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Downs - Donnelly - McIlroy - Ulster Will Fight Series - Driver


French translation if anyone has the time please?

written on the postcard it says Hurry Up Stiffy and on the kneeling lady's apron it says Stiffy Lizzie                                                                                 
to Flora Donnelly 1904

The Square, Comber by Jean Hadden                                     Kiltonga with Scrabo by Jean Hadden

The Mountains of Mourne by Jean Hadden
Mr. Frank McIlroy, Glengowla, ?, somethingross, Co. Galway, Ireland
postmark: Cheswick
from: 43 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park, London W4 May 17th 1919
Dear Mr. McIlroy, Thanks for patterns, they were not what I want, something more of a heather, ? feather fixture as tis called is what I want. Mr. Bouden? was wearing a tweed of your make when I met him last May on his way from Glengowla House, if you happen to remember it.
Yours Truly Godfrey Allen
further information gleaned by Kevin Good in Dublin - Thank you Kevin :o]


The Galway postcard is addressed to Maam Cross. There are mines nearby called Glengowla Mines but could not find Glengowla House. I searched for tailors and tweed makers without success. Found references to horses and ponies called Glengowla Heather, a type of Connemara tweed. Searched the 1911 census and found him!          Frank McCoy, Woolen Weaver aged 60 living in Glengowla!     1911 Census

"Ulster Will Fight"  Series

WW1 Postcards - Downs

Card 1 - Sent from Belgium to May from Hugh July 12th 1915
Card 2 - To My own Dear little ones, Jackie & May, your loving daddie
Card 3 - To Jackie with best wishes from Uncle Jack
from J. A. Downs to Mrs. R. J. Downs                                          Fondest Love to Mummie, Jackie & May from dad

7th August 1917 to Mrs. R. Downs, 19 Brookland Street, Belfast, Ireland
from Hughie - Dear Mrs. Downs, a card to let you know I got back again quite safe (No Submarines) and doing fine.
I trust (Wee) May & Jackie are doing well also yourself, you will be surprised to know that the same evening as I got back I saw my Brother Gordon.
Wasn't it a Pleasant Surprise for me, he is doing well and looking the same only thinking long, he is very anxious to get home to get married.
But he never knows the day he will go. Please Remember me to all who may enquire, Specially Ma7 & Jack  xxxxx yours Hughie

Card 1 - to Mrs. Downs, 19 Brookland Street, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Ireland from Hugh ??????? Dear Mrs. Downs, I hope you & Baby are doing well, I am fine Myself, Kind Rememberance for Baby xxx
Card 2 - To Jackie with best wishes from Uncle Jack

29th April 1918 O.A.S. to Mrs. P. J. Downs, 19 Brookland Street, Lisburn Road, Belfast, Ireland
My dearest Kitty, This is just a P.C. hoping the same will find you, and the children in good health as this leaves me in the same, we are in a ???? camp here for a few days, wishing for a letter from you soon. your loving husband Robbie

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15th June 1967 from Amy in Carnew, Co. Wicklow to Miss E. Driver, c/o Mrs. Moreland, 72 Marlborough Park South, Belfast
We are here just now & have been to the school etc., having a lovely time. Saw Duncans house, Dowses - we stayed last night at K. queeny? going to Mrs. Tabower? now hope to be back tomorrow ? & you can come in if possible. staying tonight at Ballinoto??,  excuse scribble Amy

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