Martha Kelly
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Martha Kelly


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Martha Kelly grew up steeped in the traditions of coal-mining. Her father was John Langton; who lived at Jarrow Yard, Cloneen. Martha has an in-depth memory of the mining way of life. The names of families working in the mines are mentioned, the Phillips, the Powers, the Maguires, the Weldons and the O’Neills. She grew up in one of the mining houses in Chatsworth, and spoke about the miners’ wives, and the great struggles to make ends meet. She also discussed the general beliefs and customs. This was a really informative recording which outlined the way of life of a mining community.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kilkenny, second series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

49.85 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe