July 14th-20th 1916

At Limerick Assizes, John Walsh with an address in Kilbehenny, was indicted for the manslaughter of his father, William Walsh on April 2nd. Evidence was given that the prisoner was a small farmer living seven miles from Mitchelstown with his wife and a child aged eighteen months.

He came from America three years earlier and got married. There was a marriage settlement. The prisoner asked for money from his father and his not giving it was the cause of all the trouble. The deceased was an old age pensioner but was prone to dizziness. The pair were usually on affectionate terms.

Sergeant Matheson said the evidence went to show that when this occurrence took place, the prisoner was in a drunken state. The doctor said the old man’s death was due to violence and any theory of dizziness causing him to fall and die from his injuries was out of the question. The jury, after an absence of an hour returned, finding John Walsh not guilty and he was discharged, Sergeant Matheson advised him to give up his drinking habits.

At Fermoy Sessions, District-Inspector W Lewis, summoned Mr Terence Barrett, Bridge Hotel for an offence on June 25th by permitting the consumption of intoxicating liquor on his premises in contravention of the Justices’ order made on March 6th. Messrs Thomas McTiernan, Dl Daly, Daniel O’Keeffe and Bernard Lombard were summoned for being found on the premises. The magistrates consulted and a fine of 10s was imposed. The parties found on the premises were each fined 5s.

Waterford Gaelic Board met and Mr Daniel Fraher, President, occupied the chair. T Higgins, Ballyduff was amongst the delegates in attendance. One of the fixtures made was Ballinamult versus Ballyduff (junior hurling) to be played at the Sports Field, Waterford on July 16th. M Hassett would be the referee. It was decided to abandon the league system in senior football for this year.

Amongst the successful southern students for the B.A. degree at the recent exams held in Dublin was the name of Mr Norbert O’Leary, son of Mr T O’Leary, N.T., Tallow.

T Nagle, Doneraile, Munster Fusiliers died of wounds fighting in WW1. The following men from the same regiment were wounded: T Coady, Tallow, J Holland, Tallow, J F Mansfield, Lismore and J Roche, Fermoy. J McAuliffe, Kilfinane and E Pigott, Fermoy, also from the Munster Fusiliers, were declared missing.

It was announced that a garden fete in aid of the Fermoy Branch of the Irish War Hospital Supply Depot would be held at Richmond, Fermoy on Friday, July 28th from 2.30 to 9.30pm. There would be various attractions including a gift sale auction, palmistry and a tennis tournament. The Band of the Royal Dubin Fusiliers would provide the music.

John C Wood, Glanmire sought a married man, without family, to live in a gate lodge and work in a demesne. He was required to be ‘active and able to milk’.