Date of Birth: 3rd July 1946
Place of Birth: Gorey District Hospital, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Date Interviewed: 1st June 2010
Summary: David Donohoe clearly remembers being brought to mass in a horse and cart, using a Tilly lamp in the house for light, and having to fetch water from a well four hundred yards down the road. If a big hurling or football match was on radio they would have to go to a neighbour’s house to listen. In 1955 he had his tonsils removed at the old Wexford General Hospital. David’s schooldays were not happy ones and he failed his Primary Certificate. The atmosphere was much better at Carnew Technical School. He finished school in 1961 when a grey Ferguson TVO tractor was bought for £275 and David became the designated driver. He believes his age was altered on the documentation to allow him to legally drive the tractor on the roads. David loves sport and recalls going to Dublin by train for the first time in 1960 to an All-Ireland in Croke Park. David became chairman of the local committee involved with Comoradh ’98. There was controversy when a member of what David refers to as “the lunatic fringe” objected to the erection of a stone marking the burial mound of about thirty British soldiers slain during the 1798 rebellion.