James McMahon and Jack Quaid
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James McMahon and Jack Quaid


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James McMahon is a hill farmer who lives outside Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry. He also works with horses and speaks about horse fairs, the Famine and Cillíns (burial grounds), poaching salmon and the Dance Hall in the village of Glenbeigh in the 1940s.

Jack Quaid lived in Derreen near Athea, Co. Limerick. He speaks about his emigration to England in the 1950s. He spent most of his life there until his return to Athea. He recalls two well-known local poet Paddy Drury and historian Paddy Histon and he recites a self-penned poem about greyhounds.

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Local history

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Athea, Co. Limerick, Glenbeigh, Co. Kerry

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