A 1916 diary....In the news (February 15-21, 1916)

Our series looking at what made the news in the pages of the ‘Cork Examiner’ this week 100 years ago continues with the period Febraury 15 - 21, 1916 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1916

PALACE THEATRE. NEXT WEEK’S BILL ... ELSIE SOUTHGATE, VIOLINISTE.

The chief attraction on the excellently arranged programme which the management of the Palace Theatre has secured for next week will be the

reappearance of Miss Elsie Southgate, the highly accomplished and talented violiniste, who will be accompanied by her sister, Dorothy. As a violiniste, Miss Southgate has had a distinguished career, having had the honour of appearing before four Kings, from one of whom she was presented with her celebrated Guarnerius violin, valued at £1,500… Her great ability and skill have already won the appreciation of Cork audiences, who will doubtless extent to her a cordial welcome next week… The Palascope will be a very strong feature, showing as it will the latest Chaplin success, “Charlie Shanghaied.”

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1916

WATERFORD NEWS

A 1916 diary....In the news (February 15-21, 1916)

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1916

WAR MEETING AT CARRIGANIMA.

A successful meeting was held at Carriganima last Sunday in furtherance of Lord Wimborne’s recruiting scheme... During the progress of the meeting a number of young men, who were said to have been members of the local corps of Irish Volunteers marched past the meeting, and after having gone about one hundred yards disbanded, when the bulk of them returned and joined the crowd, listening until the proceedings concluded.

Halfway between Macroom and Millstreet, Co Cork, Carriganima was the intended rallying point for hundreds of Irish Volunteers from Cork city and county on Easter Sunday, April 23, 1916. The plan was for them move early on Monday to disrupt military attempts to stop German guns being brought by rail from Kerry on the line near Rathmore and Millstreet. Although the plan was deemed pointless when the arms landing was foiled days earlier, almost 500 Volunteers marched to Macroom and Carriganima.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1916

DEATH OF FATHER OF FOUR SOLDIERS.

The death has taken place at Kilmallock of Thomas Hanly, three of whose sons are in the army. Another was killed in the Boer War.

CORK, BLACKROCK & PASSAGE RAILWAY

The rail company directors’ report explained one of the main causes of an unsatisfactory report for 1915 as the closing by military authorities of the harbour village of Crosshaven, the terminus of one of its rail services.

“Shortly after the outbreak of the war the military authorities ordered all the summer residents out of Crosshaven. No visitors were allowed to enter the district by land or water without a military permit, and no excursion traffic of any kind was permitted. These regulations of course adversely affected the receipt, in August and September, 1914, and although a slight modification of the restrictions was made at the end of June, 1915, the traffic for the summer season of the present year also suffered very seriously, resulting in a nett loss of £3,078.”

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1916

FOUND ON THE BATTLEFIELD

A 1916 diary....In the news (February 15-21, 1916) 

The above photo may be of interest to somebody in the city or county. They represent two well-known Cork sportsmen in the Irish Guards. It was found somewhere in the firing line, and sent on to us for publication by Mr. F. Murphy, Coachford.

— compiled by Niall Murray

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