Third Jury Disagrees in Limerick Murder Case; Prisoner John Sullivan Awaits Further Proceedings

The Limerick Assizes were the scene of frustration on Tuesday when, for the third time, the jury failed to reach a verdict in the murder trial of John Sullivan, an agricultural laborer. Mr. Justice Andrews presided over the case, where Sullivan stood accused of the willful murder of fellow laborer, Michael Clifford, at Kilbane in September last year. Although the two men were not on friendly terms, they shared the same sleeping quarters. Clifford was found dead with his throat cut, and Sullivan sustained a minor throat injury. A razor, which Sullivan admitted to owning, is believed to have been… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Bishop’s Carriage Attacked; Wife Alarmed as Stone Misses Her, Police Investigating

Dr. Bunbury, the Bishop of Limerick, and his invalid wife experienced a shocking and unprovoked attack on Wednesday evening, while they were traveling by carriage in the direction of Frough, County Clare. As the couple passed by a blacksmith’s forge, they noticed a group of five men standing outside. Shortly after, when their carriage was about 50 yards ahead, a stone was thrown, presumably by one of the men in the group. The projectile came alarmingly close to Mrs. Bunbury before falling under the carriage wheel. Understandably shaken by the event, the couple hurriedly returned to Limerick, where Dr. Bunbury… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Corporation Divided Over Presence of English Military Bands at Events

At a recent meeting of the Limerick Corporation, Councillor Whelan stirred up intense debate by introducing a resolution calling for the Mayor and Corporation members to avoid attending any local sports, regattas, or amusements featuring an English military band, without the approval of the Council. Whelan expressed his concern that the music played at these events, particularly “God Save the King,” would incite raw emotions among the Irish citizens. He also argued that encouraging the presence of English military bands could lead to young Irishmen being lured into the British Army, which was currently involved in the conflict against the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Stabbing Case Resolved: Michael Green Sentenced to Ten Years’ Penal Servitude

A gruesome stabbing case has come to a close in Limerick as a sentence has been handed down for one of the three men accused in the crime. The horrifying event took place on the fateful Boxing Day when a heated quarrel fueled by alcohol led to the death of the unfortunate victim, Mr. Michael Sheehy. The three accused, Michael, James, and John Green, were initially charged with manslaughter. The dramatic trial took place in the Limerick assize where the jury listened intently to the evidence presented. They were tasked with determining the fate of the Green brothers. As the… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Tensions Flare with Arrests Over Prohibited Burial at Askeaton Abbey in Limerick

In County Limerick, a dispute at Askeaton Abbey has resulted in arrests and injuries. The Local Government Board had prohibited interments at the Abbey, but friends of the late Patrick Sheehy pressed on to bury him alongside his ancestors. Five young men were prosecuted for assisting in the burial, fined 5 shillings each, and ordered to seven days’ imprisonment after refusing to pay. As the police escorted the prisoners to jail, a cheering crowd threw stones at them, injuring Sergeant Kennedy and prompting an additional arrest. This incident highlights the deep emotions around local burial customs and the disruptions that… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Limerick Yeomen Honored with Welcome Home Dinner After South African Service

Recently returned from the war in South Africa, the Limerick Yeomen who served with the Imperial Yeomanry were honored with a welcome home dinner on Thursday night. Hosted by the Limerick County Club, around 60 guests attended the event, with Sir Charles Barrington presiding as the chairman. Following toasts to the King, Queen, and Royal Family, the returned Yeomen were greeted with enthusiastic Irish cheers, celebrating their service and return to their homeland. Stamford Mercury – Friday 05 July 1901

County Limerick Plagued by Nationalist Terrorism and Property Disputes

In County Limerick, the area is troubled by an alarming surge in nationalist terrorism. Mr. Robert Conway, who owns a farm at Kenmare, reports that after reducing rent prices for two tenants, these tenants refused to pay any rent and were evicted in 1886. Following this, Mr. Conway experienced a series of malicious incidents on his farm, including the theft and injury of cattle. His son, Arthur Conway, later took residence at the farm and paid rent to Mr. Conway. However, damages and thefts continued to plague the property. In one case, a former evicted tenant’s son was convicted for… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Five Arrested Amid Public Outcry for Defying Burial Prohibition in County Limerick

Five young men in County Limerick have been prosecuted for assisting in the burial of a deceased friend in the Abbey, despite the Local Government Board prohibiting the interment. The accused refused to pay a fine of 6 shillings each and were subsequently sentenced to seven days’ imprisonment. Upon their removal to jail, the prisoners were met with loud cheers of support from locals who also hurled stones at the police. One sergeant suffered significant injuries, and an additional arrest was made as a result. This incident showcases the growing tension and unrest between nationalists and authorities in the area.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Tyneside Maritime Community Mourns Loss of Esteemed Ship’s Officer, Mr. A Taylor

The Tyneside maritime community mourns the loss of Mr. A Taylor, a highly respected and well-known local ship’s officer. Mr. Taylor, who held an extra master’s certificate, was well-regarded throughout his years of service as the chief officer on several local steamers sailing out of the port of Shields. Mr. Taylor, who was boarding at the Sailors’ Home, took a turn for the worse on Saturday. Mr. Brown, the superintendent of the home, took it upon himself to ensure Mr. Taylor received the utmost care and attention. Recognizing the severity of his condition, Mr. Brown made arrangements for Mr. Taylor… Read Limerick Gazette Article

Society for Irish Church Missions Protests Magistrates’ Decision

In a meeting held by the Society for Irish Church Missions, a unanimous decision was made to protest against the decision of magistrates regarding assaults on the society’s medical missionary, Dr. Long. The committee believes that the renewed attacks on Dr. Long were a result of the unfortunate dismissal of charges against those involved in riotous conduct concerning Dr. Long in a previous case. The resident magistrate’s actions in condoning the defendant priest’s violent interference with Dr. Long’s Protestant patient, and recommending the public to avoid professional dealings with Dr. Long, were seen as an abuse of the magistrate’s position.… Read Limerick Gazette Article

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