This recording begins with the tracing of the ancestry of Violet Madden’s family, the Ryans. Her father’s days as a mechanic in the town of Castlecomer were recalled. Violet’s husband, Peader Madden, came from Cork to teach in the local school. Violet speaks about her enjoyable activities as a member of the Irish Countrywomen’s Association. The conversation also related to local old cures and mining stories.