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CHILD HOOD MEMORIES by Kathleen Cairns from Tarrawingee, Victoria Australia
23. July 2012
My mother and her brothers lived at 10 Barrack Hill Laurencetown. My mother's name was Rose McCaffrey and I am number 4 in a family of six. My mother was Catholic and my dad was Protestant. We went to Waringstown Primary School and because of our mixed religious background we were given larry dooly. It was a tough time for us. But as children we all have very fond memories of our aunties and uncles who lived in Laurencetown. They were very good to the Cairns children. Especially Uncle Tony and Aunty Betty and Aunt Mary Anne. I love visiting this site as it takes me back home to a place I often feel very homesick for. Love your web site. xxxoo Kay Cairns
Comment:
Thanks Kay - I am working hard on your family tree for you - there were a lot of McCaffrey's! Be in touch soon. Catherine
Wedding Photos by Dolores O'Neill from Tullydagan Road, Lurgan
15. July 2012
Hi Catherine just want to say thank you for all the lovely photographs you took of Ruairi and Maria's wedding day. You did us all proud and keep up the good work. It was a great celebration.
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I'm glad you liked them Dolores - it was great to see all the O'Dowds again - and all looking so glamorous and handsome.
mr by Seamus from Donegal
14. July 2012
Congratulations on an excellent tool very well used for communicating Christ and a vibrant christian community!
Childhood Memories by Kathleen Cairns from Victoria, Australia
07. July 2012
Laurencetown was the home of my mother Rose McCaffrey. Her faher was Thomas McCaffrey and they lived at 10 Barrack Hill. I love looking at the photos as it brings back such memories. I was a very young child back then but I still remember. This is a most wonderful site. I wonder what happened to Barrack Hill and the old houses there?
Comment:
Thanks Kathleen Barrack Hill is still there, but the appearance has changed somewhat with some lovely private dwellings there now. Were you born in Tullylish yourself?
mr by Len Rice from leyland lancs
14. June 2012
Congratulations to Dan Lennon on carrying Olympic flame. Nobody is more worthy to carry that flame than him. I remember the day he won the all Ireland marathon. To come out of school and be told that someone from your town had won the all Ireland marathon was great news. Banbridge rejoiced. Once again Dan you done us proud.
Comment:
Thanks Len - we were all very proud and pleased for Dan.
guest book by patricia mc connon from United Kingdom
23. April 2012
thanks for all the news so much happening in laurencetown at the mimite
thanks by paddy greene from sydney
10. April 2012
thanks for the memories.
MEMORIES! by Patrick Finnegan from Melbourne, Australia
05. April 2012
Thanks ever so much for the pictures on " Memories." I think my Dad ( Hugh Patrick Finnegan) is in one of them! He's photographed with another man in old soccer gear! Note the knee-high soccer boots! Could you find out the owner of this photo and e-mail it to me. Love all the snaps from Gilford, Catherine, and it sure resurrects old sweet memories!!! Thanks again, Paddy F.
Mr by martin lennon from banbridge
17. March 2012
seapatrick lourdes committee are holding a Quiz night on the 13th of April in the Parish Centre Banbridge starting at 8pm enty fee £5 per person
mrs by maggi corby from Stourbridge
13. March 2012
I got such a surprise when I saw our Gabe's pic on the website, and so lovely to see Patricia McGarry, as I know her. great webiste. Maggi (Margaret Byrne)
Comment:
Thanks Margaret. Gabriel is a faithful supporter of the Tullylish Historical Society.
Joseph's brothers by Lynn Laverty from Hallsmill
05. March 2012
Just as a point of interest - Reuben was the eldest of the children of Israel With Simeon and Levi the next in line Naphtali and Isaachar with Asher and Dan Zebulun and Gad took the total to nine Jacob, Jacob and sons, Benjamin and Judah, which leaves only one Jacob, Jacob and sons, Joseph - Jacob's favourite son 11 I think you'll find - NOT 10!!!! Not that the 1 point would have made much difference!!!
Comment:
I know Lynn - every team had the same answer so thankfully overall the final results would have been the same. Jacob did have 12 sons called afrter the twelve tribes of Israel. It was a great night anyway - thanks to Paul and yourself rescing the situation with the mikes! Any chance of you doing the next one?
Mrs Derby's Mass by Nora Jordan from Laurencetown
29. February 2012
The children from Gilford Primary School sang at Mrs Derby's mass this morning. It was a beautiful mass and the children's voices made it a very special occasion to remember. Congratulations to a wonderful choir and a happy retirement to Mrs Derby.
Comment:
Thanks Nora. The choir were certainly magnificent.
Jim's interview by Lynn Laverty from Hallsmill
28. February 2012
Hi Catherine, I have just read the interview with Jim Byrne - fantastic!! I just love to hear Jim singing and he is such a lovely person but I had no idea he has lead such an interesting life! It is a great idea to celebrate the achievements and talents of our parishioners and who better than Jim to start with! I will look forward to the next interview but again well done with Jim's and well done Jim. Just a quick thought to finish - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote - "God sent his Singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men, And bring them back to heaven again." Do you think he was describing Jim???
Comment:
Thanks Lynn - it was a joy to interview Jim and it could have gone on for another week, but he has promised to update it as he recalls more memories. Love the poetry as well Lynn - very suitable!
Tullylish Web Site by Deirdre Moore from Warrenpoint
09. January 2012
Great web site well done Tullylish
Comment:
Thank you very much Deirdre.
Great Job by Michael Mc dermott from Blackskull
07. January 2012
Great website and excellent job! :)
Comment:
Thanks Michael. Always nice to be affirmed.
Hi by Nan Thomsen from Vestergade 49 Middelfart Denmark
03. January 2012
A very Happy New Year to everyone. May this bright new year bring happiness and joy to all.
Comment:
And the same to yourself Nan. Lovely to hear from you, as always - and I haven't forgotten about the patterns!
very pleased fan by tommy nicholl from legion court banbridge
02. January 2012
i think your site is brilliant I would not turn the computer without checking the Laurencetown site
Comment:
Thanks a lot for your kind compliments. We have some great new ideas for 2012 so keep logging on!
Owner of Teac Mallon by Brigid Brady from Teac Mallon, Meigh, Killeavy
02. January 2012
Happy New Year to You All. Congratulations on your splendid and very informative site. I am delighted with photographs of your visit to Teac Mallon and the tour of Creggan graveyard etc. A lovely memorable day spent in fine company, thank you very much! Looking forward to the next storytelling night in your centre.
Comment:
Thanks Brigid
Colin and Tracys wedding by Carmel Johnston from Banbridge
31. December 2011
Anne the wedding photos are beautiful, and Mark looked stunning x
new year by paddy greene from sydney
31. December 2011
happy new year to all the people in tullylish and surrounding parishes. especially gilford.
Comment:
And the same to you and all you care about Paddy.
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