July 7th-13th, 1916

In their annual report for 1915, The Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals revealed that its officers visited Fermoy Cattle Fair on January 4th and served two printed cautions on women for holding fowl with heads down and on a man for his donkey having a cut on its ribs. On August 21st they attended Fermoy again and served printed cautions to a man for working a lame horse, another to a woman for holding fowl by the legs and two to boys for beating donkeys with sticks.

Having been seriously wounded in the leg and side fighting the enemy at Loos, Private Francis J. Hall, 9th Royal Munster Fusiliers, son of Mr William Hall, George Street, Mitchelstown was reported to be progressing favourably at Southampton Hospital. His brother Corporal Wm. Henry Hall was serving in the ranks of the South African Royal Engineers.

At Lismore Sessions, Thomas Flynn, Monalour, made an application to have Mary and Michael O’Gorman, of Cooldelane, bound to the peace for abusive language on the 14th of June. Mary Bridget O’Gorman charged Thomas Flynn with assaulting her on the same date; and Thomas Flynn also applied to have Mary Bridget O’Gorman bound to the peace. All the cases were over a dispute on the fair day. The magistrates convicted Mary and Michael O’Gorman and directed that they enter into bail of £5 and two sureties of £2 10s each to be of good behaviour for twelve months or in default be imprisoned for one month. The case of assault against Thomas Flynn was dismissed and the application to bind to the peace by Flynn was marked refused.

Fermoy Union met and declared Mr George Rice, plumber, Fermoy as contractor for the laying of water pipes at Pound Lane, Kilworth, at a sum of £46 10s. Meanwhile, members of Kilmallock Union appointed Mr John Barry, Kilfinane as contractor for men’s boots at 14s 9d a pair, women’s 12s and children’s 3s 9d. Lismore Board of Guardians heard that Dr Dwyer M.O., Ballyduff district was unfit for duty due to a septic hand so Dr Wm. White, Cappoquin was appointed until his return.

The death took place of Major Henry Philip Chearnley, J.P., D.L. at his late residence, Salterbridge, Cappoquin, after a tedious illness. Aged about 65, he had been owner of a considerable amount of property in West Waterford and was apparently pretty friendly with his tenantry. He had been the senior magistrate in the Cappoquin Petty Sessions district and deputy Lieutenant of the county.

The athletic and cycling season was opened at the Mardyke Cricket Field, with members of the National Cycle Club conducting a most successful fixture with numerous events taking place. G.F. Hennessy, Doneraile competed in the 220 Yards Open Handicap; J. Quinlan, Kilfinane, in the One Mile Cycle and J. Bowman, Kildorrery in the 880 Yards championship of Munster.