Eddie Mulrooney (b. 1936)
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Eddie Mulrooney (b. 1936)


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Four generations of the Mulrooney family have lived at Prospect House Dunbell, Clara. Eddie Mulrooney recalls his ancestors, and the historical house in which they lived. It was regarded as a safe house during the Troubles of the 1920s, and on an occasion shortly after Eddie’s marriage to his wife Angela, a cache of eighteen hand grenades was discovered hidden under the floorboards when a new kitchen was being installed. Eddie discusses the work of the farm, the ploughing, the tilling and sowing, the work of the reaper and binder, and the workmen who gave long service to the family. He discusses the formation of the Maddoxtown Group Water Scheme in the early 1970s, which has stood the test of time. He discusses his love of hurling and the breeding of horses for showjumping.

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Audio series:

Kilkenny (Clara parish), third series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

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7.03 MB, 4.61 MB, 11.05 MB, 17.42 MB, 10.83 MB, 12.45 MB

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Local history and farming

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe