Hi Ger 818263. Your remembering the Sgt Byrne Did he not, also live in Ceannt? and had a son called Pat, a small little Red haired chap, he was in my class in School throughout our Curragh Camp Days, I was also born in the Families in 1950 27th Jan, and I guess we must have schooled together, are you J W by any chance? our big 60 wil be arriving in the next few months, I must allow you to buy me a Pint.
Hi All, Time to resurrect this site with a question for the Jimmy Magee of the Curragh Past, Joey Kelly!
Joey, Jas M always spoke about the very first time he did a 24 hr. duty on the Camp. He was accompanied on that duty by the following: The Hike, the Hook, the Jigger, the Haw, the Pony and the Dog. As far as I know, they are all 7 now deceased (1,2,3,4,5,6,7, all good soldiers go to Heaven). Your job is to identify them, with a little pen picture.
Hi Shamtheman, Cripes you really have me thinking now, however will do my best. The Hook O Neill, The Jigger Dalton, The Dog Connolly, The Hike O Neill, the others I never heard of. Not bad I suppose half way there. I would'nt place myself in the same criteria as Jimmy Magee. Only wish I had his recall. Anyway Jas M was an auld sweat when I started my stint. Regards
joined 3rd 1979-2004. my recruit platoon had 4 curragh lads my self inluded all 4 of us grew up togeather same class at school. liam leigh orchard park, al]noel sherdian orchard park , and mick kearney o higgind tec
served in GTD 1968 No 2 recruit Platoon joined up with Mick Fahy OF oHiggins Tce, posted to SP Coy The Bloods spent over 6 years Attaining rank of CPL, Posted to the ASPC (GYM) in 1976 on promotion toSgt in the swimming pool,went to the NCO TRG WING in 1988 as an instructor, posted to DFTC LOGSBASE as a Cqms Unit Hqtrs, in 2000, retired after 38 years service.IN 2006 served o/seas with the following Units. 13th inf Gp UNIFICP 69/70 47 Bn 56 Bn UNIFIL No4/N0 6 CAMP COMD UNIFICYP 1996/1998. Rember serving with Dave Chalkie Whyte in the BLOODS,
joey i have wanted to trace "jonsey" michael jones i think it was ceannt he was in, he was a very good friend to me and i lost track of him when i left the curragh in 1972,he was in ceannt bks not married qtrs think he went to dublin after that.
REF NAAS BARRACKS Guest looking for details of the Book contact Me at 087 4146054 and I SHOULD BE ABLE TO POST YOU OUT A COPY AS I THINK THAT THERE ARE SOME COPIES IN MY PLACE OF EMPLOYMWNT, PHONE ME MON-FRI AROUND 0930 1200- 1400 1630 HOPE TO BE OF HELP. J KELLY
HELLO GEORGE JEFFERIES I MET YOU A GGOD FEW YEARS AGO I LIVED BESIDE MICK HOULIHAN AND HIS BROTHER FERGIE, WERE YOU ON THE NAVAL SWIMMING/LIFESAVING TEAMS IN THE 70s/80s I WAS ON THE CURRAGH TEAM always a close contest between us yourselves and the south rember Lt Brendan Lynch team capt well,
Reference Mick Tracey, I knew a Mick Tracy who on leaving the Army became the Munster Garrison Sgts Mess manager York Bks Germany. He was a slim guy and fair to blond hair but I thought he was in the RGJ or Anglians, I am looking for mick so any info would be of great help
Re:Did you serve in the Curragh Camp? Hi Anthony did George serve in the bloods before transferring to the navy? i see our not too favourite cup of tea won the leauge today ugh! that hurts bye for now Johnny