A young man of the name of Slevin, was working lately at hay for his father, Darby, in Tumbricane, near Borrisokane, and on dismounting from the rick, he threw down the pitchfork, but in leaping down was impaled-- the top of the handle literally running up into his bowels with such force that a man in trying to draw in out broke the shaft, leaving some inches of the wood in the wound. The unfortunate young man is under the care of Dr. McGarvey; but it will be next to miraculous if he lives.

Irish American Weekly (New York, New York), August 10, 1872.