On the left of our photograph is Yvonne Byrne of
The child pictured on the left below grasping a toy in her left hand is their daughter Roisin. In later life Roisin married neighbour Davy McCartan. Davy’s mother Lily passed away just last year, after a prolonged illness which she bore with great fortitude.
The second lady in the photo is Kathleen Burns, and the child in front of her is her son Colum. Kathleen emigrated to Canada some thirty-five years ago. She is an enthusiastic reader of Newry Journal today.
Sheila Byrne, Yvonne’s younger daughter is in the pram. I think it is Sheila who today lives in the great Georgian house on the corner of
Terry and Rita Quinn (RIP – nee
Pat Quinn, today of Courtenay Hill is pictured with his thumb in his mouth.
The group were out for a Sunday stroll on the
The photo is more than forty years old.
Those were slower, calmer – if less prosperous times.
Our thanks to Kathleen McDonnell – then Burns – for contacting us with regard to the photo!