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Seamus Marken talks about the importance of newspapers in his family.

In this extract Seamus Marken talks about the importance of newspapers in his family. He remembers that his family didn't have a radio or a gramophone nor a telephone and so newspapers were the main source for hearing about the…

Jim Quinn remembers the different books he read as a child.

Here Jim Quinn remembers the different books that he read as a child, in particular Treasure Island and Alice in Wonderland. He remembers going to Green's book shop and buying books on history and geography which were his favourite subjects to read…

Jim Quinn talks about the different newspapers that he bought.

In this extract Jim Quinn remembers the different newspapers that he bought. He remembers that his family relied on newspapers as the main source of news and information. He says that not everybody had a radio at that time, it wasn't until he was…

Hugh Smullen remembers that he was an avid reader as a child.

In this extract Hugh Smullen remembers that he was an avid reader when he was a child. In particular he remembers that he was very keen on history and particularly European history. He talks about Capel Street library as being his source for…