Mary Rohan (part 3)
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Mary Rohan (part 3)


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This recording begins with Mary Rohan’s account of the political situation in Ireland after the formation of the Free State and her career in secondary teaching in the Ursuline Convent in Limerick city. She discusses how difficult it was at that time for a lay person to get a teaching job because of the great number of teaching nuns. Mary describes her happy social life enjoyed in the company of her best friend, Eithne Brennan (mother of politicians Mary O’Rourke and the late Brian Lenihan Senior). Her next position as a teacher was at the Presentation Convent in Thurles, where she had the good fortune to meet GAA founder, Dr Croke. Her next place of employment was in Clontarf, in North County Dublin for most of the 1930s, at the beginning of World War II. She gives a very interesting account of her own interpretation of the personalities of Hitler and Churchill at that time.

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Audio series:

Cork city, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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63.21 MB

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe