!! Connaught Journal; Aug 16, 1824 "Galway Assizes"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, August 16, 1824
Our Assizes terminated on Saturday last. The following is a list of the
Convictions which took place: -
Luke Donohoe, for the murder of Bridget Mannion, a child eleven years old,
to be hanged.
There were eleven sentenced to transportation for various offences; and
nineteen convicted for illicit distillation.
Denis Kinneavy, for sheep-stealing, 7 years transportation.
Michael Moran, for attempt to commit a rape on a child of nine years old,
two years confinement and hard labour.
Anne Keary and Margaret Browne, larceny, to be confined twelve months to
Mary Hynes, larceny, to be transported for seven years.
Patrick Ryan, Michael Devine, and James Hamilton, sturdy vagrants, to be
transported for seven years unless in three months they give bail in two
sureties each in 2l.
Basterel Burke, assault, to find bail to stand his trial at Sessions.
John Reddington, shoemaker, combination, do., do.
Luke Donohoe, an unfortunate criminal, found guilty of murder at our late
Assizes, this day underwent the awful sentence of the law in front of the County
Prison. He seemed perfectly resigned to his fate, but made no observations
previous to his being launched into eternity.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News