S. P.: You’d be too young to remember the… 1922, that period, the civil war and so on, I suppose.
M. M.: No I don’t. Sure, I remember it well.
S. P.: Do you remember it?
M. M.: Oh yes, I remember 1916.
S. P.: Really?
M. M.: Yes.
S. P.: Did it affect things up here very much?
M. M.: No, no, no. No, the people we bought this little house off of, the Cricket Doyle, you know, we hadn’t bought it a month when the 1916 troubles started.
Mrs. M.: The rebellion in Dublin.
M. M.: And didn’t they land in here one night like what you’d see on the telly with the sheets and all the… [laughter] bed clothing. Popped them down here and… stayed here for a week [laughter].
S. P.: Who, who were these?
Mrs. M.: People from town, you know.
S. P.: Refugees?
Mrs. M.: Yeah, like, they… they came out of the city. Anyone that had anyone belonging to them out this way, you know…
M. M.: Yeah.
Mrs. M.: They came out here for to stay while they were fighting or whatever they were doing in there…
M. M.: They come from Charleville Street, yeah.
Mrs. M.: The rebellion in Dublin, it was…
S. P.: Mm. And did the army come up here at all?
Mrs. M.: The Black and Tans used to come up…
S. P.: Did they?
Mrs. M.: Oh, they did… and British soldiers.