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!! Connaught Journal; October 7, 1824; Provincial News

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  • Cathy Joynt Labath
    THE CONNAUGHT JOURNAL Galway, Thursday, October 7, 1824 PROVINCIAL NEWS The Honorable Thomas Vesey, the eldest son of Viscount De Vesei, having completed his
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 30, 2005
      Galway, Thursday, October 7, 1824

      The Honorable Thomas Vesey, the eldest son of Viscount De Vesei, having
      completed his 21st year on the 21st September last, great rejoicings took
      place at Abbeyleix and its vicinity. An entertainment was given at
      Abbeyleix-house to the tenantry and tradesmen, and an ox roasted on the lawn
      for the gratification of the populace. In the evening several barrels of ale
      were set a-stoup in the market place, and the town and gentlemen's houses in
      the neighbourhood were tastefully illuminated. On the preceding day similar
      rejoicings were held at Stradbally, to celebrate the birthday of Thomas
      Crosby, jun., Esq., who came of age on that day. Both these young gentlemen
      being the sons of resident landlords, who prefer being useful and respected
      at home, to a life of comparative obscurity in England, the festivities were
      marked by a cordial and sincere delight, very different from the "enforced
      respect" observed on such occasions.

      SEIZURE OF TOBACCO - Wednesday evening, about seven o'clock, about 129
      bales of tobacco were seized at Whitegate, in this harbour, by Robert Blake,
      Chief Officer of the Coast-guard, stationed at Poor Head. Immediately after
      the tobacco was put on board a lighter, for the purposes of it being
      conveyed to the Custom-house, a large party of the country people, to the
      amount of between two and 300, collected and fired several shots at the
      revenue party, but without any effect, and the tobacco has been lodged in
      the King's stores in this city.-- Cork Paper.

      POLICE AFFRAY. - We are sorry to learn that J. Cosgrave, who was
      desperately wounded during the late unfortunate affray at Summer-hill, in
      the co. Meath, has since died, in consequence of the injuries he received on
      that occasion. A Coroner's inquest was held on the body; and the following
      verdict returned: - "That the deceased, John Cosgrave, otherwise Cuskenny,
      came by his death by means of a wound on his forehead, inflicted by one of
      the Police constables, as yet unknown, by a gun, or some other weapon, at
      Summer-hill, on the night of the 22d September, of which wound he died on
      Sunday, the 26th September, at Isaacstown."

      CATHOLIC BISHOPRIC OF MEATH. - We have the pleasure to announce that
      Doctor Logan, of Duleek, has been appointed Coadjutor to the venerable
      Bishop Plunket.

      KILKENNY, OCT. 2 - Joseph Green, Esq. has been sworn in Mayor of
      Kilkenny, and Henry Anderson and John Keogh, Esqrs. Sheriffs.

      CLARE, ENNIS, Sept. 30 - The Very Rev. H. Vesey Fitzgerald, was sworn
      in High Vice-Provost, and John O'Donnell, Esq., Town Clerk, for the ensuing

      CLONMEL, SEPT. 20 - Between eight and nine o'clock on Friday night
      last, ten armed fellows entered the house of one Denis Lonergan, on part of
      the lands of Dogstown, between Cashell and New-Inn, just after the family
      had done supper. - They inflicted two cuts of swords on the shoulders of
      Lonergan's son, though the blankets with which he had covered himself, he
      having just gone to bed - and they next attacked Lonergan himself, who kept
      them off with a slane, they being afraid to fire, lest the police at New-Inn
      should hear the shots. They, however, brought in stones from the yard, and
      after striking him with several out of twenty-three which were found after
      them in the morning, they went away, leaving a few marks of their violence;
      but on going, one of them took out a book, and swore if Lonergan would not
      give up in the morning, they would return and burn his house. Lonergan said,
      "What must I give up?" they replied, "What you have in your case," -
      meaning, as he supposes, the herding for Mr. Philips, of Gate, which had
      been done by another person formerly. What renders the matter singular is,
      that these lands were never in the hands of cottiers, nor was even a
      dwelling or any other place for the like erected thereon, so that it is
      supposed the attack was in favour of one of the former herdsmen.

      On the night of Tuesday last, some miscreants cut off the tails of two
      fine cows, belonging to Mr. Daly, of Athlone, printer, on the lands of
      Cranagh, in the parish of Drum, near Athlone, in the county of Roscommon.
      This farm Mr. Daly holds under the court of Exchequer.

      Cathy Joynt Labath
      Ireland Old News
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