Posted by JDP on February 08, 2001 at 18:05:16:
In Reply to: Half way home posted by murrisk on February 08, 2001 at 03:44:17:
The Cuningham girls were from the top half of St. Bridgets Crescent. I can`t remember their names but I can remember the smiling faces. The family moved to England in the early 60s.
Frank O Brien had a real gentry air about him. Did`nt he wear plus fours also? The son, Francis, used to lecture at Trinity.
On the subject of dentists, there aws a great character, a dentist called Taphouse, who lived and practiced out of a house up near Mons Tce. As a young girl, my mother, in urgent need of a detist on a frosty winter night, ventured to Taphouse. His first act on entering the freezing surgery, was to pour meths on the bare concrete floor and set it alight to warm his hands !
Bom Bom Cresham, despite his failing, was very popular with all. I know the bacon factory was " done". If Brady`s was, then one of the occupants must have caught the virus ! Bom Bom`s father, Larry R.I.P., was a lovely man and worked in the cinema. His brother, Frankie R.I.P., was equally nice as were all the family.
Senator John Eddie McEllin, an uncle of Skinty, was also involved in bringing the Hat Factory to the town.
I gave up ywars ago trying to figure out the legend about the coupled couple on the mall !
I`m sure Murrisk, there were many occasions when you turned right on leaving the cinema... and later went down past Mitchell`s pub !
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