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ACHILL ORAL HISTORIES
A strictly not for profit community initiative dedicated to the systematic recording and archiving of life on Achill Island, Co Mayo Ireland as told by the people of Achill past and present.
Mary Jo O' Keefe, Seanachaí (Storyteller),Folklore Historian and Retired Teacher
Mary Jo O' Keefe is a seanachaí, folklore specialist retired teacher having taught on Inisbiggle Island. Mary Jo lives in Cloghmore Achill Island.
PART 1: First memories of Achill; father immigrating to England; memories of her father who lied to aged 105.
Mary Jo O Keefe Part 1 23rd April 2019 - Achill Oral HIstories
PART 2: Growing up Achill; electrification comes to the island.
Mary Jo O Keefe Part 2 23rd April 219 - Achill Oral Histories
PART 3: The women of Achill; quilting; churning the milk.
Mary Jo O Keefe Part 3 23rd April 2019 - Achill Oral Histories
PART 4: First memories of Dereens and Ashleam schools;
Mary Jo O Keefe Part 4 23rd April 2019 - Achill Oral Histories
PART 5: Visiting houses; entertainment; céilís, dances and summer activities; life as a teacher.
Mary Jo O Keefe Part 5 23rd April 2019 - Achill Oral Histories
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