A Little Bit of Ireland
Connaught Journal MAy 1823
Thursday, May 1, 1823
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
[From the D.E. Post]
The horrors of the South are thickening to an extent almost unconceivable.
Perhaps there were never in the history of Ireland any subject comparable to
those which have been enacted for the last three or four months in Cork and
Limerick. Even in the Rebellion of 1798, there were not, we are almost
convinced, during its entire continuance, so many houses burnt; and, though
???? property must have been destroyed throughout the whole kingdom, yet
certainly no two counties have suffered as severely as Cork and Limerick are
doing at this moment.
We have not room to specify the particulars which have reached us since our
last, but the following is an abstract of about four or five days
In Cork- Two houses, and two mills, and a stable, and five out-offices,
burnt; and twelve pounds extorted for the purpose, as Captain Rock declares,
of purchasing ammunition. In Limerick four houses and two offices burnt; the
ears and tails of a number of cows cut off; trees cut down and fields turned
up. The notices issued by the incendiaries are innumerable.
There have been some prisoners taken. In Cork twelve; and in Limerick, two,
persons accused of the murder of Major HARE. On of these, Patrick MINNAME,
is described as "rather a well-spoken fellow: and it is added, that on his
way to Rathkeale, and "in the very streets of town, he harangued the mob,
desired them never to despair, that he was true, and would be true to the
last." We instance this as an example of the ferocious and indomitable
spirit which prevails among the peasantry. The following is part of a notice
sent to "the Muskerry and Barrymore devils."
"My men is getting more trouble Than the Peelers, and all no use- they Tells
me that Musgary and Barry's Country is full of Tyrants Canting Farms and
Tithes, and Bad Landlords- but I have their names never fear- and let them
believe me Before Great God this day- that if they do not Stop their Tilling
gardens and Take away their Cattle and leave that place, Clair and Clain I
and my Boys will lose their life or that we will Revenge a worse worst way
than Burning houses and that Soon- Life is sweet- there is one DRISKEIL I
am tould Canted Mr. Robt. MARTIN's Tithe lately- and is now Turning out
Canting land and Grass- and a Poor Widow's Cabbin from the Tenant Rum- that
Tyrant Lady Pepper's Driver and Devil."
The Insurrection is spreading along the Banks of the Suir in the counties of
Waterford and Tipperary. The following is a part of a notice exhibited in
the neighbourhood of Carrick-on-Suir.- It was served on Edmond SHEA, a
farmer at Ballylinch:
"Remember if you do not part with that Straing man, that we will leave him
in the Condition that the Priest will not overtake him, and we will use the
Man of the House worse.- That is the following Oath that all men have been
"I A.B. do solemnly swear, by our Lord Jesus Christ, who suffered for us on
the Cross, nad by the Blessed Virgin Mary, that I will burn, destroy, and
murder all Straingers and their masters, and till up to my Knees in Blood.
"So help me God. "G.P.R."
This was written in Blood, and directed as follows:=
"Edmond SHEA, Ballylinch, Take Notice of what his paper doth Express. The
Forsaid time mentioned in the Notice will be shortly out."
If this horrible and appaliing system continues for any length of time, it
will be impossible to remain in the South of Ireland. Indeed, we have
learned from a Gentleman very conversant in the condition of the South of
Ireland, that emigration, which was principally confined to the North, has
begun with great activity in Munster. From the neighbourhood of one town,
Borrosakane, thirty Roman Catholic families have recently emigrated to
America. Maryland, which is in some respects a Catholic State, and
Philadelphia, is the destination, we believe, of those and other families.
It is unfortunate, that it is only the better sort of people that can afford
to go, those hitherto called the Farmers and Middlemen. We do not pretend to
say that the state of the peasantry is altogether the cause of the
emigration. No doubt, the difficulty of making any rent, and the manifold
vexations of the Tithe System, have introduced this disposition, so little
characteristic hitherto of the people of Munster. In a short time there will
be nothing but peasantry and landlords in a great part of the South-west of
BALLINASLOE PETITIONERS AGAINST THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CLAIMS
It will be recollected that about a fortnight since Sir James STEWART
presented to the House a Petition from Ballinasloe against Roman Catholic
Claims.- We were extremely anxious to ascertain the names of the Subscribing
Petitioners and have procured a copy of them taken from the original on the
Table of the House of Commons. We had other feelings than curiousity to
gratify in looking after this manuscript; for we felt that it was a duty we
owed to the County of Galway and the Town of Ballinasloe to remove from the
rank-the landlord interest of these places- the odium of having originated
such a Petition. But we wish it to be understood that we are far from
finding fault with any man for acting according to his conviction. This is
by no means our inclination- it would be unfair and ungenerous, and in
giving insertion of the names of the enlightened Petitioners, our sole
object is to point out to our Readers who are, and who are not, the enemies
of Emancipation. On the entire of this list we cannot recognize the name of
a single individual who has been at any one period on the grand panel of our
County; and we are certain thatno four (if any at all) ever had the honour
of sitting in a Petit-Jury box either at Session or Assizes. The greater
number, indeed the entire of the names, with a few exceptions, sound as
strange in our ears as if they were the property of Sydney Cove or Talbe
Bay; but let the names speak for themselves.
Names of the Petitioners from Ballinasloe, in Ireland, against Roman
Charles WALSH | William ABBINGTON
Wm. WALSH, jun. | John DILLON
David WALSH | John BARRET
William WALSH | David WAKEFIELD
John WALSH | Thomas KEILE
Arthur WALSH | James SINGLETON
George PERRY | James SINGLETON, jun.
James TODD | Thomas M'NAMARA
Samuel STEVENSON | William O'BRIEN
Thomas STEVENSON | Thomas CLARKE
James BROWN | James JOHNSON
John STEVENSON | John CLARKE
Andrew STINSON | David M'WILLIAM
Gilbert TODD | Samuel EVANS
H. ELLIOT | Luke BURKE
John ELLIOT | Noble T. WILEY
Gilbert TODD | John BEHAN
Alex. BARRET | J. HENDERSON
Henry WHITESIDE | Joseph WALSH
Wm. WALSH | James WALSH
James EVANS | B. GREEB
NEW MEAT MARKET
The new Meat-market in Bridge-street will be completely finished on
Saturday, the 10th instant, and it is to be hoped that Mr. MURPHY, the
proprietor, will not suffer any to take stalls but butchers of the higher
class. It is in those alone that confidence can be placed, and it will be
his interest to encourage those in it exclusively. But it is quite idle to
think taht men will form to themselves and abide by a certain code of
regulations, with regard to order, cleanliness, &c; and we therefore expect
that hte Magistry will lay down a wholesome set of rules for these purposes,
and punish such as infringe on them. A few examples would shortly bring
about the wished for object,and until these rules & examples shall be made,
these objects cannot be achieved. In point of situation we believe that of
the new Meat-market cannot be exceeded in Ireland- in point of neatness it
bids fair to be an ornament to that part of the town.
At eleven o'clock this morning, Patrick VADEN, a labourer, in the mill of
Mr. Thomas KERRINS, situate at Newtownsmith, observed a cog broken in one of
the wheels on the second floor, and made some exertion to stop its motion,
in which his son, a very fine boy, almost ten years old, assisted, and in
doing so, his right hand got between the spurnet and wheel, from which the
father found it quite impossible to extricate him, nor did the others who
heard the shrieks of both know what to do, until Mr. B. FYNN, who was in an
adjoining concern, came forward, and in an instant removed the wedges, and
raised the spurnet, by which means the hand was liberated; one of the
fingers was dreadfully mangled. This should serve as a caution to all
millers to prevent children or young persons from entering such places.
The turf cars, which are suffered to remain at the different corners, and
particularly near William-street, are really a very great nuisance. They
block up the main streets, so as to render them quite impassible, especially
on a market day, and the entrance to the mart-houses and shops of people of
business are completely shut up. As this is an age of improvement, would it
not be well to select some place for the sale of turf? For instance, during
the last summer, a handsome sum of money was granted by the Local Committee,
to make a sort of market at the Bowling-green. We are not sure whether it
was perfectly finished or not; but we are certain that it will not require
any great finishing to render it a very proper market-place for turf. It is
very much wanted; and if this suggestion shall be taken, the lives of the
people will not be endangered by the furious driving of the carmen every
other day. People in business complain very much of this nuisance- and
indeed, very justly.
John S. SCHAW, Esq. late of the Royal Artillery, to Frances Anne, eldest
daughter of the Rev. Henry IRWIN, Ballincollig.
On the 27th instant, by the most Rev. Dr. MURRAY, Mr. John MURRAY, South
Great George's-street, Dublin, to Miss WALSH, South King-street.
George Harding BRADSHAW, Esq. of Mount-Sion, to Honora Maria, eldest
daughter of John CRIPS, Esq. of Cahinarry, near Limerick.
In Cork, by the Right Rev. Dr MURPHY, William LALOR, Esq of Johnstown, co.
Kilkenny, to Catherine, eldest daughter of the late Timothy MAHONY, Esq. of
At Glanmire Church, Cork, by the Rev. R. LLOYD, Isaac MORGAN, Esq to Sarah,
daughter of J.Gabbett SPIERS, Esq. of Tivoli.
On the 23d instant, at Belline, in the county of Kilkenny, in the 42d year
of her age, Mrs. WALSH, wife of Peter WALSH, Esq of that place.
At a very advanced age, William BARTON, Esq of Mount Rothe, county Kilkenny.
In Bath, on the 21st ult after a short ilness, Eliza, the lady of John
FICKUS, Esq of the 2d Somerset Militia, and eldest daughter of Mr. John
WHITAKER, of Dublin.
At East-hill, Wandsworth, Charles WARREN, Esq the eminent engraver of
London. He was conversing cheerfully a moment previous, fell on his desk and
Clarissa Ann, the only daughter of Capt. S. JACKSON, R.N., commanding the
Ordinary at Sheerness.
In Cork, of a rapid decline, Robert CLEBURNE, Esq, aged 21 years.
The new Meat-Market in Bridge-Street will be completely finished on
Saturday, the 10th instant; and Persons desirous of taking Stalls therein
are requested to apply to me before that period to prevent disappointments.
There is a Good House attached to the Market to be Set, which is well
calculated for the Public Business- Apply to
William MURPHY, Main-guard.
Galway, May 1, 1823
Will be let to Mares this Season at Corbally, mid-way between Loughrea and
Gort, at the low rate of Half a Guinea each Mare, and One Shilling to the
Groom-the money to be paid before service, as the Groom is accountable. He
is of a beautiful brown colour, great bone and sinew, free from any blemish,
got by Tom Turf on a Forister Mare, full 16 hands high, master of 15 stone,
and altogether uncommonly well adapted for getting Hunters on bred Mares.
May 1, 1823
All Persons are hereby cautioned not to trust any of the Crew of the
American Ship ELIZA ANNE, as I will pay no Debt of their Contracting.
Wm. C. BARSTOW
Galway, May 1, 1827
Cork, April 23- On Friday night, about the hour of eight o'clock, a
farm-house belonging to Henry FOWKES, Esq., of Mallow, was burned on the
lands of Derryorgan, and nine cows houghed.
On Sunday night, about the hour of 9 o'clock, a good dwelling-house
belonging to John CARNEY, was consumed on the lands of Ballybeg, in the
barony of Fermoy, and the inmates were much injured.
On the same night, two other houses in the neighbourhood of Ballyclough,and
four horses and a cow were burned, the property of Garet NAGLE, a most
On Friday night last, two in calf cows and a valuable mare, the property
Thomas HORNIBROOK, Esq., of Bandon, were most shockingly houghed and
butchered by some villains yet undiscovered.
On Friday last, peace officer FETHERSTON, of Major CARTER's Police, being on
his way from Buttevant to Charleville, observed a number of men assembled in
a field near Castle Wrixon, turing up the ground. FETHERSTON hurrid on to
Charleville, and acquainted Major MAXWELL and Chief Constable LAMSDEN of the
circumstances, who, witha party of Military, proceeded to the spot, and
succeeded in apprehending thirteen of the persons concerned in this outrage,
who were immediately committed to Charleville Bridewell; by the time the
party from that town arrived at Castle Wrixon, a large quantity of ground
had been turned up by these miscreants.
On Friday night, a house, the property of Mr. FRANKS, near Ballyclough, was
set on fire by insurgents and consumed. The ruffians also houghed six fine
cows, belonging to the same Gentleman, on the lands where the house was
On Saturday night, the dwelling-house of Patrick RIELY, of Knocknacoppell,
on the lands of Kilcoleman, within two miles of Doneraile, was set on fire;
by the exertions of the owner, however, aided by two women, the house was
preserved from total destruction.-- Consititution.
Two female convicts broke out of Cork jail on Friday last and escaped.
On Thousand and Thirty Seven Civil Bills were entered at the last County
Sessions for the Division of Limerick.
On Saturday last William AHERN, convicted at the late Assizes of Cork, for
the robbery of Mr. ROCHE, of Ahaoa, underwent the awful sentence of the law
at Gallows-green. He was a noted offender, having been engaged in the
several robberies which have been committed from time to time in the
neighbourhood of Cove. About five years since, he was sentenced to death for
sheep-stealing, which was afterwards commuted to transportation for life,
but having caught the typhus fever while in confinement, when that malady
was most prevalent, some humane gentleman interferred with the Government,
and succeeded in obtaining his pardon. On his liberation he resumed his
malpractices which brought him to an untimely end.
April 23- Riverstone-house, near Croom, the property of Samuel BENNETT, Esq
was set fire to, and totally consumed on Monday night, by the insurgents.
Yesterday morning a party of insurgents turned up some ground at Oatfield,
near this city, the property of the widow CONNELL.
Early on the morning of Friday last, several armed ruffians attached and
broke into the lodge belonging to Mr. SANDES, on the lands of Morgans, about
three miles from Askeaton, in this county, where his son, William SANDES,
Esq. of Kilcavane, Queen's County, slept, and who had the day previous
received some rents out of his father's property in this county. Three of
the party rushed into the room, and being armed with a blunderbuss, pistol,
and bayonets, assaulted and compelled Mr. SANDES to deliver up, in bank
notes & money, (110l) and a case of valuable pocket pistols, with which,
after violent threats, they absconded.
Yesterday evening, between six and seven o'clock, a party of ten Whiteboys,
dressed in shirts & c, attacked two houses in the neighbourhood of
Ballystein, and destroyed all the furniture, cutting the feather beds, and
scattering them about. They would have murdered the owner, but they made off
for the military on their appearance.
On Saturday, a written notice signed "Captain Rock," and dated "Fermoy,
April 14," was taken down by the Police from a gate at Mungret, near this
city, vowing destruction to several pwersons who had taken ground there and
at Cunnigar, and desiring them, on pain of death, to surrender the land,
otherwise they should be burned.
At about three o'clock, the house of a most respectable and industrious
farmer named WALSH, on the lands of Lisavarra, county Cork, the property of
Miss DILLON, was discovered on fire. The family, consisting of sixteen
persons, had not received the slightest information of their danger from the
ruffian incendiary, and were awakened by the flames bursting around them.
With the greatest difficulty the entire family were providentially saved;
but the houses, with every article of furniture it contained, cloths, fowl,
&c. were consumed.
Captain CONNOP, with his detachment of the 93d Regiment, procured three
guns, three blunderbusses, and some ammunition, on Monday, in the
neighbourhood of Cratloe, and were voluntarily given up, on demands being
made under the Insurrection Act.--Chronicle.
The following particulars are abridged from the Belfast News-Letter of
"A few nights ago, a farmer residing within about two miles of
Carrickfergus, received a notice, intimating that it was Captain Rock's
orders, that he should immediately quit the house he now possessed,
otherwise his ears would be warmed.- On the night of the 6th, some evil
disposed persons entered the stable of Thomas MAYNE, in the parish of
Ballynure, and houghed and otherwise wounded his horse.
" On the night of the 23d instant, some office houses belonging to Mrs.
KIDLEY, of Carrickfergus, were maliciously set on fire and burned. Yesterday
morning, Mr. H. STUART, of Larne perceived flames violently issuing from a
turf stack built against the gable of Mrs. RAVENHIB's house, near
Carrickfergus; he alarmed the inmates of the habitation before the fire had
time to seize on the roof, and thus preserved the lives and property of the
Monday, May 5, 1823
To the Editor of the Connaught Journal
Sir, I beg leave, through the medium of your valuable and independent Paper,
to reply to a paragraph that appeared in the Advertiser of Saturday last,
tending to traduce my character. On Friday last, at about nine o'clock, I
had been hurried to the Town Gaol by order of the Mayor, without his making
a single inquiry relative to my business, or reference in Galway. This,
without the liberty of vindicating myself from even suspicion, and
unconscious of a crime, I had to remain in prison until Saturday morning,
about twelve o'clock, when I had been liberated on the satisfactory proof of
the legality of my visit to Galway. The assertion in the latter part of the
paragraph is erroneous. I had been arraigned for Ribbonism, but my
acquittal, without prosecution, in this town, is a proof of my innocence on
the occasion; and in further support of my conduct and reputation, I have
taken legal advice in seeking redress for so wanton an attempt on my
character, and outrage on my body.
Galway, May 5, 1822
John LOPDELL, Esq sole Executor of the last Will and Testament of John
LOPDELL, Esq, deceased, Custodee, Plaintiff.
Charles LOPDELL, Esq., Defendant.
Whereas by Order made in this Case, bearing the date the twenty-fourth day
of April instant, the Lord Treasurer's Remembrance is required to set by
public Cant to the highest and fairest Bidder, the Dwelling House, Garden,
and Demsene containing about Fifty Acres, being part of the Lands of East
and West Fiddane; and also, about Forty Acres of the Defendant's Moiety of
the Lands of Funchionmore, all in the Co. Galway, and granted in Custodium
in this Cause, for three years, from the twenty-ninth day of September last,
if the Plaintiff's Interest shall so long continue.
Now I do hereby give Notice that I will on Tuesday the twentieth day of May
next, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, at the Lord Treasurer's
Rememberance's Office, King's Inn-quay, proceed to set said Premises for
said term, pursuant to said order.
Dated this twenty-fifth day of April, 1823
On Thursday last, at Protcarren, Mrs. FRENCH, lady of Francis FRENCH, Esq.
of Portcarren, in this County. That the death of this lady is a loss to her
friends and the poor is a fact on which there is but one opinion, and to
which the affliction of hundreds bears ample testimony. She possessed all
those qualifications which rendered society sweet and exercised those fine
feelings of the human heart which do honour to nature. Her piety was pure
and unaffected- her charity boundless as it was unostentatious. She seemed
to live but for the poor, nad considered herself merely as an agent under
Providence to distribute amongst them the goods of this world, which were
deposited in her hands. They feel and lament her death, and offer their
petitions in her behalf to that unerring tribunal at which she will
receivethe reward of a long life spent in the discharge of all the sacred
and relative duties, which never fail to meet with eter [sic] bliss.
On his passage to Jamaica from one of the West India Islands, whither he had
been going to see his brother Captain S. SHONE, whose death we mentioned
some time since, Thomas C. SHONE, Esq., a young Gentleman of amiable and
obliging manners, and a disposition the most conciliating. His family and
friends feel naturally afflicted at the death of this young and promising
In Riverville, in the County of Galway, Michael DILLON, Esq.- This Gentleman
filled the Office of Sheriff in this town for some time, and the discharge
of his public duty gave much satisfaction. His death has occasioned great
regret in the minds of such as had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
It is very strange that in all our exertions for the improvement of this
Town, and suppression of disease, the most material cause of it should be
suffered to lurk amongst us. It is quite unnecessary to mention that the
Fever of last year was mainly attributable to the influx of strange beggars,
nor indeed could we think it necessary to press the subject on the minds of
our readers, who have been witnesses of the melancholy effects of the
distemper. Galway is proverbially famous for its beggars and one will be
more forward in reprobating it than its Inhabitants, at the same time that
they are not taking steps for the removal of the nuisance. The small Town of
Ballinasloe is a pattern for us. There a beggar is seldom seen, unless ten
or twelve who are regularly licenced, and the moment a strange one appears
he is taken up and sent without the suburbs of the Town. Here (until very
lately) a facility is given to every mendicant to come amongst us, and the
consequence has been that it is impossible to enter a Shop on business or
speak in the Streets, without being annoyed by these idle vagrants. A
work-house should be established and we are very confident that no
Shopkeeper or Householder in Town who could afford it would refuse
subscribing a guinea, or even more for the removal of street beggars.
Thursday, May 8, 1823
SINGULAR CASE OF MURDER AND SHOCKING DEPRAVITY
SPRING ASSIZES- WICKLOW
John WHELAN, John SMITHERS, James DONEGAN, James GORMAN, and Elizabeth
JACKSON, were indicted for the murder of John JACKSON; in a second count for
a conspiracy to murder John JACKSON; and, in a third count, for encouraging
a person to murder him.
Mr. DRISCOLL stated the case for the prosecution. He said the murder was
procured at the instigation of Mrs. JACKSON, the prisoner, the wife of the
deceased, in order to get rid of her husband, in consequence of a criminal
intercourse between her and the prisoner GORMAN, who, in conjuction with the
prisoner DONEGAN, had hired WHELAN and SMITHERS to commit the murder.
Andrew ANDERSON sworn- Said GORMAN, DONEGAN, and SMITHERS went to his hosue,
on the 23d of January, 1821, between seven and eight o'clock, and asked him
to go with them "to shoot JACKSON; " he was unwilling to go, but they forced
him, and proceeded towards JACKSON's house, and conversed on the subject of
shooting JACKSON.- They had one pistol charged with three bullets, and
another charged with two bullets; GORMAN gave 50s to SMITHERS, and DONEGAN
gave 50s to WHELAN, to commit the murder; GORMAN said he had taken supper
with Miss (prisoner) Elizabeth JACKSON; they debated that evening on the
road, whether they would shoot JACKSON on his way home from Dunlavin-market,
where he had been selling oats; GORMAN said he would have had the honor of
having him shot in his own house; DONEGAN said he would go to JACKSON's
sister; who lived at a little distance, and GORMAN said he would go to
another place in the neighbourhood, to be there at the time when JACKSON was
to be shot. Witness went to the house of JACKSON with them, and looked
through a window looking into the kitchen. He saw SMITHERS shoot him with
the pistol charged with three bullets; WHELAN then shot JACKSON with his
pistol charged with two bullets; two or three of JACKSON's children were in
the room with JACKSON, who spoke to his wife, but he did not hear what was
said; then they went to Ladyford. Here a pistol was produced, which witness
stated GORMAN had that night; and witness said GORMAN gave WHELAN thirteen
balls to shoot Captain DENNIS's Connaughtman. WHELAN fell in a gravel-pit,
and broke the wood of the pistol- (the stock appeared broken)- they remained
behind Mr. DENNIS's wall some time; they then went home.
Cross-examined by Mr. BENNETT- Was sentenced to death last Assizes of
Carlow; his sentence was afterwards changed to transportation; could not
tell how many robberies he was at; burned many houses; could not tell what
reward the gentlemen would give him; felt a prick of conscience at his
crimes; did not feel it until after he received sentence of death, the
Priest advised him to discover the murderers of JACKSON; was not shocked at
the invitation to murder JACKSON; was sworn a Ribbonman two or three years
ago; GORMAN was their Captain; the Ribbonman's oath was to hough cattle,
burn houses, and do everything wicked; kept the oath by burning houses, but
he did not keep it as to houghing cattle, &c. though one part of it was as
binding as the other; had committed robberies, &c, before he took the
Ribbonmen's oath; repented of his crimes, but afterwards committed them
again; his repentance lasted till he had and opportunity of committing more
The Chief Justice said it was necessary for Mr. BENNETT to press the
cross-examination further, to shew that the Witness was a man of infamous
character, and not worthey of credit, unless corroborated.
The cross-examination was then discontinued.
George GORMAN sworn- Was at JACKSON's house the night he was murdered, as
his servant boy; JACKSON came home from Dunlavin, where he sold some oats,
about eight o'clock; he bid his wife help him (witness) in putting the horse
he had with him in the stable; she took a mash to the stable; witness was
taking sacks off the car in the bawn, when he heard two shots fired; he went
to the door, two men rushed out of the house and shouldered him, and went
away; saw JACKSON dead, his head towards the door; JACKSON's eldest son,
Johnny, went up stairs to bed about an hour before, because his mother gave
him a slap in the face; witness went and brought some neighbours; met GORMAN
who came with him; when he came back, Johnny JACKSON was in the kitchen,
where his father lay; eh took the cattle off JACKSON's farm in Kilmurry for
safety, least they might be stolen; Mrs. JACKSON and GORMAN went with him;
he then went alone with the cattle to her father's; did not hear Mrs.
JACKSON or GORMAN say any thing to each other; Mrs. JACKSON repaired a house
in the bawn, where GORMAN and his family removed afterwards; does not
remember when; Mrs. JACKSON did not send her children to stay in GORMAN's
Cross-examined by Mr. BENNETT
There are only two windows in JACKSON's house towards the bawn, when he was
putting the horse in the stable, one window only was in the kitchen where
JACKSON was killed; witness was four yards from it when the shots were
fired; the window shutters were closed, and no one could look into the house
through these windows, and no one was between him and the window, if any one
was there he must see him; only two men went from the house after JACKSON
was shot; there could be three; only one window in the rere, nad that
looking into a room up stairs where Johnny was in bed, and no one on the
ground could look into that window.
Edward BYRNE examined.
On the 23rd January, 1821, saw GORMAN and DONOGAN cross the Slancy about
half an hour after night fall, and met SMITHERS on the opposite bank; did
not see ANDERSON at WHELAN's that night.
Cross-examined by Mr. BENNETT.
Had but a few words conversation with them; he understood that SMITHERS was
looking for potatoes that he had stolen from him.
John KEATING- is married to JACKSON's sister; DONEGAN came to his house the
night JACKSON was murdered between seven and eight o'clock, and remained
until news came that JACKSON was shot.
DONEGAN was in the habit of going there often to sing with his son; they
often sang together.
Michael KEATING- son of last witness examined.
Met DONEGAN on the road from Kilmurry the night his uncle (JACKSON) was
murdered, about 7 o'clock he went home with him, when an account of
JACKSON's murder came to his house; DONEGAN changed colour and appeared
frightened, and stood up.
Was frightened himself,and all in the house as much as DONEGAN, changed
colour as DONEGAN did; any one could do so hearing os such a murder.
Mr. Thomas DENNIS examined.
Is a Magistrate; went to the house of JACKSON immediately after the
murder;asked Mrs. JACKSON if she knew the murderers; she said she did not;
asked has she got any money; she said she had got but 4 1/2d; afterwards she
attended at his house; he sent for a maid to search her; before the maid
came the constable searched her and found three pound notes on her, which
she at first said JACKSON gave her some time before, but afterwards admitted
they were the notes he got for the oats at Dunlavin.
Saw GORMAN and DONEGAN the day before JACKSON was murdered; cleaning two
pistols, one of them belonged to Mr. BYRNE, of High Park; the
before-mentioned GORMAN took away the pistols concealed in the sleeves of
his coat; they did not say any thing particular to him.
Cross-examined by Mr. BENNETT
Came from the jail; is to be tried for robbery; cannot tell how many
robberies he committed; was often Mool-doyling; burned a great many houses;
gives evidence now not from being sorry for his crimes, but to save his
life; would wish to be transported, though he deserves to be hanged; is to
swear against part of his own gang at the Assizes; cannot tell whether he
will be prosecuted if he hangs the prisoners; this is as true as all his
other swearing on this trial; COOGAN remained about a fortnight before
JACKSON's murder; prisoner (GORMAN) said he would put witness in the way of
lmaking 50s by shooting JACKSON; says the pistol produced is the one he saw
It to be tried for robbing and house-breaking at these Assizes; cannot tell
how many robberies he committed, or how many houses he burned; committed a
great many; does not know whether he will be pardoned; will take any reward
the Gentlemen will give him; it is a great rogue, and has long been such.
Jane MURPHY examined.
Is sister to JACKSON; after the first attack heard JACKSON disire his wife
(prisoner at the bar) to go and sleep in his room; she said she would not
break her oath, as she had sworn not to sleep with him; he said she need not
perjure herself, she m ight bring up her own bed to sleep in; she declined;
he said, "Betty, I don't think the night you rode with me from your father's
house that you would attempt to murder me." She said, "John, take care what
Evidence for the prosecution closed.
James WHELAN examined.
The night JACKSON was murdered, prisoner (J. WHELAN) who is his brother, was
at his father's house; took his supper, and slept there; witness and
prisoner has been winnowing corn in the day time; and from nightfall till
supper; were putting the corn in bags for the market.
Winnowed but three or four bags of corn and was employed putting in the bags
till supper time.
The Chief Justice summed up the evidence.- He first observed that however
suspicious the case might appear against the prisoner, Mrs. JACKSON, there
was no evidence on which they could ground a verdict of guilty on any one of
the indictments. He recapitulated the evidence with the greatest clearness
and humanity against the other prisoners.
The Jury retired, and after a short absence, found SMITHERS and WHELAN
guilty of murder, and DONEGAN and GORMAN guilty of a conspiracy to commit
SMITHERS confessed his guilt; but denied that WHELAN was with him;they all
denied that they ever had been Ribbonmen,but said they heard that the system
had been introduced into the County Wicklow about a year back.
The Chief Justice in the most feeling and impressive manner, passed sentence
of death on the four prisoners.
We have great pleasure in mentioning that the Fever has decreased very much
in the Hospital.- There are few, if any, out-patients- so, that no
apprehension whatever may be entertained.
The wall around the cemetry at Fort-hill is going to decay very rapidly.
Persons are making pass-ways over many parts of it, and pigs, dogs, &c. have
free igress. If this could possibly be remedied, it would be well to do so.
A church-yard should certainly be preserved from the inroads of swine.
Near Gort, in the County of Galway, on Wednesday last, in the 48th year of
his age, the Rev. Andrew O'FLYNN, P.P. of Kiltarton, universally regretted
by his Parishioners, who have to mourn the loss of a Pastor of the most
spotless and apostolic life.
Mrs. Alice S. GRAEBKE, relict of the late Ephraim GRAEBKE, Surgeon of the
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
(From the Dublin Evening Post)
The accounts from Limerick, since Saturday, do not differ materially from
those already before the public. About ten houses have been burnt in
Limerick during the thre for four last days, several cows houghed, and some
fields turned up. In Tipperary, four farm-houses have been burnt, and a
field turned up. In the Queen's County, a nefarious outrage, on the person
of a man and his son had taken place; the offenders, however, are arrested.
The Barony of Clonlisk is stated to be very much disturbed. Threatening
notices, as usual, have been distributed in great abundance.
On Tuesday last, Special Sessions, under the Insurrection Act was hlden at
Limerick, at which Mr. BLACKBURNE, King's Counsel, presided. Thirty
Magistrates and the Assistant Barrister occupied the Bench. In his Address
to the Court, after stating his appointment by the Lord Lieutenant and
referring to the tendency to Insurrection which occasioned the existing
Laws, Mr. BLACKBURNE observed, that "this spirit has occasioned the
enactment of a code of Laws peculiar to Ireland, and to which it has never
been necessary to recur for any other part of the Empire." Having described,
very forcibly, the provisions of the Insurrection Act, and the powers which
it conferred, upon the Magistracy, he took occasion to say, that the
Legislature would continue the Act, and that it was material the Country
should be undeceived in this respect. "The people," said the Learned
Gentleman, "may rest assured, that on their conduct must depend its
continuance, and that their submission to the Laws, and return to peaceable
habits, are the only means to prevent its renewal, or suspend its
Reverting to the change of system on the part of the Insurgents, Mr.
BLACKBURNE describes it in the following manner:-
"In this County there deems at present to be a suspension of torture and
assassination. The mode of enforcing the subjects of the Conspiracy seems to
be confined to the burning of houses, the destructions of property, and the
posting of threatening notices. When such an object is stated, one feels at
a loss to imagine how any benefit can arise from practices as senseless as
they are wicked. But the object of it has been, to a certain extent, avowed-
it is stated to beg, to invest the rubble, to a certain extent, with a
dominoin over the real property of the County. It is not meant, as itis
understood, to usurp the estate of the Landed Proprietor, and substitute
another ownder in its stead. Such a scheme is too ridiculous for belief-
that a dominion is sought to be usurped to the extent that a man shall dare
to let his lands at any rent but such as the Members of this Association
think fit to dictate."
Touching upon the distress which prevails to so alarming an extent in the
South of Ireland, Mr. BLACKBURNE expresses himself as follows:-
"In the South of Ireland the common distress has been aggravated by the
failure of Banks, and the consequent annihilation of property. In such a
state of things, the Landlord should bear his share of the common burden,
and by submitting to it, lighten its general pressure. But it is such a
state of things, that should excite, in a peculiar degree, the anxiety and
vigilance of the Magistry. They will recollect that it is poverty and
suffering must make the people irritable, and expose to the designs of those
incendiaries who are always ready to inflame and mislead them; but they will
especially recollect, that when a baneful Conspiracy rears its head,
prescribes barbarous and inhuman laws, and executes them in vegeance, it is
their bounden duty so to administer the mild and merciful code entrusted to
their care, that hte people may fly to the laws of their Country for
protection, and confidently rely on them for support."
These sentiments do great credit to the good feeling and the good sense of
Mr. BLACKBURNE.- We regret indeed that we have not room to give his entire
speech. But the following extract claims the particular attention not only
of the infatuated people themselves, but of every one who wishes to
understand any thing of the present state of the South of Ireland. Referring
to the prophecies of Pastorini, the Learned Gentleman made the following
"This is not a place of theological or critical controversy.- I give no
opinion of mine, as to the prophecies of Pastorini, but I can state the
opinions of two Roman Catholic Prelates respecting them; and it is an act of
justice to these Rev. Persons to say that the works to which I refer are at
the same time proofs of their learning, their piety, and of their sincere
and anxious wish to contribute to the utmost of their power to restore
tranquility to this unhappy Country. Dr.DOYLE, in an address to his Clergy,
distinctly states that those prophecies have been perverted to different
ends from those which the pious author intended; and Dr. TUOHY, the Titular
Bishop of Limerick, in an address to the Clergy of his Diocess, has these
" I have reason to know, even under the pretext of religion, the poor
credulous people are led astray by those wicked advisers, telling them
prophecies and wonderful events in the years 22, 23 and 24. Surely the
government of this world is in the hands of God, utterly hidden from the
knowledge of men and even of the Angels, and most certainly it would be
blasphemy to make God the author of evil.
"These sentiments are true and just. We may be assured that Providence will
accomplish its ends by its own wise and self-sufficient means."
Two men were then put upon their trial for being form home, convicted, and
sentenced to seven years transportation. Special Sessions were also sitting
at Rathkeale, and several trials had taken place, with the results of which
we are not yet acquainted.
We shall now turn to the County of Cork, or rather to the conditions of
"the Liberties" of the City. It is unnecessary to say with disgust and
indignation we read the accounts, the substance of which we shall lay before
the Public. Let others gloat in their stores- to us they are matter for
shame and sorrow:
At Riverstown the premises of Messrs. GRAHAM and BROWN were robbed of arms,
but no violence was committed on the inmates. At Glanmire, about three miles
from Cork, the house of a Mr. LANDERS, was completely demolished, by 30 or
40 Whiteboys, his oats and barley consumed, three horses and two cows
mutilated. LANDERS is Under-Agent to Lord Listowell. His crime was taking
the Farm three years before. Two other houses shared the same fate from the
same gang. The daring of the Insurgents, (the Leader of whom is represented
as being dressed in a military cap and sash) will appear extraordinary,
when it is stated that the Outrage have been committed in a populous place,
and within a mile and a half of the Barracks, from whence a party of the
Military repaired on seeing hte fire, but too late to afford assistance, or
to secure any of the Incendiaries.
Two other houses, one near Watergrass-hill, were attacked the same night; a
young man lost his life at the latter throuh fright. At Fidane, a
farm-house, belonging to Mr. Homan HAINES, containing twelve sheep, were
burnt to ashes.- Some of the Incendiaries were apprehended.
Several outrages have taken place,which we have neither time nor patience to
The Special Sessions, under the Insurrection Act, sat at Fermoy on Saturday.
Forty Magistrates were on the Bench. Three men were tried for being absent
from hom, two of whom were acquitted, and one sentenced to transportation
for seven years.
The following circumstances occurred at the Special Sessions at Cork at
which Serjeant TORRENS presided on Wednesday last:
" A person named REARDAN and his wife were put to bar, the former of whom
Serjeant TORRENS recognised as having been brought before him at Limerick,
on a charge of being absent from home, which charge he had voluntarily
subjected himself to, in order to get himself transported.- Being
disappointed, he had committed a similar offence in this County, and being
desirous that his wife should accompany him, he made her conceal some powder
on her person, which he instructed her to deny, in order to bring her within
the operation of the law, and then caused her to be searched. The Learned
Serjeant said that these were not the characters which the law had in view,
and he was afraid they must disappoint them. They were both sent to the
House of Industry."
The Belfast News-Letter says, that the burning at Carrickfergus, which has
been already noticed was not attributed to party spirit, but to private
feelings. We are glad to hear this.
In the County of Kerry some houses have been burned, particularly one near
Dingle, on Thursday last, the Inhabitants escaped with difficulty. For the
first time, says the Tralee Paper, in the memory of man, two Highway
Robberies have been committed near that town. Mr. EAGAR (or ESGAR) of
Clohers,was robbed of 28l and a Mr. OVERARD, an Englishman, of 33l. The
first robbery took place about three miles from the town. The other occurred
Published Galway, Ireland
Monday, May 12, 1823
On Saturday last, in Shop-street, in this town, after a tedious illness,
which he endured with resignation, Anthony O'FLAHERTY, Esq- a gentleman
whose mild and inoffensive manners endured him to his relatives and friends,
by whom he is much regretted.
On the first instant, at Portcareen, her residence in this County, Mrs.
FRENCH, the lady of Francis FRENCH, Esq., and sister to Messrs. ROCHE,
Bankers, of Limerick. She was the uniform promoter of virtue, the protector
of innocence, the encourager of industry, the comforter of the afflicted,
and the supporter of the distressed; not only among her own tenantry, but to
a circle widely idffused around the place of her residence. Though impelled
by the native excellence of her heart, though looking to a purer Country,
and swayed by purer motives than temporal rewards, yet she experienced, even
here below, the most gratifying acknowledgments of her worth. In a remote
part of the Country in the midst of a crowded and impoverished population,
bars, bolts or locks were unnecessary, and scarcely ever used, for the
protection of her mansion and property; for those whom she relieved and
instructed by day guarded her safety and watched her interests by night much
more effectually than any other species of security could supply- of such a
character to the poor, how severe the loss- to the acquaintance, how severe
the regret- and to her husband, relations and friends, how painful and
afflicting that separation- but to herself, how glorious the prospect of her
At Davidson, County of Meath, a few days ago, George HAND, Esq., a
gentleman, whose amiable manners, integrity of principle, and munificence of
hospitality, were proverbial in the County of his residence.
At Merrion-square, Mrs. Lydia CARTHWRIGHT
At Lanesthorough, on the 1st instant, Michael O'FARRELL, Esq., aged seventy
On the 6th instant, at St. Peter's Church, by the Rev. C.R. MATURIA, H.H.
BARTON, Esq., to Catherine Jane, second daughter of William Ryves BIRCH, of
William's Park, in the County of Dubin, Esq.
On Thursday, the 1st of May, at Saint Margaret's Church, Rochester, by the
Rev. Doctor GRIFFITH, Lieutenant Colonel WOFRIGE of the Royal Marines
Artillery, to Flemina Anna, only daughter of the late Hamilton GRAHAM, of
the County Meath, Esq. and niece to Colonel GRAHAM of the Royal Marines.
Thursday, May 15, 1823
DEATH OF THE MOST REV. DR. TROY
The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, and Metropolitan of Ireland, Dr. John
Thomas TROY, died at his house in Ruthland-square, on Sunday morning. This
venerable Prelate, who occupied a larger space, even in the politics of the
country, than any Catholic Bishop since the Revolution, was in the 84th year
of his age. He was in the Irish Catholic Hierarchy 47 years, and filled the
Metropolitan See for 37 of that long period, with great prudence and
propriety. Dr. TROY was born in the year 1739, appointed a Bishop in
September, 1777, and translated to the Archdiocess of Dublin in 1786. This
period has certainly been one of the most important in the history of
Ireland, and brought Dr. TROY frequently forward. We believe that his
judgment and discretion have been generally acknowledged; and although there
were times in which he appeared to differ from some of those placed under
his spiritual care, every one will now admit that he was actuated alone by a
strong sense of duty, and a sincere desire to promote the peace and
well-being of his country.- To the calumniators of the Catholic Priesthood,
to the scoffers at their simple and sacred Hierarchy, we would point the
example of this pious and sensible Bishop; and we would ask him in turn, to
indicate any one Clergyman, of any persuasion, whatever his grade may be,
whose exhortations and efforts to promote the peace of the country, and the
attachment of Ireland to the British connexion, were so eminent, and, as far
as his Grace was concerned, as successful as Dr. TROY. As a mark of respect
to his memory, the Citizens of Dublin, including those belonging to
different persuasions, have resolved that his funeral shall be a public
--Dublin Evening Post.
STATE OF THE COUNTRY
Six or eight houses have been burnt in Limerick since our last notice. In
Cork and attempt was made to assassinate a Magistrate, Mr. Bernard LOW. A
few outrages have occurred in Clare and Westmeath. Mr. Serjeant TORRENS, and
Mr. BLACKBURNE, appears to be indefatigable. The Cork Papers, arrived this
morning, happily bring nothing new.
--Dublin E. Post
On the 4th inst., William, eldest son of Patk. BEAGHAN, Esq., Merchant, to
the amiable and accomplished Miss Jane DOLAN, only daughter of the late
Patrick DOLAN, Esq. of Gaulstown, county Louth.
James GIBBONS, Esq. jun of Ballynegall, to Alicia Frances, daughter of
William SMYTH, Esq. of Drumcree, both of the county Westmeath.
At Novar-house, on the 7th instant, John HAMILTON of Brown-hall, county of
Donegal, Esq to Mary, second daughter of Hugh ROSE, Esq. of Glastulick, in
the county of Ross.
On the 27th ult, in Mary-le-bone Church, London, John MATHEWS, Esq., Dublin,
to Mary, eldest daughter of Chas. DICKEY, Esq. of Myrtlefield, near Belfast.
On Monday at the Wicklow hotel, in Stephen's-green, Dublin, in the 30th year
of his age, John Thomas LALOR, of Cranagh, in the county of Tipperary, Esq.
To an uncommon priority of mind, he united the greatest kindness of
disposition, and, the unaffected and interesting manners of a gentleman. His
premature and lamented death has left his family in the most disconsolate
affliction, and his memory will long remain embalmed in the tender
recollection of his friends.
VESTRY CESS- PARISH COFFINS
We are anxious as any for economy in the concerns of the Parish; and we have
so frequently alluded to some matters, in the expenditure of which very
important savings may be made.- We made it our business to look over the
different items in the levy book; but it never struck us that any saving
could be made in the way of Parish Coffins; and, above al lthings, we never
imagined that the strictest economist or well-wisher of the town could think
of doing away altogether with those Parish Coffins for the Poor who are not
able to purchase any. The new plan for burying the dead Poor is certainly
outlandish:- As soon as one expires, or when it is thought necessary to
inter him, a shell, or in other words, a Coffin with a sliding bottom, is
sent to his residence; in this new constructed machine he is to be taken to
the grave-yard, and there dropped from out of it into the grave. This, no
doubt, may appear very economical; but we may safely assert, that the
Inhabitants of this town, in general, had rather even increase this impost
than to see those poor people hurried into the gound like animals of the
brute creation. We are not sticklers for old customs, nor foolish enough to
think that it is of any importance where or in what manner the human frame
shall be deposited after the vital spark shall have been extinguished; but
we do confess, that it is a melancholy reflection for the poor man to think
that after having spent his life in honest but unprofitable industry, and
paid his town-taxes and vestry-cess regularly, or as well as he was able,
his poverty should force him to consign to the grave, after the manner of
the brute creation, his relative, whom he esteemed, or his wife, or father,
or sons whom he loved, and whose memory he would respect.
Here again it may be said that what matters it where or how the human frame
is deposited after death. Certainly it matters nothing. But those who know
the lower orders of the Irish People, are well aware that in instances
similar to that to which we allude- they are not Philosophers- and that one
of the greatest stings that could be inflicted on their feelings would be,
to see their relative or friend consigned to the grave in this manner.
Advocates for the Patent Coffins may adduce the mode of burial in other
Countries to strengthen their arguments; but to capacities which are not
suited to their reasoning these very instances seemto defeat the wished for
end. One instance is from some Foreign Country where they roll a sort of
napkin around the deceased, and then inter him without any other covering.
This seemed to be quite a case in point. But it is the invariable custom of
that Country, and the People there are not acquainted with any other
funereal form. Now, if those People were so civilized as to meet regularly
in Vestry, would they not consider it strange and very shocking if one of
their neighbours who had read the Historics of Foreign Countries, started up
and moved that the dead bodies of the People should be for the future
enclosed in a coffin or long box, and thus placed in the earth. Why, they
would absolutely go mad at the idea of nailing up their friend or parent in
this coffin or long box.- The People in part of China, of all ranks and
conditions consume the dead bodies of their friends in fire, and would think
it very strange if any other form had been introduced. Nay, it is most
extraordinary that when a certain Clergyman who had been on the Mission in
those parts attempted to introduce the funeral rites similar to those
observed in these Kingdoms, the People opposed him violently, and never
after had any good opinion of his HUMANITY. - Thus it will be here- the poor
people will be (if possible) as much afflicted with the new method of
burying as at the very death of their friend or relation. Again, we will
suppose that an epidemic shall rage here.- Many of the poor people will be
carried off, and several of them buried in the crowded Cemetery at
Fort-hill, where the dead bodies are at this moment piled one over another.
A new grave is to be opened, and the first sight that shocks even the
hardened hearts of a Grave-digger, will be the body of some poor person
which may not have lain in the ground a week, and which he has mangled with
his spade.- This subject is really disgusting, and we cannot trust ourselves
We give insertion to the annexed at the request of a Subscriber:-
The ancient Abbey of this name, so justly celebrated in Irish history, six
miles from Tuam, the right to which had been the subject of much contention
in the House of Lords recently, was founded by Cathal O'Connor, called
Crove-derg, or Red-handed, in 1189. Among the survivors of the bloody house
of Roderick, the most conspicuous for his piety, and romantic courage, and
above all, for his unconquerable dislike of the English, stood this
Illustrious Prince. He formed an extensive alliance with the Munster Chiefs,
for the purpose of repelling the invaders; and the Lords of Thomond and
Desmond, burying their dissentions in the common good, united in a treaty of
peace, in order to aid, with their forces, the intentions of Cathal.
Decourcy, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, dreading that the gathering storm
would burst on his head, recalled a strong detachment of his army under
Armories of St. Laurence. Decourcy, in the mean time, having been removed
from the Government of Ireland, by the appointment of Hugh de Lacy, whose
conduct seemed to be both haughty and insolent, felt the deepest resentment.
Cathal, taking advantage of this division, and the consequent weakness of
the English interest, instantly determined on attacking the invaders. A
furious and sanguinary battle ensued, on the hill of Knockmoy, in which the
whole almost of Armorie's army, after committing dreadful slaughter on the
Irish, perished on the field of battle. During the contest, while the issue
seemed yet balanced in the scale, this renowned Prince, influenced by that
religious feeling, with which those early and rude ages were deeply
tihetured?, promised to build an Abbey on the field of battle, if he should
be the conqueror. Cathal, shortly after, erected Knockmoy, in Irish, enoe
mugha, the hill of slaughter; and to Monkish writers, Monasterium de Colle
Victoriae. The founder gave the Abvey to Cisterian Monks, the habit of which
Order he afterwards assumed; and dying in 1224, was buried in his own Abbey.
The most curious remains, after decay of so many ages, at Knockmoy are,
Fresco paintings, which adorn the founder's beautiful mousoleum- one
compartment exhibits Christ on the Cross; another exhibits six Kings- three
dead and three living; of the latter, he in the middle is Roderic O'Cannor,
Monarch of all Ireland. He holds in his hand the sea-mange, or shamrock, a
plant in great estimation, from a legendary tradition, that by this
three-leaved grass, St. Patrick set forth the mystery of the Trinity. The
Princes on each side are his vassals. He, with the hawk on his arm, is the
grand falconer, and the other with the sword, his Marshal; these hold their
lands by Grand Sergeantry. Below them, sits a Brehon, with his Roll of Laws-
having pronounced sentence of death on Mac Murrough's Son, for the crime of
the father's having joined the English. Geraldus Cambrensis gives a
beautiful account of this cruel sentence. The boy is tied to a tree- his
body being transfixed with arrows- a useful hint to those who, abetting the
cause of oppression and usurpation, trample under foot the sacred ties of
kindred and of country. These are the principal remains of this celebrated
Abbey. It is true, that the Abbey has fallen into much decay within these
twenty years- this apoliation will no longer be permitted; and much may yet
be preserved which will afford the antiquarian ample scope for inquiry and
DISTRESS IN ARRAN
A portion of the inhabitants of the large island of Arran is at present in a
very melancholy situation; and although the Island has produced more
provisions than can be possibly consumed in it, yet (it may seem very
strange) there are many families who consider themselves quite fortunate if
tehy can procure one scanty meal of potatoes in the day. The truth is, the
poor people to whom we allude depend for existence entirely upon the
Fishery; this is their exclusive means of subsistence, and they have not the
ordinary aid of an acre or two of potatoes, because their avocations will
not give them leisure for tillage or cultivation. Now it is unnecessary to
mention that the fishery has failed with them, and the consequence is that
they are left in a most helpless situation, having no money to purchase
provisions, which are in abundance before their eyes. Indeed, we have
letters before us from this quarter, which may astonish us, and which state
that the condition of these poor people is as deplorable as it was during
the last severe summer. These accounts are not overcharged, nor, we hear,
sufficiently coloured. A remonstrance on the subject has been forwarded to
his Excellency, the Lord Lieutenant; and we trust that it will be attended
with beneficial consequences for these poor people. They do deserve well of
the Country; for, perhaps, in the British dominions, there is not a more
peaceable race of men, although there is no Magistrate residing amongst them
to keep order, or subdue those broils, which are prevalent amongst a close
population, and which frequently end in murder.
NEW MEAT MARKET
The New Meat-Market will open on Saturday next, and Mr. MURPHY has very
liberally come forward with a Premium of £1 for the best Beef, 10s for the
best Mutton, &c. &c. which shall be offered for sale there on that day. -
Mr. M's Market is a very great desideratum, and the public already see its
COUNTY OF GALWAY
TO BE LET
For one year from the first of May instant,
of the Following Lands:
Part of the Estate of Francis Blake FOSTER, Esq. situate in the parish of
Abbey and Baroney of Tyaquinn.-
THE FARM AND LANDS OF ABBEY,
With its subdenominations, containing upwards of 600 Acres, Arable, Pasture
THE FARM AND LANDS OF CULLOGH,
With Subdenominations, containings upwards of 625 Acres, Arable, Pasture and
THE FARM AND LANDS OF BALLENAKELLY,
With Subdenominations, containing upwards of 300? Acres, Arable, Pasture and
THE LANDS OF FEIGH,
Including Red Bog, containing upwards of 356 Acres.
THE LANDS OF LESSANESKEY
Containing about One Hundred and Thirty Acres.
And for such Term as may be agreed upon,
THE MILLS OF ABBEY;
And Also the
TOLLS and CUSTOMS of ABBEY
Where Fairs are held in June, August, & November.
The Grass of each Farm, will be Let together in Separate Divisions.
Michael SENNET, residing at Abbey, will show the Lands.
Proposals to be directed to Daniel M'NEVIN, Esq. No. 8, Middle
May 12, 1823
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, May 19, 1823
On Friday night last, 22 head of cattle, from two to three years old and
upwards, the property of different individuals, which were grazing on the
lands of Shanrath, were houghed, cut, and maimed.
A few nights back, the house of a farmer, named FITZGIBBON, at Gardenfield,
in the parish of Drumcolliher, was attacked by a gang of midnight marauders,
some of whom entered and plundered the family of every portable article they
could lay their hands on.
On Friday night, three valuable farm houses, on the lands of Ballyrehan, in
the immediate vicinity of Crotto, county Kerry, were set on fire by some
incendiaries, and totally consumed. The houses, when burned, were
On Thursday last, in the noon day, whilst the inhabitants were at mass, a
good farm house on the lands of Carrabinny, near Macroom, was consumed; a
large quantity of potatoes, farming utensils, and some other articles were
A dairy house between Macroom and Dunmanway, the property of Herbert GILMAN,
Esq., was consumed, on Friday night, and four cows stabbed- four more had
their tails cut off.
On Saturday night last, the house of William LINEHAN, within a mile of
Buttevant, was entered by a large party of insurgents, who compelled the
unfortunate man to let them have all the money in his possession.
Charleville, Monday, May 12
This day the Court was opened in this town, pursuant to adjournment from
Mallow, for the trial of offenders. About 12 o'clock Mr. Serjeant TORRENS
and the Assistant Barrister, with upwards of twenty Magistrates, were in
attendance on the Bench.
Timothy BUCKLEY, for having concealed arms in his possession, was found
guilty, and instantly sentenced to transportion for seven years.
John Sheehy M'NAMARA, for being absent from his dwelling after sun-set and
before sun-rise, without being able satisfactorily to account for himself,
was also sentenced to transportation for seven years.
Thomas CASEY was next tried for unlawfully assembling and acquitted.
James BUCKLEY and John BUCKLEY, were next indicted for having concealed arms
in their possession. They were acquitted.
BUCKLEY and M'NAMARA were immediately removed from the Court under a strong
military escort, and in the midst of the wealings of their relatives and
friends, transmitted to Cork on their way to the Hulk at Cove.
They arrived last evening in this city, and without waiting a moment, were
put on board one of the steam packets, which sailed soon after for Cove.
On Saturday night, a dwelling-house, the property of John BITCHENER, on the
lands of Annakissy, was set on fire by the insurgents, and consumed. By this
outrage 2 or 3 helpless families, consisting of eighteen persons, have been
left without a shelter. No cause has been assigned for this wanton act of
On the same night, a large cow-house, the property of E. CONNORS, of
Ballinguile (or Ballingaile), two miles from Buttevant, was set on fire and
And on Monday night last, the house of a steward of Mr. PURCELL, on the
lands of Ballyvorisheen, was also burned to the ground, Mr. PURCELL's own
house was some time since burned on the same farm. The police stationed at
Greenfort saw both fires, and immediately proceeded to the spot, but they
did not succeed in apprehending any of the insurgents, nor were they able to
afford any effectual assistance.
At Dalystown, in the County of Galway, a few days since, Mrs. D'ARCY; Lady
of Thomas D'ARCY, Esq. Chief Magistrate of Police. Those only who knew this
amiable lady can appreciate the many virtues which adorned her- and her
death must be a subject of deep regret to Mr. D'ARCY, for she possessed
every requisite that could render the connubial, a life of happiness.
In Market-street, on the 16th instant, after a tedious illness borne with
the utmost fortitude, Mrs. FRENCH, relict of the late Ignatius FRENCH, Esq.
of Carrarea, in this County
In Abbeygate-street, on Friday last, of water on the brain, Walter, only son
of Mr John BLAKE, of this town. He was a fine promising child, only six
years of age, and his engaging manner endeared him to all who knew him.
On Monday, the 5th inst. at Strokestown, County Roscommon, in her 76th year,
Mrs. Jane KNOX, relict of Colonel KNOX, of Prehen, Londonderry, and sister
of the late Lord Hartland.
In London, on the 4th instant, Major SUTTON, late of the 97th Regiment.
This morning, in St. Nicholas's Church, by the Rev. Henry MORGAN, Vicar
Thomas MAHON, Esq of Belville, in this County, and late Major in the Galway
Regiment, to the accomplished Jane, eldest daughter of Henry BLAKE, Esq.,
M.D., Dominick-street, in this town.
In Dublin, William HERON, of Lower Dorset-street, Esq to Mary, niece of the
late D. CAULFIELD, of Newry, Esq.
In Dublin, on the 15th inst. by the Most Rev. Dr. MURRAY, John DUIGEMAN,
M.D. to Maria, only daughter of the late George MURRAY, of
The Only Ship for the United States This Season
Now Taking in Passengers for the City of New York
The fine fast-sailing New Ship,
Of New York-Burthen 850 Tons
Six Feet high between Decks, now lying in the Port of Galway, and will sail
positively, the 15th May instant. Captain BARSTOW is an experienced
commander in the Passenger Trade, and made his passage in 20 days to this
In consequence of the change in the weather, and to accommodate some female
passengers going out, Captain BARSTOW has agreed to defer sailing until the
25th instant, therefore a few more passengers can be accommodated.
Cabin at Ten Guineas-Steerage Five Guineas.
The Ship finding nothing but plenty of Water and Fuel.
For any further particulars apply to John & James BURKE, Back-street; or to
the Captain on board, or to Mr Evan EVANS, Ship-Broker, Back-street.
Galway, May 12, 1823
The 25th instant falling on Sunday,
The Sheep Fair
Will be held on Monday, the 26th,
Great Cattle Fair
On Tuesday, the 27th,
Loughrea, May 14th, 1823.
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 22, 1823
In Temple-street, Dublin, on the 16th instant, the Lady of Edward Eyre
MAUNSELL, Esq. of a son
At Rathmullen church, in the county of Down, by the Rev. Charles ARCHBOLD,
Osburn KIDD, Esq. of Armangh to Frances, fourth daughter of the Rev.
Frederick Augustus ARBUTHNOT, late of Cavan.
At St. Nicholas's church, Brighton, on Saturday last by the Very Rev. the
Dean of Hereford, St. Leger HILL, Esq of Epsom, to the niece of the late
Right Honorable Edmond BURKE.
On the 13th instant, at Mary-le-bone church, London, Captain Job HAMMER,
R.N. of Holbrook-hall, Suffolk, nephew of Sir Thomas HAMMER, Bart to
Harriet, youngest daughter of the late Thomas DAMSON, Esq of
TOWN OF GALWAY
TO BE LET
>From March last, for such term as may be agreed upon, the serveral parts of
TOWN OF GALWAY ESTATE,
Of John WHALEY, Esq. as follows, viz.:
Sherwood's Fields, Kilcorkey, Newcastle Fields, Verdon's Fields, the
Lanabaties, Fair Hill, Holloran's Plot, Coach-House Fields and Calf Parks,
Killery's Garden, together with the Premises known by the name of Veggie's
Proposals will be received and every information given respecting the
Premises, by application to me. No. 20, Bolton-street, Dublin, if by letter,
it must be post paid.
Hamilton ECHLIN, Agent and Receiver.
May 17, 1823
N.B.- I will attend at Connolly's Inn, in the Town of Galway, on the 5th of
June, 1823, to receive proposals for,and to Set the above Premises to such
persons as shall be disposed to treat for the same.
County of Galway
TO BE LET
>From the First Day of May, 1823
Part of the Lands of Kilclogher, containing 76 acres, and 12 perches, with a
good comfortable House and Out-Offices.
Immediate possession can be given.
Application to Mr. Joseph LEONARD, or at said House.
May 22, 1823
TO BE SOLD
A House in Barrack-street, Loughrea, well known by the name of "The Square"
Application to be made to N.P. TRENCH, Esq. Straw Lodge, Galway.
John BLAKENEY, Esq. of Dominick-street, will satisfy any person as to the
May 22, 1823
Burton PERSSE, Esq.
Giles EYER, Esq
M.G. PRENDERGAST, Esq.
By virtue of the sevedral Writs of Fireri Facias to these causes to me
directed, I will on Wednesday, the 28th of May instant, set up and sell by
public Auction, at Eyercourt Castle, the Defendant's residence, all his
Goods and Chattles, consisting of Household Furniture of various
descriptions, &c, &c. of which all persons concerned are required to take
Robert BURKE, Sheriff.
Sheriff's Office, Loughrea, May 15, 1823.
N.B.- For sums exceeding £10 approved Bills of ninety-one days will be
taken, and 3d. in the pound allowed for payment in cash.
At six o'clock this morning Mr. B. FYNN commenced fishing at the rere of
Mrs. JOYES's mills, and hooked a trout, remarkable for its size and form- 18
inches in lenght, 3 in breadth, and 6 in depth, weighing 9 lbs. 3 oz. It
continued playing three quarters of an hour; in its belly were found six
hair-hooks, and about it two casting lines, with four pair of good flies- a
proof of its being the fish that has caused so much disasters to fishers in
that part of the river this month back.
published Galway, Ireland
Monday, May 26, 1823
(From the Limerick Chronicle)
On Monday last, at the hour of ten o'clock in the morning, the
dwelling-house of Robert HARDING, Esq. of *erawalin, in this county, was
assailed and broken into by a band of ruffians, some of whom had their faces
disguised; they dashed thro' the windows on the ground floor, forcing in the
sashes, and then rushed upstairs, forcing the females of the house before
them. On the landing of the stairs they were met by Mr. HARDING, who fired
at them, but (by the interposition of his sister) without effect. They then
knocked down Mr. H., beat him most severely, and fired several shots at him
while he lay on the floor. They then possessed themselves of all the arms in
the house, consisting of two double-barrelled guns, two single guns, a
pistol, a powder-horn, shot-pouch, and a small di*k, which they carried off.
Immediately after the outrage, Richard MASON, Esq. a Magistrate, accompanied
by this brothers and Messrs. H. & R. HARDING, with a detachment of the Rifle
Brigade, from Ballyagran, scoured the country in the direction of
Drumcolloher, but without effect at that period; but at seven o'clock the
same evening,they proceeded to the neighbourhood of Garryfeine and Fort, on
the borders of the county of Cork, where they succeeded in apprehending 11
of the most notorious character, four of whom we are happy to find, were
fully identified by Richard MASON, Esq. The names are Michael RYAN, Thomas
MEADE; Richard MOLONY; and William CASEY.
On Saturday night the house of John RING, a dairy-man on the lands of
Ballyalinan, near Rathkeale, was entered about nightfall by eight or ten
men, who searched for the owner. He was unfortunately absent, but they beat
two boys who were in the house in a cruel manner, having assumed this
situation in March last in room of another man who was displaced. The
Magistrates and Police are making every exertion to detect the offenders,
and there is little doubt but they will be soon made amenable to the law.
In the middle of the day (yesterday) a party of insurgents went to the house
of Mr. TOWNSHEND at Farrahee, near Kildarrary,and took several stand of
fire-arms, from thence. Mr. TOWNSHEND and his family were from home.
On Monday evening, a pensioner named GLYNN, had a dispute with his wife, in
Ballybricken, Waterford, when he gave her a blow of a tongs in the head,
which immediately deprived her of life. The fellow has absconded.
The Mary-Anne, Kendall, sailed from Limerick on Monday, with 142 passengers,
DEATHS REPORTED IN THE ARMY FOR LAST MONTH
General GRENVILLE, Colonel of the 23d Foot.
Lieutenant General DEARE, East India Company's Service
Major-General Sir Wm. TOONE, K.C.B., East India Company's Service
Mr. WALKER, 5th Dragoon Guards
Captains- PONSONBY, half-pay, 44th; IRWIN, half-pay, 48th; SINCLAIR,
half-pay, 2d; GALLOP, half-pay, Dillon's Regiment; WILLIAMS, 8th Dragoons;
Lieutenants- BROWN, 12th Dragoons; DARLING, 24th Foot, Dempten, Bengal;
GREENE, 34th Foot; BOWMAN, 36th Foot; SMITH, 91st Foot; HOPKINS, late 8th
Veteran Battalion; ARSTIN, half-pay, 10th Foot; SKERRETT, half-pay, 81st
Foot; RAINSFORD, half-pay, 37th Foot; THOMPSON, half-pay, 97th Foot;
MONTGOMERY, half-pay, 96th Foot; HOPWOOD, half-pay, 1st Garrison Battalion;
CAMPBELL, half-pay, York Fusileers.
Ensigns- SMITH, 83d Foot; GRANT, 91st Foot; LEWIN, late Veteran Battalion,
Town Major; THOMAS, 5th Veteran Battalion; HURST, half-pay, 66th Foot; GRAY,
half-pay, 91st Foot; McCOLLA, half-pay, 99th Foot.
Paymaster- SCOTT, 70th Foot
Quartermasters-SIDLEY, 12th Dragoons; MORRIS, half-pay, 2d Dragoon Guards;
CROSS, half-pay, 19th Dragoons; FINNEGAN, half-pay, 25th Dragoons; GORMLEY,
Medical Staff- Inspector GRIEVES, half-pay; Physician MOSELEY, half-pay;
Surgeon Major CHARITON, retired full-pay, 1st Foot Guards; Staff Surgeon
MOREL, half-pay; Deputy Inspector by Brevet; HALL, half-pay; Surgeon
HAMILTON, retired full-pay, 82d; Staff Assistant-Surgeon, OLIVER, half-pay;
Assistant-Surgeon OWEN, 87th; STOCKDALE, half-pay, 3d Cyclon Regiment;
(From the Clonmel Advertiser)
About eleven o'clock on Sunday night, the house of a man of the name of
DAVIN, at New Abbey, two miles to the westward side of Clonmel, was
maliciously set on fure and wholly consumed, together with a large quantity
of potatoes, to pigs, and some household furniture. The house was on the
property of Colonel KEANE, and was held by DAVIN under a man of the name of
CONNORS. DAVIN, his wife, and their two children, had a narrow escape of
being burnt. In consequence of this most daring outrage, we understand that
a meeting of Magistrates will be held here at noon this day, to investigate
the circumstance- a couse which is most proper in the present condition of
The following has been communicated to us from Arddnane, in a letter written
"The Police of Newcastle went out this morning to execute a capias. After
taking the two persons against whom the capias had been issued and on their
return to Newcastle, at the Cross of Mullough, a large body of country
people, amounting to some hundreds, attacked them with stones, pitchforks,
&c. &c for the purpose of rescuing the prisoners; but hte steady good
conduct of the Police (who were, however, compelled to fire in their own
defence) prevented the rescue, and they conveyed their prisoners to their
quarters at Newcastle. Upon intelligence on this afair arriving to
Lieutenant PERCY, Chief Constable at Caher, he, with the Honorable and
Reverend Mr. CAVENDISH, and a party of the 7th Hussars, proceeded to
Newcastle to inquire into the transactionk, and there were informations
lodged against a man who is now in custody for the attempted rescue."
On the same morning and in the same neighbourhood, another offence was
committed. Some cattle had been distrained, from defaulting tenants of Mr.
RYAN, on the lands of Rathgally. While the cattle were driving away by the
agent and his assistants, they were attacked by nearly 300 persons, armed
with pitchforks, spades, sticks, and stones; the stock was rescued, and the
persons acting as drivers severely beaten. It is understood that the
property is under ejectment by the head landlord; and that, although most of
the tenants re opulent, and owe at least 700l. arrears of rent, they will
not pay their landlord, preferring to keep their money for new purchases, in
case their landord be ejected throughout the county. The lower orders seem
determined that none shall stand between them and the landed proprietors, be
their condition what it may; andif such outrages as the transaction we have
just related be not met with spirit, there is no knowing where they will
The following particulars of a shocking outrage, and most determined
defence, reached us yesterday from our correspondent at Killenaule (or
"On the night of Friday, the 16th instant, the dwelling-house of Mr. James
RYAN, of Newhall, in the barony of Slievardagh, in this county, was attached
by an armed party of ruffians, who kept up a continual fire for upwards of
ten minutes, and broke several windows and a door. The attack was evidently
made with the intent of murdering Mr. T. RYAN, who was grazed by a musket
ball on the left side, and had his shirt set on fire by the blaze of the
shot; he, at the same time, instantly received a blow of the piece on the
left eye, which knocked him down; the ruffian expressed a malicious triumph
at seeing him fall- he said 'take this in the devil's name!' But,
notwithstanding, he, on recovering, assisted by his aged father, returned a
brisk fire, that he villains were compelled to retire without effecting
their purposees.- There cannot be too much praise given to a servan man
named NOWLAN, who stepped forward, and with a bayonet defended a window
during the whole time.
"The Police stationed at Kilcooley Abey, under the direction of Mr. MORGAN,
Chief Constable, whose exertions to preserve the peace of the country have
been most unremitting, were in attendance in about fifteen or twenty minutes
after the fellows had made off. Mr. MORGAN proceeded to the place early next
morning with a few mounted Police, nothing could equal the dilapidated state
of the house. The conduct of Mr. RYAN and his servant on the occasion was
truly heroic, and deserves the approbation of the country. Much exertion has
been used to apprehend the persons concerned in this brutal outrage, but, we
are sorry to say, without effect."
A most melancholy accident occurred on the evening of Saturday week last, at
Augthtermoy, near Donemans. Robert, the youngest son of Mr. William BAIRD,
aged 21, had retired to his chamber for the night, in teh bloom of health
and in high spirits, after having supped with the family and spent the
concluding part of the evening in its social circle, in innocent hilarity.
Having undressed, he sat down upon the bed, for hte purpose as appears by
the sequel, of charging a large pistol which he kept to intimidate nocturnal
depredators; and whilst thus employed, owing to the defectiveness of the
lock, it exploded, and, horrible to relate, its contents entered below his
right eye, and, passing through his head, carried away part of his skull. On
Monday his remains wre accompanied by a vast concourse of affected relatives
and friends to the cemetery at Grange.--Derry Journal.
On the 21st instant, at Castlekelly, in the County of Galway, Leonora Mary,
wife of the Rev. Armstrong KELLY. Her amiable temper and disposition causes
her loss to be sincerely deplored by her family and numerous friends, and
her extensive and active tho unostentatious charity, will make her loss be
severely felt in the neighbourhood she lived in.
THE LEEDS WOOLLEN HALL
New Buildings- High-Street
Respectfully informs the Public that he has now an Extensive and Elegant
&c., &c., &c
Which he can venture to say exceeds anything of the kind ever before offered
to the Public.
He has also received, this day, a Large Assortment of
Which he will dispose of at very reduced prices.
Galway, May 23, 1823
Mich. Geo. PRENDERGAST, Esq., Plaintiff
Giles EYRE and John EYRE, Esquires & Several others, Defendants
Pursuant to the Decree of his Majesty's High Court of Chancery, in Ireland,
made in this Cause, bearing date the 18th day of November, 1822, I will on
Saturday, the 14th day of June, at the hour of one o'clock in the afternoon,
at my Chambers, on the Inns-quay, Dublin, set up and Sell, by public Cant,
to the highest and fairest bidder, all that and those, the Town and Lands of
Eyercourt, Kilenchy, Bodella, Killtalastly, Tiereke Inn, Colcarta,
Ballinekelly, Cappaghgower, Glassegort, Clonnessese, Garieduffe, Cappagh,
Gortedangin, Lyer, Kigalla, Bracklone, Killor*n, Clonkea, Kankelly,
Kilticragh, Killaltenagh, Kill M'Shane, Lisgara, Lissinany, otherwise
Lisnacody, Ternane, Attyprehane, Curichbegg, Cornamuckelagh, Stranhoye,
Corregrage, Ballynemodagh, Dunock, M'Meron, Lisonan, Lissfinin,
Corballimore, Gorickassel, Carnegarre, Lissenaccody, Brodill, Cloghbrack,
Femoreighter, Femoreoughter, Febeg, Reighan, Lissdavilly, Clunkeevan,
Tirehara, Frerough, Carnenekenny, Deerneo, Kilroe, Clanulis, And also, the
Town & Lands of Fahy, Carnenefinoge, Tulla, Mohonagh, Keigh, Gortleny,
Finagh, Levally, Glendorke, Gortkarne, CluaM'Kinone, Kive, Leligan,
Ballymore,Cullakarne, Gurrenetany, Anaghcor*a, Corabinane, Ca*ragmehill,
Gortneclassagh, Kleigh, Gortneganive, Ganiviny, Oghillmore, Killiveny,
Ballycourse, Seker, Bally M'Shane, Knuckheland, and the Controversie Lands,
Cangaragge and Cloncorduffe, situate, lying and being in the County of
Galway. And also, all that and those, the Town & Lands of Tedam,
Ballynebuhy, Corgaraaffe, Newtown, Ballyherry, Fedarn, Gor*ally, Milltown,
Monglada, Ballynlough, Carr*ecarrane,Lissevantra, Killishashen, Cloghan,
Sca*an*bregagh, Culederry, Ballyeigan, Boulibrack, and Clanbrenio, situate,
lying and being in the King's County, or a competent part thereof, for the
purposes in said Decree mentioned.- Dated this 14th day of May, 1823
For particulars as to Title and for Rentals, apply to Pat FITZPATRICK, esq.
Plaintiffs Solicitor, 46 Jervis Street; and to John MAHON, Esq. Defendants
Solicitor, 27 Marlborough-street.
Begs leave to inform his Friends and the Public that he has just arrived to
him from Dublin a Fresh and General Supply of
Of Superior Quality, selected from one of the first Houses in the
Metropolis.-He trusts that his Moderate Terms and unremitting Personal
Attention to Business will insure to him a continuance of that Favour which
he has already experienced.
Galway, May 26, 1823
County of Galway
To Be Set
At Carorea, until 1st May next,
96 Acres of Choice Meadow
In Nine Parks.
Also, 103 Acres of Choice
Feeding Land & Winterage,
In One Division.
Proposals to be received by Ignatius J. FRENCH, Esq. Carorea Cottage, who
will close with any Bidder or Bidders on moderate terms.
May 26, 1823
County of Galway
To Be Let
>From the first day of May instant, for such term as may be agreed on,
The Farm of
Late in the possession of Michael O'KELLY, Esq. containing about 379 Acres.
Proposals in writing (if by letter post paid) will be received by Major P.
KIRWAN, 75 Pultney-street or Mr. Laurence GLYNN, Castle M'Garrett Office,
May 26, 1823
County of Galway
To Be Let
And immediate Possession given,
That part of the Lands of Corbally
Containing about 100 Acres, situate mid-way between Galway and Tuam. It
produces most excellent Winterage, and is considered the best Farm in this
County for weaning Lambs.
Proposals will be received by Mr. LYNCH, at Corbally, or Mr. F. O'BEIRNE,
Turloughmore, who will close with a solvent Tenant when the value is
May 26, 1823
County of Galway
To Be Let
>From the First Day of May instant, for such term as may be agreed on,
The following denominations of Land, near Athenry:
Rhamorrissy, about ...250A
And within three Miles of Galway, the Lands of
(Part of Carrabrowne)
About 130 Acres
For particulars enquire at the Office at Castle M'Garrett, Clare, Mayo
Proposals in writing (if by letter post paid) will be received by J.E.
STRICKLAND, Esq at said office.
May 26, 1823
The Dubbs Estate, situate in the barony of Dunmore, county of Galway,
comprising 1248 acres and 21 perches of arable and grazing land subdivided
into farms, producing a rental of 933l.*s.8d. in which is included a ground
rent of 160l. per annum, has been sold for 14,850l.
By a series of Papers printed by order of the House of Commons, it would
appear that there were, for Cork alone, 317 persons indicted under the
Insurrection Act, twelve months ago; 112 were convicted; 118 were acquitted;
203 discharged by proclamation.
In Clare, there were 48 persons tried for being found absent from their
dwellings; of whom three were convicted, and these three sentences executed.
To Kilkenny, 34 were tried, and one was found guilty; the crime-"having
In Tipperary, 658 were tried also at the Spring Assizes of 1822, under the
Insurrection Act; of the 658, there were 573 acquitted, and 85 found guilty,
two remaining for trial. The return adds that those found guilty were
transmitted to Cork for transportation.
On the 13th instant, in Bride street, of a lingering illness, which she bore
with the most exemplary fortitude, Mrs. Mary CHAMPION, aged 68 years.
On the 12th instant, at this house in Upper Fitzwilliam-street, Dublin,
after an illness of five weeks, Joshua SMITH, Esq. Barrister-at-Law- he was
beloved by all who knew him.
In Enniskillen, on the 15th instant, Mr. John MACKEN, brother to the late
Patrick MACKEN, A.B.T.E.D. and eldest son of Mr. Richard MACKEN, of
Brookborough, in that county.
On the 11th instant, at Edenvale, near Hillsborough, the Rev. Robert
M'CLURE, in the 91st year of his age, and 64th of his Ministry in the
Presbyterian Congregation of Annahill.
On Tuesday, at Ballyhale, the Rev. William HOULAHAN, parish priest of that
place, a gentleman whose long life was wholly devoted to the adornment of
that sacred profession and to the advancement of peace and good-will among
his fellow men.
On the 5th instant, in the 77th year of her age, Mrs. Jane KNOX, relict of
the late George KNOX, Esq of Preben, in the County Londonderry, and ssiter
to the late Lord HAR**AND
Lately in London, Elizabeth BROWN- She was mother of 10, grandmother to 35,
and great grandmother to 57 children- making a total of 158.
At Versailles on the 21st of April, the Honorable Robert PLUNKETT, only
surviving brother of the Earl of Fingall.
CORK, MAY 17
CHANGES IN THE DISTILLERY SYSTEM
In telligence of some authority reached this City yesterday, we understand,
of the new arrangements concluded on, respecting the Distilleries in
Ireland. The reduction of the duty upon Whiskey is fixed at 2s, 6d per
gallon, and instead of the present system, which is designed to favour
exclusively the use of large stills, it has been resolved to license stills
of forty gallons, and these without any regard as heretofore, to the
vicinity of the large stills. It is calculated, and reasonably as it would
seem, that this measure will have the effect of suppressing illicit
distillation- of raising a competition in the Corn Market, and consequently
of raising the price of agricultural produce- all of those very great public
object. The reduction in the number of Excise Officers to be kept in
employment in future, has been also communicated. Several Surveyors and
Guagers are to be ut on a superanuated Establishment.--Cork Paper
Just as our Paper was going to press, four persons of the name of GOLDEN,
were brought into town under a military escort, and taken in the house of
William Preston WHITE, Esq, a Magistrate of the County, where other
Magistrates had been assembled, for the purpose of holding a private
investigation respecting them, on charges of being implicated in the present
disturbances. They were apprehended the night before last at their
residences in Donoughmore, near Blarney, and yesterday and examination took
place, which, we learn is likely to lead to most important results. Several
particulars have been communicated to us, but pending the inquiry which is
now taking place, it would neither be prudent nor proper to disclose them.
We feel happy in not having occasion to mention any more Outrages having
occurred in the neighbourhood of Glanmire and Riverstown within the last
week. This, we are sure, is owing to the activity of the different armed
Associations and Magistrates in the Barony, as we are informed that scarcely
a night passes without one of the Associations, or some of the Police
stationed in Riverstown, patroling the Barony for miles around.--Southern
On Tuesday se'nnigh a meeting took place at the Four-mile-house, near
Roscommon, between Oliver IRWIN, Esq. and Lewes MURTON, Esq. after an
exchange of shots, the friends of both parties interfered and adjusted the
business. The cause of the quarrel, we understand, was of the most trifling
We are very sorry to state, that a house and furniture, the property of a
man named Bryan NEIL, of Clonmore, Parish of Clonmore, and Barony of
Rathilly, was maliciously burned between the hours of two and three o'clock
on Thursday morning last. There is no particular cause assigned for this
outrage, the first that has occurred in a long time in this part of the
Two Revenue Officers Carried Off by Force to Quebec-- On Thursday last, two
Revenue Officers wre left in charge of a vessel, (the William), riding at
anchor in Kingston Bay, and ready to sail for Quebec. The detention of the
vessel was ordered by Mr. GREGORY; the Captain, not having complied with the
provisions of the Act, limiting the number of passengers to the tonnage of
every vessel, and directing certain accommodations for the passengers. The
Captain was not on board when the detainer took place; he arrived during the
night, and seeing the urgency of the case, actually put to sea with two
Revenue Men! He has been pursued by two Revenue Cruisers, but without
effect-- Dublin Paper
The wife of Mr SANDERSON, 19, Old Band-st., was lately delivered of two
children, one a seventh months' child, a female, and the second an eight
months male child. Both children are blind; and have no nails, both of whom
together with the mother, are doing well.
BAKED MONKS- In the Monastery of St. Bernard it is the custom to preserve
the dead bodies of the Monks and afterwards place them erect in niches along
the walls. This is effected by baking them for five or six months in a very
slow oven, contrived for the purpose, and they will remain thus preserved
for centuries, without changing or being the least offensive. They are
dressed in their hoods and cloaks when placed up.
GUILD OF MERCHANTS
URGENT BUSINESS- By an adverstisement published in the Morning Papers, the
Guild of Merchants wre requested to meet on urgent business this day. And
what was the urgent business?- A resolution was to be passed not to give
annual cake and wine to the Blue-coat boys, if they do not appear with
Orange ribbons in their button-holes next Monday! It seems that the Lord
Maor had issued directions against this exhibition; and even last year,
during the Mayoralty of JAMES , it was dispensed with- but the Guild will
have conciliation. Let them wait a bit- They will speedily, or we are much
deceived, have something more important to engate their attention than an
Orange ribbon. They finally resolved, that they would not give the customary
treat to the children, unless they appeared with the usual Orange
published Galway, Ireland
Thursday, May 29, 1823
At Beech-hill, on the 20th instant, Sabina, daughter of Bernard MAHON, Esq.
This lovely girl, snatched by the unifying hand of death in an untimely
grave; has left to her afflicted family the only consolation that can now be
administered to their sorrowing hearts, the confident hope, that from the
angelic sweetness with whch she endured the pains and sufferings of a
lengthened illness without murmur or complaint, and the perfect innocence
and artlessness of her life and manners, her Eternal Father has taken her to
a happier abode than their fondest wishes could procure her here below. The
general regret for this amiable young lady, cut off in the bloom of youth
and beauty, is not to be described.
At Beech-hill on the same day, and within the same hour, Donelan, youngest
son of Bernard MAHON, Esq. - a fine promising young boy, of a few days
illness. The brother and sister were interred together in the family vault
at Loughrea Abbey.
Twenty-four convicts arrived here on the evening of Tuesday last, from
Castlebar, on their way to Cork, previous to transportation. They set off
next Monday under a strong military escort.
Bathers and persons desirous of spending the summer months in town, may
remove their fears or doubts on the subject of fever. It has now completely
disappeared. There are only a few patients in the Hospital, which is always
the case and we do not hear of any out patients.
THE LOUGHREA FAIR
Which commenced on Monday morning and terminated on Tuesday evening, was
well attended by buyers, who gave prices exceeding that of any of the former
fairs. The demand for sheep was brisk, and the prices enhanced; black cattle
also sustained better prices than was expected.
WOOLEN AND LINEN DRAPERY WAREHOUSE
(Next the sign of "The Raven") Shop-Street, Galway
Respectfully informs his Friends and the Public, he is just arrived from
Dublin, where he has purchased a handsome Assortment of Every Article in the
Avove Line which he will dispose of on agreeable terms.
N.B.- The Goods being his own selection, the flatters himself, they will
give universal satisfaction to such as are pleased to give him a preference.
Gentlemen's Summer Hats, at the lowest prices of the day.
29th May 1823
TO BE LET
>From the First day of May instant,
(Since which the Grass has been carefully preserved)
That part of Annaghmore, near Moylough, called
Containing seventy-six acres.- The Quality of the Land is universally
acknowledged to be excellent, and is in good heart. No preference is
promised or will be given.
Proposals in writing to be received by Doctor Henry BLAKE, Dominick-street,
29th May 1823
MOST MELANCHOLY SHIPWRECH OFF THE ISLE OF MAN- FORTY LIVES LOST
The brig Robert, of Whitehaven, 186 tons burden, Captain Nathaniel NETHAM,
sailed from Dublin for Liverpool, early on Friday morning, having on board
between fifty and sixty passengers (including about 20 women and children);
13 horses, 39 bullocks, 60 pigs, &c. Towards evening the sea became
extremely boisterous; as the vessel inclined to either side, there the pigs
rushed in a body; and the bullocks, having broken loose, became
unmanageable. In this predicament considerable fears were entertained by the
passengers for their safety, and they entreated the Captain either to return
to Dublin, or put into the nearest port. It was impossible to comply with
the former request, but the Captain said he would run into Whitehaven.
At this time (about half-past eight) the vessel was under a heavy press of
sail, and bearing on the Manx coast. Our informant (Mr. Joseph NIXON, of
Newgrove, near Monaghan) says the Captain, was not aware of being near the
land, for, in reply to a question from Mr. NIXON, he said there was no
danger, as the vessel was between twenty and thirty miles from any coast. A
few minutes afterwards, the Captain and Mr.NIXON being in the cabin (the
latter having lain down in the Captain's bed) the vessel struck on the rocks
at Langles-point, with a dreadful crash. The Captain and Mr. NIXON instantly
rushed on deck, where a scene of the most horrifying description presented
itself. The terrific shrieks of the women and children, and the distraction
of the men, maybe imagined, but cannot be described. At this awful and
perilous moment- the sea running mountains high- there was not an instant
for deliberation. They who could swim immediately jumped into the sea, and
gained the rocks, while a few others also succeeded by passing over the
bowsprit, and descending on a jutting point of rock. Several who had gained
the rocks were unfortunately washed off by the overwhelming waves, and it
was only by the utmost human exertions that any of them escaped destruction.
Those who succeeded in retaining their hold, clambered from rock to rock,
during the short interval that succeeded each wave, until they attained the
land. Of the entire number, not more than 19 persons (including the Captain
and crew) were saved. The remainder found watery graves. One woman was among
the number saved, but she was much injured and not expected to survive. The
Captain had a narrow escape, & was much bruised. From the darkness of the
night, these unfortunate people had considerable difficulty in finding a
habitation. On the following morning they went to Castletown, about a mile
and a half distant, where they received every attention and kindness. A
collection was made for their relief, and a vessel prepared to convey them
to their destination.
Mr. NIXON came over to Ardglass in a fishing smack, accompanied by another
man from Carrickmacross, named Thomas CALLAN. When he came from the scene of
the shipwreck not one of the bodies of the sufferers had been found. He
states that the passengers were entirely of the poorer class.- One poor man
lost his wife and seven children. The horses, bullocks, &c were all lost,
with the exception of one bullock and three pigs.
Mr. NIXON is of opinion that no blame can be attached to the Captain, who
was part owner of the vessel.
[We may remark that the scene of this distressing shipwreck is about a
quarter of a mile distant from the place where the Racehorse sloop of war
was lately wrecked.]
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