Hi,I have just joined the forum on behalf of my husband and I'm not sure where to post this so I hope some of you will see it and put me straight. My husband Ronnie Devaney spent a part of his childhood there and it holds wonderful memories for him. He left his beloved Curragh in 1951 or 1953 at the age of 6 or 7. His father was Michael Devaney #69146. I have found these records in the married qtrs. 1936 to 1940 Mc Dermott Bks !946 to !949 Clarke Bks A. Block #3 1949 to 1951 # 51 Plunket Bks. We have lived in Australia since 1986 and my husband has been battling cancer for the last 10yrs.We have made a number of trips to Ireland the last was in 2008 and of course we visited the Curragh.It has changed so much over the years but it still evokes his beautiful childhood memories.It would be wonderful if anyone had any memory of the Devaney family. Father was Michael Anthony known as Mick or Tony.Mother was Margaret aka Madge,Sisters Margaret (Bunnie) & Sheila and brother Jimmy. If anyone has any memory of them it would be great to hear from you. Thank you Joey Kelly for your excellent so well written piece ,we just loved it. Ronnie.
Hi Ronnie, Welcome to the forum, I'm sure like so many of us you'll love the memories reading through all the old posts. It has a way of bringing your own(which have lain dormant) flooding back I'm sure there will be some of the members who will be able to help you with information about your family. Don't get dis-heartened if you don't hear straight away, it sometimes takes a while for the right person to sign in but it will happen. So while you're waiting have fun reading and welcome back to the Curragh 'family'. We all have one thing that binds us together our love of the unique childhood we all shared growing up on the camp. Happy days indeed Best of Luck MaryF
Hi Ronnie I am so glad that my little input into the forum was of benefit to you, as I was born in 1950 I would not remember any of the Devaney Family, however I will enquire from the elders that are now left, unfortunately they are getting scarce on the ground also. I will keep you posted when I get any information. So glad that you found the forum and hope you continue to look in. Wishing you all the very best. Regards to you all Joey Kelly "Up Pearse"
Hi Ronnie Devaney, Have you made any more progress in your search since last you were on this site?? I sincerley hope so.. But if not don't lose hope someone or something will crop up who can help you in your quest. MaryF
Hi Ronnie, I was born in the Curragh in1947 and lived beside the Devaney family in Plunkett. Your parents were dear friends to my family.My mother ,now deceased, often spoke fondly of "Mrs and Mr.Devaney". Unfotunately I do not have direct memories of your family,being too young at the time,only the remarks of my parents,which have remained in my memory.It seems that one of the Devaney children and I played together as toddlers. Good luck in your search.