Today I interviewed my Aunt Bridget on things she did at my age!
Bridget went to Tineteriffe School. She got to school by walking, along the way she would meet her friends. For writing she used ink from inkwells on the desk.
Her hobbies included playing hopscotch, rounders, reading and even making pretend cakes from mud.
Bridget used to go to the cinema in Cappamore. It was called the Regal Cinema and it was owned by Willie Gleeson. The first film she recalls seeing was Bear Rabbit. She remembers going to see The Greatest Story Ever Told with the school, it was a story about The Bible.
At home her family had a garden with potatoes, cabbages and other vegetables. They had hens for eggs, goats, pigs and turkeys. She used to go to a neighbouring farmer to get a gallon of milk every day.
When Bridget got older she used to go to different dances. There was The Star Ballroom in Cappamore and The Oyster Ballroom in Dromkeen. She also went to the Community centre in Cappamore where she met her husband, Mike.
Interview with my Mam
Tell me about Music:
The 80’s music was the best of all time. We had legendary artists like Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Prince etc.
What were your hobbies:
Where did you go to school:
I went to Kilinure school, I like it there, I enjoyed my lessons. The teacher was very cross! She would slap children who did not know the answers.
Did you go to the cinema:
We used to go to the cinema in Cappamore. We saw 'Back to the Future', there. We could buy sweets and coke on the way in.
Did ye go to dances:
We weren’t farmers but I used to help out and babysit a lot at my friends farm.
My Dad had a Volkswagon Beetle and my mam had a Honda 50 motorbike!
I interviewed my granny
My granddad grew up in Dublin. His school was hard and he failed his 6 th class primary exam. His hobbies were stamp collecting and airfix modelling. They were really fun.
As he got older he got a motorcycle. The family got around in a car. His favourite movie was , ‘The King and I’ and he said that the cinema was a lot different than it is now. My granddad did no farming but thought it was very hard.