Old Bridge girls from Clonmel - a blast from 1980

A group of local girls at the Old Bridge, Clonmel in 1980. Standing, Siobhan Hewitt, Norrie Hewitt, Linda Power, Mary Lambe and Martina Burke. Front, Siobhan Clancy, Linda Fennessy, Jackie English, Moira Fennessy and Breda Byrne.
Our main photo is of a group of girls from the Old Bridge at a local sports event in 1980, while boys from the area are pictured elsewhere on this page at the same event.

Our main photo is of a group of girls from the Old Bridge at a local sports event in 1980, while boys from the area are pictured elsewhere on this page at the same event.

Dual Olympic champion Dr. Pat O’Callaghan, who won gold medals in the hammer at the 1928 (Amsterdam) and 1932 (Los Angeles) Olympics, is pictured at the Town Hall when he was made a Freeman of Clonmel in 1984.

He is pictured with fellow Olympic champion Ronnie Delany, who struck gold at Melbourne in 1956, and Alderman Sean Lyons, the Mayor of Clonmel and a great sports enthusiast. Elsewhere Tipperary hurler Donie O’Connell from Killenaule joins Liam Condon at the opening of Liam’s bar in O’Connell Street, Clonmel.

The late Billy O’Reilly, who was actively involved in the Rotary Club is also included in this week’s look back at the past.

Part of College Avenue in Clonmel is pictured under water during a flood in the mid 80s. However the Flood Relief Scheme provided in the town in the last few years means that such a scene is unlikely to be repeated.