Limerick Evening Post and Clare Sentinel

8 November 1831

  A few days since, a hostile meeting had taken place in a field nearly adjoining the town of Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, between Mr. P. COMERFORD, and old and respectable inhabitant upwards of eighty years of age, and Mr J. DOOLY, a young gentleman, who is only just out of his minority.  In consequence of this very great disparity of years between the combatants the greatest anxiety was excited for this old gentleman.  Mr. COMERFORD was attended by his friend, Mr. Nicholas COOD, and Mr. J. DOOLY by Mr. HALLIDAY—after the usual prelininary arrangements on such occasions had entered into by the seconds (all the efforts that could be made by the friends at both sides to have the affair amicably adjusted, having proved unsuccessful) the principals were places on the ground at the distance of 12 paces, and the word "fire" being given, the parties fired without effect—a second and third shots were exchanged, but very fortunately without effect or doing any injury whatsoever, and here again the friends of both the gentlemen, assisted by all present, interfered and succeeded in effecting a reconciliation, Mr. C. having arose out of Mr. D's charging Mr. C. with arguing the Repeal question in a public room, with being one of the persons who formerly signed in favor of the Union.


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