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Jim O’Malley (1925-2016) – Farmer – Kilsallagh, Co Mayo

‘There wasn’t any place around that I didn’t walk’, he says. ‘I hunted all over those hills. Fowling, mostly. Me and the dog, looking for partridge and grouse. But I’m a little too old for that crack now’. You wouldn’t think it. Perhaps it’s the damp Mayo air but this fresh-faced bachelor does not look 84.