Peter Gorry (b. 1931) (Part 1)
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Peter Gorry (b. 1931) (Part 1)


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Track 1: Peter Gorry discusses his family background, tracing back the generations on both sides. He explores his maternal side, the Martins, who lived in Concealment. [Note: this is the name of a townland.] His father moved to Tullylost in 1928 and worked in the Malt House in Monasterevin. Track 2: His uncle, John Martin, a Free State soldier, was killed in Farranfore in Kerry during the Civil War and his involvement in the fight for freedom against the Black and Tans is also discussed. Track 3: Peter describes living in Tullylost, his school days, working with the farmers and also with Bord na Móna for 37 years from 1949 in Ballydesmond, Co. Cork. The local GAA games and the great work of Fr Tom Kennedy in the community is also remembered. Peter recalls some of the local characters and the local placenames and some of the deeply rooted families in the area. Track 4: Local folk cures, holy wells, a faith healer working with herbs and the local devotion to St Brigid are all discussed.

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Audio series:

Kildare county, first series


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48 hours

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18.7 MB, 7.95 MB, 42.1 MB

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Memories of old Tullylost

Recorded by:

Maurice O’Keeffe