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Carlow County - Ireland Genealogical Projects (IGP TM)

Ballon National School.

Co Carlow


Ballon School, 1915.
Photo lent by Mat Gittens
Top, Left to right: Stephen Hutton, Principal; Paddy Walsh, Ballymogue; Matt Corrigan, Ballon Hill; Billy Halligan, Ballintrane; Michael Walsh, Ballymogue, went to Ballon through Aiden Doyle’s yard; Mylie Somers, Kilbride; Andy Travers, Closh; Paddy Murphy, Laragh; John Hickey, Carrigslaney.
Middle row: Paddy Byrnee, Killane; Joe Murphy, Kilbride; Tom Walsh, Ballymogue; Tom Nolan, Castlegrace; Jim Murphy Laragh; Fr. James McCarthy; Bob Curry, Miltown; Paddy Donohoe, Ballon Hill; John Nolan, Ballinvalley (son of Jackie).
Bottom row: Benny George, Drisogue; Fr. Tom Donohoe; Martin Byrne, Killane; Joe Nichokson; Millie Nolan, Conaberry (father called the “Block”); Mat Gittins, Ballylean; Jer Toole, Boggon; Danny Whellan, Ballindrum;, carpenter; Willie  Fennell, The Commons (Wilson’s gate lodge); Tom Malone, Kilbride; John Gittins, Ballylean.

Ballon School, 1925
Front row, left to right: Matt Canavans, Martin Canavan, Patrick Blanche, James Brophy (holding the sign), John Kinsella, Sandbrook; Fr. Tom Brophy, Connaberry; James Morris, Ballon.
Middle row: Patrick Hendrick, Boggan; James Byrne, Killane; Tom Byrne, Ardristan; Patrick Walsh, Ardristan; Martin Nolan, Ballon Hill; ? Byrne, Ardristan; Michael Nolan, Connaberry;
Back row: Tom Kinsella, ? Byrne, Closh; Tom Donohoe, The Hill; ? Kearney and Tom Blanche, Connaberry (in sailor suit). Lent by Fr. T.F. Brophy, P.P. Baltinglass.

Ballon N.S. 1955
25th May, 1955.
Photo lent by Fr. T.F. Brophy, P.P.
Left to right: Mrs. Peg Bolger, nee Flynn; Mrs. Rex Barry, nee Doyle, Mrs. Fanning, Mrs. Molly Kinsella, nee Brophy, Mrs. Tess Blanche, nee Brennan. Mrs. Tom Blanche, nee Brennan. Mrs. Colette Daly.

Ballon N.S. Band 1956
Photo from Mrs P. Bermingham.
Back row: Jim Morris, trainer; Mick McGrath, Pat Blanche, Matt O’Neill, Michael Kavanagh, Bernard Jordan, Robbie Curry.
Front row: Peadar Jordan, Paddy Curry, Ger Bermingham, Richie Nolan,  John Maher,  Frank Delaney, Seamus McGrath, Tom Blanche, John Cummins, Dick Fitzgerald, John Nolan, Simon Maher, Patsy Neill.
Source: Ballon and Rathoe Vol. 1 Peadar Mac Suibhne 1980

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