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Kinvarra – 1843

Kerry Evening Post Saturday, October 21, 1843, p2.

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Diocese of Killaloe and Confert, &c,
On Thursday, the 12th inst., the Hon and Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of this diocese, consecrated the new church in Kinvarra, a small but rising town, situated on the eastern extremity of the bay of Galway. The weather was unfavourable, it having rained heavily during the morning, but notwithstanding there was a large and respectable congregation. Amongst those present were the Very Rev. William O’Grady, the clergy and respectable laity of the neighbourhood.
On his arrival at the western door of the church, the clergy in their surplices, &c., met the Lord Bishop, and preceded by him, advanced up the aisle, repeating the 24th Psalm, when his lordship took his seat on the north side of the communion table.
The deed for setting apart the church for holy purposes being read by the deputy register, the Very Rev. the Provost of Kilmacduagh, and the Rev. W.H. Nason, proceeded to read the morning service; the first lesson being read by the Rev. William Roe, Chaplain to the Earl of Clancarty, and the second by the Rev. Mr. Robinson, Curate of the Venerable the Archdeacon of Confert. The 100th Psalm was then sung with effect and devotion, by the Clergy and congregation, led by the Rev. W. Roe. The Bishop next read the Communion service, the Epistle being read by the Dean of Kilmacduagh, after which the 121st Psalm was sung.
His Lordship preached the consecration sermon, taking for his text the 16th chap. of St. Matthew’s Gospel and the 18th verse, “Upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” In the course of which, in a strain of most exalted eloquence, he faithfully advocated the cause of our Reformed Church, contending that Protestantism had not its beginning, but its purification, at the time of the glorious Reformation – that that justification was by faith only in the atonement and imputed righteousness of Jesus Christ – that the Church of Rome, though the depositary, was not the faithful dispenser of the truth – that there never was a time when the motley bands of our Zion’s opponents were more leagued for her destruction, infidelity without and a spurious liberality scarcely less dangerous within, but that she was founded upon Jesus the Rock; and that faithful Christians, the true children of God, were called, elected and chosen from ages everlasting.
His Lordship concluded with adverting in a most impressive and feeling manner to the memory of the Rev. John Burke, the late vicar of the parish, through whose exertions the church of Kinvarra had been built, eulogising his merits and character, and expressing his conviction (it being the intention of his friends to erect a monument to his memory) that it would be more in accordance with the wishes of the deceased, and equally fulfil this intended object of his friends, should a school-house be substituted for the monument.
The effect of this discourse was here apparent from the tears of the congregation; and it is earnestly to be hoped that his lordship’s recommendation will speedily and vigorously be put into execution.
It would be quite impossible to give an adequate idea of the Bishop’s sermon. We would respectfully suggest to his lordship that, by having it printed and published through the lenght and breadth of the land, he would confer a lasting boon upon the Church at large.
The Sacrament of the Lord’s supper was then administered to about forth communicants, when all separated enlightened by, and gratified with, the services of the day.
Cork Constitution.

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Mr Michael Hynes – 1843

Nation 1st April, 1843 p13

Dunguaire Watercolor EO'D
Watercolor EO’D

I have much pleasure in remitting you first halves of notes of £2.10s, the amount of the first Repeal subscriptions collected in this parish. Mr O’Connell’s never to be forgotten speech in the corporation has convinced us that there is no hope for Ireland unless from a domestic legislature. He said in that speech he was proud of his countrymen. He called on us to assist him, and cold-hearted and ungrateful must the Irishman be who would not respond to his call.
We have been too long idle spectators of this bloodless battle, and are ashamed of our apathy, but from this forth are determined to exert ourselves, and to rally with the Liberator in the struggle for national independence. May the Almighty crown his efforts with success an may his declining years be rewarded by seeing his country prosperous and happy.
I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant.
Michael Hynes.

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Galway Banquet – 1843

The Cork Examiner, June 30th, 1843 (abridged)

Eyre Square, Galway c.1897 National Library of Ireland Wikimedia Commons.
Eyre Square, Galway c.1897
National Library of Ireland
Wikimedia Commons.

The great public banquet to Mr. O’Connell took place this evening at the magnificent and extensive pavilion, erected for the purpose in Eyre Square, and served as a fitting conclusion to the grand and imposing scene of yesterday. The preparations were all on the most extensive scale, and no trouble or cost was spared to render the banquet worthy of the great importance of the occasion. The pavilion was large enough to contain upwards of 1,000 persons, and was fitted up with great taste and effect. Over the two principal entrances the word “Repeal” appeared in gas lights, and behind the head table several beautiful devices were also formed in the same brilliant material. The tickets collected by the stewards at the dinner amounted to 560 in number, and when the occupants of the principal table and the stewards were enumerated, the entire of the gentlemen present somewhat exceeded 600 in number.

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The Liberator – Galway – 1843

The Cork Examiner 30th June, 1843 p.1

Salmon Weir Bridge Galway
Salmon Weir Bridge

Daniel O’Connell in Galway (abridged)
From an early hour the streets were densely thronged by the country people, who continued to pour into the town in countless thousands, exhibiting in their persons all the wild and picturesque costumes of the west. The women’s short dark-red flannel petticoats were surmounted by the deep blue or brilliant scarlet cloaks. The majority of the younger portion were barefooted, and had their heads uncovered, their hair hanging loosely over their shoulders.  Nearby were the dark frieze coats and corduroy breeches of the men from the interior of the country and the light sky blue dress of the Connemara men, who had prepared themselves to come in thousands in boats.  Owing to the lightness of the wind, only a comparatively small portion were able to enter the harbour in sufficient time for the meeting.
The dark blue of the Claddagh fishermen, the Aran Islanders in their hairy shoes of untanned calf-skin, and the Iar Connaughtmen, mounted on their untrained and unshod mountain ponies – all mingled together in the old streets, talking Irish in loud accents as they went along.
When twelve o’clock, the hour at which the procession was to set forth, approached, the throng in the neighbourhood of the Square and Market-place became extremely dense, while the excitement was increased by the arrival of the tradesmen, all ornamented with sashes and bands and carrying long white rods surmounted with ribbons, to take their places in the procession, and by the merry strains of the temperance bands, that were each carried in boats placed in carts, and profusely ornamented with flags and green boughs.
At length the loud shouts of that peculiar and most interesting body of men – the Claddagh fishermen – was heard as they approached to take their ascribed place at the head of the procession. They mustered nearly a thousand strong, and a large portion of them wore large white flannel jackets, ornamented with ribbons and pieces of various coloured silk, while their hats were quite concealed with ribbons, flower-knots, and ostrich feathers.
The tailors were allowed to take their position second in the procession, and the remainder of the trades, twenty-four in number, were placed by lot, as arranged at a preliminary meeting held on the preceding day, in the following order;
Millers, Wheelwrights, Hatters, Tobacconists, Bakers, Stonecutters, Ropemakers, Broguemakers, Printers (having a printing press mounted on a richly decorated chariot), Butchers, Plasterers, Shoemakers, Coachmakers, Shipcarpenters, Coopers, Chandlers, Cabinetmakers, Nailers, Sawers, Housecarpenters, Stonemasons, Painters, Smiths, and Slaters.

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Kinvara Baptisms – 1843

Cappella brancacci,  Date: from 1424 until 1428 Masaccio (1401–1428)
Cappella brancacci,
Date: from 1424 until 1428
Masaccio (1401–1428)

Kinvara Baptisms June -October 1843

From LDS film #0979692

Civil Parish Kinvarradoorus
Diocese Kilmacduagh

Earliest Record: b.6.1831;m.7.1831
Missing Dates: b.5.1837-6.1843,8.1853-7.1854;m.5.1837-6.1843,8.1853-7.1854

Date          Child            Father           Mother               Sponsor 1          Sponsor 2             Notes     Townland
23-Jun Mary Hynes John Hynes Mary Connelly Michael Hynes Mary Hynes
29-Jun John Jeremiah Bourke Bridget Ryan Matt Feeney Mary Driscole
29-Jun Honor Finn John Finn Bridget Mason Peter McDonnell Libby McDonnell
30-Jun Mary Kelly Bart Kelly Bridget Forde John McInerheny Mary Linnane
2-Jul Pat Kelly Pat Kelly Ellen Groman / GronJohn Kelly Bridget Fahey
2-Jul Catherine Fahey Owen Fahey Catherine Fahey John Fahey Honor Gronan
2-Jul John Joseph Gavin Joseph Mary Fahey John Brady Bridget Rush
6-Jul Thomas Hynes Michael Hynes Mary Kerin Tom Fahey Mary Donelan
6-Jul Ann Finnegan Martin Finnegan Libby Farrell John McGavin Mary Glynn
7-Jul John Langley Michael Langley Mary Mclysaght Pat Grealish Mary Tully
9-Jul Honor Nee Patt Nee Honor Jordan James Nee Honor Carrol
13-Jul Biddy Nelly James Nelly Biddy Nelly John Nee Mary Nelly
13-Jul Catherine Glynn Michael Glynn Biddy (cut off) Matt Grady Mary Grady
14-Jul Charles Rooney Tim Rooney (cut off) (cut off) (faded) (faded)
16-Jul John Tierney John Tierney Mary Fahy Mart Keaney Bridget Fahy
16-Jul William Malley Michael Malley Catherine Fahey Pat O’Shea Mary Larkin
16-Jul Anne Carran Patt Carran Bridget Walshe Pat Forde Peggy Meehan
16-Jul Mary Halloran Laurence Halloran Mary Neelan Morty Glynn Bridget Ward
20-Jul Mary Foundation Michael Foundation Peggy Farrell John Stanton Mary Stanton
20-Jul Michael Lally Michael Lally Mary Ward John (ink blot) Mary Ward
20-Jul Cecelia Fahy Michael Fahy Mary Fahy Pat Duggan Margaret Fahy
23-Jul Biddy Neilan Tom Neilan Biddy Mahon Patt Mullavin (?) Mullavin
27-Jul Mary Long Richard Long Ellen Scanlan Andrew McHugo Honora McHugo
27-Jul William Gallery Thomas Gallery Honora Keating Bryan Gallery Sabina Gallery
27-Jul Patrick Linnane Martin Linnane Mary Douglass John Connole Catherine Douglass
27-Jul John McMahon John McMahon Mary Martin Lissana Turner
27-Jul Michael Conlan David Conlan Mary Nickel Michael Kering Mary Donnellan
27-Jul John Grady Pat Grady Catherine Healy Pat Burn Bridget Healy
3-Aug Peter Linnane Thomas Linnane Mary Healy Michael Fahy Mary Halvey
4-Aug Betty Boland Pat Boland Mary Vigno?? Thomas Walsh Rose Mahon
5-Aug Maria Ryan Thomas Ryan Jane Hynes William Hynes Mary Hynes
6-Aug Michael Casey Michael Casey Bridget O’Loughlin Pat Monaghan Ellen Scanlan poor
6-Aug Pat Linnane Thomas Linnane Ellen Linnane Pat Spellman Mary Divane pd 2.6
6-Aug John Reynolds John Reynolds Biddy Connelly (can’t read) (can’t read) poor
8-Aug Michael Fahy James Fahy Honor Kerins James Neylan Mary Haraward pd 2.6
9-Aug Margaret Gardiner Pat Gardiner Mary Rooney Thomas Nicholson Margaret Lally pd 2.6
10-Aug Honor Walsh Michael Walsh Honor Madden John McGan Ellen Costelloe pd 2.6
10-Aug Mary Craven Michael Craven Ann Ward Michael Leich Catherine (can’t read)pd 2.6
10-Aug Biddy Jordan Frank Jordan Mary Kierse Robert Purcel Mary Kierse pd 2.6 Gortnaglough
13-Aug Margaret Cun???? Thomas Cun???? Mary Neilan John Mellidy Nancy Mellidy pd 2.6
17-Aug Judy Conole Edward Conole Mary Deviny Thomas Brennan Bridget Connole pd 2.6
17-Aug Mary Conole Edward Conole Mary Deviny Thomas Brennan Brigget Connole pd 2.6
17-Aug Mary Hehir Pat Hehir Nance Linnane Pat Rowan Mary Kelly pd 2.6
18-Aug Bartholomew Kerin Darby Kerin Mary Daly Mart Kean Bridget O’Loughlin pd 2.6
18-Aug Michael Green Thomas Green Honor Shaughnessy Thomas Daly Mary King pd 2.6
24-Aug Catherine Killalea Thomas Killalea Biddy Grady John Leich Mary Larkin pd 2.6
2? Aug Michael Lally Michael Lally Bridget Donohue Laurence Finan Mary Burke pd 2.6
2? Aug Bartly Kelly Fardy Kelly Letitia Silk Thomas Nicholson Peggy Kean pd 2.6
31-Aug Michael Keeff Daniel Keeff Mary Shaughnessy John Keeffe Bridget Keeffe pd 2.6
31-Aug Mary Lee Michael Lee Bridget Madden James Jordan (can’t read)
31-Aug Mary Corcoran James Corcoran Mary Morris Martin Kelly Catherine Daly pd 2.6
3-Sep Ann McGrale John McGrale Sarah Joyce Malachy Scanlan Mary Feeny pd 2.6
3-Sep Margaret Joyce John Joyce Mary (can’t read) Betty McGuire (can’t read) pd 2.6
3-Sep Michael Fahy Pat Fahy (can’t read) (can’t read) (can’t read)
7-Sep Thomas Swift John Swift Ellen O’Brien Matt Killeen Catherine Fahy pd 2.6
7-Sep Michael Mannion Pat Mannion Bridget Mullins Colmon Donahue Ellen Mannion pd 2.6 Rue
7-Sep Mary Quinn Patt Quinn Margaret Browne Pat Quinn Mary Kean pd 2.6 Gortskeigh
7-Sep Michael Quinn Michael Quinn Biddy Nee James Feeny Margaret Feeny pd 2.6 Huogera?
7-Sep Brady Moran James Moran Biddy Quinn John Fahy Ann Long pd 2.6 ?elorek
7-Sep Ann Monahan Pat Monahan Catherine Connelly Michael Loughlin Biddy Donahue poor
12-Sep Pat Cavanagh Pat Cavanagh Honor Kilkelly Martin Linane Catherine Kelly pd 2.6 Park More
14-Sep Michael Fahy Pat Fahy Ann Lynch John Nee pd 2.6
14-Sep Michael Kelly Michael Kelly Honor Hehir Peter Kelly Sally Kelly pd 2.6 Capamore
14-Sep Ellen Halvey John Halvey Betty Sullivan Tim Halvey Honor Sullivan pd 2.6
14-Sep Honor Corbet Henry Corbet Mary Fahy Pat Quinn Bridget Quinn pd 2.6
15-Sep Mary Healy Bryan Healy Betty Mahon Michael Healy Betty O’Dea pd 2.6 Millpark
17-Sep Mary Jordan Michael Jordan Bridget Linnane Pat O’Brien Bridget Tuohil pd 2.6
17-Sep Ellen Burke Peter Burke Ellen Dealy Peter O’Mealy Margaret Mahon pd 2.6
17-Sep Mary Donahue Malachy Donahue Mary Gegan Dennis Mahon Ann Mahon pd 2.6
21-Sep Pat Carrig Bartly Carrig Mary Shaughnessy Pat Curly Catherine Curly pd 2.6 Kinvara
21-Sep Thomas Kilkelly Peter Kilkelly Mary Hynes Thomas Hession Sally Kilkelly pd 2.6
21-Sep Honor Quinn Bartly Quinn Mary Moylan Pat Quinn Biddy Quinn pd 2.6 Crushoe
21-Sep Michael Stanton John Stanton Betty Healy Mart Stanton Cecelia Hynes pd 2.6
28-Sep Mary Mullovin John Mullovin Mary Martin Pat Shea Mary Ward pd 2.6
28-Sep Catherine Cooney Michael Cooney Biddy Mannion Paty Hynes Biddy Connellan pd 2.6
28-Sep Catherine Dillon Michael Dillon Babb McDonagh Pat Dillon poor Kinvara
28-Sep Michael Kildea William Kildea Honor Donahue Michael Dillon illegit. Kinvara
28-Sep Catherine Howe Pat Howe Nancy Mack John Brennan Mary Mooris illegit. Park More
5-Oct Michael Lee Michael Lee Mary Joint Pat Joint Mary Lally pd 2.6 Killeen
5-Oct Margaret Connole Michael Connole Bridget Kilkelly Bartly Connors Mary Linnane pd 2.6 Park More
5-Oct Mary Kilkenny John Kilkenny Mary Malony John Burke Catherine Mobry pd 2.6 Knocklera
6-Oct Michael Kilkelly Francis Kilkelly Biddy O’Donnell Michael Connors Mary Connors illegit. Cahercun
8-Oct Winny Fahy Thomas Fahy Bridget Murray Thomas Daly Bridget Kilkelly pd 2.6
8-Oct Bartly Hehir John Hehir Bridget Fleming Michael Comber Betty Fleming pd 2.6 Cloush
12-Oct Mart Parker John Parker Catherine Connole James Parker Mary Parker pd 2.6
12-Oct Honor Murphy Martin Murphy Jane Moran Pat Murphy Bridget Glynn pd 2.6 Lough Curra
12-Oct Catherine Driscole Thomas Driscole Mary Neylan Thomas Neylan Mary Neylan pd 2.6 Nogera
12-Oct John Joseph Burke Pat Burke Ellen Finnane Pat Burke Mrs Finnane pd 2.6 Kinvara
12-Oct Bridget Connelly Laurence Connelly Honor Fihely Fardy Kelly Mary Fihely pd 2.6 Mt. Scribe
18-Oct Michael Corlis Pat Corlis Judy Coen John Feeny Bessy Conlan pd 2.6 Killeen
18-Oct Honor Rock Pat Rock Biddy Cavanagh John Fannian Biddy Burke pd 2.6
22-Oct Catherine Lahy Thomas Lahy Kate O’Brien Thomas Hehir Kate Fahy pd 2.6
22-Oct Frances Helen Taaffe Pat Taaffe Ellen Higgins Charles Higgins Ellen Kilkelly pd 2.6 Kinvara
22-Oct Pat Kelly Laurence Kelly Mary (can’t read) Michael Kelly ? Butler pd 2.6 Kinvara
22-Oct (can’t read entry)
26-Oct Mary Sullivan Pat Sullivan Pen Kilkelly Michael Fahy Bridget Fahy pd 2.6
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Duelling in Ireland – 1843

Alexander Hamilton- Aaron Burr Duel Gutenberg File of 1902 Book
Alexander Hamilton- Aaron Burr Duel
Gutenberg File of 1902 Book
Launceston Advertiser 2nd November 1843

No gentleman had taken his proper station in life till he had “smelt powder,” as it was called; and no barrister could go circuit till he had obtained a reputation in this way; no election, and scarcely an assizes, passed without a number of duels; and many men of the bar, practising half a century ago owed their eminence, not to powers of eloquence or to legal ability, but to a daring spirit, and the number of duels they had fought.

It was no unusual thing for the opposite counsel to fall out in court in discussing a legal point, retire to a neighbouring field, settle it with pistols, and then return to court to resume the argument in a more peaceable manner.

The public mind was in such a state of irritation from the period of 1780 to the time of the union, that it was supposed that three hundred remarkable duels were fought in Ireland during that interval. Counties or districts became distinguished for their dexterity at the weapons used – Galway for the sword; Tipperary, Roscommon and Sligo for the pistol; Mayo for equal skill in both.

Weapons of offence were generally kept at the inns for the accommodation of those who might come on an emergency unprovided. In such cases, ‘pistols were ordered for two, and breakfast for one,’ as it might and did, sometimes happen, that the other did not return to partake of it, being left dead in the field.

The laws by which duelling is punishable were then as severe as now, but such was the spirit of the times, that they remained a dead letter. No prosecution ensued, or if it even did, no conviction would follow. Every man on the jury was himself probably a duellist, and would not find his brother guilty.