Susan McNamara

Interview by Jackie Elger on April 30, 2013

Gender: Female

Area: West Clare - Kilfearagh

Parish: Kilfearagh

Report date: November 13, 2015

Time Description
File 1 0:00:00 - 0:06:36 POEMS - Susan reads her favourite poem by Con O'Brien, 'Tales of a 1932 Grandfather'. She mentions the poem Loch Allen.
0:06:37 - 0:13:47 EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS OF 1932/SCHOOL - Susan's thinks her teacher went to the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 in Dublin. Susan was born on the 4th April 1921. She went to Kilfearagh school and her teacher was Mr Brian. Mrs McGrath was the teacher for knitting and sewing. Susan says this teacher wanted them to speak Irish. She recalls some of a poem in Irish- 'Cois na hAbhainn'.
0:13:48 - 0:19:55 HER HOMEPLACE/FAMILY - She says James Clancy, her neighbour, had great stories. Susan speaks of her son, Michael. She recalls the house that she was born in. She says it was a thatched house. They had a separator for the milk. Her mother got a griddle as a wedding present. Her mother was Mary McMahon from Glasclune, Doonbeg. It was a match between her mother and father. Her father was Jim Murray.