Terry Dolphin (née Nixon) (b. 1915)
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Terry Dolphin (née Nixon) (b. 1915)


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Track 1: Her father’s military service in Crinkle Barracks, Roscrea Road, Birr. Childhood memories, including witnessing the burning of the Barracks by the IRA during the Troubles in 1922. Her father’s discharge from the army and gaining employment with the Royal Agricultural Society in the Birr area. Track 2: Her education and later employment for nine years in Woodlands Nurseries. The social life at this time, the dances attended and the bands that played. Memories of her late husband, who worked in C.I.E., and their early married life, spending one year in Limerick and then settling in Birr. Track 3: The challenge of becoming visually impaired in later life. Her father’s stories of his service with the British Army in India before the outbreak of World War I. Her father was one of six siblings to serve in this war: five brothers joined the same regiment, two of them were killed in action, and one sister served with the Red Cross.

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Audio series:

Offaly county, fifth series


160 kbps

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48 hours

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46.88 MB

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The Irish in South America

Recorded by:

Jim Kenny