!! Ballina Chronicle; May 1, 1850; Miscellaneous
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, May 1, 1850
There are 520 prisoners in Tralee gaol, three times more that it was
built to accommodate.
Eight vessels laden with Indian corn, wheat and oats, arrived at Galway
No dividend is expected at the next meeting of the City of Dublin steam
Carlisle fort, on the Cork river, is preparing for the reception of 200
convicts from Spike Island.
All the emigrants embarking at Galway this season sail for the United
The damage done to Dublin by the hurricane, is estimated at 27,000l.
At Kilrush there are 7,700 persons in receipt of out door relief, and
3,656 in the workhouse.
There are 18 Irish bred horses entered for the Chester Cup.
Mr. Donovan, of Cork, ship carpenter, fell into the docks of Galway on
Sunday night, and was drowned.
Upwards of 400 persons left Waterford on Friday by the Liverpool
steamer on their way to America.
The Lord Chancellor has appointed John Francis Brown, Esq., of Tuam, to
the Commission of the Peace for the county Galway.
Mr. Joseph Robbins, whose estate of Firgrove was sold for eighteen
years purchase, under the Encumbered Estates Commission, is the Governor of
the Kilkenny gaol.
On Friday at Parsonstown, John Slevin, Michael Meary, and Patrick
Burke, were sentenced to 14 years transportation for the abduction of Miss
On Tuesday, the rev. Mr. Phillips, P.P., was riding in the vicinity of
Clogher, when his horse threw him, and the rev. gentleman falling on his
head was killed on the spot.
Friday night the office of Mr. Hughes's flour mill Galway, was entered
by miscreants who broke open the desk, and took therefrom three packages of
silver, containing 10l. each, two 1l. notes and 6l. in copper.
A number of unfortunate tenants have been evicted during the last week,
and their houses thrown down on the property of Lord Oranmore, in the
neighbourhood of Turloghmore, Clare and Galway.- The proceedings were under
the Chancery Court.
The Killarney guardians have resolved that no system of tenure requires
amendment more than that of Trinity College, who held 88,000 acres in Kerry,
yet their land is the most impoverished, by the principle of short lease,
and heavy fines, thus retarding improvements and deterring industry.
Thomas N. Bagot, Esq., is chairman, Richard D'Arcy, Esq., vice
chairman, Roderick J. Kealy, Esq, deputy vice chairman of the new union of
Dr. Porter reports four hopeless cases of cholera in Carlow union
Cathy Joynt Labath
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