We have recently received the memoirs of Maura Maguire. So delighted are we with this gift that we have determined to share instantly with the readership of Newry Journal. We are confident you will love them too.
‘This account is primarily written for my children and their children, so that they might know of the events that shaped the person who is their mother and grandmother.
My name is Mary Bridget (Maguire) Mallon. I was born on 10 September 1936 in my grandparent’s home on Monaghan Street, Newry.
My parents were Joseph Maguire and Anne Elizabeth (Doherty).
Originally posted 2005-05-01 16:33:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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Bingo had become popular in Newry and weekly sessions arranged by local parishes and clubs were a lucrative way to enhance their funds. It was also a welcome social event for many of the residents, and better still if you managed to shout, “CHECK!’ and win a cash prize.
Originally posted 2005-05-10 17:30:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Dialect ‘M’ 2 Melt inside or stuffing, ‘I’ll knock the melt out…
Would our readers abroad please comment on the latest street lists? The…
I remember the smell from the kitchen,
of bread and semolina buns
cats and kittens asleep by the fire,
and those Sunday visits from the nuns.
And the days we sat in the sunshine
to let our long hair dry,
it seems so short a time ago,
but the years have hurried by.
Originally posted 2004-08-06 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Dab bit, dip, soil ‘a dab of butter’; ‘dab the crust in yer tae,…
Cortamlet, corr tam leacht, ‘the round burial place’Cortresla, corr trioslog, ‘the hill of the jumps’Cranncrea, crann…
We wish to demonstrate by this present series of historical articles on the…
It called the Pennyworth of Lies and it was Jack’s party-piece, a century ago.
Originally posted 2005-02-02 00:00:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
On the ninetieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, it may be appropriate to reflect on the words of an earlier patriot, recently referred to by one of our regulars on Discussions – the Protestant patriot Thomas Davis.
Originally posted 2006-04-15 21:59:11. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Rosaleen Beattie shared her memories of rural life in South Armagh over six…