School Children c 1938/39

Convent of Mercy, Ballinrobe, County Mayo

By Helen Ward

This photo was taken round about 1938-9 in Ballinrobe at the Convent of Mercy and was given to me by my mother Mary Meehan, who is in the second row in the photo.

She grew up in Cloongowla West. She has a remarkable memory and has named most of the girls (listed below) but there are a few mysteries. It would be great if anyone could fill the gaps.

Just scroll to bottom of page after list of names to see image:

Convent School Ballinrobe c. 1938

Back row L to R: 

  1. Julia Groonell
  2. Delma O’Neil
  3. Peggy Sheridan
  4. Greta Burke
  5.  Patsy Mellot?
  6. Mary Wilkinson
  7. Teresa Hancock
  8. Claire Murphy

 3rd row

  1. Teresa Laffey
  2. Joan O’Neil
  3. ?
  4. Brid Feerick
  5. Mary McDermott
  6. Moira Mulligan
  7. Kitty? Wilkinson
  8. ?

2nd row

  1. Una Morgan
  2. Ethel Glyn
  3. Bridie? Jennings
  4. Ruth Findley
  5. Kathleen? Cleary
  6. Grace O’Malley
  7. Ronnie Mellot
  8. Bridie Walsh?
  9. Mary Meehan

Front row

  1. Phyllis Quinn
  2. ? Riley?
  3. Kathleen Curran
  4. Phil O’Hare

Two girls on left of photo:

Mary O’Rourke and Mary Finn

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'School Children c 1938/39' page
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