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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 2: Maisie Williams
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Williams, Maisie
Keywords: Bob Butler
Dublin Mountains
James Williams
Issue Date: 2010
Description: Oral history interview. Maisie Williams, nee Mahon, (born 1926), lives in an old gamekeeper’s lodge high in the Dublin mountains, surrounded by forestry . She recalls six generations of her paternal family who have lived in the house since the 1860s. Maisie’s parents spent their working life sheep farming on the mountains. Maisie recalls the shearing, the meitheal and the long and hard working hours. In the 1940s the IRA maintained a training camp in the area. On one occasion they came to the rescue of Maisie’s father who desperately needed help to save the hay. In 1949 Maisie married the late James Williams, who spent most of his working life driving a sand lorry for Bob Butler. James, Maisie’s son, now runs the farm and he has introduced sheep farming on the land. This interview is one hour, eighteen minutes and twenty five seconds.
Appears in Collections:Irish Life and Lore South Dublin County Collection
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