Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:15
This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Tass ArticlesThe traffic was stopped in every direction, waiting for us .. or for the donkey. Everybody came up with ideas or gave a hand. Would that donkey put a foot on the wooden bridge? No. It was like Delaney’s donkey in that song.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 15:12
This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Tass ArticlesOne of the town’s great characters, T’as Murphy of Dromalane has agreed to share a few reminiscences on Journal with us. We are honoured.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 14:17
It’s over fifty years ago now. These five girls and one boy posed for the camera perched on a large rock against the backdrop of the old and deserted Willis’s Bakery.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 9:44
Isn’t it amazing how expressive – how illustrative – indeed how thoroughly familiar are the old black-and-white photos of our childhood? The central figure in this poignant tableau is Ann Boyle of Castle Street. Her proud father Louis Boyle – Newry taxi-driver when there were no more than a half-dozen of them altogether – shows off his girl in her [...]
Monday, July 4, 2011 11:05
This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Joe Morgan When we arrived at Crieve ‘Dart’ Sands was standing in the compound with a smile on his face like a Cheshire cat. Services rendered I paid Mr Sands ten shillings and sixpence.
Sunday, July 3, 2011 11:05
This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Joe Morgan One night in early autumn I was awakened to the sound of short, sharp moos. I instinctively knew that this was Bridget and the mooing continued through the night. The next morning, Grandpa says to me,
Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:45
I was so excited when Granda told me that we were getting our first Friesian cow. The following morning my four sons and I waited patiently for the cattle lorry to arrive.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 15:20
This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Haircut! The child Brian with his great mop of fair curls was the obvious starting point.
Monday, June 6, 2011 7:37
This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Haircut! Back at home now, I noted that my father was still at work and my mother had gone to town to collect the ‘Family Allowance’. I wouldn’t get a better chance that this!