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The Tierworker Ceidhle House (December 26, 2010)

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A few weeks ago, when Richard Barber paid a visit to the Tierworker Ceidhle House, he reached back into his memory to interpret some entries in George Townley's diary of 1947. Richard is George's nephew, and remembers him very well.



Richard Barber

George Townley, Feb 25, 1981 (submitted by Richard Barber)

 We thank Richard for this, and anticipate receiving more feedback from others who read George Townley's very interesting diary.

Please refer to the entry for December 17, 2010 below.

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The Eyes That Shone - from Ireland to Canada in the 1950s

But a word of warning! The Eyes That Shone is not a saga filled with horrible tragedy and dysfunctional relationships, but rather a celebration of family lives in Ireland and Canada, in other words, a happy story featuring:

  • Memories of life on small farms in Ireland before 1950 and before tractors and electrification, when growing food depended largely on human sweat and muscle
  • Recollections about people and events in the Department of Public Works of Canada where the author worked during the period 1957 to 1991
  • Intimate perspectives on living and dying, politics and religion, home and family