King House , Boyle, Co. Roscommon

Military Road
Co. Roscommon

Barry Feely: We are the Survivors :Boyle Workhouse and Emigration in Famine times


Barry Feely was born in 1940. In 1955, he started his apprenticeship under his father Henry as a stone cutter and stone carver. Together with his brother Pat he developed their stone business to be one of the largest in Ireland. He retired as MD in 2000  but still works occasionally at the restoration of altars. For the past forty years he is also known as a seanachai, collecting and telling stories