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MIKEY O’CONNOR, AGE 83, OULAGH, CARRAGH LAKE (Part 1)

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This first interview with Mikey O’Connor concentrates on his father John, who emigrated to Australia in 1898 when he was 18 years old. Mikey spoke about his father’s passage to Australia and when he arrived, he was picked up by a local farmer, who gave him work for a number of years after which he then worked in the railways. This most interesting interview then takes us to Nevada, where he worked for ten years in the gold mines. He returned to Ireland at the age of 62. Having made a match with a local girl, he lived out his life in Glencar. In part 2 of this recording this story is continued, with more memories of Michael’s father, John O’Connor.

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Description

This first interview with Mikey O’Connor concentrates on his father John, who emigrated to Australia in 1898 when he was 18 years old. Mikey spoke about his father’s passage to Australia and when he arrived, he was picked up by a local farmer, who gave him work for a number of years after which he then worked in the railways. This most interesting interview then takes us to Nevada, where he worked for ten years in the gold mines. He returned to Ireland at the age of 62. Having made a match with a local girl, he lived out his life in Glencar. In part 2 of this recording this story is continued, with more memories of Michael’s father, John O’Connor.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Kerry county, fourth series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

44.33 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDKY04-35

Subject:

A retired immigrant

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe

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