Molly Waldron (b. 1895)
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Molly Waldron (b. 1895)


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Track 1: Molly Waldron speaks of her siblings, and recalls her brother who joined the North Irish Horse, and was stationed at The Curragh during the 1916 Rising. He later joined the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and was killed in action in WWI. Schooldays in Aghamore are recalled, as is Molly’s mother’s work to help with family finances. The Lenten “Black Fast”, while Molly was attending boarding school in Sligo and in Drogheda, where she was a student teacher, is also explored. Tracks 2-3: Molly Waldron discusses her recollections of witnessing disturbances in Dublin during Easter Week 1916, when she was scheduled to undergo an examination in Westland Row. She recalls the difficulties encountered because of the suspension of transport. Refugees from France, who were housed at a Dalkey school during WWI are recalled, and Molly recites “A Soldier of the Legion”.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

The 1916 Rising Oral History Collections


128 kbps

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48 hours

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10.66 MB, 9.98 MB, 7.24 MB

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Waldron, Molly (recording courtesy of the Geraghty family)

Recorded by:

Peggy Geraghty