!! Ballina Chronicle; Dec 12, 1849
- BALLINA CHRONICLE
Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, December 12, 1849
A man named Rooneen, residing with his daughter, at Glenade, near
Manorhamilton, had a glandered horse in his possession. He refused to put the
animal to death, though his neighbours strongly remonstrated with him of the
extreme danger, and the risk he ran. It seems whilst attending the animal he
imbibed the virus of the disease and has suffered great tortures; melancholy
also to tell, his poor daughter, in attendance on her father, received the
contagion and both are now, alas, pitiable spectacles! This dreadful disease is
so unusual amongst men, always commands our deepest sympathies. The agonizing
pains, generally followed by death, and the loathsome character of its symptoms,
inspiring horror and dread in the beholder, shows what extreme caution should be
used for fear of its dreadful contamination. The decease of the two unfortunate
persons is hourly expected.-- Sligo Guardian.
FLAX CULTIVATION IN IRELAND - THE IRISH AGRICULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL JOURNAL
"We have been informed, on, we believe, unquestionable authority, that Mr.
Dargan, the enterprising railway contractor, has taken upwards of 2000 acres of
land at Kildinan, near Rathcormac, from our county representative, Mr. Edmund B.
Roche, with a view to the introduction of flax culture in this county. Mr.
Dargan, we understand, is about immediately to commence the draining and
subsoiling of the land, and means not only to cultivate flax extensively, but to
erect flax mills and all other requisite machinery, on the most approved system,
and in short, to establish the nucleus of the linen manufacture amongst us.
This, is, indeed, most gratifying intelligence and will be learned with sincere
pleasure by every one interested in the prosperity of the South of
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News