Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 9, 2010 22:30:26 GMT
I would'nt let anyone see my confirmation photo, rag wringlets and a boater style hat, I made it in 4th class aged 10, the costume was'nt bad, and the shoes made up for the hair, was brought to Bray for the day and complained I wanted to go to Dublin and Woolworths to spend my money, Mam told me I did'nt know how lucky I was, the day she made hers she got her first ice cream in the local shop and then was handed her baby brother to look after for the day. Loved my Communion dress, in fact I loved it so much the Sunday before I managed to sneak up the stairs get it on me and get out, straight down to the Bank and a tar barrell, got tar on the sleeve, she caught me coming back in, can still see her with the butter nearly in tears, and everytime she rubbed the dress she picked up the dish cloth and made a swipe at me, saying the trouble she had went to getting that dress, the cost of it, but she got the tar out, I was lovely on the day.
Hi Tommy, Great picture we had some photos taken under the very same window when we lived there good days indeed, some very familiar faces there. The 2 little laughing boys would they be Ciaran and Declan Moore Sham's twin brothers and could that possibly be Sham himself holding the stick and his sister Mary? I think you'll find that the writing on the wall is Paul Hughes xx Patrica McCormack Bye for Now MaryF
Post by tommy sweeney1 on Feb 9, 2010 23:33:15 GMT
Hi Mary F
No Iam afraid none of the Moore,s are in the photo their my cousins who came from england for a visit, My poor mother used to scrub the place when she got wind they were visiting more that not they used to just arrive and announce they were staying for a week or so,with no phones to speak of that happened often ,the sad thing we used to think they were rich because they always seemed to have money, they weren't really of course, I have tried to find a half decent photo of the blocks in pearse Ive had no success to date ,I downloaded the black and white one of the bottom block in pearse from the photo galleries and have it in a frame in the sitting room,so if your rooting through your old photos and find one, I wouldn't mind borrowing it to copy. You could be spot on with Paul Hughes and Patrica MC Cormack,or was there a Phil Hughes?.
Hi Tommy, About the initials yes there was a Phil Hughes she was the younger sister of Anthony,Rosary, Tom and Martin Hughes, Katie's daughter So I'm almost certain its Paul initials. Sorry I can't help you with any decent photo's of Pearse any ones we have are like your one taken in front of the window no real shots of the blocks or houses mores the pity. If the picture you have of the bottom block is on that buildings of Ireland site theres a little box over the photo saying more pictures and if you click on to that theres a picture of the three blocks taken from the bottom road on the grass going up to the lines and the plots! Bye for Now MaryF
HI TOMMY I TO REMEMBER THE VISIT'S FROM ENGLAND AS YOU SAY THEY WOULD SOME TIMES JUST TURN UP. I REMEMBER ONE SUMMER ME AND MY FRIENDS, WERE PLAYING ON THE ASH BINS, YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN THE CUT OF US? WHEN TO VERY POSH ENGLISH COUPLE, ASKED US DID WE KNOW THE OBRIENS IT TURNED OUT IT WAS MY MUMS SISTER, THEY HAD NOT SEEN EACH OTHER FOR OVER 20 YEARS MY POOR MUM WAS IN A TERRIBLE STATE, MRS O SHAY NEXT DOOR LENT US A BED ROOM (I DONT KNOW HOW THAT WORKED) AN SOME ONE ELSE LENT US SHEETS AND BLANKET'S GOD I REMEMBER THE FUSS. I REMEMBER BRINGING A JUG OF HOT WATER UP TO THE ROOM, SO THEY COULD WASH. I THINK THE HUSBAND MUST HAVE THOUGHT HE LANDED IN HILL-BILLY LAND. ANY WAY THE NEXT TIME THEY CAME THEY STAYED IN DUBLIN, THEY WERE NOT CHANCING IT AGAIN? ALL THE BEST KATHYO
Post by tommysweeney1 on Feb 10, 2010 19:33:35 GMT
Hi Mary F, Kaytho Mary I will have a look at that site later and see if I can see a suitable photo, Kaytho you described it very well for some strange reason visitors expected to be waited on hand and foot I remember the relief on my mothers face when we waved them goodbye life could get back to normal. On one occasion my mother had us all hide behind the couch until they got fed up knocking on the door. I often wondered what they tough of us it must have been like going back in time coming from across the pond. especially when they wanted to use the toilet and began to walk up stairs and they had to use the tracing paper that passed for toilet paper ouch
ref growing up in pearse today i took a triparound what is now left of Pearse Quarters i found about 6/7 houses occupied, the Canteen managers house is now closed after being used by the fire brigade as a training area over the last couple of years. the coal yard gone middle and bottom blocks gone grey homes gone families hospital owen roe rd bar i house gone, as i had my camera with me istarted to take a couple of snaps of what was left of pearse quarters. i went down to the tennis court and there was still a swing hanging out of the swinging tree, the ball alley in McDonagh was next, the the back of the Hospital mourge Marion shrine the old pumping station K/lines LOUGH BAN to finish, so i hope to have the photos up soon, the sad part of the day was nobody about , just an errie silence. bye for now johnny kelly.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 11, 2010 0:05:32 GMT
I too remember the visitors coming from England and the fussing my mother would do, these visitors were her brothers and sister who had been reared in the sticks the same as herself.
The funny thing is when we went down to Tipp or up to Cavan to see our Grannies and cousins they thought we were rich, can remember one day we were up and getting dressed my cousin Urusla one of fifteen children said to her Mam that there was a hole in her dress, my aunt said to her its like this duckie everything has a hole and every hole has a purpose so put your dress on and take Carmel up the garden for a walk and let me get on with my washing.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 11, 2010 0:12:15 GMT
I remember sitting at the kitchen table writing letters to my Dad in the Congo and Cyprus, I also remember going down to Ceannt Bks, myself, Mon, Mam, Phil and Mrs. Ambrose to do the broadcast to the men, they were'nt really braodcasts more tape recordings. We were all dressed up and Mam and Mrs. Ambrose all posh when they their turn came to talk, the da's were in the Congo. I remember tittering and laughing and not having a clue what to say, and getting the eye from mam that said "wait until I get you outside". When picking postcards to send I always got ones that I thought suited him, one with a pint of guinness on etc., I always started with DID YOU GET MY PRESENT YET
JOHNNY I DONE THAT TRIP ONE DAY ALL AROUND PEARSE THE GREY HOMES THE HOSPITAL AND TOOK A WALK TO LOOK OUT ON THE FLAT GROUNDS, OF COURSE ALL I SEEN OF THE GREY HOLMES AND THE HOSPITAL WERE OUTLINES ON THE GROUND TRIED TO IMAGINE IT ALL BUILT UP AGAIN, I CAN STILL HEAR POOR MRS. CRONIN RIP (A NEIGHBOUR IN THE GREY HOMES)SHE CRIED ALL NIGHT WHEN HER SON JOE WENT TO JOIN THE PRIESTHOOD AND DONE THE SAME AGAIN WHEN BRIGID JOINED THE NUNS, SHE WAS A GOOD NEIGHBOUR. CARMEL K.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Feb 11, 2010 0:45:48 GMT
We are up for a months mind one of Dad's sisters in law, who according to this aunt had ideas of grandeur, there was an old headstone on the grave and when the grave was dug it split it two, they had wire holding it together, some of the wire was resting on the mound of earth, as we approached she says, "Be Jaysus will ye look she has the phone in already".