Hi Colette. Welcome to the forum. nice to see the innocence of youth being betrayed. but were you ever told that the pool was drier in the shallow end of the pool, and it was wetter in the deep end, I remember the twins denise and deirdre and their big sister brenda, the McCourts lived just up from us in Pearse on the bottom road. one wonders what ever came of them. as with the many families that left the Curragh. keep well and keep posting. p.s Connolly Villas are still standing and at present are surviveing the knock me down scourge that has happened to so many fine buildings in the Camp, bye for now Johnny
Just came across Colette Smith's contribution about her returning home following advice from a soldier about the pool closure and Johnny's drier shallow end- such innocence! It reminded me of something Joey Kelly told me a few years back about his believing, as a young chap, that fish sheltered from the rain under bridges! Nowadays, in a pc mad world, those who kidded the youngsters like that might be accused of traumatising the wains. Enjoy the rest of the summer.
Post by Fionnuala Waters Tyrrell on May 20, 2017 10:11:51 GMT
Found this thread. Pictures of the old swimming pool bring back great memories. Used to rush across the road after school and spend as long as I could there. Fond memories of Pete Madden a great swimming instructor.
I was at a presentation today to Dan O'Connell (who isn't very well) for his 40years of unstinting, voluntary service to the Irish Water Safety Association as a Lifeguard, Instructor and Examiner.It was very well deserved. Dan was reared in Clarke and during his military service was stationed in the Gymnasium.The function was very well attended by family, friends,former military colleagues and many whom he had trained and worked with in the greater Lifesaving community. I met many old friends and had a picture taken of myself, Dan, Liam (ack-ack)Kearney and Fred O'Reilly. We all started Primary School together 60years ago last month!! I also met and chatted to Dinny Farrell who it transpires is father of our own 'MaryFarrell6' on this site. Billy Hyland.
Hello there Billy,I must admit I have not been on here for far to long. I've been keeping up to date on Curragh history on Facebook instead. But must admit re-readibg some of the posts on here just now I realise what I've been missing. So will definitely be more active in the future I hope you are doing well and are keeping in good health. Daddy mentioned that he had been talking to you at Dan's presentation. He passed on your kind regards thank you. MaryF
Maryfarrell6, Sorry for the delay in acknowledging your return, Mary.I was getting worried about you! After 1,000 posts I wondered how you could live without us! I suppose as time goes by it's more difficult for us all to come up with new topics and/or contributions for the site. Good to have you back on board again, Mary Billy. P.S. Health is good allowing that I've been on this most recent course of Chemotherapy for over two years(the cancer isn't going away) and had two fractured vertebrae this year (so far!!). Walked the dog for an hour this morning then swam forty lengths, so I'm doing okay, thanks. A lot of people would be glad of my problems.