Agnes and Liam McCarthy (part 2)
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Agnes and Liam McCarthy (part 2)


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Liam McCarthy began this recording by revealing his experiences of working on the building sites in England, and joining the local rugby club in Reading, which engendered in him a hunger the sport. On his return to Cork city, he took up the sport with the Dolphin Rugby Club, and remained with them for 20 years. He speaks about the skills and experience required for a contracting business which he had brought back from England – he was to build up a workforce of 90 men. Agnes McCarthy’s memories of an incredible story from Mitchelstown relating to the Black and Tan era may be heard, and she goes on to talk in more detail about her escape from home to Cork city at the age of 18 years.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe