THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, February 3, 1825
LIMERICK, JAN 26 - By the exertions of W.H. Pearse, Esq., C.C., Patrick
Molony, charged with being the leader of a gang who murdered Connell at
Bilboa, was apprehended on Saturday last, in a Glen, near Keeper Mountain,
whither he had fled for safety; he was lodged in the county gaol on Sunday
On the evening of Wednesday last, the Police of Ballingarry found a
man, named Richard Morrison, lying in a dyke, near Ballinleena, in a wounded
state, and speechless. An inquest, which was attended by Surgeon Franklin,
jun., has been since held on the body, when it appeared that the side of his
head had been beaten in by a stone or some flat substance. A person, named
Thomas Roche, who absconded, is charged with the murder.
On the night of the 8th inst., a person, named Ryan, was found dead in
the street of Galbally, in this county [Limerick]. An inquest was held at
the time by C. Bennet, Esq., Coroner, and there did not appear any evidence
of violence; but it is now ascertained that he was murdered, and two persons
have absconded, and a third is in custody.
A clue has recently been discovered, leading to all the circumstances
of the atrocious and unnatural murder of John Ryan, at Ballyvorneen, near
Cahirconlish, in October last. This clue has, within these few days, been
rendered more clear and satisfactory, attaching the strongest guilt to four
persons, now in prison for the crime, and for whose conviction the fullest
proof is in preparation. The details of this horrid murder, when given in
evidence, will affect the most callous feeling, more especially when the
near relation of one of the parties is considered.
The Rev. Charles M'Carthy, P.P. of Dromin, has been appointed to the
Parish of Ballingarry, in the room of the Rev. Gilbert O'Grady, retired. The
Rev. James O'Regan, Chaplain of the County Gaol, and Curate of St. John's,
in this City, succeeds Mr. M'Carthy, at Dromin. The Rev. Mr. Tushy succeeds
the Rev. Mr. O'Regan as first Curate of St. John's; and the Rev. Mr. Liddy,
of Shanagolden, lately removed from Patrick'swell, has been appointed to St.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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