Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, October 2, 1850
FATAL ACCIDENT TO A POLICE CONSTABLE - On Saturday evening Constable
Thomas Cahill, of the Slate-quarry police station, near Piltown, met with an
accident which almost instantaneously deprived him of his life Having
observed John Walsh, Esq., J.P., Fanningtown, ride into the neighbouring
yard of a miller named Crolly, the Constable ran out of the barrack to order
to make some communication to that gentleman, but whilst turning hastily
into Crolly's yard, he slipped and was precipitated forward, his head
striking the angle of the gate pier with such force that he never spoke
after, and expired in ten minutes. The deceased was a man of excellent
character in the force, in which he had served for about 20 years; he was
unmarried, and had saved a very considerable sum of money for a person of
his station.-- Kilkenny Moderator.
ANCIENT IRISH HATCHET - A few days ago a fine specimen of the Irish
bronze age was dug up at Ballylesson, near that celebrated monument of
antiquity, the "Giant's Ring" It is about five inches long, and of the early
wedge-like shape; but what makes it interesting is, that on both sides it is
covered with long and short strokes, very like those marks that are called
the "Ogham" character. It is in the possession of Mr. Corry, of the
Post-office. --Belfast News-Letter.
At an ordination held in the Cathedral Church of St. Mary's Tuam, on
the 27th inst., the following gentlemen were ordained for the united
dioceses of Tuam and Killala:-
Deacons - George Welden, A.B., T.C.D.; Henry Galbraith, A.B., T.C.D.;
Abraham Jagoe, T.C.D.; Coleman Conolly, A.B., Glasgow.
Priests - Rev. Richard Dowse, A.B., T.C.D.; Rev. Patrick Foley, A.B.,
T.C.D.; Rev. Patrick M'Losky, A.B., T.C.D.
The Lord Bishop of Down and Connor and Dromore held an ordination in
the parish church of Holywood, county of Down, on Saturday, the 21st inst.
Ordination of the Bishop of Worcester- Sunday the Bishop of Worcester
held an ordination at the cathedral, Worcester, when the following were
admitted into holy orders: -
Deacon - R.C. Morton, Trinity, Dublin.
Priests - F.C. Morton, Trinity, Dublin; E.A. Williams, Trinity; T.C.
Woods, Trinity, Dublin.
Patrick Kelly, Esq. of Longford House, Eyrecourt, has been appointed a
magistrate for the county of Galway lately, on the recommendation of the
Marquis of Clanricarde, the Lieutenant of the county.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News