My Treasure – Mary O’Neill

My Treasure – Mary O’Neill

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‘Hand tinted framed photo of my mother on the farm’ ‘This photograph of my mother was probably taken in the 1940s. My mother was called Lena McKeown and she met my father when they both worked and lodged in McCullough’s in Craigywarren. She was from the Braid and my father was from Gortnageeragh. When they married they ran a farm together. You can see a horse and cart in the background of the photo of my mother. I have many memories of work on the farm such as my father out sowing seeds and the donkey pulling the harrow while potatoes were dropped in the drills. This photograph sits on the windowsill in my bedroom at home and reminds me of those days’. Story written by Mary O’Neill, Martinstown and member of Glenravel Young at Heart