Snow or no snow Brendan the Postman is on the job in Mount Merrion.


From left to right: Bernadette Fagan, Máire Gillen, unknown, Moya Shannon 18th 2nd 1950


from left to right: Mona Sheehan, Kathleen Sheehan, Joanna Gillen, Mimi Sheehan, and Angela Fagan

18th 2nd 1950


Oliver and Máire Fagan with their new car in Townsends Street, Dublin, around 1950


Mount Merrion House located on the Stillorgan Dual Carrageway next to what used to be

The South County Hotel. This picture was taken shortly before its demolition to make space for a

new development 'Park Hotel'. Interestingly, the demolition of this building was featured in a

Def Leopard rock video.


Stanley Woods: this picture, taken in 1936, shows Mount Merrions famous motorcyclist Stanley Woods.

In the background stands part of the old building later to be called the 'Barn'

The exact location here is just above the main church car park; The Community Centre would be just

to the left of frame if the camera panned in that direction.


Mr. O' Carroll

picture of Mr. O Carroll at 100 years of age,

photo taken by Gerard O' Kelly

Unknown, Unknown, Unknown, and Jack Campbell


from left to right: Sheila Moloney, Rita, Pat and May Byrne


from left right:

Kathleen Nolan, Rosemary O' Riordan and Kathleen Byrne


B. Shanahan and baby


Mrs. Kilroy (The Rise) baby and B. Shanahan


Young Lady, unknown


Fergus Meehan and Donal Downey


Jack Campbell, Woodlands Park Fete Committee Member


Kitty Bruton (The Rise)


In March 1984 I was transferred from Cork to Dublin. Within days I found a house in Mount Merrion and bought it. My problem was where I could find a school for my 3 girls. Scoil San Treasa would be brilliant because the girls would not have to cross a road to get there, if they could take them.

I made an appointment with Miss McSweeney the Principal and met with her in her office. I asked if there were any vacancies for the following year, starting in Sept. She asked if I was talking about one child or had I more in mind. Three girls I said and her face lit up.

"The Smyth girls have just saved me and the school a teacher", she said with a wide grin.

Miss Mc Sweeney retired a month or two later and the girls arrived at the school on the same day as Crona Clarkson took up her position as Principal of Scoil San Treasa.

Changed times.


Mrs. Maura Hayes,

(87 The Rise)


Mr. Coyle, Miss Coyle, and Tommy O' Beirne

young girl

Kathleen Byrne and Rosemary O' Riordan

Pat Cullen and Children

Collins Shop on Foster Avenue.

Ray Hickey with his dog 1941

Jack Baumann (Vice-Chairman of the Fete) and John King (Chairman of the Fete)

Fr. John Ryan, PP, Father Val Rogers, Paddy Downes, Pat Cullen

Pat Cullen and Des Strictland (Thornhill Road, Chief Steward at the Fete)

Enjoying The Fete Tommy O' Beirne and Miss Coyle

4 Ladies Miss Coyle, Kathleen Rochford, Rita Coyle?, An. other

4 Lady Committee Members An.other, Mrs. O' Beirne, An.other, An.other

Bride and Groom, Patrick Monaghan of Greenfield Rd. as The Groom Mick Keogh as The Bride

Reggie Cant and Kevin Hilton performing in the Ballroom (the Barn) once located where the Scout Hall

now stands

Funeral cavalcade President Éamon De Valera passing Mount Merrion House,

next to the South County Hotel

Funeral cavalcade President Éamon De Valera