The Kilkenny Independent
Saturday, Oct 7, 1826
We the undersigned, request a
Meeting of the Roman Catholics of the United Parishes of Clontubrid and
Lisdowney, on Sunday next, the 8th inst. for the purpose of Petitioning both
Houses of Parliament for the abolition of those laws which aggrieve and degrade
At a numerous and respectable Meeting
of the Roman Catholic inhabitants of the united parishes of Ballycallan,
Kilmanagh, and Killaloe, held at the Chapel of Ballycallan, on Sunday the 1st
inst., the following resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Resolved-That we feel in common with
the rest of our communion, the many harsh and grinding inequities which the
penal laws inflict upon us, for no other ostensible reason, than our
conscientious adherence to the principles of that faith, which is equally the
bulwark as it has been the groundwork of the British constitution, and that we
will not rest satisfied, till every vestige of said laws shall be eraced from
WATERFORD, OCT. 3.
On Thursday and Friday last, the Law
Agent of the County Waterford Protecting Association, with two Gentlemen of that
body, attended at Stradbally, and received from the tenants of Mr. Uniacke the
numerous ejectments with which they have been served. The greater number of
those ejectments are of the Court of King's Bench, and some of them brought for
rents of the most trifling amount. Mr. Uniacke's Attorney was called on for a
return of the rents due, and the costs at present attending the
ejectments. We know not whether such of our readers as are acquainted with the
law will be surprised to hear what these costs at present amount to; but
certainly with us, who are ignorant of that most "learned profession,"
we must declare, that the feeling excited in our minds is one of amazement and
horror. Let our readers look and wonder at one or two items of the accounts
furnished, which, with but one exception, are all of the same stamp.
The struggles of the Citizens of Kilkenny for the recovery of their emotional rights, are beginning to excite the sympathy of the other Cities of Ireland. The liberal subscriptions of Mr. HACKET of Cork, and Mr. CARRIGAN of Waterford, are we believe, only the forerunners of general contributions from those and other parts.
We are happy to announce that the Right Rev. Doctor KELLY, Bishop of Waterford and Lismore, has bestowed on the exertions of the inhabitants of his native City, to rescue themselves from corporation monopoly, the sanction of his approbation. His Lordship has sent a subscription, as large as his means could afford, exhausted as they have been by the repeated contributions which he has felt it his duty to give to the forty-shilling freeholders of the County of Waterford; a body of men whom his patriotism has roused from a long state of torpor to assert the freedom at once of their country and their religion.
We are happy to see that the first of
our Metropolitan prints, has turned its attention to the subject of Tithes, the
greatest practical grievance of which the Irish people have to complain, a
grievance which has caused insurrection upon insurrection in time past, and
which we fear will excite our wretched peasantry to general rebellion in time to
come. The following article appeared in the Dublin Evening Post of Thursday.
But The Independent need not be
alarmed at the happy consummation of having all the fruits of Irish Industry
swallowed up by the Protestant Clergy. The proprietary of the country, are
still, for the most part, Protestants. Such men as Mr. Colles, will not allow
themselves to be "robbed" either by open violence and through the
manifold and manifest frauds of a Consistory Court. The Independent may
rely upon it, that the time is at hand; that it is already come, when the Tithe
Composition Act will begin to work the owners of land, as the old system is now
working the occupiers. Let rents but fall to the level of 1820; or rather let
rents be Paid as they were at that period, and we shall find the Protestant
gentry thinking of something besides the Catholic Association, and the Bible
Societies. They will then find that the parson has the first claim, and that he
may levy his distress upon the furniture of the drawing-room, as well as upon
the pigs of the peasants hovel. Merciful God! we thank thee for the Tithe
Composition Act! If the thing could progress as the Americans say, if the next
year were a season of what people might call unexampled prosperity; if the
Church continued to be in high bottle, bustling, braggart, and insulting, we
have not the slightest doubt, that they would demand, and in some case exact a
tithe upon colts, calves and poultry; nay, upon honey, pigeons, rabbits, and
bees-wax. And why should not gardens, on the same principle, be liable to have a
tenth-part of their culinary produce turned over to the kitchen of the parson,
and a tenth of the fruit thereof to his desert, and the lilies and roses to the
adornment of his parlours and drawing-rooms? Nay, by the same rule he is
entitled to every tenth pot of aurieulas; and also of the curious plants in the
greenhouse, and to every tenth bunch of grapes which it costs the proprietor so
much time to bring to perfection.
To be Set by the Year or for Six
Months, or for such Terms as may be agreed on, the House, furnished as it now
is, with the Offices and Garden, and whatever quantity of Land, under Fifty
Acres, may be agreed on, situated within Three Miles of Durrow, a good Market
and Post Town and in the neighbourhood of the Kilkenny and Dunmore Fox-Hounds. A
Coach passes to and from Dublin every day, within half a mile of the place.
A Farm of Land, containing from 80 to 120
plantation Acres, either with or without a Dwelling-House, situate in the
Counties of Kilkenny, Carlow, Tipperary or Queen's County. A Fine of from £800
to £1,200 will be given, upon getting such Lease as may be agreed on. The
tenant must be satisfied as to the title.
This is to give Notice to the Public,
that no person will give credit to ELLEN SYNNOT, a Dealing-Woman in the Town of
Callan, lately Married to John Byrne, of said town, a very honest and
industrious Man. As she has transgressed most erroneously against him, by
disobedience and disrespect, and she has also taken away his property several
times, these three years past, as he is determined to take no longer with her.
Thursday, in Waterford, Mr. Richard
Allen, to Sarah, daughter of Henry Ridgway, of Blenheim-hill, Esq.
John Burne, Esq. K.C.- Mr. Burne was
one of the chief ornaments of the Irish Bar, not only by his Professional
eminence and integrity but by a love of country and independence of character
seldom equaled, even in the olden and golden times of that eminent profession.
He was the contemporary of the Currans, the Grattans, and the Ponsonbys, by whom
he was respected and loved. But, in proportion as he was esteemed by the honest
and the good, so was he obnoxious to the enemies of his country.
DESERTION IN INDIA
Bombadier William Herbert, of the 3d Battalion of Bengal Artillery, has received sentence of death, for desertion to the enemy during the late campaign. John O'Brien and James Hennesey have been sentenced to transportation, as felons, four fourteen years, for a similar offence.
We regret to hear that the working of the Castlecomer Colliery has been suspended, in consequence of a refusal on the part of the miners to continue working unless paid in British instead of Irish currency.
MEETING AT LOUGHREA- A numerous and respectable meeting of the inhabitants of Loughrea and its immediate vicinage took place on Sunday last. The object of the Meeting was to pass Resolutions, condemnatory of the system pursued in a neighbouring parish, where the parishioners are constrained to send their children to a Bible School, and in case of non-compliance treated with the most unrelenting oppression by their Noble Landlord. This Meeting excited intense interest in Loughrea, and was attended by that respected and venerable prelate, Doctor Coen, and Eneas M'Donnell, Esq, who, together with many other Gentlemen, addressed the meeting in a most luminous and able manner.
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