THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, May 13, 1824
For the sake of our rising manufacturers, we are happy to state, that that
very active office of the Board, Mr. Inspector General Besnard, may be expected
here in the course of this week. He left Cork for Limerick on his way hither on
Monday last-one of the Dutch farmers accompanies him and they go hence to Tuam,
in the neighbourhood of which they are to inspect some flax, cultivated
according to the Dutch plan. This is gratifying intelligence to these who are so
laudably, and, we may say, so successfully endeavouring to introduce the Course
Linen Trade into this neighborhood.
This disgraceful and shameful practice will, in future, be prevented in
this town-and we are extremely happy at it. John Lushington Reilly, Esq. one of
our Churchwardens for the present year, has publicly notified his intention of
suppressing the evil; and we expect the local authorities will co-operate with
him. A few fines imposed, and rigrously exacted, will effectually accomplish
this desirable object.
There will be races held at Loughrea and Tuam during the present summer.
The attendance at Loughrea last year was most numerous and respectable; and the
excellent running afforded great entertainment. We anticipate similar sport this
We understand it is intended by the Gentlemen of Tuam and Athenry to have a
grand main of cock-fighting in the ensuing month.
A troop of the 5th Dragoon Guards (Green Horse) under the command of Major
Walker, arrived here on Monday last, on their route to Ballinrobe. They received
excellent accommodation at Connolly's hotel.
TO BE LET
For such term as may be agreed upon,
From the first of May instant,
With OFFICES and GARDEN, &c. and about 32 acres of Land, of excellent
quality; also, 85 acres of the
Lands of Darfield,
Written proposals (post paid) to be addressed to Robert Blake, Esq. Temple
street, Dublin; or Henry Blake, Esq. Seafield, Oranmore.
May 13, 1824.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News