Doyle, Eamon Michael (Eamon)
Date of Birth: 9th February 1935
Place of Birth: Davitt Road, Wexford
Date Interviewed: 9th September 2009
Summary: Eamon Doyle’s interview was recorded during a walking tour of the area of Wexford he grew up in. Starting at the corner of John Street and John’s Road Eamon takes us to Rowe Street church and, after a visit to the Friary church, the interview concludes in the grounds of the Friary in the shadow of an ancient chestnut tree. Eamon talks of his early days in Wexford and of the schools he attended. He stops to show where his father’s business was located, beside the old cemetery above Cornmarket. He remembers clearly the people of the area and their business activities. He indicates where a row of houses used to exist near Rowe Street church – as a boy Eamon was expected to call on the tenants of these houses to collect “chapel rent”, as they were church property. Eamon is a lifelong GAA enthusiast and talks of his hurling days with the Faythe Harriers. Although he has spent many years living in Athlone he returns frequently to his native town.