Pat James Duffy (Part 2)
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Pat James Duffy (Part 2)


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In the second recording Pat James discusses the luck penny that the buyer got when buying cows at the market long ago. The farmer had to be keen at the markets when buying otherwise he could be fooled by the sellers who were there every day. He explains that the wheelwright was an important man in the area, as he could repair spinning wheels, which were vital pieces of equipment. Also discussed are the disputes regarding the names of the townlands in the area in his father’s time, when the names were changed by mapmakers. Pat James shares many stories of people from the area long ago and ghost stories about some local houses. His great love of folklore and stories is clearly evident in this recording.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

16.98 MB, 16.04 MB, 18.15 MB, 17.33 MB, 6.72 MB

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A Local Historian/Folklorist

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan