John McCullagh December 23, 2006
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This is the first third of Linenhall Square residents in 1960. 

1

Thomas McGrath

2

Peter Woods

3

Brendan McCabe

4

James Fegan

5

Laurence Griffin

6

Robert Taylor

7

Mary Craven

8

John Bell

9

John Casey

10

James Treanor

11

Owen McKeown

12

Lucy McCrum

13

Elizabeth Fegan

14

Joseph Quinn

15

Francis Devlin

16

William Carolan

17

Peter Kelly

18

Teresa McElroy

19

Thomas Grattan *

20

James Robinson

21

Patrick Farrell

22

Annie Kelly

23

Francis Craven

24

Hugh Murphy

25

Patrick Mallon

By this time many of the town’s modern public housing estates had been built and many were rehoused to The Meadow, Dromalane, Derrybeg Park, Courtenay Hill, Hennessy Park and Barcroft Park. Others moved into Linenhall Square to take their place. Among them named here are the McCabe’s (John was instrumental in the recent successful Reunion celebration), Woods, Fegan, Griffin etc.

Still others moved within Linenhall Square, such as Dickie Rodgers, now living in Church Street.

Thomas at Number 19 was father to Patricia Grattan, by far the best singer ever to emerge from Newry (Peader Cowan not excepted).

[In response to this entry, I received the following email from Jade Grattan:

"I would like to let you know that at 19 Linenhall Square lived Thomas Grattan and Mary and their children , Mary,  Margaret, Paddy, Michael, Christopher,  Thomas, Patricia  and Maria .  My grandfather was a boxer from Dublin who married and lived here.  His wife was Mary Lavery nee Murphy. "  }

John Casey was father to Charlie, Oliver, John, Eric and the rest. He was the old caretaker of the Barracks before it was all converted for modern housing.

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