!! Ballina Chronicle; May 22, 1850; Miscellaneous
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, May 22, 1850
Mr. John Barton, of Fairford, last week killed a pure Cotswood sheep,
which weighed 80 lbs per quarter, and produced 37 lbs of loose fat, the caul
alone weighing 28 lbs.
The ship Perseverance, of Westport, from Cork to Glasgow, with flour,
is burnt to the water's edge at Warrenpoint.
The Board of Works have allowed the Harbour Commissioners of Galway to
subscribe 25l. to the trip of the "Viceroy" from that port to Halifax, and
to remit the harbour dues on her.
The site of the Roman Catholic Cathedral at Derry has cost 385l.
On Monday, at York, Kate, daughter of John Griffin, Esq., of Tuam, was
received into the Convent of Samauro? by the Rt. Rev. Dr. Briggs.
Richard Barrett, clerk in the Cove Postoffice is committed on a charge
of embezzling of ship letters.
Mr. Talbot, of New Ross, has sown 250 acres with flax seed during the
The captain who took O'Gorman and his friends Doyle and O'Donnell on
board at Kilrush, and conveyed them to Constantinople, in the autumn of
1848, is now at Passage, Cork. His name is Taylor and he is a native of
Northumberland. On his return he told the story to the Collector of Customs
in London, and he lost the command of the ship in which he then served.
The Ballinasloe Guardians have taken the late barrack premises in that
town for an auxiliary workhouse.
The Ballinasloe Guardians intend to apply to the directors of the
National bank for a loan of 2,000l. on the security of the rates, for the
purpose of sending out emigrants from the workhouse to South Australia in
Sir Joseph Burke is elected chairman of the new union of Glenmada,
Galway, Richard D'Arcy Esq., vice-chairman and Mr. John D'Arcy clerk.
Saturday was the anniversary of the death of Daniel O'Connell, at
Genoa, in 1847.
Mr. Cockburn presented to the House of Commons on Tuesday a petition
from the Roman Catholics of the city of Kilkenny, who stated that the
population of that place was 24,000, of which number 19,000 were Roman
Catholics and the remainder Protestants. They stated, further, that there
were in Kilkenny two Protestant churches, affording ample church
accommodations for the Protestant portion of the population; whereas there
was only church accommodation for four thousand of the Roman Catholic
inhabitants. They stated that the cathedral Church of St. Conice seldom had
a congregation of more than 200 persons, and they prayed that it might be
given up to the Roman Catholics for whose spiritual wants it was most
Referring to the sales of the Portarlington and D'Arcy estates on
Tuesday last, the Mail observes: "Land to the value of £54,000 was disposed
of; and, we are bound to say, at prices that must, all things considered, be
regarded as satisfactory. The biddings varied from eighteen to twenty-five
years purchase, and in one or two instances rose to high at twenty-six. In
every case the purchasers were Irishmen, and in some the names would seem to
indicate that they were tenant farmers, the occupiers of the lot."
The Society of Friends Lugger, Vivid, has returned to Galway from the
Fishng Cauks, after a stay of six weeks, with seven ling and eight cod fish
and a cost of about £50!!
Three Danish vessels are discharging Indian corn in Galway. Great
progress is made in removing the rocky Bar at the entrance of the new dock.
Divers are daily at work, blasting under water.
A gang of fellows is lodged in Kilrush gaol for cutting off the hair of
cattle in that district.
The corporation of Waterford have passed a resolution to encourage the
culture of flax on their estates.
At the instance of John Bolton Massey, Esq., the Kilmallock guardians
have resolved to send 1,000 able bodied paupers to America.
The house of Mr. Allen, master of the Society of Friends school, Upper
Newtown, Waterford, was entered on Wednesday night by robbers, who stole the
plate and other articles.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News