Archive (54 life histories found)

After primary school I attended The Sacred Heart Intermediate school in Armagh for a year and passed the review examination which meant I could go on to the Grammar of the Sacred Heart the following year. My best friend Leontia Nugent did the same…

I don't think I had ever met a child whose mother was dead until after 1964 when a family of seven children and their father came to live in the farm across the road from us. Tommy Loughran was a hard working man whose young wife had died about a…

I started my first job August 8th 1949. I reported to the GPO Princes Street and worked there for 3 months. I remember the first day because I was staying with an aunt in Merrion Avenue, Blackrock and not being used to traffic, I had to keep an…

This is a picture of Rosemary McCloskey with her old school friends, Joyce Ann McCafferty (nee Henry) and Louise Mitchell in Rosemary's kitchen

A picture of Rosemary McCloskey taken with her school friends, Reenie Cosgrave and Mary Clarken, taken at the back of St Dominic's High School

A picture of Rosemary McCloskey who won a gold Gael Linn medal alongside her friend Liam Andrews who won a silver medal. The medals were presented in International Hotel, Belfast

A photo of Ita McClelland with two friends, Patricia Murray and Bridge Kane, during their nurses' training in the skin's ward of the hospital.

A photo of Margaret and friends holidaying at a camp site.

Margaret, her husband, her mother and two friends in front of a table tennis table.

Margaret and her friends sitting on the beach during a Legion outing in 1954.