Carlow Ale and Beer 1817
1st December 1817 (newspaper
"FAIG A BEALACH" (Irish)
Begs leave to inform his Friends
and the Public, that he has commenced BREWING, at his
Little Brewery, on Cornwall Quay, Carlow, and has now
ready for delivery, fine CARLOW ALE, ‘as it used to be’
and very Superior TABLE BEER, both of which are made
from the best Materials; and he can assure his Friends,
(though the System is not sanctioned by Modern
Practice), that he uses Malt and Hops.
1817 Nobility Ball in Carlow.
Carlow 11th December, 1817.
Mr GARBOIS, BEGS leave most
respectfully to inform the Nobility, and Gentry of
Carlow, and its Vicinity, that his ANNUAL BALL is fixed
for FRIDAY, 19th Instant, at the Assembly-Rooms, UNDER
the PATRONAGE of the Hon. Mrs BROWNE, Lady BUTLER, and
Lady BURTON, when previous to the Country Dances, and
Quadrills, will be presented a Ballet, by his Pupils,
consisting of various Fancy Dances, particularly the
Spanish Bolero, and Pas Seul, by Miss GARBOIS.
Admittance, Ladies 3s 4d.
Gentlemen 4s 2d.
Supper, with bottled Porter 2s
2d; Wine, a separate charge.
Tickets to be had of Mr Garbois,
at Goodall's Inn.
N.B. Those Ladies and Gentlemen
who wish to Dance Quadrilles, will be so good as to send
in their Names, when Mr Garbois will appoint a Morning
for practice at the Rooms. Ballet Dance to commence at
half-past eight o'Clock.
>>>> It will be
a Moonlight Night.<<<<
From the Bunbury Papers in the PPP.
October 15th 1817.
We the undersigned Magistrates of the
County of Carlow do hereby require you to hold a Special
Sessions of the Peace at Tullow for the Division of the
County of Carlow on Monday the 20th Day of this Month to
take into Consideration the State of the Barony of
- Benjamin Bunbury, James Bessonnet, E.
Eustace, Robert Eustace, James Eustace, William Carter,
(?) St. George.
Source: Michael Purcell <email@example.com>
The above is a true and
accurate transcript of the original document.
Transcribed by Jean Casey, January
Pat Purcell Papers
permission of Michael Purcell
Maher, Fishbourne, Clowery & Cummins
3rd May 1817.
Timothy Maher of
Castlemore, Carlow declares before William
Fishbourne that John Clowery came to him and
asked him for a Gun or Pistol, sometime in
February last, as he wanted to rob the Rev. Mr.
Cummins (his Uncle ) of Clonegal. Timothy
replied and said he had no arms and also advised
him against robbing the Priest. Clowry told him
that there was another Man from Straboe, Carlow
to go with him to commit the Robbery.
In about two weeks after this conversation
Clowery called to Timothy Maher again and told
him he could not get at the money as his Uncle's
Housekeeper watched him so close that he could
not effect his purpose. He had now changed his
mind as to him and said he would now Rob the
Rev. Mr. Conran's house, (Parish Priest of
Ballon), he having more money and a man near his
place had set his house for Clowry and that he
the aforesaid John Clowry was determined either
to have his Life or his Money.
Sworn before me this 3rd May 1817 at
14th July 1817.
The confession of William
Townshend now a prisoner in the Gaol of Carlow,
Saith that on his return from the Assizes
of Carlow on the evening of the 29th March last,
he met Patrick Donahoe of Tullow, who had been
discharged from Carlow Gaol that day going on
the road. Said Donahoe applyed to William
Townshend to know would he meet him on Sunday
night to which he replyed he would, and on
Sunday night said Donahoe called on Townshend,
and asked him to join him to commit a Robbery on
Mr. Bunbury in this county who had a quantity of
money and that more help of Men with plenty of
Fire arms were to join them. On Thursday he
called ....?.... that the help were not coming
in, and that he would wait no longer, and that
they would go rob another House belonging to an
Old Priest that had plenty of money belonging to
That on same time Patrick Donahoe desired him
to meet himself and John Dalton on the river
side that night outside the Town of Tullow, that
on Townshend going to the place appointed he met
there John Dalton, and Patrick Donohoe soon
joined them , they showed what arms they had,
Donahoe produced a long Butchers knife with a
penny cord, and Dalton produced a large flesh
fork with another cord, on Donahoe making an
observation that they were bad arms to commit a
Robbery, Dalton made answer that he would Rob
the house without any Arms. That then they
proceeded towards the house mostly keeping to
the fields, until they came to the Rev. Mr.
Conran's house near Ballon in this County, after
coming to the house they passed it by and went
into the Haggard where they remained until the
Rev. Mr. Conran came home and after remaining
some time they went to the door and rapped at
the door which being opened they all rushed in ,
when said Donahoe threw a Coat over the Boys
head in the Kitchen of said House and desired
Townshend to tye said boy with one of the cords,
which he did, then followed Dalton into the
Priest's room, who gave him the Fork to guard
the Priest in the bed while Dalton should rob
the desk, while Dalton was robbing the desk some
money fell from him on the floor, and a struggle
took place between the Priest, Dalton and
Townshend on which Donahoe ran away and they
extricated themselves from the Priest and made
off towards Tullow.
Taken before me this 14th day of July
- First being truly read