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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:24 pm 
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I just read an interesting article on the BBC, which has some local interest -regarding Tony Blair appointing a Newry Man and former St. Colman's student ( Francis Campbell) as Ambassador to the Vatican....I don't recall Mr.Campbell myself at The College ( he would have been 4 years after me) - but some others may know him. many of you may have already been aware of this story ( but as an ex-pat I never heard it before).

I found the references to Yes-Prime Minister to be particularly apprpriate :D


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/8514142.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Campbell


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 9:12 pm 
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Francis was in my class at the College. Top man. He is from Barnmeen but his Granny lived a couple of doors down from Boylans Shop and Hughes Bookies before she died


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:00 am 
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Was his Granny's name Campbell ;--) I can't say I remember her living in Mary St,but maybe she only moved there in later years ~x(


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:57 am 
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Or was she Lizzie Mc.Conville who lived on the corner of Mary and Thomas streets ?.........................


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Only seeing this post now.. Egh!

I think you may be correct Northbrook... Mrs McConville lived on the corner of Thomas and Mary.. My granny knew her and she was from Rathfriland, so that would tie in.... I think she had a brother in law a Canon . Well something like that in the Church... Will ask Aunt Molly Southwell on that one.

One of her daughters Teresa is a resident in St Josephs Warrenpoint.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:33 pm 
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I talked with Aunt Molly Southwell about Mrs McConville. I had it wrong! Her brother was Father Campbell in Newry.
so....... Maybe someone would know the relationship.....

Mrs McConville and Granny knew each other as Mrs McConville knew Granny's relations, the Grants and McKiverkins from the Bridge....


Will see if any more info can be obtained..

Eamon ... would your Aunt Eileen know anything.. Did she live around the corner then in Thomas Street?

Deirdre


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:32 pm 
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Correct Deirdre, Monsignor Edward Campbell Adm.Newry was Mrs. McConville`s brother and Theresa (Mrs.Pedlow) now residing in St.Josephs her daughter. I think she was the grand aunt of Francis Campbell (will check it out). Lizzie was a frequent visitor to our house when we lived in the Square, she was my cousins aunt ......................................................................


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:55 pm 
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Have more info on Mon. Campbell... Will write later.. D.


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