!! Ballina Chronicle; Sep 19, 1849 "Misc News"
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, Sept 19, 1849
There is not an able-bodied pauper in Mullingar workhouse, where there is
room for 1000.
Prime flour has fallen in price 3s per bag this week in the Limerick
It is understood that the dismissal of Commander Pitman of the "Childers"
for cruelty and oppression will restore Lieut. Graham and Mr. Elliott, late of
that ship, to their commissions in the service.
In consequence of the threatening aspect of affairs in the neighbourhood of
Carrick-on-Suir, Major-General M'Donald's leave of absence has been
countermanded by an order from the Horse Guards.
Lord Kenyon has transmitted through Dr. O'Sullivan, £100 as a donation to
the Church Education Society.
THE POOR LAWS- At a numerous and respectably attended meeting of the
rate-payers of the Ballinrobe union, held on Friday, it was agreed to address
the Commissioners requesting them to reconsider the subject of a ruinous rate of
5s. 6d., noticed be struck in the union.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News