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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:59 pm 
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Patricia Lambe sent me this photo to forward onto Maureen Magill and as it's one of the only pictures I know of that has Magill's shop in it I asked could I post it here.

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Brian this is a great photo, but Don doesn't
think it is of his Shop.
He doesn't remember a sign ever above
the shop.
He thinks looking at the photo and the
where the hill starts on the Street, that
it could be his Grandmothers shop .
She had one about six doors down
and wasn't there whenever they moved
Into their house.


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I would venture to say it is the house.. I am counting the houses and the sizes and look the entry is there between the houses..... I will go out later and check when the rain stops. I think it is the slant of the shot which makes one think it is not far enough up..

I remember Granny Magill living at her shop at No 26. I can't say what age I was but remember. Of course we lived right opposite. Also I remember Ailish Magill going down from her house to help out at No 26 as did Marie Fegan her other grand- daughter. Marie and Don are cousins... Mrs Fegan was Magill and lived at 26 Mary Street.

There was always a very close relationship between the older Magill and older Larmour Family. My great aunt Margaretta or Gretta was Tommy Magill's Godmother ( Don's father) . My Aunt Elizabeth Larmour O'Hare was Marie Fegan's godmother I believe. Godparents had great importance in those days... They were neighbours and friends as were the McGuigans.

My Ggrandmother and her family lived in 15 Mary Street before moving to 25 ... Daddy was born in 25 Mary Street....

We have a long association with Mary Street and its people....


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Hi Deirdre..

I will start from the old Imperial Hotel
on Mary St..
1st house was Magee's.
Next was Hanna's
Then White's
Next Mc Guigan's
Then 'The Lodge" which was Campbell's.
Next Granny Magill's
Next Joe Mc Guigan's
Next Harry Lynch..
Next Trainer's
Next Granny Carville
Next Johnney Magill.
Then Don's Dad&mum's
Paddy Daly.

And last of all Barney Hanna..

I loved that Street and lovely neighbours..

Kathleen Mackrell Reoch..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:01 pm 
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Sorry one more.
Hugh White between.
Carville's and Johnney Magill.

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Deirdre - it is the sign outside
that is puzzling Don.
He said he never remembers that,
and whenever he moved there,
it hadn't been converted into a shop,
until they did it.
I mentioned the alleyway in between
the houses, and he remembers that
too.
He seemed to think that there was
one in between Lynch's and Hanna's.
I thought there was only one.
Their house # was 40.
You have lived a long time in Mary St,
and your wisdom and knowledge is very
much appreciated.


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Deirdre
- whilst Maureen is taxing your
knowledge of Mary Street, would you
mind if I add to your workload.

Have you any memory, or knowledge,
of a Lady who sold wool in Mary St.?

I am talking about the very early 50's.

I am not suggesting you go back that
far, but perhaps you have relatives who
may remember.

Regards, Tony.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 11:20 pm 
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Deirdre I can remember when we lived in 26 Mary street there was a iron grid underneath the front window you could look down to the cellar


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Yes Amanda. That side of the street had cellars.. Some of them anyway.... Our side mostly had the bigger back gardens. Anyway, Mrs Magill I think had a cosy kitchen in that cellar.. Probably some forum members could comment on that. Marie not sure if you are looking in on this one.

Molly McGuigan had a beautiful cellar too. Her house was like a palace. The two bigger houses with the dormer windows had cellars. In my growing up The Barry Family and Mrs Lecky lived there much later. Although I remember Anna OHagan and the McNultys living there too and Mrs Trainor, the priests mother.. I was in both. Cissie and Jimmie were particular friends of my Aunt Molly Southwell and no better neighbours... Nannie Barry lived with them. I was always over playing and you went down curved stone steps to the cellar kitchen and garden.... Beautiful houses. Nannie Barry was a religious person and at certain times of the year she would have an altar on the curve of the stairs going to the top rooms.. Us children would be kneeling and doing a little praying. Happy Days and memories of wonderful people.

Maureen, going back to the entry question. I think there was an entry between Hannas and Lynchs.. I will confirm this with Marie Hanna... Maybe Amanda would know.

Old Mrs Campbell lived in Cosgrove cottage. The brass plate on the gate saying Cosgrove Cottage was always shining. She was a very tall lady and went out most days shopping with her little bag. She was always beautifully groomed hat, gloves etc... from my memory Maura McGuigan and myself always sat on her low window and swopped jewellery.. She never chased us. That was the in thing at that time.

Lucy McCormack was another resident and also very religious. She petitioned and had the name of the street changed from Post Office to Mary Street for the Marion Year. I think I have probably said that somewhere else at one time.

An elderly gentleman called Mr Williamson got his dinner with her every day. I think he lived somewhere else but Lucy made dinner for him.. Probably a financial arrangement to start with and he became a friend. I know he was also friendly with the Barrys as they were good friends of Lucy. Lucy was a marvellous cook on her little black stove. Her cakes were second to none.

I could go on but it is Sunday and I have to get ready for Mass. More later.

Tony I will ask Aunt Molly about the wool shop and hope some other forum members come forward.. It is good to talk ...


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Maureen,

Just been out to investigate Mary Street... That is Don's house. Will ask A M Southwell about it and the sign she should know. Yes there is an entry at what was Lynch's house. Looks as if it belongs to Lynch's and not shared...

All for now....


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Deirdrie-I have a vague memory of my
Mother getting her wool from a Lady
in Mary St.
Could the sign Baba's be read as ba ba
as in sheep.........wool.!!

Just a thought. ~x(


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that sign text was not clear in the original photo and was "cloned" so it is a bit of a red herring :D


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Brian,
I can't believe you are playing games
with your Members.!!

I hate Herring.....red or otherwise.!!! ::-((


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Tony,my memory is as rusty as yours...but I don't
recall a wool shop in Mary St...the only shop that I
remember selling same was owned by Christina
Mc Cabe...it was in Church St close to Cummins
butcher....I'm sure Kathleen could help us out! ~x(


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Enjoying this thread very much and Deirdre i could read your posts all day, :clapping: fantastic


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SheilaB wrote:
Tony,my memory is as rusty as yours...but I don't
recall a wool shop in Mary St...the only shop that I
remember selling same was owned by Christina
Mc Cabe...it was in Church St close to Cummins
butcher....I'm sure Kathleen could help us out! ~x(



Sheila,
Thanks a bunch.!!
I'm looking more and more like a doddering
old man with no grey matter left.!!
I'm sure, when Mum sent me for the wool, it
wasn't to Church St.

But, Hey....it was over 50 years ago. ;--)

Take care.


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the gap wrote:
Enjoying this thread very much and Deirdre i could read your posts all day, :clapping: fantastic



Me Too :-):-) :-):-)


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SheilaB wrote:
Tony,my memory is as rusty as yours...but I don't
recall a wool shop in Mary St...the only shop that I
remember selling same was owned by Christina
Mc Cabe...it was in Church St close to Cummins
butcher....I'm sure Kathleen could help us out! ~x(


Sheila - You are right about Chrissy's shop in
Church St, but before she moved there, she
worked in a shop beside Dr. O'Tierney's
on Queen St, I think it was called Doorleys.
This would have been in the early 50's.
Deirdre will be able to confirm that.
Don't remember a wool shop in Mary St.
I remember the wool was never wrapped or
rolled the way it is now.
It would come in strands, and you would put
your arms out holding these strands, while someone
else started rolling. :--)


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Deirdre wrote:
Maureen,

Just been out to investigate Mary Street... That is Don's house. Will ask A M Southwell about it and the sign she should know. Yes there is an entry at what was Lynch's house. Looks as if it belongs to Lynch's and not shared...

All for now....


Deirdre - Thanks.
I had a feeling myself it was, but
Don kept going on about the sign,
and not remembering it there.


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dabarry wrote:
Deirdrie-I have a vague memory of my
Mother getting her wool from a Lady
in Mary St.
Could the sign Baba's be read as ba ba
as in sheep.........wool.!!

Just a thought. ~x(


Tony - I couldn't read the sign above
the door, so that was a good synopsis
of what you thought it might be.


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Now all my Forum friends..

About my brother-in-laws house..
When I came to Post Office St..
Which is Mary St now..
I was about 3 years old.

As I got older I got to know
who was who in the Street.

Don's house was occupied by.
a O'Hagan family..
A dad and 3 daughters..
And an auntie..

Eileen was married to a Bert Vince who was in the Forces..
They had a little girl called Eithne..
Many times I would be called to Baby Sit..and sleep over..

Then there was Angela..she was Caroline Gibbon's Mum..
And Una..whose's daughter Una's girl died recently..

Now after all that.. A wool shop was never mentioned
ever there .our in our house..

So it was before my time..We came in 1935.

I only wish I could tell you all more..

I'll repeat it again I loved the Street and people..

Kathleen..xx :--)


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fourthroad wrote:
the gap wrote:
Enjoying this thread very much and Deirdre i could read your posts all day, :clapping: fantastic



Me Too :-):-) :-):-)


Amen to that! This has been one of the best threads for recollections in quite a while. Thanks to all and , of course, Don, who instigated the whole thing.


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Wasn't there a wool shop on Dock Street?....with a Lucy McCormack connection?? ~x(


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Well back again after being down with Aunt Molly......

She said from her memories that Magills was not a shop until Tommy and Mary opened one. A Mrs Pheonix lived there for years and years. She had three children, in adulthood they were two boys and a girl.. The girl Edie was a schoolteacher and only came home at weekends. One boy worked in Belfast and the other was a Bread Server with Inglis. Of course he only had to cross the road to pick up his vehicle. Our house was in those days rented by Inglis Bakery for their Bread Agents. Meekes and Mc Neilis both lived here. The back was stabling for the horses and later for the electric bread vans.

The O'Hagans lived in what was Johnny Magill's house. They were reared by their grandmother, she was McAleenan from Burren. The mother must have died young.


Dad and my cousin here for lunch so must go now.. More later.


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To continue while it is still fresh in my mind... Aunt Molly said her memories are of a shop across the street in No28 which was McParlands. Magills at No 26. Further down the street the house which is now a fire wreck... that was a little Bakery shop owned by Kate Leddy. She was a baker and sold pastries. Now Aunt Molly says these are the only shops she remembers and that she is 92 and lived most all of her life in the Street. This is of course going back. As most of us know of Patsy Fitzsimons shop down at the bottom of the street, that was in later times. Mairead worked there and Patsy's sister Theresa had tea rooms upstairs.

She told me lots more so I will keep that for another time as I am sure you are tired listening to me.
Just a thought. There are forum members who lived in Mary Street, Joanne, Amanda, Pat McGivern for a short time. Maybe more I have not mentioned. It would add another dimension to the street memories if they could contribute.. No pressure though... Just me thinking aloud.

I am so enjoying this and to add I am so so thrilled to have such a great correspondence with my cousin Ellen Larmour Smale in South Africa. All made possible because of this forum... Brian you are priceless. Thanks again. D.


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I forgot to mention Anna O'Hagan also....


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Deirdre- excellent. :clapping:

Still leaves me out on a limb
as to where I went for the wool.!!


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Must have been my Aunt's shop. She sold everything and lots of wool and baby, kids clothes.. She sold everything in the drapery line. Beside Jimmy Cumming shop on Church Street... Peter O'Hare the barber was over her shop. I don't remember any wool shop in Mary Street. I remember one time a friend of the Magills I think opened a hairdressers for a short time. O'Hares ( the coal people) had a wee knick knack shop for a very short time in my day. But Tommy Magills was the longest shop there in my growing up..

Someone may correct me and I would appreciate any more comments..... those are my memories.


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Many thanks to Brian for tidying up the photo! You are magic!!!
The opposite side of photo, which I omitted, shows the gable wall of Lucys.


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xpaddy wrote:
SheilaB wrote:
Tony,my memory is as rusty as yours...but I don't
recall a wool shop in Mary St...the only shop that I
remember selling same was owned by Christina
Mc Cabe...it was in Church St close to Cummins
butcher....I'm sure Kathleen could help us out! ~x(


Sheila - You are right about Chrissy's shop in
Church St, but before she moved there, she
worked in a shop beside Dr. O'Tierney's
on Queen St, I think it was called Doorleys.
This would have been in the early 50's.
Deirdre will be able to confirm that.
Don't remember a wool shop in Mary St.
I remember the wool was never wrapped or
rolled the way it is now.
It would come in strands, and you would put
your arms out holding these strands, while someone
else started rolling. :--)


Doorleys was still in Queen Street when I was a child as I have memories of going in there with my mother to buy spools of thread, etc. I loved it because there were lots of little wooden drawers and glass covered cabinets and I remember wishing I could play shop in it! I'm not sure of the dates, but bearing in mind I remember sitting up in the front seat of my grandfather Paddy Campbell's work van and he died the day after my second birthday, it could be as early as 1966/7. I didn't know Chris McCabe worked there, but was often in her shop in Church Street. As a child I always wondered how she got behind the counter as I couldn't see any way in other than hopping over it!


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