Irish Life and Lore: Voices from the Archive

Play the link below to enjoy this podcast from Irish Life and Lore’s Maurice O’ Keeffe, featuring local ladies, Kitty MacNamara and Margaret MacNamara who share their experiences and memories of Scattery Island with us.

This is a sample taken from some new oral histories recorded by Maurice in  August 2022 in Kilrush, in collaboration with Scattery Island Heritage Group.

The podcast also features Michael Nolan sharing the story of how he and KCDL acquired Scattery Island  into Irish State ownership in 1989. A most important part of Scattery Island’s history.

This podcast contains stories more broadly from the Islands off the Clare and Galway coasts too. You can further explore the many gems there are to be discovered in Irish Life and Lore’s collection from around Ireland from the links available on the podcast.

Huge thanks to Kitty, Margaret and Michael for allowing us to record and share their stories. Thereby, preserving and honouring these valuable pieces of Scattery Island’s history for future generations.


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