THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824
The enormous sum of £350,000 is annually taken out of the County of Kilkenny by
Absentees, almost all of whom are non-resident. At the head of the list are the
names of nineteen Lords, all Absentees, whose properties, in the aggregate
amount to £100,000 per annum, not one guinea of which is spent in the County and
very little, if any, spent in Ireland.
Miss Clara Fisher netted, at her benefit in Cork on Monday, the sum of
£180 - the House was crowded to excess. In consequence of a misunderstanding in
the Boxes at the Theatre that night, a duel was fought at Ryecourt on Wednesday
between Mr. Swele [or Swete] of Macroom, and Mr. Clarke, of Bandon after an
exchange of shots, an amicable adjustment was affected.
No reduction has taken place in the Custom department of Limerick, nor is
it likely there can be any, as all the Officers have sufficient business to
By the late Revenue arrangements, the Water Establishment of Cork has been
reduced to three Surveyors and sixteen Tidewaiters, to be stationed, ad
formerly, at Cork, Passage, and Cove.
Upwards of 40 tons of Potatoes have been carried coastwise from the Half
Barony of Lettrough, County of Kerry, within the last three weeks, to the
starving districts of Cunnemara &c., &c.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News