Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, July 24, 1850
ASSAULT - On last Saturday a boy named Thomas Neary from Coolearney was
attacked near the hill of Ardnaree by Mark and Antony Kilmartin, who jumped
on the poor fellow's body, and kicked him on the head, from the effects of
which he now lies dangerously ill. The Kilmartin's were immediately arrested
by the Ardnaree police and committed to bridewell. The cause of this assault
is supposed to be that the boy Neary informed the revenue-police of illicit
whiskey being in the possession of these men, who live in the same
Terence Mulheran and Catherine Mulheran, who were indicted for the
wilful murder of Edward Jennings on the 18th of May last, near Killala, have
been tried at the present Mayo Assizes and acquitted.
WE, the undersigned, hereby request a Meeting of the Contractors and
Creditors of the Ballina Union, at
At Twelve o'Clock on Friday next,
to consider the best means of getting a speedy settlement of our claims, and
in reference to such claims to consult upon matters of importance to be then
and there submitted for their consideration.
Ballina, July 23, 1850.
W. Mally, jun.; W. Whittaker, M.D., Hearne & Joynt; R. Atkinson, Surgeon;
John McAndrew & Co; Robert G. Baxter; George S. Malley; Wm. West; Robertson
A CENTENARIAN - At the petty sessions of Monaghan, on Tuesday, a man aged
116 years, named Cormac Duffy, was examined as a witness. He walked into
town from his residence, a distance of nearly four miles, and gave his
testimony with great distinctness. He walked with the "Hearts of Oak" some
time about the middle of the last century, and lived as a labourer and
caretaker with one employer for 67 years.
EMIGRATION - Upwards of 400 persons left yesterday by the Liverpool steamers
for America. Among the emigrants, we understand, there are 200 paupers from
the Dungarvan Union Workhouse. Next week 40 female paupers will be sent off
from the Waterford station.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News