Friday, 18 May 2012

St Patrick's club, Abbey St.

Upstairs Bar. Jim Stretton wearing the St.Patrick's tug of war shirt.
Doug McCarthy with the pool cue, Mick Shearer in the background,right, with the dark shirt and Patsy Feeney in the foreground, white shirt.
I have recently met Pete Kinsey, an Englishman who followed the Irish showband music scene and was a member of St Patrick's club from 1975-1986. It is from Pete that I have the amazing roll call of names below. Thanks to Pete for all the memories and to Jim Stretton for the fabulous photos!

More of Pete's story later. Please let me know if you know and remember any of the following Irish in Leicester...

Eamon McGovern
Former accountant. Born
Belturbet, Cavan. Best male Irish friend, sadly died 1985. Lived in Campbell St
Kevin and Marion Smyth

Born Navan, lived in Duncan Rd area.
Patsy and Ann Smyth

Leicester born daughters of Kevin and Marion. Patsy married Jonjo Shearer, son of Bill.
Bill and John Shearer

Brothers from Castlecomer. County Kilkenny. Lived in New Parks.
Jonjo Shearer
Bar Steward

Martin Fogerty

Born Wexford
Joe Mcentaggart

Born Duleek, County Meath.
Benny Mceneary
Entertainment Secretary

Entertainment Secretary
From Drogheda
Gloria Sherry (Smyth)
Showband singer
born Monaghan, neice of Marion and Kevin. Lives with husband Donal in Monaghan Town.
Other Irish friends
Camelia Keane (stage name Kim Keane). Born 1952, from Limerick, singer with Joe Loss.

Tony Evans, and Wild Honey. Persuaded Pete to visit Ireland in the first place.
Carole Wallace (Carol Clarke) lead singer with New Blues (1976-1983) born May 8 1958 in Bettystown, County Meath. Now living in Drogheda.
John McManus, drummer with New Blues, the Cotton Mill Boys. Born Dublin, formerly engaged to Carole Wallace.

Jimmy and Benny McEneaney
If you'd like to be involved contact us on 0116 276 9186 or pop in to:
The Emerald Centre, Gipsy Lane, Leicester. LE5 OTB

We're now also on Twitter: follow me on  @irishleicester

Click here to view a map of The Irish in Leicester.

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