'I was born and brought up in a townland known as Lisnisk'

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'I was born and brought up in a townland known as Lisnisk'


Maisie McNailly describes where she was born, details of her family, and the farm animals and pets of her childhood.


Maisie McNailly


Trinity College Dublin




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Maisie McNailly

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Childhood and Early Life


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Co. Down

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I was born and brought up in a townland then known as Lisnisk 2 £miles from Rathfriland, 10 miles from Banbridge South Down. I had two brothers. One older and one younger and a sister 5 years younger. When I was young my father was ill with Rheumatic fever so he had to take life easy. I was very happy to help my mother as much as I could. I was raised on a mixed farm arable land. Cows, calves, cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry (hens, ducks and turkeys). During my early life I would have been involved feeding and looking after the animals especially the hens. We had 3 dogs. My favourite was a white dog. The other two were working dogs. My dog's name was spot. One day I had wandered out on to the road. She had me by the tail of my skirt pulling me to the side of the road. A man came along on a bike, got off and took me home.


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

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