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1990. "Manchester Roscommon Rose". Taken at the 32 Club in Ardwick Green. Seen here are Philomena Collins, Ann-Marie Keenan, Yvonne Mitchell, Diane Smith and Michelle Carney.

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The Denmark Pub which was situated in Moss Side.

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"How's The Craic" radio team. L to R: Eileen O'Boye, Alan Keegan, Philomena White, Lawrence Hennigan, Paddy Johnson, Mark Kershaw, Dave Lane, Jerry Jackson.

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Mr and Mrs Colm Coyne holding the "Sam Maguire Cup".


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Work Permit for William Farrell (stamped in 1945). In the 1940s emigrants going mainly to England had to have travel permits and arrange employment through employment exchange before departure.

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A Chairman Paddy Curley (Irish Association of Manchester) with Sir Matt Busby and Committee members

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Tim Kilroe, Cathy and Sir Alex Ferguson and Loretta Kilroe

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Jan 29th 2005. Irish Association of Manchester Committee members celebrating 50th Anniversary with President Mary McAleese.


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Feb 11th 1924. Souvenir Programme of The Royal Osborne Theatre Dramatic Company, Oldham Road, Miles Platting.

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1958-61. The Shorrocks Club; Tommy Owens (Sax), Mrs J O'Connell, Mr Jim O'Connell, Ruby Murray (singer), Babe Connell, Des Byrne (Skyliners Showband)

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1972, May 17th. St John's School Football Team, Chorlton, with deputy head Mr Higginson – included here are: David Darkin, Kieran O'Shaunassy, Mark Lee, Ged Finneran, Christian Tratalos, Gerry Green. front row left to right: Andrew Quinn, Leo Casserly, Jimmy Taker, Mike Cahill, Kieran Brennan, Des Cox.

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Pictured here enjoying a night at the 32 Club, Ardwick Green. are L-R Aidan Spillane, Tony Ginty, Marie Doocey, Cath Ginty, Martin Hoysted, John Scannell, Kathleen and John Murtagh.


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St Mary's Fife Band, Eccles. Des Keenan stood at the front, 4th from the right

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Kathleen Houldsworth (sat at the piano) and friends

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St John's Football Team Top row left to right: Mr. Grogan (groundsman), Franny Williams, Chris Kirrane, Noel Hourican, Eddie Clark (supporter), Simon Cordingley, Johnny Smithers, Andy Robinson, Dave Maughan, Kevin Kenny (coach), John Fogarty (assistant manager). Front row: Fr. Brendan Quilter(manager), Kevin Griffith, Des McGinnity, Pat Ryan, Mark Faulkner, Neil Hasford, Tony Brophy, John McKeown (supporter and entertainments officer!!).

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Gaelic League reunion and ceili at St Brendan's Irish Centre Old Trafford in April 1985. Centre front row is Kathleen Houldsworth, also included are Margaret O'Neal and Walter Cassin.


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Posing proudly in front of their Manchester Monaghan Association banner at the association's fourth annual dinner.

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The Kilkenny Association committee and their guests at the annual dinner in 1988 at the Lancashire Cricket Club.

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Enjoying a break in the sunshine at a Lally School of Dancing open feis in July 1988 were L-R Nicola Cahill, Danielle Burke, John Reape, Bernadette Reape, Donna Cahill and Karen Moran. Back row L-R

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Tara Kennedy, Eileen Plater, Adrian Duignan, Rita Henderson, Jane Usher and teacher Eileen Lally. Front row L-R Louise Keegan, Ciara Kennedy, Claire Usher, Tracy-Anne McMonagle and Majella Collins. Ciara Kennedy and Claire Usher went on to make names for themselves dancing in Riverdance.


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Toss the Feathers were one of the most popular Irish celtic bands to come from Manchester. Paul Usher, Mike McGoldrick, Eddie Sheehan, Dezi Donnelly and John Walsh

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Rattle and Reel will always be remembered as one of the best celtic rock bands ever to come out of Manchester. St. Edward's Social Club on Great Western Street in Moss side on a Sunday night was always the place to be. Sean McGuire, Martin Clooney, Gary McDonagh, John Bilek, Vinny Donnelly

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1990's. Mick Breen, Tommy Joyce and Pat Reynolds on stage at the Irish World Heritage Centre.

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Sean Dempsey with John Jo Kelly and friends


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"Young Gifted and Green", music and dance troupe from St. Bedes College, Alexandra Road South, Alexandra Park, Whalley Range, M16 8HX

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Kathleen Houldsworth

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"The Lord of the Dance meets the Prince". James Keegan meets Prince Charles.