October 13th-19th 1916

The remains of the late Private William Dooley, 2nd Royal Irish Regiment, were accorded full military honours at Fermoy when 2/5 Leicestershire band, firing party and buglers marched through the streets on their way to the graveyard at Aghern, Conna. Private Dooley was the son of the late Mr John Dooley who resided at King Street. He became unwell as a prisoner of war at Limburg Lahn Barracks. His illness became so serious that he was one of the exchanged prisoners sent back from Germany about eight months previous. Rev. J. Murphy, P.P. Conna, officiated at the graveside.

At a meeting of the Fermoy Urban Council, the chairman, Mr E.J. Quinlan, said he was pleased to be in the position of being the medium of presenting the parchment testimonial of the Royal Humane Society to Mr Thomas Sullivan, Wolfe Tone Park, for saving the life of Maurice Flynn from drowning at Gardiners Island last September. In accepting the certificate, Sullivan thanked the council and the clerk for the interest they had taken in the case and in bringing it before the society.

There was a large attendance at the Christian Brothers’ Schools, Mitchelstown when the certificates gained by the pupils of the technical classes during the last season were distributed. Some of the highest certificates obtainable, in book-keeping and commercial correspondence, were awarded and a number of others for attendance. The Rev. S. Wigmore presided and congratulated the recipients.

Her many friends were delighted to hear of the success of Miss Julia Cotter, Railway Station, Fermoy. She not only obtained First Division at the recent July examination of the National Board for Teachers, but she also had the distinction of winning the £10 prize for excellent answering.

At an assembly of Fermoy Union, the clerk read a copy of a sealed order received from the Local Government Board whereby the Unions of Mitchelstown and Fermoy would be amalgamated as and from the 1st of November 1916.

Except for one slight shower, the weather experienced at Fermoy race meeting was fine and the large number of people who attended were able to thoroughly enjoy the excellent sport provided. They witnessed three very exciting finishes, any one of which it would have been worth going to see. For real interest, however, the splendid struggle between those two good class chasers, Privit and Glenpatrick, stood out by itself and would long be remembered by the spectators. The going was in good order and the fixture was from every point of view most successful. The railway officials dealt with the heavy traffic admirably.

Mr John Muldoon, M.P., concluded a most successful campaign in Cork city and county when he addressed one of the largest meetings of the North-East Cork Executive in Fermoy. He reaffirmed the Irish Party’s faith in their faithful leader, John Redmond and castigated ‘Ireland’s enemies’ who sought to undermine him and the party.