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Muintir na Déise 2: Seán Ormonde

Muintir na Déise 2: Seán Ormonde Muintir na Déise 2: Seán Ormonde
Mary O'Neill

In this episode of Muintir na Déise 2, we hear from Seán Ormonde.

Each episode in this series features an individual who has been closely associated with or has lived all his/her life in Gaeltacht na nDéise.

This 2nd series of Muintir na Déise features people from An Rinn, Waterford's Gaeltacht.

The programmes are presented by Waterford and Ring native, broadcaster and writer Catherine Foley.

About Seán Ormonde


Seán, a civil engineer, was born in Dungarvan in 1937, the eldest of his siblings.

His mother was a confectioner who had trained in England and his father was a draper’s assistant.

Unusually, the family had a maid at home to look after them as his mother and father both worked full-time.

He went to school to the Christian Brothers, went on to UCC to do engineering and worked overseas for many years. He also talks about his time working in Africa and in the Middle East.


You can listen to the full conversation through the link in this podcast.

For more episodes of Muintir na Déise, click here.