1764 14th July (FJ).
The Right Hon. and Hon., the Commissioners of his Majesty's Revenue, have
appointed Mr. Thos. Harrison Surveyor of the Port of Kilrush, in the County
of Limerick (sic), in the Room of Mr Moss.
1771 4th July (Limerick Chronicle).
Saturday June the 30th was apprehended near Loop Head and committed, Michael
Lardner and his servant Thomas Hourigan, by Crofton Vandeleur Esq. and
on Monday John McMahon and Richard Blake two of said Lardner cottiers
were taken in the cliffs after a pursuit ---- all being accomplices in
the wilful murder of said Lardner's wife early on the morning of the 27th
inst. as she was asleep in bed. ----.
1772 7th December (Limerick Chronicle)
Subscriptions and Advertisements for the Chronicle are taken by the following
persons: -- Mr. Hickman, Kilrush. ----.
1776 12th December (Limerick Chronicle).
Land to be Set:
To be set from the 1st of May 1777 (OS) part of Cloghkeating containing
170 acres now tenanted by Doctor Anketill and situated within three miles
of Limerick on the Turnpike to Rathkeale.
From the 25th of March the lands of Carrindoti (Carradotia) situated
on the Shannon near Kilrush County Clare containing 2,300 acres and upwards
which will be let in divisions and also 120 acres adjoining Kilrush and
several tenements and plots for building in said town. Good encouragement
will be given to eligible tenants. The above are the estate of Crofton
Vandeleur, Esq to which proposals are to be made and also to Mr. Chris
Mr. Vandeleur will sell Carrindoti wood which contains mostly oak, it’s
very contiguous to road carriage and there is a harbour close by it and
the high road which is very good from Kilrush to Ennis runs very near
it, Kilrush. December 1st 1776.
1789 30th April (FJ).
The following persons renounced the communion of the Church of Rome, and
embraced the Protestant religion, as by law established, in the parish
church of Kilrush, in the county of Clare, before the Rev. Irwin Whitty,
Minister of said parish: - Bridget Sullivan, Thomas McMahon, Henry O’Neill,
John Aiby, John Sullivan, Patrick Honane, Francis Brew, Darby Holohan,
Michael Kean, Michael Brew, Margaret Long, Francis Flanders, James Madigan.
1790 26th April (Limerick Chronicle)
Last Tuesday was committed to the county jail, Michael Finn, who was apprehended
a few days ago in Kilrush by the Rev. Irwin Whitty a most active and spirited
magistrate for the county of Clare. ----- Mr. Whitty had him secured and
sent up by boat under a guard of the 58th Regiment.
1791 3rd July (CJ).
Last Saturday night Captain Shields, of the sloop Happy Return of Galway
going on board his vessel at the Custom House Quay of Limerick fell into
the river and was unfortunately drowned.
1805 14th November (CJ).
On Tuesday, the 5th inst. Mr. Canny, Distributor of Stamps for the County
Clare, proceeded to Kilrush by directions of the R.W. Gardiner Esq, Inspector
of Stamps. From the Baronies of Moyarta and Clonderlaw he had several
persons summoned before the Right Hon. John Ormsby Vandeleur for breaches
of the Stamp Laws. A number of whom were convicted levied a penalty –
which was handed over to the Right Hon. John Ormsby Vandeleur for use
of the poor of the parish in which the offence had been committed. ----
1806 5th April (FJ).
His Majesty's writ of ad quod damnum has issued for holding markets on
every day in the week, except Sunday, at the town of Kilrush, barony of
Moyarta, and county Clare.
1809 12th June (CJ).
--- The Right Hon. and Rt. Rev the Lord Bishop of Killaloe will hold a
Confirmation tomorrow in the town of Kilrush.
1810 24th September (CJ).
Messrs. Paterson and Spaight of the port of Kilrush are appointed agents
for supplying his Majesty's ships and vessels in the Shannon with rum.
1811 25th April (CJ).
Port of Kilrush:
Arrivals: The Success, John McDonough from Galway, with? and Irish Porter.
The Joseph, brig, Patrick from Lisbon in ballast.
Sailed: Lochard? for Liverpool with 1117 barrels of oats by Studdert and
Gabbett: The Henry, for Dublin 2187 barrels of oats by Studdert and Gabbett.
The Crawford for Dublin 863 barrels of oats by Paterson and Spaight: The
Battery? for Dublin 680 barrels of oats for Paterson and Spaight.
1811 2nd May (CJ).
Friday last, Patrick Clohessy, of Kilrush died suddenly on board his boat,
at the Quay: - it is supposed he drank in excess of tobacco water, thinking
the bottle contained some kind of spirituous cordial.
1812 20th August (CJ).
On Monday last at the fair of Ballykett in this county, the factions so
early as 12 o'clock commenced a general engagement! Besides numerous wounds
and bruises received on both sides we are sorry to say that two of those
misguided wretches were killed on the field. They were brought in to the
town of Kilrush where the Rev. Mr. Whitty and Thomas Hunt Esq., magistrates;
held an inquest on the bodies, we have not heard the result.
1812 27th August (CJ).
On Tuesday last there was great rejoicing at Kilrush in consequence of
the signal victory obtained by Lord Wellington over the French in Spain.
-- The British and Spanish flags were displayed over the French and American
flags at Mr. Paterson's Stores. ---being on very high ground in the centre
of the town.-- At noon a Royal Salute was fired -- from 9 pounders borrowed
from a vessel in the Road(s).
1813 Memorial Inscription Old Burrane Graveyard
Here lieth the body of Elizabeth Rumley daughter of Thomas Rumley Esq.
late Surveyor of Scattery and of Mrs Mary Rumley she departed this life
on the 13th day of January 1813 aged 52 yrs. Respected and regretted by
her numerous relations and friends.
1813 30th June (LC).
Kilrush Port: Exports: - Bell of Greenock for Liverpool, 885 Brls oats,
by Studdert and Gabbett: - Caledonian of Irwin for Liverpool 2,480 Brls
oats by Paterson and Spaight.
1813 19th August (CJ). @ (http://www.irelandoldnews.com/Clare)
Colonel Charles Rumley, of Limerick, is appointed a Major General in the
East India Company's Service.
1813 18th December (LC).
Kilrush Port: - Sailed, Avon of Glasgow, Scott, Greenock, 572 casks and
firkins of butter, 80 Brls pork, 705 Brls oats, Paterson and Spaight.
1814 25th February (LC).
The Right Hon. John Ormsby Vandeleur, Thomas Moroney, Henry Brady and
Thomas Studdert Senr. Esqrs have been appointed replevingers (Agents authorised
by the Sheriff to recover property unlawfully taken) for the County of
Clare by Poole Gabbett Esq.
1814 2nd March (LC).
The right Worshipful T. F. Wilkinson Esq, Mayor, yesterday held an inquest
on the body of Mary Hickey of Kilrush who fell in a fit from a boat into
the river on the Long Dock and was drowned: - Verdict Accordingly.
1814 22nd April (FJ).
Bankrupts: Charles Boland, of Kilrush, in the County of Clare, Shopkeeper,
to surrender on the 28th and 29th March inst., and on the 12th April next.
John Boyce, agent, No. 7, Upper Ormond Quay.
1815 27th March (CJ).
Some attack on the military took place at Kilmurray McMahon on Friday
when a private still was seized. -- We are concerned to say that one of
the soldiers was killed and the body brought into Kilrush.
1815 4th May (CJ).
Mr. Vandeleur is to succeed Lord Castlecoote immediately as First Commissioner
of the Customs Board.
1815 24th June (LC).
Port of Kilrush: -Sailed: John and Thomas, Morrison, for St. Andero, 89
tons dried codfish. Studdert and Gabbett: - Janet for Glasgow, McAllister,
664 Brls oats, Paterson and Spaight.
1815 13th September (LC). & (CJ of the 14th)
A cow and a horse the property of Mr. Brew of Kilrush were maliciously
shot near that town on Thursday night and on the same night 5 ricks of
turf were consumed by incendiaries
1815 13th September (LC).
H.M.S Scylla, from Kilrush to Plymouth put into Cove on Monday.
1815 23rd September (LC).
Port of Kilrush: - Arrived the Mary, Kemp, Liverpool. Rock salt and coals
etc. Sailed: - The Valiant, E Roberts, Liverpool, 741 Brls oats, 41 firkins
butter. Paterson and Spaight.
1816 11th January (CJ).
Mr. Leyden's School Kilrush: Vacation end on the 15th instant:
Mr. Leyden has made arrangements to accommodate a few additional boarders
who will be treated in every respect as his own family, and thus enjoy
the advantages of a domestic and public education. Conformity with the
present rates he has reduced his terms for board and tuition to twenty
pounds a year and three pounds entrance. Kilrush, January 3rd 1816.
1816 8th February (CJ).
The Right Hon. John. Ormsby Vandeleur has made very liberal abatements
to his tenants. Mr. Vandeleur spends a portion of every year at his delightful
place at Kilrush where he has had an opportunity to witness the real state
of his tenantry and to trace the effects of the serious depression which
has taken place in the rates for every article which the farmer and husband-man
had to market. To such tenants as had their holding from 1804:-abatement
of one quarter: for those having their holding from 1809 abatement of
one third. ---.
1816 1st April (CJ).
John Dwyer is appointed distributor of Stamps in Kilrush.
1816 16th May (CJ).
On the 9th instant Mr. Richard Cox, Officer of Excise, assisted by a party
of the 93rd Regiment quartered at Kilrush, proceeded to the parish of
Kilmacduane, where he seized a large copper still, destroyed 200 gallons
of pot-ale, 50 gallons of singlings and ten barrels of grain malt, and
on the same evening lodged the still in his Majesty's store at Kilrush.
1816 30th May (CJ).
The Superintendent Magistrate appointed for this county under the 54th
of the King is Major Warburton. Thirty policemen have arrived in Kilrush,
they are intended for the Barony of Clonderlaw, and those intended for
Ibrickane and Moyarta are daily expected.
1816 10th June (CJ).
The Kilrush Corps of Cavalry have through their Captain Thomas Studdert
Esq, presented an address to Brigade Major Collis who has retired. -----.
1816 21st June (CJ).
Several stand of arms have been sent to the Rev. Mr. Shaughnessy P.P.,
1816 11th July (CJ).
We have the pleasure of informing the public that a new line of road leading
from Ennis to Kilrush by Darragh, Sicasy? (Lissycasey), Ballydineen, Lack
and Ballykett is now finished and open to travellers. This line brings
Ennis 5 miles nearer Kilrush than any other road leading between the towns.
Sunday a violent storm of hail and rain fell in the neighbourhood of Kilrush,
and we regret to say did considerable damage. --- One of the hailstones
which was taken in the town of Kilrush weighed a quarter of an ounce.
1816 25th September State of the Schools at Kilrush.
from Mason's Parochial Survey 1814 -19 Clare County Library Website)
School No of Scholars.
Rev. Henry Allen's Classical, 15 boarders and 30 day-boys 45
Messrs. Taylor (parish school) 80
Mrs. Kelly 40
Miss Peacock 21
Total Number of Scholars 402
1816 7th October (CJ).
Friday, the Rt. Hon. John Ormsby Vandeleur, Commissioner of Revenue arrived
in Limerick on route to Dublin.
1817 13th May (FJ).
Last Thursday, a party of Major Warburton's corps of Police Cavalry arrived
here (Ennis) from Kilrush, to which place they yesterday escorted John
Carey, where he is this day, to be publicly whipped, pursuant on his sentence
at the last, Assizes.
1818 Memorial Inscription Old Burrane Graveyard
Here lieth the body of Thomas Rumbley Esq. late of Scattery who departed
this life?? Here lieth the body of Mrs Mary Rumbley widow of Thomas Rumbley
Esq., Surveyor of Scattery and mother of Major Charles Rumbley of the
East India Company Agent she departed life on the 14th day of? 1818 As
a wife mother and friend she engaged the love of her family respect of
all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance
1818 21st April (CJ).
We regret to find by the Limerick papers that our townsman Mr. James O'Gorman,
an officer in the revenue on duty there, from Kilrush, where he is stationed
has received a serious wound in both legs, by the accidental discharge
of a musket.
1818 31st August (CJ).
The Hotel at Kilrush a favourite resort in the accommodation it possesses
with the many attractions which that delightful county presents. -----.
1820 22nd May (CJ).
James Paterson Esq. of Kilrush is appointed Inspector of Fisheries for
the Shannon District.
1820 27th November (CJ).
The Commissioners of Customs have offered a reward of one hundred and
fifty pounds for the apprehension and conviction of the persons who broke
into the Revenue Stores at Kilrush on the night of the 2nd instant, and
took there-out a quantity of Tobacco and Spirits.
1821 12th July (CJ).
Thomas Downes, charged with robbing the King's Stores in Kilrush and for
whose apprehension a reward has been offered by the Commissioners of Customs
and Collector at Kilrush, was apprehended in this town (Ennis) on Monday
and lodged in jail.
1821 24th October (LC).
--- The men were proceeding to Doonaha Martello Tower near Kilrush and
were dispossessed not only of their muskets but also of their accoutrements
and ammunition on the road between Kilmurray and Knock. ----
1821 31st December (CJ).
At a meeting of the inhabitants of Kilrush held at the Sessions-House
on the 18th of November 1821 the Rev. M Corbett, P.P. In the chair: Resolved:
“That our warmest thanks and appreciation are justly due and hereby
given to Major George Warburton, for his very proper conduct, both private
and public during a period of nearly six years which he has spent in this
town as Chief Magistrate of the Police.---”
1822 11th April (CJ).
Richard Barclay and Jonas Studdert Esqs have been engaged in the last
week at Kilrush, trying claims of salvage upon a sloop Thomas and Jane
from Dublin to Limerick, lately stranded at Liscannor and laden with tobacco
1822 13th June (FJ).
Relief of the Poor. London, June 3, 1822.
List of remittances made by the London Committee for managing the Subscription
for the relief in Ireland, to this day, inclusive.
N.B.- The Committee have recommended that the Clergy both Protestant and
Catholic, in the respective districts, should be united in the distribution
with the Gentlemen to whom the remittances have been specifically sent,
with the instruction of the Committee, for whose benefit they are intended.
County Clare: Major Warburton, Thomas Crowe Esq, Rev Wm Stackpoole and
Robert Kean and Charles Kean. ? -------------- Kilrush: Major Warburton.
1822 1st July (CJ).
Distress in the County:
We give the following – in connection with the weekly reports of
relief of the poor:
--- Barony of Moyarta: 553 families comprising 2556 persons relieved at
2224 families comprising 11,133 persons received gratuitous relief:
Balance in Treasurers hands £537-16s-6d----.
1822 15th August (CJ).
Distress in the County:
--Moyarta Barony: families relieved at reduced prices: 8,390 persons:
gratuitous 1,610 persons.
1822 21st August (LC).
The present delightful weather has induced several families to depart
for the sea coast and we hear that the hotel at Kilrush has this week
received additional visitors. The Ball tomorrow evening at this commodious
and comfortable concern will be most numerously attended: - several of
the officers of the Garrison intend to proceed tomorrow in the Steam Packet
to avail themselves of the expected gay scene.
1824 7th October (FJ).
Insolvent Debtors: Petitions to be held at Ennis on Saturday 16th October.
--- William Enright, late of Kilrush, boatman.
--- John Boland, late of Kilrush, glover. ----
1824 6th December (FJ).
Attack on a church: -
The great window of the Church of Kilrush, County Clare, was broken, by
some malicious person on the night of Saturday last. Will you (says a
correspondent) have the goodness to add, that whilst the Protestants were
utterly silent about it, the Catholics of the town subscribed, and offered
£60, reward for the discovery of the perpetrator.
1825 1st April (FJ).
The Lord Chancellor has appointed Randal Borough, Esq., of Cappa Lodge,
Kilrush, a Justice of the Peace for the County of Clare.
1826 6th April (CJ).
On Sunday night or early on Monday morning some people maliciously levelled
a house and ditch belonging to Richard Trousdell Esq, within half a mile
of Kilrush. --- The only cause that can be assigned for this outrage is
that Mr. Trousdell dispossessed the late occupier, Lyons.
1826 20th April (CJ).
On Tuesday morning the house of a poor man named James McMahon, at the
Revenue Quay near Kilrush, was entered by a ruffian who succeeded in taking
thirty shillings. He had also a large parcel of clothes but being observed
and pursued by McMahon's wife he was obliged to leave it behind.---.
1826 27th April (CJ).
Mr. Hamilton, of Kilrush, corn-factor had his pocket picked on Saturday
in Limerick, of Provincial Bank notes amounting to £84.
1826 23rd June (CJ). ?
A gentleman from Kilrush informs us that the public dinner, got up for
the purpose of entertaining, Mr. O'Gorman Mahon, whose conduct as a magistrate
and private gentleman, entitled him to the finest approbation of the inhabitants,
took place yesterday, and was numerously and respectably attended. Mr
Mahon was not able to attend; --the party did not separate until a late
1826 4th September (CJ).
The police station at Kilrush commanded by their active officer Lieutenant
Carey have succeeded in apprehending a notorious character named David
Conway in whose possession various articles of stolen property were found.----
He was concealed in a chimney.--
1826 6th November (CJ).
Extract of a letter from Kilrush dated Thursday:
A Parochial Catholic meeting was held here on Sunday last to petition
the legislature for unqualified Emancipation. The Rev. Mathew Corbett
in the chair who addressed the meeting at considerable length .The chair
was addressed by Mr. Hugh O'Keeffe, Publican and Mr. John Curtin, Grocer.
A vote of thanks was subsequently prepared by Mr. McMahon, Publican to
the liberal protestant gentlemen who honoured the meeting with their presence,
which was seconded by Mr. John Keane, Dyer, but opposed by Doctor Daly
as being too extensive: - and offered as alternate that the gentlemen's
names should be specified, which was negated, consequently the vote passed.
Yesterday about four hundred signed the petition.
1827 25th October (CJ).
By a letter received from Kilrush we are informed that a meeting of the
Barony of Moyarta is to take place at Kilrush on the 27th instant. “To
consider on the expediency of petitioning the legislature for the purpose
of extending to this country the provisions of the Poor Laws in a modified
system- to afford relief for the aged, the destitute and the disabled”.
(The meeting alluded to has been postponed until Monday next)
1827 5th November (CJ).
Having received on Sunday last an anonymous letter through the Kilrush
Post Office, I hereby offer a reward of ten pounds to any person who will
within six months from this date, prosecute to conviction the writer of
so infamous a production or five pounds for such private information as
will lead to the detection of the author.
Robert S Unthank, Kilrush, November 1st 1827.
1828 4th February (CJ).
The Lord Chancellor has been pleased to appoint Captain Joseph Lucas Cox,
of Mount Pleasant a Justice of the Peace for this County.
1828 24th April (CJ).
Carrigaholt Dispensary: A meeting of the subscribers of this institution
will be held at Cunningham's Hotel, Kilrush.-
1829 2nd May (CJ).
The depot of the 98th Regiment arrived at Clarecastle on this morning
and on arrival detached a company to Kilrush. ---
The steam packet, to ply between Limerick and Kilrush,
during the summer months for the accommodation of sea bathers, will arrive
in Limerick on the first of May.
1829 6th May (CJ).
On Tuesday night after a diligent search Constable Howes of the Kilrush
Police, apprehended a man named Michael Considine who affected his escape
from the Bridewell in this town and who had evaded the vigilance of the
1829 13th June (LC).
The Registry Sessions at Kilrush for the baronies of Moyarta and Clonderlaw
commenced this day. Mr. O'Connell is anxiously expected as he has never
been here before.
1829 17th June (LC).
The streets of Kilrush were planted with old masts and spars from which
floated flags and ribbons to signify the entry of Mr. O'Connell. The populace
went forth to meet him and the country people joined the procession in
crowds. He arrived at Kilrush on Saturday evening amidst the usual demonstrations
of joy and appeared to the multitude in much of his general desultory
“Now boys won't you help me to laugh at the Brunswickers? We will
not, boys, touch a hair of their heads who refuse to vote for me: but
we won't cut their meadows nor their corn nor dig their potatoes. Will
we boys? (Cries of No! No!).
Mr. Major the assistant Barrister opened his Court on
Monday and proceeded with the Registry.
1829 20th June (LC).
Kilrush Freehold Sessions have terminated and at two baronies of Moyarta
and Clonderlaw the total number of electors registered is ninety-six,
giving 53 to Moyarta and 43 to Clonderlaw. It is singular that 362 gave
notice of registry in this district. ---
1829 4th July (LC).
At Kilrush Freehold Sessions this week the barrister rejected several
persons for deficiency of value and informalities in their lease. ---
Mr. Major was on Monday obliged for fatigue and illness to adjourn the
court at Kilrush to the following morning. ---
1829 3rd August (CJ).
--- Mr. Patrick Foley of Kilrush was on Friday in Limerick sentenced by
Mr. Lloyd, Judge of the Insolvent Court, to twelve months imprisonment.--
1829 13th August (CJ).
Mr. Robert Cox, of Kilrush has been appointed a Master Extraordinary in
the Court of Chancery and a Commissioner for receiving affidavits in the
Court of King's Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer. ----
1830 7th January (CJ).
Road Sessions: Previous to Spring Assizes. 1830.
Special sessions for the purpose of investigating applications for Roads
and Public Works and accounting for expenditure of all public monies to
be held at the following places pursuant to the 59th Geo. 111,Chap. 84
Sect. 3:---- For the baronies of Clonderlaw and Moyarta at Kilrush on
the 21st and 22nd ditto.
---- Grand Jury. Secretary's Office, Dec. 9. 1829.
1830 April 12th (CJ).
We this day publish an address very respectably signed to Lieut. Carey,
Chief Constable of the district of Kilrush and the men under his command
for their activity in pursuing the peace. The justice of this mark of
respect will be acknowledged by everyone.
We the undersigned ---- and we request Mr. Carey to accept for himself
and to communicate to his men our sincere thanks --- for bringing to justice
the persons concerned in the outrageous, barbarous and inhumane assault
and maiming of Sinon and Thomas Doyle of Dromellihy in December last.---
R. Borough, J.P. Joseph L. Cox, J.P.
Jonas Studdert, J.P. John W. Trousdell.
T.D. Hunt, J.P. Maurice Fitzgerald.
John Lucas Robert Unthank
John Kenny, P.P. Stephen Creaghie.
Alexander Donovan, R.N. Chs. Fitzgerald, Lieut, R.N.
Francis Cox John Elliott, M.D.
Richard Trousdell. Henry W. Daly, M.D.
James Paterson Thomas Chambers
John Kelly. Mat. Kelly.
William Creagh. Richard Barclay, J.P.
John Curtin. William Henn, J.P.
William Bowler. Robert Hunt.
John Foley. Alexander Lockhart.
William Foley. Thomas Foley.
Peter Foley William Butler.
Dennis Behan. John Devereux
Irwin Whitty, Minister. William Brew.
John Lucas, Curate. Simon O'Donnell, H.C.
George Studdert, J.P. Robert Jackson.
James Martin, Clk, J.P. James D. Paterson.
Poole Hickman, J.P. John Hodges.
Jeremiah Donovan George Hodges
Irwin W. Paterson. Kilrush April 8th 1830
Mr. Carey's Reply:
I have been this day favoured by your kind and flattering address-----
--- D. Carey, C.C.P., Kilrush, April 9th 1830.
1831 2nd February (LC).
On the night of Friday last an out-house belonging to a poor man named
John Lynch of Caherfenick near Kilrush (Which contained two horses) was
maliciously set on fire consumed. No cause can be assigned for this outrage.
Lieut. Carey, C.C.P., at Kilrush had nearly met with
a serious accident. ---was loading his pistol which went off the ball
grazed him and the powder lodged in his eyes and face.--.
1831 5th September (CJ).
A boatman named John Canty was found drowned at the quay of Kilrush a
few days ago. He was, we have heard, in a state of intoxication and fell
over the side of the vessel.
1832 12th January (CJ).
The police party stationed near Fanny O'Dea's on the Kilrush Road have
apprehended Michael Phillips charged with the murder of Sergeant Robinson
of the 5th Foot.
A short time since while a party of police stationed at Carrigaholt were
escorting two prisoners from that place to Kilrush, they were attacked
by a large mob and pelted with stones and they decreed if the prisoners
were taken for any Terry Alts crimes they should not bring them. However
the persons that had information against the prisoners were among the
1832 30th January (CJ).
Murder of a Protestant Clergyman.
--- Clergyman of the Established Church the Rev. Irwin Whitty, Rector
of Golden,--- who was basely murdered by an assassin,---- the lamented
gentleman was eldest son of Rev. Irwin Whitty of Kilrush, brother of Archdeacon
Whitty of Kilfenora and of Major Whitty of the 26th Regiment.
1832 2nd February (CJ).
Captain Bailey of the Exeter, Brig was brought before the Magistrates
in Petty Sessions at Kilrush charged by the carpenter and the mate of
his crew with the murder of one of his seamen. After a close investigation
of the circumstances the Magistrates came to the determination of discharging
the accused as not an accessory to the man's death. It appears in evidence
that owing to the state of the vessel and being short of provisions the
Captain was obliged to compel the crew to work, which formed the groundwork
of the charge.
1832 19th April (CJ).
The premises held by the Coast-Guard detachment of Lieutenant Penfather
R.N. have been surrendered. It is resolved to abandon Kilkee as a preventative
1832 4th June (CJ).
The Cholera has appeared in Kilrush.
1832 7th June (CJ).
There have been seven cases of Cholera in Kilrush and its vicinity, two
of the number have died. In consequence of those cases being supposed
to have come from Limerick the Officials of Health for this town, who
appear, from what we have learned to be a very efficient body have dismantled
all the small craft in the harbour and along the shore to prevent any
further intercourse with that city or even county. We also learn that
they have made an application to the Lord Lieutenant to know whether they
can prevent the steam-boat plying between the town and Limerick.
Some cases of Cholera have been reported in Carrigaholt. Robert Keane
Esq. of Beechpark having heard of the fact immediately sent a supply of
medicines and other necessities. ---.
1832 26th June (CJ).
Cholera in Kilrush from the 1st day of June the day of its first appearance
there to the 19th – admitted into hospital 12 recovered 2 died 6,
4 remaining in hospital.
All the cases which have occurred in the town are included in the above
return. The hospital is very large well fitted up and regularly attended
by Doctors Elliott, Ryall and Parkinson and Mr M. Fitzgerald, Apothecary
to the hospital. Doctor Lever arrived from Dublin in Kilrush on Monday
he was sent down at the request of the Board of Health.
In the extreme district to the west of Kilrush on the banks of the Shannon
five cases of Cholera occurred all of which proved fatal.
In the parishes of Moyarta and Kilballyowen 14 cases, 8 deaths with 4
recoveries was the return made on Thursday evening from the Rev. Mr. Duggan
who is doing everything in his power for the benefit of the poor in this
district. Robert Keane Esq sent a second supply of money and medicines
1832 9th August (CJ).
Cholera: Kilrush – one death reported on Sunday.
1832 1st October (CJ).
Within the last week some fatal cases of Cholera have occurred in Kilrush.
1832 22nd November (CJ).
The Cholera we are glad to find is almost banished from Kilrush.
1832 31st December (CJ).
The 64th Regiment, head-quartered at Clarecastle, have detachments at
Gort, Killaloe, Moyne House, Lahinch and Kilrush.
1833 14th March (CJ).
We understand that Cholera has again made its appearance in Kilkee and
that neighbourhood several deaths have occurred.
1833 28th March (CJ).
An infant was found drowned at the square near Kilrush on Sunday morning
last. The mother Mary Galvin is committed to prison charged with perpetuating
the horrid deed.
1833 24th June (CJ).
There were great doings in Kilrush on Friday evening- Bonfires and Shoutings-
Hurrah for the priest and long life for the Jury. It appeared from some
reports circulated prejudicial to the character of one of the priests,
that it was necessary to have the remains of a poor woman who had been
buried the Saturday previous disinterred for the purpose of having an
inquiry made as to the cause of death. In consequence an inquest was held
that day before the coroner and the verdict of the jury exonerated the
priest. The dirty, sooty mob of Kilrush thought it incumbent to celebrate
the triumph with a display of lighted barrels and the sundry proceedings
emblematic of victory. One of the priests, too, thought it incumbent upon
him to address the mob in the midst of their induced uproar. Oh shame
where is thy blush?
1833 23rd September (CJ).
Cholera in Kilrush:
We regret to learn by the following letter from a very respectable gentleman
that the Cholera has been more virulent this year than last. The letter
is dated Kilrush, September 21st 1833.
“I am sorry to inform you that the Cholera reappeared in this town
on the 19th August (not on the 13th as stated in a former number) and
has since continued with a virulence far exceeding any attack we had last
year. The following is a correct account of the number of cases of Cholera
up to this evening.
In hospital 55 cases – 34 deaths – 19 recoveries --- 2 remaining
Out of hospital 32 cases-- 21 deaths – 5 recoveries – 6 remaining.
Total 87 cases 55 Deaths 24 Recoveries 8 Remaining.
The return exhibits more than double the number of cases and deaths within
the same period (one month) than during the whole time of its appearance
here last year.
Among the deaths in Kilrush are Michael Creagh Esq. eldest son of the
late John Creagh of Waterville, Co Limerick and Mrs Brew wife of Mr Francis
1833 30th September (CJ).
Cholera in Kilrush.
The new cases of Cholera for the last week have been considerably less
than they were for the previous one but unfortunately they have all with
the exception of one proved fatal. The following is a correct report--
remaining on the 21st inst. 8 new cases, 7 deaths: -----
The total number since the reappearance on the 19th inst is 94 cases 53
1834 27th January (CJ).
The Rev. Mr. Furlong is appointed to the Curacy of Kilrush vacant by the
promotion of the Rev M. Walsh to the living of Corofin. ---.
1834 19th May (CJ).
Some malicious persons a few nights since took away the water wheel of
Mr. John Kean's Mill, near Kilrush. ------
1834 1st September (CJ).
Lough Derg Regatta:
---Messrs Paterson, Kilrush wherry won a silver box and £5 for four-oared
boats beating two competitors ---.
1835 12th March (CJ).
A few nights since some villains entered a new house the property of Mr.
Michael Williams of Kilrush and stole there out a large quantity of timber
which had been left for the carpenter's use the inside work not having
1835 4th May (CJ).
A little girl named Pilkington about five years of age was so dreadfully
burnt in Kilrush by her clothes taking fire that she died on Thursday.
1835 19th June (FJ).
--- The late Judge Vandeleur was second brother of the late Right Hon.
John Ormsby Vandeleur, and uncle of Crofton M. Vandeleur, of Kilrush,
County Clare, Esq.
--- The Rev. Mr. Duggan, parish priest of Carrigaholt
has placed in the hands of Lord Morpeth a memorial from the inhabitants
of that district, for the improvement of that harbour, whose trade is
1835 5th October (CJ).
The Agricultural Bank:
Has opened a branch in Kilrush, under the management of Francis N. Keane
1835 30th November (CJ).
The detachments, 60th Rifles at Kilrush under the command of Captain Hamilton
and Lieut. Power marched thence on Thursday morning for Clarecastle having
been relieved by Captain Tucklock's Company, 94th Regt., from Limerick
1835 7th December (CJ).
A fine boy of five years old son of a victualler named Curtin of Kilrush
was severely burnt last week, while standing by the fire at which some
boys were making a paper kite, that he died soon after in great agony
1836 2nd January (CJ).
A meeting was held in the Courthouse, Kilrush on Thursday for the purpose
of establishing a fever hospital in the town. Crofton Moore Vandeleur
Esq. in the chair has liberally subscribed one hundred pounds towards
its erection and a free site.
1836 4th January (CJ).
A publican named Campbell at Kilrush had his shop-till plundered of £11
on Christmas Eve.
1836 30th January (CJ).
Fever is very prevalent in Kilrush neighbourhood and many respectable
farmers have been visited. Doctor Elliott is seriously ill, his illness
is much regretted and by none more than the poor whom he was a kind friend
and family physician. ---.
1836 4th July (CJ).
John Griffin Esq, M.D., of Kilrush has been appointed Medical Superintendent
to the Kilmacduane and Kilmihil? Dispensary.
1836 3rd November (CJ).
Some of the wreck and cargo of the unfortunate Waterlily are reported
to be driven ashore near Kilkee.
1836 14th November (CJ).
The western coast is strewn with guitars, violins and broken musical instruments
part of the cargo of the Waterlily, and London beaver hats, dripping with
the brine wave, and sported by the wild youths of Clare after a fashion
never worn by modern beaus.
1836 21st November (CJ).
Agricultural and Commercial Bank of Ireland: Kilrush Branch 1836:
At a meeting of the shareholders of the Agricultural and Commercial Bank,
held at Kilrush on Saturday 19th November 1836. Crofton Moore Vandeleur
in the chair---
Moved by John Lucas Esq. seconded by William Brew Esq.;
Resolved: That we deem it imperative on us to come forward at the present
crisis and express our undiminished confidence in the stability of this
establishment and of the perfect security which all persons may feel who
are holders of these notes.------
1836 24th November (CJ).
Banks: --Meeting at Carmody's
On Monday a meeting of the shareholders of the Agricultural and Commercial
Bank of Ireland took place at Carmody's Hotel in Church Street when resolutions
in support of the bank were adopted.
We have to mention the country people have seen their error and that the
run for gold was entirely ceased. Their notes are now freely taken as
they were six months ago.
1837 18th May (CJ).
Mr. Deane's diving bell apparatus is again at work over the wreck of the
Intrinsic at Kilkee and the perfect season weather favours the submarine
1838 18th January (CJ).
A board of Health is formed at Kilrush and a charitable fund raised there
but the epidemic is considered on the decline. It was confined to the
1838 14th May (CJ).
Doctor Henry Lucas, son of John Lucas Esq, of Kilrush has just arrived
in his native town, having in the most distinguished manner qualified
in all branches of his profession.
1838 4th June (CJ).
A Scottish Company are building a Distillery at Kilrush. (On Merchant’s
1838 7th June (CJ).
It is intended to build a drawbridge over the Creek at Kilrush, near the
Customs Department. There could not be a greater acquisition to this town.
1838 20th July (CJ).
The Shannon Regatta Ball will be held at the assembly Rooms Kilrush under
the patronage of Crofton Moore Vandeleur Esq. on the night of the 2nd
of August next and the following night for the inhabitants of Kilrush.
1838 27th August (CJ).
The Provincial Bank will open its new branch in Kilrush in October.
1838 31st August (FJ).
Kilrush, five o’clock, Wednesday morning.
His Excellency slept at Baron Richard's lodge, near Liscannor, on Monday
night. Tuesday he visited the heights of Moher, and afterwards he partook
of a collation at the mansion of Cornelius O’Brien, of Birchfield,
Esq., M.P. Miltown Malbay being the next point of attraction, the vice
regal party after enjoying the good cheer and acknowledging the kindly
attention of the popular member for the county, proceeded to the Atlantic
Hotel, where they remained last night, and while I write, this town, early
as it is, appears to eager for a glimpse of the noble tourist, who will
be here in the course of the afternoon, after he shall have gratified
the people and numerous visitors of Kilkee with his presence and participated
in the hospitality of the Rev. Mr. Comyn, P.P.,who has made arrangements
on a large scale to entertain his Excellency at a dejeuner, while at Kilkee.
Yesterday there was a numerous meeting of the inhabitants of Kilrush held
at the Courthouse -R. Borough, Esq, J.P. In the chair. ----------.
1838 20th September (CJ).
Wm. Anderson, Esq is appointed Manager of the Provincial Bank of Ireland,
opened at Kilrush.
1838 25th October (CJ).
The provision stores of McNamara & Co. at Kilrush, was on fire last
Monday morning. The flames having broken out in the singeing house, but
the fire was got under control by prompt assistance and the damage is
1838 1st November (CJ).
A branch of the Limerick lace factory is about to be opened at Kilrush.
(In Tanyard Lane)
1839 18th February (FJ).
Head constable Bradshaw, of the Cork city police, has been removed to
Kilrush, County Clare, and Head Constable Christopher Ward has taken his
place in that city.
1839 22nd April (CJ).
An outrage of a very savage nature was committed a few nights since in
the neighbourhood of Kilrush. A man named T Brown nearly eighty years
of age, who holds a farm depending upon his own life, has his nephew residing
with him, and he anxious to have the land in his possession upon the death
of his uncle, he served notice to quit upon his tenants. A party of four
men in number, broke into the house a few nights since, and beat the old
man in a very cruel manner, from the effects of which he is not expected
to recover. Three persons have been taken up on suspicion and examined
before Thomas Kean and R. Borough Esqrs. ------ (CJ of the 29th April
states his name was Burke not Brown)
1839 30th May (CJ).
The new lace factory at Kilrush will be opened by Mr. Walker, early next
week, where 300 girls in that neighbourhood may find the desired employment.
Upon a most elegant and fashionable article or dress.
1839 1st June (FJ).
Queen's Birthday in Kilrush.
On Thursday evening her Majesty's birthday was celebrated by a public
dinner at Kilrush, the Rev. John Kenny in the chair. After the cloth had
been moved, the chairman gave the Queen, the People, the Ministry, the
Duchess of Kent, the Duke of Sussex and the Royal Family, the Lord Lieutenant
and the Irish Government: Old Ireland, Civil and Religious Liberty, Daniel
O’Connell, the Liberal Protestants, Mr. Vandeleur, Trade and Commerce
of Kilrush &c &c. To these toasts Mr. Charles O'Connell, Mr. Jackson,
Rev. Mr. Meehan, Mr. William Brew, Dr. Foley, Mr Hugh O'Keeffe, Counsellor
Fitzgerald, Rev Mr. Breen, &c, severally addressed the meeting, and
the conviviality’s of the evening were kept up to a late hour.-Clare
1839 3rd June (CJ).
Fever Hospital in Kilrush:
Mr Wm. Hunt, has been declared the contractor for erecting this very desirable
refuge. The work will be commencing immediately.
1839 29th June (FJ).
Through the exertions of several humane and influential gentlemen, the
poor of Kilrush have obtained an ample supply of potatoes from the neighbourhood
of Adare, which sold to them at reduced prices, the deficiency being made
up by subscription, to which the respectable inhabitants of all persuasions
liberally contributed. - (Limerick Chronicle)
1839 22nd July (CJ)
Kilrush Fever Hospital:
On Saturday, the 20th inst., the first stone of the Kilrush Fever Hospital
was laid by the architect J.B. Kean, Esq, on a most eligible site selected
for the purposes and given free by the worthy proprietor of the soil Crofton
Moore Vandeleur Esq.
1839 30th July (FJ).
The Honourable Lady Burton is seriously indisposed at Carrigaholt Castle.
1839 11th October (FJ).
The Rev. J. Furlong, R.C. Curate of Kilrush, has just published an Irish
version of Dr. Butler’s Catechism, which is much admired.
1839 7th November (CJ).
Crofton Moore Vandeleur, Esq laid the foundation stone of the new chapel
now erecting in Kilrush on Saturday. About 600 of Mr. Matthew's disciples
walked in a procession. ----
1839 11th November (FJ).
Crofton Moore Vandeleur, Esq, has subscribed three hundred pounds towards
the building of the new Roman Catholic chapel at Kilrush. -- Limerick
1839 9th December (CJ).
We direct the public attention to the new distillery open in Kilrush by
Mr. Paterson, a gentleman deserving public support, for his enterprising
spirit and anxiety to benefit the County generally.
1839 30th December (CJ).
The members of the Temperance Society at Kilrush assembled on St. Stephen's
Day, and having been joined by a large number of teetotallers from the
parish of Kilmacduane, headed by the Rev. Mr. Kelly formed a procession
and marched through the principal streets of the town and round Bellview
on the Cappa Road with white sashes and medals attached. ----At Market
Square Very Rev. Mr. Kenny addressed them in a forcible and eloquent manner---------
about their emancipation from the degrading and beastly vice of intoxication----------.
Three cheers were then given for the Queen, The Rev. Mr. Matthew, Mr.
Vandeleur &c and the multitude (3,500) separated in the most peaceable
1840 27th January (FJ).
Progress of Temperance.
--- There are about 3,000 teetotallers in the parish of Kilrush. A few
days ago five hundred medals and cards were forwarded there from Cork.
Since the formation of the society in this district, extensive as it is,
there is not an instance on record of the violation of one of the pledges.
1840 13th February (CJ).
Her Majesty's (Queen Victoria) marriage was commemorated in Kilrush by
every demonstration of joy and loyalty. The morning was ushered in by
salvos of cannon from the revenue cruiser in the harbour and was answered
by the several vessels in port. ---- In honour of the Royal Nuptials the
Temperance Society released from jail a debtor belonging to their body.
(Victoria and Albert were married on 10th February 1840)
Hostile Message. On Saturday a Mr. Holmes delivered a hostile message
to Crofton Moore Vandeleur, Esq., in the Grand Jury room, on behalf of
Mr. Robert Borough of Kilrush, a young gentleman about 19 years of age,
in consequence we understand, of the former gentleman's gamekeeper having,
during his master’s absence, shot a dog belonging to a notorious
poacher living in Kilrush. It seems the latter young gentleman was one
of a party intruding on Mr. Vandeleur's property, which he had before
informed his father was contrary to his, Mr. Vandeleur's, wish. Mr. Borough
had written to make a complaint, which Mr. Vandeleur intended - after
his duties as grand juror had terminated - to investigate personally at
Kilrush. Mr. Holmes was taken into custody by the High Sheriff, and brought
before Judge Perrin, who ordered him to enter into recognizances for 500l,
to keep the peace. Mr. Holmes, we understand, is the gentleman who was
imprisoned a few years back for an assault on his relative, Mr. Maxwell,
who was under sentence of death for a like offence against him. ---Clare
1840 8th March (CJ).
Formation of a Shipwrecked Mariners Society.
-----Resolved: That an auxiliary branch of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and
Mariners Benevolent Society be now formed in Kilrush,
Proposed by, Rev John Kenny seconded by John Paterson Esq.
Resolved: That Crofton Moore Vandeleur Esq. be requested to act as President
and that Poole Hickman of Kilmore, M S Burton of Carrigaholt Esqs and
Captain White, Inspecting Commander of the Coast Guard be requested to
act as Vice-Presidents.
Proposed by Irwin W Paterson Esq., seconded by P J Freyer Esq. -Chief
Officer of the Coast Guard.
Resolved: That Captain John F Studdert RN, be requested to act as Secretary.
Proposed by Captain John F Studdert RN seconded by Irwin Paterson Esq.
1840 12th March (CJ).
The members of the Kilrush Temperance Society are to march in procession
on Patrick's Day, and it is calculated that with deputations from different
neighbouring parishes they will muster three thousand strong. ----.
1840 18th May (CJ).
On Tuesday evening Mr. Perry, Engineer of the Garryowen steamer gave a
lecture on steam in the Temperance News Road, Kilrush.? ---.
1840 20th August (CJ).
It is proposed next season to place two four-wheel two-horse vehicles
upon the road between Kilrush and Kilkee for the conveyance of passengers
only by the steam packet, as a protection against the private car-drivers
who have raised the charge to 1s-6d a head.
1840 19th October (CJ).
The new chapel of Kilrush is now being slated and when it is covered in,
which is expected to be in November, will be consecrated by the Roman
Catholic Bishop of the Diocese. The Rev. Mr. Mathew has promised to preach
the consecration sermon and on this occasion will administer the pledge
in Kilrush. ----.
1840 22nd October (CJ).
A man named Doyle fell off the roof of Mr. Behan's store at Kilrush on
Tuesday and was killed. He was the father of a large helpless family.
The kiln of Mr. John Kelly at Kilrush broke down on Tuesday night and
three men were nearly killed while employed drying grain.
1840 26th November (CJ).
The new Roman Catholic Chapel at Kilrush is to be opened on Sunday.
1840 30th November (CJ).
Mr. George Taylor has been appointed weigh-master of Kilrush in the room
of the late Mr. Bowler.
1840 24th December (CJ).
Literally Phenomenon: -- Mr. John Fleming, of Kilrush, teacher of mathematics
has lately discovered a new method of cubic equations, within the limits
of quadratic by a general formula so as to supplant Cardan's and all other
methods hitherto published. This highly gifted gentleman has established
a new era in science and his merit is well appreciated by gentlemen of
rank and talent.
1841 21st January (CJ).
----- We are aware that just now Mr. O'Connell is not in the county having
left Kilrush during the sessions for Dublin, handing over the crown cases
to one of the other attorneys.
1841 1st February (CJ).
It is intended to erect galleries with pews, which will be sold to private
families in the new and spacious Roman Catholic Chapel at Kilrush, instead
of public galleries free on access as in all other chapels. This arrangement
has by no means met with the sanction of the parishioners.
1841 1st February (CJ).
Two apprentices off the Bryan Abbs of Limerick Port lying at Kilrush are
committed to the goal of this town for insubordination.
1841 4th February (CJ).
Letters etc. are now delivered in Kilrush by a post-man which is complained
of as causing a more greater delay that the former system of getting them
at the Post Office immediately after arrival of the mail.
1841 15th February (CJ).
Thursday last a large body of the householders of Kilrush assembled at
the Courthouse to consider the necessity of Cleaning, Watching and Lighting
the town agreeable to Act 9 Geo IV. Crofton Moore Vandeleur in the chair.
Several of the inhabitants not being aware of the powers, which that act,
vest to the Commissioners the Rev John Kenny, P.P., read the act and explained
the different sections. He then calculated that at least 25 lamps would
be necessary for the town, also five watchmen and one lamplighter, with
clerks, officers &c.
1841 22nd March (CJ).
Tomkins Brew Esq. C.M. arrived here yesterday on his way to Kilrush ordered
there by the Government to assist the magistrates in their exertions to
discover and apprehend the murderers of Mr. Thomas Brew.
1841 6th September (CJ).
Mr. Vignoles, C.E., son of the celebrated engineer of that name is appointed
engineer to superintend the construction of the piers on quays at Kilrush
1842 10th January (CJ).
The Treasurer of the Kilrush District Hospital acknowledged the receipt
of the following sums towards the erection of that institution: -Andrew
Stackpoole £10: Miss Vandeleur £2-2: Mr. John Vandeleur £2-2:
Colonel Wyndham £50.
1842 20th January (CJ).
Kilrush in the last season exported 11,050 Brls of oats.
1842 21st February (CJ).
The foundation stone of the new National Bank at Kilrush was laid on Wednesday.
Mr. Burgess is contractor for that work at £5,000.
1842 20th June (CJ).
Extract of a private letter from Kilrush dated 17th June 1842.
“A meeting took place here on Wednesday 15th instant, in the Courthouse,
Mr. Vandeleur in the Chair, when resolutions were entered into to employ
the famishing poor. Mr Vandeleur agreed to employ 50 and a committee to
be appointed, to collect subscriptions and employ the remainder, which
perhaps may be about 150 more. Employment has been given and up to the
present all is quiet here”
1842 11th July (CJ).
Government has sent down £15 for the relief of temporary distress
1842 25th July (CJ).
Dysentery of a very severe kind is now prevalent in the neighbourhood
of Kilrush arising from the use of unripe potatoes after a hard summer
of keen starvation. Many families were fasting and famishing on one meal
a day of herbs and gruel. Those afflicting scenes must recur while the
precarious potato continues the staple food of the bulk of the people.
(28th July (CJ) states that this report from the Limerick Reporter is
1842 11th August (CJ).
On Wednesday evening the 3rd August the gentlemen of Kilrush and its vicinity
sat down to a sumptuous dinner in order to commemorate the opening of
William's new Commercial Hotel. --- Mr William Brew was called to the
chair.-- Mr. Richard O'Donnell appointed Vice-President:-- toasts-- to
the City of Dublin Steam Company, Mr P. B.O'Brien returned thanks.---
The Agricultural Interests of the country--- the Ladies of Kilrush---prosperity
to the Commercial Hotel.-----.
1842 15th August (CJ).
We understand the Lord Bishop has divided the living held by the late
Incumbent of Kilrush as follows: - Rev Mr Allen to Kilkee and the Rev
Mr. Whitty grandson to the deceased to Kilrush.
1842 8th September (CJ).
The Protestant chaplaincy of the Kilrush Union Workhouse is vacant by
the appointment of the Rev. John Lucas to the curacy of Knock.
The Rev John Lucas many years the worthy curate of Kilrush succeeds the
Rev H. Whitty as curate of Knock.
1843 12th January (CJ).
Mr. John Culkin, Officer of Excise, Kilrush accompanied by Head Constable
Bradshaw and a party of constabulary, proceeded to Cragaknock where they
discovered and seized 260 bushels of illicit malt in operation and arrested
Michael Woods on the premises.---
1843 2nd February (CJ).
The price of potatoes at Kilrush is 1¼d per stone. Oats 7d per
1843 6th February (CJ).
The Rev. John Kenny, P.P., Kilrush has been handed 30s restitution money
for the owners of the brig Noval of Liverpool which vessel underwent a
repair at Kilrush in April 1841.
1843 6th March (CJ).
At a meeting of the subscribers of the Kilrush District Hospital held
on Tuesday -- Crofton M Vandeleur Esq. in the chair, Richard Studdert
Esq. was appointed treasurer, Doctors Elliott and Lucas, Physicians and
Mr. Fitzgerald appointed Apothecary to the institution. A committee of
21 was chosen to form bye-laws to which were added (ex officio) the neighbouring
Doctors, Foley, Griffith and White (if subscribers). ---.
1843 13th May (LC).
This is the largest in the county containing 2 day-rooms, 2 yards and
8 cells (6 male and 2 female) exclusive of Keeper’s Apartments.
It had been newly painted and a sum of £6-12-6 lately expended on
improvements. It is well kept, and everything in the Keeper’s charge
in good order. The Bridewell is visited by the Rev Mr. Whitty, the Rector.
1843 20th July (CJ).
The mail to Kilkee from henceforth is to be taken by car instead of foot
post. It is to leave Kilrush at nine am. and return to Kilrush at 6 pm.
1843 7th September (CJ).
On Saturday night some persons entered the shop of Mr. John Curtin, grocer
at Kilrush – alarmed by the servant --- departed leaving their dog
1843 2nd November (CJ).
On Sunday a meeting to petition for Repeal took place in Kilrush in the
open air opposite the chapel. -- Doctor Foley presided. The Rev. Mr. Kemp
and Mr. Charles O'Connell addressed the meeting at some length about five
or six hundred persons were present. The interest that was felt in the
proceeding may be judged of by the fact within a hundred yards of where
it was held, immediately near the Market House, about one hundred labourers
were quietly talking more solicitous to procure employment than to hear
the orations of the Kilrush patriots. So much for Repeal in Kilrush.
1843 2nd November (CJ).
On Saturday evening the friends of a gentleman named John O'Brien Esq,
of the National Bank, Kilrush, entertained him at supper at William's
Hotel in compliment of his approaching marriage ---- lasted until the
1843 4th December (Caledonian Mercury)
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The Lace Factories of Limerick:
When lately in Limerick we paid a visit to the manufactories which have
made that city as famous for its lace as Paisley has been for its shawls.
The largest establishment of the kind in Limerick is that of Messrs Lambert
& Co. Mulgrave House, founded in the year 1829 by Mr. Charles Walker,
whose recent death will be regretted by all who admire the devotion of
eminent talents to the purpose of genuine philanthropy. The factory at
Mulgrave House, which is in a healthy part of the city, forms a square
of one story buildings, and is lighted from the roof and side walls. Here
there are 350 girls, from nine or ten to twenty years of age, employed
in the various departments of handicraft necessary to the production of
the lace in its perfect form. Nothing pleased us more than their cheerful,
healthy, and comfortable appearance. In fact, an anchorite would have
admired that great numbers of them were well qualified to sustain the
reputation of Limerick, not only for lace but for beauty. Before the plainest
kerchief is completed it must pass through seven or eight hands. ----.
The wages of the girls in Mulgrave House, and the other establishments,
average from 3s-6d to 4s per week. It frequently happens that there are
two or three members of the same family in the factory, and it may easily
be conceived what cheer their united earnings can throw round an otherwise
miserable hearth. Our attention was arrested by some children of a very
tender age – so young that they could scarce lisp their names –
who were seated at an embroidery table and plying the needle with as much
apparent assiduity as their seniors. We found that even these infants
were able to throw from tenpence to eighteen pence each, weekly, into
the treasuries of their elder sisters. The whole establishment shows what
discipline and well-directed enterprise can accomplish. Order, propriety,
and good humour reigned every where.
Messrs Lambert & Co. have also a factory in Kilrush where 100 girls
1844 5th September (CJ).
The Rev. William Young holding the perpetual curacy of Clare has been
appointed to the living of Kilrush, vacant by the death of the late Rev.
Henry Whitty. ---
1844 14th September (Nation).
Kilrush- Kilrush was illuminated on Friday night the band parading the
streets. The Rev. Mr. Meehan addressed the people from the Repeal News
1844 28th November (CJ).
William Brew of Kilrush has been appointed a Process-Server for the County
of Clare in the room of Denis Lynch, deceased, and is to reside at the
town of Knock.--
1846 22nd January (CJ).
Employment of the People: Public Works. We perceive
the magistrates of Kilrush have taken advantage of the privileges granted
by the First Vict. Cap. 21. The third section of which sanctioned any
three or more Justices to make application for the construction of Public
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Co. Clare. R. Mann, Esq, Inspector of Coast Guards, -Kilrush, &c,
7th March 1846. In district of Kilrush, 870 families represented as having
very little employment and not one day's food: one hundred to be employed
next week: want of sound seed much dreaded: at Kilfieragh, fever extensive,
and portion of workhouse allotted to that district nearly full.
1846 4th May (CJ).
Michael Keating and Thomas Keating are being committed to the goal at
Ennis from Kilrush for a conspiracy to murder Mr. Michael Brew, under-agent
to Colonel Vandeleur, D.L., who was severely wounded by a shot fired at
1847 18th January (CJ).
Michael Moloney and Michael Cavanagh have been committed to Ennis jail
charged with setting fire to the turf-house of the Kilrush Workhouse.
1847 21st January (CJ).
The gentry of Kilrush are now preparing to make soup for the poor people
of the town. Colonel Vandeleur has given ten pounds and Capt. Mann ten
pounds sent him by two ladies in England.
1847 5th July (CJ).
The Brethren of Kilrush Masonic Lodge No 107, met on the 29th June to
install officers for the ensuing six months, when Brother Richard Calcut
Esq, was installed Worshipful Master.
1847 26th July (CJ).
Arrest of a murderer: On the 14th instant Head-Constable John Mullarkey
of the Kilrush Constabulary, arrested Daniel Ryan in a back-lane in this
town, for the wilful murder of Judy Connell in June last near Kilkee.--.
1847 27th September (CJ).
Kilrush from a correspondent: Friday night: --- The gloom which has for
the last ten days has been thrown over the inhabitants of Kilrush, in
consequence of a report current that Colonel Vandeleur with his yacht
and crew were lost at sea. --- has been happily removed by a letter received
by the Lady Grace from him, in which he states that he was by stress of
weather driven out to sea which prevented his writing in his usual form.
--- Bonfires were immediately got up, the local band in attendance, fireworks
---. If proof were wanting that the gallant Colonel and his amiable lady
live happily in the affectionate esteem of their tenantry.
1848 10th April (CJ).
John W. Trousdell, Chief Officer of the Customs establishment at Kilrush,
for many years is promoted to the office of Comptroller at the port of
Limerick, in room of Captain John Vereker, retired on full pension.
1848 29th April (Nation).
It affords us unmixed pleasure to be enabled to announce the restoration
to health of the dioceses of Killaloe, the Rev. J. Kenny, after a severe
attack of fever, contracted in ministering to the many sufferers in his
parish. --Limerick Examiner.
1848 27th July (CJ).
The Kilrush Club. We have been informed that this Club, which had recently
been established, was dissolved a few days since.
1848 5th August (Team Herald).
The following supplies of grain and provisions from Ireland, the produce
of that portion of the United Kingdom, arrived in the river Thames on
Monday last, from the places mentioned. The vessel Belle, from Limerick,
brought 700 quarters of oats: the Alert, from Kilrush, 786 quarters of
oats: the John Guise, from Kilrush, 950 quarters of oats: the Fanny from
Youghal, 1,000 quarters of oats: the Abbey, from Limerick, 3710 firkins
of butter, 138 bales of bacon, 110 casks of lard, and 27 tons weight of
lead, iron, copper, and pewter: and the Concordia, from Waterford, 4,680
firkins of butter, 83 bales of bacon, 30 casks of lard, and other articles.
One of the vessels arrived on Saturday, from Waterford, also brought the
large quantity of 3,140 firkins of butter, 300 bales of bacon, and other
productions of the sister country, --Globe.
1848 2nd October (CJ).
Charles Lobb, William Roe and James Fitzsimon, deserters from Her Majesty’s
steam frigate “Blood Hound” were arrested on Tuesday at the
Revenue Square, by Constable J Hanna and party of the Kilrush station.
1848 30th November (CJ).
The imports of provisions to Limerick for the last week amounted to 4,000
quarters of Indian corn: 1,000 Barrels Indian meal: 75 tons meal: 4,130
Qrs., foreign wheat: 875 Qrs., rye: 280 Brls., barley: 200 bags rice:
126 bags bread and two tons biscuits.
The exports in same period amounted to 26,590 Brls. of oats: 2,640 firkins
of butter: 125 barrels of pork; 140 barrels of beef; 146 bales of bacon.
1849 5th March (CJ).
A desperate affray took place at Gowerhass within two miles of Kilrush,
on Monday last between two parties named Lillis and Markham: the former
executing a decree against the latter, a rescue was arranged, scythes
and stones were used by both parties and six men of the Markham’s
were dangerously injured and two of the Lillis’s.
1849 19th June (LR).
Loss of the Maria – Full particulars:
---- Passengers Drowned: Thomas Brew, his wife four sons, and three daughters.
---- Passengers Saved: William Brew. ------
(The Maria sank after striking an iceberg near the Gulf of St. Laurence,
only one boy of the Brew family from Kilrush survived)
1849 25th June (CJ).
A poor man named Patrick Roche was drowned on Friday in that place on
the Shannon called the Ferry beyond Kilrush. He swam from the shore after
a canoe which was drifting out to sea but having ventured too far he became
exhausted and sunk before assistance could reach him.
1850 21st September (Nenagh Guardian).
The Church. ---
The Lord Bishop of Killaloe after his arrival at Kilrush on Wednesday
evening by steamer accompanied the Rev. Mr. Robbins to the village of
Knock to visit the Rev. James Bennett. They returned to Kilrush House,
where a party had been invited by Colonel Vandeleur to meet the Bishop.
On Thursday his Lordship and chaplain the Rev Mr. Bowels, attended Kilrush
Church, which was unusually crowded. His Lordship preached from the 8th
C. Acts, 17th “Then laid their hands on them, and they received
the Holy Ghost”. After pointing out the nature and design of confirmation
his Lordship said that the ceremony attended in the Apostolic age with
miraculous out-pouring of the Holy Spirit, but since only by ordinary
and secret operations of the Holy Ghost. A large number of children and
adults subsequently received confirmation.
1850 28th November (CJ).
The late Wreck at Kilkee:
As a great number of unfortunate people who lost lives in the “Edmund”
were from this county we now subjoin the following authentic list of passengers
drowned on that melancholy occasion. ---- (List did not include any addresses)
1851 26th April (Nation)
Kilrush March 22nd 1851.
My Dear, Mr. Sheridan.
I send you a Bank order for the Magnificent Bell you sent for our Church.
You will be gratified to hear it is securely erected, and that its sweet,
solemn, and melodious sounds are heard at a distance of Five Miles. Several
person of good judgement, who have examined the Workmanship, pronounce
it to be one of the best Bells in this Kingdom for its weight.
The good and generous people of this parish are much pleased. In their
name and my own, I thank you. Yours very sincerely, Timothy Kelly, V.G.,
and P.P., Kilrush:
To: Mr. James Sheridan, Bell Founder, Dublin.
1851 9th June (Daily News) @ British
Library Online Newspapers.
---- In the case of Colonel Vandeleur, chairman of the Kilrush Union,
against Captain Kennedy, late Poor-law Inspector, the venue for the new
trial has been changed by the Queen's Bench from Clare to Cork, the trial
to take place before a special jury. ----
1852 5th January (CJ).
Tenant-Right Agitation: Tomorrow was fixed, we understand, as the day
for holding a tenant-right meeting in Kilrush, in connection with the
present crusade of agitation on the subject. --- We are surprised that
the Rev. gentleman should be unable to see any necessity for such a meeting
in Kilrush when it is borne in mind the landlord of the district gives
tenant-right on his property to the fullest extent that any reasonable
man could require. While others have been theorising and agitating about
it Colonel Vandeleur has been practising it. ---
1852 10th January (Nation).
Tenant Right Meetings in Kilrush. The advocates and supporters of Tenant
Right in Clare held a very imposing and effective demonstration on Tuesday
last, in Kilrush, a locality that has attained an unenviable pre-eminence
in the annals of Poor Law administration. Notwithstanding the inclemency
of the weather, and the undue influence that had been exerted to prevent
the attendance of the farming classes, a very large multitude, which might
be fairly estimated at from three to four thousand persons, assembled
in the Chapel yard, after last Mass. Some landlord emissaries might be
seen hovering around the outskirts of the meeting no doubt in order to
transmit an account of the proceedings to their employers. We regret to
state that from a change in the arrangements, the Press were seriously
inconvenienced, and rendered unable to take an accurate note of the proceedings.
Among those present we observed the following gentlemen: - The Very Rev.
Dr. Kelly, P.P. and V.G., who was moved to the chair, amid the cheers
of the meeting. Rev. Mr, Moran, C.C, Kilrush, Rev, Mr. Pyne, C.C., Kilrush,
Rev. Mr. Browne, P.P., Killimer, Rev. Mr. Tallant, Kilmurry McMahon, Rev.
E. Barry, P.P., Kilmurry Ibrickane, J, Griffin, Labasheeda, Rev. Mr. Meehan,
Carrigaholt, Rev. Mr. Quaid, and Rev. Mr. Sheehy, J. McGrath, J, Quin,
Edward de Coursey. Duncaha Lodge, Tarbert, Matthew Kelly, W. Brew, Leadmore
House, S. Burke, P.L.G., W. Gibson, and R. Cox, Esqs. ----
1852 10th May (CJ).
Mr. John McCullagh, Stipendiary Magistrate is removed from Cavan to Kilrush,
1852 19th July (CJ).
To The Editor of the Clare Journal, Kilrush, 16th July 1852. Sir. - Having
heard that reports have been circulated by Colonel Vandeleur’s enemies
to the effect that he bestowed all his patronage on Protestants, to that
calumny I as a Roman Catholic, beg to give an unqualified denial. I have
lived for the last fourteen years in his employment as Commander of his
yacht, which has a crew composed of Roman Catholics--------- James Smith.
1852 24th July (Nation).
General Election. (Meeting in Ennis)
--- Colonel (Crofton Moore) Vandeleur next presented himself, and was
received with a perfect tempest of groans and hisses. He said, as well
as he could be heard by those nearest him- I come before you as an untried
man (groans), untried as far as your representation is concerned: but,
I trust, not as regards my dealings with the county (groans). You have
all known me for a period of nineteen or twenty years – as a grand
juror (groans), a magistrate (groans), and a resident proprietor (oh,
oh, and continued groaning). I am known in my own part of the county (a
voice-”Oh, you are well”) - and how is it that there I am
supported to a man, whereas here I - (great groaning).
A voice – What made you hunt O’Gorman? (Cheers).
Another voice – How many did you starve? (Groans and hisses).
Mr. Vandeleur – You have heard the charges brought against me, and
I am prepared to answer them, individually (groans).
Mr. Vandeleur – I have been on friendly terms with Catholic clergymen
all my life, and I appeal to the clergy of my own district if I ever interfered
unjustly or ever made distinction between Protestant and Catholic (Oh,
you)? It is my wish always to be good terms with them (well, well), and
I challenge any man to show me an instance where bigotry or persecution
ruled my conduct (oh, Lord): or would render it probable that I would
carry out such if elected as your representative (groans, and cries of
never, never). My wish is for religion freedom: and I would never give
a vote for penal laws or for any measure to persecute my Catholic countrymen
(hisses, and cries of “What about O'Gorman”). There are gentlemen
present anxious to hear about O'Gorman. In that case I merely did my duty
as a magistrate (Oh, you and groans). I felt that he and his friends were
sincere and honest men – more so than others – I felt that
they ventured their lives in the cause, but it was my duty, from my position
at the time, to – (oh, oh, great groaning, and great confusion).
It is a duty that I would do independently again (hisses, and cries of
“hangman”). When warrants are issued it is the duty of a magistrate.--.
A voice – Shut up, and long continued hissing and interruption.
Mr. Vandeleur – I am no Whig Radical, anxious, under false pretences,
to persecute Roman Catholic – nor am I a supporter of Lord Derby's
government anxious for place or power (what do you want, oh?) I am no
supporter of any ministry. If I go into parliament, as I trust I shall,
for the county (hissing, and cries of never, never). I shall go independently.
It is not my wish that chapels should be wrecked (thank you for nothing),
or that religion of any kind should be trampled on. Mr. Vandeleur, amidst
continued interruption and groaning, proceeded to reply to the charges
of the Rev. Mr. Quaid: but the noise and confusion were so great as to
render his observations wholly unintelligible. He retired ….Groaned
(at), hooted, and hissed, in the most expressive manner. ----
(In the general election Vandeleur was defeated by only two votes for
the second seat. He then successfully appealed to a parliamentary committee
to have the election declared null and void. In the next election held
in the summer of 1853 Vandeleur was again defeated, this time more decisively.
He was elected MP for Clare in 1859 and served until 1874)
1853 24th January (CJ). Kilrush Literary
and Scientific Institute.
On Monday evening Dr. Barker concluded his course of lectures to a numerous
audience. Surgeon O’Donnell occupied the chair. On this occasion
the subject matter was the properties of water, its mass and states.
Supper to Dr. Barker.
A supper was given to Dr. Barker on Tuesday the 18th on the conclusion
of a course of scientific lectures delivered by him in Kilrush. The supper
was served up in first-rate style by Mr. Smith, proprietor of the Vandeleur
Arm’s Hotel, covers were laid for thirty. The festive meeting did
not break up until a late hour.
1853 3rd March (CJ).
To the Editor of the Clare Journal: Kilrush Emigration and Agriculture.
Sir: Where or when or what can stop the fearful emigration of this country-or
where shall we find labourers in the seedtime? The streets of this town
are crowded daily with the youth and manhood of our country leaving for
the “Green fields of America” and some for Australia-but New
York and Wisconsin appears to be entirely the land of promise to which
so many of our friends and relations are pursuing their toilsome course.
An able-bodied labourer such as we were in the habit of employing a few
years ago, cannot be got now in our market place for any money-nor are
they to be had in the workhouse-no. All that have remained behind seem
bent on America.
The friends of many poor starved creatures, cottiers and labourers whom
Colonel Vandeleur generously sent out to America in 1848 and 1852 have
been for some time remitting money to their relations in this parish,
and thus we are now daily losing all our servant boys and girls.
What to do in the harvest time for labourers, I’m sure people don’t
know-for even the strong women are bent on going to the States and don’t
care to get married ‘till they get there. Everyone is going-young
I remain Sir. A working farmer, Kilrush 1st March 1853.
1853 23rd June (CJ).
Captain Thompson’s troop of the 7th Dragoon Guards proceeds on Saturday
from Limerick to Kilrush to do duty with Capt. Trevor’s Company
of the 14th, ( The Prince of Wales Own, West Yorkshire Regiment) (at present
stationed there) during the election.
The Roman Catholic soldiers of Capt. Trevor’s Company the 14th Regiment
were ordered out of the chapel on Sunday last when the priest began to
address his congregation about the Clare Election.
1853 28th July (CJ).
Till within the last few days ardent hopes were attained by many that
the potato blight had taken its farewell of this locality: to what extent
they were mistaken can be conceived by seeing convenient to town on the
Kilkee Road, Mr. Dowling’s’ gardens which, though a few days
ago, were fresh and green are now black and withered.
1853 4th August (CJ).
Kilrush 1st August 1853:
On Saturday the 30th ultimo the potato market was abundantly supported
with potatoes for the most part perfectly sound. Though the appearance
of the blight is in the neighbouring localities is very general and the
potato stalks affected considerably, the bulb is supposed to be-in a better
state than at this time last year. ---.
1853 25th August (CJ).
Kilrush Post Office:
Michael Brew Esq, who for some years past has in Kilrush kept the Post
Office and who as a public officer has given very general satisfaction,
is deprived of this situation for voting in the last election as we anticipated
in our last. ---.
1853 26th September (CJ).
On the night of Wednesday the 21st inst. Martin Clohessy, pilot in the
Shamrock, on feeling a little indisposition left his boat which was lying
in the Kilrush Creek and proceeded to his home retired to bed arose next
morning and took breakfast at six after which he was taken suddenly ill
and died in a few minutes.
1853 14th November (CJ).
Captain Ellis, emigration agent, proceeded against William Crawford at
Kilrush Court House on Thursday 10th inst for misrepresentation in procuring
a passage to Australia. ---- Fined a month’s imprisonment or £2
fine and 10s costs. ---
1853 14th November (CJ).
The steep road from the Glen towards the Lime Kiln, which was so difficult
to pass with heavy loads, has just been levelled and gravelled over by
Colonel Vandeleur and Mr. George Taylor.
1853 29th December (CJ).
Kilrush: On Christmas night and on the night of the day following the
town was enlivened by a beautiful exhibition of fireworks at the expense
of Mr. Edmond Foley to whom the towns’ people are deeply indebted
for the amusement he so generously and frequently afforded them.
St Stephen’s Day: The draper’s of Kilrush with a few others,
kept their shops closed on this day to afford such of their young men
as are from the country the pleasure of spending the day among their family.
This considerable indulgence was also given at the suggestion of Mr. Edward
1854 2nd January (CJ).
Richard A Fitzgerald Studdert, Esq, son of Captain Studdert R.N., has
been promoted to a lieutenant in the Royal Marine Corps, and recommended
for the Marine Artillery, in consequence of the accuracy on his answers
during the Christmas examination at the college Portsmouth.
He only entered a cadet this summer.
1854 16th January (CJ).
Distress in Kilrush:
(The poor of Kilrush present their compliments to the Editor of the Clare
Journal and most respectively ask for his editorial assistance--- for
the annexed to appear---)
--- The already high prices to which food has advanced makes it necessary
that all persons on whom God has bestowed the goods of this like (sic)
should come forward with generous dispositions and contribute a something
to keep it within range of the struggling artisan and labouring classes.
--- Subscriptions for this purpose will be received by Very Rev. T. Kelly,
P.P.: Rev. P. Moran: Rev.M. Pyne: G. Hickson Esq, Provincial Bank: Matt
Kelly, National Bank: P.B.O’Brien, Steam Packet Office and any member
of St. Vincent de Paul Society. ---.
1854 13th March (CJ).
Kilrush: On the evening of Monday the 6th inst. Mr. J. Heaphy lectured
on “Heat” at the room of the Kilrush Literary and Scientific
Institute. There were present about two hundred and sixty persons. ---.
1854 19th June (CJ).
A.M.D.G. - List of Subscriptions: Kilrush May 25th 1854:
The people of Kilrush ever anxious to perpetuate the recollection of the
glorious Jesuit Mission – this day brought to a close. – have
determined as a lasting commemoration of the event to establish immediately
a branch of the Sisters of Mercy here. -----.
Rt. Rev.Dr. Vaughan, Lord Bishop. £20.
Very Rev. J Kenny, P.P. £500
R & M Foley £100.
1854 10th July (CJ).
Dr. Cahill the talented lecturer has been lecturing on astronomy in Kilrush
during the past week. We really envy the good fortune of the Kilrushians
in having an opportunity of hearing the talented gentleman’s exposition
on the solar universe, and we hope the time is not far distant when we
shall have the pleasure of listening to the Rev. gentleman in Ennis.
1855 2nd April (CJ).
The Protestants of Kilrush have established a charitable society called
the Kilrush Benevolent Society for the relief of poor Protestants. The
Rev. J.F. Robbins is appointed president: Rev Mr. O’Connor, curate
and the Rev. Henry Geddes, Wesleyan Missionary joint secretaries. A number
of subscriptions have been received including £5 from the Colonel
1855 30th July (CJ).
Kilrush: The committee of the Convent of Mercy schools Kilrush gratefully
acknowledge £1-11s from James Tyrrell Esq, Dublin per Very Rev T.
Kelly P.P. in aid of their funds. The schools are in a very flourishing
condition. About 500 children are in attendance at the day school and
about 250 at the Sunday school. ---
1855 27th September (CJ).
On Tuesday evening this town was brilliantly illuminated in honour of
the marriage of the eldest daughter of Colonel Vandeleur. All the vessels
in the harbour displayed their colours and the guns at Kilrush, Scattery
and Tarbert fired a salute in honour of the happy event. Mr. Blacker and
his bride left on Tuesday for the residence of her uncle, Col. John Vandeleur,
Ballnascourty House, near Limerick.
This work of the Gas Company in this town is progressing
apace. The main pipes are being laid down in the streets. ---
1856 18th February (CJ).
A meeting of the Kilrush Gas Company held on Thursday to take into consideration
the high price charged for the gas fittings by the contractors. --.
1856 14th July (CJ).
The Kilrush Rioters:
We have authority for stating that when the deputation from Kilrush was
on board the Erin-go-Bragh, steamer, on her voyage down the Shannon on
Saturday, they brought under his Excellency’s notice, the case of
the Kilrush Rioters, and Lord Carlisle intimated through his private Secretary,
Mr. Howard that he would take their case into consideration and if it
admitted of a mitigation on presentment then the prerogative of mercy
should be extended to them.
1856 11th December (CJ).
--- Clare Journal: order and advertisements: Mr. T. Gibson, Kilrush. ---
Game Licenses: Captain H. G. Austin, Kilrush: W.H. Blennerhasset Esq,
Kilrush, R. H. Donovan, Esq, Kilrush: Colonel Vandeleur, Kilrush.
1857 4th June (CJ).
The Constabulary: Hugh Westropp White Esq, of Kilrush in the County of
Clare, son of the late Captain White R.N., has been appointed to a cadetship
in the constabulary by his Excellency the Lord Lieutenant in consideration
of the valuable services rendered by the late Captain White (when commanding
the coastguard at Galway) to the people in the famine year of 1847. The
deceased sudden death was caused by his anxiety and toil in that distressing
period. His name will be long remembered by the Claddagh fishermen and
the poor of Galway. The Earl of Carlisle in making the appointment also
rewards the son of one who distinguished himself in several engagements
under Lord Nelson. ---.
1857 14th September (CJ).
The house of Mr. Brew, Kilrush was robbed of a quantity of silver articles
on Tuesday night.
1857 8th October (CJ).
A Clare Hero: The brave Cavanagh of her Majesty’s 64th, Prince of
Wales, North Staffordshire Regiment, who was cut up at Oonas, was a native
of Kilrush in this county, where his widowed mother and family live.
1857 29th October (CJ).
The lectures now being delivered in Kilrush by Dr. John Barker, M.R.I.A.,
of Waterloo Road, Dublin on natural and experimental philosophy, continue
to attract all the elite of the neighbourhood, who express their opinions
of his very great talents in unmeasured terms of approbation.
1858 7th January (CJ).
Second Annual Meeting of the Kilrush Gas Company.
--- William Foley, M.D., Chairman. Michael McDonnell, Secretary.
1858 4th March (CJ).
--- James McInerney a comfortable farmer was killed in Kilrush on Saturday
by a bag of corn, which was being hoisted at a store, falling on him.
1858 22nd March (CJ).
Coroner Inquest at Kilrush.
Mr. O’Donovan, coroner of the Kilrush district concluded on Friday
an investigation which lasted four days into the cause of the death of
a seaman named Thomas Dowling of the ship “Earl of Lonsdale”
of Greenock – now anchored at Scattery Roads.
1858 19th April (CJ).
The police at Kilrush are waging war against the children of the town
who are whipping tops on the flags. ---- age and size are alike to the
peace preservers. Two of the delinquents were obliged to stand on the
seat that the presiding magistrate should have a fair view of them. They
were dismissed with a caution.
1858 22nd April (CJ).
Rejoicing at Kilrush:
As the mail of yesterday brought intelligence by private letter of the
withdrawal of Mr. Ball from the contest in Limerick: The friends of James
Spaight Esq in this town immediately commenced preparations for some token
of appreciation for him, and to this purpose a large bon-fire containing
over sixty loads of turf was erected in front of his uncle J. W. Paterson’s
Esq, house. -----Vesey the fishmonger after being carried around the town
on the shoulders of some boys, in a fit of excitement threw his coat and
hat into the burning pile. ---- Dancing was kept up until a late hour
in the lodge of Mr. Paterson. --- Lieutenant A. C. Paterson remained on
the ground until all had retired.
1858 23rd October (Nation).
-- A very affectionate address has been presented to the Rev. W Moran
from the inhabitants of Kilrush, accompanied with a purse of 120 sovereigns,
on his appointment to the Administrator-ship of Newmarket. ---Clare Journal.
1859 1st April (Journal of the National Life-Boat
Institution Volume 1V) @books.google.com.
-- The following is a list of the Gold and Silver Medals that have been
voted by the Committee of this Institution, since its establishment in
1824, to persons whose humane and intrepid exertions in saving Lives from
Shipwreck have been deemed sufficiently conspicuous to merit that honourable
distinction. The Cases will be found recorded in detail in the several
Annual Reports of the Institution. (Note (*) after the name denotes the
reception of a Gold Medal).
-- Patrick Flynn, Boatman, Coast Guard, Kilrush.
Patrick Shannon, Assistant Boatman, Coast Guard, Kilrush.
Robert Prewell, Coast Guard, Kilrush.(Pryall ???)
Jas McCarthy, Coast Guard, Kilrush.
T Harrington, Coast Guard, Kilrush.
1859 23rd April (IT).
Irish Election Intelligence.
County Clare: -The Limerick Chronicle contains the following: -”The
Roman Catholic clergy of Clare met at Ennis yesterday, and unanimously
resolved to sustain Mr. Francis MacNamara Calcutt, as one of the representatives.
The contest will be severe. Colonel White is promised great support. Every
solicitor in the county of Clare has been engaged for the ensuing election.
The Right Honourable J.D. Fitzgerald was most enthusiastically received
by the people of Ennis. On Monday evening Mr. Fitzgerald left Limerick
for Dublin. Colonel Crofton Moore Vandeleur, of Kilrush, arrived here
yesterday, and proceeded to Six-mile-Bridge and other districts of the
County of Clare, where he received assurances of support from the electors”.
1859 2nd May (CJ).
Great Demonstration in Kilrush in favour of Colonel Vandeleur.
On Saturday evening Colonel Vandeleur, accompanied by Henry S. Burton
Esq, D.L., Carrigaholt Castle, arrived at Kilrush amidst the acclamation
of the assembled thousands--.
1859 12th July (IT).
A letter written from this fashionable watering place says: - Kilkee is,
without exception, the cheapest place in the world for living in. Crab,
lobster, trout, salmon, and turbot are in great abundance, and very cheap-for
instance, a turbot that would cost 14s in London may be purchased here
for 1s-9d or 2s. The water is of the finest quality, ever flowing from
a spring in superabundance for the whole place. Meat, bread, butter, and
milk and also of the quality, and cheaper than the city market, but cheese
is scarce and dear. Respectable accommodation is to be had on the following
terms: Bed and breakfast, 2s-6d: bed and board per day, 4s: bed and board
per week £1-2s: no charge for servants. There are other places for
the tip-top classes, where the rates of charges are higher. There is a
Protestant church and a large Catholic chapel, both of which are well
supplied and equally well attended, and for all the essentials which conduce
to make life happy, viz., health, recreation, and cheap living, Bath,
Cheltenham, Leamington, and Brighton, have no comparison with Kilkee.
There are two conveyances to Kilkee- one is by boat, from the quay of
Limerick, the other is by rail to Foynes, and thence by the Kelpic steamer,
up the Shannon, to Kilrush-both trips are beautiful beyond description,
and there is nothing like or equal to them in England.
1859 31st August (IT).
Colonel Vandeleur, M.P., has arrived at Kilrush House, from London.
1859 17th October (CJ).
Great improvements are contemplated at Kilkee by the noble proprietor
the Marquis of Conyngham into whose possession the place has come since
the death of Mr. Jonas Studdert. Among the improvements there is to be
a new road open along the east side of the bay towards Mr. Stoddert’s
house. It is intended to erect a splendid line of lodges along the entire
way, so there will be a fashionable promenade along the east side affording
one of the finest views of the Bay and Headlands.
1859 17th October (CJ).
On Wednesday the 12th inst. The October Fair at Kilrush was held on the
Ballyerra Fairgreen. The horned cattle offered for sale was not generally
of a prime description. – Horned cattle sold for £8 to £11
and £11-10s: yearlings for £3: sheep from 30s to 45s: pigs
were bought at £2-2s
1859 2nd December (IT).
Common Pleas: - McDonnell v. Benton.
The action in this case was brought by the Messrs. McDonnell builders
at Kilrush, against the Rev. Mr. Bunton and a chapel committee at Glin,
County Limerick, to recover a sum of £500 alleged to be due for
extra work and materials supplied. The plaintiff had contracted to build
the chapel for £869: and when it was built they, at the desire of
the defendants, undertook the extra work of putting in stained glass windows,
plastering, &c. The value of this extra work is the question in dispute.
The defendants lodged a sum of money in court to cover what they conceived
the plaintiffs were entitled to. --------.
1859 5th December (CJ).
Colonel Vandeleur, M.P., family and suite arrived at Kilrush House on
Tuesday the 28th ult.
Hector Vandeleur Esq, Rifle Brigade, eldest son of Colonel Vandeleur,
M.P., is at present on a visit at Kilrush House.