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67!! Ballina Chronicle, Aug 29, 1849 "Kilkenny Moderator Items"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Oct 2, 2003
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      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, August 29, 1849

      A MAN CONSUMED IN A LIME KILN- On Friday last a fatal and very horrible
      accident took place at Tulbridbritain, beyond Freshford. A man of the name of
      Thomas Shea was engaged in burning lime, and having been left by himself at the
      kiln for some time he was afterwards found absent. it was at first supposed that
      he had gone to some of the neighbouring houses for a few minutes and therefore
      no uneasiness was felt till he was found not to have returned for a considerable
      period. - The horrible conviction that he had been consumed in the kiln then
      forced itself on the minds of the people present, and upon searching, some
      calcined bones, and the burned haft of his tobacco knife were discovered amongst
      the lime. The unfortunate man must have walked across the kiln at a time when
      the lower stones had been consumed, and the consequence was that the mass sunk
      beneath him and he met a most shocking death.--Kilkenny Moderator.

      LOCAL GOLD DIGGINGS- On Saturday evening some labourers employed in
      knocking down an old house at the corner of James-street and High-street in this
      city, in the course of their operations turned up some old guineas and
      sovereigns which had lain concealed in the rubbish under the boards of the
      former shop. The news of this discovery having gone abroad the lower orders of
      our social public, who crowded to the site of the gold-finding and proposed to
      join immediately in the digging. This however, the labourers employed in the
      work peremptorily refused to permit, being resolved that all the expected
      treasure should be their property. We believe that the entire produce of this
      Kilkenny Sacramento was two guineas, one of which was light, and six
      sovereigns.--Kilkenny Moderator.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News