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!! Connaught Journal; Nov 4, 1824; Provincial Intelligence

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, November 4, 1824 PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE We have to relate another of those disgraceful outrages, the frequent
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 30, 2006
      Galway, Thursday, November 4, 1824

      We have to relate another of those disgraceful outrages, the frequent
      occurrence of which in this country has almost made, or view them as matters
      of course. On the night of Sunday last, the house of a man named Wynne, in
      the parish of Drumraney, in this county, was attacked by a handful of
      ruffians, who, after turning out his wife and children, and breaking every
      article of furniture, proceeded to pull down the house; having completely
      effected it, they departed. Fortunately for Wynne he was absent from home,
      otherwise he would undoubtedly have suffered. What considerably adds to the
      aggravation of his case is the fact, that the family, who had then been
      driven from their homes, were obliged all night to lie in the fields, every
      one of the neighbours refusing to give them shelter, alleging that if they
      did so, they would be similarly punished. The only reason that can be
      assigned for this outrage is, that Wynne had bought a sack of oats, by
      desire of his master, Mr. Russell, which he (Mr. Russell) had seized for
      rent.--Westmeath Journal.

      Friday last, a herdsman of the late Dr. Scully, at Camas, near Cashel,
      named Kerevan, was robbed of of his wearing apparel, by a fellow who entered
      his cabin window. Next morning, Kerevan (an old emaciated man) sallied forth
      in quest of his property, with a stick in his hand, and apprehended a stout
      young fellow, whom he brought to the police with some of the property on

      Wednesday morning, Mr. W. Parkinson, Officer of Excise, Cork, was
      attacked by four fellows, who rushed on him and made several blows at him
      which he warded off and stabbed one of them in the cheek with a sword cane,
      after which he fired at another and missed him. The ruffians on this then

      Tuesday week a process-server named Joseph Cross, from Cashel, was
      beaten in a dreadful manner with sticks and stones, by two men, near Grange
      turnpike, and left for dead. He was removed to Cashel next day; it is
      expected he will recover.

      Atrocious Murder - On Sunday evening, John Green and a young woman were
      walking in the town of Moy, when they met a person named Robert Bell, who,
      accosting them, desired that Green would allow the young girl to go with him
      that he might treat her. Green refused, whereupon R.B. ran immediately to
      his own house and returned with a bayonet, with which he stabbed Green
      through the body, who instantly expired. Belle is a native of Moy and member
      of the Moy yeomanry.

      John Brown, Esq. Inspector of Stamp Duties, who had been stationed in
      Cavan for the last nine months in charge of the Stamp-office, has been
      ordered to Dublin and is replaced by Wm. Calcutt, Esq., Inspector.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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