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||Well, it was more or less the same as now. People
. . . all the people hadn't got cars in them
times but we had drivers with horses, and
we used to go out and visit our neighbours
and things like that.
|| Was it a lonely life? No, it wasn't a lonely
life because there were a lot of people in
the camp, in the country. It was populated
- not like now. Now it's not populated. The
most of the people has come in to live to
the towns. But in that time an awful lot of
people, especially Irish people, lived the
most out in the country.
|| And were there long distances between the
different houses in the camp? No, not very
long distances. Your neighbours were close
by? Yes, yes close, we had close neighbours.
And were you from a very big family? Oh
yes, yes, we were twelve.
|| And did all the men work the land? Yes,
yes, we worked the land all. Until . . . and
then they all began to get married and go
away one and another, so . . . but still the
land is there, the most of it.
|| What sort of work did they do in the land?
Well, they tilled, sowed flax and sowed
also, and then with cattle and sheep also.
Did most people have flax and maize, or
was that unusual? Yes, the most of the people
|| And was the flax then turned into linen?
No, they sold it, the seed of it - sell the
seed of it. What sort of things did you
do to enjoy yourselves? Oh, go to the neighbours'
houses to dance . . . the most of the time.