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!! Connaught Journal; May 20, 1824 "Ennis & Limerick"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, May 20, 1824 ENNIS, May 17- We regret very much to have to record the commission of a most extensive outrage, in the
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      THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
      Galway, Thursday, May 20, 1824

      ENNIS, May 17- We regret very much to have to record the commission of a
      most extensive outrage, in the neighbourhood of Feakle. On Friday night, the
      dwelling house of Mr. William Purcell, of Kilclaran, was discovered to be on
      fire.- Unfortunately, from the dry state of the thatch, the flames spread with
      such rapidity, as rendered it quite impossible to save any part of the
      furniture, the entire of which, with a quantity of linen, and some valuable
      papers, were consumed. It was with difficulty that Mr. Purcell's family, which
      were eight in number, escaped, and it required the utmost exertions to rescue
      two of the servants, who slept in a retired part of the house- as the first
      intimation they had of the fire, was the falling in of part of the roof. The
      only cause that can be given for this outrage is an unfounded report, most
      industriously circulated, of Mr. Purcell's having bid for, and caused the
      eviction of part of Lord Norbury's estate, from which the Sheriff dispossessed
      some tenants a few days before. This report received some colouring of truth
      from the circumstance of his having given the Sheriff's drivers some
      accommodation, as they were afraid to proceed to their homes on the night they
      executed the habere. Beyond this hospitality, Mr. Purcell had no connection
      with the transaction alluded to.

      LIMERICK, MAY 19- On the night of Wednesday last, a party of men attacked
      and entered the dwelling house of Mr. Timothy Hartigan, on the lands of
      Ballyphilip, near Croom, in this county. They broke every pane of glass and sash
      in the house, which is two stories high, spilled all Hartigan's cream and milk;
      and beat him till they supposed he was dead; he is now in a dangerous state.
      This outrage originated in Hartigan's taking the farm he lives on, the tenants
      having been dispossessed a few days previous. On the night of Wednesday last,
      two cows were houghed, and their tails cut off, on the lands of Ballinagonia,
      within about a mile of Glin. The tails and one horn were lately maliciously
      broken off two cows the property of a farmer named O'Brien on the lands of
      Carna.

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