Ballina, Co. Mayo
Wednesday, October 16, 1850
An iron lighthouse of vast dimensions, is being erected on the Fastnett, a
solitary rock in the Atlantic, off the coast of Cork and Kerry.
Patrick Ryne, of Cork, was fined £20 on Saturday by the local magistrates at
the prosecution of Lieut. Friend, R.N. for acting as emigration agent
without a license.
Mr. Sergeant Shee is certainly an eminent and distinguished member of the
English bar, but he is not "a large landed proprietor" or our county. He is
in reality a tenant and middleman. No member of his family, for the last two
centuries, could be numbered amongst the proprietors of Kilkenny. His father
was a respectable merchant, and his grandfather was a worthy tithe proctor,
whose life was sacrificed to the rage of the lawless peasantry in the first
crusade against the tithe system.-- Kilkenny Moderator.
A recent number of the Nelson newspaper, New Zealand, announcing the arrival
out of the 'Lady Nugent,' passenger vessel, observed: - "Her passengers
altogether seem to be of a superior class- We have a favourable specimen of
the Scotch farmer in Mr. Wm. M'Rea, brother of Mr. G. M'Rea, of Pitfure. Mr.
Wm. M'Rea has been for some years farming a considerable property at
Bonavaree, county Clare, Ireland, which he abandoned in consequence of the
wretched state of that unhappy country, and his doing so caused no small
sensation far beyond his own immediate circle.
Anthony Lynch, Esq., has resigned the situation of Post master of Galway, to
which office he was inducted on the 15th ult.
On Wednesday the ceremony of a reception took place at the Presentation
convent, Tuam. The postulant was Miss O'Connor, Willsbrook, Roscommon.
Archbishop M'Hale officiated on the occasion.
John Shouldham, Esq., High Sheriff of Longford, has established a Flax Mill
and introduced the manufacture of linen into the town of Ballymahon.
There has been grown this year, on the land surrounding the Nenagh
Workhouse, four acres of Flax, and vegetables which are used in soup for the
diet of the paupers. There is a Capstan mill, which grinds all the corn into
flour necessary for the house; there is also an excellent bakery, weavers,
tailors, shoemakers, and carpenters' workshops where the boys are
instructed. The women daily engaged in knitting, spinning, combing, washing,
and in preparing flax for the weavers' loom.
At Longford Castle, the Viscountess Felkestone, of a son, which only
survived a short time.
At Rockville, county Roscommon, the Lady of Lieut-Colonel Wm. Lloyd, of
At 16 North Great George's-street, Dublin, the Lady of Hamilton Smyth,
Esq., of a daughter.
On Monday, the 14th instant, in the Parish Church of Kilcommon,
Belmullet, by the Rev. Mr. Lees, Jane Adelaide, second daughter of Robert R.
Savage, Esq., of Bangor, to Mr. Michael Gallagher, of Coolamore.
On Friday, 4th inst., at Rose Cottage, Westport, Lieut. Peter O'Malley,
aged 67, of the South Mayo Militia, the oungest son of the late Owen
O'Malley, Esq., of Burrishoole, and cousin of the late Gen. [?] O'Malley,
and Sir Samuel O'Malley of Kilboyne. The deceased has left a widow and a
On the 6th inst., at Cullane, Francis Fenell, Esq., for 40 years a J.P.
of the county of Mayo.
At Michael's Grove, Brompton, Elizabeth, wife of Eneas MacDonnell, Esq.
EX OFFICIO GUARDIANS
The following are the ex-officio Guardians of this Union [Ballina] for the
ensuing year: -
Colonel F.A.K. Gore- Belleek Manor
Edward Howley, Esq., Belleek Castle
Captain W. Atkinson, Rehins
Captain John Knox, Greenwood Park
William Malley, sen, Esq., Ballina
Henry Wm. Knox, Esq., Netley Park.
Thomas Paget, Esq., Knockglass
William Gardiner, Esq., Cloonagh
John Bourke, Esq, Ballina
William Symes, Esq., Ballina
Arthur Ormsby, Esq., Curimbla
Mervyn Pratt, Esq, Enniscoe
Edward Orme, Esq., Ballycorroen
Thomas G. Bourke, Esq., Richmond
John Walsh, jun, Esq., Castlehill
Major J.F. Knox, Mountfalcon
Annesley Knox, Esq., Rappa Castle
James K. Gore, Esq., Broadlands
T. Jones, Esq., Castletown and Ardnaree
James V. Jackson, Esq., Caramore
Lord Arran, Saunderscourt.
DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE - On the night of Sunday last, some miscreants
posted a threatening notice on the house of Mr. Wood, an English gentleman
residing at Tallagh, within a short distance of Belmullet. They afterwards
set fire to his haggard, which, we have been informed, was totally consumed.
Government has offered a reward of £100 for the apprehension of the ruffians
concerned in this wanton and unprovoked attack on an unoffending gentleman.
We trust the vigilance of the Constabulary of that remote district will
speedily bring the perpetrators to justice.
CASTLEBAR UNION - At the last meeting of the Guardians of this Union,
Ignatius Kelly, Esq., was appointed Solicitor to the Board, having a
majority of two over Mr. Myles Jordan, the only other candidate.
THE HARVEST - Several farmers have sustained very considerable loss in
the grain crops which unfortunately they were unable to gather home before
the late high winds and rain. The potato blight seems to have been entirely
stayed but in many instances the potatoes which were planted late have not
grown to the full size.
THE CONSTABULARY - Constable Phibbs, for some years in charge of the
Ardnaree party of Constabulary, has been removed to Coolany, in the county
of Sligo. Phibbs has been generally esteemed as a most active and efficient
officer while at the Ardnaree station and we believe his removal to Coolany
to be a preparatory step towards his promotion, which no man in the service
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News