Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Sept 5, 1849
RAIN THE BEST CLEANER- It is stated from accurate calculations that
one-half hour's heavy rain removed from the sewers of London more deposit and
detritus than 100,000 men could remove, working ten hours.
During the last three months, 99,941 emigrants arrived at New York from
Europe, being nearly 1,070 per diem average.
Mrs. Trollope has been sojourning these last few days in Dublin. It is
supposed that Paddy's Land is to be "done" by her in another book.
Barring the casualties of war and climate, soldiers appear to be rather a
long-lived class of men, there being no less than 500 claimants for medals of
the battle of Maide, fought in 1806.
During the past week 476 paupers left the Carlow workhouse.
Her Majesty sent £40 to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Cork, for relief of
The Cork Dispensary received £40, the Lying-in Hospital £50, and the
Indigent room-keepers society £40, from her Majesty, through the Lord Bishop.
Sir Timothy O'Brien, M.P., Lord Mayor of Dublin, appears in the late London
Gazette as a Baronet, with right of descent of the dignity to his heirs male.
Michael John Browne, Esq. of Castlemoyle, late Sheriff of Galway died on
Monday night of cholera, while on a visit of Castlederry, at which place he
arrived on Saturday from Dublin where it is supposed he contracted the disease.
The Lord Bishop of Salisbury has appointed Friday next to be set apart as a
day of humiliation and prayer in consequence of the national visitation with
which this country has been afflicted by the presence of cholera. A special
service will be held at the cathedral and in the parish churches on that day.
Mrs. Wall, of Marlboro' street, who, it is alleged, absconded with 1800
belonging to the creditors of her husband, was yesterday lodged in gaol at
All the hotels in Killarney, as well as private lodgings continued crowded
to excess with visitors to the lakes.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News