Ted Kelly
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Ted Kelly


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The late Ted Kelly is from Ballintogher where he grew up on a small farm with his two brothers and sisters. He worked with his father on the farm and his father also did straw work and thatching. Ted discusses life on the farm, ploughing the fields with the horses and the sowing of oats and rye every year. He discusses the pigs on the farm, their breeding and foodstuffs. He recalls going to the fair selling his pigs and the slaughtering techniques of the time. Referring to straw work, Ted explains that it was all scollop thatching that he did long ago and he describes the work in detail. Every farm had plenty of straw and Ted made hen nests, hats, chairs, mats and baskets out of straw.

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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Sligo Heritage Collection, First Series


160 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

18.47 MB, 17.29 MB, 20.99 MB, 16.96 MB, 14.25 MB

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Product ID:



The Straw Craft

Recorded by:

Joe McGowan