Ireland Old News
July 21, 1845
THE DISTURBED DISTRICTS.
The remonstrances from the gentry of Cavan, Longford, and Leitrim, have at length produced some symptoms of energy on the part of the Executive, an initiatory step having been taken towards the restoration of order in the disaffected districts.
A Privy Council was held yesterday at Dublin Castle; his Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant presided. There were present his Grace the Archbishop of Dublin, the Earl of Donoughmore, the Lord Bishop of Meath, the Lord Bishop of Kildare, the Master of the Rolls, the Lieutenant-General Commanding Sir Edward BLAKENEY, and the Right Hon. F. SHAW.
The Council sat for about an hour, and the result of its deliberations was set forth with all "pomp and circumstance" in the following proclamation, which appeared in the Dublin Gazette, published before 6 o'clock yesterday evening:-
"BY THE LORD-LIEUTENANT AND COUNCIL
"HETTENBURY(?) - Whereas by an Act passed in the 6th year of the reign of his late Majesty King William IV. entitled, 'An Act to consolidate the laws relating to the constabulary force in Ireland,' it is amongst other things enacted, that it shall and may be lawful to and for the Lord-Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, by the advice of the Privy Council in Ireland, to declare by proclamation, that any county, county of a city, or county of a town in Ireland, or any barony or baronies, half-barony or half-baronies, in any county at large, or any district of less extent than any barony or half-barony, to be therein specified, is or are in a state of disturbance, and requires or require an additional establishment of police:
"And whereas it hath sufficiently appeared to us, that the county of Cavan is in a state of disturbance, and requires an additional establishment of police:
"Now, we, the Lord-Lieutenant, by and with the advice of Her Majesty's Privy Council, by virtue of the said act, and the powers thereby vested in us, do, by this our proclamation, declare that the said county of Cavan is in a state of disturbance and requires an additional establishment of police.
"Given at the Council-chamber in Dublin, this 18th day of July, 1845."
"God save the Queen."
THE RIOTS AT LAVEY.
A coroner's inquest was held on the 18th inst., on the body of Thomas TIERNEY, who was shot in a conflict between the police and a body of the peasantry (Molly Maguires) at a place called Lavey, in the county of Cavan, on Saturday, the 12th of July. The following is the verdict of the jury:-
"We find that the deceased, Thomas TIERNEY, came to his death at about half-past 11 o'clock on the night of the 12th of July, 1845, in the townland of Lavey, parish of Lavey and county of Cavan, by a gunshot wound inflicted on him by constable William FARMER, of the constabulary stationed at Stradone, and that there was no sufficient cause to justify him in so doing."
The coroner immediately after issued his warrant for the arrest of constable FARMER, and he was marched off a prisoner to Cavan gaol.
Submitted by: County Cavan Newspaper Transcription Project