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Monday 20 September 2004 / WebMaster author list
Clones, The market town
on 01 Mar 2006 by WebMaster author list
The coming of the railway in 1858 was an important event for Clones. This was the connection to Dundalk which was followed by lines to Cavan in 1862 and to Belfast in 1863. Fair days were busy days for Clones and the trains brought people and produce from many regions. Trains on the Cavan line would bring in young [read more]
Aghadrumsee PS - 1953
on 06 May 2005 by Elizabeth Johnston author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
As everyone knows, the year 2002 was the Golden Jubilee of the accession of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. It was also fifty years on for this group of Aghadrumsee school children. Click on the image to find this image and more in the Photo Gallery Back row Left to Right Mrs Clarke, Reggie Glass, Sydney Rowntree, Noel Beattie, Ronnie [read more]
Rateen National School
on 06 May 2005 by Frances Hornby author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
My earliest recollections of school days are during the late 1920's and 1930's, when I attended Rateen National School. I understand that the ground was given in the late 1800's to the then authorities by Miss Lucy Mayne of Sedborough, Rateen, on a 50 year lease. Rateen School was an old stone building with a stone wall surrounding [read more]
Watermills in East Fermanagh
on 06 May 2005 by Roy Murray author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
If you were born after 1970 you will have no memories of the old cornmill at Killyfole. It seems very sad that it is no longer there where it had stood for nearly 200 years. A chunk of local history erased and surely we are all the poorer for it. Click on the image to find [read more]
Derawilt Creamery
on 11 Dec 2004 by Unknown author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
Younger people will have little memory of the old creamery at Dernawilt. It stood where the Glass family now lives. The site having been acquired by the late Robert Glass after the creamery had closed. Shortly afterwards the milk from the area was transported to a new creamery at Lisnaskea. No doubt there are many amusing stories about the [read more]
Magheraveely in the 1940`s
on 21 Sep 2004 by Joe Leary, Gowny, Magheraveely. author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
My recollections of life in Magheraveeley in the 1940 as a young man in my twenties are still very clear nearly 50 years later. How could I forget our three working horses, Nellie, Lily and Tom, who worked throughout the year in all sorts of weather. In the winter time we put in an acre or two of winter wheat [read more]
Aghadrumsee School - 1930`s
on 20 Sep 2004 by Unknown author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
The school consisted of a two-storey stone building with a flight of stone steps on the outside up to a door at first floor level on the gable beside the road. Underneath the stone steps was small space called the caphouse. It had bare stone walls with one coatrack on which the children hung coats and caps, and if they [read more]
Aghadrumsee Parish Church
on 20 Sep 2004 by Unknown author list print the content item create pdf file of the content item
The deed to grant the ground for the church and cemetery is dated 1st May, 1817. The petition to consecrate the church is dated 19th August 1824 and the actual ceremony took place the next day. The stone above the door reads "To the Glory of God 1820". The Ecclesiastical Commissioners Report of 1836 states the church was erected in 1819 [read more]
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