'As one of ten children we had to work to get money'

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Title

'As one of ten children we had to work to get money'

Description

Maura recounts her childhood. Though money was short it was a very happy time.

Creator

Maura Corr

Publisher

Trinity College Dublin

Date

1950

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The Authors and The Board of Trinity College Dublin

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Relation

Maura Corr

Is Part Of

Childhood and Early Life

Type

Life Story

Spatial Coverage

Dublin

Temporal Coverage

1950s

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Text

I would have stayed on at school, but I had to leave even with a scholarship. As one of ten children we had to work to get money. But the memories of childhood are good. We lived in an area surrounded by fields as far as the eye could see. We played in the local woods alongside the gypsies who camped there. Their horses standing idly swishing their tails at the busy flies. We collected milk from the local farm. We visited the cows and jumped from the hay stacks in the barn. One of our companions often scaled the wall of the farm orchard. We would appear furtively, applies up her drawers, down her jumper with hip movements which would have assured her a role in any film. Nervously, we waited outside the farm gate, where she generously distributed the fruit. Ambling home, we'd polish off the apples, drink some of the milk and then we'd top up the can with water from the local pump.

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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