The late Jim O'Brien
Eire Og. Friends and Neighbours 1986
This publication is dedicated to the memory of
the late James O'Brien. It was Jim's ambition to record both the memory
of Car low's Streets and more importantly the people of these areas who
have helped to shape Carlow to what it is today.
Under the guidance of An Coste Stair of Eire Og
CLG (Dermot O'Brien, Kathleen O'Brien, James Brady, P.C.; Nancy O'Brien)
our Dept. of Labour-sponsored research team comprising of: Adel Delaney,
Karen Doran, Nuala Foley, Joan Gaffney, Robert Hayden, Sandra James, Jo.
Kirwan, Esther Moore, Karen O'Hagan and Eithne Ware, has covered the
areas of Accommodation Road, Bridge Street, Bridewell Lane, Brewery
Lane, Little Barrack Street, New Street, Pollerton Road, Potato Market
and Staplestown Road.
The basis for our research is from the U.D.C.
rate payers book of 1940. This year was selected chiefly because the
information obtained could be verified by the direct descendants of
those listed. The house numbers used are those from the 1940 rate books.
An Coiste Stair would like to thank Carlow
U.D.C., the Dept. of Labour, the Manpower Service and the girls on the
Teamwork Scheme. A very sincere thanks to the people of Carlow who have
contributed so much to this publication especially those who loaned to
us their photographs and to Nan Shaw whose poetry can be enjoyed
throughout this publication.
Over 500 families have been researched and no
doubt we have omitted some people to whom we offer our sincere
- Pictured at Teach Asca, November 1985. Back
Row, L. to R.: Nancy O'Brien, Dermot O'Brien, Esther
- Moore, Karen Doran, Ray Lynch, James Brady,
Adel Delaney, Robert Hayden, Jo Kirwan. Front
- Row, L. to R.: Kathleen O'Brien, Jim
O'Brien, Joan Gaffney, Karen O'Hagen.
- Photograph by Karl McDonagh.
Cover by Patricia Murphy,
Riverside. The cover is based on a 19th century map of
Source: Michael Purcell c.2011