<p>View of Carlingford from the sea</p>

View of Carlingford from the sea


Kevin Woods

29 January 2017

Catching Trout in the River Lane
Just across from the home of Patsy and Eithne Mc Kevitt on the River Lane there was a pool that had trout in it in the 1950s.They were small when we first spotted them. We would get into the river in our bare feet and catch them, trapping them between hands fingers and the wall.They were light brown in colour speckled with bright red and black spots.After catching them we would release them back into the pol

A year passed by,I was 11, and to us they now looked liked they had doubled in size.This time we caught them and brought them home to the pan.By the time they were topped and tailed there was pretty well nothing on them- barely a mouth full.

Looking back it seems extraordinary to me now that there were trout there. God knows where they came from and He also knows where they went to.50 years on the beauty of them in the water far outweighs the memory of what they tasted like.

There were also trout in the steam at Mountain Park when we were children. They were more elusive that the River Lane ones.We could never catch them though someone must have for they are gone too and only God knows to where..More > (0 comments)

Marie Clare Darcy (Martin)

29 January 2017

I have many memories of Carlingford, the Carry On weeks during the summer with the Street Sports, Regatta. The weather was always fantastic. Before the street sports began which was on a Sunday there was a fancy dress and it started at Chapel Hill and they paraded down to Newry Street to the Garda Station. We sat on the Garda station wall. Another memory of Carlingford was after mass on a Sunday we would go to Woods for our ice cream - homemade!! I always remember when coming into the shop peeking through the door into their kitchen at the back! I remember the opera Mrs Dineen put on in the Hall, it was Hansel and Gretel - I played the part of Gretel and Eileen Irwin played Hansel, Cecelia O'Rourke was the witch, Eilish O'Callaghan played the part of the mother and Emer Rogan the father. At that concert the choir did singing and choral speaking. We had little uniforms which were red gingham skirts, white shirts and red gingham dickie bows. Many many happy memories - great days and a wonderful community. Thank you Kevin for the wonderful trip down memory lane.More > (0 comments)

Sandra Hampson

29 January 2017

I remember my friends and I hitching a lift from Dundalk to Carlingford on a sunday to hear the music in the Fjord pub. (1969 ish)More > (0 comments)

John Haugh

29 January 2017

Wood carvingMore > (0 comments)

Bridget McKeown

29 January 2017

Death 1939More > (0 comments)