John McCullagh February 1, 2006

What games did we play in yesteryear? Well, it depended on ‘The Seasons’: not those with which you are now familiar, but our own seasons; you know, the ‘marley season’, the ‘caddy season’,  etc.

John McCullagh January 10, 2006

The Pillars were a soccer team of Newry/Bessbrook some sixty years ago. Sadly the majority here have passed on. But still very much alive and the donor of the photograph, is Dickie Rodgers, third from the left at the back.

John McCullagh September 19, 2005

The Kilkeel Ramblers of 1945 consisted of Pat Hudson (the photographer here) and (L-R) Frank McCann, Helen Fearon, Alma Nicholson, John McConnell, Tony Cunningham, Teresa Hudson, Maura Morgan and Tom Quinn.

John McCullagh August 23, 2005

In the middle part of the last century there was many a pitch-and-toss school in and around Newry. The one I remember most was the one in Dromalane Park. It usually started after 10.30 Mass down at the football pitch.

John McCullagh May 9, 2005

A once-in-a-lifetime memory from Peter Hughes, who works as a librarian in Summerhill, Co Down . . . ‘I was born on 26th March 1967.  I grew up in the town of Newry in Northern Ireland during the height of the ‘troubles’.  It was just like any other working class town anywhere in Britain (apart […]