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 Woods Solicitor and Hilda Margaret Winstanley Woods. My father was native to Carlingford and my mother to Liverpool.
My Grandfather William Woods was a butcher in Newry St and his wife Elizabeth Wheelan also came from Liverpool.
They established the butchery business in 1897 where the Londis 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 am one of 6 children (Madeline,John,Fr.Michael, Paul,and Gabrielle ) who grew up in Ghan House. I worked most of my life in PJ Carroll Tobacco Company until I retired as Sales Manager in 2004. In the interim I married Jackie Flanagan from Dundalk and having lived in Killarney for 10 years returned 39 years ago to Carlingford where we reared our 9 children (Paul, Peter, Aisling, David, Mark, Claire, Philip, Stephen and Kevin Peter.)
I have been fortunate that God choose this place for me to live out my life. I have always wanted to give something back to this community. I set out a number of years ago to record with the support of so many families,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.
In the meantime there are about 3500+ pictures here for you to enjoy. There are probably some mistakes and indeed some omissions from the pictures. I would be grateful if you would let me know what has to be corrected..