Ballinrobe Chronicle extracts - a random selection of news, advertisments and images beginning September, 1866

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Photo:Editorial for first number of the Ballinrobe Chronicle - note it is signed with "The Ballinrobe Chronicle and Mayo Advertiser".

Editorial for first number of the Ballinrobe Chronicle - note it is signed with "The Ballinrobe Chronicle and Mayo Advertiser".

Averil Staunton

Photo:Lord Plunketts' death notice - he was involved with many evictions of the Tourmakeady community.

Lord Plunketts' death notice - he was involved with many evictions of the Tourmakeady community.

Averil Staunton

Extracts No 1, 2 & 3

By Averil Staunton

From January 2012 we will be adding random extracts of news, events and advertisments from the paper.  Join us to enjoy a "trip down memory lane"

Contact: myhistoricalballinrobe@gmail.com if you have any suggestions or ideas or indeed submissions which would be very welcome!

First extracts

No 1 - 22nd Sept, 1866

The first extract from the Ballinrobe Chronicle is the Editorial for the 22nd Sept, 1866 - see image on right.

No. 2 - 6th October, 1866

An inquest is reported on the death of a slater, 18 year old Thomas Keane, who fell 30 feet in Livingstone’s Mill Yard. The verdict mentions him falling from the roof of a "kiln".

In the same issue there is a report of a girl called Mary Ward being killed as Ashford when a large scales fell on her.

No. 3 - 20th October 1866

The death of Lord Plunkett, Protestant Bishop of Tuam, is reported. He died at his residence in Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo

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