Every street in Ireland was decorated in 1929
for the 100th anniversary of Catholic Emancipation and again in
1932 for the Eucharistic Congress. Unless a picture is dated it
is difficult to know which occasion is being celebrated. I got
this picture from my aunt, Nan Phelan of Bridewell Lane. She
told me the altar was erected for the 1932 congress.
Pictured here, left to right, are: Florrie
Hayden, Nan Fitzgerald, Granny Hay-den. Moll Kehoe with baby
Mamie, Mick Kehoe with baby Neddy, Mary Hogan with baby Tom,
Mrs. Carey with baby Charlie, Molly Tobin, Paddy Tobin and G.
Nolan. Only seven of the eight children in front are named (not
in order): M. Kehoe, P Phelan, B. Conkling. L. Nolan, J. Begley,
W Geoghegan, J. Hayden.
Source Reference: Image No. 65
Carlow in old picture postcards Vol 3 by Michael Purcell