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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Christy Sargent
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Sargent, Christy
Keywords: athletics
steam tram
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Christy Sargent, Age 89, Blessington. Subject: Life long ago in Blessington. This recording reveals a different life as it was lived in Blessington in the early part of the last century. Christy Sargent recalls beginning his working life at the age of 14, like most of his contemporaries, sifting sand for a builder in Crumlin. He regularly used the steam tram from Blessington to Terenure on a journey which cost him seven pence. Adults paid one shilling and tuppence at that time. His love for athletics and his passion for racing are described. He attended the Punchestown Races for 85 years, having originally been taken there as a child by his parents. The length of this recording is forty nine minutes and twenty four 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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