My grandmother, Alice Louise Allison, was born and brought up in a hamlet called Gweeneeny, then in Co Galway, but later relocated into Co Clare on the shores of Lough Derg. Her father, Richard, was an auctioneer, farmer and publican. Gweeneeny today consists still only of the family home.
The first picture shows the road to Whitegate.
, and the second shows the family home as it was in 2010.
While the third picture shows the road to Lough Derg.
All Richard and Mary Ann's children attended the local Lake National school. Fortunately a local resident, Alfie O'Brien has compiled a history of this school from which the following attendance records for the Allison children have been taken.