Attracta Farragher

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Interviewed by Pauline Connolly

Attracta Farragher in her home in Russelstown. December 2015
Photo by Pauline Connolly

Pauline Connolly of Milltown Heritage Group chats to Attracta Farragher about her school days, work life, pastimes and her family. This interview was recorded on the 19th December 2015.

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This page was added on 10/02/2016.

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  • Great to listen to Attracta Talking about Milltown my own native place also.

    The most I regret is the loss of Belmont lake and all its wildlife.

    I was a little too young when the dances were in the CYMS hall but I lived for the Plays there during LENT were great. One in particular ” Cob webs glory ” By Milltown’s own play writer M.J. Molloy. I can still remember Jim Brennan rubbing down the Grey Hound “cob Web ” getting him ready for the race. I think of another great Play M.J .Molloy was WOOD of the whispering. For me the worse Film Tom Gilmore put on after a lot of talk about it was the Eddie Dutian Story back in the 1950 and was great we would cycle down from Liskeavy to the cinema and sometimes have to carry our bicycles across a few fields to avoid the GARDA who were parked up the road a way trying to catch us with no light on our bicycles. Great crack all together

    By Peter Brennan (30/11/2021)
  • We enjoyed listening to your interview. We are very proud to part of the family. Attracta, you look great in that picture! God Bless – from New York, love always Mike Mary and Tishy xo

    By Patricia Fallon (14/02/2016)
  • I am so happy to have found this interview! Mrs. Farragher is the widow of my grandmother’s nephew. My grandmother was Nora Farragher, who emigrated to California over 100 years ago. I had the pleasure of sitting with Attracta in her cozy kitchen in 1987, sipping her delicious tea and eating her wonderful soda bread as we talked about my relation “back home.” I’m hoping to be able to find a birth certificate for my grandmother, but I cannot find anything for though I know her birth date. I’m happy to have found the Milltown Heritage website and will try to rediscover my roots.

    By Tom Leal (12/02/2016)
  • A fantastic interview from Granny, we’re all so lucky and proud to have you as our granny x

    By Sarah losty (10/02/2016)

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