Do you remember the village of Muff in 1960? I must admit I wasn’t around quite that early but the image of the village I received earlier today is one which showcases Muff at that very time. What a delight to see one of the more traditional village houses which unfortunately is no longer in existence.
Due to the contemporary world and development, Muff has, like the rest of the world, moved with the times!!! (some might argue!!) But tradition is and always will be very much part of our culture and what better way to retain our heritage than with images like this.
The caption on this image reads:
‘The border village of Muff. c. 1960. McHale’s thatched cottage and shop, which have recently been demolished to make way for new shops, are on the right. The gable of the Garda barracks and an ESSO petrol sign can be seen in the centre of the picture. On the left, hidden behind the trees, is the Borderland dance-hall, which hosted top bands such as The Royal and The Capitol in the late 1950’s. Further north is St. Mary’s Hall, which was opened as a Parish dance-hall in 1955 by Bishop Farren, with the Irish tenor, Joseph McNally as the main attraction. Lynch’s shirt factory is just out of the picture.’
Also in the photograph is the image of three ladies walking out of the village past McHales cottage. How wonderful it would be to put names to these three ladies.
Check the image out at Craic On Muff FB page and see if we can establish the identities of these three lovely ladies.
Muff 1960, what a picturesqe little village you really were (and still are).