Cáit Ní Bhuachalla (b. 1923) and Donal McSweeney (b. 1931), (part 2)
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Cáit Ní Bhuachalla (b. 1923) and Donal McSweeney (b. 1931), (part 2)


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This recording follows the same path as the earlier compilation on Part 1. The conversation travels far and wide, and the displaced people – the ‘knights of the road’ – are again recalled in all their diversity and uniqueness. Many of them came from places far afield such as Limerick and Tipperary and people from Kerry also passed along the roads, as did those from other parts of County Cork. It was not unusual for women and their young children to be part of the travelling group. The ‘knights of the road’ were remembered as gentle, law-abiding people who had fallen on hard times. They were always treated with respect and afforded a warm welcome and were instrumental in keeping the rural population up-to-date on local and distant news of births, marriages and deaths and also news of the wider world.

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Cork county, first series


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48 hours

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The Knights of the Road

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe