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Astor

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #375 on: February 08, 2011, 09:47:59 AM »
Seeing those photographs of Charlie McGettigans Chemist shop makes me wonder doe's anyone remember Eddie Costello's Holy Shop ?

I remember Eddie's Holy Shop well, always looked in there on our way out of Clonard Monastery, bought our rosary beads there :smile:
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #376 on: February 09, 2011, 08:20:15 AM »
I can't remember how the numbers went, you must've known the Caldwells then, they loved about 10 houses down, he was a telephone engineer, about 8 kids, they later moved to Fruithill Park.  Do you remember who lived in the second house opposite? it was two ladies and a wee girl called Monica, I often wondered what happened to her.  The wee girl was lovely but she never played with anyone else, used to come out when we'd all gone in at night :(   Do you remember the Campbell in the house on the corner or Hawthorn Street and Iris St?

Knew Charlie Caldwell and family very well.  Last I heard, Clare was running a catering business.  The 2 ladies were Mary Kelly and her sister, Lizzie and I remember Lizzie Campbell.   They were all great neighbours.
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #377 on: February 09, 2011, 09:03:34 AM »

Knew Charlie Caldwell and family very well.  Last I heard, Clare was running a catering business.  The 2 ladies were Mary Kelly and her sister, Lizzie and I remember Lizzie Campbell.   They were all great neighbours.

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #378 on: February 10, 2011, 04:18:27 PM »
any one remember Tommy Mc Manus, used to drink in Dan Boyles
roadhog, is that tommy mcmanus that lives in kashmir road now?
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #379 on: February 10, 2011, 04:21:01 PM »
brilliant photos.arkie. all long gone now, remember charlie mcgettigans well.
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #380 on: February 10, 2011, 05:45:41 PM »
roadhog, is that tommy mcmanus that lives in kashmir road now?
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It could be a relation, I think the Tommy Im talking about is dead. He was a ginger haired guy, never married
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #381 on: February 10, 2011, 07:21:52 PM »

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #382 on: February 10, 2011, 07:22:52 PM »
any body know this sweetie back of bombay st gismo

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #383 on: February 10, 2011, 07:37:30 PM »

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #384 on: February 10, 2011, 07:38:37 PM »
waterville st from satilite gismo

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« Reply #385 on: February 10, 2011, 09:04:35 PM »
Ive also put this on the Lounge under 'show me yours and i'll show you mine' but its about being an altar boy at CLONARD Monastry:
Knocked this up after a few gargles:
 
Midnight mass and Oxford Brogues
The nicest clothes and sittin with rogues
The pews are full and the stench of beer
Fills my heart with a sense of fear
The eve of our saviour is on us all
And in the crib i see a doll in a shawl
My time is here on the altar tonight
My ma and da so full of delight
Brother Dominic and Father O'donnell
have both conveyed that all will be well
the stage is set and i'm ready to play
i'm dressed to serve for Christmas day
For I'm now a man of many years
But to think of that altar wells me with tears
Sure them Oxford Brogues are no longer in fashion
and my love for god is not such a passion
But I'll never forget the love of them people
who gathered beneath that great church steeple
Midnight mass and Oxford Brogues at Clonard
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #386 on: February 10, 2011, 09:22:16 PM »
Ive also put this on the Lounge under 'show me yours and i'll show you mine' but its about being an altar boy at CLONARD Monastry:
Knocked this up after a few gargles:
 
Midnight mass and Oxford Brogues
The nicest clothes and sittin with rogues
The pews are full and the stench of beer
Fills my heart with a sense of fear
The eve of our saviour is on us all
And in the crib i see a doll in a shawl
My time is here on the altar tonight
My ma and da so full of delight
Brother Dominic and Father O'donnell
have both conveyed that all will be well
the stage is set and i'm ready to play
i'm dressed to serve for Christmas day
For I'm now a man of many years
But to think of that altar wells me with tears
Sure them Oxford Brogues are no longer in fashion
and my love for god is not such a passion
But I'll never forget the love of them people
who gathered beneath that great church steeple
Midnight mass and Oxford Brogues at Clonard

Well said that man.I remember going into midnight mass in the late 60s and the male voice singing "Down on your knees oh hear the angel voices",not a word was spoken, even the gallery at the doors were quiet.The singer was a local guy worthy of La scala.

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #387 on: February 10, 2011, 09:34:44 PM »
Cheers Rod.
 
Aye some great tunes belted out from there on Midnight masses.
One year the star above the altar fell on top of us all as we kneeled there waiting for communion.
Use to love going there...big part of my life that was!
 
Cheers
 
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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #388 on: February 10, 2011, 09:41:24 PM »
rod do you remember the mans name was it sean green

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Re: Clonard area memories
« Reply #389 on: February 10, 2011, 09:42:51 PM »
Sean Green sang at my sisters wedding.  I think he lived around Broadway somewhere.  A beautiful voice.