The following details have been transcribed from the "Carlow
Weekly News" newspaper, which can be found on micro film at
County Carlow Library, Tullow Street, Carlow, Co Carlow Ireland.
June 17th, 1859.
Destructive Fire–Caution To Farm Servants.
On Sunday night last a destructive fire broke out in the
out-premises of Mr. John Kehoe, a respectable farmer living at a
place called Castleroe, in the county Kildare, through the
carelessness, it is supposed, of one of the farm servants, who
is so seriously injured by the fire that little hopes are
entertained of his recovery. It appears that the man slept in an
out-house, and retired to rest, as usual, on Sunday evening
last, when, it is though, he either commenced smoking or
neglected to extinguish the candle properly, as the barn in
which he slept was soon after enveloped in flames, which spread
to such an extent before morning that all the out-offices and a
large rich of hay was burned to the ground, Mr. Kehoe's
dwelling-house, which is close to the barn, being saved solely
by the exertions of the assembled neighbours, who were supplied
with an unlimited supply of water from a pump close by. I
understand the place was not insured, and the value of the
property destroyed is considerable. it appears that a donkey
which was in one of the stables was burned to death, but I have
not heard whether any of the other cattle were injured or not.–Correspondent
of the Daily Express.
Fairs For The Ensuing Week.
MONDAY–Naas, co Kildare.
TUESDAY–Redcross, co Wicklow; Togher, co Wicklow.
FRIDAY–Ashford, co Wicklow; Borris-in-Ossory, Queen's co;
Rathvilly, co Carlow; Waterford City.
A Hint For The Ladies.–In
making your purchases always see that you get value for your
money; it is doubtful economy to purchase an inferior article at
any time, even although it may be offered at an apparently low
price, and positive thriftlessness to pay as much for an
inferior article as you can obtain a superior article for.
Dealers are now beginning to find that it is more profitable in
the end to sell superior articles at moderate prices, and in
illustration of this we have much pleasure in informing you,
that the Glenfield
Patent Starch, which has been exclusively used in
Her Majesty's Laundry
for many years, can now be obtained from your grocer almost as
cheap as the most common kinds made; for although it costs him
more, the large quantity of it which he sells yields him a
larger profit in the aggregate, than the inferior kinds which
are little in demand, and he has the satisfaction of giving his
customers an article which he has every reason to believe will
please them, seeing that the
uses it exclusively in getting up the Laces, Linens, &c, of
Her Majesty and the
Markets &c. Carlow–Thursday, June 16
Wheat, white, per brl, 26s 0d to 28s 0d; do, Red, 24s 0d to 26s
0d, do; Oats, best white 12s 6d to 14s 0d; do, Black Tartary,
12s 0d to 13s 6d; Barley malting. -s to -s; grinding. 14s to
16s; Pollard. 6s 8d per cwt; Bran 6s 0d per do; Flour, foreign,
36s per Bag; do. Irish 33s do; do. Inferiors, 25s do; 3rds 20s;
Oatmeal 15s to 00s per cwt; Indian meal, 7s 9d per do; Hay 2s 0d
to 3s 6d per do; Straw, 1s 3d to 1s 10d do; Butter 90s to 96s
per cwt – from 9d to 10d per pound; Bacon, 57s to – per cwt;
Mutton 6d to 7d per lb; Beef, 5d to 7d do; veal 7d to 8d; lamb,
per qr, 5s 0d to 6s 0d per qr; Potatoes, 7s 0d to 7s 9d per brl.
Source: Susie Warren
Carlow Weekly News 19th Feb. 1863.
Insubordination in The Workhouse.
Michael Walshe, Mary Helighan, Mary
Costello and Ellen Esmonde , all inmates of the Workhouse
were brought up charged with insubordination.
Mr. Kerr, Master of the Workhouse,
when sworn deposed. ---At about seven o'clock on Friday
night I was informed that there were some of the inmates
outside the Workhouse wall.
On going out with the schoolmaster,
I found Michael Walshe and Mary Helighan outside the gate.
On enquiring how they got out, the gate-man told me that
Walshe had forced his way out, and then the girl got out.
They would not return, although he
(the gate-man) desired them frequently. I thought it my duty
to lock them up in separate cells to punish them. At nine
o'clock, I gave directions to send over a bed to Mary
Helighan, and she would not take it. She threw out the bed
clothes. On going over to the cells, these girls, Foster and
Esmonde, put their heads out of the window of their
dormitory, and commenced to curse in a most frightful
manner. I desired them to go to their beds and cease.
In a few minutes I was going around
the house, when I heard Foster encouraging Heligan to sing,
and told her to sing so loud, so she would be heard in
Dublin Street. I desired her to stop, and she did, but when
pressed by Walshe she commenced again, and finished the
Several of the old women complained
to me that they got no sleep.
Several people were congregated
about the gate in consequence of the noise.
When Walshe heard the noise of the
women he commenced battering the cell door with stones.
There was no other person in the cell but himself.
I attribute the whole blame to the
girl Foster. She is out of jail only a week, and when she
was coming in the Guardians gave her a great caution.
Walshe---On the virture of your oath
was it with a stone that I knocked the door?
Mr. Kerr---There were stones in the
cell the next morning. In justice to him, I must say, that
he stopped when I asked him, but he made use of very
Esmonde ---I have nothing to say
only I made noise, and it was I who cursed.
Judge---Mary Foster, it appears that
you are an old offender, and a person who has raised great
disturbance in the Workhouse. You may depend upon it, we
will not allow this to go any further. We will put you into
prison for a month, with hard labour.
Walshe, you have been before the
barrister, and this is not your first or second offence. We
will give you a fortnight in prison with hard labour.
Helighan and Esmonde, it is your
first offence, and we will send you to prison for a week
with hard labour.
Carlow Weekly News 19th Feb. 1863.
John ? was summoned for being
drunk on the 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th of the present month
and was fined 5 shillings with costs of £1 four shillings,
or 48 hours imprisonment.
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