An interesting collection of photos, but no particular theme :
(source: Maurice Billingsley)
Maurice writes : ' This is Oak Lodge sometime
in winter 71-2 I think. I was i/c cutting the grass. This is taken from
near the pond, which disappeared when the new St Edward's was built. It
was here that I lost control on wet grass and sailed majestically into
the home of the newts and sticklebacks. It was a very heavy mower! '
' . . . . Kubrick filmed part of the clockwork
orange at St Edward's. The bits in the young offenders' unit, naturally.
The scene that caused us the most inconvenience was cut - warders marching
the new inmate along the M1 main corridor ! '
(source : Olivia O'Dolan)
Fr Packy Harrity
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Fr Michel Groiselle,
webmaster for the White Fathers' international website,
provided his visitors with a link to our
own site. Within a day
we had a message
from Patrick Odhiambo.
(with kind permission of The international website
of the White Fathers)
"I am in Toulouse where I am being taught Theology
I learnt the language during the Spiritual year of my
which I spent in Burkina Faso (2001-2002). I am just
coming to the end
of my initial formation.
Having taken the oath and been ordained a deacon
last December, I am
preparing for ordination as a
priest later this year . . . . Father
(on the right) was my teacher in Kenya."
(source : The international
website of the White Fathers : http://www.africamission-mafr.org)
Patrick and his confreres, who
were ordained Deacons by His Grace Archbishop
Emile Marcus on 4th December 2004 in the
Notre-Dame La Dalbade church, Toulouse, France
(L-R) : Jean-Paul Ilunga Litebe, Prosper Mbusa Wilondja, Patrick
Odhiambo Oketch and Noé Ouedraogo.
Note 1 : for more pictures of Patrick's ordination group,
Note 2 : Fr Michel's site won the Multimedia International Award
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(source : Una McTernan Enniskillen, via Olivia O'Dolan)
This is the album that you meant to buy but couldn't afford, when you
were at Blacklion in the sixties.
The search for this recording started when Mike
sent us his cassette recording of the band (Sept 2003) when
I didn't have decent equipment or software
to make a website copy.
Selections from this album will appear in the
"Familiar Sounds" Appendix as soon as it has been
transcribed with priority given to the tracks on
which the Blacklion
boys provided vocal backing.
(And der bum notes). In the meantime, a thousand
thanks to Olivia
and Una for making this available
John Baird of Letterkenny says "Barney
& Ritchie (Fitzgerald)
are still playing away as a duo
is living in Bundoran." (February 2005)
(source : John Baird)