Johnny Dyra (b. 1932)
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Johnny Dyra (b. 1932)


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Track 1: Two generations of Johnny Dyra’s family have worked on Enniscoe Estate. The work practices carried out there by Johnny and his father over the years. The Estate owner Major Pratt’s experiences in the First World War. Other estate staff employed there. Track 2: The visitors who came to Enniscoe to fish in the lake. Track 3: The frugal lifestyle of his own people, and the making of utensils from natural material. Recalling the place-names on the estate. Track 4: Cattle breeding, dairying and the cow-men on the estate. Track 5: The laundry in the Big House. Going to the well to draw water. Track 6: Recalling a story about a local woman with supernatural powers, and his own experience in meeting people from the ‘Other World’. Track 7: Recalling some of the local customs in the area.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Great Houses of Ireland, second series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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14.56 MB, 8.03 MB, 8.48 MB, 11.43 MB, 11.39 MB, 29.05 MB, 5.82 MB

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Enniscoe House, Co. Mayo

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore