Holohan’s Shop, Abbey in 1915
Photograph Left to Right: Bridget McManus (Holohan cousin), Joe Holohan (seated) who later emigrated to Australia, Lil Holohan (later Mrs Whelan, Lisheeny), Winfred Holohan (later Mrs Murray, Portumna), Jack Holohan, Ciss Holohan (later Mrs Clarke, Portumna). Photo courtesy John Holohan.
Can you identify the three people in the photograph? Possibly Tom Joe Hanrahan with his wife Mary and a third person. Photo courtesy Mrs Nora Hynes.
Abbey National School in 1923
Abbey School was built in 1922 by Johnnie Murray, Portumna. This photograph, courtesy John Ryan, taken in 1923 shows Master Power with the students one year later. We don’t have all the names and show a question mark (?) where there are gaps. Some of those we have may be incorrect so we will be delighted if you can fill us in and we will update and correct the record.
Back Row left to right: Harry Donnelly, Pete Ryan, Annie Abberton, Mary E Kelly, ?, Ellen Finnegan, Bridie Abberton, Bertie Donnelly, Jacko Ryan. Next Row l to r: Master Power, Gretta Abberton, Mary Frances Sullivan, Ned Larkin, Tommie Abberton, Connie Donnelly, Tom Joe Conroy, Pakie Callanan, John Coughlan, Joe Hynes, Mary Anne Watson, Rose Martin. Next Row l to r: ?, Tommy Watson, Katie Madden, Mary Anne Fahy, May Burke, Bab Donnelly, Michael Fahy, ?. Front Row seated l to r: ??? We have four names: Sonny Callinan, Larry Collins, ??? Bridget Kelly and Kathleen Kelly. Photo courtesy John Ryan.
Abbey Post Office in 1934
This was the original Post Office building and was modernised by the Hynes family in the 1950s. Photo courtesy Hynes family. See article: http://abbey.galwaycommunityheritage.org/content/topics/a-brief-history-…bbey-post-office
Abbey Church in the 1930s
Old Roman Catholic Church, Abbey prior to renovations. When the gate was removed it was re-erected in St Feichin’s Cemetery in Lacken. Photo courtesy Bernard Hodgins.
Annie and Kate Martin’s House, Abbey c1950
This house was situated in Abbey Village next door to Michael Lynch’s home. Kate and Annie Martin acted as caretakers of Abbey Church, opening and closing the Church and looking after the cleaning. Photo courtesy Des Lynch was probably taken around 1950.