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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Connaught Journal; Nov 12, 1840 #2
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 15:32:32 -0600

Galway, Galway, Ireland
Thursday, November 12, 1840

Rev. Father Mathew distributed £50 at Carlow last Sunday.
Patrick Heffernan was murdered at Glenbane county Tipperary on Monday
night, because he had dared to take a farm on the estate of George John
O'Connell, Esq. of this City, previously held by a defaulting tenant. Three
of the party are apprehended.
Charles Lionel Kirwan of Galginpark, declared himself a candidate for
Mayo, upon the Conservative interest.
A trusty steward of Lord Lorton, by name John Morrisson, a Protestant,
and a pensioner, was murdered near Longford, returning from the fair of
Drumlisk to Ballinamuck, on Monday evening. His scull was battered in with
stones and his brains scattered about the road.
The Director-General, Col. M'Gregor, has made an augmentation to the
Police force of a Constable to every five Sub-Constables. The regulation
hitherto was a Constable to every six men.
Mr. Cheevers, Police Magistrate, has taken information against John
Calligan, for heading a mob to attack the Tralee and Tarbert mail car.
John Taylor, Esq., formerly conductor of the National Bank, Cork,
leaves that City immediately to take the management of the Ulster Bank at
The Guardians have ordered wooden shoes for the paupers in Cork
workhouse! What next?

Cathy Joynt Labath
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