Lonan Teach an Conais, or Tan Open, or
Dessie Keenan who married Annie Turley moved into Number 6. They reared their first two girls there, Kathleen and Rosina.
At the bottom of the street next to Paddy Rice’s lived Mr and Mrs McBride. Their son Kevin later married a Miss Fee and reared a family in
Michael and Bridget Turley lived next and had three children, Harry, Michael (Junior) and Rita. The latter two sadly succumbed to illness in their first teenage years. Harry we believe still lives about the
The Tan Yard separated the Turleys from the Carrs. Luke and Bridget Carr had sons Pat, Jimmy, John, Davey, Noel, Luke and Willie and daughters Lily (Meehan) and Marguerite (Burns). Leontia died when just a toddler.
Minnie, Charlie, John, Kate and Bridget Smith resided at Number 4. I will always remember Minnie for, when she sent you a message, no matter what time of the day or night, she always rewarded you with a hot spud and a clump of butter!
On past 5 and 6 there lived Annabella Kearns. She was a spinster who must have read every book that was ever written! Her house boasted a half-door that was seldom closed and she always wore reading glasses on her head. I can still picture her.
Neighbours like these – you could not have asked for better! My first neighbours will always be fondly remembered!
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