I have fond memories of
The Turning bridges: there were five such on the town section of the canal: at Sugar Island; Monaghan Street; Ballybot; and Buttercrane, where the rail crossed the canal; and Dublin Bridge. This was to allow barge traffic bound for Portadown. A bell would sound in the Harbour Master’s Office to alert people. School children used the cry, ‘The bridges were closed!’ as an excuse for their lack of punctuality.
Originally posted 2005-05-04 18:53:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Here you will find the best places to visit in Ireland. These are…
Fabian Boyle is our most esteemed local journalist. He presently writes in the…
In less than 3 hours time – at 1 pm in the Arts…
Let me first offer humble apologies for advertising this wonderful event AFTER the fact, but since I had not booked tickets, I might have ‘shot myself in the foot’ by offering pre-publicity for what is ALWAYS (and rightfully) a sell-out concert! It was superb!
Originally posted 2008-12-18 15:47:29. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
The young ladies pictured here will soon be approaching that dreaded ‘bump’ birthday of forty! Then they were attending St Joseph’s School where the Walking Nuns taught them well.
The 150th Anniversary of the Mercy Nuns coming to Newry is currently being celebrated with an exhibition in the Catherine Street home. Don’t miss it! Also purchase their commemorative book, The Walking Nuns which is on sale there, and will soon be reviewed here (when I get time to browse it!)
How many faces can you put a name to? Answers on Guestbook, please!
Originally posted 2005-04-28 13:48:24. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
‘Finn was out walking on the top of Slieve Gullion one time when…
This old school photo was donated from California by Michael Petty – who features here (see Threads latest). But we don’t know many of the names! Can you help? Post names in the guestbook/discussion forum. Click on the photo below for a larger version.
Originally posted 2007-04-13 13:49:13. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Bartley and Hilda Feehan lived across the street from the McCanns. Batley had two sons Joe and John. She lived for her greyhounds. Joe had then left home and joined the Royal Navy. Later John also took the boat for
Originally posted 2005-04-23 22:48:35. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
Occasionally town boys who were not afraid of horses could earn a penny or two for looking after the animals for farmers whose stay in the town of Kilkeel would be brief, or who wished to retire to the nearest hostelry.
Originally posted 2008-05-17 12:21:12. Republished by Blog Post Promoter