Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby Sinead » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:16 pm

It is true to say, I always knew Michael. My mother bought a lot of her vegetables in New Market and Michael was always there. I knew his mother who was a big time smoker. I knew Jimmy less well as he just passed through the shop on his way to/from school, he never worked in the shop. When Michael married he lived in either Silchester Road or Park, I think he had a daughter.
Last year I met Jimmy's widow in Faro Airport with her daughter and grandchild. Jimmy was a chiropodist with a practise on George's Street in Dun Laoghaire.
Michael was a very nice person, he was as kind to my children as he had been to me as a child.

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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby MikeOC » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:27 pm

Sinead, that’s a lovely thing to read. I never met any of the Barry family other than Anne, who we lost a few years back. My sister would have met them all when she was a small child but most communication was via my Nan writing letters along with the odd phone call. Rosaline is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

It’s fair to say that smoking was treated like a religion in my family. They all smoked like chimneys - my Nan lived to 94 and had smoked pretty well every day since she was 12.

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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby Rocker » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:28 pm

MikeOC wrote:Sinead, that’s a lovely thing to read. I never met any of the Barry family other than Anne, who we lost a few years back. My sister would have met them all when she was a small child but most communication was via my Nan writing letters along with the odd phone call. Rosaline is one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

It’s fair to say that smoking was treated like a religion in my family. They all smoked like chimneys - my Nan lived to 94 and had smoked pretty well every day since she was 12.

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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby Sinead » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:44 pm

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Michael Barry employed women in the shop when his mother finally gave up, mind you she would turn up unannounced and give her tuppence worth regularly. Sis Brook, Tess Toner and Dor Cronin are the names I can remember working there. Michael always did the weighing and lifting of potatoes in the inner store room.

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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby MikeOC » Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:12 pm

Sinéad, just struck me that you may have been aware of my Dad, John. He’s about the same age as Jimmy and naturally was around Newmarket quite a bit.

Back in the topic of Coolevin, I’m loosely planning on a trip over some time this year to see if I can find some records/plans of the house.
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Re: Hillcourt Park, formerly Ardcuaine Estate, Glenageary.

Postby Sinead » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:27 am

MickOC;

Was your Dad a lot shorter and slimmer than Jimmy with fair hair? Did he also attend CBC?

Regarding the house - you should contact The Irish Architectural Society in Merrion Square - they just might have plans of the house. The Society has plans for most of the houses of Architectural interest in Ireland.

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