HC Deb 02 August 1881 vol 264 c558

asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Whether it is a fact that Mr. Young, Sub-Inspector of Constabulary, Raphoe, County Donegal, who has recently been placed in charge of an extra Constabulary force in Gweedore, in the same county, on 28th June, when driving through the townland of Meenanilla, in company with Mr. Ramsay, Solicitor, Letterkenny, and Mr. Robinson, Head Bailiff to Captain Hill, provoked a breach of the peace by calling on Mrs. Gallagher to come out of her house and stab him with a grape; and, if so, whether he approves of such conduct by an officer of the Constabulary?


in reply, said, he understood Mr. Young and some men were passing the house of Mr. Gallagher with a prisoner. A crowd collected on the road to the barracks, and Mrs. Gallagher shouted some words in Irish, and took up a grape, an instrument used in potato digging. Her husband disarmed her. On a subsequent occasion the Sub-Inspector, with some men, passed the cottage, but neither saw nor heard anything of the woman.