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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway,Thursday, April 8, 1824 CLARE CATHOLIC MEETING On Monday, the 29th ult., a most numerous and respectable meeting of the Roman
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      THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
      Galway,Thursday, April 8, 1824

      CLARE CATHOLIC MEETING
      On Monday, the 29th ult., a most numerous and respectable meeting of the
      Roman Catholics of the county Clare took place. Daniel O'Connell, Esq. one of
      the delegates of 1793 was unanimously called to the chair.- The business of the
      meeting commenced with an unanimous vote of thanks to John M'Namara of Moher,
      Esq. Secretary to the Roman Catholics of that country. Mr. M'Namara returned
      thanks in a strong and energetic speech, avowing his determination to continued
      his exertions for emancipation. Counsellor O'Gorman moved the next resolution
      for the formation of a Committee to prepare a petition to both Houses of
      Parliament, for the repeal of the Penal Laws still affecting Catholics. A more
      moderate, appropriate, and manly speech, on this momentous occasion, could not
      be pronounced.- This resolution was carried unanimously, as were several others.
      The greatest harmony prevailed throughout, not the slightest shade of difference
      appearing to exist among this numerous and respectable assemblage.
      (Extract of a Letter from Ennis.)
      Our meeting of Monday was certainly one of the most numerous and best
      conducted meetings I ever witnessed here. A great number of Ladies and several
      Protestants attended. O'Gorman made one of the best speeches I ever heard from
      him. He detailed the proceedings of the Catholic Association, and detailed the
      plan relative to Catholic rents-a measure which was fully approved by the
      meetings. He adverted to the Orange murders and outrages in the North and dwelt
      with great force and energy on Baron M'Clelland's address to one of the Grand
      Juries on his Circuit, which he praised, as warmly as it justly deserves to be
      eulogised by every well wisher of peace and harmony. He cautioned the people
      against outrages of any description, and praised the peasantry of the county of
      Clare for their peaceable conduct. In short, he made a right good temperate
      speech. When the vote of thanks was moved to Mr. O'Connell, he came forward and
      passed a high eulogium on the matchless Irishman.

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