Niall O’Dowd: Christmas in my father’s time


From Irish Central – How Christmas was in my father’s time:

The simplicity of life back in rural West Kerry around 1915 was total. I don’t want to draw a sentimental veil over the hardships, but there is no doubt there was a neighborliness and companionship that has all but vanished in most places now.

Christmas brought the best of that spirit together.

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