'A long stone bridge divided the town of Belcoo from the town of Black Lion'

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Title

'A long stone bridge divided the town of Belcoo from the town of Black Lion'

Description

Avril Patterson remembers being a teenager during the war times and how she cycled across the border to buy sweets during rationing.

Creator

Avril Patterson

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1944

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Relation

Avril Patterson

Is Part Of

Adolescence and Early Adulthood

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Black Lion,Co. Cavan

Temporal Coverage

1940's

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Text

As a teenager during the war we cycled to Belcoo and Black Lion for butter and sugar. Black Lion was in the Republic of Ireland. As children we nick-named Black Lion as 'The Black'. Butter and sugar were rationed during the war. When aunts came to visit from Belfast,we always went across the border to Black Lion for sweets. A long stone bridge divided the town of Belcoo from the town of Black Lion. I remember this customs were a friendly lot always ready for a chat. I'm sure they knew we had sweets hidden down our jumpers.

Sponsor

Irish Research Council for Arts,Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS)

Research Coordinator/P.I.

Dr Kathleen McTiernan (Trinity College Dublin)

Senior Research Associate

Dr Deirdre O'Donnell (Trinity College Dublin)

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