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||Ah, we were all born here in the country. In
this country, here in the next station to
here, Duggan's camp. You might hear of Duggan's,
it's Duggan's. We were all born in that
camp. And then, there is a little town called
after Duggan. And it have a church and everything.
Ah, only you want is the money, and everything
||I'm going on for eighty-nine years of age.
My goodness. In October, I'll be eighty-nine.
And I'm here in this place with nuns. There's
thirteen old people here, all old people.
Miss Savage is there. I'm six months older
than her. But she does stop a lot in bed.
She haven't her memory very good than folk.
||I have my memory good, yes, thank God. But I...
but I hardly can walk with the rheumatism. But
I've nothing else, I've no pressure, presiora,
pressure, or anything like that. Are you
happy here? Yes, well of course I have to
be happy here. I'd like to be in my own home
with my own but here is all right with the
nuns. But they think that you can never go
out. You're always shut in, like in prison.
||You have to go to bed. You have to do what they
say not your own way at all. And I was used
to my own way, going out and going in and
everything and now I'm shut in, I think I'm
in prison. But I'm nearly three years here.
How long are you here? Two years and eleven
||And where were you before you came here? In
Duggan, in the town of Duggan. Oh, you lived
all your life in Duggan before? Yes, I was
born and reared in Duggan all my life. Ah,
the cats and dogs used to follow me in Duggan.
Everyone knows me so well.
||Well, I washed for rich people and cleaned their
houses for them, mind their children or
anything like that. That's the work I do.
Oh, I get very good wages. They get very hard
to mind their children, to get anybody of
confidence and they pay good wages now.
||The Duggans was terrible
rich people, but they're all nearly dead.
All died young, what a terrible thing. The old
man, no, he lived to be over ninety. Well,
there did an old man that worked, on the camp, where
I was out there in Duggan, when I was seventy
years, and he died here now about four months
ago and he was ninety-three years of age.
||His name was Egan, Egan, George Egan. And he
used to get up at two o'clock in the morning,
have mate and have his coffee, go out
in the night and go working. Oh (he) had a hard
life but he had fifteen children, and them
one a priest. The priest is here yet, a young
priest here, in Buenos Aires. And the father
died here. He always used to come to see the
father when he'd be sick here. They lived
in Duggan, in Duggan.