Ballina Chronicle; 31 July 1850; Misc Items
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, July 31, 1850
MUTINY IN THE WORKHOUSE - Another emeute took place on Tuesday in the
Parent Workhouse, North Strand, when a large posse of the well fed inmates
assailed the master and wardens with stones and other missiles. The riot was
not effectually put down until the appearance of the police, with Messrs.
Barron, Devitt and Boyne, who selected from the mob of idol ruffians eight
of the ringleaders, who are lodged in the county jail.-- Limerick Chronicle.
ASSAULT ON A PROTESTANT CLERGYMAN - At the petty sessions of Clifden,
two ruffians named Lee and M'Dermott, were fined 30s and costs, or a month's
imprisonment each, for a brutal and unprovoked assault on the person of the
Rev. Wm. Kilbride, curate of Clifden. It appears that the Rev. Gentleman-
accompanied by the schoolmaster- was escorting 400 or 500 children from one
of his schools, when a ferocious mob, headed by Monks, fell upon and
assaulted them in the most savage manner.
AN M.P. IN TROUBLE - Mr. Pat Somers, the Repeal member for the borough
of Sligo, was violently assaulted last week by Mr. Charles Bentley, of the
Westminster cricket club, who blackened the hon. member's eye and cut his
The Armagh Guardian states that Henratty, acquitted of the murder of
Mr. Maulaverer, since his discharge, boats of the wicked deed.
The son of Major Hart, 24th Regt., at Templemore, was drowned on
The gentry and inhabitants of Ballinasloe have presented to John
Harnett Vize, Esq., manager of the National Bank, on his removal to the
management of Wexford branch, a farewell address with an elegant silver tea
A private of the 41st Regt, John Mangan, stationed in Cork, shot
himself on Friday, after he was sentenced to two days pack drill.
John Devereux and James M'Carthy, for the manslaughter of a private of
the 43d in Tipperary, are sentenced at Clonmel for two years' imprisonment.
Colonel Vandeleur, chairman of Kilrush union, objects to the
appointment of Mr. Richard O'Donnell, as master of the workhouse, for which
he was entirely unfit, as Colonel Vandeleur said he repeatedly saw him drunk
on the streets of Kilrush. Mr. R. Fitzpatrick, one of the guardians, thought
they were all in the habit of taking a drink, and they ought not to be
severe on O'Donnell for his failing!
Cathy Joynt Labath
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