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SOURCE: Bell's Weekly Messenger, No. 1795, Sunday, August 22, 1830

Fatal Party Conflict at Muff, County Cavan

We have been informed that a desperate and sanquinary fight took place at Muff on Thursday evening last, at the annual fair held in that village, between the Protestant and Catholic factions. How the lamented occurrence originated our respectable informant was unable to learn, there being so many versions of this tragic story; but that blood has been shed is unquestionable. Six of the Roman Catholic Party were found dead on the fair green, amongst them a young female, who was stabbed in the breast and shoulder, and many were wounded, who had been removed by their friends. Two houses belonging to Protestants, named Walsh and Glasford, were burned to the ground. A respectable old man, named Maharry, a Protestant, and his only son, returning from the fair, were attacked within half a mile of King's Court; the son, who has left a wife and three children, was killed on the spot, and the father dreadfully wounded, but we hear not mortally.—Dublin Packet.