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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Joan O'Kelly
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
O'Kelly, Joan
Keywords: childhood memoires
Eigtht Baron, Lord Massy
Killakee House
Issue Date: 7-Aug-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Joan O'Kelly, Age 77, Rathfarnham. Subject: Memories of growing up in Rathfarnham. Joan O'Reilly's people, the Caseys, lived for many generations in the Rathfarnham area. In this interview Joan speaks about her childhood memories of the Eight Baron, Lord Massy, who was evicted from his house and she remembers all the splendour and beauty of Kilakee House before it was demolished. She then speaks about her own enterprises, first doing milk rounds during the Emergency Period, and running a small shop on the roadside leading the to the bog. She also speaks about her marriage, and the setting up of a sawmill, which has been an outstanding success over the years. The length of this recording is fifty minutes and ten 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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