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Pigs in the parlour

Irish cabins

To the Editor of the Morning Chronicle

Sir

Whenever I contemplate a wretched Irish hovel, the blood mounts in my cheeks, and I vent certain… 914 more words

Economic Activities

Clare hurling

The hurling matches, called goals, are very injurious to the morals and industry of the younger classes; after performing feats of activity, that would astonish a bread and cheese Englishman, they too often adjourn to the whiskey-house, both men and women, and spend the night in dancing, singing, and drinking until perhaps morning, and too often quarrels and broken heads are the effects of this inebriety; matches are often made between the partners at the dance; but it frequently happens that they do not wait for the priest’s blessing, and the fair one must apply to a magistrate, who generally obliges the faithless Strephon to make an honest woman of her. 35 more words

Ireland

The King of Dalkey

The King of Dalkey and the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company

A report being generally circulated that the Dublin and Kingstown Railway Company contributed liberally to defray the expenses of the revival of this old custom, the Committee of Management regret to say such is not the fact, notwithstanding the immense increase of traffic as returned by the company’s accounts. 55 more words

Ireland

Royal Canal closure

I don’t usually report WI marine notices, but the current closure of the Royal Canal at Abbeyshrule is the result of one of the more unusual incidents I can recall.

Extant Waterways

Carlow Distillery

THOMAS HAUGHTON and CO., (being about to withdraw from the Trade,) are ready to receive proposals to Let with a fine, or Sell the Interest in their Concern, consisting of Distillery, Water-mill, Malt-house, Corn-stores, extensive Vaults for bonding Stores, with an excellent Dwelling-house; the whole situate at Carlow, on the bank of the navigable river Barrow. 53 more words

Economic Activities

Stamping out cancer

ADHESIVE LABELS. — It cannot be too generally known that the very numerous cases of cancer which have lately prevailed are attributed by the faculty and scientific men to moistening the adhesive postage stamps with the tongue and lips. 31 more words

Ireland