August 4th-10th 1916

The funeral of Mrs A. Walsh took place after Requiem High Mass to the family burial vault, Kildorrery. The deceased, who came from a most respectable family, was a sister to the late Mr Wm Barry who was prominently identified with the national movement and who, during the days of the land agitation, suffered a long term of imprisonment.

An inquest was held at Youghal by Coroner Richard Rice, Fermoy into the circumstances attending the death of Richard Madden, Killavullen who collapsed while bathing on the strand. He was a well-to-do farmer aged about 67 years. The verdict was that the deceased had died suddenly from heart failure accelerated by shock and the excessive heat.

At a meeting of Cork County GAA Board, it was raised by Mr O’Sullivan that Mallow had travelled to Fermoy to meet Shanballymore but the ground had not been marked, resulting in no match taking place. Under the circumstances he thought Mallow should be allowed their expenses. Mr Warner said that the secretary of the Fermoy club had been away on holidays and was not aware that the match had been fixed for the Fermoy venue. Mr O’Sullivan proposed the Cork Athletic Grounds as the venue for the re-fixture, but it was decided against in favour of Charleville.

The following students of St Colman’s College, Fermoy passed the Matriculation Examination: Richard Higgins, Fermoy; John M. Ring, Rathcormac and Joseph O’Keeffe, Patrick O’Mahony, John J. Ryall and Thomas Walsh, all from Ballynoe. Meanwhile, Loreto Convent, Fermoy advertised for prospective pupils pointing out that they were a boarding and day school. Domestic science including cookery and dressmaking formed part of their curriculum. The health of their pupils left nothing to be desired and the large grounds attached were mainly devoted to hockey, tennis, croquet and net-ball.

A Notice to Creditors was printed stating that all persons having claims against the estate of Patrick Calligan, late of Kilfinane, farmer, deceased were required to send forthwith, in writing, particulars of such claims to Roger Fox, solicitor, Killmallock.

At the show of the Clonmel Horse Show Society, Sunnie Jim owned by John Sweeney, Cappoquin won Lady Donoughmore’s Challenge Cup for best yearling or two-year-old in the show, likely to make a hunter or huntress.

The collectors of the Fermoy National Aid Fund forwarded a sum of £50 as a first instalment of their collection to Rev. Father Bowden, Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. The list was kept open for a short time to enable those who had not yet subscribed to send in their subscriptions.

W. Murphy, Tallow, Royal Munster Fusiliers was wounded in WW1. At a meeting of Lismore Union, a letter was read from E. W. Becher, Castle Farm House, Lismore conveying to the Board of Guardians his sincere thanks for their kind words of sympathy on hearing of the death of his son, who died of wounds received while leading his men in a bombing raid against the trenches of the enemy.