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Out of the past: Billy Keane with his father’s book and (left) John B Keane in 1968. Photo: Jerry Kennelly

Out of the past: Billy Keane with his father’s book and (left) John B Keane in 1968. Photo: Jerry Kennelly

I called to The Cloth Hall for a chat. There’s a family friendship going way back. Four generations of us were togged out in The Cloth Hall. Photo: Stock Image

I called to The Cloth Hall for a chat. There’s a family friendship going way back. Four generations of us were togged out in The Cloth Hall. Photo: Stock Image

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Out of the past: Billy Keane with his father’s book and (left) John B Keane in 1968. Photo: Jerry Kennelly

Matt and Nellie Kennelly sold the last of the school uniforms, and The Cloth Hall closed after 123 years.

Matt is 88 and Nellie is younger. Nellie is a nurse and Matt is the draper.

I called to The Cloth Hall for a chat. There's a family friendship going way back. Four generations of us were togged out in The Cloth Hall.