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@Killarneymam is an imagined instagram feed that my mother Mary O’Brien might have created in the 1970s, had there been the internet, social media, the smartphone and had she the interest to post photos of her everyday life. The narrative combines ‘snaps’ from the period from various sources including family, friends and local media along with photographs that have been taken by me contemporarily. Mary’s husband Bernie died suddenly in April 1970 leaving her a widow with two young children, myself aged five and my sister Eileen aged four. The following year Mary began operating a bed and breakfast during the summer months from our home in Killarney, Co.Kerry, Ireland.

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