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Title: slate street school
Post by: bernie mc on January 11, 2012, 04:09:09 PM
 :P looking for anything on slate street school my mum went there in the 40s her name was patricia (patsy) murdock now mallon she lived in grosvnor place of the falls road
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Post by: Brian OKane on February 28, 2012, 11:19:00 AM
berni mc.
St. Joseph's Slate St. No.1 faced into Slate St. Old school was two story .Girls on top floor boys on ground floor.I went there from 1950 till 1954.Mr. Murdoch .was principle of boys school.There were still air raid shelters in the yard so no place for kids to play.the boys from the surrending areas stored their Bonfire fuel in a couple of the shelters during  the holidays.Culprits delt with by Murdoch.Regards, Brian OKane.
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Post by: Farnsbarn on March 09, 2012, 12:26:38 AM
berni mc.
St. Joseph's Slate St. No.1 faced into Slate St. Old school was two story .Girls on top floor boys on ground floor.I went there from 1950 till 1954.Mr. Murdoch .was principle of boys school.There were still air raid shelters in the yard so no place for kids to play.the boys from the surrending areas stored their Bonfire fuel in a couple of the shelters during  the holidays.Culprits delt with by Murdoch.Regards, Brian OKane.
   Did anyone know Pat McVeigh from Slate St.?
              Farnsbarn.
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Post by: liamp on May 08, 2012, 03:11:01 PM
I went to slate street in the late 60's Mr murdock headmaster. sniffy gordon. mr o'hara, mr mulligan (yes with the violin), geordie burns with his great love of celtic and polo mints, a young teacher I think called  Mr Gurnaghan,
Winnie brown and my mum cleaned the school. Paddy McVeigh was in charge of the gaelic football team even played games up at Ballysillan.
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Post by: screengoddess on May 11, 2012, 06:05:57 PM
   Did anyone know Pat McVeigh from Slate St.?
              Farnsbarn.
Paddy was the school caretaker and involved with Browns milk round
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Post by: screengoddess on May 11, 2012, 06:07:08 PM
I went to slate street in the late 60's Mr murdock headmaster. sniffy gordon. mr o'hara, mr mulligan (yes with the violin), geordie burns with his great love of celtic and polo mints, a young teacher I think called  Mr Gurnaghan,
Winnie brown and my mum cleaned the school. Paddy McVeigh was in charge of the gaelic football team even played games up at Ballysillan.
what about Christy Brown and Pat Dorian?
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on May 11, 2012, 06:14:49 PM
:P looking for anything on slate street school my mum went there in the 40s her name was patricia (patsy) murdock now mallon she lived in grosvnor place of the falls road
I wish I could see old photos of past pupils! I lived Mcdonald st
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Post by: Bronco on May 26, 2012, 12:10:05 PM
I wish I could see old photos of past pupils! I lived Mcdonald st
My mother-in-law lived in McDonald street and was telling my kids about the playground on the roof. Her name is Marie keenan nee Devlin No 54 Mcdonald street
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Post by: screengoddess on June 01, 2012, 03:55:25 PM
berni mc.
St. Joseph's Slate St. No.1 faced into Slate St. Old school was two story .Girls on top floor boys on ground floor.I went there from 1950 till 1954.Mr. Murdoch .was principle of boys school.There were still air raid shelters in the yard so no place for kids to play.the boys from the surrending areas stored their Bonfire fuel in a couple of the shelters during  the holidays.Culprits delt with by Murdoch.Regards, Brian OKane.
My grannie lived in McDonald st. Monaghan?
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Post by: seanw on June 01, 2012, 06:31:13 PM
Screengoddess, are you a daughter of Mickey or Paddy?
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Post by: spot on June 07, 2012, 08:40:24 PM
what about Christy Brown and Pat Dorian?
Christy Brown Died a couple of months ago  a nice bloke
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Post by: screengoddess on June 19, 2012, 12:22:01 AM
Screengoddess, are you a daughter of Mickey or Paddy?
mickey.
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Post by: screengoddess on June 19, 2012, 12:23:39 AM
Christy Brown Died a couple of months ago  a nice bloke
That is a shame! The whole Brown family were nice people.
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Post by: Daisie on June 24, 2012, 09:50:02 PM
I went to Slate Street in the 50's. I remember the playground on the roof. School photos where taken up there as well. I was very happy there.
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Post by: screengoddess on July 02, 2012, 12:04:13 PM
I went to Slate Street in the 50's. I remember the playground on the roof. School photos where taken up there as well. I was very happy there.
Did you know Annie Monaghan from McDonald st?
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Post by: seanw on July 02, 2012, 12:18:02 PM
Annie Monaghan lived in no. 51 Mc Donnell St.,  apposite Shanahan's shop. I lived in No. 39.
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Post by: screengoddess on July 02, 2012, 12:23:00 PM
Annie Monaghan lived in no. 51 Mc Donnell St.,  apposite Shanahan's shop. I lived in No. 39.
She is my granny.
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Post by: Bread Basket on July 02, 2012, 02:30:36 PM
Paddy was the school caretaker and involved with Browns milk round
Pat was my Wife's Uncle...and Winnie Brown was her Aunt. .and yes, Christy died a few months ago.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: c.rita on July 10, 2012, 10:31:26 PM
Annie Monaghan lived in no. 51 Mc Donnell St.,  apposite Shanahan's shop. I lived in No. 39.
I lived at number 50 McDonnell st..we were right in the middle between Marchioness st and Ton st... neighbours were Murphys at 46, McAreaveys at 48, my grand ma's (Nolan) at 50. McAteers at 52 and Devlins at 54.. Mickey Monaghan was best Man at my Mom and Dad's wedding in 1939.. We moved to the westrock bungalows in 1949, went to Slate st school in 1945 until 1955, got the bus to school every day at the bottom of the Giant's foot after we left McDonnell St.
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Post by: acko on July 13, 2012, 07:47:39 PM
hi , MY NAMES PATRICK MC MULLAN AND I LIVED IN MC DONNELL ST. I REMEMBER ST JOSEPHS WELL. I WAS THERE MID SIXTIES. I REMEMBER MR MURDOCH, MR BURNS AND THE FIDDLE PLAYING MR MILLIGAN. OUR P.E WAS DONE ON THE ROOF WHICH WAS SURROUNDED BY A THREE FOOT BARRIER.  EVERY TIME THE BALL WENT OFF THE ROOF INTO SLATE ST, SOMEBODY HAD TO RUN ALL THE WAY DOWN TO GET IT BACK AGAIN. I ALSO REMEMBER FREE MILK  AND GETTING CANED BY MR BURNS REGULARLY. >:D  OK I PROBABLY DESERVED IT :)
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Post by: Lizzy Mac on July 15, 2012, 10:05:53 AM
my husband went to slate st from mid fifties to early sixties teachers were a pack of sadists we are often told how catholic schools taught us about irish history we learned about the civil war from burns sadly it was the american civil war 
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Post by: chink on July 16, 2012, 01:35:16 AM
Pat was my Wife's Uncle...and Winnie Brown was her Aunt. .and yes, Christy died a few months ago.
i  think  his  granson  or  great granson  lives in  our  street  he  wou;ld  be in his  thirtys  he is  called  chris
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Post by: Bread Basket on July 16, 2012, 02:07:20 PM
i  think  his  granson  or  great granson  lives in  our  street  he  wou;ld  be in his  thirtys  he is  called  chris
I don't know the lad....but thats probably Christie's son.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: chink on July 17, 2012, 01:01:59 AM
BREADBASKET  I  THINK  THE WEE MAN THAT USED TO DELIVER  THE MILK  HIS  GREAT  GRANDSON  LIVES  A FEW DOORS  FROM  ME  HE USED  TO DELIVER  MILK  UP  UNTIL  A FEW YEARS  AGO  HIMSELF  I THINK  HE  WOULD  BE IN HIS  LATE  THIRTIES
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 09, 2012, 12:26:15 PM
my husband went to slate st from mid fifties to early sixties teachers were a pack of sadists we are often told how catholic schools taught us about irish history we learned about the civil war from burns sadly it was the american civil war
Can you remember the sadist called Slattery? He was a raving looney a real child abuser.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 09, 2012, 12:29:04 PM
i  think  his  granson  or  great granson  lives in  our  street  he  wou;ld  be in his  thirtys  he is  called  chris
I saw kids crying and wetting themselves at the hands of Slattery as he called them vile names and beat them with a cane. A lad called Jimmy OHare and Jimmy Burns were two of his victims
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 09, 2012, 12:31:12 PM
Annie Monaghan lived in no. 51 Mc Donnell St.,  apposite Shanahan's shop. I lived in No. 39.
The shop was Larry Merchants. He moved to St James and sadly was murdered by loyalist terrorists
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: seanw on August 10, 2012, 07:28:24 PM
The shop aws at the corner of marchioness st, it was owned by Murchan and Rice (Larry Murchan).  He originally came from Crossmaglen I believe.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: ozpat on September 30, 2012, 04:19:57 AM
I was there mid 50s to 1963. I just missed Mulligan’s class and had O’hara, Magee, Savage, Slattery, Burns, Snifter Gordon, Collins, but can’t remember any Sam Greer. Mulligan had his son in his class at the time and did indeed drive a Mayfair, a big boxy car. We had O’hara two years running. (what a nightmare) He was one of the sadists. I remember one year when we were getting into our teens he was laying into Woods, I think it was, when Woods’ two mates came to his rescue and had O’hara up against the wall. He turned white and just froze with terror. That made our day. Magee (Geezer) always made us laugh with his stories and his accents taking the mickey out of somebody. He drove an old Morris Minor, Lic. PZ 112, and sometimes gave us Ballymuckers a lift as he lived out Hannastown way. (We actually lived in Highfield). Slattery was indeed a sadist. He had my younger brother’s hands in welts most days. My ma would go down and lay into him with some colourful language. Gordon was pretty fair and didn’t have any ‘pet’ boys like the others. Burns taught the final year boys so wasn’t game to take them on as some of us were pretty big by then. I remember he and a female teacher, Miss McCann I seem to recall, they were a tall couple, canoodling at the back of the bus one night coming from the Forum cinema. Didn’t think a Slate Streeter would be that far out catching them at it. The headmaster’s name that I recall was Murtagh, not Murdock that people seem to think. Paddy McVeigh’s son worked with my dad in Isaac Agnew’s VW dealership. Three boys and three girls from our family went there.
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Post by: rathlin on October 08, 2012, 06:09:34 PM
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Post by: chink on October 09, 2012, 12:38:45 AM
do  you  know  what  year
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Post by: rathlin on October 09, 2012, 01:30:00 PM
Sadly, no.
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Post by: anneflanagan on October 19, 2012, 01:32:30 AM
Slate st 1950 /51<div style="width:480px;text-align:right;"><embed width="480" heig my brother Jim is in this photo
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Post by: peejay on October 29, 2012, 09:04:53 PM
does anyone remember eileen crossan from marion st. grosvenor rd. and colette boyle from macdonald st who went to slate st. school in the 1950s they are now in their 70s and still going strong
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Post by: decky on November 13, 2012, 08:08:23 PM
I went to slate st from 1963 too 1970 I REMEMBER PLAYING ON THE ROOF IF I AM WRIGHT  THE GAME WAS CALLED GO BALL YOU WERE NOT ALLOWED KICK THE BALL YOU HAD THROW IT
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Post by: Joe McBride on January 22, 2013, 01:00:46 AM
I was at slate street from 55 to 63.  My recollections are: principal was Hugh Murtagh, Deputy Head James Magee. Other teachers were: Miss Savage, Dan Slattery, Snifter Gordon (not sniffy as suggested) George Burns, Kevin Mussen (brother of the Down football player) Miss Dealaney Mr Mulligan, (whose son was in my class) and Mr O'Hara.
Fond memories of:
Goal ball on the roof
Cold Milk in the freezing ground floor enclosed yard
Hugh Murtagh's best saying when he was anoyed. "There will be wigs on the green" what ever that means "and there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth".
James Magee's cane was called "tauser"
Miss Savage was beautiful
Miss Delayaney was much older but told great stories.  I remember Noddy was a favourite by Enid Blyton when I was about 5
Mr Slatterey used to get very loud  receting poetry. I remember "rain" being a favourite
Mr Magee used to get us to sing Marching Through Georgia an old american civil war song
Mr Mulligan on the violin and eating something called Cadburys Malt from a large jar with a spoon
Best of all I rememember those at school and those I looked up to who were older:
Brian Winnery (great gaelic player)
Patsy Kennnedy friend and mentor
and all my class mates
and yes all the names mentioned so far not forgettng Rinty Fox the dog who used to chase us along Slate Street
Sad about Christy Brown who was also in my class.
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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Post by: belfast proud on February 05, 2013, 02:34:07 PM
I WAS A PUPIL FROM 1959 TO 1963,I REMEMBER MULLIGAN,SLATTERY,O'HARA,MAGEE,GORDON,
BURNS.THE HEADMASTER WAS HUGHIE MURTAGH,I CAN STILL SEE HIM STANDING OUTSIDE AT THE
BOYS ENTRACE RINGING THE HAND BELL.GOALBALL UP ON THE ROOF WITH MR. SLATTERY(WHO WAS A RUC RESERVIST FROM CREGAGH ESTATE) AND GAELIC FOOTBALL ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
WITH SLATTERY UP IN FALLS PARK.I REMEMBER JOE MCBRIDE,IF MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT,A
COUSIN OF GERARD NELSON,WHO WENT TO LIVE IN CANADA.SOME OTHER EX PUPILS,MARIO MORELLI,JIM DONAGHY,TOM MC QUAID, DESSIE MORROW,JACKIE KENNEDY, PAT GARLAND,HUGH
DALY,JIM REID,FRA MCCOLGAN(RIP) MARTIN BARNES(RIP)JOHN MOONEY,GERRY MCMULLAN,HARRY
CLARKE,MARTIN COSGROVE,FRANCIS SKELLY,PETER BURNS,BOBBY MCKEE,SEAN FITZGERALD,ROBERT WYLIE,GEORGE QUINN,JIM MCCAULEY(RIP) MICHAEL NUGENT,EMANUEL FERRAN,THOMAS MCNEIL,BRENDAN JOHNSTON,ROBERT FRENCH,PAT DORRIAN,CHRISTY BROWN(RIP)
FRANCIS REILLY TO NAME A FEW.WE HAD A TEACHER CALLED O'BRIEN FOR A WEE WHILE.
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Post by: The Murph on February 08, 2013, 08:23:04 AM

James Magee's cane was called "tauser"
Miss Savage was beautiful
Miss Delayaney was much older but told great stories.  I remember Noddy was a favourite by Enid Blyton when I was about 5
Mr Slatterey used to get very loud  receting poetry. I remember "rain" being a favourite
Mr Magee used to get us to sing Marching Through Georgia an old american civil war song
Mr Mulligan on the violin and eating something called Cadburys Malt from a large jar with a spoon
Best of all I rememember those at school and those I looked up to who were older:
Brian Winnery (great gaelic player)
Patsy Kennnedy friend and mentor
and all my class mates
and yes all the names mentioned so far not forgettng Rinty Fox the dog who used to chase us along Slate Street
Sad about Christy Brown who was also in my class.
I wonder if James Magee's cane was called "Bowser"? I didnt attend Slate school, went to St Johns on the springfield Road, but my father was friends with a teacher called Magee. He lived up the Hannastown road near where the car entrance to the mountain walk now is. I knew it as Tonaroy, but I am sure that is not how it is spelt. Master Magee (as I knew him) took me for some private classes just before I took the 11+. I remember my dad telling me he had a tough reputation as a teacher.
About ten years ago I got a book of short stories written about Belfast and in that was a story about Bowser.
Thirty years after the events and having moved to Oz for twenty of them, it was a great read. I did pass the 11+, by the way.
 :)
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Post by: BELFASTPROUD on February 08, 2013, 08:56:47 PM
YES MR.MAGEE DID LIVE  IN HANNAHSTOWN.IN EARLY 1963 WHEN THE 'BIG SNOW'HAPPENED I
REMEMBER MR.MAGEE TELLING THE CLASS HOW HE HAD TO PUT HIS HORSE DOWN FOR OBVIOUS
REASONS.HEARD LATER HE WAS NOT A HAPPY CHAPPIE WHEN OVERLOOKED FOR THE HEADS JOB.
HIS MUM LIVED AT THE CORNER OF MERRION STREER AND LEESON STREET.
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Post by: cassidy on February 14, 2013, 01:03:54 AM
Hi I went to  Slate St. School in the 40ts,the masters were Mr.Casement and Murtagh,Magee,Greer, Mulligan, Gordon and Mrs.McConville. some of my mates were Gerry Adams from Ward st. Billy Kelly from Sultan St. I would be glad to hear from anyone from that time.
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Post by: jac1960 on June 05, 2013, 03:03:11 AM
I was there from '66 - 72

Teachers were
P1 Miss Smith
P2 (can't remember the lady's name, long dark hair)
P3 Mr Mulligan
P4 Mr Gordon
P5 Mr Hanna
P6 Mr Hanna (again) great teacher, lucky to have him for two years
P7 Mr Burns, canned me twice a day every day for nothing....well, as a payback for what happened to Mulligan 4 years prior.

Mr Murdoch was the Head
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Post by: feejeeks on June 06, 2013, 09:13:25 PM
Hate to argue with you Joe but it was definitely Sniffy Gordon
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Post by: kathy1234 on August 10, 2014, 11:33:12 PM
My mother-in-law lived in McDonald street and was telling my kids about the playground on the roof. Her name is Marie keenan nee Devlin No 54 Mcdonald street
hello  did you know Murphy family from 46 Mc Donald street would love to trace them  their my first cousins   also McAtteer family  last heard of 1949  dont know if ive messaged this in right place not computer savvy   
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Post by: Loneygrandchild on September 01, 2014, 03:51:45 PM
Trying to post a pic - I need help!!!
I have uploaded to photobucket, what next?
LGC

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Post by: Loneygrandchild on September 01, 2014, 04:00:59 PM
Slate Street School early 1950s
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Post by: anneflanagan on September 27, 2014, 01:41:24 AM
Great photo wonder how many are still about
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Post by: anneflanagan on November 09, 2014, 01:10:51 AM
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Post by: boxer1949 on November 16, 2014, 12:40:34 PM
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Post by: Jim McCrudden on December 23, 2015, 05:07:29 AM
I was at Slate Street in the forties. I left in 1947 aged 8. Jim mcCrudden. My brother Damien was there too. I mitched in the air raid shelters in the old Devonshire Street.
Knew Mr Greer, nickname Sambo.
"Oh, drinkin' beer with Sambo Greer,
Wasn't I havin' fun"
To the tune of lay that pistol down.
I remember Mr Gordon. He was a decent man. He called on us when the news got out that we were going to Australia and talked a lot to me and my mother and showed us Australian photos.
Miss McConville was another of my teachers. She claimed to have eyes in the back of her head.
I never experienced any cruelty whatever.
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Post by: paget on January 21, 2016, 10:43:07 PM
Would like to hear from former classmates from St Joseph slate street 1950to 1958 especially Giovanni morelle and bobby corcoran
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Post by: screengoddess on July 30, 2016, 10:19:04 PM
I WAS A PUPIL FROM 1959 TO 1963,I REMEMBER MULLIGAN,SLATTERY,O'HARA,MAGEE,GORDON,
BURNS.THE HEADMASTER WAS HUGHIE MURTAGH,I CAN STILL SEE HIM STANDING OUTSIDE AT THE
BOYS ENTRACE RINGING THE HAND BELL.GOALBALL UP ON THE ROOF WITH MR. SLATTERY(WHO WAS A RUC RESERVIST FROM CREGAGH ESTATE) AND GAELIC FOOTBALL ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
WITH SLATTERY UP IN FALLS PARK.I REMEMBER JOE MCBRIDE,IF MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT,A
COUSIN OF GERARD NELSON,WHO WENT TO LIVE IN CANADA.SOME OTHER EX PUPILS,MARIO MORELLI,JIM DONAGHY,TOM MC QUAID, DESSIE MORROW,JACKIE KENNEDY, PAT GARLAND,HUGH
DALY,JIM REID,FRA MCCOLGAN(RIP) MARTIN BARNES(RIP)JOHN MOONEY,GERRY MCMULLAN,HARRY
CLARKE,MARTIN COSGROVE,FRANCIS SKELLY,PETER BURNS,BOBBY MCKEE,SEAN FITZGERALD,ROBERT WYLIE,GEORGE QUINN,JIM MCCAULEY(RIP) MICHAEL NUGENT,EMANUEL FERRAN,THOMAS MCNEIL,BRENDAN JOHNSTON,ROBERT FRENCH,PAT DORRIAN,CHRISTY BROWN(RIP)
FRANCIS REILLY TO NAME A FEW.WE HAD A TEACHER CALLED O'BRIEN FOR A WEE WHILE.-- Michael Monahan Skipper REid Jimmy Ohare Harry Clarke ?? Mickey Mcguinness Macklin's? Slattery was a psycho to kids! He abused and degraded them I was told ?? It was Thomas Barnes who died of meningitis as a kid!RIP
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Post by: screengoddess on July 30, 2016, 10:21:53 PM
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All classes at Slate street were photographed on the roof! My cousin told me! Someone must have the collection??
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Post by: Belfastcalling on August 01, 2016, 03:46:01 PM
I attended St Joseph's in the 60s and was never in any way treated badly.I was talking to a few friends about what I had read re the abusive treatment dished out to some     pupils and they were of the same opinion as myself.I was taught by messrs Slattery O'Hara Gordon and  mussen and have no complaints about any of the staff ..
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Post by: gerrymac on August 01, 2016, 04:44:25 PM
I attended St Joseph's in the 60s and was never in any way treated badly.I was talking to a few friends about what I had read re the abusive treatment dished out to some     pupils and they were of the same opinion as myself.I was taught by messrs Slattery O'Hara Gordon and  mussen and have no complaints about any of the staff ..
I was at Slate Street School and never was mistreated the whole time I was there The teachers I had was Mrs Delaney Mr Mulligan Mr Mussen and Mr Burns and other teachers at times
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Post by: screengoddess on August 03, 2016, 07:14:10 PM
I was at Slate Street School and never was mistreated the whole time I was there The teachers I had was Mrs Delaney Mr Mulligan Mr Mussen and Mr Burns and other teachers at times
   

I have been informed that Slaughtery was a abuser and belittled and demeaned young lads screaming and beating them with a strap!!! One he abused was Jimmy O'hare and another was skipper reid. Geezer, Mulligan,Gordon and Murdoch were first class!Whats your surname? Did you know the McKee brothers> Bobby and frank?[/size]
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Post by: gerrymac on August 04, 2016, 09:42:21 AM
Hi the McKee's I went to school with was Charlie McKee from Slate street and Gerard McKee from Merrion Street I am about the same age as Jean Reid I never was taught by Slattery
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Post by: Brendanmcauley on August 04, 2016, 04:16:15 PM
O Hara taught me and he was fine
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Post by: screengoddess on August 07, 2016, 04:24:28 PM
 Cousin went to school with Mario Morelli? 1960's?
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Post by: screengoddess on August 07, 2016, 04:25:26 PM
O Hara taught me and he was fine
Tom Ohara was a decent man!
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Post by: Belfastcalling on August 07, 2016, 09:07:54 PM
I remember Mario,if memory serves me right he sat beside jim donaghy who hailed from whitecliff in ballymurphy,when we were in Slattery and O'Hara class.Mario came from Vistula street crumlin road.The years I spent in St Joseph's would have been late 50s until 1963/4.
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Post by: feejeeks on August 07, 2016, 10:27:29 PM
paget I was in the same class as GIOVANNI mORELLI AND Bobby Cochran,ilived in Servia st then Ballymurphy im out in Australia many years now
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Post by: Brendanmcauley on August 07, 2016, 11:31:47 PM
It's sad of us had to stay here hope you have a good life out there because nothing ever changes here
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Post by: screengoddess on August 11, 2016, 02:24:46 PM
I lived at number 50 McDonnell st..we were right in the middle between Marchioness st and Ton st... neighbours were Murphys at 46, McAreaveys at 48, my grand ma's (Nolan) at 50. McAteers at 52 and Devlins at 54.. Mickey Monaghan was best Man at my Mom and Dad's wedding in 1939.. We moved to the westrock bungalows in 1949, went to Slate st school in 1945 until 1955, got the bus to school every day at the bottom of the Giant's foot after we left McDonnell St.
Mickey was my da!!
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Post by: John1952 on August 22, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
I WAS A PUPIL FROM 1959 TO 1963,I REMEMBER MULLIGAN,SLATTERY,O'HARA,MAGEE,GORDON,
BURNS.THE HEADMASTER WAS HUGHIE MURTAGH,I CAN STILL SEE HIM STANDING OUTSIDE AT THE
BOYS ENTRACE RINGING THE HAND BELL.GOALBALL UP ON THE ROOF WITH MR. SLATTERY(WHO WAS A RUC RESERVIST FROM CREGAGH ESTATE) AND GAELIC FOOTBALL ON SATURDAY MORNINGS
WITH SLATTERY UP IN FALLS PARK.I REMEMBER JOE MCBRIDE,IF MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT,A
COUSIN OF GERARD NELSON,WHO WENT TO LIVE IN CANADA.SOME OTHER EX PUPILS,MARIO MORELLI,JIM DONAGHY,TOM MC QUAID, DESSIE MORROW,JACKIE KENNEDY, PAT GARLAND,HUGH
DALY,JIM REID,FRA MCCOLGAN(RIP) MARTIN BARNES(RIP)JOHN MOONEY,GERRY MCMULLAN,HARRY
CLARKE,MARTIN COSGROVE,FRANCIS SKELLY,PETER BURNS,BOBBY MCKEE,SEAN FITZGERALD,ROBERT WYLIE,GEORGE QUINN,JIM MCCAULEY(RIP) MICHAEL NUGENT,EMANUEL FERRAN,THOMAS MCNEIL,BRENDAN JOHNSTON,ROBERT FRENCH,PAT DORRIAN,CHRISTY BROWN(RIP)
FRANCIS REILLY TO NAME A FEW.WE HAD A TEACHER CALLED O'BRIEN FOR A WEE WHILE.

I was at Slate Street from 1957-1963...I am one of the boys mentioned above. Without repeating many of the names above, I will add a few more...John Monaghan, Sean Stitt, Tony Reid, Terry McMurray, Gerard Mulligan (his father was a teacher), Jim Dempsey, JIm Haughey (Hawkeye), Martin Connolly, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, Jim Britton,
Tony Anderson.
TEachers.
P1/P2 Mrs Delaney  (Miss Savage Also taught this class in alternate years)
P3 Mr Mulligan
P4 Mr Mussen (his brother was captain of Down All Ireland winners)
P5 Mr Slattery
P6 I skipped but the tracher was an old man called Mr Miskelly
P7 Mr Magee
(I then went to another school with Gerry McMullan and Fra McColgan RIP
P8 Mr O'Hara
P9 Mr Gordon
P10 Mr Burns
ST Peters was opened as a school in 1964.

I remember the big board with the numbers in classes coming round to display the money collected for "Black Babies" and "White Babies" (in Lent)....terrible terms in 2016.
I recall the partitions being opened and hymn singing....Tantum Ergo etc and songs like Tramp Tramp Tramp, Marching Thru Georgia, Clares Dragoons.
Also the Boys Confraternity at St Peters 7.30 pm on MOnday...hated missing Most of Wagon Train....and the processions thru McDonnell Street to the Annual Mission.
I was an altar boy. And we got time off to do this.

Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Belfastcalling on August 22, 2016, 10:06:50 PM
Billy Deane belonged to Geordie Burns class and was one of the'big boys' that collected the money for the `babies` .I remember saying morning prayers in the milk yard and then teacher delegating two,or was it four,boys to bring the milk to the classroom.I remember  a teacher by the name of Kerr,who had a very loud voice,taking us to the roof to play goal ball, if Mr Slattery was unavailable.A few more names from yesteryear,hugh mitchell,joe mcguire,seamie McCann ,Gerard mc Donald/McDonnell and Michael mccrory.St.Peters secondary school was up next.The head was Matt Salters deputy was Seamus Lavery.There was a teacher called Thompson,nicknamed Caesar because of hairstyle,passing away and it was Mr Salters who told us about Mr Thompson's death.Some teachers names fee,gallagher,treacy,christain,hart,stuart,mclarnon and magennis.If memory serves me,the school was built by Donnelly Connolly and Fee.

Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 24, 2016, 03:33:15 PM

I was at Slate Street from 1957-1963...I am one of the boys mentioned above. Without repeating many of the names above, I will add a few more...John Monaghan, Sean Stitt, Tony Reid, Terry McMurray, Gerard Mulligan (his father was a teacher), Jim Dempsey, JIm Haughey (Hawkeye), Martin Connolly, Arthur Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, Jim Britton,
Tony Anderson.
TEachers.
P1/P2 Mrs Delaney  (Miss Savage Also taught this class in alternate years)
P3 Mr Mulligan
P4 Mr Mussen (his brother was captain of Down All Ireland winners)
P5 Mr Slattery
P6 I skipped but the tracher was an old man called Mr Miskelly
P7 Mr Magee
(I then went to another school with Gerry McMullan and Fra McColgan RIP
P8 Mr O'Hara
P9 Mr Gordon
P10 Mr Burns
ST Peters was opened as a school in 1964.

I remember the big board with the numbers in classes coming round to display the money collected for "Black Babies" and "White Babies" (in Lent)....terrible terms in 2016.
I recall the partitions being opened and hymn singing....Tantum Ergo etc and songs like Tramp Tramp Tramp, Marching Thru Georgia, Clares Dragoons.
Also the Boys Confraternity at St Peters 7.30 pm on MOnday...hated missing Most of Wagon Train....and the processions thru McDonnell Street to the Annual Mission.
I was an altar boy. And we got time off to do this.
Mickey McGuiness Liam Macklin Michael Monahan  Joe Delaney ??? what's your surname??
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 25, 2016, 09:38:53 PM
I was there mid 50s to 1963. I just missed Mulligan’s class and had O’hara, Magee, Savage, Slattery, Burns, Snifter Gordon, Collins, but can’t remember any Sam Greer. Mulligan had his son in his class at the time and did indeed drive a Mayfair, a big boxy car. We had O’hara two years running. (what a nightmare) He was one of the sadists. I remember one year when we were getting into our teens he was laying into Woods, I think it was, when Woods’ two mates came to his rescue and had O’hara up against the wall. He turned white and just froze with terror. That made our day. Magee (Geezer) always made us laugh with his stories and his accents taking the mickey out of somebody. He drove an old Morris Minor, Lic. PZ 112, and sometimes gave us Ballymuckers a lift as he lived out Hannastown way. (We actually lived in Highfield). Slattery was indeed a sadist. He had my younger brother’s hands in welts most days. My ma would go down and lay into him with some colourful language. Gordon was pretty fair and didn’t have any ‘pet’ boys like the others. Burns taught the final year boys so wasn’t game to take them on as some of us were pretty big by then. I remember he and a female teacher, Miss McCann I seem to recall, they were a tall couple, canoodling at the back of the bus one night coming from the Forum cinema. Didn’t think a Slate Streeter would be that far out catching them at it. The headmaster’s name that I recall was Murtagh, not Murdock that people seem to think. Paddy McVeigh’s son worked with my dad in Isaac Agnew’s VW dealership. Three boys and three girls from our family went there.
You have said what my cousin stated  Slaughtery was a sadistic [censored]!!
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on August 25, 2016, 09:41:16 PM
Billy Deane belonged to Geordie Burns class and was one of the'big boys' that collected the money for the `babies` .I remember saying morning prayers in the milk yard and then teacher delegating two,or was it four,boys to bring the milk to the classroom.I remember  a teacher by the name of Kerr,who had a very loud voice,taking us to the roof to play goal ball, if Mr Slattery was unavailable.A few more names from yesteryear,hugh mitchell,joe mcguire,seamie McCann ,Gerard mc Donald/McDonnell and Michael mccrory.St.Peters secondary school was up next.The head was Matt Salters deputy was Seamus Lavery.There was a teacher called Thompson,nicknamed Caesar because of hairstyle,passing away and it was Mr Salters who told us about Mr Thompson's death.Some teachers names fee,gallagher,treacy,christain,hart,stuart,mclarnon and magennis.If memory serves me,the school was built by Donnelly Connolly and Fee.
  Mcclarnan was a cool dude . Gallagher was the music man? McCool was a big bully and built like a tank!
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Belfastcalling on September 24, 2016, 08:39:02 PM
McCool came from St.gabriels for a short spell,one nasty.....oooopppppssss a daisy!
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: screengoddess on September 24, 2016, 10:44:13 PM
You have said what my cousin stated  Slaughtery was a sadistic [censored]!!
Mario Morelli ring a bell? Harry clarke?? It's ok if you don't wish to give your full name. How about initials??
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Den1 on September 25, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
Hello there, I went to St josephs primary slate street,  I can honestly say that it was a trumatac experience,  wipped with a cane and shouted at , crazy!
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: gerrymac on September 25, 2016, 12:02:53 PM
Hi i found Slate St School a great school never got caned much until I wen to Saint Peters Secondary School
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Den1 on September 25, 2016, 12:09:31 PM
I also went to St peter's secondary school Brittens perade and got the strap there too
But st josephs was for me far worse,  some of the teachers were possessed I think,
I was from burnaby street off distillery street and I was born in 1966, I'm not sure what age ya started primary school in those days though!
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: gerrymac on September 25, 2016, 12:42:24 PM
I started school about 1960 the teachers were decent I had Mr Burns for the last 2 years p6 and p7 as my brother did before me a great teacher and a decent man
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: milhouse on October 07, 2016, 08:22:37 PM
went to slate st.....1962...1969.....some of my class in p7..[mr. burns] .liam kennedy...jim mcmurry...joe diamond....Kieran nugent[rip] .peter McKenna...Eugene gilmartin....toddler hughes[rip] .sean mackin.....colm mcquade[rip] .billy Kelly...joe black.....tony Dempsey....david livingstone.....tommy quigg[rip] .jim oconnor[rip]....a great school were I learned a lot....
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: gerryhau091 on December 25, 2016, 08:03:51 PM
I went to slate street school 1969-70 did anyone no the Haughey's
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Des marley on February 11, 2017, 10:27:41 PM
Hi I went to slate street school in the late forties and then the classes were babies and seniors taught by miss mc conville. Then it was first class taught by Sam Greer, poor old sam had a back deformity and used to fall asleep in class. He also had a bad temper too. Second class was taught by Mr Peter Mulligan who we used to call duck feet he was very handy with the cane. He also used to send out for Woodbine cigarettes. For a time third class was great because we had a true gentleman called Mr Quigley, sadly he moved on to become head of the Irish teachers union and the class was then taught by a sadist called O'Hara. He beat me around the legs leaving welts that were black and blue. Needless to say at that time we used to go to the hall in Sultan street my mom went there and threatened Ohara. Fourth and fifth class was taught by Mr Gordon who was very good and then sixth class was taught by Mr Magee. The one great thing about Slate st school during this time while Mr Gordon was teaching us was the fact that the authorities decided to tear the old school building down and that meant we went to school on half days only. One week the girls would go in the morning and then boys in the afternoons turn about which was great as far as i was concerned. Eventually we moved back to regular times and out of Sultan st completely and into a new building. Mr Murtagh was the head master and he had taken over from Mr Casement before him. I left the new school at 14 years old and glad i was to do so.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: McNamee on February 12, 2017, 10:08:25 AM
I think Peter Mulligan also played the Violin.  If so his sister was Ellie Mulligan who taught at the Johnston School of Irish dancing....
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Des marley on February 19, 2017, 05:37:24 PM
I am in that picture on the back row second from the right and I have a copy of it here on my study wall. Joe Greer who is sitting on the front row gave it to me. I now live in California and reading all these posts about Slate st school certainly brings back a lot of memories good and not so good
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Paulmc1718 on April 07, 2017, 08:53:37 PM
I went to st Joseph's school 1965 1972. liked it their I was in miss Smith class she was great teacher . does any one
remember miss McDonald top room she was a bit rough at times.she pulled me and another boy hire and banged our
heads together. we could not get our sums right. yes I was
in sniffy Gordon's class he looked like an old get but it turned out he was a good teacher. yes it was good e school
very sad when I lift to go to stain Peters secondary school
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Des marley on October 03, 2017, 08:26:58 PM
I lived in Wee Mcdonnell st and went to Slate st and at that time Babies and seniors was taught by Miss Mcconnell first class was taught by Sam Greer 2nd by Mulligan 3rd by a teacher called Quigley who left to become head of the Irish teachers union. 4th was O Hara a very bad tempered and aggressive man then there was Gordon and Magee. when I first went there the headmaster was Mr Casement followed by Mr Murtagh
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Des marley on October 03, 2017, 09:16:03 PM
I knew Tony Haughey very well he and the wife used to go to the Dockers club every sunday night.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: boxer1949 on October 03, 2017, 10:13:47 PM
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Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: boxer1949 on October 03, 2017, 10:19:10 PM
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Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: boxer1949 on October 03, 2017, 10:36:33 PM
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Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Falls on October 28, 2017, 04:08:20 PM
Paddy McVeigh looked after the school Gaelic side.geordie burns school teacher.
Eddie brown milkman.
Irene Mervyn married Jackie Walsh,sadly passed away few years ago.

Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Bread Basket on October 30, 2017, 09:03:41 PM
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Quote is not quite right
Left to right.. burns then Winnie Brown wife of Eddie Brown then her son Paddy, rest of names are correct. Winnie and Pat McVeigh were sister and brother.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Falls on January 02, 2018, 08:51:56 PM
Former st.joseph's pupil Jimmy burns(RIP) passed away last week.
Jimmy who came from Grosvenor place attended circa 1961/62.

Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: boxer1949 on January 03, 2018, 02:56:53 PM
Former st.joseph's pupil Jimmy burns(RIP) passed away last week.
Jimmy who came from Grosvenor place attended circa 1961/62.
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Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Paulmc1718 on March 03, 2018, 08:52:45 PM
yes paddy McVeigh and winny Brown are bother and sister as paddy was my uncle
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Falls on March 03, 2018, 10:29:20 PM
Remember your uncle paddy at a Celtic game circa 1966 versus hearts.He had,what looked like a cine camera,and during the game he was capturing the moment.A nice man and helped out with the school Gaelic team.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Bread Basket on March 04, 2018, 12:01:07 AM
yes paddy McVeigh and winny Brown are bother and sister as paddy was my uncle
Are you a Brown?
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Paulmc1718 on March 21, 2018, 08:22:20 PM
no I am from daddy's wife sied she was seidy McVeigh
 As he was my mother's sister Duffy from Marcioness st
 
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Sharon69 on November 14, 2018, 10:31:50 PM
My uncle attended Slate Street around 1940/1950.. 
His name was Frank Fitzgerald.

I knew him as Fran.

Lived 110 Grosvner Rd  Belfast
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: fliss on March 22, 2019, 07:17:06 PM
I think Peter Mulligan also played the Violin.  If so his sister was Ellie Mulligan who taught at the Johnston School of Irish dancing....
I think Mrs Mulligan taught us Irish dancing in Nazaret House in the 50s
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Foxy/slate st on April 09, 2019, 12:18:51 PM
I was at slate street from 55 to 63.  My recollections are: principal was Hugh Murtagh, Deputy Head James Magee. Other teachers were: Miss Savage, Dan Slattery, Snifter Gordon (not sniffy as suggested) George Burns, Kevin Mussen (brother of the Down football player) Miss Dealaney Mr Mulligan, (whose son was in my class) and Mr O'Hara.
Fond memories of:
Goal ball on the roof
Cold Milk in the freezing ground floor enclosed yard
Hugh Murtagh's best saying when he was anoyed. "There will be wigs on the green" what ever that means "and there will be weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth".
James Magee's cane was called "tauser"
Miss Savage was beautiful
Miss Delayaney was much older but told great stories.  I remember Noddy was a favourite by Enid Blyton when I was about 5
Mr Slatterey used to get very loud  receting poetry. I remember "rain" being a favourite
Mr Magee used to get us to sing Marching Through Georgia an old american civil war song
Mr Mulligan on the violin and eating something called Cadburys Malt from a large jar with a spoon
Best of all I rememember those at school and those I looked up to who were older:
Brian Winnery (great gaelic player)
Patsy Kennnedy friend and mentor
and all my class mates
and yes all the names mentioned so far not forgettng Rinty Fox the dog who used to chase us along Slate Street
Sad about Christy Brown who was also in my class.
 
 
 
   our dog was rinty fox...well my dads dog..i think my granny lived at no.24 and we lived at no.26...right facing the school.
Title: Re: slate street school
Post by: Falls on April 14, 2019, 08:51:04 AM
There was a Sean Fitzgerald that was in our class circa 61/62 sat beside Bobby McKee,both came from slate street.Christy Brown ( rip ) Pat Dorrian, Hugh  Corr ( now resides Canada) also slate street and Gerard ' skip ' Reid who lived at cullingtree Road / Slate street.Met an old slate street classmate,Martin Cosgrove from Gibson street,and he remembers Mr.Slattery telling classmate Jim Donaghy, ''Donaghy get the key for the roof'.Mr.Murtagh,headmaster would have the key in his office,give it to Jim,then up to the roof to play goalball.57/58 years ago and still fresh in my memory.