A Little Bit of Ireland
THE connaught journal
Galway, Thursday, October 2, 1823
LATE DISTRESS IN GALWAY
The duties of Mr. HANNEGAN, the Assistant
Since writing the above, we are
rejoiced to find that we have been anticipated by the unanimous voice of the
Public, which will be found in our advertising columns; and we have been
reluctantly obliged to omit more than half the signatures which have been handed
in for insertion.
CORK, SEPT. 26- The
information which we communicated on Monday, relative to the detection of the
worse than savages implicated in the murder of the unfortunate and unsuspecting
family of the Franks, was perfectly consistent in its details. The younger
Sheehan who sat in conclave when their doom was sealed, but who denies having
been inside the house when the murderous edict was executed, as the only
atonement he can make for this atrocious outrage against the laws of God and
man, has furnished the information, which has been followed up with promptness
by Major Carter, and has led to the apprehension of six of these concerned in as
wicked and wanton a murder, as any that has been committed within our
recollection. They were brought in to Doneraile on Wednesday, and lodged in the
Bridewell, preparatory to their transmission to the County Gaol. The female
clothes, in which the ruffian leader acted so conspicuous a part, have also been
secured, with traces of the blood of the victims on them, and other proofs which
will further assist, should any be wanted, in establishing the guilt of the
parties in custody.
A circumstance of a very painful nature occurred yesterday at the barracks, which we are sorry it has fallen to our duty to record, particularly as the regiment it has taken place in, is remarkable while in this garrison, for the gentlemanlike deportment of the officers and the remarkable good conduct of the men. A private of the 12th Lancers, of the name of M'Cann, who had been slightly reprimanded, as we are informed, applied for a Court of Inquiry into his conduct, which was granted, and the reprimand confirmed. Not satisfied with this decision, he applied for a Court Martial, which was as promptly complied with, but while it was depending, and a verdict grounded on the two former decisions likely to be returned, he repaired to the stables provided with his pistols, and had been there a short time, when a Lieutenant of the regiment went in, whom he fired at; the ball passed close to the body, and most providentially missed him, the unfortunate man then presented the other pistol to his head to commit self-destruction, in which we regret to state so far succeeded as to mangle it in such a manner as to leave little hope of his recovery.--Ibid.
Another instance of resistance to the
laws, accompanied with outrage, occurred yesterday within five miles of this
city. The facts are these:- Mr. Hewson, High Constable, accompanied by Mr.
Whitney, Peace Officer, and about twenty men, including keepers, went to make a
distress on some lands about eight miles from this city, on the Bandon road.
They arrived there at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and Mr. Hewson having made
known his business to the proprietor, they took several head of cattle in
charge, which the lawless rabble perceiving, they attacked the keepers with
stones, but Mr. Hewson having remonstrated with them on their conduct, they
desisted, and the keepers drove off the rabble towards town.
THE DUBLIN BLACKSMITH, or GRIEF AND A WATCH HOUSE.
On Wednesday night, at ten o'clock,
five persons, advanced in years, and filled with "dire revenge," lay perdue
in the Straw-market, Smithfield, and perceived that arch sans culotte,
Cupid, stealing softly towards the apartment of a certain matrimonial
blacksmith- in his hand he bore a half-lighted hymenal candle, and
was followed by a pretty little Milkmaid, with sparkling eyes and a rosy
complexion. Her lover ran by her side, urging on the wanton god to stir his
stumps, and join him in holy marriage him and his enamoratta, who had
flown on "love's light wings" from Mount Venus, near Rahtfarnham, for
"stony limits cannot keep love out." Just as they had reached the very
porch of Hymen's Journeyman, the above five grave personages, viz. the parents,
and uncles of Madame Cowslip, uttering a dismal roar, scared Venus's urchin, who
fled away in a trice. The hoarse guardians of the night advanced and seized the
Bridegroom, who in lieu of slumbering in Elysian groves had to content himself
all night in durance, and sigh through the churlish bars of an envious lock-up
room. The disappointed Cowslip, while the big drops chased each other down her
burning cheeks, was most unwillingly removed to her quandam abode and was
obliged to return to Mount Venus once again.
Tuesday, a number of persons assembled
round Usher's-quay Police-office, attracted by the arrest of a young Gentleman,
whose appearance and manners were of the first respectability; his former life
had been always considered so, and as he was taken off to be examined, the
spectators could scarcely credit the evidence of their senses, when apprised
that he stood charged with robbery or shoplifting. From the evidence produced at
the investigation which took place before the Magistrates a few moments after he
had been arrested, it appeared that his name was George Devereux; he has been
for some time on intimate terms with the Messrs. Orr & Co. of Merchant's-q
and received from them the most particular attention at all times; he was Mr
.Orr's guest- received kindly at his table-introduced to his friends, and
most ungratefully has he repaid his hospitality, if the statement against him be
supported. He is owner or director of a vessel now in this harbour, and has been
for some time speaking of sailing to Portugal or Spain, on a mercantile
adventure. he called often at the ware-rooms on Merchant's-quay, lounged about,
talked over the news of the day, and made visit after visit- indeed it is now
remembered that he was wont to make visits to the Messrs. Orr's establishment
seven or eight times in the course of even a day. Latterly, property to some
amount has been missing, and the proprietors ere for some time quite at a loss
to account for the circumstance; at length, suspicion was created that Mr.
Devereux was not acting perfectly right. Tuesday, shortly after 12 o'clock,
while he stole carelessly about Mr. Orr's premises, a young man named John
Munrow, in the employment of the Messrs. Orr, ascending the ware-room gallery,
cautiously concealed himself behind a curtain, and watched Mr. Devereux's
proceedings. He was not so long employed when he observed him snatch up some
pieces of calico, and imagining that he was unobserved, secreted them about his
person; he then went away with them, and returned in a quarter of an hour, when
he took three more pieces of calico, and left the house, but was followed by
Munrow and others, who came up with him at the end of Winetavern-street, never
having lost sight of him from the moment he took the last pieces. Two of the
patrol of Usher's-quay were passing at that instant, and secured him; he was
brought before the Magistrates and examined.
RESOLUTION OF THANKS
WE, the undersigned, agree to the Address to WILLIAM HANNEGAN, Esq. Assistant- Commissary-General, who was sent here by the Government last Season, to distribute Food to the Poor of the County of the Town, and County, &c. &c.
James Hardiman Burke,
ON THE CAUSES OF THE NUMERICAL INCREASE OF
ROMAN CATHOLICS IN IRELAND AS COMPARED WITH THAT OF PROTESTANTS.
That the Roman Catholics
of this Country have increased in number during the last century and a half is a
much greater ratio than the Protestants, is known to every man acquainted with
the statistical affairs of Ireland. We shall, however, lay some proofs of the
fact before our readers, and then proceed, without further preamble, to
investigate the causes from which such a remarkable disparity proceeds.
THE connaught journal
Galway, MONday, October 6, 1823
LIMERICK, SEPT. 27- On Wednesday last, as a man named Daniel Mahony was cutting rushes on a mountain called the Commons, in the Parish of Killeedy, an altercation occurred between him and his partner (Richard Roche) in the farm, respecting a right of boundary, when, melancholy to relate, Mahony, who was armed with a scythe, instantly struck a blow, which literally divided the body, and laid open the bowels of his unfortunate opponent, which deprived him of life. An Inquest was held on the body by John Cox, Esq. Coroner, and a verdict given accordingly. The delinquent has as yet escaped justice.
The Police stationed at Cappagh, in this County, have for a length of time been on the look-out for a noted offender, named Michael M'Donnell, alias Sowney, who never was to be found at his residence. They patroled that neighbourhood last night, and visited the house of this noted delinquent, who was still absent. The party sat down in perfect silence, keeping the inmates within, until six o'clock in the morning, when Master Mick walked into the net. He is fully committed for trial under the Insurrection Act.
Yesterday morning, two of a number of wretched beings, who from want of a home take shelter for the night in the lime kiln at Loug-lane, Kevin-street, were found suffocated; one of them, named Grumly, was found on the lime in the kiln, and is supposed to have fallen in off the rim (where they lay) when struggling with the suffocation. A third man was discovered in time to have him removed to an hospital, and it is expected he will recover. Within this past year there have been five persons discovered suffocated in the same kiln, and we have before observed upon the necessity of the Police or the Proprietor adopting some method to prevent this waste of life. Mr. M'Carthy, Coroner for the County, held an Inquest on the bodies, when the Jury returned a verdict that the deceased were found suffocated.--Freeman's Journal
Early on the morning of Sunday last, the Shop in Cross-street, belonging to Mr. Barlow, painter and glazier, was forcibly entered through one of the windows, and cash to the amount of £1 taken from the till. No precise opinion can as yet be formed as to the miscreant who affected this robbery; but it is strongly conjectured that some person in the neighbourhood who had been present when the cash was paying, must be either principal in, or privy to it. It has not as yet been ascertained whether any further damage has taken place.
THE PROPRIETORS of the MADEIRA
ISLAND & NUN'S ISLAND BREWERIES, beg leave to acquaint their Friends and the
Public that they are under the necessity of advancing the prices of their Malt
Liquors from this date.
Dissolution of Partnership.
THE Public are requested to TAKE
NOTICE, that the Firm of ADAMS, CANNON & Co., late of New-Castle, Brewers
and Co-partners, has been Dissolved by mutual consent, on the 29th September
instant. All persons indebted to the Establishment are requested to pay the
amount of their Accounts to Mr. H. CANNON; and the empty Vessels due, if not
forthwith returned, will be charged in account.
Informs the Public that he does still
and will continue to Lend MONEY at his Office, Lombard-street, on his
Established System. Any report to the contrary is FALSE, and grounded only in
MALICE and ENVY.
TO BE LET
CONSISTING of a PARLOUR, DRAWING-ROOM,
FIVE BED-ROOMS, KITCHEN, & KEEPING PLACES.
County of Galway
In the latter end of the Month of
NOVEMBER, in the City of DUBLIN, by direction of the Grantee of an Annuity
charged on the Estates and of Trustees appointed to secure the payment, pursuant
to express and full power given for that purpose, ALL THAT AND THOSE, the Towns
and Lands of GRALAGHDUFF, otherwise MARNALL'S-GROVE, containing 163 acres-
CORLACK, otherwise CREGANE, containing 53 acres.
TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION,
Consisting of High-bred Durham and Devon COWS, and BULLS and HEIFERS, of all Ages, South Down SHEEP, Suffolk Punch HORSES, and FARMING UTENSILS of every description.
TERMS AT SALE
Good accommodation to be had at Clifden,
Westport, and other Places in the Neighbourhood.
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