THE unfortunate creatures, who were lately stated to have been found huddled under the old guard house in Shandon Street, and to have been subsequently removed to the Workhouse, it appears were from the rural parish of Donoughmore. The men were employed upon the public works, but not receiving their pay regularly, their families were maintained by the kindness of the Rev. Mr. Lane, the parish priest, who, in compassion for their distress, lent them small sums for the purpose.
After the last reduction of the labourers, when they were paid up and dismissed, having no other resource, and also to avoid the shame of not paying their debts, they left the place, and came into the city. The poor of the district are now deprived of an active friend in the same clergyman, who lies in fever caught in the discharge of this clerical duties.