Members of the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project Committee have issued an appeal for historic or old photographs which may help to illustrate the wide-ranging research findings now coming to light.
Committee members will facilitate the collection of photographs and the information behind them on St. Patrick’s Day from 12-30pm at Tomo Burke’s old shop beside Hannon’s Fashion Shop at Lower Main Street.
Committee chairman, Johnnie Roche also feels that there is a story or two in the number of Castleisland natives who have made an impact in several countries abroad in the world of business and industry.
Landmark contributions in the continents of Africa, America and Australia stand out but others may well feature if a flow of information on the topic can be triggered. Any such information would also be welcome on St. Patrick’s Day.
The photograph here was stuck to a card and the names were printed on that card but someone had cut off all but the tip of the first line of the caption. From that scrap of information it seems that the people in the picture were members of a choir. Alice O’Shea, standing on the left of the picture, had a shop where Mrs. Quin’s Charity Shop is now. Fashion historians may be able to put a more accurate date on it than a 30s/40s guess.