Maryf glad to see your family had a good time on their visit to the Curragh. now that we are in the mushroom season here there are plenty of them springing up all over the plains, missed the chance to meet and greet with you on your visit home but by all accounts all went well and a good time was had by all. good luck in the new season (as long as you finish behind us) keep well Johnny
We lived in connoly for a while I would only have been a baby when we moved to number 11 B Block McDonagh and about five when we moved to 5 A Block McDonagh during those years these are the families that would have come and gone "shifted" in and out of McDonagh: Tyrells, Warrens, Dillons(paddy),Christies, Whelans, Duhigs, Walkers, O'Driscolls, Kavanaghs (Skip) Cummins, Donoghues, Ahearns, Steadmans, Miss O'Brien (teacher) Mick O'Brien, Bill O'Brien, Johnny O'Brien, heffernans, Ivers, Drurys, Fogartys, Micko Kelly The Dog Kelly, Prices, Gannons, Gormans, Dick and Monica Dunne, Harpurs, Mick Prendergast, Jimmy Prendergast, Roddys, O'Neills, Bolgers, Neenans, Plumps McCormack, Talbots, Dolans, Ambroses, Hayes, Hanleys, Mullins, Cowleys, O'Sheas (Dinny) OSheas (Frank) Clearys, Sheridans, Brennans, McCarneys, and not forgetting our family Smiths. Lived all of my life until I was twenty one in McDonagh, was always raging as a child that we never seemed to shift, you did not move house on the camp then you shifted, all your wordly goods stacked up on the back of an army lorry. OOps nearly forgot the Gillespies. Rose Dunphy(Smith)
Rose Smith, I can't believe you forgot the Ryan family who lived in the middle block.......you have a great memory and I enjoyed reading the posts. The family names bring back a lot of memories.... Many thanks, Sophie x
Hi Sophie welcome on board if you get a chance drop in to the Curragh Museum and you will be able to see your family history in married quarters and the families hospital records of births also, how have you been keeping, well i hope keep giving your comments on life on the Curragh and if you have any photos of your youth on the Camp get them into Matt bye for now Johnny
My name is Ray O Leary. I lived in McDonagh, 7 A Block from 1953 to 1959, when my father, Mick (Sgt. at Pearse), was transferred to Kilkenny. The Currans lived at no. 6. Jack Curran was a Cook Sgt. In Ceannt. The boys were Bernie, Sean and Charlie. McCuskers lived in no. 8. No.5 was occupied by the McEvoys - 2 children, Gerard and Maureen My own siblings were Renee, Ann,Maeve, Rita and Tony.
Hi I lived in Hare Park No.2 Paddy Wilson lived in no.4 Paddy Coyne in 3 CS.Murphy in No.5 and the Downes in No 1
This post caught my eye. I was born and lived in No. 4 Hare Park., and most probably before Paddy Wilson. I'm 71 now so that would have been in 1947. I went back about 25 years ago as my cousin lives in Newbridge and wanted to visit the old house but it no longer stands as it has been bulldozed. My memories are few but quite clear however we left for Wexford when i was four years old.
I was born in the Camp in 1947 and lived at No.4 Hare Park (long gone now). My mam, Teresa (Teeny) Parkinson lived in Brownstown in the "Yellow House" up near the stables and married James Parkinson who served in the camp but not sure in which barracks. I had an older brother Ricky and the family left around 1950 when we went to New Ross, Wexford. Anyone recall either of my parents ?