October 6th-12th 1916

After a long time during which he had received no word from him, Mr Denis E. Sullivan of Castletownbere received a letter from his son, Pte. Eugene O’Sullivan of the 7th Battalion Leinster Regiment, in which he stated that he had been wounded in the charge of the Irish Brigade at Guinchy earlier the previous month. Early in 1915, this young man had joined the Cadets’ Training Corps of the Leinsters at Kilworth and in the late autumn of that year volunteered for service in the ranks.

Information was wanted on Mr Thomas O’Reilly, whose address was given as Mitchelstown. He was the next-of-kin of No. 2513 Private J. O’Reilly, Australian Imperial Force and was requested to communicate immediately with the Australian Military Offices, 130 Horseferry Road, Westminster, London, S.W.

At Fermoy Sessions, District Inspector Wm. Lewis, Fermoy, summoned Mr Patrick Dinneen, publican, Glanworth for a breach of the Licensing Act on the 17th of September after discovering Daniel Regan and Michael Coughlan, non-bona fide travellers, on the premises. The defendant was fined £1, the conviction not to be recorded and the men on the premises were each fined 5s.

Ballylanders was described as being ‘in blazes over the distribution of The Brother Walsh’s Catch Prizes at their Cheap Sale, which was held at The Arcade, Ballylanders during the past 14 days’. Three winners were declared: 1st prize – Miss Ciss O’Brien, Carrickaroche, Galbally, (Ticket No. 550) won a beautiful lady’s costume. 2nd prize – Mrs Treacy, Ballylanders (Ticket No. 662) won a splendid lady’s shower-proof coat. 3rd prize – Mrs John Creed, Glenahoglisha, Ballylanders, (Ticket No. 321) won a noble Galtee fleece driving rug. A complementary prize was awarded to Mrs Frazer, Galbally for being the holder of the most tickets (39).

At Buttevant Sessions, Edmond Donoghue, Grange, Buttevant was charged by the crown at the prosecution of District Inspector Smyth with having obtained by fraud from one Margaret Coughlan, Main Street, Buttevant, the sum of £9 14s 6d by means of a cheque which he had fraudulently got possession of. There was a further charge that he did unlawfully steal, take and carry away from Michael Kirwin, Doneraile, a cheque, the property of the latter. Without calling the evidence, the chairman announced that the magistrates were agreed that the case was not the subject of a criminal prosecution. If there were any civil rights between the parties they should fight the matter out at the County Court.

The death of Mrs M. McGowan, Lismore took place at the infirmary, Lismore. The deceased was about 62 years of age and was the wife of Mr B. McGowan, ex-RIC. Her remains were laid to rest in the New Cemetery, Lismore. The death also occurred at the age of 65 of the Very Rev. J. D. Sexton, P.P., Ballindangan. Dr O’Brien, Mitchelstown was one of the physicians who attended him at the time of his death.