First Person: Mike Carney

Mike Carney: Blasket Islander, 93, Massachusetts.

29th June, 2013
Mike Carney: 'It's better to be a good listener than a fast talker.'


I felt pretty lonely leaving the island. I left because I needed to help my family out.

I worked in Talbot Street for three years for five shillings a week. I don't imagine too many would be willing to work in Dublin for that money now.

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