Celebrity Lion Hunter Arrested for Indecent Exposure on Sandymount Strand, 1858

View of Irishtown from Sandymount, by James Arthur O’Connor (1792-1841), via Wikiwand.

From the Freeman’s Journal, 27 February 1858:

“Mr Gordon Cumming, the celebrated lion hunter, was brought before the magistrate at College-street police office on Tuesday last, charged by a young and interesting looking female, named Margaret Jevans, and a number of other young girls, belonging to the neighbourhood of Sandymount, with having indecently exposed himself to them and in their presence.

Mr EA Ennis appeared for the prisoner and stated that the charge preferred against his client read more

The Abduction of ‘Pretty Annie Cloury’, 1891

A young lady models the ‘waterfall’ hairdo also favoured by the witness at the heart of the below trial. Although the Irish press forbore from commenting on the 16-year-old witness’s appearance, she was alternately described by English newspapers as ‘pretty Annie Cloury’ or ‘a very handsome young woman.’

From the Freeman’s Journal, 14 February 1891:

“Yesterday at half-past three, in the Courthouse, Green-Street, Henry C Harvey, described as a druggist, residing in Great Brunswick Street, was placed at the bar before Mr. Justice O’Brien, and indicted for having on the 7th of January taken away from her parents Annie Cloury, 26 Golden Lane, she being under the age of eighteen years.

Mr. Gerrard, QC, and Mr. Dodd, QC, instructed by Mr. Coll, Crown Solicitor, prosecuted.

Mr. read more

The Judge Who Was Mistaken for a King, 1908

Limerick County Court Judge Richard ‘Dick’ Adams.

From the Cork Examiner, 6 April 1908, this loving tribute to one of the Irish Bar’s most famous humorists, Limerick County Court Judge Richard Adams:

“Those who knew the late Judge Adams well will find it hardest to believe that he is dead.  For with his personality, they associate all that was brightest and most vivifying in life.  What is chiefly to be written of Judge Adams is matter which from the richness of his genius – and he was a genius endowed with one of the rarest read more