Eddie Higgins (Part 1)
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Eddie Higgins (Part 1)


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Track 1: His background, growing up in the 1920s and 1930s, local customs and the value of old money are all discussed. Track 2: Survival by farming a seventeen-acre farm. A detailed account of old funeral customs. House stations in 1947. Track 3: A postman’s career. Local relief schemes. The importance of his job locally, with anecdotal stories. Track 4: The customs of Halloween. An anecdotal story about a local character. Carrying the dole explained. Track 5: The postman’s bike. His retirement and how it came about.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

12.70 MB, 12.64 MB, 22.52 MB, 14.00 MB, 5.25 MB

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A Postman’s Stories

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore