• 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Growing up in Athenry

    Freda McGough Source: Athenry A.D.C.s publication The Athenry Journal No.17, 2003 Athenry in the 1950s offered a life of comparative sophistication writes Freda McGough reminiscing on her happy childhood days. I was almost nine years old when I moved to ...
  • Lifetime Memories of Eamon Madden

    As related to Bernard Connolly Source: Athenry ADC Publication-The Athenry Journal 1995 I grew up in the medieval town of Athenry in the 1920s, when life was much different than it is today, in 1995.  I represent the 5th generation ...
  • JIMMY KENNEDY’S MEMORIES OF DRAMA IN ATHENRY

    Like hundreds (and more) of others in the town and parish of Athenry, my first introduction to drama was the “fit-ups”, the travelling companies who would travel from town to town and would visit Athenry no more than once a ...
  • Ned Waldron’s Memories

      Family My name is Ned Waldron. My mother was Margaret Madden who was born in 1899. My father, John Waldron, was born in 1897. I was born in 1938 and with me in the family were my brothers Michael ...