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Carlow Weekly News 1859


Source: Susie Warren

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.
WEDNESDAY–Carlow Town.
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 Queen's Laundress uses it exclusively in getting up the Laces, Linens, &c, of Her Majesty and the Royal Family.

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.


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