Mick Brennan (Part 2)
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Mick Brennan (Part 2)


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In the second recording, the late Mick Brennan discusses the welding of gates and he takes pride in the quality of his gates compared to those of today. The blacksmith was a most important person in the community he explains. The process of shoeing a horse is discussed, as is the danger involved, through destroying a horse due to infection. Crooks, tongs and turf spades were also crafted in the forge. There was great skill involved in the welding and cooling of metal because of its tempering. Towards the end of the recording he recalls the country hall dances and musicians in the area, in days long ago.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

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48 hours

File size(s):

16.33 MB, 15.00 MB, 15.02 MB

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A Blacksmith’s Life

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan