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Haulbowline Revisited – Tom Hamilton

Tom Hamilton was born in New Ross, Co Wexford. He joined the Naval Service in April 1963 and was to return to Wexford two months later for Naval Honour Guard for President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Trained as a chef, Tom spent many years both ashore and at sea. He was promoted to the rank of Chief Petty Office in catering in the 80s and remained as assistant catering officer until 2007. He went on to work in the Naval Dockyard until his retirement in January 2013, having spent nearly 50 […]

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Women from the 1990s speak to the present in Clonakilty

Fourteen local women born between the 1920’s and 1960’s have shared their varied experiences and lives in a new book. Day-to-day living and peculiar adventures such as memories of the crew of a German U Boat, drinking coffee in a kitchen after an incident are just some of the stories within this text. How they lives their lives, cooked and looked after their families. Their thoughts on the past, the times they miss and don’t are some of the topics discussed. The stories were gathered by one-to-one interviews with the […]

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