King's County Chronicle, 23 March 1916
The following tenders were accepted by the Birr Guardians on last Saturday:-- Advertising, "King's County Chronicle" and "Midland Tribune," at 5d. per line; printing, "Tribune," 44; eggs, Mr. Henry Barry, 1s. 5 1/2d. per dozen; chimney sweeping, John Sheehan, 8; horse and driver for hospital and farm work, Mr. W. Hoare, 40; plumbing, John Dixon, 18; potatoes, Wm. Hoare, Moorpark Street, 7d. per stone; flour, Messrs. W. and R. Odlum, Maryborough, 19 7s. per ton; best beef, Messrs. Horan Bros., 7 1/2d. (provisionally).
The whole Board is to be summoned on Thursday as a Committee to go through the remainder of the tenders.

Feb. 15, at St. Mary's R. C. Church, St. Paul, Minn., U.S.A., by the Rev. Father Byrne, William Fitzpatrick of Heather Brae, Alberta, Canada, second son of the late Edward Fitzpatrick, Coole, Mountrath, to Annie J. Price, of St. Paul, Minn., youngest daughter of the late Henry Price, Birr, King's Co.

March 16, at Moneygall, King's Co., Susan, wife of Const. Dominick Burke, R.I.C.
March 15, at his residence, Walsh Island, Geashill, King's Co., John Byrne, aged 85.
March 16, at Clonkea House, Eyrecourt, Maud Mary, daughter of Richard Cooke.
March 19, at The Highlands, Nenagh, John Mounsey, aged 90.
March 9, killed in action, France, James Dean Dempster, Sargeant 1st Batt. King's Royal Rifles, second son of John Dempster, Emo Park, Portarlington, aged 30.

Monday:—Before Mr. George Friend and Major Bredin, R.M.
Const. Conaty had James White, of Kyle, summoned for an unlighted vehicle, and as there were mitigating circumstances the bench only imposed a nominal penny.
Sergt. Cronin summoned J. Hayes and Michael Morcan for wandering animals. Fines of 2s. were imposed in each case.
Sergeant Cronin summoned Michael Leamy for insobriety, and applied to have him bound over to be of good behaviour. He was fined 10s. and ordered to enter into recognisances in 5 and two sureties in 2. 10s. each with an alternative of two months in Limerick Jail.
Mrs. Egan and Family, Kinnitty, beg to return their sincere thanks for the numerous telegrams and letters of sympathy received by them in their sad bereavement. As it will not be possible to reply to everyone individually, they hope that their numerous sympathisers will accept this acknowledgment.

Monday:—Before Messrs. T. O. Read presiding; J. Dwyer, junr.; P. J. O'Byrne, B.L.
Old cases against Daniel Maher were called, and Head-const. O'Brien reported that there were no complaints against the man. The cases were dismissed.
On the suggestion of the Head-constable a complaint by Constable Meha against Peter Callaghan was adjourned.
Mr. Farrell, School Attendance Officer, proved that a son of Henrietta Ryan was only in attendance 19 out of 38 days, and she was fined 6d. and 4s. 6d. costs. Her excuse was that she was employed at the hour she should see the child out to school, and the grandmother had promised to look after him. Mr. Houlihan defended.

News has been received of the death of Capt. G. M. Young, A.S.C. Capt. Young, who was 32 years old, was first an officer in the Leinster Regiment. He was the youngest son of the late Capt. J. O. Young, Portarlington.
An Ordination was held by the Archbishop of Dublin on Sunday in Christ Church Cathedral, when Mr. Oswald G. Fisher, B.A., T.C.D., was admitted to the Diaconite. The candidate, who is eldest son of Mr. H. D. Fisher, "Galway Express," was presented by the Archdeacon of Dublin.
Capt. Herbert R. H. Ireland (Reserve of Officers), 3rd Batt. the Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment (attached 2nd Royal Irish Rifles), has been awarded the Military Cross "for conspicuous gallantry under heavy shell fire during an attack. He prepared the point of entry into the enemy's trenches, and organised the attacking parties with great coolness and resource."
Notification has been received of the death; on active service, of Lieut. R. B. Sheridan, elder son of John R. Sheridan and Mrs. Sheridan of Dugort, Achill Island, County Mayo. The deceased officer enlisted as a private in the 7th Leinsters shortly after the outbreak of the war, and on obtaining a commission three months later, joined the 8th Dublins.
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King's County Chronicle, 30 March 1916
One by one the old residents of Birr and district are passing away, the latest to join the "great majority" being Mr. Patrick Nevin, of Riverstown. Throughout his industrious life he had been blessed with good health, but about a year ago he began to decline, and notwithstanding the loving care of his sisters and the medical skill of Dr. Fleury, he passed away on Thursday, 23rd Mard. The remains were conveyed to St. Brendan's R.C. Church on Friday, and on Saturday Requiem Mass was celebrated, the officiating clergy being Very Rev. Dean Scanlan, Revs. E. J. Scanlan, J. O'Meara, J. Martyn, and J. Barry.
The funeral to Kilcoleman was an eloquent testimony to the public esteem for the deceased, and sympathy with the relatives. Dean Scanlan read the final prayers at the graveside. The chief mourners were:—Mrs. Conway, Wilmer Road, Birr; and the Misses Margaret and Julia Nevin, sisters; Mrs. Mary Anne and Miss Nancy Ellen O'Toole, Sharavogue; Mrs. P. Hanly, Upper Cloghan; Mrs. L. Lynam, Kilcolman; Martin O'Toole, Patrick, Martin, William and Michael O'Toole, Sharavogue; Joseph Egan, Woodlands; and Mrs. P. Hanly, Upper Cloghan, cousins.
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