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Inhabitants 2: Some more residents of Emyvale in 1939 and once again I need assistance with the people named as to who or what they were and where they lived. Unfortunately most of the people, who could tell me, have passed to their eternal reward but it would be great if we can fill as many spaces as possible as the memories are fading and the information will be lost forever if we don’t do it now.
A Delaney, Farmer. Arthur with two sisters lived where the Flynn family now reside. One of the family emigrated to PEI in the 1800’s and a descendant married the late Brendan O’Grady, who was the first to establish the close connection between PEI and Monaghan. Arthur had a little dairy business and I remember all the times I was sent with my tin can to get the daily supply of milk. The two sisters were called - Chris and Mary Ann. F. Callaghan, Butcher. The Callaghan family lived in the last house on the left as you leave the village towards Monaghan - it is now owned by Hollands. Their shop was beside the DPC where the Leisure Centre is now. Brigid Callaghan lived round the corner on the road to McCreedy’s/Gola beside a Mr. McKeever and I recall her great voice singing ‘Sweet Sixteen’. P. Quinn, Sergeant: The Quinn family lived beside the Doctor’s, where Patsy Whelan lives now. A son of the Sgt lives in England and calls now and again. He was a great friend of Seamus McCluskey and was very involved in community before they left for England. I have been in touch quite recently as he likes to be kept up to date with Emyvale. Wm. Kelly, Blacksmith: To write about Willie Kelly and the Kelly family would take a book as they were central to all that was happening in Emyvale and beyond. Perhaps I will write a separate piece on this family later and if you want to contribute to it please email me your memories etc. James Treanor, Blacksmith. he is a relation to the McMeels (Peter and Arthur) and had his workshop beside the McMeel house at the top of the town - now demolished in the last lorry crash at the corner. He was originally from Dunmadigan I’m told. Robert Finlay, Farmer: His land was at the top of the village on the right hand side and we used to play there. Alex Shaw, Farmer: Alex and his brother, John (see below), lived in the last house on the left as you head towards Aughnacloy. The house has been levelled but was sited where the pump is now. Patrick Lavery, Bread Server. Lived in the house now owned by Paul Gormley, opposite Paul’s home house and shop. I remember his delivery bicycle with the crate on the front to carry the bread. I’m not sure if he was related to the Lavery family, Monaghan, or Willie in Oriel Park but maybe someone out there knows. Wm. Wilkinson, Farmer Jas. McKenna, Carpenter P. Phillips, shoemaker James, McAree, Carpenter P. O’Neill, Fowl dealer H. Wilkinson, postman J. Hughes, postman and watch maker M. Kilroy, Civic Guard J. Clancy, Civic Guard Guard Forde, Guard Kirby S. McPhillips NT M.J. Kelly Miss Maguire, NT Miss McKenna NT P. Gallagher, Customs John Shaw, Postman Mrs. Russell J. Callan ex NT Mrs. Callan NT Nurse McGreevy Nurse Geddis
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Inhabitants 2: Some more residents of Emyvale in 1939 and once again I need assistance with the people named as to who or what they were and where they lived. Unfortunately most of the people, who could tell me, have passed to their eternal reward but it would be great if we can fill as many spaces as possible as the memories are fading and the information will be lost forever if we don’t do it now.
A Delaney, Farmer. Arthur with two sisters lived where the Flynn family now reside. One of the family emigrated to PEI in the 1800’s and a descendant married the late Brendan O’Grady, who was the first to establish the close connection between PEI and Monaghan. Arthur had a little dairy business and I remember all the times I was sent with my tin can to get the daily supply of milk. The two sisters were called - Chris and Mary Ann. F. Callaghan, Butcher. The Callaghan family lived in the last house on the left as you leave the village towards Monaghan - it is now owned by Hollands. Their shop was beside the DPC where the Leisure Centre is now. Brigid Callaghan lived round the corner on the road to McCreedy’s/Gola beside a Mr. McKeever and I recall her great voice singing ‘Sweet Sixteen’. P. Quinn, Sergeant: The Quinn family lived beside the Doctor’s, where Patsy Whelan lives now. A son of the Sgt lives in England and calls now and again. He was a great friend of Seamus McCluskey and was very involved in community before they left for England. I have been in touch quite recently as he likes to be kept up to date with Emyvale. Wm. Kelly, Blacksmith: To write about Willie Kelly and the Kelly family would take a book as they were central to all that was happening in Emyvale and beyond. Perhaps I will write a separate piece on this family later and if you want to contribute to it please email me your memories etc. James Treanor, Blacksmith. he is a relation to the McMeels (Peter and Arthur) and had his workshop beside the McMeel house at the top of the town - now demolished in the last lorry crash at the corner. He was originally from Dunmadigan I’m told. Robert Finlay, Farmer: His land was at the top of the village on the right hand side and we used to play there. Alex Shaw, Farmer: Alex and his brother, John (see below), lived in the last house on the left as you head towards Aughnacloy. The house has been levelled but was sited where the pump is now. Patrick Lavery, Bread Server. Lived in the house now owned by Paul Gormley, opposite Paul’s home house and shop. I remember his delivery bicycle with the crate on the front to carry the bread. I’m not sure if he was related to the Lavery family, Monaghan, or Willie in Oriel Park but maybe someone out there knows. Wm. Wilkinson, Farmer Jas. McKenna, Carpenter P. Phillips, shoemaker James, McAree, Carpenter P. O’Neill, Fowl dealer H. Wilkinson, postman J. Hughes, postman and watch maker M. Kilroy, Civic Guard J. Clancy, Civic Guard Guard Forde, Guard Kirby S. McPhillips NT M.J. Kelly Miss Maguire, NT Miss McKenna NT P. Gallagher, Customs John Shaw, Postman Mrs. Russell J. Callan ex NT Mrs. Callan NT Nurse McGreevy Nurse Geddis