!! Connaught Journal; July 1, 1824 "Misc News"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, July 1, 1824
Captain O'Callagahn has at length been allowed those common necessaries and
comforts, which his rank in society and his moral innocence entitle him to. His
case was discussed at length in the House of Commons on Thursday night.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT - On Friday, Eliza Ledwich, an aged servant, 71 years
old, who resides in Marlborough-street, went to take a tea kettle off the fire;
when being embarrassed by lameness, and oppressed by age, illness and fatigue,
she fell with her head against the grate, and her clothes taking fire, she was
burned to death almost immediately. An inquest was held by the Coroner, Alderman
Drury Jones, and a Jury of respectable neighbours. Verdict,- "Accidental
A subscription is about to be raised for the widow of the Missionary Smith,
whose untimely death has been a subject of such just lamentation, both in and
out of Parliament.
The Estate of Peter Holmes, Esq. in the county of Tipperary, including the
town of Nenagh, comprising 800 houses, is advertised to be sold for payment of
EMIGRATION.- The whole number of emigrants that arrived in the United
States during the year ending the 30th of September, 1823, from all parts of the
world, did not amount to 5,000- National Journal.
The "Tenths" are actually and positively coming to Connaught. In our last
was announced that they had received orders to replace the 5th in Ballinrobe,
Gorg, &c., &c. Is it to teach them to fight that they are sent hither? The
Gentlemen of this County, we know, have been celebrated in the annals of
duelling; but since the death of the eccentric Major O'S____, who used to
frequent our Assemblies with a blunderbuss and a small sword slung over his arm,
we did think that their fame in this respect was dying away. We should be sorry
to see it revived; but if it should be necessary, there is still a spirit among
us that will not brook impertinence; - an arrogant or overweening spirit was
never sent to a better school.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News