A Little Bit of Ireland
Connaught Journal April 1840
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Thursday, April 2, 1840
Volume 89 Price 5D
GALWAY TOWN COMMISSIONERS
There was a meeting of this Body took place this day, at which John IRELAND,
Esq., J.P., presided. Several matters connected with the improvements of the
Town were discussed, and the accounts between the Commissioners and Gas
Company audited. The Bye Laws, which are admirable, and prepared by John
BLAKENEY, Esq., will be immediately enforced, as Printed notices are now
being generally circulated, reciting the Bye Laws, and the amount of
penalties, which will be imposed on those transgressing them. A committee,
appointed for some time, will be engaged during the ensuing week, in
collecting subscriptions to defray the expenses of railing in and planting
Eyre-square; and as all the inhabitants are most anxious for this essential
improvement, we hope soon to see them enjoying the recreations and
amusements which this square will afford them.
The Very Rev. Austin KILLEEN has received from the Rev. Mr. MATHEW, a number
of Cards and Medals, which the Rev. Gentleman will distribute each day to
applicants at his room in the Augustinian Convent, Back-street.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.
His Grace the Archbishop of Tuam held a visitation in this town on Monday
last and in the evening was entertained at dinner at SHERIDAN's Hotel, by
the clergymen of the deanery. On Tuesday his Grace proceeded to Westport,
accompanied by the Very Rev. J. MacHALE, P.P.---Castlebar Telegraph.
Richard Charles M'NEVIN, Esq., Middle Gardnier-street, Dublin, second son of
Daniel M'NEVIN, Ashfield, in this county, to Julia, youngest daughter of
Ekins WARING, Esq., Shipton, county Kilkenny.
On the 25th ult., at the Catholic Chapel, Copperass-hill, by the Rev. Dr.
YONEN, and immediately after, at Edge hill Church, by the Rev. H. BARKER,
John Joseph GUNNING, Esq., of this town, to Rebecca, daughter of the late
John HOPKINSON, Esq., Mount Vernon, Liverpool.
On the 25th ult., at Summer-hill, in this county, the residence of her
brother-in-law, Henry Joseph DOLPHIN, Esq., Miss Eleanor SKERRET, eldest
daughter of the late D. SKERRET, Esq., Tuam.
COUNTY AND COUNTY OF THE TOWN OF GALWAY
To be Sold, the Fee Simple Estate of Killamoran, containing 31 acres Irish
plantation measure, situate in the Barony of Killarton, and county of
Also the Interest in the Lease of certain premises situate at Newtownsmith,
called the Store, at the Bowling Green, in the Parish of St. Nicholas, and
county of the Town of Galway, held under the Governors of Erasmus SMITH's
Schools, for an unexpired term of 28 years from the first of May next.
Proposals in writing will be received by Wm. KELLY, Esq., Barna Lodge,
Galway; and by John RORKE, Solicitor, No. 20 Upper Templestreet, Dublin;
from either of whom statements of titles, &c, can be had.
Whereas about a Ton weight of LEAD was stripped and Stolen a few nights ago
from the Roof of the NUNN ISLAND DISTILLERY, Now in order to discover the
offenders and bring them to justice, a Reward of £5 will be given to any
person who shall discover and prosecute the thief to conviction, or £3 will
be given for such private information as may lead to the recovery of the
Lead, and conviction of the parties concerned in the Robbery.
Application to be made to Francis FITZGERALD, esq. or to Messrs. J. & J.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The Public are respectfully informed that the Partnership heretofore
existing under the Firm of HILLARY and GREAVEN, has been by mutual consent
dissolved, and persons indebted to the late Firm are requested to send in
the amount of their Accounts to Mr HILLARY, previous to their being put into
a Law Agent's hands.
Eyre-square, March 20th, 1840.
TO BE LET
THE HOUSE ADJOINING THE MADERIA BREWERY
Containing two Parlours, Drawing Room, five Red Rooms, Cellar, Kitchen,
Servants Room, and Excellent Yard and Offices.
ALSO TO BE LET
Cherry Cottage, within Four Miles of Galway; and two and a half of the Sea,
with Garden, Twelve Acres of Land, Turbury and a Superior Chalebyate Spa
very convenient. Leases can be give. Application to Mrs. O'MALLY, St. O*ans.
Galway, April 1, 1840.
Thomas GLENNON and John TOOLE, were executed at Mullingar gaol on Thursday,
for the murder of Mathew BRANIGAN. The culprits were Ribbonmen, and died
without any declaration of guilt or innocence.
Daniel M'NAMARA, late of the Grand Parade, Cork, Furrier, was declared a
lunatic on Wednesday. Since the conflagration of his premises last year, his
mind became deranged.
The prosecutors of the murderers of LAWLOR, the Police constable at Cork,
will share a reward of 600l amongst themselves.
A man named DRURY, under sentence of transportation for altering Provincial
Bank notes from 1l to 10l., escaped from Ennis gaol on Saturday by getting
on the wall and leaping down a height of 13 feet, but he was detected in the
suburbs in little more than an hour, and taken back to his old quarters.
The lucrative office of Master in Chancery is vacant, by the death of
Roderick CONNOR, Esq. The candidates are the Attorney-General BRADY, and the
Hon. John PLUNKETT, Assistant-Barrister for Meath, and Crown Counsel on the
Munster Circuit- a son of the Chancellor!
On Monday an Inquest was held on the body of Captain John EVANS, of the Brig
Lord Palmerston, before John BLAKENEY, Esq., Coroner, and the following
Henry TOWNSEND; John HART
Peter MADDEN; Nicholas KILLIAN
Patrick M'DONOGH; James DAVIS
Wm. BURKE; Christopher YORK
Joseph EVANS; Peter MARTIN
Thomas CONEVA; James BURKE
Thomas HUDSON, Mate, deposed that he found the Captain dead in his birth at
six o'clock the evening before; that the last time he saw him living was at
eight o'clock that morning, when he seemed agitated, and called witness to
whom he handed his purse and pocket book, saying " I may not be long with
you;" deceased had then returned on board; was on shore all night; deceased
then parted witness as if going to bed; went to the medicine chest, and took
a small bottle, part of the contents of which he swallowed; witness here
identified the phial which was produced (it contained some Laudanum);
deceased then went to bed; at dinner hour, two o'clock, witness heard
deceased snore heavily; would have aroused him but considered he wanted
rest; he complained some time past of want of rest; deceased was generally
temperate, but no always so; had drank freely a short time ago, but not
within the last week; his agittion was the effect of excessive drinking;
witness knew him for two years past; saw him once before effected as lately;
it was about four months ago; deceased slept ashore mostly since he arrived
in Galway; appeared quite wild in his manner for the last week; said he was
pursued by persons when such was not the case; he said he would take
Laudanum to procure him sleep, as he could not sleep otherwise. These were
the principal facts elicited from witness.
Doctor BLAKE deposed that he examined the stomach of the deceased, could not
discover any poison; the appearance of the stomach was such as would have
been the case if an over dose of Laudanum had been taken; deceased could not
have died of delirium tremens; the body and stomach presented a healthy
appearance; had no marks of violence; witness could not say of his own
knowledge that Laudanum had been taken; but seeing the phial and comparing
it with the state of the stomach, and the other evidence, has not doubt that
it was the cause of deceased's death.
Verdict-That the deceased came by his death in consequence of taking a
quantity of Laudanum whilst in a deranged state of mind, brought on by
intemperance, but whether or medicine or otherwise, jurors have not
sufficient evidence to say.
The Roman Catholic soldiers of Calcutta, in the British Regiments, have
subscribed to the Society for Propagation of their faith.
Captain DRUMMOND, R.E., Under Secretary at Dublin Castle, is reported a
candidate for Sligo borough. Mr. SOMERS the present member being provided
On Thursday evening, the officers of the depot 60th Rifles, stationed at
Birr, gave a ball to the gentry of that town and neighbourhood.
Two cannon balls weight 84lb, were found on Saturday in the excavation of
the roadway to new-Thomond bridge, and which must have earthed there at the
siege of Limerick.
The captors of Kelat have determined to present Major-General Sir Thomas
WILLSHIRE with the sword of Merab Khan which is handsomely jewelled and
valued at five thousand rupees.
On Sunday last, a solemn ceremony took place in the parish of Loughrea, in
the receiving a convert to the Roman Catholic Faith, of the name of John
EDGINTON, son of the late William EDINGTON, sexton of the parish church of
Loughrea, and who also conformed to the Catholic faith a short time previous
to his death; this solemn profession of his conversion to the Catholic
faith, was made before our turly pious and venerable bishop, Dr. COEN, who
preached a most affecting and instructive discourse on the occasion, to an
immense and most crowded congregation, who attended to witness this solemn
The fair of Dunmore held on Wednesday last, the show of Cattle was small,
black cattle sold well; sheep not in demand; horses numerous but of a very
inferior description; and those that were sold went off at high prices; pigs
were also in demand.
A young man of the name of BROAD was brought before Tomkins BREW, Esq.,
R.M., charged with having on his person a gold watch and a quantity of
plate, stolen from Mrs. MARTIN of Caherhue. Informations were received and
the prisoner committed to bridewell till Wednesday next for further
examination at Petty Sessions. We understand he is a person of unsound
At a numerous and respectable meeting, held in the area of chapel of
Cloughonnover, in the union of Headford, the following petitions on the
subject of national education, was adopted. The petition has already over
three thousand signatures to it:
To the Right Honourable and Honourable, the Citizens, Burgesses, and
Commons, in the present Parliament assembled.
The Humble Petition of the Roman Catholic Inhabitants of the Parish of
Cloughonover, Headford, county Galway,
HUMBLY SHEWETH.-That petitioners having experienced the treacherous
hostility of all the schemes of education hitherto tried in Ireland, but
especially the present National Board, are determined never to submit to any
that will not realize all the conditions required in the late resolutions of
the Bishops of Ireland. Petitioners beg to impress on your Honourable House
their claims for separate funds for education. Petitioners emplore your
Honourable House to take their petition into your most serious
consideration; and petitioners will be in duty bound to pray.
An admirable lecture on the particulars of Chemistry was delivered on
Tuesday evening, in the room of the Institute by Owen MARTIN, Esq.-there was
a large attendance of Tradesmen, who paid the utmost attention during hte
delivery of the Lecture. Mr. MARTIN proved by many experiments that vast
importance which a knowledge of this science would confer on various trades
and manufactures; at the conclusion of his address he was warmly greeted-the
following sums have been received since our last publication, for which, the
members of the Institute beg leave to offer their most sincere thanks to the
gentlemen who have become subscribers:-
Sir Valentine BLAKE, Bart., and Sons £2.0.0 (with Plutarch's liver.)
John O'HARA, Esq....1.10.0
Denis KIRWAN, Esq., Bank of Ireland...1.0.0
Lachlan MacLACHLAN, Esq...1.0.0
Rev. Mark FINN, P.P...0.10.0
Rev. A MARTIN, P.P...0.10.0
Rev. Thomas AGNEW...0.10.0
Rev. Thomas RUSH...0.10.0
Bernard MURPHY, Esq...0.10.0
Owen MARTIN, Esq...0.10.0
Constantine SLOPER, Esq...0.10.0
Messrs. CLARKE and COPELAND...0.10.6
Henry COMERFORD, Esq...0.10.0
Mr. William CLANCY...0.10.0
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The charge preferred against Mr. Thomas FITZSIMON, C.C. at Sligo, before
Major PRIESTLY, Mr. BARRON, and Capt. HENRY, are - 1st, For being
intoxicated on his return to Sligo, from investigating certain outrages in
the neighborhood of Carney, -2nd, That complaint having been made before the
Magistrates, at Tessin Sessions of nuisances on the roads in the
neighbourhood of, summonses were directed, that when the charges were called
in Court the Police did not come forward to prosecute, and that orders not
to prosecute said cases were given by Mr. FITZSIMON to the Constabulary,
thereby interfering with the Magistrates and superseding the couse of
justice, -3d, For having called the house of William WALLACE of Miltown, and
using violent and abusive language to said WALLACE, because WALLACE's
daughter gave information to the Police of an outrage in that neighbourhood,
and thereby superseding the course of justice, -4th, for insulting a
respectable female in the Town of Sligo, whilst under the influence of
Maurice FITZGERALD, Knockany, driving home from Limerick market on Thursday
night last, in a state of intoxication, was upset on the road near Boher,
and the car falling upon him, his back was broken.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
The Partnership heretofore existing between
James and John GUNNING,
In consequence of the Death of Mr. James GUNNING, is this day Dissolved; all
claims on the Firm will be discharged by the surviving partner John GUNNING,
who requests taht all indebted to it will immediately pay up to him the
amount of their accounts.
The Business of The
Japaned Leather Manufactory
Will, in Future, be carried on by
John & John GUNNING,
Whose Stores, are, as usual, largely supplied with every description of
goods in their line...
Galway, April 9, 1840
Heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, under the name and Firm of
HUGHES and TALLON, Papermanufacturer Galway, is this day dissolved by mutual
Thomas F. TALLON,
April 6, 1840
Thomas F. TALLON, begs to inform the public that the Papermills of this Town
will henceforth be worked by him.
TO BE LET.
In Merchant's Road
The House and Premises
Occupied by Mr. MADDEN.
The House is in good repair; the Yard attached containing extensive Sheds,
Stabling, &c, is well fitted for Mercantile business-the House to be Let
Furnished or Unfurnished.
Application to be made to Mrs. MADDEN, merchant's road, Galway.
April 9th, 1840.
At Paris, on the 28th March, the Lady of Charles BLAKE, Esq., jun., Merlin
Park, in this county, of a son and heir.
April 2, in Great George's Church, Dublin, by the Rev. Wm. M'CONCHY, Rector
of Coolock, Thomas M. PERSSE, Esq., U.S.C. Newcastle, near this town, son of
the late Henry S. PERSSE, Esq., Landing Waiter of this Port, and grandson of
the late Colonel Robert PERSSE, of Roxboro in this county, to Margaret,
second daughter of Edward Shadwell HICKMAN, Esq., of Middle Gardiner-street,
At Eyre-square, yesterday morning, Mr. John USHER, father of the Rev. Mr.
USHER, sincerely and deservedly regretted by his family and friends- he was
a truly honest man, and a **** and affectionate parent.
The Right Rev. Dr. BROWN held an ordination in the Parish Chapel of St.
Nicholas on Tuesday the 31st ult., and subsequently at the Ursuline Convent,
Dangan, on Wednesday Thursday and Friday, when the Messrs. M'PADDIN, SMYTH,
and HESIAN, of the College of St. Jeriath's, Tuam, were admitted to the
order of Priesthood.
The Very Rev. Austin KILLEEN, President of the Parent Temperance and
Literary Institute, Middle-street, is (we understand) distributing Medals
and Cards, to those who have taken, or are desirious of taking the
Temperance pledge.-Those who are anxious to be enrolled in the Teetotal
Society under the patronage of the Very Rev. T. MATHEW, will apply at the
Room in Middle-street, or at the Convent Back-street.
On Thursday last, the hounds of John J. BODKIN, Esq., M.P. had one of his
most brilliant runs of the season. A fine old fox was shaken at Hollymount
when, after twelve minutes law, the hounds were laid on. They went away by
Blindwell, into Ironpool-traversed there, and ran for Castlegrove; was well
worked through the plantations and forced to gry back to Blindwell-when away
he went by Ashgrove, Cloontane, and Toberroe, Mossfort and close to
Castlehacket, leaving it a little to the left by the Hill of Cave on to the
old chapel of Calerlistron, and fell a victim to this gallant pack within a
mile of Headford, the distance from where he was enlarged being 15 to 16
miles, as the crane flies.
On Wednesday last a frightful occurrence took place near Dungarvan on the
property of Lady DOVER. Mr. MAHER kindled a large lime-kiln until Wednesday,
when its operations became obstructed. one of the kiln men went down to
remedy the impepiment [sic], and remaining some time below, a second went
down, after him a third, a fourth not seeing his comrades return, looked
into the kiln and saw them lying at the bottom of it; he immediately went
down to see what was the matter; but a Protestant Clergyman, the Rev. Mr.
BROWN, rector of Dungarvan, who was present, and apprehending the
consequences, requested of several persons present to go down and endeavor
to extricate the man, but all refused; he then, with a humanity that does
him the greatest credit, went down himself fastened to a rope round the
man's middle and both were taken up. The man was perfectly insensible when
taken up, and Mr. BROWN himself fainted away on the bank, but both recovered
in a short time. The other three unhappy men were taken up soon after but
life was extinct.
Maurice O'CONNELL, Esq., M.P. arrived at the residence of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. BINDON at the Tontine Buildings, Limerick, on Sunday, from London.
The 17th Lancers replace the Scots Greys at Gort, Caher and Limerick.
Major General Sir W. Parker CARROLL arrived from London, at Tulla House
county Tipperary, on Sunday, en route to resume his command at Athlone.
Major-General Sir H. GOUGH will command the troops in the expedition to
It is understood in the best military circles that the commission have
recommended the pay of Adjuntants to be increased to 10s 6d per diem. We can
only add, this is just as it should be, to make the appointment worth
holding to old and good subaltern officers.
Lieut. WESTROPP, who is appointed Paymaster to the depot 65th, at Clare
Castle, will join in May.
Captain MANSERGH, late 25th, or Royal Borderers, is noted for the first
vacant Sub-Inspectorship in the Constabulatory, through the influence of his
cousin, Sir Denham Jephson NORREYS, Bart. The gallant officer is son-in-law
of Major MACNAMARA, M.P. for Clare.
The Duke and Duchess De Rovigo have taken Stainer Park (near the town of
Ennis) the seat of Michael FINUCANE, Esq., wh is going on a tour of the
It is rumored today that the Hon. John PLUNKET will get the vacant
Mastership in Chancery and Mr. Shea LALOR the vacant Barrister-ship.--Pilot.
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DEATH OF THE EARL OF ENNISKILLEN
The Earl of Enniskillen departed this life at his residence Florence Court,
county of Fermanagh, on Tuesday morning last. His lordship was Earl and
Viscount Enniskillen and Baron Mount Florence, in the peerage of Ireland,
Baron Grinstead in the peerage of England, a Knight of St. Patrick, Custos
Rotulorum for the county of Fermanagh, and representative peer of Ireland.
To his other distinctions he added that of Grand Master of the Irish
Orangemen. He is succeeded in his title and estates by his eldest son, Lord
Cole, who has represented the county of Fermanagh in parliament since 1831;
and a vacancy in the representation of that county will occur in
consequence. The seat will be the subject of a violent contest between the
Enniskillen party on the one hand, and the Ely party, in the person of Lord
George Lofts, we believe an officer in the 60th Rifles-one the other. As far
as the interests of Ireland are concerned it is bootless to speculate which
The senior Lieutenant of the 9th regiment, who held that rank for 27 years,
has been lucky enough to get a company by the death of Captain METCALF.
Lieutenant Lord Gerald FITZGERALD, son of the Duke of Leinster, has joined
the Scots Fusilier Guards, on appointment.
CORK POLICE-Tuesday, April 4.
Charge of Bigamy-A tall well-looking man was brought up from prison by
head-constable WARD, at the request of his worship, to answer the charge of
a respectable looking female, who appeared at the table with two children,
an interesting boy and girl. The man, who gave his name Noble Lindsay
WETHERALL, was accompanied by a young man of very prepossessing appearance.
The matron, whose maiden name was Mary O'BRIEN, stated that she had
contracted marriage with this person in the year 1826, at Belturbet, and
handed in a certificate from Mr. M'CRIEGHT to that effect. She stated that
she had been informed he had again contracted a matrimonal engagement in
America, with the woman who now accompanied him, and deserted complainant
and his children.
The defendant, who had been in gaol as a deserter from the 3d Light Dragoon
Guards, said that the first marriage had been solemnized by a silenced
clergyman, a Father TACKUM, at Belturbet, and that he never considered it a
The second wife, whose name it appeared was Mary jane NORTHWAY, handed in to
the bench a certificate of marriage with the defendant, dated New York, June
6th, 1837, and signed by Henry CHASE, a minister of the gospel in that city.
His worship remarked that it was a case of some consequence, and deserved
the consideration of another tribunal, and that he should make himself
acquainted, by legal advice, how to act in the transaction. He then directed
the accused party to be removed to where he had been brought from until
further inquiry was made.---Cork Standard.
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
It is again our painful duty to reocrd the death of another exemplary Roman
Catholic curate in this diocese. The above melancholy event took place a few
days since near Strokestown. The Rev. Mr. KILCOMMINS was beloved, respected,
and esteemed by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. We never
recollect a season that so many young clergymen have been carried away in
the prime of life, principally by typhus fever.--Roscommon Journal.
The Rev. Mr. ENRAGHT, from the diocese of Limerick, has just arrived at
Glasgow, where he is to reside as one of the officiating clergymen. This
gentleman, who is amongst the oldest members of Father MATHEW's Temperance
Society, and was a votary of total abstinence from the use of spirituous
liquors before that society existed, intends to use his endeavours to carry
into effect in this quarter the designs of that great philanthropist, by
whom he is especially commissioned for that end. Of his success the most
sanguine hopes are entertained. He is a convert from Protestantism to the
TRIBUTE TO FATHER MATHEW
In reference to the great apostle of temperance, Lord Wicklow, high
Conservative though he may be, declared in the House of Lords on Monday
night, that "he had read the address by Father MATHEW, and he found in them
nothing but what breathed philantrophy, morality, and good felling." [sic]
EXPORTATION OF WHISKEY AND PORTER
During the last week considerable shipments of whiskey have been made from
Dublin for the English and American markets.
Two hundred and ninety-six hogshead and one thousand three hundred barrels
of porter have been also exported to England and Wales during the same
period; and 64 hhds, 53 barrels to Glasgow.
The Earl of Arran is spoken of as the new Knight of St. Patrick in place of
the lamented Earl of Enniskillen.
Lord MANNERS, formerly Lord Chancellor of Ireland, who is in his 85th year,
is suffering from an attack of influenza.
The Earl of Miltown is selling off 3,300 a year of his property in Dublin.
Some of the small distilleries in country towns are being converted into
By private letters from Jamaica is announced the safe arrival of the New
Phoenix, which sailed from Kingstown harbour last November with settlers for
Jamaica, taken out by S.R. WALL, Esq., all safe and well.
The Marquis of Waterford and Lord William BERESFORD will remain at Melton
Mowbray until after Croxteth Park races, and then return to London.
A GRAND BALL.
AT KILROY'S HOTEL.
Respectfully begs leave to announce to the Nobility and Gentry of the County
and Town of Galway, and the Garrison, that htere will be a Grand Ball at his
Great Rooms, Eyre Square.
On the 20th Instant.
Under the distinguished patronage of the following Gentlemen, who have
kindly consented to act as
Major JOHNSON, 5th Fusileers,
C.D. OSBORN, Esq., 5th Fusileers,
Thomas F. BLAKE, Esq., Shantalla House
Nicholas LYNCH, Esq., Barna,
D. KIRWAN, Esq., Castlehacket,
L. MACLACHLAN, Esq., Galway,
Anthony O'FLAHERTY, Esq., Knockbane,
Randal ATHY, Esq., Kenville House,
Pierce JOYCE, Esq., Merview,
Charles LYNCH, Esq., Blackrock House,
Ladies' Tickets...4s Gentleman's...5s
The Band of the 5th Fusileers has been kindly permitted to attend.
Dancing to commence at ten o'clock.
The Rooms will be well sized and lighted within.
THE ARCHBISHOP OF TUAM.
His Grace the Most Rev. Dr. MacHALE, in that spirit of fostering care and
princely munificence, which has ever marked distinguished career in the
great cause of the people's education, has given a donation of 100l, to the
parished of Killnina and Kilmaclossair, archdiocese of Tuam, for the
laudable purpose of having instruction imparted to the population there,
upon principles consonant with the faith of their fathers-the religion of
the church of Christ.--Freeman.
Mr. O'CONNELL has intimated his intention of subscribing to the total
abstinence pledge. he would have done so earlier (he says), but he was
anxious not to give any appearance of "party" to the present temperance
movement in Ireland.--Globe.
TOWN OF GALWAY SESSIONS
These Sessions commenced on Monday, the 13th inst., before William D.
FREEMAN, Esq., Assistant Barrister- there were nearly sixteen hundred Civil
The liberals registered amounted to 135, composed of the tenantries of Sir
V. BLAKE, Bart., and A.H. LYNCH, Esq., M.P.
THE REV. OWEN MCCAUL.
We have much pleasure in announcing that the Rev. Owen M'CAUL was released
from the gaol of Enniskillen on Saturday last, by order of his Excellency
the Lord Lieutenant, on payment of the sum of 40s to which the fine imposed
on the rev. Gentleman by Baron PENNEFATHER, at the Lite Fermanagh assizes,
had been commuted.--Evening Freeman.
THE VERY REV. THEOBALD MATHEW
The great Apostle of Temperance preached a sermon on Sunday last in
Mitchelstown. The great procession of the members of his society in Cork,
which was to march, as usual, on Easter Monday, is deferred to a later day,
in consequence of the gloom that has been flung over all classes of that
city by the death of Mr. CRAWFORD, which is looked upon as a public calamity
and to whose worth and virtues the people of Cork are determined to pay
every possible mark of respect.--Ibid.
DEATH OF MR. GREGORY
The Right Hon. William GREGORY, for many years Under Secretary of State in
ireland, has paid the debt of nature. Full of years and of honours, his grey
hairs have descended to the grave, and in the joyful expectation of the
resurrection of the just, he rests from the labours of a well spent life. We
write buy an obituary and not a memoir; else could we dilate with pleasure
to ourselves, and with profit to our readers also, on the integrity of
purpose the clearness of intellect, the knowledge of the world, the capacity
in men and things, which distinguished this excellent gentleman as a pbulic
functionary, and placed him for efficiency in office far beyond all rivalry.
No man knew the country better than he did. His discernment kept him from
all deception, his resolution from weakness or inconsistency-his tact and
temper from preciptance or blunder. The good rejoiced in his protection-the
weak trembled at his vigilance.
In the domestic and social circle, we are guilty of no exaggeration in
saying that there never lived an individual who enjoyed more largely than
he, the respect, the confidence, the love of his friends and associates-nor
one whose qualities more richly deserved the sympathies of friendship and
the devotion of love. Gentle and affectionate, polite and
affable-intelligent and communicative, his manners won an easy way into the
esteem of his acquaintance; whilst the sterling worth of his nature, and the
unvarying integrity of his life rivetted to him the hearts of all who by
congenial disposition, shewed themselves worthy of his regard.
Long will such a man be mourned by his country. Deep and lasting will be the
tribute of sorrow which his surviving friends will pay to the memory of a
departed spirit whose walk in life had been as much distinguished by public
services and was graced by private and domestic virtue.
DEATH OF WILLIAM CRAWFORD,ESQ.
A correspondent writes, "I cannot describe the gloom which the announcement
of the above calamitens event has cast over the city of Cork. Mr. CRAWFORD
left about ten days since for Bristol, whither he was [fatally] summoned by
urgent business. Previous to his departure he complained of slight illness,
which immediately on his arrival at Bristol, eventuated in malignant fever,
by which he was carried off in the prime of life. A void has been caused by
his death which never can be filled up. Possessed of a Princely fortune, he
merely viewed it as a trust for the poor, to whom he was a warm friend.
Where is the charitable institution that ever made an appeal to his heart
and noble disposition in vain? Where the desolate widow, whose prayer for
relief never met with a refusal? Where the orphan for whom he did not
sweeten the cup of bitterness? His whole life was devoted to the
amelioration of his species. In truth he was the pride of Cork, the prince
of merchants, and the best of patriots. A vacancy will be caused in the
representation of Cork City by Mr. CRAWFORD's decease. Mr. BEAMISH, M.P., is
the other partner in the great house of BEAMISH & CRAWFORD, and necessarily
will have to assist in the management of that extensive concern.--Limerick
Part of the Sappers and Miners leave Limerick shortly to proceed with the
Trigonometrical survey of Scotland. Lieut. DURAFORD, R.E. goes upon the
survey of Kerry next.
Sir Hugh Gough, our distinguished contryman will certainly command the
expedition to China.
The 17th Lancers are ordered from Dublin to Cork, to relive the Scots'
Greys, which corps will arrive in Dublin about the 13th of May, from
Ballincollig, Limerick, and Kilkenny; and shortly after will embark for
Liverpool, en route to South Wales, to relive the 12th Lancers, ordered to
The depot of the 5th Fusileers are ordered from Galway to Castlebar, to
relieve the 23d depot, ordered to Dublin to embark for Liverpool.
The 37th depot, under Lieutenant-Colonel MANNERS, are ordered from Waterford
to Birr, to relieve the 1st battallion 60th Rifles depot, ordered to Galway.
The 17th Lancers, on march from Dublin to Ballincollig, will detach two
troops to Cahir-one to Kilkenny and one to Limerick.
There is a report from India of the death of Colonel THACKWELL, 3d Light
Dragoons, but it wants confirmation.
It is understood in the best informed military circles that the commission
have recommended the pay of adjuntants to be increased to 10s, 6d per diem.
We can only add, this is just as it should be, to make the appointment worth
holding to old and good subaltern officers.
Another regiment is vacant by the death of General Sir T. BISHOP, Bart.,
colonel of the 49th who married Miss ELLIOTT, sister-in-law of Col. FOSTER,
of Dublin, and has left but one child, a daughter.
HORRIBLE AFFLICTING TRAGEDY
(From the Limerick Reporter)
This morning (Tuesday), one of the most shocking and awful cases of murder
and suicide it has ever been the painful duty of a public journalist to
record, occurred in Queen-street, in this city. A gentleman named ROCHE (a
stranger in Limerick, and said to be from Cashel), the father of a grown and
respectable family, cut his wife's throat with a razor and almost severed
the head from the body!!! Mrs. ROCHE had just risen from bed, and was in the
act of lacing her stays when, in a fit of insanity, the unfortuante husband
seized a razor, and before assistance could be procured or alarm made,
perpetrated the frightful deed. He then made an attempt to cut his own
throat, but failed at first; in a second effort, However, the ill-fated
maniac was successful. While he was in the very act of drawing the razor, a
second time across his throat, Miss ROCHE, (the daughter), an interesting
young lady about eighteen years of age, rushed into the room but was too
late. Our reporter had not seen the bodies, but the description given him
was, that they were lying on the floor in a pool of blood, presenting one of
the most awful spectacles ever witnessed. These are the main facts of this
awful tragedy. The inquest is being held on the bodies as we go to press.
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At Kilcooley Church, in the county of Galway, by the Bishop of Tuam, Charles
ECCLES, Esq. of Ecclesville, county Tyrone, to Isabella, daughter of Edward
BLAKE, Esq., of Castlegrove, this county.
A few days since, in the Church of St. Nicholas, by the Rev. Edmond BOURKE,
Thomas ANTISELL, Esq., of Portland in the County of Tipperary, to Aliela,
second daughter of James RUSH, Esq., of this town.
A few days since, in the Church of St. Nicholas, by the Rev. Edmond BOURKE,
James SEALY, Esq., of Dublin, to Frances Charlotte, eldest daughter of David
D. PERSSE, Esq., Bandra Lodge in this county.
In High street, in this town, on Tuesday sen'night, after a short illness,
sincerely and deservedly regretted by his family and friends, Mr .Malachy
MORAN, son of Mr. Thomas MORAN, Shop keeper-he was a young man of very
amiable and unassuming manners and was respected by all who knew him.
In Abbeygate-street, in this town, a few days since, Mrs. COFFEY, wife of
Mr. Edward COFFEY, a woman who discharged the various duties of her station
in life with credit to herself-she was a pious, humane, and exemplary
christian, and he death is a source of deep regret to her family and
The 5th Fusiliers, whose departure is so much regretted by the people of
Galway, have marched for Castlebar, and are succeeded here by that
distinguished and gallant corps, the 60th Rifles, who arrived here this week
THE MARQUIS OF CLANRICARDE.
Porstmouth, April 18th-The Pique, 36, Captain BOXER, arrived this morning
from Portsmouth. She is to be fitted with temporary cabins for the purpose
of bringing home the Marquis of Clanricarde and family from St. Petersburgh,
on leave, his Lordship's health requiring a sojourn in this country.
TOWN QUARTER SESSIONS
The General Quarter Sessions for the Town and the County of the Town of
Galway will commence on Tuesday the 28th instant, before the mayor and our
respected Recorder William O'HARA, Esq.
AUCTION AT TYRONE
The Auction at Tyrone-House, in this County, commences this day, and will
terminate on Saturday. The Auctioneers are Messrs. Joseph and James
MARSHALL, of Limerick. The House Furniture comprises various articles of the
most beautiful and modern description; and as we anticipate a numerous
attendance of the gentry of this County, we have no doubt the sale will
prove satisfactory to the respected Proprietor. The Farming Stock, includes
sheep, horned cattle and horses, and as they are esteemed some of the best
breed in this province, there will be a great demand, with high prices
CHAIRMANSHIP OF ROSCOMMON
We regret to announcd the death, by fever, of Thomas FORDE, Esq., Chairman
of Roscommon, which took place on Tuesday morning, at his residence in
SUICIDE BY A POLICEMAN
An inquest was held at Doniry, near Loughrea, on Monday, by Thomas WALSH,
Esq., on view of the remains of Sub Constable William GARRETT, who put a
period to his existence on the previous morning in the Church yard, by
discharging a carbine shot through his head. The deceased, who had borne an
excellent character and was upwards of nine years in the Constabulary, had
lately had a quarrel with one of his comrades who had cast some aspersions
on his character, and it is supposed that his mind was thus excited to the
commission of the dreadful act. Verdict-" Temporary derangement."
THE CATHOLIC CHURCH
The gorgeious ceremonies of the Catholic Church for Holy Week were on the
present occasion, conducted on a scale of superior magnificence in Tuam. The
service on Holy Thursday was performed by his Grace the Archbishop, assisted
by teh Rev. Thomas M'CAFFREY as Deacon, and the Rev. John LOFTUS as
sub-Deacon.-The Rev. Mr. HARDIMAN preached. The Rev. Gentleman was listened
to with great attention and delight.
On Good Friday, the Rev. Wm. CULLINAN, D.D., President of St. Jerlath's
College, delivered one of the most eloquent and impressive sermons it has
ever been our good fortune to hear. The splendid Cathedral (large and
capacious though it be) was crowded to excess; most ofhte Clergy of the
Archdiocese were presetn, and several Portestant ladies and gentlemen. The
Archbishop with his usual hoptitality, entertained his Clergy during the
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PROSECUTION OF A CATHOLIC CLERGYMAN
(From the Dublin Register)
If there be any doubt on the mind of our readers that the Irish people are
not in the habit of receiving fair play at the hands of the imperial
legislature, we beg to direct their attention to the following statement.
The occurrence took place in the county of Roscommon. The facts may be
relied on as strictly correct:-
About seven years ago a woman, named Mary M'DONOUGH, residing on the
property of a Mr. Guy LLOYD, a gentelman of the Lorton school, changed from
the Catholic to the Protestant persuasion. A few months since, finding her
death drawing near, she repented of the step she had taken; and so anxious
was she to die in the faith in which she had lived, and in which it appears,
she sincerely believed, that she dispatched two messengers, one for her
parish priest, the Rev. Mr. M'SWEENY, and another for his curate, the Rev.
Mr. HUGHES. She was attended by the former of these gentlemen, and died on
the same night, after expressing a desire that she should be interred in a
Roman Catholic church yard. These sad tidings reached the ears of Mr. LLOYD
on the following morning, and he forthwith issued an order that she should
be buried in the Protestant church-yard within an hour, and called upon the
Protestant clergyman to officiate on the occasion. The funeral, consisting
of some dozen persons who had been themselves seduced, or rather coerced
into Protestantism, was met by the Rev. Mr. HUGHES, who at first civilly
remonstrated with Mr. LLOYD and his clerical friends on the absurdity of
their conduct; and finding his remonstrances disregarded, expressed his
determination to discharge his duty to her who could now be regarded in no
other light than as a deceased member of his flock. He accordingly read the
funeral service over her remains; and for this offence he is now about to be
prosecuted under a penal statute.
This is a case which is particularly deserving of public attention-for,
should this statute be enforced against Mr. HUGHES, under these
circumstances, the clergy of the people are at this moment in a condition
very little better than they were when penal laws were in full force. The
statute in question forbids a Roman Catholic clergyman "to exercise any rite
of his church in any place except a Roman Catholic place of worship or a
private house." Is reciting a form of prayer exercising a right of the
church? If so, a clergyman may be prosecuted for saying his office before
his hall door on a summer evening. There was no Protestant church in or near
the churchyard. Mr. HUGHES wore neither robe nor stole on the occasion; so
that his offence in reality amounts to this,and no more that he recited a
form of prayer in a place which was neither a Roman Catholic place of
worship or a private house. If this is to be construed into an offence-in
other words, if the Irish government are determined to satisfy the malignity
of every bigot by raking up such laws as this from the oblivion in which
they are permitted to remain even in the worst times of Tory domination, we
do not know in what respect the Catholic people of Ireland are better off
now than they were ten years ago-we do not know what the people have gained
by all the sacrifices they have made to place Lord EBRINGTON where he is,
and to keep him there. We do know, that unless his Excellency be what the
Mail says he is, a Repealer in disguise, he will act most injudiciously by
permitting the present vexatious proceeding to go on.
EXTERMINATION FROM CARLOW
The unfortunate people of Kilcloney, consisting of 17 families, were ejected
on Tuesday last. It is impossible to describe the misery and desolation that
have taken place there within the last few days. Some of them gave up
possession, and threw down their houses, for which they received from 30s to
3l each. Others kept possession until they were put out by the sheriff and
these are to be stigmatized as conspirators against the rights of property,
and will be marked as such. The tenant who has got his holding was a
freeholder, who always voted for the Tories.
SOUTH DUBLIN UNION
The board met on Friday, when the workhouse was opened, and forty-six male
and thirty-two female paupers were admitted, most of them adults. They
appeared much pleased with their new situation.
Intrepid and Humane Conduct of a Policeman- Yesterday, as the steamer
Ballinasloe was about leaving our quays for Dublin, a poor woman, a
passenger, when crossing to the steamer, fell from the plank, and would
inevitably have been drowned, ahd not George M'DERMOTT, one of the
constabulary on the Ballymacarret station, observed her perilous
situation,and, with the intrepid daring for which our countrymen are so
remarkable, plunged in, accoutred as he was with belt, cartouche-box, &c.,
and succeeded in rescuing her from a watery grave. We hope Colonel
MacGREGOR, who may with justice be stiled the soldier's friend, will mark
M'DERMOT for promotion as an inducement to others to act in like manner, in
case they should ever be placed in similar circumstances.-Northern Whig of
NEW ASSISTANT BARRISTER
The vacant Chairmanship has been filled by the appointment of Mr. NELSON, of
the North-East Bar, whose professional qualifications are of the highest
order. Mr. NELSON has been a consistent and energetic friend of reform, and
has rendered good services to the cause in Ulster.--Register.
We have to announce the death of the Hon. Mrs. EVERY on Friday last, at
Ryde, Isle of Wight. The hon. lady was the second daughter of Viscount
Ashbrook, by his first marriage, and in March 1829 married Mr. Henry EVERY
eldest son of Sir Henry EVERY, Bart., and was in her 33d year.
We understand that John POWER, Esq., M.P., will shortly lead to the hymeneal
altar his accomplished namesake, of Kilfane, county of Kilkenny.
We learn from Fermanagh that the rumoured selection of Colonel CREIGHTON for
the Lord Lieutenancy is very popular in that country. He is one of the
farm-clearing gentry, and it is said that the people would prefer one of the
most confirmed Tories in the entire province.
The Under-Secretaryship is yet undisposed of.
The rumour generally is, that it is to be conferred on Mr. Alexander
MacDONNELL-a man, certainly, of high character, talents, and experience, and
what is by no means unimportant, an Irishman.
Father MATHEW having patronised Mr. Haydn CORRI's "Song of the River," it
has, from the elegance of the poetry, and happy adaptation of the
composition, become a most popular favourite. No temperance member should be
A man came into the National Bank, Ballinasloe, on Saturday last, calling
himself John COUGHLAN, and presented two notes, purporting to be a
Provincial 10l. and National 5l. Mr. M'MULLEN, the teller, refused the 10l
note saying it was changed from 20l. to 10l.; the man said he was undone, as
he sold his mare for same to a Nenagh man. Mr. M'MULLEN desired him to go to
the police-office, and give information to the police; he promised to do so,
but instead, went to the Bank of Ireland, obtained cash for it from Mr.
CLARKE, who did not find out the error for some hours after, when, making
inquiry, he heard at the National Bank the story, and found out the man's
name. In a short time he was taken into the custody of Captain WARBURTON,
and informations lodged by Mr. M'MULLEN, and Mr. CLARKE.
On the night of Wednesday last, a man, named John GLEESON, from Rapla, near
Nenagh, got out of his bed, and ran several miles through the country in a
state of perfect madness. He was captured next morning, and lodged in the
Nenagh bridewell, previous to his being sent to the lunatic asylum. It is
thought that a few days previous he got a draught from a young woman, which
is considered to be the cause of his lunacy.---Limerick Reporter.
DEATH OF THE WIDOW MURPHY
We have learned from a Longford correspondent that the poor widow has gone
to where care or pain can reach her no more. It is remarkable that a few
days before this event took place Lord LORTON moved for a new trial in the
case already familiar to our readers, and the world. We will not trust
ourselves with any comment on the subject.--Register.
Melancholy Death of William M'CONKEY, of Omagh, Esq., M.D.-We have this day
the painful duty of announcing the premature death of this estimable man. He
left Omagh, during the evening of Monday last, to visit a patient in the
neighbourhood, and did not leave, on his return until 11 o'clock. Early
yesterday morning he was found dead lying on the road, a short distance from
the house he had left, quite dead-his horse grazing near the body. At ten
o'clock, when our information left, it had not been ascertained from what
cause he had fallen from his horse-whether by accident or apoplexy.--Derry
GALWAY UNION POOR HOUSE
The Contractor having got possession of the ground at Straw lodge, for the
site of the Poor House for this town, and as a great quantity of the
materials are already prepared, we hope to see the building, which will be
of considerable extent, carried on with spirit by the enterprising
SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE
New York, April 1-The brig, Escambia, Captain DUNHAM, belonging to Messrs.
E.D. HURLBUT & Co., was lost at sea on the 25th of March, while on her
passage from Charleston to New York, and out of sixteen persons who were on
board only one is known to be saved.
The Escambia left Charleston on the 24th. On the next day, while under bare
poles, and being between Fryingpan Shoals and Cape Lock Out, the wind
commenced blowing from the northeast, and increased until seven o'clock,
when she was knocked down on her beam ends.
In this situation the brig continued until nine o'clock, when she began to
go down; the wind blowing violently, and the sea running very high and
making a complete breach over the vessel.
Every one was washed from the deck. The mate clung to the taffrail, and
after the vessel had entirely disappeared, he succeeded in reaching the poop
deck, which had been disengaged by the violence of the sea, upon which he
remained until Saturday the 28th ult., at three p.m., when he was at that
time taken off by Captin WHILDEN, of the schooner Marietta Ryan.
The persons on board were Captain Rufus DUNHAM, the mate, William BULKLEY;
second mate, Edwin HULL; J.CHAMBERLAIN, cook and steward; Isaac TRADLE,
Henry JOHNSTON, John WILLIAMS, John PETERS, James LUCAS, and Allen JACKSON,
seamen; Mr. WILBER, of Newport, R.I. and two others, names unknown,
passengers.-Vessel insured in this city for 16,000 dollars.--Commercial
CAPTURE OF PATRICK CONNOLLY
CHARGED WITH MURDER
On Friday the 17th instant that very efficient officer, Mr. CUMMINS,
Sub-Inspector of Police, stationed at Mount Bellew, in this county,
succeeded in arresting Patrick CONNOLLY, charged with the murder of Patrick
COUGHLAN, at Angheart, on the 28th of January last. Having received
information that CONNELLY [different spelling] was cutting turf on a bog
about two miles from Mount Bellew, Mr. CUMMINS, accompanied by five of the
police, in coloured clothes, proceeded by different routes toward the bog;
upon being recognized CONNELLY fled, pursued by two of the party, but their
pursuit was likely to end in disappointment, as CONNELLY, being stript to
his shirt and barefooted, crossed a river and gained at least half a mile in
advance of the police--only for the exertions of Mr. CUMMINS who kept him in
sight, and after a chase of five miles came up to him, and though alone, far
separated from assistance, took him into custody and brought him next day
before Sir Michael Dillon BELLEW, Bart, by whom he was fully committed to
stand his trial at the next assizes of Galway. It gives us great pleasure to
have this public opportunity of noticing the spirited and judicious conduct
of this excellent officer in bringing this person to justice.
DEATH OF THE REV. P. M'HALE, R.C.C.
We regret to have thsi day to announce the death of a zealous and exemplary
young Clergyman, the Rev. Patrick M'HALE, which took place at Castlebar, on
Tuesday last. The deceased was nephew to the Archbishop of Tuam, and was
curate in a neighbouring parish (Corofin) in November last, where he, in the
discharge of his duties, caught fever, from the consequences of which his
death was after a protracted suffering of many months, the result. The
premature decease of this excellent young man, has been the source of deep
regret to all who knew him, by whom he will be long remembered and
VESTRY-On Tuesday last, Nicholas BURDGE and John HARRISON, Esqrs. were
elected Church Wardens at the Vestry Room of the Church of St. Nicholas,
Galway, without opposition, for the ensuing year.
Major PRIESTLY, Inspector General of Police for the Province of Connaught,
arrived at Nolan's Hotel, Eyre-Square, accompanied by his Lady, on Monday
last. On Tuesday he inspected the Police of the Town and neighbourhood. He
left Nolan's on Wednesday for the county of Clare.
An alarming fire broke out at the house of Castlemac*arret, the residence of
Lord Oranmore, on Wednesday last; and, notwithstanding the prompt assistance
afforded, we regret to learn, the greater part of the house was destroyed;
and, in the exertion to save the furniture, it sustained great damage. We
understand the accident was occasioned by putting fire in a room, in the
chimney of which there was a nest; some of the sticks having ignited, and
fallen on the carpet, the room became enveloped in flames before it was
The mail bags from Castleblakeney to Moylough are conveyed by a woman.
Strange the post-office authorities would so recklessly expose the property
of the public to the care of an unprotected female.
Sergeant FIFE, of the Gort constabulary, succeeded in arresting on Monday
three notorious characters of the name of M'KENNYS, brothers, who have been
resorting this part of the country for some time from Clare. They broke into
the village of Killeen, on the estate of Lord Gort, in the noon of Monday,
broke open a box and took therefrom 9l. 11s. 6l. There is great merit due to
this meritorious officer who exerted himself on this as well as many other
occasions. He found seven pounds of the money in the possession of one of
the party together with a receipt which the poor man had for his rent.
A pension of £445 devolves on the Civil List by the death of Right Hon.
William GREGORY, of Coole, county Galway, Ex-Under Secretary for Ireland,
brother-in-law of the late Earl of Clancarry, to whose sister, Lady Anne
TRENCH he was married in 1789.
At Ramore, in this county, the lady of James M'DERMOTT, Esq., of a daughter.
At Castleboy, in this county, the lady of Robert Henry PERSSE, Esq., of a
At Tuam on the 29th instant, Richard M. SAVAGE, Esq., Sovereign of Tuam, to
Catherine Teresa, second daughter of the late Captain John LOCK, of Youghal,
in the county Cork, and formerly of the 25th Regiment of Foot.
In Florence, at the residence of the Hon. E. FOX, her Britannic Majesty's
Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Tuscany, the Baron Paul W.
D'HOGGNER, of the Hague, to Frederica MAITLAND, the daughter of
Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Gerald de COURCY, and grand-daughter to the late
Right Hon. John, Lord Kinsale.
At the residence of her father, Andrew WILSON, Esq., son of the Rev. John
WILSON, Rector of Outerard, county Galway, (nephew to Judge CRAMPTON and Sir
William BETHAM), to Jane Eliza, eldest daughter of William B. M'VITY, Esq.
J.P. of Lakefield, township of Oro, Lake Simcoe, Upper Canada.
It is our very painful duty this day to record the death of a most amiable
and interesting young Lady, the daughter of our much respected and esteemed
Town Sheriff, J.M. KILLERY, Esq. This melancholy event took place at her
Father's residence at Eyre-square at four o'clock on Tuesday evening
last-Miss KILLERY was in her sixteenth year, with a cultivated mind, refined
feelings and the most prepossessing and conciliatory manners, she endeared
herself to all who had the pleasure of enjoying her society. The premature
dissolution of a young lady, peculiarly gifted with all the good and amiable
qualities which adorn her sex, and which rendered her so universally beloved
is a source of deep affection to her fond and attached parents, whose
feelings are intense and whose miseries we will not attempt to describe; but
if the sympathies and regrets of the citizens of Galway could impart any
consolation to the distracted father and mother, their anguish would be
alleviated, to enable them to bear with patience and fortitude this
visitation of Providence.
In High-street, in this Town, on Tuesday morning last, after a very painful
and protracted illness, which he endured with fortitude and resignation of a
pious and sincere Christian, James R. O'FLAHERTY, esq. Cloth Merchant, aged
47 years. In his Commercial pursuits this gentleman sustained a character of
integrity, and was much esteemed and respected for his many good and amiable
qualities, and his death is much regretted by his relatives and friends-Mr.
O'FLAHERTY possessed a very humane and benevolent disposition, and
discharged the relative duties of a Christian & Citizen in the most
exemplary manner. His remains will be interred on tomorrow morning at the
At Enniscorthy, Catherine Margaret, the beloved wife of John Browne
MACARTNEY, Esq., M.D., and eldest daughter of Richard RATHBORNE, Esq., R.M.,
county of Wexford.
In the Matter of Francis HADLEY, James M'DONOUGH and James GRAHAM.
The Commissioner of Bankrupts will sit in the Court of Bankruptcy, Four
Courts, Inn's Quay, in the City of Dublin, on Wednesday, the 6th day of May
next, at the hour of twelve o'clock at noon to receive proof of Debts and
for the final examination of the Bankrupt, of which all persons concerned
are to take notice.
Barry COLLINS, Registrar
To Commission and Assignee.
The Rev. John FOLEY, founder of the Youghal Temperance Institute,
administered the temperance pledge, within the last month, to upwards of
8,000 persons in the neighbourhood of Clashmore.
The Reformers of Connaught are up and stirring to oppose Lord Stanley's
registration bill. A requistion is in progress of signature for a provincial
meeting to be held at Ballinasloe, on the 30th instant, which, we have no
doubt, will be respectably attended.
William HART, a private of the Scots Grove, destroyed himself at the Royal
Barracks, Cork, on Tuesday night last, by firing a loaded pistol through his
right breast, thereby producing instantaneous death. The only reason
assigned is, that he had been refused in marriage by the daughter of
Sergeant BOWEN of the same regiment.