!! Connaught Journal; Oct 28, 1824; Galway Items
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, October 28, 1824
EXTRAORDINARY OCCURRENCE - The following singular occurrence which took
place a few days since in the neighbourhood of Woodford, has excited a very
considerable sensation there: Elizabeth Cave, an interesting young woman
about nineteen years of age, who lived in the service of _____ Forrest, Esq.
a gentleman residing at Woodford, in consequence of getting her feet wet,
caught a severe cold, which brought on a fever. She was confined to her bed
for several days, when she, to all appearance, died! An undertaker was sent
for, and the next day, she was placed in a coffin, and the intelligence of
her supposed death transmitted to her mother, an industrious woman, with a
large family, who was almost broken-hearted at the melancholy tidings. From
her good conduct while in the service of Mr. Forrest, that gentleman had
resolved to defray the expences of the funeral, which, it was arranged,
should take place on Sunday last, a week after her supposed death.- On that
day, her mother, and several other relatives came to pay the last tribute of
respect to her memory - and, previously to the coffin being screwed down,
went to take a look at the body, when one of them observed that she had not
undergone the change usual on such occasions, and that her face appeared
rather flushed. She suggested the propriety of sending for a surgeon, which
was immediately done; he ordered her to be placed in a warm bath, and
applied the remedies usually resorted to, to recover persons apparently
drowned, and which were happily crowned with success, as the young woman was
so far recovered in a few hours, as to be able to speak, and is now in a
fair way of recovery. The anxiety with which her friends witnessed the
progress of the means resorted to for her restoration, and their joy at its
success, may be more easily conceived than described.
A few days ago, at an advanced age, at Fort Hill, near Gort, Dr. Thomas
Burke- a Gentleman universally regretted by all his friends and
TO BE LET
From the 25th of March next, for such Term as may be agreed on.
THE COMMODIOUS HOUSE and OFFICES in the Main Street of Ballinasloe,
opposite the Canal Harbour, now occupied by Captain Fitzgerald.
Proposals to be received by Michael and Denis Farrell, Ballinasloe.
October 28, 1824.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News