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And were you ever in paid work? Did you ever do paid work?

Ah yeah.

And what kind of work did you do?

Mostly packing, you know.

Yeah in a …

I worked in Anderson’s and then I went to Alfie Byrne’s.

Okay and what age were you when you started working?

Fourteen, 15 …

Yeah, so you left school at that stage.

Yeah.

And did you continue working when you were married?

No.

Because you had seven kids! Different type of work!

I helped my mother a bit... because she was a street trader…

Oh really? That’s interesting.

On Pearse Street, yeah.

And what kind of things did she trade?

Fruit and veg, fish… chickens at one time.

On Pearse Street?

Yeah.

I didn’t know there was trading there.

Ah, there was loads there.

Really? Up until when?

Well I’m still there anyway, I’m still there.

Oh, there’s trading there now? On Pearse Street? Where is it?

Facing the Lido cafe… beside the bookies.

Oh right, very good. And so you’re still doing that now? The fruit and veg?

Yeah

Duration

2:17.3 - 3:32.5

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Subject

Work

Date Added

10.07.2009

Citation

"Marie Murphy talks about work and street trading." Lifescapes: Mapping Dublin Lives, Item #335 (accessed June 23 2017, 9:39 pm)