MALACHY HAND, OLDCASTLE, BORN 1952
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MALACHY HAND, OLDCASTLE, BORN 1952

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On a tour of his farm at Bellaney Malachy Hand explains the meaning of the name of the townland, which was once part of the Loughcrew Estate. He provides a brief narrative of his own family’s arrival in the 1830s. The old farm buildings and their uses are described, as are the farming practices employed in his father’s time. He discusses the many changes he has seen in farming over his life. Local fieldnames and their meanings are recorded, as are Malachy’s memories of walking the cattle to the fair on the first Friday of each month. The local games played from the early 1920s are discussed, as is Malachy’s own work as a heritage guide.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Meath county, first series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

17.65 MB, 7.03 MB, 16.07 MB, 11.50 MB

Number of files:

5

Product ID:

CDMH01-12

Subject:

Farming and heritage

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe