Thomas Conneely
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Thomas Conneely


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An 87-year old farmer from Innisheer, one of the Aran Islands in County Galway. Thomas Conneely’s love for the island can be seen through his work of stonewall making and land creation. We toured the island and spoke about the geology of the island, fishing traditions, the holy well, women’s involvement through craft work, knitting, spinning and cooking.

keywords: Dry stone walls, Island, Innisheer, Aran Islands, fishing, kelp, seaweed, self-sufficiency, religion, holy well, crafts, knitting, spinning


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Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Clare county, first series


128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

55.30 MB

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The Aran Island of Innisheer, Co. Galway, and a way of life gone forever

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe


60 mins