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Title: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on June 15, 2008, 07:38:16 PM
Hey there,

Has anyone attended this school during these years? Just trying to find old friends!

Thanks
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Liz51 on June 15, 2008, 08:47:27 PM
did you know a patsy delivan think it was glenalena park she lived
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on June 15, 2008, 09:02:27 PM
hello

i didn't know her, i grew up in andersonstown so most of the people I knew were from there and turf lodge

thanks for the reply!
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on June 18, 2008, 08:56:50 PM
hey All,

I am trying to locate people who were in the following classes:
Mrs Murtagh, Sister Lauda Maria and Ms Flynn

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: murph on June 30, 2008, 11:25:41 PM
hi bhelena mywife was there O0
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on July 05, 2008, 08:15:56 PM
hi bhelena mywife was there O0

Hi Murph,

thanks for the reply! Do you know if your wife had any of the above teachers!

It's a small world ;D
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: murph on July 06, 2008, 02:44:08 PM
Hi Murph,

thanks for the reply! Do you know if your wife had any of the above teachers!

It's a small world ;D
i did ask her but she thinks she remembers mss flynn
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 07, 2008, 10:10:49 PM
Went to St. Teresa's from 1960 -,1962 headmistress was miss hillon and my teacher was miss farrell

Catherine Holden
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 07, 2008, 10:44:23 PM
Went to St. Teresa's from 1960 -,1962 headmistress was miss hillon and my teacher was miss farrell

Catherine Holden
Hello Catherine welcome to the forum :)I remember miss Hillen well and miss O Rielly before her! did you join the school late what I mean is did attend another school before  st teresas I was in Mrs Murtaghs class up on till I left I lived up the Glen rd did you you live near the school :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 07, 2008, 11:51:39 PM


Yes went to St. Kevins on the falls road before going there and was only there for about two years although several of my sisters went to the school.

Graduated to St. Louises where I stayed until I did my A levels LOL

Catherine
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 08, 2008, 12:39:54 AM
I'm a student of St Teresa's,
1965-1970. I had a great teacher Mrs Helen and a rotten one called Mr McDade.
Old Bonzo was principle and a Mr Hamilton. IWe used to be terrorised by gangs of" Big Girls", who would chase us wee lads around the yard, were you one of these girls Bhelena?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 08, 2008, 12:45:15 AM
Went to St. Teresa's from 1960 -,1962 headmistress was miss hillon and my teacher was miss farrell

Catherine Holden

Im a student of Mrs Hillon,thank you for the correct spelling of her name.She was a great teacher.She lived just behind our house, we were the last of the red brick houses they were the new Coonsella estate( I hope I spelt that right, if not it was that Mr McDades fault!)

Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 08, 2008, 11:32:42 AM


Yes went to St. Kevins on the falls road before going there and was only there for about two years although several of my sisters went to the school.

Graduated to St. Louises where I stayed until I did my A levels LOL

Catherine
Catherine did you say you lived in Coolnasilla on the Glen rd we used to as children take a shortcut through the estate to get to Gartree place do you know it or anyone from there  :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 08, 2008, 09:58:00 PM
no only posh people lived in collnasilla lol, lived in turflodge bottom end by gransha well there was no gransha when we moved there in 1960 that came afterwards
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 08, 2008, 11:30:53 PM
no only posh people lived in collnasilla lol, lived in turflodge bottom end by gransha well there was no gransha when we moved there in 1960 that came afterwards
Well I dont know of any houses except the ones that ran along side the park my sister lived in Gransha and I was godmother to my niece first grandaughter a couple of weeks ago in the Holy Trinity Club I was last in it when it was the Marty Forsthy Club do you remember it.Catherine do you still live in Belfast? I am living in the south have been for 35yrs now but I go up often to see the family I have a Son and a Daughter and I had them baptiste in St Johns beside St Kevins school do you have children?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 08, 2008, 11:34:32 PM
no only posh people lived in collnasilla lol, lived in turflodge bottom end by gransha well there was no gransha when we moved there in 1960 that came afterwards

Not only is the Collnasilla estate posh, not for the working class like ourself! And it took away the back fields we used to play in.IT had be longed to a farmer called Smicker, and the land was known as Smickers Field. Do you remember the wee cottage that was just up from the entrance to the new estate ? My earlest memories are of an old and very rural looking couple sitting out the front.I must have been about 4-5 years old at the time. There was a great big tree that had a great swinging rope from it, that was still there after the old cottage was demolished.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: am on August 13, 2008, 04:34:26 PM
Bhelena, I remember Miss Hillen and Miss O'Reilly too. Miss O'Reilly taught us ( if I remember) out in the"huts" -  paraffin heater to warm the room - and in the winter she used to put the bottles of milk on top of it to warm them. Miss Maguire was our teacher when we moved into the "new school" and then into Miss McBride - again in the huts for 2 years until we left. She also left that year and went to the new school in Turf Lodge to become Head Mistress. I always remember "nature study" classes when we were taken into the field at the back of the playground and we had to try not to tread in the "cows clap". The cows would occassionally get out of the field into the schoolyard, and on one occassion one was trying to come into the hut! My best friend 48 years later is still the one I met in St. Teresa's.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 13, 2008, 06:20:46 PM
Bhelena, I remember Miss Hillen and Miss O'Reilly too. Miss O'Reilly taught us ( if I remember) out in the"huts" -  paraffin heater to warm the room - and in the winter she used to put the bottles of milk on top of it to warm them. Miss Maguire was our teacher when we moved into the "new school" and then into Miss McBride - again in the huts for 2 years until we left. She also left that year and went to the new school in Turf Lodge to become Head Mistress. I always remember "nature study" classes when we were taken into the field at the back of the playground and we had to try not to tread in the "cows clap". The cows would occassionally get out of the field into the schoolyard, and on one occassion one was trying to come into the hut! My best friend 48 years later is still the one I met in St. Teresa's.
Hello I do remember the parrafins the old huts at the back of the school and the rats  :)my first teacher was Miss Ewings she allso had an older sister there aswell do you Miss Owens there was Nula and Deirdre when did you leave school I left in 1967....
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: am on August 13, 2008, 08:23:24 PM
Hi Bhelena, yes I remember Miss Owens and Miss Ewings and wasn't there Miss Vallely - I think her class was next door to ours. We used to play rounders, that seemed to be the big game then with her class. I think I left in 1966, I lived in Commedagh Drive then, and used to go home for lunch every day - no school dinners then. Crusty bread and jam or cheese and a big kemp apple in summer, and soup or stew in winter! If you were back late you got the cane across the hand! One year there was very heavy snowfall only time I recall being sent home from school I think it closed for a day or so, and I still remember the "patrolman" carrying little ones across the road to parents. I never remember mine taking or collecting me from school expcept for the first day. Thereafter the "big girls" in the street took the younger ones with them to school each day. AM
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 14, 2008, 12:15:41 AM
Hi Bhelena, yes I remember Miss Owens and Miss Ewings and wasn't there Miss Vallely - I think her class was next door to ours. We used to play rounders, that seemed to be the big game then with her class. I think I left in 1966, I lived in Commedagh Drive then, and used to go home for lunch every day - no school dinners then. Crusty bread and jam or cheese and a big kemp apple in summer, and soup or stew in winter! If you were back late you got the cane across the hand! One year there was very heavy snowfall only time I recall being sent home from school I think it closed for a day or so, and I still remember the "patrolman" carrying little ones across the road to parents. I never remember mine taking or collecting me from school expcept for the first day. Thereafter the "big girls" in the street took the younger ones with them to school each day. AM
Commedagd Drive ! Did you know the Collins? What about the big rains that flooded the Glen road when we were at school?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 14, 2008, 11:24:54 AM
Commedagd Drive ! Did you know the Collins? What about the big rains that flooded the Glen road when we were at school?
Desmond I remember when the CBS openned we all helped to staple the paper tissue around the platform that the cermony was taking place  it was beautifull day when the scool was blessed then we had to clean it all up after everyone was gone no fun there...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 14, 2008, 07:48:41 PM
Bhelena, I remember Miss Hillen and Miss O'Reilly too. Miss O'Reilly taught us ( if I remember) out in the"huts" -  paraffin heater to warm the room - and in the winter she used to put the bottles of milk on top of it to warm them. Miss Maguire was our teacher when we moved into the "new school" and then into Miss McBride - again in the huts for 2 years until we left. She also left that year and went to the new school in Turf Lodge to become Head Mistress. I always remember "nature study" classes when we were taken into the field at the back of the playground and we had to try not to tread in the "cows clap". The cows would occassionally get out of the field into the schoolyard, and on one occassion one was trying to come into the hut! My best friend 48 years later is still the one I met in St. Teresa's.
  am do you remember mrs murtagh she lived in gransha and sr mary bernard.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 15, 2008, 03:45:18 AM
Desmond I remember when the CBS openned we all helped to staple the paper tissue around the platform that the cermony was taking place  it was beautifull day when the scool was blessed then we had to clean it all up after everyone was gone no fun there...
I have a childhood memory of a realy big event at the CBS, with white and yeoow flags and buntings , and being told about the Bishop coming. I have no real idea how old I was but I was very young.The weather in my memory was of bright sunshine. So this could have been the opening day! Its always buged me not knowing what this day was. I loved walking around the empty school and looking at the industrial arts workshops and wanting to go to this school. My brother Gerry went as he didnt get the 11+, all the others in the family got it.
Do you remember Coco the Clown at St Agnes Primery School? Its another memory and it was from  the gates at the entrance in South Green that I saw him.He was up on the steps waving and all the kids going wild.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: masser on August 15, 2008, 08:01:04 PM
Hi lillybo

where abouts in turf?
Was it near the steps at the bottom of Norglen Gdns or beside where the holdens lived or mcCabes about there?

masser

and I go to Portugal next thursday , lol not yesterday as you can see lol
  ;)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 17, 2008, 06:29:21 PM
Hi Bhelena, my sister marion went to st Teresa's school and i think my sister Eileen also.  i'm  trying to find out the yr as she  younger than me.  we lived  in turf lodge (Monagh rd)  but i was working before we moved from the glen rd to turf lodge  so i probably don't know you but my sisters might.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 17, 2008, 06:33:44 PM
Hi Bhelena, my sister marion went to st Teresa's school and i think my sister Eileen also.  i'm  trying to find out the yr as she  younger than me.  we lived  in turf lodge (Monagh rd)  but i was working before we moved from the glen rd to turf lodge  so i probably don't know you but my sisters might.  sixtyniner
Had your sister red hair and were you at the end of the GlenRd...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 17, 2008, 07:21:45 PM
bhelena,  yes my sister had red hair and tons of freckles to go with it ;D eileen had blonde hair, i just thought of something, my brother george would have went there too as he was the youngest.  his name was george r.i.p.   our maiden name was elliott.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 17, 2008, 07:26:06 PM
bhelena, meant to put this in the other posting.  we lived on the glen rd  near the bottom.  they were white cottages, we lived there with my dad's mom  till we got a new house in turf lodge.  i can remember the night we moved and my memory is shot so it must have been some move ;D sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 17, 2008, 08:43:31 PM
bhelena, meant to put this in the other posting.  we lived on the glen rd  near the bottom.  they were white cottages, we lived there with my dad's mom  till we got a new house in turf lodge.  i can remember the night we moved and my memory is shot so it must have been some move ;D sixtyniner
Iam your sister got the 11+the only one in Mrs McBrides class to get it am I right :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 17, 2008, 09:48:36 PM
Must be something about turf sixtyniner I can remember the move and it was in Oct 1960 but I can't remember the white cottages      :idiot2: :idiot2:
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 17, 2008, 10:21:53 PM
lilybo,  how can you remember when we moved? ???   i think it was raining, did you help us.   the cottages were at the corner of the st. the donoghues lived on.   the cottages are not there now they were tore down a long time ago and i believe a dr's office is there now, i could be wrong.    i remember having to walk to the glen rd to get a bus  to the top of the donnie and then one down the donnie to get to work.   i remember the long walk home when they took the buses of because they were burning them but that's another story.   sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 17, 2008, 11:07:00 PM
bhelena, meant to put this in the other posting.  we lived on the glen rd  near the bottom.  they were white cottages, we lived there with my dad's mom  till we got a new house in turf lodge.  i can remember the night we moved and my memory is shot so it must have been some move ;D sixtyniner
was I right about your sister did she pass her 11+
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 17, 2008, 11:24:59 PM
bhelena, tried phoning my sister to see if she got the 11+ but she was not in so i sent of an email, will let you know when she gets back to me.  told her about ''belfast forum" so she might even go on.   i don't remember much about then except my sisters and  my brother were the smart ones in the family :idiot2: so that leaves only me ha ;D.   lilybo talked about her and her sister beating the ## out of each other  well  i can remember my sister (marion)  and i doing that one day in the bathroom  and my mother just stood there in the kitchen not making a move.   sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 18, 2008, 12:26:11 AM
bhelena, tried phoning my sister to see if she got the 11+ but she was not in so i sent of an email, will let you know when she gets back to me.  told her about ''belfast forum" so she might even go on.   i don't remember much about then except my sisters and  my brother were the smart ones in the family :idiot2: so that leaves only me ha ;D.   lilybo talked about her and her sister beating the ## out of each other  well  i can remember my sister (marion)  and i doing that one day in the bathroom  and my mother just stood there in the kitchen not making a move.   sixtyniner
I did not sit the 11+ I took the day instead as you do I know It was your Marion and I remember the white cottages she could have gone to St Dominics she was that good  I dont know what happened to you :D
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: paddyone on August 18, 2008, 12:33:26 AM
i went there between 1965-1970 the teacher i remember was a mr sands i remember he had very red cheeks. i can not remember any school mates names though.. old age creeping in

paddyone
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 18, 2008, 01:56:53 AM
bhelena, all my sisters were smart, i think i got the stupid gene ;D  my brother was the smartest of us all but.  i went to little flower sec. intermed. school on summerton rd.  i use to have to take two buses but i liked reading on the bus so it was cool.  i don't know why my mother never sent me to st. Teresa's when we moved to the glen rd.  my older sister Bridie and i had to still travel to st patrick's on  donegal st.  and then she did the 11+  and left school  and later i went on to little flower.  wow listen to all this history.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 18, 2008, 08:38:59 AM
lilybo,  how can you remember when we moved? ???   i think it was raining, did you help us.   the cottages were at the corner of the st. the donoghues lived on.   the cottages are not there now they were tore down a long time ago and i believe a dr's office is there now, i could be wrong.    i remember having to walk to the glen rd to get a bus  to the top of the donnie and then one down the donnie to get to work.   i remember the long walk home when they took the buses of because they were burning them but that's another story.   sixtyniner

I don't remember your move but it is our move that I remember LOL = now I also remember the cottages and you are right there is a doctor's surgery there now.  The two Miss Hillons still live in Norfolk Parade they taught in St. John's and were the sisters of Miss Hillon from St. Teresa's, neither of them ever married still living as spinsters there.

I remember the burning buses and the burning offices, the only reason I was allowed to go to London wa

s because the office I worked in down in York Street was petrol bombed becuase Larry McMahone and all of us were catholics (happy days).

Ann went to London with Mary just before that and Ann never wnet back to Belfast, she still lives in

London, her mother eventually moved over to London to stay with her and she died a few years back.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on August 18, 2008, 08:40:22 AM
i went there between 1965-1970 the teacher i remember was a mr sands i remember he had very red cheeks. i can not remember any school mates names though.. old age creeping in

paddyone

Paddy you would have been at St. Teresa's around the same time as my late brother Freddie Holden.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 18, 2008, 02:39:56 PM
i went there between 1965-1970 the teacher i remember was a mr sands i remember he had very red cheeks. i can not remember any school mates names though.. old age creeping in

paddyone
know the feeling I lrft in 1967  41yrs ago my god where does it go  :(
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 19, 2008, 12:05:10 PM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 19, 2008, 12:20:00 PM
bhelena,  yes my sister had red hair and tons of freckles to go with it ;D eileen had blonde hair, i just thought of something, my brother george would have went there too as he was the youngest.  his name was george r.i.p.   our maiden name was elliott.  sixtyniner
Yes I know the white cottages a member of my sisters, in-laws lived there for a short time in the very late 60s you did not have far to move ?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 19, 2008, 12:57:59 PM
bhelena,  what was the name of your sister in law  maybe i would remember her? :-\   the murphys lived at the end with the collins next door to us.   i use to play with ann and then we moved.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 19, 2008, 02:10:14 PM
bhelena,  what was the name of your sister in law  maybe i would remember her? :-\   the murphys lived at the end with the collins next door to us.   i use to play with ann and then we moved.  sixtyniner
It was not my in -laws it was my sister whos in-laws it was I dont their name but I will ask her when we talk next time.Is it still bad up there water wise?...
 
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 19, 2008, 03:53:24 PM
bhelena, thanks for the input and waiting to hear if i knew them.   a bit confused about the water :idiot2: did you mean in belfast or canada where i live ;D cause right now  we've had the wettest august ever, thunder and lightening every other day, no kidding. ::)  was talking to my niece (she lives in lisburn)  and she said they had so much rain  it was overflowing and   going into people's houses and  even on the streets you were nearly wading. ;D  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 19, 2008, 04:33:08 PM
bhelena, thanks for the input and waiting to hear if i knew them.   a bit confused about the water :idiot2: did you mean in belfast or canada where i live ;D cause right now  we've had the wettest august ever, thunder and lightening every other day, no kidding. ::)  was talking to my niece (she lives in lisburn)  and she said they had so much rain  it was overflowing and   going into people's houses and  even on the streets you were nearly wading. ;D  sixtyniner
No I was talking about Belfast so your in Canada I was in Canada last year we went to Quebec but just for the weekend we were staying in New Hampshire Quebec was about 5 hour  drive what part are you in :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 19, 2008, 11:52:49 PM
bhelena,  i live in burlington, ontario.   i have never been in quebec, not the travelling sort , this is coming from someone who immagrated  ;D  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 01:10:38 AM
bhelena,  what was the name of your sister in law  maybe i would remember her? :-\   the murphys lived at the end with the collins next door to us.   i use to play with ann and then we moved.  sixtyniner
Would that the family of Martin Collins?He played a lot of Hurly in the late 60, and early 70's.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 12:16:40 PM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 20, 2008, 12:20:48 PM
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Desmond there was nothing in your photobucket.but Ilook forward to seeing it ...Lena..
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Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 12:21:27 PM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 12:24:20 PM
Desmond there was nothing in your photobucket.but Ilook forward to seeing it ...Lena..
Hi Bhelena,
thank you for that. Its very frustrating . My apologies to any on who watching this.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 20, 2008, 12:28:15 PM
Hi Bhelena,
thank you for that. Its very frustrating . My apologies to any on who watching this.
not a problem I am learning to scan my daughter is losing her mind trying to teach but once you get it will be fine :(.Lena
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Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 12:35:25 PM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 01:12:20 PM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on August 20, 2008, 01:14:09 PM
Ha HA !!! I got it!!! Its as always , very case sensitive.So look out world!!!!
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 20, 2008, 04:26:33 PM
bhelena,  a correction for my last email, the name of my next door neighbours was cullen not collins.   i know how to scan to my computer but how do post it to this page? sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 20, 2008, 04:41:25 PM
bhelena,  a correction for my last email, the name of my next door neighbours was cullen not collins.   i know how to scan to my computer but how do post it to this page? sixtyniner
Its the blind leading the blind here ;D I dont know I havent got that far yet is there know one online who could tell you I know how to take photos from an email and save them but thats not the same thing...
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Post by: SIXTYNINER on August 20, 2008, 04:53:28 PM
BHELENA,  THANKS ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 01, 2008, 07:56:51 PM
Hi ex-St.Teresa,s pupils,I attended there 1949-1959 my only school.My first teacher was Mrs.O,Connor [she was great] but it was downhill after that.Miss,Devlin, Miss,Gunning[ master Gunnings daughter,he was deputy head before he became the head of the Holy Child in South Green.The headmaster was Bonzo McGonagle Dod Kelly Gerry  Sadler ,Jimmy [the cane ]Donnelly.Jackie Hamilton,Master McCoy.I was an altar boy  and I used to serve Canon Boyle,s mass,it was great I could miss classes as he repeated himself and mass took a long time.Do you remember the river across the playground and the small bridge over to the 2wooden classrooms behind the original old school.I haven,t seen any photos of the old school.We used to go down to St.Lawrence,s Hall,beside  Lake Glen,for ceili dances.Do you remember Hughes scrapyard  at bottom of Andersonstown Park.those were the days .I lived in Andersonstown Park and we had air-raid shelters there,Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 01, 2008, 08:13:17 PM
bhelena,  a correction for my last email, the name of my next door neighbours was cullen not collins.   i know how to scan to my computer but how do post it to this page? sixtyniner
sorry it has taking so long to reply I dont remember that name but its great that you can scan I dont know anything about scanning I can only take photos of the page and put them in my files I am hoping my daughter will get the time to show me .
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 01, 2008, 10:16:51 PM
hi bhelena, nice to hear from you again.  my sister has not gotten back to me on the a 11's  she's a bit computer shy too.   was talking to my x, he's the one who told me about belfast forum, he went on the site and saw pictures of himself in an old school photo.   sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 02, 2008, 12:34:46 AM
hi bhelena, nice to hear from you again.  my sister has not gotten back to me on the a 11's  she's a bit computer shy too.   was talking to my x, he's the one who told me about belfast forum, he went on the site and saw pictures of himself in an old school photo.   sixtyniner
that must have been a shock for him its amazing what and eho turns up on the forum I found a cousin and a few old friends from childhood....
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 07:09:19 AM
bhelena, my mother came from a big family, it must be that water thing again, ::) ;D so i had cousins coming out my ear ;D but don't know where any are today.   one i use to chum it with lived in ballymurphy, hear  that ballymurphygirl ;D that was a large family, here we go again  ::)  their names were neeson, so we'll leave it at that. sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 07:15:22 AM
welcome jake, did'nt go to st teresa's school but you sound around my age ;D  my sister did but she's a wee bit younger than you ;)  ;) i do remember the scrap yard on andersonstown rd because i lived on the glen rd and we use to take walks up that way, nothing much to do on sundays when everything was closed, eh.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 02, 2008, 03:33:06 PM
bhelena, my mother came from a big family, it must be that water thing again, ::) ;D so i had cousins coming out my ear ;D but don't know where any are today.   one i use to chum it with lived in ballymurphy, hear  that ballymurphygirl ;D that was a large family, here we go again  ::)  their names were neeson, so we'll leave it at that. sixtyniner
anything to Liam ;D
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 03:58:44 PM
he was my cousin along with  tons of brothers and sisters ;D ;D  i use to chum it with pasty but then we just stopped, can't even think of a reason why.  i also had cousins called brady who lived in bmurphy, i know, they are all over the place. ;D ;D ;D   how did you know liam? ??? ???sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 02, 2008, 05:11:32 PM
Hi sixty-niner,I remember Tanney,s ,Clarke,s ,Blaney,s, shops and Farrell at Arizona Street,Henry McIlhone lived on Glen Road beside Glen Parade,Billy McCullough lived at Norfolk Gardens,Brian Shevlin ,Gransha Park.Master Kelly lived facing Mc Erlean,s shops.Bonzo McGonagle at Gransha Park.Lads in my classes were Laurence Finnegan,Frankie Denny,Emmanuel Young,Patsy McGrogan,John Carson,Paddy Joe McKeown,Paddy Doherty,Peter Corscadden,Jim Crawford,Gerard McIlroy,Denis .Delargy I remember Master Gerry Sadler took us for gaelic football and hurley.Do you rember O.Hanlon,s garage on Andersonstown Road,they were the first we had seen of the Volkswagon Beetle, as Fr.Shaun McClafferty bought one.They were the days so long for now Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: isobel dunlop on September 02, 2008, 05:45:56 PM
Hi sixtyniner, just looking through the forum, and came across your posts. I think i know you and your sisters, Bridie , Eileen, and Marion, and the late George RIP. I also knew your mum, Marion lived in Bosnia St at one time, let me know if i'm on the right track.
Izzy
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 07:13:00 PM
IZZY, sure are on the right track, wow 8) 8)  they are my sisters. how did you know my mom, she died a long time ago in canada when out visiting me :( :(  have you  kept in touch with any of my sisters?  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 07:18:52 PM
izzy, just an added thought.   :idiot2: would you be "big isobell" our marion chummed it with? sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 02, 2008, 07:25:12 PM
hi jake,  i can almost see all the shops.  we lived almost facing clarks where we did most of our shopping.   i remember tanneys but was that the wee shop that sat on it's own. :-\  if you remember those shops you might remember the white cottages where i lived?.   do you remember the mountain lonely?  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 03, 2008, 04:43:52 PM
Hi All Ex-St.Teresa,s pupils,I remember John,Matt,Mary Brown , Patsy,Jim,Walter Gallagher from Commedagh Drive,Felix McGeough ,Shanlieve Road,John  McNama,Riverdale  cottages.Jim O,Connor ,Troasten Way,Jim McNally,Pat McLarnon,Slemish Way.Margaret Dougan,Ken Gillespie,Bearnagh Drive,Margaret McComiskeyMargaret,Teresa Wilson,Maura,Nuala Boyle,Hilary,Gemma,Sean,Laurence  Finnegan,Eamon,Brian,Fred,Peter,Pat Smith,Margaret,Billy Vernon,David Liddell,Robin,Billy,Winifred,Joe McCloskey,Joey ,Jim Brennan,Junior McGrogan,Glennon,Connolly,Harry,Florence Barrington from St.Meryl Park and Andersonstown.Did any of you guys get sent to Owney Muldoon,s barbers beside Glen Parade for your short back and sides and a few nicks thrown in for  good measure ,no extra charge.One thing about then ,the girls were real and did not need loads of make-up and they could sure as hell, they could dance.They are surelly missed.Cheers for now.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 03, 2008, 06:27:09 PM
Hi Sixty-niner, I remember the white cottages and Turf Loney,do you ever remember the bonfires on 15 August and Halloween down in the field between St.Meryl Park and Fruithill Park.Did you ever have an Owney Muldoon special short back and sides ,he was at end of Glen Parade beside  the post office up from police station.Do you remember Jim Keenan from Glen Crescent,his father had all the paper rounds.also Leo and Stephen Delaney lived on the Glen Road just up from the ruc  barrack.Dessie McConkey was the caretaker of St.Teresa,s school.Paddy Larkin was the sacristan of the chapel.The old church beside Turf Loney is now an r.c.chapel.Do you remember Jim Farrell ,he came with his family to live with his grandparents at the shop at the corner of Arizona Street.We used to take the short-cut across Turf Loney to the Falls Park.Do you remember the old quarry up off the upper Springfield Road and across towards the TV.masts the Hatchet Field.Do you recall Danny Hill from the Glen Road who survived the plane crash at Nutts Corner airport in the 1950s
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 03, 2008, 09:03:08 PM
hi jake,  your memory is much better than mine :idiot2:  i can remember those places by name but for the life of me can't remember where they were.  i remember as kids we use to go up the mountain loney  and dared each other to jump  the river from one side to the other, there was not much water in the river.  i still have a scar on my leg, it should have had stiches ::)  do you remember colin glen?.   that was a very long walk on a sunday when you are young. ;D  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Desmond Harris on September 04, 2008, 12:02:41 AM
Hi Sixty-niner, I remember the white cottages and Turf Loney,do you ever remember the bonfires on 15 August and Halloween down in the field between St.Meryl Park and Fruithill Park.Did you ever have an Owney Muldoon special short back and sides ,he was at end of Glen Parade beside  the post office up from police station.Do you remember Jim Keenan from Glen Crescent,his father had all the paper rounds.also Leo and Stephen Delaney lived on the Glen Road just up from the ruc  barrack.Dessie McConkey was the caretaker of St.Teresa,s school.Paddy Larkin was the sacristan of the chapel.The old church beside Turf Loney is now an r.c.chapel.Do you remember Jim Farrell ,he came with his family to live with his grandparents at the shop at the corner of Arizona Street.We used to take the short-cut across Turf Loney to the Falls Park.Do you remember the old quarry up off the upper Springfield Road and across towards the TV.masts the Hatchet Field.Do you recall Danny Hill from the Glen Road who survived the plane crash at Nutts Corner airport in the 1950s
Hi Jake
Arhur Hill was my Brother Eamonn's best mate and went to St Malaches together.
The Barbers , Muldoons had great comics and it was 6p for short back and sides and he never charged you extra for the hair down the back of your shirt.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 04, 2008, 02:40:49 AM
hi jake don't know what i did but this will be the second posting, the other one disappeared.   do you remember the pub at the end of the glen rd. it was facing the barracks, my granny use to send us, me or my sisters,  in there for a bottle of Guinness nearly every day, said it was for her blood ;D ;D  i guess it must have been true, she lived a long time ::) ::) take care.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 04, 2008, 05:23:41 PM
Hi 69r, McEnanney,s pub is still there at corner of Divis Drive,and is still the watering hole for mourners after the funerals in Milltown cemetery.I remember on Sunday after mass ,my uncle took me to Colin Glen beside the bridge at the bend on the Glen Road where we washed his car.We used to go swimming in Tornaroy up at McQuillans quarry ,it was great on a hot summers, day.We had a priest who rode his horse from The Rock Chapel down to see Canon Boyle at the parochial house several times a week ,Fr.McCarroll was his name and if you looked after his horse ,he gave you a half-crown.Up the Glen Road from the school there was the convent ,Cardinal Conway,s parents house,Airfield House were the Christian Brothers lived ,then the Brewery,next the Glen Road cottages,O,Neill,s and the McGinley,s [Sammy and Norah],then you had O,Hare,s farm,and McAlinden,s house just up on the right pass Shaw,s Road.[McAlinden brothers, owned Belfast Celtic F.C. and Celtic Park on the Donegall Road.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 07, 2008, 04:54:02 PM
Hi  Sixty -niner,do you remember Paddy Hynes they owned a pub at Broadway facing the Beehive,he lived on Glen Road,Barney Greenan from Gransha and Matt and Joe McCormick,Peter Gilmore,Irene O,Hanlon[her father owned garage on the Andersonstown Road,she had a brother Terry]Do you recall the dark grey convent at the top of Fruithill Park ,people used to say it was haunted.Take care.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 07, 2008, 07:44:52 PM
hi jake nice to hear you again.  that pub facing the broadway, well  they say it's a small world, a few yrs ago in work one of the Courier guys came in with a package and i was signing for it, well we got talking and he remarked on my accent ( that lovely accent)  :-*lie said he dad came from belfast and lived up near broadway and use to drink in that pub and  knew all around there.  the son was going to find out more but he never came back again as the regular guy came back :(  you never know who you'll meet eh.  ;D take care.  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: oz on September 08, 2008, 06:09:27 AM
I attended St. Tereasa,s primary school from 1951-1961 and have fond memories of some ot the teachers. Dodd Kelly one only had to askhim
a question on Irish histroy and he would be distracted away from any other difficult subject in which we had become bored or where finding difficulity with. Jim Donnelly quick with the cain but managed to extract some positve results from within. He also represented the U.K at the
commonwealth games playing Lawn bowls. I stand to be corrected if not true
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 08, 2008, 04:07:59 PM
Hi Oz,I think you are right about Jimmy Donnelly and the lawn bowls,and Dodd Kelly loved to talk up old Irish history ,it was great.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Mageeka on September 08, 2008, 04:14:11 PM
The oly folks that I can remember in Bosnia St were Joe Armstrong, Martha Redmond  I seem to also remember the name Reilly and Maxwell
Am I correct or is my memory gone ?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 08, 2008, 07:02:22 PM
hi mageeka,  my sister marion duffy lived in bosnia st at one time.  that was a long time ago.  i came to canada in 74 and i think she was still there then :idiot2:?   still  have not heard from anyone who knew the halls from b.murphy.     sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 09, 2008, 05:54:24 PM
bhelena,don,t listen to those nasties talking about Coolnasilla like that because I remember when it was only fields 1940s Do you remember the river across the playground and the bridge over to the wooden classrooms were masters Donnelly and McCoy taught[McCoy,s sister had the Irish dance school,In the mornings we had to line up out side the cloakroom doors at the side entrance Bonzo mcgonagle rang the bell and he had a short barbers,strap which he had in his back trousers pocket and he would give 6 slaps to anyone caught talking.I beaked once and hid my bag under the Glen Road tunnel between Fruithill/Glenhill Parks.never again too scared of being caught and then definitely the cane Worst of all was the Religeous Exam when Fr.McNamara was the inspector ,he would clip your ear if you stammered and knuckle your head if you got the wrong answer,R.E. cruelty,school would have been ok except for the teachers enjoyment with the cane,Do you remember Dessie McConkey school caretaker,the McGinleys, and O,Neills, from Glen Road cottages.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: AL CAPONE on September 09, 2008, 06:48:31 PM
hi mageeka,  my sister marion duffy lived in bosnia st at one time.  that was a long time ago.  i came to canada in 74 and i think she was still there then :idiot2:?   still  have not heard from anyone who knew the halls from b.murphy.     sixtyniner


Joe/Gabe Hall from Ballymurphy?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 09, 2008, 11:54:31 PM
hi Jake, are the glen rd cottages the ones at the bottom of the glen rd where  i lived?   i remember fr. McNamara and it sounds awful but did not like him very much.  went to st Teresa's church for a long time then we moved to turf lodge but i still loved the church and even got married in it much to the dismay of the church in turf lodge.  don't talk about getting caned,  my two other sisters and myself still traveled to st. patricks on donegal st. after we moved to the glen rd.  we had a headmistress who was fond of the cane :o   we had to pass through her class to get to ours and if you were late then you got the cane and an extra one if you pulled your hand away >:( :o  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 10, 2008, 12:06:45 AM
hi Alcapone,  Joe was one of the hall, he was funny, but not Gabe.  he has a brother, the name escapes me, he had sisters but only Rosetta still lived in the house, the others were married.   i was really fond of his mom.   :-*  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 10, 2008, 04:50:28 PM
Hi sixty -niner, No these were cottages up above the brewery,Rosie O,Neill and her family  were in one and Norah and Sammy McGinley and their family in another.Do you remember the Vallaley,s in Lake Glen ,just passed Glen Parade on the Fall,s Road.Tinsley,s garage at the bottom of Andersonstown Park beside Hughes scrapyard,and Gillen,s pig farm facing it.There was a Legion of Mary convent facing Andersonstown Park, I remember a lot of the girls went down there.Did you ever go to the dances in St.Teresa,s hall, the priest Fr.Campbell walking between the dancers to stop any smooching,we stopped going there and headed into town to the dances there.Take care,Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 10, 2008, 10:30:39 PM
hi jake, just saw so many photos from the b.murphy crowd ;D i never did have many friends while living on the glen rd.  going to school somewhere else and  going home to the glen rd. made it hard to have friends.   :( :( aw. made most of my friends when i started work.  wish i had your memory ;D ;D  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 22, 2008, 03:51:03 PM
bhelena,don,t listen to those nasties talking about Coolnasilla like that because I remember when it was only fields 1940s Do you remember the river across the playground and the bridge over to the wooden classrooms were masters Donnelly and McCoy taught[McCoy,s sister had the Irish dance school,In the mornings we had to line up out side the cloakroom doors at the side entrance Bonzo mcgonagle rang the bell and he had a short barbers,strap which he had in his back trousers pocket and he would give 6 slaps to anyone caught talking.I beaked once and hid my bag under the Glen Road tunnel between Fruithill/Glenhill Parks.never again too scared of being caught and then definitely the cane Worst of all was the Religeous Exam when Fr.McNamara was the inspector ,he would clip your ear if you stammered and knuckle your head if you got the wrong answer,R.E. cruelty,school would have been ok except for the teachers enjoyment with the cane,Do you remember Dessie McConkey school caretaker,the McGinleys, and O,Neills, from Glen Road cottages.Jake
Sorry jake for the delay I was on holidays and I am just catching up on emails I was from the Glen rd and I new the McGinleys I new Renee her brother Sammy aswell I went to St Teresas from57 to 67 God that was a lon time ago we used to take the shortcut through Coolnasilla I loved the place later on in life we were going to go back to Belfast to buy a house we looked at Coolnasilla and it was such a shock to see the houses right onto the back lane of Gartree and Knockdue just to many houses and gone are all the fields we played in as children are you from the Glen Rd?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on September 23, 2008, 06:31:21 PM
Hi All Ex-St.Teresa,s pupils,I remember John,Matt,Mary Brown , Patsy,Jim,Walter Gallagher from Commedagh Drive,Felix McGeough ,Shanlieve Road,John  McNama,Riverdale  cottages.Jim O,Connor ,Troasten Way,Jim McNally,Pat McLarnon,Slemish Way.Margaret Dougan,Ken Gillespie,Bearnagh Drive,Margaret McComiskeyMargaret,Teresa Wilson,Maura,Nuala Boyle,Hilary,Gemma,Sean,Laurence  Finnegan,Eamon,Brian,Fred,Peter,Pat Smith,Margaret,Billy Vernon,David Liddell,Robin,Billy,Winifred,Joe McCloskey,Joey ,Jim Brennan,Junior McGrogan,Glennon,Connolly,Harry,Florence Barrington from St.Meryl Park and Andersonstown.Did any of you guys get sent to Owney Muldoon,s barbers beside Glen Parade for your short back and sides and a few nicks thrown in for  good measure ,no extra charge.One thing about then ,the girls were real and did not need loads of make-up and they could sure as hell, they could dance.They are surelly missed.Cheers for now.Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on September 23, 2008, 06:34:51 PM
Hi All Ex-St.Teresa,s pupils,I remember John,Matt,Mary Brown , Patsy,Jim,Walter Gallagher from Commedagh Drive,Felix McGeough ,Shanlieve Road,John  McNama,Riverdale  cottages.Jim O,Connor ,Troasten Way,Jim McNally,Pat McLarnon,Slemish Way.Margaret Dougan,Ken Gillespie,Bearnagh Drive,Margaret McComiskeyMargaret,Teresa Wilson,Maura,Nuala Boyle,Hilary,Gemma,Sean,Laurence  Finnegan,Eamon,Brian,Fred,Peter,Pat Smith,Margaret,Billy Vernon,David Liddell,Robin,Billy,Winifred,Joe McCloskey,Joey ,Jim Brennan,Junior McGrogan,Glennon,Connolly,Harry,Florence Barrington from St.Meryl Park and Andersonstown.Did any of you guys get sent to Owney Muldoon,s barbers beside Glen Parade for your short back and sides and a few nicks thrown in for  good measure ,no extra charge.One thing about then ,the girls were real and did not need loads of make-up and they could sure as hell, they could dance.They are surelly missed.Cheers for now.Jake

Hi Jake,

Can you remember Fred's surname?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 24, 2008, 01:12:23 AM
Hi Jake,

Can you remember Fred's surname?
I think the McNamaras went to live on the Glen rd cottages there was one really good looking brother I cant remember his name it might have been Hugh...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: jake on September 24, 2008, 06:21:47 PM
Hi Bhelena,I was born at Andersonstown Park ,went to St.Teresa,s P.S. only,and then went to work,joined the Post Office 1960.The area has definitely changed over the years,and they have removed a lot of the trees we used to climb.They even covered over the river which run across the school playground.Do you remember P.E.. everybody was given a team coloured ribbon to wear,and bean bags to throw at the wooden skittle blocks.On Friday mornings everybody was in the large classroom just inside the front main entrance,for choir practice by Master Gunning [ Deputy Head] before he became the Principal of the Holy Child in South Green,it was always the Lark in the Clear Air.we wre rubbish Jake
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 24, 2008, 07:00:44 PM
Hi Bhelena,I was born at Andersonstown Park ,went to St.Teresa,s P.S. only,and then went to work,joined the Post Office 1960.The area has definitely changed over the years,and they have removed a lot of the trees we used to climb.They even covered over the river which run across the school playground.Do you remember P.E.. everybody was given a team coloured ribbon to wear,and bean bags to throw at the wooden skittle blocks.On Friday mornings everybody was in the large classroom just inside the front main entrance,for choir practice by Master Gunning [ Deputy Head] before he became the Principal of the Holy Child in South Green,it was always the Lark in the Clear Air.we wre rubbish Jake
Jake I had forgotten all about the bean bags thats a blast from the past I lived in Gartree Place and St Teresas was the only school I went to aswell and I did okay aswell I remember the new school when it openned we came from the huts at the back of the school yard and when the girls all moved the boys got all the girls old school but we still had the huts by the church hall I loved my school days and hated leaving as I did not know what I was going to do are you still in andersonstown?..
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Loiste na mona on September 25, 2008, 12:59:01 PM
Well I dont know of any houses except the ones that ran along side the park my sister lived in Gransha and I was godmother to my niece first grandaughter a couple of weeks ago in the Holy Trinity Club I was last in it when it was the Marty Forsthy Club do you remember it.Catherine do you still live in Belfast? I am living in the south have been for 35yrs now but I go up often to see the family I have a Son and a Daughter and I had them baptiste in St Johns beside St Kevins school do you have children?
i am new on this forum so this may be old news, but have you check the photos here
http://www.holytrinitybelfast.com/
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 25, 2008, 09:03:30 PM
hi lilybo,  just wanted to say hi.  was just on the "pound loney" site and brings back some memories from when we lived with my granny on the glen rd.  she told us stories about the loney and the people who use to live there, mind you that was a long time ago. :(   we loved listening to her and my mom when she lived there for a while, my mom did not come from the falls.   sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 25, 2008, 09:22:28 PM
hi lilybo,  just wanted to say hi.  was just on the "pound loney" site and brings back some memories from when we lived with my granny on the glen rd.  she told us stories about the loney and the people who use to live there, mind you that was a long time ago. :(   we loved listening to her and my mom when she lived there for a while, my mom did not come from the falls.   sixtyniner
hi sixtyniner my Mom came from Boomer st and I lived there as a child before moving to the Glen rd late 50s I loved living up the Glen rd running hot water and an inside toilet such luxury then haha.... :D ;D
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 25, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
hi bhelena,  you must have been rich to have a toilet inside ;D ;D  our's was out the back and it was scary when you had to go in the dark :o   we use to play with the kids next door, their dad was a dr.  8)  and it was nice to use theirs when we played over there ;D  they use to have comics to make it more enjoyable  ;D ;D sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 25, 2008, 09:32:26 PM
hi bhelena,  you must have been rich to have a toilet inside ;D ;D  our's was out the back and it was scary when you had to go in the dark :o   we use to play with the kids next door, their dad was a dr.  8)  and it was nice to use theirs when we played over there ;D  they use to have comics to make it more enjoyable  ;D ;D sixtyniner
ah now we did not have comics but we had that white soft stuff that came on a roll real posh ::)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 25, 2008, 09:42:25 PM
hi bhelena,  i think i gave you the wrong impression ;D we read the comics while doing our business ;D ;D  sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: stephenmccall on September 25, 2008, 09:49:02 PM
I  was at this school from 1963-1970
head master was bonzo mc gonigle
other teachers
miss devlin
jimmy donnelly
john sands
mr vallelly
and my first teacher was miss gillece
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 25, 2008, 10:21:10 PM
hi bhelena,  i think i gave you the wrong impression ;D we read the comics while doing our business ;D ;D  sixtyniner
I remember those days aswell I think everyone does what ? ;D :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on September 25, 2008, 10:39:22 PM
i am new on this forum so this may be old news, but have you check the photos here
http://www.holytrinitybelfast.com/

Are you from Turflodge yourself
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on September 26, 2008, 09:44:39 AM
Are you from Turflodge yourself
no I am from the Glen Rd myself but now living in Dublin 35yrs now going up north to Derry for the weekend while the weather is good what about you ..
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Loiste na mona on September 26, 2008, 01:44:21 PM
Are you from Turflodge yourself
originally yes, been out of it a couple years now.
parents are still there
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: finlay22 on September 26, 2008, 04:31:21 PM


i went to st teresa,s from 1959 until cross and passion opened my teacher was miss mc bride who later went on to become headmistress of holy trinity school in turflodge.miss hillon was headmistress when i was there.i remember some of the girls in my class marie seaton and her sister sheila frankie lynch anne brady to mame but a few.  
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: am on September 27, 2008, 09:45:44 PM
Finlay think we may have been in the same class with Miss McBride recognise some of the names you mentioned. Do you remember "nature study" in the fields at the back of the school, the "huts", and rounders seemed to be Miss McBride's favourite sport. She came I think from Ballycastle, and the only trip I remember going on while in her class was for the day to Ballycastle - we thought we were really great heading of instead of sitting in the classroom. She used to read towards the end of the day from, Anne of Green Gables, Wind in the Willows, and my favourite was about a wee angel called "Wopsy". Hard to believe it was soooooo long ago!! Anne-Marie
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on September 27, 2008, 10:21:23 PM
originally yes, been out of it a couple years now.
parents are still there

I left Turf 38 years ago when I got married but still go back 4 - 5 times a year, must be something in the water LOL
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: SIXTYNINER on September 27, 2008, 11:58:52 PM
hi lilybo,  left turf lodge in 74 to come to canada but my brother still lived there with my mum till the 80's.    lots of memories, one memory of me and my sister taking flight in the divis flats from all that tear gas one time,  :o :o but that's another story.   sixtyniner
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: finlay22 on September 28, 2008, 01:40:31 AM
hi am think we might have been in same class did you come from turf lodge.and yes i remember rounders and anne of green gables i went on to read all the anne books.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lilybo on September 28, 2008, 10:43:03 AM
hi am think we might have been in same class did you come from turf lodge.and yes i remember rounders and anne of green gables i went on to read all the anne books.

One of my sisters was head girl at Cross and Passion in the eighties so you had probably left by then as she was born in 1960  :police:  :-*  oops ignore the police smiley slip of the hand LOL
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: finlay22 on September 29, 2008, 03:47:53 PM
i left cross and passion when i was 15 in 1969 so i was long gone by the time your sister was there. ;) ;)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Paul McCarthy on December 02, 2010, 08:24:11 PM
I  was at this school from 1963-1970
head master was bonzo mc gonigle
other teachers
miss devlin
jimmy donnelly
john sands
mr vallelly
and my first teacher was miss gillece

i was there from 1959 - 65 then went to Glen Road CBS. Can see Bonzo now ringing the bell and lining up. Our teacher was Mr Hamilton. Recall major public enquiry when someboby put a scratch on his new Ford Anglia. Culprit apprehended (or fitted up!) and six of the best. I went on to train as a teacher and sometimes recalled Bonzo's sophisticated psychometic testing of new pupils coming into the school. It was conducted in our classroom in front of class with Mr Hamilton watching the master at work. Bonzo had 3 standard questions - on was a sum, can't remember the second but the clincher was always ''Spell the word sword''. Spell it with a w and you were into the A stream, leave out the w and say goodbye to your life chances! Happy memories of playing in the field behind the school in the summer, yes remember the stream that ran through the playground and the line on the ground that separated the boys from the girls' playground - cross that at your peril!
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on December 04, 2010, 02:24:07 PM

i was there from 1959 - 65 then went to Glen Road CBS. Can see Bonzo now ringing the bell and lining up. Our teacher was Mr Hamilton. Recall major public enquiry when someboby put a scratch on his new Ford Anglia. Culprit apprehended (or fitted up!) and six of the best. I went on to train as a teacher and sometimes recalled Bonzo's sophisticated psychometic testing of new pupils coming into the school. It was conducted in our classroom in front of class with Mr Hamilton watching the master at work. Bonzo had 3 standard questions - on was a sum, can't remember the second but the clincher was always ''Spell the word sword''. Spell it with a w and you were into the A stream, leave out the w and say goodbye to your life chances! Happy memories of playing in the field behind the school in the summer, yes remember the stream that ran through the playground and the line on the ground that separated the boys from the girls' playground - cross that at your peril!
I left St Teresa's in 67 did you come from the Glen Road I lived right on the edge of the CBS's pitch in Gartree Place know anyone from there ?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Golden oldie on March 12, 2014, 11:20:09 AM
I`m a newbi to this site .  I remember most of those names.  I remember seeing Danny Hill with his leg in plaster after the crash.  He lived further up Glen road from Arizona street beside old Dr ? house.  We called the tin church the tin bucket.  Did you know anyone in Arizona Street?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 12, 2014, 11:41:43 AM
I`m a newbi to this site .  I remember most of those names.  I remember seeing Danny Hill with his leg in plaster after the crash.  He lived further up Glen road from Arizona street beside old Dr ? house.  We called the tin church the tin bucket.  Did you know anyone in Arizona Street?
Welcome to the Belfast Forum (good name) the tin bucket is falling apart they should try to preserve it its a shame to see it go to rot and ruin its part of the Glen Roads history did Danny Hill come from Turf Lodge ?...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 12, 2014, 04:33:38 PM
my brother in law got married in the old chapel it is still on the grounds beside the new chapel heard a few years ago it was going to get moved to somewhere in the countryside but sadly it is still there
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 12, 2014, 05:04:56 PM
my brother in law got married in the old chapel it is still on the grounds beside the new chapel heard a few years ago it was going to get moved to somewhere in the countryside but sadly it is still there
I was in the new Chapel last month and was so sad to see the little Church going to wreck and ruin as kids there was a lovely Protestant family living facing us now this was the very early 60s and we used to go to the  Church and our Protestant  friend would go to ours that would have been a sin for us but we did it because we wanted to know what goes on but it was all about God this was before we knew anything about the troubles that was about to happen we still remain friends...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 12, 2014, 05:07:18 PM
wonder why they did not move it on

apparently it was given years ago by someone from the countryside  not really sure of the story though
do you know anything
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 12, 2014, 05:08:01 PM
bye the way still trying to get you that information
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 12, 2014, 05:17:35 PM
bye the way still trying to get you that information
Thank you so much as I have hit a blank wall I cant understand why there is nothing on the internet about it I am just trying to find out more about my Grandad even my cousins don't know anything about him he died in 1966I was young 13yrs old ..Lena
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 12, 2014, 05:19:53 PM
I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT FOR YOU AT WEEKEND
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 12, 2014, 05:22:15 PM
I WILL TRY TO FIND OUT FOR YOU AT WEEKEND
What are you doing for the St Patrick's weekend if anything  ???
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 12, 2014, 05:24:25 PM
GETTING DRUNK   SIGNING OFF NOW MEETING MY HUBBY SPEAK SOON
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 12, 2014, 07:26:36 PM
GETTING DRUNK   SIGNING OFF NOW MEETING MY HUBBY SPEAK SOON
Hi Chink me again I just found from a cousin that my grandad did set up the water polo club so thats something for me to be going on with .Good night  ;)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 13, 2014, 02:22:05 AM
Hi Chink me again I just found from a cousin that my grandad did set up the water polo club so thats something for me to be going on with .Good night  ;)
my  friend runs the water polo now has done for years  sent me all info you hae and i will try to find out more

SMALL WORLD
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 13, 2014, 10:59:22 AM
my  friend runs the water polo now has done for years  sent me all info you hae and i will try to find out more

SMALL WORLD
A small world indeed you are so good to do this for me my grandad was John(jack as he was called) Kennedy we think he was born in Antrim town but lived in Boomer Street until he died in 1966 himself and I think it was 5/6 other guys in the swimming team this was 1926 and as I said he was in the Water Polo team a thing I never knew so any help would be welcome  ???
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: chink on March 13, 2014, 02:14:44 PM
WIL TRY FOR YOU I HOPE I GET SOME NEWS OR WERE YOU CAN GO TO GET SOME  HOPEFULLY WILL FIND SOMETHING
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 14, 2014, 11:52:41 AM
Does anyone remember the huts that were used for classrooms back in the 60s and before that ?and the old school that became to boys school when the new school was built in maybe 1959 or 1960 I am not sure  ???
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Toronto on March 16, 2014, 03:13:33 PM
I`m a newbi to this site .  I remember most of those names.  I remember seeing Danny Hill with his leg in plaster after the crash.  He lived further up Glen road from Arizona street beside old Dr ? house.  We called the tin church the tin bucket.  Did you know anyone in Arizona Street?
Hi you mentioned Arizona Street, my uncle Willie Mcgreevy lived there with his family.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 16, 2014, 03:25:19 PM
 
Hi you mentioned Arizona Street, my uncle Willie Mcgreevy lived there with his family.
  Hello Toronto welcome to the Belfast forum I don't know that name Are you from Belfast??
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Toronto on March 16, 2014, 04:37:46 PM
    Hello Toronto welcome to the Belfast forum I don't know that name Are you from Belfast??

Hi Helena yes I am from beechmount , my uncle lived Arizona st, the Hills were another part of the family they also lived in Arizona st.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Golden oldie on March 16, 2014, 06:23:51 PM
Hello, earth calling... I`m reading all your posts about Glen Road /St Teresa`s /  Turf Lodge /Mc Enaneys pub etc.  Doesn`t anyone remember Arizona Street??
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 16, 2014, 07:57:33 PM
hi bhelena mywife was there O0
Hi Murph,long time no hear my years were from 1957 1967 I have said 1958 to 68  ??? but was wrong what were your wifes dates we might know each other??
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on March 16, 2014, 08:00:46 PM

Hi Helena yes I am from beechmount , my uncle lived Arizona st, the Hills were another part of the family they also lived in Arizona st.
Hi Toronto.I lived in Beechmount bungalows and then Harrogate Street   small world  :)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lennon on July 24, 2014, 11:55:59 PM
hi  ::)all you guys I know this topic has been going a long time  but I went to st teresas around that time I was in master kellys class in the huts names I can remember are    eamon mulvenna  dennis delargey  Lawrence king  cecil lord and  a few more, I remember Arizona st as I used to work in mc  erleans bakery,good memories.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on July 26, 2014, 02:12:31 AM
hi  ::)all you guys I know this topic has been going a long time  but I went to st teresas around that time I was in master kellys class in the huts names I can remember are    eamon mulvenna  dennis delargey  Lawrence king  cecil lord and  a few more, I remember Arizona st as I used to work in mc  erleans bakery,good memories.
Hello lennon welcome to the forum I went to St Teresa's from 1957 until1967 Along time ago now I remember the huts well along with the rats  :D now the school is mixed boys and girls together I don't like that I remember when the girls school opened but it was awhile before we got to move into it I loved it back then new desks one each we thought it was the bees knees  ;)  
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: lennon on July 26, 2014, 09:11:41 AM
hi bhelena sorry for delay in replying  I left school in 1959 and went to work in mc erleans bakery im sure you remember the shops? I lived in croaghan gardens.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: DenisRush on August 13, 2014, 07:03:06 PM
My name is Denis Rush I lived in North Link went to St Teresa's primary school 1958 Miss Cunningham was my first teacher >Mr Sands ,Mr Sadler, Oh and you cant forget wee bonso head master after a few years our class was send to St Laurence's Hall at Milltown  as St Teresa,s  was overcrowded something to do with Turf lodge being build. Before being moved I was in huts at the back field went to Mass in the red huts the chapel could not cope to many people
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on August 13, 2014, 07:20:06 PM
My name is Denis Rush I lived in North Link went to St Teresa's primary school 1958 Miss Cunningham was my first teacher >Mr Sands ,Mr Sadler, Oh and you cant forget wee bonso head master after a few years our class was send to St Laurence's Hall at Milltown  as St Teresa,s  was overcrowded something to do with Turf lodge being build. Before being moved I was in huts at the back field went to Mass in the red huts the chapel could not cope to many people
Hello Denis I remember Mr McGonigal the huts I also remember being in the huts myself now I was also in the huts beside the Chapel them we moved into the new school oh the classroom was some else and the gym hall mind you we where  only in it once or twice then it was made into classrooms there was never enough room in the school now the boys and girls are mixed I do not like mixed schools at all I lived in Gartree Place do you know anyone from there ? ???
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Greg McAvera on January 30, 2015, 03:31:45 PM
Denis Rush,
A blast from the past, I'm sure we were in the same classes Denis with Sean Collins, Jim Molloy, Marty Blaney, Ozzy Bailey.
Hope you are well
Greg McAvera
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Paul McCarthy on August 01, 2015, 08:24:04 PM
Dear Greg
Were you related to teacher Mr McAvera? Excellent teacher. Became a lecturer at St Mary's Training College I think
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Greg McAvera on August 02, 2015, 11:34:46 AM
Dear Paul,
Brian is my brother: about 30 years ago he gave it all up and became a writer/playwright. He lives  outside Downpatrick and if you Google his name you'll see what he's been up to.
All the best

Greg
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: eddiebooth on January 02, 2016, 10:27:36 PM
Hi.
I went to St Teresas from 1964 to 1970, my brother John went from 1965 to 1971. For some reason my brother David went to Holy Trinity
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: boxer1949 on January 03, 2016, 11:08:34 AM
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Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on January 03, 2016, 11:55:13 AM
(http://i65.tinypic.com/xefzvo.jpg)
I knew the Meleady twins and one of the Tabbs that is in this photo who is the master in this photo please ..great photo...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Joe 90 on January 04, 2016, 05:39:34 PM
I knew the Meleady twins and one of the Tabbs that is in this photo who is the master in this photo please ..great photo...

Hi Bhelena. I have sent you a PM. I posted this picture a couple of years back from an original copy, and every so often, someone discovers it and re-posts it. I think it may have been taken by one of the staff, possibly Mr (Tom) McGuinness.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: toon army on January 05, 2016, 05:10:18 PM
I knew the Meleady twins and one of the Tabbs that is in this photo who is the master in this photo please ..great photo...
                                                                                                         That looks like Sean Tabb in the back row to the left of the lad with glasses.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on January 05, 2016, 11:00:38 PM
                                                                                                         That looks like Sean Tabb in the back row to the left of the lad with glasses.
Do you mean to the right  of the lad with the glasses the one to the left is one of the twins Gerard I think...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Joe 90 on January 06, 2016, 09:24:25 AM
Do you mean to the right  of the lad with the glasses the one to the left is one of the twins Gerard I think...
That's actually Marty Tabby.   When I have time (hopefully later today) I will try to identify as many faces as I remember - probably only about ten.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on January 06, 2016, 02:05:53 PM
That's actually Marty Tabby.   When I have time (hopefully later today) I will try to identify as many faces as I remember - probably only about ten.
That would be great Joe 90 I only know 3 of them but might remember names of the others ...
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Joe 90 on January 06, 2016, 04:19:09 PM
That's actually Marty Tabby.   When I have time (hopefully later today) I will try to identify as many faces as I remember - probably only about ten.
Sorry for my earlier typo - of course I meant to type Marty Tabb  (not Tabby!). I think I put these names up a couple of years ago, but here they are again (the ones I remember, that is):
Back row (left to right): Mickey Kinsella, Gerard Meleady, fourth from the left is Marty Tabb; The teacher is Joe Ewins
Second row: Paul Meleady, fourth from left is Paul McMahon, 6th is Paul Joseph Hughes
Third row: Third from left is John Bradley, Hugh Devlin is next; Joe Sloan is at the right hand end of the row
Front row: Third from the left is Brian McCann, fifth is Paul Henry Hughes, seventh is George ?, eighth is Tony Mulgrew.
I'm afraid I don't remember any more.                                    c
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: toon army on January 06, 2016, 05:22:35 PM
That's actually Marty Tabby.   When I have time (hopefully later today) I will try to identify as many faces as I remember - probably only about ten.
                                                                            Of course you'r right Joe 90,I just noticed this pic was taken in 71,I left in 66, Sean would be 5 or 6 years older.
 
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on January 06, 2016, 06:25:30 PM
                                                                            Of course you'r right Joe 90,I just noticed this pic was taken in 71,I left in 66, Sean would be 5 or 6 years older.
Hello toon=army did you know anymore from Gartree Place ?
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: toon army on January 06, 2016, 08:51:42 PM
Hello toon=army did you know anymore from Gartree Place ?
                                                                                             Hi bhelena,I think the Tabbs lived there,not sure though as I lived in Turf when I went to St Tereasa's.John and Colette,and kids.My dad worked with John at the painting game.Sean was my dads apprentice at Ross St mill.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: bhelena on January 06, 2016, 09:36:49 PM
                                                                                             Hi bhelena,I think the Tabbs lived there,not sure though as I lived in Turf when I went to St Tereasa's.John and Colette,and kids.My dad worked with John at the painting game.Sean was my dads apprentice at Ross St mill.
I never knew Mr&Mrs Tabb's surname as we were allowed to call them by MR&Mrs back then we called all our friends Mum and Dad Mr&Mrs unlike todays kids they call everyone by their first names  ;)
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Joe 90 on June 24, 2017, 04:56:08 PM
Those former pupils of St Theresas, who remember Miss (May) Ewings may like to know that she passed away on 21st May, in a nursing home in Lurgan. I am inserting a link which hopefully will display her obituary, but if it fails try Googling May Ewings.

 Https//www.funeraltimes.com

When you open the web page click on obituaries and search on her surname Ewings

Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: Joe 90 on June 26, 2017, 02:41:17 PM
Those former pupils of St Theresas, who remember Miss (May) Ewings may like to know that she passed away on 21st May, in a nursing home in Lurgan. I am inserting a link which hopefully will display her obituary, but if it fails try Googling May Ewings.

 Https//www.funeraltimes.com

When you open the web page click on obituaries and search on her surname Ewings

It may work better if you just type www.funeraltimes.com into the web address window and search on that.
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: PeterRodgers on July 12, 2018, 09:12:28 PM
Hi all. I lived in Andersonstown Drive and went to St Teresa's between 1963-1970. My first teacher was Miss Gilleece. Then Jimmy Donnelly. I had Mr McGonigal for a while out in the huts. His catch phrase was 'Yooouuu boyyyyy!!! when he caught you talking. Some of my classmates were; Paddy McAteer, Arizona street, Stephen mcCall, Joseph Unsworth, Turf Lodge, Sean Symington, Cormac McLoughlin, Raymond Hunter, Glen Crescent and Fiachra Stockman.[/size]
Title: Re: St Tereasa's primary school 1958-1968
Post by: harrison on November 25, 2018, 06:17:10 PM
I remember a Joe Rodgers 12 the Drive married miss Carlin
He started a choir we sang in a small ha l facing the bottom Andy Park on the main road.We sang Park in the clear air.The Smiths  McConkey,Jordan,Fitzpatrick,we were rubbish.
Do you not remember the river across the playground,a small bridge.led us across to the hits Jimmy Donnelly taught us and he had a rubbish bin full of canes,he taped the ends when you got canes it was across the fingertips,many years where she's in that back hut.Bo no McCarty gonagle , mr,George Kelly  (D OD)
We moved to last classroom den corridor
We just had english,maths,spelling,essays,sums homework
I attended 1949' to 1959,I was an altar boy.
Can't find photographs of the school.

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