Cholera in Galway

1st June 1832
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A snapshot of local history from the Cholera Epidemic in Ireland (1832-33).

CHOLERA IN GALWAY 

Doctor Kennedy has arrived in Galway from Dublin to assist the Medical Board in that town.

Galway has a desolate appearance, many houses are uninhabited, and most of the respectable families have fled.

The Clergy of both Churches are most active in their duties the bed of sickness—the Reverend Mr D’Arcy, of the Established Church, is particularly noticed for his seal and attention. Mr John O'Hara has requested the Clergy to draw on him for any quantity of blankets and flannels necessary for the poor.

Sunday evening the total number of cases was 228, deaths, 104. Saturday morning, there were 21 new cases. Five Physicians have since left Dublin for Galway by order of Government.

Mr John Hanly, an opulent inhabitant of Galway, died there on Thursday, of Cholera. 

SOURCE: Saunders's News-Letter - 1 June 1832

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