Living History

John McCullagh October 23, 2003

Streets of Yesteryear   1913     North St Upper   4          John Bailie 5          R Shanaghan 7          Edward Doorley 8          Mary Gamble 9          J McNamara 11         Edward Mullen 11a       J Fitzpatrick 12         P Fitzpatrick 13         T McManus 15         M A Martin 18         Richard Sloan 17         William Little 19         M McGuigan 21         Michael McParland 22         Owen O’Hanlon […]

John McCullagh October 9, 2003

Further to Malachy O’Grady’s remarks in Guestbook.  Permit me to add these notes based on an address given a decade ago at a One Day Seminar held in The Abbey by Dromore Diocesan Historical Society.

John McCullagh September 24, 2003

 Last run on the Bessbrook tram One local reporter shared the last tram run to Bessbrook, as it set out from the Edward Street terminus in January 1948, with a young boy, and one man and one woman.  This is his story.  In answer to his query, Mrs Hannah J Copeland replied that departure time […]

John McCullagh September 17, 2003

Northern Ireland’s post war housing stock was worse than that of any other part of the United Kingdom, despite having been spared the worst of the German blitz.  Most houses had been built before the First World War and they were grossly inadequate in quantity as well as in quality.     

John McCullagh January 22, 2003

Three James’s were central to Ireland’s labour movement a century ago.  Perhaps the most famous is James Connolly who led the Citizens’ Army contingent at the 1916 Rising and who was subsequently executed for his part [strapped to a chair since his injuries precluded his standing].