!! Connaught Journal; Aug 6, 1824; "Ennis News"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Thursday, August 6, 1824
ENNIS, AUG 2- On Thursday, at the conclusion of our Assizes, above thirty
persons were charged by proclamation. Amongst those were the two persons for the
murder of O'Callaghan at Scariff. Since the commission of this crime, every
exertion has proved insufficient to procure evidence against these persons, not
withstanding the numbers who witnessed the transaction. A person in the crowd,
when these fellows were discharged from the dock, remarked, "If things are
allowed to pass this way, we may all expect to be Scarrif-fied before the end of
the year." The gentleman, no doubt, intended a pun, though his countenance did
not express much pleasantry.
The following persons have been sentenced: - John Hallinan, rape, to be
hanged on the 1st of September; George Parker, cow-stealing, James Minogue,
sheep-stealing, Thomas Corbett, pig-stealing, Patrick Shaughnessy,
sheep-stealing - to be transported for seven years.
An Inquisition was taken on Saturday morning at Broadford, before Thomas
Sampson, Esq. upon the body of Richard Maley, shoemaker, who went to bed the
night before apparently in good health. Verdict. - "Died by the visitation of
Yesterday morning, a young woman, named Catherine Griffy, who went to bathe
in the lake of Clonlea, near Kilkishen, in company with two other young women
was an expert swimmer, and trusting to this circumstance, she ventured beyond
her depth. An Inquest was held on her remains by Thomas Sampson, Esq.
We have heard that a man was murdered in the neighbourhood of Newmarket on
Saturday. The particulars, as they reached us, are as follows: - Two young men,
in passing thro' a potatoe garden; pulled up a stalk out of curiosity. The owner
having observed them, waited the return of the deceased, whose name was Molony,
and an altercation arose between them, which ended in the death of the latter,
from a single blow of some heavy weapon.
Wednesday night, about 10 o'clock, a fire was observed, in the direction of
Morelands, in this County, about half a mile from Limerick. A party of the
Limerick police proceeded immediately to the spot, across the river, and on
arriving there, found that an untenanted house in which a man named Gleeson
lately lived, and from which he was ejected for non-payment of rent, was burned
to the ground, along with a few out-houses adjoining. That his burning was
malicious we are sorry to say is not too evident. The annexed Rock Notice was
found on the door of a house contiguous:
"SIR - General John Rock, Commander of and Chief of Ireland, gives warning
to John Hute to quit the place; or else if he does not, that he will et a worse
death than Ryan; or if he gives his Majesty the trouble of coming any more, that
he will consume both houses and cattle to ashes. His Majesty gives orders to
James Madden, in like manner, to quit the place from his herding."
We understand that an invite will be sent by the Stewards of the Ennis
Races, to Mr. Livingston, at present in Limerick, to make an ascent in his
balloon from this town. We have no doubt but the novelty of the exhibition would
attract great numbers, and amply recompense the intrepid adventurer.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News