Photo: Eamon ÓMurchú
Mr. Kebab with Safe Streets enclosure
I read in the newspaper that, for a fee, businesses can buy a licence to put tables and chairs in these widening the streets lay-bys.
Fr. Antony Gaughan
Photo; Tom Fitzgerald
Fr. Antony Gaughan reading from his Listowel and its Vicinity.
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
A feileastram or flag iris.
Nov 23 1940 from The Irish American Advocate
Re Richest KERRYMAN IN N. Y. Editor, The Advocate
I read in your report of the Kerry -men’s Ball in The Advocate of Nov. 16, a list of some of the richest Kerrymen in New York. That was interesting. I would like to supplement that list with others that I know, who, if not their richest Kerrymen in New York, may be classed in the upper brackets.
I refer particularly to Judge Charles A. Curtin of the Municipal Court, New York City, native of Knockane, Listowel, who owns a million dollar estate in West Nyack, New York; also Pat Howard of Long Beach, the big apartment house owner around 59th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; Pat hails from Killeenterna, near Castle-island. P. J. Sullivan from Templenoe, Kenmare, who owns considerable real estate in Manhattan, the Bronx and the Glenmore Hotel in Rockaway Beach. Pat is a man of substantial means. Dick Reidy of Manhattan and Rock-away Beach, an outstanding hotel man and a native of Kenmare; Commissioner Garrett W. Cotter of the First Federal District, New York, a native of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, who owns a million -dollar estate of several acres in Flushing, L. I. “Garry” as they call him, is one of the shrewdest investors in Long Island real estate and part owner of North Hills Golf Club.
Dinny Shea, the beef and king at 33 Beekman St. is a man of wealth and knows how to hoard it. Dinny was Hitchcocks’ right bower on Park Row for 40 years and took over the business when the latter passed on. He is from Scartaglin, near Castleisland. John J. Curtin, lawyer and political wizard, born in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale and brought up in Currow, Castleisland, since childhood, with the Walshes, his mother’s people, is one of the most successful practitioners in New York; he was counsel to Governor Alfred E. Smith for four years and is now chief counsel to the Rapid Transit Commission, James O’Connell, native of Knockanure, Listowel, Is one of the most successful contractors in the Bronx. Major Fitzmaurice, native of Duagh, is owner and publisher of the Lronx Home News; his cousins, the O’Flahertys, James Sr. and James Jr., founders of the Home News, were from Ballylongford.
Dan Parker of the N. Y. Mirror is a true son of the “King-dom”; his father came from Tralee and his mother, a Scanlon, from Duagh; Dan owns a ranch in Waterbury, Conn., and another in Texas. Michael OKeefe of Smerla Bridge, Listowel, is head of, the Dennison Real Estate Co. at 3lst Street and 6th Avenue. N. Y. City. Another, Michael O’Keefe is proprietor of the Kelly Dry Ginger Ale Corporation and Kelly’s Cola of Astoria, L. I., and one of the outstanding men in the soft drink business in New York and suburbs; O’Keefe comes from Kilmurry, near Castleisland. Eugene McDonnell of Ballylongford, is trustee of his brother’s estate and Langan Bros, in Chambers Street, head-quarters for religious goods; he is also a hotel and property owner at Orient Point,
Mrs. Lillian Patterson of the Bronx, mother of County Judge Lester Patterson is one of the Murrays from Ardfert. Tralee: her uncle, the late William H. Murray was a well known stationer to bankers and brokers in Nassau Street and retired worth a million. There are others that I cannot recall at the moment, but perhaps, other readers of The Advocate would supply the eclipses for the honor of the “Kingdom.”
Very sincerely yours, NEIL COLLINS. New York City
Mill Lane; Then and Now