Sunday, March 25, 2012 13:24
Moving slowly over the crest of a gentle hill, man, horse and plough are silhouetted against the evening sky. They seem like shadowy ghosts from a dim era that have returned as a quiet reminder to a world dominated by and crazed about speed. We cannot put back the clock: but it does seem wrong now to associate ploughing with […]
Thursday, March 15, 2012 9:03
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Sean Crawford articles Shortly before I ‘packed up’ – continued Sean Crawford – ‘I happened to be in our crowded local Post Office. A lady with the invincible inquisitiveness of her sex spoke loudly to me. ‘Is it true, Mr Crawford, that you are soon to retire?’ Everyone stopped talking […]
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 10:00
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Sean Crawford articles I was browsing the other day and came across the retirement reflections of one Sean Crawford of Warrenpoint. These are almost 50 years old so I have to take it that the great Sean has passed on. He has left behind a wealth of reminiscences – and […]
Sunday, January 29, 2012 14:02
John Bowman (RTE Reporter for decades) has favourable mention of Newryman, the late great Frank Hall, an early stalwart of the emerging RTE TV channel, in his recent blockbuster history of that channel entitled ‘Mirrors and Windows’.
Saturday, January 28, 2012 11:02
We relished any opportunity for entertainment in those Golden Days of long ago. Most popular of all was the travelling circus.
Thursday, November 10, 2011 20:22
The local primary schoolchildren of today (Annalong and Moneydarragh Primary schools) composed this musical tribute to Jamie Crawford, and those other Mourne men who perished in the construction of the Silent Valley reservoir.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 9:19
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Minnie the CaddyMinnie Caulfield was working in Kensington, London when the bad news of her brother Jamie arrived by telegram.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011 10:27
This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Minnie the CaddyThey’ll tell you that coming events are presaged in the present. Sure, if it wasn’t true, there’d be no need for prophets, seers or mediums. If you are disbelieving …
Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:18
This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Minnie the Caddy‘The very first thing I had to do in London,’ Minnie continued, ‘was to get my hair cut short and wash it in hot water with washing soda. Strong stuff, even to be putting on the clothes!