This section may bring back memories of some of those great characters who gave our local community its own particular brand of colour.
Pat and Claire Brown
Peter Hill’s Grandmother the original Katsie Brown who lived in the cottage at the crossroads. She was formerly one of the Cooks from Tubrid before she married James Brown.
Most of us knew Theresa Hussey as Tessie
Mickey Muldoon, Moat
Here Mickey and Larry Manley step out to the music of Des White and Peter Clarke. The people of Ballinacree have always enjoyed music and dancing
50 years ago much of Ballinacree life revolved around the Forge. Peter and Annie Lord with son, Paddy and Baby Kearns.
Joe Smith from Ballinacree with Brendan and Finian Connaughton
“Let me think now… probably 1735…” Jimmy Hennessy, Micheal Heery and Johnny Gibney in Killeagh Graveyard.
From Kilcormac Fr. Troy came to the parish in 1952. He retired on 8 July 1978 and died on 21 August 1978 and is buried in Ballinacree.
Kathleen Butler’s Grandmother, Catherine from Hilltown
Nellie, Margaret and Kathleen Reilly, gaining a little wisdom from John Mike Smith, Dungimmon
Paddy Mullally and Pat Gammel A break for a smoke and a chat
All out in style for the wedding of Pat Brown. Oliver Egenton, James Caldwell, Pat Brown (Rufus), Mattie Caldwell, Mattie Comaskey and Tommy Lynch.
A Sunday Chat in Raheiver. Bill Gillic with Owen and Mrs Owen Blake.
Maggie Reilly, Natural Story Teller
One of Ballinacree’s best known characters Johnny Smyth – always ready to lend a helping hand
Fr Francis Gerrard. From Rathkenny he came to Ballinacree as parish priest in 1908. He retired in 1931 and died at the age of 82 in 1937 and is buried in Ballinacree.
Paddy Reilly, Natural Story Teller
Nanny Pat Gibney Sit down there for a chat
Paddy MacAlarney, The last Ballinacree Cattle Drover. To Meath of the pastures from wet hills by the sea, Through Letrim& Longford, go my cattle and me. I hear in the darkness their slipping& breathing, I name them the by-ways they’re to pass without heeding.The Drover, Padraig Colum
Pat “The Merchant” Brown, Tubrid. Travelling Shop and News Reporter
Zita and Paddy Lord
Sr Mary Connaughton
Fr FX O’Reilly