A collection of Royal Irish Constabulary manuscript documents concerning events in the county of Westmeath,
|Main Creator:||Royal Irish Constabulary|
Included amongst the documents is a circular regarding Ribbonism and also a report of confidential information received from a member of the Ribbon Society. There are reports about various threatening notes and letters, some sent to individuals, others posted in public places; some of the original notes are included, one accompanied by a crude drawing of a coffin and spades.
The collection contains official returns of crime for the district, reports of inquests, a report by Constable Edward Clarke of his breaking up a football match at which there were some 20 people kicking ball and about 300 spectators. Other documents include instructions to constables to prevent a faction fight that is planned for the Athlone races; 'to aid in the preservation of the peace during the expected contested election' and to assemble secretly for a night-time search of various houses. A report describes the arrest of a boy who ran away from his school; another concerns the detention of a pauper who 'deserted' from the Roscommon Union Workhouse.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Many of the items are official reports written by various Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors.
Physical description: ca. 27 items (5 folders).
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|MS 50,070||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Manuscripts|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.