Nostalgia - Alice returns to Cashel in 1993

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ALICE MORAN (nee Fitzgerald) and her family feature in our main picture this week, taken in Cashel in August 1993 when the Morans returned for a holiday.

ALICE MORAN (nee Fitzgerald) and her family feature in our main picture this week, taken in Cashel in August 1993 when the Morans returned for a holiday.

Alice who left the town for England in 1961 at the age of 11 was home with her husband Jimmy and children from East Anglia.

The Morans were staying with Alice’s brother ‘Foxy’ and his wife Josie in Cathal Brugha Street.

Alice was delighted to be back for a break and recalled many memories of Cashel such as the little sweet shop owned by her late Aunt Maggie Holmes at the bottom of Bohermore. The sweet shop seemingly was a ‘mecca’ for local children in the Fifties and Sixties.

Alice also recalled Jack Hill up on the hill who used to make purses and wallets.

Of her brother ‘Foxy’ she said - “You couldn’t meet better than ‘Foxy,’ which, in the words of our Cashel correspondent of the day, was ‘an evaluation which would hardly be contradicted anywhere in the City of the Kings.