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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 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


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"Eileen McCann notes that life was hard for her mother." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #310 (accessed March 20 2018, 7:43 pm)