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 Lives of great men all remind us,
We can make our lives sublime,
And departing, leave behind us,
Footprints on the sands of time.
Psalm of Life'  by H.W.Longfellow

Down Memory Lane 2

St.Bridget's, Whitechurch.This hurling team from 1940  took part in the first  parish league. The other teams were Campile, Great Island and Aclare. Winners were Campile.
Back: Watty O'Hanlon(Captain), Paddy Kent, Pat Sullivan(hat),Tom Dempsey,Jack Doolan(cap),Jim Finn, (hat) Nick Power,Jim Mullery, Paddy Cassidy(cap),Tom
 Hayes and Jim Kavanagh.
Centre:Jack Molloy, Larry O'Brien, Tom Darcy, Pat Power and John Kavanagh.
Front: Willie Power, Larry Kent,Tom Caulfield and John Molloy.
Thanks to Mick Shalloe,Great Island for photo  

O'Brien's Forge,Whitechurch.

Paddy O'Brien is busy shoeing a horse in his forge at Whitechurch. Paddy,the last blacksmith to work here,took over from his father Bill.The family lived here in Whitechurch before moving to Ballsop.Paddy served his time as a farrier and received a Certificate in Farriery from the Department of Education Technical Instruction Branch in 1931.He was also awarded a Certificate in Craftmanship Competitions by the Dept. in 1935 for Farriery. Billy worked a day a week for the Glascotts of Alderton shoeing horses. Horses for other large estate owners like the Prices of Kilmokea and Dean 
Drakes of Stokestown were also shod. Paddy worked here until 1978 as a farrier and also making and repairing farmyard tools and machinery. The present owner is John Joe Nolan, a nephew of Paddy, who moved here in 1972. John Joe does excellent work for
 the 'Street Children of Bucharest' charity. The house is called The Forge.
Thanks to John Joe Nolan,Whitechurch for photo.

June 25th 2004. Scoil Mhuire 25th Anniversary. Bridget O'Brien,Aclare, holds
 a photograph of Horeswood Girls NS from 1932 when she was a pupil there and
 principal teacher was Annie Mitchell.

Presentation in Ballykelly to mark the leaving of Fr.Brendan KehoeC.C. 1983.
From Left: Seán Walsh,Pete Caulfield,NedWhitty,Fr.Kehoe,William Lyng,Mary Hearn and Jimmy Haughton

Kathleen Doyle chatting with President Kennedy in Dunganstown. June 27th 1963

Threshing at Furlong's,Newtown-in the mid 40's
Maggie Walsh,Sonny Molloy,Stasia O'Connor,Mickey Corish and Nick Bowe. Phil Corish is on the bags.Pitchers are Paddy Bowe,?,and Mick Bowe. Feeders
 are Jack Doolin,Pat Bowe and Eddie Shalloe. The Marshall set was bought by Tom Kent,Loughstown from Johnny Murphy,Arthurstown. It was driven by a McLaren 
steam engine.

Paddy O'Brien,blacksmith in Whitechurch with Bob Wayland,Ballykelly after having his donkey shod.

 Ruins of Killesk old National School situated near Killesk Castle

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