(From the lrith World.) Antrim.— Patrick Dalton, a well-known pressman, died in Belfast recently. Mr Dalton possessed considerable literary power. The story of "O Hagan of the Mourne Banges " was from his pen. Carlow.— The excavations being made in St Mullins are bringing to light many relics of the holy saints' period. Three ancient tombs of the members of the Kavanagh family have been found beside the little ruins of St Mogue's Chapel. One stone bears the name of Morgan More Kavanagh, better known as '' Morgan Prussia." The story goes that being in Germany the King of Prussia forced him into a corps whtre the men were over six feet in height. Wishing to escape, Kavanagh promised, if the King would let him go borne, to bring back his five brothers, who were all a« big as he. The King agreed, bat Kavanagh never returned. On each anniversary of hit escape he went op the Blackstairs Mountain and mads a royal salute towards Prussia. Clare*— Lady Aberdeen is expected at Lanich during this month. It is understood she will be the guest of Mrs B. Vere O'Brien, New Hall, daring her stay. We regret to chronicle the death of Bey Thomas Maloney at the residence of his brother-in-law, James Kinnane, O' Con Dell square, Ennis, on Jane 20. His was a most eventful career. He wsb born in 1812, and when only 14 years of age went to the world renowned monastery of Mount St Bernard in the Alps, bat did not remain very long, and entered the Irish College in Rome, where he wag ordained in 1839. He tilled the position of Professor in this famous college
for some seven years, until recalled to Ireland by Bight Bey Doctor Kennedy, Bishop of Killaloe, to whom he was private chaplain, subsequently be was appointed to the curacy in Newmarket-on-Fergus. His ministry there covered the blackest period in modern Irish hieto y, and through '46-47 he witnessed the sufferings of his poor flock and helped to alleviate them a? well as he was enabled by his cramped resources. His subsequent missions were in Birr, King's County, and Lexlip, Dublin diocese. After the breaking out of the Crimean War, on the recommendation of Archbishop Cullen, he was sent with the troop* tn the front. Here in the very fore-front of the straggle he laboured daring the campaign, and was present at most of the great engagements. He had several narrow eseapeß, and bis descriptions of the salient scenes o* war were striking word-pictures of life in the rifle-pits before the enemy. When the Crimean War was OTer he returned to Dublin and was given the parish of Efaggartb, where he zealously laboured until the Indian Mutiny occurred, when he again went to the front with the troop?, When it was quelled he returned to Ireland in 1860. For his services in the Crimea and in India he was presented wi'b four medals by the English Government. He had a fifth presented by Victor Emanuel, King of Italy, but he did not priz? it as he dii his British trophies. He was attached to a regiment at the Cnrragb, and subsequently at ShomclifEe, E- gland. At both places he was popular with the officers and men. In 1878 he retired from the service, having reached the highest position a Catholic chaplain could attain, equivalent to a Lieutenant-Colonel's rank and pay. He then returned to his native town and lived in (partial retirement. After the Requiem services, which were numerously attended, his remains were interred in the family vault in Corrovorrin cemetery.
Cork,— Most of the crops in North Cork are in a fl >urishing condition, especially the potatoes. The bay crop, which has ripened so quickiy this year in consequence of the great heat, is a very abun* dant one. John F. O'Hea, an able and popular Irish artist has taken up his residence in London. Mr O'Hea is a Corkman. His father, James O'Hea, a barrister of the highest promise, was secretary to Daniel O'Connell. The most attractive feature at a successful concert given recently at St George's Hall, London, was the 9inging of Birdie Con way, a young Cork lady. Misa Conway took the part of Santuzzi, the principal female rile in the Cavalieria Busticana. Her acting and singing were so creditable that Bhe was loudly applauded by a very fashionable audience, and called before the curtain. Derry.— James Gallagher was lying unconscious between the rails on the Northern Counties Railway, near the Waterside terminus, Derry, one night recently, when a train was rapidly approaching, and would have been killed but for the hen ie action of James McFeely, who, at imminent peril, dragged Gallagher off just as the train rushed over the spot. Cardinal Logns visited a number of religions and educational institutions in Derry last week. He was accompanied by the Bight Bey Dr O'Doherty. Among the places visited were St Columb's College, the Convent of the Sisters of Mercy, and the Naztreth Home. He was delighted with his visit to these institutions and was speciallj gratified at the unmistakable signs of the progreas of Catholicity in Derry, which he tound in the new Nazareth Home, the extensive improvements and addition to St Columb's College, and the new schools at the Long Tower. Donegal* — On June 18 last a gallant rescue from drowning was made at the bathing place familiarly known as the "Horsepool,"
in Bundoran. The rescued was a boy named Ward, of Bundoran, and the rescuer Hugh Cregan, of Enniakillen, who was on the Confraternity excursion. Dublin. — Lord Mayor Shanks of Dublin gave a luncheon party at tha Mansion House, June 22, in honour of the officers of the Australian contingent who distinguished themselves at the Royal Irish military tournament at Ballsbndge, Dublin. Gal'way.— A change in the Presidency of 8t Jarlath'a College, Taam, will, it is stated, shortly take place, the present esteemed president being promoted to a western parish, and Father Fallon, a learned professor at St JarlathV taking that honoured position. The following tenants on the St George property at Headford have purchased their holdings :— At Cordarragh, Wm Kyne purchased at £23, Michael Fallon at £20, Patrick Flancery at £25, Michael Fallon as £75, Mary Jennings at £120, Thomas Kyne at £10, Patrick ODea at £13, Michael McCormack at £125, Wm Kyne at £30, Peter Tierney at £25, Bridget Keely at £50, Maria Ward at £297, and Peter Tierney at £250. Kildare. — The appearance of the crops in the district* around Athy is promising. Wheat seems very good ; oats will be short, but barley, the principle grain crop of the place, promises very well. The long period of dry weather told against the turnip crop and grass lands. The potato crop in Naas district is good. Wheat will make a splendid crop, Barley also is good, and there is a fair outlook for oats. Kilkenny.— Four Irish ladies recently entered the Order of St Dominic in the convent at Oakfleld, Verulam, Natal, Africa. Kilkenny was represented at the beautiful ceremony in the person of Mitt
B. Brennan, who took in religion the title of Bister Magdalene. Cork, King's, and Wexford were the other counties whose daughters have entered the cloister in that far-off land. King's CouutjT.— The crops look remarkably wall in this County, especially barley, oati, and potatoes. New meadows are being rapidly saved, and where, "Take time by ths forelock" was observed the hay is already in cocks. New potatoes are plentiful and good. L,eitrlm.— The case of R. G. Davip, tenant, versus Landowner, Wynne, was before the Head Laad Commissioner's in Ennia* killen, last week, when an annual rent of £40 was fixed upon the tenant. All the improvements existing on the farm were made by the tenant, yet the rent was fixed as if the landlord has constructed them. A special meeting of Drumlease Federation was held June 18, Bey M. McTernan presiding. The following resolution was passed nnanimously :— " That we consider the Guardians of the district have neglected their duty in not getting cottages for labourers who are in neod of them, and we call upon them to press the claims for the Dromahair district." Mayo.— Lord Houghton, the Home Rnle Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, is making a coaßt tour of the country and during last week landed in Killala Bay and proceeded to Foxford to visit the convent and Factory conducted by the Sisters of Oharity. The Viceregal party was well received. They were met by the five Bishops of the surrounding dioceses and a large number of clergymen. The prelates were:— Most Rev Doctor Mac Evilly, Archbishop of Tuam ; Right Rev Dr Oonmy, Bishop of Killala ; Right Rev DrGillooly, Right Rev Doctor MacOormack, and Right Rev Doctor Lyster. Amongst the clergy present were:— Rev D. O'Hara and Father Conlan. The distinguished visitors were conducted to the convent and factory, and
having inspected the work and workshops expressed themselves highly pleased at what they saw. Meatll.— The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland will on an early date visit Trim, which abounds in places of historical interest Right Rev Bishop Nalty of Meath, in an address recently made inDonderry Ohapel, said of Parnellism : — He had seen on the previous day an instance of fierce hatred shown by some misguided people to their neighbours. The movement had inspired such hatred as to make men fly at each other's throatp, and its effects were felt in that County and in that parish. No matter what it was, it created hatred amongst them, and it was diabolical and struck at the virtue of oharity. If they hated each other and flew at each other's throats there was no charity or love amongst them, and instead of being children of God they were children of the devil. That was the movement that had come over their country within the last few years. Tot his part he could only tell them what was right. The movement that had set man against man was diabolical and was opposed to religion. Monagliatl*— ln Monaahan duiiDg last week the ther* mometer registered 103 at 10 a.m , and later on went higher. Lieu] tenants Strickland and Madden of the Royal Irish Fusileers, cn t camped under canvas at Mohaghan and were prostrated by sunstroke Queen' 9 County.— The crops in this county are very promising. The long drought has not done much harm, though it has retarded the germination of the tuinip crop. Potatoes look remarkably well, and the produce, provided disease does not assail it, Will be more fruitful than last year. Cutting of new meadows is being rapidly proceeded with, but bay is rather light. RogCOmttlon. — At recent meeting of the Kilmore Branch of the Irish National Federation. John Flood presiding, referred to the case of an evicted farm in Corlara, which is about being grabbed.
Wherever a wrong-doer exists he will be confronted by public opinion now as in the old days, for do matter how we may differ on minor points we are all united in patting down the By stem of rapacious greed for land, which is the only hope of dying landlordism. Tyrone.— At Clogber Sessions recently Thomas Montgomery, Orangeman, was charged with having fired upon Francis Boyle, Nationalist, at Augher. He was returned for trial at coming Assizes. Bail was accepted. Unionists and Orangemen in the East Division of this county are working vigorously and unceasingly to increase their voting power and oust at next election the Nationalist representative, W. J. Reynolds ; but the Nationalists are also working up the voters and will make bis election certain. "Wexford.— The Misers Pierre and Coy, the famous farming implement manufacturers in Wexford town, recently dispatched from their depot two special trains loaded with their machines for the cities of Cork and Belfast. The incident is remarkable, occurring during the year notably a bad one in the trade. The destination of the trains is also significant, Messrs Pierce'e machines being equally popular in Ulster and Muoster.
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