Buildings on Monastery Lane, Ennistymon
Described by Tessie Hill and Nano Moylan
The corner house was once the business premises
of the McCarthy family. Now it’s Cullinan’s
Funeral Home. Next then was Willie McCarthy’s
Flour and Meal Store, also lime and paints etc. Mick Murphy of New
Road was his assistant for many years. It is now Nagle’s
Across the laneway is McInerney’s
Hardware Store and next is Michael O’Brien’s
Honey Store, where Michael produced his Organic Honey.
Next is the yard of Ironside & McDonagh,
Veterinary Surgeons, which once belonged to Lynch’s and the
Garda Station. Then we have the backyard of which once was Keane’s
and is now owned by Dan McCarthy, Falls Hotel.
Beside this is the Garage belonging to Bank of Ireland.
Next we have the line of Houses
The first house was the home of Joseph O’Brien,
his wife and daughter, also next door his daughter, husband and
family. Those houses are now occupied by John Joe Moloney,
also next door Mrs. Moloney from Ballagh.
Next is the home of Mary Devitt
and her cousin Mary Killeen.
Then we have the home of Tom McNamara
Next is the home of Mrs. Devitt.
Then a garage belonging to the Garrihy
family of Parliament Street.
After that the home of Tom O’Brien,
wife and family, late Bank porter with Bank of Ireland.
The last house was the home of the Sullivans,
Then we have the car park and back entrance of
off Church St. we have the corner house of Nagle’s
Bar and living quarters. Next is Wall’s back
Then we have the home of John Skerritt,
wife and family.
Then the back entrance to Arthur’s
House and garden.
Next was once the home of Maria Hynes,
Dressmaker who came from Kilshanny.
She occupied the top story and was an excellent
dressmaker. In the lower part of the house lived Micko and Kathleen
Canny and family.
Next was the home of the Sheehan
family, painters and artists.
After that was the home of the O’Brien
family, Susan was the last survivor of that family.
Next comes McInerney’s Store
and Warehouse. Across the entrance of Larry’s Road is Cullinan’s
Hardware Shop and Timber Yard etc.
Now comes the C.B.S. and Monastery where all the
boys of the town and surrounding district are educated.
Parish Magazine 1999