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Francie Treanor: The late Francie Treanor, who owned the shop where Centra is now. He was a great friend, great shopkeeper and in his time a great footballer. I am just sorry that I never had the opportunity to interview him as it would have made for great reading. He was a lovely person and a bit of a character too and could tell many a story. His involvement with the GAA, for example, would have given us an insight as to how things were done in those days and who played for who. Then being born and raised in Glenmore would have its own story as to his schooling, and living beside the Quarry, and the distance he was from the border, Bragan Cross, Bragan mountain, and community life,which he was very involved in. When he set up in Emyvale he had a tough act to follow as the McCluskey management of the shop was excellent and he very soon proved that he was an excellent manager too and looked after his customers first and foremost. A friend and I, when in our teens, used get his car and go to some place where there was an orchard and we would buy the apples on the trees and gather the apples, take them to the yard at the back of the shop, Francie would give us bags and we would put six to a bag and he would sell them and we would get our money back with profit and he would never charge us for the use of the car or anything else. During his time there he also had excellent assistants. One was Peter Columb and the other John McKenna from Drumcondra and Patsy Forde ws there when he moved in first. It was a friendly shop to deal in and there was always a great selection. While in Emyvale he had to deal with the death of his wife Theresa at the birth of twins. That was a severe blow and very difficult time for him. He also had a young son called Seamus. Elle Mulligan, pictured above, came to look after the children and the house Some years later he remarried a lady called Mary Mulhern from the Ballyshannon area and they had three children - Ciaran, Conor and Ronan. However his home in Emyvale had too many sad memories and so he sold out the moved to Aughnacloy, where he had a successful business at the turn for Ravella for a number of years. I used call now and again to see him when he was in Aughnacloy but, as life is, people move on and the demands of living separates people. I lost touch and was in touch with Seamus but then in more recent times I lost touch with him too. If any of you have a contact for Seamus I would be grateful if your shared it with me. Francie died in 1984 and is laid to rest with Theresa in Corracrin. RIP. Our photos below show Francie with Elle, Mary and the children and a relative and the other is with John McKenna.
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Francie Treanor: The late Francie Treanor, who owned the shop where Centra is now. He was a great friend, great shopkeeper and in his time a great footballer. I am just sorry that I never had the opportunity to interview him as it would have made for great reading. He was a lovely person and a bit of a character too and could tell many a story. His involvement with the GAA, for example, would have given us an insight as to how things were done in those days and who played for who. Then being born and raised in Glenmore would have its own story as to his schooling, and living beside the Quarry, and the distance he was from the border, Bragan Cross, Bragan mountain, and community life,which he was very involved in. When he set up in Emyvale he had a tough act to follow as the McCluskey management of the shop was excellent and he very soon proved that he was an excellent manager too and looked after his customers first and foremost. A friend and I, when in our teens, used get his car and go to some place where there was an orchard and we would buy the apples on the trees and gather the apples, take them to the yard at the back of the shop, Francie would give us bags and we would put six to a bag and he would sell them and we would get our money back with profit and he would never charge us for the use of the car or anything else. During his time there he also had excellent assistants. One was Peter Columb and the other John McKenna from Drumcondra and Patsy Forde ws there when he moved in first. It was a friendly shop to deal in and there was always a great selection. While in Emyvale he had to deal with the death of his wife Theresa at the birth of twins. That was a severe blow and very difficult time for him. He also had a young son called Seamus. Elle Mulligan, pictured above, came to look after the children and the house Some years later he remarried a lady called Mary Mulhern from the Ballyshannon area and they had three children - Ciaran, Conor and Ronan. However his home in Emyvale had too many sad memories and so he sold out the moved to Aughnacloy, where he had a successful business at the turn for Ravella for a number of years. I used call now and again to see him when he was in Aughnacloy but, as life is, people move on and the demands of living separates people. I lost touch and was in touch with Seamus but then in more recent times I lost touch with him too. If any of you have a contact for Seamus I would be grateful if your shared it with me. Francie died in 1984 and is laid to rest with Theresa in Corracrin. RIP. Our photos below show Francie with Elle, Mary and the children and a relative and the other is with John McKenna.