|Painting by Joyce Shee|
|Julia's mother, Cecilia Linane|
I wonder if Cecilia Linane (could be Linnane) is
connected to the Linnane's who own the lobster
bar? The food at Linnane's was good, it was
the only restaurant nearby, AND they had wifi.
|Julia Moylan's home and store - 2016|
|Julia Murray Moylan|
I was fascinated by the area and, of course, wanted to know more. Once at home, my usual searches did not tell me much about New Quay and the surrounding area until I checked Facebook. The Flaggy Shore and Blow it Open. A Flaggy Shore Miscellany Facebook pages gave me so much more than expected. I loved the photos and the history. Julia's photo had been posted on the Blow it Open. A Flaggy Shore Miscellany page. And, group members commented about Julia and her store.
I learned that Julia sold ice cream, candy, cigarettes, and more in her store. This was her home as well. Some called it the local youth club where young peopled played cards and one wrote, What happened in Julia's should stay in Julia's. Julia was described as a nice lady with a good heart. Others remember dropping money in a plastic container for self-serve and Julia's old bicycle parked in front of her home.
In addition to the comments, paintings of Julia's store were posted. Artist, Joyce Shee has painted Julia's home many times. I purchased the painting at the top of this post and Joyce shared paintings of the inside of Julia's home as well. You can see beautiful paintings by Joyce Shee at her artist page on Facebook by clicking here.
|Paintings by Joyce Shee|
Joyce Shee and my husband's distant cousins shared the following photos with me.
|Julia with Sandra Nicholas standing in front of Julia's thatched-roof home in 1968. |
Sandra Nicolas Murray was the wife of Patrick J. Murray, son of Julia's brother, also Patrick.
|Julia Murray Moylan (center) with two American cousins standing by her store - 1983.|
Note that by 1983, the roof was no longer thatched.
|Julia on the left with her grandson Michael inside her home. Granddaughter, Julie, is seated|
next to an unknown man.
Joyce Shee shared these photos of the inside of the store. The windows and doors are now closed off with cement blocks.
Julia died on November 30, 1988, and is buried in Cillin Graveyard along with her husband and son, James. For more about the Murray family, visit these posts:
Friday's Photo: A Cemetery in New Quay, County Clare
Looking for the Murray Family Home in County Clare
Friday's Photo: Said to be Mary Rourke
Friday's Photo: Cemetery Photos - Ellen Agnes Murray
Friday's Photo: Murray Cousins Identified
Friday's Photo: Cecelia Linane Murray
Sunday's Obituary: Ellen Agnes Murray - Sister Mary Columbkill
Sunday's Obituary: Patrick Joseph Moylan
If you want to know more about the families I research, click here to like my Facebook page where you will see each post and other genealogical finds.
Facebook page. Blow it Open. A Flaggy Shore Miscellany.
Facebook page. The Flaggy Shore. https://www.facebook.com/theflaggyshore/
Family photographs from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn.
Family photograph from the collection of Jade Smithson. Used with permission.
Family photograph from the collection of Mary Fahey. Used with permission.
Family photograph from the collection of Bridget Murray Kennedy. Used with permission.
Photographs and paintings by Joyce Shee. Used with permission.