Recruitment meeting disrupted and drunkenness in Athlone
1916/2016: a miscellany
On March 8th, 1916, four boys are convicted of stealing sums of money from the Catholic Truth Society’s box in the porch of St Aidan’s Cathedral in Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: PJ Browne
March 8th, 1916
Resolution adopted at the Dublin Corporation meeting protesting against the increased taxation of Ireland and requesting the Irish members of Parliament to resist such taxation, especially as Ireland had not been receiving her due share of the expenditure on munitions of war.
“Youthful Depravity”: At a Children’s Court in Enniscorthy four boys are convicted of stealing sums of money from the Catholic Truth Society’s box in the cathedral porch. James Murphy (12) is ordered to be sent to an industrial school for three years, while his brother, Andy Murphy (14), is sent to a reformatory for four years with John Conners (14) and John Ryan (15).
Several women in receipt of separation allowances (pay for husbands in army) are fined half a guinea at Athlone Petty Sessions for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. The police say they have never witnessed such exhibitions in an Irish town.
Strike in a Londonderry Factory: The shirt cutters in Messrs Mclntyre, Hogg, Marsh and Company’s Londonderry factory come out on strike as a protest against the employment of women in the cutting room.
Irish Times reports: Sir Edward and Lady Carson left London yesterday on a short visit to the seaside . . . Big Salmon Hooked: A salmon, weighing 35lbs, has been caught in the Barrow, near Graiguenamanagh, with a rod and line by Mr Paul Delaughnty. It took him four hours to land the fish . . . National Egg Collection: Kilkeel Depot, of which Mr RB Le Fanu is the secretary, forwarded during the month of February 1,229 eggs to France for wounded soldiers.