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!! Connaught Journal; Sep 6, 1824 "Provincial News"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, September 6, 1824 PROVINCIAL NEWS ENNIS, SEPT 2 - On Wednesday last, six stand of arms, surrendered at the Tomgreeny Petty
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 7, 2005
      Galway, September 6, 1824

      ENNIS, SEPT 2 - On Wednesday last, six stand of arms, surrendered at the
      Tomgreeny Petty Sessions, by Mr. Fitzgibbon, agent to Lord Dunboyne, were sent
      into the depot in this town by the Rev. H.B. Huleatt, one of the presiding
      Magistrates, together with two stand, taken up by the latter gentleman in the
      Counties of Clare and Galway.

      The 22d ult. was appointed for a hurling match between the parishes of
      Kilbarron and Mountsea, in the County Tipperary, (from which parishes the
      Insurrection Act has been but recently withdrawn) and Clonrush, in the County of
      Galway, to be decided on the lands of Lannamahoon, within a short distance of
      the glebe of the Rev. Mr. Huleatt, to whom the latter parish belongs. This
      active Magistrate, considering that it would not be prudent, in the present
      disturbed state of the peace, to offer such an extensive meeting as this was
      intended to be, to take place, called upon a serjeant and ten of the police
      stationed at the White Gate, and proceeded to the place. He endeavoured to
      persuade the people of his parish, who were assembled to the number of five
      hundred, waiting for their opponents, to return to their homes, assuring them
      that they would not be allowed to hurl that evening. They did not offer much
      opposition, but still would not consent to go home. The lands of Lannamahoon are
      on the Shannon side, and about six o'clock the river appeared covered with cots
      transporting the Tipperary hurlers across. The convoy consisted of 32 cots and a
      turf-boat - so that, when the cargoes were discharged, there were about one
      thousand men at the meeting. On the landing of the Tipperary men, the people at
      the other side met them wit a shout of welcome, shook hands with them and
      informed them of the intended prevention of the hurling. Both immediately formed
      one body, armed themselves on the beach with stones, and advanced furiously on
      the Police. Anxious to prevent a riotous mob to such an amount from coming in
      contact with so small a party of Police, Mr. Huleatt, at the risk of his life,
      rode considerably in advance towards them, and intreated them to disperse
      peaceably. They disregarded the advice, threatened him in the most violent
      manner, and fell upon him and the police with the stones they had collected. In
      an instant, a respectable Protestant parishioner who accompanied his Clergyman,
      was nearly knocked off his horse - the Reverend Gentleman himself had his arm
      and side desperately battered, and the Police were wounded in every direction.
      They were then about to rush in upon the party, when the Police begged
      permission to fire in defence of their lives, which were in imminent danger.
      This could not be refused; and eight shots, which were so directed as to cause
      no injury, had the effect of completely routing the mob, and preventing
      consequences, probably of a fatal nature, which generally attended meetings of
      this description, when uncontrolled by the presence of persons cable of
      preventing them.

      The following is a literal copy of the inscription on a sign-board hanging
      in fronts of a cellar in the Old Town of Limerick: - "Lodgings and kettles
      boiled at all seasonable hours. Jack Meehan gives notice to the public that he
      will supply a hundred a-day, to drink tea, at all hours in the day; you will be
      attended nice and clean, in the cellar at the end of the lane, without delay."

      We understand that in consequence of the delicate state of the health of
      the Right Rev. Dr Sug??e, his Coadjutor Bishop, the Right Rev. Dr. Egan, has
      undertaken the duty of Visitation throughout the diocess. The Earl of Bantry
      having learned that Dr. Egan was to ???? a Visitation on Thursday week in the
      district of Glengariffe, where his Lordship has a most beautiful lodge,
      immediately addressed a letter for invitation to Dr. Egan, soliciting him to
      make the lodge his residence whilst in that part of the country. This letter was
      conveyed through the Parish Priest; to whom also a letter was written by the
      Noble Earl, desiring the Reverend Gentleman to consider the lodge as his house
      whilst his Bishop would remain. This hospitable and attentive mark of Lord
      Bantry's kindness was too flattering not to meet acquiescence, and we learn that
      Dr. Egan made the lodge his abode for a day or two, where the Noble proprietor
      had forwarded not only the choicest wines, but every other delicacy which
      Seafield-Park so bountifully affords.-- Cork Chronicle.

      A CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC - We caution the inhabitants of this town how they
      expose themselves to any sort of contact with persons labouring under contagious
      distemper - such as fever, plagues or consumption - and that they carefully
      avoid taking colds, rheumatisms, cattarahs, gouts, head-aches, belly-aches and
      back-aches, as well as all sorts of acute or chronic diseases, which may require
      the attendance of a Physician; there being now no less than twelve Doctors,
      Surgeons, Men-midwives, and Apothecaries, practising in the small town of
      Carlow! -- Carlow Post.

      A Friary, to be dedicated to St. Francis, has been commenced in
      Henry-street, Limerick, nearly opposite the Police-office. The foundation has
      been sunk, and the work is to proceed immediately.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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