Monday, January 22, 2018

We have names, most of them

Well, we still have long and sound memories in Kilcullen, and so we have most of the names from the recently published photograph from the Girls School, writes Brian Byrne.

Ronan Murphy showed it to Madge Clarke and she was instantly able to identify the year and the names of most of the girls. They were Second Class in 1932.

They are, back — Maisie Kinsella, Mary Byrne, Bridget Mackey, Madge Clarke, Mary Keogh, Nancy Byrne, Suzie Boylan, AN Other; middle — Sheila Brady, Angela Snell, Vera Callan, Theresa Doyle, Kath Byrne (your editor's aunt), Lillian Berney, Hilda Mc Carthy, AN Other; and front — no names for the boys, but Betty Domican (Byrne) is the end of row child.

She can’t locate a 'Sally O'Halloran', who may be one of the A.N.Others.

Madge, now in her 91st year, also recalled that the photographer was from The Curragh. (ED Note: That may have been Donnelly Swift; or maybe Charleton & Son, who had a studio on The Curragh before Swift.)

Many thanks, Ronan and Madge.