August 11th-17th 1916

A special meeting of Castletownroche Hurling Club, was arranged so that all members present could tender their sympathy to two of the ablest members of their club, namely Patrick and William Collins on the death of their mother. The chairman, Mr R. Kiely put the motion, which was passed in silence.

Duffy’s Big Circus came to Fermoy on Monday 14th and to Tallow on Tuesday 15th. Its acts included sixty performing coloured circus horses and ponies. There were two performances daily at 3 and 8 o’clock.

It was confirmed that Lieutenant Herbert Quarry was killed in WWI. He was the son of the late Michael Quarry, Mitchelstown and grandson of the late Rev. D. Quarry, Archdeacon. The death also took place, rather unexpectedly, at the Lismore Infirmary of Mr James Crowley, a popular Lismore man. For some 36 years he had been a prominent official at the Railway Clearing House, Dublin and retired from office on pension four months previously.

The fortnightly meeting of the Fermoy Guardians listened to a report from Dr McCarthy, medical inspector. It found that in the Ballyhooly Dispensary District the dispensary buildings required distempering. The Vaccination Acts were also not effectively administered in the district. In Ballynoe a new grate was required in the consulting room and the boundary wall was falling. In Kilworth there were no sanitary conveniences for the use of patients in the dispensary buildings. In Rathcormac, there were some panes of glass broken in the dispensary buildings and the medical supplies had not recently been ordered quarterly.

Messrs James Moynihan Barry and Son, auctioneers, Fermoy offered for sale Mr John Hannin’s interest in the land of Barranahash, containing 32 acres, held subject to an annuity of £11 12s 4d to the Land Commission. There were no buildings except a small barn. A large crowd assembled and spirited bidding ensued between Messrs Tapley, O’Brien, Mulvey, Hannan and Kearney. In the end Mr Mulvey was declared the purchaser at a price of £740 and fees. Mr Henry Barry conducted the sale.

Clogheen District Council passed the following resolution, on the proposition of Mr E. Morrissey and seconded by Mr W. Fogarty: “That we congratulate the Irish Parliamentary Party on the diplomacy displayed by them in the abortive Home Rule negotiations and on again adopting the policy of effective and independent parliamentary opposition. We think the time has arrived when the party may consider the advisability of making an effort to drive from power a government which has lost all respect for the canons of political honour.”

The York and Lancashire Regiment played Doneraile in a cricket match. It was played at Doneraile and resulted in a victory for the home team by 28 runs.

Cork County Council invited tenders for the following works in the Glenville District: to repair Willis Bridge on Road No. 80, to rebuild Blackstone’s Footbridge over the River Bride and to rebuild Glennagaul Bridge on Road No. 100.