John Twin McNamara, Retired Teacher

John Twin Mc Namara is a retired school teacher and an Achill community champion living in Dooagh, Achill Island. 

John Twin Mc Namara Part 1 - Achill Oral Histories
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Part 1: Childhood In Achill  0:00.45. First Memories - Grandfather; Music 0:01:20; Growing Up In Achill IRA; Darrell Figgis; Óglaigh na hÉireann; Scoil Acla; Bagpipes; War Pipes; Corrymore House 0:05:15. Sliabh Mór; Slievemore 0:08:45; Father Goes To America 0:09:11 Garda; RAC and IRA 0:10: 09. America, Canada, Cleveland, Detroit, Argentina, Thomas McNamara in Shanghai China, Ships and Unexpected Meeting WIth Thomas McNamara 0:11.20. Thomas McNamara Meets Pat Lavelle 0:15:36 May Company Cleveland; Father’s Handwriting; Artistry 0:17:36.

 

John Twin Mc Namara Part 2 - Acill Oral Histories
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Part 2: .John Twin’s Father Returns To Achill 0:00:04. John and Pat McNamara Born in 1935 0:01:35. As a Child At School; Music ‘Puisín, Puisín, Ta En Seo’ Song 0:03:19. Father Working  in Beet Trade England Then Security At Good Year 0:10:36. John Pat As Ambassador For Achill Culture And Heritage 0:17: 16.

John Twin Mc Namara Part 3 - Achill Oral Histories
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Part 3: Curb Trend Of Immigration - Bunnacurry Co-op 0:00:01.

John Twin Mc Namara Part 4 - Achill Oral Histories
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Part 4: Life After Retirement - The Gaelic Athletic Association GAA 0:00:0.

John Twin McNamara Part 5 - Achill Oral Histories
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Part 5: Importance of Music in Achill: Traditional and Pipe Bands 0:00: 26. Scoil Acla; Chonradh na Gaeilge, War Pipes and Achillbeag 0:01:43. Plane Crash On Croaghaun 16th June 1950 0:06:00