Connaught Journal; 3 Jan 1825
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, January 3, 1825
MOVING BOG - A respectable Gentleman in this town has received a letter
from Ballymoney, dated December 24, in which it is stated, that the peaty
matter of Ballywindlen bog, situate about two miles and a half from
Ballymoney, began to move on Wednesday last, and had already covered about
forty acres of arable land, in some places from ten to sixteen feet deep.
Several fir blocks have been thrown up by the floating peat.- We presume
that some subterranean stream, swollen by the late rains, which may have
penetrated to its channel, through shallow and perilous soil, has burst
through its usual boundaries, risen to the surface, and hurried the boggy
matter in its precipitate course, from its former site. [ Belfast Paper.
The late Rev. Dr. M'Mullin, Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor,
bequeathed the sum of 50l. to the poor of the parish of Down,
indiscriminately, and a further sum of 50l. to promote Education in that
Parish; and he also bequeathed 20l. to the poor of the parish of
Loughinisland, and to assist Education in said Parish, a further sum of 60l.
WHEN TO LEAVE OFF DRINKING - When you feel particularly desirous to have
another glass, leave off, you have had enough. When you look at a distant
object, and appear to see two; leave off, you have had too much. When you
knock over your glass, spill your wine upon the table, or are unable to
recollect the words of a song you have been in the habit of singing for the
last dozen years, leave the company; you are getting troublesome. When you
nod in the chair, fall over the hearth rug, or lurch on your neighbour's
shoulder, go to bed; you are drunk.
TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession Given
THE HOUSE, OFFICES, GARDEN and LAND, lately occupied by Miss KIRWAN, in the
Town of Oughterard. The House consists of a Parlour, Drawing Room, and six
Bed Chambers, with Kitchen and Servants' Apartments. The Furniture will be
sold at a valuation, and Six Months' time given for the payment of them.
Proposals (in writing, post paid) to be received by James Kirwan,
January 3, 1825.
A quarrel having taken place, on Christmas night, in the house of
William Tanner, of Tuskin's-pass, between two young men named _____
MacCullough and _____ Gennis, the former a Protestant and the latter a
Catholic, they agreed to have a set fight on the Monday following; on which
day, about 10 o'clock, the combatants repaired to a field in the townland of
Corgrovaddy, the place appointed for the battle, attended by their
respective friends, (there were, we understand, from 50 to 100 on each
side), many of whom, of both parties, were provided with fire-arms and
ammunition!- The consequence of an engagement would, in all probability have
been dreadful. Such, at least was the country; and, fortunately, some
influential neighbours, after a good deal of persuasion, succeeded in
pacifying both parties, who separated peaceably and departed for their
several homes. [ Newry Telegraph
Cathy Joynt Labath
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