In this gallery you will find images of young people growing up in Carndonagh from the 1950s on. Birthday parties, féiseanna, exciting events like crashed lorries, walks in the country, and just loitering around the Diamond, it was all going on in Carn!
Back Row (l-r): Anne Long, Marion Mc Dermott, Liam Monagle, Harriet Mc Daid. Front Row (l-r): Mickey Joe Fallon, Martina McElhinney (Pointer), Mona Monagle, Bernie Mc Clure, Fidelma O'Kane. (Photo courtesy of Harriet Mc Daid).
Bertie McLaughlin (H), Leonard Harkin, Jim Callaghan GrowingUpFeb282019
The Butler Sisters
L-R: James Kelly, Liam Doherty (Glackin), Paddy Farren, Michael Doherty (G).
Veronica McLaughlin, Marlene Doherty (P), Sean O’Kane, Anna Logue, Margaret Doherty (C) - (photo Veronica McLaughlin).
Colm McLaughlin (H) & Paddy McClure.
Colm O’Kane & Michael Doherty (G).
The Coyle Family, Moville Road: Peter, Dudley, Patricia, Gemma, Mai and Jackie (photo Mai Mooney).
Colm McLaughlin, Paddy Doherty (G), Johnny Doherty (C), unknown, Liam Hirrell and Michael Doherty (G).
A birthday party in Bridge St. L-R: Geraldine Doherty (Dinny), Helen Diver (Pound St.), Irene McLaughlin (Hatter), Tina McElhinney, baby unknown, Gabriel Duffy, Damien Stamp, Gerard O’Kane, Evelyn Duffy, Nicola & Catriona Doherty (Coiner) (photo: Eilish Stamp).
Raymond, Maria and Jim McCafferty.
Elizabeth and Margaret McLaughlin (Lodge).
Elizabeth and Mary O’Connor, New Road.
Fancy Dress, 1962.
Fran Harkin and Gemma Coyle.
Gabriel Duffy, Donal Doherty (Eddie), Charlie McKinney.
Corpus Christi Altar at Market House late 1940s.
Féis in the Gaelic field c.1950 L-R: unknown, Maeve Ward, Mary O’Donnell, Bernie Nash, Marion McLaughlin (H), Brigid McDermott, Anna Logue, unknown, unknown, Terry Doherty, Marlene Doherty (P).
Gabriel Duffy, Rosemary and Donal Doherty (E).
Paddy, Michael and John Doherty (G) with neighbour Cara Byrne.
Doherty (Glackin) – 3 sets of twins.
Front L-R: Mickey McClure, Paddy McClure, Alex McClure, Brian Logue, Isobel Doherty, Margaret Doherty (C), Bernie McClure Back L-R: Gabriel Duffy, Michael Doherty (C), Brigid McClure, Mary Houghton.
Harriet McDaid with Jacqueline and Bernie Doherty (Dinny).
Choir Members and Friends.
Isobel Doherty, Bernie McClure and Mary Margaret McKinney.
Anne, Edmund and Margaret Simpson.
Paddy Simpson with sisters Josephine, Margaret, Lydia and friend.
Joe Doherty (Oregon).
John Farren, Chapel St. and friends.
James and Johnny Shiels, Bridge St.
Kay Galbraith and friends.
In the Diamond c.1955 Seated L-R: Leonard Harkin, Michael Doherty (G), Colm McLaughlin (H), John Doherty (G), Mickey Robins, Philip Doherty (C) Standing L-R: Denis Doherty, Sean O’Kane, Coleman Doherty (O), Thaddeus Harkin.
Mary and Anne Lynn, 1961.
L-R: Mary B. Doherty (Barr), Kid Moore (McLaughlin) and Joe Doherty (Barr) on donkey, Nancy, Jimmie and Breige Doherty (Barr).
McClure Family. Standing L-R: Mickey, Alex and Paddy.
In Front: Brigid with Frankie and Bernie.
The McGeoghegan family, Glentogher: Joe, Danny and Willie, Michael, Tessie and Neil.
McLaughlin (Bill) 1953.
Patricia, Joan, Rita and Helen Merricks with Grandmother and cousin.
Michael Doherty (G), Sally Kelly, Liam Kelly.
With the crashed oil tanker: Jimmy Faulkner, Michael Doherty (G), Bernard Kelly, Aidan Doherty (G), Louis McGonagle, Jimmy Doherty (O), Roisin Kelly, Leonard Diver and behind, Jim Doherty (later Fr, Jim).
Oregon Dohertys and friends
1968 - Back L-R: Gabriel Duffy, Paddy McClure, John McLaughlin (Barney Stores), Margaret Doherty (E), Evelyn McLaughlin (BS), Oliver O’Kane, Martin Robins Sitting L-R: Rosemary Doherty (E), Willie Joe McLaughlin (BS), Pat Doherty (C).
Party in Ard Colgan 1968 - Back L-R: Paddy McClure, Michael Morrison, Mickey McClure, Gabriel Duffy, Evelyn McLaughlin (Barney Stores), Coleman Doherty (Olly).
Front L-R: McElhinney, Willie Joe McLaughlin (BS), Oliver O’Kane, Bertie Long, Martin Robbins.
Birthday party in Butler’s, Moss Road.
L-R: Patricia Merricks, Brigid McClure, Helen Friel, Bridie Bradley.
Rita Lafferty (Bluebird) with Frankie McClure.
Sammy and Patsy Lafferty.
Teresa Logue (back) with Margaret Doherty (C), Bernie McClure and Mary Margaret McKinney.
Group At Fintans. L-R: Nancy McGuinness with brother Eddie, Kathleen Doherty (Cottages) with brother Patsy, Veronica McLaughlin, Unknown, Margaret Doherty (Jack) with sister Maria Goretti and Kay Kelly.
Back Row, L-R: Jim Doherty, Rosarie McLaughlin, Michael Glackin, Bubbly Callaghan.
Front Row, L-R: ? Anne and Joseph McLaughlin.