The Limerick Reporter, 19 June 1840
   In our advertising columns appears the copy of a memorial from over twenty of his lordship's tenantry, who were lately served with notices of ejectment by the agent of the noble Marquis, not for non-payment of rent, but for non-title. We put it to the feelings of the noble Marquis, acknowledged as he is by memorialists never to have disturbed any of his tenantry ; whether in the present instance, and at this season of the year, when those poor people anticipate very shortly to reap the reward of their hard spring-labours, they are to be now thrown adrift upon the wide world from the little spot that gave them birth and reared them, and their forefathers before them. We rest satisfied that that nobility of mind which has hitherto swayed the Marquis of Cunningham, in not depriving honest and industrious tenants of their little shelters, will now prevail upon his lordship, in immediately ordering a suspension of those notices served on memorialists. We therefore anticipate the pleasure of recording that the noble Marquis will not be inexoreable to the humble entreaty.
   The public have long since regretted that no persons became enterprising enough to establish suitable accomodations and baths, &c., &c., in Lahinch, in the county of Clare, for the reception of visitors. It has been far-famed for its romantic and delightful scenery— between Miltown, seven miles distant, and the tower and cliffs of Moher, five miles distant, Lisdoonvarna seven miles, and Ennistymon two miles distant ; thereby affording opportunity to visitors of taking a walk or drive in a varied course, through a certain limited space, enjoying as great natural curiosities as may be found in the British dominions. The new baths erected at Lahinch on such a superior scale, have caused the proprietors of lodges there to vie with one another, to fit up their respective establishments for the accomodation and comfort of visitors. As the baths at Miltown are discontinued, and none else as yet fitted up along the bathing coast ; it is very fortunate that the Lahinch baths are established. Races will commence early in July there.
   We are happy to learn that Mr. Richard Dallas, eldest son of Mr. Dallas, George's-street, in this city, obtained a sizarship [?] in Trinity College, on Wednesday last. The talent evinced by this young gentleman since his entrance, last November, was of no ordinary character. He then got sixth place out of 76 ; at the January examination he carried away honours as junior freshman, and this week he obtained third place out of six sizarship vacancies. We feel no small degree of pleasure in having to record these educational triumphs of the son of a fellow-citizen, and beg to congratulate his family and friends on the subject.
   In our fourth page appears an excellent article on this subject, from the Mining Journal, an English paper ; when the Press on the other side are so ardent in this, an Irish subject—we really think the legislature ought immediately to interpose, and have the matter investigated. A job must have been contemplated, or Mr. Barry would not have passed by the “Ballysimon Marble,” now unanimously acknowledged to possess a degree of superiority over any other stone within the United Kingdom.
   A man named Nelson, a pensioner, was apprehended in Nenagh, on Tuesday last, for uttering seditious language. It appears he was talking with other persons relative to the late treasonable attempt on her Majesty's life, when he said “It was a great pity that the ball did not strike her.” Some of the persons present informed the authorities, who at once apprehended the wretch, and had him committed to Bridewell.
   The Rev. Mr. Mathews passed through Nenagh on the evening of Wednesday, when he administered the temperance pledge to a few persons who were present at the time the coach arrived. Had it been previously known that the rev. gentleman was to pass through Nenagh, a great number would have been added to the ranks of teetotalism, for as soon as the news of his arrival spread through the town, crowds of persons came flocking towards the hotel, anxious to take the pledge ; but were all late, the coach being started.
   The brig Energy, of this port, Captain Irvine, arrived at Quebec on the 7th ult., after a prosperous and speedy passage of 35 days, and landed all her passengers in perfect health, who were so highly pleased with the kind conduct and attention of Captain Irvine to them on the voyage, that they unanimously presented him with an address upon their arrival. We perceive by our advertising columns that she is to sail again, with emigrants, in or about the last of July, and we would strongly recommend her to those persons intending to emigrate, as she is well known to be a regular trader, fast sailer and fortunate vessel.
   The amount of subscriptions received for the relief of the poor in this city, up to last night, is £1320 12s. 8d. We shall publish the names of the subscribers in our next. Many mercantile houses in England connected by business with this city, have liberally contributed with the usual generosity of British Merchants. We have also to announce the liberal donation of the Earl of Cork for £50.
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