Apr 24 2009

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  1. Mary Hogan Tarnowskion 11 Aug 2019 at 7:59 pm

    Hello Martin , Jo ,Tony, Willie, Rita, Shay and everyone else.
    Long time no see, as the saying goes. I have no words to describe my absence. It must be at least five years since my last post. I have been in my new home for over five years now. All is fine and at last I now have time on my hands again. The nine grand children are all growing fast. The oldest one is Ben who is nineteen year old and Charlie is the youngest at Seven years old. with five more in between those ages.
    My thanks to Jo who always remembers me in her posts. I hope you are doing well and all of your family are well including your sisters and brothers.
    I was shocked Martin to hear of your heart problem. You had better take care and get plenty of the maid service which you richly deserve. I have been reading up on all the stories you have added this year. Amazing tales by you and no doubt you still have plenty more in that computer brain box you certainly still have. I will be in touch again soon. Take care everyone. Mary H T.
    XXXX

  2. Joon 04 Aug 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Hello all.
    Think some things just head off out to the cloud.
    Then maybe over the rainbow
    Just a little activity on here now and then
    Maybe I’ll make a jam sambo

    To all who have aches or pains
    There is no doubt our health is our wealth
    Better go eat my sambo
    Then wash all the nice Delph

    I mentioned some old cabra West games
    To my family and friends this week
    The grandkids thought I was bonkers
    Told them we never bored or gave cheek

    They loved some of the games
    They know how to play ball
    Asking about family history
    They wondered how we survived at all.

    We all agreed about progress
    Technology and so many things
    The turn of the centuries seem to go so fast
    Like revolving doors a blast from the past

    Like diamonds and gems rare and fine
    The stuff of castles and kings
    There’s no finer treasure in all this world
    Than my soulmate and chisslers heartstrings.

    …………………………………………………….

  3. Joon 02 Aug 2019 at 8:07 pm

    So long it’s been good to know ya
    Woody Guthrie sang to his hearts content
    Much of his life he busked for a living
    Walking miles or on trains he went

    Oh the times they are a changing
    So sang Bob Joan and others
    From blue grass to green grass
    Number one on the charts could shudder

    Amazing how Alzheimer’s can steal
    The vibrant life and all we feel
    But it didn’t take the music needle
    Or turntable thread thats real

    My sister’s are living proof
    That music is deep in the brain
    You just pull on the heart strings
    To sing together again.

    From the dust bowl and great depression
    You can recall every note or song
    From swing and jazz to rock and roll
    Ballads pop rock or rap any Clapton song

    Beethoven Bach any musicians art
    Alzheimer’s won’t Rob you of this
    We have backbone and brains
    musical heart strings total bliss.

    Alzheimer’s won’t take me out
    When I turn off my Little light
    Music will brighten my day
    Perfect harmony will sound on my way

    Arrivals and departures are as regular as day
    We come and go we rest and play
    Music blasting as we clean our homes
    Summer fun in the garden among the stones

    Devoted sisters come to visit
    They sing and dance and bring gifts
    Alzheimer’s included family close by
    Farewell to all the last song is nigh.

    Dedicated to all my siblings.
    Music is the making of all heartstrings.

  4. Joon 15 Jul 2019 at 1:03 am

    Can’t recall if I said hi to Shay . So hi
    If I missed others sorry.
    Just hope all are doing okay
    Regards
    Jo.

  5. Joon 12 Jul 2019 at 1:50 am

    A friend

    I went to say farewell
    To celebrate a friend’s life
    To hug and support his wife
    He was their joy and light

    A child’s tribute was a song
    A brother played his guitar
    I sat at the back in the chapel
    With friends who traveled from afar

    This beautiful girls voice broke down
    As she reached the chorus in tears
    I lifted my voice to sing
    Remembering so many good years

    She raised her head a little higher
    Our voices blended awhile
    Till she could sing again for her poppa
    Then our eyes met and she smiled

    I gently faded out my voice
    As she wiped away her tears
    Restoring her strength
    With a voice so clear

    I bet her poppa was smiling too
    As she sang his favorite song
    His preacher said remember eternally
    Tho from us he’s not long gone

    As I was leaving the mortuary chapel
    An old man shook my hand
    He said I saw what you did
    That was beautiful and grand

    To rescue a child in distress
    Was what her poppa always did
    He was a police officer
    Always helped others even as a kid.

    ………………………………………………………….

  6. Joon 08 Jul 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Forever changing

    Some live at sea level
    Some are rocked by quakes
    Some have assisted living
    Some live close to wakes
    Some live alone
    Some live on a phone
    Some live by a lake
    Some give and take
    Some give their all
    Some answer the call
    Some build friendships
    Some build walls
    Some build technology
    Some a load of cod Ology
    ……………………………………….

    Greetings to all have a great Summer.

    Jo.

  7. Tony Gormanon 04 Jul 2019 at 10:24 am

    Hi Jo
    Glad to see you’re keeping the site going with your poems
    I’ve been very busy over the last couple of months with all my clubs and trips.
    I will put a bit of time aside to catch up on all that goes on on our Cabra Site.
    I will share my little poem with you before I go.

    The Choice is yours

    We learn a lesson in our life
    that all’s not as it seems
    We take a road to happiness
    just like those in your dreams
    But no matter how we try
    Some paths the don’t work out
    Confused and lost at every turn
    You want to scream and shout
    But it’s not all doom and gloom
    You can make a choice that’s right
    To brighten up your darkest time
    Like the moon that shines at night
    For life can be a roulette wheel
    Each spin is win or lose
    Just think before you place your bet
    It’s yours alone to choose
    As life is such a mixture
    Of joy and fears and tears
    It’s a challenge for you overcome
    As you fumble through the years

    Take care xxx
    Tony G

  8. Joon 20 Jun 2019 at 1:57 am

    Farewell Andromeda I heard that song one time
    Johnny Cash sang walk the line
    Patsy Cline sang faded love
    One line mentioned the mating of the doves
    Woody Guthrie sang his way through the dust bowl
    On trains in box cars
    Much like a rolling Stone

    Glen Miller and Vera Lynn
    Did some swing, and got us over the white Cliffs of Dover
    While others helped to nurse us
    After wars were over

    Music can be a healer
    While reminding us of times past
    I’m glad it’s still part of life
    And Alexa I can blast

    Technology connected people
    Now it’s connecting gadgets
    And every household thing
    When the power goes
    There’ll be no more bing

    So treasure your family
    And all your close friends
    Write them a note
    Go back to a pen

    Life now seems to fit in your pocket
    With your DNA and bills and credit
    Most treasured of all can be a letter
    It’s sheer joy when you get it.

    Regards
    Jo.

    …………………………………………………..

  9. Joon 15 Jun 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Nice to see a little activity on here.
    Greetings to one n all.

    Things that meant the world to us.
    Things that meant more fun and play
    Things today don’t mean the same
    We did so much in our own special way.
    …………………………………………..
    The plot was a veggie patch
    Today it could mean much worse
    The compound was near Dingle road
    And we could play on it or walk around.
    Nowadays its well guarded and guns or dogs
    Do their rounds
    The roundabout was on Carnlough Rd,
    The lads played football
    Nowadays we drive around them
    Depending on who’s call
    The phone box was handy for making a call
    Now the phone fits in your pocket
    And causes havoc to all.
    Back in the day if we checked out
    It usually meant you were dead
    Today we Q in lines till our feet turn to led.

    Cheerio all
    Jo.

  10. Joon 05 Jun 2019 at 7:01 am

    Hello MC
    Hello all,
    Great to read few updates.
    Hope all are holding up. Good wishes to all.
    Recovery and health care to all.

    Some of you are cruising
    Some are snoozing
    Some are on the mend
    Some going round the bend
    Some have tranquility
    Some have activity
    Some have travels galore
    Some sitting by the sea shore
    Some in Devon and Spain
    Some in sunshine and rain
    Some use pencil and pen
    Some do so for the greater good
    Amen.

    Good nite all.
    Jo.

  11. Dermot Mongeyon 04 Jun 2019 at 9:51 am

    Hello Martin

    The new church opened in Dec 1953 (66 years ago and not 63 as I mentioned )
    You were probably baptised in the church of Christ the King which was classed as a parish church, where baptisms only took place.I hope you find this information is correct

    Best wishes

    Dermot
    (Hi Dermot, one of my brothers was baptised in the old tin church on Ballygall Road, Finglas…MC)

  12. Fiona mongeyon 21 May 2019 at 8:37 pm

    hello Martin

    Please could you tell me where I could get a copy of your book called tell me a story it seems to be unavailable I’ve tried everywhere.

    Regards

    Fiona

    (Fiona, I have emailed you the details, hopefully they get through…MC)

  13. Joon 21 May 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Hello all,
    Hope all are dooing okay. Just saying a little hello.
    Thinki g of everyone.
    Kindest regards
    Jo.

  14. Dermot Mongeyon 16 May 2019 at 11:28 am

    Hello Martin,

    Hope you are well. My daughter lives in London and is trying to buy a copy of your
    book called Tell me a story Cabra remembered. It comes up as unavailable. Would you know where she could get a copy.
    Hope you like this photo, its hard to believe the church was opened 63 years ago.

    Best wishes,

    Dermot Mongey

    ps you can view photo at cabrahistory@yahoo.com

    (Hello Dermot, hope you are keeping well. I always thought that I was baptised in the new church but it must have been in the old Tin Church or somewhere else as I was born in 1951…)

  15. Joon 10 May 2019 at 12:13 am

    To one n all,
    Thinking of everyone.
    Jo.

  16. willie lynmchon 09 May 2019 at 3:14 pm

    the same here shay Jo and all. still taking the Pills. nothing major wrong. that i know off. its all in Gods hands.

    nothiong new, OH tried to Go home on the Cheap airlines in April. but they grounded 7#& planes. it got messy, so bev and i Pulled out , now Going ON A L , june 3rd ta 11th Christening on 8th Raheny. apart from that I. free n easy. and nothing fancy just give me the Hitchen / Pub GAA’s. and a good walk in malihide. NO Tour OR GIGS,

    an anyway did not know about Martin. hoping all is well.
    love to eberyone here.
    willie L

  17. Joon 09 Apr 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Get well Martin,
    No doubt you are up to your eyes betimes.
    Hello Rita Ella n all the girls on here. Hello Willie Shay Jimmy R Tony G n all the other Tony’s.
    Hello to all who pop in here. Not forgetting olive n all the Mary’s too n Joan patty June.
    So glad Spring is here even tho we still have snow on the mountains and it lashed rain today.
    Rita sorry to hear about your extended family.
    Glad you are able to connect with everyone. Just hoping all are doing ok.
    Take care all. Easter just around d the corner.
    Cheerio all.
    Nice to see a little update here.
    Thanks Martin n everyone.
    Cheerio
    Jo.
    (Hello Jo, after two heart operations and three stents I’m still upright and mobile. I’ve been hiking up across the Dublin/Wicklow mountains every chance I get and the doctors can’t understand why I showed no symptoms of heart trouble. I blame it on all them greasy stews the Ma’ used to feed us on. Doing better than expected and still going strong…MC)

  18. shay jordanon 09 Apr 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Hi All

    Well a lot of water has gone under the bridge since I was last on here.
    At the moment the Wife and I are feelin Fine.
    But isn’t funny when we get to our age the Doctors are determined to find a problem
    Three weeks ago just went to get my Tablets changed .
    I ended up going through all sorts of tests just waiting for results now.
    Booked up for a Cruise in June but cant get Insurance till we clear all theses checks.
    Well Jo love your Poem yes Spring and Summer are my favourite Seasons.
    God remember our School Holidays in Cabra West we were never in from Sunrise to Sunset,
    Up to the Broomer and Baths then up the Fields as far a Ashtown looking for Birds Nests or in the Silverspoon catching Tadpoles and Frogs.
    We also had our 6d Fishing Net for Pinkeens..
    . We did all that without a penny to our name if you got a few pence we got our Sweets or Lemonade from the Women on Kilkernan Road (There always was women selling stuff from front room.
    The Summers used to last for ages and we had some cracking weather then .My best one was 1947 after that Terrible Winter.
    Maybe you had a better Summer that you remember let us know.
    Well that’s all for now,
    Goodbye and God Bless you All.
    Shay Jordan

  19. Joon 08 Apr 2019 at 9:31 pm

    spring is here
    With April showers
    Some fresh flowers
    Birthdays and dances
    To refresh our chances
    Renew our health
    Earth tones and glances
    Between the ups and downs of life
    I am glad that some things
    Are just right.
    ………………………

    Traveling

    Waterfalls and rainbows
    Lighthouses and coastlines
    History and stories
    Sobering glory
    Driftwood and charcoal
    Private beaches
    Walking along at sunrise
    Sometimes at sunset
    Hawaii I shall never forget.
    ………………………………………….

    Hello all,
    Not sure the posts ever manage to get through. But if they do
    Hello to everyone
    Kinest regards.
    Jo.

  20. Joon 01 Apr 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Hello all. Nice to read updates. Hope all are well. Best wishes to Martin.
    Regards to one and all.
    Jo

  21. Rita McMahonon 25 Mar 2019 at 9:53 pm

    Ah Good to see the site is up and running as could only see my last one from Jan for awhile but guessing cause you were in hospital Martin, hope you are having a speedy recovery and doing well.
    Spring is in the air and it’s getting a little warmer so can’t wait to get out in the garden here in Ontario.
    Had sad news of another O’Malley Cabra cousin passing today, even if we never met these cousins, Joan O’Malley/O’Shea it’s sad to hear and last month other members of the O’Malley Clan: Eddie O’Malley in Australia and last year Eddie O’Malley here in Canada all from my fathers 3 brothers who lived in Cabra Lord Rest them all.
    Have been having some good results with dna ancestry so it keeps me out of trouble on the colds days. Enjoy the 6nations Rugby except when Ireland lost but now hoping Ireland qualify for the Euro’s 2020 and enjoying the soccer matches.
    Have a good Spring where ever ye are and Enjoy.
    Rita O’Malley
    (Hello Rita, as always, great to hear from you. When I told the doctor I had Royal Blood he laughed at me. He’s lucky the Da’ wasn’t standing to him or he’d have gotten a box or two as my Da’ always told us of his Royal Blood because his grandfather was born near the Hill of Tara…MC)

  22. Joon 16 Mar 2019 at 8:23 pm

    Happy st Patrick’s day to one and all. Just back from Hawaii
    We still have snow on mountains. Dry n cold today.
    A hint of Spring in the air too. Warmer week ahead in the forecast.
    Have a great paddy’s day n good wishes to all in Ireland UK Aus, USA and to my family in Dublin London Coventry and everywhere. Few posts gone to cyberspace not sure if this will work. But always worth a try. Hope all are well .

    Jo Tony n family.

  23. willie lynchon 10 Mar 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Jus,, lads and lassies I/m still alive here in new jersey USA, where has time gone. Nothing new just banging away as Normal. yes getting OLDER ?, same old But still out there. just say hello to Jo ?TONy and all the gang. I,’ be thinking of wiz while Not near the computer. , and I,.m not useing the phone. i have enough going on. drop in tomorrow PG.

  24. shay jordanon 06 Mar 2019 at 6:57 pm

    Hi ALL
    Well its been a while since I was on got a bit of news for you all.
    Im reading a great Book About growing up in Dublin.my Thanks to MartinCoffey for sending it to me .
    Its by Eamonn Mac Thomas great Historian on Dublin only thing its mostly about the South Side.
    He does go into the City Centre pointing out all the Landmarks.
    As you read it you realise we can all identify with everything at that time.
    If you go on You Tube there is a few Programs by RTE hosted by Eamonn.
    Also on You Tube is a Modern View on Moore Street (I was very disappointed).
    The Moore Street from my day is all gone Stallholders all gone.
    Looking at it now you would be a Stanger in your own town.
    Immigrants have taken over it even the shops are owned by Asians ,
    Only Buckleys Butchers left but the Film is few years old so that might be gone now,.
    On a different subject there was a Marvellous Incident the other day .
    Bus going across O Connell BRIDGE when the Bus Driver Suffered a Heart Attack.
    One of the passengers was a Nurse on her way to the Mater.
    She got the Driver out of the cab and administered CPR ( done a great job keeping him alive).
    He is now doing well in Hospital the Doctors said its all down the Nurse been so quick.
    Lucky Man
    Well that’s all for Now.
    Goodbye and God Bless
    Shay Jordan

  25. shay jordanon 20 Feb 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Hi All
    Long time no speak I have been on Cabra Site on FB most of the time .
    As you all may know our Friend Martin has just been to Hospital last week.
    Had a procedure to help a Heart Valve TG everything went fine and he is back climbing Trees AGAIN.
    Had some great conversations with Des O Neill reminiscing about Cabra West .
    We have opened up a Post to trace all Cabra Folks all over the WORLD.
    Amazing to see how we all ended up over the years all with our own Families.
    But no matter where we are we still put Cabra and Dublin as our Home.
    That goes for our Children too my Children loved Cabra and Dublin.
    Feel a bit sorry to hear the Family Home in Cabra has been sold off .
    Always great when our Parents were still around it was always Home to Dublin for the Summer.
    When we go back and see how small our Houses were how did they Rear a Family of there.
    Particularly Big Families like 14 in Coffey Household .
    We had some Great Hooleys in our house and on the Road.
    No Big Hotels for Weddings just Big Marquee out the back and all the Neighbours helping out. One doing Cakes the others doing the Food (Chickens Bits all over the place).
    Well that’s all from me Folks.
    Till we get back together Goodbye and God Bless
    SHAY JORDAN (Ex Mulroy and Annamoe}

  26. Rita McMahonon 22 Jan 2019 at 5:47 pm

    Happy New Year to ye all, seen your message Jo okay and Congrats Martin on 12yrs on your wonderful site sure was great when I discovered it all those years ago and finding my O’Malley Clan from Cabra and around the World all thanks to your members for putting me in touch with Cousins I never met, it must be near 10yrs when I started on this Ancesty trail. I have so many Ancestor tree’s going not only my O’Malley/Melia side but hubby’s & Grandkids with Scottish, Chile & Italian blood , I make myself dizzy at times and every week I make new discoveries.
    Well Winter finally arrived in Ontario with a blast the weekend, minus -30c with the Wind chill so deffo staying indoors, Snow sure is lovely to look at you would think it was Christmas again as it was our greenest that I can remember in 30yrs.
    Slan for now and Wishing You all a Healthy 2019
    Rita O’Malley McMahon

  27. Magson 21 Jan 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Does anyone remember a shop called Mullannys in Cabra in the 1960s? An older relative worked there in about 1968 and I’m trying to figure out where it used to be.
    Cheers for any help,
    Mags

  28. Joon 06 Jan 2019 at 1:03 am

    Hello to one n all. Hope this one works.
    All the best to everyone .
    Peace n health n good wishes.

    Couple of posts may be gone I to cyberspace
    Cheers
    Jo.

    Nice one Tony keep well n keep in touch.

  29. Joon 01 Jan 2019 at 12:32 am

    There goes another year. There goes a post off into cyber space too.

    Happy new year all. Keep well the auld health is our wealth.

    Nice one Tony.

    Jo.

  30. Joon 31 Dec 2018 at 12:59 am

    Hello all.
    Happy new year to one and all.
    Modern technology is fast, glad to have some aspects of computer.
    Hello Willie Shay Jimmy and so many good people
    All over the globe. Extra hello to all the girls especially Mary h t
    Joan n Rita Ella Olive n tons more.
    Joan patty June too.
    I was thinking of all the times I hear things like Amazon prime
    Prime time on TV etc.
    Well I just want to have prime time
    With family extended family and good friends.

    Nice poem tony our poetry pal,
    I think another poem is in the works,
    Yes prime time

    Will look forward to your next poem. Prime time sounds like an okay title too.
    Once again happy new year to one n all.
    Jo.

  31. 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

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. 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.

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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

  47. 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)

  48. 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.

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

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

  50. 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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