After the bus turns at Cussaun Cross the first to get off the bus are the Cooley sisters -Maureen, Mairead, Pauline, Fiona and Caroline. Next stop is for Wayne Flynn at the pond. Then the bus stops at Johnny Whites where John and Martin Caulfield, Sean, Pat and Valerie Joyce get off and had to walk about half a mile to their houses.
We get off also and walk in the Kilskeagh Road. We often pass Tom and Mary White bringing in the cow and sometimes we would have the Far East and other magazines from school for them. We pass Cooley’s house and we see Patrick, Kathleen and Michael.
Then we often stopped to admire the great view in the distance. We could see the Connemara Mountains, Lough Corrib, Croagh Patrick and the ﬂood in Coolarne. Next, we come to Bina Keady’s house and stop to chat with her. We often had the Far East and other magazines from school for her also.
After Keadys we turn into our road and pass by Nohillys and we said hello to Delia, Michael, Tom, Pat, Bernard and Mary. As we passed Bohans we see Pat and Kitty doing chores around their house. We can see Cullinane’s farm, Mount Browne in one direction and Costelloe’s, Glenmore in the other direction. We knew what they were at by the sounds of their tractors.
We then had arrived at our house after our three quarter of a mile walk from the bus stop. We are Tom, Angela, Michael, Eddie and me.
Written by Vincent Fitzpatrick
Published here 05 Feb 2021
Page 257 of The Carnaun Centenary Book
Foundation Story of the Presentation Sisters Athenry
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