Máirín Quill lived the life of a politician during the turbulent years of the Haughey era. In this recording she recalls her childhood growing up in Kilgarvan, County Kerry. She talks about her uncle, Michael Quill and her father Daniel Quill, who were both deeply involved in the Troubles of the 1920s. She recalls sitting and listening to many stories about these two men, told around the fireside. Having finished school she qualified as a teacher, and taught in Cork. She stood for election for Fianna Fáil in 1977, and gives the reasons why she was also put on the ticket for the 1979 election. Her time with Fianna Fáil was short lived, and she outlines the reasons why she joined the new Progressive Democrats Party, of which she is very proud. In this recording she gives a descriptive account of the highs and lows associated with her life in politics.