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Assorted Newspaper Accounts from Tipperary - Printed in the London Times
Contributed by Sheryl Zenzerovich


Sept. 11, 1830
Election of Messrs. Prittie and Hutchinson in Tipperary - Affidavits lodged
with John Trant Esq., High Sheriff of Co. Tipp.

County of Tipperary to wit.- Michael Burke of Ballyporeen Esq., came before
me this day, and made oath on the Holy Evangelists, that while he was
conveying a parcel of freeholders, who had the day before polled at the
election under the protection of a party of police from the town of Clonmel,
they were assaulted by the mob... from the menace of the mob, deponent is
apprehensive for the lives of the said freeholders and craves protection of
the law. Sworn before me this day 18th Aug., 1830 Wm. Chaytor, Mayor of

Similar affidavits sworn by Arthur C. Montgomery of Killea, Cork, Esq.
E. Fitzgerald.  Affidavit sworn by John Wilcox before Trant. Another
affidavit sworn by Michael Bourke Esq. of Ballyporeen before J. Archer
Butler. Affidavit of William Phelps of Noan before Matthew Jacob.
Affidavit of George Hayes of Roscrea before J. Archer Butler. Affidavit of
George Bennett of barony of Kerris Co. Tipperary, farmer before Thomas
Tydd. Affidavit of Charles Bullen Fancourt before Matthew Jacob. Affidavit
of Thomas Bann farmer and Rev. Robert Harris sworn before Francis Despard.
Affidavit of Maurice Crosbie Moore of Moorsfort, Esq. sworn before Richard
Long. John Malone and Thomas Pratt constables sworn before Thos. Tydd.


March 14, 1832
A poor woman of the name of Bridget Fogarty from Laharden was waylaid in the
suburbs of Thurles on the night of Tuesday last. She was abused and
murdered by persons unknown. She had been returning from the fair of
Thurles and having about 3 pounds in her possession. It is supposed she
had intended sleeping at her sister's who lives in the suburbs. She was the
mother of eight children. - TIPPERARY FREE PRESS

Apr. 5, 1832
Mr. Wm. Bold, civil engineer, is now inspecting the line of the intended
railway between Tipperary and Carrick-on-Suir.
Wednesday last, information was received that the Cummins had taken up a
strong position in the old castle of Knock, near Templemore, and intended
giving battle to their enemies the Derrigs. A strong party of the 74th
proceeded to the spot, commanded by Captain Crawley, and accompanied by Sir
H. Carden and Colonel Mein, magistrates. Mr. Tibeaud chief magistrate, and
Mr. Grant, chief constable, with a party of police from Borrisoleigh were
likewise there... The combatants met in the street.. almost every door and
window in Church-street was broken. Duan Derrig was killed. A man named
Flanning was also killed. O'Connell passed through here to-day, and
addressed a great multitude - he made the chiefs of the Derrigs and Cummins
shake hands and promise to cease their feuds. - LIMERICK CHRONICLE.

Oct. 4, 1832
A sale for the tithe composition due to the Rev. Pierce Goold took place at
Borrisokane on Sat. last, when, for want of bidders, one of the sons of the
Rev. gentleman was compelled to become the purchaser... At the time of the
sale, the auctioneer refused to perform the office... A second son of the
Rev. stepped forward to perform the auction...

Nov 13, 1832  - London Times
At the Clonmel assizes Jeremiah Dwyer was indicted for the murder of a
farmer, who was waylaid and murdered on his way from the county of Limerick
to Waterford with a load of butter. The occurrence took place about a month
ago within a few miles of the town of Tipperary. It was proved by a little
boy and the farmer's servant that it was the prisoner who committed the deed
in the night. An alibi was proved, and the jury, after the judge's charge,
retired and remained closeted from Saturday to Monday morning, when there
being no likelihood of their agreeing, the judge, sheriffs, javelin-men, and
jury marched to the bounds of the county, and the jury was discharged. The
ceremony in old law books is called "kishing" as the practice was to put the
jury on a hurdle or kish, and being dragged to the bounds of the county,
they were discharged by the judge. There is scarcely an assize passes over
in Clonmel that this ceremony is not resorted to, in consequence of the non-
agreement of the jurors.

Nov. 17, 1832
There are now under sentence of law in the Cork gaol for the tithe meetings,
and conspiracy against the established church, Mr. James Hodnett, Mr.
William Godfey Twiss, Mr. Dominick P. Ronayne, Messrs. Dennehy and Lomasny.
In Clonmel gaol, Mr. Lysaght Pennefeather, Mr. John Keatinge O'Dwyer, Mr.
Thomas Bradshaw, and Messrs. Laffan, Mulcahy and Doheny. DUBLIN EVENING


May 9, 1833
A fatal duel took place on Saturday at Sallowfields, near Portobello between
John Peter Weldon, Esq. and Henry Power White, Esq., the former gentleman of
Molesworth St. , and the later of Golden-villa County Tipperary.  Henry
Power White was killed.

May 23, 1833
On Wed., Chief Constable Lieutenant Gun and a party of 70 infantry proceeded
to the residence of Mr. P. F. O'Ryan at Ballycurreen, in order to collect
tithes.  O'Ryan is a zealous enemy to the tithe system.  Police had often
visited his house before but always found it barricaded.  Gun directed the
door to be forced.  Mr. O'Ryan was arrested in his shirt and conveyed to the
Clonmel gaol.  A man named Hyland was also arrested after forcible entry to
his house.  Two gentlemen named Quinlan surrendered voluntarily, seeing that
resistance was futile.  All the wealthy defaulters in the parish of
Kilmmurry have already been arrested.

May 30 1833
A correspondent of the Tipperary Free Press states the Rev. Mr. Gleeson,
with his agents and a large police force, proceeded on Tuesday to drive his
parishoners in Boura (), not only for the tithes of 1832, but made them pay
the half gale() up to the 1st instant! They not only drove away the sheep,
cows and pigs, but also distrained the furniture and bedding of the
peasantry. In one instance the clothes of a serving girl of a farmer named
Mara was seized. Philip Ryan of Nenagh, charged every person whose stock he
seized 15s. for what he called "caption fees".

Jun 6, 1833
On Tuesday, a party of the Killenaule police went to the parish of Lismolin,
under the command of Chief Constable Smith, to protect Benjamin Wright, the
proctor of the Rev. Archdeacon Cotton, whilst serving writs for arrears of
tithes. Here they met between 500 and 660 persons armed with spades,
&c... Mr. Smith, prudently retreated to the police barrack at Hartley-park.
On Friday, Dr. Fitzgerald,. R.M., set out on a secret expedition and
searched the neighborhood of Lowesgreen with warrants for the apprehension
of tithe defaulters.
On Tues., an attack was made on the glebe house of Rev. Mr. Lawrence at
Littleton by four men. The fellows were capture.
On Mon., fair-day of Ballingarry a riot took place between the Shanvests and
Caravats. Every door, gate and window of the village was broken; the house
of Mr. O'Donnell was assailed and a great part of his furniture was
destroyed. The Caravats pursed a man named Maurice Ivors into the chapel of
Ballingarry where he was murdered. Mr. O'Donnell and his brother fired
shots at the assailants but none took effect.
Clonmel Election Committee - On Thursday, Messrs. Quinn, Walsh, Kiely, and
O'Brien, who had been examined in London on this committee, arrived at
Clonmel amidst the acclamations of thousands... A tree was planted opposite
the door of Mr. Quin's, as the 'fidus Achates' of Dominick Ronayne on the
late trying occasion.

Jun. 10, 1833
Serious military riot in Tipperary. - On Sunday, a a portion of the infantry
became intoxicated and ran through the streets with their bayonets drawn,
and made several attempts to inflict wounds on unoffending individuals. One
respectable gentleman was knocked down on Duncan Street, and had his
trousers completely rent by a madman's bayonet.
Clonmel Advertiser (Tithe Campaign) - On Tuesday, two bailiffs father and
son, by the name Hartigan left this town for the purpose of serving
subpoenas in the parishes of Kilcash and Kiltigan, distant about 6 miles.
Hartigan, the elder proceeded to the house of a respectable farmer named
Hyland. After having served subpoenas there, he was pursued and beaten with
stones.. He made his way to the police barrack at Kilsheelan . Captain
Gunn, chief of police and Mr Bradshaw, justice of the peace, succeeded in
arresting several persons. - We understand there is little hopes of the
elder Hartigan's recovery.

Aug. 12, 1833
On Monday the 5th, a party of nocturnal legislators, seven in number, went
to the house of Patrick Looby, who it is rumored was to take some land from
Mr. Bagwell, of Glenconnor... They placed him on his knees and administered
an oath to him, swearing him to have nothing to do with the ground.
On Sunday, four men entered the house of Daniel Slattery of Clinsilla; the
rest of the family being at prayers. Slattery seized a smoothing iron and
knocked down one of the villains... by almost superhuman exertions he
succeeded in closing the door on them.
On Saturday, a young man named William Bourke, a wealthy farmer, residing at
Ballynaraha, some short distance from Carrick-on-Suir, was thrown under one
of his horses feet and was killed.
Also on Saturday, Michael Meagher, a resident of Killenaule, while on his
way to a funeral at Thurles, was attacked by persons unknown and killed.
His body was conveyed to Killenaule for interment.
On the 26th, ult, at the Petit Sessions in Ballynonty, a young man named
Mansell Blundell was fined 5 pounds or in default of payment there of, two
months imprisonment for throwing a stone at one of the Regiment of Rifles
stationed there.
On Sat. a dreadful riot occurred in Thurles, at a funeral, between two
factions, a man named Burke lost his life.
Longevity - Mary Murphy is 108 year of age. She walks perfectly well and
has perfect use of all her faculties. So great is her strength, that she
walked to Cashel, a distance of 12 Irish miles and back the next day, about
a fortnight since. - Tipperary Free Press.

Aug 15, 1833
At the fair of Cashel on Wed. last, there was a dreadful riot. A friar of
the name Conway, who resides in the town, was able by his influence and by a
good whip (which, from the respect entertained for his clerical function, he
was permitted to use pretty freely), to put it down for a while. but after
his departure it broke forth again.

Aug 21 1833
On Monday the 5th, Mr. Smyth of Rosspark, Lower Ormond, accompanied by
Richard Philip, Esq., of Oakhampton was handed a notice by some armed men.
Tipperary Free Press.

Sept. 2, 1833
On Saturday, as a gentleman named M'Carthy, of Toomevara, was on his way
home from Fartina() near Thurles, where he had been distraining for arrears
of rent, he was fired at by two men, without effect. CLONMEL ADVERTISER.
On Sunday, the nightly legislators flung into the river all the corn that
was just cut down for the Rev. Alfred Armstrong, rector and successor of the
murdered Rev. Mr. Going, at Mealiffe Glebe. - Ibid.

Sep. 9, 1833
The Caher correspondent of the Tipperary Free Press states that upwards of
forty landholders-among whom are John and Michael Cleary, Patrick M'Grath,
of Killenbutler, Walter O'Brien and John E. Lonergan, of Lisava - were
served with subpoenas last May, at the suit of Rev. Cavendish, rector of
that parish for the tithes of 1832.... It appears Mr. Bagg, attorney of the
Rev. has proceeded and writs have been issued against the above named

Oct 7, 1833
LIMERICK EVENING POST - The late fight at the fair of Cappahmore, County of
Tipperary. Two men named Licett and others, belonging to the Collins
party,went about the neighborhood of Coolnablake, and forced away the
firearms of
the farmers, which they promised to return after the fight. The two
Licetts, says our correspondent 'were on the escape' from a charge of
murder. The people of the district are apprehensive, these fellows being
allowed by the authorities to go abroad with arms.

Nov 12, 1833

Friday last, All Saints' Day, was selected for a scene of riot, outrage and
bloodshed, in the town of Tipperary when two factions, Doherties and Breens
assembled in numbers for a grand field-day. Sticks and stones were in active
requisition. Messrs E. Moore and J. Scully magistrates, ordered out the
police and military. The Riot Act was read. Constables Coote and Lawson
dispersed the crowds.
On Friday last William Murphy a countryman returning home from the Fair at
Nenagh was attacked by eight or ten men near a shebeen house at
Ballywilliam. Murphy was killed. Chief constable Kidson is in pursuit.
Saturday last, Patrick Brennan a private soldier, servant of Capt. Crummer,
28th Regiment absconded with Bank of Ireland notes, property of Capt.
Crummer... He is reputed to be a relative of the notorious Brennan, the
highway robber, and described himself on enlistment as a native of Kilmore

Dec. 16, 1833
On Wednesday, the 4th inst., three armed fellows went to the house of an
inoffensive man named Patrick Ellard, on the lands of Ballycapple, within a
few miles of Cloughjordan and demanded admittance, stating they were the
police. Ellard was in bed with his brother.. They inquired if he was the
owner, when answered in the affirmative, Ellard was shot.. A man named
Hogan and three of his brothers were taken into custody ... Trial to take
place at the next Clonmel assizes... Ellard died of his wounds on Monday. -
On the 26th, a farmer named Bradshaw, was met on the road from Tipperary to
Cappaghwhite by a party of demonical miscreants armed with sithes (sic)
firearms & c. Bradshaw was robbed and murdered. CLONMEL ADVERTISER.
On the 30th ult., an armed party entered the house of Mr. Pollard in the
vicinity of Coalbrook, and took therefrom, 19 barrels of potatoes. - CLONMEL


Jan 16, 1834
In the County Tipperary, the Poleens and Gows engaged in a fight at
Two-mile-bridge near Clonmel.  Two young men named Regan were injured, one
has since died.  A third man named Nugent, brother-in-law to the Regans was
also injured.
On Friday, Mr. Flaherty, High Constable was returning to his residence at
Clogheen with county cess money, when he was pounced on by a man who
endeavored to seize his bridle.  Flaherty escaped unharmed.

Apr. 8, 1834.
On Wed., a farmer named Morrisey was on his way home under the protection of
the police, when they stopped at a Shabeen (a house for the sale of
unlicensed whiskey) on the road-side near Ballough, in Tipperary.  A man
named Corbett was sitting inside and an altercation took place, one of the
police named Corcoran killed Corbett.  the policeman is now in the Clonmel
Emigration to Canada and the United States is going on to an immense extent
from all the Irish seaports.

Aug 11, 1834

At Cashel Petit Sessions on Wed., last Mr. Thomas Loney, of Erryville, was
summoned by a police constable for having unregistered arms in his
possession. The constable, on returning to his station, heard a shot fired,
on proceeding to the place, saw the fowling-piece in Mr. Loney's hand and a
dead rabbit lying on the ground. He was fined ten pounds, or in default of
payment to be confined two months in the county gaol.

Sept 19, 1834
Last week a party of midnight legislators attacked and entered the house of
John Ryan of Boulertlea, adjacent to Killenaule, and beat him severely; and
on the same night the same party attacked the house of John Dwyer, of the
same place and beat him in a savage manner. The only cause assigned for the
latter outrage is that Dwyer is care-taker to Mr.Lodge, who lately seized on
some corn for rent due of the lands - CLONMEL ADVERTISER.
On Wednesday nine armed ruffians went to a house in the neighborhood of
Holycross, where a man named M'Carthy had been placed as keeper of corn;
they dragged the unfortunate man out of bed and beat him, having previously
fired two shots at him without effect... CLONMEL ADVERTISER.

A Rioter Shot - In an attack made on the police at Callan, in Co. Kilkenny,
a few days since, by a party of rioters, a man named Prout from Ballingarry
in County Tipperary was shot. The Rev. Prendergast, parish priest, it is
said, refused to allow the body to be buried in the chapel-yard as he
brought his death on himself in opposing laws, on which the populace broke
open the gates and buried him in spite of the determination of the priest.
He threatens to have no mass celebrated until the body is removed. This
unfortunate man was one of an armed party of rioters, who in June last came
to Kilcooley Abbey for the purpose of compelling Mr. Ponsonby to give up his
Orange lodge. - LEINSTER EXPRESS.

Nov 11, 1834
 In the barony of Clanwilliam, Philip Quinlan who resided at Knockfeelough in the parish of Sollihead was killed as he was returning home in the company of a servant of Colonel Purefoy.

 Dec 11, 1834 On Wed. night, William Murphy, Esq. of Ballinamena, and his two nephews went to Clonmel on a public car. On their return home, they were shot at, but escaped unhurt. Mr Murphy and his family have for a length of time been the object of hatred to the lawless ruffian who infest this county. In 1826, Mr. Murphy's brother was killed by Ribandmen. A bailiff of Clonmel, named Tobin has been missing this fortnight.


Jan. 6, 1835
The death of Philip Fogarty, Esq. jun. of Joy-Lodge, Borris-o-Leigh,
occurred on the 13th ult., at a fox chase where this young gentleman...
while clearing a fence, burst a blood vessel and shortly afterwards
expired - Dublin paper

Jan 9 1835
Lewis Tobin, process server of this town was brought here from the Galtees
Mts. for interment on Tuesday. Six weeks ago he went to serve law processes
at Tipperary and Ballypooreen and no account had been had till his body was
discovered yesterday se'nnight. - Clonmel Advertiser

Dec 24, 1835
 An attempt was made on the life of Mr. Richard Long, magistrate. Captain Long, a few days ago afforded an order of protection to a receiver acting under the Court of Chancery, who had occasion to resort to the lands of Ardmoyle. The TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION states the Mr. Edmund Scully was fired at in the neighborhood of Ardmoyle. Mr. Scully is a Roman Catholic. A man named Miles Heffernan was killed last week near Knockgorman, county Tipperary. There have been searches for firearms during the last week at Drum in the same county.


Jan. 18, 1836
A peasant named Denis Brien was murdered near Mr. Langford's gate on Tuesday
night last, as he was on his way home to Caparoo from Nenagh.
On Friday last, two men entered the house of Mr. M'Cutheon of Greenhaw,
Tipperary and took therefrom a case of pistols.  Mrs. M'Cutheon gave the
alarm by shouting outside, her husband and workmen pursued the robbers and
succeeded in arresting a well-known character named Blake.

Jan 25, 1836
From the Clonmel Advertiser - A murder was committed on Thursday last. It
appears that a poor widow named Quirke, who resided on a small farm near
Kilmoyler, between Cahir and Bansha, was about to be married for the third
time, contrary to the wishes of the relatives of her former husband, to one
of whom, in the event of her remaining single, at her demise, the farm would
revert. The result was she was attacked and murdered.
On Monday the 11th, an armed party fired into the house of Mr. Nicholas
Hill, brother of the late Matthew Hill, of the Glen of Aherlow, who was
killed August last.
Also on Monday, the house of the Rev. Mr. Galwey was fired into.
Dr. Murphy of Gorestown, and H. Johnston, of Mitchelstown, Esq., were
stopped and robbed on the road from Tipperary to the Glen of Aherlow.
The dwelling house of William Ardill near Borrisokane was maliciously burnt
last week.
The out-offices belonging to William Hall, Esq., of Lettaral(, perhaps they
meant Latteragh) within three miles of Borrisokane, barony of Lower Ormond
were maliciously burnt within the last week.
A dwelling house on the lands of Ballyquirk, part of the estate of Colonel
Dwyer, in the barony of Lower Ormond was also maliciously burnt.
On Sunday se'nnight a threatening notice was posted on the gate of Rev. Mr.
Swaine, curate of Mogorban, with a warning to the Archbishop of Cashel, not
to sue for any tithes.
Eight men entered the house of a man named Cahill near Borrisoleigh, and
having placed his brother and him on their knees, swore them to give back to
a tenant of theirs, named Ryan, goods they had seized for rent.

March 7, 1836
On the 22d, a man named Riordan, driver of Mr. Massy of Tipperary was
attacked on the lands of Grantstown by six men.  Although a Clonmel paper
(the CONSTITUTION) on Friday last stated that Riordan was shot dead, the
above are the facts, as he is alive at the moment - CLONMEL ADVERTISER.

March 16, 1836
On Sunday the 20th of February, the parish priest of Roscrea issued the
curse of bell, book and candle-light against a man named Dooly, his wife and
several of their friends... thus are the unfortunate victims made outcasts
and exiles from the very parish of their birth...  Poor Dooly refused to pay
the priest two guineas for marrying him, and had the manliness to get the
ceremony performed by Rev. Mr. Crotty of Birr, who charged him only 5s...

April 7 1836
On Thursday last a wealthy farmer named Andrew Ryan was arrested in the town
of Nenagh under a writ of rebellion. He protested vehemently and offered to
give security to the amount of 700 pounds. On being asked why he sought to
give bail, he replied that he was awaiting the decision of Parliament on the
Irish Tithe Bill. He was committed to prison.
Tithe-Collectors went amongst the hills of Castle Otway to serve writs of
rebellion. The first, to a man named Kennedy but "the bird had flown."
Some cattle belonging to an extensive landholder named Short were distrained
for non-payment of tithes.
An individual described as "John O'Brien, Esq. of Hogan's-pass" was last
week arrested on a writ of rebellion. He paid the tithes with costs, in
order to avoid gaol.

April 11, 1836
On Monday, John Tobin was stopped near the Chapel of Powerstown, within a
mile and a half of Clonmel, where he was going to take possession of a farm,
by an armed man who ordered him to give up the farm.
On Wednesday, two sheep, the property of John Maher, Esq. of Tullamaine,
were killed. - CLONMEL ADVERISER

April 18 1836
Rebellion! Most Daring and Alarming Resistance to the Police. (From the
CLONMEL ADVERTISER). Aye, reader, rebellion! - such is the word which alone
we can find fitting for heading a detail of circumstances... A few days ago
Philip Ryan, the tithe collector with 23 police under command of Chief
Constable Carroll of Nenagh, proceeded to the hills of Castle Otway in order
to attempt a second time the arrest of Kennedy of Bal()hane against whom a
writ of rebellion for non payment of tithes had been issued. When they
arrived near Kennedy's house (which by the bye, is rather awkwardly situated
for attack being nearly surrounded by hills,) a loud whistle was heard which
was telegraphed from field to field... 200 hundred ferocious-looking men
congregated... After serving the writ, the police departed... One ruffian
attempted to speak to the bailiffs but policeman O'Sullivan kept him at bay.

April 25, 1836
Co. of Tipperary - Rockites
The lands of Corroughdobbyn still continue to be the scene of disgraceful
outrages. On Thursday, Richard Landy, under-driver, went to give possession
of these lands to a man named Tobin, who had been lately attacked and sworn
not to take them, when he and two men named Ryan and Duggan were shot at,
they very wisely fled. Constable Orr of Carrick arrested a number of
witnesses who pretend not to be able to identify the shooters.
On Monday, Ryan, one of the above, who was employed making a ditch was fired
at. He lies in a precarious state in Carrick infirmary.
The house of Mr. Power, farmer of Thorney-bridge was fired at by persons who
cried out for the "Shanavests," one of those disgraceful faction... CLONMEL
Tuesday night, a number of country people assembled on the mountains of
Curraghmore, Tipperary, the property of John Joseph Henry, Esq. and dug up
half an acre of land. They left a notice nailed to Thomas Ryan's door,
threatening the inmates with death if they did not return to Limerick.

May 2, 1836 - London Times

On Wednesday last a gang of armed miscreants went to the dwelling of a man
named Hogan of Bulteeny, in the parish of Silvermines and left a threatening
notice, ordering Hogan to give up the lands of Bulteeny.
Placards were found posted in the most public places of Silvermines; their
substance was, death to any person or persons who should have the temerity
to take the lands of Ballincar, the property of Lord Dunally.
On Thursday, a dwelling house on the lands of Mount Island, in the
neighborhood of Silvermines, was broken into by five armed men. The
banditti robbed Kennedy, its owner, of all the money he had, a trifling sum,
then departed.
These are very questionable illustrations of what Mr. Howley is pleased to
call "an almost miraculous diminution in feudator of outrage in this
On the morning of the 21st, a notice bearing the signature Captain Rock, was
found on the door of Patrick Newman of Clonbalt, threatening him with the
same fate as Brock (who was murdered some time back), if he persists in
dispossessing two men.
On the 23d inst., a threatening notice was found on the church gate at
Balnalee, cautioning any person who should supply William Rose with horses
ploughs, etc. with instant annihilation. Rose is a Protestant and steward
to Capt. Palliser.

May 9, 1836
John Toohy and the two Clearys, who were imprisoned by Mr. Philip Ryan,
officer of rebellion, for non-payment of tithes have abandoned the idea of
rotting in gaol and paid their tithes. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER

May 16 1836
On Tuesday, the 3d, and armed party attacked the house of John Morkan of
Clontaffe, near Templemore, they broke the windows, threw down the chimney
and pulled off part of the thatch. The only reason assigned is that Morkan
obtained a civil bill decree against a man named Maher, at the last Quarter
A farmer named Malone and his two sons, who live near Nenagh were visited by
armed men on Saturday, beaten and ordered to quit their farm.
Sunday, 12 carts of turf was maliciously burnt on the lands of Newpark,
Tipperary, the property of Colonel Pennefeather.

May 23 1836
On Sunday last the dwelling house and dairy of a farmer named Shanahan,
within four miles of Carrick was set fire to and totally consumed. On the
9th inst, a house belonging to a man named Byrne, of Modeshill, near
Mullinahone was maliciously consumed by fire. On the 12th, the house of
Mrs. Gibbins residing at Ardbreen was set on fire. CLONMEL ADVERTISER
On Monday se'nnight, 23 men from the Bog of Allen within three miles of
Killenaule, armed with weapons, proceeded to Ballytoohill near Mullinhaone
and seized some disputed cattle. A conflict ensued. Some of the injured
were attended to by Dr. Kelly of Mullinahone. Information has been lodged
before Gerald Fitzgerald, Esq. at the Ballynonty petit sessions against
Charles Tobin and Thomas M'Guire. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER

May 30, 1836
A man named Kennedy was killed a few days ago near Ardcrony.
A man named Shea, of good character who resided near Toomyvara received a
blow from a stone on the fair-day of Dunkerrin and has died.
An armed party entered the house of a poor man, named Malone in
Carrickatoher, within three miles of Nenagh and was killed.
On Saturday the house of Mr. Darcy, of Prospect near Puckawn police station,
was fired at, several windows were shattered.
The house of Newton Short, was entered and robbed of a sword and some
valuable firearms. TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION.
On the 21st, a barn and stable, property of Mr. Nicholas Hill, of Newton
(whose brother was killed in the Glen of Aherlow last August) were set fire
Nenagh, May 20. - Two farmers named Darcy and Hogan who have been upwards of
a fortnight, prisoners in the bridewell of this town, under Commissioner
Ryan's writs of rebellion, were liberated after paying their tithes.

July 4, 1836
The Tipperary officer of rebellion has been appointed by Lord Doneraile to
collect the tithes and arrears due Rev. Mr. S. Leger. Mr. Ryan some few
days ago arrested James Hogan, a wealthy and influential farmer under
authority of a writ of rebellion. A day or two prior, Ryan, accompanied by
four or five bare-headed and brogueless gorsoons, went to the neighborhood
of Urra, where he was accosted by Schoolmaster James Maguire, who
expostulated with him on his utter recklessness of personal safety. A
humorous dialog ensued. Mr. Ryan stated that he had no need for either the
military or the police to collect the tithes - and were it not for such
ignoramuses and Paddy Burns agitators as Schoolmaster M'Guire, the country
would be far from its present state of disaffection. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER

July 8 1836
Borrisokane- On last Sunday a party of eight ruffians broke into the house
of Murty Tierney, of Kilagannon, near Borrisokane and swore Tierney and his
son to give up the farm which they had taken from Mr. Richard Uniack
Bayley... They then marched to the house of Flannery, who had also taken a
lot of the prohibited land from Mr. Bayley and swore him also.

July 11, 1836
On the 20th ult. three men were observed approaching the house of John Ralph
of Derivohala near Borrisokane by a maid-servant. They searched the house
for firearms and took a single fowling-piece. Constable Malone scoured the
On the same day the dwelling of Mr. T. Smyth of Kilclughane, near Nenagh,
was entered and ransacked. Miss Smith raised an alarm, Thomas and John Martin,
Edward Gleeson and John Hogan armed themselves and pursued the Rockites. A
conflict ensued, the weapon was left behind. In the act of departing, the
fellows vowed vengeance against Hogan and his party, swore they were 'True
Terry Alts' and that the Martins, whom they seemed to know, might expect a
visit ere long.
A few mornings ago, two farmers named Grace and Boland found threatening
notices attached to their doors signed "Captain Starlight". Grace was
ordered to withdraw his cattle from the lands of Clash. Boland was
courteously reminded of his being "a big scoundrel, and a good warrant to
tell a bad story," and was required to give up caretaking on said lands. An
individual named Darby Hogan was ejected from Clash some time ago.
On the morning of the 2nd inst. the house of J. Brophy of Graun () some few
miles from Borrisokane, was fired by one or more of the incendiary
Rockites... Brophy and his family would have become the hapless victims of
the ravaging element, had they not been roused by the melancholy braying of
a favourite watch-dog.
On the same morning and in the same neighborhood the house of a farmer named
Loughnane was observed on fire, but was extinguished by the aid of the
person's assembled around Brophy's. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER

July 18, 1836
On Thursday last as some men were weeding oats in a field near Kiltinan a
dispute arose between two laborers.  Michael Quane was killed.   An inquest
was held by Mathew Hill coroner.  The deceased came by his death from a blow
inflicted by John Johnson.  TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION.
On Friday the 8th, eight clamps of turf were set on fire on the Sheehy Bog
and totally consumed, the property of Henry Birch, esq.
In our journal of the 4th May last, we gave an account of the daring outrage
at Kilcoleman near Nenagh, on the family of the Maloons, whereby the elder
Maloon was killed.  We now announce the apprehension of Peter and Patrick
Brien, principals in this outrage.  The arrest took place near Borrisoleigh
and the Briens were identified by the wife and two sons of the deceased.  We
understand that the two Briens were on the "keeping" in the neighborhood of
Ballywilliam for the beating of a butcher named Bourke in Borrisoleigh.
On the 7th, a thatched outhouse which adjoined the dwelling of James Carroll
of Ballinahinch near Ballingarry was set on fire.  On the same day the house
of Widow Moylan, of Coolruss in the neighborhood of Ballingarry, five miles
north of Borrisokane was also set on fire.  On the 11th, the house of
Bridget Glynn, alias Widow Grady at Killinafinch near Toomevara was set on
fired and consumed.
On Sunday last, as Michael Fahy was piling up stones in a gap, on the lands
of Ballincur near Silvermines,he was approached by an armed stranger who
ordered him to give up possession of the lands whereon he stood.  After some
parley Fahy took to his heels and obtained shelter in a neighboring house
belonging to John Collins.  Fahy occupies the land that John and Thomas
Neil, and a man named Ambrose Fife were ejected from by Lord Dunally -

July 25, 1836
Ireland (from our own correspondent) Dublin, July 22
Summary of Assize Intelligence
Assizes commenced at Clonmel on Monday before Chief Justice Doherty.
Mr. Hugh Baker, Lismacue, being sworn to a burning petition deposed that in
Dec. last a large rick of hay on his property was set fire to. Mr. Baker
produced several threatening letters and Rockite notices he had been served
Mrs. Hill, the widow of the unfortunate Matthew Hill, who was murdered some
time since in the Glen of Aherlow, presented a petition for several ditches
of hers that had been maliciously levelled. Mr. Hill, brother of the late
Mr. Hill also presented a petition.
Mr. William Wright, Killahy Castle, petitioned for malicious injury done to
a wood, the property of the late John Despard.
Mr. John Roe of Rockwell presented a petition for burning of an ash
plantation and two houses.
Mr. Rolleston presented a petition from Matthew Ryan for a robbery committed
to the amount of 300 pounds in cash, fire-arms &c.
Mr. William Baker presented a petition for some sheep of his that were
On Tuesday Patrick Divine and John Leahy were convicted of stealing
fire-arms, the property of Christopher Lewis of Clash and putting him in
bodily fear.
Thomas Heffernan and James Kingilty were indicted for appearing armed at
night. Constables M'Carthy and O'Connell deposed that the arrested the
prisoners with a blunderbuss and a pistol.
James Brady, David Luddy, James Hogan, and John Buckley were indicted for
breaking into the habitation of James O'Donnell and demanding fire-arms from
him. Witness's mother was there also. Witness identified the four
prisoners "Would not swear falsely about them no more than the parish
priest". The witness was a process server. Several witnesses swore alibis
on the part of the prisoners. The parish priest Father Tobin, gave two of
the prisoners, Buckley and Bradley a good character and the prosecutor
O'Donnell a bad one. Mr. Cusack of Caher spoke unfavorably of O'Donnell's
character. The jury acquitted the prisoners.
Martin Keherney was charged with aiding in the manslaughter of Thomas Murray
at Grange. Edmond Murray brother, and Judy Murray, sister of the deceased
deposed that the prisoner and their brother had a quarrel in a public-house
after which they fought. Murray was killed when struck with a stone. Dr.
Bradshaw deposed to the cause of death. The jury found the prisoner guilty.
Sentenced to transportation for life.
Richard Tobin and Edward Tobin were indicted for the murder of Richard
Fennelly of Mullinahone, May 20th last. Judge charged the jury stating
there was very strong evidence for their consideration of manslaughter.
Prisoners were acquitted.

July 25, 1836
Tithes - Writs of Rebellion.
Messrs. Hogan of Urra, who were committed to the Bridewell of Nenagh by P.
Ryan, officer of rebellion, have obtained their liberty by paying the full
amount of their tithes, plus costs.
On Thursday, Ryan arrested Mr. James O'Meagher, of Toomavara, under a writ
of rebellion.
Thomas Daly was committed to our county gaol on Thursday, charged with
felony and murder, committed some time since at Carrick-on-Suir. CLONMEL

July 29 1836
Tipperary. - On Saturday, Thomas Purcell was indicted for the murder of John
Quinlan at Ardmayle. He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to
be transported for life.
Thomas Ryan and William Doran were indicted for the murder of Catherine
Quirk. After a lengthy trial, they were acquitted.

Aug. 29, 1836
A man named Thomas Hyland was fired at near Kilcash yesterday while standing
at his own door. Constable Traynor arrested a man named Connelly who had a
pistol in his possession. TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION
On Sunday an affray took place a Kilcorron, in the neighborhood of
Clogheen, between several men assembled at a ball alley, most of whom met
for the purpose of vengeance on a man named O'Brien and his friends, who had
been witnesses against the man Tobin before the magistrates at Clogheen, in
a trespass case. The scene was commenced by the father-in-law of Tobin
following O'Brien and pelting him with stones. Sergeant Kennedy arrested
several persons.
On the same evening Michael Kearney's house in Ballyporeen was broken into
by a man named Denlay.
The Clogheen district is daily becoming more disturbed... Riots are very
Committals during the last week - Thomas Byrne, assault; Moses Parsons,
breach of the articles of war; Edward Managan, having in possession three
lambs he acknowledges to have stolen; William Kenna, trespass; Sally
M'Grath and Mary Shendon, having several articles of stolen wearing apparel;
Martin Kennedy, possession of unregistered firearms; Ellen Power vagrant.

Sept. 5, 1836
County of Tipperary - There are at present 345 prisoners in the county gaol.
A man named Laurence, who lived on the Cahir road was assaulted by five men.
He died on Monday last.
On the 17th, Michael Hogan of Ballincor, near the Silver Mines found a
threatening notice on his threshold; it stated that if he did not give up
the lands which he took last May from Colonel Maberly, he might balance his
life on the scales against his farm...
On the 20th a gang succeeded in displacing a fence that surrounded a field
of corn, the property of Mr. John Keirnan of Sedgmore. They then drove a
number of cattle into it and kept them eating and trampling till sunrise.
On Sunday, at Dualla, near Cashel, a man named Brane was beaten while he was
watching his orchard. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER.
An outrage was committed on Sunday last at Curraghanoddy, near Nenagh, on
John Kennedy, care-taker to Mr. Denis Canny, county of Clare. Kennedy was
shot in the arm and is now under the care of Dempster.- LIMERICK CHRONICLE.

Sept. 19, 1836
On Sunday last, the house of John Ryan, farmer at Marlfield, was maliciously
set fire to. Ryan had let a house to a smith, contrary to the wish of the
midnight legislators who had a partiality to another person who held the
Captain Therry and Maguire the Schoolmaster -
A threatening notice was posted a few nights ago on the door of James Hogan
of Ura, lately imprisoned under a writ of rebellion. The notice allude to
was an order for him to turn off Misther (Mister) Maguire the schoolmaster,
who though a fourth-rate Radical, seems to be in no great odour with Captain
Therry. On Saturday last, James Hickey of Galway was arrested and
identified by a labouring man named Guilfoyle, as the person who posted the
notice on Hogan's door. Guilfoyle who had been asleep in the barn, was
roused by a noise and saw the prisoner. CLONMEL ADVERTISER.

Oct. 13, 1836
The Rev. Mr. O'Callaghan, vicar of Clogheen, County of Tipperary, has
offered his parishoners a bonus of 20 percent as an inducement to pay their
tithes without resorting to legal proceedings.. The rev. gentleman has not
received a shilling from the bulk of his parishoners who are Roman Catholic,
since his appointment two years since.
On Saturday, Michael Connors was on his return home from Clogheen to
Newcastle when he was waylaid and murdered. TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION
William Reed who was waylaid on the 27th while returning from the fair at
Borrisokane has since died. The Lord Lieutenant has offered a reward of 50

Dec. 8, 1836
Court of King's Bench - Tithes - Application to admit to bail. The King v.
Thomas Maher, John Cantwell, W. Delaney, Malachy Flannery, James Lewis, and
John Lewis.
The prisoners were confined in the gaol of Tullamore, and stood charge with
homicide which arose out of a riot in Dunkerrin. The prisoners were not
directly charged with homicide, but merely that they were amongst a large
body of persons at the time it occurred. Mr. O'Connell proceeded to read
the information of constable Deady taken before Messrs. Charles Minchin and
Guy Atkinson magistrates of King's County at Shinrone, on 2nd of Nov. 1836.
Deady proceeded by order of the Very Rev. Dean Hawkins, to escort Philip
Ryan to the lands of Rathnabeg to meet the sheriff of the county of
Tipperary for the purpose of executing writs of rebellion in that
neighborhood. Upon arriving at the entrance gate of Mr. Westropp Smith, saw
a large mob collecting, he proposed to Mr. Ryan that they retreat. The
party moved on toward the Templemore road. Stones were repeatedly thrown at
them whilst retreating. Ryan fired at one man who fell. Deady saw Hogan,
one of Ryan's assistants struck with stones. He saw Thomas Maher amongst
the mob, and heard him shouting "No tithes". Saw William Delany active in
collecting the mob.. Saw Malachy Flannery in the crowd.... Met John
Cantwell on the turnpike road and saw him join the mob. Saw John and James
Lewis in the crowd with stones in their hands... The affidavit of Thomas
Lalor Cooke was read stating that an application for bail had been made and


Jan. 31, 1837
Extract from the Report of the Irish Poor Law Commissioners, Parish of
Roscrea, Barony of Ikerin.
Attendees : Mr. Allowney, actuary for the Savings Bank, Thomas Crotty,
woollen manufacturer, Dr. Delany, M.D., Rev. Mr. Higgins, rector of Roscrea,
Samuel H. Lawson, chief constable of police, Rev. Mr. O'Shaughnessey, parish
priest, Hon. Mr. Pritty, J.P.

..There is no want of industry on the part of the laborers... Many who
possess asses or horses earn 8d or 10d a day drawing manure or turf...
Those to whom this resource is not open, endure great privations and are
reduced to very scanty food in seasons of extreme distress, which are stated
to occur every two or three years, this is not looked upon as being
extraordinary... the poor have been know to live on 'prassagh' a yellow
weed or unripe cabbage. Laboring men are compelled to allow their wives and
children to go begging, not in their own neighborhoods but at a distance..
The stuffweavers have been out of employment for four or five years, many
have gone to England... About 300 weavers were employed at Roscrea and its
neighborhood six years ago... One third of them have gone to Leeds and
Bradford, none have returned... The practice of committing crime for the
practice of getting into gaol may be said to be unknown. Mr. Lawson,
Catholic clergyman, mentions one instance of this occurring...

Jan. 31, 1837
Extract from the Report of the Irish Poor Law Commissioners. Parish of St.
Mary's Clonmel Barony of Iffa and Offa (East Barony).

Attendees: Rev. Mr. Baldwin, Catholic clergyman; Rev. Dr. Bell, master of
the endowed school, Benjamin B. Bradshaw, J.P., William Chaytor, Mayor, Mr.
Grubb merchant, John Hackett, proprietor of the Tipp. Free Press, Mr.
Hodges, atty, D. Malcolmson, proprietor of factories, ()Meagher, shoemaker,
Mr. O'Connor ()foreman of the Clonmel Advertiser, Rev. Stevenson,
Protestant clergyman, Thomas Walsh, laborer and others.

Town labourers are chiefly attendant on slaters, masons &c. Nov. to April
they suffer privations.  Sheahan says, his comrades often spend the whole
day without work, and go to bed without supper. John White states that they
live regularly on one meal a day.... Meagher saw a discharged soldier break
a window in order to get into gaol for something to eat. A man without
ground can only live begging till he gets employment again; some steal
being ashamed to beg; they would do neither if they could get employment...

March 13, 1837
An action of libel was tried in the Record Court, in which a man named Maher
was plaintiff, and Joseph Going, proprietor of the TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION
was defendant. The libel was to the effect that the plaintiff, a shopkeeper
in Thurles, turned out of his house at night the wife of a soldier who had
been seized with the pains of labour, because she was Protestant, and that
the death of the child was a consequence. The defendant offered to pay
damages of 100 pounds. A verdict for that sum was then recorded.

March 18, 1837
State of the County of Tipperary -
Barony of Middlethird.
The principal food of the labourers is white potatoes. James Walsh "They do
not taste meat, except three or four times a year. While employed a labourer
get three meals of potatoes a day, his wife and family only two. July the
old potatoes are very bad."
The Rev. Malony says, a great many deaths ensue from the use of new
potatoes.... During the season in the present year potatoes have risen 50
per cent. (Messrs. Heffernan, Dwyer and Murphy.)
James Mullaly states, I knew seven in a family subsisting for 18 days, when
they had never more than a stone of potatoes for their food in a day.
Mr. John Laney (farmer, 60 acres) says, I knew last July a man who came to
my door with five children, my wife gave him some potatoes, which he divided
among his children. He then fainted from want and starvation. The last
season of great scarcity in this barony was 1826-27. A subscription was
made amongst the farmers and landlords to buy oatmeal. The greater
landlords, being absent, nothing was given by them.

March 24, 1837
State of the County of Tipperary -
The ordinary fuel is turf.... cow dung picked up from the field and dried is
also used. The Rev. Mr. Ryan P.P. states in the village of Newin, he knew
30 or 40 families who possessed land from 20 to 30 acres, who for three or
four months had nothing to burn but straw, the poorer people in the same
place had no fuel but cow dung.

March 30, 1837
Assize Intelligence - County of Tipperary
William Flannery found guilty of the murder of Jeremiah Keogh, at Kilbrue
near Borrisoleigh on the 17th of May last. Denis Sweeney, found guilty of
the murder of Cornelius Murphy, at Granstown on the 17th of June last, and
Patrick Keane, for shooting at Mr. Thomas Purvis with intent to murder him
at Prospect, near Nenagh on the 20th of February. Keane stated "I am quite
innocent, thanks be to God." After being sentence to death Dennis Sweeney
requested "....give my body to my poor afflicted mother."

April 10, 1837
Early on Friday, four armed men went to the house of a farmer named John
Peters residing on the lands of Kilmoyler. In searching the premises the
swore they would not allow any man to live who had taken blood money. A man
named Luddy, who was in Peters' employment had prosecuted Keating. Keating
was executed for the murder of the unfortunate Capt. Maguire. Peters and
Luddy were from home at the time.
A threatening notice was served on Monday last on John Quirke and William
Black, who have been lately appointed care-takers to Mr. Dawson's wood at
Cappagh, to the effect that they should surrender forthwith or have their
coffins purchased. - CLONMEL ADVERTISER

May 15, 1837
A threatening notice was posted on the house of Mr. Ryan of Carney. It
appears the 'Terry Alts' are again stirring.
On the 1st instant, the fair day of Silver Mines, a quiet and inoffensive
man from this town named Ryan received a blow from a stone. - TIPPERARY
Saturday last, Captain Francis, agent to the Mining Company at Silver Mines,
Nenagh, and his family were awakened by stones thrown through the front
window of his home. In consequence of the attack, mining operations are

June 19, 1837
On Wednesday, the annual fair at Gacetown() was held. Rumour being afloat
for many days previous that the Hickies and the Mahers were making
preparations to do pitched battle. A strong military force was in
attendance. Accordingly we beheld "the old castle yard" occupied by a party
of the 19th Regiment from Killenaule under Lieutenant Walsh... The air was
darkened by flying stones... TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION.

Oct 26 1837
Thurles, Oct. 19 - This day being appointed by Archbishop Cotton for the
sale of 87 sheep, property of Walter Brett of Wilford, seized for tithes.
Countless numbers of people flocked in from all parts of the county to
witness this extraordinary sale. The sheep were each branded on one side
'Walter Brett's sheep' on the other 'Seized for tithe.'... Needless to say,
there was no sale... The sheep were then carried home by the owner and his
friend. There was no confusion, no shouting, no riot, no demonstration of
triumph in any way; yet what a glorious triumph! - Tipperary Free Press.

Oct. 30, 1837
On the night of the 16th, the house of Ann Moylan of Ballinakill was
maliciously thrown down. In this house, a man named Flannery was killed on
the way home from the fair of this town on the 9th. There were no less than
seven or eight people in the house at the time of the murder, yet no one
will prosecute.
About ten days ago the quarrymen, in the neighborhood of Cappawhite and
Dundrum (Donaskeigh being distant but two miles fro the latter place) were
plundered of a vast quantity of powder. TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION.

Nov. 20, 1837
On Saturday last Denis Murphy of Foxforth near Bansha was murdered by an
armed party outside his house. The cause assigned for this murders is, that
about eight or nine years ago, a young female in an advanced state of
pregnancy, the step-mother of Denis Murphy was murdered on her way to town,
suspicion fell upon him and his brother and it is supposed the present
murder was committed by some of the surviving friends of the step-mother.
On the same night another armed party came to the house of a respectable
farmer named Honan of Ballyhurst within two miles of Tipperary. The family
consisted of the father and six or seven sons. The old man has since died.

Dec. 4, 1837
Early on Friday, a large party of ruffians came to the house of Widow Ryan
of Ballahurst, near Tipperary and demanded admittance. A shot was fired
through the window and a servant girl was killed. Mrs. Ryan's son is a
comfortable and respectable farmer, and this outrage was committed because
he had the temerity to bid on a farm, the property of James Scully, Esq. of
On Friday, Mr. Michael Reynolds of Callan, bailiff to Hatton Flood of
Carrick, proceeded to the lands of Curraheen adjacent to the slate quarries
to distrain for rent due to Mr. Flood. They seized some cattle belonging to
farmers Delany and Walsh, which were soon after rescued by five men armed
with sticks and stones. Upon Reynolds returning to Carrick he was knocked
down with stones and received several cuts, none of them dangerous. He
informed the Carrick police who then repaired to Curraheen and arrested
James Delany, a brother-in-law of Walsh.
On Monday, armed men went to the lands of Ballylynch about a mile from
Carrick, where the property of Michael Harney was under seizure for rent due
to the Earl of Clonmel and took away every particle of property that had


Feb 05, 1838
On Tuesday the 30th, two armed men entered the house of Mr. James Woodward,
Captain of the Lackamore Mine, situate on the estate of the Earl of
Stradbroke, near Newport. One of the ruffians discharged a gun or
blunderbuss at him, wounding him in the side. Mr. Woodward was removed to
Newport to receive surgical assistance.... Mr. Woodward is a Protestant, and
was not more anxious about the interest of his employer, than about the
comforts of the peasantry, hundreds of whom have been employed at the mines
since the opening about 12 months since. - Dublin Packet.

March 12, 1838
Clonmel Assize Intelligence

John Slattery and Michael Dwyer were indicted for the willful murder of
Dennis Murphy, at Foxford near Bansha on Sunday, the 12th of Nov. 1837. The
deceased was a farmer, holding a small quantity of ground in the
neighborhood of Bansha, and he had some tenants on part of his ground. The
prisoner Dwyer being one of his tenants... Sometime prior the deceased made
a distress on Dwyer's land. Dwyer had a son-on-law of the name James Ryan
(Coona) who also lived on Murphy's land having got with his wife a portion
of about six acres... On the night in question, a party of persons
to the house of Murphy. Mrs. Murphy had gone to bed, her children were
sitting by the kitchen fire. A servant boy named Walsh was asleep. The dog
was restless, and the mother desired the children to open the door to put
him outside, whereupon a party of men rushed in....Upon being told the
house was Murphy's, one of the men said " I beg your pardon, it was Byrne
were wanting". The party left, sometime later the widow heard the cry
of her husband and the discharge of a gun...
A person named Long, turned approver, and upon his testimony the case
chiefly rested. - "I carried one gun, John Slattery the other - Slattery,
John Bourne and William Kinglety went in the house, and Ryan stood watch
over an adjoining house where young Denis Murphy lived, the nephew of the
deceased... I heard Slattery say 'Be-gad, this is the wrong house'....
Ryan, Kinglety and I left and went to Ryan's house. We got some spirits to
warm us. I gave my gun to Bourne. Slattery and I heard shots...
Cross-examined by Mr. Hassard. - I settled a marriage with my present wife
on the day of the evening of the murder... I don't know what relation Dwyer
is to me.
Slattery is my uncle. I got the slugs for the gun from James Ryan...
Dwyer was acquitted, Slattery found guilty.
Mr. Scott, Queen's Counsel requested leave to send up fresh bills at Nenagh
against these prisoners: in the first place, Feeny; secondly, Collins;
and thirdly Ryan and Pollard. "The first, my lord, is charged with a
conspiracy to murder; the second is accused of willful murder, and the third
with a Whiteboy offence of assaulting a dwelling house. These transaction
occurred in the north riding; and therefore are now triable at Nenagh and
not at Clonmel."
William Ryan was placed at the bar and charged with assaulting and shooting
at Major Lidwill. Verdict guilty, transported for life.

April 25 1838

On Wednesday an armed party attacked the house of a farmer named Richard
Peters of Kilmoyer, near Caher, the property of the late Capt. Maguire.
They called out to Peters that if he did not give up the land set to him by
Mr. Barry, the agent of the estate, he would meet the fate of his last
master Capt. Maguire. The land was formerly in the possession of Ryan who
was evicted in consequence of arrears, and was afterwards set to a man named
Burke who was obliged to give up the lands.
On Tuesday, as Thomas Saunders was returning home from the fair of Cashel,
he was attacked and robbed of the sum of 5 pounds.
Also on Tuesday, an armed party attacked the dwelling house on the lands of
Taverston, within a few miles of Nenagh, the property of Caleb Going, Esq.,
but tenanted by persons of the name Ryan. The house was totally consumed by
fire. Two persons named Murphy were arrested.
On the 17th, Mr. George Dart, Excise officer, stationed at Nenagh discovered
a still which he immediately seized.
A few days back a character named Brien was arrested for firing a shot at
Gleeson in Sept. last.
The house of Thomas Neil (or Nell) of Ballahane, near Castle Otway was
entered by a party of armed men. They departed with all the money the poor
man was possessed of.
A few nights ago, two shots were fired into the house of John Hodgings, of
Castle Otway. 16 panes of glass were broken. Hodgings is a respectable
Protestant farmer.

July 9, 1838
On Sunday Sub-Constable Thomas Kelly and two of his comrades, went in search
of a notorious deserter, named John Ryan, to the neighborhood of Latan, in
the County Tipperary and apprehended him there disguised as an itinerant
fiddler, in a country gig house...  He was committed by Eyre Evans, Esq.
Ryan was a deserter from the 85th and 12 months away from his regiment.
On Wednesday last, Thomas Walsh of Glenstown, Waterford was proceeding to
Kilmeadan when he passed a suspicious looking fellow.. An alarm of robbery
was given by a country boy....  Walsh succeeded in capturing the man.  The
fellow gave his name as Thomas Fogarty of Nenagh.  Fogarty had been in gaol
before on a charge of highway-robbery.

Aug. 6, 1838
Tipperary, Tuesday - The following cases occurred before Judge Moore: -
John Sausse, Tady Dunne, John Dunne, Richard Dunne, Andrew Fox, Francis
Pollard, Thomas Finane and John Hennessy were indicted for the murder of
John Hayden. On Christmas day last, there was a row between two parties...
Hayden died of his injuries ten days later. The jury returned a verdict of
manslaughter against Sausse, Richard Dunne, Finane and Hennessy. The others
were acquited.

Patrick Ryan was indicted for the murder of John Lanigan... The jury
returned a verdict of not guilty.

Before Judge Crampton - Pollard and Dwyer were charged with the homicide of
William Cashin. The deceased was connected with a dispute respecting land.
The evidence was not sufficient against the prisoners and the judge directed
an acquittal.

Patrick Dwyer, sen., Patrick Dwyer, jun., and Judy Dwyer were indicted for
an assault on Constable Scuice.
Patrick Speerin, constable of police examined. - Arrested John Dwyer at
Donaskea on the 21st of October, under a warrant from Major Wilcocks: the
prisoner's mother, Judy Dwyer, caught him, and endeavored to take him from
witness, she would not let her son go with the peelers; 30 persons came
in... old Pat Dwyer broke in the door, and a large mob pelted the police...
Heard that a man was shot on that night of the name Michael Ryan. There was
an inquest held on that man.

John Scuice examined - Was with Speerin at the arrest of John Dwyer... Saw
the elder Pat Dwyer and his son Pat, throwing stones at him and his

For the defense, John Heffernan was examined. Stated that John Tierney
lived in that neighborhood and sold whisky. Was at Tierney's house that
night and saw Speerin drink one glass of punch.

Ellen Dwyer examined - Remembers Winny Dwyer, her sister. She is dead and
was burried (sic) on Christmas-eve. Stated that John Scuice was stupidly
drunk. Scuice said to her brother John, "You're the King's prisoner." "Hold
your prate, you ruffian," then made a stab with his bayonet at her brother
John. Witness took the carbine and bayonet from Scuice and her brother
pushed the others away and got off... Saw Billy Ryan there. Michael Ryan
was shot after the police recovered themselves... This witness, being the
daughter of the prisoner, was not cross-examined.

Chief constable Blake examined - Testfied that the police were sober.

Found guilty - the elder prisoner was sentenced to one year's imprisonment
the son to seven years' transportation.

Sept. 3 1838
An assault committed near Moneygall on John Kenna bailliff of this town has

A notice signed "Bold Captain Croker, of Cappawhite," was served on John
Slattery, a farmer in that neighborhood, which assured him if he interfered
with Mrs. Kirby's ground he would get the death of Kennedy (Mr. Canny's man,
who was murdered,) of the White Barn; and the death of the two Briens, who
were killed some time since at Coolreagh, in the parish of Youghal. NENAGH

Sept. 15, 1838
The LIMERICK STANDARD of yesterday contains and account of an attempt made
upon the life of Patrick Slattery, in the parish of Emly, county of
Tipperary, by four ruffians. His wife and children upon hearing the shot
ran out... little hopes of his recovery. Slattery held a large tract of
land; and having recently taken a small farm is stated to be the cause of
the attack.

London Times
Sept. 29 1838

From the DUBLIN GAZETTE of Tuesday.
"Dublin Castle, Sept 21. - On Sunday night the 16th inst, as Patrick Heneboy
(), Patrick Walsh, of Ahina, John Keefe, and Nicholas Shea of the parish of
Newtown, in the county of Tipperary, were returning home, a dispute arose in
which Shea knocked Heneboy down and killed him."

From the NENAGH GUARDIAN - On Saturday last as a party of men were
proceeding with corn from this part of the country to Limerick, and when a
short distance below the Ballyhane turnpike-gate, two me came stealthily
behind a farmer named Roger Gleeson and knocked him down with stones. The
cause assigned for this outrage is that his brother was some time ago
concerned in the murder of a man named Hogan.

In Cloghjordan on Tuesday, the 21st, while Mr. Armstrong, Primitive Wesleyan
Methodist missionary was preaching, a stone was thrown into the

On last Thursday, Patrick Cleary of Kilgadanan (), was assaulted by John
Whelan, of Peterfield.

On the 18th, a brass-barreled blunderbuss was taken out of the dwelling of a
man named M'Mahon, of Bloomfield (steward to Mr. Scully) by a man who enter
the house under pretence of lighting his pipe.

On the night of the 19th as William and Patrick Caplis were returning from a
funeral, they stopped at a shebeen at Killasully. As they were coming out
they were waylaid by John, Thomas and Michael Blake, also two ruffians named
Kennedy and M'Keogh. The outrage arose out of the taking of lands.

On the 17th, a house belonging to Mr. John Going of Newhill was maliciously
burnt to the ground.

In our last paper we gave and account of the murder of a poor teacher named
Quin, in Cashel. The particulars we now subjoin.... Glasheen fled after
the transaction to the Glen of Aherlow, where he was arrested in the house
of a man named Mulally, and conveyed with his wife, sister and two
brothers-in-law to the inquest before Mr. Hill, coroner, assisted by Captain
Nangle, stipendiary magistrate. Counsellors Michael Doheny and Mr. Joseph
Ryall,solicitors, appeared for the prisoners. The first witness called was
the widow Lonergan, sister of Glasheen. Testified that she saw nothing

Thomas Walsh, a stonecutter testified he saw Glasheen force in the door and
saw the deceased (Quin) dashed out on the pavement, but could not say by
Head Constable Slack remarked; that the daughters of Lonergan, who could
give material evidence, were out of the way and could not be found.
Dr. Heffernan deposed that he had examined the body of the deceased.

The jury returned a verdict that "Michael Quin died from the injuries he
received," The prisoners were then set at liberty!

From the TIPPERARY CONSTITUTION - As a man named O'Brien of Gurthagoona was
returning from the fair at Castleotway on the 18th he was attacked and
killed... Apprehended for this crime was Bryan Page, a resident of Galway.

On the same evening Sub-constable Carrigan who was a sentinel at the barrack
door of Castleotway was struck by a stone by one of the prisoners he had in
charge. About the same time, another policeman named O'Shea from Thurles
was also struck by a stone.

On Friday the 21st, an armed party attacked the house of a man named
Slattery, an honest, well-conducted farmer resident of Loughnarne, within
two miles of Nenagh. They fired several shots and entirely consumed the

On Saturday nine stacks of corn were consumed on the lands of Ballenemora()
near Woodroffe, in the parish of Abbey the property of a farmer named
William Quin.

On Friday a party of ruffians came to the lands of Ballywalter, the property
of Mr. George Wayland (father of the gentleman who was wounded at the time
poor Mr. Cooper was murdered) and fired several shots.

On Thursday last a wealthy farmer named Andrew Ryan was arrested in the town
of Nenagh under a writ of rebellion. He protested vehemently and offered to
give security to the amount of 700 pounds. On being asked why he sought to
give bail, he replied that he was awaiting the decision of Parliament on the
Irish Tithe Bill. He was committed to prison.
Tithe-Collectors went amongst the hills of Castle Otway to serve writs of
rebellion. The first, to a man named Kennedy but "the bird had flown."
Some cattle belonging to an extensive landholder named Short were distrained
for non-payment of tithes.
An individual described as "John O'Brien, Esq. of Hogan's-pass" was last
week arrested on a writ of rebellion. He paid the tithes with costs, in
order to avoid gaol.

July 24, 1837
Assize Intelligence- Convictions for murder:
At the Tipperary assizes on Tuesday, Patrick Carroll, William Carrol, Martin
Shanahan, James Carroll, and Edward Cane were given in charge for the wilful
murder of John Lanigan at Fishmoyne on the 14th of February last.  All
prisoners were found guilty and sentenced to be hanged with the exception of
William Carroll who was acquitted.
James Cormick was given in charge for the wilful murder of Thomas Ryan at
Lagginstown() in December last.  Verdict, guilty, sentenced to be hanged.
Denis Hogan was indicted for robbing the house of Mr. Thomas Brereton at
Rathurles on the 10th of Feb. last and putting John Brereton in fear.
Guilty, to be transported.
At the same assizes on Wed., a man named Peters was found guilty of an
attack on Major Lidwell.
Daniel Ryan was acquitted of the murder of Patrick Ryan.  Jeremiah Ryan and
James Ryan pleaded guilty to the charge of....  (the rest illegible)

Oct. 9, 1838
On the 22d ult., a farmer named Neill was waylaid and killed on his return
from the fair of Emly.
About six weeks ago, a poor woman named Peggy Quinlisk of Cullehill, in the
district of Borrisoleigh was struck by John Ryan (who has earned for himself
the soubriquet of Bonaparte)  she has since died.  She had been scraping
manure on the road-side and Ryan fancied she encroached upon his rights.
On Friday last Palliser Wayland, Esq., of Knockerville, near Cashel
accompanied by his son and two bailiff proceeded to the lands of Moyne near
Killinaule  to collect rents and serve notice of ejectment on John Cahill...
Wayland  was accosted and threatened.
On Sunday last, John Nicks was waylaid on the road between Portroe and
Ballina by two fellows named John Wilis and Pat Carey who assaulted him with
stones.  Wilis and Cleary were apprehended by Constable Sweeney and
Sub-Constable Heny.
Yesterday, William and Catherine Dunne were brought to the Cashel infirmary
in consequence of being waylaid and beaten at Mill-town by John and Laurence
Dwyer, John Maher and John Halloran, all of whom have absconded.

Oct 10, 1838
(From the Tipperary Constitution) - At the Petty Sessions here yesterday,
William Breen and Patrick Stapleton were sentenced to two months'
imprisonment, and Eliz Breen to one month, and warrants were issued against
Mary Maher and Michael Ryan for assaulting the police.  The case is as
follows - Cronin and Leary, two sub-constables were taking Breen to the
Bridewell for intoxication... A large crowd collected and stone-throwing
commenced.  A man named Wallace entreated several persons to interfere then
ran to the police barrack and gave alarm to constable Foote.  A police
constable from Roscrea named Michael Crimmin though called upon to assist,
slunk away.
A few evenings past, a a poor man named Brennan was going to see his son at
the Fever Hospital and was robbed of his week's earnings, 5 s.
Thursday night, Johnson-street Clonmel presented a scene of riot and
confusion. Drunken fellow were seen quarrelling and fighting.
(From the Nenagh Guardian)  Oct. 4  To-day at Birdhill a man named Meehan
was struck with a pitchfork. He was removed to his own place which is off
from Killmastulla, in the Killaloe direction and not expected to live. The
perpetrator of this outrage is Ryan from Annahoulty, and has absconded.
On the morning of the 2d instant, two deserters named John Falvey and
Michael Flaherty, escaped from the Bridewell of Templemore.
A rockite notice was found posted on the door of Mr. Taylor in Garryard.
Messrs Taylor and Baul are conductors of the Dunally Silver Mines and were
served with a notice about turning off Ryan early last month.
On Thursday last, Denis Salmon, in resisting the tolls, came behind Michael
Reedy, tollman, and knocked him down.

Oct 13, 1838
Agrarian Edicts -
A notice was found posted on the gate to the residence of Mr. Henry White of
Golden Hills and a facsimile copy on the door of Miles Keeffe at Golden,
part of Mr. White's property: "Take notice you are required to surrender
the ground you have lately possessed and quit the country... - No more at
present, your Inviterate Enemy - Captain Black, &c, &c.".... The winter
campaign, it appears will be carried on with the usual vigor and
On Thursday week last, an armed party traversed a great part of the
neighborhood of Dundrum firing shots.
On Friday a letter was directed through the post office to Mr.George
Wayland, of Ballwalter the father of the young gentleman who was wounded the
morning Mr. Austin Cooper was killed, threatening him and his family with
death if the persons in custody for this murder were not liberated and all
prosecution dropped.
On Thursday, two men of the name Carroll, one steward and the other tenant
to John Dalton Kellett of Clonacody, were waylaid by ruffians whilst they
were coming from the races of Clerihan. The reason assigned to this
outrage, is that a person named Keefe was ejected for non-payment of rent
several years ago from the land which the Carrolls now hold from Mr.
Kellett. The principal actors in this assault were the brothers of Keefe,
and were bound over to keep the peace for seven years, which period expired
three months ago.
At the fair of Borrisoleigh in August last, Michael Magan, Pat Butler and
others waylaid and mistreated John Maher. Maher died of his injuries on
Saturday last. Magan and Butler had been admitted to bail, but have now
On Sunday, a number of men came to the residence of the Kennedys, brothers
of John Kennedy who was killed at Curraghneddy. They fired a shot at the
door and ignited the thatch, then made off. The Balllinaclough police had
been informed, and Constable Sloane apprehended a man named Toohy, who
Kennedy stated was one of the party, though he could not or would not
identify him at the investigation.
A quantity of turf, property of Captain Bayley was thrown down into bogholes
in Boulteeney. NENAGH GUARDIAN

Oct 10, 1838
(From the Tipperary Constitution) - At the Petty Sessions here yesterday,
William Breen and Patrick Stapleton were sentenced to two months'
imprisonment, and Eliz Breen to one month, and warrants were issued against
Mary Maher and Michael Ryan for assaulting the police.  The case is as
follows - Cronin and Leary, two sub-constables were taking Breen to the
Bridewell for intoxication... A large crowd collected and stone-throwing
commenced.  A man named Wallace entreated several persons to interfere then
ran to the police barrack and gave alarm to constable Foote.  A police
constable from Roscrea named Michael Crimmin though called upon to assist,
slunk away.
A few evenings past, a a poor man named Brennan was going to see his son at
the Fever Hospital and was robbed of his week's earnings, 5 s.
Thursday night, Johnson-street Clonmel presented a scene of riot and
confusion. Drunken fellow were seen quarrelling and fighting.
(From the Nenagh Guardian)  Oct. 4  To-day at Birdhill a man named Meehan
was struck with a pitchfork. He was removed to his own place which is off
from Killmastulla, in the Killaloe direction and not expected to live. The
perpetrator of this outrage is Ryan from Annahoulty, and has absconded.
On the morning of the 2d instant, two deserters named John Falvey and
Michael Flaherty, escaped from the Bridewell of Templemore.
A rockite notice was found posted on the door of Mr. Taylor in Garryard.
Messrs Taylor and Baul are conductors of the Dunally Silver Mines and were
served with a notice about turning off Ryan early last month.
On Thursday last, Denis Salmon, in resisting the tolls, came behind Michael
Reedy, tollman, and knocked him down.

Oct. 17 1838
On Tuesday last a well-conducted woman named Margaret Cahill, who lived by
the charter-school, Cashel was met at the house of a publican named James
Kennedy of Ladyswell-street, by a man named Patrick Cunningham, who now
rents the pike-gate which her brother formerly held.  Cunningham induced her
to go to his barn to fill corn for the Clonmel market.  The following
morning Margaret Cahill was found dead in the old malt-house on the Cahir
road, a half mile from Kennedy's public-house.  Head-Constable Stack
arrested Cunningham, who denied any knowledge of the transaction.

Nov 3, 1838
The latest murder in the county of Tipperary is that of Mr. Charles O'Keefe.
The Nenagh Guardian received this morning bring intelligence of violent
assault.... The peasantry about Mr. Ashton Yates's New Atlantis, the blessed
district of Borrisokane, are preparing by drilling of their forces. The
list of murders in Tipperary between 21st of July, 1838 and the 27th of
Oct., 1838.
1. John Kennedy, Curraghneddy
2. A woman, name unknown, near Templemore.
3. Edward Hogan, White-wall, Nenagh
4. Shea, Toomevara
5. John Toohy, Eggles
6 Michael Flynn, Cloughjordan
7. John Kenna, near Moneygall
8. Michael Ryan, Knocknavoola
9. William Brien, at Castle Otway.
10. Michael Quin, Cashel
11. Peggy Quinlisk, Borrisoleigh
12. John Maher, Borrisoleigh
13. Margaret Cahill, Cashel
14. Roger Moylan, Thornhill
15. Mr. Charles O'Keefe, Thurles

Co. Tipperary - Last Sat., as Bryan Evans, a nailor, from Silver-street, was
standing at the corner of Sprout-road, in this town (no town mentioned), he
was accosted by Thomas Cantwell, of Rathnaleen. Cantwell stabbed Evans. He
is in a most deplorable state. Head-constable Butler sent Keevy in search
of Cantwell.
An outrage was perpetrated at Kilcommon, near Newport on the 19th. Judith,
James and Winifred Kinnelly, were in a field to see some cattle when they
were attacked by Patrick Leahy... Judith was hit on the head with a stone.
As Michael Birmingham, of Mountdudley, was on his way home from Roscrea on
the 25th, he was assaulted by Patrick Comerford, who hit him with a stick.
On the 19th, Quartermaster Willis, of the 88th Regiment was assaulted in the
street of Templemore... There was rioting and drunkenness... Mr. Eyre
Lynch, of Ballinasloe was arrested.

Nov 5, 1838
(From the Dublin Evening Times)
In consequence of the murder of Mr. Charles O'Keefe on Tuesday the 23rd,
the Earl of Donoughmore, as Lord Lieutenant convened a meeting of the
magistrates of Tipperary which was held on Wednesday in the grand jury room
of Thurles. Assembled at this meeting were:
Hon. Capt. Hely Hutchinson,
Major General Sir W. Parker Carroll, KCH;
John Bagwell of Marlfield
Colonel Phipps, Oaklands
Stephen Moore, Barn
Samuel Barton, Rochestown
William Fennell, Cahir
James Willington, Castlewillington, Nenagh
John Bayly, Debsborough
R. W. Bayly, Ballinaclough
Lieut. Col Purefoy, Greenfield
John Lloyd Llyodsborough
Richard Hammersley, Curraghnelty
Thomas Hemsworth, Abbeyville
Caleb Going Traverston
Godfrey Taylor, Annesgift
Peter Holmes, Nenagh
Charles Clarke, Holycross
Robert Clarke, Bansha
John Chaytor, Cahir
Rev. N. Herbert, New Inn
J. Russell, Littleton
Robert Carew Woodenstown
R. Manseragh, Greenane
Joseph Tabiteau, stipendiary magistrate
Capt. Jacob, Mobarne
Ambrose Goring (), Ballyphillip
Theobold Willington, Templemore
Hon. Charles Monk
John Maher, Tullamaine
John Bray O'Brien, Turtulla Castle
William Smith, Northlands
Thomas G. Stoney, Kylepark
Frederick Lidwell, Dromard
John Langley, Coalbrook
Feargus Langley, Leckfin (or Leekfin)
Richard Sadler, Scallahan
J. Howley, Queen's Counsel
Capt. Nangle
John Going, Birdhill
Laurence Creagh, Castlepark
Samuel Cooper, Kilmore
Capt. Long, Longfield
Godfrey Levinge
George Garvey
John Scully, Dualla
Hon. Cornelius O'Callaghan, M.P.
John Carden, Barnane
Henry Carden, Bart., Priory, Templemore
William Armstrong, Farney Castle
Ponsonby Barker, Kilcoooley Abbey
Dawson Hutchinson, Mount Heaton
James Lanigan, Castle Fogarty
Gerald Fitzgerald, stipendiary magistrate
J. Butler, Park
G. Ryan, Inch House
William Quinn, Loughloher Castle
Robert Lidwell, Templemore
Joseph Cook, Cordangan
E. Mulcahy, Ballymackee
John Lalor, Gurteen
J. Archer Butler, Garnavilla
William Riall, Mayor of Clonmel
William Perry, Woodroofe
James R. Smith, Clonmel
Major Lidwell, Beakstown...

Nov. 6, 1838
(From the Nenagh Guardian, Saturday, Nov. 3)
Between 10 and 11 o'clock on the night of last Tuesday, a body of armed men
came in front of the house of Mr. Stephen Hill of Shean, near this town.
One of them approached the bed-room window, and discharged the contents of a
blunderbuss in the direction of the bed in which Mr. Hill, his wife and
infant child lay...providentially, the balls passed some two inches higher
than the counterpane, and lodged in the wall.

From a Borrisokane correspondent: "On the night of last Monday a large
quantity of turf, the property of John Hawkshaw was set on fire and consumed
to ashes on Gryfort bog. No quarrel or reason can be assigned for this
outrage. Some persons are of opinion that the 'clamp' was kindled for the
purpose of a 'signal fire' to congregate some of Dan's body guard.

Some nights ago a man named Meara was returning home from Thurles, he was
waylaid by two men named Purcell, who with stones severely fractured his
skull... His life is despaired of.

Shanahan the Schoolmaster - Disgraceful doings in Templemore -
The above notorious character, at the head of the unwashed of Templemore,
entered the Court-house as Mr. Hockings, the celebrated advocate of
temperance, was delivering one of his edifying lectures... they were
suddenly interrupted by the contemptible scoundrel whose name heads this
report, aided and abetted by Tommy O'Mara, Joe Walsh, who practices the
avocation of grinning through a horse's halter for halfpence, Paddy Carroll,
alias 'Goose', Johnny Fogarty, et hoc genus. Mr. Hocking implored silence,
and begged Mr. Shanahan and Mr. O'Mara would come forward in a regular
manner and address the chair; but he was answered with hootings and hisses.
In the meantime a chair was procured, and the redoubtable Shanahan voted the
halter-grinner thereto; and Mr. O'Mara commenced his speechifying. He had
the impiety to quote our blessed Redeemer's attendance at the marriage of
Cana, in Gallilee, as an argument in the behalf of the free use of
spirituous liquors... A gentlemanly young fellow name Cushion, much to his
credit, stood up and cried "Shame, shame - blasphemy- put him out."

Nov. 17 1838
On Sun. and Mon. last, there was a rumor afloat through this town, of a
threatening letter being sent to Mr. Langan of Templemore, which was
detected by that person's father. It was said to contain a threat of
treatment similar to Mr. O'Keefe, if Mr. Langan (son-in-law of that lamented
gentleman) interfered with some land on the estate of R. O. Cave, M.P., at
Castle Otway. - Nenagh Guardian.


Jan. 19 1839
Ireland (From our own correspondent) Dublin Jan. 17
Special Commission in Tipperary
Details of the proceedings in Clonmel on the trial of Cornelius Hickey and
William Walsh for the murder of Mr. Austin Cooper....
John Ryan the approver, was called and examined by Sargeant Greene -
My name is John Ryan but I am generally called John Ryan Patrick. My father
was alive when I saw him lately, whose name is Thomas R. Patrick. I knew
the late Francis Weyland. My father held land under George Weyland, who was
the father of Francis... A notice was served on my father to quit his farm
about May, 12 months before the murder... I knew Thomas Ryan, who was
called Mungo and John Ryan who is dead. I spoke to Ryan Corbett who lived
at a place called Garawn. I recollect having met Cornelius Hickey, who is a
carpenter by trade, and William Walsh who is also a carpenter. Hickey's
father was known by the name Michael Hickey of Barn, because he lived there.
I remember the time of the great snow in February, 1838. I was at Dick
Riordan's funeral who was buried in the town of Tipperary. I met Daniel
Hickey, Cornelius Hickey and Thomas Ryan Mungo there. Daniel Hickey is a
relation of Con Hickey and lives at Ballywater. We met at Dan Trihey's who
keeps a public house. We spoke about Weyland... then went to another
public-house belonging to a man name Hogan. I remember being at the hurling
match at Ballinaclough where I met Con Hickey the Sunday before Cooper was
killed... Ryan Mungo, Walsh and Dan Hickey decided the first fair day of
Tipperary would be a good time to meet Mr. Weyland.. We adjourned to a
public-house kept by Michael Ryan... I know a man named Paddy Ryan, the
carpenter. He came into the house when we were there, and when we were
leaving Con Ryan desired Ryan Mungo and Ryan Corbett to be at their places
the night before fair day, at a place called Ballinyard where his father
lived. I know Pat Hickey whose house is a good distance from Con Hickey's
on the same townland. He is a relation of the prisoners, but I don't know
in what degree. I was not present at the attack on Weyland, nor have I seen
Thomas Ryan Mingo since it occurred.

Jan. 22, 1839
Special Commission in Tipperary, Friday, Fifth Day -
The following jury was sworn in: Sir E. Waller, Bart., J.P., foreman, Hon.
Charles J.K. Monk, J.P., Lawrence Creaghe, J.P., Richard M. Mansergh(),
Richard E. Philips, J.P., Thomas Waller, J.P., Willliam Quin, J.P., Joseph
Cooke, J.P., Maurice Studdert, Charles Clarke, J.P., Richard Uniake Bayley,
J.P. and George Waller, Esqs.
John Bourke was indicted for having on the 2d August, appeared armed by day
at Baha, and for firing shots into the house of John Dwyer.
Bridget Dwyer, the wife of John Dwyer was examined and stated she resided at
Baha in this county. On the 2d August four men attacked her house. Her
servant Nancy Lloyd was with her. Three men entered through a window, one
was the prisoner John Bourke.... Part of the lands of Baha, held by her
husband, had been in possession of the Bourke family; they were disposed
(dispossessed) by her father, who gave her husband the farm.
Constable Henry Barns - I arrested the prisoner in the house of the widow
Chief Constable Blake stated that several outrages had been committed in
Baha prior to the attack on Dwyer's house.
Catherine Madden and Thomas Furlong were examined for the defense, swore
that they did not know whether or not Bourke was one of the party that
attacked Dwyer's house.
John Wilcox, Esq. a magistrate identified the information sworn to him.
Catherine Madden (to Serjeant Greene) I swear he could not be there without
my knowledge.
Justice Burton - Take care, young woman what you say.
(My note: Catherine was repeatedly warned not to perjure herself but she was
Madden - I swear that I saw their faces and Bourke was not one of them.
Thomas Furlong - Bourke was not one of the men.
Justice Burton charged the jury who found the prisoner guilty.
Daniel Kelly was then arraigned for having on the 21st of Nov. last, fired a
shot at Philip Ryan with intent to kill him. A new jury was sworn composed
of the following men: Robert M. Nesbit, foreman; Henry Lee, J.P.,
Godfrey Taylor, J.P., Robert Clarke, J.P., Edmund Scully; Patrick Fogarty;
James Willington, J.P.; John Langley, J.P.; Edmond Murphy; John Lloyd,
J.P., Thomas Hemsworth, J.P. and Henry W. Briscoe, Esqrs.
Philip Ryan swore that while he was standing in his yard on the 21st of
Nov., Kelly fired at him over a low stone wall. Kelly had until lately
lived on the witness's land. Went and told the priest and then brought the
police to Kelly's mother's house. There was a pistol in the house.
Constable Falvey apprehended the prisoner.
John Ryan was with his brother when the shot was fired but could not
identify the prisoner.
Caleb Going, magistrate, gave the prisoner a good character.
Verdict was not guilty.
Thomas Neale, Martin Kennedy, and Thomas Flinn were indicted for stealing a
gun, the property of Thomas Guy Prendergast.
Samuel Harris stated he was in service of Mr. Prendergast who left a gun in
his charge. While at his home with his wife, two men attempted to take the
gun. Witness identifies Flinn as one of the men.
Denis Newman swore that he was one of the party that was in Samuel Harris's
house to take the fire arms. Martin Kennedy did not go to Harris's house
but pointed out the house from the road.
Cross-examined- Did not rob the parish priest. Was taken up on a suspicion
of robbing Brereton. Was charged with robbing Mr. Lewis. Could not say
whether it was his good character that tempted the prisoners to invite
him to commit the robbery.
Neale and Kennedy were acquitted. Flinn was found guilty.
Mr. Doheny applied to have bail taken for a prisoner named Glasheen, charged
with manslaughter. Application was refused.
John Corcoran was indicted for the murder of Patrick Cooney, bailiff.
Pennefather and Cooney went to execute a civil bill decree on James
Corcoran, father of the prisoner. They seized a cow and an attempt was made
to rescue it. In the ensuing conflict Cooney was struck with the handle of
a spade and died a few days later.
Ambrose Going, Esq., gave the prisoner an excellent character.
Verdict of guilty.

Jan. 22, 1839
Special Commission in Tipperary, Sat., Sixth Day -
James Kelly and Matthew Hourigan were placed at the bar and arraigned for
the murder of Edmond Hogan of Nenagh on the 29th of June last.
The jury was sworn - Mr. Robert M. Nesbitt, foreman, Godfrey Taylor, J.P.,
Edmund Sculley, William Bourke, Edmund Murphy, Henry W. Briscoe, Patrick
Keatinge, Nicholas Maher, Christopher Dignam, Carbery Sculley, James W.
Little and John Greene.
Kelly is charged with having struck the deceased with a stone, Hourigan with
aiding and abetting on the evening of the 29th of June last in the town of
Thomas Murphy examined by Serjeant Greene.... I heard Kelly's wife say
"James go home, and don't mind what you are about"...
Cross-examined by Mr. Hatchell:  I am a tailor. I never saw Judith Hayes
until I saw her coming as a witness to Clonmel.  I know the Mackays for many
years.  There was a bonfire that evening and dancing and music... I did not
know Hogan before.  I knew Kelly, he is a Clare man...
Judith Hayes examined by Mr. Pigot.  I know Hogan and saw him that day with
the wife of John Kennedy.  Testifies she saw Kelly strike Hogan.... Daniel
Mackay caught Kelly.
Cross-examined by Mr. Hatchell:  I never had a cousin named Silvey Monaghan.
I never had a cousin sentenced to be transported.  I swore against Mr.
Watson for an assault; he was neither hanged or transported, he may thank me
for that..... My husband is dead six years. I lived in the union of Youghall
and Burgess-Father Ryan's parish.  I never stole poultry.  I am living there
eleven years;  I came from below Nenagh and never crossed the Shannon.
Bridget Dunne corroborated the statement of this witness.
Daniel Mackay examined:  ...I did not see a person named Quigley there.
Michael Mackay examined by Mr. Fogarty -  My brother (the last witness) laid
hold of Kelly...
John Quigley examined..
Daniel Phelan examined:  Saw a man named Jones, a butcher....
Dr. O'Brien examined:  I know Hogan, he was a man of good character.  His
father, brothers and sister were with him.
Constable Renny examined.
Rev. Daniel Ryan examined:  I know Judith Hayes. From what I know of her, I
would not believe her oath if she expected to gain anything by swearing
Jeremiah Starr examined.  Kelly was working for me for three years, he was
well-conducted and hard working.
Verdict of guilty was returned for both prisoners.

March 26, 1839
Assize Intelligence - Nenagh, Thursday.
John Hogan was indicted for the abduction of Judith Savage. with intent to
marry or defile her - Guilty but recommended to mercy.
Murder of Mr. Byrne - An application was made on behalf of Feehily, charged
with the murder to have counsel assigned. Application granted, trial
Manslaughter - Joseph M'Creedy a police constable, was indicted for the
manslaughter of Timothy Leonard. Acquitted.

April 3, 1839
On Friday last, a party of armed men broke into the house of Connors,
residing a Garrymore adjoining the demense of Lord Lismore. Connors, on
hearing the attack, escaped through the thatch of the house... They stole 5
pounds in cash, two pieces of flannel and some wearing apparel. Cashin, a
farmer who resides nearby, aroused by the barking of his dogs, sallied out
on them. Cashin was then robbed.
A few days back, Samuel Barton was served with a threatening notice.
Yesterday, Constable James Brennan of Roscrea, proceeded to the lands of
Mount Heaton, in King's County. He succeeded in capturing firearms
concealed in the house of a man who is herd to Mr. John Lanigan of
A young man named Dwyer was injured at the fair of Roscrea. It is not
A man named Tynan was assaulted by Thomas Banim, at Newtown, near Thurles,
who struck him with a stone.
On Patrick's-day last, a man named Meagher was beaten at a place called the
Rag, near Borrisoleigh.
A man named Condon, of Ballycahill was waylaid and assaulted on his return
home, a few evenings ago, from which he is in considerable danger.
On the 25th ult., as Mr. J. Armstrong, Methodist missionary, was leaving
from Mr. J. H. Harden's to Roscrea, he was struck by a stone.
A few days since, the house of a man named Donohoe, in the Utopian
neighborhood of Carney, near Borrisokane was visited by two men, with their
faces blackened. Being foiled at their attempt at plunder, they immediately
A systematic plan of outrage and rapine is now fully developing itself at
the wood of Kileree() in the vicinity of Toomevara... Large quantities of
oak and timber have been cut down. - NENAGH GUARDIAN.