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The perils of duck-shooting

On Tuesday morning, Mr Ounsel, of Portland near Portumna, left Killaloe at 6 o’clock, to walk down the bank of the Canal to O’Brien’s Bridge, there to meet the packet boat — he took with him a long gun for the purpose of shooting ducks. As no account could be had of him at O’Brien’s Bridge, it was supposed he fell into the river, and in the course of the day a hat, and a book belonging to him were found on the shore; there is no doubt but he has met a watery grave — to-day several boats are searching for the body.

Clonmel Herald Wednesday 3 February 1830 quoting Limerick Chronicle Saturday 30 January 1830

Don’t tread on my decks

Dublin Police — yesterday

Threatening to shoot

Edward Farrell, a boat-owner on the Grand Canal, was held to bail to keep the peace to his brother-in-law, Simon Farrell, also a boat-owner on the same canal, and at whom he presented a loaded gun, the same morning at James’s-street harbour, threatening to shoot him for passing across his (Edward’s) boat for the purpose of getting into his own vessel, which was lying alongside.

Freeman’s Journal 23 November 1842