Saturday, November 26, 2016

Ronan Killeen interviews Eddie Sommers by Ronan Killeen


Back in 2012 I interview Eddie with my pen and paper. I took a few notes. Some pieces I think are missing but enjoy anyways.

"Taylor's Mill had a turbine underneath. The course of the river had changed. River flows in under the bridge. Trout would be caught down there. The turbine wheels under the river.
The farmers association knocked rates would have to be paid on it. Taylor's mill knocked in the 70's. Sean Broderick would be shouting Irish.
The old boys school teachers house between the school down by the handball alley. Mrs. Woods went teaching in 1940. Whelan came in from Newcaslte."

List of Publicans and Hotel Owners/Managers 1856-1936 by Ronan Killeen (Merry Christmas!)

1846 [1] Margaret Barrett, (Hotel and Posting House); Matthias Cannon; John Dunleavy; John Holleran; John Whelan. 1856 [...