People of the Wild Atlantic Way –
Eileen Hayes – Rosscarbery, West Cork.
‘My favourite memory from childhood –
Having grown up on a farm, there was never a dull moment. The highlight of the year was always the treshing. Eight to ten neighbours would come and help and we looked forward to a half day from school. Of course we would run most of the two and a half miles home that day. Our job was to help fill the bags with grain. When the hard work was finally complete, we all proceeded inside for food. A bottle of Guinness and spinning of yarns were just rewards for the men who had worked tirelessly. We would also enjoy playing in the chaff with our friends afterwards.’