Power, Thomas Brendan Oliver(Brenny)
Date of Birth: 26th June 1933
Place of Birth: Main Street, Duncannon, Co. Wexford
Date Interviewed: 27th October 2009
Summary: Brenny Power describes growing up in the fishing village of Duncannon. He gives examples of the local dialect and explains what a ‘joulter’ was. There was a great community spirit during the war years and, during the bad snowfall of 1947, supplies were brought from Waterford by boat as the roads were blocked. He describes how herrings were counted by hand. Brenny spent some years in England where he joined the fire brigade. He met his wife Theresa in a drama club in Crawley. When they retired to Duncannon Brenny was told about sandsculpting by Italian friends and the sands of Duncannon proved perfect for this activity – leading to the permanent installation of the Sands of Time monument based at the entrance to Duncannon beach.