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A Snapshot of Booterstown in Dublin and the people

who lived in the area during the 1940s





















“She was almost blind as well, my friends and I on a winters evening would sometimes look into her window where the eyrie light of the oil lamp would make our hearts race, and when she would move towards us we would run away like the wind.”



The Parish Priest walked into the dairy farmers bedroom where he lay sick, and said; how are you today? he replied; I'm not very well father, but I see your looking horrid well on the Protestant milk!



“The rebels sang battle songs, their spirits were unquenched.”






I met my wife Maureen on 5th August 1959; it just happened to be her birthday; it was Bank Holiday Monday and we are together ever since. It was the best day of my life and the last 50 years have been the best time of my life; I wouldn’t change anything and I want to thank her for always being there for me; all those years making me laugh and filling me full of joy.


I also want to thank my two daughters, Michelle and Martina, my three grand-daughters, Hazel, Ava and Alison and my grandson, Eoin and my sons-in-law, Michael and Justin for all the joy they have brought to Maureen and me – thanks for the memories – I also want to thank all the people of Booterstown for their good wishes, and the people who helped me with information for this book.   



Paul Lyng receiving a Benemerenti Papal Award, 2009


On Holy Saturday morning, 11th April, 2009 at approximately, 10.30 a.m. the parish priest, Monsignor Seamus Conway advised me I was to receive a Papal Award. I was in shock for the rest of that week; it took me some time to come to terms with the idea of me receiving an award.

I want to thank Monsignor Seamus for thinking of me in this way and for all the hard work he put into getting this award for me, he is really one of the best shepherds this parish has ever had.


I really don’t approve of awards, especially for me, so, I would like to dedicate this award to all the people I have mentioned here, who kept the faith alive in this parish, down through the years, especially, my parents, Thomas and Anne Lyng and all my brothers and sisters, and all my relatives; God bless them all.                   


A Snapshot of the 1940s


By Paul Lyng


Price:…… € 15.00


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