Item Type

Sound

Transcription

and it wasn’t…I didn’t have an easy life you know? So maybe, I think very strong in myself, you know? It has to…you know you have to be...as my mother used to say to me “God fits the back for the burden now Eileen”. I think she was right

So you think you learnt a lot of that from her then?

Yes I do, yes I do, yeah she was a very strong woman

Did she work herself?

No, no

She had a lot of children herself

6, she had, 6

Duration

37:31.9 - 38:12.9

About this item

Subject

Gendered experiences

Date Added

10.06.2009

Citation

"Eileen McCann notes that life was hard for her mother." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #310 (accessed December 15 2017, 10:23 am)