!! Connaught Journal; June 14, 1824 "Misc News"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, June 14, 1824
CARLOW, JUNE 10- The Fair of Orchard, in this County, held on Tuesday last,
presented but a poor show of Cattle, yet the supply was fully equal to the
demand. Pigs were a complete drag, owing to a considerable number having died on
the Fair-green from the scorching rays of the sun!!
On Monday last, apple potatoes to our market advanced to the enormous price
of fifteen shillings per barrel.
CORK, JUNE 9- A report was in circulation yesterday evening, that a man,
named Cotter, had been apprehended in the neighbourhood of Newmarket by the
Police, charged with the murder of the unfortunate Brereton, who lost his life
at Knockacoppel, near Mill-street, in attempting to convey the Mail from
Killarney to this City, during the memorable days of the "Carriganimy affair."
KILKENNY SESSIONS, JUNE 8- John Ryan and Kyran Phelan, from Galmoy, were
separately tried on the charge of being absent from their homes after sunset,
MAYO, CASTLEBAR, JUNE 7- Committed to our County Gaol, by the Magistrates
of Kilmain Barony, assembled at Petty Sessions at Ballinrobe, on Monday, the
31st May, Jas. Rowland, charged upon oath of several witnesses, with having set
fire to Mr. Fair's haggard on the 7th May.
Fever, as is usual at this season of the year, has again made its
appearance in this neighbourhood. There is, we are told, a populous village
within a few miles of this town, in which there is but one house free from
On Monday last, Mr. Livingston ascended in a balloon from the
Barrack-square of Belfast.- About 16 minutes before eight o'clock PM the
inflation having been completed, and signal guns again fired, it was removed to
the centre of the barrack-yard, the band playing a lively air as it passed
along. Mr. Livingston now boldly ascended the car, and the balloon, at nine
minutes before eight o'clock, rose majestically over the assembled crowd, and
slowly floated through the clear atmosphere, towards the Cave Hill. When it had
attained a considerable height, probably a mile, the current of air into which
it had ascended, forming and obtuse angle with the line of its former direction,
towards the Cave Hill, changed its course and bore it to the sea shore. Mr.
Livingston, therefore, not choosing to hazard a voyage across the water, at that
late hour of the evening, descended with safety, in a field belonging to Mr.
Boomer, at Sea View, a short distance from the strand, where with the assistance
of a man, who witnessed the descent, he secured the balloon and car. The day was
remarkably fine-the air clear and warm below- though Mr. Livingston, we have
been told, found it very cold in his ascent. He was aloft about nine minutes
when he began to descend. The field in which he alighted is distant, we believe,
about a mile and three quarters from Belfast.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News