Mostly local Fermanagh news in 1950.

November 1950. Derrylin Court.

The putting of formaldehyde into milk has got to be stopped said Major Dickie R.M. at Derrylin Court on Wednesday 25th ult. when he said that he was going to impose heavier penalties in future. A fine of £2 with £3 costs was imposed on Mrs. Susan Graham, Derryhooley, Derrylin, for putting formaldehyde as a preventative in milk, and the R.M. said that if she had been in a better position the fine would have been much heavier.

Hugh Farrell Inspector of Food and Drugs gave evidence of taking a sample of the milk, which was found to contain formaldehyde.

Mrs. Graham admitted putting the formaldehyde in the milk. She did not know it was not allowed.

RM —Do you not know half a dozen people have been fined, for this here already?

Defendant. I never get a paper to read or anything else.!

Const. Thompson said that the defendant was in rather poor circumstances, and in view of this, the R.M» only imposed a fine of £2 with £3 costs.


James, McGurn, of Drummully, Derrylin, was fined I0s at Derrylin Court, on 25th ult for riding a bicycle while drunk, Constable Thompson said McGurn, who was coming from Lisnaskea, was wobbling about on the bicycle. He almost fell off as he tried to get off when he approached him. He was hopelessly drunk, and they took him home in the police car.

McGurn said he had been ln Lisnaskea fair and he was fit to ride the bicycle all right.

Major Dickie. R.M.—You must have thought you were soberer than you really were. It is very dangerous riding a bicycle when you are drunk.


Rev. Leo Kelly, New York, who has been on a visit to Enniskillen, Is a nephew of the late Phil Maguire of The Ring, Enniskillen, and of Mrs. Maguire. After a pleasant holiday; he left last week on the return trip to the U.S.A.


Joseph Maguire, aged 27, of Farnaconnel, Boho; was cm Saturday at Enniskillen Special Court, charged with causing grievous bodily harm to Patrick Corrigan, of Mullaghdun on the previous evening. Maguire, after formal evidence of arrest, was remanded in custody until Saturday November 4th.

OBITUARY. MR. THOMAS L. ORMSBY, Drumbane, Irvinestown.

THE death took place at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast, of Mr. Thomas Louis Ormsby youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ormsby, of Drumbane, Irvinestown. Only 23 years old, he was of a lovable, kindly disposition. He had been a member of the clerical staff of the G.P.O, Enniskillen, before taking employment with the Taylor Woods Nylon Factory, Enniskillen. About three years ago, his health began to fail, but hopes were entertained for his recovery until a few months ago. Despite the best medical attention and nursing care, he grew worse. Sympathy is extended to his bereaved parents and relatives in their tragic loss.

Requiem Mass was offered in St. Teresa’s Church, Glen Road, Belfast, for the repose of his soul, and the funeral took place afterwards to Milltown Cemetery, Belfast. Rev. Father Courtney, C.C., officiated.

Chief mourners—John and Susan Ormsby (parents); Patrick and Francis (brothers); Mrs. Sheerin, Mrs. Drumm, Elizabeth Ormsby (sisters); Mrs. Dorothy Ormsby (sister-in-law); Martin Sheerin, Austin Drumm (brothers-in-law);. Sean, Brendan and Dermot Ormsby» Gerard Joseph Sheerin (nephews); Gerald McIntyre, Patrick and Thomas Farmer (cousins).

Wreaths were sent by the staff of the G.P.O., Enniskillen; Frankie Thorpe, Enniskillen; companions of Ward 13 B., Musgrave Park Hospital; Kathleen McGinn, Belfast.

Many Mass cards and messages of sympathy were received.


MR. JOHN FLANAGAN, Glen West, Devenish.

THE death took place at his residence, Glen West, Devenish, of Mr. John Flanagan, an old and highly-respected member of the community of Devenish parish. The sad event evoked widespread regret amongst his neighbours and friends everywhere. He was a kindly, decent man, a loyal friend and an upright and devout Catholic.

The funeral to the parish cemetery at St. Mary’s, Devenish West, was of large and representative proportions, testifying to the esteem in which deceased had been held and the sorrow caused by his passing.

Rev. J. McKenna, C.C., who officiated delivered an eloquent tribute in which he extolled deceased’s many fine qualities. He belonged to a well-known Fermanagh family, one of the oldest and best-known in the county. For his own splendid character and manner, he was held

in great esteem. During his long and trying illness, he had shown in high degree the qualities of. patience and resignation to God’s holy will, and the priests who visited him during his period of suffering could not but be impressed by his contentment and the courage he showed in bearing his suffering and in preparing for the end. He personally had been impressed by the great kindness of the friends and neighbours of the family- It was a good sign of any people, and he found that the people of Devenish West had great kindness and sympathy for one another in their everyday relations and especially in time of trouble.

The chief mourners were the widow; son (James); brothers (Patrick. Michael and, Denis) sister (Mrs. Mary Gilfedder) and a large number of nephews and nieces.



It is reported from Tokyo that a family of six committed suicide by laying themselves in a row on the Uetsu railroad. Poverty and sickness is said to have been the cause.

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