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On 27, Sep 2013 | In | By admin

Golden NS – Kathleen Landy, Teresa O’ Connell & Tess O’ Connell

These three ladies, interviewed together, were able to recall many old customs and traditions of days of yore. Kathleen Landy (nee Egan) is a native of the village having been born and bred at Persse’s Lot on the western bank of the suir. Teresa and Tess both married into the area and have spent many years in Golden in Ballinlina and Mantlehill respectively.

Topics covered included:

  • Tig & Spinning Top
  • Marbles
  • Bobbing for Apples
  • The Wren
  • Housing
  • Pearse Lot
  • Ballylynagh
  • Great Characters
  • Old Ruins
  • The Mill Stream

  • Dancing in the Popular Hall
  • Johnny Cagney & his electric pants
  • Plays in the Popular Hall
  • Being Drunk too soon
  • Meals
  • The Treshings
  • Lent
  • Local Businesses
  • Local Changes