Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

!! Ballina Chronicle; Jan 23, 1850 "Limerick Murders"

Expand Messages
  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    BALLINA CHRONICLE Ballina, Mayo, Ireland Wednesday, January 23, 1850 TWO MURDERS IN THIS COUNTY ! - On the night of Tuesday, the 15th inst., Edward Hurly, of
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 13, 2004
    • 0 Attachment
      BALLINA CHRONICLE
      Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
      Wednesday, January 23, 1850

      TWO MURDERS IN THIS COUNTY ! - On the night of Tuesday, the 15th inst.,
      Edward Hurly, of Ballinahinch, near Knocklong, was murdered in his house in the
      presence of his wife and five children. Hurly and his family were after rising
      from prayers, and directed his son to look after the cattle before they retired
      to rest. The boy proceeded to the door, and upon opening it observed and armed
      man outside. The fellow told Hurley's son to go back, and with the muzzle of the
      gun forced him to the centre of the dwelling, when his father, mother, brothers,
      and sisters promptly assailed the intruder, who was repulsed; but, alas! the
      melancholy catastrophe is now to be told. As Hurley, the head of this brave
      family, was locking the door, the atrocious ruffian fired from without; the ball
      entered his left eye, carried away the upper part of the skull, and the innocent
      victim fell dead on the spot! Thursday night, a farmer named Edward Brien, of
      Duntryleague, returning home from the fair at Mitchelstown, was waylaid on the
      road and struck in the head with some sharp weapon, which fractured his skull.
      He died early on the following day. The only reason assigned for this murder is
      that he took land out of which others were ejected. -- Limerick Chronicle.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
      http://www.IrelandOldNews.com/
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.