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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    Irish Catholic Chronicle And People s News of the Week Dublin, Ireland Saturday, 30 November 1867 PROFESSION AND RECEPTION - On the festival of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2005
      Irish Catholic Chronicle And People's News of the Week
      Dublin, Ireland
      Saturday, 30 November 1867

      PROFESSION AND RECEPTION - On the festival of the Presentation, the
      Convent of our Lady of Mercy in Ardee was the scene of an interesting and
      edifying demonstration, the profession and reception of two young ladies.
      The Most Rev. Dr. Kieran, Primate of all Ireland, officiated on the solemn
      occasion. the young lady professed was Miss Pally, of the county of Down and
      the lay sister was Miss Mary Callan, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas Callan,
      of Shanlis.

      LAUNCH OF THE STEAM-SHIP "MULLINGAR" - On Wednesday this magnificent
      steamer was successfully launched from the building-yard of the enterprising
      firm of Messrs. Walpole, Webb and Bewley, Northwall. She has been built for
      the City of Dublin Steampacket Company.

      Lady Esmonde, widow of the late Right Hon. Sir Thomas Esmonde, whose
      death is recorded, has bequeathed the sum of £30,000 to the board of Trinity
      College as Trustee, for the purpose of building and endowing a classical
      school in the county of Waterford.

      A man named Thomas Francis was arrested on Monday morning at
      New-street, on suspicion of being a Fenian Centre, and he was conveyed under
      the Lord Lieutenant's warrant to Kilmainham Prison.

      On Saturday evening a serious bread riot occurred here, and although it
      lasted but for a comparatively short time, there was a considerable amount
      of damage done. A few weeks ago the journeymen bakers of the town made a
      demand for higher wages, and threatened to go on strike if their employers
      did not grant it. After some consultation, the master bakers decided to give
      an increase, and about the same time they raised the price of bread. This
      course excited general dissatisfaction among the working classes and
      proposals were freely mooted in the newspapers and elsewhere for the
      establishment of one or more bakeries on the co-operative principle to
      enable householders to purchase bread at a cheaper rate. the employers in
      several of our large foundries and mills held meetings, at which resolutions
      were unanimously passed condemning the increase in the price of bread as
      unjust and oppressive, and pledging the people not to purchase any more
      bread from the bakers until they could obtain it a lower rate. No general
      public meeting however, was held and yesterday afternoon, when a large
      assembly of persons met at Carlisle Circus, a piece of waste ground on the
      Antrim road, to consider what steps should be taken to reduce the present
      tariff. The meeting lasted about an hour, and on breaking up portions of the
      crowd attacked the model bakery. Not more than two or three panes were
      broken when a small force of constabulary arrived, and drew up in front of
      the building. The crowd then rushed down the road and did not halt till they
      came to the bakery of Mr. Trueman, T.C., having broken the glass in the
      windows, they made a sweep of all the biscuits, confectionary, &c, exposed
      for sale. By this time all the constabulary in town were on duty, and the
      mayor and resident magistrates were most active in their exertions to
      preserve the peace. A cry was then raised, "To the public bakery!" (in
      Church-street) and accordingly to the public bakery they went. A volley of
      stones through the windows announced their arrival here. Thereupon some one
      inside fired among them. They then went to the steam bakery, a large
      establishment belonging to Marsh & Co. and having smashed the glass, took
      all the bread they could get.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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