July 21st-27th 1916

Michael E Carney, of Mitchelstown, a young man who had been attached to the Limerick Post Office for the previous twelve months as a postman, was accidentally drowned while bathing in the Shannon at the Clare side of the river in the Parteen district. The 26 year old had been unable to swim and went beyond his depth. He was drowned before assistance could reach him.

In a second tragedy, Michael Forde of New Street, Lismore, aged twenty and a baker by trade was drowned in the River Blackwater at Lismore, at the place known as ‘The Queen’s Gap’. He had gone for a swim with two companions and got into difficulty. He was not considered a good swimmer.

At Lismore Sessions, Constable Kelly charged a man of the tramp class in custody named John Murphy, with begging on the Main Street on the previous evening. He was sent to gaol for a month.

A collection of the National Aid Association was held outside the church gates at each of the Sunday Masses in Fermoy. Having been arrested, Mr John O’Brien, Clancy Street, arrived in Fermoy on his release from Wakefield Prison. No one in the town had the slightest doubt of his innocence of being connected with the Dublin outbreak and always expected his release to be imminent.

T Murphy, Castletownroche and D McGrath, Doneraile were named amongst a group of members of the Wolfe Tone Hurling Club, Boston which had won many coveted distinctions during the past season. They were described as a splendid lot of young Corkmen who had done much to further the interests of hurling in Boston and district.

It was announced that Captain N L Joynt, R.A.M.C., Tunnelling Company, R.E., France had recently been awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in WW1. He was the son of Mr A. E. Joynt, manager of the National Bank, Doneraile.

Rev John Joseph Lyons, son of Mr Michael Lyons of Lower Cork Road, Fermoy was ordained by Bishop Corrigan in St Gregory’s Church, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. A few weeks previously he had been ordained sub-deacon and deacon. On the Sunday following his ordination, Fr Lyons celebrated his first solemn High Mass at Woodside, Long Island, New York where his uncle Mr John J Lyons resided.

A severe thunderstorm burst over South Limerick and South Tipperary districts on the afternoon of Sunday, 23rd of July. It lasted for several hours and was accompanied by a heavy fall of rain particularly over the Galbally area. No damage was reported.

At Kilfinane Sessions, a little boy named Maurice Herbert summoned James O’Leary, stated to be nineteen or twenty years of age, for assault. The young lad stated that the defendant hit, kicked and knocked him on the road. O’Leary, who did not appear, was ordered to enter into a bond to keep the peace for twelve months, himself in £5 and two sureties of £2 10s each.