Faces from the Past

Photographs and memories of people, special occasions, activities, buildings and every day life from the recent and distant past from the parish will be available to view here, once we start receiving content from the general public.     Send your contribution to Carl Morrow at    carlmorrow6@gmail.com



Lily Morrow

Lily Morrow is widely and fondly remembered as a true inspiration for her tireless work in the community from the

1970s until her untimely passing in 2002. She organized the Foroige Club, Badminton lessons in schools and in

Milltown Hall, Swimming lessons in Arden Lake and in Monaghan and Cavan swimming pools for young and old.

Swimming in particular was very important to her, resulting in hundreds of  people learning to swim and save lives

under her guidance for the 20 years she organized lessons.

She was keenly involved with organizing events and community safety for the Senior Citizens in the parish.

She also loved the challenge that the Civil Defence offered and loved the comradery of it.  She organized First Aid

classes for many years. She raised thousands of pounds in funds for Cavan swimming pool, for Positive Age,  for Rehab

and for St Christopher’s Hospice.

Lily Morrow at the Queen of Breifne Awards in 1990.




Joe Good

Many talented, skilled and adventurous people have left the parish for distant shores over the years.

Below is a profile and interview with Beekeeper extraordinaire Joe Good, formerly of Derryhoo, Milltown.




The Robinson Brothers

The Robinson brothers, Charlie, Michael and Tom Joe were highly renowned craftsmen covering many disciplines like marquetry, joinery, french polishing, tool making, bee keeping, gardening, music, and repairs of all kinds of equipment.

Here is a 3 part documentary made by RTE for the “Hands” television series made in 1980 showcasing

just some of their unique skills.

Part One https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sx2y7MAys20

Part Two https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NuIMTALZRo

Part Three https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CM3OT66iTOs




Memories of going to Church by Victor Sheridan

I would like to share a few of my memories with you.
My parents, Harry and Margaret ( nee Latimer) Sheridan,lived on their farm at Tiergormley, just off the Yellow Road in Belturbet. There were six children- Vera, Pearl, Leslie, Billy, Charlie and myself (Victor). My siblings and I all went to church ( about 3 miles) most Sunday mornings. ( either walked, rode bicycles or by pony and trap). It was customary for some to wait at a tree at the right hand side of the church entrance and once the bell stopped ringing, that was the signal to go in and join the service! The horses, traps, etc., were kept at the rear of the church. To the right of the church entrance there once had been a small school ( which by then was unused )
To the left of the entrance there was a small house which I believe once housed the general handyman/ gravedigger. From time to time, my family and I still call at the church and visit the graves of my grandparents and two other siblings who did not survive infancy. Many years ago my sister Pearl organised to provide seat cushions for the pews and I believe there may be a plaque indicating this at the entrance into the church.
The Rector formed a Boy Scout pack and we helped to build a small hall for meetings a few fields away on the Belturbet side of the church ( I believe it was owned by a parishioner!) I remember one of the young boys was called Wilson Moore and another Stanley Morrow.


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