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!! Connaught Journal; July 8, 1824 "Limerick"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824 LIMERICK, JULY 3 - Some short time ago, a man named Michael Power, of Lisbane, near Shanagolden, tenant to
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      THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
      Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824

      LIMERICK, JULY 3 - Some short time ago, a man named Michael Power, of Lisbane,
      near Shanagolden, tenant to the Knight of Kerry, was ejected for non-payment of
      rent out of a very considerable farm, and a poor man named Culhane, with a very
      large family, put into the house, for the purpose of taking care of it and the
      farm. About one o'clock on Tuesday morning, four or five men, one of whom was
      armed with a pistol, forced the door, dragged the poor fellow out of bed from
      his ???ighted family, inflicted several severe wounds on him with a bludgeon,
      and threatened that, if he did not immediately quite the employment, they would
      again visit him in a more terrible manner; they then fired a shot in the house,
      a ?????? in the yard as they were going. The Rev. George Vincent and Samuel
      Harding, Esq had the unfortunate man brought before them to the petty sessions
      of Shanagolden, on Wednesday; and form the circumstance of the case, it is very
      probable that they were the same ruffians who attacked Mr. Meade's house on
      Sunday morning last - it is not above two miles distant. Mr. Woodburn and Mr.
      Smith, chief constable, visited Culhane's family, and they exhibited a scene of
      wretchedness far more deserving of charity than abuse.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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