Packie Harrison (Part 2)
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Packie Harrison (Part 2)


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In the second recording, the late Packie Harrison recalls being involved in erecting the electricity poles in the area long ago and also remembers the tarring of the roads. His first memory of the mummers at Christmas time when he was young is described and he details this tradition and the people who performed. Packie recalls that if a person died in the townland, everyone had to give money to the family of the dead and there was no work for three days following the death. He recalls the country dances long ago and a typical night at McGloins. There was lots of drink to be had at these dances which lasted until eight in the morning. At the end of this recording the interviewer Joe McGowan sings a Packie Joe Kelly song that he remembers ‘The Road Round the Horseshoe’.

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Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

11.89 MB, 15.80 MB, 9.51 MB, 8.98 MB

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Product ID:



A Farmer and Thatcher

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan