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Norma's son on his wedding

The Embassy Ballroom in Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan was a very popular attraction for the young people from just north of the border like myself. That is where I met my husband Mickey in 1980 and where a lot of people I know met their future…

I met my husband in Aldborough House. Even though he didn't work there. He had come into the hall to see his brother and was chatting with Eamon Shanahan whom he knew while he was waiting. I happened to come to the hall to get change money for my…

A picture of Rosemary McCloskey's parents on their wedding day. From left to right: William McCloskey (best man) Jackie and Sheila McCloskey, Rosalin McMacken (bridesmaid).

A photo of Ita McClelland's niece and groom during their wedding ceremony.

A photo of Ita McClelland's niece on her wedding day with her groom.

A photo of Ita McClelland with her son and daughter dressed for a wedding.

A group wedding photo of Ita McClelland with her husband and wedding guests on the steps of St. Malachy's Chapel.

A photo of Ita McClelland and her husband outside St. Malachy's Chapel on their wedding day.

Memorable occasions were the Christenings, the First Holy Communions, the Confirmations, the first days at school, the weddings and the birth of my grandchildren. Getting my first car was a great achievement and a memorable one. I bought it in a…