A unique breach of promise of marriage case was concluded at the Limerick Assizes on Monday evening. The involved parties were Miss Bridget Coyne and Austin Thynne, both from Burren, County Clare. Their courtship began in 1873 and continued for twenty-nine years. The case was initially heard at the Spring Assizes, but due to the defendant attempting suicide by cutting his throat, the hearing was postponed. Both parties belong to the farming class. Miss Coyne sought £500 in damages, and the jury ultimately awarded her £150.
Gloucester Citizen – Tuesday 15 July 1902