The Limerick Reporter states that nineteen houses were levelled and 148 persons turned out roofless, last week, ina village called Ballagh, near Clonoulty, not far from Thurles.
PROGRESS OF EMIGRATION. 1850.
The extent to which emigration still continues is really amazing, after the drain of the rural population since the commencement of the famine. From Cork, Waterford, Limerick, New Ross, and other ports in the south, sailing vessels are proceeding direct to America; but the far greater number of the emigrants take their passages in steamers for Liverpool, as the most desirable port for departure across the Atlantic. There is nothing like accurate data as to the total number of emigrants; but persons who have bestowed much attention on the subject calculate that not less than a million of the population have left this country since the general and disastrous failure of the potato in 1846.