In the second part of his interview Lennie talks about life in the rural district of Carrabane in the 1940s and 1950s when the tradition of neighbourliness and community self-help was very strong. He also provides some delightful insights into the social aspects of the era when his family home was a half-house for locals with lots of dancing in the kitchen and card-playing in the winter months. Youth entertainment then was primarily alcohol-free with the focus on the dance hall in the nearby village of Craughwell where Lennie and friends would travel to and fro by bicycle.
He also tells of the activities of the local priest who attended every dance but ensured that there was no cheek-to-cheek dancing, enforced sex segregation in the hall and personally undertook torch patrols through the village after closing time.