Moore, William James (Jim)
Date of Birth: 18th November 1925
Place of Birth: Carrig-on-Bannow, Co. Wexford
Date Interviewed: 10th November 2009
Summary: Although Jim Moore came from a farming background he grew up in Kilmore Quay where his father took up fishing. They collected driftwood off the beach for the open fire in the house and used candles and oil lamps – electricity was not installed until 1952. Jim left school at fourteen and took up farming, learning “the hard way”. He once counted 92 horses drawing seaweed from Neamstown beach to be used as fertiliser on local farms. He explains why 22 people were needed for threshing. He got a job with the Board of Works working on bridges and then learned to drive a bulldozer. Jim spent many years as a lorry driver bringing loads of fish by ferry to England.