I met James Corrigan at his ancestral home. Also in the company was his good friend, local man Paddy Lowry. James by recalling the early part of his life which included stories of the Black and Tans. Because of the death of his mother when he was young, he was brought up by his aunt. James’ people on both sides of his family were blacksmiths. He himself worked at this trade, shoeing horses, ponies and asses. He recalls Sunday mornings when families from the Slieve Mish mountains would descend to Kinnity town on their asses and carts. This recording details the customs, traditions and beliefs of the local people.