A FEILE OF CULTURE IN MULLACH BAN

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The annual Michael J. Murphy Winter School in Ti Chulainn Cultural Activity Centre on November 15th and 16th provided a unique insight into the culture of Oriel. The overall theme of the school was ‘The Literature, Music and Songs of Oriel’. On Friday night, to a capacity appreciative audience from many parts of Ireland, Bláithin […]

Letter Writer and Photographer

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Michael J. Murphy, from his teenage years, was a prolific letter-writer and photographer. When he was nineteen years old he published an article on the harvest and Maud Gonne MacBride wrote to the young farm worker to praise the piece and to encourage him to continue writing. He corresponded throughout his life in thousands of […]

Social and Political Campaigner

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Michael J. Murphy inherited from his father and mother a highly-developed social conscience.Both of his parents had been hired at the hiring fair in Newry when they were ten years old and the stories which he heard from them had a profound effect on him.His mother was paid thirty shillings (£1-50) for her first six […]