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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Ballina Chronicle; May 23, 1849
Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 08:38:20 -0600

Ballina, Mayo, Ireland
Wednesday, May 23, 1849

Bishop Hughes of New York and Mr. T. D'Arcy M'Ghee, the Irish runaway
confederate, have made friends, after their hot political controversy.
Lord Clancarty was examined before the House of Commons poor law
committee. His account of the devastation and mortality by famine in the
county Galway was most harrowing.
The only export of corn or grain of any kind from Limerick for the last
fortnight was 1,100 brls of oats for Glasgow. There was no a firkin of
butter shipped for the English markets for three months!
A pension of £500 a year reverts to the Crown by the death of Mr.
Hitchcock, late Dublin Police magistrate.
The inhabitants of Limerick city have got up a memorial to the Lord
Lieutenant on behalf of the State prisoners. It is said to be numerously and
respectably signed.
A fleet of 46 sail, laded with bread stuffs, arrived at the Cove of
Cork a few days since.
The flax-seed that Sir Richard O'Donnell gave his poor tenantry in and
around Newport, to sow their land, they sold at Westport and Castlebar for
half what it cost their benevolent landlord!
Mr. Thomas Roche, of the National Bank, Cork, died of cholera on

Cathy Joynt Labath
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