• Willie Caulfield’s Memories of Corbetts, Athenry (1955-1987)

      Interviewed in August 2017. _____________________  Willie was born in Cregmore on the 10th of December 1929. His mother was Mary Coffey from Roundfield,  Monivea; she died two weeks after Willie’s birth. Willies brother Tommy died about 20 years ago. ...
  • Memories of Athenry by Pa Hall (of the Valley) 1992

      (Recorded on the 27th of January 1992) My first knowledge of life in Athenry came when I went to the Nuns’ school in the Presentation Convent, where I was first taught in ‘babies’ and later in high infants by ...
  • A Kind of Returned Yank

      A Kind of Returned Yank By Gerry Whelan S.J. Nairobi, March 1997 I know the people of Athenry are well used to returned ‘Yanks’. Everyone seems to have a cousin of some description who makes his or her way ...
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  • More Relish Remembers

    More Relish Remembers By Sean Masterson I thank you for accepting my little memory story which I wrote in 1987 never expecting to share it with anyone who would actually have known those places and people. I was only eight ...
  • The Canton Hall 1929-1935

      The Canton Hall, Church Street, Athenry. _____________________ Meetings and Minutes
  • Athenry Fancy Fair and Sports 1932

      Source: The Connacht Tribune  – 3rd September 1932   ____________________________________
  • Frank Coyne’s Memories – Part 4

      Courting Mary, Wedding Bells, A Yellow-Pack Honeymoon and the Home-Coming Mary and Frank Mary (right) on her Wedding Morning with sister, Rosie Courting Mary and drifting together Around this time, the hurling club moved its activities to Walty Walshe’s ...
  • Frank Coyne’s Memories – Part 3

      Social Life in the 1950s/1960s, No ‘Hanky Panky’ and “Respectable Ladies Do Not Sit on Gentlemen’s Knees’’. Subsistence farming and renewed acquaintances Meanwhile, back at the ranch,-to quote the old cowboy cliché- the everyday chores of subsistence farming went ...
  • Frank Coyne’s Memories – Part 2

      ‘Hand-me-down’ Clothes, Mother’s Smuggling Operation, Farm Yard Milk, John Joe White’s Bakery  Lack of Money and repairing boots While we had an abundance of food, money or the lack of it, was always a problem.  Clothes were continually darned and ...
  • Frank Coyne’s Memories – Part 1

    Frank Coyne The Coyne Family Front (l-R): Mary, Margaret, Bernadette and Ann. Back (l-r): Joe, Peter, Carmel, Frank and Tim Insets: Pat and Nora ______________________________________________ Family Ancestors My name is Frank Coyne. I live in the townland of Park in ...