Clare Walsh (Part 2)
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Clare Walsh (Part 2)


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In the second recording, Clare Walsh remembers when her mother and brother passed away leaving her and her father alone. She describes life in the country where people had everything they needed and were self-sufficient. Clare recalls being told about the sowing of the flax long ago and the process involved information passed down from her grandfather’s time. She talks about the history of linen in Co. Sligo and she describes a blanket which was passed down to her, the material for which was grown and weaved in the area. Also recalled are stories told to her about the famine. She discusses the sicknesses of years ago and shares some memories of old traditional cures from bygone days.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

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48 hours

File size(s):

16.98 MB, 11.75 MB, 15.37 MB

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The Story of Flax

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan