WILLSEY NOLAN, AGE 83, TERRYGLASS
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WILLSEY NOLAN, AGE 83, TERRYGLASS

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Willsey Nolan, in recent times, suffered many health problems, but this did not deter him from educating me about the local lore. For many years he has been looking after the old graveyard, where he would help with burials. I recorded an incident in which a local family had been evicted in the 19th century, and had left a curse on the landlord, with dire consequences. Willsey explained to me how the village of Terryglass had two streams, and that this was how it got its name. He showed me a lead plaque which had come from the grave of a horse owned by the Slevoir Estate. The horse had died in the latter part of the last century. He recited for me the story written on the plaque about this famous horse, and also a story about a dog called ‘Jeff’ which was buried there in 1942.

Additional information

Type:

Disk, MP3

Audio series:

Tipperary county (north), second series

Bitrate:

128 kbps

Download time limit:

48 hours

File size(s):

55.76 MB

Number of files:

1

Product ID:

CDTP02-49

Subject:

A graveyard caretaker

Recorded by:

Maurice O'Keeffe