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  • Title: Kells Archaeological & Historical Society
    Descriptive info: .. Archaeological Historical Society.. (KAHS).. The object of the Society is to locate, preserve, examine, record, publish and illustrate the antiquities, records and traditions,.. oral and written, connected with the Town and District of Kells.. Co.. Meath, Ireland.. Graveyard Inscriptions.. Oral History.. St.. Colmcille's Well.. Spire of Loyd.. KAHS Members.. Alice Stopford Green.. kellsarchistory@eircom.. net..

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  • Title: Kells Burial Grounds
    Descriptive info: Kells Archaeological Historical Society.. Parish of Kells.. Graveyard/Cemeteries Survey.. HeadStone Recordings.. Kells Archaeological Historical Society is currently conducting surveys of Graveyards/Cemeteries within the Parish of Kells, which comprises of St.. Johns, St.. Columba's, St.. Colmcille`s, Balrath Demesne Girley.. Johns was completed in 2010, St.. Columba's in 2012.. Currently we have started Balrath Demense as of April 2012.. These recorded headstones, will hopefully fill gaps in the exsiting Civil Parish records that are available at local and national level, and help the researcher in their quest for their family tree.. Johns.. Columba's.. BalrathDemesne.. HOME..

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  • Title: Kells Oral History Project
    Descriptive info: Kells Oral History Project.. Alfie Farrelly.. Annie Finnegan.. Billy Thompson.. Colm Mulvany.. Daphne Hazel Armstrong.. Eddie Hayes.. Fred Ireland.. Gus Healy.. Jimmy McManus.. Jimmy Morris.. Jimmy Murphy.. Joe McKenna.. Johnny Maguire 1 2.. In May 2010, our society enlisted the aid of a Community Worker under the Kells Community Scheme to interview some of our senior citizens, who have over their long life time, experienced and remembered memories of their lifetime and stories of bygone eras handed down to them.. Over the following 12 months, our interviewer, Danny Cusack interviewed 27 people who agreed to be included in  ...   visited twice, they had some much to give.. Interviews were digitally recorded and transcribed, with very little editing, what you see and hear is what was recorded and transcribed.. We express our gratitude to those that took part, without whose participation many stories and aspects of life would be lost forever.. While the Community Worker has finished their contract, our project is ongoing.. As each interview is completed it will become available online.. Kitty Carolan.. Mary Brady.. Mary Moran.. May Caffrey.. Michael Campbell.. Mick Ward.. Paddy Sutton.. Peter Moran.. Sean Flanagan.. Stephen Quigley.. Tom Lynch.. Tom Moran.. Willie Sheridan..

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  • Title: St.Colmcill`s Well
    Descriptive info: Colmcill`s Well.. Holy wells exist in every county of Ireland, sadly many have fallen into disrepair, but with renewed interest in the history and customs with these ancient sites many have been restored, and are fullfilling a greater awarness and need, as in times past.. The Well -Spring 2012.. Colmcille`s Well is located at the end of a row of houses, at the edge of town, off the Oldcastle Rd.. Entry is through a wrought iron gate onto a laneway which meanders until one reaches the Well.. The Feast day of Colmcille is celebrated in Kells, on the Eve of the 9th June, a Tradition, time out of mind, with the Kells Silver Band being part of this celebration since 1843.. Entrance.. Summer 2011.. Laneway.. Over the years the Well had slowly deteriorated,  ...   its earliest known layout.. This was completed in time for St.. Colmcille`s Day in June 2011.. Well 2007.. Well 2008.. 2003.. 1910c.. Pilgrims 2011.. Pattern Day 8th June.. Blessing Thanksgiving.. Kells Silver Band.. Some of the earlier customs of ancient wells were associated with pagan deities, with the coming of Christianity, many early Christian sites were constructed near pagan wells.. (Monastery of Kells), and the early Celtic church used them for baptism until the Roman church replaced them with the font inside the building.. Colmcille`s well, has retained some of these earlier associated rituals, as in the laying of Iris flags on doorsteps in May, and votive offerings for favours, i.. e.. as in healing the sick, and guidance of ones self being.. Fountain of Youth.. Crowd on a Sunny Day.. 2012.. Shrine 2012..

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  • Title: Hill of Loyd
    Descriptive info: Hill of Loyd.. The hill, in ancient times known as.. Mullach Aiti, later to become Mulloyde.. and to the present day Loyd, was a Hillfort overlooking the River Blackwater, guarding the approaches from the.. Kingdom.. of.. Bréifne.. (Cavan) to the ancient.. Midhe.. (Meath).. The hill is witness to some of our earliest settlements, which includes a number of Ringforts, Tumulus, cist graves, souterrains, enclosures, with a number of finds from the Neolithic period.. (4000BC).. Throughout time its been a gathering place for numerous reasons including,.. Queen Mauve on her epic journey known as the Tain, encamped here while the nearby.. forest.. Crossakeel.. was cut down.. Edward The Bruce also encamped here following his victory at the Battle of Kells in 1314.. Before and after the Great Famine, hundreds of destitute people lived on the hill, much to the annoyance of the authorities.. Tower.. Loyd.. The 100-ft.. tower.. is on the summit of a hill, which is 428ft above sea level, in the townland known as the Commons of Loyd,.. north west.. of the town of.. Kells.. , Co.. Meath.. The Tower was built in 1791 by the Headfort family in commemoration of their father, Lord Bective, and to provide work at a time of a local famine.. Henry Baker, who  ...   the east side of the tower facing Headfort House is the Headfort Coat of Arms with the family crest -consequitur quodquinque petit.. - `He follows what he seeks.. An inscription on the tower reads: `This pillar was designed by Henry Baker Esq.. architect.. It was executed by Mr.. Joseph Beck, stone cutter, Mr.. Owen McCabe, Head Mason, Mr.. Bartle Reilly, overseer.. Anno 1791.. *.. Public Opening of Tower.. The Tower is open to the public by members of Kells Archaeological Historical Society on Public Holidays and during National Heritage Week and local festivals.. We are always looking for Volunteers to help out in guiding and assisting tourists and visitors, if you can do it for 2 hours per month and you are up for the challenge give us a call.. Next Opening.. Bank Holiday Monday.. 29th October 2012.. 12-4pm.. Gallery.. In the Pink-August 2012.. Local Talent- August 2012.. Surfing-August 2012.. My Daddy is strong-August 2012.. Reflections-August 2012.. The Sun in their eyes- August 2012.. Happy-July 2012.. Snap- July 2012.. Far Near-July 2012.. Dazling Shirt-July 2012.. Girls-Girls-Girls-July 2012.. Smiles all round-July 2012.. Visitors from not too far -June 2012.. Some from the UK-June 2012.. And some more local-June 2012.. Locals enjoying the views-2011.. Pointing the way-2011.. Visitors from Down Under.. Page Top..

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  • Title: Kells Archaeological & Historical Society Members
    Descriptive info: Committee.. Chairperson:.. Willie Carr.. V.. Ronnie McGrane.. Secretary:.. Ann Moore.. Treasurer:.. Aidan Wall.. Pro: Lucy Newton O' Reilly,.. Kells 1800..

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  • Title: Alice Stopford Green
    Descriptive info: Irish Historian and Nationalist (1847-1929).. ALICE STOPFORD GREEN LECTURE.. On 28 May 2012, the society hosted a lecture by Dr Angus Mitchell of Limerick on Alice Stopford Green (1848-1929), a native of Kells, who became an eminent nationalist historian and writer.. By total coincidence the date was the 83rd anniversary of Alice's death.. Speaking to a full house and aided by a power point presentation, Dr Mitchell, who is writing Stopford Green's biography, gave a comprehensive and stimulating account of the various dimensions of Alice's interesting life, including her commitment to the cause of colonial reform in Africa and her friendship with such notables as Roger Casement and Erskine Childers.. Following the lecture a lively question and answer session ensued during which several members of the audience proffered useful insights and ideas in the course of an interesting and stimulating discussion.. In introducing Dr Mitchell chair Danny Cusack drew attention to the fact that Alice's father, Edward Stopford (1810-74), then Archdeacon of Kells, had been manager of the then Carrick School (now the Kells People's Resource Centre - venue of the lecture) when it had applied to join the National Board of Education in 1847.. Prior to the lecture Dr Mitchell, partner Cailfhionn Ní Bheacháin and two members of the society were given a tour of Blackwater House, Alice's birthplace on the outskirts of Kells, by current owners Norman and Ann  ...   1888.. In the 1890s she became interested in Irish history and the nationalist movement.. She was vocal in her opposition to English colonial policy in.. South Africa.. during the Boer War and supported Sir Roger Casement's Congo Reform movement.. Her 1908 book The Making of Ireland and its Undoing argued for the sophistication and richness of the native Irish civilisation.. Stopford Green was active in efforts to make the prospect of Home Rule more palatable to Ulster Unionists.. She was closely involved in the.. Howth.. gun-running.. She moved to.. Dublin.. in 1918 where her house at 90 St Stephen's Green became an intellectual centre.. She supported the pro-Treaty side in the Irish Civil War and was among the first nominees to the newly formed.. Seanad.. Éireann.. in 1922, where she served as an independent member until her death in Dublin on 28th May, 1929 aged 81.. Henry the Second (1903) first published 1888.. Town Life in the Fifteenth Century Vol.. I (1894).. II (1894).. The making of Ireland and its undoing, 1200-1600 (1909) first pub 1908.. Irish nationality (c1911).. The old Irish world (1912).. Loyalty and disloyalty: what it means in Ireland (1918?).. A History of the Irish State to 1014 published in 1925 was her last major work.. R.. B.. McDowell, Alice Stopford-Green: A Passionate Historian (1967).. Léon.. Ó.. Bróin.. , Protestant Nationalists in Revolutionary Ireland, The Stopford Connection (1985)..

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  • Title: St.Johns Cemetery Kells, Co Meath
    Descriptive info: Johns Cemetery.. Headfort Place, Kells, Co.. Cemetery Map.. Google Earth Image.. Early Christian Cross Stone.. G15.. Medieval Grave stone K14.. The cemetery is within the ruins of the Priory of the Hospitallers of St.. John, an order founded in Italy in 1113 to protect pilgrims on the way to Jerusalem.. The order did not greatly prosper in Ireland because of its non native outlook.. This priory was founded by Walter Dr Lacy, the son of Hugh De Lacy, in 1199, who was granted the.. in 1172 by Henry II, the Norman King of.. England.. Little is known about the priory until 1539 when it is forced to surrender all its property to the commissioners of Henry VIII, at the time of the Reformation.. Its most likely that soon after,.. it fell into ruin, that it became a burial ground for Roman Catholics, the earliest recorded headstone so far uncovered is 1720, but the general practice in the centuries prior, was a stone marker sometimes with a carving of an Celtic Christian.. Cross,.. a number which have been uncovered.. 19th Century Grave Stone K9.. Medieval Effigy.. A2.. Access to this property is closed from 4pm each evening and all day Saturday Sunday.. Please contact Kells Town Council for further information.. 046 9240076.. Please Note that the Names recorded below are taken from Existing Headstones only within the Cemetery.. We are eternally grateful for the gallant and diligent work by Emilire Gustafson in recording the inscriptions Mapping the site during the harsh winter of 2009/10, and presenting her findings for display here.. The following number of individuals are based on gravestones with specific information.. Years.. Died.. Ages.. 1720-1748.. 3.. 0-19.. 16.. 1752-1797.. 40.. 20-39.. 41.. 1801-1849.. 30.. 40-59.. 35.. 1856-1898.. 49.. 60-79.. 61.. 1900-1949.. 69.. 80-95.. 18.. 1950-1998.. 59.. 2000-2006.. 4.. Females.. 128.. Males.. 175.. Name.. Map.. Abwell.. Owen.. H9.. Andrews.. Maria.. 1909.. D7.. William.. Aughey family.. L5.. Beatty.. Ellen.. 1865.. F12.. Bell.. baby daughter.. 1941.. B4.. Matthew.. 1910.. Teresa.. Bourke.. Charles..  ...   E3a.. 1970.. C2.. Kathleen.. 1988.. Theresa.. Gregan.. Oliver.. K10.. 1805.. Grimes.. Jane.. 1972.. Rose.. 1983.. 1973.. Hammond.. Br.. Healy family.. 1948.. B1.. Hoey.. Theady.. J7.. 1772.. Hughes Godey.. Cathrine.. 1748.. C5.. Kearney family.. G1.. Keating.. Anne.. 1783.. G13.. Keating Murray.. 1760.. Keenan.. 1918.. Kelly.. Rosanna.. 1898.. L8.. Kennedy.. 1830.. D3.. Keyes.. 1954.. A1.. King.. H4a.. 2006.. 1966.. H4b.. Lane.. Mary Ann.. 1927.. Lavery.. 1922.. Eugene.. 1896.. Hugh.. 1883.. 1903.. Sarah.. Long Nee McGrath.. Lil.. F5b.. Lynch.. Bridgid.. H10.. Daniel.. Jack.. Lena.. 1934.. Magrath.. 1788.. H7.. 1765.. Magrath Ginty.. Honora.. 1781.. Maguire.. B7.. 1863.. 1859.. Molly.. Pat.. 1959.. B5.. Manning.. 1809.. I2.. Marsh.. James Lewis.. 1933.. G14.. 1926.. 1975.. 1901.. Mc Cabe.. I3.. Franc.. 1786.. Francis.. 1803.. Mary Bridget.. Maureen.. 2004.. 1839.. E1.. 1984.. Mc Cabe Gahagon.. Elenor.. 1802.. Mc Cabe Gregan.. 1787.. Mc Dermott.. L9.. Bryan.. 1835.. G2.. 1892.. 1930.. Judith.. 1885.. 1862.. Mc Govern.. Daniel Raymond.. 1955.. F3.. F4.. George.. Margret.. Mary Jane.. Mc Grath.. Annie.. F5a.. Dick.. 1938.. Mc Guinness.. G10.. Monaghan.. 1720.. K12.. K2.. 1856.. K11.. 1950.. J5.. 1969.. 1967.. 1985.. 1785.. K13.. Terence.. 1963.. wife of John.. Willie.. 1869.. Monaghan Dalton.. Mooney.. 1887.. H8.. 1888.. Morton.. 1981.. Mulvany.. 1814.. F14.. Newman.. 1889.. Newman family.. Nolan.. G9.. O Brian.. E4.. O Brian Peppart.. O Hare.. 1801.. D5.. 1796.. Phillips family.. L4.. Plunkett.. E5.. Power.. Constable John.. C1.. Reilly.. Cissie.. 1991.. H2.. Edward.. I4.. 1960.. L3.. 1747.. F8.. Hugh Junior.. 1766.. J4.. 1759.. I1.. 1784.. 1769.. 1893.. Patrick I.. D2.. 1752.. Ryan family.. Sherdian.. Farrell.. H3.. Sherdian Nee Fox.. 1953.. Smith.. Allice.. K8.. 1806.. F2.. 1873.. 1840.. 1866.. Mary Anne.. F7.. F10.. 1810.. F1.. Smyth.. Agnes.. F6.. 1907.. K9.. J2.. 1949.. Nicholas.. D6.. 1891.. Sweeny.. 1986.. Taaffe.. Ann.. 1895.. E7.. Stephen.. 1914.. Tevlin.. G6.. I6.. 1875.. G5.. 1777.. G3.. 1775.. G4.. Tevlin Bradley.. 1838.. Tevlin Casey.. G3,4.. Tevlin Kieran.. 1913.. Tinnelly.. Tormay.. H1.. Traynor family.. E3b.. Tully.. 1900.. Walmsley.. Nancy.. Walsh.. B6.. Ward.. B2.. White.. F13.. Wolfe.. 1795.. Wolfe Dalton.. 1753.. Wright.. Mother.. M.. Ursula.. Sister.. Evangelist.. 1952.. TOP..

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  • Title: St.Columba's
    Descriptive info: Columba's Headstone Recordings 2012.. Kells, Co.. BACK.. Graveyard Map Image.. Addie.. David Richard.. 1996.. Allen.. Gertrude.. 1995.. M16.. Mathew.. Phebe.. 1709.. Victor.. Allman nee Armstrong.. Anna K.. D25.. Anderson.. Anthony.. 1799.. M2.. Armstrong.. Dorothy M.. 1978.. Armstrong nee Williams.. Eileen Rita.. 2009.. D20.. 1917.. Armstrong Beere.. Francis John.. 1929.. D18.. 2010.. Isabel.. D19.. James Francis.. John H.. 1989.. M10.. Letitia Angelina.. Lucie Maude.. Mabel.. 1990.. Meta Grace.. Armstrong nee O'Neill.. Nan.. 1979.. Rebecca Gladys.. William Odlum.. Augha.. parents to Richard Augha.. 1767.. I10.. Balfe nee Donnally.. Alice.. 1770.. Balfe nee Cruice.. 1757.. Balfe.. Columb.. 1738.. Bamford nee Bomford.. Evelyn.. Bamford.. Wilfred Clifford.. 1980.. Barker.. A3.. Barker nee Cortin.. John s wife.. 17.. Barrington nee Bligh.. Gwendolen Mary.. E32.. Barriscale.. Charlotte Ellen.. Richard Hoskin.. Bayne Olden.. Eithne.. Bland.. Moa (Ada Ellen).. C7.. Reginald E.. Bomford.. Captain Charles.. E16.. Dorothy Maud.. Elinor Jane.. 1924.. F22.. George Lyndon.. F21.. Helen Maude Mary.. John Francis.. 1911.. John Lyndon.. F23.. John Trevor.. 1921.. F24.. Lyndon Henry.. Robert Laurence.. Boyd.. Elizabeth Alexandra.. John Alex Rogers.. Boydell.. K14.. William Leland.. 1822.. Brady nee Farrell.. J24.. Philip.. Terrance.. 1706.. Brown.. M9.. Hannah.. 2007.. M14.. Robert.. 1816.. Browne Cross.. Browne.. 1778.. F27.. family of Henry Bryan.. Buckley.. Frank.. D13.. Violet.. William Thomas.. Burgess.. 1858.. B16.. Burke.. C.. 17.. Lucy.. 1993.. E25.. Mary Doris.. D24.. Caldwell nee Brady.. 1841.. Cameron.. Clifford Charles.. 1994.. M4.. Cantwell.. Leonard.. 1982.. Cantwell nee Dolan.. 2008.. Carroll.. Frederick Stanley.. E22.. George Alexander.. Hester Mary.. E23.. Mary J.. Carter.. Mrs William.. Charles nee Pentland.. Cheeke nee Lowry.. Mary Josephine.. 1904.. Cheevers.. M5.. 1971.. Christie.. E30.. 1894.. David.. Fanny.. Georgina.. Isabella.. 1881.. Clare.. Jane Elizabeth.. 1846.. D11.. Joshua.. Thomas Taylour.. 1864.. Clarke.. Anna.. C6.. B19.. Laurence.. Clegg.. Suzanne Monica.. Clinton.. I13.. six of Thomas children.. Cluney.. Renetta Elizabeth.. E12.. Collins.. Mary T.. Colston.. Emma.. D9.. 1878.. B14.. 1847.. 1857.. Cope Garnett.. 1853.. K23.. 1851.. J17.. 1843.. G22.. 1850.. Courtney.. Coullum.. L20.. Cranston Knight.. Edward James.. 1908.. Cranston.. M15.. Crawford.. John M.. E21.. Peter Joseph.. A7.. Cruse.. Cullan.. 1793.. L23.. Cunningham.. A9.. Mary Margaret.. 1882.. Mary Susan.. 1919.. Curtis nee Sheridan.. Betty.. Curtis.. 1997.. Cusack.. K18.. Cuzack.. 1714.. K17.. Dagon.. 1716.. G18.. Daunt.. Charlotte Elizabeth.. D10.. Maria Florence.. Agnes I.. 1965.. Dick nee Lumsden.. Christina.. Disnan.. Pattrick.. 1739.. I21.. Doherty.. A4.. Doughty.. 1905.. B9.. Sophia.. Douglas.. Marjory Ruth.. D14.. Norman.. Norman Richard.. D15.. Dowling nee Hannon.. 1827.. Dowling.. B10.. brother to Joseph Dowling.. B11.. Duffy nee Cruise.. Angelica.. 1815.. A11.. Duffy.. Duke.. 2002.. Doreen.. Dyas.. Alice Ellen.. Dora.. E24.. Frances Mary.. Henry Mortimer.. Herbert Arthur.. Hilda Mary Carmel.. J.. E.. Jacob.. John Joseph.. Dyas nee Molloy.. E24,G12.. Maria Dorothea.. Mortimer Cecil.. 1855.. Dr William.. 1868.. Elliott.. Norman William.. F17.. English.. 1923.. Evans.. Arthur Charles.. 1977.. E14.. Fab.. Farr.. Elizabeth Mary.. 1958.. L11.. Robert Cochrane.. Farrelly.. Anna D.. I7.. Anna P.. Farrelly nee Morris.. M3.. 1825.. I9.. Farrelly nee Allen.. 1807.. Ffolliott.. John Abraham.. E3.. Finnigan.. Fisher.. J16.. Henrietta.. L16.. 1821.. 1780.. Samuel.. Fitzpatrick.. B20.. Fitzpatrick nee Flood.. F16.. D16.. Flood nee Reilly.. Flood nee Fagen.. 1726.. Garret.. 1774.. Patt.. Timothy.. 1734.. Forsyth.. Eva Madeline.. Nina (Helena Maria).. Friell.. Anne Charlotte.. J18.. Garnet.. 1741.. K19.. 1755.. Garnet nee Rothwell.. 1749.. Garnett nee Ellard.. F30.. Garnett.. 1746.. F29.. Garnett nee Boyse.. K20.. 1836.. F28.. Marianne.. K22.. Martha.. 1829.. K21.. Garrey.. Gordon Matthew.. Monica Emily.. 1999.. G31.. Gasteen nee Dyas.. Ada.. Gaughran.. 1812.. Gegan.. Silvester.. G28.. Geraghty.. F25.. Gilsenan.. L12.. Gilsenan nee O'Connor.. B13.. Glew.. Michael M.. J22.. Graham.. K16.. Graues.. I11.. Greenwood.. J21..  ...   Gaughran nee Gormley.. 1800.. A10.. Mc Gaughran.. 3.. four of Patrick's children.. Mc Gurk.. B17.. Mc Millan.. George Joseph.. E13.. Margaret Jane.. 1939.. Mc Namara nee Mc Enroe.. J9.. Mc Namara.. Mc Quade.. John Henry.. D8.. Mary Rita.. Metcalfe.. Mills.. Mitchell.. Molines.. Molloy.. L17.. L19.. 1833.. L18.. Molloy nee Booth Bell.. Letitia.. 1837.. L18,19.. Molloy nee Bell.. Moore nee McCanna.. Morris.. 1925.. John Oliver.. Johnboy.. Mullen.. J13.. Mulloy nee Nickelson.. 1719.. Murphy.. I18.. Musgrave.. Myers.. 1897.. G32.. Naulty nee Gugerty.. J20.. Nelson.. Mary Teresa.. William Nelson s parents.. William Nelson s siblings.. Nugant.. family of August Nugant.. 1740.. Nugent.. F19.. Nugent nee Kelly.. Nulty.. J19.. O'Brien.. Felix Kevin.. John J.. Lizzie A.. O'Brien nee Smyth.. O'Connor.. O'Dempsey.. M1.. 1817.. O'Dempsey nee Curtis.. L22.. O'Dougherty nee Thompson.. 1794.. A5.. O'Dougherty.. O'Ferrall.. Olden.. Aidan R.. C.. O'Reilly.. Owens.. 1831.. Paine Garnett.. Parsons.. Parsons-Lappin.. Alfred.. Dr.. Mary Elizabeth.. Peace nee Sparkes.. Dorothy.. H12.. Pearson.. Lancelot.. 1782.. Pearson nee Satur.. Richard Augustus.. William Augustus.. Pentland.. Alexander.. 1758.. G26.. Perkins nee Radcliff.. Phepoe.. K15.. Plunket.. 1717.. Porter.. Eileen (Doris).. E10.. Robert William (Bob).. Price.. Anna Maria.. Pugh nee Hawkins.. 1742.. L15.. Pugh.. three children to Joseph Pugh.. Pugh nee Goodman.. Pugh nee Sharman.. 1744.. 1736.. Quin.. Quin nee Cusack.. Radcliff nee Garnett.. Radcliff.. George Edward.. Sally.. Rantland.. Elizabeth Sophia.. Reily nee ow.. J10.. Edmond.. G17.. Reily.. Renouf.. Bridget (Bridie).. H11.. Reynolds.. F31.. Lizzie.. Ringwood.. H.. Victor M.. D22.. Mary Mayne.. Roberts nee Armstrong.. D17.. Roberts Trevithick.. William Edward.. Roberts.. William John.. Robinson.. L10.. Roe.. Connor.. 9.. Rogers.. Rogers nee Singleton.. Elizabeth Ann.. James.. 1756.. five of James's children.. 1733.. four of John's children.. Rothwell.. Charles three infant daughters.. Helena.. Louisa Catherine Hannah.. Rowley.. Ryan.. A6.. Joseph (Joe).. Peter W.. Scott Trowsdale.. Bessie.. Shaw.. E31.. Marian.. Sheldon.. Tony.. M25.. Sides.. F35.. Nathaniel.. Singleton.. Robert, John and posterity.. J11.. Smith nee Mc Donnell.. Nora Muriel.. Smith nee Kelly.. 1792.. Smyth nee O Neil.. Serah.. Snow.. Annie Elizabeth.. Somerville.. H13.. William s daughter.. William s son.. Sparkes.. Annie Kate.. Frederick.. Sparrow.. Thomas Francis.. E9.. Squires.. M19.. Stewart.. David James.. Strong.. Catherine Elizabeth.. M22.. Charles Henry.. Pearl (Margaret).. B12.. Summers.. M6.. Svaine.. Sweetman.. E11.. Junita.. Swift nee Flood.. G16.. Swift.. J12.. J15.. nine children to Mitcheal Swift.. 1750.. Talbot.. Catrin.. 1577.. L14.. Tallan.. Dorathy.. Taylor nee Fleming.. Anna (Susanna).. Taylor.. Nicholas Thomas.. Sarah Jane.. William R.. Tease.. Gladys.. Gladys (June) Gibson.. Gladys Gibson s twin sister.. Herbert Hamilton.. D21.. Thompson.. M20.. Tobin.. B15.. Tormy.. G29.. L24.. 1751.. G30.. Trevithick nee Kent.. Annie Mary.. Tuite Dalton.. Gustavus George.. E28.. W(al)don nee Cuisack.. Mar.. F20.. Wales.. Walker.. Dorothy Muriel.. A12.. Wallis.. Agnes Mary.. Fred.. Watters.. Alfred Joseph.. 1946.. I17.. Dennis Michael.. William J.. parents to William and Antony.. Robert James.. Whitehand.. Williams.. G25.. Wills.. Alice Maud.. E19.. Elias William.. Wilson.. E27.. George William.. Louie (Jennie Louisa).. Marie (Mathilda Maria).. Winter nee Bomford.. Wiseman.. Gerald.. E26.. Hermann Carl George.. E15.. Wood.. David John.. 1798.. L13.. Bob.. I19.. daughter to John.. 177.. I15.. relative to Mary and Robert.. Items of interest in the cemetery.. Baptism font.. C9.. Base of high cross.. C10.. Part of Medieval grave slab.. C11.. C12.. High cross.. J25.. J26.. Sundial.. K24.. Poem for soldier in 1798 rebellion.. Parts of 1577 grave slab.. L25.. The following number of individuals are based on headstones with specific.. information and for age of death also Census 1901/1911:.. 1.. 1700-1799.. 141.. 1800-1899.. 237.. 1900-1999.. 280.. 2000-.. 33.. 79.. 88.. 103.. 204.. 80-99.. 119.. 100.. 2.. 342.. 414..

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  • Title: Balrath Demense
    Descriptive info: Balrath Demense.. Meath Ireland.. Graveyard Survey 2012.. Graveyard Map.. Back.. Age.. Baker.. Katherine.. 70.. Beahan nee Martin.. 23.. 46.. Burn.. 21.. 31.. 38.. 1844.. 72.. Carroll nee Reilly.. 1776.. 67.. Casserly.. 62.. 66.. Clark.. 55.. 25.. Bartholomew.. 29.. 78.. 48.. John William.. Kate Mary.. Parents and siblings of John.. 26.. Crichton Jencie.. Janet.. 24.. 73.. Crichton Ramsay.. Donagan.. 27.. Donegan.. 28.. Dooley.. 7.. Downs.. 1761.. 63.. 45.. Duff.. 52.. Eaton.. 80.. 34.. Matthew + baby daughter.. 60.. Finegan.. 19.. 58.. 50.. 22.. 68.. Father to John.. 76.. 57.. 37.. Fitzsimons nee Tormay.. Marks.. Mother to Thomas.. 65.. 20.. Flood nee Monagen.. Forres.. Jemima.. 15.. Gartland.. Four children to James.. 8.. 6.. Gartland nee Cugar.. Gathlant.. 56.. Gilsinan.. 32.. Glennon..  ...   9 mon.. 14.. McGarry.. Partick.. McGarry nee Springan.. McGuinness.. McGuire.. 64.. Mcowley.. 39.. 54.. 43.. 84.. Murray.. 51.. 75.. 36.. Pratt.. Quinn.. 10.. Roe nee Connor.. 85.. Lawrence.. 1737.. John James.. Tyrel.. Tyrel nee Moor.. Woolridge.. 74.. Nicholson.. Amabel Margaretta.. Christopher Armytage.. 81.. Christopher Hampden.. Christopher Thistle Thwayte.. Gilbert.. Gilbert de Poulton.. Buried at Coburg.. Gilbert Moreton.. John Armytage.. 53.. John Hampden.. Buried at Welford Berkshire.. Joyce Frances.. Nathaniel Alexander.. Buried at Tempsford Bedfordshire.. William Newcome.. Buried at Palermo Sicily.. Nicholson nee Alexander.. Elizabeth Rebecca.. 1861.. Grace Frances.. Nicholson nee Macdonald.. Frances Augusta Moreton.. Nicholson nee Newcome.. Nicholson nee Rothwell.. Florence Isabella.. 94.. Sanderson nee Nicholson.. 87.. Buried at Agher Co Meath.. Sclater nee Nicholson.. 71.. Stuart nee Nicholson..

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  • Title: Annie Finnegan
    Descriptive info: Audio.. Home.. ANNIE FINNEGAN.. (born 1928).. Annie was born and reared in.. Maudlin Street.. She trained as a nurse and worked in.. and the.. USA.. for a number of years before returning to Kells.. She now lives in.. where she grew up.. Interview with ANNIE FINNEGAN (1).. Maudlin St, Kells, Co.. DC:.. Hello this is Danny Cusack on Thursday 21 September 2010 here at Maudlin St Kells talking to Annie Finnegan.. We might just go back to the beginning and say a little about your background.. AF:.. Well, I grew up in.. Maudlin St.. here.. Four doors up was the original home which my grandfather McCabe built.. There were four brothers and myself.. And one died then after my father died in 1929.. I was the only girl and during World War II I emigrated to.. , to nursing.. And then later on I am emigrated to.. America.. And I was there for about 7-10 years.. My mother got invalided so I came home.. I ve been home ever since.. Then my legs were at me with varicose veins so I decided to do a course in chiropody.. Then I bought this little bungalow myself and started up chiropody in it.. Then my sight started to go so I retired.. All my family are dead now they are all gone, just myself.. I have a nephew, he s a priest; in.. at he moment.. He s writing a book.. I m expecting him home any day.. So that s my family on the Finnegan side.. There was just three of a family on my mother s side.. There was my uncle Kit, my Aunt Alicia and my mother.. My grandfather was Mick McCabe and he became a blacksmith and he set up in a business at the top of Maudlin, in that big house with the six windows in it.. And then he became a farmer.. He had a great bit of land around the town.. He was a marvellous worker.. He came from a Protestant background.. His mother s people were Huguenots and they came from.. France.. They were driven out during the troubled times.. The Catholics drove them out and they came over here.. They arrived at Mandistown, Ardee.. They had quite a big estate there.. I m not sure how any were in the family but there was my grandmother and other members of the family who I m not too clear on.. She built e house herself.. There must have been some kind of scattering in the family because she came up to Meath.. I don t how she got into Meath but she came up and the Tevlins had her as a housekeeper and she met a man called Johnny McCabe.. And he was just the ordinary labouring type craytur he was working in Tevlins so she married him anyway.. There s a marriage certificate here.. Fairly young in life he died from TB so she was left with, I think, four girls and one boy.. Now she had absolutely nothing so she decided to build her own little house.. That time they were all thatched houses, there was no such thing as slates.. And she went to the Cholera[?] River do you where Brophy s estate in Kilbeg.. - well, just.. at the side of Brophy s entrance you go right up and at the end of it you come into the area it was Glebe land that my grandmother had.. And she started building a house herself.. She dragged the stones from the.. Cholera.. River.. and on this Glebe land she decided to build this little house.. Another relation of my father Gerry Farrelly he says that the neighbours were good and they helped her.. I think they supplied the straw and from that she thatched the house.. And one by one she got a cow and she got a pig and a couple of hens and with the result she built up a nice little set.. up for herself.. And she reared the kids.. That time there d be a clay floor and a pig would be lazing[?] in the centre of the floor.. The potatoes would be thrown around and they d all sit down and eat in abject poverty.. But she made sure that they d all do fairly well.. She was a marvellous woman.. The only one that didn t get educated was the eldest fellow.. His name was Cathal.. He stayed with her and helped her.. The other chaps, three of them emigrated to.. and they became gardeners and they were in that famous garden.. [.. Kew.. ?] There was a James McCabe.. And there was a man that went to.. And there was a John McCabe.. James McCabe had two or three sons and two daughters and three of them went on for the Church.. And they got very bad health.. Two of them had to leave, so just one (John) he joined the priesthood.. He emigrated to.. Africa.. with, I think, the Holy Ghost Fathers.. My grandfather helped to educate him.. He was lovely man.. He was here for a short break then he went out back to.. My mother kept in touch with him she was a great woman to correspond.. So my mother s side then the other side.. My great aunt Helen, she emigrated out to.. Fort Collins.. Colorado.. and she met a Scotchman there McGregor.. They married and she had two sons and one of them was attached to the football.. He was over in.. years and years ago - I was in.. working at the time - and my mother recognised his voice on the radio.. So she tried to contact him.. He had mentioned when he was being interviewed that he was of Irish descent, that his mother was Irish but he didn t know where she came from.. So immediately my mother contacted the radio station but he was already gone back.. But she used to contact his mother her aunt on and off.. Then she was sick for many years and the thing sort of dropped.. And later on the Compeau [?] side Edward Mc Cabe s family he had two sons and three daughters.. I met all them when I was out in.. California.. One of them was involved in garages in.. and.. and the other man was involved in some business I forget.. My granduncle Pat had two daughters Mary and Josephine.. He also had a brother, he was a rambler, he went off they weren t much in contact with him.. So my grandfather was left there on his own.. Josephine married he was French-Canadian, Compeau [?] was his name, a lovely man.. indeed.. I think he was just of the labouring class.. And the other woman was a confectioner and she had a couple of businesses going for herself.. She married an Englishman.. That s one side of the McCabe s.. My mother s side now: They were very musical, they were gifted.. And I think it came in through a Bridget Breen; they came from.. Dundalk.. But her mother and father came down from Carrickmacross and he was very musical.. He d be at dances all night, every night of the year.. He was a marvellous dancer.. So I think the music came in on that side.. Nanna was very musical, she used to play the concertina.. A lovely singer.. My mother was very musical, gifted.. And my aunt Alicia was extremely gifted.. She only got one year at the piano and she could play it, it was unbelievable.. A beautiful violinist and a beautiful cellist.. A harpist.. And my grandfather supplied all in that house.. A beautiful three-cornerd piano and she used tune it herself.. And a beautiful singer she was.. And she composed music and she was a painter.. But she died on her birthday at 22.. My mother taught music there was dire poverty at he time He [the fathr] died in 1929 leaving no will and the five of us.. And she had to turn around and do something because there was no such thing as home help in those days.. So she started teaching music and her father put her to a year or two of sewing.. Then he put her off to become a nurse.. And she sided [?] in.. in some hospital I cant remember which.. From there she was affiliated with a Crompson [?] in.. Manchester.. She was there I think for about two years and didn t she develop TB in the lungs.. So they said she was marvellous nurse but they couldn t have her because she was bad with the TB.. So she was sent home.. She never took another position after that.. She was at home there, she would help them with the cattle and that.. Then she learnt how to sew and my grandfather bought a machine for her.. And she used to make all the.. suits and everything herself.. And my uncle Kit was a blacksmith and he had his cousin Gerry Farrelly.. Gerry was a first cousin of my grandfathers.. I remember when him, he was there when I was a child, helping out.. He was a blacksmith as well.. He came from Carnaross and died in the 30s.. My uncle Kit married she was from the.. Midlands.. and she was doing book-keeping there in the Farrellys.. And she met my uncle Kit and they got married.. And then she had 6-7 I think of a family.. They were musical.. My mother taught Gertie she was an only girl too.. She used to teach music there for a good while.. Could you just say a bit more about the Finnegan s?.. The Finnegans came from Cruicetown.. They had a school and there was music on that side too and there was a John Finnegan in it and he was a hunchback.. He played the violin and he used give violin classes.. He used go around the house dos and play.. And there was another in it that put on poor scholars for the church.. There was a.. piece on all this in the.. Chronicle.. in the 30s I don t remember what year, perhaps 1936 or 37.. I remember my mother saying that s all your school days [?], your father s.. It seems that during the troubled times there was some upheaval there and they died out of it.. Some of them got married.. And one that married this lassie I can t remember her name they couldn t find the deeds of the house.. And they knew that they were in the crop of.. cart wheel and it was in the house somewhere but they couldn t find it.. There was great upheaval.. about it.. During the troubled times my father being a direct descendant used to go out and beat all the beasts and that off the land, to take control.. But then a curfew came and he was put from doing it so that he never got it back.. It was in foreign hands, we never owned the land or anything.. And there s some connection with a family up in Slane.. One woman there is up in it, I used to hear my mother talking about it.. And she was too a direct descendant of the Finnegan s.. But I think there s a part of that school there yet.. I was out there about 14-15 years ago and there were just remains there.. It was the best kept place around Meath I believe in those times.. Old Charlie Smith s place he d be a first cousin of my father s its just opposite the old school.. I think it s on the main road coming out of Kells heading up for Kilmainhamwood.. I think it s on the left-hand side now as far as I can remember.. DC:.. There s still Finnegans, not so much in Cruicetown as in the next towmland, Altmush.. There must be a connection there you see.. There was probably a breakaway there From Ingram s [?] too there were splits in the family.. When did the first Finnegan come from Cruicetown to Kells?.. That I m not sure of.. But there was a fellow, a bookie, here once.. - he s a descendant of our crowd - he came in from Cruicetown.. He was in.. Cross St.. I think.. But that goes back years.. I m not sure what his name was John or Mick or what.. [Irrelevant chat].. Johnny Maguire s crowd would be one of the oldest race of people in Kells the Rourkes there was an awful lot of them around.. I don t think they ever emigrated in those later years.. They were into killing meat cows and that and they used to sell it out to the poor.. Now there s a Rourke family in.. Maudlin Road.. They had a slaughterhouse on the right hand side.. And the old folk used to come with their shawls on them when I was a child with little buckets and get the meat.. from Paddy Rourkes.. That s how a lot of them survived.. Johnny s mother was a Rourke, Kathleen from Climber Hall.. There were a few brothers small little men and its amazing they were great hoars [?].. His grandfather he was a way into his 90s when he died and the mother she was a Mullan.. And I went into them as a youngster they were only that height the two of them and they were in they their 90s and they with the little white aprons on them.. The two were the one size but a clear intellect they had.. They could go back But there was another woman here the gasworks was next to me here they came from the north of.. They were in there and I a child.. And the manger took over when my grandfather died.. The house was completely finished when he died.. So the house was empty and he was approached by the manager from the North to know would let out the house to the management that was taking over.. So he was a Mr Sinnott.. He lived up there with the wife, they had no family.. And he was in it there for quite a while and the next thing a heavy-set man from.. Belfast.. That time to road and the path were all one.. There was just flags separating the path from the road so that the old folks with their shawls would come marching up walking along the flags off the rough path.. I often heard my mother saying that I as a youngster used to come out Mr Woods was the last manager of the gasworks.. She was a north of.. woman.. They were Protestants.. He had two daughters Dorothy and May.. I remember Dorothy getting married.. This was the early 30s and Nan would be sitting in the doorway on a stool and my mother let me out and I d be walking up and down on the flags and Mr Woods would be walking down and he d call me sussy.. And I used to follow him down step by step.. And he used to keep a beautiful garden of sweet pea.. And he d bring me down the garden.. And I d have the little white apron on and he d fill every bowl [?] in the front with the sweet pea.. I remember him well and I remember the two daughters.. The daughter got married and I remember her bringing me in to take something off the table and I remember I took a bit of  ...   Maudlin.. I think there were old walls there.. sure they might be gone by now.. Do you know exactly where the Maudlin Gate was?.. At the bottom of Maudlin there, I think, just below Dunne s, or further, I think there was an opening over in.. Farrell St.. too.. There was a mound over there in.. Bective St.. There was house there, there storeys, whitewashed.. And it was called The Height.. Johnny Maguire s grandparents lived in it.. She was an awful alcoholic.. She was always on the bottle and the smell off her, I remember as a child.. And the old shawl on her and she smacked out.. People d be afraid of her.. They had a cobble [?] in the town those times when I was young.. The down and outs lived up from that.. Johnny Maguire s father Patrick was reared up there.. And three storeys, two just open door oh black black like old Calcutta with mudwall floors in it.. Then it was higher then the ground to the back and their was bodies got in it.. I believe they used.. that time the pubs would be closed up of a weekend, they wouldn t be open of a Sunday they used to bring the beer in and hold it for the characters that would come in for drink of a Sunday.. You d be a afraid of your life in it.. I used to cross the road.. There was steps up the centre way in it and there was steps up the side and a wall very old, big big heavy stone.. I don t know whether there was doors on the place at all or not.. But you d look in there.. the black hole of Calcutta.. It was called The Height.. It was a horrid place.. And then there in the 40s they demolished it and built the two bungalows that s now there idle in it, nobody in them at all.. Next to Hethertons garage?.. They were three storeys high and probably thatched in olden times.. Do you have any memories of when you went to school?.. Well, I only went to the convent school.. I went to school with the Higgins s over here and my cousins across the road the McCabe s.. And then Rosie McGuinness and Micky.. They were tailors.. Rosie s still over there, she s a Mrs Roche.. And I went with the Morris s at the top.. The father was a barber.. They came in from a town below in Cavan, they were Cavan people.. And Lizzie, Peggy and Christina Morris.. There all gone out of it, a lot of them dead too.. And I went to school with Ethna McGee, her father was a chemist.. He was from down the North of Ireland.. Then the McEntee s above that s still there.. Quite a few of the McGrath s and the Rourke s.. Bridie Rourke, she d be related to Johnny Maguire.. Her father and Johnny s mother were brother and sister.. He was a painting contractor.. And she s still up in that area.. It s a two-storey house built in latter years.. Then there was Crying Mairtín, another brother who lived on the Circular road.. He d speak: [Mimics his screeching speech].. I remember him when I was a young one because I used go round with Peggy Morris who was also related, her mother was a Rourke.. And they had the barber s shop at the top here.. And that s how he got his name, Crying Mairtín.. He d be a grand-uncle of Bridie Rourke that lives above in Climber Hall.. And she had a brother a priest, he died there a few years ago.. And of course the Hannon s on the Circular Road too.. I went to school with them.. And of course some of those families are still around the town and some of them not.. Oh, there s an awful lot of them gone out of it.. Then the Farrelly s down here.. I was just looking at a picture of Nicky Farrelly the Bomber he died over in America.. There were a lot of Rourkes in Maudlin, there was an awful lot of them around.. Then there were lanes too.. We had the Malthouse Well down here.. They used to go down in olden times.. And the men in the council, they were great men; they used to clean up the roads and everything and purify the water.. The Malthouse Well, swear to God and if they didn t do away with it and build a blooming old montrosity of a house on it.. Oh, when I was growing up the water in the terrible hot weather the cans with the beautiful water whoever let that go was something desperate.. I m always giving out about it.. We spent our youth going up and down to the Malthouse Well.. Lovely well, terribly well protected by the council they were marvellous.. And Thady Clarke next door, he had a beehive and the bees, he d have them outside just the hedge between him and the path down to the well.. It s desperate to think of it.. And then you have Blackwater House.. That was just across the field there.. It was Canon Williams that built that.. His relations are still out Carlanstown way.. He was a Protestant minister and put the opening in it as you see it today.. He died and it s a haunted house that s in it.. It s well known.. That Micky Farrelly I was telling you about, his father was reared up on Maudlin Road, he was reared with my mother.. He used to tell me himself.. He d come up with another friend that lived on Maudlin Road.. They were coming up one day from across the fields and there was a big black dog outside the red gate, the second gate.. Well, this big black dog was seen time and time again.. And Micky said to the man that they d better not go up that way with the big black dog there; so they went across Hopkins field and away home.. It s still haunted in it.. Now recently I nursed Mrs Brady here for a a short period and she passed away recently.. Now one of the Rourke s [Joe] his mother-in-law was in here with me she was at school with me, she was brought up in the orphanage her mother died when she was young; so two sisters and herself were put in the orphanage.. A bright little one she was Nan.. And her daughter (Marie) is married to a Rourke [Joe] from Maudlin.. Their father came from out our country [Cruicetown] and he was an electrician I think.. Man that went hard on the drink, and sixteen of a family.. She [Marie] was here with me and she says I must tell you what happened the weekend.. He.. [Joe] was below in the house this only happened a couple of years ago and she was on the ground floor, to the left was the library.. And I think he [Joe] was in there.. and 12 o clock struck and he commenced to bless himself and he was just behind the chair where Mrs Brady used to sit.. And the next thing was as he sat to say the Angelus he got a [chook?] in his coat.. And he went around the [chook?] and he started pulling the coat like this.. And he kept looking round and praying that the [chook?] would stop.. And the hair was standing on his head.. I [ran into Marie Rourke] on the street later and asked her if it was true and she said, yes, I went down to bring [Joe] home for his dinner in the van and when I went down he was outside at the door waiting and as white as a sheet.. And he says: In the name of God, get out of here quick.. He nearly passed out.. That actually happened.. It is a haunted place, no doubt about that.. And I often think of the fellow who s in it now.. He owns the coal yard beyond at the railway.. I don t know his name.. The black dog at Brady s.. red gate.. The gate was painted red in my young days.. The New Line going out to Mullaghea, that wasn t there.. No road there, only fields.. The road went up the back there was a cherry orchard in my young days up at the top of the hill there into the right.. The Monaghans owned it.. That s where we d spend our Sundays with our mothers and fathers long ago to get a big big dollop and leaf-full of cabbage out of it and seats around the garden where you could sit and eat the cherries, they were gorgeous.. Life has changed so much you know.. And above at the Square where Spicer s is now that was the Town hall in olden days.. Big beautiful speakers corner with wrought iron front on it.. It went on fire and was burned to the ground.. And Parnell spoke there.. My Uncle Joe told me.. I remember, Annie, Parnell , says he, and I a youngster and my father brought me down.. on his shoulder and they all stood around in a semi-circle and listened to Parnell speaking.. Across from there was a three-storey building where the showroom is now up at the top of the street.. The building was just a wreck in my young days, we used to play in it.. It was owned by a family named Kiernan s and I think they were a rough element.. There was a thing called The Shambles above at the market yard.. There were stalls and if you went to one and not the other they d read you several generations.. These Kiernans were attached.. Now on the Maudlin side at the lower end of that building colossal building it was there was a slaughterhouse.. And my mother said that at night you d hear the activity going on.. And they used to have a man called Dick Aughey, he was blind from birth.. A big man and soft-spoken, and he carried the beasts on his back round to the different butchers.. She said it was a place you d be scared out of your life to go up to.. On the Carrick St side of the big building there was a shop and a door.. And on the Maudlin side then there was a front door and in the summer time there was two sisters in it then, a Mary and [?].. The Mary one was sitting outside one day and there was a dog someone from Maudlin Street [top and tied?] the dog and it came running Mary s door was open, she was sitting outside getting a bit of sun The Maudlin Street door as open as well and this one shouted: Mary, did you see me dog?.. Well, all I can tell you , says Mary, is he went in the Carrick St door and out the Maudlin St door.. Then on the weekends she used collect stout from the people then.. There must have been some kind of shop of in it.. The other sister would be fighting with the Mary one: How dare you have three dozen stout of porter under the counter! And Mary would reply: Mind the carpets, mind the carpets.. Mother also told me that when the meetings used to go on in the town hall Mary would be there in the square dressed up.. She was scarred.. She used to knife fight above in the market yard, in the Shambles.. Oh, she said, they were violent.. Mary was also scarred from knife fighting.. But she d be all done up with jewellery on her and she d be going around the crowd as the politicians would be speaking.. She d go: Hear, hear, hear! Yes, hear, hear, hear!.. And she d be circling around the crowd listening to all the speakers.. The Kiernan s and the Keenan s a tough element.. You d be afraid of your life.. You said that Parnell spoke up where the hall is but there s a memorial down at what they call the Parnell Park where the little stump of a tree is, down near the convent.. It says he spoke there.. But you re saying that.. Whether he spoke there I don t know but he certainly spoke at the old Town Hall.. My Uncle Joe said that his father brought him down on his shoulder to listen to Parnell.. I remember that.. He lived just a few doors down in Carrick Street at that time.. It was burnt and then Spicers went in.. They should have controlled the building again, they should have re-built.. It was shocking what went to waste in Kells.. Before proper town planning.. Oh, desperate desperate.. And our church, I often look at the church.. The Catholics [?.. ?.. ?].. And Colmcille s House did you see the seat in the wall? They say you get your wish in it.. I don t know whether I sat in it now.. And Daly s Garage was here at one time was it?.. Yes, next door.. That was the stoking are for the gas works long ago.. It used to be the bellows would be going, and the fire would be going.. And old Willie Daly bought in when it went down in the 30s.. He got money from an uncle of his in Australia.. I d say he should have sent the money back.. It belonged to the parishioners in Australia where his uncle lived.. But sure he was an alcoholic and he drank and drank.. They lived below Oakley Park on the road out to Moynalty in a big house with the gable end to the road, a big beautiful house.. And Rowleys of the Dogs, did you ever hear of that place? It was a big orchard.. Protestants owned it and Daly s was across the road from it.. Briany and the lads used to go down with.. [Cherry?].. and they had a big orchard.. Rowleys of the Digs, it s a big estate and there s dogs up on the entrance gates as you go in.. and there s no tongues in the dogs.. And the fellow who designed them forgot to put tongues in them and he committed suicide.. Your brother ran a printery, did he?.. It was owned by Frank Smyth now, an uncle-in-law of [Jimmy Finnegan in England].. - Bazzie [?] was his aunt.. Frank died and Briany took it over, that s right.. And Briany ran it until he died there some years ago.. There was no one to take it on then.. He wasn t married and I had no family Sean became a priest.. He s into writing books.. That s on the Finnegan side now.. Fr Sean is your nephew in England.. Yes, I m expecting him over any day.. this month.. He has three churches to look after.. And he has a college where he teaches students.. And he has a hospital that he looks after.. And he s very musical himself, he s an organist and a lovely pianist too.. He plays all the old stuff, he s very good He used to play at Mass down here He d be 47.. He s in Showel by-the-Sea in west Sussex.. He s big into history.. He s my old neighbour.. Bridgie Smith is his mother.. Interview 2 to follow:..

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