Sister Anthony (Carmel McCabe) (aged 82)
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Sister Anthony (Carmel McCabe) (aged 82)


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I paid a visit to the Mercy convent at Leighlinbridge to meet Sister Anthony, who entered there in 1943. We sat and spoke about the rules and regulations in the convent, the habit they wore and the teaching of music and song to the infants over many years. It was interesting to record the teaching practices and the conditions in the classrooms, half a century ago. Sr. Anthony spoke about her own great love of music, and the playing of the organ in the local church. Finally, I recorded her account of her involvement in the Pioneer Association, which was set up in 1910, for which the register has been continuously kept.

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Carlow county, first series


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48 hours

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Convent life

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe