Post by olive mcnamaratierney on Sept 20, 2009 0:26:23 GMT
Just wondering did any of you run for the KingsWear bus??? I am sure there must be, as many a family on the camp had one, two or maybe more working there, It brought many a good wage to a lot of families including our's, my sisters Maura, Anne, brother Donal and myself all worked there for many a year. They supplied the transport for the workers. We were picked up at the 7.30am at the picture house. We had a great advantage living in O'Higgins Tce, we would look across the Curragh plain's on leaving the house and you would see the bus between Maddenstown and Brownstown as the would not be any other traffic on the road . So if you were at the end of O'Higgins Tce as the bus was approching the Risingsun we were sure to catch it, but that would be running like a hare. So that ment there were 3 or 4 famlies from O'Higgins running at the same time Then you would meet others from O'Higgins Road and others coming down the hill from ceannt' and it all just seemed everyone was running at the same time to catch the KingswWear Bus. Then it would stop at Powell's shop and the would be girls running from Mc Donagh and Pearse to catch it. OK there might have been one or two that would always be there in time waiting. But my memory was alway's people running for the famous KingsWear bus. So if you were one of them i would love to hear from you. Cheers for now
Hi Olive, I also worked for Kingswear but only for a few months, then went back to working with horses nothing like the outdoor life. Living in Connolly we also had the advantage of seeing the bus coming from Maddenstown and always made it in time to catch it at Powells. I'm sure my sisters Teresa (R.I.P.) and Judy also worked there. Good Days.
I worked in king’s ware for a few years, I was a bundle girl your sister Maura was my supervisor. I also remember running for the bus every morning I missed it quite a few times and was put on a warning for being late. One morning I missed the bus I hitched a lift and managed to get to work before the work bus.
Post by gercollinsfurlong on Sept 20, 2009 16:21:40 GMT
Hi olive, and all . I worked in king's ware for a while on the over locking machine's had some good laughs Maryann Kelly got me the job thank god it was my excuse to leave school, I remember was not to long in the job and we were out on strike we even made it on to the news on TV anyone remember ? only stayed working for about a year started working in good old D/B Doyle's in newbridge loved it so much i lasted eight years.
Post by Olive McNamara (Tierney) on Sept 20, 2009 23:28:44 GMT
Hi Ger, mary, Mag and Mary(Carrol) lgood to be in touch with you all again Its been so long since i have seen you all. This site is a great way in catching up with people, that you often wondered where the went, great credit goes to Matt. Mary i always kept a seat for Curly on the bus, we were the best of friends Mary if you are talking to Curly will you ask her to give me a ring, she has my number and she will know what it is about, thanks Mary. My god Mary Carroll, been a long time since i seen you, how are you?? Are you still living around? I did not know who the Mag was, till Matt told me this evening. Great to hear from you mag. God i remember you so well running for the bus. If Sean Heffernan was driving he would wait a few minutes, but if Jimmy Marron the owner was driving he might wait a few seconds and then would eat the head off you and make a show of you would'ent keep him waiting the next time. Mag do you remember Gerry Coulter, Keith Kileen and Alan Lynn the were all managers there?? By god you worked hard when you went in there, but when you look back now they were good days in there too Ok better go, really great to be in touch with you all again pg we will chat again soon
Post by mary carroll on Sept 21, 2009 11:13:15 GMT
Hi Olive Lovely to hear from you, I remember you from the photo but it has been a good 30yrs since I seen anyone, God I'm old, I'm living in England have 2 grown up children, I'm now a nurse just qualified 2 yrs ago and love it, went to university in my late 30's, I knew I had a brain in there somewhere. I'm nursing haematology and cardiac patients. I come home usually twice a year and I'll be home 17th Nov so would be lovely to meet up with a few of the old faces ( only in the sense of the word old that is.). So if anyone is up for it just let me know. How's life been treating you? Good I hope.
Post by Olive McNamara (Tierney) on Sept 21, 2009 20:56:18 GMT
Hi Mary, Great to hear from you again. No wonder i hav'ent seen you around and you in England that long Delighted to hear you are doing well for yourself, and well done to you, it was not an easy thing to do. I am doing well also mary. I married a Galway man and we build a house out near the Bush pub, and we have a family of 3, ages ranging from 14 years to 24 years and the are all doing well tg. A lot of big changes going on up the Curragh Mary, but no matter what the knock down or build up, the Curragh and the people will always be close to my heart. We all have so many good memories, and it is a great honour to be able to say you were reared on THE CURRAGH CAMP Cheers Mary and will be in touch again soon
Hello ex KingsWear workers.Did not have the advantage of a KingsWear education myself but my three sisters did Mary.Kathleen and Dympna Murray not all at the same time I think they may have passed the job on to one another.I do remember they used to get a bus from Powells.Later on I remember the bus coming to the house to collect one of my sisters a few times maybe it was on Saturday when they were doing overtime
HI OLIVE, I WOULD HAVE RUN FOR THAT BUS TOO,FROM THE PEARSE SIDE AND MANY A MORNING WE WERE SOAKED AND WE SAT IN THE WET CLOTHES AND WORKED ALSO MORNINGS WE MISSED THE BUS PADDY KANE [MARYS FATHER,,A LOVELY MAN RIP]WOULD DRIVE A FEW OF US TO NAAS SAID HE WOULD RATHER DO THAT THAN SEE US THUMB A LIFT. ANN OLIVE AND PATSY MC. DONALD WOULD ALSO HAVE BEEN THERE, I THINK I ONLY WORKED THERE FOR ABOUT A YEAR OR 18MTHS. CARMEL KEARNEY
I never got the KINGSWEAR bus, but I do remember serving mass early in the winter mornings and if me Da was on duty and my ma would be minding my brother I often walked up to serve mass behind the KINGSWEAR girls cause i was afraid of my life and my ma always said they would mind me ....... I remember another morning taking Gleesons cat and locking him in the alter boys room (again for company) while I served mass but thats a tale for another day