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Michael Joseph Murphy 1913-1996

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Born in Liverpool of Irish parents who returned to Armagh in 1922. His death notice described him as a folklorist, broadcaster and author. He collected over 100 volumes of folklore from all over Ulster. He broadcast with the BBC and Radio Éireann and worked with Sam Hanna Bell. He had plays produced at the Abbey and the Belfast Group theatre and he wrote stories. His works include At Slieve Gullion’s Foot, My Man Jack, Now You’re Talking – Folk Tales from the North of Ireland, The Hard Man and Dust Under Our Feet. He is buried in County Louth.

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