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Joan Crowley (1922-2017) – Publican & Fiddler of Kenmare, County Kerry

There can be no doubting that this self-effacing, defiantly girlish octogenarian is the mother of the 12 children in the photograph. She talks a little of each child and explains how two of her daughters have passed away. ‘But the rest of them are all here’. The hurting briefly fills the room but she’s quick to rise to it.