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Catherine Mahony – Loughrea – 1843

South Australian Register 13th May, 1843 p2

Loughrea Old and New Priory Photo: Andreas F. Borchert  Wikimedia Commons
Loughrea Old and New Priory
Photo: Andreas F. Borchert
Wikimedia Commons

At the petty sessions of Loughrea, Ireland, the master of the Union Workhouse preferred a charge against one of the inmates, named Catherine Mahony, “for having continued to speak when cautioned to be silent.”
The magistrate dismissed the complaint and strongly censured this new mode of burking (hurting?) the paupers.