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Connaught Journal; Jan 31, 1825; Provincial News

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Monday, January 31, 1825 PROVINCIAL NEWS LIMERICK, JAN. 22 - Captain O Grady, M.P., John Thomas Walter, jun. Esq of Castletown;
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      Galway, Monday, January 31, 1825

      LIMERICK, JAN. 22 - Captain O'Grady, M.P., John Thomas Walter, jun. Esq
      of Castletown; and other county gentlemen, came into town yesterday in
      expectation of meeting Mr. Blackburne. His presence, however, was totally
      unnecessary; and Mr. Vokes and another Magistrate in the County Court-House,
      and read his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant's Proclamation, withdrawing the
      provisions of the Insurrection Act from this County, the entire of which is
      now relieved from its operation. It is ardently to be wished that the
      peasantry will evince a due sense of this indulgence, and refrain from any
      further violations of the law, which must ever terminate to their
      Since the restrictions of the Insurrection Act have been withdrawn from
      Kerry, that County continues in a peaceable state; and it is earnestly hoped
      that Government will encourage the good disposition of the peasantry, by
      affording aid to the agricultural and commercial interests in that
      The terms upon which the Directors of the Bank of Ireland propose
      forming a Branch of that National Establishment in this city, are understood
      to be, the appointment of a resident Agent, with a salary of 500l. per
      annum, to give security for 20,000l. and to guarantee all Bills and Notes
      that may be discounted.--Chronicle.
      MULLINGAR, JAN. 20 - On Thursday night last, as Mr. Thomas Fitzgerald
      of Ballinacarig, was returning home from this town, when at Slanemore-hill,
      (about midway,) he was fired at from behind a ditch, by some villain or
      villains, who lay in wait for him, but he happily escaped without receiving
      any injury. Mr. Fitzgerald, from the flash of the pan, was enabled to
      discern the person who fired at him. No reason can be assigned for this
      atrocious act, but that Mr. Fitzgerald, being a tithe proctor, it was the
      general opinion he was selected as a proper victim by the legislators of the
      Ribon [sic] Society, which prevails in an alarming extent in this country.
      During the dreadful storm of Monday night last, a lock-keeper of the
      Royal Canal, near Balinacarig, and his wife, were blown into the lock, where
      they both perished. It is supposed they were engaged in opening the lock,
      when the violence of the storm precipitated them into it.- They were found
      next morning locked in each other's arms.
      A Gentleman in the neighbourhood of Fivemiletown, county of Dublin,
      writes thus to his friend in Newry - "We are every day getting worse- a
      night scarcely passes without outrages of the most barbarous nature. On
      Monday evening, about seven o'clock in the evening, an inoffensive Catholic,
      of the name of M'Caffery, sixty years old, a tailor, was met by the nightly
      self-constituted patrols, and most inhumanly beaten; he has never spoken
      since, and the Surgeon says he cannot recover. Such a state of things cannot
      possibly be endured.
      In the Convict Receiving Ship, at the Cove of Cork, several conflicts
      have taken place, between the Leinster men and Munster men- confirmed there,
      all about the ridiculous claims of the superiority of their respective
      places of birth. The Munster faction have provided themselves with
      bludgeons, formed with canvass, rolled and made up as close as possible, and
      loaded at either end with lead, stolen from the scupper-holes of the ship-
      they made a furious attack upon the Leinster men, one of whom (a very able
      man) lost his life, while several on both sides were desperately wounded.
      Nothing more shows the want of early religious and moral education, than
      this unhappy pre-disposition for fighting.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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