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