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irish dance

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2009, 07:50:16 PM »
Was that the Currans who had a shop on the Mountpottinger Road?
The Curran family that I knew never had a shop.

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« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2009, 11:57:31 PM »
There was definately a shop called Currans on the Mountpottinger, other side from the barracks near the corner of Thompson Street.
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« Reply #32 on: March 17, 2009, 02:15:00 PM »
There was definately a shop called Currans on the Mountpottinger, other side from the barracks near the corner of Thompson Street.
Kevin Curran's shop where I bought sweets and comics when I was a wee girl.

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« Reply #33 on: March 27, 2009, 10:15:11 PM »
vinty the head master at st Anthony's was from the mountpottinger rd.

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« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2009, 08:28:46 PM »
anyone remember carries sweet shop on the main woodstock rd between redcar st and ardgowen st ?

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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2009, 07:54:40 PM »
seen somewhere else somebody talking about catching spricks.  we used to catch them down at bells bridge up near ravenhill rugby ground. whats that wee river/stream called   ???

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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2009, 08:18:20 PM »
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.


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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2009, 09:35:28 PM »


view of were the toilets was out back in the play ground. there was alway a roof over there beside the toilets but wasnt covered like that in our day. open plan back then.

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« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2009, 12:08:30 AM »
the class of 69 st anthonys.

colin donnelly
robert semple
paul o hara
vincent weir
thomas mc cullough
tony rutherford
brian collins
terrance dawson
danny o reilly
colmn coleman
clem mc ilhatton
gerard turley
gerard murray
david carlisle RIP
gerry christain
paul gracey
francie rehill
desmond mulligan
tony mc loughlin RIP
joe beattie
kenneth eccles
john marks
brendan mullan
Joseph rea
peter scott
billy gray
aidan corrigan
we recked we was about 5 or 6 short names of the full class.

by the way the lad francie rehill from clonduff estate is the one guy no one had any clue to whatever became of him. maybe the name might ring a bell for someone ?


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Re: st anthonys parish east belfast
« Reply #39 on: April 25, 2009, 08:56:29 PM »
I know Seamus Curran well through playing bowls but first met him when I was about 13 (52 years ago) along with Brian McKeown, Terry McGloin, Kay McGloin and many others and we had great times as teenagers. Although I came from the other side of the fence we did not worry nor care and neither did our parents. Seamus and his wife Kay are just the best!!! The boys used to play cards in a shop hallway at the top of Willowfield Drive on a Sunday and wait for us girls coming from Church down the road. Like I said "Great times"

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« Reply #40 on: April 27, 2009, 08:12:42 AM »
Hi grannyspice,did brian mckeown come to NZ early 60's

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« Reply #41 on: April 27, 2009, 10:11:35 PM »
Yes Naumai I believe he  did indeed. Did you know him? He had a brother called Jackie who sadly passed away at an early age.

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« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2009, 08:55:45 AM »
Yes Naumai I believe he  did indeed. Did you know him? He had a brother called Jackie who sadly passed away at an early age.
I  was talking to Gery Meli on the phone about a year ago and he told me brian was still here. I think they both worked on the cook strait ferries for many years.    they live in wellington.

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« Reply #43 on: April 29, 2009, 03:59:18 PM »
I often wondered where Brian had gone. Thanks for the info. I knew Albert Meli from around Imperial Street (chippie) Is he a brother of Gerry's? Brian was a real handsome lad and had a great personality. He loved to mimic Elvis and he had the Elvis quiff and the suede shoes with the crepe soles. Can still see his lovely white teeth!!!!

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« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2009, 04:18:25 PM »
I often wondered where Brian had gone. Thanks for the info. I knew Albert Meli from around Imperial Street (chippie) Is he a brother of Gerry's? Brian was a real handsome lad and had a great personality. He loved to mimic Elvis and he had the Elvis quiff and the suede shoes with the crepe soles. Can still see his lovely white teeth!!!!
I think there were 3 Meli's (Mary's Chippie) Tommy, Albert and Bernie
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