Golden Days on Coney Island
Cormac Carty lived on the island from 1945 till 1953 and his memories of those simpler times have now been printed posthumously, following Cormac’s death.
The book is almost like a collection of short stories which covers everything from starting school to journeys on a horse from the island to Knocknarea or bringing cattle to the fair.
Normally, bringing cattle would be a straightforward operation but bringing cows from Coney Island to a fair was nothing short of a very dangerous task.”
“Back then it (the island) was completely isolated and Cormac would have gone into Sligo town once a week to do the shopping and selling things he would have picked ‘The Champion’ up and without fail from cover to cover it would be read out and everyone would be listening for all the news.”
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