#1776  – Séamas O'Reilly - Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? | The Book Show

August 02, 2022 00:27:25
#1776  – Séamas O'Reilly - Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? | The Book Show
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#1776  – Séamas O'Reilly - Did Ye Hear Mammy Died? | The Book Show
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Show Notes

Writer Séamas O’Reilly’s mother died when he was five, leaving him, his ten brothers and sisters, and their beloved father in their sprawling bungalow in rural Derry. It was the 1990s; the Troubles were a background rumble. He tells the story in his memoir: “Did Ye Hear Mammy Died?” 

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