Paddy Rochford was recorded at his home in Stillorgan. He is retired from the New Ireland Assurance Company, where he worked for 47 years since 1943. He recalls his family background and explains that his father Patrick came to the area to farm for the Carmelite Nuns in 1930. He had had an eventful life prior to this, as he was a member of the Volunteers in County Wicklow. Paddy relates the facts of his father’s involvement in those turbulent times.