Letters from Thomas Noonan to home from the front

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the Duke of Wellington Hotel early on saturday

but he was at away as it is the half holiday so Mrs

Lynch the owner asked if I knew him. I said

I knew him very well, then she asked where I

came from so I told her, she asked me if I knew

Murroc I said I did then she said she came

from Newport. Then she told me that Willie

Ryan wouldn't be back until six oclock, and

said I was to be back then. I called at 6 oc

and she met me in the bar and I had to go up

stairs to the dining saloon. There I met him

and he having his tea and I had to have tea

also. He was greatly surprised when I walked

in to him as Mrs Lynch as Mrs L never

mentioned to him that I had called. I also

met his brother a school teacher and several

other men from Limerick and Tipperary. After

tea we were talking about the country around

at home and all that sort of things. Mrs Lynch

and her husband and the others wouldn't let me go

back to the boat so I slept there that night, and

had breakfast and dinner there next day Sunday. 

After dinner they went visiting friends in the

country about thirty miles outside the city and

I had to go too, as Mrs Lynch wouldn't let me 

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the Duke of Wellington Hotel early on saturday

but he was at away as it is the half holiday so Mrs

Lynch the owner asked if I knew him. I said

I knew him very well, then she asked where I

came from so I told her, she asked me if I knew

Murroc I said I did then she said she came

from Newport. Then she told me that Willie

Ryan wouldn't be back until six oclock, and

said I was to be back then. I called at 6 oc

and she met me in the bar and I had to go up

stairs to the dining saloon. There I met him

and he having his tea and I had to have tea

also. He was greatly surprised when I walked

in to him as Mrs Lynch as Mrs L never

mentioned to him that I had called. I also

met his brother a school teacher and several

other men from Limerick and Tipperary. After

tea we were talking about the country around

at home and all that sort of things. Mrs Lynch

and her husband and the others wouldn't let me go

back to the boat so I slept there that night, and

had breakfast and dinner there next day Sunday. 

After dinner they went visiting friends in the

country about thirty miles outside the city and

I had to go too, as Mrs Lynch wouldn't let me 


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  • March 28, 2017 17:58:20 Lucas Diaz

    the Duke of Wellington Hotel early on saturday

    but he was at away as it is the half holiday so Mrs

    Lynch the owner asked if I knew him. I said

    I knew him very well, then she asked where I

    came from so I told her, she asked me if I knew

    Murroc I said I did then she said she came

    from Newport. Then she told me that Willie

    Ryan wouldn't be back until six oclock, and

    said I was to be back then. I called at 6 oc

    and she met me in the bar and I had to go up

    stairs to the dining saloon. There I met him

    and he having his tea and I had to have tea

    also. He was greatly surprised when I walked

    in to him as Mrs Lynch as Mrs L never

    mentioned to him that I had called. I also

    met his brother a school teacher and several

    other men from Limerick and Tipperary. After

    tea we were talking about the country around

    at home and all that sort of things. Mrs Lynch

    and her husband and the others wouldn't let me go

    back to the boat so I slept there that night, and

    had breakfast and dinner there next day Sunday. 

    After dinner they went visiting friends in the

    country about thirty miles outside the city and

    I had to go too, as Mrs Lynch wouldn't let me 


  • November 7, 2016 16:17:05 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    the Duke of Wellington Hotel early on saturday but he was at away as it is the half holiday so Mrs Lynch the owner asked if I know him. I said I knew him very well, then she asked where I came from so I told her, she asked me if I know Murroc I said I did then she said she came from Newport. Then she told me that Willie Ryan wouldn't be back until six oclock, and said I was to be back then. I called 6 oc and she met me in the bar and I had to go up stairs to the dining saloon. There I met him and he having his tea and I had to have tea also. He was greatly surprised when I walked in to him as Mrs Lynch as Mrs L never mentioned to him that I had called. I also met his brother a school teacher and severl other men from Limerick and Tipperary. After tea we were talking about hte country around at home and all that sort of things. Mrs Lynch and her husband and the others wouldn't let me go back to the boat so I slept there that night and had breakfast and dinner there the next day Sunday. 

    After dinner they went visiting firends in the country about thirty miles outside the city and I had to go too, as Mrs Lynch wouldn't let me 
  • November 7, 2016 16:15:07 Adrian Murphy (Ireland)
    the Duke of Wellington Hotel early on saturday but he was at away as it is the half holiday so Mrs Lynch the owner asked if I know him. I said I knew him very well, then she asked where I came from so I told her, she asked me if I know Murroc I said I did then she said she came from Newport. Then she told me that Willie Ryan wouldn't be back until six oclock, and said I was to be back then. I called 6 oc and she met me in the bar and I had to go up stairs to the dining saloon. There I met him and he having his tea and I had to have tea also. He was greatly surprised when I walked in to him as Mrs Lynch as Mrs L never

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Source
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Contributor
Michael Noonan, Ballybuy, Murroe, Co. Limerick
License
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  • English

  • Gallipoli Front

  • Artillery
  • Medical
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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