Tony O’Gorman talks to the pupils of Fohenagh School of life in the locality during the 1940s. His abiding memories are of the distinctive sound of the mowing machine which for him heralded the arrival of summer; the ‘Meitheal’ tradition of Irish rural communities when neighbours gathered together to help out with the threshing on each local farm; and the communal meal which followed after the day’s work.


Mowing, Threshing & 'Meitheal'