Peter Diamond (Part 2)
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Peter Diamond (Part 2)


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Track 1: The improvements in mechanisation used in cutting stone over the years. He describes an incident in a graveyard during the recent Troubles, involving the Free State soldiers. Track 2: A strange experience in Manorhamilton graveyard. Track 3: The use of the oil lamp in the workplace and at home. Surfacing the local roads with tar for the first time and the introduction of the tractor to the area. Track 4: Recalling the tinkers who came to the area. Track 5: The conversation returns to the polishing of stone and Peter being nearly the last to do hand-lettering on stone. Track 6: A discussion on the future of monumental sculpture. Also, a discussion on the local placenames, and the difference between the Catholic and the Church of Ireland graveyards. Track 7: A discussion on haunted houses and haunted bushes.

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Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


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48 hours

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Monumental Sculptor

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore