Kathleen Scully and Mae Henry
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Kathleen Scully and Mae Henry


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Kathleen Scully was born in 1911. She remembers her mother teaching her how to crochet and to knit. She explains that someone was doing crochet in every house at that time. Kathleen loves knitting and crochet and talks about some pieces she has made. She recalls the Black and Tans and the War of Independence and shares some memories of those troubled times. She recalls her first bicycle which she got for seven pounds and how she enjoyed cycling to Sligo for groceries. Kathleen recalls the country house dances and she remembers the local musicians playing at Christmas. Mae Henry also adds her memories of the dances and their different names. She also recalls the Wrenboys and the disguises they wore. Memories of Hallowe’en are discussed including the traditions of biting an apple on a string and getting a coin out of a bath of water with one’s mouth.

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Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

24.25 MB, 13.87 MB, 15.65 MB, 13.69 MB, 20.58 MB

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Crochet and Knitting

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan