Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 14, 2009 20:15:10 GMT
Hi Joan and Jerry,
There were some good laughs had in the picture house. There was one chap I think he was based in Clarke, can't remember his name for the life of me, but he sat in the last seat in the second last row every second night. He was always in uniform, remember arriving late one night and disturbing him trying to get into a seat I asked him was it the big picture his answer was "don't know but it fits the screen anyway".
Having to sit on the stairs on a Friday night the place would be so packed, it did'nt matter what the film was most of us were only there for the craic. The day I made my communion we all went to the pictures as a family celebrating the big day, The Nuns Story was on suppose the Ma thought it would be appropiate for the day that was in it. Can remember being freaked out by the scene in the mental institution with the patients in the tin baths kicking the bottom of them.
During the interval they would play some music The Good The Bad and The Ugly theme sticks out in my mind also Gentle on my Mind by Dean Martin any time I hear them it reminds me of the Picture House.
When there was an Elvis film on Tommy Dillon was always first in the line, he used to go the two nights I think. Tommy is in good form had a by-pass last year, made a quick and full recovery.
Hi All. Remembering trying to sneak into the Pictures. We had a great way of doing that, Martin Kelly Mc Donagh, always had the price of the flicks, Andy myself and all the lads would wait at the back door, Martin would pay in and at an appointed time he shot the bar on the door and there was a mad dash , this dash was shared by all and sundry from the various barracks around who had the same iintention.
Frank Poole could only catch one person, I was always in the middle of the bunch "cutey me.
I have vague memories of being brought to the pictures for the first time by my brother Pat and I freaked out for some reason. On one of your other threads you mentioned Mary Fogerty glad to see that she is ok I had the pleasure of buying the Family a few drinks in the BBC Club in 2000 when the family visited Lebanon.
Hi Rose, M Kavanagh gave her sister Theresa, a good friend of mine, this site and said Jacquelline McCarney was enquiring about me, so I was itching to get onto it, I put my own sort of add in for her then and she answered, but have'nt heard from her since, always thought her name was Kearney until now, anyway it was good to hear from her, I was very fond of her. Have'nt seen Mon O Brien for years, will you give her my regards. Ta Joan
Hey Jerry, Martin Kelly lives across the road from my Mother in Highfield, he's with a scottish lady for years and very happy, he wrote a book about the Curragh, think it was about history, have'nt read it, Martin not in hosp anymore, his sight is very bad now, but he's very active, always out and about, loves a good yap when he bumps into anyone from the Curragh but you would have to talk as he would'nt see you; he partially blind. Regards Joan
Was aware that martins sight was bad wasn’t sure how bad it was going to get, next time you are talking to him ask him about the teams he used to train. He was a pretty good player. I remember one time we went to Carlow for a Blitz not sure if Martin was involved we also had teams down from Dublin to play against us.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 15, 2009 19:27:08 GMT
Yes I remember the McCarneys well, myself and Brendan were very good friends when we were very young, had plans to get married when we grew up. We lived next door to them in No 11 B Block before moving down to 5A. I can remember being very jealous of her lamb and its red bow. Often bump into Martin Kelly in town, you are right he is very settled and happy and still a gentleman.
Monica O'Brien has not changed one bit still the same. As for Jacqueline she will post again wait and see, they are not all like me addicted, some people can actually spend a day away from the forum.
Post by rose5mcdonaghtce on May 15, 2009 19:43:17 GMT
Mary Fogarty in good form, she had an operation on her eyes last week which she sailed through. She has to wait a while to see what the result of this will be, however she can still see although her vision would not be great. But Mary is Mary she just gets on with it, the explosion in her head has not changed her one bit, still worrying about everyone else.
Bosco (Sean) headed off to the Leb last Sunday week for a tour of duty.
Thats good to hear,heard the name Bosco being mentioned for the job in Lebanon but didn't get the connection was doing that job in 2007 have the e mail address will drop Bosco (Sean) a line to see how he is getting on.
Hi Rose, Your right Rose, it is addictable and brings memories flooding back, some great, some not so great, thats life though, nobody has a perfect one. I'm glad you remember Brendan McCarney and the lamb, now I know I have the right person, think Jacqui is having trouble remembering the shed out back, it had lots of other things in it, like all sheds, but there was about half of it clear for Jacqui's toys, we used to go into our own world, and when Jacqui would want me to go I would slag her about her tooth, she hated that, but it was my only defence, and Jacqui, if you ever read this, sorry and I often regretted it after you left. Regards Joan
Hi Jerry, Will make sure Martin gets that message, dont remember him teaching basketball, but when I think of it, you'd never see Martin out on the block without a ball, pity about his sight he may have gone far with that talent.