Martin Long
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Martin Long


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Now in his eighties, Martin Long recalls many of the stories and saying of old. The tradition of turf cutting is explained. The hedge schools and teachers of the time are recalled together with a great fairy story which Martin heard from the older people.

Keywords: Seanfhocail, folklore, hedge schools, the Burren, penal laws, fairy lore, turf

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Clare county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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54.01 MB

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The traditions of turf cutting, hedge schools during the Penal Days and a fairy story

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe


60 mins