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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Old Irish News

A couple of odd cow news stories from the past:

From The Cork Examiner, 3 August 1878 -

ACCIDENT.--A man named Daniel Cronin, who resides at
Watergrasshill, was, yesterday, driving two cows into the city, when
a serious accident occurred to him. He had tied the two cows
together with a chain, in order that they might not run away in
different directions. One of the cows commenced to drag the other.
Cronin went to the assistance of the dragged cow, and she crushed
him against a wall and broke one of his legs. He is progressing


Last Tuesday, late at night was stolen out of the
lands of Ballina near Killaloe, one red incalf Cow,
the property of Patrick Cleary of Ballyna [sic]
aforesaid ; whoever discovers the Thief, upon
conviction shall be paid one Guinea by Michael
Gavan of Mungret-street. N.B. the right Ear of
said Cow was cut off.

-- The Limerick Chronicle, 5 July 1770


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