!! Connaught Journal; Aug 30, 1824 "Miscellany"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 1824
The Board of Education in Ireland are about to erect a School-house and
offices in Clonmel, on the site granted by Col Bagwell.
An order has been issued by the Duke of York to the Commanding Officers of
Regiments, directing that no distinction as to religion shall be observed in the
enlisting of recruits.
In the Irish Fisheries last year 49,448 men were engaged, during which a
bounty was paid on 27,857 barrels of cured herrings.
A meeting of the Magistrates of the County of Roscommon is to be held for
the purpose of appointing 51 additional Constables.
The Grand Jury of the County of Kerry have recommended to the next Grand
Jury to withhold all Presentments for the Fever Hospital, unless the medical
salaries be reduced to their amount at the period of the election of the present
officers. The Medical Gentlemen say, however, that their services were offered
on the understanding that their present salaries should not be diminished.
Barrett, the associate of the notorious Captain Cotter, who was executed
for the barbarous murder of Mr. Brereton, although acquitted of that offence,
has been found guilty at Cork Assizes of a Rape on a married woman, and
sentenced to be hanged.
It is common practice among the lower orders in Peidmont to have their
initials, perhaps those of their mistress, or any other capricious symbol, cut
in their hair, as children sow their cypher in mustard and cress in England.
A very well ascertained Mermaid appeared on the coast, quite close to the
shore, at Termon-Fechin on Wednesday last, and was most distinctly seen by
George Hoey, the parish clerk, by Owen Maguire of Meaghstown, and by Mr. Taffe,
a farmer, of the parish of Termon-Fechin. It remained close to them for upwards
of a quarter of an hour, and then swam out to sea.-- Drogheda Journal.
Extraordinary Feat.- On Saturday last, Robinson, the pedestrian, undertook
to walk 20 times round Stephen's-green, outside the railing (i.e. 20 miles) in
the short space of two hours, for a wager of 50 guineas. He accomplished his
task in one hour 55 minutes and 40 seconds.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News