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From: Alison Causton <>
Subject: [ARMAGH] NEWS: Christmas, Armagh city - Dec 1844
Date: Wed, 06 Mar 2002 19:21:53 -0500

- The following general-interest news article has been transcribed from
The Armagh Guardian (31 December 1844; microform), by permission of The
British Library.
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On Wednesday last the annual dinner was given to the
inmates of the Armagh Poor-house, by his grace the Lord
PRIMATE; the dinner consisted of roast beef and plum-pudding,
with ale. Same day 100 of the aged and infirm poor had a
breakfast of bread and tea. The mendicants appeared happy
and contented, and thankful to His Grace, at whose expense
they were entertained, under the directions of WM. PATON,
On same day the prisoners in our county gaol were supplied
with animal food and a pint of ale each to dinner. The
arrangements on the occasion reflect much credit on the Local Inspector,
The children of the Charter School were regaled with roast
beef, the bounty of His Grace the Lord PRIMATE. About 100
scholars sat down to dinner. Grace was said by Dr. ELRINGTON.
There were present also on the occasion F. ELRINGTON,
Esq., Henry ELRINGTON, Esq., Rev. Robert HAIG, Rev. Alexander
IRWIN, Mrs. IRWIN, the Misses ELRINGTON, &c. Before the
children separated they sung the National Anthem. His Graces
munificence was also extended to upwards of 100 children of
the Mall School who received rewards and clothing.
Sir GEORGE and Lady MOLYNEUX, of Castle Dillon, with
their usual benevolence, remembered the poor at Christmas.--
Sir GEORGE gave a large bullock, and his worthy lady distributed
upwards of 40 flannel petticoats, besides other articles of
clothing to the paupers of the neighbourhood.

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