Collection: Our Own Place Photographic Project >> Granny Troy, Bracklone Street [graphic]
Granny Troy, Bracklone Street
|Main Creator:||Kirwan, Charles, photographer|
Granny Troy has lived all her life in Bracklone Street. This street runs from Station Road cross to Lannigans of the Lock. Granny Troy was born in 1900 and her memories are as follows: ''A woman called Mrs Dunne lived in a cottage, up where the bicycle shed in the Teck School is now. She got a big doll and dressed it up as a man, with the long dress and veil and a rosary beads. She would take out the doll to show us. We would give her 1d and we would look twice at the money before we parted with it. She would collect all of this money and put it in a bag and she would say: ''That money is for Our Lady in Knock''. When the children got tired looking at the doll, she would raffle it off. Mrs Dunne took the money to Knock and had Masses said for the people.
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03 October 1993
Project sponsored by RTÉ and Fuji Photo Film (Ireland) Ltd.
Film number: 34 ; frame number: 29A
Peoples Museum, Portarlington
Photograph taken at 11:30, 03 October 1993
Physical description: 1 photograph ; 15 x 10cm.
Geographic Coverage: Portarlington, Co. Laois, Province of Leinster, Ireland.
|Contained in:||Our Own Place Photographic Project|
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|OOP_34/29A||NPA Reading Room - Appt. only||Photos|
Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.