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MARY O’NEILL AND LUCY O’NEILL

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On a visit to the home of Mary O’Neill (67) I met her sister-in-law Lucy. (70) They both grew up in the village of Cromane where Mary’s father was a tailor in the village, and Lucy came from a farming and fishing background. It was interesting to record facts about tailoring life in the countryside, as well as the seasonal fishing and farming practices of the local community. The fishermen would drag the mussel beds while far out at sea up onto the boats and into shore, where they would prepare mussels for the market by cleaning and tanking them. In this first part of the interview, other local customs were recalled.

Keywords: Cromane village, tailor, fisherman’s cottage, farming, fishing, harvesting, muscle beds, mussel factory, Knights of the Road, emigration

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Description

On a visit to the home of Mary O’Neill (67) I met her sister-in-law Lucy. (70) They both grew up in the village of Cromane where Mary’s father was a tailor in the village, and Lucy came from a farming and fishing background. It was interesting to record facts about tailoring life in the countryside, as well as the seasonal fishing and farming practices of the local community. The fishermen would drag the mussel beds while far out at sea up onto the boats and into shore, where they would prepare mussels for the market by cleaning and tanking them. In this first part of the interview, other local customs were recalled.

Keywords: Cromane village, tailor, fisherman’s cottage, farming, fishing, harvesting, muscle beds, mussel factory, Knights of the Road, emigration

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fourth series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

42.40 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDKY04-32

Subject:

Reminiscences of life by the sea

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

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