Ballinrobe 1940s: Local Defence Force & The Red Cross

Can you add any names to this image – Photo C –  donated by Anne Brophy; it is much appreciated.

Anne’s aunt, Nora O’Donnell, (3rd from left) joined the Daughters of Charity of St Vincent de Paul and spent all her religious life working with special needs children.

She remembers her mother telling her that her sisters, regularly, visited patients in the TB sanatorium in Creagh.

Photo C – Back row:  

1. Bridie Moran later Bridie McCormack (thanks Barry O’Sullivan)

2.  Mary Keegan (thanks again Barry for this information)

3. Nora O’Donnell (3rd from left)

4. Unknown

5. Related to Bernard Joyce, Bowgate Street (maybe related to Hamrogues also)

5. Bridie Joyce daughter of Bernard Joyce of Bowgate St, married to John Walsh, Building Contractor: three surviving children, Mary, Catherine and Therese (Sean RIP c 1962) (maybe related to Hamrogues also) thanks for the update to Mr. Brian Keady

6. Just received name Mary Jo Joyce  from Joyce’s Pub, Bowgate, St (now the site of an apartment block.

7. Anne O’Donnell (last on the right) used to work in Newton’s Pharmacy, Bridge Street

Front Row:

8 Unknown

9. Unknown

10 Jack Moran

Ballinrobe Local Defence Force & The Red Cross
Kindly donated by Anne Brophy - Photo c

Comments about this page

  • Hi Steve, my aunts, Nora and Anne O’Donnell lived on Glebe St. Their mother was Honor O’Donnell (nee Kelly). She had a pub next door to Moggie Gannon and across the street from Jimmy Farragher. Many thanks to all, filling in the missing names. Great website. I’m a regular visitor.

    By Anne Brophy (13/02/2023)
  • Anne Brophy, If Nora O’Donnell’s mother’s maiden name was Mary Burke, Nora would be my cousin. Could you please reach out to me? Thank you

    By Steve Miller (02/12/2022)
  • Number six from the left is Mary-Jo Joyce, of the pub in Bowgate Street.

    Editor: Many thanks


    By Brian Keady (20/04/2022)
  • The lady on the left is Bride Moran of Main St., later Bride McCormack of the Neale Rd. Bride was my grandaunt and lived with her sister Tess & her husband Paddy May on Main St. at the time the photo was taken.

    I have her Red Cross Medal.

    Next to her is Mary Keegan according to my aunt Marion McGrath.

    By Barry O'Sullivan (04/11/2014)

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