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Memorial cards for brothers Teddie and Charlie O’Shea. Both of whom lost their lives to Spanish flu two weeks apart from each other in 1918.

Teddie and Charlie were from the College Road area of Cork city

Mary was born in West Cork near Kilmichael in 1922, her parents were small farmers. Their house and that of her grandmothers were ‘safehouses’ during the war of independence and civil war. In this excerpt, Mary describes how her parents contracted…
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