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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, Oct 17, 1849 PAUPER EMIGRATION LOUGHREA POOR LAW UNION- In a few days 25 young women, who are at present
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      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, Oct 17, 1849

      PAUPER EMIGRATION
      LOUGHREA POOR LAW UNION- In a few days 25 young women, who are at present
      inmates of the workhouse of Loughrea, will proceed to Portsmouth on their way to
      Sydney. They will be dressed most comfortably and are qualified to earn their
      own livelihood. The Loughrea workhouse is one of the very best in Ireland- the
      cleanliness, ventilation, and all the other internal arrangements of the
      building would, not be surpassed. The boys and girls receive instruction daily
      in neat commodious school-rooms and many of the former are taught the trades of
      the tailor and shoemaker and the work made by their hands supplies the inmates
      with shoes and clothes. No idleness is permitted in the workhouse; every one is
      usefully employed. The managers of the establishment are not a board of
      guardians, but two vice-guardians, and no similar institution with which we are
      familiar can more justly lay claim to praise for the manner in which it is
      conducted.
      ARMAGH UNION- The twenty-nine female paupers left the workhouse yesterday
      for Dublin, preparatory to their embarkation for Australia. They looked healthy,
      smart and comfortable.- On parting from their companions many of them cried. To
      most of the poor creatures the workhouse was the only home they ever knew; and
      such is the force of association and habits, that even on that asylum, so
      repulsive to many, they cast, when leaving, a longing, lingering look
      behind.--Newry Telegraph.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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