PJ: We farm 65ac. We had cows, but the accountant advised to give ‘em up about 15 years ago and stick with the shop. I buy calves in Cahir Mart and do the animals before I come down to the shop. The deliveries have really taken off since COVID-19. An ill wind blows good for some. Clogheen was a thriving town. We had a bank, co-op, vets and post office – now all closed. But we kept going and we are doing it together. The petrol station is back open again after three years shut and there are three pubs in the town and a Chinese and we call it a town. It was a town in its day.
Margaret: There was a courthouse as well as the hospital, which was actually the poorhouse back in famine times. There is big history around the place. The courthouse is a men’s shed now and it’s very active.