Castlebar news from 171 years ago

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Posted by Murrisk on June 09, 2001 at 20:54:42:

The Mayo News of May 4, 1895, reviewed some articles from an edition of the The Mayo Constitution, a paper published in Castlebar every Monday and Thursday in the 1820's and 1830's, by a Mr. W.H. Busteed. The paper cost 5 pence per copy or 2 5s per annum.

The August 19, 1830, edition of The Mayo Constitution recorded that Colonel O'Malley, Commander of the Connaught Rangers and brother of Major O'Malley of Spencer Park, had been received by the sovereign William IV.

It also recorded, that "by the last London mail we perceive that the French Revolution is now completed; the Duke of Orleans is King; if not by the unanimous voice of the people at least with its concurrence and by a vote of the great majority of its representatives".

The following Westport Market Prices were listed for August 19, 1:- First Flower per cwt 22s; Second Flour per cwt 19s; Third Flour per cwt 17s; oats per cwt 1s 6d; outmeal (oatmeal?) per cwt 18s 6d; crock butter per lb 6d; fresh butter per lb 7d; hides per stone 3s; 6d; whiskey per gallon 5s 8d; beef per lb 3d to 5d; mutton per lb 3d to 5d; potatoes per stone 5d to 6d.

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