Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, November 14, 1849
By the returns from the Relieving officer, there appears to be 8000
lunatics at large in Ireland.
William C. Tute, Esq., has been appointed a master Extraordinary in
Chancery, and a Commissioner of Affidavits in the several courts for the town
and county of Sligo, in the room of Montgomery Blair, Esq., deceased.
There was a preparatory meeting of the creditors of workhouses in this and
the surrounding counties yesterday, to devise some measure likely to recover the
large sums due to provision contractors, &c., amounting in the aggregated of
£100,000. The meeting was held at a respectable solicitor's office, and the
proceedings were private.--Limerick Chronicle.
Petitions for the sale of encumbered estates, representing incumbrances to
the amount of £900,000 have already been lodged with the commissioners.
At Drumcar, on Saturday last, Peter Neary, in the services of John
M'Clintock, Esq., while chaining up a bull on the farm, was gored to death by
On the estate of Messrs. Oliver Gascoigne, Castle Oliver, Kilfinane, there
is not an idle hand; they have established manufactories for making drainage
pipes, tiles, bricks, &c.; the labourers and small occupiers are all employed in
draining, subsoiling and building.
Monday evening a dispute took place in Nenagh, between Mr Meagher, of
Ballybeg, near Toomevara and Mr. Hunt, junr., of Huntsgrove, Templederry. A
young man named Crowe, a relative of Mr. Hunt's interfered, when a struggle
ensued, which resulted in Mr. Meagher knocking down Crowe.- Mr. Hunt's father
then came up, when Meagher took a pistol out of his pocket which exploded in the
struggle, doing no further injury than grazing Mr. Hunt's hand. Mr. O'Dell,
S.I., arrested two of the principals.
The Potters' Emigrant Society is now in possession of two estates in
America, one named "Pottersville" of 1600 acres, and peopled; the other
amounting to 50,000 acres, situated on the Fox River, in the state of Wisconsin,
on which 350 families are now located.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News