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On 09, Sep 2013 | In | By admin

Cappawhite – Catherine Quinlan

Catherine Quinlan or ‘Baby Coffee’ as she is fondly known in Cappawhite is the grand old age of 90 years. She had 10 children. She has a great love of music and dancing. She loves her cigarette and smoked throughout the interview at her home in the Crescent, Cappawhite. She is a great story teller. Her daughter Patsie interviewed her.

Topics covered included:

  • Games
  • Housing
  • Emigration
  • Cycling to Thurles everyday
  • Meals
  • The Haggard
  • Goat’s Milk
  • Homemade Bread
  • Baking
  • 10 Children
  • Washing Clothes in a Bath pan

  • Meat
  • Christmas
  • Never Seeing Santie
  • The Dances at nightime
  • Good but Poor Times
  • Using Flour to make Sheets
  • The School Day
  • Working as a Housekeeper
  • A Good Life
  • More Value for Money in Olden Days