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On 08, Sep 2013 | In | By admin

Holy Trinity National School – Joan O’Connor

Joan O’Connor,nee Brett, was born and raised on Main St. Fethard and has lived there ever since. She married Tim O’Connor from Listowel in 1952 and they had 5 children. She worked with local engineer Joe Coffey before she married.


Topics covered included:

  • Chain Hunts & Whipping Tops
  • Grove Wood & Furry Hill
  • Playing 25 after hours
  • The Main Street
  • Transportation
  • Cycling to Ardmore
  • Growing up in a Pub
  • Meals
  • Rationing in the War Years
  • Coffey’s Mill
  • Meat & Fish
  • Jimmy Fennessy The Fishmonger

  • Chicken was a treat
  • The Fair Days
  • The Fair Coffee Vans
  • Outdoor Toilets
  • Contracting Diphtheria at the age of 4
  • The First Radio
  • Slievenamon Picnics
  • Mum making our clothes
  • Paper Dolls
  • Photography
  • Biggest Changes – Fewer Businesses