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!! Connaught Journal; Sep 16, 1824; "Limerick"

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, September 16, 1824 PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE LIMERICK, SEPT. 11 - Last night, about eight o clock, a young villain ran
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      Galway, Thursday, September 16, 1824

      LIMERICK, SEPT. 11 - Last night, about eight o'clock, a young villain
      ran into the shop of Mr. Myles, of Rutland-street, and snatching a
      candle-stick, effected his escape, notwithstanding a very close pursuit
      after him. - There were several persons standing in the shop at the time.
      Thursday night a man named Walsh, driver in Captain Comptons's estates,
      in the Liberties, was beaten by a party of fellows near Mungret. He states
      that they struck him with the butt-ends of their pistols, and threatened his
      life. His head is severely injured, and his body contused in almost every
      Colonel Parker, of the 39th Regiment, went to Abbeyfeale on Thursday,
      to investigate and inquire into the circumstances connected with the riot
      Daniel Reardon and William Hartnett, two of the rioters in Abbeyfeale,
      are in such danger, that little hopes are entertained of their recovery. The
      unfortunate man, Roche, who was shot on Sunday, in Abbeyfeale, said, the
      evening of that melancholy occurrence, that he forgave the soldier who had
      fired at him, and requested that none of his friends should take any part in
      bringing him to trial. On the inquest they did not produce a single witness
      or seem any way anxious about the affair.
      It is reported that one of the men, wounded at Abbeyfeale on Sunday has
      since died of the wound he received.
      The home of a dairyman, named Rahilly, on the lands of Drewcourt,
      Barony of Upper Connelloe, in this county, was broken into by a gang of
      fellows, who demanded money to buy powder; on being refused, they robbed the
      house of two firkins of butter, two hundred of bleached linen yarn, and two
      pairs of shoes. And on the night of Tuesday last, the house of a man at
      Rockhill, in the same barony, was maliciously burned. In both these cases
      informations have been sworn before that valuable Magistrate, G. Massy, Esq.
      of Glenwilliam.
      One hundred tons of timber has been purchased during this week from Mr.
      O'Neill, of this city, for the construction of a floating raft for the
      management of the diving bell at the bridge works.
      At the fair of Hospital, on Wednesday, a fight commenced about dusk, in
      the streets, between two fellows, opposite the house of a man named Fleming
      whose son was then putting up the shutters, and on seeing the Police some
      up, he went into his house, where he was followed by two Sub-Constables
      stationed in that town. The Police suspecting that he was one of the
      rioters, were dragging him out, and on his refusing to comply, one of them
      named Joseph Bell, stabbed him deliberately with a bayonet in the hips. The
      wound, which is four inches in depth, is considered very dangerous by the
      Police Surgeon, Mr. Franklin, jun., who visited the man shortly after. Bell
      has been committed by the High Sheriff, who has taken the depositions of the
      wounded man. We cannot but advert to the number of injuries of this kind
      inflicted by these Constables, especially when contrasted with the humane
      and steady demeanor of the Peace Police, of which we have a meritorious
      instance in the conduct of one of that Police at the riot in Abbeyfeale on
      Sunday last.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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