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Sarah O’Donnell, whose mother died giving birth to her in Butte, Montana, recounts how her grandmother sent an aunt to bring O’Donnell back to County Donegal, Ireland, after O’Donnell was born. She discusses living with her grandparents on a farm in Carndonagh and the difficulty of staying in touch with her cousin Rita in Butte.
Butte, Montana; Child birth; Irish immigrants; Carndonagh, County Donegal, Ireland; Women, childbirth
The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana, OH 435, Archives and Special Collections, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana
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O'Donnell, Sarah, "Sarah O'Donnell Interview, July 17, 2011" (2011). The Gathering: Collected Oral Histories of the Irish in Montana. OH 435-092.