Post by tommyhetherington on Nov 4, 2008 19:54:59 GMT
Hi Caroline, Sorry to say I do not know as I have never meet John and know very little of him, who knows maybe some of his friends can answer that and let both of us know. Again sorry I was of no help on this one
Hi Tommy, I was home one time and I met someone who lived next to the SGTs mess in McDonagh and I'm sure that they had some connection with John, Its great that people can remember the names of so many of our neighbours and all of a sudden you remember this one and that one.
Hi Rose Knew the Henrys well i knocked around with Cyril when we were Children they lived in the end house in the block that looked out onto the Middle road . The last i knew of Cyril was that he was living in Brownstown View he married i beleive a girl from lLongford, his brother Tom got married not long before i moved to England . The rest of his family i dont know anything about them. Cheers Sean Tracey.
I wonder is this Sean Treacy who used to be my next door neighbour on O'Higgins Rd ? if it is a warm hello from your next door neighbour, I only recently discovered this site and it just brings back so many memories of when we were young. It seems to be a constant theme running through all the forums that the Curragh never leaves you. I can remember all the fun days I had as a young fella playing for years on end with Colm and Woody and of course your darling Mother who never called me anything only Lover-boy nice to see you posting Sean and keep it up, regards, Richard
Hi Richard Good to hear from you after all these years yes it is the same Sean Tracey. Where are you living? How is your Mum and Dad I met your Dad at my own Fathers Funeral in 2005 he looked very well . as with every one that comes on to this site keep posting your memories and experiences of the Curragh Camp life for it was in opinion a very Unique way of life and should be recorded for generations to come Cheers for now Sean Tracey.
Sean, great to see hear from you after all these years, yeah Ma and Da are still keeping good, would you believe still actively involved with the Scouts, funny I was out with them this weekend and we were talking about the time that the general alarm went off in the Curragh on Christmas Morning and every Kid in the Curragh woke up early to play with the toys Santa had just delivered !!! while all the soldiers had to get up, dressed and report in. It turned out that some officer full of the joys of christmas neglected to stop at a barrier !!! I did not fall far from the tree and after moving to Kilcullen, have settled in Naas with three kids. I often revisit the Curragh and love to show the lads where I grew up. It is hard for them to picture how the camp was once such a vibrant community, some of the house I lived in are long gone now, but O Higgins Rd still stands there proud as ever, and when I close my eyes I can still see the Tar Yard and the Swimming Pool and hear the chants of all the games that were played by the kids who were in their hundreds all around the houses
Post by johnnykellysharky on Nov 21, 2008 15:49:12 GMT
HI.FOND MEMORIES LIVED IN NO2 OWEN ROE RD IN FRONT OF THE FAMILIES HOSPITAL FOND MEMORIES OF WANDERING THE PLAINS FOOTBALL RUNNING CONKERS ETC,GREAT TIMES GREAT NEIGHBOURS/FRIENDS THE OLD SWIMMING CLUB(THE BEST IN THE COUNTRY)NEIGHBOURS.MCNAMEES HOULIHANS/MURPHYS MORANS MCREDMONDS MCHALES HI LIZ OUR 3 HOUSES ARE STILL STANDING AS WELL AS MCALES (JUST) JOHNNY SHARKEY KELLY.