People, Places, Photos

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The world outside Riverstown often impacted on our lives as children in special and mostly beautiful ways. Trips to the Rath, Balgeeth, Bettystown, Bellewstown, Fairyhouse, Painstown, Croke Park, and a million other places with memories that are unique and magical. If you have a story that can add to the magic, please E-Mail!


The seaside at Bettystown, Laytown, Gormanstown - a special trip on a Sunday after Mass, if the weather was fine enough for a "dip". Jimmy Woods was the Taximan. Who could ever forget the luxurious leather seats and the ornate fixtures on his 50's Ford ( Reg. AI 6000?). Above, among the sand dunes in Bettystown, the experience of a lifetime with family.


We would love to identify all of the people in this special photo taken around 1918 - '20. Please send an E-Mail if you happen upon these beautiful people on the Internet, especially if you know any of them. The photo was probably taken near Hammondtown, Clonalvey.




A visit from friends in Dublin was a time of great happiness.




A familiar scene back in the '30s and '40s - the horses are petted, spoken to and well cared for after a "harrowing" day in the fields. Willie and Christo remained great friends and shared a passion for family, neighbours, the land, and craftmanship.



Three beautiful girls with two future stars! Can you recognise them? Visiting by relatives, neighbours and friends was a highlight of the evening or the weekend. The kettle was swung, the tea made and the children listened in awe as adults shared stories and swapped news and the odd bit of gossip.  




Brothers and great friends.  Do you know them?





Do you have a photo with a connection to our website?   Please send it by email and we will post it for awhile.  Make sure you send a suitable caption.

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