THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, June 21, 1824
Master Burke sailed yesterday, Friday, in the Hibernia steam-packet, for
England, a country where his extraordinary talents, unexampled in one so young,
only five years old, are sure to receive that reward, which the liberality of
Englishmen always render to extraordinary merits. His fame is gone before him.
The applause he received from Dublin audiences was followed by a most polite
invitation, which he and his father, Dr. Burke, received from the Lord
Lieutenant, to spend last Thursday evening at the Park. His Excellency was
delighted and astonished at Master Burke's acting, singing, and his performance
on the most difficult instrument, the violin.--[ Freeman Journal of Saturday.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News