The Stations and the Bog

PJ Murray

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PJ Murray 21st July 2017 Skylark Centre, Athenry, Co. Galway

Eating in the bog and for the Stations

Interviewer: Clare Doyle (CD)

Interviewee: PJ Murray (PM)

 

CD: And PJ, were you ever in the bog?

PM: I was

CD: And did you like going?

PM: I liked it alright, it was too hard with the turf

CD: It was a long day

PM: It was, Clare

CD: And what would you bring to eat in the bog?

PM: What?

CD: What would you bring to eat in the bog?

PM: The bog?

CD: Yeah, would you have a sandwich or something with you?

PM: I would

CD: Because you ‘d be very hungry

PM: I would and [inaudible] in the bog

CD: You’d have the cup of tea?

PM: I would

CD: And do you ever remember going to the Stations when you were small?

PM: What?

CD: Going to the Stations?

PM: Think I did

CD: And the priest would come and say mass

PM: That’s right

CD: There would have to be a cup of tea then afterwards

PM: I don’t know where the Stations were, where were the Stations…We had the Stations in the house

CD: That’s right, you’d have them in the house and the house would have to be cleaned

PM: It would, yeah

Clare: Yeah. And you get out all the best tablecloths

PM: You would.

CD: Do you remember your mother doing that?

PM: I did, Clare, I did

 

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