The Connaught Journal, Galway, Ireland: Monday, August 12, 1839

Orange Processions-Several persons prosecuted in Monaghan for taking part in
illegal processions, have at the assizes which have just closed pleaded guilty; and were allowed to stand out on their own recognizances-Mr. Samuel GRAY, of Ballybay, promising Baron PENNEFATHER verbally that he would be
accountable for them.

The following, if correct, presents a specimen of gentlemanly conduct, which, for the honour of the province, we hope never again to see repeated. We give it the more cheerfully, as it will afford the party accused an opportunity of explanation.
"As three Catholic clergymen, the Rev. Messrs. O'CALLAGHAN, KELLY, and WALKER, were proceeding from Sligo to Ballincar, a few days since, they were overtaken by a vehicle, as they were descending the hill of Cartron, near this town. Mr. KELLY being riding on a young and restive horse, pulled up and remained behind, and Mr. O'CALLAGHAN and Mr. WALKER proceeded slowly along the road, as close to the wall on each side as it was possible for them to go, leaving the whole road to the vehicle, which came upon them without checking its pace in the slightest degree. In the vehicle was our Liberal county surveyor, and as he passed he addressed Mr. WALKER in the most haughty and overbearing tone

-Why did you not get out of the way, Sir?

-I have done so as much as I could, was the meek reply.

-You are a liar, you blackguard, retorted the courteous, well-bred surveyor. 

We only ask the polite surveyor if, instead of the cassock of the priest, Mr. WALKER wore the toga of the citizen, would he address him in this refined phraseology? If he did, we know what would be the response; and we take leave to tell the gentleman that the humble priest has friends in Sligo, who, if convenient,
would have given him an Irishman's answer-the only answer such infamous
conduct and language deserved."
The extract we have copied from the Sligo Champion.

DUBLIN POLICE-College-street: "The Light of Other Days" - A Bankrupt
A tall, thin, black-complexioned individual, with piercing, black eyes, which rolled in the most extraordinary manner, was brought before the bench on Monday, charged with soliciting alms in the street. He was dressed in a black coat, which was buttoned close under his chin; his nether garment was of the same material, but more threadbare. 

He appeared to be an inhabitant of this planet for a period of some thirty four or five years, and from his lout appearance one would conclude he had "seen better days."
Magistrate to constable-What is your charge against this person?
Constable-He was begging in the street.
Magistrate-to prisoner-What is your name? From your appearance I should not suppose you are in want, or that you would beg in the streets.
Prisoner-I shall answer all; my name is O'CONNOR O'MORE O'FLAHERTY; as to my appearances, they are very deceitful; and what can a man do but beg when his bank-packet stops payment? (great laughter)-more particularly when drawn on by such inexorable creditors as an empty stomach (continued laughter). I am only a short time in this "great metropolis" and believe me I thought to find people more hospitable-that is, considering it is the Irish metropolis.One instance will be sufficient to relate: You see I was possessed of a tolerable quantity of wearing affairs, in the shape of coats, & c, but soon found means, by the magic of a pawnbroker's ticket, to coin them all into hard silver (tremendous roars of laughter). But that metal (for the better convenience of its rolling, no doubt), being made round, soon rolled away from my goodly keeping (renewed laughter). But to the point; well, I was obliged to walk two whole nights in the street for want of some place to lie in, when I heard a person talk of the Lying in Hospital; that's the place for me said I to myself for I have been lying out for the last two nights (roars of laughter). I went there without delay, told them I had lain out. No use, said they, you can't lie in here (extravagant roars of laughter). That's all-I'm done. (Here a sudden and almost unnatural gleam shot from his eyes, as if in indignation at the treatment he experienced.)
Magistrate-How long have you been thus? -are you all right in your mind?
O'CONNOR O'MORE O'FLAHERTY-As to the mind, I cannot distinctly reply; but, sometimes-oh, no matter, no matter- I have not been in this state all my life. Well, well when I think of the "Light of other days", it (looking upwards), is -oh, Susan, Susan! (the poor maniac laughed loud and long, with a  stare as it were fixed on vacancy.)
Magistrate-I will discharge you this time, but take care not to beg in the
streets anymore.
O'FLAHERTY-I shall obey; and for your kindness I shall call some day and
tell you my history. I dare say it will amuse you (laughter). As he was leaving the board room he was handed 2s6d by a gentleman. He thanked him and withdrew.

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Tuam, August 9, 1839.

Bishop-Street, Tuam.
Begs leave to inform his numerous Customers, and the Public in general, that
in addition to his Extensive and well Selected Stock of Goods, he continues
to receive Monthly, from the First Houses in the Trade in London, Glasgow,
and Dublin, supplies of the under-mentioned articles-combining novelty of
design with superiority in texture, all which he is determined to dispose of
at the lowest possible Profit.

will be found Black and Coloured Silks, Satin Turcs, Victoria plaid Shawls,
and Zebra Cloaks

French and British Cashmeres.
Saxony Cloths.
White Muslins.
Scotch Dowlas.
Hunter's & Pike's 7-8 and ?? Linens.

Hollands, Plain and Twilled.
Linings, Roll Muslins, and Stamped and plain Persians.
Haberdashery, Perfumery, Stationery.

Gentlemen will find as usual, a Select Stock of West and North of England
Black, Bias and Medley Cloths, Double and Single Milled Kerseymeres,
Buckskins, Tweeds, Drills, and Canteons, Satin, Velvet, Silk, Challi and
Marseilles Vestings. London and Dublin-built Hats of the most Fashionable

Tuam, August 12, 1839

A.H. LYNCH, Esq., M.P.
It affords us much pleasure to announce the recovery, from a very severe
illness, of our most efficient and very excellent representative. Mr. LYNCH
will visit Galway early in the ensuing month, and will sojourn amongst his
constituents and friends for some time, and we sincerely hope his native air
will renovate his health and spirits. The people of Galway, amongst whom the
hon. member is deservedly so very popular, will give him a cordial welcome,
and a happy and comfortable tenantry will rejoice at the presence of a good
and indulgent landlord, who promotes in every possible way their prosperity,
by the diffusion of labour and industry. On his own estates he is making
very considerable improvements, by which many person are constantly
employed, and he has subscribed very largely to the erection of a most safe
and spacious Quay at Barun, for which he also obtained a grant from the
Board of Public Works, which will contribute most essentially to the
preservation of lives of fishermen employed on the western coast.

The Dolphin, revenue cutter, Lieut BLISSETT, from a cruise.
The schooner Acorn, Symmonds, Dublin stores, for Arran and Mutton Island
light houses.

The ship, St. Patrick, MOLLOY, master, in ballast, for Quebec.
The brig Lively, POOL, master, ballast, for Quebec.
The brig Midas, M'DONOGH, master, ballast, for Quebec.
These three vessels belong to the port of Galway.

To the Editor of the Connaught Journal.
SIR-Permit me, through the medium of your paper, to make an appeal to the
humanity and justice of the Gentlemen of Tuam and its neighborhood. I, on
the sixteenth of June, commenced at my private expense, preventing starvation too progressively; from one hundred to five hundred families daily, as you may percieve by the subjoined account, verified on oath- I did so calculating on the sympathy of the Generous Public, in which I never was, nor I am sure shall I see on the present occasion be, disappointed ; and am convinced it is only necessary that it should be known to prevent my being at the exorbitant loss of one hundred and thirty six pounds ten shillings.--Indeed I would ask the Landed Proprietors If, without some
exertion to prevent starvation, their properties or lives would be safe from the effects of utter destitution,and its consequent disease? The amount of misery may be ascertained by the almost incredible, but not the less founded in truth, fact, that there are at this instant In the two Pawn offices of this town pledges to the amount of one thousand pounds sterling, made up in loans of one shilling, and  under that sum one penny. It is, however, due to the Committees in management of the Government Fund, and this Subscription on which it was obtained, to state that on a more particular Inquiry, I have not rightly judged of its efficiency in affording relief, and am more free to confirm, having seen the list of Labourers employed, they could not perhaps do better, subjected to one condition on which it was received. 

And, indeed, I feel bound to make this admission, knowing that honour and
principle that ever guided many gentlemen connected with its management. I conclude, by stating that I never shall regret how I have acted, whether I
may become the victim of a mistaken confidence or not.

I remain, Sir, your obedient servant.
Tuam, August 8, 1839  PATRICK EGAN.

In Account with PATRICK EGAN.


[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.-d.); ; s.d.]

To as much Oat Meal Bought from sundries, in small
To do, from John M'DONNELL......14;3;26;16-8;12;9;8
Margaret FORD...4;1;22;16-6;3;13;4
John CAVANAUGH...15;1;5;17-9;12;11;?
Thomas CONNOR...10;2;22;16-4;8;14
John CAIN...9;8;9;?-2;6;6;10
James FYNN...137;0;0;0-0;124;9;0
Charles BLAKE...137;0;0;0-0;124;9;0
Bryan RALFTERY...27;3;25;18-2;25;6;0
Martin CAIN...29;2;27;0-0;27;0;0
James CAVANAGH...25;0;12;0-0;22;14;0
Patrick GRANY...29;3;25;0-0;27;4;9
James BLAKE...365;9;9;18-10;337;14;7-1/2

To 200 stones of Potatoes at 61/2d...5;8s;4d.
do at 6...14;2s;0d.
do at 5-1/2...17;18s;101/2d
do. at 6-3/4...43;16s;9d
do. at 4-1/2...21;16s;7d
do. at 4...26;6s;8d
do. at 4-1/3...35;6s;9d

[Note, the numbers that follow the next items are as follows: cwt; qrs.;
lb.; rate (s.d.); ; s.d.]

By so much sold as follows...80;3;7;11-9;44;8;11
Amount of Subscription Received...63;0;0
By as much loss on the whole, including deficiency in

By 7434 Stone, sold at 4d...23;18s;8d
By 1778 Stone, sold at 4-1/2...33;6s;9d
By so much loss and deficiency on Potatoes...41;12s;2d

Loss and deficiency on Meal...94;17s;10-1/2d
do. Potatoes...........................41;12s;2d
Gross Loss..............................136;10s;0-1/2d

The Honorable Mrs. TRENCH...1,0,0
The Lord Bishop of Tuam...25,0,0
The Rev. John GALBRAITH...2,0,0
The Rev. James LANCASTER...2,0,0
Colonel SEWEL...5,0,0
Captain GASCOIGNE...1,0,0
Richard M. S. GEORGE...5,0,0
James KELLY, Newtown...5,0,0
Richard SAVAGE, Sovereign...1,0,0
John EGAN...2,0,0
Connor KELLY...2,0,0
Thomas TURNER, M.D....1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, Sen...2,0,0
Mark J BLAKE...1,0,0
Charles BLAKE, jun...1,0,0
NOTT, FERGUSON, and Co...1,0,0
Lawrence MULLEN...1,0,0
Richard RAWSON...1,0,0
John J DENNIS...1,0,0
Thomas KEARY...2,0,0
John MATHEWS...1,0,0
Robert STEPHENS...1,0,0
Patrick PRENDERGAST...1,0,0
Peter O'FLANAGAN...1,0,0
Samuel BROWNE...0,10,0
Francis WALDRON...0,10,0
Paul MANNION...0,10,0
William GANNON...0,10,0
Daniel DESMOND...0,10,0
John DALY...0,10,0
Denis KIRWAN...0,10,0
James HIGGINS...0,5,0
W.W. MOORSHEAD...0,10,0
Richard MOORE...0,5,0
Robert HUNT...0,5,0

Patrick EGAN, of Tuam, in the County of Galway, Esquire, maketh oath and saith that he read the above account-and to the best of his knowledge and belief, same is correct.
Sworn before me this 5th day of August, 1839.
Patrick EGAN. James LYNCH.

The Galway Hunt have passed a vote of thanks to T. REDINGTON, Esq., M.P. for his exertions to promote the chase in this county-a compliment which was
never more deservedly bestowed.

On Friday Mr. BURKE, assistant poor law commissioner, attended the court-house of Loughrea, for the purpose of explaining the provisions  of the poor law act, and of declaring a union.-At one o'clock on the motion of Denis DALY, Esq., Dunsandle, and seconded by J.B. BURKE, Esq.,St. Clarens, Sir John BURKE, Bart., was called to the chair. On the bench were M.J. BROWNE, Moyne, J.P.; J.L. BRICKNELL, Loughrea, J.P.; John LOPDELL, Athenry,
J.P.; H. Blake, Dartfield, J.P.; James CLARKE, Creag abbey, J.P.; Edward
M'DERMOTT, Ranore, J.P.; J.W.H. LAMBERT, Aggard, J.P.; Thomas BERMINGHAM, Caram***, J.P.; Thomas LYNCH, Lavally, J.P.; James H. BURKE, St Clarens, J.P.; J.H. RIDGE, Loughrea, James SMYTH, Loughrea; H. CLARKE, Loughrea; and J. DALY, Killins, Esqrs., and in the court which was excessively crowded, a great many of the gentlemen of the town and vicinity of Loughrea. 

Mr. BURKE addressed the meeting at considerable length and in a most lucid and
satisfactory manner explained the provisions of the act as well as the various interogatories put to him.

The Earls of Leitrim and Charlemont have generously granted to the Rev. Mr.
WARD of Joyce country, in this county, a site for building a chapel on in this district, and have also contributed the sum of 50 towards its erection.-The same noblemen have also granted a site for a chapel at Fa***ll, in this county, together with the liberal subscriptiojns of 100 to aid in building it. Such well-directed generosity requires no comment.

Among the first works to be proceeded with, should the Shannon improvement
bill pass, will be the erection of a new bridge at Athlone; and certainly there is no portion of the proposed improvements more imperatively necessary.

R.J. Mansergh St George, Headford, has given to the poor of Tuam. The subscriptions collected there are expended in flagging and paving the town.

J.T. JOYNER, Esq., manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland, Ballina, has
received from a lady resident in Limerick, "the widow's mite," a sum of 20,
which he has applied to relive the distressed poor of Ballina.

The guns at the batteries on the Lower Shannon are remounted upon cast iron or metal carriages, which revolve with case in any circle, so as to command any given point. There are at Scatters, six long 20 pounders and two howitzers; also a large powder magazine, from which the other fortifications are supplied.

New potatoes are coming in such abundance into the Castlebar market as to
have already reduced the price to 3-1/2d. per stone.

The Lord Lieutenant has appointed John Robert CROGHAN, of Tullevaran, a chief constable of police, and to be stationed at Loughrea.

We understand that the Rev. B.J. ROCHE, now in London, collecting means for the completion of his New Chapel, will preach a Charity Sermon at Moorefield's Chapel, the Sunday next.

Sir Michael O'LOGHLEN has arrived on a visit at Port, the seat of his brother, Hugh O'LOGHLEN, Esq., in the county of Clare.

The Hon. Lady Burton CONYNGHAM, aunt to the Marquis CONYNGHAM, is seriously indisposed at her seat, Carrigholt Castle.

On Wednesday a deputation from the town of Rathkeale, in the county of Limerick, consisting of Messrs. MULCAHY, M'COY, and O'HANLON, passed through this town, enroute to Outerand, for the purpose of presenting to Nicholas J
FRENCH, Esq., S.M., an address and Gold Snuff Box, in testimony of their regret at his departure from amongst them, and in consideration of his important and valuable service as a Magistrate during his official stay among them

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