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Connaught Journal
Printed and Published in Lower Cross-street by Barthw. O'FLAHERTY
Galway, Ireland
Thursday, February 27, 1840
Volume 89 Price 5D

The ceremony of reception had taken place on Tuesday morning, at the
Presentation Nunnery, in this city (Limerick). Miss BENN, daughter of Mr.
Francis BENN, of Broadstreet, was the lady received. The Right Rev. Doctor
MURPHY assisted by the Right Rev. Doctor RYAN, and several clergymen of the
city officiated on the occasion. The ceremony was solemn and affecting.

Rev. Mr. CAHILL, of Dublin, an eminent pulpit orator, preaches for the
Institution of Mercy in Limerick, on Sunday, 1st of March.

Roger HIGGINS, a man of good appearance, was indicted on Tuesday, at
Limerick, for an assault with intent to violate the person of Catherine
FARRELL, his servant, on the 4th of November, in Mulgrave-street, where he
kept a public house. The Jury returned a verdict of guilty, and his Worship
having redressed the prisoner, married man, on the impropriety of his
conduct, sentenced him to six months' imprisonment, at hard labour.

Mr. CLENDINNON, the South Australian agent, is on a mission through Ireland
to grant a free passage to married agricultural servants and mechanics.

The Marquis of Abercorn has given ten pound towards the repairs of the
meeting houses in the counties of Tyrone, Londonderry and Donegal.

Under the oppression of pecularily distressing feelings we have to record
the sudden and alarming illness of Alderman Denis FITZGERALD MAHONY,who, on
Thursday last , about midsday, was seized by an affection resembling
paralysis, while in Georges-street, and was immediately removed in his
private cab to the family residence, Tontine Buildings, where the faculty
gave the most prompt and anxious attention to his case, and forthwith
applied those restoratives which the best professional skill and experience
could advise. The worthy alderman derived a temporary relief, and slowly
recovered from the first shock of the attack, which had been so violent and
unexpected; but alas, under a malady of so dangerous a complexion, little
hope of improvement could be cherished, and yesterday morning their patient
declined fast, and to this hour continues in such extremity as to excite the
worst fears for the result. His death is hourly expected! It would be an
idle task for tongue to tell or pen to describe, the agony of grief, the
depth of despair, which has overwhelmed every member of his family, for the
loss of one so dearly and so deservedly beloved. His life, there is no
parade or vanity in the figure, was a model of human excellence, if we
consider him by the standard of morals which dignify and exalt the christian
character in all his features. With deep sorrow we stop the press to state
that at six o'clock this morning he breathed his last.----Limerick
Chronicle.


On Sunday last, a most trocious murder was committed at Cloncullin, within
five miles of Kilrush, upon an orphan youth 14 years of age named John
CONSIDINE, left in charge of the house of a man named WHITE, in the absence
of the family at mass at Cooreclare. WHITE had sold corn at Kilrush the
previous day (Saturday) to the amount of 10. Several persons yet unknown
attacked thehouse for the purpose of taking the money, in which they were
disappointed, as WHITE had the money with him; they severed the boy's skull
in several parts and left his brains scattered about the floor; they also
broke boxes, upset beds and furniture, in search of the money, without being
detected. Monday an inquest was held on the body by John LUCAS, Esq.,
attended by the efficient Chief Constable, William CHANNER, Esq. and the
police. It is hoped some clue will be soon found to the prepetrators of this
foul deed, and in the interim, the inquest is adjourned, to afford time for
information.

Government will appoint in a few days a Stipendary Magistrate to Abbeyfeale,
in the place of Captain VIGNOLES.

George NEWENHAM WYNNE, a cashiered Lieut. of the India Company's service is
committed to prison in Cork, for false representations.

James SCULLY, Esq., presided at a crowded Temperance Soiree on Friday in
Tipperary.

The Grand Jury of the County of Clare have unanimously rejected the plan and
specification for building a new Court House in Ennis. The model was that of
Tullamore Court House. The new line of road to Miltown Malbay, cutting off
the hill of Shallee, has been taken at 19s,6d. per perch, by the brother of
the County Limerick surveyor.---Limerick Chronicle.

Of 852 applications for pavement by contractors for public works at Ennis,
480 are certified by the County Surveyor. of the six bridges in Tulla barony
leading to this city, and which were destroyed by the great flood last year,
four are rebuilt and the others nearly so.

Joseph Capel FITZGERALD, Esq., who was sworn in High Sheriff of the County
Cork, last week, is compelled, by illness, to resign that office, but it is
understood that Horatio TOWNSEND, Esq., who declined in the first instance,
will accept the situation.

Sir Wm. Wrixon BEECHER, Bart., of Ballygibblin, is to be foreman of the Co.
Cork Grand Jury.

Mr. CORBALLIS, who has been appointed by the Attorney-General to conduct the
crown prosecutions on the Home circuit, (noticed in last publication), is a
Roman Catholic, but a gentleman of high legal and literary attainments,and
unobjectionable in other respects. He never mingled in agitation or sought
for pre-eminance at the bar, on account of religion or politics.

Michael M'CORMACK, a grocer and spirit retailer of Limerick, stated before
the Insolvent Debtors Court, Dublin, on Saturday, that his failure was
caused by Father MATHEW, and many more in the trade had been ruined by his
visit to Limerick, as all the 'Garryowen' boys had ceased drinking whisky!
The insolvent added that up to this event he had been honest and punctual in
his dealings. The court dismissed his petition.

A tee-totaler by the name of CRAWFORD was interred on Sunday, at
Castleconnell, with every respect by the Temperance Society. The funeral was
public and attended by great crowds.

Government are about to institute an inquiry into the conduct of the
magistrates of the Head Police office, Dublin. Mr. MOORE, Q.C., will set for
the Crown, and Mr. BREWSTER for the magistrates. The charges are such, that
if proved will dead to the dismissal of one or two officials.---Dublin
Monitor.

Thomas PRENDERGAST, an Irish labourer, is committed to Marylebone, for the
murder of Thomas HARTY, New-inn, county of Tipperary, in 1833.

NEW DOCKS AND QUAYS
At the meeting of the Harbour Commissioners on Monday last, Constantine
SLOPER, Esq., Merchant, brought under the consideration of the Board a heavy
demand lately made upon him by Mr. KELLY for landing a cargo of timber at
FootHill [or FortHill] , & stated that he considered the charge too
extravagant, subject as teh Merchants were to a very heavy tonnage duty. All
the Commissioners having concurred in the justice of Mr. SLOPER's complaint,
suggested the propriety of Mr. KELLY being offered 3d instead of 6d as at
present charged; until the final completion of our New Docks; and in the
event of his not acceding to these terms, that the commissioners should
deprive him of the right of entrance to his lands at FootHill .
The mercantie interest is deeply affected and seriously inconvenienced by
the delay in finishing our new Docks and Quays, and the poeple are
exclaiming loudly against the Contractors, these works having been in
progress for the last six years. The Commissioners will hold their next
meeting on the 2d of March, and if the works are not then commenced,
measures will be adopted by the Board to insure their speedy completion.

GALWAY UNION POOR-HOUSE
The Land at Strawslodge near this town- intended for the site of the Galway
Union Poor House, will be taken possession of on Tuesday next; when the
building will be immediately commenced by the spirited Contractor Mr LAWLOR
who has already a great quantity of beautifully cut stone prepared on the
spot.
The valuation committee for the Galway Union met at the Town Grand Jury Room
yesterday, for the purpose of inspecting the valuation returns for the
Claddagh Ward.

THE QUEEN'S COURT
Shortly after the Royal Nuptials the Queen held a Levee, which was most
numerously attended; and on which occasion several congratulatory addresses
were presented from Ireland, one by the hon. and patriotic member for
Dundalk, Thomas N REDINGTON, Esq.
Among the list of presentations to her Majesty, we find the name of our
talented townsman Robert N.FINN, Esq., Barrister, who was presented by the
Marquis of Normanby.

MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT
On Monday, the 17th instant, a house carpenter named Thomas FAHEY wsa killed
in Clifden, in the west of Ireland, by falling from a scaffold while
assisting to roof the court-house. He was greatly bruised by the fall, and
his head frightfully fractured, and only survived about an hour after the
fatal occurrence. The surgical assistance of Dr. KELLY, who was in
attendance, proved unavailing; but the poor man received the rights of
religion from the Very Rev. Mr. FITZMAURICE, P.P., FAHEY was a resepctable
tradesman,and was a joint contractor for the carpenter work of the
court-house. He went to Clifden from Athenry, where he possessed a small
property. His remains were respectably interred in the Clifden burial
ground. The Very Rev. Peter FITZMAURICE and his curates attended his
funeral, as well as the respectable inhabitants of Clifden and its vicinity.
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The Lord Lieutenant has been pleased to appoint Charrers? BREW, Esq., son of
Tomkins BREW, Esq., S.M., to be Sub-inspector of Police, vice DUMAS,
retired.

THE POOR LAWS-THE PRESS
At a meeting of the guardians of the Tuam union, held last week, a petition
to the House of Commons was adopted, without a division, praying to have the
meetings of the board open to the press.
The petition was entrusted to Mr. BODKIN, M.P., Mr. BLAKE being requested to
support it.
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We understand that Mr. FRENCH of Monivea, has charitably given orders that
timber be given for fuel not only to the tenants of his own estate, but to
all the poor of the adjoining estates, which are unable to procure it. If
the laudable example set by Mr. FRENCH was followed the county gaol would
not be crowded as it is at present to excess, with persons convicted of
stealing timber.---Tuam Herald.

CLIFDEN
We feel great pleasure in announcing the appointment of Martin R. HART,
Esq., Clifden; as a Master extraordinary and Commissioner of Affidavits for
the Clifden district. These appoints ments are gratifying on different
accounts. First as it is a matter of great importance to the trading
interest of that rising town and the inhabitants generally of the extensive
district of Connemarra, who have hitherto been placed under great
disadvantages, having as often as requried to purchase Stamps, or to tender
Affidavits to travel 40 miles for that purpose. Secondly, as we are
convinced a more judicious selection could not have been made to fill and
discharge the duties of these situations, than the above named gentleman.


DUBLIN POLICE-FEBRUARY 21
ARRAN-QUAY OFFICE

Melancholy Case of Insanity-A respectable looking man named William HUGHES,
who stated that he resided at No. 13 Linenhall street, applied to the
magistrates for an order to have his daughter, Ann HUGHES, removed to an
asylum under the following circumstances:-
He stated that for some time she had been labouring under symptoms of
insanity, and he did everything that his means would allow him in procuring
medical attendance on her; instead, however, of amending, her malady
continued to increase, and for several days past she had become so violent
that she threatened the lives of all who approached her, and it was found
necessary to have her tied down to a bed.
The magistrates said if he lodged an information against her, stating that
he feared the public peace would be endangered by her continuing any longer
at large; and if he also obtained the affidavit of a medical gentleman as to
her insanity, they would commit her to Grangegormanlane Prison until a
vacancy would occur in the Lunatic Asylum.
The informations of the complainant and of Dr. VANCE were then lodged, after
which a warrant was issued to have the patient brought up by a policeman.
On being brought before the magistrates she appeared perfectly calm and
gentle, and in reply to the magistrates she said that she had never
threatened her father, but had merely given him a good beating when he
deserved it.
She was then removed to prison.


CORONER'S INQUEST
On Monday an inquest was held in Lower Kevla-street, before Thomas M'CARTHY,
Esq., coroner of the county of Dublin and view of the body of a man named
William CLARKE, a sailor, who was discovered on Sunday morning lying dead on
the floor by his bed side. It appeared from the evidence adduced that the
deceased was of remarkably dissipated habits and an incorrigible drunkard.
On Saturday night last he came home in a state of intoxication, and refused
to go to bed; the inmates of the house then retired to rest, leaving him
alone at the fire. In the morning he was found lying on his back, his neck
and face much swollen; medical aid was instantly procured, but it was of no
avail. The dissipation in which the ill-fated man had been sunk of late was
caused by a young man with whom he had lodged some money for safe keeping
absconded with the cash. Since that time (about four months ago) he had been
very seldom sober. A verdict in accordance with the evidence was returned.

A deputation of the flour millers of Ireland, consisting of the Messrs. John
ALEXANDER, jun., of Carlow; Robert MACAULAY of Crumlin; and Samuel PARSONS,
of Newry, had an interview with the President of the Board of Trade, on the
subject of the importation of foreign flour to Ireland. Mr. LABOUCHERE,
after listening attentively to the statements of the deputation, as to the
injurious tendency of the bill upon their trade, in which a large capital
was invested, held out no hope that the measure would be withdrawn by the
government.

The price of tea further advanced this week 4d to 5d per lb.

Fire-About two o'clock on Monday night an alarming fire was discovered in
the bed room of Mr. John SANFORD, in this town. The situation of this house,
being a corner one, threatened destruction to the surrounding premises-and
but for the prompt assistance afforded by several gentlemen and townspeople,
the consequence would have been most disastrous.---Tuam Herald.

Ennis Assizes-The Grand Jury were sworn yesterday for fiscal duties before
John BINDON SCOTT of Chaercon, Esq., High Sheriff; W.N. M'NAMARA, Esq.,
M.P.; Sir Lucius O'BRIEN, Bart.; Crofton M. VANDELEUR, Thomas BROWNE, Andrew
STACKPOOLE, Bindon BLOOD, Poole HICKMAN, Burton BINDON, Richard J
STACKPOOLE, Thomas STUDDERT, Bunratty; Hugh O'LOGHLEN, John O'BRIEN,
Carnelly; George STUDDERT, John M'MAHON, John SCOTT, Creeva; Thomas CROWE,
Jun.; Michael FINUCANE, Elmond J ARMSTRONG, Francis M'NAMARA, O'Gorman
MAHON, David J. WILSON, Esqrs. There were only 21 sworn; the others did not
answer to their names, and they were not impanelled before halfspast two
yesterday, Mr. Cornelius O'BRIEN, M.P. refused to serve as he was not called
after his colleague, Major M'NAMARA, and before Mr. VANDELEUR, who has an
unincumbered fortune of 12,000 a year in the county Clare. On this occasion
O'Gorman MAHON promptly addressed the High Sheriff and said though he had a
right to as high a place as Mr. O'BRIEN, having represented the County
before him, and, perhaps, would again have that distinguished honor; yet so
far from objecting, he would serve as last man upon the panel, if the High
Sheriff placed him there. Mr. O'BRIEN conceived this high-minded and
sensible remark was meant to be offensive, and some angry words passed
between O'Gorman MAHON and the County Member, who shortly after withdrew
from the Grand Jury Room.

A New Science-A philosopher, who has travelled much and is a man of great
experience, has discovered that no bow-legged individual has ever been
distinguished for any extraordinary evidence of mental
superiority.---American Paper.

The Landsowne schooner, of and for Limerick, put into Rutland, coast of
Donegal, with loss of two men overboard, gib boom and tip-gallante mast. The
mate was also swept overboard, but the returning wave providentially threw
him on deck again.

The High Sheriff of Kerry will shortly lead to the hymenal altar, a Lady in
the vicinity of Oxford, Miss HUDDLESTON, with a large fortune.

Aylmer R. MARTIN, Esq., is elected a member of the Common Council of Cork,
in place of the late Robert D*ane, Esq.

Limerick lace was predominant in Ladies dresses of the Lord Lieutenant's
drawing-room, on Thursday.

There is an account in town of an atrocious plot to assassinate a respected
Clergyman of the Established Church, in the district of Tulla, Clare.

James H DICKSON, of the firm of LEDWICK and DICKSON, Belfast, linen factors,
was discharged by the Insolvent Court, on Saturday, from 20,000 debts.

Mr. Neville NORMAN, of Bodmin, merchant riding home from market on Saturday
night, was waylaid by robbers and murdered.

A barque called the Tyrian, was run down by the steamer Manchester, off
Gravesend, on Friday when six persons on board perished.

Thursday evening a fire broke out in the extensive premises of Mr. BROWN,
mast maker Dockhead. It continued to rage with uncontrollable fury and
communicated to Mr. HOLLAND's barge builder, Messrs. BROWN and YOUNG's
granary and also Messrs. GROVES, on the river side, all of which were
destroyed. The flames reached the opposite side, and burned down three other
granaries belonging to Messrs. GROVES. It is not known in what manner the
fire originated. The damage sustained is estimated at one hundred and fifty
thousand pounds.

MARRIED
This evening in Dominick-street, by the Rev. Peter DALY, P.P., James MARTYN,
Esq. of this town, to Celia, eldest daughter of the late John BERMINGHAM,
Esq.

DIED.
In Pembroke-street, Georgiana, third daughter of the late Richard MARTIN,
Esq., many years representative for the county of Galway,and sister to the
present member, Thomas MARTIN, Esq. It is a hard task for an affectionate
friend of the late Mr. MARTIN and of his family, as the writer of the present
obituary has been from his youth upwards, to speak of the death of one of
the most amiable and heavenly-minded young women that ever existed. Her
talents were of a high order, but they were in subordination to her higher
sense of piety. Never did we meet a thoroughly religious person so
absolutely free from all sorts of bigotry or who practiced with such
unostentatious zeal the duties enjoined upon all classes of Christians by
our common Redeemer. She was the delight and consolation of her widowed
mother, and of her sisters; and the favourite of every one that enjoyed the
intimacy of her family. We cannot pretend-we could not set about te duty, if
we would-to offer consolation to the bereaved mother and her desolate
children for the heavy calamity which has fallen upon them. They will only
find that consolation in contemplating the purity and vitues of the being
that has left them-in that Christian faith in which Georgiana MARTIN lived
and died-in the pious and firmly grounded hope, that their darling has gone
to her external rest-and that in the fulness of thus, when it shall please
God to call them from this scene of wretchedness, they will join her in that
abode of peace, where the wicked cease from troubling and the weary are at
rest.-E. Post.

A few days since, at Tuam, much regretted; Letitia, youngest daughter of the
late Thomas FfRENCH, Esq. at Ffrenchville, in this town.
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ORRELL COAL
T.M. USEORNE,
Is now discharging from on board the Bee and Wings, yett, Captain BEE
200 Tons
Prime Orrell Coals
Which he can recommend as the best Imported for House use, and will be sold
ex ship at a modest price.
Apply at his Office, Merchant's-road.
Galway, February 21st, 1840
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In Chancery.
Thomas KELLY and Eleanor KELLY, otherwise TOOLE his Wife, Plaintiffs.
Thomas Keogh, Margaret Keogh his Wife and others, Defendants.
Pursuant to the Decree made in this cause, dated the 15th day of January,
1839, I will on Saturday, the 25th day of April next, at one o'clock
afternoon, at my Chambers, Inns' Quay, Dublin, set up and sell to the
highest and fairest bidder, the fee simple and inheritance of all that and
those, one third part of the town and lands of Drishane, otherwise
Bryarfield situate in the barony of Tyaquin and county of Galway, as
formerly in the possession of Anne DOHERTY, widow, and afterwards in the
possession of Patrick TOOLE, for the purposes in said decree mentioned,
containing accounting to a survey made thereof by James BURKE in the year
1839, Eighty-six acres, two roods and one perch.-Dated this 13th day of
February, 1840.
William HENN.
For rental and particulars as to title apply to James HENDERSON, Plaintiff's
Solicitor, 24 North Great George's street, Dublin.
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TO BE LET
And Immediate Possession Given
A Large and Commodious House in Abbeygate-Street,
With and extensive Rere thereto,
of 160 feet in breadth and 112 feet in length.
These concerns is well adapted for the Provision, Timber, or Deal trade, or
any other Mercantile business that would require space for room. The House
is in perfect repair,and fit for the reception of a respectable family. A
long lease will be given to an approved Tenant.
Application to be made to Mr. Peter TRAYNOR, Mainguard-street, Galway.
February 27, 1840.
~~~~~
TO LET
(From the 25th of March next)
The Large Dwelling House and Office in flood street, formerly tenanted by
Denis CLARKE, Esq., and now in the possession of James REILLY, Esq.
For particulars apply to Messrs. Anthony and Joseph BLAKE, St. Oran; or Mr.
James BROWNE, National Bank of Ireland, Galway.
February 21, 1840

THE REV. DOCTOR KIRWAN, P.P., OUGHTERARD
The above distinguished and eloquent Preacher is at present in Cork, where
he stands high in the estimation of the citizens, who admire and appreciate
his talents. The independent and patriotic people of Cork, with their
characteristic liberality, are coming forward to sustain this highly gifted
and exemplary Pastor in his present difficulties and have entered into
subscriptions to defray the expenses of the Law proceedings in which hs is
at present involved. We regret exceedingly that those proceedings ever
originated; and for the credit of the plaintiff in this case, we hope he may
be induced to abandon them. We subjoin the following excellent article so
complimentary to the religious zeal of Doctor KIRWAN, from the last number
of the Cork Southern Reporter:-
In our last number we stated our reluctance to press upon the characteristic
generosity of the Cork public, in behalf of distant localities, when there
are so many legitimate claims for its exercise within this city, coming from
those institutions which it is the interest, as well as the duty of the
citizens to maintain. That reluctance is increased by the knowledge we have,
how repeatedly, of late, that generosity has been tested; but
notwithstanding this very natural feeling on our parts, we cannot hesitate
to place before the public a case of peculiar hardship, which certainly,
when known, cannot fail to obtain for the Rev. Gentleman concerned, the
sympathy of every sincere Christian and true Patriot.
It will be admitted by every one - no matter what creed or party - that
nothing so much tends to civilize a population - to render them peaceful
neighbors and good subjects, as a knowledge of those Christian precepts and
Doctrines which, under the most disheartening circumstances, it is the
constant endeavoars of the Catholic religion to infuse upon its followers.
In prosecuting this holy object, the national religion has in Ireland much
to contend against. The Irish nation is called upon in the first instance,
to support Church Establishment, with which it has no sympathy, either
political or spiritual; and when, in many districts, the produce of the
people's industry is nearly all wrested from them in the shape of rents or
rent charges, very little remains, either to sustain life, or to support
with becoming respect the religion they profess. In some parts of Ireland,
where the Catholics, escaping from that poverty to which centuries of
oppression had consigned them, attained that rank and importance which
wealth confers, the temples of religion rose up in splendour and
magnificance, & schools were established for the moral and religious
instruction of the children of the poor; but in other parts of the Island,
where poverty clung with death like tenacity to the people, and where the
solitary proprietor of the soil had no feeling for the mass, and took no
concern in their temporare or spirit or welfare, there indeed, was it
difficult for religion to be decently maintained, or its holy precepts
effficiently diffused. Under these discouraging circumstances, a clergyman,
by his own almost unaided exertions-by the moral energy of his character,
which enabled him to endure every personal privation to accomplish his
object-of a clergyman thus circumstanced, and thus acting succeeds in
erecting in the midst of a mountain district a splendid temple, where the
offices of religion are performed with all becoming dignity, and where the
doctrines of Christianity are taught to pauper population, crowding these
mountain fastnesses-that Clergyman becomes a prominent benefactor of his
race, whose practical patriotism claims the gratitude and respect of his
country.
That Dr. KIRWAN, in this respect, deserves the gratitude, and in his present
position, the same paths, and assistance of Irishmen will, we think, be
admitted when we have stated his case.
In 1827, he was appointed to the Parish of Outerard, in the County of
Galway. It is a wild mountainous district consisting a "scattered population
of over 10,000 souls, who were literally without a place of worship." The
Rev. Gentleman instantly resolved on erecting one. In accomplishing this, he
had many difficulties to contend with. There was no resident proprietor
professing the Catholic religion, and the people all were paupers. However,
"where there is a will there is a way," and accordingly nothing daunted, he
commenced. He obtained from Thomas MARTIN, Esq., M.P., a grant of an acre of
land as a site for his Church.-This ground had been for over seventy years
in the possession of the MARTINs. It originally belonged to another family,
who made a transfer of it to them in exchange for other ground, and for time
beyond living memory, it was considered the property of this respectable
family.
Dr. KIRWAN received in aid of his undertaking but 200l from his parish. With
this sum he proceeded & at the end of ten years, by spending in true good
work his entire professional income, and with other aid from private
benevolence, he completed a most tasteful and elegant erection. We have seen
a drawing of this truly classic building, and our surprise is, how it could
be completed for the sum of three thousand pounds. It reminds us of those
neat rural churches scattered over the fair surface of happy Belgium; the
pastor's humble cottage close by, with its green lawn and luxuriant
shrubbery; and we should say, if anything could tend more than another to
increase the people's reverance for religion, it was by observing, for over
ten years, this indefatigable and most exemplary clergyman spending almost
every farthing of his own, in erecting for their accommodation and spiritual
good, so splendid a structure. Nor, during its progress, were his exertions
wanted "to enlighten and raise his flock in the scale of moral existence, to
impart just notions of their rights,as well as of their duties; and to
procure for them and impartial administration of the laws."
Such being the good work for which Dr. KIRWAN is in our opinion, entitled to
the gratitude of his countrymen, we now proceed to state why we claim for
him the sympathy and support of the Cork Public.
It appears that the present representative of the family by whom the ground
was formerly transferred to the MARTINs, fancies he had discovered a flaw in
the title. He alleges that there was no absolute assignment in perpetuity
made; that the ground was held under a terminable lease from his family,
which expired, in 1834, since which time it is a singular coincidence that
the greater part of the money has been expended on the building. He has
accordingly for the first time, last year, bought down an ejectment process
from the superiour Courts. The issue is to be tried at the approaching
Galway Assizes, and if he succeeds, this church, erected at so much expense,
will be either "uprooted from the land" or turned, it may be, "into a stable
for Coach Horses," and this will this now improving population be again
deprived of the blessing and advantage of religious worship within their
immediate reach. We shall not venture to examine the motives of the
individual who, without any personal benefit to accrue from success, thus
drags into a Court of Law an humble and impoverished Parish Priest; but this
we will say, that however unclear the title, the poor priest may be defeated
by legal subtleties, if he is not afforded those pecuniary means without
which law cannot be approached or justice obtained.
Mr. O'CONNELL has volunteered his services on the occasion-but even so, the
proceedings will be exceedingly expensive. This expense must be cheerfully
paid by the people, and we cll upon our fellow citizens to be forward in
giving this respectable clergyman every assistance to enable him to obtain
justice.
A Committe has already been formed, who will thankfully receive any
contributions-it consists of:-
Very Rev. Archdeacon O'KEEFFE; The Very Rev. M.B. O'SHEA; The Very Rev. T.
MATHEW; The Very Rev William O'CONNOR; James MURPHY, Esq.; Thomas LYONS,
Esq.; Jeremiah S. MURPHY; Esq; William FAGAN, Esq; John BURKE, Esq.; Edward
HACKETT, Esq.; Edmund GOULD, Esq.; James MINHEAR, Esq.; Daniel MURPHY, Esq.;
Joseph HAYES, Esq.; James DALY, Esq.; Daniel MEAGHER, Esq.




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