Irish Newspapers

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  1. Daft Bat

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    Does anyone here have access to Irish newspapers, please?

    The BERRY family, mentioned in this thread, had William working as a Railway Porter for the birth registrations of his first 6 children. He undertook this occupation in Naas, County Kildare, moving to Ballybrophy, County Laois and then on to Ballywilliam in County Wexford in 1880.

    By 1882, when the next child arrives, he is up at Philipstown, County Laois, working as a Labourer and in 1886 is of no fixed address, his son being born in the Tullamore Workhouse.

    Something must have happened between 1880 and 1882 for him to stop working as a Railway Porter and to come back to his home county.

    Just wondering if there was any incident mentioned in the newspapers or if there was an announcement of railway company closures around this time that could account for it.

    Thank you. :)
     
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    Well, I've tried and failed :( I wonder if it was something as simple as William becoming ill and returning to his roots?
     
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    Could be, @AnnB Thank you for trying. :)
     
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    Could this be him

    refasault.—William Collins, of Drumgoold, had Thos. Berry, junr., and William Berry, summoned for having assaulted him and knocked him down. Collins stated that he was knocked down and kicked by the Berrye. A witness named Kate Rigley corroborated Collin's
    11 May 1878 - Wexford People - Wexford, Wexford, Republic of Ireland
     
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    I found that report, but William was discharged and Thomas got two months with hard labour, so I didn't think it would be the reason for William's change of fortune a couple of years later.
     
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    I cant get too see the whole article just the search snippet, so didn't know that William was discharged
     
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