool, Glasgow and Belfast, upon a missionary tour, from the Presbyterian Synod of Ireland, and he is to preach in each of these places.
The monument to the late Very Rev. Dr. Hogan, P.P. St. Michael's, by his affectionate parishioners, is completed and will arrive from London shortly.
Pork brought 45c per cwt at the Fair of Abbeyfeale on Thursday, and our jobber gave 8l. 10s. for a fat pig.
While administering the pledge of temperance to the great multitudes in Dublin last week, the Rev. T. Mathew, addressing the successive groups who congregated about him, related the following anecdote:-"To show you that our society is composed of all creeds and classes of persons, I will tell you what happened to me a short time ago in Cork. A young gentleman came to me, and says he 'Father Mathew, I am an Orangeman and a Magistrate, but I am going to take the pledge from you." "No matter Sir," said I," what creed you are of; you will be a teetotaler leaving this room and that's quite enough for my purpose." So this Orange magistrate took the pledge from me; and some time ago I was at Rathkeale and met this gentleman, who is still a magistrate and an Orangeman, heading the teetotallers there. And was not this a proof that no such thing as creed or sectarian feeling had any thing to do with teetotalism? And as to political purpose it should rather endeavour to heal the wound made by political wars than to foment new ones. We are commanded to love one another.
Mr. T. Witheredge, supervisor of excise, and Messrs. Strange, Quinlan, and Long, officers, all of Mountmellick district, have succeeded in seizing and destroying three large plots of tobacco, containing several thousand plants. This detection was made in a retired part of Queen's county.
The Newmarket first October meeting commenced on Tuesday when Lord Exeter's Amurath won the Grand Duke Michael stakes, £50 each, 27 subscribers.
The last stag hunt for this season will come off at Cahirna wood on the Upper Lakes of Killarney, on Wednesday.
The 12th Lancers, Carbineers, 20 h. and 86th Regiments now in Dublin garrison, are commanded by Irish officers.
The Tralee Canal- This long and shamefully neglected work, we are given to understand, will be in progress of completion early in the ensuing Spring. The Messrs. Leahy, of Cork, are the contractors appointed by the Board of Works.--Kerry Examiner.
The repealers of Kilmacow, Kilkenny, have called upon the Hon. P. Butler to give up the representation of that county.
The Master of the Rolls and lady have been on a visit to the Viscount and Viscountess Gort, at Loughcooter castle, Gort.
Very Rev. T. Mathew administered the temperance pledge to 20,000 persons at the Custom House, Dublin.
APALLING CATASTROPHE NEAR ENNIS- TWO SOLDIERS SHOT!
Wednesday last, the town of Ennis was thrown into a fearful excitement by one of the most awful events that occurred in that neighbourhood for many years. The facts may be related in a few words. On Monday Lance-Sergeant Thomas Cawte, with Privates William Noyce, Charles F. Smith, Alexander Garden, and John Hurst, of the 67th depot, stationed at Galway, were sent with a deserter to Clare Castle, where they safely lodged him on Tuesday evening, in charge of the 36th depot, and got billets for the night. Noyce and Hurst, however, came on direct to Ennis, whither the other three followed next morning and the party met in a low public house belonging to a man named Timothy Haire, where all except private Garden took to drink and soon got themselves inebriated. They proceeded on their journey, and about a mile outside Ennis on the Gort road, some of the men complained of fatigue, and four sat down to rest. Garden alone continuing in advance, when either in some angry difference arising at delay, or the wantonness of intoxication, probably both, Hurst shot Noyce and Smith, both of whom almost instantly expired. As there were different versions of the affair afloat we could not do better than proceed at once to the particulars of the Coroner's inquest which was delayed until Thursday, in the first instance, in consequence of the drunkenness of the only military survivors who were present at the fatal moment, and afterwards in order to procure the attendance of the Officers of the 67th who arrived at three o'clock in the Galway coach. We must however remark that those who witnessed the scene shortly after it occurred can never forget the dreadful spectacle which presented itself-Two soldiers lying dead, over a heap of stones, their sergeant lay with them as insensible as any of his comrades, and the perpetrator standing by without the slightest appearance of contrition or remorse, and perfectly unmoved at the tragedy he had caused, nay what is most extraordinary, conceiving he had done his duty! Towards evening the bodies were removed to the Court house of Ennis, where they continued during night, and the three surviving soldiers were lodged in jail by the police.
On Thursday, at three o'clock
precisely, Robert George Greene, Esq. Coroner, accompanied by several
magistrates, took his seat on the Bench. The court was densely crowded in all
its parts, and the greatest anxiety was evinced to hear the proceedings. Cawte,
Garden and Hurst, were then placed at the bar; the last did not retain so much
of the stern ferocity of appearance and demeanor as distinguished him on the
proceeding day. The following jury, whom the Coroner had specially summoned for
the purpose: John Bonyage, Michael Finucane, Michael Kerin, John Cullinan, James
Leech, Edward Gallery, William Lardner, sen., William Molony, Cornelius Hickey,
Michael Gregg, John Keane, and James Kelly.
At a quarter before twelve the Coroner
took his seat on the Bench, and shortly after the enquiry was resumed.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1840
The 32d depot has left Fermoy
for Spike Island.
A GOOD LANDLORD- THOMAS N. REDINGTON, Esq., M.P.- The above patriotic and independent gentleman attended by his two agents, Mr. O'Flaherty and Mr. Robert Bodkin, lately visited his estates in the neighbourhood of Gort (of Tory notoriety), and, after inquiring minutely into the condition of the numerous tenantry, generously returned 10 per cent, to each industrious and deserving individual, thereby affording another proof that the patriot and the good landlord are not incompatible.-- Freeman.
GALWAY QUARTER SESSIONS
These sessions, which were to have
commenced on Monday, were adjourned to Wednesday, as the Assistant Barrister was
not able to finish the business at the Oughterard sessions in sufficient time.
The Assistant Barrister William Deane Freeman, Esq., arrived in Court at an
early hour on Wednesday morning, and proceeded with the Registries, which
terminated on that evening. A great portion of this day (Thursday) has been
occupied in the hearing of appeals and ejectment decrees, and bout 12 o'clock
his worship entered into the criminal business, and at 5 o'clock the civil bills
were commenced. The following is the list of the sessions grand jury:
To Robert D'Arcy, Esq., J.P., and James H. Burke, Esq. J.P.,
GALWAY NATIONAL SCHOOLS
On this day, the Right Hon. A.R. Blake, Chief Remembrancer, after disposing of official business, visited the National Schools of this town, and examined the children in reading, Geography, and other departments of elementary instruction. He was highly pleased with the general answering of the children and expressed a with that a school of industry would be attached to the Male Free Schools, Lombard-street. He was attended in his visit by some of the clergy and gentry of the town, and left immediately after for Tuam.
NEW GALWAY DOCKS
On Monday last a great concourse of persons assembled upon our new Docks and Quays to witness the first vessel into our new and splendid basin; and had not the circumstances been unexpected the crowd would have been much more numerous. Our new Docks are still in an unfinished state, and will not be perfectly complete before a month or six weeks when it is expected they will be given up by the contractors to the Harbour Commissioners. The first vessel that entered the basin was the Galway Ark, one of the Liners belonging to this Port, and she certainly was brought in in gallant stile by our expert and experienced Pilot, Mr. Patrick O'Halloran. The Galway Lass and the Margaret John subsequently entered the Basin.
VERY REV. T. MATHEW'S SERMON
The Sisters of Mercy, beg to offer
their most grateful thanks to the Very Rev. T. Mathew, for his very kindness to
their Convent in preaching at the recent ceremony of the reception of their
Novices, and to acknowledge the receipt of the amount of the collection on that
occasion, for the sick and dying poor visited by them, and for the House of
Mercy attached to their establishment for the protection of young women of good
OCTOBER QUARTER SESSIONS- THE REGISTRIES
The Sessions for Clifden and Outerard are over-and those for Galway commenced on Monday, and still continue. The Registries in these several towns have been, with very few exceptions, in the liberal interest. A great number of those who served notices were not in attendance, and the apathy and indifference in obtaining the Franchise were most shameful. At Clifden Sessions there were 412 notices and 146 registered, of whom 136 were the tenants of Thomas B. Martin, Esq., M.P. and 10 the tenants of Hyacinth D'Arcy, Esq. Clifden Castle. At Oughterard there were 230 notices served and only 80 registered, 40 of whom were the tenants of Thomas B. Martin, Esq., 26 of Arthur F. St. George, Esq., 7 of James S. Lambert, Esq. and the remaining five in various interests. At Galway Sessions there were 476 notices, and only 67 registered, which belonged to the liberal party and were principally the tenants of William H. Handcock, Esq. of Carrantrilla, Sir. M.D. Bellew, Bart., John Cheevers, Esq. of Killyan, Michael J. Browne, Esq. of Moyne.
Proposals will be received by William Kelly, Esq. Barna Lodge,
Galway, who will close with a Tenant.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1840
| On Tuesday the 29th ult.,
being the feast of St. Michael and all Angels, the Lord Bishop of Kildare
consecrated the parish church of Lackagh, in his lordship's diocess- There was
also an ordination at the same time when the Rev. John Berkeley, A.B.T.C.D. was
admitted to the priests and Simon Kenny, A.B.T.C.D, to deacons orders. The
church, which is a neat Gothic building, in the early English style, was crowded
with a most respectable congregation of all classes of persons.
MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECK- It is our painful duty to announce the melancholy loss of the schooner Mary, Captain Burnell, on Wednesday afternoon last. It appears that the Mary sailed from Newport on the morning of that day laden with coals from Bridgewater, the wind blowing a strong gale from the N.W.; when near the tail of the Gore Sand, it is supposed that a sea struck her in consequence of which she became unmanageable and went down-all on board, five in number (including the captain's son, a child of eight years of age), belonging to this place, met a watery grave. The vessel belongs to Mr. Kinsbury, of Taunton.--Somerset Gazette.
Moydrum Castle, near Athlone, the seat of the Dowager Lady Castlemaine, was discovered to be on fire very early on Monday evening, the 28th instant. It appears the fire originated in Lady Castlemain's own bed-chamber, from the circumstance of a candle being left lighting, which fell into a basket of turf, which ignited and set the apartment on fire. Lady Castlemaine herself discovered the fire and at once gave the alarm, and by the greatest exertions the fire was extinguished.
Doctor M'Nally, prefect of the Dunboyne establishment, gave office and High Mass at Maynooth for the late Right Rev. Dr. M'Laughlin, of Derry, a trustee of the College.
The following appears in the Carlow Sentinel - "None should hold an office under the Poor Law but Catholics. Protestants can have no sympathy with the Poor."- The Rev. James Maher
The agent or manager of a Bank at Thurles has absconded with £5000 in bills and notes, and the Queen's Bench has issued a special fiat to the High Sheriff of Tipperary for his arrest.
Mrs. Biggs, wife of a clerk in the Bank of Ireland, is committed from Henry street Police office, for obtaining goods from Mr. Wilson of Sackville-street, linen draper, under false representations.
A meeting of the Medical Practitioners of Waterford was held on Saturday to consider the terms proposed by the Poor Law Commissioners for vaccination under the act. Dr. Poole presided. Resolutions characterizing the terms in question as entirely too low, were adopted.
The introduction of the cleaning, lighting and watching act was adopted at Ennis, after stormy discussion, by a majority of 66 to 32. The meeting was held by Messrs. Carrick and O'Dwyer, magistrates.
Four brothers of the name of Kelly, are arrested at
Rochford-bridge, for conspiracy to murder Thomas P. Uniacke, Esq, a magistrate
The Court-Martial on Captain Reynolds.- The un dit at the united Service Clubs is understood to be that the gallant officer will be condemned to the loss of his commission, but attended by a strong recommendation on account of previous circumstances. The Deputy Judge-Advocate-General, Mr. Serjeant Arabin, after laying the proceedings before her Majesty at Windsor Castle, transacted business at the Commander-in-Chief's office. The result will be promulgated in a day or two.
Wilful Murder.- Two men named Pat Hyland and John Nally, were committed to our county gaol on yesterday, for the wilful murder of a very respectable man named Michael Ansboro, of Hollymount. We have not as yet heard the exact particulars, but we believe that the prisoners had a vindictive feeling towards their unfortunate victim and on his return from the fair of Dunsmona on Saturday last, they met and beat him to death. The deceased had on his person when murdered a large sum of money, not one penny of which was abstracted.--Mayo Telegraph.
Major-General Sir Wm. Parker Carroll, accompanied by his Aid-descamp, arrived in Castlebar on Tuesday. The gallant General is, we rejoice to state, in the enjoyment of excellent health and spirits. On Wednesday at 11 o'clock the depot of the 5th Fusiliers were inspected by Sir William.-- Telegraph
Privates William M'Mahon, (18 years service) and William Burell's 20th regiment garrison courts-martial was read to the Regt. on the 13th inst. the former sentenced to 64 days imprisonment and hard labour for habitual drunkenness, being his tenth or twelfth conviction for the same offence; the latter for theft, and disgraceful conduct, and having been repeated more than once, he was sentenced and received 150 lashes, and recommended by the court to be discharged with ignominy.
Lieutenant William B. Weekes, R.N. is dismissed for striking his superior officer, Commander Joseph Gape. Mr. R. Synge succeeds him at Stoke bay.
The Magistrates of Cork have decided that carts loaded with manure are exempt from turnpike tolls.
Captain O'Halloran has been provided for, along with his wife and twelve children, in a situation at Wellington, New Zealand.
Captain Adams' company of the 36th depot marched from Clare Castle to Gort, yesterday to occupy barracks.
There is a vacancy on the retired list of Captain Royal Artillery occasioned by the death of Major Amhurst Wright at Malta.
| Ten of the crew of the
Alchymist, from Quebec, arrived in Dublin, are committed for having one hundred
and twenty-eight pound of tobacco secreted on board.
Alexander Campbell, leaving a public house in Tulla, where he continued drinking until he was drunk, fell down stairs, and injured his spine, of which he died.
Mr. M'Sweeney, of Cork, the celebrated table-net maker to her Majesty has retired from business.
Braham, the vocalist is gone to America, after seeing his daughter married to Lord Waldegrave.
Sir Roger Palmer is to be High Sheriff of Mayo for the ensuing year.
Large seizures of unsound and bad pork have been made almost every day for the last month in the markets and provision stores of Belfast.
The Mayor of Cork has declared his resolution to put down Forestalling in that market.
Sub-Inspector Blake has received from the Lord Lieutenant £20, as a reward for his forebearance in not firing on the mob at the last fair of Castleotway.
Saturday week 240 emigrants embarked under the auspices of Mr. Bernard at Cork, for Australia. They were preceded to the quays by a band of music.
A Dissenting Minister perished in the Victory of Bristol, from Tenby, lost in a squall, with all the crew, off Portlock, on Wednesday.
Mr. John O'Connell, M.P. presided at the Lienster Provincial Repeal meeting on Wednesday at Kilkenny, and Mr. Pat Lalor, of Tinnekil, at the dinner. The speeches and proceedings were only a second edition of those at Limerick, and the character of the assembly just even so respectable.
George Bryan, Esq., M.P. for Kilkenny, a Roman Catholic, refused to attend the Leinster Repeal meetings on Wednesday last.
Masons are wanted for the Tralee Workhouse.
Wheat sowing is very forward in the counties of Limerick, Cork and Clare, the month of October having been hitherto auspicious to agricultural operations. In fact finer weather at this season has not been known for the last 30 years.
The Rev. Mr. Waters, Roman Catholic clergyman, on the French mission, has been put upon his trial at the quarter sessions at Cootehill, county of Cavan, before P.M. Murphy, Esq. Assistant-barrister, on a charge of wilful perjury. It appeared that the Rev. gentleman was assaulted on the high road. He lodged information against his assailants. They, in retaliation, tendered the formations against the priest for alleged perjury in his depositions, but he was honourably acquitted; and his accusers were found guilty of an assault upon him.
Two and a half companies of the 26th
regiment, under the command of Captain Dickenson, consisting of one captain,
three subalterns, one staff, nine sergeants, eight corporals, two drummers, and
211 privates, arrived in Dublin from Belfast on Thursday morning.
THE REV. THEOBALD MATHEW
On Saturday the Rev. Mr. Mathew arrived in Sligo, for the purpose of administering the Temperance pledge, and during Sunday the town presented a most animated appearance. The teetotallers, to the number of 1600 walked in procession to the chapel, and on Sunday evening, and the subsequent evenings, the temperance band played round the town. The vast multitudes from all directions, who flocked in to take the pledge, exceeded any notion previously formed of the matter. In his addresses to the people, he exhorted them to avoid all political and religious disputes- to cultivate a spirit of good will, of christian charity to their neighbours of every persuasion- to avoid all secret societies, and those emissaries who go about inducing persons to take unlawful oaths, and then betraying their names to the authorities. There was a moral sublimity deeply impressive in the spectacle at so many thousand human beings influenced by one man, and on their knees repeating after him the words of the Temperance pledge. Previous to his departure the Rev. Gentleman presented the Rev. Mr. Feeny with £100 donation for the poor of the parish, and £20 to buy instruments for the teetotal band, and to the Society's fund he gave 10l. The money received for medals and cards, the Sligo Journal says, could not amount to more than £2,000! Seventy-five publicans are retiring from business in the town.
THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1840
CONVICTIONS AT THE GALWAY SESSIONS
The following are our convictions at
our last Sessions. Too much praise cannot be given to Mr. Henry O'Loghlen, the
Local Prosecutor, for zeal in the discharge of his duty, and as to Mr. Freeman,
it is scarcely necessary for us to say he has given general satisfaction. The
Under-sheriff, Mr. Cowan, was complimented by him yesterday for diligence and
A HUMANE LANDLORD
It is gratifying to have to record acts of humane and benevolent Landlords and it affords us much satisfaction when we have an opportunity of doing so, John Digby, Esq. the proprietor of the island of Arran, haws transmitted a large supply of Blankets to Patrick O'Finherty, Esq. J.P., with a request that he would be pleased to distribute them amongst the most indigent of his tenantry in the Islands. Such a generous and humane act at the approach of winter is highly creditable in the feelings of this kind and indulgent Landlord, and must call forth the thanks and gratitude of poor peasantry, to whose comforts he has administered such welcome relief. This supply of blanketting was furnished through Mr. Digby's agent, George Thompson, Esq., who is also a gentleman of very charitable and benevolent disposition, and in whom the Island of Arran are indebted for many acts of kindness for the last 39 years.
John Kirwan, Esq., Castleknacket, presided over a meeting of the Town Poor Law Guardians, when the death of George Blake, Esq., Devon, one of the Guardians of the Liskeavy electorial division was was reported. It was resolved, that no person should be appointed to vaccinate within the Union, who had not acquired the degree of Medical Doctor, Surgeon, or Apothecary. The next resolution was, that the medical men should make an affirmation before the Guardians, of the number of persons successfully vaccinating for them. Doctors Turner, Prendergast, and French were called in, and the proposition of giving six pence per head for those successfully being made to them they refused taking it, and offered to act gratuitously, sooner than accept such a sum. In order to mend the matter, it was proposed that the medical man get £20 provided he vaccinated 800 persons, and 6l per head for everyone under the number. The other four medical practitioners at £15 subject to the reduction which was agreed to. The gentlemen appointed for the Union were Dr. Turner for Tuam; Dr. Prendergast for Dunsmote; Dr. Hartnet for Headford; Dr. Blake, Milltown, and Dr. French, Monivea.
CASTLEBAR WORKHOUSE- The ceremony of laying the foundation stone of the workhouse took place on Saturday last and was performed by the Right Hon., the Earl of Lucan, Chairman of the Board. The noble lord was attended on this occasion by Joseph Burke, Esq. Assistant Poor Law Commissioner, Colonel Blake, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Coury, Deputy Vice Chairman, the Hon. Frederick Cavendish and several members of the Board of Guardians. The Earl of Lucan having been provided with a white silk apron and silver trowel, proceeded to set the stone in a cavity of which he placed a series of the current coin of the realm, and a temperance medal. After going through the usual ceremony his Lordship addressed those present, and said that he fervently trusted that the house, the first tone of which he had then laid, would fulfil the beneficial intention which the legislature had in view in adopting it-namely, the relief of the destitute poor. As far as he (Lord Lucan) and his brother guardians were concerned, they were anxious to give the working of the measure every facility in their power. His Lordship after some more remarks, divided a handsome donation to the workmen engaged in the building-Mr. Assistant Commissioner Burke said that he joined with the noble lord in the fervent hope for the success of the measure in which they were engaged, and most truly could he bear out what his Lordship had said, with respect to the manner in which the Castlebar Board of Guardians have acted. No body of men could perform their duties more efficiently, more conscientiously, or with more anxious desire to give every facility to the well working of the measure. He (Mr. Burke) was glad that a temperance medal was deposited in the stone, as it would hereafter show the period at which one good and worthy man was able to effect so great a moral revolution in the habits of the great bulk of the people of this country.
Cork continues to hold it pre-eminence
over any provincial town or city in Ireland, in the begetting vice, the
intoxication of the lower classes, 51 common drunkards having been taken up
there between Saturday night and Monday morning last.
Dominick Lynch and others, Plaintiffs.
Pursuant to a Decree of her Majesty's Court of Exchequer in
Ireland, made in this cause, bearing date 7th day of February, 1840, I hereby
require all Creditors and Legalees of Ambrose Skerrett, late of Kilroe, in the
County of Galway, deceased, and also all persons having claims upon the sum of
£2731 14s 3d, in my Report of the 23rd day of January, 1843, reported to be due
to the Defendant, John Joseph Skerrett as Administrator, with the Will annexed
of said Ambrose Skerrett, deceased, to come before me at my Chambers on the
Inn's Quay, Dublin, on or before the 5th day of December, 1840, and prove their
respective demands, otherwise they will be precluded the benefit of said decree.
In the matter of Francis Hadley, James
M'Donough, and James Graham of Galway in the county of the Town of Galway, now
or lately co-partners in Trade, Trading under the name, style and firm of
Hadley, M'Donough and Company.
There will be a meeting of the Creditors of the Bankrupts in
this matter on Tuesday the 17th day of November next at the hour of one o'clock
in the afternoon before the Commissoiners of Bankrupt or one of them at the
Court of Bankruptcy, Four Courts, Inn's quay, in the City of Dublin, for the
purpose of deciding upon the offer of composition which was made on behalf of
the Bankrupts, Francis Hadley and James M'Donough at a meeting of the Creditors
of the said Bankrupts held on pursuant to 5th...4th chap. 14 sec. 151 on the
31st day of August last, at which meeting on the 17th day of November next, all
Creditors of the said Bankrupts who have not yet proved their debts will be at
liberty to prove same.
Anne Disney, Widow of Alexander Disney, Esq. Executors of Fownes Disney, deceased, Plaintiffs.
Anne Eyre, Widow and Administratix of the Rev. Richard Eyre, deceased the Rev. Richard Booth Eyre and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to a Decree made in this cause bearing date the 16th
day of June 1849. I hereby require all Creditors and Legatees of the Rev.
Richard Eyre, late of Eyrecourt and of Hasson Park, in the county of Galway,
L.L.D., deceased, in the pleadings in this cause named, and all persons having
charges and incumbrances affecting the real and freehold Estates of the said
Rev. Richard Eyre, to come in before me at my Chambers on the Inn's quay,
Dublin, on or before Thursday the 3rd of December next, and prove their
respective demands, otherwise they will be precluded all benefit arising from
CHANGES IN CUSTOM-HOUSE
Nicholas E. Browne, Esq. for some time
acting Landing Waiter in the Custom department of Liverpool, is promoted and
removed to the port of Galway, as Comptroller of Customs, in the room of the
late _______ Comyns, Esq whose death we announced some time since. The arrival
of Mr. Browne in his native town, where he was deservedly a great favourite, and
much esteemed and respected, must be gratifying to his numerous friends and
respectable connexions, and we entertain no doubt of his affording very general
satisfaction to the traders of the port in the discharge of his official duties.
| St. Clair O'Malley, Esq.,
has ceased to be agent to Lord Lucan's large estates in Connaught.
The Rev. T. Mathew is expected at Newcastle in November, where he will administer the temperance pledge.
Mr. Dwyer, Kilkenny, shopkeeper, was killed by falling from a jaunting car.
James Sproule, Esq., late of Strabane, was drowned at Jamaica last August, when preparing to return to Ireland, after thirty six years absence.
Mr. Taaffe lost his pocketbook, and 280l at Ballinasloe fair.
Constable Scott and sub-Constable Ehriel have arrested two of the worst characters in the county Galway charged with a capital assault on the person of an unprotected female. For this praiseworthy act they are recommended by their sub-Inspector either for promotion or the usual reward.
It is a remarkable fact that in the four divisions or Excise walks of Limerick, not more than a dozen of spirit licences have elapsed this quarter, compared with the same period of last year and the trade has evidently revived.
A fracas is reported to have occurred at a petty sessions in the county Clare between two country gentlemen, who struck each other after a violent altercation and the affair will most likely come before the Queen's bench.
The Marquis of Clanricarde is chosen President of the Agricultural Society and school newly formed at Loughrea.
The new Chapel of Kilrush is now being slated and when it is covered in, which is expected to be in November, will be consecrated by the Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese. The Rev. Mr. Mathew has kindly promised to preach the consecration sermon, and on this occasion will administer the pledge in Kilrush, where he is most anxiously expected, as it is his first visit to that extensive and populous district. The Parish Priest, the Rev. Mr. Kenny, deserves much praise for his active exertions in the building of an edifice, which for design and execution will not be surpassed by any other in the south of Ireland when completed.
While Protestants, under graduates of Trinity College, are denied the privilege of access to Trinity College library, Roman Catholic Priests have liberty of ingress and egress, and of reading or extracting from the books to be found in that depository of learning.
The Nuns of the Visitation order have arrived from England at Madras, and opened an Establishment there, and a school for 400 children. The lady superior is Mrs. Smyth, widow of an English Colonel. Dr. Carew, the Roman Catholic Bishop, and his clergy gave the Sisterhood a public procession on their arrival.
Owen Kehoe, an Irish labourer in the dock-yards of Liverpool, murdered his wife this week.
Father Mathew preached at Gort on Sunday in behalf of the Roman Catholic School, and left £120 in local charities.
We feel great pleasure in announcing the arrival of Mr. Nelson, the celebrated optician. He, since his last visit to Galway, has obtained a medal from the Royal Dublin Society, at the exhibition of Irish manufacturers, for the beauty, excellence, and correctness of his lenses and mirrors. An opportunity is now afforded to those who may wish to suit themselves in lenses, mirrors, and other optical apparatus, as he has a splendid assortment of each ready for inspection at Kilroy's room; his stay in Galway is limited to a few days.
THE 67TH REGIMENT
The Depot of the 67th regiment at
present quartered in this town, under the command of Major Orange, was inspected
this day at Eyre-square, by General Sir W.P. Carroll, who after putting them
through their various evolutions, and minutely inspecting the internal
arrangements and economy of the corps, expressed himself highly gratified with
their soldier-like appearance and military tactics. The urbanity and gentlemanly
demeanour of Major Orange and the officers of his regiment, and the orderly
appearance and conduct of the men since their arrival in Galway, has acquired
for them the esteem and respect of the inhabitants, and has also called forth
the marked approbation of the brave and gallant officer who reviewed to-day this
The parishioners of Outerard have presented a very handsome Snuff Box (value Twenty Guineas) to the Rev. Michael Phew, R.C.C., on his late removal from that district to Oranmore, as trifling testimony of their very great esteem and affection for that excellent and exemplary clergyman.
P.J. Blake, Esq., Royal Irish
Fusileers, brother to the county Limerick Inspector, is now senior lieutenant of
Abraham John Crieghton, Esq., Plaintiff
Pursuant to the Decree made in this cause, dated the 1st day of
July, 1840, I will on Thursday, the 19th day of December next, at the hour of
One o'Clock in the afternoon, at my Chambers on the Inn's Quay, Dublin, Set Up
and Sell to the highest and fairest bidder, all that and those, the several
plots, tenements, bog land, and premises, that is to say the plot or tenement
No. 1, known by the name of the Waterfall plot, No. 2 known by the name of the
Soup Boilers plot, No. 3, the Mill holding with one Rood of Land annexed as
formerly leased to James D'Arcy, No. 4, thirty Acres of Bog Situate on the East
of the road leading from Clifden to Streamstown, and distant from said Clifden
about one mile, No. 5, that plot known by the name of James O'Dowd's plot, No.
6, called Doctor Grey's holding, and No. 7 the field known by the name of James
Faherty's field, which said several plots, tenements, bog and premises are
situate in and near the said town of Clifden, in the barony of Ballinahinch, in
the county of Galway, aforesaid, together with the Distillery, Brew House, Malt
House, Offices and Mill, and all and singular the fixtures and utensils therein
respectfully, together also with the Mill and Mill Race, water, and watercourses
necessary for said Mill, with the appurtenances, consisting in the whole 40
acres, 3 roods and 17 perches, late Irish plantation measure, be the same more
or less, for the purposes in said decree mentioned, which said premises are held
by lease dated 19th of August 1825, for three lives renewable for ever, under
John D'Arcy, of Clifden Castle, Esq, at an annual rent of £8 10s. sterling late
At Barna Lodge, near this town, on the
4th instant, the lady of William Kelly, Esq. of a son.
At Edinburgh, by the Rev. R.Q. Shannon,
William Cowell, Esq., only son of the late Lieut.-Colonel Cowell, 83d Regiment,
to Julia Mary Cruise, late of the Theatre Royal, Edinburgh, second daughter of
George Russell Cruise, Esq., of Dublin.
On the 12th instant, of water on the
Brain, after a few days illness, Wilhelmina Frances, youngest daughter of the
late Mr. Wm. King, of the City of Cork, aged seven years and seven months.
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