My Uncle Pat was born on the 30th. of August 1913 in Ballyman ( district of Bray ). He married Elizabeth Murphy in 1941 and they had 9 children, Phyllis, John, Christy, Pat, Noel, Vincent Rita, Kathleen, and Willie.
( Unfortunately Willie died at a very early age ).
They lived in South Dock Street which is the next street over from Penrose St. ( where my Grannie Canavan lived ).
He died on the 24th. December 1986 aged 73 years.
Lizzie died on 12th. January 1996 aged 78
" I always remember Pat and Lizzie as a couple who idolized each other and their children."
64 South Dock Street
Vincent Canavan with Hair
and without hair
The following shots are from cine film taken at my wedding in 1969
The following photos are mostly of the Canavan side of the family
1941 Uncle Pat and Aunt Lizzie's Wedding day Lizzie's sister May was the Bridesmaid and My Uncle Mattie was the Bestman
Gran and Grandad Canavan and the wedding party
Phyllis Canavan Sandra ( Phyllis's Daughter) Aunties Lizzie and Bridie (right)
At one time my Uncle Pat worked as a breadman for Peter Kennedy
Aunt Lizzie Aunt Lizzie Uncle Pat Auntie Kathleen
Auntie Nanny with Aunt Lizzie in the background Lizzie and Pat
Uncle Pat with my eldest brother Thomas Lorenzo Pat and Lizzie
Lizzie Pat and Lizzie and Auntie Bridie carrying the hay
Christy Phyllis and Pat ( some of Pat and Lizzie's children ) John, Pat,Noel, and Christy
Rita Willie and Phyllis Fido and Phyllis
Aunt Lizzie's Confirmation Kathleen
Kathleen(Mattie's daughter) Christy and Phyllis Uncle Pat and Auntie Bridie Phyllis
Lizzie and Bridie Nellie ( Mattie's Wife ) , and Rita Taken in Mountmellick
Noel and Anne Canavan Vincent and Catherine Canavan John Canavan (1976)
Phyllis and Richard's wedding day John and Patsy's wedding day
Pat (one of Uncle's Matties sons) Richard Dunne (Phyllis's Husband) Declan Pierce ( Jacqueline's Husband)
Cousins Vincent and Pat Canavan Pat's wife Phyllis, Pat and myself ( Pat and his family live in South Africa)
Pat and Lizzie Aunt Sister Philomena's 90th. Birthday
Uncle Mattie and Auntie Nellie 4 of their children Mattie with 2 of my brothers
Pat, Kathleen,Gerard, and Patricia John, and Thomas Lorenzo
Alex Canavan ( Pat's Daughter)
Uncle Mattie was born in 1912 and was married to Nellie, they had 7 children Pat,Kathleen Gerard, Patricia, Irene, Bernadette,and Dermot. He worked as a Sawer in a factory on the South Lotts Rd. (where the E.S.B. social club is now situated) and then in Behans Box factory Ringsend . He died on the 1st. of June 1986 aged 74." I remember Mattie as a John Wayne lookalike, and always looked forward to seeing him."
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