The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, DEC. 2, 1826


     The following is a short analysis of the last Combination Act, by which it will be seen in a concise and comprehensive view what, to avoid its penal enactments, the workmen ought not to do, and what for the protection of their own interests they may do:
     1. Forcing, or attempting to force, any workman to depart from his hiring, before the end of the term for which he was hired.
     2. To return any work in an unfinished state.
     3. Preventing, or endeavouring to prevent, any workman from hiring himself or going to work.
     4. Compelling, or endeavouring to compel, any person to belong to any club or union.
     5. Or to contribute money, or to pay any fine to any club or union.
     6. Or to pay any contribution or fine because he did not belong to any club or union.
     7. Or because he did not comply with the rules or orders of any club or union.
     8. Forcing, or endeavouring to force, any master to alter his mode of carrying on his business.
     9. Forcing, or endeavouring to force, any master to limit the number of his apprentice.
     10. Forcing, or endeavouring to force, any master to limit the number or description of his workmen.
     Any man who shall, by "violence, threat, intimidation, molestation, or obstruction," do or endeavour to do, any of these ten things, may be sent to the treadmill for any time not exceeding three months.
     Workmen may have societies or unions, may contribute money for trade purposes, may give that money to whom they please; may contribute towards the maintenance of men who are out of employment, either from striking or from slackness of trade; may have committees and delegates, may make terms with their employers. In every thing with respect to trade, may work, or refuse to work, with any man, or any number, or any description of men, or with apprentices, provided they "molest no one, obstruct no one, commit no violence on property or one persons, and neither threaten nor intimidate anyone."


     Dean O'Shaugnessy has received 10 from the Catholic Bishop of Killaloe, towards fitting up a schoolhouse in Ennis, to accommodate five hundred pupils under the direction of four monks of the Christian Doctrine Association.


     Our readers will observe by the following, that there is no likelihood of the Ecclesiactic's appearance among his creditors, and that the text will be verified "you shall seek me and you shall not find me, and where I am you cannot come."

     RECORDER'S COURT, DEC. 1, 1826 

Matthew Dunn v. Rev. Thomas Palmer - Defendant called on his third default.
Thomas Bradley v. The same-Defendant called on his first default.- NON INVENTUS.


     On the 26th ult. of twin daughters, the Lady of Herbert Corbet, of Clonaslee Castle, Queen's County, Esq.
     On the 23d inst. at Kildangan Castle, Co. Kildare, the Lady of Dominick O'Reilly, Esq. of a daughter.
     On the 28th ult. in Summer-Hill, Dublin, the Lady of F.W. Edwards, Esq. of a still-born child.
     On Sunday last, in Eccles-street, Dublin, the Lady of Joseph C. Ayre, Esq. of a son.
     At Woodbines, London, the Lady of Sir Charles Sullivan, Bart., of a son.


     On Wednesday, the 29th ultimo, by the Right Rev. Dr. Marum, Alexander Cullenan, Esq. Surgeon, Kilmacow, to the amiable and accomplished Mary-Anna, second daughter of the late John Murphy, Esq. of this city.
     In Cork, Lieutenant Henry Nash, 1st Foot, third son of the late Llewellyn Nash of Ballyganne, County Cork, to Alicia, youngest daughter of the late William Hughes, of that City, Esq.


     On the 25th ult. at Graigne, near Woodrooffe, Co. Tipperary, the Rev. Wm. Wall, Roman Catholic Curate of Borris Heigh. Mr. Wall was in the prime of life, and possessed abilities well calculated to render him an ornament to his Religion. To his relatives and friends, and all those acquainted with his pleasing manners and exemplary piety, his death is a source of deep affliction.
     In Dawson-street, Dublin, Rose, youngest daughter of Mr. English, dentist.
     Tuesday, in Dublin-street, Clonmel, Mrs. Flanagan, wife of Mr. John Flanagan, pawnbroker.
     At Barnstable, aged 20, Mr. Valentine Hewlet, eldest son of J. Hewlet, Esq. Surgeon. His death was occasioned by drinking cold water when in a profuse perspiration from excessive exercise.
     In Stephen's-Green, Dublin, Richard Boyle Townsend, Esq. of Castle-Townsend, Co. Cork, for many successive years, and until this Union, a Member of the Irish Parliament.

The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, DEC. 9, 1826

Aggregate Meeting.

     At a MEETING of the COMMITTEE, appointed to make arrangements, and prepare Resolutions for the AGGREGATE MEETING of the Catholics of the County and CITY OF KILKENNY, IT WAS RESOLVED,
     WILLIAM F. FINN, Esq., in the Chair.
     Resolved- That we consider it expedient to defer holding the Aggregate Meeting, on the 14th of December inst. in order to afford an opportunity to such Rev. Gentlemen of this County, as have not yet made a Census of their respective Parishes, to complete and return same, and that this Adjournment be to an early day in January, 1827.
     Resolved-That the above Resolution be communicated to the Meeting of the Requisitionists, to be held on SUNDAY NEXT, at 1 o'Clock, at the SCHOOL ROOM, Chapel-Lane.
     William F. Finn, Chairman.
     Pat. Costelloe, Secretary.
 December 5, 1826.


     A MEETING of the MILLIERS of the COUNTY of KILKENNY, will be held at the THOLSEL, on SATURDAY, the 16th inst. at One O'Clock, for the purpose of Petitioning Parliament against the introduction of Foreign Flour into this Countyr.- December 9, 1826.

Commercial Establishment,
(Opposite the Court-House)
L. MALONE, Proprietor
96 & 100 Bride Street, Dublin,

     Begs leave to inform his friends and the public, that he has on hand a large supply of every article connected with the above which he will dispose of on such terms as he trusts will give general satisfaction. Wholesale buyers will meet with liberal encourgement.
     All Orders relative to Business, to be directed to Mr. Denis Costigan, who at present conducts the business of the Establishment.
     Kilkenny, December 8, 1826.

Off the Lands of BOOLSTOWN, near Freshford, Co. Kilkenny, on Wednesday, the 5th inst.

     THREE COWS, the property of RICHARD DOOLY, of said place.- One a short, thick lump, 3 years old, with red sides and quarters, a white stripe along the back and belly, and broad, handsome horns. The second, 5 years old; a bright red, with a little white on the back and belly, looped horns, and a large tuft of hair on the forehead.- The third, a 9 year old, with brownish sides and quarters, white on the back and belly; short limbs, handsome horns, inclined upwards, blunt on the point and a large belly.
     I now offer a reward of FIVE POUNDS for any private information that will lead to a discovery or TEN POUNDS to any person who will convict the thief to conviction. Any information will be thankfully received by the owner, or Mr. John Burke, Coal-market, Kilkenny.
     Dec. 8, 1826.


Ready Money, Grocery, Wine & Spirit

     JOHN BURKE respectfully takes leave to inform his Friends and the Public that in addition to his former Stock, he has received a large assortment of some Fine and very fine TEAS, Raw and Refined SUGARS- with some superior OLD WINES, and pure MALT WHISKEY, Three Years Old.
     J.B. has also received a large Assortment of NEW FRUIT, consisting of Bloom and Muscatel RAISINS, CURRANTS, FIGS and PLUMS, all of which he is determined to sell on the most moderate Terms.
     Families, therefore, desirous of combining ECONOMY and COMFORT, will find an interest in dealing with him, and to Retailers he can offer peculiar advantages.
     December 8, 1826.

China, Glass, and Earthenware House

     Begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public that he has REMOVED from PATRICK-STREET to the CONCERN lately occupied by Mr. Tim Nowlan as a Hat Manufactory.
     J.P. takes this opportunity of returning his grateful thanks for the preference given his Establishment, since he commenced Business, and pledges himself to merit a continuance of it by selling at very Reduced Prices for Ready Money only.
J.P. is constantly supplied with a large assortment of CHINA and EARTHENWARE of the newest patterns and best descriptions, imported by him direct from the first Manufacturers in England, which, with a fashionable and extensive selection of GLASS WARE, he is consequently enabled to dispose of at as low Prices as any house in his line in Waterford.
     Nov. 23, 1826.

From off the Lands of LISDOWNEY, on Wednesday night last, the 6th of December,

     FIVE HEIFERS and a BULLOCK, one year and a half old each.- The Bullock having a white back and red sides-low in the hind part-bold in the head. One of the Heifers, red, with a white stripe along her back; the second, black, with a white stripe along her back; the third, speckled sides, and a white back; the fourth, a dun colour, as to her sides , a white back, crooked horns, and a white spot on her forehead; the fifth, all red; smaller than any of the rest; the property of THOMAS FENNELLY, Lisdowney.
     December 8, 1826.


     We have, on the authority of a gentleman just arrived in town, to state, that the extensive flour mills of Mr. Nugent, near Nenagh, have been totally consumed by fire; we understand the premises are insured.--Register.

QUALITIES OF A GOOD WIFE.- TO THE LADIES.- That a good wife should be like three things, which three things she should not be like- First, she should be like a snail, always keep within her own house; but she should not be like a snail to carry all she has upon her back. Secondly, she should be like an echo, to speak when she is spoken to; but she should not be like an echo, always to have the last word. Thirdly, she should be like a town-clock, always keep time and regularity; but she should not be like a town-clock, to speak so loud that all the town may hear her.


The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, Dec. 23, 1826

Under the Patronage and immediate Inspection of the Right Rev. Doctor Marum

     The Half-yearly Examinations of the Pupils of this Seminary, held on three successive days, commencing on Tuesday the 19th inst. were attended by several of the Clergy, who were pleased to express themselves in terms of the highest praise, of the Talents and Proficiency of the young Gentlemen, in general- The following, however, having evinced superior acquirements above many others of very considerable merit, were judged worthy of particular distinctions, in their respective classes.
     GREEK- Ist CLASS- Doran, Ryan, Staunton.- 2nd- Aylward, Drea, Doyle, Dunne, - 3d - W. Power.
     LATIN- 1st CLASS- Ryan, Doran, Cody, Maher, Whyte. - 2d - Drea, Aylward, Doyle, Moran. - 3d - Rice, M. Kelly, Rowan, Whyte. - 4th - Marum, Lahey, Pigott, Campion, Byrne. - 5th - Bourke, Coyne, Dunphy.
     FRENCH - 1st CLASS- Moran, Maher, Doyle. - 2d - Pigott, Rice, Cody.
     HISTORY - 1st. CLASS - Cody, Ryan, Walsh - 2d. - Aylward, Hennessey, Whyte, Doyle.
     GEOGRAPHY - 1st CLASS - Cody, Staunton, Maher. - 2d -Whyte, Hennessey, doyle. - 3d - Rowan, M. Kelly, Rice. -4th- Lahey, Pigott, Marum.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR- 1st CLASS - Rice, M. Kelly, R. Walsh.- 2d - Pigott, Ryrne, Marum, J. Maher. - 3d - Bourk, hart, D. Murphy, Cahill.
     RECITATION OF POETRY - 1st CLASS - Rice, M. Kelly, Rowan, - 2d - Lahey, Pigott, Campion, Brenan.
     CATECHISM - 1st CLASS- Lahey, Rowan, J. Maher. 2d- Bourke, hart, Murphy, Cahill.
     GEOMETRY - Doyle, Moran
     BOOKKEEPING - 1st CLASS- Pigott, R. Walsh. - 2d - Lahey, Brenan.
     ARITHMETIC - 1st CLASS - Pigott, Rowan - 2d - Cody, Coyne - 3d - J. Murphy, D. Murphy. - 4th - Campion, Dunphy. - 5th. - Bourke, Grant.
     WRITING - 1st CLASS - Cody, Pigott, Lahey, J. Maher, Coyne. - 3d - Kelly, Campion. - 4th - Quin, D. Murphy - 5th- Bourke, Dunphy.
     SPELLING - 1st CLASS - Pigott, Byrne, Rice, Whyte. - 2d - Bourke, Hart, D. Murphy

The Kilkenny Independent
Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1826


     The Catholic Prelates of Ireland having finished the business for which they were lately convened in Dublin, directed their attention to the state of the diocese of Kilmore, when the aged and infirm Bishop then present, required a coadjutor to assist him in protecting his flock, from the insidious snares of proselytism, and the desperate attacks of persecution. After mature consideration, it was resolved that the most Rev. Dr. Curtis, Metropolitan of the province, the Right Rev. Dr. Magauran, the Right Rev. Dr. M'Hale, and the Right Rev. Dr. Crolly, should be requested to proceed to Cavan, where the Right Rev. Dr. O'Reilly had appointed a meeting of his Clergy, in order to obtain any information in their power concerning the causes of the defection in some districts under their spiritual superintendence. Accordingly the Prelates and the Clergy of Lismore assembled in the town of Cavan on Thursday, the 14th inst. and intended to commence their religious proceedings in the Chapel, but were prevented by five itinerant preachers, who had previously collected a crowd at the Chapel gate, for the purpose of exciting the Catholics to a breach of the peace, and thereby defeating the peaceful and important object for which the meeting of the Catholic Clergy had been convened. When the first scheme adopted by the Biblicals was frustrated by the prudence of the Prelates, they received an insolvent letter, signed by five of the Biblical gentry, who called for a public discussion with Dr. Curtis, and the other Bishops, on subjects of religious controversy. From a becoming sense of their own dignity, the Prelates treated this impudent communication with silent contempt, and remaining at the Inn, proceeded with their important investigation.
     After a solemn appeal to GOD, that might be regarded equal to a solemn oath, the Clergy and Leity who were examined, clearly established the following facts:
     1st. That money, salaries, situations in the Hibernian Schools, profitable employment, clothing and other species of bribery were proffered to the poor Catholics, for the purpose of betraying them into a temporary and hypocritical abandonment of their faith.
     2d. That the miserable creatures who yielded to these temptations were worthless vagrants, strolling beggars, proselytes with their illegitimate children, idle school-masters, unemployed labourers, some notorious characters, and disguised Protestants pretending to be Catholics, that they might be qualified to participate in the rewards of perversion.- Such is the despicable description of ignorant and starving creatures, who have in many instances, been carried in carts to Farnham-house, where they receive the rewards of apostacy, previously to their preparation for the communion table in the Church of Cavan. Every enlightened liberal Protestant in that congregation is disgusted with such fanatical exhibition by which party spirit is excited, good will among Christians diminished, and the peace of society deplorably endangered. When such means are employed in the propagation of the Gospel, the principles of the Christian Religion and the maxims of its pure morality must be totally disregarded.
     When the truth of the facts above mentioned was fully established in presence of the Prelates, by some respectable witnesses, who had rejected the allurements of proselytism, and by others, who, from remorse of conscience, returned with tears of contrition to the faith, which they had unfortunately abandoned during a few weeks, it was deemed proper to send these deponents, and reputable persons to vouch for their good character, before the Magistrates, who were at liberty to examine them strictly, and afterwards sanction sworn statements by their signatures. The Magistrates who were called on to perform this duty declined, saying, that it would come more regularly before them on Tuesday, the 19th instant, at their Magisterial Sessions. Under these circumstances, the Prelates remained in Cavan until the day appointed, when witnesses again attended with their affidavits and vouchers, which were presented to the Sovereign and six other Magistrates, who held a long consultation; after which they kept the affidavits and refused the oaths of the deponents, stating that their depositions could not be received, as they did not refer to any assault or breach of the peace. Many affidavits were submitted to the Bench of Magistrates, and it may not be improper to subjoin a few of them, that the public may know the nature of the evidence which was refused:

 William Reilly, of the parish of Killincare, schoolmaster, came forward to swear that Robert Murrow, of Ballyjames'duff, promised him a situation in one of the schools, on condition that he should embrace the Established Religion; that he did not embrace the offer, and was supported during three weeks by Lady Farnham, whilst he was preparing for the management of a school ;but that remorse of conscience tormented him until he returned and was reconciled to the Catholic Church.
     Catherine Fitzpatrick, of the parish of Kilmore, schoolmistress, offered to swear, that George Kildee, one of Lord Farnham's moral agents, proposed to give her five pounds in hand, and five pounds annually, adding that her brother should receive ten pounds in hand, and ten pound per annum, on condition that they would read their recantation in the Church of Cavan.
     Bryan Smith, of Durham, in the parish of Killincare, profered to swear, that he was a Roman Catholic, that Brenan, who had lately abandoned the Catholic Church, and a preacher, named Jackson, called at his house on the 7th inst. and endeavoured to prevail on him to become a Protestant as Brenan had done , promising that he would procure him twelve pounds, and a farm of land on such terms as would make him comfortable during the remainder of his life; and that when they were unable to induce him to join them, they left him two books, one of them which was entitled Andrew Dunn's conversion.
     On Sunday, the Prelates preformed Divine Service in the Chapel of Cavan, when the immense multitude that attended from morning and evening afforded clear evidence that the new reformation is not much relished by the Catholics in that part of the country. The Primate, Doctor Crolly, and Dr. M'Hale, addressed the audience at their different hours, during which the piety and fervour of the congregation proved clearly that they will bear the most distressing privations, and endure any species of persecution, rather than abandon the spiritual consolation of their holy religion.
     Having explored the sources, and exposed the schemes of proselytism, the Clergy of Kilmore proceeded to elect a Coadjutor to their aged and venerable Bishop; and in the discharge of this duty, gave an instance of integrity, that would not dishonour the ages of primitive purity. Anxious to promote the glory of God, and the interest of religion, they forgot every privatge attachment, and extending their impartial and religious views beyond the boundaries of their own diocese, selected three individuals eminently distinguished for virtue and talents, whose names are forwarded to Rome, that the head of that Church may appoint one of them to assist their venerated Prelate in the discharge of his arduous duties.
     Such is the plain and faithful outline of the facts communicated to the Prelates during this important investigation, which was thus brought to a happy and satisfactory conclusion.
          + P. Curtis, D.D., &c.
          + Wm. Crolly, D.D. &c.
          + J. Magauran, D.D., &c.
          + J. M'Hale, D.D., &c.
          + F. O'Reilly, D.D., &c.
Cavan, Dec. 19, 1826

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