Una Darcy grew up in Mitchell Street, Nenagh, formerly known as Queen Street where her parents owned a bar and grocery business. Her father joined the Army as a young lad and fought in the First World War and returned wounded, but still managed to drill the Volunteers at Monagall. Her mother joined Cuman na mBan at this time. Una recalled her First Communion and her Confirmation, and other days when she used to collect turf and sell it locally. She joined the retail fashion business in 1944, and spoke about it in great detail. She remained with the Hayes Company from 1944 to 1956, and for many years afterwards continued to do their books. Finally, she spoke about the women in convents and in business, and she declared that women were the backbone of many organisations.