The Kerry Sentinel, 10 February 1897
   The sea fisheries in south-west Kerry have been yielding well as far as haak and cod are concerned, especially at Portmagee and Ballybog. At the former station, spillers accounted for large captures of cod during the last fortnight. All the cod along the coast recently were of a large size, the average wieght being about 15lbs, while many fish were had weighing as high as 30lbs. Trammels did fairly well at many points on the shores of Kenamre Bay, and, at the time of writing, the trammel fishing appears to show a general improvement everywhere along the coast where this method is practised. The spring mackeral fishing is expected to open very soon, as the weather at present is such as generally in the spring precedes an early mackeral season. Preparations for the mackeral season are still being carried on extensively along the coast, but it will be a long time before all the necessary boats will be built, if the building of all required will be left to the local boat-builders, whose hands have been quite full for some time past in consequence of the many calls upon them resulting from the widespread wreckage among the fisher craft during the gales, and the extraordinary and unprecedented high tides of September last. The lobster fishing has opened at a few points, but this kind of fishing does not become general until April or May. Prices of fish in the local markets—Cod, 6d to 1s 6d ; haak, 9d to 2s ; pollock, 6d to 1s 3d ; whiting, 1s 6d per dozen, and gurnard, 1s per dozen. Weather at time of writing favourable for spiller fishing.
Killarney, Sunday Evening.    
   Yesterday about two o'clock p.m. some children were passing along the bank of the River Flesk, at a place called Minish, about four miles from Killarney, when they noticed a body held between some large stones. They reported the matter to the people residing in the nearest house. Word was immediatley sent to the police, and the remains were removed to the Killarney Courthouse, where an inquest was held in the evening.
   Mrs. Margaret Sullivan, cousin to the deceased, deposed that the body was that of Humphrey Donnelly, son of the late Con Donnelly. He was about 13 years.
   Patrick Sullivan, husband of the last witness, deposed to seeing the body in the river and assisting in its removal.
   Dr. Paul Dillon stated he viewed the body, which was very much decomposed.
   The coroner briefly addressed the jury, and a verdict as in the previous cases was returned.
   The remains were afterwards taken to the Union mortuary.
   The funeral took place to-day, and was attended by a large and sorrowing concourse of people.
   The body had been washed along the river a distance of about 16 miles.
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