Concepta Butler (nee Ryan) lives in one of the cottages close to the pier, a house which has been in her family since 1775. In this recording, she speaks of her father, James McEvoy, who was in the GPO with the Irish Volunteers on Easter Monday 1916. He continued his involvement in the fight for freedom until the signing of the Truce. Cepta recalls how the local women would, in earlier days, would sit on the long wall by the pier with their knitting, while at all times being aware of their menfolk at their often hazardous work work at sea. Each family would recognise its own boat as it approached Loughshinny, and great excitement would be generated as all the villagers would congregate to help with the offloading of the precious catch.