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MOLLY KELLY, AGE 80s, BOHERFIELDS (Part 1)

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To exist on the farm in the early part of the 20th century was to be self-sufficient. Living under a thatched roof, all the cleaning and washing was carried out with a scrubbing-board., and life was hard. The work was not confined to the house, and Molly Kelly would sow oats and rye by hand. Even the drawing of water from the well was left to Molly as was soapmaking with caustic soda and dripping. The hands of all the women were wrinkled from working with this soap recalled Molly in a fine and detailed recording.

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To exist on the farm in the early part of the 20th century was to be self-sufficient. Living under a thatched roof, all the cleaning and washing was carried out with a scrubbing-board., and life was hard. The work was not confined to the house, and Molly Kelly would sow oats and rye by hand. Even the drawing of water from the well was left to Molly as was soapmaking with caustic soda and dripping. The hands of all the women were wrinkled from working with this soap recalled Molly in a fine and detailed recording.

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Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Offaly county, second series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

41.83 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDOF02-56

Subject:

A rural woman's way of life in the first half of the 20th century

Recorded by:

Jim Kenny

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