Molly Carroll (aged 85)
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Molly Carroll (aged 85)


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There has always been a tradition of railway work in Molly Carroll’s family. Her grandfather Paddy Walsh came into the railway cottage in the mid 1800s, and her father was involved in laying down railway tracks. Molly recalls his long walks to New Ross, where the management picked the men for railway work on a regular basis. Molly’s own involvement was in labelling the beet wagons, and supervising the loading of the beet. She recalled many stories of her house’s use for early morning breakfast by the railwaymen. She described how busy the line used to be, three trains a day would pass – a special train, goods train and one for beet. This was indeed a very important recording which captured the lost details of life in a railway cottage.

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Audio series:

Carlow county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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49.64 MB

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Life in a railway cottage

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe