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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Dempsey and McLaughlins of Ballymacarett
« Last post by Loneygrandchild on Today at 09:51:28 PM »
My Granny: You asked me to keep an eye out for Elizabeth McLaughlin. 

1891 St Malachy's Joseph McLaughlin m Elizabeth Lundy, dau of William Lundy and Bridget Mcmanus, at the time living 17 Lagan St.

W+B m 1859 in St Anne's COI (her name recorded as Elizabeth).  They had many children and priest often indicated William was Protestant in baptism records.

 B's father was James, a Sawyer.

Hope this helps.
Hi, not sure if you have this death/burial info:
Mary Lundy 25.07.1881 aged 1 of 13 Lagan Street.
Henry Lundy 26.07.1881 aged 3 of 13 Lagan Street.
NO# 82 & 83
 https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1881/06432/4848219.pdf[/font]

James Lundy of 13 Lagan Street NO#467
https://civilrecords.irishgenealogy.ie/churchrecords/images/deaths_returns/deaths_1905/05588/4570292.pdf
In same grave Elizabeth Lundy 20.04.1940 aged 68 years
LGC
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Belfast Chat / Re: Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee
« Last post by White dee on Today at 09:51:07 PM »

Magee had a boxing record to be very proud of. He has mental health issues which he is clearly trying to self-medicate with alcohol and drugs, and failing. Thus, he is living in this dark marginalised space where on one hand he is revered as a one-time fighter and on the other, on a day to day level, he can't function at more than subsistence level. This not only makes him dangerous; it makes him very vulnerable.

There are places in this world, like South America, where ex-fighters, the old dogs, are revered. Belfast is not a city where you can go shouting your mouth off at street level and expect to be revered after you've had your day. Belfast essentially is 'a fighting city'. Steve Bunce, the world renowned cockney boxing commentator and journalist has stated that there is no boxing audience anywhere in the world like a Belfast boxing audience. He rates Belfast numero uno. What that means is that the hollow figure of Eamonn Magee wandering around Belfast, lost and lonely, still has those echoes of the greatest fight fans in the world, chanting his name, echoing in his ears.

I'm not saying you should make friends with him.

I'm suggesting you cut him some slack.

Better times

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORAmJt1u9Fw

Another good post stickie.
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Sadie TaylorHi
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 08:32:14 PM »
     This may be Albert in  the 1911 census at College Sq North Police Barracks, Belfast. (He was no 34 on the Barracks Return, and a constable at the time).
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/St__Anne_s_Ward/College_Square__North___part_of_/184714/
 
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: My grandparents...
« Last post by Elwyn on Today at 08:31:37 PM »
     This may be Albert in  the 1911 census at College Sq North Police Barracks, Belfast. (He was no 34 on the Barracks Return, and a constable at the time).
 
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/pages/1911/Antrim/St__Anne_s_Ward/College_Square__North___part_of_/184714/
 
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Belfast Genealogy / Re: Dempsey and McLaughlins of Ballymacarett
« Last post by mwright on Today at 07:58:27 PM »
My Granny: You asked me to keep an eye out for Elizabeth McLaughlin. 

1891 St Malachy's Joseph McLaughlin m Elizabeth Lundy, dau of William Lundy and Bridget Mcmanus, at the time living 17 Lagan St.

W+B m 1859 in St Anne's COI (her name recorded as Elizabeth).  They had many children and priest often indicated William was Protestant in baptism records.

 B's father was James, a Sawyer.

Hope this helps.

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Belfast Chat / Re: The Dunlops and Punk Rock
« Last post by White dee on Today at 07:27:14 PM »
This is something I was thinking about last week, before Saturday's tragic event. I firmly believe Joey and Robert were two of the most uniting influences in NI society during the Troubles and Michael and William, RIP, took the job on in their turn. I remember my niece telling me that she was at a Gaelic match in Casement Park when Joey's death was announced over the tannoy. There was total silence for several minutes. What I most admired and respected about them, apart from their amazing ability and modesty was the fact that there didn't appear to be a bitter bone in their bodies and that at a time when our country was, if possible, even more polarised than it is at the moment.
Now this may sound silly but I view punk in the same way. No punk, that I knew anyway, gave a toss about what religion you were. It was the music that was important. Maybe it's for that reason that punk remained popular in Belfast long after it had gone out of fashion on the mainland, because it was needed. As for Terry Hooley, the man who in many ways made it happen, he really should be recognised in the same way as Joey. He made life in the North more bearable for countless teenagers.
Anyway, just my thoughts. Anybody agree or dsagree?

Good post Jim.
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Exiles / Re: CANADA TO-DAY.
« Last post by mcd on Today at 06:32:45 PM »
HI LIZ I SENT YOU A COUPLE Of PHOTOS BY EMAIL  NO IDEA HOW TO POST THEM ANYMORE ON THE FORUM .
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Hi so sorry I haven't been on. Thank you so much for getting back to me. If you have any other info I would appreciate it.

His name was William Henry McGuigan born 1897.
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Looking for Margaret Duffin from Taughmonagh estate, near the Dub. Went to Malone Primary. We're both about 66/7 years old now. I live in S Africa
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