John Mannion Interview

John talks about Walsh's Forge, recites a poem in it's memory.

Emma Laffey

John Mannion, Cappalusk.

John Mannion from Cappalusk, Gurteen, recalls his own vivid memories of Walsh’s Forge in Gurteen as he shares these with interviewer Sally-Ann Barrett. John was a mine of information on all things heritage, history and much more than that. To end the conversation John recites a beautiful poem that he and John Molloy penned to the memory of the Walsh family and their forge.

This was arranged by Emma Laffey, with support from John’s friend, J.J. Kelly, and forms part of Emma’s Galway County Forged Gates project.

We are sad to report that John passed away on January 4th, 2023, shortly after this recording. On that day a library was closed but we are pleased to have been able to add a small part of John’s contribution to the archives. Click below to access the interview:

John Mannion Interview.

This page was added on 11/07/2023.

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