Seamus Murphy
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Seamus Murphy


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Seamus Murphy’s people came from Wexford and settled in the outskirts of Carlow town having been evicted by the Cromwellian forces during their settlement in the 1600s. I recorded in some detail the movement of his ancestors over the mountain. Historically these events typify the migration of clans around the country during the turbulent sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. I recorded many stories of Seamus Murphy’s grandfather, who was a valuer of property during the Land League period for the tenants who wanted a fair rent. His father’s interest in antiquarianism was recalled. With Father Miller, he photographed many historic monuments in the county of Carlow in the 1920s.

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Audio series:

Carlow county, first series


128 kbps

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48 hours

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58.26 MB

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A hill farmer

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe