A lovely Christmas tradition, handed down from ancient times, and still very much alive today
Having looked through the local newspaper achieves it is interesting to note the type of cases that kept the local courts busy in the 1900’s.
It was a much looked forward to time of year. School holidays were very close at that stage.
We went from £=s=d to £- p Pounts, Shillings and Pence to Pounds and Pence.
Translates as 'one for the road' or perhaps 'name your poison'
Before the Marts we had street fairs where people traded in animals.
Recalling a fire tragedy at a Travelling Community site at Brierfield in 1963
New Extension Opens - 19th October, 2011
Mervin Nutley first introduced me to the bug that is now the internet in March 1993. You did not stay on for long as you had to pay for line usage as if it were a telephone call to Dublin plus a charge per minute to AOL.
Hurricane Debbie hit this area on Saturday, September 16, 1961
A Guild of the Irish Countrywoman's Association was formed in Skehana in February 1972
Menlough Co-operative Agricultural and Dairy Society, Ltd.
Life was simple, everybody had the same and grass always grew in the middle of most roads !
Skehana Annual Holidays of the 1960s was people arriving home rather than the local people leaving to go on holidays
Meeting to set up a branch of the IFA in Skehana in 1958
1916 Commemoration Event weekend
The reconstruction of the old school at Garbally into the current Community Centre.
Skehana and District Heritage Group presented as their contribution for Heritage Week 2016 an Exhibition of the Houses of the Landed Estates at Skehana Sports Facility on August 21st & 22nd.
Two Children Have Corgary School to Themselves PARENTS ON STRIKE AT MENLOUGH - From the Connach Tribune - June 14th. 1947
A report on the first fair held in Menlough on September 7th.1951
On Saturday July 29th. 1939 the following advertisement appeared in the Connacht Tribune for a new hall in Skehana