This recording encapsulates the way of life of a young boy growing up on a farm in earlier days. Jim Woodcock’s earliest memory is of hearing the shots of the Coolbawn ambush during the War of Independence. His schooldays are discussed, as is his time spent in Dublin. He talks eloquently about his love of the game of hurling, and of travelling to Croke Park to watch the 1931 All-Ireland Final. The train journey cost 3 shillings and the cost of entrance to Croke Park was sixpence. One of Jim’s dearest and most evocative memories involves experiencing the deep red sky the evening of the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939.