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

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Title

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

Description

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

Creator

Maisie McNailly

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1923

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Relation

Maisie McNailly

Is Part Of

Childhood and Early Life

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Co. Down

Temporal Coverage

1920's

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Text

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.

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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