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Title: Irish Life and Lore Dublin South County Collection 1: Seamus Balfe
Authors: O'Keeffe, Maurice
Balfe, Seamus
Keywords: accent
forestry projects
local history
Issue Date: 4-Jul-2008
Publisher: Maurice and Jane O'Keeffe
Description: Oral history interview. Seamus Balfe, Age 71, Killybegs, Lacken. Subject: A changing landscape. Seamus Balfe is a native of Killybegs, many of whose inhabitants were small farmers who also worked in the granite quarries. He recounts stories handed down from older people about the ESB dam which flooded the low-lying lands there, covering many acres of land which had been farmed by locals over generations. He also speaks about the forestry projects which began in the 1950s in the area. He recalls his father's keen interest in local history, and describes the local accent and different pronunciations of names, and also, mentions the hard winters which were experienced over the years. The length of this recording is forty three minutes and forty 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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