Radio Dublin Interview

Filed under: Family History — Chamberlain @ 5:28 pm
No. 181


“Mrs. Polk, let us first deal with your husband’s blood, since you, as a woman of great Irish background, condescended to marry a man of Saxon stock…”



Today’s audio installment dates from 22 September 1965. A colorful Eoin ‘Pope’ O’Mahony (center in the photo above – pardon the watermark) interviews Old Granny at 4969 Pershing. O’Mahony’s career as a politician, genealogist, radio commentator, and historian of the Irish diaspora (especially that of the aristocrats) is summarized here. This 30 minute tape contains some interesting details about the Polk and Chambers’ ancestry, and, as a bonus, comments from Grizelda Skinner. The “mellifluous Cork accent” of Pope O’Mahony is evident.


  1. Greetings,
    I like the recorded interview with Mrs Sarah Polk & have sent this to others connected to international Maolanfaidh.
    The history concerning Elizabeth Brown of Youghal required clarification & I will attend to this as soon as I get my facts in their right order. The Browns are well documented in “The Books of Corporation of the Towne of Youghal” which I was privileged to examine in Cork City 2001.
    Kind regards,
    Dan Mellamphy,New Zealand.

    Comment by Daniel Mellamphy — February 1, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

  2. Thanks Dan and we look forward to your further clarification of the history of Elizabeth Brown of Youghal. All our best to the down under clan


    Comment by Chamberlain — February 1, 2012 @ 6:03 pm

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