Re: Any Memories

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Posted by JDP on November 29, 2000 at 10:16:33:

In Reply to: Re: Any Memories posted by A.F.T on November 28, 2000 at 20:20:30:

I do`nt remember an Annie Roache either but if AFT is correct you are thinking of Annie Grehan.
Annie carried milk cans into town from her home in Baile na gcloch which she shared with her sister Mamie.
Some months ago a message was posred on the Roots Page by a NewYorker enquiring about the Grehans and if there were any surviving descendants about.
This person was a nephew or niece of Annie but to the best of my knowledge there are no relatives around.
Annie certainly delivered milk to people in Newtown and both T.P. Flanagan and Madge Feeney ( Marsh Hse.) were customers. As a kid I was fascinated by Annie. She had a small kind face which was at my level due to the fact that from her lower back up, her body was practically horizontal with the ground. She wore wellingtons, a belted tweed overcoat and a beret and I thought she was always in pain under the smiling face.
Annie`s cottage was off the Pound Rd. ( the section between the end of St. Bridgets Cresc. and the Newport Rd. junction). Coming from Newport Rd. end there was a style approx. where P. Flynn`s former bungalow now stands. A grassy pathway took you down to a boreen ( Annie Grehan`s boreen). Some distance further Annie`s cottage stood on the left. A little further was a cluster of cottages known as Baile na gcloch. Continuing on and bearing right you would come to the Rathbawn Rd. at Deasy`s and Yank Mangans.
From my recollection Annie always came to town via Pound Rd./ Newport Rd.

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