!! Connaught Journal; March 15, 1824 "Limerick Item"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, March 15, 1824
(From the Limerick Chronicle)
About three o'clock this morning, a party of men attacked the house of
Lieutenant Millwood, at Courtbrack, within about a mile of this city; they
entered by breaking the front door, and demanded arms, which not being
forthcoming, they proceeded to search the house and broke open a writing-desk,
in which they said there was a case of pistols concealed; they then entered a
closet where there was a valuable and curious dressing case, which they
destroyed; they afterwards demanded money, and Mrs. Millwood handed them five
tenpennies, with which they were not satisfied, they searched the bed and Mrs.
Milwood's pockets, from whence they took some silver and halfpence, and then
left the house. It appears that plunder was not their object, as they returned
Mr. Milwood's watch which they had in their pockets.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News