Sean Keane, born in 1923, is interviewed by pupils from Fohenagh national school about his childhood memories of the locality. Sean talks of how the school house was so cold that the pupils used to jump up and down in the play yard just to keep warm. He reminisces about the horse and gooseberry county fairs; the Castleblakney carnival when dancing would go on until 4am, and catching a life wren to bring from house to house on St. Stephen’s Day.
He finishes with a lovely rendition of his own self-penned song that wonderfully captures the atmosphere of school days in pre-modern rural Ireland with its tribute to turf fires, dry toilets, catechism, prayers to St. Anthony and blackboards.