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JOHNNY CUMMINS, AGE 95, AHARNEY, TULLAMORE

6.9910.00

Description

Johnny Cummins came from a farming background and in this recording he discusses his earliest memories of his school days, when he wore a bib coat, knee breeches and clogs. He goes on to talk about his confirmation, his work on the land, sowing crops, and the severe effects of the Economic War. He also describes the hurling matches played locally, as well as Fair Days in Tullamore, Ballincumber, Ballinasloe and Banagher. The Night of the Big Wind, a description handed down by his grandfather, is also recalled as are the 1916-1922 Troubles in the area.

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Description

Johnny Cummins came from a farming background and in this recording he discusses his earliest memories of his school days, when he wore a bib coat, knee breeches and clogs. He goes on to talk about his confirmation, his work on the land, sowing crops, and the severe effects of the Economic War. He also describes the hurling matches played locally, as well as Fair Days in Tullamore, Ballincumber, Ballinasloe and Banagher. The Night of the Big Wind, a description handed down by his grandfather, is also recalled as are the 1916-1922 Troubles in the area.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Offaly county, second series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

42.20 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDOF02-47

Subject:

Memories of the early part of the 20th century

Recorded by:

Jim Kenny

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