Old photo of Bridge St

By Averil Staunton

Electricity has arrived to Ballinrobe plus new modes of transport!


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McCarthy, Co Cork married Kate Higgins only child of James Higgins of Clonbur and lived here in early 1900's  The Mc Carthys  moved to Dublin as a C & E Officer. 

By Eamonn Haverty
On 07/08/2019

Mr McCarthy was a member of the Custom  & Excise in both states. He and his family moved to Dublin where he continued to work. His last remaining daughter (Dominican Nun) died in the early 2000's and as far as I can recall the family are buried in Ballinrobe graveyard!

Yes there is a relationship with the Clynes in Dublin. Not sure of the Bradley connection.

Editor reply: Thank you for this information Eamonn; we appreciate it.


By Eamonn Haverty
On 10/02/2017

Did the McCarthy family live here in early 1900?

Editor's reply:

Yes, a McCarthy family had a house opposite Willie Jennings butchers on Bridge Street. They are remembered as visiting this house in the 60's, 70s' and possibly 80's. One of the family was a teacher in Dublin possibly married to a Mr. Clyne and its mentioned that they may have been connected in some way with the Bradley Garage family in Galway.

They probable inherited the house from an earlier McCarthy family member who may have been here in the 1900's.


By Eamonn Haverty
On 26/01/2017