Irish Days: Oral Histories of the Twentieth Century

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Eleven interviews with Irish people all aged over 75 are presented here: from an 82-year old in Tipperary who still lives in the house where he was born to an ex-High Court judge. All walks of life are caught candidly on the page. Eamon Kelly talks about becoming an actor with the Abbey Theatre; Michael-Joe Tarpey worked all his life for the forestry department, but still managed to be a musician, builder, naturalist, maker of musical instruments and custodian of local history and folklore; Bridgit Dirrane, now 106, was an active member of Cumann na nBan, the women's branch of the Irish independence movement in the 1920s. Against a background of world-shattering events at home and abroad, Margaret Hickey's subjects lived lives of extraordinary diversity and recount them with the poetry for which their country is renowned.

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'Margaret Hickey deserves great credit for this most readable and engaging book' -- Mary Harney, the Tanaiste (Ireland's Deputy Prime Minister)

A delightful wander down memory lane to discover a people, a society, a vocabulary and a way of life now disappeared for ever from Ireland.' -- Gay Byrne

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Eleven interviews with Irish people all aged over 75 are presented here. Against a background of world-shattering events at home and abroad, Margaret Hickey's subjects lived lives of extraordinary diversity and recount them with the poetry for which their country is renowned.

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