Gretta Owens (née Sexton) (part 2)
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Gretta Owens (née Sexton) (part 2)


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Gretta Owens’s love of poetry was clearly evident in this recording, as she recited some of her favourite poems. She declares that her life was rich, though with little money, but with a strong devotion to religion. She recalls a story about the Famine, when her grandparents were evicted from their property and found shelter in a cowshed, rearing their children there for five years. Gretta also speaks about her performances on stage at the old Opera House, and the little note which she would receive from James Stack after each performances, with a small sum of money included.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe