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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #15 on: March 14, 2009, 05:05:03 PM »


heres a photo of the old school shortly b4 it was knocked down.

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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2009, 05:07:59 PM »


the convent walls where you can see the new girls school as it was back then. the convent itself had been knocked down afew months b4 this photo was taken.

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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2009, 06:09:26 PM »


the convent walls where you can see the new girls school as it was back then. the convent itself had been knocked down afew months b4 this photo was taken.
Great pics Oledad, i lived in the Drive (opposite the convent) in the 40's & 50's. Although not catholic I used to go to the Parish hall for Christmas Bazaars. I remember a chap Called Jimmy Burns,(he was a barber) used to run a lot of the activities
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« Reply #18 on: March 14, 2009, 06:23:59 PM »
Great pics Oledad, i lived in the Drive (opposite the convent) in the 40's & 50's. Although not catholic I used to go to the Parish hall for Christmas Bazaars. I remember a chap Called Jimmy Burns,(he was a barber) used to run a lot of the activities

i used to go to get my hair cut in jimmy burns. his shop was on the main woodstock rd. the bazaars in the parish hall on the chapel grounds was alway top notch. i loved going to them. alway agreat buzz of entertainment. 

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #19 on: March 14, 2009, 06:57:18 PM »


st anthonys chapel

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« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2009, 11:49:50 PM »
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2009, 12:15:05 AM »


st anthonys chapel
It's lovely.  :smitten:
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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2009, 02:04:06 AM »
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.
Used to spend as much time with the Curran's as I did with my own family. As a matter of  I just got in touch with Seamus last month after 50 years
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« Reply #23 on: March 15, 2009, 06:07:44 PM »
Used to spend as much time with the Curran's as I did with my own family. As a matter of  I just got in touch with Seamus last month after 50 years
I knew them well - went to McAleer school of dancing with Geraldine r.i.p and Denis but lost touch with them over the years.
If you are ever talking to Seamus give him my regards (Geraldine's old friend from McAleers)  Actually Alice McAleer had a class in
St. Anthony's hall do you remember that.

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« Reply #24 on: March 15, 2009, 07:02:44 PM »
I knew them well - went to McAleer school of dancing with Geraldine r.i.p and Denis but lost touch with them over the years.
If you are ever talking to Seamus give him my regards (Geraldine's old friend from McAleers)  Actually Alice McAleer had a class in
St. Anthony's hall do you remember that.

Had an email from Denis last week. Will send your regards to both
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« Reply #25 on: March 15, 2009, 07:10:05 PM »
Did you know the Curran family form Willowfield Drive.

heard of them but thats about it

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« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2009, 09:14:20 PM »
Had an email from Denis last week. Will send your regards to both
Isn't life full of coincidences - Denis's wife is from Co. Limerick where I now live so he will know who I am.  Hope the rest of the family are well.

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« Reply #27 on: March 16, 2009, 11:46:19 AM »
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
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« Reply #28 on: March 16, 2009, 02:13:00 PM »
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
I left Belfast in '58 they didn't at that time. I think it is probably another family
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« Reply #29 on: March 16, 2009, 02:41:16 PM »
Maybe so. It would have been the early sixties.
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