Story Telling at it’s best in West Cork

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Story Telling at it’s best in West Cork
Story Telling at it’s best in West Cork

In the next week or so a series of story-telling videos, in which a five-year-old-girl interviews elderly West Cork residents will be shared on YouTube.

The three-part series which interviews residents well into their 90’s via, ‘A Few Simple Questions’, is the brainchild of Drimoleague farmer Alan Kingston, owner of the Glenilen Farm company.

During the series, five-year-old Julie Galvin interviews 95-year-old Betty Levis, of Durrus, who worked as a farmhand in Skibbereen in the 1930s, and Sean O’Brien, also 95, who still lives in the house in Drimoleague where he was born.

Mr Kingston said: “Drimoleague and West Cork is steeped in agricultural history. My wife, Val, and I were keen to preserve some of the human stories of our locality and, more importantly, to have them told by the community directly.

“We recorded some fabulous stories about butter-making in Drinagh co-op and milk intake in the same creamery, as well market day in Drimoleague.

 ‘A Few Simple Questions’ will be launched on the company’s social media platforms on Wednesday, September 11.

Strangely enough the company does not have a link to their YouTube Channel on their Website, but we are sure you find it with a wee search.