Re:Growing up in McDonagh things i remember Hi Kathyo/Joe I remember Danny Dunne well and he did meet atragic end as he fell into a drain that was dug to connect the new houses in Maddenstown to Brownstown at the time. when going home to his digs at the late hours one night he fellinto the drain and drowned in acouple of inches of water,and yes he always wore an old army o/coat and would always be seen walking around the camp as he was employed in the BFW and would always be at the post office each friday as he would deposit into his post office account some of his wages before heading off to nancys for a few pints, some people treated him as an old eccentric character but as he suffered from shell shock and was gassed in the trenches he was not the best at talking to people but when one got to know him he could tell of his horrors in the war and always said what a waste of young lifes lost inthe war. and he did indeed lose his Parents in the sinking of the Queen Mary, and he did once live in the Pink houses in front of Annie Becks in Knoxes corner, in which these houses are still standing but are very run down,i think that there might be a preservation order on these houses, my Father lived there for a couple of years when he was young before moving into Ceannt or Beresford Barracks as it was called in the occupation times. I hope that this little piece is of help to you both to jog the memories bye for now Johnny
Re:Growing up in McDonagh the things i remember Hi KATHYO REMEMBER the nursery rhyme that we all sang as kids growinw up when name calling was used as retaliation for being called names, sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me. we all did things when we were kids just to get a chase remember calling the PAs red cap green coat couldent catch a nanny goat, and run like hell. as they gave chase sometimes i think they got more fun out of it than us( mjnd you i never waited to ask) and remember the bible they without sin cast the first stone everyone ducked but no stone was thrown, hope this cheers you up no end. bye for now Johnny
hi johnny thats made me feel a lot better as you say we were great at calling names (the pa's the solders each other) pity we were not as good at doing the home work or always laughing and acting the goat as me old dad rip would say any way johnny look after youre self all the best kathyo
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jun 22, 2010 21:07:27 GMT
Are you getting Danny Dunne mixed up with Jack Delaney, was Jack not found drowned on the plains heading home from Nancy's in his big white overcoat? Did Danny not pass away at home and was there for a few days before being found?
Re:Growing up in McDonagh- things i remember Hi Rose/Kathyo No Ladies for sure it was Poor Danny Dunne that perished in the drain,i was at the funeral and know very well the family that he was in digs with,we were only talking about this incident today in work, as one of my work mates lived next door in maddenstown at the time. ps Rose there were far too many STARS reared in pearse married quarters and became famous, Murty Moran (MAN UTD) LILLIAN BEHAN British/European GOLF champion Sharkey kelly INTERNATIONAL Swimming CISM/CROSS COUNTRY WINNING TEAM, Maureen Murphy Troop of IRISH CHAMPIONS (IRISH DANCING) Need I go on, ps Her indoors always tells me every morning there goes my star, now with me army deafness, it could be that she is saying thers goes my Monstar? bye for now Johnny
Re:GROWING UP IN McDonagh-things i remember Hi Kaythyo yes a blast from the past indeed I met Maureen and her sister 2 weeks ago at Brigie Phelans Funeral RIP, and they are in good form and looking great,tg Teaching the multitudes how to dance as you said working miracles but bringing in champion winners at the numerous Feis remember seeing all the young lassies in their pig tails/ ringlets dance costumes handed down from generation to generation family to family and hornpipe shoes cloth dance shoes with the laces up to the knees, kids practicing their steps waiting for the bus/car to come. agh those were the days my friends, have a nice weekend and remember tomorrow is TGIF/POETS DAY DERBY WEEKEND ON THE CURRAGH THE LILLIES PLAYING ON SAT EVENING IN NEWBRIDGE . UP THE LILLIES UP PEARSE UP THE CURRAGH, bye for now Johnny
hi johnny god i remember the ringlets me poor mam putting the rags in me hair and haveing to sleep in them it was awful. i also remember going to the pictures with the rags in me hair to see elvis. and the people behind me moaning the couldent see nothing with the big head on me. any way have a good weekend kathyo
Re:GROWING UP IN McDONAGH -THINGS I REMEMBER Hi KATHYO REMEMBER the women going into the fruit farm on a friday morning with their hair in the curlers ready to go out on the friday night to a social in the mess or to a dance in the Gym. i remember going to the pictures with a head of hair all of mine own, bye for now keep well enjoy the sunny weather and mind your self bye for now Johnny
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on Jul 23, 2010 22:09:04 GMT
Jack Dilon died in a pool on the plains between Pearse and Ballysax thats for sure and your big brother agrees with me on that one. Poor Danny would sometimes have a Gateau cake and a knife when having his tea in the P O, often had a slice, after spending ages in the phone booth on the swivel stool.
Anyone remember when you passed the post office, checking for stamps or a penny in the stamp machine. Don't tell me the Pearse crowd got their first and got all the stamps and pennies that were left behind, they must have because I never got anything out of it.