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On 08, Sep 2013 | In | By admin

Holy Trinity National School – Sarah Mullins

Sarah Mullins,nee Murphy, has lived in Fethard all her life. She was one of 21 children of whom 17 survived to adulthood. She married Pat Murphy and had 4 children, two boys and two girls.


Topics covered included:

  • Childhood Games
  • Family of 17
  • Swimming in the Kennels
  • Cross Cuts
  • Treshing
  • Baking 9 cakes daily
  • Throwing away seperated Milk
  • Griddle Cakes
  • School
  • Meals
  • 15 heads of Cabbage & 3 Stone of Potatoes
  • Golden Toast
  • Couldn’t Afford Meat
  • Self Sufficiency

  • Mum’s Day Starting at 4am
  • Monroe
  • The Banshee
  • 3 beds for 17 people!
  • The Secret Drawer
  • No Free Education
  • Working at 13
  • Emigration
  • Fethard Fair
  • Changes locally
  • Fewer Attending Mass
  • The Town Hall Dances
  • Sneaking out to the Platforms