Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Shauna and Sinead Coleman from Sydney have retuned home after their holiday
with their father John. John will not be leaving until November 3rd.
The two girls told us that hopefully their uncle Martin Pat in Banagher wil
travel to Sydney with Johnny for a break.

Wishing Shannonbridge girl Aileen Thornhill the best of luck next Saturday
when she marries John McElhinney. John and Aileen will be married in the
'Snow Chapel' in Mc Creddin in Wicklow with reception in Brook Lodge Hotel.
The hotel and church are located in the same grounds. No cars are allowed
near the church. Wedding party will have to walk to the church across a
bridge over a brook and along a tree lined pathway. Hopefully we will have
some pictures here afterwards as Aileen is a sister of our editor.

Yesterday Mr and Mrs Ed Brown stopped by. They had just been based in Spiddal
for a few days discovering Connemara. Remember that Ed has a Coughlan link
and he told us that he had been successful in locating a copy of the Brendan
Ryan book 'Land by the River of God' They keep in touch with Seamus and
Rosaleen Gunning and had just visited them.

Yesterday I met a group of 10 people from Cleveland Ohio who were on the first
day of a weeks cruise with Emerald Starline. Jim Underwood's mother was an
O'Molloy and he was glad to hear about P.C. and Brendan Molloy and their link
with Clonmacnois which they had visited. Underwood originated in England.
A Radabaugh of Dutch oririn was in the party. Also a McKibben of N.Ireland orig,
whose mother was a McLean from Scotland. Other names in the party included
Cochrane, Cooper and Nelson.

Glen Curtin who had a showband back in the 70's and later joined Brendan Bowyer
band has died. May he rest in peace.

At 5.00 pm on Monday evening an ambulance passed through the village and turned down
towards Clonmacnois. Soon afterwards we heard the sad news of the death of Marie
Daly Crevagh who had been found dead in her home. Marie was daughter of Brigie
and the late Stephen and sister of Pakey Daly. May she rest in peace.

Glad to hear that one of our local men that had helped out with Youth 2000 at
Clonmacnois in recent years linked up with the group for a visit to Medjigoure
recently which he enjoyed very much.

A tail from the past. Many years ago near here lived two single brothers who lived
alone with their cat. They feared that if the two of them were away from home
together such as at a fair or Mass, the cat might interfere with the milk or butter.
There solution was to empty the big iron kettle and put the cat in position.
Replace lid. This was before electricity or fridges or what have you

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