!! Connaught Journal; Sep 16, 1824; "Limerick"
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
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.
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
Cathy Joynt Labath
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