The death is announced form Gort Convent, county Galway, of Mother Mary Aloysius Doyle, the last of the 16 nuns of the Order of Mercy, who left Ireland in Decemlier, 1854, to assist Florence Nightingale in nursing the Soldiers in the Crimea. She was 94 years of age. She was summoned to Windsor several years ago by the late Queen Victoria to be decorated, but was too old to undertake the journey. Her sister, aged 90, a nun in the same convent, still survives.
Hear you not that wild wind moaning,
Shrieking o’er our withered land?
Hear you not our mountains groaning
To tell us sorrow is at hand?
See you not our people dying.
Young and old are swept away ;
The proud and strong around are lying,
Ere life ebbs out they turn to clay!
Hear you not that Ocean storm?
Convulsed Atlantic shows her sorrow:
See you not that shipwreck’d form?
All, all portends of grief to-morrow.
List, oh list, the Banshee crying
Around the walls of Derrynane;
Away from us our Chieftain’s dying,
The Mileslan dirge her midnight wail.
Alas! alas! the morn looks sad,
The sun lies hid behind yon cloud,
In deepest dye of mourning clad,
Close wrapped as in a grave-like shroud.
Hush, oh hush, all hearts are breakiig
Weep, oh weep, his spirit’s fled.
Hark! a mighty voice is speaking
“Slaves, your friend O’Connell’s dead.”
Poland grieved o’er Kosciusko’s pall;
Columbia wept her Washington;
Each nation’s mourned her hero’s fall,
Proud England still has Wellington;
But ours – oh ours – the wide worlds’ friend,
In every clime the tyrants’ dread;
What slaves shall now know sorrow’s end,
Their champion all, O’Connell’s dead.
Yes; his fall through every clime will ring,
The myriads shout his hallowed praise;
And those will weep his funeral song,
Who heeded not his glorious rays;
Aye, they will seek a borrowed fame,
As earth is brightened by the sun;
And those will claim O’Connell’s name!
Whose every deed his bosom wrung.
Yesterday a band of men hiding on both sides of the road at Gort in County Galway, fired at six men on their way home from a hurling match. All the men were injured, two of them seriously. No arrests have been made.
Connaught Journal January 30 , 1823
New Garden & Farm Seeds.
Elizabeth Cloran of Loughrea respectfully informs the Customers of her House and the Public, that she has arrived to her from London, per the New Harmony for Dublin, her annual, extensive and general assortment of Garden, Farming, Flower Seeds, which she having imported from one of the most eminent Seedsmen in London, is enabled to recommend with perfect confidence.
She is also constantly supplied from the most respectable Druggists in Dublin, with every Genuine Medicine in the Apothecary business, to the compounding and dispensing of which the strictest care and attention is paid by a Gentleman, regularly qualified in that Profession. Oils, Colours, Horse, Cow, Sheep and Dog Medicine, and a choice selection of all the Patent Preparations from the Medical-Hall, 34, Lower Sackville-street, Dublin.
She hopes from her anxiety at all times to procure every Article of the best description, Her moderate charges, and the particular attention to the orders she may be favoured with to merit a continuance of that liberal patronage which she has experienced since her commencement in business.
Freemans Journal 8th September, 1906 p14 (abridged)
Mr P M Glynn M.H.R, who has just turned 51, was born at Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland and graduated at Trinity College. He was first elected to the South Australian Assembly for Light in 1887 (Parliament). His recreations are given as ‘hunting, tennis’, but for tennis, handball may be substituted
Enhanced British Parliamentary Papers on Ireland
Seventy-fourth Annual Report of the Commissioners of Public Works in Ieland, with appendices for 1905-1906
MARINE WORKS ACT, 1902
2nd Ed. VII., c 24 p8
Since our last Report the only additional work taken in hands under the Marine Works Act, was that at Kinvarra, County Galway. The marine work at this place, comprising the restoration of the pier and wharf walls, together with a new storm wall and other minor improvements, was certified by Their Excellencies the Lords Justices under the Act in July 1905. It was put in hands at once under the direction of the Board’s own officers, and it has been satisfactorily completed since the close of the financial year.