Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, July 10, 1850
The living tide still flows with unabated vigour from the fresh shores.
On Friday an immense number left this port for Liverpool, to take shipping
for America. The emigrants appeared all of the better classes.--Waterford
Private Sheppard, 41st, was drowned on Tuesday in the River Lee, Cork.
Lieut. M'Donnell, 71st, was fined £5 on Saturday, at Exchange Police
Court, for assault on a carpenter, named Mulholland, at Richmond Barracks.
The Rev. Wm. Prescott hung himself in King's College Hospital on
In the National Bank the following changes have taken place:- Mr. John
L. Cochrane, Inspector, is appointed manager at Roscommon; Mr. John Egan, of
Roscommon, to be manager at Ballinasloe, in room of Mr. Vise, appointed to
The estate of John Bateman, Esq., Oakpark, Tralee, for sale under the
Encumbered property court, is said to be rich in silver and lead ore.
The Galway union paupers wear wooden shoes at 3 1/2d. per pair.
Notice has been served on the Relieving officers by the managers of the
Martin estate in Connemara of their intention to evict a multitude of
unfortunate creatures residing on the property. It is a fact that out of
this estate not a farthing of poor rates has, for a long time, been
collected. Mr. Beaumont, who is a large creditor on the property, was
shocked at this terrible state of things which existed in Connemara.
The first conviction under the renewed anti-procession took place at
Armagh Sessions on Saturday, when Sam Robinson, Wm. Watt and John Connell,
were sentenced to a months' imprisonment each, for marching to the tune of
the Boyne Water and Protestant Boys.
The town of Ballaghaderreen was the scene of universal rejoicing on
Saturday evening, for the return of John Duff, Esq., accompanied by his
bride, formerly Miss Caroline Jones, sister-in-law of Joseph A. Holmes,
Esq., D.L., of Clogher House, county Sligo. The town was illuminated and the
performance of an amateur band added to the festivities.
Goats now form an article of export from Cork to London.
In the Cork distillery whiskey sells to the trade so low as 5s. 6d. per
Nothing can exceed the beauty of the large field near the Ballinasloe
workhouse, sown with flax by Lord Clancarty. Its verdure is very fine, and
presents a gratifying appearance to all who estimate the blessings which
will result by the introduction of flax culture.
A farmer named Gilloghty was killed by another named named Johnston on
Saturday at Killafady, near Armagh, for mowing with a scythe belonging to
Johnston, who has absconded.