THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 15, 1824
INHUMANITY - Yesterday morning, at a quarter before 2 o'clock, the sentinel on
duty at the front gate of Portobello barracks, was alarmed by a noise or splash,
resembling that of a person falling into the canal. The guard was turned out
immediately, and approached the water; they found a regimental cap of the 84th
Infantry floating in the canal near the bank; they made application to the canal
boats for a drag, but could not procure one; they were alike unsuccessful at
the canal house, where a drag was refused, with a hearty curse for the request.
Two of the guards then stripped off, plunging into the water, brought out the
body of P. Connors, late of the 84th Regiment, but their exertions came too
late, the man was quite dead.-- Dublin Paper.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News