hi brendan good to hear from you i told nial power that you are on this site he says hello he;s still with geldof drumming married with two kids living in tullow co carlow as i said i will be over you side of the world shortly staying on 49th street the skylark see you for a few beers
mary yes to your question good to hear from you .just some info for johnny houlihan brendan delaney do you rembember some of these names from the class most born in the shadow of the tower as they say. JOHN BROWN- PADDY HOULIHAN- TOM MARTIN-GEARD TOBIN FINBAR MC ALISTER-JOHN DILLON-LIAM HARPER- MICK SULLIVAN DERMOTT RYALL-FERGIE PEARSON- NOEL SHANAHAN-PADDY FAHY EOIN O BRIEN-AIDEN BUTLER-PETER KEARNEY- SEAN DUNNE TONY BRENNAN(RIP)DAN WHELAN- COLM HARPER-FRANK HALL TOM HENRY-JOHNNY HOULIHAN-PAUL O CONNELL- PAT MARTIN EAMON FARRELL-DONAL MURPHY-RONAN MOONEY-STEPHEN MURPHY JOHN ROCHFORD-NICKEY TOBIN- DERICK LYNCH-PADDY O CONNOR JAMES MOORE-BOBBY HARRIS-DEMA HOULIHAN-DAVY DONOVAN LARRY KAVANAGH-ANTHONY CLARKE-BRENDAN DELANEY-LIAM MAHER JOHNNY TOBIN-PATRICK O BRIEN-JOSEPH KELLY-JOHN DEMPSEY.
THIS IS THE ROLL CALL I GOT FROM MR BYRNE WHO,S STILL THERE HE CAME WITH MICK DEELEY NOW RETIRED.ROLL WAS IN IRISH MOST FAMOUS NAME I CAN REMBEMBER WAS BUSHEY COSTELLO CALLING THE ROLL AOIDAN DE BUTLAIR OR COLM O FOGHLOU THEN THE DUSTER WOULD FLY ACROSS THE ROOM AMAZING WHAT CAN COME BACK WHEN YOU THINK BACK.YOU COULD HARDLY BREATHE IN THE CLASS WHEN BUSHEY WAS SMOKING SOME TIMES ?
SCHOOL IS NOW USED FOR AREA RECORDS AND THE RESERVES (FCA)
THANKS JOEY YOURSELF AND MICK LOOKED WELL TODAY. GOOD ALSO TO SEE ALL THE CURRAGH EX PATS GETTING PROMOTED IN THIS DAY AND AGE WITH THE CUTBACKS WE ARE ENDURING NEVER SEEN AS MANY CAPTS JUST WAITING FOR THE FIRST GENERAL :) NICE TO SEE SO MANY PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THE PLACE CURRAGH WAS A GOOD PLACE TO GROW UP SOME GREAT MEMORIES AND SOME GREAT PEOPLE .AT PRESENT TRYING TO REMBEMBER ALL THAT LIVED IN BLOCK B CONNOLLY TCE .SOME OF THE FAMILYS I CAN RECALL
HOW GOES IT ANDY SEE YOUR THE FIRST LT GENERAL THE OLD CURRAGH WAS EXCEPTIONAL NOT MANY PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY LIVED THE WAY WE DID AND WERE HAPPY CAMPERS IT AMAZES ME TO SEE AND HEAR FROM THE OLD CURRAGH SWEATS IM STILL SERVING AND WILL BE FOR THE FORESEABLE FUTURE THANKS TO OUR LEADERS IN GOVERMENT. ITS NICE TO SEE WHAT MATT HAS DONE AND THE MORE PEOPLE HEAR ABOUT THE SITE THE BETTER LONG MAY IT LAST CURRAGH BRATS HAVE ALWAYS GOT A CONNECTION OUR PARENTS HAD IT HARD BUT GOT ON WITH IT. I SENT MATT A FEW PHOTOGRAPHS THERE IN GALLERY 13 FROM THE AIR MOST OF THE CURRAGH GONE , HOPE TO SEE YOU GET PROMOTED IN THE NEXT POST CHEERS DAN
Yep Curragh great place for us to grow up in, cannot stay long in cities need the openness of the Curragh area.
See you knocking round the fire station now and then when I am passing through on the way to Newbridge,
some really great snaps of the Curragh and some surrounding area page 81 to 89 Easons in national digital library as pointed out by Matt copied them all but erred by making them thumbnails no matter will get it right next time,
hope you are minding me auld pal fireman Roberts are you going to fire the man.
You will have a fair wait till the 60 mark for the retirement
keep posting I enjoy everyones memories
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Hi Dan, There were 10 houses in our block the two names missing are the Browns who were next door to us and the Sullivans lived above them, when the Browns moved out we had the McEvoys they had the chippers which were up outside the post office and outside the discos, when they moved on I think it was Kellys from Northern Ireland that moved in. Hope that helps
HI MARY THANKS FOR THE INFO I HAVE BEEN TOLD THE KEOGHS MARY /THERESA MARTIN/ ROSE I THINK THAT WAS THERE NAMES
THE SULLIVANS WAS PADDY DONT RECALL THE GIRLS NAMES AT PRESENT WILL TRY REMBEMBER SHORTLY THE MORE YOU THINK THE MORE YOU REMBEMBER THANKS GOOD TO HERE AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE ALL THE OLD CURRAGH HEADS REMBERING THE GOOD TIMES
Hi Dan, The Sullivan girls were Mary and Ann, don't remember the Keoghs. Mary was in school with me her sister Ann was older, the last I heard was they moved to Newbridge but that was many years ago . I remember Mick Kelly next door they were a lovely family, they were from Antrim and took me up there one weekend with them, it was the first time I'd seen a black cab and when they sent me to the shop I was absolutely terrified I thought someone was going to open the door and shoot me, but as they say only the good die young so I've many years left in me ;D. I also remember the Lawlers well. Anytime we had a bit of sunshine we lay out on the roof of their room as they had that bit that stuck out.