My name is Kevin Woods I was born in 1944 in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital Drogheda Co Louth. I am the son of Peter and Hilda Woods. My father was native to Carlingford and my mother to Liverpool.We grew up in Ghan House Carlingford.
My Grandparents William Woods was a butcher in Newry St, his wife Elizabeth Wheelan came from Liverpool.
They established the butchery business in 1897 where the Centra shop now stands in Newry St. The Woods’ came from Piedmont and can trace the family back to James Woods a blacksmith and pike maker in the Rebellion of 1798.
I have been fortunate to live in this place. I have always wanted to give something back to the community. I set out a number of years ago to record as much knowledge as I could about this place and its people. I am not done yet. I expect it will be a continuing story.