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Waterford News 14 December 1866

Arrest of a National Schoolmaster

A man named William Carroll, national schoolmaster at Ring, whilst drunk in Dungarvan on Saturday night last, made use of seditious language in the public streets, shouting at the top of his voice for the Fenians, that [James] Stephens was in Ireland, and that he knew it, and that he has a Fenian himself.
This misguided fellow was cautioned several times to desist from using such expressions and to go home , but the more he was cautioned  the more he showed his determination, until at length he was arrested by the constabulary, and brought before Captain W F Barry, R.M., who committed him to the bridewell, for further examination. I am informed he has a wife and four children depending on him, and he must be a very foolish man to remain in town conducting himself in so bad a manner amongst the peaceable inhabitants, who never sympathised with this deluded and misguided class of persons, whose object is not national but freedom spoilation, plunder, and destruction.     

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