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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Frances O'Donoghue
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
O'Donoghue, Frances
Keywords: dances
Horsepasstown, Ballymore Eustace
religious practices
steam train
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Frances O'Donoghue, Age 85, Blessington. Subject: A woman's life in farming. This recording was made at the O’Donoghue home, in an area farmed by the family for many generations. Frances O’Donoghue’s maiden name was Clark, and she was originally from Horsepasstown, Ballymore Eustace. She was brought up there in a little cottage by the side of the road, a quarter of a mile from Poulaphuca. She speaks in this interview of her upbringing by her aunt, and her childhood days. Frances talks about her memories of the steam train, religious practices, the dances and the superstitions which were rife in earlier days. The length of this recording is one hour, two minutes and thirty six seconds.
Copyright: Reproduced with kind permission of Maurice O'Keeffe of Irish Life and Lore. South Dublin Libraries does not own the rights to this audio recording. If you wish to print or reproduce this audio you must obtain the permission of Irish Life and Lore. See
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