Michael Gaffney was an only child whose father died when he was very young. From the age of six he was brought up by his mother, a very determined woman, who ran a small shop at the top of Hill Road. There she sold vegetables which she had grown. While browsing through some old photographs, Michael recalled the days when he would bring a cartload of cabbages to the Dublin Market. He remembers clearly the travelling groups who performed on the village green and he recalls the people and the various areas of his native place.