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Every so often I am going to publish some images from my archives and hopefully they will be of interest to many. I know that they are going to bring some sadness to some as many contain people who have passed to their eternal reward but I hope that it will bring back fond memories to all. My big problem is that I cannot name everyone in the photos and do not know the reason for some of them - so if you can help I would appreciate it.

Farewell to Dr. O’Connor

Something to do with Mental Health















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Picture details:

1. Back Row - Fergus Murray, Benny Hackett, Patsy Whelan, Jim McQuaid, Willie McKenna, George McMeel, Dan Rogan, Eugene Flood, Mick McKenna.
Front - Fr. Marron, Nancy McCluskey, Mrs. And Dr. O’Connor, Packie Sherry and Jim Wright, at the farewell party for the O’Connors.


2.- Mental Health meeting? Front - Mrs McNamee on left and Sr. Brenda McCrudden centre;;

Back - second in Dr. Owens, third in ACNO(Assistant Chief Nursing Officer) Anne Jane McKenna from Clones; is the next person Johnny Hughes?; second last Fr. Enda McCormack, extreme right is Joe Kelly;


3.- Eamonn Holmes with ???


4.- Some Hospital personnel. Occasion? Margaret McAdam, The Owens sisters, Tommy Myles.


5.- St. Louis Musical - Viva Mexico.


6. - Truagh Balad Group - Bernadette Mc Kenna, Teresa Treanor (Crush), Mary Treanor, Kieran Mc
Kenna, Maria Mc Kenna.


7.- Monaghan Dramatic Society musical - Gerry McCann and Kevin McEneaney but the third?

8. - Monaghan Dramatic Society musical but who are they?


9.- Monaghan Boy Scouts in Castle Leslie.


10.- Musical in St. Louis - Viva Mexico. Some locals here.

11. - Golden Jubilee for Fr. Gene McQuaid. Name the Altar boys?


12. - Barney McGonnell and Mick McNally at the National Tidy Town celebrations in Glaslough.


13. - Benny Murphy RIP, Ann McGee, Teresa Murphy, Rosy Kennedy, Mrs Murphy.


14.- Dr and Mrs O’Connor with Joe O’Brien, Clones Road, Monaghan, insurance agent and good friend of Dr. O’Connor. (Thanks to Pat McElvaney for the help)