Peter Diamond
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Peter Diamond


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Track 1: Tracing his ancestors. Life beside the coast and the quarrying of limestone. Track 2: The older generation quarrying the limestone. Transport of limestone by boat and cart. Track 3: The collecting and transporting of limestone from Ballinrobe, journeymen stonecutters. Track 4: The importation of marble and other materials in recent times. Also, the stone dust problems in the workshop. Wages in the 1950s for stonecutters. A discussion on the difference between machine work and hand work. Track 5: Journeymen on the move for better wages. The introduction of rural electrification in 1953 to the area. Track 6: The box tombs locally, worked on by his ancestors for the Blacks, the local landlords. A discussion on the tools of the craft. Track 7: Tracing the maternal side of his family. The mobile film shows. His belief in ghosts and the changing times.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

11.10 MB, 9.55 MB, 5.84 MB, 11.02 MB, 11.46 MB, 10.80 MB

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Monumental Sculptor

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore