!! Connaught Journal; Sep 27, 1824; Provincial News
- THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL
Galway, Monday, September 27, 1824
LIMERICK, SEPT 22 - Newcastle Races commenced on Tuesday. There was
only four horses started, Mr. Caldwell's Noble, Mr. Corbett's Sprite, Mr.
Irwin's Petworth, and Mr. Daxon's Giles. The first heat was won by Noble;
and the second, which was a very pretty race between Noble, Petworth, and
Giles, was also won by Noble. The carriages were very numerous, and crowds
of Gentlemen thronged the Course.
Edward Croker, Esq., of Ballinaguard, has, we are informed, procured
four Foxes, with the intention of bagging one of them on the Race Course at
Newcastle on Friday or Saturday, when great sport is expected.
The brogue-makers of Rathkeale and its vicinity have entered into
combination not to allow any countryman or any other persons, to buy leather
for their private use from retailers; no person to be allowed to deal with
any leather retailer selling to countrymen, &c, on a fine of 10. They have
actually got resolutions to the above effect posted.
Tuesday an Inquest was held on a woman who, was found suspended from a
bough near Sollihead, Co. Tipperary. John Breen, with whom she left her
child, and two others, have been committed to jail on suspicion of having
committed this offence as marks of violence were found on her arms.
Saturday, a riot occurred in Roche's-street, between some country
people and some smiths of this town, when the latter struck some of the
countrymen on the hands with hammers, and fractured the skulls of two of
them, who are now very dangerously ill under the care of Surgeon O'Donnell
and Franklin, jun.
At a meeting of the Common Council on Monday, Wm. Piercy, Esq., son of
the present Sheriff, was nominated to the office of Sheriff for the ensuing
year, in the room of G. Vincent, Esq., resigned.
Mr. Maurice Lacy, the harbour master, under the Chamber of Commerce,
has been re-elected to that situation by the Bridge Commissioners.
Saturday one of the boats engaged to ferry the men employed at the
Bridge Works across the Shannon, from Lower Cecil-street, upset in the
middle of the river with twelve or fourteen persons in it, who all,
fortunately succeeded in swimming to shore.
Monday morning, some of the masons, employed at the Bridge Works,
turned out and beat another man in the same employment most barbarously.
Sunday night, Edward Hickie, butcher, of Market Alley, was robbed of a
large sum of money.
Saturday two men, Cornelius Smith and Stephen Hafton, were apprehended
for stealing hats and materials for hats from Mr. Newell's factory, in
Mardyke. The articles were found in their possession. They were committed to
the City Gaol for trial.
Friday evening, a trunk belonging to Mr. John Crips, was stolen by some
fellows, as it was being brought from the steam boat. It was found this
morning in a slough, near the Dominican Chapel, rifled of its contents
except a few useless papers.
ENNIS, SEPT. 23 - Monday last, a man named Madigan, in the service of
Mr. O'Regan, fell from the upper left of a Corn Store near this town and was
severely injured. Both his wrists were dislocated and one of his arms
broken - his head was also hurt. He was carried to the Infirmary, where
every attention was paid to effect his recovery.
A boat from Querin, with turf, foundered off Kilrush, on Wednesday
last. Two men, who were in her at the time, were taken in by a sloop going
up to Limerick.
On Sunday last, two men, named John M'Shane and Michael Connor, were
committed to the Gaol of Dundalk, charged on oath with attacking the sentry
at the Gaol on the preceding night, and attempting to take his arms. This is
the third attack which has been made within these three weeks on different
sentries through that town.
The Police of this County, under the Peace Preservation Act, are now
undergoing an Inspection by Major Warburton, at Ballinasloe.
Major Wilcocks will commence an Inspection of the Constabulary force in
the County Limerick in a few days.
There has been a considerable decrease in the receipts of butter this
year, at the weigh-house in Cork.
A few nights ago, the house of John Stapleton, of Boutick, county
Tipperary, was broken into by an armed party, who beat him cruelly, and
swore him to give up his ground. They fired several shots about the house,
which brought out the Police from Killennule, but the Rockites had decamped
before they got up. Two of them have, however, been since apprehended.
Cathy Joynt Labath
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