Jim Mulcahy, Mary Mulcahy and Gerry Ford
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Jim Mulcahy, Mary Mulcahy and Gerry Ford


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Husband and wife Jim and Mary Mulcahy explain the local lore in relation to St. Ita, whose monastery was situated at Kilmeedy, near Ashford. They mention the local place names, the well and the saint’s feast day, and Mary recites a poem about St. Ita. Jim and Mary Mulcahy spent many years building up a collection of old farming memorabilia and included in the exhibition is an old outhouse which has been converted into a thatched cottage, displaying old cooking utensils, the vernacular furniture and items of clothing worn by local people in bygone days. Old farm machinery is displayed in the yards, and Jim and Gerry Ford discuss each piece, and its use, for this recording.

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Farming Practices

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Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore

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Ashford, Co. Limerick