Lurgan Coat of Arms The Armagh Guardian

18 March, 1882  


From The Belfast Morning News Saturday 18 March 1882.

St. Patrick's Day passed off quietly in Lurgan, and no disturbance took place. The authorities had drafted into the town in view of the preservation of the peace, 70 men from the counties Longford, Leitrim and Dublin, who were under the command of Sub Inspectors Hayes, Lurgan, Scott, Leitrim and Seddle, Longford, along with the resident magistrates: Captain Whelan and Captain Harvey. No signs of any preparations for a demonstration had been observed for some days past, and it was generally believed that there would either be no procession, or that the procession would be a very small one.

There was no procession yesterday and since the day was a national holiday and the factories were closed, it was devoted to pleasure by many of the inhabitants. Only one arrest was made all day, and that was for drunkenness. No disturbance is expected.


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