Author Topic: BALLYSILLAN PLAYING FIELDS  (Read 8883 times)

jmac

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Re: BALLYSILLAN PLAYING FIELDS
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2011, 04:05:10 PM »
There were two ,one above the other I think they were called Wolfhill dams
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« Reply #16 on: July 17, 2011, 05:27:49 PM »
Oilyrag,what year would that have been? We may have crossed paths! :smile:
My Mum used to tell us that some poor folk could eat off The Smell of an oily rag.lol.

Had to check what date was on my "Junior Certificate " 1966  , so the 3 years previous. .never heard that quote before Brodie , and we were poor.
so drunk to hell I left the place , sometimes crawling sometimes walking

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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2011, 08:53:36 PM »
Delivered the Belfast Telegraph to Prices farm with my brother, scarry on a dark windy night.
Did you work for Mr. Polley? I did and delivered to the 'new houses' that replaced the farmhouse ;)

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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2011, 11:52:29 PM »
The Loney was called Ardoyne Loney and it ran from Wheatfield Primary school to Ballysillan Road. Facing Our Lady Of Mercy school.

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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2011, 04:39:28 AM »
Thanks Just sixty,
That's the one. We used to take a short cut through there
to go to the pictures at Ardoyne. :smile:
The Loney was called Ardoyne Loney and it ran from Wheatfield Primary school to Ballysillan Road. Facing Our Lady Of Mercy school.

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« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2011, 02:23:49 PM »
Is that the one at the top of the Ardoye Rd., with an NIE station on one side & the playing fields on the other?
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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2011, 02:53:58 PM »
I'll toss a spanner in the works here.
Maybe there was more than one "Buttermilk Loney"
The one I recall was at the bottom of Skegoniell Ave. where it joined the Shore Road. [Opposite the Grove Park corner].  That's what my dad called it and he lived in the area all his days, certainly from the 1920's.
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Re: BALLYSILLAN PLAYING FIELDS
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2011, 11:27:27 PM »
The playing fields really were our playgrounds, all kinds of sports played there, even just to go and lie in the summer sun was good. I remember after a few hours running around kicking a football we would take a few milk bottles over to the houses, and ask "Missus can ye fill thesee up with water fer us". The old farm house ruins
were also a good source of amusement, and must admit we always added to the destruction of that building.

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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2011, 12:06:30 PM »
Jmac, I'm not too sure of the NIE station,as my memories go back to the late 50's early
60's. In my time there was a Boy's home behind a high wall on the same side as the playing-
fields,on Ballysillan Rd. and the loney ran between the Boys home and Ardoyne.Or in the other
direction it ran up to the "Top Road" which was Crumlin Rd.(Past Silverstream Rd.and The Terrace)
almost up to Mallen's Pub.
Hope this makes sense to anyone who knew that area back then. :scratch_ones_head:
I did a Google search and saw a shop ? ASDA on the site where the Boy's home was. :smile:
Is that the one at the top of the Ardoye Rd., with an NIE station on one side & the playing fields on the other?
Is that the one at the top of the Ardoye Rd., with an NIE station on one side & the playing fields on the other?

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« Reply #24 on: July 19, 2011, 12:10:34 PM »
Jmac, I'm not too sure of the NIE station,as my memories go back to the late 50's early
60's. In my time there was a Boy's home behind a high wall on the same side as the playing-
fields,on Ballysillan Rd. and the loney ran between the Boys home and Ardoyne.Or in the other
direction it ran up to the "Top Road" which was Crumlin Rd.(Past Silverstream Rd.and The Terrace)
almost up to Mallen's Pub.
Hope this makes sense to anyone who knew that area back then. :scratch_ones_head:
I did a Google search and saw a shop ? ASDA on the site where the Boy's home was. :smile:
you are spot on, there was an old boys home above ballysillan
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« Reply #25 on: July 19, 2011, 12:57:48 PM »
Glad to know The "Old Grey Matter" is still intact! :smile: Mine, that is!
Did you ever have "skunned knees" Arder?  :smile:
you are spot on, there was an old boys home above ballysillan

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« Reply #26 on: July 19, 2011, 01:06:30 PM »
Glad to know The "Old Grey Matter" is still intact! :smile: Mine, that is!
Did you ever have "skunned knees" Arder?  :smile:
yes, i still have scars on my knees from falling off my gider.
would you like to see them.
kidding of course.
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« Reply #27 on: July 19, 2011, 01:10:51 PM »
nightmare, Leo Murphy put me in goals,   I had never heard of GAA   :D
the big freestate teacher who was a bore.
remember him well.
he put you in goals so you wouldn't bore or depress the rest of the team.
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« Reply #28 on: July 19, 2011, 02:12:27 PM »
How do you know I haven't already? :smile:
yes, i still have scars on my knees from falling off my gider.
would you like to see them.
kidding of course.

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Re: BALLYSILLAN PLAYING FIELDS
« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011, 08:24:12 PM »
the big freestate teacher who was a bore.
remember him well.
he put you in goals so you wouldn't bore or depress the rest of the team.
yes Ardur ,he played in two all Ireland winning teams for Down,  'freestate' ?     please :D