Dr Jim O’Carroll and Peggy O’Carroll
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Dr Jim O’Carroll and Peggy O’Carroll


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Track 1: Memories of some of the great writers in North Kerry. The 1916-22 Troubles in Ballylongford. Track 2: Peggy’s family name is McCarthy, from Kenmare. She recalls her family’s background, and growing up in Kenmare. Track 3: Jim recalls his family thatched cottage in Ballylongford, the difficulties with boggy land, memories of the Economic War and drawing cartloads of goods from the pier at Ballylongford. Track 4: Peggy recalls her schooldays in the convent in Kenmare, and her father’s ownership of fishing rights along the Kenmare river. Track 5: Jim talks about TB, the overcrowding in the family home, and its effect on his siblings, joining the Irish Army Cadets in 1936. Track 6: Peggy left Kenmare at the age of 17 to take up nursing in England in 1940. Work experience in the Middlesex Hospital and her wartime experiences. Track 7: The O’Carrolls discuss their previous married lives in Australia and America, and their reunion, and marriage, after 42 years.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fifth series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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6.55 MB, 31.48 MB, 4.31 MB, 6.69 MB, 13.22 MB, 21.10 MB

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Recollections of Kenmare and Ballylongford

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe