Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends
Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Patsy Guckian

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Patsy Guckian

June 22, 2021

Patsy Guckian and his wife Nancy love their traditional Irish music but failing health prevented them from their weekly visits to Cryan’s Teach Ceol long before lockdown did. With the help of his niece and nephew he got back there last December and it’s an evening which will stay with him forever.

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Mary Flynn

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Mary Flynn

June 22, 2021

Mary Flynn who lives in Drumkeeran reared 10 children with her late husband. Over the years her many health issues failed to dampen her spirits and lockdown wasn’t going to do it either.

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Mai & Willie Joe Farrell

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Mai & Willie Joe Farrell

June 22, 2021

Mai and Willie Joe Farrell were fond of playing cards and bingo and visiting their children and grandchildren abroad . It all came to a sudden end and Willie Joe found himself getting into a canoe for the first time in his life while Mai buried herself in books and baking.

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Frances & Chris O’Reilly

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends - Frances & Chris O’Reilly

June 22, 2021

Frances O’Reilly from Enniskillen, met her husband Chris, at a Sunday night dance in Belturbet , Co Cavan.  Their daughter, who lives beside them, with husband and 2 children, has a heart issue and for 15 months, they never came into granny’s house. Frances’ account of how their daughter and grandchildren came in for a cup of tea after 15 months of lockdown is really moving.

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends Clip

Leitrim’s Lockdown Legends Clip

June 22, 2021

Frances O’Reilly from Enniskillen, met her husband Chris, at a Sunday night dance in Belturbet , Co Cavan.  Their daughter, who lives beside them, with husband and 2 children, has a heart issue and for 15 months, they never came into granny’s house. Frances’ account of how their daughter and grandchildren came in for a cup of tea after 15months of lockdown is really moving.

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