Hi again Jerry, Theres only a few people here who think like that TG, your right about our own world in the Curragh and what a great world that was, my son loves hearing about my childhood, remember after the matinee on Sunday we would re-enact whatever cowboy film we had seen, all the lads would have a bicycle wheel and a stick, that was their horse, all the girls would be saloon ladies, great days, and spin the bottle of course, you can keep your play stations etc. Regards Jerry
In one of the other threads Rose Smith said much the same as you all Game Boys. I was thinking the other day about what games we played Marbles,Chasing,Football ,Hurling ,Pitch and Putt if Mr O Shea wasn't around. Making trolleys robbing the wheels off the prams it is a wonder we weren't killed I remember going down the hill behind your block across the road there was a bank and the trolleys would fly into the air probably not very high but at the time it seemed that we were flying. As for spin the bottle cant play any more all plastic no milk bottles ??. When my two olders kids were younger they used to stay with my Mam during the summerholidays they used to hate coming back as they had the run of the Curragh and made some good friends. Thats it for today off on a Taxi run for the Adrienne told you she knows when she is well off.
Hi All, Thanks to Joan for sticking up for me, in trying to get Jerry to pay for the boots, I'm afraid it is an impossibility, you know how those Navy larks are. And as for a wannabe Mc Donagh Man, I think I was an honourary Mc Donagh Man. Oft times think of the raids on the Fruit Farm With Andy, Fuddy(RIP) Jerry O Brien etc. Used to go to the Fire Station first and borrow the Fire Man's axes to hack our way through the Barbed wire, hope Jim Noone is not reading this. Always returned the axes.
Tried the Fruit Farm a few times always seemed to be spotted and never really got anything,couldn't believe it a few years ago to see it run down many a Saturday morning I was sent to buy Fruit. OK Joey we will call a truce and I promise the next time I'm in the Curragh I will have your Boots size ??.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 11, 2009 9:57:35 GMT
Yeah its me Monica's Sister, just reading the posts about the Hallorans in Pearse and the Plaster of Paris you spent quite a bit of time in that yourself, you broke the two wrists at the one time if memory serves me right were you swinging on one of the branches on the trees at the bottom of Delaney's hill (down from Maginns) and when the branch went up you let go? Think you were also injured badly in the big freeze at the back of the priests house. Your Mam has'nt changed one bit she never seems to age.
When you think of how we all lived on top of one another, wall to wall kids, as with all the B type houses we had a door connecting us to number six, can you imagine that now, uproar about privacy etc., as you probably would not even know their names. Families came and went from one end of the Camp to the other and were accepted. Do you remember the saying you sneeze in McDonagh and they say God Bless you in Pearse. When Christie's lived in number 4 beside us every Saturday morning they could all be heard singing Boulevogue myself and Mon would join in the chorus and be deciding who the best singer was in their house, myself and Tereasa Duhig usually got into trouble together, would be sent to bed quite often, the door was brilliant then we could have a moan to one another about how it was'nt fair when we did nothing and it was always us had to go to bed, the hour you would be sent up for flew.
Hi Rose, Thought it might be you, I remember the plaster on my wrists, your right it was Delaney's Hill, the Doc had a great read when I was getting them off. Do you remember flower power in the sixties, Mon got rubber flowers somewhere, we used to put them in our hair, and we all had them on our bathing caps, after swimming was over there would be loads of rubber flowers floating in the pool, good ol' memories Rose Regards, Joan.
Hi Jerry, Yea Jerry the kids are great, my son is still with me, Would'nt care if he stayed with me forever, but thats unlikely, he talking about travelling when he fin college this year, my head does be wrecked thinking abouy it, but I would'nt want to clip his wings either. Adrienne is a lovely name, bet she good looking, all the donoghues were good looking, heard Mary is in Australia now, I said to Richard you met him in the Leb but he does'nt remember. Regards, Joan
Hi Joey, I think you right Joey, Jerry is'nt budging about the boots, you'll have to write it of, a few of us women used to get those crab apples from ye when we were girls, and I tell you what Joey if you were'nt near a toilet after, you were in big trouble, but we'd still always eat them again. Regards Joan.
Yeah Mary is in Australia was home Christmas 2008 I spent a month with her in Oct/Nov 2008 great time big place. Let the young Man fly he will only get the chance once he will be all the better for it. Do you remember when Paddy Crosby did his show in the Curragh I know I didn’t have the talent to go on, trying to remember who did?. (dont tell me Joey Kelly)
Hi Jerry, Yes I remember Pat O Connor from front block in Ceannt in fact his older brother John lived across the road from me here in Newbridge. Yes it was Billy Son of Paddy O Conor Manager of The Grocery in Ceannt. I have relations in Naas and often join them for a Pint in Mc Cormacks , where I regulary meet with Jimmy Prendergast (Guvvy). He still drives around the Continent. He never changed except got taller and a little wider. He loves the auld crack talking about the Curragh and all the lads. We will forget about the boots as they are wearing thin now.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 13, 2009 21:52:57 GMT
Yes Mon got the flowers in the rubber factory in Kilcullen, the amounts of Bostik that was used to atttach them to the sides of the bellbottoms. At the time Mon and Noeline Sullivan thought they were Mary Quant coming up with ideas to enchance the bellbottoms, can remember them cutting the seams and putting white lace (from old mantillas) to make the bell even wider and then sticking the flowers down either side. When the Monkees came on the scene Mon d**ned Mam to knit her a green monkee hat, ( she had knit plenty over the years that she would not put on in a fit) but Mike Nesmith had one so that was ok, she wore it for ever it seemed, she had to think about taking it off going to bed. The mini skirts, hot pants and see through lace blouses and being told your not going out in that, sometimes having to do a quick change after you left the house, the outdoor toilets had their uses.
Hi Jerry, I remember well when Paddy Crosby came to Curragh, we all went to see it with our parents, cant remember who was on it now, maybe someone reading this will let us know, Joey will probably know ha ha, do you remember someone used to shout SCISSORS in the cinema when the film was cut, we always thought it was Billy O, Ma Owens used to be flying around wit her torch, half demented trying to catch the person but she never did, she never found out as we didnt, joan
Hi Rose, The minis and hot pants were hilarious I loved wearing them, everyone especially the priests were giving out, see the young ones now, they would have had a heart attack, suppose we started the skimpy fashion, and now its got skimpier. The bell bottoms were great we all had a V cut in the leg with flowers each side, Noeleen and Monica should have tried their hand at designing, Mary Quant wouldnt have stood a chance. regards Joan