Born a hundred years before this recording was compiled, Lizzie Gallagher is a native of Moneygold. She was the third eldest of five children and she has no memories of her father who died when she was very young. Lizzie recalls her grandfather quite well however and she says there were no schools in the area when he was a child. She learned from her mother the art of spinning wool and knitting. She notes how her mother was a very dedicated and hard worker who supported the entire family. Lizzie has great memories of her mother but recalls her great loneliness when Lizzie’s father died. Lizzie started spinning at the age of eighteen. She recalls her childhood, going to school barefoot and the churning of the butter at home. She says one always gave a tinker something when they came around at that time.