September 22nd-28th 1916
Having been arrested under the Defence of the Realm Act on a charge of wearing the Irish Volunteer Uniform, Mr W.J. Ryan of Mitchelstown was released from custody, the case having been remitted to Mitchelstown Petty Sessions Court.
Among the officers wounded in the recent “big push” was Second Lieut. J. F. Russell, only son of Dr E. Boys Russell, Ardagh House, Lismore. Mr Maurice Doyle, Piltown House, Co. Waterford received official notification that his son, Francis, had also been wounded at the “big push” and was now in a base hospital at Rouen. Shortly after the outbreak of the war, Mr Doyle had volunteered and joined the cadet Corps at Fermoy. Amongst the soldiers to be killed were Sergeant P.W. Porter, Fermoy, Royal Field Artillery and Gunner John Colbert, Lismore (from wounds received through the accidental explosion of a gun).
The late Very Rev. John Canon Carrick, P.P., Kilfinane bequeathed the following in his will: for the Clerical Fund to sustain sick or infirmed priests – £100; St John’s Hospital – £350; St Joseph’s New church – £50; Convent of the Good Shepherd – £50; Male Orphanage – £50; for Masses to be said in public – £100; for the poor of Kilfinane – £20. He left the residue of all he possessed to the Bishop of the Diocese of Limerick, towards a fund for establishing a visiting and teaching order in the parish.
At the weekly meeting of the Clogheen Board of Guardians, it was remembered that some time ago the Guardians had appointed Miss Cahill to the position of trainee nurse, but the Local Government Board would not sanction her appointment because she had got her certificates of training in American hospitals, which were not recognised by the Local Government Board. After some controversy between the Guardians and the Local Government Board, Miss Cahill resigned and the Board issued advertisements for a trained nurse. The clerk said he issued the advertisements but got no applications. After some discussion the following order was made – “The Clerk having informed the Guardians that there were no applications for the position of trained nurse in reply to the advertisements issued, we, under the circumstances, request the local Government Board to sanction Miss Cahill as a trained nurse as she refuses to take the position as a qualified nurse.”
One of the most successful students in St. Colman’s College, Fermoy, Master J.T. O’Connor ‘won two first-class exhibitions in senior grade and for the medal in geometry, and 3rd year physics (senior grade)’.
The completed renovation of the church in Glenroe was celebrated with great festivity in the parish. Having been built in 1834 it required considerable repair and remodelling. Father Ambrose had considered that the time had come to begin the work and the people had rallied round him with great goodwill.