John McCullagh November 29, 2006
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Of these occupants of the famous Linenhall Square in 1935, eight were no longer resident in the next generation.

Of the rest, you will know these people as well as me.

 

60

John McAllister

61

Charles Long

62

Francis Matthews

63

Patrick Kelly

64

Catherine Lynch

65

Michael Ryan

65

Thomas McIlroy

66

Patrick Ruddy

67

Joseph Morgan

68

John Hamill

69

Peter Rafferty

70

Michael Linnie

70

Joseph Connolly

71

Robert Campbell

72

James Lundy

73

Nicholas Kearney

74

Thomas McDermott

74

John Almeida

Michael Linnie of Abbey Clanrye Buildings today, the financial consultant, is descended from the resident of Number 70.

My friends Lou and Walter and Joe Morgan are sons of the Joseph of Number 67.

Charles Long of Number 61 was an uncle of my boyhood pal, and Journal reader Paul McConville.

 


I was one of the unfortunate few – as well as Rebelrouser James Deane – to observe at first hand the awful death of Hawker Hamill in Radcliffe’s fire a generation ago.



Michael (Punky) Ryan was some character.

He would climb on the railings at the Savoy Bridge and dive into the canal and disappear.   Onlookers would be gasping, horrified for his safety.

Three or four minutes later he would resurface, halfway to the Sugar Island Bridge, and effortlessly swim the rest of that length.

There was some depth to that stretch of canal then.

Should any one try it today, they would disappear forever into a sea of glar!

 

1 thought on “Linenhall Square 1935 : last

  1. I realize this was written a while ago but just wanted to say that James Lundy was my grandfather. My Father, who is now here in America and my Aunts and Uncles (two of which are still living in Newry) also grew up there. I just visited the area this past week and took some pictures of the Arch. Thanks for posting this information.

    Mike Lundy

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