JOHN CAHILL, AGE 81, CLONARD, CO LAOIS
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JOHN CAHILL, AGE 81, CLONARD, CO LAOIS

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John Cahill grew up in Clonard, near Portlaoise, the son of a merchant tailor. There was a long tradition of tailoring in the family. This recording contains many interesting stories, including one about the hijacking of a train during the War of Independence. John himself survived on a smallholding, and has memories of corn being cut with a sickle. All the local customs were recalled, including pisheogs, and and the custom of taking local farmers’ milk during May Eve.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Offaly county, second series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

56.13 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDOF02-58

Subject:

A tailor's son

Recorded by:

Jim Kenny