Martin O’Keeffe (b. 1912), Part II
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Martin O’Keeffe (b. 1912), Part II


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Track 1. Martin O’Keeffe returns in memory to his days in Querrin, and explains that his mother died when he was 14 years old. He recalls time spent looking after his father, doing the cooking and the housekeeping, and describes the way he preserved food for storage. The clothes worn for fishing and farming are recalled. Track 2. His describes his memories of Civil War days in the Querrin area, and he tells the story of the way in which his mother got his brother, Jack, out of the Free State Army after he enlisted. Martin provides his own views on the new republic. Track 3. Martin describes in more detail the time when his father emigrated and later returned to take over his father’s licence when he died. He describes life as it was in West Clare in the early part of the 20th century.

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Audio series:

Kerry county, seventh series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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15.37 MB, 7.37 MB, 14.97 MB

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West Clare in the early days of the 20th century

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore