Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, December 5, 1849
Mr. Johnston, revenue officer, is ordered from Sligo to Derry.
Farms in the counties of Roscommon and Sligo, varying from 50 to 500 acres,
Upwards of £1800 was invested in the Limerick Savings Bank last Monday by
The Knight of Kerry, it is stated, will have the bulk of the property of
Lt. Col. R. LaTouche.
A small collection of unpublished letters by the poet Shelly are now in the
Mr. Goldsmith, solicitor, has recently purchased the greatest number of
shares in the Globe newspaper.
At Belfast Municipal elections all the Conservative candidates were
returned without opposition.
The promotions for the Arctic Searching Expedition, of Sir James Ross and
Captain Bird, will be announced on Monday, when the ships are paid off.
George W. Dixon, Esq. late officer Royal Engineers, now of Dr. Fox's
establishment, at Bristol, was declared a lunatic on Thursday last.
John Singleton, Esq. of Quinville, a magistrate of Clare, has refused to
sign the address of Lord Roden, also Sir John C. Carden.
Mr. W. Murphy, jun., T.C.D., is lecturing upon the national music of
Ireland at the Dublin Mechanic's Institute.
Mr. Ellison, station manager of the Drogheda railway, was killed on
Saturday night by crossing the line before the mail train.
During the last summer 3,550 dogs were killed in the streets of New York,
and 6,700 dollars paid at premiums to the killers.
One gentleman, after the Rev. Dr. M'Neils's speech at Exeter Hall, on
Friday, contributed £100 for the Irish Church missions.
A manufacturer in the West of England announces himself one of the
purchasers of the Martin property in Connemara.
The house carpenters of Galway work ten hours daily, with the exception of
Saturdays, eight hours. From the first of January next, they resume their former
wages of £1 4s. per week.
On Sunday last, the banks of the Grand Canal, at Cowerton, within three
miles of Kilbeggan, were broken down by a party of men, who tied the watchman to
a tree while they accomplished their object.
In Greaves v. Greaves, the Master of the Rolls has ordered an injunction to
prevent the Widow Greaves selling out £8,500 left by her deceased husband to his
three children, the lady proposing to marry again.
The Emigration commissioners have liberally undertaken to give a free cabin
passage to clergymen and to the superior class of teachers, to improve the
emigrants going to Australia.
The ship "Mary Bannatyne, " belonging to James Bannatyne, Esq. of Limerick,
arrived at Sydney, on the 20th of July, with emigrants from London, after a
quick passage of three months and a half.
Daniel Quilligan, from Kilrush, a destitute outcast, fell dead at Glin on
Saturday last, after sleeping in the open air at Birchwood the night before.
Verdict at the inquest, that he died of cold and want of necessaries.
Another gold mine has been discovered at Australia, where a number of women
from a workhouse, near London, landed in such a manner as to make the colonists
disgusted. It is intended to proscribe such pauper emigration in the colony.
Mr. Ponsonby Barker, of Kilcooly Abbey, has given a month's provisions to
all the distressed tenants on his estates at Ballinamona, county Tipperary. He
has also given crops and seeds to all his tenants, and clothes to his labourers.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News