Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 25, 2010 0:17:32 GMT
Hi Ya Joan,
Yes I remember Archie well, also the Eggars, Irene in particular.
I can't say I remember the Regans when they lived in McDonagh, but I met Brendan at a dance in the Town Hall in Newbridge a long long time ago. Quite handsome, he remembered me, but I did'nt remember him, he was a bit disappointed, up from Limerick for Christmas, don't know where he was staying, but anyway he got me a mineral and left me down to the bus. Mon remembered them, but I could'nt place him at all.
Hi Rose I Remember Brendan Regan, they also lived in Pearse for awhile, and moved on then to Limerick, if memory serves me right they are related to the Cummins out there in Brownstown. Also remember Johnny, Mrs Eggar Irene and Maggy and of course Johnny, he was a cook in Mc Dermott. A great character into the bargain, see I amusing colloquiums now. When I was uneducated I that was a place in Rome. Regards JKelly
Hello Carmel, Yes they moved down to Shannon, never heard anything after about them, they were such lovely people I never forgot them, even though I was very young at the time, just wondered if anyone kept in touch, but we were all very young so maybe not, I'm sure they were related to Cummins, someone mentioned that earlier.
Wondering if anyone remembers when a dog got distemper, one of our da's would put soapy water, think it was washing powder, but it was put down the dogs neck and the dogs was swung around by the back legs, it would spew up everywhere, poor dogs, babaric it sounds but it usually cured the dog, no such thing as vets then, thats the way I remember it but I could be wrong. Regards to all Joan
As best I can recall that method was for the treatment of poison
and a ball of lead for distemper
both remedies were effective for the respective ailments,
Used the soapy one on many an occasion in my time amazing how heavy even a small dog could be and a bugger to swing around, later in life I brought dogs to the vet and was told that the soapy liquid done more harm to the madra then the poison
Keep safe, keep well and keep your sense of humour. remember our wants are many, but our needs are few.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jun 8, 2010 23:36:30 GMT
Hi Joan and Andy,
My Da RIP was the chief vet on A Block, he used to cut dog's tails, an elastic band and a very sharp knife, he used to cut Sue Ambrose's (jack russell) nails, she was'nt allowed out with the riff raff mongrels in McDonagh so no hard surfaces to wear them down. He swung the dogs who had eaten the poison, he would shove a pkt of washing soda down their throats and then swing them, it worked in a lot of cases.
hi rose getting away from dogs.do you remenber when you had an upset stomach and youre mam gave you andrews salts.she had to hide it from us as we would drink it like lemonade i still use it to this day and it really works i still like the taste of it it says on the back of it to keep away from children god the amount we drank we could have been killed? all the best kathyo
Re: Growing up inMcDonagh the things i remember!!! Hi all Kathyo i am sure the same could be said for the gripe water, drank like gallons of the stuff, and as for the Andrews the best thirst quencher that i can remember ever taking, especially on a hot day,and after being down playing football/handball large glass of water 1 sthingy of andrewsstirred not shaken,ahhhhhh good night all Johnny
hi all a johnny i loved the gripe water to, their was never any left for the baby when it had wind? my poor mother(rip) used to go mad she said if we diden't behave she would end up in carlow(was that a mad house) kathyo
Re;Growing up in McDonagh the things i remember Hi all aye Kathyo remember the Goody very well one for me two for me none for the baby, yes the old saying your driving me nuts i will end up in Carlow, was infact St Dymphnas home for the mentally ill and manys the time my mother would say that she will end up there when we got on her wick, especially on a wet day when no sign of the rain letting up and us all under her feet all day, but to appease her we would be saying the childs prayer of the quarters Rain Rain go away dont come back till another day as us kids we want to play, bye for now Johnny
hi all johnny talk about rain do you remember danny dune god help him, he was out in all weather some one told us that he lost his mother and father when the queen mary sank, we used to say danny the queen mary is sinking and he would run after us shaking his fist we were awful, diden't he live out by nanny becks poor danny may he rest in peace all the best kathyo
Danny Dunne what I remember of him was he always wore a brown overcoat no matter what the weather.Someone said he was a soldier in the Great War and suffered from shell shock.Perhaps thats not true.Does anyone know of his background or when he died?