Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, March 27, 1850
The amount of presentments applied for in the county Galway this
assizes was £19,000.
There was no breach of the peace or disturbance in any part of Ulster
on St. Patrick's day.
Guy Burton, superanuated Excise Officer, threw himself out of a window
at Plymouth, on Monday in a fit of delirium tremens and was killed.
The trial of 18 Ribbonmen and five Orangemen for riotous assembly at
Dolly's Brae, is postponed to the summer assizes at Downpatrick.
William Escott, for forging a bill of exchange for £20, was sentenced
to twelve months imprisonment by Mr. Sergeant Murphy at Cork on Thursday.
The steam-packets of the City Dublin Company, on the Upper and Lower
Shannon, hoisted their colours, and fired a salute, for the Government mail
contract taken by this popular Company.
Mr. Christopher Farrelly, provision dealer, late of Phibsborough, was
found drowned at the North Wall, Dublin, on Wednesday. Mr. Farrelly had left
home on Tuesday morning for the purpose of going to market.
In March, 1849, there were 14,367 persons receiving in door and outdoor
relief in the Limerick Union, at a weekly expenditure of £698, and in March,
1850, the number is reducted to 7,700, at a cost of £380 weekly including
hospital attendance, &c. This is an agreeable contract.
Tuam Meeting of Guardians, Major Burke handed in notice of motion "that
all horses employed in the cultivation of the soil, as also all ploughs and
harrows, will not be interfered with by the collectors, as any such distress
is contrary to law, independent of the hardship to the poor."
The tide of emigration again has set in at Liverpool, six vessels for
New York alone lay in the Mersey on Tuesday awaiting for the tide. The
aggregate number of their passengers were 3,000. Meanwhile hundreds are
awaiting to depart by other ships.
All the market towns in Clare, Tipperary, and Galway are full of
potatoes, and the puzzle is where they could have been hid since last year,
when the article was so scarce. Manifestly the produce would not keep
longer, and it was concealed by many who last year threw their families on
BAD COMPANY! - John Fogarty was hanged last August at the county gaol
for the murder of his neighbor, Daniel Dillon, in Cappamore, at the
instigation of Dillon's wife, also executed at the same time. Now it is a
remarkable illustration of the old adage, that Mathew and William Gavan,
brothers, and very young men, under sentence this assizes for the murder of
John Ryan, also at Cappamore, were next door neighbours of that same John
Fogarty, who died an ignominious death on the scaffold last year--Limerick
David Fitzgerald, a crown witness, at last summer assizes for this
county, when John Hennessy, Michael Culhane, Patrick Dempsey, and Michael
Nash, were convicted of a violent attack upon Mr. Loughlin Sharpe, steward
to Lord Monteagle, so as to endanger life, at South Cappa, on the 6th of
May, and who was sentenced to transportation for life, was found drowned in
a bog hole, near the Roman Catholic chapel of Stonehall, on Saturday, with
the sinews of both arms cut through, across the elbow joint, and his throat
also desperately lacerated.--Ibid.
Emigration is amazingly on the increase, not, however, so much to
Canada as to the United States, and the train from Limerick to Dublin is
daily crowded with intending emigrants, mostly all agricultural, and who
embark for their destination at Liverpool. The banks in Limerick are hourly
paying out money upon the orders remitted by the friends of those people in
America, who emigrated the last and preceding years. There are nine vessels
at the quays taking passengers- three for New York and six for Quebec.
The question of the power of the Kilkenny grand jury to reduce the
salaries of their officers five per cent, having been brought before Judge
Torrens, his lordship stated that a similar matter had arisen in Cavan, and
that the officers whose salaries were there reduced have taken steps for
bringing the question into the Queen's Bench. Under these circumstances he
recommended the grand jury to reconsider the resolution.
James Devereaux and John M'Carthy, tried at Clonmel assizes, for the
homicide of private Joshua Scovell, 43d, at Tipperary, were acquitted.
On Wednesday, at Fermoy, Thomas Pingleton, and English hatter on the
tramp, hung himself out of the bedstead, in which he had been sleeping.
John Glynn, for the murder of Anne Clayton, near Kinevara, was tried
and acquitted at Galway assizes.
A meeting of the friends of the society for instructing the Irish
speaking population in the Holy Scriptures, through their own language, was
held on Friday evening, in the school house Derry. The Lord Bishop of Derry,
the Dean of Derry, the Rev. Dr. Singer, Regius Professor Trinity College,
and a large number of the clergy attended. The Bishop of Derry was moved to
the chair, and addressed the meeting on behalf of the society. The Rev.
Daniel Foley, of Clonmel, then delivered an address, which occupied two
hours, in which he set before his audience the strong claims which the Irish
society had upon them.
Cathy Joynt Labath
Ireland Old News