Post by tommyhetherington on Sept 6, 2008 13:00:27 GMT
Hi Ken, I will have a bash Sands Home----- Picture House and shop Ceannt Barracks----The Army Canteen Board sports shop and grocery shop Clarke Barracks----Bill Carrolls Bottom Road----Picture House, O'Donnells, Chemist, Butchers Darlings shop. Main Rd Hill---Dobbins,BarberShop, Mcateers, Cobblers, Wes, Post Office, Powells(Shop,Hairdresser,Poolroom, Taxi), Clothes Shop. Middle Rd McDonagh to Pearse----Maginns Grocery and Tv , McCrossen Photo shop. Reggie Barber and dry cleaners. Grocery shop and petrol at Devoy St corner(army canteen board Mrs Roddy and Mick Dunne) Easons other end of Devoy St. Maginns grocery and fuel in Pearse, Phil Lalors golf shop,
There was also a chemist at Maginns TV shop at some stage and reggies was the far side of the girls school. We could count the Dry Canteens ( Connolly Bks and McDonagh Bks) as these were smallr versions of Ma Sands Home Tommy H
When I was a child the chap who went on to own the butcher shop in the 70s was an apprentice…if my memory serves me right. Also there was a lady who sat behind a small window; her job was to take payment for the meat.
Along side the two butchers there was also a small shop, it think it was called Feleys or a name similar. I think it sold groceries, I remember buying a lucky dip in there when I was very young. I would be going back to the early 60s.
What about the credit union, it was on the corner of what I now know to be Devoy Street. Can't believe I'm that long around here and never heard that before. And then it moved to where the bank of Ireland was on McSweeney Road before joining up with the one in Kilcullen as far as I know.
Feel free to correct me, but here's the list All East of the hill 1. O'Donnells 2. Phelans 3. Conlons 4. Darlings Bike 5. Dobbins 6. MacAteers Barbers 7. MacAteers Sweets 8. Sheehans 9. Wes 10. Post Office 11. Maginns TV 12. Maginns Grocery 13. McCrossans 14. Reggies Barbers 15. Darlings Dry Cleaners 16. Garason 17. Easons 18. Phil Lawlors Golf 19. K. Lyons (burnt in 50's) 20. Maginns (Pearse) 21. Abatoire (over the counter sales every friday) Others may include, Small shop beside Phelans as mentioned by magi.