A Final few Photos from Banna
A History class from Pres Listowel were there.
Second Year in Pres. Listowel
This photo from the 1950s has come to light. People who have been recognized are Mary Catherine Sweeney Reidy, Sinead Joy O'Sullivan and Eithne Buckley.
Does anyone recognize anyone else?
The Light of Other Days
In Scribes last week Richard Cotter, grandson of "Tasty" Cotter after whom Cotters' Corner was called, met up with Eileen O'Sullivan and Mary Sobieralski.
Eileen remembered Tasty as a rent collector who used to call to her house every week when she was a child. Richard is a keen family historian and was delighted to meet someone with memories of his grandfather.
Richard has a puzzle for us. His grandmother's family were Buckleys from Ennismore.
He has this photograph of four of the Buckley sisters taken at the wedding of their sister in 1910. Richard doesn't know who is who . His grandaunts were Mrs. Jane Kelly whose husband, Ambrose was a farmer from near Finuge, Mrs. Paddy Griffin who worked in Cotters shop, Mrs Fitzmaurice who had a daughter a nun and who had Kearney relatives in Ballyduff and Mrs. Seán O'Brien who worked in Cotters' shop and whose grave is inside the gate in St. Michael's graveyard.
Mary and Eileen looking at Richard's photos of his ancestors.
Richard's grandparents on their wedding day in 1910. His grandmother was Margaret Buckley, known in the family as Rita.
Athea's Domhnall de Barra, a Great local Chronicler