Dont know any of the kids, but I can see my house in the Background - it was me mother and fathers first married quarters and it went on fire !!! drying clothes by the fire and a lump of coal popped out. We had gone visiting to my Granny in Kilcullen and when they came home the house was on fire - my father burst into th house to save his prize posession - a wedding photo ? a family heirloom ? his savings book ? - not on your nellie, it was a TV they were buying from McGinns on HP. No one was hurt we were moved to another house in Ceannt and the TV lasted until 1974 despite the scorch marks it lasted until the arrival of the Colour TV in 1974 - again bought on HP from McGinns
Trying to discover if any of the Rooney family remain in the Curragh or if anyone know their whereabouts. Perer Rooney, a Dublin native, was a Sergeant in the MPC and like myself, served with the MPC at both Haulbowline and Spike Island before transferring to the Curragh during the Internment Camp era of the 1950's. Peter's wife was a Downey, native of Cobh, Co. Cork. The last known address for the Rooney family was at Ceannt M.Qrs., Curragh. Many thanks. Limerick
Hi Limerick In answer to your query, None of the Rooney's are living in the Curragh Now, Marie one of the Daughters is living in Newbridge and I meet her quiet often. Peter the Son is sadly deceased he was a Sgt in Artillery Kildare, and sadly his Son passed on tragically only a few weeks ago, The eldest Daughter is married to a former Bandsman with the No 1 Army Band and I think then went to the No 3 Army Band in Cork, his name was Fitzy Fitzpatrick.
Hope this answers your query. Cheers and all the best. JoeyK
Hello everyone, this is the most fabulous site. My name is Helen and my name was O'Neill. We lived in Ceannt in the 60's and 70's. we lived next to Farrells. the end of the block facing the laundry. I think my brother Joe may have been in M. McNamaras class
Hello Helen O Neill, Great to have you on site look forward to hearing some of your tales and have you add your experiences to the rest of ours!
You are so right it is a fantastic site one Big Happy family really, all catching up on the great times we all had growing up on the camp. Bye For Now MaryF(Pearse) but I did know the Farrells from Ceannt you are talking about(beautiful looking girls) including my namesake Mary