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.
Saturday, January 28, 1860
Piano Forte Tuning.
D. McDonnell begs to acquaint his friends
and the gentry of Carlow and its vicinity, in general, of his
Orders left for him at his lodgings, Mrs
LEHY, 6 Montgomery-street; or, at Mr KELLY'S Dublin-st,
punctually attended to.
Carlow Petty Sessions–Monday
Henry Watters, Esq, Chairman;
Other Magistrates present–R. Clayton
Browne, William Duckett, William Fishbourne, Richard Burton, and
John Nolan Esqrs.
John Carroll v Francis Nolan.
Summons For Wages.
The complainant in this case summoned for
thirty-six days' wages; but not being able to give the Court any
information regarding the date of those days for which he
summoned, the case was dismissed without prejudice.
John Allen, Patrick Doyle, and Mary
Nolan, three colliers, were summoned by the police for having
their coals for sale, in carts, in the middle of the street,
after being directed by the constable to bring them near to the
path, so as not to impede the traffic of the street.
The defendants were fined 6d each, with
cost of court.
Mr. Richardson was directed by the Bench
to apprize the Town Commissioners of the advisability of having
large blocks of stone put down into the street, on a level with
the road, as a line beyond which no collier was to have his
James Stynes was summoned by
Head-constable Johnson for having as ass and car in the public
street with anyone to mind it.
A policeman stated to the Bench that he
found the ass and car in the street, and not being able to find
an owner for it, he took it to the barracks, where he was
overtaken by defendant, who tried to drag the ass away, and gave
him (the policeman) insolence.
The defendant was ordered to pay a find
of 2s 6d, with costs of court. Mr Duckett advised him to keep a
civil tongue in his head for the future.
The Court rose at an early hour, no other
case being on the books.
Carlow Town Commission.
An adjourned meeting of the Town
Commissioners was held at the Corn Exchange, on Wednesday last,
when the following members attended:–
Robert Malcomson, Esq, Chairman;
Messrs Thomas Richardson, Robert Lalor,
Michael Brophy, Robert Ferrall, George Wilson, and Patrick
The Nuisance Inspector reported on the
filthy state of some cabins in Hanover.
Mr. Richardson said that there were no
back yards or conveniences of any kind attached to the houses,
and consequently the tenants three all kinds of filth on the
road opposite the door; the place was in a most disgraceful
state. James Brennan, who is the agent, was spoken to on former
occasions, and he (Mr Richardson) believed that place was
cleaned up, but it was as bad as ever in a few days. What was
wanted was, that some sort of conveniences should be attached to
the houses, and he (Mr Richardson) thought the best plan was to
apply to the head landlord, Mr Bruen, who he was sure would have
the nuisance abolished.
Some remarks upon the matter having been
made by different members of the Board, Mr Richardson's
suggestion was agreed to, and Clerk directed to write to the
landlord at once.
The Nuisance Inspector also reported on
the position of the coping stone of a house in Burrin street,
which he stated, was liable to fall at any moment, and kill some
The Chairman having read a section of the
act bearing on the case, Mr
Richardson was of opinion that the Commissioners should send a
man to take down or otherwise secure the stone.
read a letter from Mr Haughton, requiring possession of the two
rooms in the Corn Exchange occupied by the Carlow Town
Commissioners, in September next, as the premises were to be
handed over to Mr Bruen.
Mr Lowry said it was the opinion of the
ratepayers that the Commissioners should have a room in the
Court-house in which they might hold their meetings, and not be
incurring unnecessary expense.
Mr Richardson said that even if they were
allowed a room in the Court-house, in which to hold their
meetings, they were bound by law to have a public office open
every day, for which they would have to pay.
After some discussion on the subject, it
was agreed that a notice should be put on the books for the next
board day, to consider the matter.
Mr Richardson said that he had been
requested by the Magistrates on Monday last to draw the
attention of the Town Commissioners in regard to the colliers at
Barrack street. They were in the habit of drawing their carts
almost to the centre of the street and leaving them there, by
which the passage was blocked up, and the traffic greatly
impeded. Three parties had been fined for that offence on Monday
last, and the Magistrates thought it most desirable that the
Commissioners should have a line of large stones put down, on a
level with the road, beyond which no collier should remain. If
the Board would authorize that to be done it would be a great
Mr Brophy agreed with what Mr Richardson
had just stated, and added that the potato market was also
choked in the morning by parties selling buttermilk.
The Nuisance Inspector was directed to
keep the market free from all such obstructions, and to have the
magistrates' suggestion carried out.
The Clerk read a letter from the Town
Commissioners of Passage, Queenstown, enclosing the following
resolution, and asking the co-operation of the Carlow Board:–
"Resolved–That considering the heavy
impost of county rates levied on house property in towns, and
particularly the undue proportion that the baronial cess bears
to the benefits received, and the frequent capricious and
arbitrary refusals of the magistrates and joint cess-payers at
presentment sessions to grant works of improvement commensurate
with their taxation, we determine to call on the commissioners
of all towns that have adopted the towns' improvement (Ireland)
act, and those under the act of 9th Geo. IV, to join us in a
petition to parliament for such a change in the grand jury law
as will relieve the property within their boundaries from the
burden of baronial cess, and will empower the Commissioners to
levy such a rate, in lieu thereof as may enable them to execute
such works as may be required, and which, under the existing
laws, would be made a baronial charge."
Mr Richardson observed that the paragraph
in the resolution regarding the arbitrary and capricious
refusals of magistrates at presentment sessions did not apply to
the magistrates of Carlow, who were always anxious for the
improvement of the town.
Mr Brophy thought it would be better to
postpone the consideration of the resolution until next board
day, in order to obtain a full attendance of Commissioners.
The consideration of the resolution was
accordingly postponed, and the Board adjourned.
Poor Law Meeting.
The weekly meeting of the Poor Law
Guardians of Carlow Union, was held in their board-room, on
Thursday last, when the following guardians attended:–
William R. Leckey, Esq, Chairman;
William R. Fitzmaurice, William
Fishbourne, T.G. Mosse, and Thomas Whitney.
A letter (the consideration of which was
postponed to next board day, in consequence of the small number
of guardians present) was read from the Poor-Law Commissioners,
relative to the duties of medical and relieving officers in
cases of out-door relief.
State of The House.
Original Building, 368; County Fever
Hospital, 1; Bagenalstown do, 8; Tullow do, 7, Total, 384,
Remaining on the morning of last board-day, 378; admitted on
last board day 17; provisional admission since that date, 17;
born 2; discharged since morning of last board-day, 24; died, 6;
absconded, 0; remaining, 384. Number in house at corresponding
period last year 385. Average cost for hall diet, 1s 5d; general
average cost per head, 1s 10d; do in Infirmary, 2s 10d; do in
County Fever Hospital, including all expenses 5s 10d; do in
Bagenalstown Fever Hospital, including necessaries, 5s 4d; do in
Tullow Fever Hospital, including necessaries, 5s 4˝d.
Carlow Amateurs' Ball
On Tuesday evening last the working
classes of Carlow were afforded a treat rarely to be obtained in
a provincial town–a ball given by the "Carlow Theatrical
Amateurs" to a limited number of their friends and
fellow-townsmen, in the Assembly Rooms, which were tastefully
decorated for the occasion, and the supper was all the could be
desired, the refreshments being in abundance, and of first-rate
quality. It is superfluous to say that they were done ample
justice to. Indeed we could not speak too highly of the
arrangements of the stewards– Messrs James C. Fenelon, Alexander
McDonald, James Hendrick, James Moore, and Patrick White–in the
management of the whole affair; if the enjoyment of those
present was what they aimed at, they entirely succeeded, and
were well repaid for their trouble, for never did we see a
number of people more determined to "leave dull care behind
them." They evidently had resolved to make the most of the
night, and we think we are only echoing the opinion of all
present when we state that they carried out that resolution with
spirit. The manner in which the ball passed off reflects the
greatest credit on the company present, and after spending a
night which will be recollected with please by all, the
amusements terminated at an advanced hour in the morning, each
person returning home to resume the cares and anxieties of
Concert in The Assembly Rooms.
The "Yankee Brothers" gave a second
concert in the above rooms on Monday last. the house was
literally crammed with people, and the performances were in
every way worthy of the support which they obtained. Amongst the
songs in the programme (a most extensive one) we would mention
as particularly worthy of notice, "Melinda May," "Gentle Annie,"
and "Willie we have missed you," and Mr Carroll's solo on the
concertina–"Tara's halls," was exquisitely rendered. The band of
the Carlow Rifles, ably conducted by Mr Kehoe, the bandmaster,
was present, and contributed much towards the amusement of the
Markets, &c. Carlow–Thursday, January 26
Wheat, white, per brl, 28s 0d to 29s 0d;
do, Red, 25s 0d to 28s 0d, do; Oats, best white 12s 0d to 13s
0d; do, Black Tartary, 12s 0d to 12s 9d; Barley, malting. 19s
6d, 21s; grinding, 14s to 17s; Pollard. 6s 6d per cwt; Bran, 6s
6d per do; Flour, foreign, 32s per bag; do Irish, 31s do; do.
Inferiors, 23s do; do 3rds 17s; Oatmeal 15s to 00s per cwt;
Indian meal, 8s 0d to 8s 3d per do; Hay 3s 6d to 5s 7˝d per cwt;
Straw, 2s to 2s 11d do; Butter 105s to 106s per cwt – from 10d
to 1s per lb; Bacon, 58s to 60s per cwt; Mutton 6d to 7d per lb;
Beef, 5d to 7d do; veal 7d to 9d; lamb, 7s 6d per quarter;
Potatoes, 6s 6d to 7s 6d per barrel; wool 24s 6d to 25s per
Thomas Brennan v Bridget Hayden
Complainant stated that he hired with
defendant for a quarter, at the rate of 27s 6d; worked with her
from 3d November to the 2nd December, when he got a sore foot,
with which he was compelled to go into the Infirmary; he was
paid for only three weeks; when he was going into the Infirmary
he asked defendant whether he would come back when he recovered;
she replied in the affirmative; but when he did go back, after
being cured, she told him that she had hired another boy in his
place, on which he issued the present summons to recover the
balance of the quarter's wages.
Complainant was cross-examined by Mr
Malcomson (who appeared for the defendant), but nothing material
Patrick Hayden, the defendant's father,
deposed that the complainant was in his employment; paid him 6s
4d for three weeks' work, being at the rate of 27s 6d per
quarter; complainant was quite satisfied at the time, and asked
for a discharge.
The case was dismissed.
Poor Law Meeting
William R. Leckey, Esq, Chairman.
R. Clayton Browne, William R.
Fitzmaurice, William Fishbourne, Henry Watters, D. Herring
Cooper, H.G. Fletcher, Samuel Haughton, Robert Hanlon, and
Thomas Brophy, Esqrs.
The Chairman read to the Board copy of a
letter addressed to the Poor-Law Commissioners by Dr Burnett,
Tullow medical officer, relating to the duties of a medical
officer in cases of permanent out-door relief, and the
Commissioners reply. Dr Burnett's letter stated that in those
cases the medical officer, in order to have the relief renewed,
must furnish the relieving officer with a certificate weekly as
to those parties being alive, incapable of removal, &c. This was
sometimes impracticable, and h (M.O.) suggested that in such
cases, not being strictly medical relief cases, it should be the
duty of the relieving officer from time to time to visit those
cases, and ascertain their existence, &c. Should circumstances
come under his notice to make him think it expedient, then let
him request the medical officer to repeat his inspection. The
Commissioners, in answer, stated that a medical officer could
only be required, under the Commissioners' regulations to give a
certificate of the state of health of dispensary patients, and
it was no part of his duty to certify as to the state of health
of persons receiving out-door relief.
Mr Fishbourne laid on the table the
report of the Committee appointed to enquire into the management
of the workhouse. It was resolved to issue special summonses to
the Board for Thursday the 16th inst, to consider the report,
and that it be printed and a copy furnished to each guardian.
University Intelligence–At the late examination in Trinity College, Mr C. Tuckey, a former pupil
of Mr Percival Steuart, and for several years educated by him,
obtained an Erasmus Smith's Exhibition. Mr Tuckey previously
took sixth place at entrance, and a French prize. He was also,
at the examination of his class recommended for both classical
and science honours. Mr W. Watson of Dublin, who entered College
while under Mr Stuart's tuition, was twice recommended for
classical and science honours; and at the late honour
examination, obtained first of second science honours.
Source: Susie Warren
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