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Michael O’Leary (b. about 1932) and John Sheehan (part 1)

Michael O’Leary (b. about 1932) and John Sheehan (part 1)

Nohovaldaly, Co. Cork

 

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The home of Michael O’Leary at Nohovaldaly is the venue for this recording. John Sheehan begins the discussion, once he sits down comfortably and sets aside his accordion which he had brought along. He recounts the tragic story of a murder which was perpetrated in the locality in the 19th century and which was witnessed by his mother. Michael O’Leary’s father was a well-known thatcher who was very skilled at his craft and who travelled far and wide on foot. Michael worked with his father as a boy, and he provides a most descriptive account of the thatcher’s tools, the type of material used in thatching and his father’s style which was quite unique and recognisable.


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File size(s): 33.03 MB, 11.09 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Cork county, first series
Product ID: CDCK01-18
Subject: The thatching craft
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 48:18


Gussie McMahon

Gussie McMahon

Doolin, Co. Clare

 

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Well-known and loved for his step-dancing, known as "battering the floor", which he performed during the course of the interview in his home, Gussie McMahon recounted with great energy and enthusiasm his love of sean-nós singing, local folklore traditions and ancient farming customs including thatching in County Clare.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 30.21 MB
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Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-13
Subject: Sean-nós singing and "battering the floor"
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 33:03


Pat and Laurence Slattery and Michael Slattery

Pat and Laurence Slattery and Michael Slattery

Ballygownan, Kilfenora, Co, Clare

 

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Both retired in their late eighties, from Ballygownan, Kilfenora, County Clare, I recorded Pat and Lawrence Slattery in their thatched cottage about farm traditions, with the help of their cousin, Michael Slattery.


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File size(s): 47.53 MB
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Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-28
Subject: Farming traditions
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 52:01


Thomas Conneely

Thomas Conneely

Innisheer, Co. Galway

 

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An 87-year old farmer from Innisheer, one of the Aran Islands in County Galway. Thomas Conneely's love for the island can be seen through his work of stonewall making and land creation. We toured the island and spoke about the geology of the island, fishing traditions, the holy well, women's involvement through craft work, knitting, spinning and cooking.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 55.30 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
Download time limit: 48 hours

Audio series: Clare county, first series
Product ID: CDCL01-39
Subject: The Aran Island of Innisheer, Co. Galway, and a way of life gone forever
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 60:32


Margaret Toughey, Pat McAfee, Michael Gibson, Padraig Crowe, Lisa O'Brien, Colum Cahill, David Lindsay, Marie Mannion (heritage Officer), Liam Casson,  Robert Bennett, Brian McAfee, Jane Woolley and Tomás Conghaile

Margaret Toughey, Pat McAfee, Michael Gibson, Padraig Crowe, Lisa O'Brien, Colum Cahill, David Lindsay, Marie Mannion (heritage Officer), Liam Casson, Robert Bennett, Brian McAfee, Jane Woolley and Tomás Conghaile

September 2006

 

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Margaret Toughey, Pat McAfee, Michael Gibson, Padraig Crowe, Lisa O'Brien, Colum Cahill, David Lindsay, Marie Mannion (Heritage Officer), Liam Casson, Robert Bennett, Brian McAfee, Jane Woolley and Tomás Conghaile: all of whom are experts on dry stone wall building assembled on Inis Oirr to display their talents building a dry stone wall in the local traditional way.


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Audio series: Clare county, third series
Product ID: CDCL03-37
Subject: Dry stone wall building on Inis Oirr (Part 1)
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 32:12


Margaret Toughey, Pat McAfee, Michael Gibson, Padraig Crowe, Lisa O'Brien, Colum Cahill, David Lindsay, Marie Mannion (heritage Officer), Liam Casson,  Robert Bennett, Brian McAfee, Jane Woolley and Tomás Conghaile

Margaret Toughey, Pat McAfee, Michael Gibson, Padraig Crowe, Lisa O'Brien, Colum Cahill, David Lindsay, Marie Mannion (heritage Officer), Liam Casson, Robert Bennett, Brian McAfee, Jane Woolley and Tomás Conghaile

September 2006

 

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Recording the detail of stone wall building with commentary and explanation.


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File size(s): 35.69 MB
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Audio series: Clare county, third series
Product ID: CDCL03-38
Subject: Dry stone wall building on Inis Oirr (Part 2)
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 48:25


Michael Conry (aged 72)

Michael Conry (aged 72)

Chapelstown, Co. Carlow

2007

 

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The conversation begins with a description of Michael Conry's own background, and his reasons for deciding to come to Carlow. His work as a geologist focused his attention on research and study of the Carlow stone and he has published many books on this subject. We toured the county, visiting the localities which featured stone fencing, unique to the county of Carlow. Michael spoke warmly and admiringly about the stone-cutters and their incredible craftsmanship.


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File size(s): 36.12 MB
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Audio series: Carlow county, first series
Product ID: CDCW01-01
Subject: Carlow Stone (Part 1)
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 39:32


Michael Conry (aged 72)

Michael Conry (aged 72)

Chapelstown, Co. Carlow

2007

 

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In this recording, my journey with Michael Conry continued to Milford, to Duckett's Grove Lodge entrance, where we viewed the workmanship involved in building with magnificent Carlow granite in the 19th century. Our next stop was at the back of Duckett's Grove Castle, where Michael spoke about a type of walling known as a 'Scotch fence' which is characteristic of the landscape. Our journey came to an end at the outskirts of Carlow town, close to Michael's own home in Chapelstown, to view a very fine example of a column-crusher.


Number of files: 1
File size(s): 36.84 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Carlow county, first series
Product ID: CDCW01-02
Subject: Carlow Stone (Part 2)
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 40:20


Thomas Butler (aged 85)

Thomas Butler (aged 85)

Ballaughmore, Ballon, Co. Carlow

2007

 

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Thomas Butler lives alone in the oldest council house in Carlow, built in 1892. I recorded Thomas's stories in front of the open hearth, where he amazed and delighted me with his local knowledge of past traditions. He served his time with a coachbuilder making traps, common cars and wheels in the workshop. He spoke about his days working for Duffy's in Packetstown, as a lorry body builder, and for the Army Board of Works. He recalls how in 1937 he travelled to an All-Ireland final played in Killarney, when the long journey south was made with a group of local lads in the back of a truck.


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File size(s): 50.90 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Carlow county, first series
Product ID: CDCW01-19
Subject: The first rural council cottage
Recorded by: Maurice O'Keeffe
Length: 55:42


Sarah Tracey (née Slattery) (b. 1916)

Sarah Tracey (née Slattery) (b. 1916)

Ballymore Eustace

2009

 

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The Slattery family came from Harristown and Sarah Tracey’s grandfather was First Huntsman to Lord la Touche in Harristown House. Sarah has clear memories of her early days in Ballymore Eustace, the forge, the local bar and groceries, drapers, the post office and the thatched houses. She recounts the names of all the family owned businesses in the town. She recalls the activities of the Black and Tans in her native area, and also her own early days in employment as housekeeper for a Jewish family in Dublin. She remembers the advent of the creameries around the countryside, and the employment provided by the big estates. Sarah’s mother came originally from Carrickmacross and she brought with her the tradition of lace work, and sold her craftwork to the local people.


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File size(s): 64.35 MB
Bitrate: 128 kbps
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Audio series: Kildare county, first series
Product ID: CDKD01-26
Subject: Memories of Ballymore Eustace
Recorded by: Maurice O’Keeffe
Length: 70:28


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