Mythen, James (Jim)
Date of Birth: 15th May 1941
Place of Birth: Lower Oulart, Co. Wexford
Date Interviewed: 13th April 2009
Summary: This interview with Jim Mythen took place beside a blazing log fire in Jim’s restored thatched cottage as the rain poured down outside. The cottage is currently used as a story-telling house. When he acquired the cottage some years ago it was very dilapidated and the roof had collapsed, however, with help and encouragement, he had it restored in time for the 1798 bicentennial commemorations. Jim lives in a fine home beside the cottage and this area of Lower Oulart, where Jim was born and reared, is the original location of the village of Oulart. Jim recalls the cottages and the families who lived in them, now all gone, which made up this once-thriving community on what was the old coach road to Dublin.