HC Deb 20 August 1894 vol 29 c20

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland whether he is aware that on Lady Day, 15th August, five Protestants were assailed and beaten by a Nationalist mob on Silverwood Road, Lurgan; extensive premises wrecked in Brownlow Terrace and Mary Street; and that the Railway Hotel and shops in Market Street were attacked, and several Protestants attacked in Edward Street during the evening; and whether any persons have been made amenable?


On the 13th instant a party affray took place at Silverwood, near Lurgan, and, no doubt as a result of the ill-feeling arising from this affray, a Catholic named Murray was next day attacked by Protestants. I have directed proceedings to be taken against a number of persons in both of these cases. Another affray took place at the same place on the 16th instant, when a man named Turkington was attacked by Catholics. Proceedings will be instituted in this case also. About 2 o'clock on the morning of the 17th instant some persons unknown smashed with stones the windows in eight houses in Lurgan, the estimated damage done amounting to about £13. The occurrence is apparently due to party feeling. No person has yet been made amenable for the window breaking.