Popular Doctor Retires
Photo; Paper Hearts
Dr. John Halkett of Church St. has retired from practice after 30 years. He and Ann will now have time to travel, to visit family and maybe he will get to see some cricket.
Some of our ancestors were "knocked up"
A knocker-up (sometimes known as a knocker-upper) was a profession in Ireland that started during and lasted well into the Industrial Revolution and at least as late as the 1920s before alarm clocks were affordable or reliable.
A knocker-up's job was to rouse sleeping people so they could get to work on time. The knocker-up used a truncheon or short, heavy stick to knock on the clients doors or a long and light stick, often made of bamboo, to reach windows on higher floors. Pea shooters were also used. In return, the knocker-up would be paid a few pence a week. The knocker-up would not leave a client's window until they were sure that the client had been awoken.
This is a photo of a photo that hangs in The Horseshoe Bar and Restaurant. Thanks to Owen and Máire MacMahon for providing us with the provenance and the photos of the original programme.
In response to my bit about local holidays, Liz Chute shared this lovely memory;
I went on my holidays from 57 Church Street to 17 Charles Street to my uncle Francies . ( Landys now )
My great grandfather Roland built the house plus the two other small houses just above it . The boys would have a pillow fight and whoever lost had to share their bed with me !,
School Friends Reunited
At The Lartigue some years ago Vincent Carmody, Tony Barrett, Mike Sheehy R.I.P. and Paddy Keane
Ireland of the Welcomes
Meanwhile in the USA
3 photos from Maura Brennan
Our thoughts are with our US friends who are looking out on this blizzard landscape.