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Hugh Smullen talks about rationing when he was a child.

In this extract Hugh Smullen says that aside from his recollections of food stamps and rationing of clothing he doesn't have much memory of rationing during the second world war. He attributes this to the fact that they never really had much in the…

Hugh Smullen talks about when his father died and how difficult things were for his mother.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers when his father died and things became very difficult for his mother. He talks about her strategies for surviving the poverty of the time when there was no welfare or little by way of state support. He remembers…

Hugh Smullen observes that in many ways he feels that children today are deprived of poverty.

In this extract Hugh Smullen says that in many ways he believes the children of today are deprived of poverty. He can't remember boredom when he was a child, he says that although they had nothing they were happy as they didn't expect much or need…

Hugh Smullen talks about the poverty that was prevalent in Dublin during his childhood.

In this extract Hugh Smullen talks about his early childhood. He remembers living with his grandparents and being very privileged compared to his siblings as they were better off than his parents. However after his father died he returned to live…

Angela McFarland compares her recollections of her own childhood with that of her grandchildren.

In this extract Angela McFarland compares her recollections of her own childhood with that of her grandchildren. She remarks that her grandchildren have a very different childhood from herself. By comparison they have everything they want where she…

Angela McFarland notes that she didn't have much when she was a child but she points out that everybody was in the same boat.

In this extract Angela McFarland tells us about getting pocket money as a child, she says it wasn't an awful lot but she points out that everybody was the same in those days. She says because everybody was in the same boat she didn't need an awful…

'Former Prize Baby Blighted'

From the Irish Press 'Slum Evil' Series, October 19th 1936 p.9 - 'Former prize baby blighted'

Sub-headings- 'Desperate Mother Tells Tragic Story: Doctors Call Help' Two photos accompanying article - under heading 'Once Radiant Child, Now a…