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Call for Clare voices to join Vanishing Ireland podcast

MEMORIES of bygone days in Ennistymon are among those celebrated in the Vanishing Ireland project, which is now seeking to hear from more of the county’s older citizens, writes Fiona McGarry. Vanishing Ireland is producing a podcast series with the help of legendary broadcaster, Anne Doyle and over 70s are being invited to share their memories and stories. Family members can get in touch with the project on their behalf with the deadline for submissions this Friday, June 4. In 2009, a print edition of Vanishing Ireland included the recollections of the late Patrick Joseph ‘PJ’ Davis from Ennistymon in a volume entitled Further Chronicles of a Disappearing World. In his interview, PJ, who was born in 1924, recalled how he was taught how to drive by his father Paddy in the early 1930s. With the arrival of commercial motorisation in Ireland, Paddy swapped the horse and cart for a one-ton lorry and became a full-time employee of the Griffin …

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