Donaghmore Jottings, Co Donegal

Extracted from the Strabane Morning Post

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June 25 1822

On Saturday last, whilst several young men were bathing in the river Finn, near Killygordon bridge, about twenty feet in depth, one of them JOSEPH KILPATRICK, was suddenly seized with cramp, and after eight or ten ineffectual struggles, sank to the bottom. JAMES McNULTY who had just left the water, seeing the young man drowning, with the most heroic courage, though a very bad swimmer, plunged in to his relief, but did not succeed in rescuing his companion. JOHN DUFFY a lad of 18 years of age, although at the distance of three hundred yards, swam to the fatal spot, dived, and by a wonderful exertion, brought him from the bottom, and carried him in his arms to land. He was apparently lifeless for some minutes, but soon after recovered. This is the sixth life Duffy has saved in the same place, at the hazard of his own; and it is hoped, such humanity and disinterested courage will not remain unrewarded


April 29 1823

It is with much regret we have to mention the Burning of an Office-house, in the Parish of Donoughmore, County Donegal, near Castlefin, the property of MR. CHARLES WILSON, of Cloonarl, which took place on the night of Saturday the 12th, or the morning of Sunday the 13th instant. Although a close examination into the circumstance has been made, no trace of the incendiaries has yet been discovered; but from the statement of the family, it appears that none of them had brought either fire or candle to the out houses that night; and therefore, as they are separated from any Dwelling house, there is but too good reason for supporting that it has been a malicious outrage


Tuesday, February 2, 1830

MR JOHN HOLMES, of Carnone, County of Donegal, has obtained a bursary of 15, at the University of Glasgow, similar to that which was last year conferred on MR GEORGE STEEN, of this neighbourhood.  This is highly creditable to that promising young gentleman


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