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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Ballina Chronicle; May 9, 1849
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 19:16:14 -0600

Wednesday, May 9, 1849

THE MILITARY FORCES IN IRELAND- Ten regiments of cavalry, twenty-six of
Infantry, and nine depots of infantry regiments are now stationed in
Ireland, making in round numbers a total of about 31,000 men of ranks. As,
however, the 75th foot is now in course of embarkation at Cork for India,
and the 50th is to proceed for a few weeks to Hong Kong, the departure of
these regiments will cause a reduction of about 2200 men from the above
total of 31,000 of all ranks.

ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS IN IRELAND- A meeting of this body was held
on Tuesday for the election of Examiners for the ensuing year. The following
were elected- Anatomy and Physiology- Mr. Butler and Mr. Tuohill. Medicine
and Surgery-Mr. Romley, Mr. Hutton, and Mr. Smyly. Midwifery- Mr. Nixon.
Chemistry, Materia Medica, and Medical Jurisprudence-Mr. Morgan.

In the year 1745 the Penal laws against Catholics were in full force in
Ireland, and they were not allowed to carry arms. In that year a Mr. Taaffe
turned Protestant in order to fight a duel.

Cathy Joynt Labath
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