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  1. Tony Gormanon 28 Dec 2018 at 10:13 am

    Cabra’s Cyber Years By/Tony Gorman
    Imagine those days way back in the past
    If you were to go back for a while
    Our parents gladly chatting away
    Telling stories that made us all smile
    And outside our friends playing all of their games
    As the skipping ropes twirled in the air
    And us boys looking on with hopes of a kiss
    But alas it might end in despair
    What beauties they were like a true fragrant rose
    One kiss and you’d do summersaults
    But as boys at the time it was just puppy love
    And giving our hearts was one of our faults
    Our friends were of an unmistakeable lot
    For we bonded so well in a way
    And throughout our years we’d never forget
    That our friendships was destined to stay
    And the girls through the years they blossom in age
    And they married new loves that they found
    Some lads from Cabra where we grew up
    Some sailed overseas to new ground
    As the world was their oyster, they travelled afar
    To Canada, Australia and the States
    The Hanna’s, La Combre’s, Stanley’s and Gilmer’s as well
    But through the years they remained best of mates
    For we never forget those friends of old
    As we disappear back to our past
    The only regrets we have about this
    When we’re there that our time doesn’t last
    But back to today in a computerised world
    The posts from us all show on screen
    And it’s great to see how our lives have transpired
    A technology that in our youth was unforeseen
    So hello to all of my old Cabra friends
    As we converse in our new Cyber way
    And I’m wishing you all happiness in great store
    When the chimes they ring out New Years Day

    To all my friends on Facebook Happy New Year

  2. Joon 27 Dec 2018 at 4:22 am

    Happy and healthy new year to one and all.
    Thinking of everyone.

    Kindest regards to one and all.
    Jo.

  3. Joon 16 Dec 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Hello all,
    Nice one Tony. Hello to everyone.
    Hope all are keeping well.
    Hope you all have a peaceful homespun Christmas.
    Without a doubt Christmases past come to mind.
    The messenger boys doing the rounds.
    I’m sure some had tough times others tender times
    But we were all glad to have what we needed.
    Grateful for any gift no matter how small.
    Few sweets n few pennies in our stocking.
    Our own washed socks or maybe a new pair .
    Ribbons blessed to have new ribbons in our hair.
    Likewise grateful for grub n a pudding n custard.
    Greetings to you all.
    Have a lovely Christmas and good health .
    Peace to all.
    Kindest regards to everyone everywhere.
    Thinking of loved ones near and far and all
    Who have gone ahead of us.
    To me they are angels who have earned their wings.
    All are cherished.

    Extra hello to all my family and all on here.
    Love Jo.

  4. Tony Gormanon 07 Dec 2018 at 7:09 am

    My Christmas Poem
    ———————
    Be at one with life By/Tony Gorman

    Christmas time and bells start to chime
    Ringing out the festive joys
    And town lights are lit and Santa will sit
    In a grotto giving children some toys

    It’s that time of the year that brings us such cheer
    As we drink and eat our Christmas Day feast
    There are those in the cold like a forgotten soul
    Sheltering in doorways till the festivities cease

    And others with no one who are alone in their head
    Searching for answers of things done or said
    Wondering how a lifetime could bring them to this
    A heart filled with loneliness and a time to reminisce

    And those who’s bereaved lets offer a prayer
    For them and their loved ones who’s in heavenly care
    And to those in distress worrying how will they cope
    Try hard to help them and give them some hope

    Take a look in a mirror and see what you see
    If I was alone would someone help me
    Then open your heart and invite people in
    The homeless and lonely then let Christmas begin

  5. Joon 06 Dec 2018 at 3:46 am

    Hello all,
    Just saying a little hello.greetings to everyone.
    Hope we all have a peaceful Christmas
    No doubt our health is our wealth.
    Thinking of family extended family and friends everywhere.
    Thinking of you all too.
    Kindest regards
    Jo.

  6. Joon 12 Nov 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Greetings to one and all everywhere. Having lovely weather here at the moment. Taking it easy lately too. Thanks Rita and yes Thanksgiving is a nice time here too. Took time myself to attend some special events to honor all soldiers in all wars . Our senior center honored all at our center.
    We also had a really nice friend celebrate her 100 birthday a little while ago. Such a nice lady.
    Anyway hello to all you girls n boys everywhere.
    I’m off out to get a few messages. Need to top up the pantry and the fridge.
    We never had a fridge in our house growing up.
    God bless the frozen parlour hearthstone .
    Milk stayed cold by the front door. On first step on stairs.
    Jelly was set sat night to go with custard on Sunday.
    Cheerio all.
    Thinking of you all.
    Jo.

  7. Rita McMahonon 02 Nov 2018 at 1:49 am

    Well Thanksgiving in Canada is not as big as USA but fun anyway when we get to spend it family or friends. Just over Halloween and in our neck of the woods is lovely and quiet mostly old farts like ourselves but get to see lots of grandkids photos over the net. My Dublin pal Mary had about 20kids come by in Scarborough Ont and a Dublin cuz told me no one came by there place and another friend in Dublin said it was like Bombs going over her home most of the night.
    Lots of Rain this last week and too cold yet but after that long hot humid summer I don’t mind. Hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving Jo and keep up the good work Martin with all the stories of Cabra.

  8. Joon 31 Oct 2018 at 11:07 pm

    Happy Halloween MC
    U sooty faced little fella
    From an auld witch n a nice wizard out west

  9. Joon 27 Oct 2018 at 3:57 am

    Hello Shay,
    Canada had their Thanksgiving . USA is in Nov . Thanks for update on Cabra. Lots of changes for sure.
    I’m looking forward to going to see family in Spring.
    I might even get to Colchester to see our Maureen too.
    I I deffo could use a holiday.
    Hello to one n all.

    Tony G maybe a hello n a pint in the duchess
    With Shay n Babs June patty n my hubby n I
    Who knows we might all connect n extended family.
    Food for thought

    Cheerio all
    Jo

  10. shay jordanon 25 Oct 2018 at 5:53 pm

    Hi All
    Im back with an update on Cabra West and Dublin.
    Well first thing on FB *I GREW UP IN CABRA WEST* Site .
    Martin has put up a Great Photo of all Old Cabra West sitting on Cardiff Bridge Locks.
    Im sure he will put it on here.
    Well Big Day in Dublin Tomorrow as they Vote for a New President I think its 6 Candidates. Current President T HIGGINS has applied for 2ndTerm ..
    Jo I see that you had Thanksgiving I thought that End of November was Thanksgiving .

    I see the Old Cabra Hills have gone they are Building Private Flats on there.
    Also the Buses have gone through Big Changes can you believe that the No BUSES Will be going Up Carnlough Road that 22a even the 22 has been changed.
    I believe that is Big Protest Meetings going on wonder will that make a difference.
    Well that’s all for now Goodbye for Now .
    God Bless Shay

  11. Joon 24 Oct 2018 at 5:45 pm

    Stew

    Martha Eastwood came to mind
    As I stirred my pot of stew
    Stew houses and soup kitchens
    Came into my view
    Autumn leaves falling along
    The quarry road
    A toddlers school bag seemed
    Like a heavy load.
    Four generations still walk those roads
    Maybe even five
    Humble beginnings sustain us deep inside.
    ……………………………………………………………….

    Off now to have some comfort food
    A decent Dublin stew.
    Greetings to one n all from the other wild west.
    Jo.

  12. Joon 09 Oct 2018 at 3:10 am

    Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving Rita. Snow on the mountains here today. My hubby and some of our brood enjoying seeing family in Dublin. Only few days but still glad 2 of our grandchildren can meet family. Their first time.
    I’ll have to try and go with them next time. I couldn’t make it this time.

    Hello Willie Bev and family.
    Hope Lily n grace are keeping you on your toes

    Hello Martin,
    Thanks for updates too.

    Cheerio all.
    From an auld witch out in the other wild west.
    Happy Halloween everyone.

    Jo.

  13. Joon 07 Oct 2018 at 6:32 am

    Thanks Rita ,
    I did try that but it had lots of mumbo jumbo too.
    Thanks. Some of our family are in Dublin to see family.
    I didn’t make it this time.
    Maybe in spring ill try to get over. Would love to get to see my sister’s in UK too.

    Hello Tony G. Thanks for update. I forgot to tell you Stephen was huge into photography. His all time passion.
    His dad told us he donated his eyes. It touches us all deeply
    That someone else will see through his eyes. I’m lost for words.
    Perhaps you may find some words to share.
    You are very gifted that way.

    Hello to all
    Thinking of everyone

    Kindest regards,
    Jo.

  14. Joon 04 Oct 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Hello Tony G,
    The bride was Amy the groom was Stephen.
    The parents of Stephen are Kim and Roxanne.
    Amy’s parents are in California they are John and Brenda
    Moffat.
    Kim and Roxanne are our neighbors.

    Thanks I’ll email a pic
    I’m sure you will have lots of inspiration.
    My ink well is dry.
    Over to you poetry pal
    Jo Tony and family.

  15. Rita McMahonon 04 Oct 2018 at 1:00 am

    Thanks Martin,
    Sure is interesting that you found her photo that sure is a bonus , one time I was lead to believe a GGGrandfather Daniel O’Malley was sent to Oz with 2 brothers but it was the wrong Daniel but made a friend there who was trying to find her hubby’s O’Malley line we were both very disappointed that there was no connection but it sure was a great Story.

  16. Rita McMahonon 02 Oct 2018 at 1:34 am

    Hi Joe
    Silly old me……….just press Guestbook Entries at the bottom of the page or the one beside it……..Sorry Martin just spotted it and then you can see all the past stuff
    Ms. R xo

  17. Rita McMahonon 02 Oct 2018 at 1:30 am

    Hi from Canada Jo,
    Yes I noticed that sometimes you can only see a few posts 3 at the moment which is a shame as I don’t go on it too much and love to read stuff that I may have missed, thought I must be pressing the wrong buttons, maybe Martin can figure it out.
    Always busy with the Ancestor searching keeps me out of trouble ha ha. Hope Greg has some luck at finding his I work on so many trees from both sides of our clan that I make my self dizzy at times, my eldest done his DNA on Ancestry he is busy with a young family so I set up his tree ,he has has some interesting matches even from the good O’Malley Cabra cousins, but nothing that I don’t know I am still hitting the brick wall on my Grandfather O’Malley side, sure would love to see a photo of him as died way before I was born.
    Happy Halloween to all , I even seen Christmas hitting the stores over here, Anyway weather not too bad up here after a very Hot & Humid Summer, leaves are just starting to change colour, was at a great wedding a few wks back and a crowd from Ireland/Uk over so it made for a great time meeting folks from the Homeland.
    Slan for now
    Rita O’Malley McMahon
    (Hello Rita, my Granny Burke from Broombridge spoke very little about her mother and we never knew what she looked like. In recent times I found her photograph, on her Prison Record. She had served 5 years for her part in a murder/manslaughter here in Dublin. Her sister served 7 years for the same offence. I was however delighted at finding her photo and that of her sister as well. So, you never know…’ MC)

  18. Joon 28 Sep 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hello Rita,
    Lots of fun when doing family tree.
    Branches going in every direction. Think I’ll be exploring
    Scandinavia next.
    Hope all are well up there in Canada.
    I have a lot of trouble with this site lately.
    Not sure what else makes it on here.
    It only shows me one post at a time .
    It use to show a few. Sometimes 2.
    Anyway I’m sure it’s all out there in the cloud.
    Happy Halloween to one and all. Oct just around the corner.
    Greetings from USA.
    Jo.

  19. Rita McMahonon 26 Sep 2018 at 9:08 pm

    Also I just came across Cabragh as a townland in Castleknock in 1901 Census

  20. Rita McMahonon 26 Sep 2018 at 2:19 am

    Hi Martin,
    You know how much I love the subject of Ancestors, just sent email re Arrell in Cabragh Co. Tyrone, lots of sites Greg may get some hints about his family: Ancestry, irishgenealogy.ie, http://www.irelandxo.com
    Best of luck in your searching Greg
    Rita

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