Cáit Ní Bhuachalla (b. 1923) and Donncha Ó Luasa
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Cáit Ní Bhuachalla (b. 1923) and Donncha Ó Luasa


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In this recording Cáit Ní Bhuachalla is joined by Donncha O Luasa on a trip to Gougane Barra, and the chat, the banter, the storytelling and the singing are a joy to hear. Old photographs of local people and places which hang in the restaurant at Gougane Barra are examined in detail, and the people featured, including Cáit’s own family, are discussed and traced. The Buckley family came originally from Kilmichael, and intermarried with the Lynch family from Fohiree. Cáit relates an interesting story from the nineteenth century about a young lady of the Lynch family who, on the eve of her wedding, was required to spend the night with the landlord, as was the custom. He was met with resistance from her family, which led to their eviction. Donncha Ó Luasa gives a stirring recitation of an epic poem about the march of Donal O’Sullivan Beare and his troops from Beara in 1603.

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Audio series:

Cork county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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45.79 MB

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A visit to Gougane Barra

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe