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Tierworker Ceidhle House (June 6, 2010)

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Leslie McKeague of Urcher, Bailieborough, who recently published his magnificent book - Bailieborough, A Pictorial Past - provides photos 1 and 2 below. They are probably photos of the shop at Tierworker crossroads when it was owned by Finegan in the 1940s. However, someone has suggested that it may be a shop at Cormeen. Can anyone provide the definitive answer?

For comparison, photo 3 below shows The Royal Breffni in July 2009. The Royal Breffni is an enlarged version of the Finegan Shop.

Can the former owner of The Royal Breffni, Brendan Reilly, confirm if photos 1 and 2 do, in fact, show Finegan's at Tierworker?

Photo 1 - Is this the old shop owned by Finegan in the 1940s? What is date?
Photo 2 - Is this the old shop owned by Finegan in the 1940s? What is date?
Photo 3 - This is The Royal Breffni at Tierworker in 2009. Can someone confirm if Photos 1 and 2 are the base-building for The Royal Breffni?

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The Eyes That Shone - from Ireland to Canada in the 1950s

But a word of warning! The Eyes That Shone is not a saga filled with horrible tragedy and dysfunctional relationships, but rather a celebration of family lives in Ireland and Canada, in other words, a happy story featuring:

  • Memories of life on small farms in Ireland before 1950 and before tractors and electrification, when growing food depended largely on human sweat and muscle
  • Recollections about people and events in the Department of Public Works of Canada where the author worked during the period 1957 to 1991
  • Intimate perspectives on living and dying, politics and religion, home and family