A Little Bit of Ireland
Connaught Journal MARCH 1823
Monday, March 3, 1823
Volume 69 Price 5 Pence
On Friday, the 21st ult. Mr. George O'REILLY, of Ballinree, in the County of
Longford, was admitted an Attorney; and also, a Member of the Hon. Society
of the King's Inns.
In the great Appeal Case of Mr. Blake FOSTER, decided on Wednesday last, our
distinguished countryman, Mr. A.R. BLAKE, of the Chancery Bar, London,
delivered one of the ablest statements ever made at the Bar of the Lords.
The event of this cause justifies the high opinion already entertained by
the Public of the talents of this celebrated Lawyer. The beautiful town of
Gort manifested a strong sense of its opinion. Saturday night the town was
brilliantly illuminated on the intelligence being made known, and the
tenantry of Mr. Blake FOSTER's estate, in Galway, lighted all their windows.
The bells of St. Nicholas's Church rang a merry peal on the occasion.
At Newtownsmith, on the 2d instant, the Lady of George CUPPAIDGE, Esq.
Collector of Excise, of a daughter.
I hereby give Notice that I will not pay any Debts contracted by Catherine,
(who went by the name of Mrs. HALLAGAN,) for her or mine account-Given under
my hand thsi 2d day of March, 1823.
TO BE LET
>From The 25th Instant,
The Commodious House with Extensive Rere and Offices, situate in
Dominick-street, now in the possession of Henry S. PERSSE.
Application to be made to ????? FORSTER, who will give a Lease to a Solvent
Galway, March 3, 1823
Miss E ROBINSON
Begs to announce to her Friends and the Public her having received, from the
first Houses in Dublin, a select and fashionable assortment of Millinery;
Laces, of a superior quality; and a variety of Satins and Lutestrings, of
different shades for Bonnets, for which she has received the Newest
The above Articles having been purchased for Ready Money, they will be
disposed of on the most moderate terms, at her Shop, next door to the
American Society-room, Shop-street.
Bonnets made in the most fashionable manner, and on the shortest notice.
Galway, March 3, 1823.
Sir John BLAKE, Bart., Plaintiff;
Francis B. FOSTER, Esq. and others, Defendants.
Whereas the Decree of the High Court of Chancery of Ireland made in this
Cause, (under which the Plaintiff Sir J. BLAKE obtained Possession of the
Lands hereinafter and in said Decree mentioned,) has been this day Reversed
by the House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,
upon and Appeal from said Decree, so that it is now finally decided that the
said Sir John BLAKE was not entitled to be decreed to said Lands, and that
the right and title of the said Francis Blake FOSTER there unto is
absolutely and for ever indisputably Established. Take notice and you are
hereby cautioned at your peril not to pay unto the said Sir John BLAKE, or
to any Person for him, or deriving under him, or claiming as his Creditor
any Rent or Rents due or hereafter to grow due out of said Lands or any of
them, the said Francis Blake FOSTER being by the said final decision of the
House of Lords entitled to said Rents.-Dated at London; this 26th day of
Solicitor for said Francis B. FOSTER
To the several Tenants of the Lands of Cullagh, Ballinakelly, Abbey, and
Teigh, and their several Sub-denominations situate in the County Galway.
Limerick, Feb. 26-On Friday last Serjeant TORRENS opened the Sessions under
the Insurrection Act at Rathkeale, and closed on Monday. There were
thirty-three for trial, two of whom, named James BLAKE and John MULVIHILL,
were fully convicted, and sent off from thence on Monday for Cork, for
transportation; the latter had in his possession when taken some papers of a
seditious nature. The Learned Serjeant addressed the prisoners at great
length, and was incessant in admonishing those acquitted.
On Saturday morning six Police Constables went with a warrant in search of
cows that were stolen from Mr. Thomas FITZGERALD, of Galbally, in this
county. They proceeded to Kilkenny on the borders of county Cork, when some
of Mr. FITZGERALD's men traced the cows, and found them secreted in the
mountains, and in the act of returning them when they were attacked by a
vast mob of persons amounting to some hundreds. The Police immediately
proceeded to their assistance when a loud shouting commenced, and the mob
in a most furious manner attacked the Police, pelting them with stones. The
Police after the greatest forbearance were obliged to fire in their own
defence. The mob, after rescuing the cattle, still continued to pursue the
Police; one of the ring-leaders, in the act of throwing a stone was shot,
his name was Michael CLANCY. A number of the ruffians crossed a glen and
thought to interrupt the Police who were obliged to retreat to Mitchelstown,
and, on the circumstance being reported to Wm. MASSEY, Esq. of Singdale, who
happened to be at Mitchelstown, he immediately called on a party of the 71st
regiment, and proceeded to the place where the affray occurred, but no trace
of the cattle could be found. Mr. FITZGERALD received a severe blow on the
head with a stone, and his horse, which he was obliged to abandon, was most
barbarously killed with stones. Mr. DOOLAN, Chief Constable, with that
activity for which he is so remarkable, immediately proceeded to Mr.
MASSEY's to inquire into the business, and on Monday morning he and Mr.
MASSEY, accompanied by a party of Police, proceeded to Kilkenny with Mr.
Chas. BENNETT, Coroner, to hold an inquest on the body of CLANCY, when,
after the most minute investigation, it was found that nothing could surpass
the coolness, steadiness, and humane conduct of the Police. The Jury found
the verdict of "Justifiable Homicide." After Mr. DOOLAN was perfectly
satisfied as to the conduct of the Police, he accompanied Mr. FITZGERALD and
some of his men to search all suspected places for the cattle; they did not
return until a late hour at night; and although they traversed all the
Galtree Mountains in that neighbourhood, they returned much fatigued without
succeeding in their object.
On Monday night last, an attack was made on a respectable farmer, named
David O'BRIEN, who lives at Kilcorgriff, within a mile of Shanagolden, by a
party of fellows, who assailed his house, and demanded admittance-which
being refused, they attempted to break open the doors, but did not
succeed-they then broke all the windows and window-sashes, and threatened to
set fire to the house if they did not get admittance; but O'BRIEN's two sons
(who were not to be intimidated by their threats,) kept them out. They fired
two shots into the house, and then made off. Fortunately, none of the
inmates were hurt.
Daring Outrages near the City-The following daring and atrocious outrages,
committed on Saturday by a large body of men at a short distance from this
City, have been just communicated to us:
They first proceeded to the farm of a man named LINEHAN, tenant to Mr. ST.
LEGER, at Heyward's Hill, in the north liberties, about two miles from the
barrack, where they set fire to a haggard, consisting of a large stand of
wheat, a stack of barley, and a large quantity of hay and straw. They then
set fire to the barn, in the lower part of which were a number of cows; they
next proceeded to LINEHAN's dwelling-house,and after searching closely for a
keeper, who was on another part of the farm, and who they threatened to
murder if they could catch-they put out five bags of wheat, which had been
threshed and cleaned, and were preparing to consume this also, but LINEHAN
claiming it as his own, prevailed on them to disist; they then went
off-after which, by cutting away the rafters of the barn, the fire was
prevented from extending to other parts of hte out-houses, and the cattle
were also saved.
They afterwards set fire to the haggard of a man named LANDERS, at
Ballinbriskigg, near the Chapel of Glanmire, and who had about twelve months
before come to that part of the County of Limerick, as tenant to Lord
LISTOWEL, and to another belonging to Mr. H.B. WISE, near the same place,
both of which, we regret to say, were entirely destroyed. And in the course
of their lawless progress, they attacked and took arms from the house of a
man named RIORDAN, a carpenter, and another named LEARY, a farmer near
The party are represented as being very numerous, of rather a superior
class, and as having been led on by a man with a large loose coat, top
boots, &c, with a sword by his side, and pistol in his hands. It is supposed
that they came from the neighbourhood of Watergrass-hill, and that they are
the same party that, on the night before, entered that village, and attacked
several houses, broke open the pound, nad carried off some cattle, which had
been seized for the Land Tax. One shot fired by one of them, struck a young
man named DONOVAN, the son of a Constable, in the leg.
Before attacking LINEHAN's, they had been at Rathcooney, where they barred a
quantity of corn belonging to a man named LEONARD-and they also took a gun
from a man who was watching the timber on the lands of Ballyphilip. The
country is described as so completely illuminated from the number of fires
during the nights.
Ennis, Feb 27-A sheep, big with young, the property of a man named SHEEHY,
was maliciously killed on the lands of Ballyca, within three miles of this
town, on Friday night last.
On Monday morning last, the house of Mr. BREW, of Tullycrine, County Clare,
was attacked by a number of fellows. Mr. BREW being alarmed by the unusual
barking of his dogs, went out, when one of the ruffians presented a gun at
him, which fortunately missed fire; he instantly retreated, and the fellow
discharged his gun at the dog-they then fired two shots through the door and
cried out to set fire to the house, and burn the rascals in it. After
breaking a car, they went off without committing any further violence.
In the neighbourhood of Cratloe, about the hour of 11 o'clock on Tuesday
night, the following property was discovered to have been maliciously set on
fire:-A haggard at Moyhill, another at Brickhill, and a house and haggard at
Cratloe-Keal; in the last place three cows were burned.-Major WARBURTON,
accompanied by a party of the 93d regiment, and the police immediately
repaired to the different premises, but without being able to discover any
A notice, warning certain of Lord Ormond's tenantry, was posted a few days
ago on the Dunmore Pargate, on the verge of the liberties of Kilkenny.
A fine boy, son of Mr. James NEALON, fell out a window in the Old Town, on
Thursday. He was conveyed to the County Infirmary, where he lingered until
yesterday, when death put a period in his existence.
In the severe gale of wind on Wednesday last, the ship Phoebe, of Liverpool,
Fullerton KEY, master, burden per register 370 tons, from St. John's, New
Brunswick, bound to Liverpool, was totally wrecked at Glanbeigh, Co. Kerry.
The crew (seventeen in number) were all safely landed.-Her cargo, consisting
of timber, staves, and deals, has also been mostly saved. We understand that
Richard MAHONY, Esq of Port-M'Gee, a Magistrate for the County Kerry, is the
principal Salvager in charge. A party of the 39th Regiment have marched from
Tralee, for the purpose of affording every protection to the property. The
vessel is a total wreck.
A PIECE OF NEWS FROM A MAGAZINE-"April 21, 1731: -One William PETERS was
committed to gaol, in Ireland, being found alive, on a journey three days
after he had been executed for horse-stealing."
Collectors of books will not be sorry to learn, that a few drops of oil of
lavender will insure their libraries from mildew. A single drop of the same
oil will prevent a pint of ink from mouldiness for any length of time. Past
may be kept free from mould entirely by the same addition; and leather is
also effectually secured from injury by the same agency.
The Earl of Glengall has arrived in London, from his seat in the County
To prevent the scouring in cows, a ball of hog's lard, of the size of a
walnut, administered once or twice, has proved a certain cure.
Thursday, March 6, 1823
Volume 69 Price 5 Pence
Tralee, Feb 26.- A young man of the name of KANE, a shoe-maker, was very
wantonly stabbed with a bayonet in the face, by a soldier of the 29th
regiment, on Monday evening last in the Main-street. What rendered the
circumstances more blameable was, that the soldier in question, and some
others who were on guard at the Excise-Offices, having heard of a
boxing-match which had occurred between one of their recruits and a
townsman, forsook their guard-room and with their bayonets in their hands,
ran through our principal streets, assaulting each person they met. Not
contented with having proceeded so far, they afterwards repaired to the
barracks occupied by the Dragoons, where they armed themselves with
carabines, with which they appeared again in the streets, and presented them
at several persons.-Some Magistrates, who were present, endeavoured to
restrain the soldiers, but without effect. We trust that a rigorous inquiry
will be made into this transaction, and that the peace of the town will not,
with impunity, be brokin in upon by military insubordination.
On the night of Tuesday last, between the house of nine and ten o'clock, the
house of a man named John FORD, of Lavestown, near the two mile turnpike,
was broken into by a gang of ruffians, some of whom were armed with guns and
pistols. On entering the house the party inflicted an unmerciful beating on
FORD, with clubs, and when asked the cause of this cruel violence, the
fellows answered that "if he did not behave himself more civil to his
neighbours they would repeat their visit, and inform him what he had done to
offend him." On retiring from the scene of his audacious outrage, the
miscreants fired several shots.
February 27-Last night, a daring attack was made on the house of William
MARTIN, esq. of Johnstown, near Glenville. At about nine o'clock Mr. MARTIN
was alarmed by a noise on the roof of the house immediately over the
water-closet. At the same time the kitchen door was assailed with a sledge,
when Mr. MARTIN threw up the sash of a lobby window, and fired at the gang,
one of whom ran round to the front of the house, another attack having been
commenced on the hall door, exclaiming he was shot. Mr. MARTIN also crossed
at the same time from the back to the front, and having thrown up one of the
sashes, he discharged a blunderbuss, which was heavily loaded with ore from
the Ringabella Mines, when one of the ruffians fell through a hedge of box,
which ranged with the house. The party immediately fled in all directions,
and Mr. MARTIN, with two women of the name of SHINE and HURLEY, who were in
the house, sallied out, but the wounded men had escaped; carried off,
doubtless, by their daring associates.
The communication which informs us of the above particulars also states, and
the authority is too respectable to permit us to doubt the fact, that one of
the parties which were out on Friday night, amounting to one hundred men,
attacked the New Inn on the Ballyhooly-road, fourteen of whom entered the
house, and went over it from top to bottom, in search of arms. They were
armed with muskets and bayonets and their Leader appeared to be a
respectable man. Informations of this outrage have been sworn before Robert
COURTENAY, Esq., of Ballyedmond.
In other parts of the country the same lawless spirit is in full activity.
At the early hour of eight o'clock on Tuesday night, a larg party attacked
the house of James FOLEY, on the lands of Carrageen, the property of A.G.
CREAGH, Esq., and set fire to his house and barn in three different parts,
and cut and mangled two fine cows, for no cause, but that FOLEY took the
land from Mr. CREAGH, about two years ago, and was a sober, well-conducted
man. Carrageen is not more than one mile from Doneraile.
We copy the following from the Advertiser of this morning:-
"We learned yesterday evening that a considerable quantity of arms which had
been plundered from a wreck near the old head of Kinsale, had fallen into
the hands of the peasantry of that neighbourhood. William Preston WHITE,
Esq. has, we are happy to say, obtained information of importance respecting
some of those individuals.-Thirteen of them have engaged in a conspiracy of
a Whiteboy character, but of a more atrocious tendency than has hitherto
belonged to the the generality of their outrages. Mr. William Preston WHITE
would himself have immediately proceeded, with the energy which has always
distinguished him, in pursuit of these miscreants, were it not that having
perfect reliance on the efficacy of the Soverign of Kinsale, he transmitted
the warrant to that Magistrate with instructions how to act."
The farm-house, out-offices, &c (the best in that neighbourhood) of
Ballyburden, near Ballincollig, the property of Mr. HAWKEN, were set fire to
last night by Whiteboys, and the entire totally consumed.
We have just heard from respectable authority, that the dwelling-house, corn
&c, of Mr. Charles CROFTS, of Ballyhay, near Charleville, were totally
consumed last night, supposed to be the act of the deluded insurgents that
still annoy that neighbourhood.
Several prisoners have been admitted to our gaol, in the course of last week
for various offences. By degrees it is to be hoped that this County shall be
cleared of the ruffians who have been for some time past, the terror of the
neighbourhood. They are supposed to be part of the gang which formerly
belonged to FINNIGAN.--Carlow Post
ORANGE ATROCITIES IN FERMANAGH
Last night, between the hours of nine and ten o'clock, a party of that gang
which has formed themselves into a Faction to beard the King's Governement,
assembled at their Lodge-room, held at the house of a licensed publican, of
the name of Henry FALLS, in the town of Tempoe in this Co. (Fermanagh) and
after arranging their plan of attack on the defenceless Clergyman, they
proceeded to the house, where the Parish Priest, the Rev. James KELLY, a
highly respected Gentleman, had lodged, and demanded that hte bloody Papist
Priest should come out.
Either from some humane Orangeman, or from some other person who had
overheard their factions conspiracy to * * * , the Clergyman was apprised of
the nature of their friendly visit, and had just time sufficient to secure
the outer door of the House, and thereby, perhaps, to save his life. The
gang were refused admission; persons from without were heard to order the
party to fire. The command, however, was not obeyed; but on being refused
admission, the Wreckers smashed the windows of the Priest's apartments; and
retired, vowing vengeance against their intended victim! No homicide was
committed; but will not that crime be the result? Poor Mr.KELLY has fled.-
He has been compelled to abandon his residence and his parish-he has applied
to Counsel for advice. As a matter of course, his Counsel has directed him
to appeal to the laws; but that Counsel, from his experience was obliged to
admit, that the trials of the offenders would be a mockery on the
administration of justice, inasmuch as the Juries would consist of
Orangemen, and as Catholics were virtually excluded from the management of
the empannelling officer, from the Jury box, in this undoubtedly loyal
Country. I have no time left for comment on this illegal proceeding-either
the laws must put down the Faction, or * * * Forbearance will be no longer a
virtue. The post is just going out. A FRIENDLY PACIFIER
DUBLIN, MONDAY, MARCH 3
On Saturday last, Lord COMBERMORE, commanding the Forces in Ireland,
inspected, in the lower Castle-yard, the Police Establishment, both Cavalry
and Infantry, raised by Major WILCOCKS for the province of Munster, under
Mr. GOULBURN's Constabulary Bill. His Lordship was pleased to express
himself highly gratified with their fine and regular appearance together
with the description of their clothing and appointments, so well adapted to
the nature of the service they are intended to perform.
On Thursday morning the neighbourhood of Ballinascorney was alarmed by the
intelligence that Charles STAUNTON, a working farmer in that parish, had
been shot the night before, by some persons firing through the windows as he
was about getting into bed. Early the same day, a Coroner's inquest was held
on the body; and after spending the greater part of that day in examining
witnesses, the Jury adjourned to the next day. (Friday,) when they examined
additional witnesses; and at ten o'clock the same night returned a verdict,
stating, that eleven of the Jury found the deceased came by his death from a
gun shot wound; the ball having entered his right side, and came out through
the back; and that said shot was fired from the outside room, in which there
was no other person at the time but the deceased's brother, D. STAUNTON. The
twelfth Juror agreed as to the cause of the deceased's death, but would not
agree as to whether Daniel STAUNTON was in the house at the time the shot
was fired. Daniel STAUNTON was then committed to Kilmainham gaol.
On Thursday last Susan WILKINSON and John PEARSE were brought before the
Magistrates of the Head Police Office, when Eliza GILL stated, that she
lived in the same house with the prisoners, who cohabited together-that
about three weeks since, the prisoner Susan WILKINSON was put to bed of a
fine boy whom both prisoners treated very cruelly, and on Thursday night
prisoner PEARSE came in and desired Susan to take up the child, that hearing
their conversation she apprehended they were about to murder it, nad
therefore watched them. The prisoners left the house together, and witness
followed till she saw them go into an entry in Cheaters-lane,and there leave
the child. After prisoners had gone out of the entry, witness entered and
found the child, which she very humanely brought up to the Head Office, from
whence it was sent to the Foundling Hospital. Prisoners were committed to
trial at Sessions.
On Thursday night an unfortunate man named Thady MOONEY, confined in
Church-street Watchhouse, for pig-stealing, terminated his existence by
hanging himself with his neckerchief from an iron bar. The Constable on
discovering the man suspended immediately cut him down, and obtained
immediate Surgical assistance, but all attempts to restore animation were
HOUSE OF COMMONS-FEBRUARY 28.
Mr. BROUGHAM laid upon the table two petitions from T. FLANAGAN, of Sligo,
complaining of losses and praying inquiry...
Mr. V. FITZGERALD laid upon the table a petition from the County of Clare,
complaining of Distress, agreed upon unanimously at one of the most numerous
meetings that had ever taken place.
Mr. M. FITZGERALD confirmed the statements of the petition, and contended
that the farmers of Ireland were in a state of total despair...
IRISH ORANGE SOCIETIES.
Colonel TRENCH wished this important motion respecting Irish Orange
Societies, should be postponed, on account of the absence of many of the
Mr. ABERCROMBIE said he should not consent to postpone his motion, because
he thought it important that the subject should be brought before the House
as early as possible. He should treat the matter more as an English than an
The Rev. Mr. DALY acknowledges to have received in aid of the Magdalen
Asylum the sum of One Pound from Mr. MADDEN, Baggot-street, Dublin.
Mr. JOHNSTON, private secretary to the Lord Lieutenant, sailed for England
yesterday morning; his absence will be of short duration.--Dublin E. Post
Friday upwards of 20 double-horsed waggons arrived in the City of Cork from
Dublin, under an escort of the 26th Foot, laden with arms and other Ordnance
Stores, which were deposited in the Commissariat Stores.
FERMANAGH ELECTION.-The preparations for the approaching contest, which will
commence on Monday next, March 3, are approaching with great spirit and
alacrity on all hands, and the best disposition prevails among all parties
concerned. Our recently appointed High Sheriff Edward DENNY, Esq., though
young in life, and we presume, now in office, will, we doubt not, discharge
his ardent duty with ability, correctness and impartiality.--Erne Packet.
It is very confidently rumoured that the See of Meath is to be filled by
either Dr. ELRINGTON, Dr. LESLIE or Dr. BISSET, and that the Provost of
Trinity College is to be appointed to the vacant Bishopric. We understand
that his exertions on a few late occasions have recommended him to the good
opinion of the Lord Lieutenant. Dr. SADLIER, it is thought, will succeed to
the Povostship, we understand through the interest of the
Attorney-General.--[From a Correspondent]
INSOLVENT DEBTORS' COURT
Notice is hereby given, that Peter BURROWES, Esq, one of the Commissioners
for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors in Ireland, will hold a Court for the
Discharge of the Insolvent Debtors of Galway, on Friday, the 21st day of
March, at ten o'clock in the forenoon of said day at which place the
following persons will be heard on their petitions:
Peter LAWLESS, Terryland
Patrick FLEMING, Dunmore
William KELLY, Shanaglich
Charles EDGINGTON, town of Galway, Gent.
Patrick COLLINS, do. do.
Patrick KING, do. do. shopkeeper
Barthw. RYDER, Killineen, county Galway
Michael FARRELL, do. do.
Edmond TUOHY, Geeneyn
William HINES, Loughrea
Thomas WARD, Greyford
Michael ROWHANE, Woodville
Timothy DOWNEY, Castleblakeney
John BROWNE, Killineen
Patrick QUINN, Ceefin
John DONOHO, Castlerea, county Roscommon
James HYNES, county Galway
Patrick FORD, Kelkella
Patrick DONOHO, town of Galway
Garret EGAN, Ballycahelan
Thady FURY, Seven Monuments
Dated this 3d day of March, 1823
(By the Court)
Peter BURROWES, Chief Clerk
TO BE LET
>From the 25th of March Instant,
The House and Shop
Opposite Mr. MITCHELL's Mill, on the West-bridge.
Proposals to be made to Mrs. LAWLESS, at the Augustinian Nunnery,
Galway, March 6, 1823
TO BE LET
>From the 25th of March Instant
(During the Minority of Thomas HYNES)
The House, Shop, &c
(New Buildings, High-street)
Now occupied by Mr. John IRELAND
For particulars application to be made at the Stamp Office.
Galway, March 6, 1823
TO BE LET
>From the 25th Day of March Instant
The Lands of
(As lately held by Lawrence M'DONOUGH,)
Containing Seven Acres, or thereabouts, together with the Rope Walk, and the
Strand attached thereto.
This Ground is well adapted for Building, being so contiguous to the site of
the intended New Docks.
Every encouragement will be given to an improving Tenant.
Apply to A. RYAN, Esq. Outerard
Galway, March 6, 1823
House and Demesne
To Be Let
>From the First Day of May next,
For such Term as May be Agreed On,
The House and Demesne
(The Property of Philip Lynch ATHY, Esq.)
The House is in excellent order and contains every accommodation for a
Family of Distinction.
The Demesne contains about 500 Acres, any number of which, to accommodate a
respectable Tenant, will be let with the House.
The beauty of this place and its convenience for Sea-bathing are already
ALSO TO BE LET
>From the First Day of May Next,
(in the village of Renville.)
Each Holding contains about Six Acres, with a good House, Stable, and
Barn,and the greatest abundance of Sea-Weed can be given to each Tenant.
Application to be made to Mr. RYAN, at Renville.
Renville, March 6, 1823
Take Notice that I will surrender myself to the Sheriff of the County of
Galway in due time, to take my trial for the alledged Murder of John
To his Majesty's Attorney General and all others to whom it may concern.
his, Michael x ROGERS, mark.
Galway, March 6, 1823
At Foaty, county of Cork, the lady of John Smith BARRY, Esq., of a son.
In Cork, the Lady of Edward FOOT, Esq., of a daughter.
At his residence near Bandon, the Lady of Lieutenant-Colonel HEWITT, of a
In Straton-street, London, lady Jane PEEL, of a son.
At the Friends Meeting-House, Eustace-street, Dublin, Thomas SAUNDERS, to
Mary GATCHEL, daughter of Samuel GATCHEL, Nelson-street.
In St. George's Church, by the Rev. Frederick Bridge, Henry James COURTNEY,
Esq. H.P. 71st Regiment, to Mria Aramina, fourth daughter of the late
Captain George BALL, Dublin.
At St. Marylebone Church, London, Lieutenant Col. LASCELLES, of his
Majesty's 68th Regiment, to Miss Catherine BERRY.
At St. Peter's Church, Dublin, by the Reverent Roger FORDE, the Reverend
William Forde VANCE, to Annabella Atterbury, eldest daughter of George
OAKLEY, of Reygate, Surrey, and of Crumlin, County Dublin.
At Saint Peter's Church by the Reverend William CLEAVER, the Reverend James
DUNN, to Anne, the eldest daughter of the late Samuel THOMPSON, Esq.
Henry Meade OGLE, at Framlingham, in Suffolk, many years Representative of
Drogheda, and uncle to the present Member.
In Eccles-street, Dublin, aged 72, Miss BENNETT.
At Trim, county Meath, William CARSHORE, Esq., of Fosterstown.
At Mill Hill, Musselburgh, Mrs. LINDESAY, widow of Lieut-Col. LINDESAY, 53d
At Thurso, Miss Eliza BOYD, youngest daughter of the late Lieutenant BOYD,
of the 7th Royal Veteran Battalion.
In Edinburgh, aged 64 years, William PLAYFAIR, Esq., brother of the late
In the same city, Miss HUNTER, daughter of the late Robert HUNTER, Professor
of Greek in the University of Edinburgh.
At Caroline Park, Miss Margaret COCKBURN, sister of the late A. COCKBURN,
Esq., one of the Barons of the Exchequer for Scotland.
At Brownmore, Island of Islay, Malcom CAMPBELL, Esq., aged 102 years.
At Bath, Lady BLOUNT, mother of Sir Edw BLOUNT, of Mawley and Soddington,
Worrcestershire, Bart and sister to Ralph BIDDELL, of Swindburne Castle, and
of Felton, Northumberland, Esq. Her Ladyship's remains were, at her own
request, borne to the Catholic Chapel by poor men, where a grand funeral
service was sung for the repose of her soul.
On the 27th February, Miss Mary Anne Torrens NEWMAN, in her 26th year,
sincerely and deservedly regretted.
On the 22d ultimo, at Saint Olmer, France, John HUDSON, Esq, a Post Captain
in his Majesty's Navy, aged 58.
Monday, March 10, 1823
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March 3-Monday and Tuesday, Mr. Serjeant TORRENS, Assistant Barrister LLOYD,
and a full Bench of Magistrates, held a Sessions under the Insurrection Act
at Rathkeale. Eight men were tried, amongst whom John PURCELL and William
M'CORMACK, for serving illegal notices, were convicted and sentenced to
seven years transportation. The Court adjourned to Friday next at Limerick.
On Saturday night, a party of armed insurgents attacked the house of Mr.
Darby MURPHY, within one mile of Listowel; and having set fire to the
premises in different parts, the whole of this extensive concern, consisting
of a commodious dwelling-house and several out-offices, were consumed to
A large stack of hay, the property of a farmer named IRWIN, tenant to Luke
WHITE, Esq. was consumed by fire on Wednesday night last, on the lands of
Ahadab, near Dromcolliher.
On Friday night, a waste house was set fire to on the lands of Ballyowen,
near Newcastle, and consumed, the perpetrators having previously driven four
DONERAILE, Feb 26-About the hour of ten o'clock last night, a number of
armed men went to the house of two brothers of the name of FOLEY, on the
lands of Carrogeen; and within a mile and a half of Doneraile, and having
fastened the door on the outside, proceeded to hough two fine cows, the
property of the FOLEYS; they then set fire to the house, part of which was
On the night of the 27th of February, a house, the property of William
FLINN, within a mile of Kildorrery, was set on fire by a party of
Insurgents, and entirely consumed-fortunately the house was uninhabited.
March 3- Last night a number of armed Whiteboys visited Mr. NAGLE's house of
Bregogey near Battevant; and set fire to the Out-offices; viz. a Stable,
containing a large quantity of Potatoes; a Barn, containing forty bags of
Wheat; thrashed, three stacks of Oats, one large rick of hay, and a large
stack of Turf, the entire of which was consumed, save a small quantity of
Wheat which was saved by the Military and Police from Buttevant.
Ennis, March 3- This day the Hon. Judge BURTON arrived here and opened the
Commission at three o'clock, in the Crown Court.
Since our last publication several threatening notices have been served in
the vicinity of Bunratty, on persons who had fortitude enough to condemn the
menaces hold forth against all presume to act in violation of General Rock's
laws, and cautioning those whose properties have been consumed by
incendiaries, not to attempt sending presentments for the damages they have
sustained, ay, in case of refusal to obey this mandate, the offenders shall
be consumed with their possessions and exterminated from the land. There is
a style of diction observable in some of those notices, which affords
presumptive testimony that the system of outrage, and intimidation which
exists in this County, is not solely confined to the lowest class of
On Saturday last, we understand, Captain ST. GEORGE's Yeomanry Corps marched
into Freshford to the tune of "Boyne Water", by way, we presume, of letting
Parliament know that our Southern Yeomanry are as much afflicted with the
Orange mania as those of Ulster, maugre the declarations of Honorable
Members to the contrary.--Leinster Journal.
An unfortunate catastrophe occurred last night near Cratloe, county Clare.
MURRANE, whose property had lately been destroyed in that neighbourhood by
the insurgents, went to the Assizes of Ennis to look for compensation, and,
suspecting that an attack would be made in his absence, from a notice that
he had received to that effect, procured a few trusty persons, well armed,
to defend the house. The police, stationed at Bunratty, aware of MURRANE's
absence, but not knowing that he had taken any precautionary measures, sent
a patrol at midnight to inspect the premises, and, on approaching the house,
supposing them to be a party of rebels, were fired upon by the person on the
watch; when, unfortunately, three of the police were desperately wounded
before the mistake was discovered.
CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY
On Saturday, thirteen men were brought into town,and lodged in the county
gaol, under an escort of Kinsale Cavalry Association, commanded by Captain
HEARD, and a party of the Rifle Brigade, the whole under the direction of
William NEWMAN, Esq., Sovereign of Kinsale. These men were apprehended on
Thursday night in Courcey's country, on the information, as we learn, of a
person of the name of DONOVAN, at present in gaol on a charge of
Whiteboyism, having been taken up near the county Limerick, charging them
with a conspiracy to murder some persons; and among them the Clergymen of
the parish; if they should be so ordered to do by a certain person. Several
of those men are very comfortable farmers, were considered to be extremely
well conducted, very little disposed to enter into any illegal association
or criminal obligations; and such was the opinion entertained of some of
them by Mr. NEWMAN and Mr. HEARD, the very respectable Gentlemen under whose
directions and care they were conducted to town, that they would now
willingly give their own bail for them, if the nature of the offence charged
against the prisoners admitted of their enlargement. This, however, not
being the case, them men stand committed. It is but right to add, that all
the men have not the advantage of the same good character.--Cork Chronicle.
Yesterday the following placard was hung out of a window in
Crow-street:-"The Master Key to Popery, laying open the great villainy of
the Priests-is published here." A great crowd was assembled round this
offensive exhibition, and several persons expressed their opinions on its
indecency and mischievous tendency. The Proprietor was recommended to remove
this offensive placard, which he refused to do, and upon his refusal, the
Police Officers displaced it, and the crowd dispersed.
The placard was again exhibited this day, but was again taken down, after
the mob had proceeded to break the windows.
The contest for the County of Fermanagh is carrying on with great
vehemence-blood has been spilt and a life already lost. The following is an
extract of a letter, which we received this morning from Enniskillen:-
"Enniskillen, March 7.
This town is in a state of great and fearful agitation. It is not merely
warm, the contest is furious. Yesterday one of the houses of entertainment
were attacked most vehemently, upon which, the persons within discharged a
volley-One man was killed, and another desperately wounded. I need not tell
you that both parties engaged in this riot are high Orange.
Gross majority in favour of Lord CORRY on the third day's poll, 88.
The Hon. Admiral DeCOURCY.-We are authorized to state, that the demise of
this Gentleman, inserted in one of the London Papers and copied by several
of the Irish Prints, is without foundation, letters from a recent date
having been received from him by his relatives in this county. --Cork
Master Bloomfield THOMAS, a fine boy aged seven years, son to Mr. Benjamin
THOMAS, of Newtownsmith, in this town, while attending evening lectures at
the Parochial Chapel, on Friday evening last, fell between the railing of
the head of the stairs, and received contusions on the head, which caused
his death on the succeeding Sunday. His parents must naturally feel deeeply
at the loss of so fine and promising a child; and we know it is unnecessary
to urge the expediency of taking measures against the recurrence of such a
misfortune. He was unaccompanied by any of the family.
Mr. RIDGE, of Loughrea, Attorney, has been appointed a Commissioner for
receiving Affidavits for the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and
In Temple-street, Dublin, the Lady of Michael D. BELLEW, of a daughter.
On the 16th ultimo, at Tideswell, the wife of Joseph GOODWIN, a calico
weaver, was safely delivered of four children, viz two males and two
females. Three of them were born alive, but did not survive more than ten
hours, and the other was still-born. The mother is doing well.
In December last, at Paradise Estate, Jamaica, Anthony FfRENCH, Esq., aged
23 (or 25) years, son of R. FfRENCH, Esq., of Beagh, in this County. Those
only who knew Mr. FfRENCH and appreciated his merits, can judge of the
regret of his parents, and his friends must feel at the loss of so amiable a
In St. George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. John FEN, Isaac Ogle GLENNY, of
North Cumberland-street, Esq. to Rhoda, second daughter of Wm. Baily WALLACE
of North Great George's-street, Esq.
Proposals (in writing only) for supplying the Town Gaol of Galway with
Bread, Fuel & Contingencies.
from Lent Assizes 1823, until Lent Assizes 1824,
Will be received by the Rev. Henry MORGAN,
Mary-street, March 10, 1823
TO BE LET
>From the Twenty-fifth Day of March inst.,
The UPPER AND LOWER
Of the Front House in Abbey-street, with a Stable in the Rere, &a Cellar
with a Fire-place in front.
Likewise, the Front House in High-street, now occupied by Mrs. A. TIGHE, all
in good order, with Apartment in Castle-Banks,and a Ground Cellar in
Application to be made to Mr. Nicholas French ANTHONY, Abbey-street.
Galway, March 10, 1823
TO BE LET
>From the 25th of March Inst.
Two Large Houses
With a Shop in each, situate in William-street, opposite the Meat-market
lately occupied by Mr. REED and Mr. COLLINS. It is needless to say they are
situated in a commodious place for Trade. Application to be made to Mrs.
Galway, March 10, 1823
TO BE LET
>From the 25th of March Instant,
The House and Shop
Opposite Mr. MITCHELL's Mill on the West-bridge
As held by the late Isaac SMITH, of Birr.
Proposals to be made to Mrs. LAWLESS, at the Augustinian Nunnery,
Galway, March 6, 1823
Thursday, March 13, 1823
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ENNIS ASSIZES-March 10, 1823
The King at the prosecution of John SPAIGHT, against James NEYLAN.
The prisoner was indicted for having, on the 25th of November last, with
others, feloniously committed an assault upon James SPAIGHT, Revenue
Officer, with intent to kill and murder the said SPAIGHT.
A good deal of evidence had been produced on both sides-when the Judge
charged the Jury, who after a short consultation, acquitted the prisoner.
John BARRETT and Michael M'NAMARA, stood indicted for the murder of Terence
DAVEEN, at the Chapel of Kilmichael, on Sunday, the 20th of September.
The Judge charged the Jury, who acquitted Michael M'NAMARA, and found
BARRETT guilty of manslaughter.
Edmund, Patrick and Thomas CUMMINS, were indicted for the wilful murder on
John COONEY, in the month of November last, in the town of Killaloe.
The Judge in charging the Jury, particularly alluded to the evidence of a
Mr. JEPHSON who was produced for the prosecution, and desired them to bear
in mind, that the concession of Edmund CUMMINS went to shew that he bore no
hatred or malice against the deceased, but that the totally mistook him for
another person of the same name. If they believed this, which of course they
would, it was in some degree favourable to the prisoners.
Verdict-Guilty of manslaughter.
Patrick BOURKE and Patrick HASSETT were indicted for several offences under
the Whiteboy Act.
The prisoners were found guilty-To be hanged on the 5th of April. They were,
however, recommended to mercy by the Jury.
Daniel SHEHAN was found guilty of highway robbery-To be hanged on the 12th
Twelve persons were sentenced to transportation for seven years for various
A spinning wheel of curious construction and very neat workmanship was
exhibited on Monday last to the Ladies' Association in the Court-house of
Ennis. It is made to have eight persons work at it, and, we understand, fully
answers the purpose. The maker is James RO*A*E, who resides in the town of
To the Subscribers of the Galway Dispensary,
In consequence of the lamented death of Doctor BURKE, which caused vacancy
in the Situation of Medical Attendant on your Dispensary, I have the honor
to offer myself to your consideration as a Candidate for it.
If I shall be so fortunate as to become the object of your choice, you may
depend that my attention to the arduous duties of the office shall be most
constant and unremitting, and that no exertion on my part shall be wanting
to render your institution as useful as possible to that description of the
Population for whose benefit it has been founded.
I have the honor to be,
Your very obedient humble Servant,
Thomas O'MALEY, M.D.
Galway, March 13, 1823.
TO BE LET
>From the 25th Instant
The Large House, with convenient Offices, at Newtownsmith, now occupied by
the Rev. Henry MORGAN.
And the Shop and Back-room, at Newtownsmith, now in the possession of Eliza
Apply to Mr. Anthony PERRIN, Church-yard.
Galway, March 13, 1823.
Monday, March 17, 1823
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It gives us great pleasure to state that our young and promising townsman,
Patrick T. FRENCH, second son of Colonel A. FRENCH, of Prospect-hill,
arrived in good health and spirits in Bombay, on the 25th of October last.
He sailed from Portsmouth early in June on board the Barkworth East
EDUCATION OF THE POOR.
The wise measure of extinguishing all Party, adopted by his Majesty's
Government, will have a powerful effect in ameliorating the condition of the
lower orders in Ireland. It is universally acknowledged, that their extreme
ignorance is one of the prime causes of their depravity, and that until this
be remedied it is in vain to hope or to look for a favorable change in their
habits. We certainly concur in this opinion. We are perfectly convinced of
its truth. But let those, who like ourselves, see and lament the mental
degradation of those poor people, unite for the purpose of removing it. It
is in vain to say that Priests will oppose the measure-they are quite
anxious for it, and they oppose it only when mixed up with religious
instruction, and when opinions and principles contrary to theirs are made to
flow through such a channel. No doubt, those who have been in the habit of
conveying religious instruction in this manner, have been actuated by the
best and purest of principles, and, perhaps, deserve praise for what (in the
harshest manner) can be termed nothing but over-zeal; but their own
experience will show them that nothing but a well-ordered system of
education, entirely exclusive of everything calculated to excite irritation
or wound religious feelings, can bring about that object which all seem
willing to achieve. A union of Priest and Minister, in this enviable task,
can alone answer the pruposes desired. Both should forget their difference
of belief, and bury in oblivion those recollections, the fruits of which,
like the forbidden apple in the Scriptures, have been so pernicious to the
STATE OF THE COUNTY
The County Calendar though not as light as usual, is not greatly
overcharged. The capital offences are most numerous as they have been for
some time past; but it is satisfactory to observe, that although some may
have been driven to acts of depravity, yet htere is not a single prisoner in
custody for acts of disturbance. Indeed, the County of Galway is, at this
moment, perfectly free from every thing like disturbance; and we may justly
attribute its tranquillity as well to the efficiency of the Magistrates as
to the peaceable dispositions of the lower order of its inhabitants. The
Town Calendar is, as usual, uncommonly light.
Murder, 14; Rape, 1: Abduction, 1: Sheep-stealing, 8; Horse-stealing, 2;
Cow-stealing, 9; House-robbery, 6; Highway-robbery, 1: Forgery, 2; Minor
Offences, 50. Total, 94.
Coining, 3; Administering poison, 1: Swindling, 1; Stealing Children, 1.
Two notorious ruffians were this morning committed to the Town Gaol by our
worthy Mayor, J.H. BURKE, Esq for having attempted to break open the door of
his Office, in High-street, for the purpose of rescuing a prisoner who had
been taken into custody for having illicit spirits in her possession.
At a Meeting of the Dispensary Managing Committee, held this Day at the
Office of Mr. REILLY, Custom-House, the following Resolution was agreed to:
J. Lushington REILLY, Esq. Chairman,
Proposed by James H. BURKE, Esq and seconded by Doctor VEITCH:
"Resolved-That the Election for a Medical Attendant to the Dispensary in the
room of the late much lamented Dr. BURKE, do take place at the hour of One
o'Clock, on Wednesday, the 26th instant, at the Assembly-Rooms, to which the
Subscribers are requested to repair; and that the respective Candidates be
required to lodge their Qualifications with the Secretary on or before
Monday next, in order that they may be submitted to the consideration of the
Committee, at the hour of twelve o'Clock on that Day. "J.L. REILLY,
March 17, 1823
TO THE SUBSCRIBERS OF THE GALWAY DISPENSARY.
The Situation of Physician to your Dispensary having become vacant by the
lamented death of Doctor S. BURKE, I beg leave to offer myself to your
consideration as a person fully qualified to perform the duties thereof.
Should you do me the honor to elect me, I pledge myself that nothing on my
part shall be wanting towards promoting the public good of your very
I have the honor to be,
Yours, &c, &c,
James CAHILL, M.D.
Galway, March 17, 1823.
TO THE CORPORATION OF THE FEVER HOSPITAL of the TOWN OF GALWAY.
A Vacancy having taken place in the Office of Physician at the Fever
Hospital by the lamented death of Dr. Stephen BURKE; I beg leave to offer
myself as a Candidate for the situation. Should I be so fortunate as to
succeed, I trust by activity and zeal for the interests of the Institution,
to promote the great object for which it was established, and to prove
myself in some measure, worthy of the confidence reposed-I have the honour
to be Gentlemen, your most obedient Servant,
Valentine BROWNE, M.D.
Galway, March 17, 1823
CORK, March 11- Between the hours of one and two o'clock this morning, a mob
attacked the forge of John TWOMEY, smith to hte Rev. Mr. CARLETON, in the
liberties of this city, near Woodside, where they procured a sledge, and
then proceeded to the extensive Paper Mills, on Woodside, belonging to Mr.
MOYLAN, and having tied the watchman named Denis SULLIVAN,forcibly broke
into the Mills, and destroyed a valuable piece of Machinery, which was
imported into this Country at an expence of 1500l. By this daring outrage,
numbers who had received employment at the Manufactory will be deprived of
the means of substinence. Mr. MOYLAN was remarkable for his kindness to the
neighbouring population; but nothing constitutes protection against the
lawless proceedings of these desperate roving gangs.
On Monday night, the 2d instant, an armed party attacked the house of Wade
FOOT, of Darwell, near Mallow, Esq. where he and his son, Lieutenant FOOT
were, and not being prepared to resist their entrance, the door was opened
for them. On coming in, one of the party presented a gun at the old
gentleman, and threatened to shoot him if he did not instantly swear not to
demand rent from his tenants. They then proceeded to search the house for
arms; they also examined the chests of Lieutenant FOOT, and not finding any,
swore him as to having any secreted.
On the morning of last Sunday, a notice was found posted on the door of
Ballyclough Chapel, threatening the severest punishment to any who should be
concerned in taking lands contrary to the regulations of General Rock. The
notice was torn down by one of the Police; yet, during Mass, a notice to the
same effect was posted, with the addition, that if any should presume to
take it down, they should be burned in their houses.
On Thursday night, the soldiers at Ballyhaura station, heard the lowing and
groaning of cattle, as if enduring great pain. On the following morning, ten
or twelve head of cattle were found houghed, and stabbed in several places.
They were brought to Buttevant, and sold at from 25s to 30s. each. We have
heard that they were the property of Rev. C. CROFTS.
Within these few days some cattle distrainad for rent were sold in the town
of Mallow by auction; but, very soon after, the purchasers retrieved a
threatening notice, by which they were so far intimidated, as to give up the
cattle to those from whom they were taken, and thus they have lost the
amount of the purchase money.
At the meeting held yesterday at Doneraile, Lord COMBERMERE was met by a
numerous body of the Magistrates from different baronies. The conversation
chiefly turned upon the best method of employing the police and the military
force in the country, for the purpose of counteracting the terrible outrages
with which that part of the country is afflicted. A long conversation
ensued, in which Lord Ennismore nad Doneraile, Ge* BARRY, Sir Hugh GOUGH,
Justin M'CARTY, C.D.O. JEPHSON, and Adam NEWMAN, Esqrs; Majors CARTER and
WILCOCKS, and several others took part. It was finally resolved that hte
police should be stationed in the places most disturbed without any public
specification of them, lest the houses appointed for their accommodation
should be destroyed. The meeting was animated in the general comments that
were made upon the absolute necessity of a more rigorous enforcement of the
Insurrection Act.- Lord Combermere assured the meeting that the Government
was resolved to strain their power to the utmost to repress the existing
insurrection.-The statement made in a late number of our paper respecting
the making of pikes, was fully established at the meeting, by some of those
weapons being actually procured.--Cork Paper.
LIMERICK-March 12-Wednesday night, fifteen cows, the property of Mr. CROFTS,
of Velvetstown, were maliciously houghed; his brother's lodge, at
Ballyhoura, and two horses, valued at £200, were burned a nights before-the
hostility to the Messrs. CROFTS is occasioned by their supplying the
military with a barrack on their property.
On Sunday night, a stack of corn, the property of Kennedy O'BRIEN, near
Shanet Castle, in this County, was maliciously consumed, and a vast quantity
saved by the military and police from Shanagolden. On Monday night previous,
an unoccupied house, at Trenan, near Shanet Castle, was levelled by a party
Thursday, March 20,1823
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MULLINGAR ASSIZES-March 13.
This day the Assizes commenced; the Right Honorable the Lord Chief Baron
presided in the Crown Court; Gustavus ROCHFORT, Esq., M.P. was Foreman of
the Grand Jury. The Chief Baron did not occupy much time in charging the
Jury, but merely observed, that if they did not shew something like
expedition in building a new Court House and a Jail, that the business would
be taken up by other hands.
On the 14th inst., an important trial took place for a murder committed on
the 21st of July, 1821, on the body of James DOYLE, a pound-keeper, near the
town of Kilbeggan, by two men, named Anthony CARTER and James KELLY. Mr.
KEMMIS, K.C. stated the case. The prosecution chiefly depended on the
testimony of John SKEYS, who swore he was present when the deceased came by
his death, from the hands of the prisoners. This witness underwent a very
able cross-examination by Messrs. BETHELL and Cotton WAKER, Counsel for the
prisoners. Two or three Witnesses were examined to character. The Learned
Judge recapitulated the evidence, and finally left the case to the Jury, who
retired at one o'clock, and remained till six in the evening, when they
returned a verdict of ---Acquittal.
Counsel for the Crown, H. KEMMIS, Esq., the Recorder, J.D. CLARKE, and H.
ARRABIN, Esq.-Agent, the Crown Solicitor. For the Prisoners, Isaac Burke
BETHELL and R. Cotton WALKER [Note: spelled WAKER in paragraph above],
Esqrs., Agent, Mr. BARFORD.
COUNTY MONAHAN ASSIZES-March 10.
About one o'clock, Baron M'CLELLAND arrived, attended by the High Sheriff,
and took his seat in the Criminal Court, and proceeded to business.- About
four o'clock, Mr. Justice MOORE arrived, but didn not go into business till
Tuesday; the next morning Mr. Justice MOORE sat in the Civil Court when the
following records were proceeded upon:-
James MAGUIRE v. James NICKLESON. An action of damages for an assault
committed in marking a distress for rent in the town of Clones-Verdict, 40s
Damages and 6d Costs.
The next was,
George WALSH , Gentleman Attorney, v. James NICKLESON.
This was an action in Replevin for distress of Rent after a tender, but the
tender not being accepted of on account of illegit receipts being refused as
part payment, the Judge charged the Jury in this Cause to find for the
Defendant; however they found the contrary way.
Mr. Edward CAROLIN and his Son, and Mr. John SAIL, of Dublin, were subpoened
in these two cases. Mr. WALSH was concerned for the Plaintiff.
Counsel for the Plaintiff-Messrs. HOLMES, SCRIVEN and GILMAN.
Counsel for the Defendant-Messrs. BELL and PERRIN.
It is said that there will be an application by the Defendant next Term to
set both Verdicts aside.
The Assizes of Roscommon terminated on Tuesday last. There was but one
record. The calendar was so heavy as to engage for five days the unremitting
attention of the presiding Judges; however, although the number to be
transported amounts to seventeen, the principal offences having consisted of
sheep stealing, the Assizes proved maiden.--Athlone Herald.
Office of Ordnance, March 7.-Royal Regiment of Artillery, Second Captain J.
GRANT, from half-pay to be Second Captain, vice MARLOW, retired on half-pay;
and Second Captain J. GORDON, from half-pay to be second Captain,vice WALSH,
retired on half-pay.
Corps of Royal Engineers-Second Lieutenant, J. RADCLIFFE, from half-pay, to
be second Lieutenant, vice BRAYERES, retired on half-pay.
The 40th Regiment-This distinguished corps have been some time in Ireland,
and duirng the disturbances in this district, were most conspicious in
suppressing outrage, and aiding the civil power-they well supported the
character they obtained on the numerous scenes of active service in which
they were engaged in Egypt, America, Spain, and Waterloo-the departure of
both officers and men is much regretted-the 40th are to be replaced on the
Irish establishment, by the 66th from England.--Limerick Chronicle.
Monday, March 24,1823
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EXECUTION OF THE MURDERERS OF MAJOR GOING
On Wednesday, 12th inst. Pat. NEVILLE and J. FITZGIBBON were sentenced to be
hanged on the ensuing Friday. From the atrocity of the crime, and the great
secrecy which had heretofore prevailed, with respect to the discovery of the
murderers of the late unfortunated Major GOING, who was savagely murdered by
four persons in the year 1821, and for the apprehension of whom a very
considerable reward was offered, provided information was afforded within 12
months of this term long since expired. From all these circumstances much
interest was excited, and an immense number of people assembled to witness
The culprits were well looking young men about 27 and 28 years old, they
approached the gallows with great steadiness, & then addressed the crowd,
recommending them to live peaceably, to abstain from wickedness, and give up
their illegitimate arms. After which Mr. Sheriff CUTHBERT said to
FITZGIBBON, "now FITZGIBBON you are going to quit this world forever, and as
it may be likely to have a good effection on the multitude if you were to
confess your guilt, I hope you will now tell me if you are guilty?" The
culprit replied in the most cavalier way, "If you call to me this time
tomorrow I will tell you." The executioners having adjusted the rope, they
were launched into eternity. NEVILLE died in about five minutes, but
FITZGIBBON, who was much the stronger of the two, struggled apparently in
great agony for nearly twenty.
CLONMEL, March 19-On Friday last, the police stationed on Carrick-on-Suir,
under the superintendence of Mr. SINGLETON, proceeded to the lands of
Ballincurra, where after a strict search, by Serjeant HALL, and the
Constables under his direction, in the house of Richard WALSH, they found,
concealed by a pistol,a bayonet, powder-horn with some powder, and a
bullet-mold; after the above had been frequently denied by his sons, who
have, in consequence, been conmitted to Clonmel gaol, to abide their trial,
under the Insurrection Act, at Cashel. And on the night following, Mr.
SINGLETON and a party of his police being on patrole, apprehended two women
in a preclaimed district, whom they found on the roads, at midnight, not on
their way home, have been also committed under the Insurrection Act.
We are much pleased to find that a ready market for Pork may be had every
day at the Stores of that enterprizing and spirited Merchant, N. MACLACHAN,
To the Subscribers of the Galway Dispensary.
Doctor CAHILL returns his thanks to his Friends who have kept themselves
disengaged in order to support him; he now informs them that in consequence
of the pre-engagement of the majority of Subscribers, he has declined the
COUNTY OF GALWAY
To Be Let
>From The First Day of May Next.
For such term as may be agreed upon,
The following lands, part of the Estate of Sir Ross MAHON, Bart., Part of
Derrynamanagh, containing 174 Acres. Grange, 63 Acres. (Both near New-Inn)
The Farm of Eglis, adjoining the Demesne of Castlegar, 216
The Callows of Greeninch, Balleighter, & Creganecorragh, which would form a
valuable appendage to Eglis,105
The Eastern Park of Killupane, 42
Part of Sunnagh, west of the Mail Coach Road, 34
The Farm of Balleighter, 86
The Farm of Callagh, adjoining thereto, 45
The above lands are all eligibly situated as draw farms for Gentlemen of the
Counties Roscommon and Mayo,who send Stock to Ballinasloe Fairs.
Proposals to be received by Sir Ross MAHON, Bart., and Charles FILGATE, Esq.
Castlegar, Ahascragh or by George MAHON, Esq, Westport.
March 24, 1823
Thursday, March 27,1823
Volume 69 Price 5 Pence
The severity of the weather for sometime past, and consequent backward state
of the Spring, together with the proposed reduction of duty on spirits, and
the probability of a Continental War, have caused an advance on all kinds of
Grain in the markets of this County. The food of the poor, is, we are happy
to think, abundant and cheap.
TRALEE, March 19-On Monday evening the Hon. Baron PENNEFATHER and Mr.
Justice BURTON, Judges of Assize, arrived in town from Limerick and opened
their Commission, the Latter in the County Courthouse.
>From the corsory view he had time to take of the Calendar, he was unable to
say whether the horrible delusion which afflicted the neighbouring Counties
had any existence in this-but, if it had, he would strongly urge the
Gentlemen of the Jury to repel his desolating career with the most unsparing
vigour and determination. His Lordship appeared to be particularly zealous
on the subject of prison discipline and education of the prisoners.
SPECIAL SESSIONS COUNTY KILKENNY
On Thursday last, pursuant to adjournment, a Special Sessions, under the
Insurrection Act, was held at the County Courthouse.
There were no prisoners on trial. The Magistrates took the state of the
Tolls and Customs at Fairs in the County into consideration,and passed a
resolution to regulate and moderate the charges at these Fairs, of which the
proprietors have registered their schedules of the Tolls which they demand
in the office of the Clerk of the Peace, pussuant to the Act of Parliament.
March 20-On last Sunday night, the house of an opulent farmer of the name of
KELEBER, at Dawstown, was set of fire in three or four places, and a shot
was fired immediately afterwards; there were thirty persons asleep in the
house all of whom had been burned to death, and not one of the women awoke.
Fortunately, a party of the ** regiment is quartered about a mile from the
place; they were on the spot in ten minutes and were of the greatest service
in extinguishing the flames, which wree got under without doing any material
On Monday night the cow-house of W. WALSH, at ******, parish of Mateby, was
burned with eight cows, six of which are dead. The dwellings house
On Monday night also, a house belonging to W. MURPHY, of Dawstown, was
burned down-it was uninhabited.
Two notices were posted, one on the Chapel of Mill-street, the other on that
of Darnagee-both on Monday last; a man mounted and armed, we understand, put
up the latter. They are more than usually audacious, and threatening in
STATE OF CORK
(From the Mercantile Chronicle)
Inflammatory notices continue to be posted in almost all parts of the
country. The following have been received-the first signed Ethelred, at
Lehena, only two short miles from this city, and the other on the Parish
Church of Donoughmore:
Take notice that we have required each and every person and persons that
have taking farms those two years past, we request of them to give up their
farms, and if they do not that we will come with no mercy and slain them and
their goods and burned their houses, and which we are under the Disagreeable
Necessity of mentioning the names of the ruffians-which is NICKILSON and
Garret RUSSELL and Thomas WALSH and William DENEEN, and John KELLY and Denis
LARY, and those that is about taking Mr. FRINCH's ground, which is Charles
MURPHY and Edward GRACE, it is better for to let it alone and every person
that wont be clear out of his farm in eight days time, the will shortly
suffer sorely and no person to have his workmen away, if there is any thing
Due to allow it Paid, and any person that will set manure ground from 5
Pound to 5 13 9 and 4 Pound for each ground. Given under me hand this first
of March, 1823d. No person for to take those Notices off for eight Days or
if they do I will get word of it all tho I am far off.
Humanity shudders at the thoughts of the severities intended a few
individuals in Donoughmore-this uncharitable system of Land Canting is
practised there without the least idea of that Divine precept, "to love thy
neighbour as thyself;" but the Almighty said "I will have mercy and not
sacrifice." In hopes, therefore, that these people may not become a lasting
monument of destruction, I earnestly request they will strenuously endeavour
to avert this scourge, which inevitably awaits the non-observance of my
Constitution. If this caution is not immediately complied with, Vesuvius or
Etna never sent forth such crackling flames, as some parts of Donoughmore
will shortly emit, so that to a distant spectator, the whole parish will
seem a solid a solid mass of fire. Oneen has his Matches and Combustibles
prepared at all times.
General John Rock, K.C.B.
The following communication is from a Correspondent in the neighbourhood of
Garrycloyne, dated March 20:
On Wednesday night, a farmer, named WALSH, who lately took part of the
lands of Lehane, from Mr. R. DAVIES, had a cow-house totally consumed-seven
in-calf and one new milch cow burned to death, and his house saved from the
devouring elements only, in consequence of its being slated.- John TRAYERS,
Esq. immediately proceeded to the lands, and the account he gives of the
situation of the cattle is truly appalling-their hides burst asunder from
the flames, and their whole appearance disgusting and recoiling to every
feeling of our nature. WALSH has deposed to his loss 54l 16-a very moderate
There have been several other burnings in other quarters.
( From the Limerick Chronicle)
Last night two farm-houses, and a quantity of corn and hay were
maliciously consumed on the lands of Clounanna, near Patrick's well, in this
On Thursday night, a cow house and a stack of hay, the property of
Michael O'BRIEN, Esq., were maliciously set on fire at Knocklong, in the
Barony of Costlea, in this county. Immediately after the fire, a party of
Police repaired to the spot, where, by the united efforts of some farmers,
forty in-calf cows, which were stalled in the house, were rescued from the
On the same night, Patrick CRONIN and Wm. BALFREY, farmers at Cunnigar,
(on the same estate where Mr. TORRENCE formerly resided,) were attacked by a
large party of Whiteboys, who were armed with pitchforks, and had their hats
and necks tied round with straw and hay ropes; they beat them unmercifully,
and CRONIN is now despaired of in the county infirmary.
On Tuesday, a number of persons attending a funeral at Killogholinane,
County Limerick, made a furious attack on the parish Church, by breaking the
windows and shutters, and effected a breach in the roof by flinging stones
(From the Clonmel Advertiser)
On the night of Sunday, the 9th instant, the house of Mr. James FURLONG
,of Briarfield, near Cappaghwhite, in the Barony of Kilnemanagh, was entered
by three armed men with their faces disguised, who demanded arms and
ammunitions from the servant girl, in the absence of Mr. FURLONG, who was
then from home, and afterwards proceeded to search for the arms; they
succeeded in obtaining a gun and a case of pistols, which they immediately
On Wednesday, the 12th instant, Thos. BOLTON, a wood-ranger, in the
employment of Lord Viscount Hawarden, was attempted to be assassinated by a
miscreant who was seen lurking near the wood, armed with a blunderbuss and
pistol, the former of which he discharged at BOLTON, happily, however,
A man by the name of SHINE was severely beaten a few nights back between
Caher and Clogheen, and had one of his arms broken, by a party who way-laid
him-it is supposed for his assisting in the apprehension of offenders some
A few nights ago two houses were maliciously burnt on part of the lands
of Goatenstown, near Tipperary, the estate of Lord DARBY.
A melancholy accident happened at Kilmore, County of Clare, a few days
ago. One of the Police was brought there to shoot a mad dog, and the ball,
after passing through the animal, rebounded from a stone, and unfortunately
killed Mr. HICKMAN's huntsman.
At Bellgrove, in the Queen's County, Mrs. ADAIR, wife of George ADAIR, Esq.
At Mountmellick, Frances, wife of Charles MEREDITH, Esq.
In the 71st year of his age, Hickman ROSE, Esq., late Paymaster of the 59th
In Baggot-street, Dublin, aged 83, Mrs. BUSHE, relict of the Rev. Thomas
BUSHE, and the venerable mother of the Right Honorable the Lord Chief
Justice of the Court of King's Bench.
At his house, Stephen's-green, Dublin, N. Loftus TOTTENHAM, Esq. He was in
the 76th year of his age.
In York-street, Dublin, Miss BELAGH, eldest daughter of the late Henry
At his house, Castletown, Isle of Man, Mr. J. DUFF, for many years a
respectable merchant of that town, formerly of Castlewellan, County Down.
In London, General the Right Honorable Sir George BECKWITH G C B, Colonel of
the 80th Regiment.
At his house in Prince's-street, Edinburgh, in the 93d year of his age,
Robert CRAIG, of Riccarton, Esq., the last mail [sic] heir of Sir Thomas
CRAIG, of Riccarton, the greatest feudal Lawyer of Scotland.
TOLLS AND CUSTOMS
To the Editor of the Connaught Journal.
Sir-The Countrymen complain very much of the arbitrary demands and extortion
at your markets. One man says, that he pays at least two per Cent, Customs
and elle, for whatever Wheat, Barley, or Oats he may bring to you. A second
states, that he gets his grain weighted in the country at his Landlord's,
who has got regular weights, for the purpose of conveniencing his Tenantry;
and htat in Galway there is a very considerable reduction made. On the other
hand, the Townsman in his defence, ascribes all this to the ingenuity of the
Toll-gatherers, and supiness of the Country Gentlemen. This certainly is
very plausible, for the former must resort to some uncommon practices to
make up the Eleven Hundred a year; and the indifference of the latter is
somewhat unaccountable, when nothing can rouse them to a proper feeling for
the condition of their unfortunate Tenants on these occasions. However, they
can say, that their Tenants should be protected by that establishment in the
Town of Galway, towards the support of which their Tenants are satisfied to
pay whatever may be legal; but from the indulgence shown to the
Toll-gatherer, may not he fancy that the day he was declared the successful
Bidder for the Tolls and Customs, that he purchased an impunity for his
future indiscretions;-and as for the purchasers, I hear that the convictions
on the minds of the greater part of them, if that any act or deed which is
not founded on justice, is inconsistent with their true interests; and so
far from proving useful must produce shame, and even ruin. This certainly is
their character. All these parties will have an opportunity of meeting this
week, and making some arrangements which may protect, if not the property,
at least the persons of hte wretched Cottagers. There can be no difficulty
in effecting so much, if the proper interest may be felt, for there are able
Lawyers in Twon, and they are always found rather willing to attend to calls
of this nature.-I have the honor of being yours, &c. &c.
R.C., Thursday, four o'clock.
This day, at the hour of four o'clock, sir Wm. C. SMYTH, Bart, arrived in
town, and immediately after proceeded to the Record Court, where he opened
the Commission for the County of the Town. The following Gentlemen were
sworn as Grand Jurors:-
1. Chas. BLAKE, Esq., Merlin-park, Foreman
2. Walter JOYCE, Esq, Merv**
3. Robert MARTYN, Esq., Ross
4. John L. REILLY, Esq. West-house
5. Michael BROWNE, Esq, Dominick-street
6. Hon Martin FRENCH, Galway
7. John BROWNE, Esq., Moyne
8. Richard O'HARA, Esq., West-lodge
9. John BLAKE, Esq, Forbough
10. Goerge MAUNSELL, Esq, Shantalla
11. Francis COMYN, Esq., Galway
12. Lachlan M'LACHLAN, Esq.
13. Hyacinth DALY, Esq., Square
14. James LYNCH, Esq. Castle
15. P.M.LYNCH, Esq. Renmore-lodge
16. James BURKE, Esq., Back-street
17. Denis CLARKE, Esq. Merchant's-Road
18. A.W. BLAKE, Esq, Forbough
19 Hyacinth R. DALY, Esq., Dominick-st.
20. Edw. M'DONNELL, Esq, Meyrick's-square
21. Manus BLAKE, Esq., Prospect-hill
22 Anthony O'FLAHERTY, Esq, Knockbane
23 Anthony C MARTYN, Esq.
His Lordship then proceeded to the County Court, where the following
Gentlemen were sworn on the Grand Jury of the County:-
1. Wm. M. BURKE, Esq., Ballydugan, Foreman
2. Hon. Wm. Le Poor TRENCH, Garbaly
3. Hon. Arthur NUGENT, Ballingar,
4. Hon. Gonville FRENCH, Castle-French
5. Sir John BURKE, Bart., Marble-hill
6. Arthur Ffrench St. GEORGE, esq., Tyrone
7. Christopher D. BELLEW, Esq., Mt-Bellew
8. Thomas B MARTYN, Esq. Ballinahinch-castle
9. John KIRWAN, Esq., Castle-hackett
10. R.I.M. ST GEORGE, Esq. Headford-castle
11. Denis KELLY, Esq. Castle-Kelly
12 Major General TAYLOR, Castle-Taylor
13. Dudley PERSSE, Esq, Roxborough
14. John H. BLAKENEY, Esq., Ab***
15. Robert John FRENCH, Esq, Rahasane
16. John DONELLAN, Esq., Ballydonnellan
17. James S LAMBERT, Esq., Cregclare
18 James H BURKE, Esq, St. Clerans
19. John D'ARCY, Esq., Clifden-castle
20 John BODKIN, Esq., Anna
21. John BROWNE, Esq., Moyne
22. Henry BLAKE, Esq., Renville
23. J.J. BRICKNELL, Esq., Loughrea
His Lordship then addressed the Grand Jury in a few words. The nature of the
Calendar left him nothing to say as to the state of the County; and, as to
their duty in the situation in which they were placed he was well convinced
that it was quite unnecessary for him to give them any instructions. There
was one subject, however, which suggested itself to his mind, on looking
over the report of the Inspector of the County Prison: that report stated,
that the female prisoners were all employed in useful occupations, under
the superintendance of a Committed of Charitable Ladies; at the same time
the Inspector regretted that the male prisoners were left perfectly
unemployed. A stepping-mill was recommended, and his Lordship perfectly
concurred in the propriety of supplying the prison with so useful a machine.
Under these circumstances he hoped that the Grand Jury also would come into
DISPENSARY-ELECTION OF PHYSICIAN
Pursuant to public advertisement, the Subscribers met on Wednesday last, for
the purpose of electing a Medical Attendant on the Dispensary, when Dr. T.
O'MALEY was unanimously called to the situation.
Our worthy Port Collector took the Chair, and in opening the proceedings,
adverted to the lamentable cause of their assembling-the premature death of
Dr. Stephen BURKE. When they had last met it was for a similar purpose to
that of their present meeting, and the decease of the worthy Gentleman, whom
they then placed in office, was another proof of the uncertainty of life.
Dr. Henry BLAKE then came forward and proposed his friend Dr. T. O'MALEY. He
was a Gentleman, in his mind, perfectly quailified to discharge the
important duties of the situation; and if he (Dr. BLAKE) was not of that
opinion, he would be far, indeed, from proposing him to that respectable
meeting, as a proper person to fill the situation for which he was a
candidate. Exclusive of Dr. O'MALEY's medical and surgical qualifications,
he possessed advantages over others, for, since the days of his childhood
(above) his whole time was devoted to the pharmaecutic department of the
profession-a study which conferred a great deal of medical information. Dr.
O'MALEY had studied in the College of Dublin, and has received certificates
for his attendance at the different lectures, and had finally finished his
professional studies in the College of Edinburgh-he was perfectly qualified
for hte situation, and he (Dr. B) had the honor of proposing him.
He was seconded by Mark LYNCH, Esq., and unanimously elected.
Dr. T. O'MALEY then came forward, and in a handsome manner expressed his
thanks for hte favour conferred.-He trusted that his conduct in the arduous
****** assigned to him, would fully justify ....[cannot read the next three
lines-too faded]...He would make no further promise-if he did his duty he
was satisfied-if not, the Subscribers would, of course, discharge theirs. He
again thanked them for the honor conferred on him.
The Managing Committee then gave Mr. O'MALEY the necessary instructions, and
he was immediately put in charge of the institution.
DEATH OF THE HON SIR ROBERT LE POER TRENCH, K.C.B.
The Honorable Sir Robert Le Poer TRENCH, K.C.B., Lieutenant-Colonel of hte
74th Regiment; died a few days ago at Chester House. Thsi gallant Officer
was youngest son of hte late Right Honorable Lord Clancarty, brother to the
present Earl, and to his Grace the Lord Archbishop of Tuam.
The Gentlemen and Merchants of the Town and County of Galway interested in
promoting the Linen Trade, are requested to meet the Committee established
for that purpose, at the Assembly-Rooms, Middle-street, at One O'clock on
Saturday next, in order to receive a Communication from Mr. BESNARD, of the
Linen Board, upon that important subject.
John D'ARCY, Secretary to the Committee.
Galway, March 27, 1823
Linen and Woollen Draper, Shop-street,
Having just arrived from Dublin, begs leave to return his sincere Thanks to
the inhabitants of Galway and its Vicinity, for the Patronage they have
heretofore favored him with and flatters himself the will deserve a
continuance of it from his unremitting attention in selcting every Article
in his Line of the best Quality. Among his late arrivals are the following
articles, which he can engage to sell on the most reasonable terms, for
ready money, viz.
Pelisse Clothes of every colour;
Blue Drab and Bloom Naps;
Ditto Ditto Lambskins;
Kerseys and Fearnaughts;
Welsh and Irish Flannels and Swanskins;
Corduroys, Velveteens and Thicksets;
Plain, Twilled, and Figured Stuffs;
A Fashionable Assortment of Wainscoating;
A Variety of Plain Muslins;
Ditto, Ditto, Printed;
Ditto, Ditto, Calicoes;
Hosiery of all kinds;
Plain and Printed Shawls & Handkerchiefs;
Dublin and Belfast Chequers;
A Variety of Gentlemen's Beaver Hats;
Threads, Tapes, and Trimmings of all kinds,
Galway, March 27, 1823
(Late from Dublin)
Begs leave to acquaint the Public that he has commenced the Tailoring
Business in the House opposite to the Leeds Hall, High-street, where he will
attend to all orders confided to him, and the utmost dispatch shall be
Every article in teh line of his Trade shall be finished in the best style
according to the newest Fashions, and on the most moderate terms.
Galway, March 27, 1823.
N.B.-An Apprentice Wanted.
Whereas Three Hundred and Ninety-nine Sheep, the Stock of Lord FRENCH and
John BROWNE, Esq., of Moyne, his father-in-law, both in the County of
Galway, under seizure for upwards of two years Rent, due out of the Lands of
Skrine, in the County of Roscommon, est at 12s per acre, were, on the night
of Thursday, last taken off said lands, from the Keepers, who traced them as
appears to the lands of Castle-French, but could not get any further account
of them;and in order to make the most public example of the persons
concerned therein, or were the means of having it done, I will pay a Reward
of Fifty Pounds, for such information, within one month, as will lead to a
conviction of any of the parties. -Dated Kiltoom Lodge, Athlone, 6th March,
Monday, March 31,1823
Volume 69 Price 5 Pence
By the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland
Whereas by an Act of Parliament passed in the third year of his present
Majesty's reign entitled,--An Act to supress Insurrections, and prevent
distrubance of the Public Peace in Ireland, until the first day of August,
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-two." and which by a further Act
passed in the said year has been continued until the first day of August,
one thousand eight hundred and twenty-three, it is enacted that it shall be
lawful for the Justices of the Peace, of any County or County of a Town or
City, assembled at in extraordinary Session of the Peace, summoned in manner
by the said Act directed, and pursuant to the provisions therein contained,
and being fewer than seven in a County at large, or that three in a County
of a Town or City,or the major part of them, if they see fit, upon due
consideration of the state of the County, to signify by memorial by them
signed to the Lord Lieutenant or other Chief Governor or Governors of
Ireland, for the time being, that they consider their County or any part
thereof to be in a state of disturbance, or in immediate danger of becoming
so and the grounds and reasons of each their opinion, and praying that the
Lord Lieutenant and council may proclaim such County or part thereof to be
in a state of disturbance or in immediate danger of becoming so; and
thereupon, it shall and may be lawful to and for the Lord Lieutenant, or
other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, for the time being, by and
with the advice of his Majesty's Privy Council in Ireland by Proclamation to
declare such County, or any part of such County, to be in a state of
disturbance, or in immediate danger of becoming so.
And wherein twenty-four Justices of the Peace of the County of Clare,
being the major part of the Justices of the Peace duly summoned and
assembled pursuant to the provisions for that prupose in the said Act
contained at an extraordinary Session of the Peace holden at Ennis, in and
for the said County, on Friday the seventh day of March instant, and duly
summoned pursuant to the said Act, have by memorial by them signed,
signified to his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant, that the Baronies of
Bunratty and Tulla, in the said County of Clare, are in a state of
disturbance, and the grounds and reasons such their opinion, nad have
thereby prayed that the Lord Lieutenat and Council may proclaim the said
Baronies of Bunratty and Tulla, to be in a state of disturbance.
Now We, the Lord Lieutenant, by and with the advice of his Majesty's
Privy Council, in pursuance of and by the authority to us given by the said
Act of Parliament declare the Baronies of Bunratty and Tulla, in the said
County of Clare, to be in a state of disturbance, and do hereby warn the
Inhabitants of the sid Baronies, thatt they, each and every of them, be and
remain within their houses at all hours between sun-set and sun-rise, from
and after Friday next, the twenty-eighth day of March instant, under the
Penalties of Law established and we do hereby further order and direct that
a Special Sessions of the Peace for the said County of Clare be held at
Ennis, in and for the said County on Saturday next the Twenty-ninth day of
March instant, for the purposes expressed in the said Act of Parliament, of
which all Justices of the Pece, and other Magistrates of the said County of
Clare, and all others whom it may concern, are to take Notice.
Given at the Council Chambers in Dublin, the 22d day of March, 1823
Manners C.W. Dublin, Erne Combermere-Downes. Wm. McMahon, St. G. Daly.
God Save the King.
By the Lord Lieutenant and Council of Ireland,
Whereas by our Proclamation of the twenty-fifth day of January, one
thousand eight hundred and twenty-two, the Parishes of Ardcath, Clonalvy,
and Piercetownlandy, in the County of Meath, were declared to be in a state
of disturbance, and to require an extraordinary establishment of Police.
And whereas it hath been made known to us, that the said Parishes of
Ardcath, Clonalvey, and Piercetownlandy, are restored to peace and good
Now we the Lord Lieutenant, by and with the advice of the Privy Council
of Ireland, do hereby declare that the said Parishes of Ardcath, Clonalvey,
and Piercetownlandy, are restored to peace and good order, of which all
Justices of the Peace, and other Magistrates and Peace Officers of said
County,and all others whom it may concern are to take notice.
Given at the Cuoncil Chamber in Dublin, the 22d of March, 1823.
Manners C.W. Dublin. Erne. Combermere.-Downes. Wm. McMahon. St. G. Daly.
God Save the King.
Kanturk Fair [Cork] was held on Monday. It was numerously attended, and a
large shew of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs, were on the Fair ground-yet there
appeared to be but little interest for the purchase of any other stock than
pigs, which were sold at an advance to the Cork, Limerick, and Waterford
butchers, considerably over the late prices.
The Fair of Gort [Galway], on Patrick's Day, was well attended; 9700 pigs,
from two to three hundred weight, were purchased by Limerick and Waterford
victuallers, at from 20s to 22s the cwt.; the greatest concourse of people
ever seen together in that country, were collected and dispersed on that
day, without any disturbance.
The March Fair of this town, which was held the 21st instant, was unusually
well attended by every description of purchasers. They display of all kinds
of stock was very considerable, and much bustle prevailed. Horned cattle,
particularly those in fat, obtained high prices, and wer much sought after.
Horses too were in demand, and pigs, by the rate at which they went off,
seemed to pay well for their feeding. The prospect of a war was the main
sping of this ameliorating change,and the ostensible cause of the money,
which lay so long stagnant again flowing freely.---Athlone Herald.
(From the Mercantile Advertiser)
Sugar-The Sugar Market continued much depressed all the week,and any sales
effected were at a reduction of from 1s to 2s per cwt.
Ashes-Continue advancing and it would be difficult to purchase Montreal Pots
under 76s per cwt.
Kelp-A cargo of Galway has been sold at 4l 10s per ton; tht price has been
Butter-Sales have been made of Butter at 74s per cwt.; received this week
394 firkins, principally of inferior qualities.
Seed-New York Flaxseed could be bought at our quotation, but several holders
decline selling at present. In Clover Seed little doing at our stated
Castlebar-March 4-On Friday the Hon. Judge VANDELEUR arrived in this town,
and opened his Commission, as a Justice of Assizes for the Connaught
Circuit. His Lordship informed the Grand Jury that the had very little to
say to them, and that little he had very great pleasure in saying. This
County, he observed from the calendar, partakes of a degree of tranquility
which, unhappily, was not elsewhere partaken of.
CORK CITY ASSIZES.
March 25- At two o'clock this day, Mr. Justice BURTON and Mr. Baron
PENNEFATHER arrived in town. Baron PENNEFATHER, at three o'clock, proceeded
to the City Court, where the Commission being read, the Grand Jury were
sworn. The Baron then briefly addressed the Jury. To Gentlemen, he observed,
so conversant with the duties of Grand Jurors, there was little for the
Judge to say. They would first attend to the business of the public-that
was, the criminal business, and would find bills, in all cases, where the
evidence, in their opinion, would warrant a conviction by a Petty Jury. With
regard to the other part of their duty, namely, the expenditure of money,
they would be careful, in times like these, to observe the strictest
On the night of Saturday, a farm-house, the property of J.H. GIBBS, Esq.
was consumed to ashes, on part of the estate of Derry, parish of
Donoughmore, by a party of insurgents.
Cork, March, 25.-On Tuesday night last, Whiteboys assembled in great
numbers at Boherbue, about three miles to the west of Newmarket. They borke
into the house of a man of the name of SWEENEY, a respectable farmer, who
was formerly concerned in collecting Tithes for Mr. DUGGAN; fortunately
SWEENEY heard them coming and made his escape. They administered several
oaths to his brother, then beat and cut him in a desperate manner,and set
fire to the house, but very shortly after some of the party returned to
assist in extinguishing the fire saying, "it was too neat the Chapel, which
they had no intention of endangering."
It is confidently reported in this neighbourhood, that the person so
completely armed, who nailed the notice on the Chapel of Boherbue, on Sunday
last is a man by the name of DUVANE.
The Magistrates, upon investigation of the cuase of the two men arrested at
Glanm**, directed that they should be discharged without trial, and there
being no other prisoners in custody, the Court opened pro forma, and
adjourned to Saturday.
At twelve o'clock on Saturday the Court was opened and further adjourned to
Monday, the 24th.
The Court held under the Insurrection Act, assembled this day, when Joseph
SHEA was tried for being out of an unlawful hour, and acquitted. No other
person being brought up, the Court adjourned.
March 26-On Monday night, the out-house of Richard ALLEN, a respectable
farmer, on the lands of Coleraine, in the North Liberties, within a mile of
this city, was maliciously set fire to, and thirteen valuable cows burned to
On the same night a farm house at Woodcock hill was maliciously consumed.
Several threatening notices have this week been sent to different persons
holding farms in the Liberties, respecting their stewards, herdsmen, cattle,
A notice signed "Captain Rock" was received on Monday, through the
Post-Office, by Mr. William RUSSELL, threatening destruction if he did not
part with a faithful tenant of his at Briarstown, bounding the North
Liberties, where he lately had a house consumed.
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