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  1. Tony Gormanon 11 Dec 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Hello my lady poet Jo
    You teach us things we all should know
    And when you put them into rhythm
    I know I’ll read them all the time
    For you should be revered the best
    For your poetry about Cabra West
    As you set the pictures in our mind
    Of those memories we left behind
    For the majority of us are growing old
    And with your poems old times unfold
    Of things forgotten in the past
    You bring them back with the words you cast
    So take the podium for the poetry we see
    As you’re the true poetries of Cabra history

    Hope you and your family have a Wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year.
    Happy Christmas Martin and Mary and all who look in at the site.

    Martin can you give Jo my email address, Many Thanks

  2. Joon 02 Dec 2017 at 5:51 pm

    Thinking of Shay n Babs JR all the Liam’s n Tony’s all the Mary’s Rita Ella Olive Joan patty June n so many everywhere. to everyone in UK Ireland NZ OZ USA n everywhere.

    We do think of everyone and more so on special times and special occasions and all the seasons. Christmas can be xtra tender as we also think of all our loved ones. Far and away and above n beyond.
    Thinking of everyone.
    Love Jo.

  3. Joon 29 Nov 2017 at 4:34 am

    Christmas greetings to one n all. Hope Santy. Makes the rounds. May caregiving n kindest be a huge part of everyone’s Christmas. Cheerio all.
    Kindest regards

    Jo.

  4. Joon 22 Nov 2017 at 12:21 am

    Hello willy and family,
    Hope you all have a nice thanksgiving. Hope your trip went well.
    Bet the little ones will be thrilled to see you when you get back. No doubt Lily and Grace are all growing fast.
    Regards to you and Bev n fam.
    Jo.

  5. Joon 19 Nov 2017 at 9:45 pm

    Yay I remember I have a book to send to you Tony G. If you want to send your address so I can post it to you. Maybe Martin might be able to pass it along to me in an email.
    Thanks Martin in advance if that’s ok with you too. Much appreciated.

    Kindest regards to you both.
    Jo.

    P/S was at an event and someone there reminded me about what I wanted to tell you too.

  6. Joon 17 Nov 2017 at 10:36 pm

    To Gary Patterson,
    Hello from the USA,
    I was just about to say many of the Roads were named after all or many of the Bays around Ireland. There is Carnlough and Dingle and as Martin said Killala the list goes on.
    Greetings from USA. Jo

    also from Carnlough Road.
    I love the Antrim coast and spent some happy times up your way many moons ago.

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    Hello Tony G,
    Jimmy Conway and many a lad played so well. Dalymount and other places you would hear the local lads roar and cheer them all on. What a lovely piece you wrote. Glad to hear you are still doing a bit of writing yourself. My brothers will be delighted to read such a nice poem about Jimmy. It sure does pull at the heartstrings.
    Have to say many of us can relate to Alzheimers for sure. It is close to home for many
    and for our family too. Keep in touch. Hope you and your lovely children are doing well. I know many of us have health concerns and issues. But it is still good to know we can all keep in touch a little bit on here too. I had something I wanted to tell you about that I thought would be of interest to you but I genuinely cannot recall what it is now.
    If it comes back to my mind I will let you know about it next time.
    All the best for now.
    Kindest regards,
    Jo. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Hello M C and Willie hope you were able to connect too. Our patty was hoping to connect with you all too.
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    Alzheimers

    My little sister is missed
    my middle sisters are bliss
    we miss our Margaret and Eileen
    and many others who cannot be seen
    We miss our big sister so near
    and yet she is so far away
    I miss my own mind
    when it goes a stray
    some days are diamonds
    some days are stones
    some days my mind is stone cold
    others say its just getting old
    I have lots inside my brain
    too much of it stored
    I try to get it out
    but it wont go into words
    today I am lucky cause it has been jogged
    I no longer feel like I am in a fog
    but tomorrow it may be blank
    but for what i have today I give thanks.
    thanks to this little site
    and the pals we have on here
    I have made it thus far
    and got through another year.
    ………………………………………………………………………………………

  7. Patricia Halpinon 17 Nov 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Hi to all from Patty Oneill Halpin love the chat and poetry fabulous x

  8. Tony Gormanon 17 Nov 2017 at 11:33 am

    Hi Jo
    I hope you and your family are well.
    I take my hat off to you as you keep this page alive.
    I love reading your stories and I love all your poems.
    Keep going you’re great.
    Xxx Tony

  9. Tony Gormanon 17 Nov 2017 at 11:29 am

    I read the sad story of our Cabra football hero suffering from the late stages of Alzheimer’s and my heart went out to both him and his family. The story was by his wife and you could feel as you read it how much heartbreak she was suffering seeing the one she loves wasting to this dreaded illness. Most of the old crowd would have known Jimmy as he played for Bohemians and Fulham and for our National team.

    Jimmy Conway

    I remember Jimmy in our schoolboy years
    Chasing that dream he would ensue
    With his baby face and jet black hair
    And his eyes of smiling blue
    In our home my mother boasted
    That she brought him into the world
    He was one of her special babies
    That her midwifery unfurled
    His progress meant so much to her
    Out on the field of play
    And progression from Bohemians to Fulham
    Really showed the way
    For Jimmy was a class act
    On the football scene
    And us Cabra folks were ever so proud
    when he wore the shirt of green
    And in the English League
    He changed his shirt to blue
    The colour of his softened eyes
    A change he had to do
    For his sights were fixed on progressing
    Along the corridors of life
    And he did it in his own quiet way
    With the assistance of his darling wife
    And it’s with a saddened heart I write this now
    for a friend that I once knew
    As a mark of my respect for Jimmy
    It seemed the thing to do
    For Jimmy will always be the treasure of Cabra West
    We know as he’s showed us all
    That at football he was one of the best
    And out there on the pitch he was loved by one and all
    And when he heard the supporters he rallied to their call

    My thoughts and prayers are for Jimmys wife and family and may Jimmy find peace of mind to help him in his future days.

  10. Joon 16 Nov 2017 at 3:27 am

    Hope Willie n Bev have a good trip.look forward to hearing how it went. Happy Thanksgiving to all in USA . Happy Christmas to everyone everywhere.
    Thinki g of everyone. Also missing loved ones.
    Cheerio all.
    There goes another year at high speed. Special hello to Mary h t Joan patty June n all the girls in UK n dub.hello Rita Ella Olive and everyone in canada.n everywhere.hello to Shay Jimmy Willie all the Tony’s n our poetry pal.wondeting how you all are.miss hearing from you all.
    Kindest regards to one and all everywhere .
    Hello MC good wishes to you n yours.
    Jo.

  11. Gary Pattersonon 13 Nov 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Hi all,

    I live in Carnlough, a small fishing village in north east Antrim. I was wondering if there is a connection between my home village and Cabra, and in particular the Carnlough Road. Does anyone know the history of the Carnlough Road and why it might be called so?

    Thanks,
    Gary

    Hi Gary, I’ve driven through your village many times. As regards your question, when Dublin Corporation built the estate they decided to name many of the roads after a Bay situated around the Irish coast. My own is Killala Bay and I made sure to visit that as well on my travels…MC

  12. Joon 01 Nov 2017 at 11:20 pm

    Hope everyone survived the halloween.

    I recall the bonfires and some cold and foggy nights
    Coal fires burning and fruit and nuts on Halloween night
    The Barney brack and the ring of gold
    Some good ghost stories that were told

    Going to school and writing in a jotter
    Dashing home sometimes just to Potter
    Or going to the layer for tennis and play
    Wishing there was no end to our day

    The seasons they come and go
    The ink wells long gone too
    No more quills or nibs to dip into blue
    The ceramic well no longer in view

    The garden of choice is bliss
    sky and nature and a child’s kiss
    Reminds me to pen such moments
    Life doesn’t get better than this.
    ………………………………………………….

    Just saying a little hello to all.
    Thankful for life’s little precious moments in a world full of turmoil.

    Regards to all.
    Jo.

  13. Joon 01 Nov 2017 at 1:55 am

    Happy birthday Martin from the witch out west

  14. Joon 20 Oct 2017 at 10:14 pm

    Just saying a little hello. Hope everyone is safe and well.to those who are not well you are all in my thoughts. This time if year it’s amazing to see all the lovely colors.love to all Jo.

  15. Joon 07 Oct 2017 at 1:54 am

    Hello all,
    Just a little hello to all.MC congrats on new book. Willie n Bev have a good trip.
    Thinking of everyone.
    Cheerio till next time.
    Jo

  16. Rita McMahonon 03 Oct 2017 at 11:42 am

    Thanks Martin,
    Can’t see to send you email, if you can to me I will send you my address please & thanks & delete this. Rita
    (Rita, I tried to send you an email but it kept coming back as undelivered. My email address is: martincoffey@yahoo.com…MC)

  17. willie Lynchon 01 Oct 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Hay martin that so funny the comment about: RUN: oh jeez YES do I ever remember. And on the old road, NAME I can’t remember, Right where we got the 39 small bus to town. An any way they had apple trees over the wall right there. Yes the wall was high,. Well we were LITTLE,……anyway the same thing. We were only,…….. Doing the trick, when someone said ;;RUN: I jumped right over the wall, and a Policeman right There Grab me, we lad what’s your name and how d ya spell it. OH for Gods sake. That way big trouble Back then. Do ya remember them Owners putting GLASS ON THE WALLS. How bloody bad where they, Jezzz we were young kids with bloody nothing. For just a few apples, I feed them to the wild DEER in the back yard every day. MOSTLY IN THE WINTER WHEN THE SMOW COMES. God bless ya martin for the page and all on it. see ya soon.
    Hay Martin I just saw the poster for Rockaways NY festival your friend s gave ya, . that’s funny right. always tell the people ta PLEASE PLEASE SAY herllo ta me. jezzz i love ta meet people from Home, thats a song i recorded way back.

  18. willie Lynchon 01 Oct 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Hay martin that so funny the comment about: RUN: oh jeez YES do I ever remember. And on the old road, NAME I can’t remember, Right where we got the 39 small bus to town. An any way they had apple trees over the wall right there. Yes the wall was high,. Well we were LITTLE,……anyway the same thing. We were only,…….. Doing the trick, when someone said ;;RUN: I jumped right over the wall, and a Policeman right There Grab me, we lad what’s your name and how d ya spell it. OH for Gods sake. That way big trouble Back then. Do ya remember them Owners putting GLASS ON THE WALLS. How bloody bad where they, Jezzz we were young kids with bloody nothing. For just a few apples, I feed them to the wild DEER in the back yard every day. MOSTLY IN THE WINTER WHEN THE SMOW COMES. God bless ya martin for the page and all on it. see ya soon.

  19. willie Lynchon 29 Sep 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Hello gang, Nothing much has happened Just RITA, and that’s great. Rita have ya ever Met Kevin Kennarney from 7 Broom bridge road he’s up by you some where. I want to take the trip. The reason I say this is Kev tells me the weather is the same up there and it is here in New Jersey. Kevin married Helen from Ballyformot, I met (Helen) for really the 1st time this summer in Florida. They have a nice place. Helen and Kevin are magic, the years in between didn’t matter, just like talking 50 years ago. Kevin is a real nice singer from the band back in the day; just like myself it’s the same old story. I would love to get up there in Canada SOME DAY. Its just family gets in the way Rita, Again the same old story (like us all). But its lovely ta have the Green Grass, Bev and I are still heading to Ireland Nov 16th for 9 days. I tell ya ALL; I can’t wait ta sit in Patty’s Kitchen (my Sister) and Chat with a cuppa. As I tell the kids, and they well know what I’VE DONE IN LIFE, DID MOST THINGS. But I still love the Kitchen table sit down and chat.

    Hello Jo and ALL. Man it is very slow here on the site. Yes I well know they are falling down around us. And some day that will be you and I. until then. My love to all.

    No GUYS Ireland this time is NOT A Yankee TOUR C I E, Just bev and I. Bev is 68 ta day on 29th.

    OH news My Katie as ya know became a nurse, after having tow kids, anyway Mom get her working in A private school with HER. So mom and Daughter Its part time for BOTH. Its a lovely school cost 60K to stay a year, they come from all over, the parents JUST put the kids on a plan at and send them to the states. Normally the kids have other family living here. Hay the parent’s thinks it’s worth it for the Childs life. I couldn’t do IT. Wouldn’t have the money $ anyway.

    Again love to all, if ya need me or Passing by NY /NJ/ CONN / Delaware, write me on my web site, willielynchband.com

    Again love to all. have ta run Pick up Grand kids , I baby sit 3 days a week now. Lily 5 & Gracie 3. yes where di dthe time go. with the blink of N eye. If ya need any thing go to My web site. its says cantact us, THATS ME. just put hello Willie.

  20. Rita McMahonon 25 Sep 2017 at 12:29 am

    Ah Martin C sure we don’t go Ireland for the Weather but I do prefer it than the Humidity over this side of the pond , at least in the Winter here we can Warm up but trying to cool down is another kettle of fish. Just been reading your latest story about your aunt Kitty I hope I can get my hands on a copy of your latest book next time one of me pals gets to the Homeland.
    Hi Rita, email me your address if you want a copy of my new book…MC)

  21. Rita McMahonon 24 Sep 2017 at 12:24 am

    Happy Fall/Autumn to You all…….Summer has come to Ontario rather Late……40c Heat Wave in effect Today !!! after the wettest Spring/Summer that the Grass was as Green as Ireland but could be worse with all that is happening down south America , good to read all your stories and hope your all keeping well and ye all get to meet each other when you ever ye can. 2yrs ago now since I met up with lots of my Cabra Cousins, was just thinking of it as it was Culture Day in Dublin yesterday and it was on that Date that I got to meet lots of cousin and all their Families in Cabra , my cousins said sure you can’t goto meet friends for that night in the city as your having a Culture Night in Cabra so true and what a great time I had for sure. I have just met up with my old school friend in the USA this week and what a great time we had, we met in Marino Tech and she use to travel in from Baldoyle to school in the 60’s , many moons ago. Happy Memories for sure. Thanks for all your great photo’s/stories Martin I share them with lots of Dublin Friends around the World.
    Slan for now
    Rita O’MALLEY MAHON
    (Hello Rita, lovely to hear from you and a great hello from wet and damp oul Dublin, sure it wouldn’t be the same without the rain…MC x)

  22. Joon 14 Sep 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Just a little hello to say hope all are well. A little bit of tranquility today is just wonderful.
    Regards to everyone.
    Jo.

  23. willie Lynchon 30 Aug 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Martin did ya get that story about ( bang bang ) off the Buses,…………..his grave stone etc. a friend of mind from ashtown etc (halfway house) was keeping me in touch. What a great weekend the whole family had up state NY in Lake Placid On Mirror Lake, No Boats…. No motors….. All manual sports, So so clean. No one jumping up tea make a cup of tea, Sit and chat and call the waiter etc a great 4 days. 5 to 6 hours drive No traffic, a lovely drive, the kids lily and Grace where angles,

    Yes patty I’ll be down the street from you in Raheny/ or Lusk / Malihide behind Duffy’s, I plan to be in Dublin 90% of the time. I have to hit brother Jack (87) and his wife in the HOME at the Park GATES, that’s all I know for know. Nov 16th Newark NJ to 25th Dublin Airport. The whole Family Cousins / My Kids /are taking over our house for Thanksgiving Ha. While we are gone, It’s not the first time they did this. Bev and I are the only ones not invited. Got ta love those kids, they tell ya all this up front. Love to all the gang. Stay well. The Kids PAID the Tickets,

    Willie L

  24. PattyOneill Halpin.on 29 Aug 2017 at 11:51 pm

    Hi Willie I would love to meet you when you come to Dublin.I will keep the dates in mind.When you get in touch with Martin to get together I will try to make it too.Bye for now.Patty.

  25. Joon 26 Aug 2017 at 4:58 am

    Hello again Willie,
    Glad Bev is on the mend.spoil her lots.safe travels. Chat again soon.
    Jo.

  26. willie Lynchon 25 Aug 2017 at 12:21 pm

    martin a great little story about you and My Pal Kevin Ken, is was so good we met up after 50 years, well 40 /50 who cares after all this time. Its my plan ta get up to canada some day soo0n, well its has ta B soon, its later then we think.

    Matin did i miss some thing are we having a Reunion. or are people coming on the cruise out of Miami Fl Jan 20th 2018. anyway let me go here. On the raod again. willie No hair Lynch. hair ta day and Gone ta morrow.

  27. willie Lynchon 25 Aug 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Well another good pal Died, he was with me in the Deep Set, for 8 years about. After I went to USA he played with Johnny McEvoy for 25 years. I heard he fall down the Stairs in Bray co Dublin, went to bed, and that was it, never woke up.

    Yes Jo we play in the Parlour, Remember the Girls Out side listening, what great times.
    The family is off to Lake Placid NY, for a family wedding, It’s a 6 hours trip by car. Or cars should I say. A Friday ta Monday. Should be Good. This is the only family wedding I don’t have to play at, should be Nice just sitting there like the regular folk.

    Well guys I’m just saying hello at 6:33am U S A time. All is good with the Lynch’s Tg. Beverly my wife had a bad two months with her LUNGS. TG bev is on the Mend. As we say god is Good.

    Yes I’m still playing way not; the House of the Rising sun was the FIRST SOLO SANG I EVER SANG. 7 minutes long. I should have known I was in IT for the LONG HAUL 50 years later.

    We have our Tickets for Nov 16 ta 25th. Bev and I just family trip this time, MOSTLY DUBLIN 90$, one day enniskillen family and Lough Rea Galway friends.
    again thinking of yiz at ^am in the morning. willie L

  28. Joon 23 Aug 2017 at 6:22 pm

    some appeared on our Road too MC. Over to Tony G to explain all that please.

    I ll be eating a cornet after me cabbage and Corned beef today too. I wish it was a 99, The only flake I can find is writing this.
    Jo.

  29. kevin 0 neillon 22 Aug 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Nice Jo Brianna never forgotten

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