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On 12, Aug 2013 | In | By admin

Monastery NS – Tom Rafferty

Tom Rafferty farms in Holystack,Kilfeacle, four miles from Tipperary town. He remembers Rural Electrification and many other developments in farming life over the decades.

Topics covered included:

  • Holy Stack
  • Family Names
  • Water & Electricity
  • Childhood Chores
  • Milking
  • Treshing
  • Tilling
  • Meat
  • School Lunches
  • Turf for the School Fire
  • School Transportation
  • School Curriculum


  • Barefoot
  • Local Creamery
  • Shopping
  • Fairs
  • Buying & Selling Animals
  • Mass
  • Games
  • Skittles
  • Cuardaigh
  • Tug o War
  • Tom playing the Accordion