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FIRING INTO DWELLING HOUSES. Donoabvan, Ykstkbdat. At one o'clock Hli morning, it is reported, shots were fired into the dwellingbonses of Cornelius Hourigan, sen, farmer, and William Barron, bailiff on the estate of Sir Henry Winston Barron, Ballymacart townland, about seven miles from Dungarvan. Information was conveyed to the police here, when Head-constable Kyne and party of Constabulary proceeded to the place. It appears that Barron had taken a farm from which a former tenant had been evicted, and that both himself and Hourigan were in treaty for another farm from which Jeremiah Gleescon had been evicted last July, but it is believed in th neighbourhood that Barron, being a rent-warner ot bailiff, got the preference. The police succeeded in discovering several grains of shot in Barron's bed, but evidently tbe person who fired did not intend to injure anybody, for apparently the shot struck the ceiling and side wall of Barron's bedroom and then rebounding, fell upoc the bed. At Houri-gan's, two girls wbo slept in a settle-bed iu the kitchen, were awakened by report of firearms. Tbey found the door perforated ou rising. - Tbe affair, being so unusual in this county, has caused in ocn excitement.

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  1. The Waterford News,
  2. 18 Sep 1885, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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