Antrim*— The Ulster Liberal Unionists, who are loud in their complaints against the Commissioners' partiality for the landlords, held a meeting at the Town Hall, Ballymoney, recently, William Thompson, chairman. He said the recent decision of the Head Commissioners at Belfast had produced dismay among the tenant-farmers, depriving them of the benefits of the Ace of 1881 ; that the Head Commissioners had raised the judicial rents fixed by the sub-Commis-sionere to a figure very nearly as high as the landlord's rack-rents.
Armagfll* — The St. Patrick's Day demonstration in Lurgan was orderly. The Nationalist bands from the surrounding districts marched through the town playing National airs. Father Picbo (Superior) and Father Desmond, of St. Vincent's Church Place, had made good arrangements for the festival. District-Inspector Brooke had fifty extra police in town, but there was no occasion for their intervention.
The St. Patrick's Day celebration in Armagh town passed off in a veiy quiet manner. There was no out-door demonstration, but the Oatholic population attended solemn High Mass in great numbers at the cathedral.
C&rlow* — The County is divided into seven baronies, 36 parishes, 12 parts of parishes, and 697 townlands. Area 221,344 acres ; population in 1881, 46,568. The population of the principal town, Carlow, is 7,186.
Sub-Sheriff Fanning has been taught a lesson in the case of the seizure for rent on the lands of Mr. Corcoran, at Goresbridge, now a coercion prisoner in Kilkenny Gaol. As the seizure was illegal, Fanning was obliged to restore the cattle and pay £10 expenses.
Cavan.— lt has been reported on good authority that the Government has employed special detectives in this County for the purpose of finding out the names of the club committees of the G.A.A., and sending them to Dublin Castle.
Clare— Several houses in the vicinity of Newhall, Ennis, were visited by Moonlighters, March 20, and a quantity of arms carried off.
Seventeen shopkeepers of Newmarket have been summoned under the Crimes Act for " insulting " the police at the time of Mr. Cox's release.
Thousands of people from the ten surrounding parishes who marched through Killaloe on St. Patrick's Day cheered for Parnell, Gladstone, and J. R. Cox, " the criminal."
This County is divided into 11 baronies, 80 parishes, and 2,193 townlands ; area, 827,994 acres ; population in 1881, 141,457. The population of the chief town, Ennis, is 6,307.
Cork* — Dr. Magner, who waß recently dismissed by the Local Goverment Board for the sole reason that he was convicted under Balfour's Coercion Act, has been elected Medical Officer of the Timoleague Dispensary.
An important fact came to light at the recent inquest on the body of Emergencyman M'Carthy at Ballinhassig. The evidence showed that on the farm deceased had been employed the landlord had lost £56 rent and £62 a year expenses since the eviction.
Jeremiah M'Carthy, P.L.G., Scart, a prominent Nationalist, reports that Sergeant Sullivan, and Constable Ryan, of Aughaville, shot his dog on the night of March 22, about 100 yards from bis house, near the Durrua road station of the Cork and Bandon railway. Mr, MCartby has been under police espionage for some time. At the Cork Police Court, March 20, before Magistrates Gardiner, M. D. Daly, and F, Cade. Policeman Kells, ona of " Balfour's model peacemakers," was charged with beating the horse that conveyed the High Sheriff to the County Gaol. W. Sullivan said he saw the " peeler " strike the poor animal a brutal blow on the head with his baton. The Court dismissed the case.
There was a grand Gaelic festival held on Bt. Patrick's Day and Sunday. The first matoh played was Liscarroll (Lord Edward's) against Doneraile (Sarsfield's). The match was undecided and will be played again at Buttevant. Kilbrin Rangers then played against Castlemanger and were defeated. On Sunday the Sons of Liberty, Ballyclougn, headed by Father Bowler, their President, played the Freemount " William O'Briens," under the direction of Father O'Regan. The latter won by a point.
Donejjal.— Emergency man McLay of Ballyshannon has just served 11 ejectment notices on the tenants of the Marquis of Conyngham at Glenties. Many members of the National party will be present when the eviction campaign begins. The Nationalists held their celebration of St. Patrick's Day at Falcarrah, notwithstanding the massing of 600 police here under Bourke, R.M., as reported in last week's Irish World. A procession of 1,000 with banners and music, finding, on their way to Falcarrah to attend Divine services, that the police blocked the road, proceeded to Dunfonaghy, where they met the twelve prisoners recently imprisoned for riot at the time of Father Sthphens's arrest returning from Deny gaol. The celebration was a complete success.
Dow 11* — The County is divided into 10 baronies, containing 70 parishes and 1,286 townlands ; area, 612,399 aores ; population, in 1881, 272,107. The population of the chief town, Newry, is 15,590. The St. Patrick's Day celebration was disturbed by the drafting in of twenty extra police from Kells. Tbe day passed oS quietly, the only law-breakers being the policemen, several of whom were beastly drunk.
Fermanagh.— The County is divided into 8 baronies, containing 23 parishes and 2,183 townlands. Area, 457,369 acres. Population in 1881, 84,879. The population of the chief town, Enniskillen, is 6,712
Sub- Sheriff Hearne, accompanied by a troop of bailiffs and emergency men, seized a number of cattle belonging to tenants on the estate of Captain Arobdale ana placed them in pound at Deny.
gonnelly. The majority of the tenants are supposed to be " Unionists." The most amusing feature of St.* Patrick's Day at Derrygonnelly was the presence of a force of extra police under District-Inspector Plant and Head-Constable Onrley, but " they had nothing to do bat to stand at their ease." The Nationalist people of this neighbourhood all wore the immoital emblem of Irish nationality and paraded the town at an early honr. The Healy National Band turned out and played •• St. Patrick's Day," " God save Ireland," and other patriotic airs. A large procession was formed, and headed by the band proceeded to St. Patrick's Church where Mass was celebrated and a panegyric on St. Patrick delivered by Father Oullinan. After Mass the " William O'Brien " Flute Band from Boho arrived, and a procession of 4,000 people was formed which marched through the town and did honour to the national cause in this vicinity by their good order.
Galway..— At the meeting of the Belief Committee, held in the Chamber of Commerce, Dame street, Dublin, March 23, communications were road from Bey. W. Kilbride and Rev. M. O'Donohue, P. P., Arran, on the condition of the islands. They repotted that no seed potatoes have been delivered yet and there is great scarcity of food, particularly in Innishere, George Skyes of Birmingham is on his way to the islands with £100, collected by the Society of Friends. Sixty-two tons of potatoes for food have been purchased in Galway and will be sent to Arran. The subscriptions received or promised so far amount to £417 19s 6d. Sub-Sherifl Beddington, of Woodford, 50 police, a troop of hussars, and a number of Emergencymen went to Derrygolan, and carried out "sentences of death" against John Hayes, and his son Edward Hayes on March 20, and against Thomas Tully, Patrick Flynn, John Kelly, and Thomas Finn, March 21. An Bmergencyman broke in Mr. Tully 's door with a stone, and in throwing out his furniture broke them. An indignation meeting was held after the evictions,at which fiev.P. Bgan,P.P. and Rev. P. J. Flanagan, CO., spoke. The evicted tenants then retook possession of their homes. The crowbar brigade was impeded on its way back by dykes cut across the road and large boulders tumbled together in several places.
Kerry. — A testimonial of £152 has been presented t# Thomas O'Rourke. Tralee, who was imprisoned for a month for Belling the United Ireland and the Cork Herald containing reports of " suppressed " branches of the League. Michael and Andrew Shea, the latter only 16, were sentenced by Balfoor'a " removables," Roche and Massey, at the recent Kenmare Petty Sessions, to six and three months in gaol for intimidating Daniel Sullivan, who has been working for a boycotted man named Doherty. The prisoners have appealed. At the recent meeting, Garret Fitzgerald, f .L.G,, chairman, the following resolution was proposed by D. F. O'Connor and seconded by Jacob Lovett :— " That we congratulate Wilfrid Blunt on hiß release, and that we shall ever feel grateful to him for espousing and suffering for the national cause "
Limeiitft.— The mad attempt of The O'Qrady, a local land thief, to hold the annual Herbertstown fair in the green lately is possession of Thomas Moroney, who was evicted wan a complete failure. Only a few persons attended and there were no saleß. John Coffey, of Oratloe, who wab grievously assaulted by ActingSergeant Hoban on St. Patrick'B Day, is still suffering from the brutal wounds inflicted on him in Barrington's Hospital, Limerick. The policeman has been summoned and Constables Sullivan and Stritton will be obliged to attend as witnesses.
LfOnirford*— Ten prisoners, including thiee girls, were convicted of " intimidating " Sarah Godken and Anne Fahy for working for a boycotted landlord. The girls were sent to gaol for fourteen days, one of the men for twelve months, the others for one month with The account of the so-called riot at Drumlish on St. Patrick's night in the Dublin and London papers was shamefully exaggerated. The trouble commenced about 9 o'clock, and as there were only four policemen in the town they retired to the barracks and fired on the people from the top windows. There were hundreds wonnded and the dispensary doctor has been attending to them inside and outside the hospital. Louth*— The County contains 202,123 acres. It is divided into 6 baronies, containing 64 parishes ; and 674 townlande. Population in 1881, 77,664. The chief town is Dondalk ; population in 1881, 11 974 ' The celebration of the National Festival in Drogheda was peaceable as usual. Large congregations attended all the Masses. Mayo.— George A. Moore and Mies Gardiner are serving " notices to quit" by wholesale on their tenants in the vicinity of The County is divided into 9 baronies and 73 parishes. Area, 1 ,360,731 acres. Population in 1881, 245,212. Population of the chief town, Castlebar, 3,885. Meatb:— St. Patrick's Day was celebrated at Kells in an excellent way, the streets being thronged with enthusiastic people. The New Ireland Brass Band paraded at midnight, playing national '""'The County is divided into 18 baronies, containing 146 parishes and 1,626 townlands. Area, 386,374 acres. Population in 1881 , 87,469. The population of the chief town, Navan, is 3,873. MonaJClian.- David King has bought the tenant right of Joseph M^ee.near Castleblaney for £170, or nearly £29 per Irish acre. This ia the highest price ever paid for tenant right in this COUI Th. County contains 319,741 acres. It is divided into 5 baronies, containing 23 parishes and 1850 townlands. Population in 1881, 182,748. The chief town is Monaghan, population, d,3W. Oueen'S County*— The inquest on the body of Catherine Kellyfwho died at Maryborough Lunatic Asylum, fjom Xullamow Gaol, wai resumed at this plaoe March 20. O. S.
Corcoran appeared for the family of Mrs. Kelly. Captain Peather-stone-Haugh, Governor of the gaol, and Dr. James Ridley, prison surgeon, were represented by David Sherlock, B.L. After hearing the witnesses the Coroner's Jury rendered a verdict to the effect that the woman's death was accelerated by her removal from Tullamore, a distance of 18 miles, and the prison officials were guilty of negligence. J B
When Lansdowne the exterminator carried on evictions by wholesale at Luggacurran a year ago, there was a blacksmith named Bdward Whalen turned out of his forge. Mr. Whalen claimed that the forge was on Jeremiah Perry's estate, and brought an action against Lansdowne before Chief Baron Palles, which was decided in his favour. The Sheriff proceeded to the forge, March 17, and, taking possession, handed it over to Mr. Wbalen. There were present at this strange eviction :— Rev. T. Kehoe, Ballyadam ; Miss Killbride, John W. Dunne, Patrick Killbride, E. Lynch, Thomas Byrne, and J. Byrne. Mr. Dunne said he hoped this eviction of Lansdowne would be only a forerunner of his complete eviction from the County where he had caused so much suffering.
Xipperary.— Patrick Ryan was buried with great solemnity at Kilrona, Clonmel. March 19. Mr. Ryan was an active worker in the Fenian movement in England for yearß. The funeral was very large ; the coffin was wrapped in a green flag, and a band preceded the hearse playing the " Dead March in Saul." The members of several societies, including the Catholic National Club, attended the funeral in a body.
Tyrone. — A meeting to form a new branch of the League at Newtownstewart was held at Glenknock Chapel the other day. There were 500 Protestants present, and the principal organisers were John M'Crossan and John Torish, Strabane ; Robert Hannigan, Central Office, Dublin, and James Devine, Sion Mills. The new branch was called the John Dillon Branch.
Tho National anniversary at Coalisland was characterised by the presence of a great number of bands. After Mass the following bands marched through the town and playel national airs : — Coalisland Flute liana, Dungannon Brass Band, Coalisland Young Blood Band, Creenagh Flute Band, Derryloughan Flute Band, and Moy Flute Band. There was a demonstration held at Donaghmore attended by the above bands, which returned to town in the evening.
'Waterford* — The County is divided into 8 baronies, containing 82 parishes and 1,887 townlands. Area, 461,552 acres. Population in 1881, 112,768. Waterford is the chief town : population. 22,457.
At the late meeting of the city branch Irish National League, John Carroll proposed, and Key. W. J. Phelan seconded, a resolution condemning the mean and despotic policy of the Tory Government in excluding the name of Mayor O'Toole from the Assize Commission.
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Irish News., New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVI, Issue 8, 15 June 1888
Irish News. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVI, Issue 8, 15 June 1888
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