Leap Year in Belfast - Now that I've nestled in your arms, I think I'd
That, as you so extol my charms, I'll name the happy day!
It is our privilege, my dear, For - as you know - it is leap year.
24th February 1903 Postmark Islandmagee to Miss Maggie Agnew, Woodbine
Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from A.W. - Think of me when this you
see & think me not unkind, though you are absent from my sight, you are ever
in my mind. I hope you are well, I could not get up on Sunday night, you
must excuse me with love from A.W. on front this looks well good by?
Cook's Smile "I must," exclaimed the country cook, "Get Quaker Oats by hook
She did; now see her happy look, The smile that won't come off!
20th July 1904? Postmark Belfast to Miss M. Agnew, Ballystrudder,
Islandmagee from Tillie - I thought I would just write and see how you were
all doing, how are Alex and Sammie & Frankie and MA and the rest. Hoping you
are all well. Tillie
The Old Linen Hall, Belfast 16th August 1904 Postmark Belfast to Miss Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from May - 4 Canterbury Street,
Belfast, 16.8.04. Dear Mary, I arrived safe home on Saturday night. Found
all getting on well. Ida is able to be up every day & expects to get out a
little while today. I think it looks as if the weather is going to keep fine
now Ellie & I are home again. Hope this will find you all well, Kind regards
to all, Yours sincerely, May
Queen's College, Belfast 26th August 1904? Postmark Belfast to Miss M.
Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from Tillie - We will all be down on
Saturday all being well. Hoping you are all well. Tillie
View on the Lagan, Belfast 1st June 1905 Postmark Belfast to Mrs? Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, Ireland from Mrs. Murray - 2
Skegoneill Avenue, Belfast. Dear Mrs. Agnew, Very soon this wife will be
down on Saturday by the 5 to 10 train leaving Belfast, yours truly, Mrs.
Carrickfergus Castle and Harbour 17th June 1905 Postmark Carrickfergus to
Miss M. Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, Ireland from M. Agnew
- Dear M. Will be down some day next week, sorry to hear about baby, did you
get photo alright, hope you like it, hope mother will not be away before I
be down, hope you are all well. M. Agnew
Cutting Turf in an Irish Bog 2nd October 1905 Postmark Belfast to Miss
Agnew, 37 Surrey Street, Lisburn Road, City from M. Taylor? - 30/9/05
Pleased to know Sister and Jen are coming on Monday, Miss J., will meet Jen
at the Bank at 11 a.m. Hoping the day will be fine, Yours sincerely, M.
Belfast on the Lagan 25th December 1905 Postmark Belfast to Miss Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from Ellie - Wishing you all a very very happy
Christmas, will write shortly. Ellie or Allie
Patrick Street, Cork 1906 to Miss Martha Agnew, c/o Mrs. Stark, Scotch
Quarter, Carrickfergus from M.A. - Dear M. Got home allright, it was near
ten oclock when the train got in, the Scotch folk came home last night, we
ware at a dance in Houston's barn last night, it was good value, remember me
to Jennie yours aff. sister M.A. write soon. this is one of Sam's cards, I
stole it, never let on.
Dunville Park, Belfast Victoria Hospital 16th April 1906 Postmark Belfast to
Miss Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from May - Dear Mary,
Hope to see you all fresh & well on Tuesday. Weather being favourable. Ellie
& I intend to pay you a visit. Yours May
Tubular Bridge Gobbens, Co. Antrim 2nd May 1906 Postmark Islandmagee to Miss
Maggie Agnew, Mullaghdubh, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim, Ireland - Absence makes
the heart grow fonder, Fonder of the other girl, This is from a Gobbin Gull,
I got home from the lecture alright, it was very good. I was at a
cinematagraph since but it was ten times better. I will perhaps tell you
about it when I see you. I suppose you are busy coorting this weather.
Change your name, go on, be gone, begorra and I do the same "My Irish Maggie
O" I am glad to hear you are all well, I am as every yours, Mall
"My Irish Molly O" Molly, my Irish Molly, my sweet acushla dear, I'm fairly
off my trolley, my Irish Molly, when you are near, Springtime you know is
ring time, come dear, don't be so slow, Change your name, go on be game,
begorra, and I'll do the same, My Irish Molly, O. 16th August 1906 Postmark
Belfast to Miss Maggie Agnew, Mullaghdubh, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim - How are
you getting your spit this weather. I suppose you're as busy as the D____,
no word of you getting married yet, come up here & I will get you a doz of
boyz. If there is none at the corner. I hope you are all well. I am
??????amen. Address c/o Mrs. Tosh, Mount Oriel, Newtownbreda, Belfast
King William's Landing Stone, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim 8th September 1906
Postmark Carrickfergus to Miss M. Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co.
Antrim, Ireland from M.A. - Dear M. Glad you got home alright, got the card,
you would be pretty late getting home but it was a nice evening. I saw Sam
on Tuesday, he was at the door, is he at school. write soon, yours M.A.
The Church Island Magee, Larne, Co. Antrim 31st August 1906 Postmark
Islandmagee to Miss M. Agnew, c/o Mrs. Stark, Scotch Quarter,
Carrick-Fergus, Co. Antrim, Ireland from S.C.C. - The Gobbins, Islandmagee,
30:8:06 Got your letter, am sorry to hear of your teeth annoying you. Do not
get anything done to them till I see you. I might be up on Sun. afternoon so
stop in please till I do. You seem to have had a good old time of it. Glad
you got out to enjoy the fun, would they give a chap a ride on the "H. H."
on a Sunday do you think I cannot. Say if I shall be here all ???ted or not,
just according to the fit that might take hold of us & if this fine weather
continues: Amen!! So let it be. S.C.C.
Donegal Place, Belfast 3rd April 1907 Postmark Belfast to Miss M. Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from Y.M. or G.M. - Dear Maggie, My mother says
she is very sorry she did not get speaking to you, she says you will have to
excuse her as you know yourself there was an awful crush. Tell Mary I have
still the letter to write to her as it would not be in time for to catch
this post. G.M. or Y.M.
Albert Memorial, Belfast 5th July 1907 Postmark Belfast to Mrs. Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from Mrs. Murray - Dear Mrs. Agnew, We will be
down on Saturday afternoon all being well. Mrs. Murray
My Irish Molly - Dear 'O' but this is like you "Molly" 13th September 1907
Postmark Belfast to Miss Mary Agnew, Bally Strudder, Islandmagee - Molly
dear a pint of beer a woodbine or a match, two black eyes a broken nose and
a wooden leg to scratch
R.M.S. "Viper" passing Carrickfergus 30th October 1907 Postmark
Carrickfergus to Miss Agnew, Woodbine Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee,
Co. Antrim from M.A. - Dear M. Glad to hear that you are all well, also that
Maggie is keeping well, I hear no word about getting down now but if you let
me know when you are going to Belfast I will go too. Your aff. sis M.A. I
have been sending Martha some cards
A famous Gun The 4.7 1st November 1907 Postmark Belfast to Mrs. Stark,
Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim - Friday Mg. 7-10 Daisy's funeral
is on Saturday. I am not sure what day I said on other postcard, just off to
Newcastle, Sha? but dry.
Cable Road, Whitehead, Co. Antrim 23rd March 1909 Postmark Whitehead to Miss
Mattie Agnew, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim from Sallie or
Lallie - Ford Cottage, Whitehead, Tuesday. Dear M. Saml. & Myself will be up
to see you & spend a few minutes with you on Thursday Evg: Either wait for
us at Station or in house, we shant dissapoint, will be so glad to see you
also Mrs. Lewis, Yours ever Lallie or Sallie
High Street, Belfast 26th November 1909 Postmark Lisburn to Miss Mary Agnew,
Woodbine Cottage, Mullaghbubgh, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from Willie - Will
be down a race tomorrow evening if I can get done in time and weather any
good, all well at present is I don't get tomorrow evening you can watch on
Rev. W. J. McCaughan August 1910 Postmark Belfast to Miss Agnew, Woodbine
Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from M. Moore - Thanks for stamps. I had
forgotten all about it. We got home nicely, not very wet, and all feel the
better for our holiday. I suppose you have heard of the death of Mr.
McCaughan, it was a tremendous funeral, never saw anything like it. Kindest
regards to all. M. Moore
Irish Centenarian Peasant Worker, aged 107 years (from original photo) 14th
December 1910 Postmark Carrickfergus to Miss Agnew, Ballystrudder,
Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from M.A. - Dear M. Hoping you are all well as this
leaves me the same. I will be expecting some of you up next week. I am going
up to town with Maggie a wee run tomorrow Evg. Miss M. has been lying ill
with the cold but is up today. Yours M.A.
Galgorm Road, Ahoghill 2nd January 1911 Postmark Ahoghill Ballymena to Miss
Maggie Agnew, Woodbine Cottage, Islandmagee from Jennie Kernohan - I hope
you are well from Jennie Kernohan
Galgorm Road, Ahoghill 2nd January 1911 Postmark Ahoghill Ballymena to Miss
Mary Agnew, Woodbine Cottage, Islandmagee from Jennie Kernohan - I hope your
father is a little better from Jennie Kernohan
Holywood Arches and Newtownards Road, Belfast 3rd August 1911 Postmark
Belfast to Miss Martha Agnew, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim from
Maggie - Dear M. Got your card alright - was glad to here from you. Hopes
you are having good times this weather. As regards myself I am not half bad.
I might be down to see you soon for I see you won't come up. Excuse me for
not writing sooner. Good bye. See and be good till I see you. don't forget
to write soon. Maggie
Lady's Well, Cork 17th October 1911 Postmark Belfast to Miss M. Agnew,
Woodbine Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from C. Ginnity - 19 Summer
Street, Belfast. How are you all in B. Strudder, I hope well. The letter you
so kindly re-addressed arrived allright. The baby is running about. How are
you off for water, we only get it from ten in the morning till five in the
evening. We are feeling well after our enjoyable holiday at your house, my
brother has returned to London again. Hoping your Mother & Sister are well,
not forgetting self, from C. Ginnity
"The Pierrotts" Baby if Sick 23rd May 1912 Postmark Belfast to Miss Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from M.B. or N.B.? - I received P.C. alright,
would you measure length of the wall in the corner to see if my cupboard
will sit in before I send it, will be ready Wed. all as usual, yours N.B. or
M.B. You can send with an inch ? length tape
A bit of Old Carrick, Green Street 11th July 1912 Postmark Portglenone,
Belfast to Mrs. Stark, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus from U. or V. B. - Miss
M. arrived safely, we are both glad to see her so much ? good. Hope you will
be all ? in her absence. Yours U. or V. B.
16th September 1912 Postmark Canada to Miss Mitchell, c/o Mrs. Stark, Scotch
Quarter, Carrickfergus, N. of Ireland - The Youth on the back, trust you are
keeping well and in your usual strength and health again and to remain so
throughout the coming winter
High Street, Ballynahinch 16th October 1912 Postmark Ballynahinch, Co. Down
to M. A. Craig, c/o Mrs. Stark, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim - I am well, I am
glad you are enjoying yourself, I didn't expect you back for a fortnight. I
hope Mrs. Stark and Miss Mitchell are well.
Mark Street, Portrush 29th March 1913 Postmark Portrush to Mrs. Stark,
Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus from M. M. Lappin - 9 Golf Terrace, Portrush
29-3-13 I have got splendid weather & feel ever so much the better of the
change. Hope you are both quite well. M. M. Lappin
Central Antrim Regiment. Review by Sir Edward Carson, at Drumalis, Larne, of
the Three Battalions on the 11th July 1914 27th July 1914 Postmark
Carrickfergus to Miss Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from
M.A. - Dear M. Glad to hear you are all well as this leaves me the same,
glad to hear wee Lizzie is going to get something done to her foot, I am
sure she will think long among strangers but maybe the won't keep her long.
write soon, M.A.
24th October 1914 Postmark Ballycarry Station, Belfast to Miss Agnew c/o
Mrs. Stark, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus from ? J. A. - Dear M. This is
just a p.c. to say the Pinrose came into Queenstown yesterday which we were
glad to hear we are all well. ? J. A.
Cottage Hospital, Larne 19th March 1915 Postmark Larne to Miss Mary Agnew,
Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from Mrs. Hay - Dear Cousin, Just a
P.C. Hoping you are well as this leaves me the same, me and my Husband is
coming up on Sunday to see you if the weather keeps good. I remain yours,
Edward Road, Whitehead 11th November 1916 Postmark Whitehead to Miss M.
Agnew, c/o Mrs. Stark, Scotch Quarter, Carrickfergus from S.A. - Dear
Martha, received letter all right this morning with thanks, hoping it will
be lucky. S.A.
Promenade, Whitehead 27th June 1919 Postmark Whitehead to Miss Agnew,
Cloughfin, Islandmagee - I wish you would come up tomorrow if you can get
away. I forgot to send you word sooner.
Howth Harbour and Ireland's Eye, Co. Down 26th September 1923 or 1925
Postmark Howth to Miss Agnew, Woodbine Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee
from M.B. or N.B. - Having a good time, beautiful place, we go back to
Dublin on Friday & I am stopping there a couple of days or so. N.B. or M.B.
Lower Mills, Glen-Anne, Co. Armagh. Photo (1924) by Coon, Letterkenny 3rd
August 1925 Postmark Glenanne to Mr. J. Robinson, Main Street, Cullybackey,
Co. Antrim from Frances - (written in pen at top, looks more recent -
Glen-Anne - Sarah Henderson) We are over here at Auction, we got on fairly
well, hope you had a good day at Port. Uncle bought Piano. Love from Frances
Queens Parade, Bangor, Co. Down, from Esplanade 28th September 1929 Postmark
Bangor to Miss A. McIlmoyle, Stradreagh, Bolea P.O., Limavady from Lillie &
Marcus - Dear Anna, I hope you arrived home safely. We stopped Thursday
night in Belfast, came here yesterday. This is a beautiful place. Love from
Lillie & Marcus. The Matthews are here.
Old North Gate, Carrickfergus 17th June Postmark Carrickfergus to Miss
Maggie Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from M.A. - Dear M. Got
your P.C. alright, hope Jack arrived safe, sorry I could not get down
yesterday as we have visitors stopping, let me know how long the are going
to stay. I will get down some time before the go away, yours M.A.
Alexandra Park, Belfast June Postmark Belfast to Miss Maggie Agnew, Woodbine
Cottage, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee from May - My Dear M. It seems a very
long time since I have seen or heard from you, I hope you are all quite
well. Is Sam home, I always intend going over on Saturdays. I have always a
good many parcels with me for Magheramorne, your loving cousin May. Will
write or go over soon, give my love to all.
The Shoots, Carrickfergus Salt Mine, Co. Antrim, 330 Feet below the Surface
June Postmark Carrickfergus to Miss Maggie Agnew, Ballystrudder,
Islandmagee, Co. Antrim from M.A. - Dear M. Hoping you are all well as this
leaves me the same. Is there any word of Sam arrived yet, when are you
coming up. With love M.A.
Donaghadee Harbour 30th June 19?0 to Miss Agnew, Woodbine Cottage,
Cloughfin, Islandmagee from M. Moore - Will be down on the 3 train tomorrow
(Friday) unless there is a deluge. Yours M. Moore. Here to-day
Castle Junction, Belfast 27th September 19?? Postmark Belfast to Miss Maggie
Agnew, Mullaghdubh, Islandmagee, Co. Antrim - This is a very busy place, the
junction I am down past twice a week. You should not find me among this
crowd I suppose. How are you all getting along this weather, it will be a
pretty hot time in the Go? I wish I was with you. I am leaving this place on
the first day of October D.V. for home. Be sure and look under the stamp.
Look for Ned, he is a fine fellow, he is everywhere now & this card is from
Prentice Boys' Hall and City Wall, Londonderry 12th August Postmark
Londonderry to Miss Maggie Agnew, c/o Miss Matier, Mullaghdubh, Islandmagee
from M.M. - No Surrender. Having a fine time here to-day. M.M. as I looked
over Derry Walls I didn't see
Dear Sam, I may be a bit late but you will see by this that I have not
forgotten my promise. And I hope you have kept your promise to keep off the
tonic. Aunt A. will have told you all the news in her letter. Hoping you
have had good voyage, trusting you are well, old ? I remain yours ? May
Do you recognise this photo
Wm. H. Bradley
Hoping you will like it
Best Wishes Xmas 1907
With love from ?. McM. Excuse me
for not sending this is a sister
these sooner, Tillie
who died very sudden last
year. Agnes Henry
Tomb of O'Heney, where the Famous Banagher Sand is lifted by a descendant.
The Giant's Organ, Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim
Keady Railway Station - Ready to go Aboard & Arrival First Passenger Train,
Whit Monday, 1909
East Antrim Women's Unionist Association membership Card
Mary Agnew, Island Magee & Maggie Agnew, Ballystrudder, Islandmagee
The Siege of Derry. From the Painting by the Contemporary Dutch Artist
Romayn de Hooghe