Memories of Dangan School by Marcella McMahon

Ann McNamara asked Marcella McMahon (nee McNamara) originally from Hazelwood Quin to write an article in 2014 on her memories of Dangan School. Marcella and her three sisters played Camogie with Clooney, which was the first Camogie club in County Clare. Clooney were the county Champions from 1934 to 1937. Marcella and her three sisters, Dokie, Eileen and Teresa, played on the Clare team who won the Munster Camogie Championship in 1944.  Clare were beaten by Dublin in the All Ireland Camogie semi-final at Inchicore later that year.

Marcella died in 2020 in her 101st year. May she rest in peace.

Ann has also included old photographs of classes from Dangan School for the years 1910, mid 1920s, early 1930s and the 1950s.

Dangan girls 1910, Back row from left first girl is Eily McGrath, last in this row is Madge Mcgrath.

Middle row second girl from left is Kathleen Littleton.

Front row includes some of the O’Shea family.

Dangan boys 1910. Back row third from left is either Stephen or Patrck Littleton.

Middle row second from left is Joe Clune of Orda. Second from end  is Vincent Lalor, Dangan, Last in the row is thought to be Jim Littleton Dangan.


Dangan girls early 1930’s. Marcella NcNamara is in the middle row second from left.