Isn’t Google Alerts just a wonderful tool. For those who haven’t discovered Google Alerts yet, they are e-mail updates of the latest relevant Google results based on your choice of query or topic. Mine is of course is Drimnagh. And that is how I came across this blog post this morning by Father Sean Coyle. In his post, Fr Coyle talks about how he got thrown out of the his local Parish church in the 1940s. That church being Our Lady of Good Counsel on Mourne Rd,here in Drimnagh. Here is an extract from the post
“On a Christmas weekday in 1945, or it could have been very early in January 1946, my mother, pregnant at the time, took me to Mass. I was a fw months short of three. It seems I shouted ‘Bah’ at the Infant Jesus in the crib. The priest ordered my mother and myself out. It seems he was ‘ably assisted’ by an older woman who made sure my mother understood what the priest had said”.
and you can read the rest of the post here. So if you liked that post and are interested in finding out more about Drimnagh in the olden days then check out local Drimnagh man, Michael Keanes, website called Drimnagh Parish which has a bit more history of Drimnagh and is worth a read.
I’d love to see more pics of Drimnagh in past years. Do the photos above stir up memories for you? Would you like to find out more about Drimnagh? Would you be interested in sharing your story? If so, perhaps you will consider adding them here to Drimnagh is Good site. It would be great to get people connecting & sharing memories of growing up in Drimnagh.