Mary Rohan (part 4)
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Mary Rohan (part 4)


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Mary Rohan arrived back in Cork city with her husband, John Rohan, during the Emergency period, provided much fascinating information about the management of domestic affairs at that time, and the careful utilisation of everyday items. She recalls her husband’s work in a chemist’s shop in Oliver Plunkett Street, later managing it and eventually becoming its owner. It was interesting to record stories about the ‘glimmerman’, whose job it was to look out for the illegal use of the gas supply. She recalled her visits regularly to the Opera House, which provided great entertainment and was a distraction from mundane everyday life. She recalls the garden allotments which were allocated to neighbours in Montenotte for the growing of vegetables where the size of the plot was proportionate to the number in the family. This recording brought to an end an incredible and most valuable collection of memories from Mary Rohan, a truly wonderful lady.

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Cork city, first series


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48 hours

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Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe