1915 Quarter Sessions West Cork, Kinsale, Bandon, Bantry, Skibbereen, Clonakilty. 1914, Securities Approved by Public Trustees Ireland, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico, Russia, Siam, Uruguay. 1914 the London Colonial Office Approved Irish Solicitors to Practice in Trinidad and Tobago.

These securities appear exotic but frequently turn up in probate records from the 1860s on West Cork wills. The census of 1901 and 1911 often have people living on dividends. In August 1914 when the First World War broke out the music stopped and within a few years many of these securities became worthless beggaring a whole class of people.


The Law Society of Ireland has digitised many old records. The Gazette of the 1920s on contain many obituaries of Irish Solicitors who died in places like Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand. It seems to have been common to emigrate after qualification. There are none from the USA as Irish qualifications are not recognised. Indeed most US States do not still recognise the qualifications of other states so you need to qualify.

1915 Quarter Sessions West Cork

Circuit Court (IrishAn Chúirt Chuarda) of Ireland as the Circuit Court of Justice under the Courts of Justice Act 1924 and replaced the County Court on the civil side, and quarter sessions and recorder’s courts on the criminal side, as well as some of the jurisdiction of the assizes.

Many of the barristers who attended the quarter sessions lived in Dublin but had local connections: