Post by carmelkearney on Jan 30, 2010 18:49:09 GMT
HI ALL, WHERE WERE YOU THE NIGHT DANA WON FOR IRELAND, I WAS IN THE WES AT THE HOP SOME PEOPLE HAD SMALL TRANNY WITH THEM LISTENING FOR THE RESULTS, WE SCREAMED AND JUMPED WHEN WE HEARD IRELAND HAD WON. WERE YOU ONE OF THE PEOPLE WITH A TRANNY THAT NIGHT? CARMEL K.
WES HOPS I GOT THE RESULTS AT ABOUT 3am IN THE MORNING WHEN ONE OF THE LADS CAME RACING AROUND THE TENTS SHOUTING DANA WON DANA WON AND NOBODY GOT ANY SLEEP AS THE SIGNALLER ON DUTY PLAYED THE SONG ALL NIGHT LONG. I WAS SERVING OVERSEAS WITH THE U N IN CYPRUS AT THE TIME
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jan 31, 2010 14:02:18 GMT
Hi Johnny and Carmel,
Anyone remember the Jiving competitions at the hops in the Wes, am not sure, but used Eileen O'Connell, Pearse be a contestant. In my opinion the best lad for a JIVE at the hop was Davy Wilson. Girls anyone remember getting out to dance with a lad who thought he could jive, pulling your arms out of your sockets, you going to the right him to the left.
Went to a do in Ward 1, Hospital one night, remember those were on occasionaly, anyway myslef and the mob of girls arrived, band playing, but no one out dancing, Martin Connors comes swaggering down the ward, looks at me and smiles, nods his head, Martin was'nt a bad jiver, me delighted getting a dance, straight out on the floor, turn around two hands out ready to go, no Martin, he was ordering a pint at the bar, he was only saying hello, felt a right muppet the place was packed, my friends left me standing there, no one came to my rescue, one of them could have got on the floor and danced, they thought it was hillarious. B-----S.
Hi All, I remember the wes hops well, myself and peter r.i.p, loved to jive, but he hated entering competitions, I remember Andy heffernan and marie connors being very good at the jiving. Remember Paddy and mrs creighton doing the cloak room. Happy days Mary
Hi all The hops in the Wes, DJs Tony Lumsden and Tony Dunne both of whom passed on at a young age. Best Movers and Shakers, (Jivers) Andy Heffernan, Josie Barnaby and myself, often spun MaryB51 around the floor a few times , I can still throw the odd shape, especially if the Cardiac Ambulance is to hand. "Quick Joey Small", 10cc. Best jiving song Jail House Rock. In those days you could ask a girl to have a coke without getting arrested.
Tonight spoke with my brother Christy and I was telling him all about the Curragh site and your 60th birthday as I know you were good friends as lads, he wishes you a belated Happy Birithday for the 27th and remembers all of the good times you had on the Curragh.
Post by carmelkearney on Jan 31, 2010 21:41:02 GMT
JOEY,I REMEMBER TONY LUMESTON WELL HE WOULD HAVE BEEN OUR FAVOURITE D.J. JOEY I THINK I WOULD NEED AN INHAILER WITH ME IF I WAS TO ATTEMPT A JIVE NOW BUT LOVED IT WHEN I COULD, JOE [HUSBAND] TAUGHT ME IN DREAMLAND CARMEL K.
RE the WES hops, TONY LUMSDEN TONY DUNNE PONCHO DOWLING AS DJs PADDY CREIGHTON IN THE CLOAK ROOM, MRS CREIGHTON MRS MURRAY DOING THE MINERAL BAR, CANON KNOWLES DOING THE ADMISSIONS, JOSIE BARNABY TEACHING ALL US YOUNG ONES HOW TO JIVE, THE BUSSES BRINGING THE CROWDS IN FROM NAAS NEWBRIDGE KILDARE AND THE SUNCROFT GANG GREAT NIGHTS WAS HAD BY ALL IN A HALL THAT APPEARED SO SMALL WHEN EMPTY.
FRIDAY LAWLORS NAAS SAT THE WES SUN DREAMLAND TUES CEANNT HOP SUN A/NOON THE BLACK HUT CLARKE, THEN THE DISCO SCENE ARRIVED ON TO DERBY HOUSE ON SAT KEADEEN ON SUN.TO SMOKIE JOE AND SCOBIES DISCO. ALL ON HAL CONWAYS BUS.
Hi Johnny What about the JFK Hall Kilcullen, Downshire House (Kingsware Dinner Dances),The Tennis Court Hops in Kildare and Naas, The hops in the Boys Club Naas, The Dances in the Gym in the Curragh. The Town Hall Newbridge (Phil Lynott 7 Thin Lizzy for 10/-), the hops in the Supper Room at the back of the Town Hall,The Television Club in Harcourt Street. Boy! did I get around in those days. Regards JoeyK
Hi Eileenmarie and Kathyo, Thank Christy for his good wishes he should be reaching this milestone soon and very shortly at that, have you an agenda for the 18th March when coming to Kildare? If so let me know and I will try and arrange a few Old Faces for you.
COMING HOME. Whenever a Shadower has been away and gets back into the country by air or sea,one is never happy until one is on the N7 and just outside Newbridge when one can see onthe skyline the TWIN TOWERS high in the sky then I know I am HOME.
the hall across from Hals more dancing, the tennis court Kildare cant say we fitted in. I do remember a priest who was supervising a night there bring a load of us home in his Morris 1000 to get rid of us more then 10 of us packed like sardines trying to smoke without burning ourselves and the flatulence left a lot to be desired. He drove us in the old military road by the magazine, you could have been one of the passengers I can't remember, I think Patsy Rice, Dessy Hayes, Jimmy Gray were in it
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Hi Andy, Indeed I do remember the Padre, and the Morris 1000, The Rev Fr Swaine, what a character, he looked and reminded me of Barry Fitzgerald, when dancing close with a girl he would break in between saying "make way for the Holy Ghost", and you are right with the names of the lads. PS Andy you seem to have a fixation with Jacks, and Flatulence enough of that auld s.... Regards JKelly