Just reading the posts from 'Growing Up In Pearse' , the Kelly Boys are remembering all of their neighbours and which block they lived in. We can't have them beating us 'McDonagh' - now I know you all have amazing memoriesy, so maby between ourselves, and any others who lived in McDonagh - we can name as many of our neighbours as possible - are you up for it??? In the middle block, I remember the O'Brien's, Kellys, Neenans, Us, O'Shea's, Bolgers, , Gormans, ??, Harpers. Third block, Heffernans, ??, Ivers, O'Shea's, O'Neills, ??, Brennan's - that's all from me for now but am putting my thinking cap on.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Mar 24, 2010 21:38:33 GMT
Can't have the Pearse boys beating us. Front Block: Tyrells, Warrens, Dillons, Christys, Duhigs, Walkers, Kavanaghs, Cummins then O'Driscolls, Steadmans then Jimmy Pendergast, Hayes then Roddys, Donoghues, McGlynns then Clearys, Mick O'Briens, Miss O'Brien school teacher, Hartleys then Ahearns.
Middle Block: Brophys then Plumps McCormack, Dolans, Mullins then Rainbows, Phillips then Fogartys, Duhigs then Kellys (Dog), Gormans, Prices, Colemans, Ambroses, McCarneys, Harpurs, Eggars, Bolgers then Mary and Gerry Ryan, Kelly (Micko) O'Briens (Bill), Neenans, Dunnes, O'Brien (Johnny).
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Mar 24, 2010 21:55:27 GMT
There was that much shifting around going on, could name several more that lived in McDonagh, e.g. Sammons, Currans, Gillespies, Lyons, Pembrokes, Bartleys, Mullins Gerry, Gannon Paddy, Potts (Mickey) Hanleys, Lil Burke Nee Gorman Tereasa Power nee Kavanagh (skip). We had the O'Sheas two families Frank And Dinny. Cowleys graced Gormans house from the back block when they moved out. Phil and Scotchie Harrington lived in the middle block for a spell, Margeurite Cowley lived in the middle block after she married.
McCuskers lived in Kavanaghs before they moved in and Whelans in Christies.
The only time we shifted they carried the few chattels from the middle to the front block, never had the excitement of the army lorry arriving.
We had the pleasure of shifting trice, younger people reading the word shifting will have a different take on the word, back to the scéal the only thing we coud put on the truck was ourselves, and the bucket be lost without the bucket
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Mar 24, 2010 22:34:39 GMT
I did'nt forget Micko if you look at the post again you will see he is listed, how could I forget the best M C Mcdonagh mess ever saw. Katamandu was his party piece, and your Dad's at the time was "Swimmin with the Wimmin" and of course "I do like a little bit". Your Da used to rise the hell out of Miko in the mess with the Noble Calls.
Post by gercollinsfurlong on Mar 24, 2010 23:16:49 GMT
Hi to all the MC donagh people. Although i did not live there as a youngster i did have the pleasure of living there when i first got married in the 80s and had some lovely neighbors cannot remember what number i lived in but Tess Coleman lived next door on the left could the house i lived in have been anyones on this site. So i guess i can now say up MC donagh
Re: GROWING UP IN McDONAGH -THINGS I REMEMBER Hi all in McDonagh a little help i see is wanted, ADD Colemans Dolans Roddys Mick Dunnes(shop)HeffernanS Matt and Carmel Murphy(fahy)Walkers Gormans lyons oBriens x2 bye for now Johnny
Rose, you blow me away with your fantastic memory - it's so good to see the names in print which jogs my memory and I can actually remember them. I wonder does anyone know who moved into our house when we left in 1969. When we first lived there it was No. 18B Block, then for some reason (I don't know why) the same house changed number and it was 32 McDonagh Tce.
Re:GROWING UP IN McDONAGH-THINGS I REMEMBER Hi Eileen in the 80s it was decided to change the name from married quarters to pearse/mcdonagh terraces also Curragh camp was done away with to THE CURRAGH, hence from where the change in house numbers came about so instead of living in a b type house you just lived in a house which ran from no1 to no40 hoping that this clears up the mystery in some way ps add in Eileen Murphy bottom block,(spud) bye for now johnny
Hi Johnny Matt and Carmel Murphy live in Killorgan Co Kerry when Carmel and Igo to visit Jackie we always call to see Carmel and Matt they look forward to all the news. Johnny dont forget the Tyrrels Valerie lives in Cork. Maura Kearney.
Hi Tommy, Can't speak for Eileen But I'm impressed with your detective work top marks. So nice to see the way all you Pearse Lads are helping the McDonagh ladies out with names of families for houses, co-operation between barracks/married quarters lovely to see But Rose was doing a fabulous job on her own and without a doubt would have named every single resident given a little more time lads!! MaryF