Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

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Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby GerryT » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:36 pm

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Some of you may recognise faces from the early 1960s in Johnny Carr's Park. Have great memories of summer days there. My sister Helen and me are in the front row. Patricia Coffey and Maria Kelly also. Paddy O'Malley, James Galligan are at the back.
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Strum » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:38 pm

GerryT wrote:Some of you may recognise faces from the early 1960s in Johnny Carr's Park. Have great memories of summer days there. My sister Helen and me are in the front row. Patricia Coffey and Maria Kelly also. Paddy O'Malley, James Galligan are at the back.




Hi Gerry, great memories alright. I'm going to crop the photo, enlarge it and repost it. Cheers.
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Strum » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:42 pm

Bit better? :D



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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Rocker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 4:13 pm

What a great photo. Pity we didn't get to play at that playground. Does anyone know who Johnny Carr was? or where he was from? or why the park was called Johnny Carr's?
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Sinead » Fri Aug 31, 2012 7:21 pm

All the info is on the site somewhere, he was a local vet who left the money for the
playground.

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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Rocker » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:23 pm

Thanks for that Sinéad.Will look it up,I had relations Carr from Avondale and i don't know a lot about them.
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Enviro500 » Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:26 am

Interesting to see how times have changed since early 1960s, I was 12 in 1960...Every child here is white and very probably Irish too..
I had happy memories of there en route from the Library

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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Navanman » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:06 pm

Remember there were 2 women there to mind us. Cannot remember their names.

From memory there were

2 x Handball Alleys
2 x Sand Pits
1 x Monkey Climbing Frame
2 x See Saws
Swings
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Micheál » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:50 pm

And the highlight for me - the Roundabout (Shhhhh - Dont tell the Corpo or they dig it up)

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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Micheál » Sat Sep 01, 2012 8:53 pm

Been meaning to ask . .

What was it with all the praying? Was that the Legion of Mary that ran it? How come?

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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Navanman » Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:00 pm

Yes I think it was the Legion of Mary for some reason.

I forgot the Roundabout Micheál.

Think there were big swings and small swings.

Maybe my memory is fading (well actually it is) but I don't remember adults in the park.

Was it just the 2 women looking after us?

Who were the 2 women - anybody know?

I THINK the gates were closed and we all just played in the grounds of the park.
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby jaytee » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:44 am

Sister Landy was there in the 70s& 80s, dont know if she was there in 60s.
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Jemser » Sun Sep 02, 2012 12:43 pm

I remember two very conservative ladies in charge during the mid sixties, I was 9 or 10. The gates were locked and the Angelus was said when the church bells rang. I once had to get over the railings to escape. :)
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby skins » Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:39 pm

Yes, I remember the two ladies from the Legion of Mary who looked after us in the park during the late 50's. I can recall Sister Landy, and I'm not sure, but the older one I think was called Redmond. They lived in a house in Corrig Park, and also sold the Legion's magazine door to door. I was always terrified that they'd report my misbehavior to my Mother, but it never happened. They were actually two very nice women, and great with kids.

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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Navanman » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:49 pm

Were they nuns or why did we call them sister?
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby jaytee » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:05 pm

Have some of the posts gone missing. :o
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Navanman » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:25 pm

I noticed that as well
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Re: Johnny Carr's Park 1960s

Postby Gulliver » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:01 am

If you check the record, you will see that the census of 1911 shows two people named John Carr (father and son) living on York Road on that part of it which is closest to the field. Remember that Librany Road was not there in 1911. John Carr junior was a vet - I suspect that he had that field behind his house for animals. Anybody got a better explanation?
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