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!! Connaught Journal; July 8, 1824 "Misc News"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824 The enormous sum of £350,000 is annually taken out of the County of Kilkenny by Absentees, almost all of
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 1, 2004
      THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
      Galway, Thursday, July 8, 1824

      The enormous sum of £350,000 is annually taken out of the County of Kilkenny by
      Absentees, almost all of whom are non-resident. At the head of the list are the
      names of nineteen Lords, all Absentees, whose properties, in the aggregate
      amount to £100,000 per annum, not one guinea of which is spent in the County and
      very little, if any, spent in Ireland.

      Miss Clara Fisher netted, at her benefit in Cork on Monday, the sum of
      £180 - the House was crowded to excess. In consequence of a misunderstanding in
      the Boxes at the Theatre that night, a duel was fought at Ryecourt on Wednesday
      between Mr. Swele [or Swete] of Macroom, and Mr. Clarke, of Bandon after an
      exchange of shots, an amicable adjustment was affected.

      No reduction has taken place in the Custom department of Limerick, nor is
      it likely there can be any, as all the Officers have sufficient business to
      occupy them.

      By the late Revenue arrangements, the Water Establishment of Cork has been
      reduced to three Surveyors and sixteen Tidewaiters, to be stationed, ad
      formerly, at Cork, Passage, and Cove.

      Upwards of 40 tons of Potatoes have been carried coastwise from the Half
      Barony of Lettrough, County of Kerry, within the last three weeks, to the
      starving districts of Cunnemara &c., &c.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
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